Sunday, 30 August 2009

Nokia unveils Maemo-based N900

Nokia announced the next phase in the evolution of Maemo software with the new Nokia N900. The open source, Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Canon EOS 5D

The full frame 12.8 Megapixel EOS 5D. Discreet enough to avoid attention, with resolution enough to keep the toughest picture editors happy. Travel light without compromise.

* 12.8 MP full frame CMOS sensor
* 3 fps 60 JPEG image burst
* 9-point AF with 6 Assist AF points
* 2.5" LCD
* Picture Style image processing
* Records RAW/JPEG images
* Digital Photo Professional software
* Compact magnesium alloy body
* Connectivity options

Monday, 24 August 2009

Sony Vaio W Series

Sony Vaio W Series

The features of this great netbook give it that added touch. Overall great performance finish and display. The multimedia features stand out, what i liked was the ability to sream live multimedia onto your TV or through your Play station as it gives you the choice of utalising it as a DLNA server.

DLNA is short for Digital Living Network Alliance, and defines a standard for moving movies, photos, music and other media from device to device. DLNA servers can store media in one location, and, without any setup or configuration, can stream the media to DLNA compliant players, like the PS3 and Xbox 360. The big draw behind DLNA is to throw away major configuration, and create a simplistic way for consumers to get media from one device to another.

The pebble key board resembles that of the Mac. The major draw backs are the price tag and battery life.

Sony Vaio W Series Features :
  • Pebble keyboard

  • Quality touchpad

  • 1366x768 resolution

  • 10.1" LED-backlit display

  • VAIO Multimedia Suite

  • Video and photo editing tools

  • VAIO Media Plus

  • DLNA server

  • Built-in camera and microphone

  • 160GB hard drive

  • 3-cell lithium-ion Battery

  • 3 hour battery life

  • Price: £499

Gadget GaGa: Will antitrust probe keep Microsoft, Yahoo apart?

Gadget GaGa: Will antitrust probe keep Microsoft, Yahoo apart?

Will antitrust probe keep Microsoft, Yahoo apart?

Reported in Associated Press, August 24, 2009

Yahoo and Microsoft hope that by joining forces, they can tilt the balance of power in Internet search away from Google. First, however, Yahoo and Microsoft have to convince regulators that their plan won't hurt online advertisers and consumers.

Nokia enters netbook market with Booklet 3G

Nokia enters netbook market with Booklet 3G

Nokia, the name associated with the mobile phones, as announced its foray into the netbook market. The Finnish telecom giant will be releasing a Windows-based netbook - the Nokia Booklet 3G.

Nokia's netbook, like most netbooks, is powered by the Intel Atom Processor. The Booklet 3G's USP is its 12-hour battery life.

Weighing 1.25 kg, the netbook comes encased in an aluminum chassis with 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The mini-laptop also comes with an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera for video calling, integrated Bluetooth and an SD card reader.

Other features include a 10" glass HD ready display and integrated A-GPS which, working with the Ovi Maps gadget, can pinpoint precise positions. The Nokia Booklet 3G also brings a number of other Ovi experiences.

Further information, including detailed specifications, market availability and pricing, will be announced at by Nokia soon.

Digital Cameras: What is ISO ?

Digital Cameras: What is ISO ?

ISO is the sensitivity at which your cameras sensor reacts to the light when you open the shutter. ISO is measured in a scale called ISO scale. ISO is the number indicating a digital camera sensors sensitivity to light, the higher the sensitivity, the less light is needed to make an exposure. the advantage with digital cameras is ISO is adjustable. Where as with older film cameras you had to carry different film roles to accommodate the variance in ISO. This is a Major advantage of digital cameras. A good Digital Camera would have and ISO range of
( 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 High Sensitivity) between 80 - 1600. the higher ISO settings will allow you to take quality pictures in the darker rooms and areas with poor lighting. The higher ISO is great for poor lit areas as long as it is in the High Sensitivity ISO Range. If you increase ISO extremely you r picture becomes grainy. A good photographer will combine various things like ISO with Aperture and Shutter Speed to get a great exposure.

Digital Cameras- Panasonic DMC-FX60 Digital Camera

Panasonic DMC-FX60 Digital Camera

The Great things about this camera are

  • 5 x optical zoom you don't loose any quality when you zoom in
  • Wide angle lens allows you to capture more in each image, which is great for scenery and those family moments
  • 12 megapixel allows you to capture alot of detail although 5 is enough the more detail you can get the better, megapixel can be reduced if need be to allow you to take more pictures if necessary.
  • Leica lens is one of the best on the market
  • (Intelligent Auto) Mode with Face Recognition allows you to get optimum quality pictures, and is an excellent feature that any novice should have on their camera.
  • SD memory, which is a lot cheaper than other memory formats and can be as low as £5 for 2gb Card

Choosing Televisons

Choosing Televisons
Choosing a television can be one of the hardest things, with the constant introductions of new terminology and formats. There are several key features that one has to look out for:
1.Screen type: that is Plasma/LCD
2.Contrast Ratio
3.Refresh Rate 50HZ/60Hz/100Hz
4.HD Ready
5.Digital Ready
7.Difference between Progressive and Interlace
There are several of these points that companies market on in particular is HD Ready, I know that a lot of people believe that if it says HD Ready, when they go home they will be able to get this product home and receive this wonderful HD quality picture. There are a lot of false implications, and unless you have an HD source input (i.e. Blueray, PS3, or a HD broadcasts) you will only be receiving you picture in SD Standard Definition. This blog aims to assist you in making the right decision by being more informed.