Archivi giornalieri: 17/01/2012
Mac users using Skype might be interested to learn a new Skype 5.5 beta release has been released for Mac this week. Which brings with it an updated user interface design, together with the ability to accept incoming video calls, with or without video.
The new Mac Skype beta features now also allow, improved discoverability of Skype’s Calls, enabling Mac users to easily mute their microphone, send video, share their screen, send files and even add more people during a call, explains Skype.
If you own a Mac machine and would like to try out the new beta update, download the latest version of Skype 5.5 for Mac Beta for here, and let us know your thoughts.
Earlier today we heard that the Nokia Lumia 900, which is Nokia’s first LTE enabled Windows Phone smartphone would be available with US mobile carrier AT&T in March.
AT&T seems to have an exclusive deal with Nokia for the Lumia 900 in the US, and now there are reports that the Lumia 900 will be headed to other carriers in quarter three of 2012.
According to the report, AT&T has an exclusive 45 day deal with Nokia, and it is possible that after this date, a slightly different version of the Lumia 900 will be headed to other US mobile carriers, and it is reported to feature a 12 megapixel camera, instead of an 8 megapixel camera on the vurrent version of the Lumia 900.
Other specifications on this new rumored Lumia 900 are expected to be the same as the existing model, which include a 4.3 inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
Processing on the Lumia 900 is provided by a single core 1.4GHz processor and it also features 16GB of built in storage, plus the latest version of Windows Phone, version 7.5 Mango.
As soon as we get more information on whether or not the Lumia 900 will be headed to other carriers with a higher resolution camera we will let you guys know.
Fans of Ferrari might be pleased to know that a new range of Ferrari branded headphones created by Logic3 will be arriving in April. The new Logic3 headphones will be accompanied by speaker docks which will also be carrying the coveted supercar logo.
The new Logic3 Farrari headphones fall into two distinct lines, the Cavallino Collection which carries the luxurious style of Ferrari’s road going GT cars. Together with the Scuderia Collection patterned after the F1 racing team.
According to Logic3, the Ferrari team has worked closely with Logic3 at every stage of the design and development process to ensure that Ferrari by Logic3 collections live up to the Ferrari promise of absolute excellence.
Samsung has launched a new version if its massively popular Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone for Japan, the Samsung Galaxy S II WiMax which will be available with Japan’s KDDI au.
The new Samsung Galaxy S II WiMAX comes with new specifications over the original Galaxy S II handset, and it features a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD display.
The 4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD display has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which means it is capable of displaying HD video and content in 720p.
Processing is provided by a dual core 1.4 GHz processor and it comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and features a front facing and rear facing camera.
The front facing camera is a 2 megapixel version, whilst the rear facing cameras an 8 megapixel version and it is capable of recording full high definition video in 1080p.
Other specifications on the Samsung Galaxy S II WiMax include 16GB of built in storage plus a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, WiFi and Near Field Communications (NFC).
You can find out more information about the Samsung Galaxy S II WiMax over at the KDDI au website.
Source Sammy Hub
HP has this week unveiled their new VantagePoint display which measures a massive 132 inches across its diagonal, and is capable of supporting up to 32 touch points simultaneously. The new ultrahigh resolution interactive wall has been designed by HP to provide an immersive interactive experience, allowing users to use videos together with local and online applications in addition to live web feeds.
The VantagePoint system has been created by combining 6 x HP LD4730G 47 inch Ultra-Micro Bezel displays and measures 11 feet wide by 7 feet high. The VantagePoint is connected to a high performance HP Z800 Workstation enabling it to handle even the heaviest audio and video loads and full on-screen interaction.
Mac users who have been looking for a mechanical keyboard specifically designed for Apple Mac systems. Will be pleased to know that today Das Keyboard has unveiled a new version of its award-winning Model S keyboard which has been specifically re-designed for Mac users.
The new mechanical keyboard for Mac is equipped with gold-plated mechanical key switches designed to withstand 50 million strokes. Together with command and option keys, instant sleep function and 6 key rollover, enabling users to enter 6 key presses simultaneously.
It’s also equipped with 2 x USB 2.0 ports and an extra long USB connection cable measuring 2m in length, and is also KVM switch compatible. Daniel Guermeur, creator of the Das Keyboard and CEO of Metadot Corporation explains:
“Mac fans will appreciate the high-quality and sharp design of our Model S keyboard, especially now that it provides the features and functions that Mac loyalists are used to and expect from their peripheral devices,”-”Essentially, we’ve introduced the most advanced mechanical keyboard on the market designed specifically for Mac users.”
The new Das Keyboard Model S Professional for Mac is now available to pre-order for $133 in the US and Canada and will start shipping on April 15th. During the pre-order period Das Keyboard have also applied a 15% discount.
Source: Hot Hardware
TRAKTOR has this week unveiled a new DJ station which it says shows a glimpse of the future products that you can expect from TRAKTOR. The new DJ station provides a unique solution tying together both digital and analog mixing. Watch a sneak peek of the new device which has been created by TRAKTOR after the jump to get a better understanding of how the new mixer combines both analogue and digital together.
The new DJ station uses multicoloured pants to trigger loops and samples allowing for on-the-fly mixing. TRAKTOR explains:
“The next innovation from the team behind TRAKTOR is just around the corner. With stylish multi-color pads to trigger loops and samples, the upcoming new TRAKTOR software and controller provide a workflow rooted in DJ culture.”
Unfortunately no specific details have been released for the new combination DJ station has yet by TRAKTOR, regarding pricing release dates or availability. But as soon as anyone with information is released we will keep you updated as always.
The set in the video, uses Loopmasters sample content from : Lynx – Eclectic Drum and Bass, Kanji Kinetic Presents Drumstep & Mutant Bass Vol. 1, and you can find those at Loopmasters.
Thought you were all done for new products and first looks? Think again. Looks like Numark is trying to stay ahead of the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) curve, outing its new Traktor-specific 4Trak DJ controller a few days before the show. Its N6 and N7 Serato-flavored devices have been well received, so it’s no surprise the DJ stalwart made one for the other dominant mixing software. On board there’s a four channel mixer, four-deck control, touch-strip track search, high resolution platters and a veritable flight deck of 1:1 hardware / software controls. See that tilted section up top? It’s actually a separate clamp-on “FX Kommand Console” (for controlling effects, unsurprisingly) that comes bundled in the box; an unusual, yet welcome variation. If this sounds like your cup of awesome, you could be spinning with it as soon as the end of Q1. You’ll need to lay down the estimated $1099 street price, but that does include a custom version of Traktor. Still interested? Tap the PR over the break for the full run down.