Archivi giornalieri: 02/05/2012
Fashion Photo Shoot on the Beach with Model Tawnie Lynn and Celebrity Fashion Photographer Arthur St. John. 4 Looks. 1 Full Day. Go Behind the Scenes in Full HD.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Official Trailer: Gameplay, release date, weapons. Activision’s sequel to Black Ops has landed, release date is 13th Novemeber 2012.
Looks like Olympus won’t be waiting long to follow up on its 2012 Tough camera updates: Best Buy accidentally posted details of the TG-1 iHS Tough. Although it’s since been taken down, the store listing showed that Olympus will be bringing a 3-inch, 610,000-pixel OLED display to the mix, making a preview of your scuba diving photos that much prettier. It shares the 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and 1080p movie making of the TG-820 iHS, with waterproofing now good for up to 40 feet. Olympus is, however, making a trade-off, where photogs get a shorter 4X optical zoom in return for a much wider f/2.0 aperture that will get those fish in focus. There’s no word on when the TG-1 will ship, but Best Buy was showing a $400 price tag before the store took down its inadvertent sneak peek.
Filmmaker Jim Geduldick got hold of a Phantom Miro M120 super-slo-mo camera and decided to put it to the test. The small-bodied camera can record a staggering 730fps at a full resolution of 1920 x 1200, but can go as 200,000fps if you aren’t too fussed about image quality. After the break we’ve got the video that’ll make you rush excitedly to the Vision Research website, only to find that prices start from $25,000.
Yesterday One World Trade Center officially became the tallest building in New York City. Since 2004, the EarthCam network has had cameras pointed at the construction site, documenting its progress. Taking images captured over the past eight years, the website created the mesmerizing time-lapse video above that shows eight years of construction in just two minutes.
The Associated Press also created its own time-lapse video showing construction from October 2010 to April 2012.
ASUS aggiunge un nuovo monitor al proprio portfolio, parliamo del modello VE228H, dotato di un pannello TN retroilluminato a LED con risoluzione Full HD (1920 x 1080). Le caratteristiche prevedono poi un rapporto di contrasto 1000:1, luminosità di 250 cd/m2 e tempo di risposta pari a 5 ms.
Onboard sono inoltre presenti due altoparlanti da 1 W e interfacce DVI-D, HMDI e mini D-Sub. Il monitor Asus VE228H sarà disponibile dal 2 maggio al prezzo di circa 158.00 Dollari.
AU Optronics, gigante dell’elettronica noto soprattutto per la massiccia produzione di pannelli per display di varia tipologia, ha annunciato di avere in programma il lancio di pannelli 3D auto-stereoscopici (che non prevedono quindi l’utilizzo di occhiali), nel taglio da 65″, nella seconda metà dell’anno corrente. Le previsioni di vendita, riportate dal vice presidente del gruppo, dovrebbero ammontare a circa 700.000 prezzi entro la fine dell’anno.
La soluzione tecnologica scelta da AUO è duplice: una è indirizzata ai display di piccolo taglio, l’altra a quelli di taglio maggiore.
La prima soluzione prevede una barriera di parallasse (ovvero una sorta di filtro, posto davanti al pannello, che ha la funzione di filtrare, per l’appunto, i pixel visibili dall’occhio destro e sinistro, ricreando un effetto di tridimensionalità), necessaria per generare l’effetto stereoscopico senza l’ausilio di occhiali.
Mentre potrebbe essere già nell’aria l’arrivo di un successore dell’ottimo Galaxy Note grazie alle ultime speculazioni circolate nei giorni scorsi, in patria Samsung festeggia ancora l’ottimo trend di vendita che lo smartphone sta passando toccando quota 2 milioni di pezzi soltanto in Corea del Sud.
Grazie ad una solida campagna marketing e alla connettività LTE, il produttore coreano è riuscito a strappare ben il 64% di quota di mercato nel segmento smartphone durante il mese di Aprile (con tutti i modelli), successo che non accenna a diminuire e che potrebbe molto presto aumentare con il Galaxy S3 e il presunto Galaxy Note 2 che potrebbero confermare ancora Samsung come leader mondiale nella produzione, commercializzazione e vendita di smartphone Android based. Chissà se anche il futuro Nexus 4 sarà ancora una volta Samsung.
It may not be as wavy as the alloyed 15R from a couple of years back, but this new “special edition” Inspiron is packing a few goodies that are far more interesting than a set of sinuous patterns. Thanks to a product page on Dell’s Singapore website, we were able to spot one of the company’s first Ivy Bridge machines, the Inspiron 15R. Per the listing, Dell’s 15.6-inch laptop is sporting a hot-off-the-press Core i7-3612QM CPU, 6GB or 8GB of RAM (depending on configuration), AMD Radeon HD 7730M graphics and a 1TB, 5400RPM hard drive. Additionally, you’ll be able to choose between two different displays: an HD WLED, 1366 x 768 or a 1920 x 1080, FHD True-Life. As of right now, the better-specced of the two models is carrying a hefty $1,749 price tag, while the lower-end 15R is $1,599. Those living in Singapore can hit up the source link below if you’d like to grab a piece of that fresh Ivy Bridge pie.
RIM today officially unveiled their new BlackBerry 10 OS, and now the company has released a video which shows the latest version of their mobile OS in action.
In the video below we get a brief look at BlackBerry 10, which will come with a range of new features including a new camera app, a newly designed keyboard, Flow (multitasking) and more.
It will be interesting to see what the new BlackBerry 10 devices are like when they launch later in the year, as soon as we get some details on the first devices, including some specifications we will let you guys know.
Some of our readers will remember the Cubify 3D printer that was announced back in January, and it looks like the device is now available to pre-order for $1,299.
The Cubify 3D printer will start shipping on the 25th of May, and the $1,299 price tag gets you the printer and a single neon material cartridge, you can order additional cartridges in different colors at $50 each.
You can find out more information about the Cubify over at their website, although you will also have to pay for design downloads from the Cubify store, with prices ranging from $10 for an iPhone case design.
Source The Verge
RIM has revealed some details on their new camera app that will be available in BlackBerry 10 devices, and it comes with an interesting feature, described as a timeline feature it will take photos before hit the shutter button.
So if you take a photo, but miss something, or say someones eyes are closed in the photo, you can scroll through the cameras cache with a circular ‘timeline’ to pick the best frame for your photo.
This sounds like an interesting feature, and the device will start to record frames as soon as the camera app is loaded, giving you plenty of possibly decent shots to pick from if you take a bad photo.
Verbatim has announced the launch of a new version of their Store and Go USB drive, the new Verbatim Store and Go V3 features a USB 3.0 interface and offers data transfer up to two times faster than USB 2.0.
“With the new V3 USB 3.0 Drive, users can take advantage of the much faster USB 3.0 ports which are becoming standard on many newer laptop and desktop pc’s offered for sale this year. The USB 3.0 interface offers up to 2 times faster transfer rate than earlier generation USB 2.0 ports. The Verbatim V3 USB Drive allows users to benefit from the latest technology, without being throttle by their USB 2.0 flash drives. At very nearly the same price as an ordinary USB 2.0 drive is just icing on the cake.” said Mark Rogers, Verbatim Product Manager, Flash Memory Products. “Offering a convenient cap-less design, the V3 enables students and professionals alike the ability to quickly transfer data in a small, compact device
The Verbatim Store and Go V3 will be available in a range of sizes from 8GB up to 64GB, and it is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports, prices will start at $19.99 for the 8GB model.
RIM has unveiled the latest version of its mobile OS, BlackBerry 10 at its BlackBerry World event in Orlando, its new OS is based on QNX, and now we finally get some details about the OS and the hardware.
The first BlackBerry 10 devices will launch later in the year, and RIM has shown off a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha handset, which you can see in the photo below.
Whilst we don’t have any details on any devices that will be released, the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha handset should give us a taste of what is to come, and it features a 4.2 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels.
The device comes with NFC built in, and it features a quad band HSPA radio and a microSIM card slot, and is apparently very similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, although in a smaller form factor.
Source The Verge
Image Credit: The Verge
The term “smart home” seems to turn up in tech circles every so often, only to fade into the background again without much sign of ultra-connected dwellings becoming a reality. Honda’s at least putting one foot forward, with a just-unveiled test house in Saitama, Japan featuring a system for controlling and monitoring energy usage. The Honda Smart Home System (HSHS) consists of thin-film solar cell panels, a rechargeable home battery unit, gas and hot water supply systems and the Smart e Mix Manager. The latter is the central part of the energy-control system, and it keeps track of all the other components in addition to monitoring the home’s use of power supplied by the grid. In emergency situations, it can also provide electricity via the home battery unit. On the day-to-day level, however, the system is there to let home owners know what sources of power they can kill. Honda also integrates its Japan-only Internavi system for controlling home appliances remotely. The car maker hopes to use the house for extensive demo testing, with an ultimate goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 50 percent. No word on how many decades till we actually call this sort of place home, though. Click on past the break for a look (in Japanese) at the test home’s features.
After last year’s scattered lineup of products, HTC’s been going through a bit of a renaissance lately thanks to the One X, One S and One V — a beautifully focused trio of phones that run the company’s new, lightweight Sense 4 skin on top of Ice Cream Sandwich. Hot on the heels of T-Mobile’s One S comes AT&T’s One X, which is launching May 6 for $199 on contract. The reworked device gains LTE and drops NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip for a dual-core Snapdragon S4. So, does this brain transplant make it a better or worse proposition than the global One X? Hit the break to find out.