Archivi giornalieri: 27/06/2012
Dell has today launched a couple of new high powered laptop additions to its range, in the form of the Dell XPS 14 and XPS 15. Which are both equipped with Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge processors and can be fitted with solid state disks if desired. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
The Dell XPS laptops are available to purchase from $1099, with upgrade options offering Core i7 processors, supported by up to 8GB of RAM and storage provided by a 512GB SSD. XPS 15 has a starting price of $1299.
The difference between the XPS 14 and XPS 15 being the size of the screen 14 and 15 inch respectively with a 1600 x 900 (XPS 14) and 1920 x 1080 (XPS 15) resolution.
Other available options include a NVIDIA GeForce GT 630m graphics card with 1GB of video memory for the XPS 14 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640m graphics card with 2GB of video memory on the larger XPS 15.
Lifeproof has developed a new iPad case called the Nuud which has a unique design, and has been developed to vacuum seal its self onto your iPads screen. Making make a waterproof seal, and is available for both Apple’s new iPad 3 and iPad 2 tablets.
The Nuud iPad case is equipped with Military Grade shock and impact protection, is waterproof up to a depth of 6.6 feet, and resistance against dust and the elements. However it still might feel a little intimidating to drop your iPad encased in a Nuud into water with the screen still fully exposed.
Unfortunately no information on pricing has been released as yet for the Nuud iPad case, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always. The Nuud iPad case is expected to arrive online and in stores next month, so you should have to long to wait.
Source: Tech Crunch
Designer Bastiaan Kok has come up with a cool concept design for a Porsche 911 Bicycle, as the name suggests his concept is based on the Iconic Porsche 911 car.
The Porsche 911 Bicycle features classic lines just like the 911 and it also features a lightweight alloy frame, which is one piece, there is also a low profile handlebar, have a look at the photos below.
Source Design Boom, Technabob
2K Games have this week released a launch trailer for the new Spec Ops: The Line, third person shooter game that will be launching on Friday. Providing you with a glimpse of the gameplay, and storyline you will uncover during the game.
Within the game you will take control of Captain Martin Walker who needs to uncover what has actually happened in Dubai.
“Captain Martin Walker who is accompanied by a Delta Force bravo team to rescue a U.S. Army Colonel who remained behind in Dubai. To accomplish this goal, players must traverse the city to neutralize enemy threats and natural disasters to find and recover the lost Colonel, named John Konrad.”
Spec Ops: The Line will be the ninth instalment in the ongoing Spec Ops series of games and will arrive on 29th June 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. Below the official launch trailer is also a purview of the multiplayer gaming you can expect within the game. Enjoy!
Source: Lazy Gamer
The last thing we heard about the UK availability of the Nokia 808 PureView was that it would be available in the UK sometime next month, and now it would appear the device will be available slightly earlier than expected.
Amazon have now put the Nokia 808 PureView up for pre-order in the UK with a shipping date of the 30th of June 2012 and the handset will retail for £499.98 SIM free.
The Nokia 808 PureView runs Symbian Belle as its OS and features a 41 megapixel camera and a 4 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 640 x 960 pixels.
Nokia 808 PureView
Other specifications include a 1.3GHz single core processor and comes with 16GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB cards, you can find out more details over at Amazon.
Source The Verge
Samsung wasn’t saying much about US availability when it showed off its new Series 9 monitor back at CES in January, but it’s now finally confirmed that it will be available at a number of different retailers starting June 29th (following a brief “prelaunch” period with Newegg). Coming in at the expected $1,199.99, this one is a 16:9 LED PLS monitor, and it packs a suitably high-end 2560 x 1440 resolution along with most of the other features you’d expect from a $1,200 monitor: HDMI, DVI and a pair of USB ports, an all glass and metal enclosure, and support for MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets. Those curious can find a full rundown of the rest of the specs at the source link below.
We’ve had some indication that podcasts would be receiving an app of their own with iOS 6, but it looks like we won’t have to wait that long after all. Apple has just released a new standalone app dubbed simply “Podcasts,” which is available for iOS devices running version 5.1 or later. It expectedly offers a variety of ways to browse and discover podcasts among the thousands available (including a new Top Stations feature that groups select podcasts by category), as well as the ability to either stream episodes or download them for offline use. The app is also optimized for the iPad in addition to the iPhone, and it’s thankfully able to sync podcasts with iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC (just be sure to upgrade to iTunes 10.6.3 first). No charge for this one, either.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again and that’s exactly what Google has done with Google TV. With the second generation of Google’s software hitting older hardware and some TVs, it only makes sense that Sony would revise its hardware and fill the void left when Logitech decided to leave the party. The $199 NSZ-GS7 from Sony might be the perfect little box for those hoping to internet-enable their TV without actually replacing the TV itself. How well it does at that is exactly what you’ll find if you click through.
After a brief stretch in beta followed by some vague teasing, Firefox’s native Android app update is finally set to hit Google Play. While there are a raft of bells and whistles — a new welcome page, curvy Australis tabs, Flash and HTML5 support, for starters — it’s the browser’s newfound speed that is getting the MVP treatment. That rapidity is as good a place as any to start a quick hands-on, especially since the native browser lag on one of our older handsets, a Galaxy S, often makes us want to hurl it through a pane of glass. Mozilla claims it built Firefox to a new benchmark it developed called Eideticker, resulting in an overall browser experience twice as fast as the stock Android one. As advertised, initial loading is quasi-instant, and navigation, zooming and tab switching seemed smooth as well, even on the two-gen-old phone.
Feature-wise, preferences and other desktop settings imported easily with Firefox Sync’s shared password system, and the unfortunately named “Awesome Screen” is the new home page shown above, from which it’s fairly simple to launch your preferred sites. Flash and HTML5 generally displayed correctly despite a few minor rendering bugs, and the curved tabs and other design touches make it one of the more elegant Android browsers we’ve played with. Unfortunately, many sites display in full because they don’t yet detect Firefox as a mobile app, but the installation of the Phony 3.2 add-in lets it impersonate other smartphone browsers, and it seemed to work well. We also didn’t like that tabbed browsing now requires two taps to get to another page, unlike the previous version, but we imagine that was needed for the increased speed. Overall, Firefox is a welcome addition to the Android ecosystem — we bet you’re just as eager to start browsing as we are, so stay tuned for the app to hit Google Play later today, or jump past the break for a quick speed demo from the kind folks at Mozilla.