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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Mio DigiWalker C230

Another day, another GPS device. Mio Technology recently unveiled the latest addition to its DigiWalker GPS line, the Mio DigiWalker C230. The Mio DigiWalker comes with preloaded maps and real-time text to speech directions. Mio is marketing the DigiWalker C230 as an entry level GPS which means nothing fancy is added on to the device, just a straightforward GPS with a pretty affordable price.

The Mio DigiWalker C230 GPS has a 3.5 inch TFT touch screen with 65k colors. The Mio DigiWalker C230s’ display also features a bright backlight with anti-glare and the GPS device supports 16 different languages including English, French, and Spanish.

Other features and specifications of the Mio DigiWalker C230 includes: 20 SiRFstarIII GPS Receiver Channels, WAAS Enabled, on-board 1GB NAND flash memory, SD/MMC Memory Expansion Module, 800 mAH Li-ion battery, USB 2.1 connectivity, weighs 144g, and has dimensions of 3.54" x 3.30" x 0.94".


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How to backup your files online

There are a number of media available for backing up your data ranging from your hard disk drive, floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, flash disk drive, or Memory cards, however, the fact remains that hardware failure happens and with hardware failure comes data loss. Another disadvantage of backing up your data using conventional methods is that there is risk of loss not just from hardware failure but from fire, vandalism, terrorist attacks, war, and natural disasters as well.

One good alternative for data backup is using Anytime@Anywhere offsite backup services. Anytime@Anywhere online backup service can backup your files using encrypted connection on their online backup services. Not only is your data protected but you lessen your backup costs as well.

For other Online backup services on the net, always remember: Google is your friend search for: "online backup services" or "online backup services forums" so you can first hand information from consumers who have already tried online backup services.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sony's DSLR-A700 is the Perfect Gift for Photo Enthusiasts

Sony has recently released its top of the line digital SLR system, the DSLR-A700 camera. There are a lot of reasons why photo enthusiasts and photo hobbyists would want to get their hands on the Sony DSLR-A700. Aside from the DSLR-A700’s advanced imaging technologies and lightweight magnesium alloy construction, the DSLR-A700 is compatible with most Minolta Maxxum mount lenses.

Sony’s DSLR-A700 has a new 12.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor which conducts analog-to-digital (A/D) signal conversion and dual noise reduction right on the sensor itself. Photo hobbyists would be assured of high-resolution, detailed images with rich tonal reproduction that they can show off by scrapbooking their works.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sony Introduces their Cheapest VAIO Notebooks with the NR Series

Sony has just recently unveiled their new line of entry-level VAIO notebooks the lowest of which costs around $750---their cheapest VAIO notebook to date. The VAIO NR series will come in 4 models, the NR140, NR120, NR110, and NR160. All of the VAIO NR series will come in three colors, Wenge (a rich brown with copper accents), silk (a bright white with a matte finish), and granite (a silver hue with natural tones).

The VAIO NR Series, VGN-NR120 (VGN-NR120E/S), VGN-NR140 (VGN-NR140E/S), VGN-NR110 (VGN-NR110E/S), and VGN-NR160 (VGN-NR160E/S) have common specifications like: XBRITE 15.4 inch LCD display, Intel Pentium Dual Core(1.46 GHz) T2310 processor, 1 GB DDR2 memory, 160 GB HDD, Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 graphics card, and DVD-RW optical disk. The difference lies in the processors, the VGN-NR120 (VGN-NR120E/S) will have an Intel Pentium Dual Core(1.46 GHz) T2310 processor, the VGN-NR140 (VGN-NR140E/S) has an Intel Pentium Dual Core T2330 (1.6 GHZ) processor, the VGN-NR110 (VGN-NR110E/S) has only a 120 GB HDD, and the VGN-NR160 (VGN-NR160E/S) has an Intel Pentium Dual Core T5250 (1.5 GHz) processor. All VAIO NR series will come with a Windows VISTA Home Premium Edition except the VAIO VGN-NR160 (VGN-NR160E/S) which will come with a Windows VISTA Business edition.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Website Review:

If you’re paintball fanatic and looking for quality paintball gear you should check out this new online paintball store, carries the top of the line paintball guns like Tippmann A-5, Tippmann 98 Custom, Smart Parts Ion, and Spyder Pilot ACS. Plus, they offer free UPS shipping when you order more than $200 worth of paintball gear.

And if you’re thinking of getting into the paintball scenario but don’t know which gear to buy, the website also has paintball gun packages that has everything you need to get you started on the game. Their cheapest paintball gun packages is the Spyder PILOT ACS Black/Blue Paintball Marker MEGA Gun Set which costs $170 and has a one year warranty. will also price match other online paintball stores on paintball guns or any paintball gear, they have live chat feature so their customer service reps can help you whenever you have questions.

Friday, September 21, 2007

New Memory Stick Entertainment Pack for PSP comes preloaded with movies

Sony announced that it would be introducing 2 capacities for its Memory stick entertainment Pack for the Playstation Portable (PSP). The 2 GB (MSX-M2GSEP3)or 4 GB (MSX-M4GSEP3)Memory Stick Pro Duo Media will come with a launcher DVD preloaded with four movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment. These movies include Click, Ghost Rider, RV and Stomp the Yard.

According to Sony, the launcher DVD when loaded into a PC, one of the four movies can be transferred from the DVD to the Memory Stick Media using an unlock code provided by them. Price for the 2 GB and 4 GB Memory Stick Entertainment pack will be $55 and $90 respectively.

New Kingdom Hearts game for PSP, Nintendo DS and mobile phones

Square Enix will be releasing 3 new titles to the Kingdom Heart series as announced by the company during the Tokyo Game Show at Makuhari Messe. The three new Kingdom Hearts titles are: The KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days for the Nintendo DS, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep for the PSP(PlayStation Portable) system, and KINGDOM HEARTS coded for mobile phones. Square Enix only confirmed the release in Japan but release dates for other territories is yet unknown.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Get Big Discounts on you Holiday Shopping using

The Holidays are upon us again, which means it’s time to get cracking on that Christmas list. A lot of us are probably dreading our Christmas list since with every name we write down, the more money we’ll probably have to spend. But if you’re smart, you can actually save a lot of money buying Christmas gifts using coupons. Coupons are a great way to get discounts and you can find all the coupons you’ll ever need under one site, can get you big savings when shopping online. They offer Amazon coupons, Nike coupon codes, deals and other stores as well. So just get cracking on that Christmas list, shop online and head on over to to get save big on your holiday shopping.

Sony's DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller for the PS3

Sony recently announced the release of its DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for the PS3. The new controller for the Playstation 3 will have a rumble feature and will be available in Japan in November and in the US in Spring of 2008. The Dualshock 3 wireless controller has the same design and functionality as the usual PS3 controller but with an added rumble feature and highly realistic motion sensitive six-axis sensing system.

For a list of Playstation 3 titles / games that are compatible with the Dualshock 3 wireless controller, see Sony's Press Release.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Website Review: Hotel

Any seasoned traveler will tell you that the most important thing about a vacation is getting good Hotel Reservations. Plane tickets are easy to come by and there are a lot of modes of traveling but when you get to your destination, chances are there are only a few hotels in that area and you don’t want to get stuck in a seedy run down motel that doesn’t even have hot water. There are a lot of ways to reserve a room online but to get the best deal on hotel reservations you should visit the site that says it all on their domain name, has a very user friendly website. You just enter your destination city, check-in and check-out dates, number of persons, press search, and the site does all the work. will find you the best deals online and they even back this claim with a guarantee: “If there is a lower rate available for the same dates and the same hotel, you must contact us within 24 hours of booking your "Special Internet Rate" reservation. After verifying the lower rate, we will, at our choice, either match the lower rate or cancel the reservation without a cancellation fee.”

Still looking for the best deal on vacation packages? also offers discounted vacation packages wherein you can choose from 1400 destinations. Aside from the special internet rate, also offers up to $100 rebate. Just print out the rebate coupon found on their website and you can get a $20 rebate with a 3-Night Booking, $30 for a 5-Night Booking, $50 with a 8-Night Booking, $75 with an 10-Night Booking and $100 with a 12-Night Booking. also offers travelers’ tools like city guides so you can plan your vacation and get recommendations on attractions, restaurants, or just some general information about your destination. So the next time you’re planning you’re vacation, just visit to get the most out of your money and your vacation.

Nokia Adds the Nokia E51 to its Eseries

Nokia has unveiled last Tuesday the latest addition to its Nokia Eseries line, the Nokia E51. The Nokia E51 sports a classic stainless steel design and is packed with productivity applications suited for businessmen. Specifications of the Nokia E51 includes: Quad band GSM technology and compatible with WCDMA 850 and 2100 networks, 2 inch display, 2 mega pixel camera with 4x digital zoom, 130 MB of internal memory expandable with a microSD card, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP profile, FM radio and built-in Wireless LAN.

Nokia stated that the Nokia E51 will be available during the fourth quarter of the year and will have a price of about 350 Euros.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quality Home Improvements

Home improvements can range from simple home renovations to adding a new room to your home and a great addition for any homes is a conservatory. Conservatories are usually a glass structure found in the garden of some homes and is usually used as a greenhouse or a sunroom. Conservatories are very popular in Europe as it can increase the value of your home. However, you should always choose the right people to build your conservatory as the wrong choice could lower the value of your property rather than increase it.

If you’re in the UK and you’re planning on some home improvements, you should look into Anglian Home Improvement. They offer high quality home improvements and they can install a great conservatory for your home. Their Garden Room conservatory would be perfect for any home since it can be versatile enough to fit internal and external corners and you can make use of every inch of your floor area. To see a picture gallery of their work, visit their conservatories page…FYI, the company offers a 10 year guarantee on their craftsmanship, how can you go wrong with that?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Logitech's Pure-Fi Dream

iPod owners would be glad to know that another accessory for their beloved iPod has been released by Logitech. The Logitech Pure-Fi Dream is a bedroom music system for the iPod that has an innovative light and motion sensing technologies.


The Logitech Pure-Fi Dream is more than just a clock radio, it is a first-class audio system with a built-in digital AM/FM radio, dual alarm with battery back-up, ¾ inch high-definition, soft-dome tweeters, and 3 inch high power, long-throw woofers. The Pure-Fi Dream is equipped with Logitech's StereoXL technology can widen a speaker's sound range, so that users can enjoy a greater quality audio experience.

Innovative Motion Sensing Technology

Aside from the great quality sound, the Pure-Fi Dream has the latest motion sensing technology. The Logitech Pure-Fi Dream can be easily controlled in a dark room with its backlighted control buttons which is motion sensitive, eliminating the chance of fumbling in the darkness for the remote or the stereo's controls. The motion sensitive backlit control lights up when a person's hand is waved over the top of the speakers and automatically dims when the user has finished changing the speaker's settings. The motion sensitive control is also incorporated on the Pure-Fi Dream's Snooze function. A person would eliminate the chance of knocking the Pure-Fi Dream off the night stand since a wave of the hand over the speakers would put the audio system to sleep for a few more minutes.


How to Find the best gadget deals on Black Friday!

Only a few more weeks to go before black friday and the shopping season will officially start. This is probably the best time for you to buy that gadget you have your eye on. Black Friday is what people usually call the day after Thanksgiving which marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. During this day, retailers often open at 5 a.m. and offer big discounts to draw people to their stores…and they do give BIG discounts. Since retailers usually give doorbuster deals (items being sold for free or a very LOW price), expect people to be lined up very early, overcrowded stores and bumper-to-bumper traffic on Black Friday. Retailers usually don’t announce their Black Friday ads until you see them in your Thanksgiving Day newspaper so a lot of people miss the big sale.

A few website offers info about a retailers’ Black Friday ads so people can plan their whole shopping list before going to the store. is one such site, they can give you email alerts when a retailer has posted their Black Friday ad. And if you’re one of those persons who hate waiting in line, the site also lets you purchase Black Friday items online so you won’t have to wake up at 5am to stand in line. The site already posted the Ace Hardware Black Friday Ad. One good deal on Ace Hardware’s Ad is the 7” digital photo frame. Ace Hardware will sell their 7” digital photo frame on Black Friday for only $49.99, more than $8 off the retail price.

And if you’re still not convinced that Black Friday is the best day to shop for great deals, last year, I got a laptop for only $199, more than $400 off its retail price at COMPUSA.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Fujitsu Lifebook T2010, Great Things Come in Small Packages

BY: Philip Silva (posted at

Fujitsu's Lifebook T2010 is a convertible tablet PC designed for both productivity and mobility. Most notebooks nowadays have to choose one over the other but Fujitsu has made a convertible tablet PC that has the best of both worlds.

Product Specifications

The Fujitsu Lifebook T2010's specifications include; a powerrful Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with 1.2 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, and 533 MHz FSB, 2 GB DDRS 533 MHz SDRAM memory, a 12.1" screen, 120 GB SATA hard disk drive, Intel Wireless WiFi Link, Mobile Intel GMA X3100 with Intel Clear built-in video controller, Bluetooth, 56K modem and and 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB ports, and integrated fingerprint sensor. The Fujitsu Lifebook T2010 also comes preloaded with Genuine Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 and Microsoft Office OneNote 2007.

Product Features

As a convertible laptop, the Fujitsu Lifebook T2010's 12.1" display has a bi-directional hinge which when twisted, the laptop becomes a tablet PC. The 12.1" display on the Fujitsu Lifebook T2010 has an excellent viewing quality, the 300nits brightness ensures that users can use the notebook both indoors and outdoors, while the wide viewing angle of the screen makes watching DVDs enjoyable. As a tablet PC, the Fujitsu Lifebook T2010 allows you to write or draw on the screen like a conventional notepad and the special pen and active digitizer allows for more accurate pen-driven input.


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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cheap Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 Edition, only $60!

...For college students, that is. Microsoft has recently launched its latest promotion called "the Ultimate Steal" wherein the company is offering their latest Microsoft Office Suite for only $60 to college students. The promo will run until April 30, 2008.

Not all college students may be eligible for this offer. According to the Ultimate Steal website, in order to be eligible, college students need to have valid email address at a U.S. educational institution ending in .edu and be actively enrolled in that institution with at least .5 course load. In addition to the previous eligibility requirements, students should also be able to provide Microsoft in a proof of enrollment status such as a student card. If the student fails to provide Microsoft with a proof of enrollment, they have to pay the full retail price of the Office Ultimate 2007.

According to Microsoft, retail price for the Office Ultimate 2007 is $679. The Suite includes applications such as: Access 2007, Accounting Express 2007, Excel 2007, InfoPath 2007, Groove 2007, OneNote 2007, Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager, PowerPoint 2007, Publisher 2007, and Word 2007.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Save on International Calls with Cheap Long Distance Calling Card

The United States is home to thousands of immigrants and every year, the number grows. Every year telephone companies also rake in big profits from immigrants, like some of my relatives, when they incur hundreds of dollars of phone bills for calling their loved ones abroad. Instead of incurring charges on your phone bills for international calls, a good alternative would be international calling cards or prepaid calling cards. However, some of this cheap prepaid phone card has hidden charges and you end up paying more than your telephone bills. To avoid hidden charges on your international calling cards, you might want to try and use Pingo.

Pingo offers cheap long distance calling card with low international call rates, no hidden fees, and no surprises. Pingo offers the cheap phone card and you can get up to 90% discount long distance calls. Pingo also has a RateWatcher which checks if you’re getting the best phone card rate. In addition to offering you a cheap global phone card, Pingo also features:

• Clear, reliable calls
• Great India calling card rates as well as to most countries around the world
• No hidden charges or fees
• Refer a friend to Pingo and get $5 in free calls
• PIN-less dialing

Plus, when you buy a Pingo calling card and enter a special discount coupon: “ppp3”, you can get $3 off and get a $25 phone card for just $17.

Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth Headset

Plantronics has just unveiled its new two-in-one Stereo Bluetooth Headset, the Voyager 855. Plantronic's Voyager 855, according to the company is the Industry's first mono to stereo convertible Bluetooth headset.

Plantronic's Voyager 855 is designed so that when the second earbud is dropped or the stereo cable detached, the headset serves as a high-quality mono Bluetooth device.

Features and Specifications of the Voyager 855 as posted in Plantronic's website are:

* Easy pairing with Plantronics QuickPair technology
* AudioIQ technology digitally enhances sound quality on both sides of a call
* Seamlessly switch between calls and music listening
* Sliding boom lets you be heard clearly
* Sliding boom conveniently answers and ends calls
* Seal out the noise, seal in the sound with innovative ear buds
* Full-spectrum stereo sound with rich, balanced bass
* Easily convert mono headset to stereo listening with detachable cable
* Dedicated call and music controls at your fingertips
* Up to 7 hours talk time from a single charge
* Ready, willing and able with 200 hours standby time from a single charge
* Compact and discreet comfort at only 15 grams

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Polk Audio's I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 Compatible with iTunes Tagging

So Apple figured out another way of yet making more money out of iTunes by introducing the iTunes tagging technology. iTunes tagging lets users with compatible HD radios to tag a song they like on the FM channel they are tuned to and then download that song later on at the iTunes store.

One of the first compatible HD radio for the iTunes tagging technology is Polk Audio's second generation of table top radio, the I-Sonic Entertainment System 2. The I-Sonic ES2 is not only compatible with iTunes Tagging but is also compatible with most iPod models.

So how does iTunes tagging work? Well, if you hear a song you like on the radio, just press the tag button and the I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 (ES2) will store the tagged song on its memory and when you docked your iPod, it will transfer the tagged songs so the next time you sync your iPod with iTunes, iTunes will present you with a tagged playlist so you can preview your tagged songs before buying.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Making money out of your blog through PayPerPost

I’ve heard about blogging years before and though I love writing, blogging never really interested me since I’m not really comfortable with the idea of sharing my thoughts with the whole world wide web. Things changed when I joined an online money-making forum, trying to look for work at home opportunities, and found out that most work-at-home moms used their blogs to earn money and that’s when I’ve heard about PayPerPost.

According to my new online friends, if I wanted to earn from my blog, the best way is to register with PayPerPost. I did my research and found out that PayPerPost is a site that lets bloggers earn money by saying something about an advertiser’s website, kinda like promoting a website through your blog or blog advertising. I wasn’t too excited about the idea at first but after several days of research, I was convinced that PayPerPost was the most preferred website when it comes to paid to blog sites so I headed over to and made my technology blog and then I joined PayPerPost. I was excited to see the website’s interface, it was very cool looking and a lot of opportunities were posted. First thing I’ve learned at PayPerPost is: READ THE RULES. I was so excited to look for my first money-making opportunity that I didn’t see that my blog first needs to be 3 months old before it would be approved. Well, after 3 months of waiting, my blog was finally approved and now I’ve joined the largest community of bloggers that try to make the most out of their blog.

NEC has new facial recognition software on their Laptops

NEC is introducing facial recognition on their laptops called "NeoFace" which is a combination of eye zone extraction and facial recognition to help identify the user of the laptop.

NEC originally developed the "NeoFace" technology for security applications like prison management, corporate security or border control so that fingerprint recognition could be eliminated. Last July, NEC's facial recognition technology was used in an automated border control system in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border to identify people while inside their cars. The system reads a car's license plate and then compares the driver's face with the registered driver's ID.

NEC is now introducing the "NeoFace" on their LaVie C and Lavie L series of laptops. The program works when a user configures a profile with three photographs of their face. When the user logs-in, the 2 mega pixel camera on the laptop will scan their facial features.

The system then uses a matching method to determine the identity of the person logging-in. According to NEC, "Neoface" can perform accurate matching even when the user wears glasses, hats, had a new haircut or facial hair, or wears a different facial expression. NEC however adds that the ability to distinguish between identical twins is still speculative.

The LaVie C and LaVie L will be available in the Japanese market in September with prices ranging from ¥150,000 to ¥310,000.

Online Casino, Online Poker and Online Sports Betting Facility Under One Site

If you’re one of those persons who use the internet to gamble every now and then, you might want to check out an online casino that has a wide range of gaming services to tickle your fancy. Bet365 has a wide range of online betting facilities which include a sportsbook facility, interactive games section and online poker playing area. Bet365 also provides a one-wallet system which means you have the same username and password to enjoy their online casino, poker room and sportsbook facility.

The company’s website is very streamlined and has a user-friendly interface with minimum clutter. You can easily find your way around the online casino and if you ever need help, Bet365 has a live chat with friendly personnel to help you with your questions.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

HP announces a gaming PC

HP has recently launched a very cool looking gaming PC, the HP Blackbird 002.The Blackbird 002 features an optimized airflow dynamics design as well as an aluminum chasis and is fully customizable by gaming fanatics. The Blackbird 002 is a collaborated effort between HP designers and computer experts at VoodooPC. Some key features of the Blackbird 002 include a maintenance free liquid-cooling system, thermals, and tool-less upgrade features. Cost for the Blackbird 002 range from $2500-$7100 and will be available beginning September 15.

Make Money Out of Your Blog

I’ve recently started blogging just 3 months ago and the primary reason I did it was to earn some bucks. I’ve read in posts and forums that you can actually blog for money and some people really do reel in the big bucks just for writing a few posts online. In fact, the most common way of earning money through the internet is through blogs. There are various ways on how to get paid for blogging. One is through accepting advertising on your blog. If your blog has a high page rank and a lot of readers, advertisers would want to advertise on your blog.

Another way to earn money for your blog is through get paid to blog sites. These kind of sites bring advertisers and bloggers together, eliminating the tough task for bloggers of scouring the net for someone to advertise on their blog. One such site is Smorty. I’ve only been a member of Smorty for a few days but the first time my blog was approved, I already had two tasks waiting for me. Payout would depend on the advertiser but I think the minimum is $5 and they pay through Paypal. Your blog has to be more than 3 months old for it to be approved. Smorty has a very user-friendly interface and campaigns are emailed to suitable bloggers, however you need to log in immediately to accept it as most opportunities are quickly taken.

So if you’re already blogging or thinking of blogging, why not make the most of your blog and get paid while writing about your favorite things.

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Complete Shopping Cart Software to Start Your Online Store

If you’re thinking of starting your online store, the first thing that you need to get is an ecommerce software that would let you manage your store. Now why would you need an ecommerce software? Well, if you try to build your own online store, first you need a domain to host your website, a shopping cart software to handle your customer’s payment, an accounting software to keep track of your sales, plus you also need to optimize your website so that it would rank top with search engines, all these would add up to a lot of bucks so you need an all-in-one solution like an ecommerce software that can handle everything.

There are a lot of shop in the box software out there but be careful when choosing cause most of them are unreliable and some the monthly fees that you’d end up paying would drive you out of business even before you start. Now I’ve come across a shopping cart software that can provide you with all of your ecommerce needs. Ashop Commerce is a website that can help you set up your online store sans the fuss and the headaches of doing it yourself.

Some of the features of the Ashop Commerce include:

- complete operational storefront
- Web based store administration
- Free tech support
- Inventory control
- Customizable shopping cart theme editor
- Easy shopping cart payment gateway setup
- Accept credit cards and real time payments
- Offline credit card processing
- CVC security code support
- Google checkout integration
- Free SEO tips and tools
- Fully web optimized structure
- Full HTTPS/SSL support
- Password-protected SSL secured admin panel

Ashop Commerce’s shopping cart software includes loads of other features plus, you get to try all of these, risk free, since the company is offering a 10-day free trial.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

World's Fastest Shooting Camera

Casio is currently developing its fastest shooting digital camera that has a high speed burst shooting mode of 60 images per second at 6 megapixels and can capture video at a whopping 300 frames per second. Casio's prototype of this camera is currently being shown at the IFA in Berlin, Germany.

The prototype's specifications include:

Effective pixels: 6.0 million
Imaging element: 1/1.8 inch high speed CMOS sensor (total pixels: 6.6 million)
High speed burst shooting: 60 images per second at 6.0 million pixels, JPEG
High speed movie: 300fps, Motion JPEG, AVI format, VGA
Lens/focal distance: 12 lenses in 9 groups, F2.7 to 4.6, equivalent to approximately 35 to 420 mm on a 35 mm film camera
Zoom: 12X optical zoom
Image stabilization mechanism: CMOS-shift image stabilization
Monitor screen: 2.8-inch widescreen TFT color LCD, approx. 230,000 pixels
Viewfinder: Color LCD, approx. 200,000 pixels
Dimension and weight: 5.01” (W) x 3.13” (H) x 5.12” (D). Approx. 22.93 oz (excluding battery and accessories)

Racing fans would probably want to get their hands on one of these. No pricing, release date, and branding is available for Casio's prototype since the company is currently further developing the digital camera.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Motorola Razr2 V9 - The Sleek and Chic Phone

The Razr2 V9 is one of the models in Motorola's second generation of Razr phones. It sports Motorola's iconic thin, clamshell design but with a larger screen and crammed with lots of new features.

The Design

Like all other Razr phones, the Razr2 V9 has a clamshell form factor with a stainless steel frame that makes the handset durable and resilient, though a fingerprint magnet. Materials used on the phone's body include a vacuum metal finish and a two-tone soft touch housing. The Razr2 V9 has a large 2 inch external display and below the screen are touch sensitive music keys which allows the users to play music on their v9 without opening the device.


The Razr2 V9 aside from being an eye candy is packed with features. Specifications of the phone include: GSM 900, 1800, 1900 and WCDMA 850 and 1900 cellular technology, 2 inch external display and 2.2 inch internal display, weighs .3 lbs, has Bluetooth Wireless Interface with A2DP, touch sensitive external music keys, 2.0 mega pixel camera with 8x digital zoom, Micro USB, USB 2.0 Full Speed, USB mass storage connectivity features, digital player and recorder, caller id, and 45 MB internal memory expandable through microSD card.