First ever Android-powered camera the Coolpix S800c by Nikon

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We have seen how technology rises and Nikon has released the newest and the first Android-powered camera the “Nikon Coolpix S800c”. It’s really meant to link the worlds of mobile technology and cameras like nothing had before. With Coolpix S800c, you can have access to most apps for photo editing, sharing and shooting from a devoted camera.

As most of us know, smartphones swiftly develop into the most challenging to face the conventional compact digital camera since they have emerged in the market first. Nikon have stand up to this challenge to develop a camera that would become responsive to the masses, and now they introduce the Nikon Coolpix S800c. The first major camera manufacturer to widely open an Android mobile based operating system.

Smartphones are more persuasive as a photographic tool due to some reason. One of them is that, the devices are well connected to mobile data services that allow automatically uploading and sharing images. In addition, the benefit has come from those emerging apps and platforms with lots of third-party apps that would add new capabilities to the device that can be used. From those social networks like instagram, twitter, facebook, etc. to games like the most played Angry Birds.

The S800c is a full Android 2.3 (Gingerbread OS) device; it means that it can run through any apps equivalent to what a smartphone can offer. So you can improve images through Photoshop Express. Furthermore, there’s nothing could pass with a quick game of your choice from Temple Run or Angry Birds.

The Coolpix S800c as a compact camera still got the advantage through its larger sensors (having a better image quality, particularly in lower light), and the standard optical zooms a greater photographic flexibility, and also comes with a removable memory, having an easily expand and swap storage of your camera as what most smartphones could give. It offers the same 10x zoom lens and 16MP backlit CMOS sensor as Coolpix S6300 has, a great device of a compact camera capability and a full-function tablet computer.

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix S800c:
- 16MP 1 /2.3" – BSI CMOS sensor
- Android v2.3 Operating System
- Includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
- 3.5" WVGA OLED touchscreen
- 25-250mm equivalent F3.2-5.8 lens
- 2GB of internal memory
- 1080p30 video
- Up to 8fps continuous shooting

As OS is concern, Gingerbread isn’t the latest version of Android, with 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) taking hold on flagship smartphones and 4.1 (Jelly Bean), though it’s the most commonly supported. Nikon isn’t that clear on whether it may upgrade to one of Android’s newer versions operating system, which enables users to use Chrome web browser. Most current apps are compatible on Android 2.3 OS.

As Nikon been the first to release the Android-powered digital camera than Samsung camera. If Nikon continues down to this path and hoping it does, with a more advance versions of Android merging with more sophisticated cameras. It would lead to a better digital control that comes next from the shuttering speed and white balance, augmented-reality games that take advantage of the optical zoom, and more…

Those would be an exciting promises and an edge over the growth of the new smart camera era. As a start, people need to respond to the Nikon Coolpix S800c and to convince the masses of an idea that a digital camera would behave like a smartphone. Would you do believe digital camera will rise with a different edge of innovation?

Marking the next iPad (4th Generation)

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Every year we’ve seen Apple announced new versions of their products and as seen this year iPad has released 3 of their model breaking their routine of releasing yearly, namely the New iPad (3rdgeneration), iPad Mini and now coming to the line-up this year is the iPad 4 (4thgeneration). It has almost been six months past that the New iPad (third-generation) that introduces a Retina Display ready iPad.

The iPad 4 has nothing new when it comes with build quality, design and construction over the New iPad. The dimensions as is, 186x241  x 9.4mm and 652g wifi model / 662g cellular model. Apple sticks to its rectangular shape rounded corners and edges consist of brush aluminum casing. This wouldn’t be an Apple device without its home button beneath the display. We can see an upgrade over its predecessor, particularly the front-facing camera of a 1.2 megapixel, having the ability to shoot videos in 720 and equipped with a high-definition FaceTime quality. As also seen one visual change on its design is the lightning connector instead of the 30-pin connector. All the rest are the same.

The fourth-generation hardware tablet has updated from its new processor, the A6X. A dual-core processor of a dual-core graphics is twice as fast over the A5 chip found it the third-generation iPad and with twice graphic performance. When it comes to the screen, there’s no change. Still having the 9.7in size with astonishing 1536x2048 Retina quality resolution on a LED-backlit IPS display. Also a huge changes made is the 4G connectivity, iPad 3 has marketed as a 4G capable and unfortunately this doesn’t suit UK’s 4G frequencies so Apple detached the claim.

The iPad 4 still sits on the same software, with a pre-loaded iOS 6 including Siri which is available on the iPad 3. Some notable and recent changes made to its operating system and that is switching between Google Maps and mapping system owned by Apple, as seemingly received deep criticism towards its flaws.

When it comes to battery life iPad 4 has 10 hours when intense browsing the web over Wi-Fi. Its complex to figure out the usage and weight as it depends on the way we use it. Each and everyone would use it on different task on a period of time.

With the release of the 4th generation iPad do those 3rd generation iPad owners be upset with those minor changes that iPad 4 had?

A Digital Camera plus Smartphone equals Samsung Galaxy Camera

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Another revelation that Samsung add to its technology through another life experiencing innovation and that is the Samsung Galaxy Camera.  A camera of its own powered by android, the second of its kind after Nikon Coolpix S800c. And officially on sale in the U.S market last Nov. 16 through AT&T. The Galaxy Camera starts at a selling price of $499, it’s Galaxy Camera takes it further to a greater concept with a 4G cellular connection with its rear panel identical  as of a phone.

The so-called “camphone” was introduced during the Samsung’s press event last Aug 2012 at the IFA tech trade conference in Berlin. A camera with a phone features on it, a very different yet a new device to have to experience. It runs an Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, a user access of the full Google Play Market and downloads Android Apps. A camera device that can take advantage ahead over the limits of what smartphones these days can achieve. 

The camera is amazingly consists of a 21x zoom and its reasonably bright F/2.8 wide angle, with a contoured grip and a zoom rocker with a combined shutter button. That contains a standard point-and-shoot of a 16-megapixel 2/3 inch CMOS sensor. Like those numerous Android phones, Galaxy Camera has all its controls on its screen though its design seemingly less appealing.
Among other things, phones section more or less likely a high-powered smartphone, sharing almost similar with its Samsung’s flagship the Galaxy S3, having a 4.8 inch 720p screen, GPS and 1.4 GHz processor.

The Galaxy Camera is a SIM card capable and can connect to a cellular network (3G or 4G) plus WiFi. Can easily stored and backed it up on Google Cloud and upload photos via sites like Instagram, Pinterest, etc. and stored via SD slot up to 32 GB on its phone and as well can download your favorite games from the Play Store, checking e-mail, and also Samsung includes a numerous of a non-standard features of a vigorous camera app.

Returning back the favor after reading this, is the Samsung Galaxy Camera interests you of buying it?

"Les séries de notre enfance": It's Out!

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I meant to tell you about this yesterday, but didn't get the time: The lavish, 208-page French book that goes behind the scenes of the DiC studios - loaded with rare art, in-depth articles and never-before-seen interviews - was finally released in France yesterday and can be ordered directly from the site of the publishing company. (I'll let you know if I come across other web stores to order it from - so far, Amazon doesn't seem to have it in stock. The book's writers have been talking about hopefully getting it released to a wide range of web stores, but perhaps this will take off more during the next few weeks.) UPDATE (November 16): It's now also available from the French Amazon.

As you might have noticed in the news column to the right, I've already linked to the publishers' pre-order site for the last few weeks; but now that the book is officially out, I thought a last plug would be appropriate (at least it will be the last until I receive it myself). One thing I haven't mentioned properly before - aside from the delayed release date - is the change to the final cover (above) just a few weeks ago. I personally think it's a vast improvement over the first draft... it really tells you much more clearly what the book is about. (The only small weakness I can think of, perhaps, is that the drawing of Penny has been flipped from the first cover version... so that now, her communicator watch is actually on the wrong wrist. But that's so nit-picky I'm not even gonna mention it. ;)

To quickly recap what this book is all about: "Les séries de notre enfance: Ulysse 31, les cités d'or, Inspecteur Gadget..." (directly translated: "The series of our childhood: Ulysses 31, The Cities of Gold, Inspector Gadget ...") is a fan project written and compiled by two extremely dedicated DiC fans named Maroin Eluasti and Nordine Zemrak. They've spent the last 5 years researching the history of the DiC cartoon studios: gathering background information, interviewing as many as possible of the folks working there, collecting rare artwork like model sheets, cels, development sketches and publicity art... all with the goal of eventually publishing a book dedicated to DiC, and particularly dedicated to its golden age in the 1980s. (Note the focus of the title: It's probably no coincidence that the three cartoons mentioned by name are arguably DiC's all-time most memorable ones.) A few months ago, Zemrak and Eluasti started a Ulule project to raise money for the publication of their love letter to DiC, and succeeded with flying colors in the beginning of September. Their fan-funded book has since been moving rapidly through production (accompanied by a number of great Facebook teasers both before and after the fundraising was completed) until the release on November 14.

So here's what you get: For DiC fans of all languages and nationalities, the book will consist of 65% (or more) images - rare production art, vintage cels and promotional material related to all of DiC's most famous shows. For those who understand French, there's also 35% text, consisting of detailed background info and in-depth interviews also related to DiC's famous series. Either way, the book ought to make a very interesting experience for any fan of 80s cartoon shows. I still have a hope there might be an English-language edition someday... but as I said earlier, that will most likely be completely dependent on the success of this French edition. So if you're a fan, and if you like this initiative, it might be a good idea to buy a copy now rather than wait for a possible English edition far into the future. Buying the French-language version will probably increase the chances of getting an English-language version.

Anyway, I'm hoping for the best of luck and the best of sales for this book. And most of all, I'm hoping it lives up to expectations! It should reach my mailbox (or nearby post office) any day now...

Apple’s next move towards 20% hike by Samsung Electronics

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I’ve read some reports about the rival Samsung and Apple. As most know, Samsung is the manufacturer of Apple’s chips and comes to a revelation that Samsung electronics had increased the price of its mobile processor by 20%, and just too only one of the Korean technologies giant’s customer “Apple”.

According to MarketWatch report that Apple purchased each and every application processor (AP) that is used on their smartphones and tablets for production. Samsung Electronics had dispersed an estimated volume of 130 million units last year and 200 million units this year of mobile processors. Samsung Electronics contract on providing chips is still effective until 2014.

Over viewing it, it’s more likely that Apple would be designing their own chips on the near future, to gain control the supply chain on their iPhones and iPads. And last month, Apple done some shuffling on their fortress, Apple’s former hardware chief Bob Mansfield was appointed as senior vice-president of technologies, giving a challenge to where he’s in-charge on attempting to the firm’s in-house semiconductor and chip-making, and disconnecting out with their third-party suppliers, Samsung Electronics.

Also coming on-board a former Samsung and AMD chip veteran Jim Mergard, hired by Cupertino. And Apple wants to retain its functionality chips as provided by Samsung Electronics.

MarketWatch tried to contact the two giant firms Samsung Electronics and Apple’s South Korea office to further run deep on the hike but declined to comment on it.

Let’s hear about your opinion on this and able to look over your vision towards some changes Apple made. Do you think it’s the best move?

The New Inspector Gadget TV Series Is Scheduled For 2013

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This just in (or in last month, actually): The revival/spinoff series that I talked about many months ago is definitely in production! Last month in Cannes, Cookie Jar announced their upcoming Inspector Gadget series at the TV and entertainment market MIPCOM - or more precicely, at MIPJunior, a 2-day screening and conference event for kids' content which precedes the main show. Below is the short press release that has been circulating online as part of the MIPJunior promotion (snagged from WorldScreen with the help of Google Cache, since it's hidden behind a subscription wall):

MIP Junior Spotlight: Cookie Jar Entertainment

Published: October 2, 2012

CANNES: Cookie Jar Entertainment is celebrating Inspector Gadget’s 30th anniversary with the launch of a brand-new series with its Canadian broadcast partner TELETOON. 

The series will again revolve around the iconic bionic bumbling detective. Also for TELETOON is Dr. Dimension Pants, an original series by Brad Peyton. The show What Do People Do All Day?, based on the popular Richard Scarry franchise, is for the Canadian broadcaster CBC. “These shows are based on very popular children’s brands and have shown through previous productions that they rate highly with audiences around the world,” says Michael Hirsh, Cookie Jar’s CEO.

Hirsh says that the company is expecting to pre-sell Inspector Gadget, What Do People Do All Day? and Dr. Dimension Pants at the market. He is also keen to find co-production partners for the latter two titles. “We have become the number one supplier to streaming networks for their kids’ content and we look forward to meeting with our existing customers as well as new entrants to the field around the world,” he adds of his further MIPCOM goals.

Want more? Here's picture proof of the press release, taken from the online slideshow version of the MIPJunior & MIPCOM edition of TV Kids, published September 25th. (You can find the press release yourself by going to page 26 in the slideshow.)

So finally, the revival/spinoff series is an official fact. (It somehow always feels more official when the production company announces it themselves.) And, it looks like "revival" might be the right word for it. Not much detail is uncovered, but judging by the above magazine snapshot, the show's title seems to simply be "Inspector Gadget". As in... a brand new season of the 80s series "Inspector Gadget"? Plus, the one sentence actually telling us something about the show says, "The series will again revolve around the iconic bionic bumbling detective." What, so it won't revolve around the son of the iconic bionic bumbling detective? WHEW!

Of course, we don't really know yet what the show will or will not do... but if it proves NOT to have any shockingly groundbreaking twists on the classic formula (like introducing a son for the main character - just a thought that popped into my mind), I really wouldn't mind. I just want to see someone do a good, new Inspector Gadget series - a new series which doesn't take away or change everything that made the show great in the first place. I'm hoping Cookie Jar and its partner TELETOON can do that. So far, at least, I'm liking what I'm hearing. It's nice that they're timing the new show to debut for Gadget's 30th anniversary. It's nice, too, that Michael Hirsh (executive chairman of Cookie Jar and DHX Media) is the one to announce it. Considering that Hirsh was also one of the original founders and leaders of Nelvana - the famous Canadian animation studio which co-produced the first season of Inspector Gadget with DiC - it just seems to fit. The new show is being produced in Canada, like the first season of the old show was, and for some reason I just like the sound of that.

To round off, here's yet another brief mention of the new show, from the MIPCOM News - Quick Review newsletter (page 4):

MIPCOM 2012 was the first time that kids studios DHX Media and Cookie Jar Entertainment have been in Cannes since they agreed a $111m deal. Underlining Canada’s importance to the kids business, the deal creates the largest independent owner of children’s programming in the world. Executive chairman of the enlarged group, Michael Hirsh, was in town with series such as Inspector Gadget (a new version) and Dr Dimensionpants.

Plus PICTURE PROOF! (Nice shirt, Michael.)

This short brief mentions a fact I haven't yet bothered to write about: DHX Media buying Cookie Jar Entertainment in a deal which, after finalizing last month, created the world's largest independent library of children's entertainment. (Brag, brag.) So Gadget is technically owned by DHX now... even though Cookie Jar is still an up and running company, as a subsidiary of DHX. I had wondered if this buyout would affect the upcoming Gadget series in any way (maybe a bit like how the planned 2009 reboot was cancelled after Cookie Jar bought and swallowed DiC)... but this seems not to be the case here, as both DHX and Cookie Jar were behind promoting the new show at MIPCOM. Good stuff.

By the way... "iconic bionic bumbling detective" has a kind of catchy ring to it. New official tagline?

Go Watch: Awesome Boomerang Ad For The Original Series

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I seldom do short updates like this anymore, but I'm making an exception here because of a rather brilliant Boomerang ad for the original series which I just happened to stumble upon (and which I apparently can't embed). Produced by Cally Lonnen from London, aired on Boomerang in I-don't know-when. Go watch it - I bet you'll feel like appreciating it afterwards, too.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a Smartphone Tablet

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One of the world’s largest smartphone maker had marked another success, Samsung persist to make innovation in the 2012 year ender and announces the Galaxy Note II smartphone-tablet (phablet).

We’ve heard and no surprise that Samsung Galaxy Note sold millions of dollars providing the masses last 2011. Now it’s time to see a Note for the second time around with bigger, sporty and new features of it.

The Curve

Galaxy Note 2nd generation carry a slightly larger display of 5.5-inches, 9.4 mm thick, slimmer than the original note (9.65 mm) and has a weight of 182.5g heavier than the original Note of 178g.

With in terms with its physical features the Note II hold on to the physical “home” button bordered by the Menu and Back. The power button is on the upper right edge and across of it is the volume rocker on the upper left of the device and the charging micro HDMI cable port sits on the base of the phone.

Its headphone jack (3.5mm) sits at the top and hidden at the base corner to the right is the accurate S-Pen. Behind of it is the 8-Megapixel camera long side its flash and at the other end its loud speaker. The Micro USB port sits on the bottom and a microSD card slot under the back cover. Taking off its back reveals the sim card slot and a removable battery.

The original Note when creating a call most likely draw strange looks putting into your ear but the Note II has curvier design that makes a feel not too large in your hand and seemingly suites on handbags or jacket pockets.

Stylus Pen

Samsung innovate several improvements to its S Pen experience, seen on the Note 10.1 tablet and ported to the phone side. The stylus now has hovering ability that made it possible behind the pen/screen interaction digitizer technology by Wacom. Greater sensitivity improved its palm rejection, that makes the Note II an even better note-taking device.

The S-Pen is more ergonomic and comfortable thanks to several design tweaks. The interchangeable nib is remarkably an improvement over the original Note, the writing feels more natural like a pen and paper.

Now S-Pen features are more even useful. The screen can now notice the stylus from several millimeters away, small dot display when it’s near. Hover over buttons to spot pop-up labels, hover at the top or base of scrollable content to roll without touching the screen or increase a picture over video w/o having to tap. However the frustrating one is that with some hover features such as the capability to read more lines in an e-mail without opening, just work on Samsung apps and it’s more likely to see this feature in Google app/ Play Store.


The Note II has a quad-core Exynos processor on a 1.6 GHz. 5.5” HD Super AMOLED display, internal storage memory of 16GB with 2GB RAM, an expanded microSD slot storage, 4G LTE (depends on your territory), 8 Megapixel rear camera and 1.9 Megapixel front camera, built-in S Pen, NFC and a 3100mAh battery.  An HD Super AMOLED of a 5.5 inch display that a Galaxy Note II have a 1280x720 display at 276ppi, like the first Note having 1280x800 display and it’s weird why they cut down resolution for this. The Galaxy Note 2 actually has an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.

The TouchWiz changes the way Android works, Jelly Bean has some terrific features such as placing one app icon on top of another to create a folder and activating Google Now through swiping up (instead, you access this from the Search widget or Recent Apps screen). With these several tweaks that make Android 4.1 work more like Android 2.3. It’s been really well appreciated that this is helpful for masses upgrading from an older versions of Android, some changes on Android Jelly Bean are both welcome and improvements over the way things used to work.


The Samsung’s big screen phone is worthy to have, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It’s remarkable improvements like the battery life, performance and does it all while not adding bulk. Let’s face it a giant smartphone isn’t for everyone. The best choice available now that crave for a larger screens and don’t want a tablet, Galaxy Note 2 suites you.

So Apple goes smaller “iPad Mini”

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And the most awaited iPad mini now revealed the first smaller and newest member on the iPad siblings. It was unveiled together with the new iPad 4 and Mac mini of a stunning new 13in MacBook Pro Retina display. iPad mini release date is on the 2nd of November.

With its launch (iPad mini) really comes with no great surprise, it’s basically a smaller version of the iPad 2, having the same screen resolution with an A5 processor, a bit of a twist and a flatter design. And as well it’s cheaper. The clash on the new iPad mini over Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 would be a slayer on the tablet arena. Let’s take a look closer on the iPad Mini.

It has a fantastic look on a 7.9 display LED-backlit screen. Its colors are vibrant, sharp text, and a better mobile experience on the iPad sibling. Screen resolution is 1024x768 resolutions at 163ppi, identical on the iPad 2. With its resolution that an iPad mini has should be no problem running on any iPad apps that absolutely aren’t made for Retina display iPad. It should able to run on any iPad app with no difficulty. 

Build and Design
The iPad mini is flatter and squarer with a slightly different style. With the previous iPads, the glass screen runs right to the edge of it with a preference of a black or white for the bezel, and it’s much thinner than on the life-sized tablet.

With a 7.2mm thin (23% thinner than the standard iPad) and a 308g (0.68lbs) light (Wifi model). Lock buttons and volume rack has moved to the right-hand side, and on the top edge is the headphone socket, on the bottom is where the new lightning connector and speakers are found. This would be a definite competitor to Kindle in this view due to its special feature the updated iBooks continuous streaming, due to its weight and size reduction.

iPad Mini has a dual-core A5 chip processor that can power-up games, apps and browsing. And also loaded with LTE meaning it can be used on EE’s 4g network. With a super fast browsing on a 5GHz wifi with compatible routers as well. Rumors and speculation that iPad mini comes with an 8GB memory but sad to say still stick with the standard 16, 32 and 64 GB memory offered.

A dual camera that has both FaceTime and iSight cameras (front and rear cameras), the rear has an impressive 5 megapixel stills and 1080p video recording while front support a 720p video. A good advantage for taking photos with one hand more easier due to its size and more convenient than the iPad.

It uses the Apple’s mobile latest software version the iOS 6 that was alongside released on the iPhone 5. We have seen that iOS 6 has some valuable changes, from its features proper integration on Facebook and Twitter, that you could directly post from just pulling down its notification bar.

A redesigned App Store that seems to look a bit better, this isn’t a world-changing with some dodgy changes aside from the Maps. Know more all about iOS 6.

Apple unveils its new iBooks app includes that support over 40 languages, which includes right to left page turning and also  it continuous scrolling mode.

Apple states an impressive 10 hour battery life, giving an edge of a couple of hours over its nearest rivals. So it’s totally an advantage.

As far with the iPad Mini, this would be a desired iPad yet. That has an improved mobile experience from its thinner shape, smaller size and lighter weight, a well built that can feel an easy hold and control in the hand and with a cheaper price on the market. Absolutely that iPad mini will really be searing in the market and will be a top seller for people on Christmas season.

The beauty of LG Optimus 4X HD P800

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In the market today, LG was totally out of the list in smartphone arena, with the almost-failed Optimus 3D got washed out due to the love of HTC One X, Motorola Droid Razr and the Samsung Galaxy S3. LG now enters the market with a blast of a new smartphone, the LG Optimus 4X HD, the question to LG is that, is this would worry other brands? Though LG calls it “HD” through its additional features and it produces excellent display, the 1080p issue still appears to be missing. On the other hand, LG has brought with a wonderful and slick designed flat with a sophisticated look and internal features that would stand out on the leading smartphones in the market. This Android phone has a HD screen, Ice Cream Sandwich OS, and a strong quad-core processor.

The Optimus 4X HD has taken on the stylish LG Prada 3.0 design with its angular-look with rounded edges, it’s slim and lining background of a dual chrome lining on the edges. Its front surface protecting its 4.7 inch display by a Gorilla Glass cover with a bezel thin is making Optimus 4X HD a one-hand friendly phone regardless of its size. The standard Android touch panel button is the back, home and menu located below.

The left side is the volume control as on top is the 3.5mm headset jack and the Sleep/Power button. On its right side, nothing can be seen and on the bottom it has the micro USB port which support MHL. In spite of the elegant look, the back panel is made of plastic and houses the camera of an 8 megapixel with its led flash and the bottom holes is the speaker. The display is a standard 720p one and it’s additional features LG got is the Nitro HD and Spectrum that gets the IPS display of 1280 x 720 pixels having an excellent quality graphic, which would missed in the 4X as I told earlier is the 1080p factor that are well overvalued in most smartphones.

Keep comparison aside, the display and graphics quality of the 4X HD has an outstanding screen. In a bright condition the screen is well readable like on the sunlight. With such an intuitive and remarkable interface, a 1.5 GHz quad-core NVIDA Tegra 3 which it doesn’t really slow down the phone on a heavy usage that runs on a multiple application.

With its Optimus 4X HD battery it has a rate of 2150mAh which is just a bit higher than the Samsung S3’s 2100mAh. With the standard use of stand-by, texts and calls it could go for three days. If it includes the use of the Wifi, moderate games, reading e-books, and camera it could take up to almost 2 days. Not that bad.

With its physical look, LG 4X HD is simply elegant with its angular look. The feeling is good when holding through its right slimness and lightness. The LG’s speed is great, if the 4X comes a bit earlier than the Galaxy S3 and HTC One X this would be the best on hand. Nevertheless, Optimus 4X HD is a worthy to have through its price and its hype.

A smartphone with a build-in projector by Samsung

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I think some of you heard about something different on most smartphone and one slips that wasn’t come to my attention and that was from the Samsung Galaxy Beam. The strangest or weirdest but a reasonably powerful smartphone with a built-in projector.  It’s an Android-based smartphone that can bring on a wall or other flat surface on whatever on its screen.

This device stands reasonably with a 1 GHz dual-core processor, capacity to work with HSPA and EDGE/GPRS and with a 4-inch WVGA (800x480 pixel) resolution TFT LCD display. It also has an 8 GB built-in memory as well as a microSD slot card that can carry up to 32GB of extra storage.

On its back, a 5 megapixel camera with a single LED flash and on front it’s a 1.3 megapixel camera.  The Galaxy Beam just measures at 124 x 64.2 x 12.5mm and weights about 145g. It might not be the smallest or the lightest device though it’s considerably its capacity to tote a projector on it. 

The projector has a bright degree of 15 Lumen at 1W and can project an nHD resolution (640X360 pixels). Imagine shooting photo and straight away displaying it with friends with a much bigger size made on the screen or watching a YouTube video clip on a room wall instead watching it on the screen, even working on a presentation for work functions without using a laptop and even screening whatever showing onto a larger surface. But as we all know that to utilize the projector, it needs a dark environment and I mean dark.

With its software aspect projector aside, it has an Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and obviously isn’t an advance standalone OS experience on a smartphone in the market. And also, you’ll have those Google apps and Samsung’s collection apps pre-loaded added to it and a couple projector friendly apps, apps such as Samsung’s Social and Music Hubs, QuickPad and Kies 2.0.

When it comes to its battery on having a projector on it, Samsung Beam has a generous 2,000mAh battery that is very well when projector is not used. Hardly can’t get more than 3 hour projecting though, and provided considerately with 2 batteries due to its use for projecting purposes.

Who would ever think of a smartphone that can insert a projector on a device? But Samsung had pulled it and a certainly a special device. It’s really expensive for a mid-range android phone.  If you really need a portable projector and smartphone in one, this would be the best choice to have. The bottomline is for those who really need a projector for a daily basis in able to make it worthwhile.

See for what's Unseen for iPod and iPhone apps

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A Professional-grade DLSR Camera the Canon EOS 1D X

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A new flagship on the Canon’s professional line of DSLR’s the Canon EOS 1D X, a full-frame CMOS sensor image, autofocus beefed-up capabilities and sporting shooting speed improved. With the prior 1D-series models, 1D X merges its portrait and landscape grips, with all manual control that a professional need, and with a durable design. The 1D X has increasingly assimilates the professional-quality video features needed in this industry. It’s focused on multimedia capability, the ergonomics improvement on the previous 1D-series for sports, news photographers and wildlife. It was announced last fall but it’s just recently entering the market.

The 1D X is built around a full-frame 18 MP CMOS imaging sensor that distributes effective resolution. Basically, that it has the same size (containing the same surface area) on a single frame of a 35mm strip of film. The 1D X sensor measures in at 36 x 24mm, whereas the 1D Mark IV of an APS-H chip inside measures 27.6 x 18.6mm.
In such a way Canon have one reason manufacturing it, in the past. With the less over-all resolution, it tends to use slightly smaller sensors on professional DSLR for their more performance-oriented image files. In which it turns to make faster process, they produced extensively smaller in size. This has allowed Canon to enhance its continuous shooting speeds on the camera with the high-resolution, were full-frame models are capable of. Nevertheless, in recent years image processors become more powerful and technology has caught up. That means it can turn more crunch data in less time so that huge image files are no longer an obstacle for a speedy shooting that they were.

The twin DIGIC 5 processors that the 1D X’s give has a power to munch those image data, that also includes Raw image flies lossless, with an extremely fast shatter rate of 12fps in standard mode that in which the camera offers to allow or 14 fps in a super high speed mode (JPEG capturing only), making 1D X on the market the fastest DSLR, nearest to its rival fractionally quicker than the 11fps Nikon D4.

The 1D X able to offer it’s widest on any camera based on sensitivity ranges, with standard ISO ranging 100-51,200. Further expands at the low end to its equivalent to ISO 50 and ISO 204,800 in its H2 settings. Two-stop improvements over the 1D Mark IV over the 1D X. Canon has taking care of its metering of 100,000-pixel RGB AE metering system with partial or evaluative all offered metering forms.

There are no vivacious shooting forms or digital filters built-in, though the full suite of shutter-priority, program, aperture-priority and fully manual exposure modes (PASM) are present and correct. Video capture has a maximum quality setting of 1080p Full HD support at 30, 25 or 24fps. While recording video there is no functionality of continuous autofocus, need to manually adjust the focus once the camera is recording. Movies stored using H.264 (.MOV) density with timecodes embedded. The side camera body you’ll find a HDMI mini output on a HDTV for easy playback of movies. And there’s an Ethernet port to transfer images to a PC.

Through its battery life, whether you’re assigned to a basketball championship games or on an event on the sidelines. One thing you worry about how to swap batteries and able to be in good shape on that. With an extensive of about 2,000 images and through several hours digging on the menus and photo reviewing on its built-in LCD during a week-long trial, in observing the camera availability it’s still through a well deserve 41% condition. Performance wise, of course it depend on it’s diverging external condition and the time you reviewing images after each capture on the LCD.

This is much of the things that I could share but if you’re an owner of a 1D Mark IV a new professional DSLR in the market, probably you’ll be upgrading a camera by buying the 1D X. With spending most on a 1Ds Mark III in a studio having to jump with less motivation, nonetheless, considering the value of that camera with its benefits of the X when shooting in controlled lighting environments. Never owned one of those cameras but if your burning a bundle of cash, you’ll be happy on the D1 X. Just keep a massive size mentality, and figuring it out on how to fit it through your lifestyle.
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