Tuesday, April 14, 2009

HP HDX 16 most suitable for the gamer or office worker now

HP HDX 16 reviews :


We use Primate Labs Geekbench for benchmarking and the HDX 16 scored 3179 overall. Just to give you a frame of reference, the last-generation MacBook Pro with the same processor scored a 3671 on Geekbench. The complete breakdown can be found in the gallery.

Because of the fancy graphics card from nVidia I used 3DMark03 to see what sort of score we’d get out of it. The GeForce 9600M GT managed to score a 12,847. I played a few minutes of Sega’s Iron Man and it was pretty smooth.

Start up takes approximately 66 seconds while shutting down is about 40 seconds.

Battery Life

This where the HDX 16 underperforms and it’s something that should weigh heavily on your decision making process. Off the charger, the HDX 16 gets roughly 58 minutes during Blu-ray playback. For our “real world” test, I cruised the web for about three minutes, literally, and watched 26 minutes worth of Chuck on Hulu, which amounted to one hour and 27 minutes off of the remaining battery time under HP’s “balanced” power plan.

You’d expect more out of the 6 cell battery compared to others in the market, and we suspect the HD screen is juicing it for all its worth.


• Dimensions - 14.9×10.0×1.70 inches and a whopping 7.06 lbs. It’s not portable and hurts my back.
• Speakers – Altec Lansing handles the audio on the HDX 16 and the entire speaker system is laid out across the top section of the bottom panel. They’re certainly loud, but start to crackle when maxed out. However, you can adjust bass and treble with the touch controls above the keyboard. Located on the bottom of the laptop near the power connector is an HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer that you really wouldn’t know was there unless you flipped the laptop over.
• Controls – located just above the keyboard are touch controls for wireless, bass/treble, volume, media playback and MediaSmart. They’re a bit finicky and you’ll need a bit of finesse and patience.
• Ports – located along the left side are the following ports: VGA, expansion port 3 connector, RJ-45, HDMI, eSATA/USB, USB, 1394 FireWire and an ExpressCard/54 slot. Along on the front are the following: 5-in-1 memory card reader (SD, MS/Pro, MMC, xD), IR and a mic/dual headphone port. Located on the right hand side of the laptop is the power connector, Kensington lock slot, USB, optical drive, TV antenna and the fourth USB port.
• Keyboard – Like other HP entertainment notebooks, the HDX 16 comes with a full-size keyboard with numpad. The keys have a nice finish to them and are very grippy.
• Track pad – The main issue with the track pad is it causes a lot of friction, so you’ll need to boost the speed of the cursor to actually get something done.


HP’s 16-inch HD screen is brilliant, but it’s far too glossy and I spent more time primping my hair than watching Chuck. It handles Blu-ray playback just fine with brilliant colors and sharp lines.


As a multimedia machine, the HDX 16 performs admirably, but the lackluster battery life and size make us long for something leaner and meaner. It can also get quite loud during graphics intensive processes, like, watching videos or playing games. But as a stationary machine (ie: plugged in) with a Blu-ray drive and HD screen it’s more than capable of keeping a multimedia junkie happy.

HP HDX 16 specifications :

• Intel C2D T9600 2.8GHz
• nVidia GeForce 9600M GT w/ 512MB DDR2 dedicated memory
• 16-inch HD HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920×1080)
• 320GB 5400RPM HDD
• Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100 network connection and Bluetooth
• Blu-ray ROM w/ SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
• 6 cell lithium-ion battery
• HP Webcam
• Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

Source : Crunchgear

Friday, April 10, 2009

Samsung highnote is a music phone that extraordinary

Price:$99 with 2-year contract after savings mail-in rebate

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Samsung Highnote reviews:

The Samsung Highnote is a good music phone with access to Sprint’s Music store that sells songs for $.99 each. The loud speakers are great for music playback either on the road or at your desk (assuming you won’t derange others around you). The audio is a bit tinny through the built-in speakers, wired headset and via Bluetooth stereo headset. The Samsung Highnote comes with a 3.5mm stereo headset that works well with the phone, and we tested Samsung’s own SBH-500 Bluetooth stereo headset with the Highnote and it sounded better than the phone’s speakers and better than the wired headset. Volume is loud via the wired headset but you can really pump up volume via the Bluetooth headset. The Highnote can store music on microSD cards and it comes with a 1GB card to get you started. We also tested SDHC high capacity cards which worked well with the phone.

Thanks to the EV-DO, the Samsung Highnote supports Sprint TV for streaming video, movie rentals and more. But the lower resolution screen (176 x 220 pixels as opposed to QVGA on other high end feature phones) and the video/movie playback performance hobble the experience. Video playback is very blocky and slow to refresh, and audio isn’t always in sync with video. Sprint has tons of channels and we like their streaming TV service, just not on the Highnote. Movies via Sprint TV movie rental services usually play better on most phones, and it does look better on the Samsung Highnote as well. Still it doesn’t look as good as on the LG Lotus.

Gaming is fun however, and there are a wide selection of games suited to the Highnote’s screen resolution and processor capabilities. The loud speakers are also great for gaming; music and sound effects sound great. Most games don’t support the touch control jog wheel, but that’s not a problem since the d-pad also responds to clicking.

Like the Samsung Rant and the LG Lotus, the Samsung Highnote has a built-in 2 megapixel camera. But still photos don’t look as good as those taken by the Rant or the Lotus. Outdoor shots are overexposed with whiteout, though colors look mostly balanced. Indoor shots have some white haze around subjects that reduces clarity and color saturation. Perhaps a software update might improve image quality.

The camera offers 4 resolutions, 3 quality levels and settings for white balance, color and more. The camera can also take video with audio. Video quality is actually not bad with smooth motion and good color saturation. Audio is also in sync with video.

Samsung Highnote Specifications:

Display: 2” 262K color TFT screen. Resolution: 176 x 220 pixels.

Battery: Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, 960 mAh, user replaceable. Claimed talk time: up to 5.8 hours.

Performance: Phone book can store 1000 entries.

Size: 4.0 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches. Weight: 3.5 oz.

Phone: Digital dual band CDMA 800/1900MHz. EV-DO Rev. 0 for fast data.

Camera: 2 megapixel with up to 4x digital zoom. Still image resolutions: 2 megapixel, 1.3 megapixel, VGA and QVGA. Has night-shot mode. Can take video with audio.

Audio: Supports Polyphonic ringtones and MP3 music tones. MP3 player onboard to play music. 3.5 mm stereo audio jack. Can record voice memo. Supports vibration alert.

Networking: Bluetooth v2.0. Supported profiles: Headset, Hands-Free, DUN, A2DP, AVRCP, OPP, FTP, PBAP and BPP. USB 2.0.

Software: Supports Sprint One Click UI. PIM tools include phone book, calendar, task list, alarm, memo, calculator and world time.

Expansion: 1 microSD card slot. 1GB card included. Supports SDHC cards.

In the Box: The Samsung Highnote phone with standard battery, AC charger, USB cable, wired stereo headset, 1GB microSD card with SD adapter and printed manual and guides.

Source: Mobiletechreview

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LTE 4G cell phones will come shortly

Samsung and LG will be launching LTE (Long term evolution) phone with the latest capabilities 4g wireless technology. LTE is the technology standard of 4g which is now being developed.

My quotation of LTE from wiki:
LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the next major step in mobile radio communications, and will be introduced in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 8.
The aim of this 3GPP project is to improve the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) mobile phone standard and provide an enhanced user experience and simplified technology for next generation mobile broadband. Researchers and development engineers worldwide - representing more than 60 operators, vendors and research institutes - are participating in the joint LTE radio access standardization effort.
While 3GPP Release 8 has yet to be ratified as a standard, much of the standard will be oriented around 4g upgrading to UMTS mobile communications technology, and an all-IP flat architecture platforms.

Source : Gizmodo

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Surgeon will replaced with surgical's robot! Amazing!

Ability in medical technology, balanced with the running progress of communication technology. Imagine 1 to 2 years from now. Surgeon will be replaced with a surgical robot. A doctor is only playing in front of a touch screen and not touch their patients. Perhaps the computer will be more difficult to understand in the future.

Next few articles that I find interesting about the surgeon today.

Oh boy, from the looks of that picture, the only perquisites for using the updated da Vinci Si surgical system are video game skills, a preference for interacting with the physical world on a high-def display, and an abnormal interest in robots. Sound like anyone you know? Intuitive Surgical's latest robotic system features two separate HD optical channels that the manufacturer claims will give "highly accurate depth perception" when merged. The surgeon console features touchpad control of the video, audio, and system settings while providing "precise, dexterous control" over an extensive array of surgical tools held by the robotic flanges. Perfect for all your minimally invasive, WebMD-inspired home surgery needs, when not performing transplants at County. Check the video after the break; 'amazing' is an understatement.

Source : swithced

Time to whatch TV on your home PC

You thought your personal computer was great before, but wait until you get satellite TV for your pc! Now you can watch TV, anytime you want to, no matter where you are. All you have to do is log on to the Internet and you are ready to watch all of your favorite television programs and movies. With this software you can turn your personal computer into a compact television that you can carry with you. Just think of the years of enjoyment you will have now that your favorite programs go with you wherever you go!

The satellite TV for your pc program is completely legal and there is no additional cost for continuing to receive television broadcasts over the Internet on your computer. The computer is such an amazing technology, the ability to watch television on your computer is a natural outcome! It makes your computer more versatile than just a tool for doing work or playing games. It is now entertainment for you and you can use it for hours at a time to watch anything you choose being broadcasted by television stations around the world. You can take the computer with you on trips in the car, the train, or by plain. Anywhere you can go, the television can go with you.

You can now download the satellite TV for your pc software and turn your personal computer into the finest television you can imagine. The screen will seat easily on your lap if you have a laptop, or on your desk if you own a desktop computer. If you are a teacher, think of the enjoyment your students will have with the computer being the base of watching programs on your classroom video technology. There may be a movie or a special program that you want to share with your students. It is no longer necessary for you to record the program at home and then watch it at a later time. Your history or political science students can watch events taking place in the world as they happen. What could be better?

If your favorite programs are about cooking, now you can take your laptop with the satellite TV for your pc into the kitchen and watch while you duplicate what they are doing right in your own kitchen. This is a terrific innovation that is inexpensive and is available to you for a one-time fee.

Source : funponsel

LG's Viewty II with 8 megapixel camera

Looks like LG's about to treat the world to an upgrade of its popular Viewty handset. The Viewty II (aka, GC900) is rumored to be hitting Orange UK sometime in June. As a refresher, the VII (or juicy 900 if you must) is laden with impressive specs including LG's 3D S-Class UI riding a 3-inch WVGA touchscreen, accelerometer, and an 8 megapixel camera with xenon flash, manual and auto focus, image stabilization, ISO 1600 support (riiiight), A-GPS geotagging, slow motion video, and even DivX and Xvid playback. Add to that 32GB of expandable storage, WiFi, and 7.2Mbps HSDPA data and you'll understand our anticipation.

Source : Engadget

Gold Bullion Wireless Mouse only looks like a million bucks

Price :#34.68

Review :

Look, we fully understand the dilemma. You picked up a Pure*Gold PC late last year, and you've been tirelessly searching for a suitable mouse to use with it ever since. At long, long last, said device is finally upon us. Too comical for Crapgadget and too outlandish to be taken seriously, the Gold Bullion Wireless Mouse operates on practically any USB-enabled machine and is coated with precisely zero atoms of gold film. In other words, around 98 percent of the $34.68 asking price is for the looks alone, but you know it's worth it.

Source : Engadget

Wall-E case mod is chock full of adorableness, win

Just look into those cute, bubbly eyes and tell us that you'd still rather keep your plain-jane tower if offered this instead. We know, you can't. While we've seen a number of Wall-E mods over the months, we've never seen anything close to this in terms of sheer incredibleness. So far as we can tell, this robotic PC even opens up his own optical drive, and he can also send out love letters to one "Eeeevvvaaaaa" without human intervention. A thing of beauty, no?

Source : Engadget

Card mobile phone have a size such as credit card

Real Phone Card Corporation has developed a cell phone with the size of a credit card called CARD Mobile Phone. It can fit in your wallet like a typical credit card and is the world’s thinnest and lightest mobile phone, designed for prominent branding and personalization. The CARD Mobile Phone is 0.58mm thin, which is less than a quarter inch and weighs about 1.3 ounces.

This smart slim phone comes with embedded voice recognition software that eliminates the need for a traditional full keypad. This gives the credit card size handset a large flat surface for brand identification, logos and personalized images. The phone’s software can be trained for the user’s voice and used in any language.

It was displayed in the Emerging Technology Showcase at CTIA in Las Vegas March 31 - April 3. Real Phone expects the CARD Mobile Phone to be in production this summer and maybe first introduced in India and possibly the United States.

Source : hotcellularphone

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

LG Xenon - Nice gift for all

Price : $-

LG Xenon review :

LG Xenon 3G has the main features that you can use various communication needs. Services include wide-area wireless voice telephony, video calls, and broadband wireless data, all in a mobile environment. May be more good if 4g is equipped with technology that will come shortly. In addition there is the GPS for mapping in many places. In addition, a QWERTY keyboard and color choices enchain black, blue, or red is elegant.

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LG Xenon specifications :

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900
Announced 2009, March
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2009, April

Dimensions 105.5 x 53.5 x 15.8 mm
Weight 108 g

Type TFT touchscreen, 65K colors
Size 240 x 400 pixels, 2.8 inches
- Full QWERTY keyboard

Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes

Phonebook 500 entries, Photocall
Call records 30 dialed, 30 received, 30 missed calls
Internal 80 MB
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB

GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0, microUSB

Primary 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, flash
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, QVGA
Secondary No

Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, RSS, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio No
Games Yes
Colors Black, Blue, Red
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
- MP3/WAV/e-AAC+/WMA/AMR player
- MPEG4/3gp player
- Photo/video editor
- Voice memo
- T9

Standard battery, Li-Ion 950 mAh
Stand-by Up to 264 h
Talk time Up to 4 h

Source : [gsmarena]