Showing posts with label Gadgets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gadgets. Show all posts

Monday, 25 March 2013

Screen-smash??? No more with apple new patent 

Apple has filed a U.S. patent application for a protective mechanism that would "selectively alter a center of mass" of an electronic device.
Other claims suggest that the mechanism would alter the angular momentum of the device in free-fall. The patent further describes how electronic devices could deploy "air foils" to alter the aerodynamics and speed of decent by producing lift.

In an attempt to slow impact, or even prevent it entirely, the patent describes possible "gripping members" that would turn power cords or headphone connectors into makeshift grappling hooks, perhaps with teeth or hooks that bind into the device in the event of dropping it.

This patent really brings out various possible methods to prevent damage(smashed-screen) to the device which many people are worried about.

Friday, 22 March 2013


         The founder of canonical Mark Shuttleworth says that "this mobile ubuntu paltform has all the capabilities of general desktop posesses.But it has new mobile interface which is kind of a distilled versinon of ubuntu desktop version.It has a launcher on the left as if ubuntu desktop has,it has got indicators on top such as time and date,network,sound etc.It can run multiple apps at a time we can move ont o particular app just by sliding left and selecting a particular app.The home screen is a kind of evrything we can just go in to.we can come out of an app just by touching a bottom buttom on side bar launcher.

         It has on power button and volume up and volume down.And all other things are done through swipe and touch.Top edge system setting,left edge apps,right edge takes u back and bottom edge give u tool bar when you are in an app.
         The most beautiful thing is that you can install it in a phone as if you can install ubuntu in a desktop.
Also in other mobiles depending on the manufacturer depends on whether it has the ability to unlock the mobile or not.And expecting the devices can ship on last quarter of 2013 or first quarter of 2014".

I hope you liked my article. Please let me know your views below.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

LoFi-Fisheye Digicam shoots HD video, fits in the palm of your hand

  Pressing and holding the power button on the top brings the camera to life and it goes straight into HD video mode.

After a fruitless search for a teeny key-chain digital camera with a fish-eye lens out front, Greg Dash decided to design and build his own. The subsequent prototype was just intended for his own use, but when more and more folks asked him where they could buy one when they spotted him snapping photos, he hatched a crowdfunding plan to bring his LoFi-Fisheye Digicam to market. 

Thankfully, monster lenses like the one introduced by Nikon at the 1970 Photokina show are something of a rarity. Today's smaller varieties, however, are still a rather expensive addition to a photographer's toolkit, and certainly something that was out of Dash's price range. Of course, he could have opted to add something like a Turtle Jacket Penta Eye lens wheel to his iPhone, or post-processed images using software or apps for a digitally-manipulated snap, but didn't feel that such things were quite what he was looking for.

"Although apps give the appearance of a fisheye-effect, they're unable to replicate the true 170-degree image due to the limitations in the hardware," he told us. "Snap-on attachments can suffer from low quality construction, can fall off, can break and can be device specific."

He wanted an easy-to-use, pocket-friendly digital camera that had a quality fish-eye lens, was able to record in HD, and included features like time-lapse – criteria that were satisfied in his (roughly) Chobi Cam-sized LoFi-Fisheye Digicam.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Sony Xperia Z review

 Focussed on mobile, gaming and imaging




The Xperia Z is one of the main pillars of Sony's new plan to focus on mobile, gaming and imaging. In fact, it's a device that addresses all three of those areas, while also pressing reset on Sony's smartphone past. The handset ushers in a new design language, one Sony's decided to bring to its new tablet too. It's called omnibalance design, but it's best described as a combination of 90-degree angles, even weight distribution and flat glossy sides.

Once you get to look at the phone in person, all Xperias that came before it pale in comparison. The phone feels solid and you'd be hard-pressed to describe any part of it as plastic. Between those mirrored sides, you'll find Sony's first 1080p phone display, measuring five inches and benefiting from the company's new Bravia Mobile Engine 2. Improvements to the Xperia line aren't merely cosmetic, though: Sony's added a 13-megapixel camera (featuring the HDR video-capable Exmor RS sensor) and a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro -- Qualcomm's most potent mobile processor currently available.

Meanwhile, those precious electronics are protected by a shell that's water- (IPX5/7) and dust-resistant (IP5X). It's rare to see such protection on a phone that's not being marketed as a rugged device, let alone a company's new flagship. Sony is looking to succeed in mobile and, with just a week away from the world's premier phone tradeshow, has the company created something that can stand up against current Android champions and win?