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January 28, 2010

iPad: Big iPod or Huge iPhone?

Filed under: Technology — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 4:31 pm

Apple Inc unveiled its wildly anticipated “iPad” on Wednesday in the biggest product launch since the iPhone three years ago.

Basically all they’ve said is this is a really big iPod touch, so far it has a better screen and so you can design better apps for it, but Apple hasn’t solved some of the media use problems that they’re in a position to solve.

The screen is stunning, and it’s 1024 x 768. Feels just like a huge iPhone in your hands.

Following are the features that are missing in the iPad due to which it gained so much disappointment.

  • iPad USB ports – USB ports in this iPad are absent, so a person can’t plug in his USB drive to transfer photos to it.
  • iPad Flash – As Apple won’t approve Flash player so no flash support is present there.
  • iPad Multi-tasking – Multi-tasking is unacceptable for a Tablet having a starting price-point of $499 so it is not present in it.
  • iPad Camera – No camera is present on the front or back of the iPad.

October 9, 2008

BlackBerry Storm

Filed under: Technology — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 4:30 am

The BlackBerry Storm just launced a few days ago. Previously this model was thought as a Thunder but before its been released, the name was changed to Storm.

Storm is another smart phone tha features modern speacifications and functions including touch screen.

Many bloggers and journos call it as the ‘iPhone killer’.

Read more here

September 2, 2008

Citius, altius, electronicius

Filed under: Technology — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 8:22 am

Sep 1 – Students and their robots do battle as Japan prepares for the World Robot Olympiad.

The Japan round of the international competition kicked off on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan.

With about 80 teams participating at the preliminaries, Japanese students of all ages were testing their skills on science.

See video here

July 16, 2008

World’s First 1.5 TeraByte Hard Drive

Filed under: Technology — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 12:48 pm

Seagate one of the pioneer HDD manufacturer has revealed their latest high capacity Barracuda 7200.11 1.5 TeraByte hard drive for the masses. This HDD is claimed to be the world’s first hard drive to have such gigantic storage capacity in the history of hard drives.

The hard drive incorporates the PMR (Perpendicular Magnetic Recording) technology and make use of four platters of 375 GB each to reach 1.5 TB capacity. Last year we saw the 1 TB hard drives by Seagate followed by other manufacturers, the capacities of HDD are increasing way beyond our expectations, price per GB is falling at a rapid rate, with these high capacity drives available for backup i am sure you won’t need to worry about storage anymore.

The Barracuda 7200.11 1.5 TeraByte is a 3.5 inches hard drive with data transfer rate of 3GB(SATA) per second. Seagate also introduced the 2.5 inch 500GB laptop hard drives the Momentus 5400.6 and Momentus 7200.4, these drives comes equipped with a smart sensor technology for shock absorption which prevents laptop damage.

The new drives will start shipping this August. No word on pricing is available yet.

July 11, 2008

HTC Touch Diamond

Filed under: Technology — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 9:16 am

It took the company 1.5 years to come up with a cool 3D touch interface and its here, HTC Touch Diamond is a kind of smartphone with the design of TouchFLO3D touch interface, it is really cool. TouchFLO 3D provides animated access to people, messaging, email, photos, music, weather and more. In addition, it features innovative touch-sensitive control for interacting with Touch Diamond.

Features of HTC Diamond;

  • 2.8-inch touch screen, with four times the pixels of most phones.
  • Vibrant TouchFLO 3D user interface, responding perfectly to your finger gestures when scrolling through contacts, browsing the web, and launching media… all vividly displayed as photos and artwork powered by the 3D graphics processor.
  • HTC Weather – providing a constant view of weather at home and abroad.
  • Surf and download at broadband speed with HSDPA internet connectivity.
  • 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera for quality stills and video.
  • 4GB of internal storage to preserve more photos, music, files and exchanged data than ever before.
  • Integrated GPS for use with maps software for a full turn-by-turn satellite navigation experience.

More here.

June 17, 2008

BMW GINA

Filed under: Technology — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 12:27 pm

Now this is an interesting concept… a car with no sheet metal skin. The 2-seater BMW GINA’s dodgy name actually stands for “Geometry and functions In N Adaptations”, with N adaptations referring to the flexible outer skin of the car that is made out of cloth!

Under all that cloth is a special chasis structure which includes movable sub-frames to vary the outer layer of cloth according to the functionality needed. The cloth itself is a special highly durable and extremely expansion-resistant fabric material. The material remains dimensionally stable irrespective of the temperature and air humidity.

More here.

June 10, 2008

iPhone 2.0

Filed under: Technology — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 2:16 pm

Apple Inc’s next-generation iPhone with faster Internet access will go on sale across major markets in Europe on July 11 at a range of lower prices, operators said on Tuesday.

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May 30, 2008

The Evolution of Mobile Phones

Filed under: Technology — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 11:18 pm

The video below shows cellphones – from 1985 through to today – morph into one another in chronological order. It’s interesting to see how little the basic design of the things has changed.

April 18, 2008

Windows XP going off, Windows 7 coming up

Filed under: Technology — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 2:52 pm

After facing a problem with Longhorn in 2004, Microsoft launched Windows Vista on 2007. At the early launching, Vista was told as excellent Microsoft product with new elegance appearance but faced several problems and seem not very stable.

Microsoft originally announced over a year ago that Windows XP would be going off the market in January 2008. XP was later given a brief stay of execution, to June 30, 2008. That deadline is fast approaching, which has led to much panicking from people who aren’t quite sure what XP’s “going off market” means, exactly.

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March 17, 2008

The Morph: Nanotech and stretchable phone

Filed under: Technology — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 4:52 pm

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Morph, a joint nanotechnology concept, developed by Nokia Research Center (NRC) and the University of Cambridge (UK). The features including;

  • Newly-enabled flexible and transparent materials blend more seamlessly with the way we live
  • Devices become self-cleaning and self-preserving
  • Transparent electronics offering an entirely new aesthetic dimension
  • Built-in solar absorption might charge a device, whilst batteries become smaller, longer lasting and faster to charge
  • Integrated sensors might allow us to learn more about the environment around us, empowering us to make better choices

Read more here.

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