Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thanko's Spy Button Video Camera

At 15fps (frames per second) and 4GB of on board memory, this video can take snapshots and record video with an unique on/off switch. The switch is anything made of metal that comes neer the camera, it triggers on or off. There's a use for that wedding ring eh? Not too expensive just over 60 dollars.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

$2500 Asus G60 Gaming Laptop

Perfect portable gaming system. The all new Asus G60 laptop. Said to be released sometime around September 2009.

16 inch monitor
1,920 x 1,080 resolution
Core 2 Quad processor
up to 1TB of storage from the dual hard drives
GeForce GTX 260M graphics
Blu-ray drive

Not a bad laptop, if your willing to pay the price!

Pocket Size Projector for iPhone and iPod Touch

Released at the end of July at a price of around $225 is the first ever projector docking station for the iPhone family. Beambox has teamed up with MiLi (one maker of iPhone chargers) to create the first ever pocket size projector that can charge your battery while deliver 3-70 inches VGA display, with 10 lumens of brightness.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What a new guitar hero? Guitar Hero 5

Expected to be released by September 1st 2009, is the all new music video game in the guitar hero series, "Guitar Hero 5". Making the game have up to 4 players, lead, base guitar, drums and vocals, similar to the world tour.

Now more than one player can use the same instrument as another player unlike previous guitar hero game versions. Custom songs can be created within the gaming environment as well.

- 85 songs by 85 artists

Guitar Hero 5 can be played on the following systems: PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 and even PS2

more information can be found at http://gh5.guitarhero.com/

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Release of the iPhone 3G S

iPhone 3G S is not only the faster iphone yet, it is also the most powerful iPhone produced so far. It is capable of running applications up to two times faster then the previous iPhone, iPhone 3G. With the all new peer-2-peer gaming experience, there will be no need to have a wifi access point accessable anymore. This peer-2-peer network allows 2 or more players to connect to one another through bluetooth and play games with each other. For example, 2 or more players can be racing in the game "Asphalt 4: Elite Racing" apple.com/games/ipod/asphalt4eliteracing/

Millions of iphone users have wanted cut, copy and paste integrated into the iPhone's keyboard since the day it came out in 2007. Well now for the first time ever, the iPhone developers have gotten smart and added one of the simplest features that all the competing blackberrys have had since they were first released. With this new feature, you can even copy text or pictures from mail for instance and paste it in another email or even in a whole different application such as notes.

Finding files in the iPhone has never been easier. Simply, just slide your finger to the right when on your first home screen, and you will arrive at the Spotlight application. This application can be used to search in any application such as notes or music, or it can also be used to search over the whole iPhone's directory.

Some of the applications such as safari have had landscape in the last iPhone models. But now finally, more applications have landscape keyboard more. Mail, notes and messages are all equipped with landscape keyboard. Simply turn your iPhone on its side and your iPhone's keyboard will shift with you.
Older versions of the iPhone have 2.0 MP camera integrated into the back of the iPhone. But the iPhone 3G S now has an upgraded 3.0 MP camera, with better resolution and digital zoom capabilities. You can now record high quality videos and even edit and crop them right from the iPhone. When taking a picture just tap on the screen to focus on a specific object.

Now if you got your hands tied up, you can talk to your iPhone. Simply press and hold the the home button, and then tell it to play either a song, playlist or to even make a playlist of songs that fit together with the one you are currently listening to. Also, calls may be made by saying call either the persons name, or speaking the numbers.

The iPhone is a great tool for anyone interested in simple, easy to use phone with fun games and applications right at your fingertips.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Microsoft Surface

Introducing the all new computing environment.

Microsoft Surface is a surface computing platform that responds to natural hand gestures and real world objects. It has a 360-degree user interface, a 30-inch reflective surface with a XGA DLP projector underneath the surface which projects an image onto its underside, while four cameras in the machine's housing record reflections of infrared light from objects and human fingertips on the surface. The surface is capable of object recognition, object/finger orientation recognition and tracking, and is multi-touch and is multi-user. Users can interact with the machine by touching or dragging their fingertips and objects such as paintbrushes across the screen, or by placing and moving placed objects. This paradigm of interaction with computers is known as a natural user interface (NUI).

Surface has been optimized to respond to 52 touches at a time. During a demonstration with a reporter, Mark Bolger, the Surface Computing group's marketing director, "dipped" his finger in an on-screen paint palette, then dragged it across the screen to draw a smiley face. Then he used all 10 fingers at once to give the face a full head of hair.

Partner companies use the Surface in their hotels, restaurants, and retail stores. The Surface is used to choose meals at restaurants, plan vacations and spots to visit from the hotel room. Starwood Hotels plan to allow users to drop a credit card on the table to pay for music, books, and other amenities offered at the resort. In AT&T stores, use of the Surface include interactive presentations of plans, coverage, and phone features, in addition to dropping two different phones on the table and having the customer be able to view and compare prices, features, and plans. MSNBC's coverage of the 2008 US presidential election used Surface to share with viewers information and analysis of the race leading up to the election. The anchor analyzes polling and election results, views trends and demographic information and explores county maps to determine voting patterns and predict outcomes, all with the flick of his finger. In some hotels and casinos, users can do a range of things such as, watch videos, view maps, order drinks, play games, and chat and flirt with people between Surface tables.


Surface is a 30-inch (76 cm) display in a table-like form factor, 22 inches (56 cm) high, 21 inches (53 cm) deep, and 42 inches (107 cm) wide. The Surface tabletop is acrylic, and its interior frame is powder-coated steel. The software platform runs on a custom version of Windows Vista and has wired Ethernet 10/100, wireless 802.11 b/g, and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity. Surface applications are written using either Windows Presentation Foundation or Microsoft XNA technology.

At Microsoft's MSDN Conference, Bill Gates told developers of "Maximum" setup the Microsoft Surface was going to have:

  • Intel Core Quad Xeon "WoodCrest" @ 2.66GHz with a custom motherboard form factor about the size of two ATX motherboards.
  • 4GB DDR2-1066 RAM
  • 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive

However, the current commercially available version has the following specifications:

  • Intel Core 2Duo @ 2.13GHz (normal motherboard)
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM
  • 250GB Sata Hard Drive