The iPad 2 isn’t a radical departure from the original iPad, as you might have figured out by now. What the iPad 2 is, however, is a much more refined product. Things that weren’t possible with the first iPad have now been featured front and center — a front and rear-facing camera, a thinner and lighter body, a more tapered design — and it just works beautifully together. Apple’s use of high quality materials combined with its ingenious engineering and manufacturing have yielded the sexiest tablet in the world. I haven’t seen anything that comes close to being as well put together as the iPad 2.
Archive for March, 2011
Processing mobile payments via an external dongle? That’s so early 2011. Charge Anywhere has a less troublesome idea, and if you’re the lucky owner of a Google Nexus S, you could soon be accepting cold, hard virtual cash via NFC. For those already familiar with the space, you’ll know that this very company already has applications out for the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices, but all of those obviously require a credit card swiping mechanism to be connected. According to CNET, the latest version will include support for the NFC module embedded within the Nexus S, enabling it to be a full-on mobile payment terminal with no additional hardware required. Both MasterCard PayPass and Visa Blink payments could be ingested, but don’t go searching for the update in the Android Market; the company’s done with the new build, but it won’t be let loose to the public until it’s ran past larger customers first. We don’t get the impression that the NFC-compatible version will run any more than the $9.99 per month, but it’s obviously a wait-and-see affair for now.
It’s well known that advertisers track our web-surfing habits to tailor the ads we see, but they’d prefer to know exactly what’s going on inside of that brain of yours. NeuroFocus’ aptly named Mynd, a full-brain wireless EEG sensor headset, serves as a stylish and easy way to record your thoughts whilst gazing at logos and lusting after products. In addition to neuromarketing applications, the European Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction consortium (TOBI) see it as a tool to help develop new technology for those with neurological disabilities. Sporting looks straight off the Game Grid, the Mynd is made of medical-grade EEG sensors to capture brain activity 2,000 times per second and a Bluetooth radio to shoot your thoughts to the smartphone, tablet, or PC of your choice. The wireless bit represents a huge upgrade over traditional EEG caps because it makes the headset’s mind-reading powers available in shopping malls and living rooms instead of just hospitals.
Princeton researchers have invented an extremely sensitive sensor that opens up new ways to detect a wide range of substances, from tell-tale signs of cancer to hidden explosives.
Brian Barrett & matt Buchanan — The BlackBerry tablet is here, and it looks astoundingly nice. Nicer than anybody expected it to be. Here’s what you need to know about the Playbook, in 10 easy steps.
We were fortunate enough to snag one of Columbia’s Omni-Heat Circuit Breaker Softshell electric / heated ski jackets prior to departing for our bone-chilling escapades, and after a couple of months of use, we’re happy to report that this thing really is all it’s cracked up to be.
Microsoft Surface (codename Milan) is a multi-touch product from Microsoft which is developed as a software and hardware combination technology that allows a user, or multiple users, to manipulate digital content by the use of gesture recognition. This could involve the motion of hands or physical objects. It was announced on May 29, 2007 at D5 conference. As of March 2009, Microsoft had 120 partners in 11 countries that are developing applications for Surface’s interface. On January 6, 2011, Microsoft previewed the latest version of Microsoft Surface at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011, simply named Microsoft Surface 2.0, which was built in partnership with Samsung.
Satellite Television is television delivered by the means of communications satellite and received by an outdoor antenna, usually a parabolic mirror generally referred to as a satellite dish, and as far as household usage is concerned, a satellite receiver either in the form of an external set-top box or a satellite tuner module built into a TV set. Satellite TV tuners are also available as a card or a USB stick to be attached to a personal computer. In many areas of the world satellite television provides a wide range of channels and services, often to areas that are not serviced by terrestrial or cable providers.
Oh, you were worried Sony wasn’t going to release its new VAIO S ultraportable in the US? Okay, so it has taken the company a bit longer to prep the 13.3-inch laptop for its American debut, but it’s here and it looks like it was well worth the wait. While Sony is holding that it will not replace the VAIO Z Series, which has just recently gone out of stock on Sony’s website, there’s no denying that it fills a similar high-end ultraportable spot.
Maybe you have seriously thought of all of the situations in the past when you picked up a call originating from a complete stranger and wished to know who it was. Specifically when you receive these telephone calls on your cellular phone. Or perhaps you’ve met an individual a short time ago you just started a relationship. Would not it be amazing in the event you could put their number into a database and then determine a myriad of details about them?
To start with why don’t we examine exactly what we mean by a phone number research. When you’ve got in your possession a home phone number but absolutely no idea who the telephone number belongs to or what street address it pertains to you can implement a reverse phone search or “reverse lookup” service to discover those details. This can obviously can be extremely helpful in instances where you have lost connection with somebody yet still possess a record of their contact number, or simply wish to find out who owns the telephone number
prior to mistakenly contacting a different telephone number. There are many locations you are able to carry out this kind of domestic and business phone look ups online for totally free, including toll-free numbers.