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Microsoft Pushes Out First Windows Phone 7 Update

24 Mar


Microsoft has begun to distribute its first Windows Phone 7 update. It’s actually the second update technically, although the first was pushed out to prepare the device to get further updates.

The new update brings several new features to smartphones which includes copy and paste, faster start and resume time for apps, improved category search in the Marketplace as well as various other performance increases.

The update is numbered 7300 and began rolling out yesterday to WP7 tech gadgets users.

One thing to note with this update is that Microsoft is pushing it out to unbranded devices, which means those not locked to a specific network. For those on networks such as AT&T, Orange, O2 and various other networks around the world, the carriers each decide when the update will be pushed out.

The next big update is now being worked on. The update is called Mango, and will more than likely classed as Windows Phone 7.5. Twitter integration, IE9 and multi-tasking is expected to play a big part. We suspect that Nokia will be using Mango when it ships its first WP7 device late 2011.

 

Source from gadgetvenue

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HTC EVO 3D Announced

24 Mar


HTC has announced the HTC EVO 3D. The new EVO uses a glasses-free 3D effect to make images pop out of the screen. The 3D screen measures 4.3 inches and is in a QHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. It also uses capacitive touch.

The new smartphone uses a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. It has 1GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. The storage can be increased by microSD. These electronic gadgets have three cameras with a smaller front facing camera that can capture at 1.3 megapixels and two 5 megapixel cameras on the back. When capturing in 3D it captures at 2 megapixels, while in 2D it can capture at 5 megapixels.

The specs show that the EVO 3D has its fair share of sensors and includes a gyro, accelerometer, compass, proximity and ambient light sensor, each being used for various things such as sensing motion, to sensing when the phone is making a call to blank the screen.

For connectivity, it connects with 3G up to speeds of 14.4Mbps for download and 5.76Mbps for upload. Wireless is also included and allows the smartphone to connect up to 802.11b/g/n networks.

When launched, it will run the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Unfortunately, there’s no details on pricing or release dates just yet although we expect to see the new devices within the next few months at the latest.

 

Source from gadgetvenue

Sweet Winning DARPA Combat Vehicle Designs Shown Off

24 Mar


Last month we mentioned how DARPA and Local Motors were trying out a crowdsourcing model for producing a concept combat vehicle. Well, the entries have been vetted and voted on, and they’ve put them into a nice gallery for you. They’re pretty awesome — kind of like the stuff I used to draw in school, but… you know, better. Here are the top 3 cool gadgets for men (more at Local Motors):

 

Source from CrunchGear

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100

24 Mar


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 has been released in 31st May, 2006, which has an 8.1 mega pixel CCD camera with 3x optical zoom along with 2x Digital zoom and 15x zoom VGA resolution. These nice electronic gadgets have a real image optical view finder with 2.5 inch color LCD display. It can function in three different modes like automatic, program and manual modes.  Its built in flash is with five flash modes and intensity adjustment option. It has 64 MB internal memory and supports Sony Memory Stick Duo Slot. It is powered by Lithium Ion Battery and a charger and software for both Mac and Xp is included.

Motorola recognizes, investigates Atrix 4G voice quality issues

24 Mar


Experiencing voice quality woes with your otherwise delightful Atrix 4G tech gadgets? You aren’t alone, buster. In fact, the issue has become so prevalent and widespread that Motorola itself has taken notice, with one of its forum managers creating a sticky to confirm that the company is looking into things. As of now, there’s no clear indication of why the problem is emerging, but the positive news is that you aren’t actually losing your hearing — it’s a legitimate quandary, and if you’d care to help Motorola fix it, you can visit that source link to tell your story. Till then, we hear local phone providers are offering unbeatable deals on landline connections.

 

Source from Engadget

Single Lens Captures Images in 3D

24 Mar

Up until now, the only ways I knew that you could shoot images in 3D was either with a dual lens camera, with two cameras, or some sort of motion-control rig. But thanks to a new lens technology being developed, we could some day capture full 3-dimensional images with a single, complex lens assembly.

Researchers Lei Li and Allen Yi at Ohio State University have developed a stand-alone stationary lens capable of capturing 3D microscopic images. The custom acrylic glass lens was cut using a diamond blade, and looks sort of like a faceted gemstone when viewed up close. These asymmetrical facets each capture a part of an image from a different angle, and a computer program stitches them back together into 3D. It’s hard to tell from the image below, but what you’re looking at is the lens as it captures an image of a tiny drill bit imaged from multiple angles. Coolest gadgets!

At this point, the technology is only planned for use in computer vision applications like the manufacture of microscopic components, but it’s possible that someday the same lens could be created for more traditional photographic uses.

 

via PetaPixel]

Apple To Bring AirPlay To Televisions?

24 Mar


Currently, Apple’s AirPlay can be used to stream audio from Apple devices to AirPlay-enabled devices. However, according to Bloomberg’s sources, Apple may begin licensing AirPlay for video streaming in the near future, possibly this year. This would allow streaming movies and TV shows from devices like the iPhone and iPad to larger displays.  Such an unusual move could mean that Apple is concerned about its position in the video space.

This is an interesting concept because with Apple’s massive following, AirPlay on TVs electronic gadgets could obsolete the proprietary app stores that have been popping up on new TVs (Samsung, Vizio, etc.). Not only that, but it would also mean streaming boxes like Roku, Boxee, and even the Apple TV would no longer be necessarily the best platform for streaming digital content.

Does this mean the Apple-branded HDTV rumors were false? Were those rumors actually pertaining to an Apple-licensed HDTV?!

Source from AppleInsider

HTC Thunderbolt Reviews

24 Mar

The HTC Thunderbolt is a fabulous phone that is famed for its superb look and working capabilities. The first thing that we notice in this phone is, it’s not a GSM phone and works only in 2G and 3G networks. It has a dimension of 122 x 66 x 13 mm and it is only 164 grams in weight. Thunderbolt tech gadgets have an outstanding 4.3 inch TFT touch screen display. The phone runs on Android v2.2 operating system. This dazzling device features two cameras with the primary camera being an eight mega pixel camera with dual-LED flash and auto focus and the secondary camera is 1.3 mega pixels. HTC Thunderbolt is truly a wonderful phone.

Rolex Explorer 2 Watch For 2011

24 Mar

For 2011 Rolex offers a new Explorer 2 to follow up last year’s new Explorer. While the Explorer was bumped up to 39mm last year, the Explorer 2 is the Rolex sport watch with a modern size of 42mm in width. That is 2mm larger than the Sumbariner, and it likely wears better than the 43mm wide Submariner Deep Sea. Best gadgets for men!

 

Source from CrunchGear

Motorola Xoom vs. Apple iPad 2

24 Mar

The original iPad didn’t make it into many of CNET’s Prizefights in 2010 because, frankly, there wasn’t a whole lot of competition. But, oh, what a difference a year makes.

The Motorola Xoom was the darling of CES and Google’s first-draft pick to receive its Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. It was the first tablet to offer dual-core processing, and the first with Adobe Flash 10.2 support. If ever there were an iPad contender, the Xoom is it.

But the iPad is a moving target. Only a few weeks after the Xoom launched, Apple announced the iPad 2 electronic gadgets. Thinner, lighter, and more powerful than the original, the iPad 2 has proven itself a worthy successor.

Now the question is: which one should you choose? Speaking for themselves, our three CNET editors have put these two tablets through five rounds of criticism and evaluation, assigning a score to each device, round by round. In the end, only one tablet will reign victorious.