The Global Positioning System aka GPS is the only fully functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). It enables a GPS receiver to determine its location, speed/direction, and time. Now Mobile phone maker Samsung said on Tuesday it would launch its first-ever phone incorporating a Global Positioning System (GPS). The phone -- called the i550 -- will use the operating software of Britain's Symbian and be available in Europe from November this year.
Nikon is a Japanese company and famous for cameras, binoculars, microscopes, measurement instruments etc. Now there is a Nikon Digital Learning Center which provides practical photography tips, demonstrations from Nikon professionals and industry experts, as well as other useful information as it relates to capturing the shot you really want.
Several of Nikon’s sponsored professional photography experts, including Rosanne Pennella and Cliff Mautner, as well as Nikon School instructors Reed Hoffman and Bill Durrence, will be dropping by this group (when not globetrotting on assignment) to post images, and provide tips and commentary ranging in topic from aperture, shutter speed, and composition -- to specific genres like photojournalism, landscapes, and portraits.
Wow! this is a good news for all, if you like to learn photography from experts. Although I don't have Nikon camera, I can still use the tips for my HP digital camera.
Flickr's Nikon Digital Photography Learning Center
=> Visit Nikon Digital Learning Center online.
The (in)famous Maddox an American author and magazine columnist, wrote an interesting and real review of the Apple iPhone. I think it is a non-biased review:
No, I'm not going to get an iPhone, quit emailing me about it. I'm not getting one because I already have a phone that's better: it's called the Nokia E70, it's the pinnacle of human achievement, and I love it more than my family.
We use mobile phone everyday. I own a blackberry and a Nokia phone. In the 90s the cellphone was a luxury item. I thought it would be an interesting idea to dig out a little history about mobile phone.
- Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola is considered to be the inventor of the first practical mobile phone. On April 3, 1973, Martin placed a call to rival Joel Engel, head of research at AT&T's Bell Labs, while walking the streets of New York City talking on the first Motorola DynaTAC prototype.
- In 1940s Motorola developed a backpacked two-way radio, the Walkie-Talkie and a large hand-held two-way radio for the US military. The same technology developed further and produced the mobile phone that we know today.
- In 1946 USSR (Russia) successfully tested their version of a radio mobile phone mounted inside a car.
- The modern handheld cell phone era began in 1973 when Motorola invented the first cellular portable telephone to be commercialised, known as Motorola DynaTAC 8000X.
- On October 13, 1983, the pilot commercial cellular system of Illinois Bell begins operating in Chicago. The second pilot system run by ARTS in partnership with Motorola begins operation in Baltimore/Washington on December 16, 1983.
- By 1984, Washington, DC has two competing cellular providers,
- By 1988, many cellular systems (particularly New York and Los Angeles) are already becoming overloaded as the promise of nearly infinite expansion of capacity from cell splitting turns out to be more costly and difficult than foreseen.
- The Motorola StarTac was the first phone in the world with Vibrating alert function. It was unveiled in North America on January 3, 1996. StarTACs remained popular until the early 2000s.
- The Sharp J-SH04 was the industry's first mobile phone to feature an integrated 110,000-pixel CMOS image sensor for taking digital photos (camera mobile phone).
- By 2003 or 2004 Blackberry begun to take the market by storm. The phone were optimized for wireless email communication. GPRS could provide data rates from 56 kbit/s up to 114 kbit/s. It can be used for services such as Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) access, Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), and for Internet communication services such as email and World Wide Web access.
- On January 9, 2007 Apple unveiled the iPhone to the public.
WHERE WERE MOBILE PHONES FIRST USED?
=> United States of America (USA)
These days we use second generation (2G) GSM / CDMA / TDMA mobile networks and phones. Many service providers now looking to create a third generation (3G) mobile network. The most significant feature offered by third generation mobile technologies is the capacity to support greater numbers of voice and data customers but as usual it is quite expensive to roll out. Now, a 4G system is expected to provide a comprehensive and secure all-IP based solution where facilities such as IP telephony, ultra-broadband Internet access, gaming services, and streamed multimedia may be provided to users.
Nintendo Wii is fine game console system. You can find out current DNS server IP address or change them using following method:
- Make sure your Wii is connected to the Internet.
- Select Wii Options.
- Select Wii Settings.
- Now click the right arrow once to view the Internet option > Click Internet
- Select Connection Settings.
- Now select the connection profile you are currently using.
- Select Change settings
- Select Auto-Obtain DNS settings i.e. click the right arrow three times until you see Auto-Obtain DNS settings.
- Click No, then Advanced Settings.
- Now click on Primary DNS and Secondary DNS fields and type in your ISP DNS server IP addresses.
- Select confirm > Click on Save and Finally click on OK to start the connection test.
- Next perform a Wii system update.
- And you are done!
lunapark6 has published a detailed and nice review of Sony VAIO Premium Series VGN-UX390N Micro PC.
From the article:
This little beast packs the power of a full blown Microsoft Windows Vista computer into a form factor of only 5.91”(W) x 3.74”(H) x 1.27-1.50”(D). When you first look at the palm sized portable device you may guess it to be a souped up version of the Sony PSP, but if you take a closer look at the $ 2,449.99 sticker price, you will probably guess it does a whole lot more. And that it does.
The amount of features packed into the UX390N is impressive in its own right.
I want one :D
You can use software based encryption under Windows or Linux/UNIX computer. This is useful if you lost your hard disk or entire laptop is stolen.
Seagate debuts the world's most secure laptop drive called Momentus 5400 FDE.2 drive with native 128-bit AES encryption. The main benefit is you will save CPU power / cycle as drive use firmware based encryption at the laptop drive level.
This is a standard ATA drive that's encrypting all the time. It acts like a regular drive, you wouldn't know the difference.
The Momentus is a serial ATA drive that spins at 5,400 rpm, has a 1.5Gbit/sec throughput and comes with pre-boot authentication and a secure data erasure feature, which overwrites data several times to allow repurposing of the drive. The drive comes in 80GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities. The encryption feature will add about 25% more to the cost of standard Seagate SATA drives and will retail anywhere $130 to $175 for an 80GB drive
It is not available in India. But it is launched in Japan. Japanese gamer Teruma Naito from Oda City was one of the lucky few to bag a PlayStation 3. Here he gives his impressions of launch day and his early experience with the console:
The news footage of more than 1,000 people lined up outside the first shop to sell the PS3 in Tokyo was phenomenal.
I have never seen anything like that before in Japan. Such was the competition that apparently people were going to the length of paying homeless people up to 10,000 yen (£45) to line up on their behalf
The PS3s internet capabilities are impressive. By using the analogue sticks to move the mouse pointer, I was pretty much able to do everything from view videos on YouTube, download photos and videos attached to my e-mails and even do on-line banking and complete a money transfer.
Blackberry one of the hottest gadget used by corporate. A booby-trapped game of noughts and crosses has been used to show how a Blackberry can be hijacked to steal confidential data
According to BBC news, "Created by a security researcher the game contains malicious code that turns the popular mobile e-mail device into a backdoor into corporate networks."
That is why you should never-ever install any games or other fancy stuff such as screen savers. Only way to prevent such a nasty stuff is to educate yourself. :)