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When parents and technology mix, it’s often with hilarious consquences. But if you’re looking to buy a thoughtful and useful gift for your mum that she’ll actually appreciate, it can often be hard to find something that’s just right. Whether your mum is sporty or stylish, super tech-savvy or barely knows how to answer her smart phone, here are our top gadget gift ideas for mums. All of them are available now at your favourite online tech stores like ThinkGeek, The Good Guys and Apple.
Sporty mums will appreciate anything that helps them keep fit and active, and that complements their sporty lifestyle perfectly. Aim for gifts like a trendy new watch she can wear running, a new MP3 player for her to take to the gym, or a super slick new set of headphones for running. We like the Garmin Forerunner 10, which is a GPS running watch that’s super easy to use. It lets you start your run with the press of just one button, and automatically tracks how far and how fast you’ve gone. There’s even a free online community – Garmin Connect – where users can upload their run data, see it on a map, keep track of their personal records, and share them with friends.
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A few weeks ago my iPad was dropped (one and a half meters from the ground) and left its top-right corner dented. Fortunately the device still works fine without any malfunction, I’m very happy with that eventhough I got a little trauma with the incident. I don’t want this tragedy hit me once again, but if the bad luck force to happen, I don’t want the next incident will break my iPad. And what I need to do now is find durable iPad cases to protect my lovely device from such drop, shock, or other damage. And finally I found this cool cases, the Gumdrop Drop Tech iPad 3 Case.
Available since April 16, 2013, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC allows up to four people to use it simultaneously, interacting with content and playing games with joysticks, strikers and e-dice. Powered by Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphics, this all-in-one 27-inch desktop also includes the Lenovo Eye Distancing System and a built-in battery and WiFi. Running Windows 8 OS, the Horizon does support 10-finger touch. Starting price: $1,699.
Mentioned as the world’s first smartphone built to feature Facebook Home, the new HTC First enables users to keep updated on their friends’ latest updates right on the home screen. As stated by Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Home is a completely new experience by bringing News Feed to the surface without having to open an app or access a mobile website. It looks like the common RSS reader, right?
With a 1.2GHz quad core processor, Samsung’s new GALAXY win features dual SIM support, a 4.7 inches display, and runs on Android Jelly Bean. Still looking to the powerhouse, this large yet compact smartphone is also configured with 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 2,000mAh battery. With such high-end specs, users can play any apps or games with vivid color and resolution without a doubt.
The new briefcase-size Getac X500 Server is designed for mobile command centers. This rugged mobile server allows quick deployment and can be easily transported into emergency, disaster and temporary environments. If you’re a network adminstrator, I know what you’re thinking. Powered by an Intel Core i7-820QM 1.73 GHz quad core processor with 16GB of RAM, the X500 also adds a RAID expansion chassis, complete with RAID controller board and up to five shock-protected storage drives.
Many years ago, when a cellphone was an exclusive thing only for the rich, the device was large, thick, and heavy. But now when it becomes smartphone, the device is slim and light. We have the same story in the world of digital camera. Today, we have a smaller type of interchangeable lens APS-C camera, thank to the latest invention known as mirrorless camera. And from this super-compact category, the easy to use NEX-3N E-mount camera with built-in flash was born in Sony’s factory.
The evolution of the digital games and entertainment industry over the last three decades has been incredibly rapid. There is now a Digital Games Museum in San Francisco, commemorating and collecting some of the much-loved games of the 1980s and 90s (Mega Man 2 anyone?!), alongside the latest incredibly realistic game offerings. It’s quite startling how things have developed.
Nowhere is this digital evolution more evident than in the world of the virtual casino, where designers are constantly challenged to create faster, more navigable and more realistic simulations to recreate the real casino environment. Players too have become more discerning in what they expect from a virtual casino, whether they are playing for real money or taking part in one of the many free games on offer.
Live casinos are the latest online gaming sensation, with live games available to gamers 24/7 on smart phones, tablets as well as on their PC. Exploring an established real live gaming site such as Supercasino, reviewed on roulette.co.uk, gives an idea of the level of choice available; from live TV games to presenter-free games streamed live online.
Jeff Karp of GSN Digital (a branch of the Game Show Network that’s become a leader in social casino games) described in a recent interview how GSN are working on reinventing virtual casino games to keep players engaged, and that means inventing new storylines, narratives and mini-games. With well over 2,000 online casinos competing for players, the pressure is on to keep loyalty by offering new versions of the most popular slots and casino games. Whether hyper realism is the key to sustaining this engagement remains to be seen, but with many popular games now based on popular TV shows, classic myths and fairytales, the secret could be getting the balance right between realism and fantasy.