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Archive for October, 2011

Lenovo C325 All-In-One Desktop

Lenovo C325 All-In-One Desktop

Available with starting price at $699, Lenovo C325 All-In-One desktop allows users to watch DVDs using the AIOs’ DVD player/optional burner or stream movies through the WiFi connection. Starting with a large 20-inch LED-backlit display, Lenovo loaded the C325 AIO with IdeaTouch, a package of touch-optimized multimedia applications that allows consumers to easily tap and flick through photos, music and more. Powered with AMD E450 processors, the AIO also includes high-speed memory, optional USB 3.0 port, large storage and expansion capabilities, and Lenovo’s Rescue System which helps to combat data mishaps by restoring lost or corrupt data files.

10 Best Mobile Apps For 2011

Are you a smartphone junkie? Do you spend hours going through the App Store or Android Marketplace? Apps can make your life a lot easier and give you a service that had to be performed on a computer just a couple of months ago. How would you like to post new messages to Facebook or search for the greatest company that caters magnificent deals with auto loans while you’re waiting for a flight? Does the thought of having access to thousands of songs send a shiver down your back? If so, you need these 10 apps!

1) Facebook V3

The social networking giant has expanded its platform into the mobile applications field by providing the Facebook app. This app allows users to upload pictures, chat, and add friends from their mobile phone. The best part is that version 3 has worked all of its kinks out. This app is offered for free on the iOS and Android platforms.

2) Runkeeper

Runkeeper is an app specifically designed with the runner in mind. The app was developed by Nike to allow users statistics of their runs. This is offered as a free app and gives users a play by play through the iPhone’s onboard GPS system. You can even upload your stats to your computer to share them with friends or see how many calories you burned.

3) Stanza

Stanza was designed with the bookworm in mind. Although Amazon’s Kindle has made its own impact, Stanza is cornering another market: the mobile reader. Whether you are heading to the gym or you have a five hour flight coming up, you can read your favorite author’s latest release on your phone without having to carry a Kindle with you.

New Impression 7 Tablet from Leader International

Impression 7 tablet from Leader International

Leader International‘s new Impression 7 tablet is scheduled to be available in early November at an MSRP of $179.00, just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season. The I7 features a 1Ghz processor and 512MB RAM, Android 2.2 with Adobe Flash 10.1, and a seven-inch resistive TFT display that delivers brilliant color in 800×480 resolution. Other highlights: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), 4GB built-in flash memory, G-sensor, two USB 2.0 slots (including one full-size and one mini port), micro SD card slot (up to 16GB), 0.3MP camera and stereo output. Each unit also comes with a handsome synthetic leather portfolio case.

Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook — You don’t have to be Rich to be Thin

Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook

Acer’ first Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3-951, is now available in North American for $899 (MSRP). This Ultrabook powers on instantly, connects to the Web in seconds and provides up to 50 days of stand-by time, or 6 hours of continuous usage. Measuring just half-an-inch at its thinnest and weighing a mere 2.983 pounds, it’s as easy to carry as a magazine or file folder. Its overall dimensions are 12.59 inches by 8.52-inches by .51 to.68-inches. As slim and easy to carry as a magazine, it still includes an Intel Core i5 Processor, 20GB solid state drive, Intel® HD Graphics 3000, 320GB hard drive, 4GB of memory, and essential USB and HDMI ports.

Bravo 4051 Disc Publisher with 50-Disc Capacity

Bravo 4051 Disc Publisher - 50 Disc Capacity

Primera Technology announced its Bravo 4051 Disc Publisher. Coming with a 50-disc capacity, the Bravo 4051 Disc Publisher prints full-color, 100% coverage discs in just 6 seconds each. Other highlights: Individual CMYK ink cartridges; One high-speed Sony Optiarc™ CD/DVD drive; 4800 dpi print quality; 300% faster robotics than previous models; Interior blue LED lighting with job status feedback; Seventh-generation disc picking mechanism; Compatible with Windows and Mac; and Optional Blu-ray Disc recordable drive with eSATA interface.


GALAXY Nexus, Finally!

Samsung Google GALAXY Nexus - Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung and Google, announced GALAXY Nexus, featuring a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz dual core processor. Mentioned as the world’s first smartphone running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, GALAXY Nexus features software navigation buttons and a redesigned camera which introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag, and effects like silly faces and background replacement.

Jabra STREET2 Bluetooth Pendant — Technology Meets Fashion

Jabra STREET2 Bluetooth Pendant --- Technology Meets Fashion

Jabra wish to apprise of an absolutely new and fashionable technology product – the Bluetooth pendant. Wear it around your neck, enjoy music and yet never miss a call ! Please find the press release and pictures for the same attached and enclosed below for your kind perusal and use. It is a lifestyle offering and we do hope that it shall find a place in your publication.

How Apple & Facebook will transform the Greeting Card Industry

It was just a few short years ago that I remember sitting in the office of Sequoia Capital with my business partner, pitching Michael Moritz about our new crowd-sourced online greeting card business. By that time I’d had my fair share of visits to Sand Hill Road and had witnessed reactions from VCs ranging from unbridled enthusiasm to polite boredom. But I had not, to my knowledge, ever given a VC a headache until that day, when our pitch left Mr. Moritz rubbing his head in muted agony.

Full Circle! Right in time for the 2011 Holiday Season, perhaps Greeting Cards are finally having their day in the Silicon Valley spotlight. Apple’s recent announcement about its new Cards app for iOS5 has stimulated much discussion about an industry that has been rather resistant to digitization over the past ten years. According to the GCA (Greeting Card Association), today approximately 97% percent of all greeting cards purchased in the US are still purchased in stores – the old fashion way. Many incumbent players in the greeting card space must be feeling somewhat anxious due to Apple’s new found presence in their industry.

Today, in spite of the social nature of greeting cards, very few paper greeting card companies fully leverage the web, social networks, or mobile devices, so the industry is ripe for major change. Whether or not Apple ends up revolutionizing the greeting card industry, I believe its entrance into this market is a pivotal event that will quickly lead to tremendous growth, mainly because millions of consumers will finally be made aware that going to the store to buy their cards is not the only option, and quite often not the best option.