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Archive for May, 2012

Harry Potter for Kinect — Lets You Kill “You-Know-Who” with Motions

I don’t play video games as much as you do. I play Angry Birds on my iPhone and Facebook in my leisure times, but that’s all. You know, I have tried to play games more seriously in the last three months. I built my custom PC with high-end component such as Intel Core i7 processor, a 16GB RAM, NVIDA GT440 graphic display card, and a 21-inch LED display. And you know what, my computer crashes whenever I run high resource games such as Need for Speed and Dolphin emulator to play Super Mario Galaxy. I’m not sure yet when I’ll fix the problem, I think I need a dedicated game console to make it simpler and more reliable.

I don’t know what your favorite games, but my favorite game is the Mario series, that’s why I installed Dolphin emulator on my PC. I don’t like to play complicated game, that’s not my type. But if I have a chance, what I want to play next time is the upcoming Harry Potter for Kinect. You know why? I love the Harry Potter movie series and it’s one of my favorite series indeed. I think it will be the perfect time to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in a new way with Kinect sensation that lets gamers wave a wand like Harry Potter.

As one of Xbox 360 games developed exclusively for Kinect, this game allows players to join Harry Potter and his Hogwarts friend to confront Lord Voldemort (upsss… He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) and save the wizarding world using physical maneuvers and by calling out spell names, thanks to Kinect’s hands-free and voice recognition capabilities.

Monster Diamond Tears — When Headphones Become Fashion Accessories

Three new headphones were introduced by Monster at this year’s Monaco Grand Prix. The headphones include Inspiration™, Diamond Tears™, and VEKTR™ which were on show at the MC Bay Hotel during the company’s press conference last week. I was impressed with the design and style, especially the Diamond Tears.

You can find various unique headphones in this site including the SB2 Sportsband, BOSE OE2 or the Daft Punk Edition TRON which is also made by Monster, but these new art works are different. The Inspiration™ is mentioned as the first-ever Monster over-ear noise-cancelling headphones. Ideal for traveller, the headphones feature interchangeable headbands in a variety of different colors, textures and materials, it’s very very fashionable.

DDR4 to Revolutionise Computer Memory Technology

A significant boost in memory performance and capacity is what all hardware or software user would look for whenever an update is released. The launch of DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) RAM is reported to enhance the performance of tablet, server, consumer devices and data centres. We can hence look forward to a major revolution happening in all including mobile devices. The following article talks exactly about this in brief.

DDR4 memory
Though both Micron and Samsung have announced about the development of DDR4 memory, Samsung was the first to declare in January 2011 about the development of 4 Gb DDR4 DRAM module and also had started shipping their 2 Gb DDR4 DRAM module by the end of 2010.

Micron announced earlier this month (May 2012) about the release of DDR4 memory product. This 4gigabit x8 DDR4 memory is said to be developed along with Nanya, a Taiwanese partner. It has also announced that higher versions such as x16 and x32 DDR4 memory will be built in the future.

Useful Personal Finance Apps For The iPad

The Apple iPad is popular not just because of its cutting-edge hardware, but also because of the wealth of excellent third-party applications that can be downloaded in order to extend its functionality.

You can use the iPad’s web browser to compare credit cards at MoneySupermarket update your Facebook status and stream video, but it is within dedicated apps that the best features can be experienced.

If you are finding it tough to keep on top of your personal finances, you might find the following collection of applications useful because each is designed to help you tackle this area of your life in a different way.

Kid Icarus Infographic

Nintendo infographic - Kid Icarus Uprising

Courtesy of Nintendo. Kid Icarus: Uprising is available on the Nintendo 3DS

Sony NEX-F3 Compact System Camera — Mirrorless Refreshed!

NEX-F3 compact system camera from Sony

How do you capture you favorite moments in daily life? Most of us use the built-in camera on mobile phone, that’s why iPhone now is the most popular camera on Simplicity is one of the most important dogmas in modern lifestyle. Such statement also works in the digital camera world. With similar image-quality output, the more simple the camera, the more it will be adopted by users.

I’m a D-SLR user, I’m a professional wannabe, and photography has been my new hobby for more than 2 years now. If you wonder what camera I use, the answer is Nikon D7000. Using an APS-C sensor, my camera is one of Nikon’s ‘not too old’ generation cameras along with D5100 and D3100. I know the latest generation of Nikon cameras are D4, D800 and the entry level D3200 which are powered by Expeed 3 image-processing engine. I’m happy with my camera, but one thing that’s bother me is the size and weight. Sometime it’s just too heavy for traveling, the fact says so! No question about that!

Pay Monthly Contracts vs Pay as You Go

When it comes to picking a perfect phone deal, you could go either way; pay monthly contracts or pay as you go. There are advantages and disadvantages to both sides.

Pay as you go is great if you hate the thought of being tied down to a 12 month, 18 month or 24 month contract. The amount you choose to top up can be however much you like, which brings the advantage of controlling your phone usage. You will never get a bill so this is one less thing to worry about at the end of the month. There is no credit check either with pay as you go. If you’re happy with a simple handset, or the current one you already have then simply pop the SIM straight in and it’s ready to use.

If you realise you are using the phone on a regular basis there can be disadvantages. Continuous top-ups can be troublesome and expensive. You will also pay a more for calls using a pay as you go mobile. Another problem with top-ups is you may find yourself in the middle of an important phone call and then suddenly run out of credit. When it comes to better deals you will need to look at contract phones.

With pay monthly contracts there is a wider range of handsets to choose from, so if you are interested in the newest phone then a monthly contract may be a cheaper way of getting your hands on it. You’ll get a lot more call time and text messages from too, as different deals that can provide unlimited minutes, data and messaging, Modern handsets now have Internet facilities, so data allowance is often provided in contract deals, this can range from 100mb to unlimited data usage.

Prices for contracts vary with the length of time you choose to take one out. Some networks offer to lower the price of your contract after the first 6 months or year, but this also means your minutes, messaging or data allowance are likely to decrease. The disadvantages are that you’ll be tied down to a monthly contract for up to a year or two, depending on the contract length you pick. If you go over your set minutes, messaging or data allowance the bill can be high in addition to what you already have to pay each month. If you experience poor customer service or coverage you may want to switch providers, but often you can’t do this without paying a large cancellation fee.

It is a smart idea to take all this in to account in order to make the right choice. Always go with the mobile phone deals that would benefit you the best.

Android-powered Walkman Z or Galaxy Player?

Android-powered Walkman Z Series

It’s not the perfect time to show you the Android-powered Walkman Z Series. Available since February this year, this Walkman Z is mentioned as the first-ever Sony’s Walkman powered by Android. Running Android 2.3, it comes with an integrated S-Master MX digital amplifier technology by Sony and is configured with 4.3 in Touch-Panel LCD with 480 x 800 resolution.

Offered in three different models — 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB, the Walkman Z is powered by 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor which’s comparable with smartphone. Amazon sells the 8GB model for $249 which is still more expensive than the top-end Galaxy Player 4.2.