Latest Techno-Gadgets Released Just in Time for Christmas

06 Mar

Yes, it’s that time of year again. With summer almost over, we must look to the future and when we do, we are reminded that Christmas is only a few months away. Trust me though, manufacturers of cool electronics, gaming devices, phones etc. have been working Santa’s elves overtime for months in preparation for the upcoming holidays.

Let’s take a look at some of the extremely radical new gadgets, games and toys coming out for Christmas:

Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo ups the anti by adding a three-dimensional element to its popular game. Though it might seem like nothing more than a “gimmick” to some, the idea does work. They also added a slider so that the user is able to control the 3-D effect. You can experience all or none or any level in between while playing your favorite Nintendo DS games. For the future, Nintendo plans to offer the ability to view 3D movies on its 3.5 inch DS screen.

Apple iPhone 4
The most noticeable change in the iPhone 4 is the screen resolution. The screen size remains the same at 3.5 inches but now offers something Steve Jobs calls the “Retina Display”. At 960-by-640, this is said to be the highest resolution ever offered on a phone. The second big feature in the new iPhone 4 is the addition of a 3-axis gyroscope. This will lead to greater accuracy in tilt-controlled games and apps. Apple has zoomed past its competitors by increasing the power and efficiency of its video editing with iMovie, making this a Triple Play for Christmas.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab
The race to come up with a tablet that beats out the iPad has been going for a while. Every manufacturer is searching for a new slant on the popular iPad. Samsung is leading the pack with its GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab. This tablet computer offers most of the features of the iPad but is smaller with a 7 inch TFT-LCD screen. The Galaxy Tab is powered by a Cortex A8 1.0 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM. It includes a 3 MP camera and has a storage capacity of either 16 GB or 32 GB. It features Wi-Fi 802, Bluetooth and 3G support. This should be a popular gift for Christmas.

Phillips Keychain P44417S Digital Camera
Searching for some great Stocking Stuffer ideas? Look no further. This cool little digital camera is only $18 and will fit on a key chain, in a pocket or purse. It measures 2 inches wide by 1.5 inches wide and is only.7 inches thick. It only offers a 0.1 MP resolution, but does offer a frame movie mode and webcam capabilities. Sure, it’s a little “gimmicky” but certain to be a HIT as an awesome stocking stuffer this year.

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 120GB
The PlayStation remains high on the list of favorite game systems for gamers. PlayStation has discontinued production of its older system though, replacing it with the all-new, completely redesigned PlayStation 3 Slim with 120 GB of storage space. The new system is quieter and all games are played in high definition. It will double as a Blu-Ray and DVD player and includes built in Wi-Fi. Add to that a free online gaming service and a built in web browser and you’ve got a winner! The best part is that the price did not go up and will remain in the $300 range, making it an awesome Christmas deal for adult or child.

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For the Love of Techno Remix!

03 Feb

Most people are fond of techno remixes because they can shake up a well-known pop cultural icon or re-invent a popular piece of media or art. The idea behind remixing pre-existing content is one of complete freedom and unique power in the hands of the individual.

The 21st Century is about individual freedom. You can already see the crumbling Industrial Age around us. The proliferation of free media, the shakiness of personal privacy, the downfall of large corporations in favor of smaller “indie” competitors. This is just the beginning.

100 years from now, every single human being will have infinite and instant access to the thoughts and lives of all other human beings and all humans that have ever lived and been recorded in cultural memory. This means that the ability to remix reality and redefine culture will be a constantly shifting, ever-expanding realm of cultural freedom.

Techno as a form of electronic music emerged as a chief element of the techno-gadget revolution that now serves as the largest generation gap in recent memory. The new generation is completely free to dabble in anything electronic and frequently do. Facebook and Twitter keep people connected. Google and Wikipedia keep information free, abundant, and fluid. And electronic music allows anyone — regardless of aptitude for physical instruments– the freedom to experiment with and explore beats, rhythms, and melody.

What a wonderful world we live in! Media and ideas are reshuffled constantly to be presented to entirely new audiences and minds. Such freedom …

Hail the Techno Revolution!

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The Ultimate “James Bond” Gadget For Your Home Business

04 Jan

Do you need to take your files for your home business around with you but are concerned about losing the USB stick?

Well, this latest gadget, Swiss Flash USB Knife, was featured in our local paper and I must say it even got Wayne, my husband, excited. He is not a techno gadget sort of guy, so when he could see the value in this I decided I will have to get him one now.

I had to Google for more info and found information on the site, the page is titled “Okay, please stop drooling”. Very apt.

So what is it? Well, it has the usual Swiss Army Knife tools and gadgets, like a pair of scissors, nail file, key ring, even down to LED mini white light, a retractable ballpoint pen, a blade and of course a screwdriver. Now this model has a secure Pro USB stick. So what is so great about that?

This is where it gets interesting. The USB drive stick is available in 4GB, 2GB, and 1GB capacity. The flash drive is detachable, and requires no external power. It works with Windows, MAC and Linux. So what you say? Hold on – there more… The makers have made this secure by making the stick accessed only by fingerprint and thermal identification for added security. Any attempt to access your information without the proper ID will cause it to self-destruct with all the information being wiped out!

So if you want to carry secure files around with you this is definitely the way to go, plus you get the added bonus to feel like James Bond, knowing that if you lose it, no-one can access your files.

I am such a Pink Girl – so my next question is “Does it comes in pink?”

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Citizen Skyhawk Watches Review – Techno Gadget and Aviation Tool From Citizen Watches

02 Dec

When it comes to new gadgets, the Pilots can easily be picked as top most gadget lovers. Whether the gadgets are in their cockpit or on their wrist, they just love to try and experiment with them. To attract the aviation experts and create a niche in that market, Citizen Watches had introduced their citizen Skyhawk series. Citizen skyhawk watches are not only cool and trendy in looks, but also a great tool while on the move either in flight or on the road. These citizen skyhawk watches also give you something to show off to your friends and colleagues.

The Citizen skyhawk watches are a step forward in the Citizen Eco-Drive movement. The Citizen Eco-Drive watches are the solar watches, generating power from the source of the light. So even when you are on the move or sitting at office or in the luxury of home, the titanium lithium battery in your watch gets charged via a special solar cell underneath your dial keeping the hands ticking.

The Citizen skyhawk watches are tough, strong, functional, and beautiful. These watches are atomic time keeping watches that means if you are in the reach of radio frequencies, you don’t need to worry about adjusting the time. The time in these watches is synchronized on a scheduled basis with the time towers in America, Europe and Japan via radio frequencies.

The latest models in the Citizen skyhawk series are the third generation models in the Citizen eco-drive line up. These models provide major advancements as compared to the earlier models. The latest models are also said to be water resistant up to 600-700 feet, which is pretty good. Besides this, Citizen skyhawk watches are equipped with functionalities such as two alarms, LCD Backlight, perpetual calendar, 24 hours chronograph, 99 minute count down timer, and pre programmed world time for 43 major cities around the world.

The watch also has a Slide rule bezel, which is an attempt to replicate and include the functionality of the very admired E6B flight computer. This bezel in the Citizen skyhawk line up, lets you to do quick simple flight calculations for distance traveled so far, what is the fuel consumption, what is the ground speed, etc. Fantastic tool or rather a simple wrist flight computer, isn’t it?

The watch is easy to set and doesn’t have so many complicated instruction sets. It also comes with a very useful manual, which provides very detailed instructions as how to set and use the watch. The manual is also accompanied with an awesome CD containing useful presentations and interactive guides.

While the Citizen skyhawk name suggests that these watches are only for Pilots or flight crewmembers with features specially designed for the sky, The watch also is a useful tool for day-to- day use and for the ones who needs to do frequent travel between different time zones. You will be pleasantly satisfied with the quality and functionality of these watches.

The Citizen skyhawk range of watches are available from $300 to $600 at majority of the retail stores.

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