Category Archives: Gadget News

iTechFreak presents you latest gadget news which includes mobile phones reviews, Laptop reviews and other gadgets

How to get root Access on Kindle fire?

Amazon has launched Android-powered Kindle Fire e-reader or tablet which is very useful for eagerly awaiting Android enthusiasts. We have recently got a trick through which you can get the root access of the Kindle fire.

root kindle fire

What is the benefit?

Getting root access means you are in the complete control of the device, you can install anything you want. So just follow these simple steps and get the root access.

Note: Do this only if you know what you are doing, or else you will mess up your Kindle fire.
To root kindle fire you have to install a custom Android ROM that can make use of your full featured tablet of Kindle Fire and never forget to use root privileges for added features to access your system guts. For its performance you may need Android SDK and an important root app, Super One Click.

root kindle fire

Gudie to root Kindle Fire.

  1. Switch on your kindle fire and click the top bar that is near the battery and Wi-Fi icons, then press little more and you can choose from the drop down menu. Fo to device and click the allow installation of applications to turn on.
  2. Turn on your computer and install Android SDK. Make sure you have java installed on your computer, or else install Java 7 JDK. You can download the Android SDK from Android Developer website. Install the latest version only.
  3. You can simply open the installer_r15-windows and install the Android SDK.  Then open the installer_r15-windows.exe and follow the simple instructions. And when you have installed the Android SDK, the SDK Manager app will open up automatically with software packages list which you download and install them, but you should also make sure whether the Google USB Driver package that are listed under the Extras are  properly checked or  not. As you will require this file to communicate while you root kindle fire. Click on OK when the SDK manager finished downloading the installation.

    root kindle fire

  4. As you have installed the SDK, you have to modify it. Open your Windows User account folder (C:\users\Your_name) and find a new directory named “.android”. Now find a file adb_usb.ini. open it in Notepad, add at the bottom of the document a new line about the document, then type 0x1949, save and close it.
  5. Now go to the directory where you have installed Android SDK and navigate to the \extra\google\usb_driver\directory. Now find the file android_winusb.inf and open it in notepad. Find the sections
    [Google.NTx86] and [GoogleNTamd64] in the document and paste the following code:

    ;Kindle Fire
    %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
    %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006&MI_01

    Now save the file and exit and if windows ask permission to replace android_winusb-inf, allow it.

  6. Now plug your Kindle into PC. You may need micro-USB cable. Windows attempts to install the driver automatically and can be mounted in a normal storage device.
  7. You can open Android SDK to check whether it recognizes the kindle. Now open Command Prompt in Windows (Start Menu, All Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt) or Press Window + R and type cmd. Find the way wherever you want to install the Android SDK. Don’t worry if you have forgotten your DOS commands; just open the Command Prompt and type cd followed by file path to the directory of platform tools. Now type
    adb kill-server
    Press enter and type adb devices and enter. By this you can make out that it has recognized kindle. You can also go to control panel and scroll down to device manager to find the kindle fire listed.

  8. Just download SuperOne Click and install apps, open the SuperOneClick and click Root. Rest of the work is done for you in a few minutes by SuperOneClick and you can click on the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject the Media icon, now eject the Kindle and unplug it, and you are done with rooting.

Enjoy!! Let us know in case of any issue.

Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station Review

Overview

Here is the all new Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station, a fully featured, robust and a compact network Storage device. Although it doesn’t include storage drives it’s a perfect network storage solution when you want to connect multiple users to the network and share data stored on external drives.

image of iconnect wireless data station

Specifications

Features Description

1. Device Type Wireless device server
2. Dimensions 1.1in*5.2in*6.3in 9.5 oz
3. Processors Installed 1*Marvell 6281 1 GHz
4. RAM Installed (Max) 256 MB
5. Network Connectivity Technology Wireless
6. Cables/ Media Type Supported Ethernet 1000Base-T cable
7. Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Fast Ethernet
8. Network Protocol Bonjour, DHCP, SMB
9. Features BitTorrent client, Print server, UPnP Media server, DHCP support
10. Interfaces 4* Hi-Speed USB- 4 pin USB Type A, 1* Network –Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-T -RJ-45
11. Power Device External
12. Software Included Trend Micro Internet Security, EMC Retrospect Express, Iomega QuickProtect
13. System Requirement Windows XP/Vista/7- RAM 256 MB, MacOS X 10.4 or later
14. Service and Warranty 3 years warranty

Features

The Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station is the most compact of all the NAS devices available, yet a fully features and flexible device. The device doesn’t include any storage drives, although it allows up to four external hard drives to be connected to the network to share data via the versatile USB ports.

Aesthetically its very compact measures only 1.1 inches thick by 6.3 inches wide by 5.2 inches long and weighs less than 10 ounces. It’s more like a compact expandable hard disk than it is a NAS device. It has 4 USB 2.0 ports three on the front and one on the back. So as you connect drives on to the network you would find a number of wires, which is too disturbing.

Apart from USB on the back, it has a Gigabit Ethernet port allowing you to connect the server to the local network. You can also hook it up to any wireless network using its in-built Wireless N adapter. However the network port offers good speeds compared to the wireless connectivity. You can plug in and share the contents of your hard drives with ease although the throughput might be hindered due to the USB 2.0.

Setting up the device is a cakewalk. Each external hard disk connected will show up on the network-shared folder. The “Security” feature can be customized via the Web server interface. However the access restriction can be done only for the entire hard disk and not individual folders.

Some of the handy and wonderful features this compact device supports are as follows. The Remote Access feature gives the device excellent management capabilities. The in-built BitTorrent client supports automatic download features downloading data at very high speeds. Although the device does not support automatic downloads from Rapidshare or any other similar websites. The ubiquitous features available are Windows and Apple file sharing support. Media Streaming with the support of standards including UPnP, DLNA, and iTunes.

Cost

The iConnect wireless data station costs around $100 USD.

Review

The Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station is very compact, portable and a flexible device, supporting variety of features like BitTorrent client, Media Streaming and lots more. But when coming to performance of the USB 2.0 over the Gigabit port its way slower than the other NAS devices. On connecting a few hard disk to the server via the USB ports reported a disappointingly slow Write and Read speeds of about 84.7 Mbps and 217.5 Mbps respectively. On switching the Gigabit port to Wireless connection it showed much slower rates of 29.9 Mbps and 27.9 Mbps. But its worth for the cost and its design shadows the low transfer speeds.

We hope you liked Iomage iConnect Wireless Data Station Review. Keep Browsing iTechFreak for more gadget news

Acer Aspire EasyStore H340-UA230N NAS server

Overview

The Acer Aspire EasyStore H340 is an inclusion to the large stock of NAS servers available in the market. Unlike certain NAS servers the all-new Acer Aspire is visually appealing beguiling the consumers to try it out. But you can never undermine its performance. It packs a couple of cool features making it a competitor to the other NAS servers.
acer aspire easy store h340 image

Features                   Description

1. Type                                 Server
2. Recommended Use      Small business, Home use
3. Hot-Swap                      Bays 4
4. Dimensions                   7.9in*7.1in*8.3in        11.2 lbs
5. Processor Type             Intel Atom 230/ 1.6 GHz
6. Mainboard Chipset     Intel 945GC Express
7. Data bus speed             533 MHz
8. Cache Memory Type   L2 cache
9. Cache size                      512 KB
10. RAM size                     2 GB (max)
11. RAM technology        DDR2 SDRAM
12. Memory speed           800 MHz
13. Flash Memory            256 MB
14. Storage                        1* 1TB- Hot swap- Serial ATA-300
15. Graphics Processor   Integrated Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
16. Data Link Protocol    Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
17. Interfaces                    5* Hi-Speed USB -4pin USB Type A(1 in front),
1*Network –                     Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/ 1000Base-T- RJ-45,
1*Storage-                         eSATA-7 pin external Serial ATA
18. OS provided               Microsoft Windows Home Server
19. Service and Warranty   1 year limited

Features

The Acer Aspire EasyStore H340 is one of the affordable NAS server available in the market. Its worth the money for the amount of storage you get. It houses an Intel Atom processor provided with no extra features other than the Windows Home Server 2003, which is suffice for most home applications.

The Acer Aspire EasyStore is a Windows based computer running a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom 230 processor, supported with 2 gigs of RAM. It’s a pretty decent configuration for a portable laptop. This means that another computer through its Windows Home Server console can control it. It is designed to be friendly to the Windows users.

The Acer Aspire is aesthetically pleasing, more like a cube with blue indicator lights on the front. It has 4 easy accessible hard drive bays. Each bay is provided with a removable tray that can house SATA hard drives. The server is included with a 2 TB hard drive preloaded with the operating system. You can expand your storage by adding drives to your bays, or connect your external hard drives to the server ports.

Moving to the interfaces, it has one eSATA port and four USB 2.0 ports on the back. Although these ports are exclusively for external hard drives. The NAS server doesn’t provide support a USB camera or Printer. This is really disappointing.

Setting up the Acer Aspire is as easy as installing its included software. The Acer Aspire only supports standard features of all Windows based Home Servers. Managing the user account is similar to any Windows machine and you can share data by creating a shared folder. Mac users can find these folders in their Finder. But The Acer Aspire does not support Time Machine. Despite the fact that is has 4 expansion bays for storage it does not support RAID configurations. The NAS accepts hard drive in two modes- extension and backup. It provides wonderful easy backup solutions, but it doesn’t allow backing up one pc and restoring another at the same time.

Cost

The Acer Aspire EasyStore is available for $500 with 2 TB internal storage and $400 with 1 TB storage.

Review

The Enticing Acer Aspire is a conspicuous solution for Home Network storage. Its Intel Atom processor evidently provides fast throughputs. Expanding your hard drive is quite easy and simple with the help of the bays and USB ports. As per the performance tests while copying gigabytes of data, it reported 303.4 Mbps and ran quietly. It’s shame that is doesn’t provide any other features except the Windows server supports. Its worth the cost for the storage and the processor it combines.

D-Link 2-Bay Network Storage Server Review

Overview

With proliferating competition between Storage devices manufacturers, and increasing demands of consumers for Network storage devices with greater capacities, here we have an all new D-Link 2-Bay NAS server
 image of d-link 2-bay network attached storage

Specifications

Features                  Description

1. Device Type                 NAS server
2. Host Connectivity      Gigabit Ethernet
3. Dimensions                 4.1in*7.8in*5.2in     7lbs
4. Storage Controller     Type RAID- Integrated
5. Supported max           Devices 2 Hard drive
6. RAID Level                  RAID 1, JBOD, RAID 0
7. Hard drive Type         Standard -3.5” * 1/3H
8. Data Link Protocol    Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
9. Expansion Bays          2
10. Interfaces                  1*Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T –RJ-45
11. Min operating Temp  32 F
12. Max operating Temp 132 F

Features

The D-Link 2-Bay Network Storage provides a good yet comprehensive solution for Network storage and sharing. The Device can house only 2 3.5” SATA drives in RAID configurations, its bad it cannot support FAT 32 or NTFS hard drives.

The D-Link NAS server is compactly build with all the ports at the back. The front of the server just has the power button and three blue activity status LEDs, one for each drive and the other for Network port.
It doesn’t come with the hard drives allowing you to chose the capacity of the drives you require. Its very much portable, unlike the other network storage devices.

The USB port provides printing capabilities and also support iTunes and Universal Plug and Play Audio and Video servers. It also allows password protecting your data, music and video.

The device fancies a built-in BitTorrent client that allows you to download files at blinding speeds without needing to switch on the computer.

Last but not the least D-Link 2 Bay NAS server allows you to automatically back up an FTP site or a network-shared folder, inclusive of sites requiring authentication. It’s a very handy and important feature for backing up your network resources while hosting your own sites from your own server.

Performance wise, The D-Link NAS server posted a decent 42.2Mbps using 160 GB and 400 GB drives. It also showed it has a very cool operation, even during times of heavy activity.

Cost

The D-Link 2-Bay NAS server costs about $200 to $220 exclusive of the Hard drives.

Review

The D-Link 2-Bay Network storage server is a robust competitor to the devices present in the NAS market. Its just a simple enclosure that allows you to house a maximum of 2 3.5” SATA drives. It’s a shame that it does not support FAT 32 or NTFS formatted drives. It’s a fast NAS device with basic RAID abilities.

The flexible feature is that you can chose the capacity of the drives according to your requirements. You can connect it using the RJ-45 cable. The USB port provides various facilities like print serving, iTunes, Universal Plug and Play Audio and Video and many others. It’s a simple enclosure with the ports situated at the back and power and indicator lights on the front.

On the whole its fast and a quite device that runs very cool. It’s easy to install and operate too. It’s also wonderfully portable with quite a bit of sophistication also. Overall its worth the money and would rank it a 7.5 on 10.

For more gadget news, Keep browsing iTechFreak Technology Blog.

HP MediaSmart EX495 Server Review

Overview

The new visually appealing and innovativeHP MediaSmart EX495 Server is an excellent upgrade to the previous LX195. It offers very good through puts and an intelligent digital content manager providing excellent storage capacity and Backup solutions for PC and Macs. The storage capacity is easily expandable and Remote access is all embracing. This $700 device performs what its designed for in the best way possible.

hp mediasmart ex495 server pic

Specifications

Features                                          Description

1. Type                                                            Server
2. Product form factor                                Micro tower
3. Dimensions                                              5.5in*9.8in*9.1in
4. Processor Type                                        Intel Pentium 2.5 GHz
5. Multi-core Technology                          Dual core
6. 64 Bit computing                                    Yes
7. RAM Installed                                         2 GB
8. RAM Technology                                    DDR2 SDRAM
9. Storage controller                                   Type 1* Serial ATA
10. Controller Type                                     Serial ATA-300
11. Hard drive 1* 1.5                                   TB- Removable- Serial ATA-300-7200 rpm
12. Networking                                            Network adapter
13. Data Link Protocol                                Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
14. Expansion Bays                                    4(Total)/3(free)* Drive cage -3.5”*1/3H
15. Interfaces                                               4*Hi-Speed USB- 4 pin USB Type A (1 in front)
1* Storage-                                                   eSATA
1* Network-                                                 RJ-45
16. Cables included                                    Network cable
17. Power AC                                               120/230 V
18. OS provided                                          Microsoft Windows Home Server
19. Warranty period                                   1 year limited

Features

The artistic HP MediaSmart EX 495 is a perfect upgrade to its predecessor LX 195. It has far greater storage and provides far better throughputs. The compact design complements its fast throughputs.
The EX 495 is a Windows computer, powered by an Intel Pentium dual-core processor at its core, bolstered by 2 gigs of RAM, running Windows Home Server 2003. It differs from a PC in the fact that it does not have a mouse, keyboard and a video out, although a Windows computer can remotely control it. In an event of hard disk crash the drives can be removed and data recovered connecting it to a computer.

The HP MediaSmart comes included with 1.5TB storage, containing the server operating system. It contains four bays for future storage expansion. (LED indicators for each bay).

You can find three USB ports and a eSATA port on the back side. These ports are exclusively for additional storage. They don’t provide additional support for printer or USB camera. The fourth USB is on the front. Connection to network is provided by the Ethernet adapter.

Setting up the EX 495 is as easy as plugging the server to the network and proceeding with the software installation.

The EX 495, like its predecessor LX 195 provides a unique photo management feature of HP NAS servers, a Web based PhotoPublisher application. Certain features allow uploading photos on to the NAS directly to popular photo sharing sites.

HP MediaSmart provides a comprehensive user management similar to User accounts on any standard Windows computer. This allows you to provide access privileges. Sharing files on the network is as simple as creating a “shared folder”. As a default it has seven share folders, five for media allowing media streaming over the network. The other three folders are for Mac, users and softwares.

The server comes included with 1.5TB storage and three empty bays for SATA drives. It does not support RAID configurations. It provides excellent backup solutions.

Cost

The HP MediaSmart EX 495 costs about $700 USD.

Review

The well structured and quiet running EX 495 is a Windows computer packing a powerful processor with wonderful network sharing capabilities. This device allows flexible Storage expansion and tested to provide fast throughputs. Reports show that the device performs consistently compared to several NAS devices. It performed quite impressively when connected with several external hard drives, compared to many other NAS devices. In the write test it scored 279.6 Mbps and 380.45 Mbps on the read test. These scores are evidently lower than LX195. The compact design supports its fast throughputs. It’s the second fastest NAS device in the market.

Keep Browsing itechfreak for more gadget news.

Hardware specifications of Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS is an awesome game console, highly stylish device which has been made with one of the first-rate materials which can be found out in the market. These first-rate materials have facilitated it to be the very best gaming device which always consider about both the makers and consumers health and security and also make sure that its exclusivity is maintained and it is not damaged with time. The hardware material of this Nintendo 3DS as well enable its software apps to operate without any irregularities escalating the compatibility of the hardware specs.

Hardware specifications Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS Hardware Details

To start with, the device functions on a PICA graphical processing unit which is used by embedded systems; this processor is very well appropriate for scalable portable systems that improves the altering of configuration systems while a player is playing with the device. The Nintendo 3DS device consists of 2 screens which are the bottom and top screens, the bottom one is the touch screen panel while the top one is the screen being the 3D view panel. The top screen panel is of 90 mm which has a very good 5:3 screen ratio 3D and it comes with a 400×240 high resolution pixels to the human eye that is capable to produce stereoscopic without any requirement of Special eye glasses. The bottom screen is of 77mm which has a very good 4:3 touch screen panel ratio and it comes with a 320×240 high display resolution pixels which permit the touch sensation to interpret as faster as possible so as to send the related info’s to the screen.

The weight of this Nintendo 3DS gaming device is about 8.1 oz and it is of about 0.83” thick, 5.3” wide and 2.9” broad. To improve communication, the gaming console is very well incorporated with a 2.4 GHz band Wi-Fi connectivity which allows to connect with the internet for the latest updates or spirited game playing; it as well allow the data swapping between different game consoles which will be evenly attained even during the sleep mode. This Wi-Fi connectivity as well supports IEEE 802.11 that improves its security via the introduction of Wi-Fi protected access (WPA/WPA2).

The Nintendo 3Ds consists of 2 cameras; one camera is placed outside the game console while the other camera is placed on the top screen of the device. The camera which is placed at exterior is used for capturing 3D videos and also for taking 3D images while the other camera is for capturing 2D videos and 2D images; both the camera has the similar 640×480 resolution pixels that improves the definition and appearance of the images and the videos taken.

About the concern of privacy, this 3Ds device has been facilitated with anti piracy technology comprising of both hardware and software which reduces the increase in video piracy. The game console as well featuring a cradle which will be used as a charger and it will be an access point quicker downloads and uploads.  The 3Ds device as well comprise a gyroscope which can measure and preserve orientation while playing, an accelerometer which will measure and preserve the right acceleration, a slide pad that works as an analog input nub and a slider which alters the 3D effect according to the view of the player.

HP SLATE 500 – A Review

The Hewlett Packard’s Slate 500 is a multi touch tablet PC slate which runs on the OS Windows 7. This HP Slate 500 is launched in the market on 22nd October 10. The actual aim of HP was to build up the Slate as an e-reader, but it was further refined by HP to make the device with a good UI, browsing features and Audio & video entertainment.  This HP Slate 500 is a device which comes with great features like low power consumable, low price and Windows 7 OS.

HP Slate 500 Review

HP Slate 500 comes with a superb wide screen of 8.9 inch multi touch capacitive display with a very good resolution of 1024×600 pixels with the support of pen and digitizer. This HP Slate features a 3 Mega Pixel camera at its back side and VGA camera at the front portion. The specifications of this HP slate 500 are Intel Atom Z540 1.86 Ghz processor and 2 GB DDR2 RAM, 64 GB flash memory and a USB port 2.0. The Integrated Graphics accelerometer from the Intel GMA 500 collectively with the HD media Accelerometer card from Broadcom Crystal offers the support for video playback at 1080p. This HP Slate 500 sports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 and 3G supports form the Hewlett Packard wireless broadband. This HP Slate 500 works on a 2-cell 30 WHr Li-Ion battery which offers 5hrs of working time. This Slate consists of stylus/digitizer pen which allows you to do free hand sketching and writing on screen.

The HP Slate 500 runs on Windows OS which offers an extra performance impact. The Adobe systems and Hewlett Packard offers the Slate 500 with full web feel which allows you to play the Adobe contents and AIR applications. Initially the price of this HP Slate 500 was $799, but now HP reduced the price to a reasonable amount of $549. The most recent news from HP is that its HP Slate 500 is sold out till this Christmas and so further demands have to be patient till the Christmas gets over.

Like this news? Browser other gadget news as well.

Card 2.0 : Time for advanced Credit/Debit Card

Citibank will starts testing an innovative new device called “Card 2.0” for credit card and debit card which securely links several accounts by next month.

Last month in Silicon Valley this innovative credit card shawls the show at the demo start-up conference. The card consists of embedded buttons and graphic displays. This card thin and flexible as a normal credit and debit card.

What is new in Card 2.0?

This card goes beyond the “credit or debit” cards to give you more. It allows the users to choose between 2 buttons on the card at register. One button allows the users pay with the reward points and the other button allows the user to pay with credit. The person who has these cards can pay with reward points that they have in the card.

What is it named as Card 2.0?

This Card is named as 2G (it is the second generation which is similar to the name which are given for the mobile gadgets); each one consists a chip and battery with about 4 yrs of life.

According to the reports, since May the Citi’s employees have been testing 2G cards and the bank is planning to roll the cards out to the customers in the mid 2011 or by late 2011. Some cardholders will be chosen by Citi to start using 2G card now.

Citi’s Dividend Platinum selected the MasterCard and its Premier Pass Elite, the both rewards-focused cards; this will be the 1st to be offered as the 2G cards.

The technology that is used in this Card 2.0 will be combining both the credit accounts and debit accounts enabling the card issuer to remotely neutralize the card, rewriting the card’s magnetic strips and turning it into a hopeless piece of plastic. The card 2G expects to radically lower down the efficiency of card robbery, lessening the amount of fake charges for which Citi is responsible.

Jeff Mullen is Chief executive officer of Dynamics, Inc., the company behind the cards. He said to The New York Times that the Citi’s 2G cards were just at the baby steps, saying, “We’re just scraping the surface with what these cards can play with these first products… We’re trying to be the novelty arm of an industry that has never had one.

Citi is hopeful the attraction of a ground-breaking product will draw customers that may otherwise have taken their card business elsewhere, giving Citi an aggressive advantage in a competitive market.

With more and more payment choices presenting themselves each day – and several experts are viewing this mobile devices as the payment method of the future – Citi is taking the steps to stay on the technology front position with the card 2.0. I think this card will be making a big revolution in the credit card system. We will have to wait and see how these flashy cards will play around this world in the future.

For more stories, visit Latest technology news

Apple iTV – Review and Specifications

During the year 2006, Apple Inc has released Apple TV and it was spreading around rapidly and but was not a success. The Apple is now getting ready to take its next blast with the YouView from the British Internet TV. This new revolutionary television is called as Apple iTV.

It is rumoured that by Sep 1 2010, Apple will stage an event where they would re-release the Apple TV in the name of Apple iTV.

This latest TV from Apple looks small, having size not bigger than its iPhone. The exterior temperature radiated from the TV is also minimum.. This new Apple TV costs only 99 pounds.

This works just like an ordinary set top box, as it features Internet Radio, movies, and can view the video libraries from your PC, all accessible from the single menu. The hard drive has been stripped out. According to the reports from the Daily Mail, you can rent movie files from a huge volume of library for about 3.49 pounds.

You will be able to view videos from YouTube, but typing through the remote is an intolerable thing to do that leaves the co-viewers jiggling. The video that you are watch will look clear and colourful, as it supports 720p video playback. But though, it is not Full High Definition Video (HD) playback.

Many game consoles which offer rival film renting services are now mostly concentrating on “male interest” movies that are filled with explosions and aliens. Apple TV is considered to be appetizingly unisex.

So, it is better to use an iPhone application for controlling the device instead of using a fussy metallic device.

This device is expected to better the gaming experience just like the iPhone and the iPad. When the application is used for the Apple iTV platform and then when it is played on TV screens, it will be a game changer.

The significance of this model is that you can directly deal with the content provider and can buy only the required TV apps for the channel or the programme that you want to see. There is no middle man in this contact.

In regular TV’s the signals that we receive from satellite or cable will feature 100s of channels. Among them, only a few might interest you. It will be annoying for you to search the few you want to see from the 100s of channels. It will be frustrating to waste time on skipping the unwanted channels.

The impact of middle man influencing our content cannot be removed all of a sudden. Just like the iTunes having an impact on the Music industry and the iPhone on mobile industry, the Apple iTV is all set to transform the way we experience the video contents.

The search engine giant, Google on the other hand is gearing up for a launch of their Google TV by the end of this 2010. If the rumour is true and Apple releases the Apple iTV by Sep 1, it will be a great head start and might outscore the Google TV. We will have to wait and see!!!

New 3D Laptops – Soon Gonna Release

After the Avatar, a 3D movie peoples are very much interest in watching many 3D movies and this made the directors to make many 3D films. You can now see that many 3D movies are released. And recently all would know that the IPL are watched as 3D in theatres. This also made the many television makers to make a 3D television so that the people can watch 3D movies and also 3D TV shows.  And now, after a surplus of 3D video games, now the recent buzz that is around this world of technology is 3D laptop.

3D laptop

Although the idea of 3D laptops in India is relative at a emerging stage with not so many players competing for it as of now, yet the way in which the television industry is betting on 3D TV oblige the technology lovers to believe that the laptops comes with a feature called 3D and this will be soon launched in the Indian markets.

Well, the DTH players are also too making out plans to get themselves geared up to the next level of generation technology, the globe of 3D is simply becoming more exciting. What’s more, the 3D revolution is making their inroads to the globe of mobile phones as well.   There are some players who already planted their 3D laptops, realising that the economies of scale and many product innovations seems to be quite feasible.

Most of the 3D laptops are coming with a 15.6 inch display or even bigger than this display. According to the experts the time for the smaller screen may take some more period of time.

A 3D laptop requires a larger display say 120 Hzs or higher in order for having a high resolution transmissions, a wireless transmitter, a very powerful processor, active shutter glasses, very high end graphic card and memory any thing which ranges between 2GB to 4GB.  Polarising filters present in the laptop will be converting the 2D transmission to a 3D which needs the polarised glasses for viewing.

With a 3D laptop you can do things like digital photography, you can also capture images and also videos, you can also convert the existing video and also the photo documents into  3D by making use of software which converts your stills and the videos from 2D to 3D. 3D laptops are also a customisable one.

Are you a game lover?? If you are a game lover you can really enjoy playing 3D games by making use of 3D laptops. Usually a game lover will play the games more keenly and also more interestingly. If he starts playing 3D game in a 3D laptop he will be very much amazed and he will be playing it more keenly and more interestingly than previously. The 3D effects which looks like a real one to the player and this add up more fun to the player. Since 3D Laptop is portable you can carry it to any place you like and you can enjoy watching 3D movies and playing 3D games.