Search This Blog

Monday, September 24, 2012

Get your iphone - while stocks last?

Apple supplier closes China plant after riot.

A Foxconn factory in Chengdu, China.

HONG KONG (MarketWatch)—Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn Technology Group ordered one of its Chinese factories closed Monday after a dormitory brawl reportedly escalated into a violent riot that took several hours to bring under control.

Not much is known about the reasons behind the fight, which is being investigated by authorities.

The brawl broke out around 11 p.m. at the facility in Taiyuan in northern China’s Shanxi province, according to China’s state-run Xinhua news agency.

The Associated Press reported that the dormitory was privately run and located near the Foxconn factory.

Apple is the Cupertino, Calif., technology major, maker of the iPhone and iPad.

Between several hundred and several thousand employees are believed to be involved in the riot, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited workers at the plant it contacted over the Internet. Other reports put the figure at 2,000, with about 40 workers hospitalized.

About 5,000 police officers were called in to restore order, eventually dispersing the crowds around 9 a.m., the report said.

more from source  >>>

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The inexpensive Panasonic TC-L32C5

Published on Sep 21, 2012 by CNETTV First Look : Shoppers for bargain-basement 32-inch LCD TVs can do better than the Panasonic TC-L32C5.

more here  >>

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G (T-Mobile)

Published on Sep 21, 2012 by CNETTV : T-Mobile's latest QWERTY smartphone features Android 4.0 and a lovely 4-inch screen.

more here  >>

Friday, September 21, 2012

Queues around the world to buy the iPhone 5

Published on Sep 21, 2012 by itnnews : People queued all around world to be the first to get their hands on Apple's newest smartphone, the iPhone 5. Report by Genelle Aldred.

iPhone 5 full review:

Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted.

The good: The iPhone 5 adds everything we wanted in the iPhone 4S: 4G LTE, a longer, larger screen, and a faster A6 processor. Plus, its top-to-bottom redesign is sharp, slim, and feather-light.
The bad: Sprint and Verizon models can't use voice and data simultaneously. The smaller connector renders current accessories unusable without an adapter. There's no NFC, and the screen size pales in comparison to jumbo Android models.
The bottom line: The iPhone 5 completely rebuilds the iPhone on a framework of new features and design, addressing its major previous shortcomings. It's absolutely the best iPhone to date, and it easily secures its place in the top tier of the smartphone universe.
The iPhone 5 is the iPhone we've wanted since 2010, adding long-overdue upgrades like a larger screen and faster 4G LTE in a razor-sharp new design. This is the iPhone, rebooted.
The new design is flat-out lovely, both to look at and to hold, and it's hard to find a single part that hasn't been tweaked from the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5 is at once completely rebuilt and completely familiar.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bluetooth headset: Plantronics Voyager Legend

Slide 2
Slide 3
Slide 4
Slide 5
Slide 6
Slide 7
Slide 8

The good: Lighter and less bulky than other boom-style headsets, the Plantronics Voyager Legend has superb audio quality and a well-crafted, comfortable design.
The bad: The Plantronics Voyager Legend's big boom mic arm isn't compact. Its ear tips don't form a tight audio seal.
The bottom line: The $99.99 Plantronics Voyager Legend big boom microphone isn't for the fashion conscious but its superb call audio quality and comfortable fit make it an excellent buy.

Plantronics has been in the communications business since the dawn of the Jet Age and heady days of the Apollo space program. This experience shows in the company’s latest premium Bluetooth headset, the $99.99 Voyager Legend. It’s sure not a modest product name but designed as a follow-up to the Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus, and the Legend does what many might have though was impossible, improve on an already stellar design. In fact, the Voyager Legend offers even better call quality, a smaller size, a more comfortable fit, and a longer battery life. It’s still not inconspicuous compared with more minute headsets but if you do a lot of talking all over town and clear sound is your priority, you’ll want to splurge on this excellent mobile accessory.

Panasonic's GH3 gets more serious about video

There are a boatload of new capabilities in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 that are bound to please a lot of video shooters, the GH series' core fan base. The GH2 was an expensive consumer camera with some really nice video features; the GH3 is an updated version designed to meet the needs of the indie and pro videographers who somewhat unexpectedly gravitated to the GH2.
It's practically an entirely new camera: new body, new sensor, new autofocus system, new OLED LCD and EVF, new video codec, useful new still and video features, and Wi-Fi connectivity. The body's now dust-and-splash sealed over a magnesium alloy chassis, with a more streamlined control layout. According to Panasonic, the sensor plus the new version of the image-processing engine have an optimized low-pass filter for reduced moiré, an expanded dynamic range with the company's most recent noise-reduction algorithms, and improvements in white balance for more accurate color.
Most notable for videographers, Panasonic took the surprising step of adding a full-fledged high-bit H.264 codec to circumvent the bit rate and frame rate limitations of AVCHD, which was really designed as a playback- rather than capture-optimized format. Now the camera supports up to an 80Mbps bit rate, 1080/60p and 24p, as well as an All-I codec (that's all interframes, with no temporal compression). Other really useful video additions include timecode (both record run and free run, drop frame and NDF), a headphone jack, focus peaking, audio levels control, and clean and uncompressed HDMI out. Panasonic has expanded the slow/fast recording options with 40 and 50 percent framerates.

source here  >>> 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Official Trailer - FULL REVIEW AND SEPCS

Published on Sep 12, 2012 by SidechainTV : Apple iPhone 6 Official Commercial

Sunday, September 9, 2012

m6 : HP Pavilion

The good: The HP Pavilion m6 adds some high-end details from HP's more expensive laptops, while keeping the price down. This is a highly configurable system, with options for discrete graphics and fast CPUs.
The bad: This is just not as solidly built as HP's Envy laptops. The keyboard isn't great, and the low screen resolution feels clunky on a 15-inch laptop.
The bottom line: This near-ultrabook packs in processing and graphics power, along with an optical drive, at a reasonable price. The only real knock against the Pavilion m6 is that some of HP's higher-end systems hardly cost more.
more here  >>

LG Motion 4G

The good: The LG Motion 4G from MetroPCS is a prepaid, reasonably priced handset with Android 4.0 and a zippy dual-core CPU.
The bad: The Motion 4G comes packed with a lot of bloatware, and its sound quality is mediocre.
The bottom line: MetroPCS' LG Motion 4G is worth it for price-conscious customers who want a contract-free 4G LTE-enabled device, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a swift processor.

more from source >>

Best advanced compact cameras

You might already own an SLR, but would like the convenience of a smaller camera. On the other hand, you might just be getting into photography, and want a camera that will grow with you as your skills improve. Here are some of the most competent compacts for advanced photographers, and anyone looking for a little more control.
All of the cameras listed below have manual controls, allowing you to set exposure accordingly. Although they don't have the flexibility of interchangeable lenses like their SLR cousins, some have extra goodies, like hotshoes.
Others have huge zooms and an array of extra accessories like teleconverters to add a more professional shooting feel.
If you're a fan of shooting video, all of these cameras are very capable recorders, able to capture full HD in most cases. It's also worth checking about the ability to add an external microphone as an optional extra if better audio quality is important to you.