The 6th annual Google I/O conference opened on May 15th, 2013, focusing on company’s latest developments across Android, Chrome, search, social networking and web technologies.
At the event, Google confirmed that more than 900 million Android devices have been activated around the world. Speaking at the event, Sundar Pichai, head of Android and Chrome revealed that 500 million Android devices have been activated in the last 12 months alone.
Still in development at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (Japan), the Ubi-camera (translation: Finger-camera) promises to make taking photos more like the experience of drawing a rectangle with your fingers.
Instead of digitally zooming in and out to get the desired frame, you simply frame a rectangle with your thumb and index fingers.
“When you take a photo with your face close to the camera, you get a wide-angle shot like this, and if you move it further away, you can take a close up shot.”
The designers of Ubi-camera are working to make device wireless, so that it can be freely used outside.
The idea taking finger-framed photos has always been around – now designers and technology are finally finding a way to make it real. It’ll be interesting to see how the Ubi-camera develops, and how it will handle showing the user preview of photos taken without the lcd screen.
Everyone would like to get a universal means to get quality music for free and without much hassle. In the era of the Internet and digital audio, there are dozens of tricky ways to save free music onto PC. One may convert YouTube music videos to MP3 format, download music albums from torrents or music hosting websites, find free audio tracks on iTunes and Amazon, etc. Leaving aside the legal issues of these methods, I’d like to show you the most efficient ways how to download music off the Internet absolutely free of charge.
Last.fm is one of the largest music websites with millions of songs to choose from. It lets you listen to your favorite artists/bands and also download their songs for offline collection. Many tracks are available for free download on the website itself. Moreover, there are several utilities which assist with MP3 ripping from Last.fm, e.g. Free MusicZilla. The download method is simple: just run the tool, sign in at Last.fm and play the audio tracks you want to save, then choose the grabbed music and click “Download” button. Recommended for music fans who spend countless hours at Last.fm.
2. Free MP3jam
MP3jam is a new software for Windows which lets users to download music from YouTube free and fast. The main pleasure of this tool is that it has built-in search, so you don’t need to go to YouTube and copy-paste the links. Just type the title of a song, artist, album and download free music. There’s also a nice option of music sharing on Facebook and Twitter – just click the button and your friends will know about your music tastes.
Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli modifies the circuits of his homemade robot at his house in Beijing. Tao, 37, spent about 150,000 yuan ($24,407 ) and more than 11 months to build the robot out of recycled scrap metals and electric wires that he bought from a second-hand market. The robot is 2.1-metre-tall and around 480 kilograms (529 lbs) in weight. (REUTERS/Suzie Wong)
Have a look at the Razer™ Edge Pro is powered by Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphics powering a 10.1” high definition multi-touch display, and a rugged high-speed solid state drive that screams incredible performance in a portable form-factor.
The new Razer Edge Pro features Intel’s 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor, ensuring your games and media playback run with the most powerful processing performance you’ll ever experience on a tablet.
Below are the other specifications for latest Razer Edge Pro -
Processor: Intel Core i7 Dual core w/ Hyper Threading
Base 1.9GHz / Turbo 3.0GHz
Memory: 8GB DDR3 (2x4GB 1600MHz)
Video: Intel HD4000 (DX11)
NVIDIA GT 640M LE (2GB DDR3, Optimus Technology)
Display: 10.1” (IPS, 1366×768)
Multi-touch HD display
Operating system: Windows 8
Storage: 128/256GB SSD (SATA-III)
Network: Intel WLAN (802.11b/g/n + BT4)
Others: Stereo speakers
Codec supports 7.1 (via HDMI through optional Docking Station)
HD Webcam (front-facing, 2MP)
Dolby Home Theater v4
USB 3.0 x1 (green, SuperSpeed)
Audio jack (3.5mm, 4-pole, stereo out / mic in)
Approximate Size: 278.5 mm x 178.85 mm x 19.5 mm / 10.9″ x 7″ x .80″
Approximate Weight: 962g / 2.1Lbs
Critics eager to wail over the dismal drop in console sales— a cataclysmic 21% in 2012—should take pause. While the jury is still out, it’s safe to say that this figure simply reflects the current mobile (r)evolution that affects how many people do just about everything, not just play games. If you haven’t tried mobile gaming for whatever reason yet, you should check out some of the reasons why it is doing so well, and will probably continue to rise as it is literally a “game changer” for the gaming industry (ALL THE PUNS intended! lol).
In a recent media event in London, it is announced that Nokia Lumia 928 is officially as Verizon Wireless. This new handset from Nokia comes with Gorilla-Glass coated 4.5-inch AMOLED display operating at 1,280 x 768 as well as enriched with snazzy 8.7-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss.
This new Lumia 928 smartphone is loaded with dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor ticking along at 1.5GHz, 32B of flash storage and a 2,000mAh battery.