Panasonic has recently released a new product: a 3D shooting camcorder with full high density, progressive movie recording and an advanced 3MOS system with 7.59 million effective motion image pixels. Its capabilities allow the user to capture large groups, even when shooting up close, as well as zoom in beautifully on shots of distant subjects.
The only catch to this seemingly amazing device is that, in order to view the powerful 3D images, you must view it via a TV capable of side-by-side method 3D playback, 3D Eyewear, and HDMI cable connection.
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On friday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the iPhone case giveaway to consumers to fix the “death grip” problem: the wireless signal is sometimes muffled because the user is holding the device with a bare hand. This dilemma has been voiced by many users ever since the phone’s release in the US three weeks ago. Despite the company’s denial of such a problem, their free issue of cases will apply to the more than three million people who have already purchased the phone, as well as new buyers through September 30. People who have previously bought a $29 Bumper case will be refunded.
They are also offering a full refund for the phone within thirty days of purchase (with no restocking fee) for unsatisfied users.
Do you remember those old iPhone apps that simply displayed a white background for you to use it as a fake flash light? With the introduction of the iPhone 4, you can use your iPhone 4 as a real flash light. There are several iPhone apps that can use the flash intended for camera as a flash light. The one I have been using is called LED Light for iPhone 4 Free. It works pretty well, and it also has a strobe light mode where you can have the light flashing. It’s a must-have in an emergency situation where you can use it to get attention.
iPhone 4 has many more capabilities compared to its predecessors. With FaceTime, video calling will be enabled with its new front-facing camera. Its increased 960-by-640 resolution in a 3.5 inch screen allows you to view images with a never-seen-before clarity. What’s more, it can allow you to use multiple applications simultaneously without sacrificing performance or battery life. This new, soon-to-be-released device also has the ability to record and edit HD video. As Apple puts it, this iPhone “changes everything. Again.”
AT&T announced new mobile data plans for iPad and iPhone. There are two new plans introduced: DataPlus and DataPro.
DataPlus charges $15.00 per month for 200MB of data. If you use more than 200MB, you will be charged for $15.00 for each additional 200MB. DataPro charges $25.00 per month for 2GB of data. The overage is $10.00 for each additional 1GB. There is no unlimited data plan for new customers. Old customers can opt to choose the new data plans or keep the existing unlimited plan without affecting their contracts. The tethering option is also announced. It costs $20.00 on top of the new data plans.
Several tools are introduced to notify your data usage. AT&T will send you courtesy email and text after you reach 65%, 90% and 100% of your plan’s threshold. You can also dial *DATA# (*3282#) and AT&T will send you a free text with your usage.
When the iPad first came out, I went to try it and was impressed by the performance. However, I was kind of disappointed about the on-screen keyboard. You cannot really touch type using the on-screen keyboard. Even though Apple does sell an add-on keyboard, its implementation is not quite there yet, and it is limited to desktop usage.
A company called ClamCase has the right gadget for you if you are looking for a keyboard for iPad. The gadget serves as a keyboard, case and stand for your iPad. It transforms your iPad into a tablet laptop.
No price has been given at this point. The company’s website , http://clamcase.com, is slammed because of the publicity. Here is the company overview from the company’s Facebook page.
Improve the Magical iPad® experience by enhancing protection, efficiency and ease of use with the ClamCase™ the all-in-one: keyboard, case and stand with a sea of features under its shell.
The chiclet style Bluetooth® keyboard offers a tactical feedback allowing you to compose and type quickly.
Your iPad® easily connects to ClamCases wireless Bluetooth® keyboard
The only physical hardware keyboard solution with a case
Manual power on and off button with blue LED indicator light and automatic power save mode.
Connection to other HID compatible Bluetooth devices such as Sony Playstation 3®,
Tivo® and HTPC (home theater PC) to give you the ultimate wireless keyboard experience.
Bluetooth® technology enables the 30-pin dock connector to be free for charging, syncing and other hard wired functions.
360 DEGREE CASE
The 360-degree torque hinges enable greater flexibility and fixed angles for featured modes of operation as the simple and sleek design of the ClamCase™ protects your iPad® from dents and dings.
Made of high quality ABS plastic to ensure long lasting protection.
Shields against falls and breakage, dust and dirt.
ClamCase™ closed position guards against accidental openings and falls.
Smooth yet grippy rubberized exterior texture of the 360 degree hinge provides a more user-friendly hold for confident handling.
Designed to enhance the iPad® experience by providing a you-decide stand with an endless combination of positions to accommodate your desired tasks.
Flip-back keyboard to expose the rubber hinge grip and enjoy your iPad® in tablet mode.
Watch movies at the perfect angle with the uniquely designed ClamCase™ stand which can position into an infinite number of viewing angles.
Manipulate the iPad® touch screen and use your favorite apps at just the right angle.
The unique positioning of the ClamCase™ allows users the capability to display a digital picture frame slideshow in both portrait and landscape views.
With the technology available to us now, manufacturers will soon be able to advertise with 3D posters that don’t require special eyewear of any sort. Modern lighting techniques help create 3D images that can measure up to five meters in size.
This advertisement utilizes three dimensional technology to allow the observer to gain a sense of depth and perception.
According to the group manager of IPM, one of the companies working on this technology, a lens array is used, consisting of 250,000 individual lenses with a diameter of two millimeters each. While the images can only be seen well at arm’s length, these displays can be seen clearly even from the other side of the street due to its precision.
The company claims that they use their servers to compress the data before sending it to your iPhone to speed up page-loads. I did a rudimentary test, and it took Safari 23 seconds to load kombitz.com while Opera Mini only took 13 seconds. I also observe the speed increase when I visit some other sites. This approach definitely works. This feature is useful for older iPhones that use a slower processor.
One reviewer has said that, since the data goes through Opera’s servers, your passwords may be seen by Opera’s employees. Before Opera clears this allegation, you may want to consider not doing banking or entering other sensitive data through the Opera Mini Browser.
On ifixit.com, you can see how to methodically take apart Apple’s new iPad. This disassembling reveals the environmentally friendly parts of the device, and shows how to take it apart without using a heat gun or heavily damaging the machine. Interested? Click here.
The reviews are all very positive. The reviewers praise the performance of iPad in general and the 10+ hrs battery life is exceptional. The onscreen keyboard leaves something to be desired, but a keyboard dock is available if you need it. The biggest drawback for the device is the lack of Flash support. It’s not that the device is not powerful enough to support Flash, it’s Apple who doesn’t want to do it. Apple even has a site up to promote HTML5 video.