Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mp3 players: Apple launches its new iPod Shuffle

The new iPod Shuffle has a VoiceOver feature, which gives the iPod the ability to “speak” song titles, artist names and playlists names. The device can “speak” in 14 languages, including English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

This tiny iPod has no playback controls on the player itself. Instead, the buttons of the device are positioned on the headphone wire. Those buttons allow user to play, pause, adjust the volume, open or switch playlists and hear the name of the played song or singer. The iPod Shuffle can also give information about the battery status (how much battery life remains).

According to Apple, the third generation of its low-end iPod Shuffle is significantly smaller than a AA battery and it can store up to 1,000 songs.

The new iPod Shuffle comes in black or silver. It has a thin, ultra-modern design and a stainless steel clip on the back. This device is now available for sale and costs around $79.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

New Sony’s Cybershot HX1 digital camera

Sony introduced its first digital camera with sweep panorama technology. The new model Cyber-shot HX1 can take 224-degree panorama photos in a single and easy step. Also, it is the first Cyber-shot camera that uses the Exmor Cmos technology, which allows to reach burst speeds of 10 frames per second at full 9.1 megapixel resolution.

Amazon begins to sell e-books for mobiles - telephone portable

Nobody in the editorial industry knows what is the future of the digital book, but the companies that bet for its success are determined to generate its expansion by facilitating the adoption of this technology. Amazon, company that markets the Kindle (a device to read e-books that is available in USA for $359) had announced on February 9 it was looking to expand the reach of its e-book reader into the mobile phone space and yesterday this move was completed. Now, anyone with an iPhone or iTouch can download (for free) an application, which is also called Kindle, and read books on the two small Apple gadgets.

Asus reinvents the laptop by using the dual monitor concept

Asus presents a new device: laptops with two thin LCD screens. One of them can work as a conventional screen and the other one can be used as a virtual keyboard using touch input. On the other hand, this device can be flipped in an A4 orientation, so you can use it as an e-book reader, or you can use it in a traditional way as a conventional computer, but with touchscreen technology, just like the Tablet PCs that are available today.