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The New Archos 7 Home Tablet – Reasons to Buy

The New Archos 7 Home Tablet – Reasons to Buy

It’s unusual in the current economic climate to be able to buy each member of the family their own laptop or computer. More often than not we have to share, which can at times be more than a little inconvenient. Most of us are on a tight budget and so the scramble to get online can be really annoying if you have to wait for your partner, son, daughter or even grandma to log off before you can connect.

However, there is a relatively inexpensive way to solve this dilemma. Have you ever considered buying a Home Tablet which allows you to access the internet whenever you want?

The Archos 7 8GB Home Tablet is a brilliant little gadget being sold at a very reasonable price. There are other tablets on the market at the moment, but they come with a hefty price tag – double or treble that of the Archos 7 Home Tablet which is obviously way out of reach for a number of people and so makes the Archos 7 an attractive proposition.

What exactly can this little gadget do and why should anyone buy it?

It will entertain you for hours, give you constant access to the web and can be customised using Android Apps. Not only can you access news, weather and local business information but you can watch up to 7 hours of video or listen to 40 hours of music on a single charge.

The Archos 7 Home Tablet with its 7 inch touchscreen is portable – it weighs less than 350g and is only 12mm thick. Obviously the price and instant access to the internet have to be its main advantage points but if you consider the tasks it can perform and its storage capability that this little gadget has, I’m sure you will wonder how you ever managed without one.

As a photo album, it is phenomenal – it can store up to 80,000 photos. Alternatively, you could store your favourite songs or videos – Imagine a song library with up to 4000 songs or a video library holding 7 full length movies at a time.

The Archos 7 Home Tablet would make an ideal Christmas or Birthday present for anybody, or it could simply be a self-indulgent treat.

How can anyone live without this great little gadget?…

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New Playstation Concept and Ideas

New Playstation Concept and Ideas

The purpose of this article is to inform you, the reader, about potential PlayStation 4 implementations and designs. Although this new system hasn’t even been announced yet, concepts and ideas can still be thrown around about what it could look like or do. First, let’s start with design ideas, what could the next system possibly look like on the exterior? I feel fairly certain that the system will remain a rectangular shape, although it may become a bit smaller than that of the PS3. I also feel fairly certain that Sony will decide to stick with the sleek black color, with the strong chance of throwing the silver trim back in, giving it a nice accent. As experienced in the past, not with Sony as far as I’m aware, there have been cooling problems with some consoles, I feel this will be taken highly into consideration and that there will be ample cooling and ventilation slits. As with both the PS3 and Xbox 360, I’m sure that the PS4 will be given USB slots, either in the front of the system or in the back. In the case that this new system still uses controllers, which I’m really hoping it will not, it will most likely also have micro USB slots for controller plug in.

As far as controller design goes, I think that after all of this motion detecting software has been fully learned, it would be amazing to harness it to the level we no longer need controllers. Think about it, ever since gaming was invented, we’ve had to rely on an input method that involved controllers or a handheld device. I think it would be completely possible in the near future to play games with our minds, via neural connectors. At the rate technology is advancing I wouldn’t be surprised to see something like this emerge in the next ten years or so. However, since this is not yet a perfected form of game play, I’ll go ahead and wager that the next controller will stick to the basic button layout, but the controller will most likely fit the contours of the hand a little better than the current design.

To summarize on what was discussed in this article, the PS4 hasn’t been released yet, but that won’t stop us from dreaming up possible ideas of what it will be like. Even tho it may still be a while before we get any real evidence that this console is even in development, we can only hope and wait for it in anticipation.…

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Flexible Keyboards – The Ultimate Travel Gadget

Flexible Keyboards – The Ultimate Travel Gadget

The rule of the day is to move from big to small and also from more stationary to more portable. This is particularly true when we look at the world of electronics where the advancement of technology according to Moore’s law has resulted in the computers becoming smaller and more powerful with time. We have seen the shift from huge computers to smaller desktops and in recent times from desktops to laptops, and slowly moving to tablet PCs or net books and smart phones.

All these innovations have created devices which are easy to carry and move around with the smaller size and reduced weight. However, on the best of these small devices, if the user has to work for long times typing long emails or writing large amounts of programming code, their fingers will become tired owing to the small size of the device. Moreover, the small size of the individual keys and the lack of distance between them also make the maneuvering and typing difficult and more prone to mistakes.

This has resulted in a lot of people wanting to have their own separate peripheral keyboard, which is a normal size keyboard so that they can work comfortably. But in most cases, the keyboard is larger than the device and hence reduces the benefit of portability that the device provided in the first place. The solution to this problem is the invention of roll-up computer keyboards.

The portable computer keyboards are made from materials which are highly flexible in nature. These keyboards also called the roll up computer keyboards are actually flexible enough to be folded into a small package and carried around easily. When the user wants to make use of the peripheral device, these flexible computer keyboards can be unrolled into a full size keyboard, which can then be used comfortably.

The second biggest problem with technology is the impact that water can have on electronics and hence the portable computer keyboards are made from various water resistant polymers like silicone or polyurethane. Moreover, these keyboards are also sealed completely in rubber like material to allow for more flexibility and this material also makes the keyboard completely washable and hence water proof.

The only shortcoming of these portable computer keyboards is that sometimes they are soft and do not make any typing sound. There can be a period of adjustment for new users to get used to them.…

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Powermat – How Does the Powermat Wireless Charger Work?

Powermat – How Does the Powermat Wireless Charger Work?

PowerMat is an exciting new wireless charging technology. It was first demonstrated in 2008 and early 2009 and is now available to buy for the home and office.

So what is PowerMat? It is a small device that uses wireless charging to charge your most important gadgets like cellphones (including the iPhone and Blackberry), video games (including the Nintendo DS), and iPod without you having to connect them to a charger or plug them into the wall. The PowerMat itself is, of course, plugged into the wall and connected to mains electricity by a wire, but from then on everything is wireless. You drop your device onto the PowerMat and it gets charged wirelessly, without you having to do anything.

So how does PowerMat wireless charging work?

The technology behind PowerMat is known as ‘electromagnetic induction’ (or just ‘magnetic induction’). Michael Faraday is generally credited with the discovery of the induction phenomenon in 1831 though others were working in the same field at the time.

This electromagnetic induction is officially defined as “the production of voltage across a conductor situated in a changing magnetic field or a conductor moving through a stationary magnetic field” but that does not mean very much to most people. A better way to put it is that it is a means to transfer electrical power using a shared magnetic field.

Consider this arrangement:

1. Put electrical power into a coil of wire

2. This will produce a magnetic field around the coil that affects any metal within the field (as demonstrated by Faraday)

3. Change the field quickly over time and an electric current will be generated in the metal

So what is happening when a PowerMat is charging is that it is generating rapidly changing magnetic fields above the mat; these are converted by receivers on any devices on the mat into electrical power, and so these devices get charged. The magnetic fields and electrical currents are, of course, very small and so they can work on handheld gadgets without being a health risk to humans.

The same technology is used in a huge number of other devices and systems including generators, motors, transformers, some cookers, induction welding, and so on. Perhaps to most people the best known example is in rechargeable electric toothbrushes, where they are familiar with dropping a toothbrush into a ‘dock’ daily to keep it charged. However they may be unaware that similar systems are also operating in electric guitar pickups, video tape players, and computer graphics tablets.

PowerMat is currently the best known example of a wireless charger but this technology is developing rapidly and soon we will see it in many other applications and products. The PowerMat company itself is planning to extend the technology and feature it in kitchen counters, walls, and other surfaces around the home. One day this technology may be used everywhere and be invisible, it will be so commonplace. Finally we will be freed of the endless tangle of chargers and wires around the home.…

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What We Would Like To Expect in the PS4

What We Would Like To Expect in the PS4

As the title indicates, this article is about the new gaming console that is starting to get a lot of buzz on the highly anticipated PlayStation 4 and what features it is most likely to have and also a closer look at when it might be getting released.

After a bit of a rough start, the PlayStation 3 has established itself as a fine gaming console, providing a top-end Blu-ray player, adding as a powerful media hub and of-course offering cutting edge gaming, but as the PS3 entering it’s last few years of it’s cycle, attention has turned to what the next generation PlayStation will bring to the table. We have compiled a wish list of what we would like to see in the next gen console, the PS4.

The first one is not so much what it will add, but what features we would like to see get carried over from the PS3. That being said, we would like the PS4 to continue being a Blu-Ray player and continue being an on-demand video player from hosts like YouTube to keep it busy under our TVs.

We would also like the PS4 to be more powerful than it’s predecessor, we expect the PS4 to bring the latest graphics technology and unparalleled sound and even better 3D functionality to accommodate the newest 3d TV and all the other benefits that will come with an even more powerful chip processor.

Although the PlayStation Network has been a big hit, the Xbox has had an edge in terms of community so we would like to see the PS4 step it up in that department and figure out the secret recipe in this department that has been working so well for the Xbox.

Also we would like to see the PS4 be more portable:

Although we’re expecting some neat new tricks from the PlayStation Vita, which should have been around for a while by the time it acquires a new big brother. We want Sony to take a good look at how it’s going to make it’s gaming experience more portable with the release of the PS4. We want to see portable data and gaming and an adequate link up with phones, tablets, and laptops.

There is a large back-catalog of games that we love to play on the PS1, PS2 & PS3 and would love to be able to play those games from time to time on the new PlayStation 4, that is why backward compatibility would be desirable.…

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Advanced PlayStation Consoles Take Gaming Industry By Storm

Advanced PlayStation Consoles Take Gaming Industry By Storm

Due to the increased demand for gaming devices, a number of advanced consoles have hit the market recently, but the play-station consoles have impressed almost everyone. They have left long lasting impression on the mind of gamers in various parts of the world. They are equipped with ravishing new features. With these gadgets, users are capable of storing several other online games. They enable you download music, movies, images and a lot more. Thus, they are not only gaming gadgets, but ensure a pack of other entertaining activities.

This is indeed a good news for the gamers that the latest console accessories come along with various important accessories without which the joy of games is almost impossible. These accessories include memory card, console case, battery and more. Among PSP3 accessories, you will have to buy Blue-ray remote, wireless keypad, Play station portable 3 controller, PlayStation move etc. Though they are quite costly, but they can be availed at cheaper prices, if you purchase them from online websites which are good source of shopping. Online websites have become the most desired purchasing point for buying your electronic items in this fast-paced life.

The PlayStation games consoles are equipped with huge memory and come with WI- FI connection to store data from websites and surf internet. These games consoles have seized the market of gaming world. When you think of these devices, you are inundated with a wide variety of choices. There is a good range of exciting range of online games such as Dante’s Inferno, Lunar: The Silver Star, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and many other interesting thrillers.

If you are looking for cheap deals to avail any gaming console of your choice, there could be no better option than the online websites to buy these devices.…

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DJ Headphone – A Great Gadget

DJ Headphone – A Great Gadget

DJ has become quite popular since last few years. The people just love the DJ. They just want to enjoy while the music is played. No one can stop themselves from dancing. They all just love dancing. The DJ headphone is one of the most important gadgets in the whole DJ system.

There are many DJ headphones that are available in the market. You will certainly find hundreds of models that are quite easily available in the market. Some of the models are as follows:

1. Technical hi-fi HP2

This is the new approach to the industrial design. The technology is also quite advanced and the construction is quite rugged. There is a long list of features. They provide the audio enjoyment for more and more years. Some of the features of this model are click, fold and flip to take it to any corner. The pinpoint sound reproduction is being provided. The light weight as well as the plush ear pads, definitely provides lots of comfort to your years. You will certainly love this feature. It never looks like an uncomfortable gadget. The sound of the DJ is very heavy but you will not feel the pinch since you will have this gadget in your ears.

2. Technical hi-fi HP 220

This is yet another headphone it is very heavy one and you will certainly find it to be quite great. It is quite comfortable for years. The sound produced is digital and you will not find any problem such as that of sound pollution. You will certainly feel that the technical aspect of this product is also very strong. It has the folding design with universal joints. It can be folded into the small space saving designs. The compact speaker unit is certainly quite great and you will certainly enjoy them. The cushioned housing designs are quite great. The driver unit is 44 mm. the impedance of this headphone is 32 ohm. The sensitivity is also quite accurate and very good.

3. Nady QHM 1000

This is yet another product and let me tell you that it is quite comfortable to the ears. You will also find it to produce the great sound. The sound produced through this process is quite great. It is the digital sound. Like all the other products, this product is too quite flexible and can be folded and taken to any corner.

So next time you meet a DJ then do not forget to check out for the DJ headphones.…

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Move Over Wii, PlayStation Move Now Controls The Action

Move Over Wii, PlayStation Move Now Controls The Action

Just a few years ago, Wii took the gaming system world by storm. Before that time we couldn’t imagine a gaming system where the movement of your hands and arms controlled the action. in You simply turned on your console, loaded the game of your choice, grabbed a controller, and you controlled the action. The only thing is that Wii seemed to be catered more towards kids, rather than adults. Well, a new guy is in town, and he goes by the name PlayStation Move. The PlayStation Move works with the PlayStation 3 system and a device called the PlayStation Eye to pretty much do the same thing the Wii does, only better. Plus, this is a gaming system for children and adults alike.

We’ve heard reviews of the PlayStation Move and they have been nothing short of stellar. We’ve seen the videos and quality of the graphics and they beat Wii hands down. Because this new gaming system is scheduled to come out on September 17, 2010, we have unfortunately not had the chance to play any games yet. However, I can tell you that it has blu-ray gaming, movies can be played in high definition, games can be downloaded, and it has built in Wi-Fi. Just the fact that you can now get off the couch and control the movement of the game, has many folks counting the days til this product hits the shelves. At least 15 games are scheduled to be available at launch.

Now, this gaming system comes in a couple of different versions. First of all, if you have the PlayStation 3, you can get in the action by purchasing a PlayStation Eye, PlayStation Move Controller and some PlayStation Move Games. The PlayStation Eye acts as a camera that follows your every move. That is enough to get you started. There are plenty of sports games as well as kids games to give you hours and hours of fun.

If you do not have a PlayStation 3 system, my recommendation is to purchase the PlayStation Move Bundle. You will then have a complete gaming system that not only allows you to enjoy existing PlayStation 3 games but also lets you control the action. This bundle comes with the PlayStation 3 Console, PlayStation Eye, a wireless controller, a PlayStation Move motion controller, and a sports game.

Because this new system is coming out just before the holiday season, and if you have any interest at all, my recommendation is to purchase it as soon as possible.…

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The Motion Control Trend, How Does it Affect People With Disabilities?

The Motion Control Trend, How Does it Affect People With Disabilities?

The release of the Wii brought with us the current trend of motion controls and currently Sony and Microsoft are making their own versions of it. While the motion controls for the Wii have given us several great tools to use in our lives like the Wii fitness which helps people get in shape, how does the trend of motion controls impact the part of society that has some form of disability?

Now this does not have to be a severe disability but could just be something in the line of arthritis, before people suffering from arthritis could still play the Wii (granted the arthritis was not severe enough) because the Wii remote register the way you pointed your remote, not how you swung it and thus only small movements of the remote was needed. But now the Wii motion plus have arrived which negates this and you now again (like in the promotional videos for the Wii) have to swing your entire body the hit that golf ball or swing that sword.

This has made the Wii eliminate the entire community of gamers who are suffering from some form of disability. But this is not a huge problem considering that they had two other video game consoles to choose from, namely the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. These consoles uses the traditional control instead of motion controls (minus the sixaxis in the PlayStation 3 which in almost every case can be turned off) and things were going fine.

But the motion controls of the Wii were a huge success and so Sony and Microsoft felt threaten by the Wii and decided they are going to make their own version of the hugely popular motion control and considering how these work they too would alienate the community of gamers with disabilities. Now this is not a huge problem considering that these will be addons to the consoles instead of mandatory and thus not every game will need to use these controls. But what happens if they find that the motion controls are extremely popular and make the mandatory for their next consoles?

I think you know were I am going with this so I am going stop and let you think about it yourself. Hopefully, you will have some great ideas about the subject after a while.…