Archive for February, 2010

I am back this week again with yet another interesting post, Hell yeah the “World’s most expensive Gadgets” not sure if one can afford or not, but who doesn’t love to know about the expensive Gadgets in the world.. If i ever wondered what I can buy for $100 million? my first thought being a tech enthusiast was not a posh house or even an SUV. How about a gadget? Yes, in fact you will need much more to buy these gadgets then you would to buy a posh house or an expensive car! With designers extending their midas touches to the world of gadgetry, you have gadgets like mobile phones, cameras, MP3 players, TV and more costing over a few hundred million dollars, Sizzling both in features and looks, these gadgets stand for luxury. Here’s over to the gadgets for the deep pocketed.

Most Expensive Phone (Cost: 1.92 Million Pounds)

iPhone 3G Supreme

iPhone 3G Supreme

A British company last year unveiled what is believed to be the world’s most expensive mobile phone — a gold iPhone encrusted with nearly 200 diamonds. Called the iPhone 3G Supreme, it was reportedly commissioned by an anonymous Australian businessman. The phone, designed by Stuart Hughes for the Liverpool-based Goldstriker International, is made from 22-carat gold. It has 136 diamonds in the front bezel and an Apple logo made out of no fewer than 53 diamonds. The phone’s front navigation button comprises a rare diamond of 7.1 carats. The phone, which took over ten months to make, ships with a seven kg chest crafted from a single block of granite, offset with Kashmir gold and lined with Nubuck leather on the inside, wish had just one 😉

Most Expensive Computer (Cost: 206,600,000 Pounds)

NEC SX-9/E System

NEC SX-9/E System

Ever wondered which is the most expensive PC on the Earth? Its Earth Simulator built by Japanese company NEC. The system was developed for JAXA, JAERI, and JAMSTEC in 1997 for running global climate models to evaluate the effects of global warming and problems in solid earth geophysics. Earth Simulator also held the distinction of being the fastest supercomputer in the world from 2002 to 2004. Located at the Earth Simulator Center (ESC) in Yokohama Japan, the computer is capable of 35.86 trillion floating-point calculations per second, or 35.86 TFLOPS. In March 2009, Earth Simulator was replaced by Earth Simulator 2 which is an NEC SX-9/E system.

Most Expensive Television (Cost: 67,800 Pounds)

Yalos Diamond

Yalos Diamond

Italian manufacturer Keymat Industrie’s Yalos Diamond bags the title of the world’s most expensive TV. Plated in white gold and studded with 160 diamonds (20 carats), the TV has 1080i and 720p high definition picture formats and has a picture contrast ratio of 1200:1. Made by Japanese designer Takahide Sano, the TV has no visible screws or welds. Launched in Berlin, Germany in 2006, the Yalo Diamonds comes in 32, 37, 40, 46 and 52-inches.

Most Expensive Laptop (Cost: $1 million)

Luvaglio Laptop

Luvaglio Laptop

You think Apple makes one of the priciest laptops? Read this. In 2007, luxury manufacturer Luvaglio London announced that it will release by special order the most expensive laptop ever sold, with a price tag of a million dollars. Though the system’s full details are not available, reports say that the laptop has a 17-inch widescreen LED lit screen, a Blu-ray drive, 128GB memory, an integrated cleaning device, and a diamond power button that doubles as the laptop security feature. In 2005, the Dutch company Ego Lifestyle BV released the Tulip E-Go Diamond laptop, which previously held the world’s most expensive laptop title. The notebook has over 80 total carats of diamonds and retailed for $355,000.

Most Expensive MP3 Player (Cost: 25,000 pounds)

Presidential MP3

Presidential MP3

You thought media pioneer Apple makes the most expensive media players in the world. You got it wrong. London-based Meng Duo Ltd launched the world?s most expensive media player — Presidential MP3 by Douglas J. Studded with several diamonds, it comes with a VIP membership and will be hand delivered to the buyer anywhere in the world. The player is available in a choice of white or yellow gold exterior casing. The player includes 1GB of memory, a 65k color screen for video playback and support for audio and video file formats. Measuring 2.28 x 1.55 x 0.27 inches, other key features include USB 2.0, a OLED color display and 10 hour battery life.

Most Expensive Camera (Cost: $35,000)

Hasselblad H3DII-50

Hasselblad H3DII-50

Meet one of the world’s most expensive camera, Hasselblad H3DII-50. The multi-shot full-color camera comes with a 50-megapixel CCD sensor that captures four shots in a row, moving the sensor by one pixel between each shot to record full RGB values at each position.
Hasselblad H3DII-50 MS is said to be an ideal device for high-end photographers who use their pictures for big commercial projects.

Most Expensive Blackberry (Cost: Just another $200,000)

Amosu's Blackberry

Amosu's Blackberry

UK-based designer Alexander Amosu, known for making world’s most expensive gadgets, launched what is being termed as the world’s most expensive BlackBerry. The device is made of out 18 carat yellow gold and is studded with 4,459 diamonds with a net weight of 28.43 carats. Designer Alexander Amosu’s device is understood to have taken 350 hours to manufacture. The device can be personalised with the owner’s name and company logo. Just like Vertu phones, the phone comes with a concierge service available at any time. Only three editions of the device will ever be made.

Most Expensive Keyboard (Cost: 4,400 Pounds)

Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional

Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional

How about a keyboard costing $4440. Made by PFU, part of the Fujitsu Corporation, Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional, is a made-to-order keyboard handcoated with Urushi lacquer. According to reviews, the keyboard is coated many times using a special brush made from the hairs of virgins and then powdered with gold dust. Happy Hacking Keyboards lack numeric keypad, and keys outside the typewriter key area are mainly accessible through the Fn key.

Most Expensive Mouse (Cost: 12,500 Pounds)

Pat Diamond Mouse

Pat Diamond Mouse

“Hey c’mon a mouse is costly than a keyboard”, don’t ask me that bcoz it does 🙂 and you may never ever thought of a computer mouse as a fashion accessory ? Made by Swiss manufacturer Pat, this is the world’s most expensive mouse. The device is cast from 18 carat white gold and set with 59 brilliant cut diamonds. The world’s most expensive mouse comes with a 3-button wheel optical mouse design, options for USB or PS/2 connections for either PC or Mac, a 800 dpi Resolution, and a 3 year warranty. What adds to the pricey tag is that it comes in two designs: Diamond Flower and Scattered Diamond layout. Buyers can also personalise the mouse by adding their initials in diamonds, and can choose from yellow, red or white gold with white or black trim.

Most Expensive Amplifier (Cost: 56,000 pounds)

AudioNote Ongaku

AudioNote Ongaku

The AudioNote Ongaku is the priciest amplifier in the world till date.
The Ongaku has five line level inputs. It employs two NOS VT4-C (211) tubes, an original NOS Telefunken 6463, and two NOS 5R4WGB rectifiers. Audio Note builds it own silver-wired driver transformer on a double AN-Perma nickel C-core. AN tantalum resistors, Black Gate electrolytics, and another silver wired transformer (output this time) complete the innards.

Most Expensive Speakers (Cost: $2.2 million)

Transmission Audio's Ultimate

Transmission Audio's Ultimate

Transmission Audio’s Ultimate system holds the title of the world’s most expensive speaker. Ultimate consists of twelve 500W speakers, an Audio Laboratory BP-1 dual-mono power amp and a BC-1 preamp. In addition, Ultimate also features forty 15″ subwoofers and another twenty-four 8″ woofers. On the high-midrange and high frequency levels, ribbon technology is employed for high fidelity and reliability. Each Ultimate speaker comes with its own 31,000 Watt power amplifiers. The manufacturer also claims the Ultimate can generate up to 146dB SPL.

My final verdict, do you have a girl-friend don’t blame me showing this blog to her, just kidding… indeed that’s how some people live in style…and did I miss any, if so please leave a comment I would like to hear other fancy ones 😉

In what can be called one of the most significant announcements that Microsoft made in recent times, the company unravelled its next generation Mobile OS at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company for the first time displayed what many analysts are terming to be an iPhone Killer (not my view, will keep that until I finally get to use it ;), but i would definitely say it will compete with google’s android and apple’s iphone OS ). So here’s looking into what the users need to know about Windows Phone 7 that is said to be Microsoft’s “final chance to get it right” in the rapidly-growing mobile market.

Windows Phone 7 Series. So foremost get used to the name, because it’s now a part of the smartphone vernacular… however verbose it may seem. The face of Windows Phone 7 is not a rectangular grid of thumbnail-sized glossy-looking icons, arranged in a pattern of 4×4 or so, like basically every other phone. No, instead, an oversized set of bright, superflat squares fill the screen. The pop of the primary colors and exaggerated flatness produces a kind of cutting-edge crispness that feels both incredibly modern and playful. Text is big, and beautiful. The result is a feat no phone has performed before: Making the iPhone’s interface feel staid.

windows 7 phone

7 Series has rebuilt Windows Mobile from the ground up, featuring a completely altered home screen and user interface experience, robust Xbox LIVE and Zune integration, and vastly new and improved social networking tools. Gone is the familiar Start screen, now replaced with “tiles” which scroll vertically and can be customized as quick launches, links to contacts, or self contained widgets. Hardware supporters include Dell, Garmin-Asus, HTC, Hewlett-Packard, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and Qualcomm.

The new OS uses a ‘live tile’ metaphor, showing dynamically updated information. Users can have tiles for e-mail, calendar, pictures and individual people, playlists and other applications and information types.

The OS arranges information in six sections: People, Pictures, Games, Music and Video, Marketplace and Office. The People section is actually contacts option. However, it is not your typical contacts list. The contact list is connected with the contact’s social networking accounts and users can see their updates right within the contact screen. The operating system is designed to have three hardware buttons: start, search — with a direct link to Bing — and back.

Other features are common with the browser being Internet Explorer. it won’t be as fast as Mobile Safari. Not to start. But it’s not bad that way! Then the Outlook email app makes me question how people read email on a BlackBerry. Bing and Bing Maps are built into the phone as the default search and maps services. Obviously, you’re not going to be playing Halo 3 on your smartphone (at least not this year), but yes, Xbox Live on a phone! It’s tied to your Live profile, and there are achievements and gamer points for the games you can play on your phone, which will be tied to games back on your Xbox 360. Microsoft’s vision of Zune is finally clear with Windows Phone 7. It’s an app, just like iPod is on the iPhone, though the Zune Marketplace is integrated with it into the music + video hub, not separated into its own little application.

Still, at first glance, Microsoft appears to have something new on the block. Would I wait on getting an iPhone, Android smartphone, or Palm Pre because of Windows Phone 7 ? No I guess. Every so-called iPhone-killer has revealed significant flaws at actual product release, and I can’t imagine that Microsoft would be any different. But I can easily see that in 2011 Windows Phone might a real force within the smartphone market, threatening the innovative but low-traction Palm WebOS most, but also Google’s Android OS.

So let me stop here, check out some pictures of what Windows Mobile 7 as to offer and a featured video on the same. If you are more interested u can check there official site: http://www.windowsphone7series.com. Have a great week…

User Interface on Winphone 7

User Interface on Winphone 7

Some thing Zuney !!

Gallery on WinPhone 7

Xbox on Winphone 7

Xbox on Winphone 7

Music & Video on WinPhone 7

Music & Some thing Zuney !!

I know many of you are using it already, since everyone as an gmail account and netizens can forget there name but not there gmail ID.. It’s now been just a few days since Google launched its Buzz social-sharing service and started rolling it out to Gmail users. The feature will pit it against social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Google Buzz will allow users to quickly share messages, Web links and photos with friends within its popular email service Gmail.

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Google Buzz comes after the company’s several not-so-successful attempts to strengthen its position in the hotly-contested social networking space.

Here’s looking into what all Google Buzz will do for users. If most of you are already using gmail I am sure you are seeing that new tab for Buzz below your inbox.. On clicking the tab, users can read status updates, photos and video. Buzz updates will also show up directly in user’s inbox as well as in a tab within Gmail. Further you can open an item to comment directly because it’s a live object with an open connection to the server that gets updates in all time. According to Google, 40 people whom users talk to through Gmail and Gchat will be automatically added as friends. Buzz uses information from the existing email accounts of users to automatically show updates and media from people they talk to regularly. However, it will also allow users to share information privately if they want. Status messages that users publish on Google Buzz and flag as viewable to everyone will be automatically indexed by Google’s search engine and be available within Google’s recently launched real-time search results.

Like other social services, Buzz allows users to post status updates that include text; photos from services like Google’s Picasa and Yahoo’s Flickr; videos from YouTube; and messages from Twitter. I say many of its features mimic those of Facebook. This means Buzz will eliminate the need for people to visit sites like Twitter to post updates or see those sent by people they have selected to follow. Google Buzz will also pull in updates from outside your immediate group, such as an active conversation involving some friends and some people you aren’t following. However, though users can view Twitter messages within Buzz, they will not be able to publish new messages to Twitter’s service.

Buzz is also tailored to work on smartphones. Buzz will be available on mobile devices including Apple Inc’s iPhone and those that run on Google’s Android software. The programme automatically includes contacts that a user frequently emails. Google’s buzz also lets users publish their ideas to the world or just to their closest friends. This means each update can be set to either a small group of friends or to the entire world. User’s private updates will be directed to Buzz followers while public updates will reflect on user’s Google Profile page.

So some pretty cool features, so saying that do Could it be Twitter killer? the answer is No, because i thinks it co-exists peacefully. When you post a new tweet using Twitter, Google can import that tweet and send it out to your Buzz followers with the rest of your Buzz updates. You won’t have to jump through any hoops or use any back-door methods to make it happen. Twitter is officially supported by Buzz — the same is true of Flickr, Picasa, Blogger and YouTube.

But the same is not true between Buzz and Facebook. Buzz doesn’t import your Facebook status updates. It doesn’t post updates to your Facebook feed. It doesn’t display your friends’ feed updates. There’s no Facebook Connect integration at all.

Google is going to have a difficult time building a userbase when everyone who has a Facebook profile (that’s just about everyone who uses the social web at all now) is concerned that they can’t see their friends’ updates. They’ll have to keep using Facebook to stay in touch with their Facebook friends.

With more than 400 million users, Facebook is the world’s largest social network; Twitter by contrast has only 18 million or so. Gmail’s unique visitors numbered around 36 million as of last year. Clearly, Facebook is dominating. Google is attempting to challenge that dominance with Buzz, but Facebook is at the same time planning to move just as aggressively into Google’s territory. It was recently discovered that Facebook will eventually launch its own webmail service. You can already send messages to e-mail addresses from Facebook, but the execution isn’t as smooth as it needs to be. The new e-mail plan would address that.

Codenamed Project Titan, the service would offer users e-mail addresses ending in @facebook.com. Facebook would become the largest webmail provider overnight. If the service is functional enough, it could threaten Google’s Gmail. This outlook could change if Buzz integrates with Facebook the way it does with Twitter. Unless that happens, though, you’re better off keeping your bets on Facebook in the coming year or two — at least if your standard of success is something greater than niche appeal. Here is a video to as i Know some people are not interested reading this lengthy blog…

So what are you buzzing now, let me know what do you like and don’t like about it… C U Next week, tell then happy buzzing…..

Everyone is clamoring about tablets these days, then why not Google too, so it’s not too surprising that Google and HTC are set to join the fray. They are reportedly working together on a Chrome OS Google Tablet.

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With this Apple’s high-profile iPad touchscreen tablet PC may face stiff competition from rivals such as Google, Sony and X2. Google having collaborated on the Nexus One, a smart phone that impressed us with its design as well as its hardware, HTC and Google partnering on a tablet seems like a promising prospect. But will it “compete head on” with Apple’s tablet ? 😉 who knows…

So let take a sneak peak at what it may look like, the developers behind Chromium OS – the open-source project that underpins Google’s Chrome mobile operating system – have revealed concept designs for a tablet PC running on Google Chrome.

The Google Chrome tablet concept designs showcases a range of touchscreen tablet PC features, including:

— A range of touch-screen keypad configurations, including a split keyboard with keys assigned to left and right hands
— Different methods of launching Google Chrome applications
— Tabs presented along the side of the screen of the Google Chrome interface
— Creating multiple Chrome web browsers on screen using a launcher

Also pictures of what a Google tablet might look like were featured at a Chromium developers web page this week along with talk of how touchscreen controls could work based on the Internet titan’s Chrome computer operating system. It primarily comprises shots highlighting the user interface (UI) of a tablet PC. It includes such possibilities as, “keyboard interaction with the screen: anchored, split, attached to focus,” “contextual actions triggered via dwell,” and “zooming UI for multiple tabs.” and primary targeted date for Chrome OS hardware is Q4 2010. Here are some snaps of the Google Tablet concept design…

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It’s hard to foresee a future in which a Google Tablet tries to go head to head with Apple on the content level. That’s not to say, however, that there aren’t some compelling things that could be offered by a Google tablet. As the launch of Google’s Chrome OS made clear, they’re looking toward a future with a multitude of devices that can access the Internet quickly, cleanly, and cheaply. A Google Tablet could be just the thing to realize all of those goals. If you have tried out the JooJoo tablet, we can see how a well-designed tablet for consuming web content could provide an engaging experience. A Chrome OS tablet by Google would likely work the same way, keeping typing to a minimum and offering a literal hands-on web surfing experience. By far the consumer it’s a tough choice if one thinks of affording a tablet, my choice wait until there is a sync in the tablet world, there would be a better choice for ur need and multiple to choose from within ur budget…;)