Nikon has today announced the arrival of their new D3200 entry-level DSLR camera, which is equipped with a 24 megapixel sensor, and builds on the features which Nikon included in their D3100 DSLR camera last year.

As well as a larger sensor the Nikon D3200 also includes a high-ISO increase to 6400, and a newer Expeed 3 image processor that adds an extra frame per second, now making it 4 fps, to the D3200′s burst mode feature.

 

The new Nikon D3200 is also equipped with a 11-point autofocus system with automatic scene recognition, and will capture 1080p video at 24 fps and 30 fps with HDMI output. As well as a new microphone-in port which now provides a large range of audio options for users.

Nikon has also announced today the arrival of their new WU-1a wireless adapter that can remote control over the D3200′s shutter release at distances up to 49 feet from the camera. The WU-1a wireless adapter currently only works with the new Nikon D3200 will be available in May for $60.

The Nikon D3200 will be arriving in stores this month, for around $700, and comes supplied with a 18-55mm stabilised lens.

   

 

Source: Geeky Gadgets

 

The iDesk concept which has been designed and rendered by Adam Benton and takes a look at what desks may hold for the future. The iDesk concept is an entirely adaptable workspace that doesn’t just contain your computer and documents. But enhances their functionality by allowing them all to interact with each other, in a similar vein to Microsoft’s Surface technology.

By placing objects on to the iDesk surface, devices, images and data can easily be transferred from your smartphone, tablet or camera directly to your desktop computer and vice versa. The desktop would become an additional working space to your monitor screen, and enable you to arrange and view documents as if they were paper placed on a traditional work surface.

iDesk’s designer Adam Benton explains:

“The desk could sync with your Mac or potentially have a Mac built in, perhaps with a portion of the desk’s surface angled upward to serve as a display. Tactile keyboards could likewise be replaced by a digital touch-sensitive version (endlessly configurable to your preferences for individual apps), and any part of the desk’s surface could be cordoned off as a trackpad area. Files could be transferred easily between Macs, iPhones, iPads, and so on by sitting the devices on the desk and swiping file icons across its surface from one device to the other.”

Even though Benton’s iDesk design is still a concept many of the features incorporated into the desk have already been showcased by larger technology firms, and hopefully we will begin to see them trickle down to affordable mainstream products very soon.

Source: Geeky-Gadgets

Facebook Rolls Out Timeline Apps

Posted: January 19, 2012 in Facebook
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New timeline apps are now available from Foodspotting, Foodily, Ticketmaster, Pinterest, Rotten Tomatoes, Pose, Kobo, Gogobot, TripAdvisor, and others.  You can now enhance your timeline with apps that help you tell your story, whether you love to cook, eat, travel, run, or review movies.

Apps bring your timeline to life

Once you’ve added an app, you can begin updating your timeline with your activities as they happen. For example, if you love design, shopping or fashion, you can add the Pinterest or Pose apps to make your favorite items part of your timeline.

The good thing about Facebook’s latest is you get to have specific apps for your timeline, and get to share it with your friends instantly. There’s also an option whom to share it with of course, which you can customise upon adding the app.

Source: Facebook

Asus has added another netbook to their line up with the launch of the Asus Eee PC 1225B, and the device comes with an 11.6 inch LED backlit display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

Processing is provided by a dual core AMD Fusion APU E450 1.65GHz processor, and you get a choice of either 2GB or 4GB of DDR3 RAM, plus up to a 750GB HDD.

Asus Eee PC 1225B Netbook

Other specifications on the Asus Eee PC 1225B include 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, a 0.3 megapixel web camera, a 6 cell battery, HDMI, VGA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and a multi format card reader.

There are no details on pricing as yet and also no details on when the Asus Eee PC 1225B netbook will go on sale.

To read more about ASUS Eee PC 1225B, click here.

Will The iPhone 5 Look Like This?

Posted: December 28, 2011 in Apple, Iphone
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We have seen quite a few different design concepts for the iPhone 5, the latest one comes from the guys over at Mac Rumors, and the design is based on a case from Chinese manufacturers which was reportedly designed on the iPhone 5 specifications.

Last month, we saw a leak of the design specification which claimed to be for the iPhone 5. Chinese case manufacturers seem to be betting on that design as they’ve alreadystarted producing cases based on that design document. We’d even requested and received some early renders based on the case designs.

Given how predictive the case designs have been in the past, we commissioned CiccareseDesign to create high quality renderings made as closely as possible to the original leaked case designs. Measurements were taken against the original case design leaks, and then imported into 3D modeling software.

The designs show manufacturers what areas need to be open or exposed for cases, but reveal little else. In the past, this has caused some misunderstandings about future features. iPad 2 cases seemed to suggest an extra port at the top of the device, but that turned out to be a space for a microphone hole. Similarly, there are a few areas on the iPhone 5 case designs that are open to interpretation. Click on the images for a larger view.

The elongated hole for the home button has suggested that the home button may itself also become more oval in shape. That is the direction our designer took as well. It’s also possible, however, that the home button will retain its round shape and Apple has simply allowed extra space for swiping across the home button in a left to right or right to left manner. These’s been some speculation that Apple could allow such a gesture for users to quickly switch between multitasking apps.


The exact screen size is another aspect that was hard to determine on the design drawings alone. Our renderings have enlarged the screen size to the space shown on the case designs. But, Apple has introduced a “swipe down” from the top of the screen notification system in iOS 5 that could benefit from some extra finger-space near the top of the screen in order to properly register. So, it may be that the screen isn’t quite as large as depicted by the cases, and simply Apple allowing for extra space for these swipes. The representation here, however, does show a 4 inch screen which preserves Apple’s current screen ratio. Rumors have suggested that Apple may be enlarging the screen size in the upcoming iPhone models.

The back of the device has tapered edges which makes it look much closer to the iPod touch. As well, there had been rumors that Apple would be abandoning the glass backing of the iPhone 4 and instead moving back to an aluminum design.

The final dimensions of the new design are calculated to be: 4.33″ x 2.36″ and .27″ thickness at the top and .21″ at the bottom In comparison, the iPhone 4 dimensions are: 4.5″ x 2.31″ x .37″. So the new design is actually shorter than the existing iPhone 4, but slightly wider and thinner.

Assuming the leaked case designs are accurate, the iPhone 5 should be close in appearance to these renderings. The iPhone 5 is expected to be released in September or October of this year.

Source: MacRumors

Rumors have been floating around for months now that Apple would be launching a new HDTV that has been dubbed the AppleTV or iTV. Apple already had the AppleTV set-top box that has been around for a while and has been selling decently in the latest form.

AppleTV

 

A source has now said that the Apple supply chain is ramping up to start preparing the materials for the iTV in Q1. The source claims production will kick off in Q2 or Q3. Apple is said to be prepping 32-inch and 37-inch sizes to start.

The next generation of the AppleTV set-top boxes are also said to still be coming. A solution for users with existing TVs and one of people that want a TV with the tech inside already makes sense. I would bet that the set-top box and the iTV would share many of the same features.

However, other sources also revealed that Apple may continue to launch its next-generation STB-like Apple TVs in 2012 as it has lowered the price of its current version of Apple TV listed on Amazon by 9% recently.

Source: GeekyGadgets, Digitimes

It looks like Microsoft will be showing off the latest version of their smartphone OS, Windows Phone Tango, at CES 2012 in January, which would tie in with Nokia’s recent announcement that they are holding a Windows Phone event at CES.

Windows Phone 7 hasn’t quite caught up to iOS or Android, but the Mango update with its 500+ upgrades sure made a significant dent. Now, we’re ready for the next major update to Microsoft’s smartphone platform and it looks like next month’s CES is where they’re going to reveal the Tango update to WP7.

Windows Phone Tango doesn’t sound like it’s going to be nearly as substantial as its tropical fruit-named predecessor, but it will reportedly still bring some new moves to the dance floor. For instance, we’re hearing that it’ll get support for smaller screens, smaller chassis sizes, and even LTE. Considering all the LTE-equipped Droids out there, that’s a good thing for Redmond.

Windows Phone Tango is expected to bring a range of new features to Windows Phone devices, which include support for LTE, and also support for smaller devices with smaller displays.

But it takes two to tango! There’s a good chance that Nokia will be showing off its new Nokia 719 and Nokia 900 at CES, both of which could very well ship with Tango right out of the box. The newest WP7 update is rumored to be released “soon” after CES.