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Toshiba Satellite C660-2JE laptop review

Toshiba Satellite C660-2JE laptop review
Price, features and specifications of the Toshiba Satellite C660-2JE laptop

Toshiba Satellite C660-2JE laptop review. Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-2JE is a 15.6-inch laptop with fast dual-core Intel Celeron B815 processor and plenty of features offered at a very good price.
Toshiba Satellite C660-2JE costs around £300 (in UK).
Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop
Toshiba Satellite C660-2JE specifications:

15.6-inch (Toshiba TruBrite TFT, 1366x768 WXGA resolution, LED Backlight) Screen
Intel Celeron B815 Dual Core (1.6GHz, 2MB Cache) Processor
RAM 4GB (DDR3 1333MHZ)
Hard Drive 500GB
Optical Drive DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
Graphics Integrated (Intel® HD 3000 Graphics with up to 1274MB Shared Memory)
Wireless LAN Wireless (802.11b/g/n Wireless)
Network card: 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Integrated Webcam Integrated Webcam with Microphone
Card Reader 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC,MMC)
USB Ports 2x USB 2.0 ports
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 3.0+HS
Speakers Integrated Sound System
VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
Kensington Lock Kensington lock slot
Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit Operating System
Charge Time 2.5 Hours
Warranty 1 Year International Toshiba Warranty
Battery Life 6 Cell
Weight 2.5 Kg

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Nikon COOLPIX S8200 review

Nikon COOLPIX S8200 reviewFeatures and specs of the Nikon COOLPIX S8200 digital camera

Nikon COOLPIX S8200 review. Catch those summer evening shots around the bonfire, or freeze the action of the winning goal. Fast, responsive and boasting an incredible 14x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens, the Nikon COOLPIX S8200 will help you capture images you may previously have missed. Its 16.1-MP CMOS sensor crisply renders your view of the world—whether low light, far off fast action or sweeping panoramas. Capture sharp, clear photos and Full HD (1080p) movies using Nikon's incredible optics. Spice up stills and movies with special effects, and view everything on a 3-inch, ultra-high resolution (921,000 dot) display.
Nikon COOLPIX S8200 camera
Nikon COOLPIX S8200 digital camera

If your old camera never quite captured the moment, the S8200 will! It boasts a high-resolution, 16.1-MP CMOS sensor so you get superb image quality—even in low light. With fast, versatile, continuous shooting modes, you can capture those spontaneous moments shot after shot. Then show family and friends your movies and still creations on the 3-inch ultra-high resolution (921,000 dot) display. Stylish and compact, the S8200 tucks into a pocket but packs brilliant performance and advanced features.

Despite a slim profile of approximately 1.3-inches, the S8200 delivers amazing versatility with an incredible 14x zoom (25mm to 350mm equivalent). Imagine creating macro images of a bumblebee in a spring flower, then zooming out to frame a mountain range for a panorama. With the S8200, you can go from wide-angle to telephoto to macro/close-up views in an instant, preserving photos or movies of most everything from grandstand crowds to a stage performer's smile.
A single photo may not always be enough to recreate the moment; sometimes memories are best shared with a movie. Portable and ready when important things happen, the COOLPIX S8200 lets you create stunning Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound at the touch of a button. You'll love its ability to zoom in and out at will—while keeping subjects in focus. Stylize your story with one of various special effects or by recording in 15, 60 or 120 fps for fast/motion effects. Life doesn't stand still; neither should your memories.

Maybe you've wanted to create panoramic photos but thought they were too difficult. Maybe you've tried shooting photos at night but they never turn out. The S8200 takes the guesswork out of shots like these and more with handy Scene Modes at the ready. For sweeping panoramas, simply pan the camera and let it detect and automatically combine images to build a gorgeous vista. Going out at night? The S8200 takes great low-light photos. You can even create amazing HDR shots in-camera. The S8200 does the work.
Nikon COOLPIX S8200 review
Nikon COOLPIX S8200
Let the artist in you go from ordinary to extraordinary! With a variety of in-camera effects, such as Low Key, High Key, Hard Monochrome, Nostalgia Sepia or Selective Color, your world takes on a new dimension. The S8200 provides you the tools to fashion photos and movies with more than just your great eye—just select an effect and go! For your still photography, bring out your creative side with a fisheye, miniature or even an artistic look. Finally, you can make the kinds of photos and movies you've always wanted to make.

You'll never miss a shot with the S8200 because it starts right up, has a quick autofocus and shoots five shots in approximately one second at full resolution.
You'll always get a great shot with Nikon Best Shot Selector. Press the shutter once, and the S8200 takes up to ten shots and then selects and saves only the sharpest image.

Nikon COOLPIX S8200 review - video

Nikon COOLPIX S8200 specs

Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.1" x 2.4" x 1.3"
7.6 oz. (213g)

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS
Gross Pixels
16.79 MP
Effective Pixels
16.1 MP
4608 x 3456 (16M)


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Wide Angle
Focal Length
4.5-63.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-350mm lens in 35mm [135] format)


Shutter Type
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed
1/1600-1 sec. (when ISO sensitivity set to Auto) 4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
2s or 10s


Focus Type
Contrast-detect TTL AF
Focus Area/Point
99 (Max)


Flash Control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Flash Range
[W]: 0.5 to 5.5m (1ft 8 in. to 18 ft.) [T]: 1.0 to 3.0m (3 ft. 4 in. to 9 ft. 10 in.)


Exposure Control
Programmed auto exposure Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV) motion detection
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
224-segment matrix, center-weighted
ISO 100-3200 Auto (auto gain ISO 100-1600) Fixed range auto (ISO 100-400, 100-800)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto Cloudy Daylight Flash Fluorescent Incandescent Manual

Viewfinder & Monitor

3.0" 921K


Continuous Drive
Up to 5 shots at approx. 6 frames per second
Scene Modes
Back Light Beach Black and White Copy Close Up Dusk/Dawn Fireworks Show Food Landscape Museum Night Landscape Night Portrait Panorama Party/Indoor Pet Portrait Portrait Snow Sports Sunset

Recording System

File Formats
Internal Memory
Approx. 89MB
Storage Media


Movie Format
MOV (Video:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080


A/V Out
HDMI Mini Connector


Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Battery Life
Still pictures*: Approx. 250 shots *Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4608 x 3456 (16M). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.*Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries.


14x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound Easy Panorama, Night Modes, HDR and more!


Package Contents
Camera AN-CP19 Strap UC-E6 USB Cable EG-CP16 Audio/Video Cable EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM Reference Manual CD

Nikon COOLPIX S8200 price - around $300

HTC Jetstream tablet review

HTC Jetstream tablet review

Features and specs of the 10.1 Android tablet HTC Jetstream (Puccini)

HTC Jetstream review. It has been quite some time since the HTC Jetstream is for sale(also known as HTC Puccini) so we decided it is high time to take a closer look at this interesting Android v3.1 Honeycomb tablet.
HTC Jetstream has a very fast Qualcomm MSM8260 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. This really is one very capable processor. Together with the 1GB of RAM the Jetstream is quick and responsive in any situation, no matter how heavy the multitasking load is.
HTC Jetstream
HTC Jetstream tablet
The 10.1-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen has 16 million colors and resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. It is a very nice display as you might expect from such high-end device. It supports multitouch as well. The screen is bright and with the hardware specs provided it doesn't lag and its visibility in daylight is quite good so it is good for using outdoors.

There is plenty of storage space in the Jetstream tablet, it has 32GB of flash memory, which is more than enough for a mobile deice. In case you need more you can always expand it with up to 32GB with an additional microSD card.
HTC Jetstream has quite impressive connectivity options. Connecting to the Internet is easy with the fast Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The WiFi adapter can also be used as a WiFi hotspot.
HTC Jetstream is also a 4G device offered with data connection from AT&T and few other carriers (GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, LTE)
The Jetstream tablet supports the latest Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP. GPS is also available (with A-GPS support) so that you can use this tablet as fully functioning navigation system.
HTC Jetstream has two cameras on board. The front-facing 1.3MP is great for video calls while the better performing rear autofocus camera has 8MP and can record Full HD 1080p videos. It also has a dual-LED flash for taking pictures in dark conditions.
HTC Jetstream tablet
HTC Jetstream Android Honeycomb tablet
The operating system of the HTC Jetstream tablet is Android 3.2 (or 3.0 depending on the update) Honeycomb. Of course all the apps form the Android Market are available.
The Jetstream tablet has a very strong battery and can hold charge for more than 10 hours of heavy duty usage. The maximum standby time is around 35 days.
Probably the biggest drawback for the HTC Jetstream tablet is not the high price but the massive weight of the device. It weighs around 709g which makes it one of the heaviest devices in the segment and also not very compact to carry around. Other than that the Jetstream is a very capable device packed with all the features modern tablet should have.
The price for the HTC Jetstream tablet varies somewhere around $450 which is not much at all considering the high specs of the device.

HTC Jetstream tablet review - video

HTC Jetstream dimensions:
Size: 251 x 178 x 13 mm (7 x 9.87 x 0.51 inches)
Weight: 709g (25 ounces)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 review

Price, features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet

Galaxy Tab 2 tablet review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 review - main features of the tablet. Today we are going to take a closer look at one of the most if not the most popular Android tablets on the market. Of course many of you now would say that this title should be given to the well known iPad but considering the sales volume Samsung tablets are the current champion as is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is a 10.1-inch Android tablet with some great features and very high specs.
The hardware performance of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is provided by a fast 1GHz Dual-Core processor and 1GB of RAM.
The 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display of the Galaxy Tab 2 is bright and very responsive. This multitouch display is perfect for reading books, browsing the web or just watching some movies. It is bright enough even in direct sunlight and the colors are vivid. The resolution of this 16 million colors display is 1280 x 800 pixels which is one of the highest in this segment.
The space for storage in the Galaxy Tab 2 is 16GB (or 32GB depending on the model) which can is easily expandable up to 32GB with the help of microSD cards.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 uses the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system which mean you will be able to use all the apps from the Android market.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet
Connectivity options included in the Galaxy Tab 2 tablet include Wireless N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth 3.0. A fast 3G connection is also supported on some carriers around the world. All 3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA, HSUPA are supported through the phone carrier network (GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100).
Connecting to the Internet is easy with the N-wireless and the speed is just great, you will really enjoy the browsing experience with this tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 also has a built-in GPS receiver so you can use it as a fully functioning navigation device.
Galaxy Tab 2 tablet back side
As for the multimedia experience, the Galaxy Tab 2 is just perfect. It is great for watching videos , playing games and any other interesting interactive stuff. The tablet is also equipped with two cameras - one 8.0 megapixel auto focus camera that does exceptional photos and HD videos and another one for conference calls and stuff like that.
The price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2  is not as high as you may expect for such a capable device. You can easy find this tablet for less than $400 which is quite a deal for one of the best tablets on the market.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 review - video

Samsung tablets. Ideal for basic computing and handling e-mails, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Thanks to the 10.1-inch touchscreen of this Samsung tablet, you can easily navigate your way through its highly versatile options or enjoy your favorite game to the fullest. With built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, this Android tablet lets you stay connected, upload photos, share files, or even shop online. The 3 MP camera of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Android tablet lets you capture interesting moments on the spur. With a 1 GB RAM, this Samsung tablet renders videos and games in a superior visual quality, providing an exceptional experience. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 features Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for quick and easy sharing of files between compatible devices

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 specs:
Processor: 1 GHz dual-core processor
Display: 10.1-inch multitouch screen (1280 x 800 pixels) for native HD 720p resolution
Internal memory: 16 GB
Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Memory expansion: microSD cards (up to 32 GB in size)
Cameras: 3-megapixel rear; VGA (640 x 480) front
Wireless connectivity: Wireless N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth 3.0
Ports: 1 USB 2.0 (host); 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack
Sensors: Accelerometer, digital compass, light, proximity
Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.9 x 0.38 inches
Weight: 1.28 pounds (21 ounces)
Battery: 7,000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 review

Mercedes E-Class cabriolet

Mercedes E-Class cabriolet test drive and review

Mercedes E-Class convertible

Mercedes E-Class cabriolet review. Today at For consumers blog we are going to take a closer look at one of the best 'summer cars'. The E-Class convertible is stylish 4-seater which offers great comfort and plenty of new technological features.
Mercedes E-Class cabriolet has a soft roof which makes it best for warm seasons. But in case this is the only car you will use the whole year the E-class cabrio will do the job just fine. The noise levels are dropped to an absolute minimum for a cabriolet and the thermal isolation is also very good. No raindrops will reach the inside of the car during the autumn rains. Actually this fabric roof is one of the best on the market today.
Mercedes E-Class cabriolet is not only comfortable but also a very dynamic vehicle. The powerful petrol engines will definitely put a smile on any driver face. The E-class cabrio also achieves a very reasonable fuel consumption.

Mercedes E-Class convertible

The interior of the car is also very stylish and comfortable at the same time. Of course the E-class convertible offers the popular Airscarf  function for greater comfort and climate conditions when the roof is down.
Mercedes E-Class cabriolet pics
E-Class cabriolet interior view
Probably the biggest drawback of the Mercedes E-Class cabriolet is the price which is quite high, especially if you go for the higher spec models. Other than that the E-class cabriolet is a very good car for the money.

Mercedes E-Class cabriolet review - video

Digihome 40912DTV

Digihome 40912DTV review
Price, features and specifications of the 40-inch Digihome 40912DTV LCD TV
Digihome 40912DTV review
Digihome 40912DTV
Digihome 40912DTV - Supports Full High Definition 1080p resolution content for outstanding picture quality and image reproduction. Ideal for sports, movie and documentary enthusiasts and gaming.
USB connectivity provides an easy way to playback your compatible videos, music and photos directly via your TV.
Letting you enjoy the best possible viewing, the 40912DTV delivers big brand quality at highly affordable prices, featuring stunning Full High Definition images in an elegant black design. Freeview digital TV access is built in, so you can enjoy subscription-free access to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations without the need for an additional set top box.

Multiple HDMI inputs let you easily connect all your digital devices to this TV, with USB connectivity enabling you to enjoy videos, photos and music from USB drive on the big screen. A built in 7-day programme guide also helps you plan your week’s viewing.

Digihome 40912DTV specs

Nissan Altima 2013 test drive and review

Nissan Altima 2013 test drive and review
Test drive and video review of the all new 2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima 2013 test drive and review. Today at For consumers blog we are going to take a closer look at the all new 2013 Nissan Altima sedan.
2013 Nissan Altima review

As you probably know this is one of the best selling mid-sized sedans in North America. With the new 2013 model Nissan will try to win back some of the customers in this segment who switched to the more boring Honda and Toyota small sedans.
The 2013 Nissan Altima has new exterior design which is very similar to the previous generation but there are plenty of differences and now the car looks even more sporty and still very elegant.
Nissan Altima pics
2013 Nissan Altima interior 
The interior is more functional and more options and gadgets are available for the new Altima - super comfortable leather seats and satellite navigation are available for the higher spec models.
Here is a short test drive and video review of the 2013 Nissan Altima.

2013 Nissan Altima review - video

Review 2013 Nissan Altima

Apple TV 3rd Gen review

Apple TV 3rd Gen review - Features, specs, and video review of the 3rd generation Apple TV

Apple TV 3rd generation review
Apple TV 3rd Generation review - featuring 802.11n Wi-Fi, this Apple media streamer offers hassle-free connectivity to the Internet. Experience high-definition visuals, as this Wi-Fi media streamer supports 1080p HD videos. The Apple TV (3rd Generation) allows you to play Netflix, YouTube, and Vimeo videos, so that you can watch your videos on a bigger display. Stream content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, using the AirPlay feature of this Apple media streamer. Moreover, you can use the Remote application and turn your iOS device into a remote control to easily access this Wi-Fi media streamer.

Apple TV 3rd Gen review - video

Apple TV 3rd Gen specs:
CPU: Apple single-core A5 chip
Ports: HDMI
Optical audio
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Built-in IR receiver
Micro-USB (for service and support)
Infrared 1x Integrated IR Receiver
Wireless Networking 802.11n Wi-Fi (a/b/g compatible)
2.4 and 5GHz
Supported Video Formats
H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Supported Audio Formats HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
Supported Image Formats JPEG, GIF, TIFF
TV Compatibility High-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 720p 50/60Hz
System Requirements
Wi-Fi (802.11a, b, g, or n) wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, g, or n) or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network

iTunes Store account for buying or renting movies and buying TV shows

Netflix account for streaming Netflix content

For streaming media from a Mac or PC: iTunes 10.6 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing

MLB.TV subscription required to watch live and archived games League Pass Broadband subscription required to watch live and archived games

NHL GameCenter Live subscription required to watch live and archived games

Environmental Requirements:
Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)
Electrical Requirements AC: 100-240VAC
Built-in 6-watt universal power supply
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 0.9 x 3.9" (98 x 23 x 98mm)
Weight 0.6 lb (272g)
TV Compatibility Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz,2 including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse

Apple TV 3rd Generation review

MID 806 tablet review

MID 806 tablet review
Features and specs of the Google Android 2.2 MID 806/MID 80006 tablet

Google Android MID 806 tablet review. Here is another cheap Google Android tablet which is also known as MID 80006.
MID 806 Android 2.2 tablet review
MID 806 tablet 
This 8-inch Android 2.2 tablet hasn't got an impressive technology or stunning features but for less than a $100 that's what you will get.
MID 806 tablet has an 800MHz (WM8650) processor which isn't that fast by modern standards. The 256MB RAM is also on the low side and that is definitely going to show when multitasking or using some heavier apps.
The 8-inch TFT touchscreen is anything else but impressive. It is a resistive display with 800x480 resolution and the tablet comes equipped with stylus pen (you are definitely going to need it since the display itself isn't very responsive).
MID 806 has 2GB of built-in flash memory but you can always expand your storage space by using an optional microSD card (up to 32GB supported).
Connectivity options of the MID 806 include 802.11 b/g WiFi connection so Internet browsing is just fine with this one. As for the quality and the performance of the browsing... well that is another story.
Skype and conference calls are easy with the 3MP built-in camera with mic.
Well, these are the basics for the MID 806/MID 80006 tablet, it is an Android 2.2 device so you can download apps form the Android Market and make this cheap device work for you.
As for the price you can find the MID 806 tablet for around $90.

MID M806 tablet review - video

Google Android MID M806 unboxing and review

Disgo 8000 tablet review

Disgo 8000 tablet review
Features and specifications of the 10-inch Android tablet Disgo 800

Disgo 8000 review. Disgo 8000 is cheap and functional 10.1-inch Google Android tablet. It offers average performance and some good features. Most of the basic features and specs are very similar to the smaller Disgo 7000 tablet that reviewed some time ago.
Disgo 7000 tablet

The 10.1 capacitive screen has a resolution of 1024x600.
The thin Disgo 8000 tablet has 1GHz processor but only 256MB of RAM. And if the processor speed is OK for a tablet of this price range the lack of operating memory is definitely going to slow down the performance.
Disgo 8000 has only 2GB of flash memory for storage but that is easily expandable with memory cards (microSD) up to 32GB.
Connectivity options of the tablet include built-in WiFi (802.11b/g) for easy Internet connection. Disgo 8000 also has a 2.1mp front facing camera.

Disgo 8000 specifications:
10.1-inch high resolution TFT screen
Screen resolution: 1024 x 600
Built- in 2 x 0.5W speaker
3000mA rechargeable polymer battery
Built in 2.1MP webcam and microphone
3 axis G Sensor
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Storage: Flash Storage: 2GB, External: Micro SD card up to 32GB
Ports: 2x Mini USB, Micro-SD card slot(up to 32GB), 3,5mm headphone jack, DC jack (5V 2.5A DC), Mini HDMI
Pre- Loaded Applications: YouTube, Skyfire browser, GetJar (Android apps market)
Processor: iMAPx210, 1GHz, 16KB L2 Cache, 266MHZ bus clock
Dimensions: 270mm(L) x 170mm(W) x 16mm(D)
Weight: 0.45KG
Accessories: User Manual, Power Adaptor, USB cable

Price - Disgo 8000 tablet can be found in online tech stores for less than £100.

Disgo 8000 tablet review

Zuckerberg got married

Mark Zuckerberg got married

Zuckerberg got married. Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg marry his longtime girlfriend and announced the event in the social network, such as changes in family status "married", Reuters reported.
Tens of thousands of people "liked" his status update, which was accompanied by a photo of the couple in wedding attire.
28-year-old Zuckerberg and 22-year-old Priscilla Chan married with a modest ceremony in the garden of his home in Palo Alto, California, after a very busy week, notes the Associated Press said on Monday.
mark Zuckerberg's company went out of stock on Friday and Priscilla Chan graduated from the Medical Faculty of the University Kaliforniysikya on Monday - the day when Zuckerberg turned 28 years old. They met in Harvard and have been together for nine years. Spokeswoman said that Zuckerberg himself invented dizyna the ring for the bride "with a very simple ruby red."
The wedding ceremony was a surprise guest - less than 100 people who thought they were invited to celebrate the completion of Priscilla.
Mark Zuckerberg got married

Samsung PL120 camera review

Samsung PL120 digital camera review
Features and specifications of the compact digital camera Samsung PL120
Samsung PL120 review
Samsung PL120 review. Samsung PL120 is a 14MP cheap digital camera with 26mm wide angle lens which offers some interesting and unique features. For instance it has two LCD screens - one 1.5-inch on the front of the camera and a bigger 2.7-inch on the back. The front display of course is good for making self photos, portraits and stuff like that. The bigger back display is good enough for viewing your photos and videos even in direct sunlight.
Samsung PL120 has 5x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom. That is more than enough for most users and lets not forget this is quite a cheap device after all.
Samsung PL120 can record 720p HD videos with sound.
Here is a sample HD video captured with the PL130:
Samsung PL120 video test

Actually the quality of the recorded videos is quite good as is the sound. You can even zoom in and out while recording without any crazy from the device. Samsung PL120 leaves overall good impressions in this category.
Samsung PL120 has some additional extras like 50 different scene modes including Intelligent scene mode.
The price - Samsung PL120 costs somewhere around £60-70 (in UK) but you can find even better deals on this one as it isn't the most popular among compact digital cameras.

Meltemi Nokia

Meltemi Nokia
Nokia Meltemi OS

Meltemi Nokia. Until recently, Nokia was the largest maker of smartphones and mobile phones. Gradually the company began to lose its market share.
Earlier this year Nokia announced that it has signed an agreement with Microsoft to use its mobile platform in its future smartphones.

And now we learn that Nokia is developing a completely new operating system that will use their ordinary mobile phones (not smartphones). The OS is codenamed Meltemi. Nokia expects the new operating system to help it retain its leading position in new markets where consumers still prefer mobile phones to smartphones due to their (non-smartphones) at a lower price.
The Meltemi OS probably takes different elements of the platform MeeGo Nokia N9 - for example, touch interface, which is controlled by gestures. It is not excluded and technology compatibility Qt, which will bring the capabilities of these expensive devices to smartphones - most recently in the Qt code name appears on the Meltemi. While waiting for the Finnish company to formally present his work in this direction, a new online information about her plans
It comes from sources on the site Netbooknews, working group for mobile phones of Nokia. They say the company is preparing to launch two MeeGo cheap devices for emerging markets where smartphones are not yet sufficiently widespread and are also expensive. The new data are not limited to, but probably in the software to the platform will include elements of the work of the Norwegian company Smarterphone, which in November 2011 is a property of Nokia. Then the company said news of the deal, saying it was part of their strategy to provide mobile communications for the next billion mobile users.
In the second quarter 47% of revenue from Nokia devices and services were non-smartphones. That was reason enough for people at Nokia do something to increase sales of non-smartphones.
Meltemi Nokia phones

Nokia to launch new Meltemi cheap touch phones

Nokia to launch new Meltemi cheap touch phones

New cheap Meltemi touch phones from Nokia. You may recall that some time ago in a leaked information about a new project of Nokia, called the Meltemi. The information alleged that it is a new platform for budget mobile phones that have touch screens and even multi-touch, but not based on Symbian, and a modified version of the S40.
We expect to see the first products using the new platform, May 15, when Nokia will hold a press conference in Pakistan. My Nokia Blog site says that within it we can see the models 305, 306 and 311. The first two are practically one device, but the 305 has two slots for SIM cards, and 306 – with one. Albeit in a slightly higher price range, far more interesting is 311 of which we expect Wi-Fi, 3.2MP camera, multitouch and battery with notable in-class capacity of 1000 mAh.

Meltemi will be taking a lot of interface elements MeeGo (Nokia N9), such as the three navigation screen, but will include like Android and Symbian components such as drop-down list of notifications.
Meltemi Nokia

Seat Exeo test drive and review

Seat Exeo test drive and review
A quick test drive and video review of the small sedan Seat Exeo

Seat Exeo test drive and review. You've probably heard that the Exeo is based on one of Audi's most popular vehicles - the previous generation the B7 version of the A4. We all know it was a very successful model so VW Group decided to transfer the production to its Spanish division. Now the Exeo doesn't sell as good as the previous A4 but it is still a very good car.

Seat Exeo is offered with a choice of six petrol and three diesel engines and manual or automatic gearbox. The most powerful of all is the turbo-petrol 2.0 TSI with an output of 208 hp.
In case you need small, reliable premium sedan with good standard equipment than the new Exeo is just the right choice for you. Seat Exeo is also offered in a station wagon ST version.

Seat Exeo review - video

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V review

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V review
Price, features and full specifications of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V digital camera

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V camera review
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V review

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V review. Some time ago we reviewed the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX9V and we liked it a lot. Actually it was one of the best point and shoot digital cameras we've come upon.
Now there is a new model which claims to be even better, so lets take a closer look at the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V digital camera.

Main features
The DSC-HX10V has 1/2.3-inch Super HAD CCD image sensor and 18.2 million effective pixels. With the huge 16x optical zoom you won't have to worry about distance. That's one of the highest ever zoom lenses inserted in a compact camera. This zoom is just amazing for such a small device. And if this is not enough you can always try the 32x digital zoom.
Of course you can zoom in and out until recording your FULL HD videos and not worry about the sound of the zoom motor cause it is almost completely silent in the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V.
There is only one thing that we will tell you about the shooting modes in Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V - it has them all and 3D sweep panoramas and shooting in low light conditions are coming out more than fine with this camera.
The image processing is provided by the Sony's BIONZ image processing system which converts the raw image data from a CCD or CMOS image sensor into the chosen format.
And of course the DSC-HX10V has Sony G Lens which will provide the best brightness for your photos with the amazing light gathering capability of this camera.
The 1080p FULL HD videos recorded with the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V come out great and have maximum resolution of 1,920 x 1,080/50i.
Here is an example test video recorded with the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V:

The  Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V has a nice big Xtra fine 3.0-inch (7.5cm) LCD display which makes it easy to view photos, read menu, and compose shots even in bright light conditions. It is one of the very good screens inserted in a compact digital camera. No viewfinder in the DSC-HX10V but that isn't a bad thing cause most people never use it on a compact camera even if they have it available.
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V
Here are the complete specifications of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V:
Image Sensor
Image Sensor1/2.3 type(7.76mm) Exmor R CMOS sensor
Number of PixelsApprox. 18.9 Megapixels (Gross)
Approx. 18.2 Megapixels (Effective)
Lens TypeSony G Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)f=4.28-68.48mm
(Still Image4:3): f=24-384mm
(Still Image16:9): f=26-416mm
(Movie16:9): f=25-400mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=26-546mm(SteadyShot Active)
(Movie4:3): f=31-496mm (SteadyShot Standard), f=32-672mm(SteadyShot Active)
Focal Range
(From the front of the lens)
iAuto:AF (W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.120cm(3.94') to Infinity)
Program Auto: AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to Infinity, T:Approx.120cm(3.94') to Infinity)
Imaging Processor"BIONZ"
Total Zoom Magnification16x(Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom: Still Image 32x
Digital Zoom: Still Image
18M Approx.64x / 10M Approx.85x / 5M Approx.120x / VGA Approx.244x / 13M(16:9) Approx.64x / 2M(16:9) Approx.163x
Movie: Digital Zoom Approx.64x
Main Function
Focus ModeMulti Point AF/ Center Weighted AF/ SpotAF/ Tracking Focus/ Face Tracking Focus
AF IlluminatorAuto / Off
Light Metering ModeMulti Pattern/ Center Weighted/ Spot
ApertureiAuto(F3.3/F8.0(W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
Program Auto(F3.3/F8.0(W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
Manual(F3.3/F8.0(W), 2 steps with ND Filter)
Shutter SpeediAuto(4" - 1/1600)
Program Auto(1" - 1/1600)
Manual(30" - 1/1600)
ISO Sensitivity(REI)ISO 100-3200(iAuto),
ISO 100-12800(Superior Auto),
ISO 100-1600(Program Auto)
Exposure Compensation± 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
White BalanceAuto/ Daylight/ Cloudy/ Fluorescent 1/ Fluorescent 2/ Fluorescent 3/ Incandescent/ Flash/ One Push, One Push Set
Shooting Mode (Still Image)Superior Auto/ Intelligent Auto/ Easy Shooting/ Program Auto/ Movie Mode/ Panorama/ Manual Exposure/ Scene Selection/ Picture Effect/ 3D/ Background Defocus
Scene SelectionHigh Sensitivity/ Night Scene/ Handheld Twilight/ Night Portrait/ Landscape/ Soft Snap/ Soft Skin/ Anti Motion Blur/ Backlight Correction HDR/ Beach/ Snow/ Fireworks/ Advanced Sports Shooting/ Gourmet/ Pet Mode
PanoramaIntelligent Sweep Panorama
3D3D Still Image/ 3D Sweep Panorama/ Sweep Multi Angle
Photo CreativitYes
Picture EffectHDR Painting/ Richtone Monochrome/ Miniature/ Toy camera/ Pop Color/ Partial Color/ Soft High-key/ Watercolor/ Illustration
Still Image: Number of Recorded Pixels(Image Size)4:3mode:
18M(4,896 x 3,672) / 10M(3,648 x 2,736) / 5M(2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
13M(4,896 x 2,752) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080) / Sweep Panorama:HR(10,480 x 4,096) / Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920)

Still Image: Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie
16:9mode: 13M Level(4,896 x 2,752), 3M(2,304 x 1,296),
4:3mode: 10M Level(3,648 x 2,736), 2M(1,632 x 1,224)

Still Image: Number of recorded pixels (3D Image Size)
4:3mode: 18M(4,896 x 3,672) / 16:9mode: 13M(4,896 x 2,752)

3D Sweep Panorama:
Wide(7,152 x 1,080/4,912 x 1,920) / Standard(4,912 x 1,080/3,424 x 1,920) / 2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Sweep Multi Angle :2M(1,920 x 1,080)
Face DetectionAuto / Off / Child Priority / Adult Priority
Face Selection: Yes(Touch, Selected-face Memory)
Maximum number of detectable faces: 8 faces
Dynamic Range OptimizerStandard
Red Eye ReductionAuto / On / Off
Flash ModeAuto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Flash Off
Flash RangeISO Auto: Approx.0.25m to 5.3m(W) / Approx.1.2m to 2.9m(T),
ISO3200: up to Approx.8.0m(W) / Approx.4.1m(T)
Continuous Shooting Speed (Maximum)Approx.10 fps(10 shots)
LCD7.5cm(3.0type)(4:3) / 921,600 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Dual RecFrom 4:3Movie to Still Image Size
10M Level (3,648 x 2,736) 4:3, 2M(1,632 x 1,224) 4:3
From 16:9Movie to Still Image Size
13M Level (4,896 x 2,752) 16:9, 3M(2,304 x 1,296) 16:9
Number of Recording per 1 Movie: 10pics
Recording Media
* w/ Adaptor (Not supplied)
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo(High Speed)
Memory Stick PROHG Duo
Memory Stick Micro *
Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) *
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
SDXC Memory Card
microSD Memory Card*
microSDHC Memory Card*
Recording File FormatStill Image:JPEG,
3D Still Image:MPF,
Movie:AVCHD Ver2.0/MP4
Movie Recording ModeAVCHD 50i:
24M FX/ 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/50i) / 9M HQ(1,440 x 1,080/50i)
12M(1,440 x 1,080/25fps)/ 6M(1,280 x 720/25fps)/ 3M VGA(640 x 480/25fps)
Internal MemoryApprox.19MB
Microphone / SpeakerBuilt-in Stereo Microphone/ Mono Speaker
Volume Setting: 16 steps
Wind noise reduction: Off/On
Zoom Magnification of Playback Mode8x
RetouchRetouch (Trimming, Red Eye Correction, Unsharp Masking)
InterfaceMicroUSB, Hi-Speed USB(USB2.0), Mini HDMI
Video OutHD(HDMI)
USBAuto (MultiConfiguration)/ Mass Storage/ MTP
Dimensions (W x H x D)104.7 x 59.7 x 33.8mm
WeightApprox. 234g (Battery and Memory Stick DUO are included)
Approx. 204g (Body Only)
Image Index16 / 25 images
PlaybackCue, Review (Movie)/ Slow Playback (Movie)/ Panorama Scroll Playback
Slide Show SettingsImage: All / Date / Folder
Effect: Simple / Nostalgic / Stylish / Active
Music: Select / Off
Interval: 3 / 1 / 5 / 10 sec. (only Simple effect)
Repeat: On
Slideshow MusicAC3(Stereo)
Music ToolYes
PrintPrint Order Mark (DPOF): Single / Select / Date / Folder
PlayMemories HomeYes
OthersiAuto(iSCN(Advanced)), Soft Snap(Anti Blink(Auto), Soft Skin(Anti Blink(Auto)) InCamera Guide, Smile Shutter, Grid Line, Auto Bracket

The  DSC-HX10Vcomes in four different color choices: black, white, silver and  red.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V
Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V white
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX10V is not a cheap compact camera but it definitely is one of the best out there. Its price is around $300 (around £280 in UK).
So if you ask us would we recommend this camera we would definitely say YES. Packed with great features this is one of the best compact digital cameras offered at a very good price.

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