Wednesday, February 28, 2007

High-performance computing environments by IBM

IBM on Wednesday unveiled a technology, marketing, and sales initiative to widen adoption of networked x86-based computers in high-performance computing (HPC) environments.

Normally HPC is used in large organizations, but in new initiative, IBM going to make this techology available for smaller businesses and departments of larger enterprises.

HPC initiative based on IBM hardware; third-party applications pre-architected for the life sciences; computer-aided engineering software; and middleware for finance sectors. Initially they are going to make the product for Linux and Microsoft WindowsComputer Cluster Server 2003 operations systems, and would feature networking technology from Cisco Systems.


Sunday, February 25, 2007

USB 2.0 Pocket hard drive from Seagate

USB 2.0 pocket hard drive is perfect product if you want to carry substantially large amount of data while you are traveling. The feature I love most in this hard drive is the password protection.

This pocket drive comes 6-GB and 8-GB capacity. So, I guess we can carry whole lot of data or music along with us. Wherever you go, the compact, stylishly designed Pocket Drive is perfect for taking everything from essential business documents to your favorite MP3s on the road.
USB 2.0 pocket drive has utility software that can make your data password protected. So even you loose your pocket drive, just be sad only for the pocket hard drive not for any data theft. Other then that you can also manage partitions, set write protection, and view and manage drive content.
Among other advantages, this Hot-pluggable USB 2.0 interface enables data transfer up to 480 Mbps. So data transfer from this USB 2.0 hard drive to your computer hard drive is so fast that you won't feel that you are receiving data from any external device.

USB 2.0 Pocket hard drive is compatible with Macintosh and Windows and this comes with 1 Year full guarantee covers all parts and labor.

Finger print reader of Fujitsu LifeBook P7120 Notebook

In Fujitsu LifeBook P7120 Notebook Fingerprint authentication can be used in the following case.

Logging on to Windows: Most common use of finger print authentication is authenticating while logging on to Windows. Traditionally user need to type in their user id and password to log in to the system, but with use of fingerprint authentication you can avoid this typing work. Once you need to register your fingerprints, Next time onwards windows can read your fingerprint and let you log in the System.

Recovery from the power-saving status: If your computer is password protected to recover from power saving status, generally you need to type in password to recover from power saving status. Here also you can recover from the power-saving status by authenticating fingerprints that have previously been registered, thus omitting entering a password.
Canceling password-protected screen saver: Normally to protect your laptop from any misuse, we can make the screen saver password protected. If it is enabled, we need to enter our password our use fingerprint authentication to unlock. If you want to change the setting and cancel the lock for the screen saver, you need to authenticate fingerprints that have previously been registered.

Logging in to the homepage: You can set you finger print information to log in your specific home pages. So, next time when you want to login just use the finger print reader and you can get in to your site with out typing the password.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

HDTV Photo Player DMW-SDP1 from panasonic

When I was looking for the accessories of DMC-FX30, digital camera from Panasonic. I got to know about DMW-SDP1 HDTV photo player. With this photo player we can see the captured photos in 1080i high definition quality screen.

This photo player not only works with DMC-FX30. but any SD-enabled digital camera, addition to that the DMC-FX30 photo player also can read from MMC media cards and new SDHC high capacity cards. This device comes with a remote control, also have control buttons on top of the device. Other then viewing the photos, DMW-SDP1 can also be connected to PictBridge compatible printers to allow for printing without using PC while you can enjoy the slideshow at the same time.
DMW-SDP1 supports motion JPEG playback, regardless of TV system. It can play normal VGA (640 x 480), wide aspect VGA (848 x 480) motion images, which can be recorded with LUMIX, the SDP1 offers dynamic motion image playback which especially benefits viewing on wide aspect HDTVs. The player also capable to play high definition motion image (1280 x 720, at 15 fps). Among the other features offered on the DMW-SDP1 are a wide variety of playback options including three special transition effects to lend greater creativity to on-screen slideshows. Furthermore, in preview mode, the DMW-SDP1 provides for rapid image search, displaying up to 25 thumbnails on an index screen or calendar time-series screen. Images taken vertically are automatically rotated.

It is really cool, right? Connection is also very easy. First of all take out the SD card from your camera and insert it in the SD card slot of DMW-SDP1. Connect your photo player with the HDTV using the component table. That’s it, you are done. Enjoy your photos.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Want laptop in cheap price? Try Refurbish one.

We all love to have brand new laptops. But always it may not be possible to go for new Laptops because of high price. There is a good alternative available. Instead of new laptop you can go for a refurbish one. If you can choose the right one, it is possible to buy a Laptop with good configuration and almost as good as new. But that can be more then thirty percent dearer compare to new one.

What is refurbish Laptop? When laptops are returned, they are shipped back to factory where they are inspected thoroughly, rectified what ever needed, and again packed for second sale. But those laptops can’t be declared as new. They are refurbished. One disadvantage in buying refurbish laptop is you may not find latest technologies in them.

Though these laptops are available in cheap price, they are reliable, plus you will get full warranty like new laptops. So, if you can get a good laptop in cheaper rate, why not take this chance.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Advantages of Wi-Fi camera

Planning to buy a new digital camera? There are so many cameras in the market with so many different features. It is not always easy to decide what are the features really needed. I would say Wi-Fi connection is one of the important features that your new digital camera should have.

In traditional Digital cameras we are using USB cables to connect with computer or printer. But in Wi-Fi enabled cameras you can connect them with out any physical connection. While sitting at the airport, take photos and mail them to your friend or save them to your online album. Regardless how much storage left in the camera, you can keep on taking photos and save them in your album. If having party at home, keep on shooting and transfer the photos directly to your computer or send them to your printer for printing. Also you can view photos that are stored in your online album.

To connect your camera with computer, both your camera and Computer should be connected to wireless network. Ideally you can setup your home wireless network. When your Wi-Fi camera is within the reach of your home wireless network, it can be connected with the network using its Wi-Fi card. In similar way your computer also can be connected with the wireless network using the PCI card in it. So, when both camera and computer are connected with the wireless network, they can talk to each other wirelessly and ready to transfer photos from camera to Computer.

If you want to print photos, connection needed is almost same as it is with your Computer. In this case your printer should be connected wirelessly. To do so, either you should have printer which having in-build wireless adapter or else you can use an external wireless USB adapter for your printer, That will help to connect your printer with wireless router. And you can send your photos to printer from your camera which is already connected with the wireless router.

Another advantage of having wireless connection is you can directly mail photos or send photos to your online album. Here also camera should be in the range of some wireless Internet connection. That can be wireless connection in public place like airport or some coffee shop, or that can be Internet connection available from your Home wireless network.

Again when your camera is connected to Internet by Wi-Fi, you can view photos from your online photo album.

So, I guess now you will agree that Wi-Fi connection should be one of the major criteria when you are planning to buy your next digital camera.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Casio releasing EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1050 improved version of EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000

Casio, Inc. announced the release of the EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1050, next generation of EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000. EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000 when released was first 10.1 Megapixel Camera in the market. The newly developed EX-Z1050 is as stylish and slim as any EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1000 and was designed to allow a wider variety of people to enjoy photography at the super high resolution of 10.1 megapixels. Casio claiming this EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1050 can take upto 7 snaps per second. This camera will have a suggested retail price of $299.99 and will be available in four colors – pink, blue, black and silver.

Main features of EXILIM ZOOM EX-Z1050 :

  • Stylish, slim, compact model featuring 10.1 million effective pixels and 3X optical zoom.
  • Maximum 7 shots/second high-speed continuous shooting (Limited to 2.0 megapixels and normal image quality. Requires use of a High Speed SD Memory Card.*)
  • EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processing module featuring new motion analysis technology.
    • Blur-reduction technologies
    • Automatically analyzes the velocity and vector of a moving subject and sets the most appropriate ISO sensitivity and shutter speed.
    • Anti Shake DSP reduces blur due to shaky hands and subject movement, using high shutter speeds and high sensitivity settings.
    • Movie mode with electronic camera shake compensation function.
    • “Auto Tracking AF” function follows moving subjects, keeping them continuously in focus until the photo is taken.
  • Newly developed 2.6-inch Wide and Bright LCD display (maximum brightness of 1,000 cd/m2 at center of screen).
  • Control panel that displays shooting information on the right side of the monitor and enables direct camera control.
  • Super Life Battery allows up to 370 shots to be taken when fully charged.