Hey guys, you all have heard about google. google glasses is the great creating by google Google Glass is still a pre-release product that’s fairly rough around the edges.lock feature is something the google has talked about earlier.keeping user things private.
Glass Boutique, which would offer up Glassware software in one central location directly accessible from the device likewise isn’t surprising, either. Still, this is the first time it’s been mentioned, and indications are that it will offer access to both Mirror API titles like those currently available and native SDK apps that run on Glass itself.All of these changes are essentially key elements of existing mobile device platforms, like iOS and Android for smartphones. This product is the great buy for the busy and the working people by time it will evolove many other things in it.
The UP wristband by Jawbone promises a lot. It takes a ‘holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle’ to ‘keep you moving forward’.
It will keep track of your sleep and how much you move, while you input what you eat and your mood.
The band itself comes in three sizes and will fit round your wrist tight enough not to fall off but certainly loose enough to be comfortable.
It’s quite flexible so it won’t snap if it gets jerked from your arm, quite light so you can easily forget you’re wearing it.
The UP is essentially a computer that fits around your wrist, inside a rubber casing. It’s water resistant, so you can shower with it – but not totally waterproof (don’t go swimming wearing it).
It is available in a selection of colours – some of them rather vibrant – but I went for onyx, a shade of black.
Some of the brighter ones might not be acceptable to wear in the workplace, dependent on where you ply your trade.
I found it comfortably fitted underneath jacket and hoodie sleeves and larger cuffs, but tight cuffs meant it was more comfortable to push the band right to the top of the wrist.
The band has no visual interface, other than one symbol which does not light up other than to tell you whether the band is in ‘day’ or ‘sleep’ mode, or if it’s charging.
To upload the data recorded to your phone – for use on the UP app, which is the second half of the product – you take the cap off the band and plug it into the headphone jack.
This is a good way of accessing the data because it means you can do it on the move, instead of having to plug both the band and your phone into another computer.
In an ideal world the data would transfer to the band automatically via Bluetooth, but that would have a massive impact on the battery life of UP.
The band goes for an astonishing 10 days once charged – via a USB port for 80 minutes – meaning you don’t have to constantly worry about getting to a computer.
It was around nine days for me, because I frequently updated my phone with the information because I was fascinated.
In the fortnight I trialled the band I never ran out of battery – which is more than I can say for my mobile phone.
The idea I was most interested in was the band’s ability to track your sleep, and it’s also the part of the product that most impressed me.
When you’re ready to go to bed, you push a button to switch it to sleep mode – a little moon symbol.
You have to remember to do this each night – I forgot once in 14 days, after a night out. Remembering in general is easy, if you set a routine of bringing the ‘moon’ up when you turn your lights down.
When you wake up in the morning, switch the band back to day mode by pressing the button. When you plug it into your phone, it will have the story of your night.
The band will inform you how much deep sleep you had, how much light sleep and how many times you woke up. It displays this over a bar chart of the night, which is easy to interpret
Jawbone Up is a pedometer, but with pretensions of being much more. Within its “medical grade” rubber casing, the Up houses a number of motion sensors and shares the information it collects with a smartphone app for iPhones and Android.
Beyond counting your steps, Jawbone believes the Up is capable of monitoring your sleep as well. Using proprietary algorythms, the
wristband and its software tell you how well you slept based on how you moved, sensing a difference between light and deep sleep and acknowledging.
There is one thing for certain: the Jawbone UP is fantastically designed. Both the wristband and the app are sleek, easy to grasp and a pleasure to use
The band itself is completely devoid of clasps or clips. It is a flexible loop that you slip around your wrist, and it sits comfortably below your hand. There are three sizes to choose from, with a size guide on the Jawbone site.
Best of all, the wristband looks good to wear. Our review unit is black, and it goes with every outfit in our wardrobe, from unwashed weekend wear to cocktail party dress.
At one end of the band is a small, square tip, that looks like mere decoration. In fact, this is the single button on the Up that users interact with. A long press on the button changes between day and night modes (you switch it before bed), and a double-press and hold command starts special modes, like a power nap, or the recording of an excercise session.
On the opposite end is a cap with the Jawbone logo on. When removed, a 3.5mm jack is revealed which should plug into every phone that the Up app is available on. Cleverly, this connection is used for data transfers from the band and also for charging — there is a 3.5mm to USB adapter in the box.
Arguably, it would have been more clever to use Bluetooth for data syncing with smartphones — the way its major competitor FitBit does. Tugging off the protective cap and plugging the wristband into a phone is no great strain, but we’ll always prefer a wireless solution.
A full battery charge is good for 10-days worth of use, should you won’t be using the adapter too frequently, which is a plus.
EvoTV is a range of net connected media players developed by Amkette that brings internet and web2.0 features to the television. EvoTV was envisioned to be a substitute to the growing range of Smart TVs in the market. Instead of replacing complete television sets to get internet based features users could just connect an EvoTV and get the same features at a much lower cost. EvoTV is based on the Android operating system, can connect to the internet wirelessly, and can stream local, network and internet media and audio files. Once connected users can access Android Playstore Apps using EvoTV on their television. The first EvoTV was launched in the middle of 2012 and received many positive reviews and awards. In 2013 Amkette EvoTV won the NDTV Gadget Award for the Best Consumer Electronic.
EvoView – Is the user interface which allows customization of the home screen for applications, videos, and weblinks.
EvoRemote – is a feature packed remote control which has gathered much praise as being an intuitive and advanced method to interact with EvoTV and access all the features available on it. It comes with a touch sensitive button to control the movement of the EvoTV pointer.
MyYTViewer – is an application that allows creation of live groups based on various criteria such as channels, category, terms and more for video from youtube.
Motion Gaming – allows users to play games with the motion of the remote control
Amkette EvoTV is a android based Media Player that comes with loads of connectivity, a good form factor. It’s design is nice, a small black square box that can be covered by my palm.
The Remote :
Now this is the thing that actually made me buy this Media Player, It has got capacitive buttons which when touched can be used to move the cursor, it makes it act like a air mouse, control is easy and I don’t have to move my whole hand to move from one point of screen to another, movement of wrist is more than enough.
It has got a accelerometer inbuilt that helps in control motion sense games (read not all motion games are compatible). A inbuilt Mic in the remote for Skype (yes, Skype works flawlessly)
And other Zoom in-out buttons that works when moved finger clock wise or vice-versa with media player buttons to control the music, play-pause, volume up-down, next-previous.
Gaming Mode button makes the remote more responsive and faster also activates it’s motion gaming capabilities if the game supports and is compatible to it.
Remote Specs :
Radio Frequency: 2.4 Ghz. Does not need line of sight
Range: 10 meters
Air Mouse: Works in 360’ direction
EvoTouch Functions: Touch sensor for on screen control
Gaming Mode: Motion sensors for games
Inbuilt Microphone for video conferencing and voice commands
Universal Remote functions for standard TV control
Battery: 3.7 V, 700 mAh Li-ion Rechargeable with charging cable
Android Media Player
A Powerful Remote (IMO the cost of the remote will be more than that of the box)
Loads of Games
4 USB Ports
Mali 400 GPU
Cortex A-9 Processor
Makes my TV a Computer (Almost)
Plays almost all formats
Home Screen Lags a Bit
Force Close Issues arise sometimes (rarely)
No Bundled Keyboard
Have to change the media resolution to 1080p if I want to play a Full HD Movie.
4GB Inbuilt Memory is Less for me.
512MB Ram (1GB would have made me more happier)
No USB 3.0
Now the Main Features
It comes with a 6 Screen tiles UI which is fully customizable and I can add my own views, application, web links or a single widget inside a Tile. I Can also add Widget like Facebook, twitter on the tiles also.
On the left Corner information about weather is given and on the bottom part a live newsfeed keeps going which is again good. It’s simple, nice and does the job nicely but one thing that effects is while scrolling sideways It does lag a bit
Would rate it 4/5 (Because of the lag) (Edit : Complained about the same and they did somethings and the box is smooth now !! )
As a Media Player :
It plays almost all the formats I’ve thrown to it, be it a Full HD x264 or MKV or even a AVI file, it has played all of them easily and the quality is nice. The only thing I don’t like is that in order to have the best video quality for 1080p movies I’ve to change the video mode to 1080p which makes the system a still slower and I think 1GB Ram could have played a important part here. Never the less even at the 720p mode, it is very difficult to differentiate between the quality, have tested it on my 32 incher as well as a 42 incher regza.
As far as playing music is concerned it does play FLAC files and it’s SPDIF output gives a better sound output
Overall for it’s media player capability would rate it 4/5
I’m a Hardcore Gamer and I love these anywhere, on my phone to my Desktop and now the Media Player. IT does come with few games, but you can always download game from Play Store (yes it comes with Google Play). Have download and tried few free games currently have around 10-12 fully compatible games other than what comes in the box. As it comes with the Mali 400 GPU, the graphics quality is nice and feels like I’m playing the old classics again on my TV.
Gaming is fun and I really liked it, this is one of the best features of EvoTV that actually made me buy it. Motion sensing is flawless although it doesn’t work in every game, but for the time being happy with these few games. It Fills the gap of gaming console for me.
Overall would rate 4.5/5 (Few Very good free games out there.)
We’ve finally had some hands-on time with an official build of Windows 8.1 – and yes, many of the rumours and leaks are accurate. The Start button is back, you can boot to the desktop and use the same image as your desktop. SkyDrive is built in to sync files – on Windows 8.1 and Windows RT.The Start screen gets new large tile sizes for select apps like Weather and Finance so you can see more information at once, although apps have to be specially built to use this. You can pick from far more colours to customise the Start screen backgrounds – some of which animate subtly as you scroll sideways – or you can use your desktop background, in which case your tiles scroll but your background is fixed.Two big new interface changes are the new smart search and the way Windows 8.1 handles multiple modern app windows on screen – especially on large monitors. When you use the Search charm – which Microsoft refers to by the Windows-S keyboard shortcut more than the charms bar – you get the same suggestions of apps to launch, settings to open and other searches you might be interested in.
But now, those all show up in the Search pane itself, rather than in a distracting full-screen. And both apps and settings show up in the same list rather than separate lists that can fool you into thinking Windows doesn’t have any way to change settings.
You can still see search results in a full-screen view but that’s not just a boring list of tiles and titles. Bing combines results from your PC and SkyDrive, from the content inside your apps and from the Web. By the time Windows 8.1 launches smart search it will include email messages, though it doesn’t yet. If you have documents that match your search, they show up first. But Bing will also try to find a person, place, band, album or other entity that matches what you’re looking for and build an instant search ‘hero’ that’s like a mini app full of content
•What’s new in the Windows 8.1 Store?
Drag the marker onto a colour in the image and move the slider around the circular control to saturate or fade out that colour throughout the image. Drag it to another colour and choose a different level. You can use this to make an image more vibrant or give it a muted effect. The Photos app is also far faster (and for now, at least, you can still get the Windows 8 version from the Windows Store).
But then there are apps that you have to wonder about Microsoft spending time on. Health & Fitness is a great dashboard for Microsoft’s Health Vault service, but that continues to have few features outside the U.S. And Food & Drink is a nice demo of waving your hand in front of a webcam to scroll through pages when you have cake batter on your hands, but it’s hard to see it competing with the dozens of other food apps on the market.
•Potential Windows 8.1 Preview install fix surfaces for UK users
Some things, like customising tiles on the Start screen, feel a little more long-winded until you get used to them. But generally the interface feels more consistent and easier to learn. We love the new on-screen keyboard where you can swipe up on the top row of keys to type letters. And the expanded PC Settings gives the mass of control panel options a clean, simple interface that Windows has needed for years.
If you use the Windows Store you aren’t going to be able to avoid the prompts and promotions to try out the Windows 8.1 preview. We’ll need to run it for longer to see if it’s stable enough to recommend as your daily operating system (it’s been rock solid so far). We might have hoped for more major new features, but in eight months Microsoft has delivered a sensible and welcome update to Windows 8.
•Full details: Windows 8.1 release date, news and features
But this isn’t Microsoft backing away from what we still want to call Metro; key Microsoft apps like Mail and Xbox Music have been updated, there are new apps for food and fitness and there is a ‘modern’ version of Office on the way.
If you’re reading this in the UK, note there have been some issues with installing
To select a tile, press and hold on it. You can still select multiple tiles and now you can do useful things to all the tiles you have selected. You can also select multiple tiles on the Apps screen and pin them to Start as a group. As this is the only place you get tiles for newly installed apps, it’s a useful option. There’s now a Start Button to bring up the Start Screen
The Start Button doesn’t do anything that clicking in the bottom-left of the Windows 8 desktop doesn’t already, but it will at least make things a bit clearer for newcomers to Windows 8.
The Start Screen is now better-organised, and takes some cues from Windows Phone. Instead of all your apps being on one Start Screen, the main screen now only holds a selection which you can customise. Swiping up brings up a screen showing all your apps with much smaller icons and a search box. If you have many applications installed, this will make it easier to see what you have at a glance
Fingerprint sensor is something which we were actually waiting for, there are so many fake apps on App store which say ‘Fingerprint Sensor’; but they were meant for fun and fooling your friends.
Maybe not this time because Apple is serious about making an iPhone with Fingerprint sensor.
“There is going to be a fingerprint enabled phone on the market later this year,” Barrett said during a keynote address at Interop. “Not just one, multiple.”
Samsung’s lower midrange champion, the Galaxy Ace line, got a third generation entrant this year with the aptly named Galaxy Ace 3. It is not a huge upgrade over its predecessor, however, as is the habit with Samsung’s annual updates, and the phone mainly got a 0.2″ screen bump and a tad faster processor.
First impressions of the Nexus 10 are quite positive. Overall build quality is very good, although some may find that the rubber finish on the back doesn’t quite lend it the design kudos as its metal bodied rivals. It still feels robust enough to be manhandled, prodded and poked on a daily basis, but overall build quality isn’t quite in the same class as the metal-bodied iPad 4 or Asus Transformer Pad Infinity. It’s not all bad though because the rubber finish is extremely tactile and offers excellent grip. On colder days, it’s also warmer to hold