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violetkydd
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Technology geek, spending too much time on the inet and way less in the " real " world . Love to read about hardware, not so much about software. Will plays games for hours. favourite racing game - Grid, looking forward to Syberia 3 !
Interests: inet,hardware,pc games, swimming,skiing, sleeping,beer drinking
Recent Activity
Sony has announced a camera-mounted CLM-V55 LCD screen for videographers. The WVGA-resolution monitor clips into the hot-shoe and hooks into the camera via an HDMI port. While it is designed to complement Sony’s Alpha SLRs, it will work with HDMI-capable bodies from any manufacturer. WVGA is 800 x 480 pixels,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
We don't see too many spectrum analyzers 'round these parts, and when we do the applications are usually pretty obscure. But catching cheating cheaters before they cheat again? That we can understand -- and apparently that's exactly what happened in Taiwan recently, when folks being tested for government jobs were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
I?ve had nothing but laptops for several years now, and I?ll never go back to desktop computers. About the only thing I don?t like about laptops is their typically wimpy speakers. I don?t want to have to plug in external speakers and have my laptop tethered to them. The Logitech... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Tried booting your corporate PC lately? Dollars to donuts it takes longer than three minutes to complete. The point? You need Sandy Bridge, and you need it now. Dell's hoping your IT department will agree, with the introduction of the Vostro 460 mini tower bringing along Intel's second generation Core... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Turning your 6th generation Apple iPod nano into a wristwatch is as simple as buying one of the many wrist band accessories that are currently available. The infuse watchband from Frontal Concepts is the second nano watchband I’ve had the opportunity to review. Let’s take a look. The infuse watchband... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Judging by these leaked documents, Samsung's Vibrant 4G will have a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen (with a 480 x 800 resolution), 1GHz processor, forward-facing camera...oh, and a 21Mbps HSPA+ radio. It'll be hitting T-Mobile at some point. [TMONews via BGR] More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/Srv-8WuPQOE/t+mobile-looks-to-be-getting-a-samsung-vibrant-4g-with-21mbps-hspa%252B MOTOROLA MOODYS MISCROSOFT OFFICE MICROSOFT Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Were you excited about yesterday's iPhone announcement? Not so much as The Daily Show, which spent a whole seven minutes and 18 seconds out of its 30 minutes of programming to celebrate the announcement -- and certainly not sparing the whip when it comes to AT&T. Jon Stewart appeared to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
About.me is a direct competitor of Flavors.me; both services try to help you create a personal landing page, hooked up to your "social media presence" on other sites (Facebook, Flickr, et al). About.me left public beta a few days ago, and I decided to give it the video treatment today.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Microsoft just launched a new site/developer playground called HTML5 Labs. It's a service letting developers experiment with parts of the HTML5 standard that are still emerging - things like WebSockets, a standard draft allowing bi-directional communication over a single TCP socket. Rather than another shiny HTML5 showcase ready for general... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
It's been less than a week since Intel announced their 2nd Generation Core processors, and the little guys are already hard at work. Deep in the heart of another convention -- the National Retail Federation Convention, to be exact -- Intel unveiled the Connected Store concept: a futuristic storefront for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
In the world of online video, there is a battle brewing over the next dominant standard for online video, especially on HTML5 Web pages. Today, Google took the gloves off and declared that it will soon stop supporting the H.264 video codec in its Chrome browser. Instead, it will only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
XBMC is a fantastic media center application, and while it works well for dedicated HTPCs, it also plays nice on desktop computers, alongside your other software. But now XBMC has hit the version 10.0 milestone with a plethora of changes and improvements. Here's a small sample of the goodies you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Archaeologists found a 6,100-year-old "winemaking operation" in the same Armenian cave where they found a 5,500-year-old shoe. You know what that means? Humans have been making wine for 600 years longer than they have been wearing shoes! More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/8UXyTrqj_84/scientists-find-6100+year+old-winemaking-operation LAWSON SOFTWARE LAND SOFTWARE LAM RESEARCH L1 IDENTITY SOLUTIONS Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
A couple of months ago, our friends over at TUAW wrote about Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal for iOS. And I'm here today to tell you this momentous game is now available as a Time Waster for the rest of us -- and it's free! In terms of gameplay, what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
If you're looking for a groundbreaking time-waster, something you've never ever played before, a new concept in gaming - this post is not for you. But if you enjoy the odd bit of classic retro gaming, Kongregate's bare-bones implementation of Snake might be right up your alley. What is there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Most of Google's Web apps already supported SSL-encrypted connections. One which didn't was Picasa Web, though that has now changed -- you can now connect to Google's photo sharing site via https://www.picasaweb.com. As with many other sites, though, not everything displayed on Picasa Web is encrypted. While the home page... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
If you want to crowdsource the funding for a project?whether it is a product, album, or a film?one of the best places to find both patrons and early customers is Kickstarter. In this week's episode of Startup Sherpa, host Chris Dixon dives deep into the crowdsourced-funding phenomenon with Kickstarter founder... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
This is not a Gadgeteer contest, but the folks at Epson asked us to announce that they are giving away a Workforce 635 wireless all-in-one printer. The Workforce 635 is a small business printer with fast print speeds, automatic duplex printing, scanning, faxing, and many more features. Epson says: “One... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
There's a huge section at CES called iLounge, where a horde of accessorymakers showcase laptop bags, protective phone cases, power chargers and more. A better name for this section would be Mini Zhenzhen. Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/01/coolest-lamest-accessories/ NETGEAR NCR NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Prius this ain't. Take a gander at Porsche's 918 RSR, which just rolled onto the company's stage at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. It has a 563hp traditional gasoline engine mounted amidships, with a pair of electric motors powering the front wheels that bring the total power up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
About.me is a direct competitor of Flavors.me; both services try to help you create a personal landing page, hooked up to your "social media presence" on other sites (Facebook, Flickr, et al). About.me left public beta a few days ago, and I decided to give it the video treatment today.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Pirates! They're everywhere, huh? On the high seas, in the theaters, on the Internet. The ocean-dwelling ones better watch out though, pun totally intended, because a new non-lethal laser weapon aims to blind them into thinking twice about that booty. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/RQUAU0x7jHY/non+lethal-laser-weapon-is-the-latest-defense-against-pirates IKON OFFICE SOLUTIONS IDT IBASIS HYPERCOM Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Toyota's still the biggest auto manufacturer in the world, handily trumping GM and Ford, and with the Prius celebrating its 10 year anniversary it's clear the company can certainly lead the industry when it wants to. Not so much with advanced infotainment and smartphone integration. There the company has been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
Talk about broadening one's horizon. Samsung took a break from pushing its connected HDTVs and Galaxy S line here at CES to introduce something just a wee bit different: a baby video monitor line. Yeah, seriously. The BabyView range is said to be engineered to fit into the wild and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at violetkydd's blog
You've surely checked out our BlackBerry PlayBook preview by now, so you know that we're very impressed with the state of the tablet at this point in time. Still, we're somewhat dumbfounded by the lack of native messaging and calendar clients, and until now we've been in the dark on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at violetkydd's blog