Infographic: Humans and Laptops

Living in a tech-glorified world we’re enjoying right now, it is really not that hard to imagine what we could have done with a single laptop… way back in the past. Just imagine, you could use your laptop’s “magic” to establish yourself as a deity! I mean just think.. what could the Roman empire have done with computers? What great moments in history do you think could have benefited from access to computers? Humans and Laptops.. Dell thinks:

Lenovo announces sleek new All-in-One PC, takes entertainment to a whole new level [Price+Specs]

Lenovo today announced a new entrant to its All-in-One desktop PC lineup – the Lenovo C320 – that “boasts affordable, entertainment-focused computing packed with family-friendly features.” The sleek computer is designed in such a way that enables you to make the most of its computing abilities along with watching movies, video chat, etc without occupying much space in your living room.

Boasting a fairly large 20-inch multi-touch display, the C320 is powered by 2nd generation Intel Core i3 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and comes loaded with a LED-backlit display with optional multitouch touchscreen support. For a larger experience, you can always hook up your HDTV or monitor to the AIO’s HDMI port and rake up a mini home theater in your own backyard.

For audio, Lenovo says you need to “look no further than this device’s integrated stereo speakers supporting SRS® Premium Sound” that deliver high quality sound, enriching your movie experiences.

The C320 also bundles a High Sensitivity webcam that allows you to video chat with your near and dear ones over a WiFi network, and includes advanced software for facial tracking and fun image effects.

This AIO PC from Lenovo also comes loaded with family-friendly features, basic multimedia features and mainstream processor, graphics technologies, preloaded games and an optional TV tuner. The family-friendly tools include Lenovo Eye Distance System and Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System, which alert when you are too close to the screen and dynamically adjust screen brightness.

Price and Availability

The Lenovo C320 All-In-One desktop will be priced from Rs.25,490/- plus taxes and will be available at retail stores across the country.

Via Lenovo

The Benefits of Owning a Tablet

As technology evolves so do our options. Not only do we have the ability to leave our desktop and use our computers anywhere, but now we even have options for our portable computing. Enter the tablet – a piece of computing technology that has taken off faster and more afford-ably than the laptop did. What you may be wondering though is whether or not there are benefits to owning a tablet over a laptop or PC. Actually, there are several benefits tablet owners receive.

Ultimate Portability

It’s true that laptops have gotten smaller and lighter over the years, especially thanks to the introduction of netbooks, but nothing outdoes the size and weight of a tablet. The iPad 2, one of the most popular tablets on the market, weighs less than one and half pounds. Not only does the small weight and size make tablets comfortable to use, but you’ll have no trouble at all carrying a tablet on your journeys. Tablets fit easily into a purse, backpack or even your coat pocket.

Longer Battery Life

One of the drawbacks to laptops is that while you can take them with you, the battery life is often limited to 4-6 hours. With a tablet, you can expect to see batteries last as long as 12 hours. Of course, the exact time you get from the battery will depend on the brightness you use as well as what you’re doing with the tablet. Obviously, watching movies will use more of the battery than typing a document or surfing the internet.

The Perfect All-In-One Concept

Last, but certainly not least, the tablet offers an all-in-one experience. You don’t need a portable DVD player to watch movies or an MP3 player to listen to movies. You don’t even need an ereader and you certainly don’t need a laptop. When you own a tablet computer, you have everything you need in the palm of your hand. You can watch movies, listen to music, read your favorite books and even go online and update your Facebook status. In other words, a tablet can save you hundreds of dollars.

It’s easy to say that tablet computers are a welcome addition to our technologically advanced world. The portability, longer battery life and ability to do everything you need are all wonderful reasons to choose a tablet instead of a laptop or PC. Throw in the fact that you’ll save money buying a tablet and it’s a win/win situation.

About the Author: Collin has more than 10 years of experience in the field of communications and technology. She enjoys comparing and using tablets, eReaders, Samsung phones, iPads, and any other new device she can get her hands on.

India finally launch world’s cheapest tablet — ‘Aakash’

The Government Of India has kept its promise and finally launched, as scheduled, the cheapest tablet the world has seen named ‘Aakash’. Previously expected to arrive earlier this year, the tablet’s October launch has bought a huge sigh of relief to people, especially students, all over India. Costing the government Rs. 2,276 (Approx. $49.98), the device  will be given to students after subsidising the price by up to 50 per cent, Human Resources Development Minister Shri Kapil Sibal said while unveiling the device in New Delhi.

Aakash (which means ‘Sky’ in Hindi) is a low cost access cum computing device running on Google’s Android OS, possessing some decent features required for educational purposes. The device was distributed among 500 children on the occasion of its unveiling a few hours ago.

The device will be available at retail stores at a maximum retail price of Rs 2999 through renowned carrier Aircel in November.

Aakash UbiSlate 7 Specifications

•         Hardware:

–        Processor: 366 Mhz with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor

–        Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash

–        Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported

–        Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number):  1 Standard USB port

–        Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack

–        Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800×480 pixel resolution

–        Input Devices: Resistive touch screen

–        Connectivity and Networking: WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g

–        Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery.  AC adapter 200-240 volt range.

•         Software:

–        OS: Android 2.2

–        Document Rendering

•         Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP

•         PDF viewer, Text editor

–        Multimedia and Image Display

•         Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF

•         Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA

•         Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV

–        Communication and Internet

•         Web browser – Standards Compliance:  xHTML 1.1 compliant, JavaScript 1.8 compliant

•         Separate application for online YouTube video

•         Safety and other standards compliance

–        CE certification / RoHS certification

Other: Additional Web Browser: UbiSurfer-Browser with compression/acceleration and IE8 rendering.

For more detailed information check out the press release.

Shutdown your PC faster or slower

Right, so when you shut down your computer it takes ages to switch off? Tired, irritated and frustrated of it? Don’t worry, we’ll help you with a smart solution!

Below is a simple step to increase or decrease the time your computer takes to shut down. With this step, you can set your ‘own’ time within which you want your computer to shut down. And it has no side effects. Just follow the steps correctly and make sure to be very careful while working with the registry. Remember every original value you change or take a backup – whichever suits you best.

Now, if u want to shutdown your PC faster or slower:

1- start–>run–>regedit

2- +HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

+SYSTEM

+CurrentControlSet

Control

left kick on control and u will find WaitToKillServiceTimeout.

Double kick on WaitToKillServiceTimeout.

In WaitToKillServiceTimeout, value is 20000 – it means 20 seconds…if u want to shudown windows faster then get the numbers smaller, like 10000 or 5000 (10 sec or 5 sec) or if u want to shutdown longer write 50000 (50sec)

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Evolution Of Windows

It all began at the Plaza hotel,New York City 10th november 1983 when two microsoft founders Paul Allen and Bill gates announced the new graphical user interface operating system Microsoft windows.

Windows 1.01 (1985)

Officially released on November 20, 1985, this 16-bit OS that cost less than 1MB in overall is Microsoft’s very first operating system that allows multi tasking with graphical user interface on PC platform that runs on MS-DOS 5.0.

Windows 1.03 (1986)

Introduced in 1986, Windows 1.03 is an upgrade to its previous predecessor Windows 1.01. Entire operating system cost about 2.2Mb hard disk space.

Windows 2.03 (1987)

Taking advantage of the speed of Intel 286/386 processor at that time, Windows 2.03 is a replacement for Windows 1.x. It also starts the era where users are able to overlap windows, customize screens, etc. Still the entire operating system cost no more than 2.5Mb.

Windows 3.0 (1990)

This is the third major released of Microsoft Windows with a improved set of Windows icons and applications like File Manager, Program Manager that is still being used in today’s Windows. This 22 May 1990 released operating system is then replaced by Windows 3.1 two years later.

Windows 3.1 (1992)

Windows 3.1 is probably the earliest Windows most of us are familiar with. Windows 3.1 and later Windows 3.1x is an upgrade to Windows 3.0 with bug fixes and multimedia support.

Windows NT 3.1 (1993)

The first Windows New Technology (NT) introduced. It maintains consistency with the Windows 3.1, a well-established home and business operating system at the time, the new Windows NT operating system began with version 3.1. Unlike Windows 3.1, however, Windows NT 3.1 was a 32-bit operating system.

Windows 3.1(1993)

A superset of Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 added peer-to-peer workgroup and domain networking support. For the first time, Windows–based PCs were network-aware and became an integral part of the emerging client/server computing evolution – Microsoft

Windows NT 3.51 Workstation (1995)

The Windows NT Workstation 3.5 release provided the highest degree of protection yet for critical business applications and data. With support for the OpenGL graphics standard, this operating system helped power high-end applications for software development, engineering, financial analysis, scientific, and business-critical tasks – Microsoft

Windows 95 (1995)

Previously code-named ChicagoWindows 95 is a successor to all the existing Windows operating system so far. It gives full graphical user interface support, integrated a 32-bit TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) stack for built-in Internet support, dial-up networking, and new Plug and Play capabilities that made it easy for users to install hardware and software.

Windows NT 4.0 (1996)

Windows NT Workstation 4.0 included the popular Windows 95 user interface yet provided improved networking support for easier and more secure access to the Internet and corporate intranets – Microsoft.

Windows NT Server 4.0 (1996)

Windows 98 (1998)

Windows 98 was the upgrade from Windows 95. Described as an operating system that “Works Better, Plays Better,” Windows 98 was the first version of Windows designed specifically for consumers – Microsoft.

Windows 2000 (2000)

More than just the upgrade to Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Windows 2000 Professional was also designed to replace Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT Workstation 4.0 on all business desktops and laptops. Built on top of the proven Windows NT Workstation 4.0 code base, Windows 2000 added major improvements in reliability, ease of use, Internet compatibility, and support for mobile computing – Microsoft.

Windows 2000 Server (2000)

Windows ME (2000)

Designed for home computer users, Windows Me offered consumers numerous music, video, and home networking enhancements and reliability improvements – Microsoft.

indows XP (2001)

Windows XP Professional brings the solid foundation of Windows 2000 to the PC desktop, enhancing reliability, security, and performance. With a fresh visual design, Windows XP Professional includes features for business and advanced home computing, including remote desktop support, an encrypting file system, and system restore and advanced networking features –Microsoft.

Windows Server 2003 (2003)

Released on April 2003, and also known as Win2k3, this operating system is a sucessor to it’s predecessor Windows Server 2000 (Win2k).

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003

Windows Vista (2006)

Came more than 5 years after it’s predecessor Windows XP, Vista is the longest timeline break for Microsoft between two operating system.

Windows Vista

Windows Vista

Windows Vista

Windows 7 (2009)

Codenamed Blackcomb, Windows 7 is one of the most anticipated operating system which should be available somewhere in Oct 2009.

Windows 7

Windows 7

Windows 7

Speed Up Windows XP

Speed Up Windows XP by Keeping the Operating System in Memory.

One thing you can do to speed up Windows XP is to make sure that key operating system functions stay in memory. Memory (also called “RAM” for Random Access Memory) is much faster than the hard disk. Perform the following steps to boost your XP computer’s performance:

Click the Start button. Click the Run command and type regedit in the Open text box. Click OK. As always, be very careful when editing the Registry.

In the Registry Editor, go to the following registry key:

HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Right click the DisablePagingExecutive entry in the right pane of the Registry editor and click Modify.

In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, type the number “1” (without the quotes) in the Value data field. Click OK.

Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.

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Lenovo IdeaPad: Your first look

Before, it was the rule of the PCs. Then came the laptops. And now the latest craze seems to be the Tablet PCs.

So what would you go for if you are looking for something portable? A laptop or a Tablet? How about both? And that too at the cost of one?

Confused? No need to be. You read it right. In a first of it’s kind, Lenovo IdeaPad U1 is both a laptop and a tablet (2 in 1). Before telling you more about it, why not let the pictures do the talking.

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 - Operating system

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 - Battery life

Lenovo IdeaPad UI - Keyboard

Lenovo IdeaPad UI - Internet Mode

Lenovo IdeaPad UI - MeCentric Mode

While the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 looks like just another regular compact laptop, running Windows 7 at the first look, a slight tug at the screen releases it from the dock and transforms it into a fully functional 11.6-inch HD LED touchscreen tablet. Ingenious. Miraculous. Remarkable.

Key Features

  • Runs on the Sylight Linux OS
  • Drag-to-enlarge, 4-panel touchscreen media centre called the “Me” UI
  • Several homescreens, each housing six apps and widgets that open full-screen with a tap of your index finger
  • Mutlitouch-enabled
  • Music, photos, videos, e-books, weather, social networking, etc. easily startable
  • 1GHz Snapdragon chip
  • 16GB SSD
  • SIM-card slot for 3G connectivity

Once it’s back in the dock, it’ll be displaying your Windows 7 OS again within three seconds.

The Lenovo IdeaPad U1 really is a cracking idea that’s sure to leave many tech manufacturers kicking themselves for not thinking of it first.

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Shutdown Computer/Laptop with a Cell Phone

Using this method, a user can shutdown, restart, hibernate, etc. his or her computer, just by sending an email from his or her phone.

To do this, all you will need is Microsoft Outlook which should come with Microsoft Office, which most people have. This will need to be on the computer which you wish to shutdown.

So, this is how you do this:

1. First, you need the batch files to perform the Shutdown, Hibernate etc. You can write them down yourselves

2. open your notepad

and write like this…

c:\windows\system32\shutdown -s -f -t 00

and save it as shutdown.bat

3. Open up Microsoft Outlook. Make sure that you have already configured it for your email.Now we will need to make it so that Outlook checks your inbox about every minute (1 minute for testing time can be increased if a delayed shutdown is desired). You can do this by going to Tools: Options.

4. Then click the Mail Setup tab, and afterwards, the Send/Receive button.

5. Make sure that the Schedule an automatic send/receive every… box is checked, and set the number of minutes to 1. Now you may close all of these dialog boxes.

6. Now go to Tools: Rules and Alerts… Next click the options button in the upper right hand corner and press the Import Rules button.

7. Now select the shutdown.bat file …which u hv created …

8. Now, when you send a message from your phone to your e-mail address with the subject shutdown or smsshutdown%%, your computer will shutdown.


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Asus EeeTop PC ET2010PNT All-in-One PC with ION2

Asus is about to release it’s EeeTop PC ET2010PNT all-in-one desktop PC that is equipped with NVIDIA’s ION2 Geforce G310 graphics card with hardware video decoding.

The ET2010PNT gets Intel Atom Pine Trail D510 dual core processor and runs Windows 7 OS and has a 20 inch 1600×1200 HD LCD display.