Look what we’ve found here: a 9.7 inch tablet that looks pretty similar to Apple’s iPad BUT runs Google’s Android operating system (2.3.3 Gingerbread). The knock-off is called Aocos N19 and, of course, like all other knock-offs, this device too originates from China.
The device comes loaded with an impressive 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor (which basically means it is quite fast), runs on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB internal memory which can be expanded with a microSD card. The best part: it dons a high-resolution (1024×768) 9.7” capacitive display that offers wide viewing angles and bright, bright colors thanks to IPS Technology which is used in the original iPad as well.
You probably have an iPad. But some Chinese could not afford it. So what they do? Get an iPad knockoff. The Aocos N19 is the latest iPad clone to hit the scene. Unlike Apple’s original iPad, the Aocos is all about Android.
The Aocos N19 is a pretty decent iPad knockoff. It was widely discussed at the local tablet computer forums for its amazing IPS display. At first sight, it is clearly an iPad clone. It packs the usual Android build into a casing that looks a lot like the real thing.
Other features include 720p HDMI output, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, a microSD card slot, miniUSB slot. It is 13mm thick (same as original iPad) and weighs 660g (60g more than the original iPad).
M.I.C. Gadget went hands-on with the device and found it to be running smoothly. Performance on heavy games was just satisfactory.
As promised, Apple has today launched Mac OS X Lion, the first major upgrade to its operating system software in two years, through the Mac App Store. Costing $29.99, the download weighs in at 3.74GB (though the Mac App Store calculates it as a 3.5GB download). To those that are blessed with high net speeds can download the Lion from the Mac App Store. For those on the slow side, read on…
Mac owners with a snail’s pace internet connection can download the upgrade at any Apple retail store, or for that matter, at any public Wi-Fi hotspot for free (legally). If this is not your cup of coffee then you can cough up an additional $40 and buy the official USB dongle, pre-loaded with the Lion installer, to be available on Apple’s online store some time in August.
To upgrade your Mac to Lion, you will require Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later, Apple said in a statement and on the Mac App Store.
It is a rumor from a long time that Apple is soon going to come out with a new iPad which is going to create a next level in the Tablet Industry. With Blackberry’s Launch of a new 7 inches Tablet the competition will be cut-throat.It would take an prodigious effort by Apple to keep up with its reputation in terms of Tablets.
The latest rumor that we get from our source is that the new Apple iPad 7 inches will have a USB port , which means that you can connect your USB drives to it. Isn’t that truly amazing. This will also solve the problem of media storage on the iPad.
The most interesting part will be that does the iPad come in different Capacities because once if you can attach an external drive the original capacity does not make much sense whether less or more. Either Apple will put some limitations on the USB devices or Apple will come up with just one version. Let’s wait and watch.
There are things in the world, which you encounter at every hurdle in life, that deceit you. Before we get into this “elegant” gadget, just look at it and tell me what do you make of it?
So, what clues does it give you? It is a Jewel Football Whistle, that doubles up as a sexy ‘bling’ chain for your deserving neck, and a 4GB USB Flash Drive to help you keep your important stuff ever so close to you. The secret? The USB Drive is hidden and can deceit anyone, with only the owner knowing that it is a USB drive too, apart from being a Jewel Whistle Chain. To use your USB, just plug out the whistle (the part which you blow the whistle). The jeweled football, along with the chain, can remain on your neck.
Omnidirectional microphone (located under left speaker grille)
Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Environmental Status Report
MacBook Pro is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:
Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure
Mercury-free LED-backlit display
Arsenic-free display glass
Reduced packaging volume
Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 requirements
Rated EPEAT Gold4
15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
Supported resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched
Optional 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen display with 1680 by 1050 pixels (glossy or antiglare)
Graphics and video support
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz configurations; or 512MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.66GHz configuration
Intel HD Graphics with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory5
Automatic graphics switching
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
Pure digital video output
DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (optional)
VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (optional)
Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (optional)
HDMI output using Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (optional)
There are a few good tablet touch devices which may give thick compitition to the apple iPad in the future.
JooJoo is a 12 inch linux based touch tablet which features full HD video. The JooJoo also features a 4gb hard drive and has a 5 hr battery
HP Slate is one of the biggest competitors that the apple iPad can have. HP Slate will come with windows 7 operating system and shall also have utilities like webcam and usb ports. The expected price of the product is 550$
The ExpoPC Slate is a windows based device which is meant not only for web-browsing but also for watching movies,television shows and the ExpoPC Slate also serves as a E-book reader. The ExpoPC Slate’s screen measures 8.9 inches and it has a solid hard drive of 32GB. The webcam is also present in the ExpoPC Slate.
The ExpoPC Slate cost around 599$.
The Dell Strak is expected to have a 5″ touchscreen and is expected to utilize the Android 2.0 operating system.
Constantly being called on to loan out iPod/iPhone cables to your friends and colleagues? Don’t like carrying an extra iPod cable with you, poised and ready to bail out a friend’s dying iPhone? Don’t worry. We have come up with a sensational rescue for you – the $20 FlipSync cable by Scosche.
They boiled Apple’s cable down to a little keychain, placing an iPod connector on one end, and on the other end, a USB plug whittled down to just the pins. For someone who’s constantly keeping track of iPod cables, this thing looks like a lifesaver.
The FlipSync is due for release in the first quarter, along with a smartphone version that doles out both mini and micro USB.
If you are a frequent traveler and a total gadget freak, then what we have for you is a perfect combo for your peace and happiness. We present to you a hi-tech travel kit which includes gadgets that can make your trip the best ever.
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