HP Sprout PC with built-in Projector

What will happen when a projector merge into PC computer? It means no more keyboard and mouse! Then replace with RealSense 3D camera and touch mat for input.

HP has released the first keyboard-less and mouse-less Sprout PC in the World! It let you have better and more natural interaction with the PC computer. You can just touch, tap, pinch, drag, with your finger like what you see in Sci-Fi movies! ;)

Further, it’s 3D RealSense sensor could scan a real object and insert into the PC software as an artwork. Pretty good feature for art or multimedia task huh?

Let’s check for the HP Sprout PC Specifications:

OS: Windows 8.1

Input: HP High Resolution 14MB camera, and 20″ Touch Mat

Processor: 4th Gen Intel Core i7

Graphics: Nvidia 2GB DDR3 Memory

Display: 23″ Touch Display

Memory: 8GB DDR3 RAM

Hard Drive: 1TB SATA with 8GB SSD

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A Healthy and Active Life with Fitbit

I have to admit I’m getting old and start to seek for a healthy lifestyle. Start to execute a long-planned plan in my mind to build a vegetable farm, it is in progress and I hope to share with you guys soon.

Consistency of exercise is vital to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Probably you have heard about the recent guideline about walking 10,000 steps daily to keep yourself active and gain better health benefits.

I know most people will say too busy for working, myself too have not gone for gym for more than 6 months! And I have to tell myself can’t let this bad habit get worst. Let’s encourage together to start today, every big steps start with a small step.

Fitbit, a fitness and health product leading company found in 2007 at San Francisco. Their high tech wristband help people keep track their health trend. It is a device that keep track daily activity, track steps, distance, calories burned and sleep hours as well. Continue reading

YotaPhone, The Dual Screen Hybrid Smartphone

While smartphones are busying with hardware and software upgrade, a Russian manufacturer Yota Devices is quietly launch it’s dual screen hybrid smartphone with e-ink back screen!

The e-Ink screen or electronic paper display (powerless display) is always switch on so that you could send content to the back screen for easier eye reading, and see notices, emails, tweets and other information in real time without picking up or even activating your phone.

The best part is even if the battery dies, the most recent information on the EPD will remain visible. You can use it to save important information. Super comfortable for heavy book readers!

This is how the back screen looks like!

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Free Google Web Designer Tool

Web design is not as difficult as you think anymore! Google Web Designer is free to download and use to replace your Dreamweaver with its web illustration tools, designer and code view, full 3D authoring support, as well as animation modes.

Google Web Designer is available in multiple platform: Mac OS,  Win 7 and Linux. It is not only a WYSIWYG editor, but also capable to create interactive HTML-5 based design and motion graphic that can run on any device, any desktop, any mobile, and any tablet.

Click here to download Google Web Designer for Free.

If you are not familiar with multimedia animation, refer to the tutorial on how to create animations in Quick mode. In Quick mode, you create your animation scene by scene. Continue reading

Apple iOS 7.1 for iPhone and iPad new features

Apple has just release its iOS update version iOS 7.1 with bud fixes and new features after 6 months of iOS 7 released! iOS 7.1 update is available for iPhone 4 and above as well as iPad 2 and above. You may upgrade to iOS 7.1 with single touch On The Air just like me if you are on iOS 7!

The upgrade need at least 1.9GB free space. Make sure you have enough space before the upgrade.

It took me about 20 mins to download the upgrade package. It automatic upgrade the operating system an reboot once complete.

The first view of my iOS 7.1. A bit darker contrast at home screen compare to the last one. The reduce transparency feature make the icons better contrast and easier to locate. Continue reading

World First 128GB Ultra MicroSD by SanDisk

SanDisk introduce the World’s first highest capacity ultra MicroSD card at 128GB ! Imagine the memory card that smaller than your thumb but allow us to store thousands of songs, music, photo, and hours of video on just a single removable memory card. :) Thanks to awesome technology that bring us whole library in a few grams weight.

Theoretically, consumers can now store 16 hours of Full HD video, 7,500 songs, 3,200 photos and more than 125 apps.

This new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card is designed for  smartphone and tablet. It is ideal for shooting Full HD video and high-quality pictures, with twice the speed of ordinary microSD memory cards3 and offers the highest video recording performance available at 45MB per second.

Amazon online store is selling the Sandisk ultra microSDXC 128GB at $120 USD.

Nature Photography with Tamron 28-300mm Macro Lens

Nature Photography is my most interested photography topic since long ago. I love wild life, animal, insect, and nature scenery! We will have chance to know more about the creatures only when we capture them in photo.

I’ve order this Tamron 28-300mm 3.5-6.3 185D LD IF Macro Lens from eBay, the lens arrive at my door step directly from Japan just in 3 working days! Awesome delivery service. ;)

This Tamron lens is medium to long zoom range, but not so macro compare to the real macro lens. I rather call it close up lens! Good for travel, suitable for all purpose from landscape photography to wildlife photography. No need to change lens on the street anymore!

Lens is light and Bokeh is nice.

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