06 Hulyo 2011

Playstation Vita and Nintendo 3DS Device Comparison

Here are the latest PS Vita gaming device direct competition with Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo 3DS
OS: Nintendo Proprietary
Processor: Nintendo ARM
Screen Size3.53 inch top screen, 3.02 inch bottom resistive touch screen
ResolutionTop screen: 400 × 240 for each eye; bottom screen: 320 x 240
Motion SensingAccelerometer, gryoscope
ConnectivityWi-Fi, local connectivity
Online NetworkStreetPass for local play, SpotPass for over-the-internet
Camerafront and rear-facing cameras, 0.3 megapixels
File Compatibility: N/A
Backwards CompatibilityNintendo DS, DSi
Battery life (in game only): 3 - 4 hours
Carrier: N/A
Price: $250
Release: April 2011

Playstation Vita
OS: Live Area, Sony proprietary
Processor: ARM Cortex-A9 (4-core)
GPU: 200 MHz SGX543MP4+
Screen Size5 inch OLED capacative touch screen, rear touch panel
Resolution: 960 x 544
Motion SensingAccelerometer, gyroscope
ConnectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS
Online NetworkNear for local play, PlayStation Network for over-the-internet
Camera: Front and rear-facing cameras, 640x480
File CompatibilityPhoto: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG; Audio: MP3, AAC, WAV; Video: MP4, H.264
Backwards CompatibilityCertain PSP titles (unconfirmed)
Battery Life (in game time): 4 - 5 Hours
Carrier: AT&T
Price: $250 Wi-Fi, $300 Wi-Fi + 3G
Release: Q4 2011

Motorola Titan power by Quad-core ARM Cortex A9

Motorola going to wage a fierce battle with Apple. Will Moto show to compete ready-to-come iPhone 5?
Motorola Android Phone, Moto Titan will power by  quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, SGX543MP4+GPU and Tegra 3 and store an amazing 2GB memory. 
Leaks show that Tegra 3 will have a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with more powerful GPU. T30 chip, designed for tablet PC, contains a core with thrice integrated graphics performing functionality, sporting a resolution as high as 1920x1200. Mobile version of Tegra 3 will also has a quad-core processor and sports 1366x786 pixels of resolution. The prototypes of the two versions of Tegra 3 will come out in Q4 this year. Moto Titan also features with Dual 3D camera with 8MP, running Android 3.0 and integrate with 32G ROM.

02 Hulyo 2011

New user features for Android 3.1

Android 3.1 is an incremental platform release that refines many of the features introduced in Android 3.0 and adds a variety of refinements to make the user interface more intuitive and more efficient to use and create powerful and engaging application experiences on tablets and other large-screen devices. The platform also adds new support for USB accessories, when an accessory is attached, the framework will look for a corresponding application and offer to launch it for the user. Users can attach many types of input devices (keyboards, mice, game controllers) and digital cameras. Applications can build on the platform’s USB support to extend connectivity to almost any type of USB device.

Expanded Recent Apps list
For improved multitasking and instant visual access to a much larger number of apps, the Recent Apps list is now expandable. Users can now scroll the list of recent apps vertically to see thumbnail images all of the tasks in progress and recently used apps, then touch a thumbnail to jump back into that task.

Resizeable Home screen widgets

For more flexible Home screen customization, users can now resize their Home screen widgets using drag bars provided by the system. Users can expand widgets both horizontally and/or vertically to include more content, where supported by each widget.

Support for external keyboards and pointing devices

Users can now attach almost any type of external keyboard or mouse to their Android-powered devices, to create a familiar environment and work more efficiently. One or more input devices can be attached to the system simultaneously over USB and/or Bluetooth HID, in any combination. No special configuration or driver is needed, in most cases. When multiple devices are connected, users can conveniently manage the active keyboard and IME using the keyboard settings that are available from the System bar.
For pointing devices, the platform supports most types of mouse with a single button and optionally a scroll wheel, as well as similar devices such as trackballs. When these are connected, users can interact with the UI using point, select, drag, scroll, hover, and other standard actions.

Support for joysticks and gamepads

To make the platform even better for gaming, Android 3.1 adds support for most PC joysticks and gamepads that are connected over USB or Bluetooth HID.
For example, users can connect PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® game controllers over USB (but not Bluetooth), Logitech Dual Action™ gamepads and flight sticks, or a car racing controller. Game controllers that use proprietary networking or pairing are not supported by default, but in general, the platform supports most PC-connectible joysticks and gamepads.

Robust Wi-Fi networking

Android 3.1 adds robust Wi-Fi features, to make sure that users and their apps can take full advantage of higher-speed Wi-Fi access at home, at work, and while away.
A new high-performance Wi-Fi lock lets applications maintain high-performance Wi-Fi connections even when the device screen is off. Users can take advantage of this to play continuous streamed music, video, and voice services for long periods, even when the device is otherwise idle and the screen is off.
Users can now configure an HTTP proxy for each individual Wi-Fi access point, by touch-hold of the access point in Settings. The browser uses the HTTP proxy when communicating with the network over the access point and other apps may also choose to do so. The platform also provides backup and restore of the user-defined IP and proxy settings.
The platform adds support for Preferred Network Offload (PNO), a background scanning capability that conserves battery power savings in cases where Wi-Fi needs to be available continuously for long periods of time.

23 Hunyo 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2

Samsung Galaxy S II will most probably be the second most successful smartphone of 2011 – the first of course being the Apple iPhone 5 when it is eventually released. Being second to the iPhone in any category is not a bad place to be in at all. Look at its specs below and you’ll see why it will kick butt this year.
Samsung Galaxy S II Specifications:
  • 8 Megapixel LED Flash Camera
  • Super thin – 8.49mm
  • Dual Core Nvidia Tegra Chip 1.2Ghz
  • 4.27″ capacitive screen
  • Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1080p HD Video Recording
  • 2 Megapixel front-facing camera
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • microSD expandable
  • 1024 MB RAM
  • Also known as Samsung i9100

The image above is taken from Samsung’s first commercial video for Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. They've posted the clip below so you can see how the little girl mistakes the little clown fish swimming on her (or sadly her parent’s) Samsung Galaxy S II as a real fishy. Concerned for its welfare, she tenderly plonks the phone in the goldfish bowl so it can ‘be happy’ again. The point of the video, of course, is to emphasize the vivid and clear display of the Samsung Galaxy S II‘s Super AMOLED Plus display. We know a lot of you out there who are keen to own this device are a lot smarter, but just in case you haven’t noticed yet, there is a disclaimer on the video saying that the Samsung Galaxy S II is in fact, NOT waterproof.

As the world's first mobile super chip, NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 brings extreme multitasking with the first mobile dual-core CPU, the best mobile Web experience with up to two times faster browsing, hardware accelerated Flash, and console-quality gaming with an ultra-low power (ULP) NVIDIA® GeForce®GPU. Get never-before-seen experiences on a mobile device with NVIDIA Tegra.

Key Features

  • Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU — The world's first mobile dual-core CPU for faster Web browsing, snappier response time, and overall better performance. The Cortex-A9 is the first mobile CPU with out of order execution for more efficient processing, resulting in a better overall experience.
  • Ultra-low power (ULP) GeForce GPU — Architected for low-power applications, the ULP GeForce GPU delivers outstanding mobile 3D game playability and a visually engaging, highly-responsive 3D user interface.
  • 1080p Video Playback Processor — Watch 1080p HD movies stored on your mobile device on your HDTV without compromising battery life.


Pottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books.

Sony has partnered with J.K. Rowling to launch Pottermore, an online experience unlike any other, where fans of all ages can rediscover, share, and participate in the stories of Harry Potter! There is so much more to reveal – but we will let J.K. Rowling walk you 
through all the magical details. Pottermore will be open to all in October of 2011 and you 
can visit www.pottermore.com on July 31 to find out how you can get a chance to enter Pottermore early.

Uncharted 3 coming to Playstation Plus

PlayStation Plus is offering free and exclusive early access to the highly anticipated UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Multiplayer Beta on June 28th! Be sure to check out Naughty Dog’s detailed analysis of the game’s revamped multiplayer modes and features so you know what to expect from the all-new arenas, weapon customizations, and booster options. 

Angry Birds Gameplay

In Angry Birds, players take control of a flock of multi-colored birds that are attempting to retrieve eggs that have been stolen by a group of evil green pigs. On each level, the pigs are sheltered by structures made of various materials such as woodice and stone, and the objective of the game is to eliminate all the pigs in the level. Using a slingshot, players launch the birds with the intent of either hitting the pigs directly or damaging the structures, which would cause them to collapse and kill the pigs. In various stages of the game, additional objects such as explosive crates and rocks are found in the levels, and may be used in conjunction with the birds to destroy hard-to-reach pigs.

There are several different types of birds used in the game. In the earliest levels, the basic red bird is the only one available. As the player advances through the game, additional types of birds become available; some of these birds are more effective against particular materials or they have special abilities that are activated by the player after the bird has been launched. For example, a blue bird can separate into three birds, a black bird explodes and a white bird can drop explosive eggs. The pigs themselves also appear in different sizes. While small pigs are relatively weak and are easily destroyed either by direct hits or by debris from the damaged structures, larger pigs are able to sustain more damage. Also, some pigs wear helmets as armor, making them more resistant to damage, while pigs with crowns can take the most damage.
Each level starts with the number, types, and order of birds pre-determined. If all of the pigs are defeated by the time the last bird is used, the level is completed and the next level is unlocked. Points are scored for each pig defeated as well as for damage to, or destruction of, structures, and bonus points are awarded for any unused birds. Upon completing each level, players receive one, two, or three stars, depending on the score received. Players may re-attempt unlocked levels as many times as they wish in order to successfully complete them or to earn additional points and/or stars.

In February 2010, Angry Birds was a nominee for the "Best Casual Game" award at the 6th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards in BarcelonaSpain. In September 2010, IGN named Angry Birds as the fourth best iPhone game of all time. In April 2011, Angry Birds won both the "Best Game App" and "App of the Year" at the UK Appy Awards. At the 15th edition of the Webby AwardsAngry Birds was awarded "Best Game for Handheld Devices".