Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nook HD—catch fire again in tablet market

    In 2010 or 2011, when we talk about tablet, Ipad seems the only one occur to our mind. Ipad seems the king of tablet market and on one else could threat it until meet android tablet’s  uneven rise in this year. Samsung’s Galaxy series, Nexus 7 come from google and Amazon’s Kindle fire HD+, all of those ones share the tablet market and led to increasing competition in the area. Now Nook HD also join the fight. This affordable tablet comes with main stream hardware and also light and smart. 

   The Nook HD is a 7.7inch tablet starts at $199 for 8GB model and the 9 inch Nook HD+ starts at $269 for 16GB model. Both tablets would shipping in the October.
  The Nook HD+ meanwhile has a larger 9.5-inch display, which packs a whopping 1,920x1280 pixels. Under its bonnet a 1.5GHz dual-core processor keeps things ticking along nicely, while Barnes and Noble reckons this is the lightest full HD tablet ever created -- it weighs a mere 515g. Both tablets are powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Barnes & Noble aimed to improve those specs with its own Nook HD. At first glance, the most obvious enhancement over the older Nook line is the HD's crisper screen. The 7-inch Nook HD features a screen resolution of 1440 x 900 and supports 1080p video; Barnes & Noble says that's 25% more pixels than the Kindle Fire HD. The 9-inch version of the new Nook is 1920 x 1280 (which falls short of the iPad's resolution) and plays 720p video.

  To take advantage of the improved screen resolution, Barnes & Noble is launching Nook Video. Users can buy or stream content in either HD or standard definition, and a representative said the prices will be "comparable" to other a la carte services. Nook Video will also be available as an app for use across several devices.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Iphone5’s Innovation-Shouldn't Be Underestimated

After a week after the release of iphone5, we have known much about this new device, larger screen and A6 chip; it seems that iphone5 didn’t deliver a great creation in this time. I had waited iphone5 from spring but this new apple had not brought much surprise to me. However, Is this familiar-looking iPhone really no surprise? Not so in iphone5, it bring some new to us that we hard recognize from its hardware parameter. Now let’s talk something about it.
iphone5 weight

Size and weight
The first upgrade I want to say is the weight. We draw much of attention on displayer ppi and CPU speed and less of us care about the upgrade in weight. The iphoen5 is 20% lighter than iphone4s. Many smartphones boast large screens and sleek looks, but few weigh as little as 3.95 ounces, iphone5 made it! 4 inch super high resolution displayer and other high rank features with only 112g and 7.6mm depth, that’s a great job. Don’t complaint its less change from 4S, that’s really a big upgrade in this level. When you hold the iphone5, you will meet the surprise.

Excellent speed
No one knows that how fast A6 would bring to us unless you try it by yourself. It’s a dual-core one with 1.2GHZ speed and undoubtedly do better than A5, the question is~ How fast it could do.
In particular, the excellent speed I want to talk, it’s about LTE. We needn’t LET network at home, Wi-Fi is Ok. However, when it comes to mobile devices, it absolutely useful. LTE would faster than home broadband wireless net. 

Beautiful map
Whenever you hear that an app is beautiful to behold, especially an app as integral to the use of the iPhone as Maps, it can't help but feel superfluous. Still, try to look at Maps on an iPhone 5 and not feel wowed. Right now, it's the best graphics demo the iPhone 5 has in its stable, and Flyovers feel intensely surreal, even if you're a Google Earth addict. Whether the graphical finesse of the new Maps and turn-by-turn navigation can make up for the lack of more-refined Google search terms, Street View, and public transit directions feels like a dicey proposition, but Maps is undeniably fun to play with.
How to rip blu ray movie to iphone5
Ok, in this sense I recognize that there is no big change on the iphone5, we were dissatisfied with the simple upgrade form 3.5inch to 4inch and a bit improvement in cpu. However, at this apple’s level, IPhone is so excellent that harder to make one or two changes than galaxy or HTC’s One series. Our over-high expectations undermined the improvement of iphone.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Movie Review: Resident Evil: Retribution

  Unconsciously, we have had five Resident Evil film in the past ten years, 10 years of Alice waking up in a lab of Umbrella Company and escaping then extend the life of this action-horror movie. Ten years ago, that’s 2002, Alice was an employee of Umbrella and now she made retribution. Sometimes, I couldn’t understand that how could Resident Evil fresh the story with just endless zombies and deathless Alice. However, I never miss any one of the “Resident Evil” entries since the first one hit in 2002. 
Resident Evil: Retribution

  The newest film, Resident Evil: Retribution, picks up right where we left off in 2010’s Resident Evil: Afterlife with Alice and her ragtag group of survivors taking their last stand on a ship out in the middle of the ocean.  While being bombarded by 30 hovercrafts, Alice is blown off the boat and left unconscious in the water. She awakens in a suburban home as a homemaker with a husband and a young daughter. The story opened without pressing screen, this dream life last all of 60 seconds before infected humans attack their home, that make a great contrast to the upcoming blood fight. Safe life is so dear!
  Alice escapes again and must escape through different Umbrella testing facilities (Russia, Suburban, and NY) and meet up with another ragtag bunch that’s there to help her escape, similar plot unfolds.
  In “Resident Evil: Retribution,” writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson attempts to fill out a flimsy plot structure by making the characters’ comings and goings overly convoluted. So what else is new? One development involves the Umbrella Corporation’s use of clones to test the effectiveness of its viral weapons in simulated versions of locales like New York, Moscow, Tokyo and that nation of lost souls, Suburbia. Anderson has also introduced a new character, Ada Wong, who joins Alice’s fight against those evil corporate forces while wearing the unlikeliest of superhero outfits, a brocade stripper dress slit thigh-high and worn with vertiginous heels.

Resident Evil: Retribution  But visually, at least, it all works. Alice and her ragtag assortment of cohorts fend off — in addition to the requisite zombies — a massive creature with a lamprey’s mouth and a slimy, visible brain, and two lumpy behemoths wielding executioner’s pole axes. The movie’s most intriguing sequence comes early on: It’s a flashback — or is it? — Of Alice’s life in suburbia  in the days before the virus hit. She has blonde mom hair, she’s married to a dreamboat husband, and she has a young daughter, Becky, who happens to be deaf. Alice doesn’t remain blonde-mom Alice for long, but even after she’s returned to being black-latex Alice, she retains motherly feelings toward Becky, striving to protect the girl from all that free-floating resident evil.
  For this movie, you needn’t pay so much attention to plot.  It’s just an old style Alice story with new background. Most of us wait this film just want to know how Alice goes on and bit those disgust zombies. I wouldn’t tell my friend that the Retribution is an excellent movie, but I would never miss the next one.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Enjoy Blu-ray Movies on Iphone5

   Today, Apple unveiled iphone5 at the event in San Francisco. Over the past several weeks and months, we got the release of this long-await devices. We have to admit that iphone5 didn’t wow us, but this long-wait iPhone remains attractive.
   As expected, the iphone5 not all that different with iphone4s, with the same design but it has a new 4 inch displayer. The new screen appears to be use a resolution of 1136*640 pixels, maintains a similar pixel density of 326ppi as iphone4s. With the bigger screen, iphone5 is an excellent device for video enjoyment. Now we have a step-by-step guide about convert high quality Blu-ray movie to iphone5.

Guide:convert blu ray movie to iphone5
Download: Blu-ray to iphone converter
Step1. Running converter, Load Blu ray file
Running the blu ray converter and click the “Load BD” button to upload blu ray file to the program. You could preview the video before conversion.

Step2.Video profile Edit (Optional)
Edit function is provided to editing video profile for better output effect. Click “Edit” to enter into edit panel, you can trim, crop, adjust effect and add watermark to the video clips.
Step3. Set output format
Click the drop down box of “Profile” to choose output format. For iphone5, there you could choose the “iphone HD” video option.

Step4. Settings
Click “Setting” button to do some necessary parameter settings such as video and audio codec, bit rate, frame rate, quality, size etc.

Step5. Start to convert
Go back to the home interface and click the big button “Convert” to start to convert Blu ray to iPhone. After conversion has finished, you could transfer and sync to iPhone5 via iTunes.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Kindle Fire HD:Amazon's Counter Attack

  Today we got the long-anticipated Kindle Fire 2, to be exact, the new Kindle Fire named Kindle Fire HD. Yes, the all-new Kindle Fire offering 3 versions with the price from $199 to $499 which make the small size tablet market more interesting, Nexus 7 meet a robust rival, and the high level version would also trouble Ipad.
Kindle Fire HD details:
Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire HD:  $199 for 16GB and $249 for 32GB, 7 inch antiglare ISP displayer with 1280*800 resolution, dual-core 1.2Ghz processor with PowerVR 3D graphics core. Dual-driver stereo speakers, dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9”:  $299 for 16GB and $369 for 32GB, 8.9” inch displayer with 1920*1200 resolution, 1.5Ghz dual-core processor.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9” 4G LTE: $499 for 32GB and $599 for 64GB. 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless.
Kindle fire video converter
Kindle Fire HD Comparison
Tablet Comparison

  Amazon clearly learned lessons and made change to previous generation to offering the 7inch and 8.9inch tablet with price from $199 to $499. That’s a fairly large-span on the tablet market, it offer more choice both in 7 inch and 10 inch tablet line. Nexus7 might never dominate in the 7 inch and $200 rank tablet market, on the other hand, ipad3 and the upcoming ipad mini would also under their influence. Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD, to some extent, set the price level of tablet market. It would be a counter attack of Amazon 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

IPhone 5 Event- one week countdown

  After long long time wait and endless rumors about this fantastic gizmo, this Wednesday we have a likely release date of Iphone5. Apple has officially announced a September 12 press event in San Francisco, and we know that new devices would release, the wait almost over. The invitation says, "It's almost here," and shows the number 12, whose shadow forms the number 5. This, of course, refers to the rumored iPhone 5.

After months of rumors about iphone5, Apple confirmed that it would indeed be publishing some new products on next Wednesday, 12nd Sep. All of us hope that the Iphone5 would be the star of the event with revolutionary design.  Here, we have a week waiting time, let make a finally guess about what this iphone would bring to us.

Almost confirmed :
New design
We could confirm that Iphone5 would have new design, Longer and thinner with 4-inch screen as many rumor says. This screen could be manufactured using "in-cell" technology, a method of creating an even thinner all-in-one touch screen without any added layers The thinner 4 inch screen would enable an extra row of icons on the home screen. Black and white color scheme and the new one would return to metal back.

Iphone5 back

New Dock
New 8 pin connector would replace the old 30 pin port, It's time for a smaller connector standard: the space-wasting, dust-collecting 30-pin port on the bottom of iPhones and iPads is an old legacy connector, and many connections are now made via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or NFC. A new 8-pin port will take up less space.

Iphone5 dock

iOS 6
That’s no doubt that new Iphone would running with iOS6 which apple demonstrated at its WWDC in june. iOS has lots of new features available for iphone4s, but some primo features of iOS6 will only available on the new iPhone and iPad, turn by turn navigation is one of those new features and next Siri would be on the list.

NFC(Near-Field Communication), a technology increasingly show up in other cellphone like Galaxy S3. We have reason to believe that iphoen5 wouldn’t miss this attractive feature.


New camera
Iphone have made good job in camera both on iphone4 and 4s, few user have any complaints about the camera of iphone. We could almost say that iphone has did its best in this area, so we couldn’t confirm that is there any update(multiburst, improved multifocus, or better flash) of the old 8m camera. With all the other new iPhone features, advancements in camera tech could take a year off.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Movie Review:The Possession

  The movie season of this summer has reach the ending, The horror film "The Possession" is set to claim the No. 1 over the last weekend, though the most frightening thing at the box office may be poor overall ticket sales.

  THE POSSESSION is a far more generic title than the film’s original moniker THE DIBBUK BOX, and it’s a transition reflected in the movie itself. What starts out with a fairly distinctive scenario and threat eventually segues into overly familiar territory, though not without occasional chilling pleasures along the way.
  Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Clyde Brenek, a divorced father of two girls trying to do right by them. At a yard sale, his younger daughter, Em(Natasha Calis) discovers a mysterious old box, one seemingly made not to be opened and covered in Hebrew writing. They buy it, and Em discovers a way to open the box, which releases an evil spirit trapped within. The spirit possesses her, although only Clyde realizes that there’s something wrong with her beyond the normal anxieties brought on my divorce. He begins racing against time to find a way to seal the spirit back in the box before it takes Em’s life to come into the world.
  The only thing that separates this movie from any other exorcism story is its focus on a demon from Jewish folklore, rather than a Christian one. But functionally, that change makes no difference. It just means that the plot substitutes a rabbi for a priest in the exorcism scenes. It’s the same routine of chanting at the evil foe, only in Hebrew instead of Latin. Nothing the spirit, a dybbuk, does to Em feels particularly inspired, either. It makes a lot of moths fly around and sometimes tosses people about, but mainly its goal seems to be to make Clyde look like an abusive father, which is unintentionally funny.
  In fact, family drama is featured just as if not more than supernatural tomfoolery here. Clyde’s struggle to free his daughter coincides with his slow working his way back into the lives of his ex-wife (Kyra Sedgwick) and daughters. If the nature of the dybbuk in any way, shape, or form could conceivably stand in for the familial situation, then this film would have a bit of thematic power in it. But it doesn’t. The possession being a vehicle for Clyde to get back in their graces, rather than relating in some way to their problems, is honestly really weird. After all, if they get back together this way, what’s to stop things from unraveling again due to the same issues that came up in the first place?
  Good horror uses its monsters as symbolic of something real, something that we have honest reason to fear. Otherwise, there’s nothing really scary about them. The only stuff that could rattle anyone in this movie is a parade of threadbare techniques like jump scares, loud chords, and little girls looking creepy. And why do horror movies feel the need to be so loud? There are a few scenes here that could be honestly effective if they didn’t blare out the soundtrack every time it wanted to jolt the audience.
  The Possession has fairly nice performances at the ending of this movie summer. It’ll probably send more than a few people on their first dates into each other’s arms, but that’s about all it’s good for. Absolutely nothing makes it stand out from the field of horror movies, exorcism movies, or any movies.
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