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ViewPad 10 tablet from ViewSonic

ViewSonic Corporation, which has its headquarters in California, is a company that specializes in high quality consumer electronic products and enterprise solutions. Their ViewSonic range of products include all-in-one PCs, digital photo frames, digital signage, projectors, cameras, camcorders, home theater projectors, camcorder projectors, HDTVs, and of course the all new range of 7-inch and 10-inch tablets.

ViewSonic made waves in the US market, with their introduction and immediate availability of the ViewPad 10, a 10.1-inch slate with unique features, namely, the Android 2.2 Froyo OS as well as the Windows 7 OS. The tablet is powered by the 1.6 GHz dual core Atom processor and has 2 GB RAM.

ViewPad 10 has a 10.1-inch LCD backlit capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The dual boot feature sets this tablet way apart from many a products on display at the MWC 2011. The superior design of the product allows viewing of Flash based content and even Office programs. The Android part more than features the best of mobile entertainment.

The basic unit comes with Windows 7 Home Premium OS and can be upgraded to the Windows 7 Professional OS. Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, WinRar and a host of other applications, make the ViewPad 10 a good offering from the company. The Google Android platform, with its multi-tasking capabilities, allows seamless surfing of the web, chatting, e-mailing, and even sharing photos. The ALDIKO eBook resource is a useful tool in learning and even reading.

The Mini BGA ports, microphones, headphones and USB ports, along with the built-in Wi-Fi features, make connectivity a pleasure. The integrated 16 GB memory and additional 32 GB Micro SD Slot support are formidable.

The product has been well priced, ranging from $599 to $679, with a range of offerings bringing about a change in the price bands. This new concept of offering a dual boot system with both operating systems makes for efficient business productivity, as also, a good entertainment resource.

Canon Powershot SX120 – Evolutionary rather than Revolutionary

Canon, the wizard in the field of cameras and camcorders, has launched yet another gizmo, Canon Powershot SX120. Canon, right from its inception made it a point to fulfil the expectations of a customer and has rightly done so. Every product of Canon had its limelight in one time or other and Powershot SX120 is no exception.

The target audience of Canon Powershot SX120 are those who are in need of an affordable compact camera. The camera is placed at the nominal price of $250. The camera when loaded with the battery and the media weighs 10.4 ounces. Some people may feel difficult to carry it though. The camera comes with a 10 Mega Pixel camera. So, one can expect the clarity of the picture to be spot on. Do you wonder what the zoom capacity of the Canon Powershot SX120 is? Well, It comes in whopping 10X zoom. This bulk gizmo fits in perfectly in the pouch but not in the jean though. The plastic cover or the body is improved a lot and the whole gadget looks sturdy. A opening is provided at the bottom that takes in the SDHC card. One may think will this eat up the four AA powered batteries but you are wrong. Canon Powershot SX120 comes in with only 2 AA powered batteries, which through its power efficiency does not lead to any wastage of the battery. However, the battery life is short for the SX120 and one needs to carry the rechargeable NiMH batteries as a backup in case the normal hung’s up.

The LCD screen is 3 inch wide and comes up with little or the regular Canon buttons. The camera has the face detection, display and menu buttons placed near the LCD screen. The Func/Set button is surrounded by a wheel and has top, bottom, left, and right pressure points for ISO sensitivity, focus (manual, normal, and macro), flash, and timer. The sensitivity of the wheel is kept high and this results in a problem when the camera is set in the special scene mode as it is always gets activated when one tries to change the scene or when modifying the exposure compensation.

Now the users can take their favourite moments under any light for that matter. The camera can handle any light setting as the user has to just traverse between the Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom options for a perfect shot. The Canon Powershot SX120 comes in with legacy shooting modes like Portrait, Landscape, Night Snapshot, Indoor, and Kids & Pets. The SX120 is powered by the DIGIC 4 chip. The chip has proven its capability in many Canon cameras to work better in the low light and to provide excellent image quality and colour reproduction. The lens is retractable but still protrudes out. If you are a person who hates learning new menu system in the cams then the best choice for you is the Canon cameras. Canon Powershot SX120 comes up with the little or no change in the menu system. That’s why the SX120 is quite easy to handle and use. In short the new Canon Powershot SX120 is worth the penny!

Canon Vixia HF S11

Few companies are using SD-based camcorders with and unbelievable thin designs, simply because this technologies allow the possibility to built much compact models than the old camcorder based on DV, hard disks or the worst kind of support: mini DVDs. While Canon is not stopping to offer compact AVCHD camcorders, the Vixia HF200 and HF20, the company is trying to hit another target of the market offering to the consumers the Vixia HF S11.

These models, which can record 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution video, feature a larger, faster f1.8 10X HD lens and a fairly large, 1/1.26-inch 8-megapixel CMOS sensor, along with few pro capabilities. The models differ by internal memory, the HF S100 has none, while the HF S10 has a good 32GB and the HF S11 has 64GB. Another good feature on the HF S11 is Dynamic SuperRange OIS, that was designed to compensate the movement while you are walking and at wide angles, and a very Advanced Snapshot mode, which means you can take a four-second clips from your videos in playback mode, and obviously also in capture mode. The weighs is almost a pound, the camcorder feels light for its size. Always a good characteristic, but it’s not very compact. The camcorder has a nice, functional design, with only a few exceptions, with easy controls and a streamlined user interface. The larger size allows you to be a but more comfortable holding it and you can feel free to operate with a really good control of the camera.

One of the major things you see in this camcorder is the odd built-in lens cover, is not using the usual aperture-blade type we normally see, but it uses a closing-eye type, a bit strange but good as well .The only exception in that when closed, the two plastic pieces tend to clatter against each other; but is not a big deal since the camcorder is off, just a little irritation. Another strange feature is that the video light is not in the typical location we usually see, on the side of the lens, Canon has choose to put it on the pop-up flash. On the side of the lens barrel. there is the stereo mics sit, it allows for larger mics and it’s a very good selection for this camera, you have a better separation than with the typical positioning up or below the lens. There’s a common mic input (3.5-millimeter) and the other usual connectors: component, Mini HDMI and USB. So, we have a good product, we have only a little prob: the 2.7-inch display is the common low-resolution model we normally see, the little fonts look not so good, pixelated as usual and would be difficult for some to read, but you can see your image pretty well also in direct sunlight, however.

The market of chips in 2010

The economic crisis is touching almost every sector of the market, most tech sectors are in big difficulties, the semiconductor big industry had a tough start in last year (2009). But it improved in central months of the 2009 and it’s going to a healthy recovery in this year, everybody hopes so.

Chip revenue has a huge falling down during the last period, about $228.4 billion across the world last year, a drop of 10.5 % from the previous year (2008), This is what the number said at this particular moment, but the prevision for the future are good. This period signed the first time this big industry sales declines for few years in a row, a bad period of time for all the firm in this sector, but is the market really going to come back to the normality? The numbers speaks for a yes to this question, the sales are growing up and the companies are planning to increase their sales in the next few months. After a big decline in the last quarter of 2008 and the initial months of 2009, next months revenue growth for this industry. Peter Middleton, main research analyst at Gartner, told few days ago in a statement; “If we looked at the present results, 2009 achievements total was much milder than starting scared in the aftermath of this financial crisis.”

Among all the companies that produced chips for 2009, Intel continued to be the leader of the sector. Did you have doubt about that? The first place for almost 20 years, this is the 18th year or reign for the technologies giant. Meanwhile its fiscal year sales felt down about $1.6 billion, Intel boosted its market share, according with the huge demand for notebook and PCs, to 14.6 % from 13.6 %. At the second step of the chart there is Samsung Electronics that was one of the few companies producing semiconductor technology to see its revenue rise in the last 10 months.Samsung’s sales of NAND flash memory and core DRAM products had dropped in 2008, forcing vendors to reduce supply. Industry wide output cuts that chip supply, linked with a renew in PC demand, helped boost products prices. Hynix Semiconductor Inc., is the second hugest producer of computer memory all over the world and they reported its biggest profit in three years. So, many companies as Toshiba, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and many others after a bad period are trying to revitalize their chips business.

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