iPad, or Giant iPod Touch?

March 19, 2010

This topic has been discussed quite frequently on forums, blogs and websites all over the web. I personally think its basically a giant iPod Touch with a few modified features. It has the same hard drive capacities, screen ratios, software interfaces, and app store, yet they sell it for $499 dollars minimum, as opposed to the $220 iPod Touch. Yes it has a bigger screen, but what do you readers think of this? Please tell me in your comments.


Surf: Search & Discovery

March 16, 2010

Sorry I haven’t blogged for a while. I have been very busy. But anyways…. The other day I stumbled across a very interesting search engine called Surf (Search and Discovery). It was very smooth and fast, with resemblance to Google. On Surf’s search bar it said “google” on it, which intrigued me. Is this just a fake search engine masking Google’s real search engine?? I read further on Strattica’s website about the development of Surf and discovered that it was actually quite different than Google.


The logo for Surf: Search and Discovery

Strattica Surf uses the Google index but has a more simplified search script, removing excess code and resulting in a more streamlined and quicker search engine. From this day onward I have become a big fan of Surf and use it almost every day. I encourage all of you readers to do so too! Its so fast!!  ;D

Try it out now!

The Google Nexus One

January 13, 2010

Released on January 5, 2010, the Google Nexus was a major surprise in the phone industry. It runs the newly developed Google Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system with unique features such as live wallpaper. Once a Google Nexus user gets their phone, they can access the vast Android market of 20,000+ applications of all types. Lately, applications for the Android OS have quickly increased as developers see the system as a potential target for phone-buyers. You can also save lots of money by purchasing a 2-year unlimited plan for the Nexus, totaling $2,448.76, a much cheaper solution than the iPhone’s $3,799 two year contract. Hardware-wise, the Nexus One is also a good choice. It features a Snapdragon processor, capable of playing high-frame-rate video very well. For connectivity, it boasts a GPS receiver, Bluetooth 2.1, and powerful 802.11n-capable hardware. (though it is enabled for only 802.11b/g) Possibly one of the most attractive features of the Nexus however, is the 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera, complete with LED flash and digital zoom. And 5 megapixels is all most consumers will need, keeping into mind that only a few years ago, 5 megapixel cameras were hundreds of dollars. When it comes to modern smartphones, many have touchscreens. The touchscreen accuracy varies on each device though. So watch the touch accuracy before you buy, as an inaccurate touchscreen can ruin your entire smartphone experience. Here’s a small diagram comparing the most popular touch-phones.

Touchscreen Accuracy

The Google Nexus compares favorably with other smartphones.

Overall, the Google Nexus One is a great smartphone to have, despite its enormous costs. The open-source system that Nexus integrates is a must-have that may define all phones in the future. By getting the Nexus One, you too can step into the future.

Welcome to the techno blog!

January 13, 2010

Welcome to my newly started blog of the many different branches of the technology world. I will be making my first official post soon, so keep a note of that and visit often.