'Blood & Glory' Delivers the Goods but Might Bleed Your Wallet Dry

Though the gladiatorial game "Blood and Glory" sports some good graphics, it doesn't quite match the fun or interest of something like "Infinity Blade." But it is good for a few hours of slashy-bloody combat fun. Although the game is free, it might require a few in-app purchases to see all the game has to offer -- unless you're willing to devote many, many hours of your life to earning in-game loot

Can a Software Update Quench Kindle Firestorm?

Amazone.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) will release a software update for the Kindle Fire in about two weeks, company spokesperson Kinley Pearsall told TechNewsWorld.

"We're rolling out an over-the-air update ... that will improve performance, touch navigation, and give customers the option to choose what items display on the carousel," Pearsall elaborated.

The moves comes in the wake of a spate of complaints from disgruntled consumers perturbed by, among other things, a lack of parental controls and privacy features, an inability to turn off Amazon's noted 1-Click ordering feature, and issues with the hardware controls.

"Kindle Fire is the most successful product we've already launched," Pearsall added.


Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook

It seems that ultrabooks are increasingly taking the place of netbooks in the market. Ultrabooks offer the same and even better features than the erstwhile netbooks but with slightly larger screen sizes, making them a better option nowadays for many people. That is why many companies are now getting on board the ultrabook bandwagon by introducing their own ultrabook models. One of the more recent ones is the Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook Series.

The Toshiba Portege Z830 Series comes in 4 models with different internal specs and options for different people’s needs. It is being marketed as the world’s lightest 13-inch ultrabook. A Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook can feature an Intel Core i3, an i5 or an i7 processor. It can also have a 4GB or 6GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Mobile Intel HD Graphics, and a 13.3 inch widescreen display. It also weighs only a light 2.4 pounds. The Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabooks are now available at Toshiba. Prices start from US$929 to US$1,429 for the higher-end models.

Fujifilm X-S1 has a 26x Optical Zoom

Camera category of 'bridge' or bridge camera will soon be launched by Fujifilm. With up to 26x zoom favor, the X-S1 Fujifilm cameras enliven the competition which is the incorporation of this compact and DSLR.

He will go on sale in February next year with a tag of 699 Pounds Sterling or USD 9.8 million (1 GBP = USD 14 115). Here it is 10 points which deserve the highlights of the camera:

1. 26x Optical Zoom Can Be Promoted
Long zoom lens is the flagship bridge camera features such as the one in Canon Powershot SX40 where it offers 35x zoom and f/2.8 maximum aperture. Although zoomnya shorter than the SX40, but is equipped with Intelligent Digital Zoom capability which can increase the range zoomnya up to 2x. Fujifilm claims the photo quality is not reduced.

2. EXR CMOS sensor
Fujifilm EXR wear size CMOS sensor 2 / 3 inch with 12 million pixels. Sensor similar to that used in the X10. Echoed, he was able to overcome obstacles in low light conditions.

3. High ISO
This camera ISO sensitivity from 100-3200 but can be pushed up to 12 800 when shooting in JPEG format small.

4. Tilt the LCD Screen
Sized 3-inch LCD which is owned by X-S1 can be tilted so that helps when photographing an object with a difficult angle. LCD is also equipped with a daylight mode in which helps users to reduce glare when shooting in bright sun light.

5. EXR Processor Promising Quick Shot
EXR processor has a high speed sehhingga he could take pictures with full resolution of up to 7fps. In fact, users are also able to shoot 10fps with a reduction of up to 6 MP image quality.

6. EXR Auto Mode
Reported by TechRadar on Monday (11.28.2011), X-S1 comes with an auto EXR mode that is able to detect the scene in front of the camera and provide the appropriate camera settings.

The key features Fujifilm X-S1:

26x optical zoom to Intelligent zoom up to 52x zoom
EXR 12 megapixel CMOS sensor
Up to 10fps shooting
EVF & LCD tilt screen
Full HD video
PASM modes
Raw file format
Macro focus to 1cm


5 Tips to Avoid Tired Eyes in Front of Monitor

Some of us would have the habit of working for long in front of a PC monitor, either to work or doing other things like playing games and browsing. As a result the effects of eye fatigue and dizzy head was unavoidable.

While many consider this fact is not entirely true, but in reality it is still affecting the health of our eyes. The effect we sometimes a little difficult to focus the object of view, and so on. This of course caused a radiation monitor for too long while we work.

As quoted from Softpedia here are some tips to avoid eye fatigue, while in front of the monitor:

1. Keep your distance from the monitor.
Being too close to the monitor is a bit dangerous for our eyes. We should maintain visibility into our monitors well. The recommended distance is about 20-40 inches (50-100cm) from the eye.
If we are still difficult to read when the monitor was located at a distance of 20 inches, try to enlarge the font you until we feel comfortable.

2. Get rid of CRT, LCD Switch to
Monitor tubes (CRT) does give a worse effect than the LCD, but the energy required is also greater. Try replacing our CRT monitors with LCDs.
But the price of LCD monitors are more expensive than CRT. For those of us who still love CRT monitors, it helps us buy anti-radiation filters. This is the solution to reduce the pain from the eyes linger on the front of the monitor, but with low prices.

3. Adjust monitor settings
Some monitors are now many provide pre-set display mode, to allow users to change their screen setting. Pre-set these settings to give a different level of brightnes, to adjust the conditions of use of the monitor. Sometimes use it.
For example setting like, 'text' or 'internet' will feel much cooler in the eyes, when we use for typing or browsing. Settings 'game' or 'movie' will look much brighter when used.

4. Use anti-radiation glasses
Although it costs a relatively more expensive, but it's good we have enough money to buy anti-radiation glasses. Addition you can take them wherever we work, these glasses are not only useful when we work in front of the monitor, namuna also protect the eyes from the car light, radiation TV, and so on.
In fact anti-radiation coating on the glasses, very useful for our eyes. Because the layer automatically reduces the effects of pain in the eyes due to excessive light radiation.

5. Rest my eyes for a moment, periodically
The easiest way to avoid eye fatigue caused by radiation monitors are mengistirahatkannya periodically. Try to rest my eyes for about 5 minutes every hour. We can use it to take 5 minutes walk, see the sights, wash your face and so on. The important thing away from the monitor.


Newest Apple TV released on 2013

New realm of digital TV seems tested by two big names, Apple and Google. Apple was preparing a TV set for launch early 2013.

Information quoted from an internal source who declined to be named said Jeff Robbin, Apple engineer who helped create the iPod and iTunes are leading the cultivation of this product.

But as usual, Apple refused to confirm or comment on rumors about the presence of its new product.

Apple says an internal resource person, company from Cupertino, California, United States wants to let users easily access TV show by integrating all the available content sources such as cable TV, an online movie rental services and iTunes.

Before death, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has also said that he has solved the problem of constructing and developing a TV. This was revealed in a book written by Walter Isaacson biography.

"I wanted to create a set of fully integrated TV is easy to use. It will be synchronized with all your devices, also with iCloud. I will make the simplest user interface you can imagine. Finally I found a way," Jobs said at the time.

Hearing rumors of the arrival of the Apple TV, Google has as its nearest competitor doing some updates to Google TV was first launched in 2010.

Apple itself has experimented with digital TV sets since 2007. At that time, Apple launched the Apple TV connected with TV and offer access to content stored on the hard drive or download it from iTunes. The latest version of Apple TV, which was launched last year, get rid of this hard drive and replace it with more streaming options.

Fujifilm FinePix JX420 Digital Camera

Compact digital cameras need not be always the latest in terms of features in order to be popular and catch attention. Sometimes it just needs to be affordable to a greater number of people in order to become one. Fujifilm might be taking this route when it comes out with the new FinePix JX420 Digital Camera in Japan.

The new Fujifilm FinePix JX420 Digital Camera features a 16MP CCD sensor in a slim body that also houses a 28mm wide Fujinon lens with 5x optical zoom. It also comes with a 10cm macro mode, an ISO range between 100 to 1600 and expandable to 3200. Other features include a 2.7 inch LCD screen, support for HD video recording and expandable storage using an SD or SDHC card. It features may not be that different for a lot of other compact digital cameras today. But its affordable price point may make it attractive enough. The Fujifilm FinePix JX420 is expected to be available in Japan by November. It is expected to cost around 13,000 Japanese Yen or around US$172.


Tips boot windows XP computer to be faster

Here are the steps to boot windows faster:

Step 1:
Open the notepad application
Type "del c: \ windows \ prefetch \ ntosboot-*.* /
q "(without the quotes) and save as the name
ntosboot.bat in drive c: \

Step 2:
Then click the Start menu-> Run-> and type gpedit.msc

Step 3:
Click Computer Configuration-> Windows Settings-> Scripts-> then click 2 times on Shutdown

Step 4:
In the Windows Shutdown
Properties click Add then browse.
then find the location of the file ntosboot.bat
that you created earlier and click open

Step 5:
Then click OK, Apply and OK
longer to complete

Step 6:
Then click the Start menu-> Run-> devmgmt.msc and

Step 7:
Click IDE ATA / ATAPI controllers-> Primary IDE Channel (click 2 times
to open the properties)

Step 8:
Select Advanced Settings
In Device 0 or Device 1
Change the Device Type to None (Change only option Device Type
that is not locked)

Step 9:
Click IDE ATA / ATAPI Controllers-> Secondary IDE Channel (Click 2
time to open the properties)
Repeat as Step 8

Step 10:
Restart your computer and
You can see the changes.
Hopefully Helpful.


10 Tips to Save Energy On PC And Laptop

Below are ten tips that you can use to save energy consumption on the pc and laptop.

1. Adjust monitor brightness and contrast
Maybe for the layman or novice in using computers, they rarely pay attention to their monitor settings. What is meant in this case is the level of illumination and contrast are set too high to be able to spend a lot of energy. So for that you should be able to adjust lighting and contrast, to adjust lighting and contrast of these monitors use the button under the monitor.

2. Turn off the monitor
Tip of the two is to turn off the monitor, especially the monitor type is the type of CRT (Cathode Ray Tubel), because these types of monitors consume more electricity. So, if you want to leave the PC in a long time, you should turn off your monitor.
You can also set its Windows to automatically direct die within a certain time, it can be done in a way, click "Control Panel-Options". In "Power Options Properties" click the tab "Power Schemes". Then click the arrow in the "Power Schemes" and select "Home / Office Desk". Then select the desired time on the "Turn Off Monitor" and click "Apply" and "OK".

3. Turn off hard disks
Although we are not doing anything on our computer, but your data will always be read from the hard disk (by the operating system and some applications). For this reason, the hard disc hard disk will be constantly spinning and of course this will use up energy. If you want to leave your PC in a long time, then you should turn off your PC's hard disk. In "Power Options Properties" then click the tab "Power Schmes". Click the arrow in the "Power Schemes" and select "Home / Off desk". Then click "Turn off hard disks" and select the time. Then click "Apply" and "Ok".

4. Turn off other equipment
Turn off other equipment such as, speakers, external modems, scanners, Zip drives and printers. Because the equipment was so spent a lot of energy. Often people leave the equipment switched on, even when we're out for a long time.

5. Hibernate mode
Hibernate mode this is the facility to shut down, but not close or shut down applications that are opened by us earlier. This can be done by Mode "Hibernate". With this mode, the contents of main memory (RAM) is stored in the hard disk. How to do the hibernate mode is as follows, on "Power Options" tab click "Hibernate". Then click the box next to "Enable Hibernation". Click also on the "Advanced" tab. In the section "When I press the power button" then click the arrow and then click "Hibernate". Click "Apply" and "Ok". After that press the button "Power" on your computer. Hibernate mode is functioning, press the "Power" once again, your computer will turn on and will automatically open the applications you have open earlier.

6. Standby Mode
In order to save energy, we recommend setting the monitor and hard disks are in the lowest part in standby mode. If you want to leave the PC for a while, you should activate the standby mode. But you should know is, when the active standby mode data are not you save may be corrupted or lost if your PC is damaged. We recommend that you first save your data or documents before you activate this standby mode. Standby mode can be done in a way, click the "Start-Turn Off computer" then click on "standby".

7. Use UPS
Always use a UPS, because this tool can help to rescue data or shut down during a blackout. To set the UPS equipment and configure the tool "Power Option Properties" and select the UPS tab. UPS status section of the tab displays the estimated number of minutes that can be supported by UPS to your PC. In fact many ways to configure the UPS, but this depends on the model and used the UPS capacity.

8. Laptop Batteries
If you charge the laptop battery, make sure its charge process is complete. Because the charge carried a half-half and then resumed, it will actually spend a lot of energy. If you want to travel, you should always take the battery tambaha. To save battery consumption. You can use the Hibernate feature / Suspended or use an electric socket that plugs into a wall outlet.

9. USB Port
If when you make use of the laptop and then you can enter one into the USB port on your laptop, you should immediately be released when it's finished it. Because the equipment is still stuck in the USB port, it can also be exhausting on your PC or laptop. Should remove the device when pemakainnya thats enough.

10. Energy Consumption Scheme Laptops
Usually laptop manufacturers also include power management features and software. This software is very useful for the consumer laptop, because the software is able to regulate the use of batteries and electric power is being used. In this software there are several options that can be used to load the hard disk and other energy that is being used by the laptop. Among know the processor speed or monitor the proper lighting to conserve battery life. This software can simultaneously be a watchdog for us in using the laptop.


Knowing the IP Address Email Sender

When you read an email may be only visible date information, to, cc, bcc, subject and message. Yet every email sent must include the complete information such as message id, mailer, ip addresses, and so on.

If you want to know the ip address and isp email sender which is used you can read the following tips.

Yahoo Mail:

Login to Yahoo Mail.
Choose one of the emails that you want to check.
Click on the menu or Full Header link located in the lower right.
Locate the "Received: from [...] by".
In the example below the IP addresses are

MS Outlook Express:

Open the Outlook Express program.
Right click on one of the emails that you want to check.
Click the Properties menu.
Click the Details tab.

If you already get the ip address further information you can check the ISP that is used along with his city.

To check the IP Address provided by your ISP when you connect to the internet, you can visit the website:


Google has added Games facilities to Google +

Google has added a game / games in the Google + primarily Flash-based games, including titles such as Poker Zynga Zynga and the Angry Birds from the Rovio and the Blitz Bejeweled from PopCap. Google informs that this game, updates the status of Game and game performance data will only appear in the Games tab. Game applications / games need to be adjusted to the Game API of Google to be able to fully connect to the Google social network + this.

About 16 games will be available as a start. Add game / games to Google + is considered as an important step for Google to reduce the dominance of Facebook from the social web.

Tips for Choosing Web Hosting

When we want to buy a Web hosting service, sometimes we like dizzy because of the many hosting services available. With any luck, then we will get satisfaction when you first choose a Web Hosting. But how about vice versa? Luck will not come without us working on it. Perhaps time for us to be smart in choosing a Web hosting service.

Here are some tips for you in choosing a Web hosting service:

1. Quality Web Hosting

Quality Web Hosting is an important thing we must note. Do teriming hereafter by a very low price. Need to first check the quality of Web Hosting. For example the power of the computer servers used, security, access speed, etc..

2. Facilities and Features

It is also important in a Web Hosting melilih. Inspect existing facilities, whether it meets what we need. One important facility is the web hosting management, which includes Domain setup (our Web address). besides, if we choose Web Hosting's support for data migration or move Hosting?

3. Price

Cheap price is not a problem as long as the quality, facilities and features are all met. Actually the price of a Web Hosting it depends on the amount of space that we want to rent. But we must also be observant and rational thinking of the price offered by the Web Hosting services. Includes unlimited access on offer with the price, does it make sense?

4. Customer Support and Corporate Locations

Internet is vulnerable to fraud. Therefore you need to browse first and Customer Support locations of a company's Web Hosting services. I do not mean it means we have to visit his office, but we simply call it Customer Support. If we are served well and answered our questions satisfactorily, then it is definitely a Web Hosting service that we choose it really professional. Additionally you can also ask friends or others who have tried, usually can be asked in the forums.


Jika Sebuah Komputer Berupa Pena

Gagasan di dunia IT selalu muncul dari pencermatan terhadap cara hidup manusia. Bagaimana aktivitas manusia itu menjadi lebih mudah dan gampang. Menulis misalnya, yang digantikan oleh mengetik, lalu muncul PC untuk texting. Lalu, apakah semua orang kemudian harus menggantikan kebiasaannya dari menulis dengan pena menjadi mengetik dengan komputer?

Ternyata tidak. Sebuah riset yang digelar oleh Livescribe, sebuah perusahaan penyedia produk inovatif dari Oakland, Kalifornia, Amerika Serikat, menunjukkan bahwa konsumen sample yang menyatakan setuju untuk meninggalkan menulis dengan pena ke komputer sebesar 72 persen. Sementara yang 28 persen menyatakan tidak.

Akibatnya konsumen jumlah terakhir ini terus-menerus amat tergantung dengan kertas, pena, dan tinta. Mereka seolah menjadi bagian yang tersingkirkan dari kemajuan teknologi. Nyatanya tidak. Lewat pencermatan terhadap kebutuhan konsumen ini yang lalu dikorelasikan dengan teknologi informasi yang efektif dan efisien, meluncurlah gagasan membuat produk pena yang menolong semua aktivitas penyuka pena tradisional itu. Seperti, mengkopi dan menyimpan data tulisan dan gambarnya dengan tampilan asli ke dalam bentuk media digital. Teks hasil corat-coret itu lalu bisa dikonversikan ke teks komputer umumnya macam Words. Sedangkan sketsa atau corat-coret tampilan asli dikemas ke format PDF.

Pena itu juga bisa bertugas merekam pembicaraan, yang biasanya susah untuk dicatat oleh tangan. Pena cukup menuliskan poin (seperti angka) untuk penanda. Begitulah ponsel pintar (smartpen) itu diluncurkan secara resmi di Jakarta oleh distributornya, eStore yang selama ini kita kenal sebagai distributor resmi produk-produk Apple.

Pena elektronik yang oleh Mike Lim, perwakilan dari Livescribe, disebut-sebut lebih pintar ketimbang MontBlanc. "Misi Livescribe adalah untuk meningkatkan pengambilan data, akses dan berbagi informasi baik lisan maupun tulisan sehingga meningkatkan komunikasi, kolaborasi, produktivitas, dan pembelajaran," ujar Jim Marggraff, CEO dan founder Livescribe.

Menjajal smartpen dengan brand Echo ini seperti berada pada dua dunia, dunia masa lalu dan dunia maya. Dunia maya, sebab semua file ketika telah terpindahkan ke komputer bisa segera dibagikan, entah melalui email, atau bahkan dikirimkan ke Facebook, Twitter, dan blog atau social network lain dalam bentuk image atau audio.

Mike benar. Pena ini adalah komputer supermini. Di dalamnya terdapat prosesor ARM 9 dan sebuah layar OLED 96 x 18 pixel. Sebuah ruang penyimpanan memori berukuran 4 GB atau 8GB (ada dua pilihan). Speaker dan mikrofon layaknya alat perekam. Port mikroUSB untuk kebutuhan koneksi isi ulang baterai maupun pemindahan data. Lantas seberapa besar pena digital satu ini?

Panjang cuma 15,8 cm dan berat 36 gram dengan separuh bagian ujung terlapisi oleh karet agar nyaman digunakan. Pena tentu saja tetaplah pena tinta umumnya. Sementara landasan yang digunakan bak kertas biasa saja, hanya memang memiliki spesifikasi khusus. Notes bernama dot paper starter notebook ini dilengkapi dengan kertas layaknya buku agenda, ikon-ikon menu, juga kalkulator, serta menu utama seperti cek baterai, cek memori.

Perangkat ini didukung oleh baterai jenis lithium ion (rechargeable) dan mampu bertahan untuk pemakaian tinggi sampai lima jam. Sebuah port audio 3,5 mm memungkinkan untuk mengalirkan audio ke earphone.

Sebuah demo yang diperagakan oleh Mike menunjukkan bagaimana fungsinya pun bertambah menjadi semacam perangkat penulisan not lagu. Nada diatonik pun keluar dari speaker ketika pena menekan kotak-kotak yang telah dibuat di notebook.

Mike juga mendemokan, bahwa pena ini berkonvergensi dengan iPhone, bahkan kelak menyusul iPad. File-file yang terdapat di pena dalam bentuk apapun kemudian dikirim ke aplikasi bernama Pencast. Di sinilah pengguna bisa membuka, menyebarkan, atau melakukan apapun terhadap data buatannya.

Produk yang telah dijual di eStore ini ditawarkan dalam dua pilihan berdasarkan kemampuan simpan memorinya. Pena 4 GB seharga Rp 1.750.000,- dan pena 8 GB sebesar Rp 2.500.000,- Paket komplet terdiri dari pena, earphone, starter notebook, kabel microUSB, dua tinta pena, dan dua pen caps. Ada beberapa peralatan optional yang dijual, salah satunya Journal Line seharga Rp 350.000,-.

Siapa sasaran pembelinya?

Mike menyebut arsitek, wartawan, pembuat sketsa, atau siapapun yang masih gemar corat-coret di kertas dengan pena. Anda mungkin..?

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