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ipad 3 set for release this spring

ipad 3 set for release this spring

the latest MAC news

Apple is still winning top spot in Tech wars. There is buzzing on the site MacRumors about the yet to be released Ipad 3.

The Ipad 3 is to include a screen with a Retina display. On MacRumors, the site compared a magnified Ipad 2 screen beside a magnified screen of Ipad 3.
The Ipad 3 shows an impressive 4 x 4 cross pixels while the Ipad 2 shows a 2 x2 pixel screen.

The Ipad 3 is also thicker than it’s predecessor , to house it‘s quad four processor. The first of its kind for a handheld tablet.

The Ipad 3 could be released as early as spring. So Mac lovers will be lining up and sleeping in queue before long.

In other MAC news , Apple TV The steeming devce that stams music and videos to e our television – is slated to get a refresh this spring. The publication made this assessment after discovering that the current Apple TV had disappeared from Best Buy stores.

I am thinking that this is just a marketing plan, to boost the sales of the Apple Television set that is to be released this spring. The Apple Television will be a 40-60 inch televison with all the inter workings of an Mac book. There will be Face Time, Itunes, Angry birds played out on a big screen. All package for an estimated price of $1500 – $2500 dollars. Sounds great. Apple is alreay winning at Desptops,Laptops,Tablets, smartphones, it’s only right they take a hold on smart TVs too.

Pentax K-01 first look

pentax k01This is a first look for specs on the new Pentax K-01.
Said to release March 2012 and price in the seven hundred dollar range.
At first look the K-01’s design is similar to the retro models of current. There is no view finder on this mirror-less camera , not sure how well that will go with camera enthusiast. Nevertheless this is one sexy camera designed by Marc Newson.

What could set it apart from the pack is the edition of the new 40mm f/2.8 Slim Pancake lens. It also appears the new K-01 has a HDR mode that allows it to take photo at a single exposure with limited contrast. And dedicated Red and Green buttons.

This mirror-less retro designed camera with come in an array of colors and will be compatible with many Pentax lens on the market. This caPentax compact K-01 first lookmera is all the buzz. Check the specs below:

Lens Mount: PENTAX KAF Mount
Focal Length: 40mm (Equivalent to 61mm in 35mm format)
Aperture: F2.8
Minimum Aperture: F22
Lens Construction: 5 elements in 4 groups
Angle of View: 39° (with PENTAX D-SLR camera body)
Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.4m
Maximum Magnification: 0.13x
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
Filter Diameter: 27mm
Maximum Diameter & Minimum Length: 62.9mm x 9.2mm
Weight: 52g

Kinect Laptops

Kinect Laptop


Windows 8 and other platforms are set to bring kinect software into the world of computers. Controlling your desktop icons and applications with a simple hand gesture will become the next big Technological thing.

The Kinect software has been thrilling the masses in the gaming world. Over 15 households worldwide have the Xbox kinect in their homes. Bringing the software to the Computer realm  could expand the possibilities into the Computer gaming world.

Then again, how silly would one look sitting with a 15 inch or even a 17 inch laptop on their knees waving their arms and hands at the screen.

With kinect gaming you have to be a good distance away from the censer before the Kinect works effectively.

Who would be the target market for the Kinect Laptop, aside from the gamers? And will this also include an onscreen keyboard?

This all remains to be seen until next month when Microsoft releases the new Kinect Asus laptop.