Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Powerbag, gadget charging backpack

There’s an undeniable battery problem when it comes to smartphones today: My first mobile phone would last me a week on a charge, and that was if I played Solitaire too much. There’s obviously some serious differences between that little monochrome screened toy and my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s obnoxious to need to plug in to a wall every 14 hours. Some users have battery packs they connect to their phones, or purchase extra batteries to swap out during the day. Not everyone has that luxury, and some of us just can’t be bothered to remember to bring one more thing with us everyday. Something integrated — something I didn’t have to think about — was necessary. The guys at Powerbag thought they had what I needed.

Powerbags are normal bags with cables for all of your must-have electronics sewn in and distributed throughout the bag. These cables connect to a battery that has also been sewn into the bag. Each Powerbag has an iPhone-friendly cable and a MicroUSB cable in phone-sized zipper pockets in the bag. As long as you are content to leave your phone in the little zipper pocket so it can charge, the bag does its job. If you are like me and your phone never leaves your hand, you need something else. Each Powerbag also has a USB port on the battery cradle for you to plug whatever you want into it. I was able to charge phones, tablets, even my wireless keyboard with no problems. For someone who travels a lot, or someone who is not always at an outlet at the end of the day, the Powerbag is a great idea.

Powerbags come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you’re a backpack traditionalist, a trendy sling fan, a minimalist who just needs something for a tablet, or a messenger bag fan like me, there’s a Powerbag for you.

Recharging your Powerbag is something you will need to get used to. There ares two options: The bag itself has a power outlet hidden somewhere on it for you to plug in to the wall, or you can remove the battery entirely and just charge it. If you need to charge your Powerbag and your accessories, you can plug your gadgets into the Powerbag and plug your Powerbag into the wall. Once your gadgets are fully charged, your Powerbag will start to charge itself.

Removing the battery is important for airplane travel as well. It doesn’t say it anywhere in the instructions or warnings for the bag, but TSA will hold you up for awhile if you do not separate the battery from the bag when you go through checkpoints. The battery slides out and snaps in very quickly, however, and nothing else needs to be done with the bag. Not all Powerbag batteries are made equal, either. Some bags will have a 3000MaH battery, and some will have 6000. When choosing your bag, be sure to know which battery it comes with, or your power output results will be less than you would expect.

The Powerbag logo is actually the power button for the charging unit. Holding it down on any bag will cause four lights to begin to glow. As your use your bag more, these lights will disappear. When the bag is charging, the light animate to reflect that it is receiving power. From the 6000MaH battery, I was able to charge my iPhone 4, my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and my HTC Flyer simultaneously two times. Each time all three devices were completely dead and powered off. If your devices are on and in use, your results will be different. If you are just charging a single device, you are likely to get three or four complete uses out of the bag before it needs to be recharged.
Most Powerbags are around $100, though some models can go as high as $170 depending on what you are looking for. Powerbags are available through a variety of online retailers, and are expected to start hitting shelves in brick-and-mortar stores sometime this year. As someone who both travels a lot and abuses his electronics mercilessly, the Powerbag is a nice addition to my arsenal. The battery doesn’t come along with much extra weight or affect my daily use in any way. I can travel and just as easily not use it, but I can use my devices free of any crazy power saving techniques knowing I still have plenty of power in my bag.
They are available at MyPowerBag

- By Russel Holly

Friday, December 23, 2011

A5 Chip: For Superior Gaming In Apple iPhones | a5chip

The dual-core A5 chips of the new iPhone 4S launched by Apple takes mobile gaming experience to a never-before-achieved level. The A5 chip with 1GHz capacity is designed to deliver seven time’s faster graphics and twice more power than what you already got. It makes sure that you can actually live the graphics and effects, and indulges in the game for real. Being twice more powerful, the A5 chip with NEON SMID enables faster browsing response, faster application launches and quick time image and video editing. With a relatively higher battery life, the A5 chip is a real wonder with the iPhone 4S. The chip is also compatible with iPad 2.
The world of tablets was duly introduced by Apple and mobile gaming has been a craze with these highly efficient tablets and smartphones. Every company has fought to create the best platform for mobile racers and Angry Birds players. Game designers too require a platform on which to sell the experience. These intense 3D designs require highly efficient IOS’s and a faster and powerful chip. The A5 chip brings in this advantage. The power provided by A5 will surely help game developers try for that extra bit of excitement which extensively involves better rendering techniques and pixel information. Both Palm Terry of Storm 8 IOS gaming and Donald Mustard of ChAIR entertainment have suggested the higher quality of the A5 chip.

It’s an achievement on the part of the A5 chip that the rendering techniques are even better than that of some high end gaming consoles. Thus details can be far better achieved and, better the sharpness of the image and video, more realistic will the platform look. One got to try playing Infinity Blade supported by the A5 chip on a iPad. It’s an amazing experience.
This chip has allowed Apple to switch to dual-core SGX543 graphics technology which is a giant leap forward. Previously the single SGX535 A4 chip was used with the iPhones and iPads. The power of the dual-core SGX543 is four times that of the single SGX535 A4’s. With this innovation, the retina display 4X upgrade seems to be a near future for iPhone chips.
Thus, the A5 chip provided with the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is a big step in mobile gaming technology. The capability is better than the best seller gaming consoles. The 512 MB RAM may look to be a bit unworthy, it does improve the battery life. The amazing effects of dynamic light rays and shadows of Infinity Blade is a spectacle to behold with the A5. Gaming is much more indulging and fun with the exposure effects, polygon counts and brighter reflections. The Party Play mode can be a new experience that allows multiple players to share a single screen with the new Airplay Mirroring feature. So shoot and dodge as if real blood is splattered. Gaming has never been so cinematic before thanks to the introduction of A5. Live the experience and indulge in it.

About the author: Kate is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on luxury and technology. Beside this she is fond of Street Racing Games. In her free time she loves buying lovely interiors for her house. These days she seems to be developing interest in writing about cell phone reviews.

-Article by Guest Blogger

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 for 19k and 30k in India

Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 are now available in India and can be fetched for 18,999 INR and 29,999 INR respectively. The devices are all set to compete with the reigning supremo "Android" in the mid-high and high budget segments.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Why Programmers work at night?

I came across this interesting article about "why programmers work at night?". It is not a theory, but is true with almost all programmers. It is indeed true that programmers turn caffeine into code.

Have a look at this blog.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Samsung Turns Out Heroic In The Australian Brawl With Apple

The Australian episode of the 'Apple-Samsung Sue You' saga saw Samsung smiling out of the court.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, longing for the Australian market since the ban, courtesy Apple's claim of the tablet being a rip off Apple iPad, will resume sales across the nation.
The Australian court today just turned down the accusation and with it Samsung scores consecutively, the first win(sort of) coming at US court a few days over major Galaxy Product.


LG Optimux 2x, dual core processor with Ice Cream Sandwich

LG Optimus 2x gets a price cut in India, now retailing at 19,999 INR. Guess what ? The dual core processor isn't the only thing you'll be looking at, LG promises to bring the sweetness of Ice Cream Sandwich to this powerhouse come 2012.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Imagine Cup 2012

  Your Chance to Change the World.

The Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. We invite all eligible students to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that addresses the Imagine Cup 2012 theme: Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems
In ten years, the Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly global competition focused on finding solutions to real-world problems. Since 2003, over 1.4 million students have participated in the Imagine Cup with 358,000 students representing 183 countries and regions registering for the Imagine Cup 2011 competition.
The Imagine Cup 2012 competition is your chance to:
  • Solve tough problems facing the world today, and maybe even turn your ideas into a business.
  • Learn new technological skills.
  • Test yourself against the brightest students around the world.
  • Make new friends.
  • Win cash, grants , and prizes – plus, a chance for a free trip to Sydney, Australia, next July to compete at the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals!
The world is waiting for you. Register today, sign up for the Imagine Cup 2012 competition category that interests you and get started!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Power Cuts - A Serious Problem in Tamil Nadu

The dwellers of Tamil Nadu other than Chennai would be aware of the problem of Power Cuts and are seriously affected. We experience atleast 3-4 hours of power cut every day. Being the peak months of the year, its very difficult to sustain the heat without electricity.

How come Chennai has less power cuts?? Chennai has more power consumption than any other part of the state. Almost every house has an AC. Moreover the city dwellers have no conscience about the conservation of power, this adds fuel to the fire making other parts of the state as victims.

Our neighbouring state AP has less than 5% of power cuts, and Gujarat with 0% power cut. We are far from these numbers. We might soon account to 60% of the power cuts. We can hope for the betterment of this situation in the period of the new CM, Jayalalitha.

The main reasons for the power cuts in our state are :
Theft of Power:- Power thefts by factories, farms etc. are increasing and remedial measures are expected to be taken at appropriate levels.
Non-Stringent/Over-usage of power by the Consumers/Public:-
Awareness must be created in the minds of the consumers, to use power stringently.
Wastage of Power in Functions: Both in the private functions and public functions steps must be taken to reduce over-use of decorative lights etc.
Shortage of Power Generation/Supply:- At Neyveli, the workers are on agitation/strike on various demands, which affects thermal power generation.
• Tamil Nadu is at present getting only 7,195 MW of power against the requirement of 8,000 MW.
Wind mills are supplying 1,500 MW
• Hydel sources 1,000 MW
• Thermal 2,520 MW
• Power stations using gas are generating 321 MW.
• The state is getting 1,754 MW from the central pool, besides 100 MW from Kerala.
At present power cuts have been implemented in all parts of Tamilnadu, in the following rates.
• In Chennai city- 90 minutes
• In sub-urban areas- three hours
• In other places six hours

Many of us blame the government for the power cuts, but actually we are to blame ourselves also. Our carelessness is also one of the reasons for the shortage of power. We have to be more aware about conservation of power. We have to keep in mind that electricity is generated mainly from non-renewable sources. There have been measures to generate it from renewable sources which haven't been so effective and are still to be implemented.

That means whenever you see a fan running with no one in the room, u know what to do. :)

Please wake up others also...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

iPhone 4. In so many ways, it’s a first.
Watch the iPhone 4 video

While everyone else was busy trying to keep up with iPhone, we were busy creating amazing new features that make iPhone more powerful, easier to use, and more indispensable than ever. The result is iPhone 4. The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.


People have been dreaming about video calling for decades. iPhone 4 makes it a reality. With just a tap, you can wave hello to your kids, share a smile from across the globe, or watch your best friend laugh at your stories — iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 or to the new iPod touch over Wi-Fi. And it works right out of the box. No other phone makes staying in touch this much fun.
Learn more about FaceTime

Two cameras,
two views.

iPhone 4 has two cameras: One on the front, which focuses on you. And one on the back, which focuses on everything else. FaceTime lets you switch back and forth between them at any time during a video call. All you have to do is tap a button.

Retina Display

The Retina display on iPhone 4 is the sharpest, most vibrant, highest-resolution phone screen ever, with four times the pixel count of previous iPhone models. In fact, the pixel density is so high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels. Which makes text amazingly crisp and images stunningly sharp.
Learn more about the Retina display


iPhone 4 introduces a whole new way of multitasking. Now you can run your favorite third-party apps — and switch between them instantly — without slowing down the performance of the foreground app or draining the battery unnecessarily.1 This smarter approach to multitasking is available only in iOS 4.
Learn more about multitasking

HD Video Recording and Editing

Shoot your own movies in high definition. Capture impressive video even in low-light settings, thanks to the advanced backside illumination sensor and built-in LED light. Then edit and create your own mini-masterpiece right on iPhone 4 using the iMovie app — with Apple-designed themes, titles, and transitions. It’s available on the App Store for $4.99.
Learn more about HD video recording
Learn more about video editing with iMovie
iPhone 4 is the always-with-you HD video camera.
iMovie lets you make polished movies right on iPhone 4.

5-Megapixel Camera with LED Flash

Take beautiful, detailed photos using the 5-megapixel camera with built-in LED flash. The advanced backside illumination sensor captures great pictures even in low light. And the front-facing camera makes it easy to take self-portraits.
Learn more about the camera

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Anybody interested in a lockerz account, pls leave ur e-mail address in the comments area.. Registration is absolutely free..

Lockerz is a fun place where u get pointz for watchng videos and even logging in each time. U can get lots of free stuff in exchange fr those pointz.. Redemption is taking place right nw and many goodies are being given out, so get ur lockerz account soon..

U can also connect with friends and share ur pictures as well as videos. The best part is tat u get pointz fr making friends... If u left ur e-mail id in the comments, u wil get an invitation soon..

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Blackberry Downloads

Since i love my blackberry, i would like to share the apps that i have on it. Most of the apps would need BIS(Blackberry Internet Service) to be downloaded, and others would need the BlackBerry App World. Here I have some apps which need neither of the above. Download the zip file directly and install it in ur BB. But first things first, Install BBRKM (Blackberry Right Key Manager) if u do not have Blackberry Desktop Manager to install the downloaded app

To download BBRKM Click HERE

IM+ allows u to sign into multiple accounts such as Facebook, GTalk, Yahoo, Skype,etc, and Chat with Friends. Click HERE to download. You can also go to the official IM+ page. U can also click here to see more details and download.

Ebuddy is also an IM app similar to IM+. It usually cant be downloaded directly. It has to be downloaded through BIS plan directly to ur BB, or by BB app world. But i have provided the .cod file with which u can download and install from ur pc. Click this link to download (instructions are provided)
Supported for BB 8310, 9000, and many other models. Instal and check.

I am a new blogger, so I don't have much of a knowledge. If this post was useful to anyone, please leave a comment