Month: May 2012

Turn your laptop into a powerful multimedia hub via the HDMI port.

What does HDMI stands for?

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a conduit through which devices  can transmit and receive high-definition (HD) audio and video between external  sources and receivers. In the past few years, laptop manufacturers now offer their customers the opportunity of  projecting high-quality  video and audio onto HD-capable devices such as televisions and audio receivers via using the laptop’s HDMI port. Once connected properly, it only takes seconds (or pressing a combination of buttons) for you to transform your device into a  powerful multimedia hub.

There are a number of HDMI-standard cable connectors available, each of which can be used for any uncompressed TV or PC video format, including standard, enhanced, high definition and 3D video signals; up to 8 channels of compressed or uncompressed digital audio; (more…)

Quick Tips

Are you having problems viewing  BBM display pictures and status images of  your friends (or is it peeps)?  Fear not,  it’s not a virus or malicious software. You’ll just have to make sure your time zone (not just your time) setting matches your location.  You don’t have to “flash” or reboot your device.

You can do this from the clock setting. Make sure your time zone (Nigeria in this case is set to W. Central Africa (+1) then save. (more…)

All you need to know ahead of the World IPv6 Launch.

What is World IPv6 Launch?
Organized by the Internet Society, World IPv6 Launch on 6 June 2012 is intended to motivate organizations across the industry – including Internet service providers (ISPs), hardware makers, and web companies – to prepare for and permanently enable Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) on their products and services as Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address space runs out.

How is this different from World IPv6 Day?
World IPv6 Launch will mark the largest industry commitment to and deployment of IPv6 in the history of the Internet, with ISPs, home networking equipment manufacturers and web companies around the world permanently enabling IPv6 within their products and services. (more…)

Comodo Dragon

No! not the reptile! it’s a web browser-based on the Chromium engine (the same roots of Google Chrome) only lighter and just as efficient.

If you’re the type that’s wary of keeping your online presence to the most minimal level or like its said – “don’t want to leave bread crumbs”, then this is the browser for you.

Some of  its features include being able to have it start in incognito mode every time without having to mess about in the about:config settings

It’s currently on version 19.0. Point here to download and try it out.

More cool fonts and templates for Google Doc Users.

Google Docs (now Google Drive) always convenient, but it was also kind of bland. Not that we expect creating cloud-based documents to be as fun as kite-surfing or anything; still, a few more aesthetic choices would be nice.

Well, typography nerds, your prayers have been answered. Today on the always riveting Google Docs blog, Google announced that it is adding more than 450 new fonts. That’s right, you can choose from such fine typefaces as Nova Slim, Happy Monkey and the strangely ominous Nothing You Could Do.

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“Online Opportunities”

With every (well most) human benefit comes some malevolent “strings-attached” scenario. What are we on about you might wonder. Well, to say the age of the internet has brought about its great progress would be overstating the obvious. For example you had to be in a class room in some school away from your home to acquire knowledge or get a formal education. Now, you don’t even have to leave your bedroom! (should you be that lazy). Doctors can now carry out complex medical procedures with the help of some other colleague who is miles away from where (s)he is. Obscenely humongous (you won’t find it in the dictionary) sums of money can be moved from one point to the other without the need for fuel guzzling armoured trucks (except in movies). (more…)

The Galaxy S III

No, you are not this reading wrong. After several rumors, mock-ups etc, Samsung today, launched its much talked and gossiped about follow-up to its most successful 2011 mobile device (and I daresay most successful product too) and you win no awards for guessing its title – Galaxy S III.
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MasterImage 3D’s 3D Tablet: Surprisingly Decent, and No Glasses Needed

The first time I saw the glasses-free 3D technology from a company called MasterImage 3D, it was in the form of a smartphone-sized screen mounted in a little box full of circuit boards. 3D skeptic though I am, I was kind of impressed: at its best, the effect looked as good as much of the 3D that requires you to wear funny glasses.

MasterImage 3D visited TIME’s San Francisco office today with another demo unit. This one was a 10″ Android tablet, based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. And while it wasn’t a product that’s for sale — it’s just a reference design designed to show hardware makers what’s possible — I was impressed all over again. (more…)