Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Maruti Suzuki Splash!

" The Maruti Suzuki Splash! car is Indian car. "

Another i10 Killer
Sporty Feel
Swell Interiors

  • Few had thought that the Hyundai i10 would be such an extraordinary success - though it started slow, the sales have boomed in the later half of 2008.

  • But its not all plain sailing for the i10 in 2009 - to beat its closest rival, Hyundai, the largest passenger car maker Maruti will do all it can to hurl the current darling i10 off its throne.

  • Although it was shown as a concept at Maruti Suzuki’s pavilion at Auto Expo ‘08, Splash has been in the international market for a while now. The Splash is Suzuki's fourth strategic world model and is based on the hot selling Swift. Targeting the Indian families, Splash will roll out to Indian roads in Q1 2009.

  • The Maruti Suzuki Splash comes in three engine flavors - a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol unit producing 65 PS and a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine developing 86 PS. The 1.2L petrol Splash feature an optional 4-speed automatic transmission.

  • The 1.3L DDiS will deliver 75 horses to the front wheels to reach a 100 clicks in 14 seconds to keep the power-hungry blokes happy while the 165Nm of torque will ensure smooth drivability.

  • The seats are high-set and gift the driver with excellent visibility. The dashboard exudes dynamism and energy. The large speedo in the instrument cluster is complemented by a tachometer which is mounted as a separate unit on the dash.

  • The display below the speedometer gives you vital information like outside temperature, fuel consumption etc. The boot too is extremely spacious and with the seats down would liberate over 1000 liters of storage space.

  • The rear looks rather sporty with a inward angling windscreen and side pillar tail lamps. The flared wheel arches lend the Splash a masculine appeal.

  • The pricing would be a little higher than the Swift in the range of Rs. 4.5-5.5 lakh, which is essentially the same as the Hyundai i10.

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  • Mobile Handhelds & PDAs

    " Pharos Introduces Two New GPS Smartphones "

    November 2008

  • While they're mostly a maker of standalone GPS devices, Pharos has had a line of smartphones for a while. We reviewed their GPS Phone 600 last year and found it to be a slightly uneasy compromise between Windows Mobile Pocket PC and GPS, though it definitely had its strengths. This year's models are the Traveler 117 and 127. Both models are unlocked GSM/EDGE/HSDPA phones that run on T-Mobile's EDGE network or AT&T's 3G HSDPA network. They run Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with 400 Mhz processors, which we consider the minimum for Windows Mobile to perform well. They have 2-megapixel cameras, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and weigh 4.8 ounces.

  • The main difference between the two units is that the Traveler 117 has a 2.8" 640x480 touch screen and no keyboard, and the Traveler 127 has a 2.5", 320x240 screen and a keyboard. The Traveler 127 actually looks a lot like a BlackBerry 8800, if the BlackBerry ran Windows Mobile.

  • The real draw of these phones, of course, is Pharos' navigation software, which will come with each device. Pharos' new Smart Navigator product has some interesting features, such as the ability for families to follow the locations of each others' devices on a map or through the Net - good for caravanning.

  • The Traveler 117 and 127 will be available on December 1 at and, for $529.95.


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  • Casio [ DBC32 Series ]

    Casio Turns up Databank Geek with new colors and Patterns

    Thursday December 11, 2008

    And you thought there was no way to make Casio Databank watches any cooler. Apparently, all you have to do dip them in bright paint and trick out the buttons with funky checkered patterns.

    Such is Casio's way of invigorating the Databank series and giving "Geek-Chic" a whole new look. Why? Because life is not always black and white, says the king of digital watches, offering the limited-edition line in black, green, orange and white.

    Regardless of the color, all Databank timepieces come loaded with the archaic but comfortably familiar features like the 8-digit calculator, auto calendar, and 25-page data storage. The colorful new Databanks are available for $59. Though, strangely, the classic pure-black version costs ten bucks more. View Casio's new timepieces

    DBC32 - 1A
    Price = $ 69.95
  • Record information, calculate with ease and keep track of appointments. This watch makes it all possible with its 25-page databank, 8-digit calculator and 5 multi-function alarms (with text). All of this with the added bonus of a 10-year battery. Black Databank Watch featuring 10-Year Battery.

    DBC32 - 1B
    Price = $ 59.00
  • Because life is not always black and white…these limited edition databank watches will bring you back to your school days. With an array of colors and all the awesome databank functionality you've come to know from Casio, you'll want one in every color. "Geek-Chic" never looked so good.

    DBC32 - 3B
    Price = $ 59.00
  • Because life is not always black and white…these limited edition databank watches will bring you back to your school days. With an array of colors and all the awesome databank functionality you've come to know from Casio, you'll want one in every color. “Geek-Chic” never looked so good.

    DBC32 - 8B
    Price = $ 59.00
  • Because life is not always black and white…these limited edition databank watches will bring you back to your school days. With an array of colors and all the awesome databank functionality you've come to know from Casio, you'll want one in every color. “Geek-Chic” never looked so good.

    DBC32 - 9B
    Price = $ 59.00
  • Because life is not always black and white…these limited edition databank watches will bring you back to your school days. With an array of colors and all the awesome databank functionality you've come to know from Casio, you'll want one in every color. “Geek-Chic” never looked so good.

    Technical Specs.

  • 10 Year Battery
  • 25 Page Databank
    8 letters and 15 numerals per page
    Auto-sort function
  • 13 Language Display
    English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch, Danish, German, Italian, Swedish, Polish, Romanian, Turkish, Russian
  • 8-Digit Calculator
    Constants for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Auto LED Light with Afterglow
  • 4 Multi-function Alarms and 1 Multi-function Alarm with Snooze
  • 1/100 second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Hourly Time Signal
  • Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
  • 12/24 Hour Formats
  • Accuracy: +/-30 seconds per month
  • Battery CR2025
  • Approx. battery life: 10 years
  • Module 2888

    Size of case/total weight
    47.5 x 35.0 x 11.0mm / 38g


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  • HDTV & Home Theater Systems

    The Best Products of 2008

    In a year when the economy isn't going to win "the best of" anything, it's more important than ever to know where to spend your dough.

    It's that time of year--the time when we in the media tend to sum up everything in the world that happened within the year in endless amounts of "Best of..." and "Worst of..." lists. Personally I love those lists--best dressed, worst behaved, best movies, worst slang words, and so on. And it's bonus fun to disagree with them.

    To put 2008 into perspective in the tech world, PCMag editors and analysts put our heads together to let you know which of the year's products--including desktops, laptops, cameras, MP3 players, phones, and much more--we consider to be tops: We considered design, price, value, and overall coolness. Head on over and tell us what we left out!

    Carol Mangis is the senior editor and producer for PC Magazine satellite sites Gearlog, AppScout, and TechnoRide. She recruits, trains, and shepherds staff and freelance writers who post on the sites and is a regular commentator on our weekly podcast, Gearlog Radio. Occasionally, she even posts something herself. She is particularly interested in digital photography, product design, serious games, toasters, emerging tech, Nintendo, and gadgets that light up...ooh!

    Proud to call herself a nerd, Molly K. McLaughlin (A.K.A. Blogging Molly) is a lover of all shiny gadgets, most notably those of the Bluetooth ilk. But she has dominated coverage of duck technology and gadgetry. When she's not blogging, she's an Associate Editor, Reviews for PC Magazine, regularly vomiting out news, review roundups and other works of genius-including Gearlog's famous haiku reviews. She recently earned an M.S. degree from Polytechnic University (the geekiest U in NYC) in Journalism and Technical Writing. Before that she went to NYU for Latin American Studies. (Guess which degree she uses the most today?) Her dream is to someday invent a USB mash-up micro-blogging robot duck with built-in social networking features and Bluetooth capabilities.


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    Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    Laptop Desk

    Portable desks to support your notebook on your lap:

  • Laptop Desks 1.0
  • Price :- $24.95
    our bargain unit

    "Our very first lap desk and perfect when all you need is a portable lap tray for your lap. It's identical to our Laptop Desk 2.0 in design, material and construction except it has no support arm for creating typing angles. The Laptop Desk 1.0 is true black and pewter gray rubber and weighs 1 lb. 4.5 oz."

  • Heat reducing - 8% to10%
  • Stops HOT LEG - once and for all
  • Lightweight - weighs only 1 lb. 6 oz.
  • Thin profile - only 5/8" thick
  • Super-grip rubber surfaces top & bottom
  • 20" X 11" full-sized lap span
  • Strong enough to support a 12 lb. bouncing bowling ball

    The Laptop Desk Original is also our strongest unit and known for its strength as a portable lap desk. It’s so strong that it can support the weight of a 12 lb. bouncing bowling ball. (We know we tested it repeatedly.) It’s not likely you’ll be bouncing your notebook on the 2.0 but if you ever do, at least you know it’ll take the beating. It’s strong because it’s made of Polycarbonate plastic - the strongest natural plastic on the planet. And the heavy duty hinges won’t give even under the weight of a 12 lb. bouncing bowling ball.

    The Original was our first single purpose, fully portable lap desk. It has strips of no-slip rubber on top and bottom for maximum gripping – a total of 66 square inches of gripping rubber on the top surface alone. The Laptop desk Original also has a series of ventilation channels that allow the heat that’s radiating from the bottom of your notebook to escape and draws cool air in to reduce your notebook’s heat build-up. On your lap the Original reduces the heat build-up in your notebook by up to 10%.

    As a lap desk the 2.0 completely spans your lap at 20-1/2” long. Its ergonomic benefit is that it allows your legs to relax naturally so they don’t have to strain being squeezed together to support your notebook. The more relaxed your legs are the longer you can work in comfort and reduce the ergonomic hazards of poor body posture with your notebook computer.

    An additional benefit of the Laptop desk Original is that it acts as a barrier between the heat source of your notebook and your lap. Most of you have heard the stories of people suffering burns from overheated notebooks. The Original prevent the heat from attacking your lap and makes working on your lap more of a pleasure than a discomfort.

    The colors for the Laptop Desk 2.0 are black – both the plastic and no-slip rubber. Opened flat the 2.0 measures 20-1/2” long by 11” wide by 3/8” thick. Folded in half the Futura measures 11” by 10-5/8” by 5/8” thick and weighs 1 lb 6 oz.

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  • Tuesday, December 9, 2008

    GA-EP45-UD3P Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard From Gigabyte

    Intel recently home PC, hand-in-the X58 Express chip set and motherboards on this hand is made with i7 core processors with the release of the much heralded has reached a new plateau. However, core CPUs before i7 borrow from the technology does, there's even one on all four core die, including putting some major changes, the forerunner of North bridge, and die memory controller to support triple channel said in entitle the memory Controller are directly linking DDR3. We as a piece in its release just a few short weeks ago, signs in the early days of adopters with their performance, is, but will be happy as all the major update to go, it's not only a good deal of money in front, but Some patience as well, as new technologies are needed with the kinks get ironed out.

    Today, we back a gigabyte i7 core of the new 3 line is ultra durable, EP45-UD3P from motherboards to see a step to take. As its name suggests, this board from the current mainstream Intel chipset offering is based on the P45 Express. Though we already, the most recent MSI from two recent offerings from the look on our land is covered, that is, P45 Express X48 closely to support for Core 2 processors with a pair of tractors and DDR2 or DDR3 only concerned with is helpful to remember RAM. For most people that what this means is that the EP45-UD3P, as well as other P45 boards, a great to upgrade without breaking the bank makes. We UD3P part of the name, and its effect a little later, but for now here's a look at features and bundle will get it.

    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
    Specifications and Features

    • Support for Intel Core™ 2 Extreme / Quad / Duo CPUs
    • Also supports Intel® Pentium® Extreme Edition / Intel® Pentium® D / Intel® Pentium® 4 Extreme Edition / Intel® Pentium® 4 and Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA 775 package
    • L2 cache varies with CPU

    • North Bridge: Intel® P45 Chipset
    • South Bridge: Intel® ICH10R Chipset

    Front Side Bus
    1600/1333/1066/800 MHz

    Main Memory
    • 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory
    • Dual channel memory architecture
    • Support for DDR2 1366+*/1066/800/667 MHz memory modules

    South Bridge:
    • 6x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting up to 6 SATA 3Gb/s devices
    • Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
    GIGABYTE SATA2 chip:
    • 1x IDE connector supporting ATA-133/100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
    • 2x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (GSATA2_0, GSATA2_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
    • Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD

    iTE IT8718 chip:

    • 1x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive

    Expansion Slots

    • 1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
    • 1x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8
    • (The PCIEx16 and PCIEx8 slots support ATI CrossFireX technology and conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.)
    • 3x PCI Express x1 slot

    PCI slots


    • • Realtek ALC889A codec
    • • High Definition Audio
    • • 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
    • • Support for Dolby Home Theater
    • • Support for S/PDIF In/Out
    • • Support for CD-In

    • T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
    • Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports
    (2 on the back panel, 1 via the IEEE 1394a bracket connected to the internal IEEE 1394a header)

    • 2x Realtek 8111C chips (10/100/1000 Mbit)
    • Support for Teaming

    ATI CrossFire
    Supports ATI CrossFire graphics cards (x8, x8)

    On-Board Peripherals
    • 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
    • 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
    • 1x floppy disk drive connector
    • 1x IDE connector
    • 8x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
    • 1x CPU fan header
    • 2x system fan headers
    • 1x power fan header
    • 1x front panel header
    • 1x front panel audio header
    • 1x CD In connector
    • 1x S/PDIF In header
    • 1x S/PDIF Out header
    • 2x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    • 1x IEEE 1394a header
    • 1x parallel port header
    • 1x serial port header
    • 1x power LED header
    • 1x chassis intrusion header

    Back Panel I/O Ports
    • 1x PS/2 mouse port
    • 1x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
    • 1x optical S/PDIF Out connector
    • 1x coaxial S/PDIF Out connector
    • 8x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
    • 2x IEEE 1394a ports
    • 2x RJ-45 ports
    • 6x audio jacks (Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Rear Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out/Line

    • 2x 8 Mbit flash
    • Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
    • Support for Dual BIOS
    • PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b

    Hardware Monitoring
    • System voltage detection
    • CPU/System temperature detection
    • CPU/System/Power fan speed detection
    • CPU overheating warning
    • CPU/System/Power fan fail warning
    • CPU/System fan speed control
    • 30.5cm(L) x 24.4cm(W) ATX Form Factor
    9 mounting holes

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    Samsung SP400 Pocket Projector

    Make a high impression with small Projector

    Here it is in action. It's approximately 2m away from the screen -- which is actually intended for a much larger projector -- but manages to generate an image that's about 50 inches in size. It doesn't run in native widescreen, but just think of the fun you could have with one of these things.

    Demonstration for Samsung SP400 Pocket Projector

    The Samsung P400 Large screen solution with their Pocket Projector. The SAMSUNG P400 combines an ultra compact, modern design with advanced features to ensure you make a big impact. Plus, with easy connectivity to your PC and AV devices

    Back View with VGA Output, Audio Video Pin

    Front View

    Watch full Video for the Samsung SP400 Pocket Projector

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