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The Sony Xperia S has landed

It was recently launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and now the Sony Xperia S will soon be hitting the shelves of retailers everywhere. It is due for release in the UK in March and has lots of exciting features to put it right up there with the best mobile phones around at the moment. Some retailers are also allowing customers to pre-order this mobile phone, so you can beat the rush. The Sony Xperia S will be the only smartphone which has the Sony branding, which is down to Sony taking a share of Ericsson’s capital. This is the end of Sony Ericsson and the beginning of a new era of Sony smartphones.

The most striking feature of the Sony Xperia S is the sleek, slender and classy black design. Although it is a little more bulky than some other mobile phones on the market, it is still extremely light. It also has full HD video recording with a 12MP camera, which gives it very high definition. The camera also has Sony’s Exmor R sensor, which really improves the quality. You can even watch videos from your mobile on your television, by using an HDMI cable. The Sony Xperia D also boasts a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.

This exciting new mobile phone has plenty of features which make it stand out from the crowd, including the clear HD on the large 4.3 inch reality display with mobile BRAVIA Engine. The 720 by 1280 pixel display will help to make your images really stand out and the icons on the phone will be extremely clear. The high definition and clear images are by far the features which make this model of mobile phone really special. If you are a fan of the Sony PlayStation then you will enjoy this mobile phone as it is PlayStation certified, so you can visit the PlayStation store and access loads of games. It also has an impressive 32GB of internal memory and an astounding 1GB RAM.

When it reaches the UK, the Sony Xperia S will be available from Orange, O2 and Three. The mobile phone store Phones 4 U will exclusively stock the white model of this smartphone. You can expect all of these carriers to have Android 2.3 Gingerbread, although you can also upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich later on in the year.

As you would expect, the Sony Xperia S will have the usual features, such as Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi and it also has an Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery. If you want to take pictures really quickly and enjoy a more enhanced experience with your games, the Sony Xperia S is the perfect choice. It will certainly ensure a fast experience and will offer everything you would normally expect from the quality of other Sony products. It is reported that the cost of this mobile phone will be around £468, although it may vary depending on your country.

If you enjoy previous Sony products, there is a good chance you will love this smartphone just as much.

The Stand of Viewsonic Android Tablet Devices In The Dynamic Tablet Industry

Viewsonic is an electronic technology product manufactures that has mostly concentrated on provided visual technologies like different type of monitors and projectors. It has competed with the top brands like Acer and Samsung over the span of 25 years. However, recently they have not let their brand stay far behind in the dynamic competitive market of tablet computers. The Viewsonic Android Tablet devices alongside some of the windows tablet devices have been doing a very decent job in the industry that provide cheap tablet. Viewsonic have released many different types of tablet devices in many different shapes and sizes with each having distinctive features to make them a good buy for those who do not want to spend much money on the tablet product or perhaps looking for a device to perform some basic functions with a limited budget.

ViewPad 10e
The most important factor for any tablet seeker to look at is the processor. This 9.7 inch device from Viewsonic has 1 GHz processor speed with 512 MB DDR3 RAM which is very decent for a 10 inch device that can be bought for a little more than $200. It runs on the old Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and comes with a lot of free built in apps in the device. However, they have recently upgraded the device to have the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The Google play runs well, the Wi-FI and the Bluetooth connectivity are not bad; in fact they have surpassed the expectation according to many users. The display is also good for effective game playing and video watching experience that have 1024×768 resolution display. Moreover, the slim and light device with wide viewing angle helps the users to run the device very conveniently at different environments. It does have problems with sluggish behavior and sudden freezing while using for a long time, however the fact that it is cheap may cut down a better expectation from anybody who bought this product.

Rating: 3/5

ViewPad 10s
This is another cheap 10 inch device from Viewsonic that have recently refurbished its features and can be bought for only $199. It has a faster processor speed of 1 GHz NvidiaTegra 250 SMP dual cortex A-9 with the DDR 2 512 MB RAM. Most of the features and the design are actually quite similar to the ViewPad 10e; however this device has been running on the old Android 2.2 operating system with no news of any upgrades. Furthermore, there have been reports of a better graphics performance while playing and watching high resolution videos of up to 1080P full HD. The capacitive touchscreen is also very smooth while the sluggish behavior does not exist much on this version of the Viewsonic tablet.

Rating: 3.2/5

ViewPad E-100S
This 9.7 inch tablet from ViewSonic is probably the best one they have now. It has all the upgraded features that run on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The design is also one of the best from ViewSonic with stylish and attractive look and lightweight carry making the users to carry the device and use their anywhere possible the most ease and convenience. It has the speed of 1GHz processor from Nvidia which however could have been improved as the other cheaper ViewSonic tabs have the same processor with the same speed. It does have however upgraded to 1 GB RAM with an internal storage of 4GB MMC iNand. In addition to that, it has a pretty decent battery life, decent Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and also very decent touchscreen performance with good audio and video quality. This product is absolutely available to provide whatever it can for around $250. Rating: 3.4/5

There were many products in the 7 inch ranges that ViewSonic have stopped distributing, probably because of its low sales. Certainly, their cheap tablets that are now available are not bad in terms of the money spent on the products. However, this company does have the capability and potential to come with more competing tablet devices and therefore one can look at the future to observe what ViewSonic has in store for us.

The ViSi Mobile Monitor

Our universe, our technology, well the dominion of science keeps offering better advancements and alternatively, this being more observably in real life especially in the medical world of technology. The doctors or consumers, perhaps, making it general, human beings can have vital displays of illness by the new introduction of the ViSi Mobile Monitor. Definitely, facts are almost catching up with fiction. The new ViSi Mobile Monitor is a wondrous device that can display almost 95% signs of a long-suffering patient.

The ViSi Mobile Monitor has a sensor package that relies on a verified and tried Wi-Fi network technologhy.It gives the doctor opportunities to monitor vital characters or signs of his or her patient in a remote environment without forfeiting on accuracy.

What do you need to use this technology? Not much at all, but only possessing a tablet or acquiring a smart phone and you are done in a nick of a second. The new ViSi Mobile Monitor gives a perfect probability in monitoring patient’s signs especially the vital ones in time of emergency. People have used it and results come remarkably that the new visi Mobile monitor offers similar accuracy just like an ICU (Intensive Care Unit)

A well-known concept in science popularly quoted as “the monitoring motion” led to the design of the ViSi Mobile Monitor, it is composed of several components of rugged and water proof PVC with other components for example, there is a unit that is placed on the wrist for monitoring readouts, a couple of sensors, where by, some accept biometrics like finger (thumb) or those that monitor the chest. For this to work well and patient to earn the trust of the hospital, then a Wi-Fi connected network should work or be second by an encryption of WPA2 to enhance security for patients’ data and prevent hacking.

The ViSi Mobile Monitor sensors enables doctors or other consumers like nurses, first aiders etc. to constantly keep track of vitals like the levels of oxygen in blood, temperature of the body, the bit rate of the heart and some readings of an electrocardiogram device. As a result, the ViSi Mobile Monitor saves energy and time, as data is taken by the gadget remotely, patients do remain in their wards and no need to make them move around from one place to the other for monitoring their signs. These so called vital signs are normally gathered on spot checks and the monitoring or checking by ViSi Mobile Monitor takes a minimum of 2 hours and at least maximum of 7 hours to display the results.

Today, the doctors or health related specialist should be recommended to have ViSi Mobile Monitor as it is advantageous and well improved to work with rather than having beepers which reminds them to rush back to the hospital during an emergency. The use of the new ViSi Mobile’s monitor assist them to keep the vital signs of different patients at once even before attending to them directly.

Save a life today, save your time, save your energy and go for the new ViSi Mobile Monitor that will provide accurate monitoring services of vital signs.

The wisdom of installing a Camera de videosurveillence in your home

An alarming trend in the growing deterioration in home security is having people up in arms and worried about keeping their families and possessions safe. There is ample evidence that more and more cases of house breaking and worse is happening on a daily basis in almost every country around the world, resulting in home owners looking for ways and means to safeguard themselves from thieves and criminals hell bent on murder and robbery.

Maximizing the security of your home therefore becomes a primary concern especially during night time when the whole world except criminals are sound a sleep. Investing in a camera de videosurveillence therefore should be seriously considered by one and all and especially by residents living in isolated areas where even a call for help goes unheard. Videosurveillance systems installed in business establishments, banks and supermarkets play a major role in fighting against not only theft and crime but are also effective in preventing terrorist attacks or at least identify the perpetrators involved in such acts.

With a number of security systems flooding the market today, all it requires is some research to identify which particular camera de surveillance is most suitable for one’s home security. While every home does not require more than a basic camera for surveillance purposes, locations sensitive to such crimes are recommended to have an advanced videosurveillence system installed to prevent any type of criminal act taking place. One that is very popular and thought to be the best is the digital CCTV camera which can easily monitor and record suspicious activities happening in and around your neighborhood.

Unlike with the past systems that were not capable of identifying suspects due to blurred images and dim backgrounds which was all that these security systems could display, today’s camera de surveillance are highly advanced and has infrared capabilities that makes recording images and backgrounds even in deep darkness a piece of cake. These videosurveillence cameras are so technologically advanced that they can not only identify a criminal but also the clothes he’s wearing and any items he’s carrying with him.

One of the greatest advantages of installing a camera de surveillance is that it not only helps identifying thieves, murderers and rapists once the act is done, it also deters most criminals from attacking innocent people or breaking and entering for fear of being identified through security systems that are installed in homes and in prominent locations. This is quite evident from the number of videosurveillence cameras you now see in airports, train stations, supermarkets and other sensitive areas which in most cases is a deterrent to those hoping to get away even after a petty crime such as bag snatching or picking a pocket.

Once you have a camera de videosurveillence installed in your home or store, you can sleep in peace knowing that you have taken all precautions against crime. If anything unexpected does happen, there are law enforcement personnel trained to monitor these CCTV cameras, and they will waste no time to pounce on the suspects and take them into custody even while you sleep undisturbed throughout the night.

They Just Don’t Understand: Why Advertising Fails on Facebook

The amount of money corporations and marketers have spent to attempt to grasp even just a portion of the potential revenue from the social networking site Facebook, is nearly astronomical. For just about every other avenue, these large conglomerate companies have managed to infiltrate just about every other form of advertising by just slinging a bit of cold hard cash at the guru’s who understand how it works.

In the case of Facebook, it sure seems that “Money Can’t Buy You Love…”

Especially when it comes to advertising. Facebook seems to be such an odd, diverse and interesting collection of people, who are all able to ignore just about all advertising on their pages. Facebook developers have done everything to try and hook users in through games, apps, groups and more, but they just can’t seem to hit that “buy button”.

So what is it that enables to facebook users to get away with only generating only a few cents on the dollar for facebook everyday? They can’t charge, for there are numerous groups of users who have all joined groups suggesting that if facebook ever sought to charge for the social networking platform, that they would stop using facebook.

They also can’t place large annoying adds in the middle of user profiles, for that is one of the many reasons a person chooses to use facebook over Myspace and other networks. It seems as though facebook is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Those who understand how facebook works, are pretty much not talking about it and those who want to know how to infiltrate the potential consumerism gold mine that facebook offers, just don’t understand how things work in the world of facebook.

I’m not promising to offer all the keys to this social networking gold mine, but possibly a few tips that might help you, as a business owner, marketer, advertiser or researcher, to understand the missing links to getting attention from facebook users.

First, lets discuss why millions of users enjoy facebook as a social networking platform.

The K.I.S.S. Method (Keep it Simple Stupid)

If people wanted a complex social networking platform, they would join myspace or yuwie. Many do, but as to recent stats, facebook and twitter are the most popular. One of the largest reasons is because it is some simple. They are losing much of that allure as they attempt to upgrade and enhance their platform, but as of right now they are still the most easily navigatible social networks around.

Monkey See, Monkey Do

It’s a simple matter of getting positive reviews. Facebook may have it’s issues, but “all my friends are on there”, or “I prefer another social network, but there are more people to talk to on facebook”. People go where other people are, which is another big reason so many people are on facebook. It’s the one thing facebook really has over all the other networks, combined with the K.I.S.S. method. It’s simple and everybody is already there. So why leave either?

You Can Ignore Advertising

It may not be a benefit for advertisers, but it’s a big benefit in the eyes of individuals who are tired of being considered “consumers” and not individuals. We are people, not cows. If you’d like us to buy something, why not be upfront and honest. Why not offer us something we could truly use, instead of fancy materialistic junk we don’t need nor truly have room for. Why not be innovative and creative with what you have to offer, instead of just focusing on how you advertise the same old boring ideas or ‘things’. Facebook also allows for users to rate the advertising they have seen and don’t want displayed on their pages. This is fun and also allows for some census from facebook. There are not a lot of other sites that allow that sort of thing. If offers users the chance to rate the advertising as “Repetitive, Offensive, Misleading, Uninteresting” and so on.

The Games Are Addicting

This is a major reason why so many people come onto facebook. They have these weird and time consuming little games that range in difficulty and taste and allow us to connect with our fb friends through helping each other complete these tasks. There are only a few problems with these games. 1) Eventually you get burnt out of playing whatever games and pretty much stop playing any of them all together. 2) They are time consuming and it’s easy to not go out and live your life when you’re addicted to a facebook application or game. 3) There is a lot of advertising involved. You may want to continue playing the game, but in order to continue you have to pay, since you’ve already invited your limit of friends and completed your list of point earning tasks. It’s a great thing from the point of view from those making money from the games, but it turns into a bad gambling type habit that American’s neither need nor want.

Awe Inspiring

I recently heard a radio news show discussing a poll that asked people why they choose facebook over other social networks and one of the strongest over all reasons was that people enjoyed the “awe and inspiration” that came from networking with people on facebook. In this year of 2010, two years before the anticipated and dreaded 2012, there are many people getting into the spirit. Whether it’s patriotic, conspiratist or just laugh out loud spew milk through your nose funny. People come from all over the globe to be ‘Awed’ and ‘Inspired’.

These are all great things about facebook and as insignificant as they may seem, they are major reasons that many people join and stick around on facebook. We have now looked at some reasons why facebook is so popular, which is why it is drawing so much attention from those who want to market on it, especially those desperate to replace the dying TV and Radio methods.

Now let’s consider some reasons why advertising and marketing has failed on facebook and some ways that it might improve for the capitalist.

Ad Space

As much as I would hate to see facebook filled up with ads and I am sure many users would agree with me, there is still a lot of unused space that could be utilized on facebook. I might be one of the few that goes looking for adds to rate on my page, but I’ve noticed there are hardly ever any ads when I am on my main user page. They generally pop up on the left of the screen during all other activities while doing any other activity on facebook. When scrolling down the page, it always surprises me that there are only three advertisement there. Not that I am complaining, nor would I like to see the entire left side of the page consumed with advertising and I must give facebook kudos for staying mostly ad free, but 6 or 8 small adds on there that could be rated or looked at, wouldn’t hurt anyone.


This is something facebook gets a definite plus on. Making sure adds stay in a small square on a contained and predictable area of the screen. You don’t have to worry about getting blasted with a high flash seizure inducing advertisement when you go to another page. This is something that advertisers should stick with. One liners or compelling images of their products that attract people. Focus on the true value and necessity of what you offer to people and not on how flashy or truth stretching it is.

Getting Involved

I would dare to say that the majority of those who found advertising easy with TV or Radio, are not happy about continually hearing this, but it is extremely important to get involved with the social networking. This is not your grandma’s traditional gathering of people. They are ending baby boomer’s and several new generations. They are savvy and not easily fooled. It’s easy to spot a business that is just there to sell you something, versus finding a real person behind the advertisement, who wants to help you and add value to your life, even if you don’t buy anything.

I have met a few absolutely awesome entrepreneurs, small business owners and marketers who love using facebook to increase their revenue and they have to do nothing more than just be themselves. The truth is, you’re not going to get away with selling junk on facebook. It’s 2010, people can spot a scam when they see one. If you’re trying to market or sell something on facebook, you should be offering a product or services that can pretty much sell itself. If it can’t, that no amount of money in advertising and paying social networkers will enable you to bring in more revenue. It requires more than just the infiltration of the social networks by a paid employee, it requires a caring compassionate person who doesn’t have to lie to make their product look better. Someone who gets involved in others lives as much as they are asking others to get involved in their lives/business.

Use Whats Already There

If you cant beat em, join em. I haven’t noticed very many mainstream marketing utilizing the polling applications on facebook. There are plenty of popular ones that have to the potential to bring in a large census of valuable data, if only you knew how to mine it properly. I won’t give the whole cow away, but I will say that marketers could find more value in their time of posting thought provoking polls that get people thinking, debating and involved.

Offer An Incentive Everyone Wants

This is a hard one, not because it’s hard to tell what people want, but because what people want, changes often. Currently, I would go along with one of two trends. 1) Something that offers independence from government services or adds freedom to our lives. 2) Money.

The second one tends to be easier for most service and product pushers, which can be effective, but only for so long. If the incentive of money isn’t easy to attain and continually getting better for the participator, then it becomes and dull and a waste of time. Offering ways to make real money through rating advertising, talking to friends about products you’ve actually used and had improve your life, getting in touch with other like minded business, taking and creating polls, testing games and applications, writing blogs, notes or reviews. These are all things that facebook users already pretty much do on a regular basis. If they found that they could legitimately make good money doing what they already love to do, without rip offs, scams or truth stretching involved in the middle, then they would be great ways to increase business and to get a foot hold in facebooks unique social world.

If you don’t understand the majority of these concepts, or it seems like to much, or you’re having a hard time implementing these practices in your business, then it might be time to consider a new product, service or idea. Capitalism used to be so much more than just trying to trap or trick the consumer into buying useless things. It used to be about offering products that made our lives better, not lazier. It used to be that the most innovative and easy to attain products where on the “Hot List”, not the coolest new gizmo that hasn’t had any bugs worked out in it and cost more than you make in a week.

Take the time to get involved with the facebook world yourself. Remember what it’s like to just be another person and not just a business owner or advertiser. The sooner you do it, the sooner you will find success. Until you let this concept enlighten you, I’d suggest continuing your research.

THX Tune Up an App to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Home Theatre

If you are a movie lover with a home theatre set up built to give you the best experience you can possibly get then you’ll no doubt know what THX is. Most people should at least remember the logo appearing in the front of movies, for example Star Wars would be an example of this. What THX basically was created for was to provide the audience with the best audio and visual performance from the technology available. The fact it was the brainchild of George Lucas himself gives you an idea of just how high profile it is.

ThX Tune Up is a new app for iOS devices like the iPad to help you tune-up your HDTV to get the most out of it. The only drawback to this is the fact that really you’ll only get the most out of this if you have Apple TV (connects over AirPlay) or an Apple AV Adapter. This of course restricts the advantages of the app quite considerably if you don’t have a way to connect to your television.

The User Interface
The app is fairly simple in what it does, it will send test patterns and signals to your television and this will let you make the required adjustments to make the sound and visual settings fit your needs. It’s simple, but effective when it comes to getting it just right. One of the first drawbacks you’ll notice is if you don’t have Apple TV for AirPlay or the AV Adapter, these adapters can cost around £35/$50 which will be quite a big cost if you’ve not already got one.

The user interface itself is fairly basic. When you load the app up you’ll see the THX logo and a button to press to start the calibration. You’ll be given a video to introduce you to the process then given access to three screens (Equipment, Adjustments and Extras). You’ll find that the Adjustments screen is the one where you’ll get most of the functionality for the calibration process.

Calibrating your HDTV
The first thing you’ll notice is that the sound calibration is fairly basic when compared to the visual side. You’ll be able to do tests to see if the speakers are places right and to get the volume settings more in balance, but really it’s the picture quality where the app shines. With the visual side of the app it will help you with six adjustments Aspect Ratio, Brightness, Contrast, Color, Tint and Review. These adjustments are fairly self-explanatory with Review simply being a test pattern to let you see that the adjustments you’ve made are looking. Help is provided with each screen so it’s an easy process that helps you get the most out of the settings.

For what is a free app there is really little to complain about with the THX Tune-up and working with the iPad it’s easy to use and gets the job done. The problem will of course be if you don’t have AirPlay functionality or an AV adapter to connect to your television. This leads to a big expense you may not be willing to pay, unless you were going to get an adapter in the future anyway. For the audiophiles out there this app may be a little lacking and for people experienced with calibrating their home theatres this may not fit their needs, but for most of us it’s quite a useful tool to get the most out of your HDTV.

Tips To Generate A Aggressive Online Marketing Strategy

Website marketing may be an extremely fascinating issue to get involved with. There are a number of approaches and methods to try out, and many new uses of Web marketing are produced daily. Even though this is exciting, it may also be stress filled for that Website marketing rookie. The following tips will get you completely ready. Offer free gift items with acquisitions. Customers will take pleasure in this. Producing consumers feel happy is often underrated between strategies for Online marketing, so despite the fact that such as cost-free gift ideas with requests might seem costly, in the end possessing repeat organization and loyal clients will probably pay off of.

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Web marketing also makes it easier for organizations to focus on their advertising to certain segments from the human population. This is basically the handiest way to stretch a marketing budget. The results of your company’s Internet marketing assets are easy to keep track of, also. Website marketing is the simplest way to promote your company.

To Share or Not To Share: That Is the Conditioning

I recently read a post by psychologist Paul Marsden entitled Why People Share: It’s Social Grooming Baby which describes how socially sharing may be an extension of grooming. However, the urge to share runs deeper than just social grooming. Part of it comes down to the need to be accepted by your peers.

From a purely personal and non-scientifically proven point of view, people post regular status updates firstly, in order to be seen, secondly in order to voice their opinion and thirdly to receive feedback from their social network of friends which counts for the acceptance of the person’s thoughts and feelings. Going one step further, people who are itching to make a post but actually have nothing to say actually research websites quoting the rich, the famous and the powerful in order to take a piece of the credit and attract thought provoking comments and even ‘likes’. After all why do most writers write? Obviously to be read.

What makes this behavior viral is stimulus generalization. Just like training a dog to obey specific whistle commands or the influence children receive from their parents, whether knowingly enforcing rules or unknowingly instilling fears into a child, so too is true for the viral behavior on a Social Network and the need to share. In a family where parents fear dogs, in most cases the children too will share that fear due to an embedded knowledge of the reaction of the people influencing the child’s life. It then becomes ‘normal’ behavior for the child to feel the same fear.

Basing this around the psychology of social sharing, the urge to be recognized as a source of knowledge by their peers, plus the factor that ‘everyone else is doing it’ people are actually being conditioned to share by the new rules of social networking. This is also why people would trust the reviews and recommendations of their friends above bona fide promises of great bargains directly from the mouths of big brands.

In Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘The Tipping Point’, Gladwell describes how society is made up of certain types of people. One of these types is ‘the influencer’. He then goes on to give the example of Paul Revere’s legendary midnight ride warning people that ‘the British are coming’. Other riders whose names escape me, spread the same message that night. They have not been recorded in history in quite the same way as Revere. What made Revere different? He was an influencer! If Paul Revere would have a Facebook account today, you could pretty much guarantee that any status update would receive an array of comments, interactions and ‘likes’. This is the yearning of everyone who has ever made a post on Facebook. If you don’t believe me, check your friends’ posts and see who receives the most comments and ‘likes’ to see the ‘Influencers’ amongst your social cirlce.

The same applies to brands. Brands can have hundreds, thousands and even millions of fans following them on Facebook. But only brands that successfully manage to influence their fans will find the key to true social interaction. One recommendation to brands who want to be ‘shared’ – post something worth sharing!

The Verizon Anrdoid Tablet Devices With The Best Wireless Technology

There are many features that allows the tablet companies to sustain and compete effectively in the market. In this dynamic competition, constant upgrade with the best features such as the best wireless connectivity for tablets is very important. The Verizon wireless technology certainly have proven to be the best among all where its successful association with the apple products have given a good boost in the market. However, the Verizon Android Tablet PCs are not far behind in the competition as well with its 4G wireless technology that many companies using the android tablets such as Samsung or Kindle are being benefited as well.

Certainly, 4G is a revolution in the wireless internet technology, taking over its successor of 3G internet that also did a good job for quite a while. However, it is time for the internet service to go to the next level of fast connectivity where 4G have stepped in successfully making an ideal internet connection for the tablet devices. Although many tablet companies have not included this feature in their products where they are still focusing on the Wi-Fi connectivity. The shortcomings of the Wi-Fi technology is that, it will only work at places where there is a Wi-Fi service available and therefore the tabs users will not be able to use internet outside of those Wi-Fi zones. Wi-Fi ensures the fastest mobile internet as we all know, but 4G through its revolutionary marketing attempts to provide the fast internet as good as Wi-Fi may become handy for users who use the 4G enables tablet devices. Therefore, here is a look at few of such tablet devices mainly using the Android operating system that has enabled 4G technology from Verizon so far.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 by Kārlis Dambrāns

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One of the main reasons behind this products success is its 4G wireless technology from Verizon ensuring an amazingly fast internet service anywhere in America. It has also been reported that this 4G technology is even faster than the Wi-Fi speed which can be termed as an amazing achievement from Verizon and Samsung as well. The tablet runs on the latest Android Honeycomb operating system where using the 4G internet allows the users to download application from Google Play at a very speedy rate.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ A-1
This is a very expansive 10.1 inches tablet device that has an effective 4G wireless connection availability from Verizon. It also has strong Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity where this product is made especially for business uses for an effective video conference. Certainly, many users can hold video meetings efficiently and smoothly anywhere in America using the fast 4G technology where Wi-Fi may not be available.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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This is a 8.9 inches tablet device as the name suggests with a very fast 1.5 GHz OMAP4470 processor running on the Amazon Android 4.0 operating system. However, the intriguing factor of this tablet device is certainly the 4G internet speed supported by the Verizon wireless technology. Its blazing speedy internet service with fast processor performance have certainly given a product a good edge and have received great popularity among the tablet users that seek fast internet service at any place in America whenever they are on the go from one place to another. It is time for other tablet companies using the android operating system to add 4G wireless technology in their devices as well to gain more market share and have great feedbacks from customer in terms of effective internet connectivity.

Tomb Raider 2012 a Remake to the Old Lara

Ever since Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics announced that they were remaking Tomb Raider gamers interest has been peaked. Lara Croft is one of the biggest stars in the gaming world with her history as one of the most popular and one of the first female heroes to make an impact. Now that her character is going to be going through a total redesign though is this what gamers want?

Controversy has hit, especially with rumours about story changes regarding her life but now that official statements have been made these seem to have passed, especially with the news that Rhiannon Pratchett is officially the lead writer of the story. In the gaming world this is big news as Rhiannon is an excellent writer with examples like Overlord II under her belt. The story may be strong, but the main question will always be, will this be the Tomb Raider we expect and will the remake be worth it? Or will Lara’s fans be alienated.

The big difference in the plot that will be noticeable is that we are going into the backstory of Lara and starting when she is twenty one years old. This is going to be a time when she is trying to “find herself” and who she is in the world. As we know the original story was that her parents had been killed leaving her very rich and with a thirst for archaeology, of course like her parents. In the new version Lara finds herself shipwrecked on an island, not the badass as we once knew her but an untrained young woman who has to learn to survive, all this while being injured from the sinking of the ship.

In this version of Tomb raider they have gone for a story that is about survival and from footage shown this has been compared to survival horror in a way. The constant feel of peril and set pieces where Lara has to fight for her life gives a huge change from how the original was set, yes she had to survive but the dangers were not to this extent.

Of course at this point in time the main character that has been revealed to us is Lara Croft herself. This will be the character who if anything decides the success of the game. Lara has quite a history with gamers, especially Sony fans as their console grew with her as her games progressed. Tomb Raider was one of the big titles of the Playstation so there is a lot riding on her as a character. Another character that has been introduced is that of Conrad Roth, the captain of the ship that has become wrecked. He works as the mentor for Lara and offers advice at different points in the game.

From the gameplay it’s obvious that Tomb Raider is looking to Uncharted for its inspiration for gameplay. This may not be a bad thing of course because it’s a formula that does work. Old school gamers though may not be happy with this as Tomb Raider originally was more free roaming where Uncharted is quite strict at times with the playing areas.

The main Uncharted influences in the gameplay seem to be more in set pieces than anything and this is of course a good thing, most of Uncharted’s best scenes are in this type of scenario where the correct button presses save Drake from impending doom. To create the feel of danger for Lara this type of interface is used and used successfully. It may not be to all Tomb Raider fans tastes but for what the new Tomb Raider is aiming for, it fits the bill.

Each level in the game is free roaming with a HQ point and the world based around it. You can hunt, explore and upgrade your weaponry from this point and this is your point of safety. Lara is able to upgrade her abilities in an RPG type way, improving herself so that she can fight greater enemies. This is of course something that most gamers are used to.

Gamers can be hard to please and they have already shown this where it comes to the remake of Tomb Raider. If the fans can be won over though this version of the Lara Croft story does have real potential and for neutral fans this is definitely a game that could live up to expectations. The route that Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have taken with this is going to put Tomb Raider up against Uncharted, so they will have to be ready for a fight as Naughty Dog are one company who won’t give up their crown with Uncharted without a fight.