Archive for October 31, 2009

Can these 20+ Hi-End Mobile Phones be iPhone Killers?

iPhone is without a doubt one of the most advanced phone that has give rise to so many giant touch screen mobiles HTC Touch Diamond2 back front side-728-75phones so far. iPhone UI experience is quite amazing and others are yet to match it. However, there are quite a few mobile phones out there who are trying to match the iPhone performance and giving a good competition to iPhone. Features are quite amazing. Here we have 20+ graphic rich, touch screen 3G mobile phones that are trying to chase iPhone away.

BlackBerry Storm 2

BlackBerry Storm series are high capable touch screen phones, WiFi enabled, 3.2MP Camera, BlackBerry Organizer with rich multimedia support.

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HTC Magic

HTC Magic is Android based, a thinner variant of G1, has QWERTY keypad, WiFi, 3.2 MP Camera, GPS.

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HTC Hero

HTC Hero is an Android based 3G phone with WiFi, GPS, 5MP Camera and the other usual features. It has great looks with a giant touch screen.

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HTC Touch Pro 2

HTC Touch Pro 2 is based on Windows Mobile 6.1, with GPS, WiFi, 3.2MP Camera, 256MB RAM with 528MHz processor.

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HTC Touch Diamond 2

HTC Touch Diamond 2 is also a Windows Mobile 6.1 based phone with 5MP Camera, GPS, WiFi and other features. It has a 528MHz processor.

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HTC HD2

HTC HD2 is a Windows Mobile 6.1 based mobiles phone with an amazing 1GHz processor! It has 5MP Camera, GPS, WiFi etc.

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LG Renoir

LG Renoir has an 8MP camera and a competitor for Samsung Pixon. It has other features like WiFi, GPS, DivX support etc.

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LG Arena

LG Arena is a mid level touch phone with 5MP camera, WiFi, GPS, 3G  support and much more.

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LG Viewty Smart 2

LG Viewty Smart 2 is a 8MP, 3G, WiFi phone that comes with 1.5GB internal memory. It is expandable up to 32GB with microSD.

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LG Prada 2

LG Prada 2 has sliding QWERTY key pad, 5MP camera, WiFi, FM Radio etc. Unfortunately no GPS.

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LG Chocolate

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LG GT500/505

LG GT500/505 are two models with minor changes, they both have 5MP Camera, GPS, WiFi, Geo Tagging etc. GT505 doesn’t have FM radio and LED Flash. GT500 supports microSD upto 8GB, the other supports up to 16GB. GT500 is furnished with A Class Touch User Interface and Automatic Rotate Screen while GT505 doesn’t have.

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LG GM750

LG GM750 is Windows Mobile 6.5 based, with WiFi, GPS, 5MP Camera etc.

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LG Crystal

LG Crystal has transparent keypad, 3 inch touch screen,  multi touch, 8MP camera, 3G support, WiFi, DivX support, FM Radio and more. This model has no GPS.

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Motorola CLIQ

Motorola CLIQ is Android based, 5MP camera, WiFi, 3.1 inch touch screen with GPS.

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Motorola Droid

Motorola Droid is Android based mobile with advanced features like 3.7 inch touchscreen, WiFi, GPS, Google mobile services, 5MP camera and much more.

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 Nokia N97

Nokia N97 is Symbian S60 based 3G phone. Other features include 3.5-inch 640×360 pixels display, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3.5mm jack.

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Palm Pre

Palm Pre is based on Web OS, has a modest 3MP Camera, HSDPA/GSM, WiFi, GPS and much more. It has a sliding QWERTY keyboard.

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Samsung Omnia HD

Samsung Omnia HD is most advanced mobile phone with High Definition movie capturing capabilities and probably the first mobile to do so. It’s features are impressive with DivX support, 3.5mm Audio Jack, HDMI port, WiFi, GPS, 3G network support, 8MP camera. This phone is Symbian 9.4 based with a powerful ARM 600MHz processor, enough for the rich multimedia experience.

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Samsung Jet S8000

Samsung Jet comes with redesigned TouchWiz interface and has a Samsung 800MHz processor to power the rich features. Its other features are Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 3.5mm jack, 5MP camera, 2 GB internal memory, a 3.1-inch display with WVGA resolution, incorporating the AMOLED technology. It is based on Samsung’s proprietary OS that includes its Dolphin Web browser.

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Samsung Pixon

Samsung Pixon is a rich multimedia phone with 3.2" touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera and support for DivX and XviD. It is a quad-band global phone but unfortunately no WiFi/GPS.

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Samsung Omnia 2

Samsung Omnia 2 runs on Windows Mobile 6.1, Has TouchWiz 2.0 for better UI, WiFi, 3.7 inch Touch Screen, 5MP camera, GPA and much more.

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Toshiba TG01

Toshiba TG01 has a huge 4.1-inch WVGA 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen. It runs on Windows Mobile 6.1, it has personalized interface that can also be controlled by shaking. Other features include 3G HSPA support, Wi-Fi, and A-GPS. It has powerful Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon chip. The TG01 will have a virtual track pad for web navigation and its Internet Explorer will come with Flash.

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We have not covered all the iPhone alternative phones here. If you have you any opinion, please feel free to add comments below.

Top Interactive Geek Shirts – T-Shirts that Geeks Should Not Miss To Wear :)

Hey you fellow geeks, here is something very interesting! 8 Must have Geekiest Interactive T-Shirts to flaunt!

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T-Qualizer Shirt

Flaunt the T-Qualizer T Shirt. Coolest part is T-Qualizer can dynamically change the glow with any ambient sound or music.

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Personal Soundtrack Shirt

This T-Shirt Gives a background music for your boring life!

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Electronic Drum Kit Shirt

This T-Shirt has real sounding Drums :)

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8 bit dynamic life shirt

Didn’t you get it? Check the second picture and drool!

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Brick Construction Shirt

Build your very own shirt design with the Brick Construction Shirt. Take your favorite construction blocks of choice (LEGO™, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, K’NEX Bricks™ are all compatible) then start building. You can write messages, incorporate minifigs, build 3-D structures with gears, add motors… the mind boggles. The only limit is your imagination and the amount of weight you can deal with on the front of your shirt.

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Wi Fi detector

Whoa! This T-Shirt shows the current Wi-Fi strength to your friends :)

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Electronic Rock Guitar T-Shirt

A wearable guitar :)

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Wi-Fi Cap

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If you are interested check out, ThinkGeek for more :)

60+ Open Source Developer Tools That Will Boost Your Productivity, Improve Quality

Though there are so many commercially available tools with good customer support, developers are always on the lookout for free and Open Source tools. Here in this post we present 60+ open source tools that any developer can pick and choose from according to the requirements. These tools improve the quality of work and boost the productivity of developers.

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7 Open Source UML Modelers

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is the most popular open method used to specify, visualize, construct and document the artifacts of an object-oriented software-intensive system that is under development. UML Modelers is another must have design tool.

10 Free Text Editors

Text and Source Code editors are always needed for any developer and editors with lots of features always a best companion for a developer. All these editors are customizable, support multiple file formats, syntax highlighting and support compiler integration. There editors are followed by a huge user base who cannot leave without them.

5 Open Source Code Review Tools

Code review is another area where most developers have problems with. This is basically due to the lack of quality tools available forcing developers to perform code reviews via emails. There are good open source code review tools available to assist the developers to perform code review process effectively

10 Code Coverage Tools for C & C++

Code coverage is a measure used in software testing that describes the degree to which the source code of a program has been tested. It a form of white box testing as it is a form of testing that inspects the code directly. To measure how well the software is tested by a test suite, one or more coverage criteria are used. The tools featured here provide an easy way to measure code coverage with a number of code coverage criteria’s like function coverage, statement overage, decision coverage etc.

12 Source Code Profilers for C & C++

Code Profilers are very distinct from traditional debuggers. They are able to catch the trivial and non fatal coding errors which are often hard for humans to catch. These trivial bugs later claim weeks of debugging and extra cost to fix. Code profilers will save you hours of debugging time. These tools can automatically detect many memory management and threading, etc bugs. These 12 tools featured here will give you the confidence that your programs are free from many common bugs, some of which would take hours to find manually, or never be found at all.

11 free tools for static code analysis

Static code analysis is the analysis of a code that is performed without actually executing program build. The analysis is performed by tools varying from those that only considers the behavior of individual statements and declarations, to those that include the complete source code of a program in their analysis. These 11 tools highlights possible coding errors (e.g., the lint tool), possible memory leaks etc

8 Best of All Open Source Developer Tools

10 hand picked top free and open source tools for RIA platform, AJAX framework, business rule management system, parallel programming, version control package, object database, Web service test tool, and HTTP client library

Sexy City Building Simulation Games That You Might Not Have Played Before (Free Open Source)

City-building games are a genre of computer game where players act as the overall planner and leader of a city. It lets you to look at the city from above and you are responsible for its growth and management. You choose the building placement and city management features like salaries, work priorities etc and the result is shown as the city develops.

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If you have played SimCity, you would know what we are talking about. If you have not played a City Building Simulation game before, never mind. Just download one of these games listed below. We are sure you would enjoy!

1. Lincity

Lincity is a free construction and management simulation game; It puts the player in control of managing every aspect of a city’s socio-economy. Players are required to build and maintain a city. They must feed, house, provide jobs and goods for residents. One can build a sustainable economy with the help of renewable energy and recycling, or can go for broke and build rockets to escape from a pollution ridden and resource starved planet.

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2. LinCity-NG

LinCity-NG is a fork of Lincity with improved graphics and new sounds. Its a polished and improved version of the classic LinCity.

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3. Micropolis

Micropolis is based on the original SimCity from Electronic Arts / Maxis. It lets you to take control and nee the undisputed ruler of a sophisticated real-time City Simulation. You can become the master of existing cities such as San Francisco, Tokyo, and Rio de Janeiro, or you can create your own dream city or nightmare slum from the ground up.

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4. OpenCity

In OpenCity the player builds a city by marking land as commercial, industrial or residential zones. Each of these zones depend on each other for growth. The player also required to supply the city with power and connect the different zones by constructing roads.

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5. OpenTTD

OpenTTD is an open source game engine for the game Transport Tycoon Deluxe. Though OpenTTD duplicates the original game’s feature, it has numerous additions like canals, revised rail station construction and additional airports.

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6. Simutrans

Simutrans is an open source remake of Transport Tycoon. It is a cross-platform simulation game in which the player strives to run a successful transport system by transporting goods, passengers, and mail between places.

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Let us know if you have any better City Building Games that are Open Source.

How to convert DVDs and View Them on iPods, iPhones and Mac QuickTime Player for Free?

There are lots of video encoders/transcoders available on the internet and most of them are either not up to the mark or quite complex to start with. But, here is a great Open Source project that will just so this right! image HandBrake is a free and open source software that is cross platform (works on Windows/Linux as well as Mac OS) video transcoder and it is great!

Supported Sources:

  • Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted–protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files
  • Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.

Outputs:

  • File format: MP4 and MKV
  • Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer/rate encoding)
  • Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 and DTS pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

Misc features:

  • Chapter selection
  • Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
  • Integrated bitrate calculator
  • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
  • Grayscale encoding

Download HandBrake for Free from here.

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