The NGP Cometh

Posted: January 29, 2011 in Gaming, Photos and Design, Techtalk

Sony has announced its latest addition to their gaming gizmos: The PSP2 or formally known as The NGP which stands for Next Generation Portable.

It’s out with the UMDs as NGP will use a new medium, a small flash memory based card exclusive to NGP software titles. The card will store game datas and other media files supported by the device. Sony states that they’ll be providing higher capacity cards in the future to allow developers to store more game data. As far as the design goes, it hasn’t strayed away that much from the previous PSP designs which is a good thing since I really loved the PSP 2k design.

The NGP has a touch screen on top and a touch pad on the bottom. This will allow players to interact with games through “touch, grab, trace, push and pull” to quote Sony.

The beauty doesn’t stop there. Check out this baby’s hardware specs:

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Hardware Specs

CPU:

ARM Corte-A9 core (4 core)

GPU:

SGX543MP4+

External Dimensions:

Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)

Screen:

(Touch screen) 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear touch pad:

Multi touch pad (capacitive type)

Cameras:

Front camera, Rear camera

Sound:

Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone

Sensors:

Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)

Three-axis electronic compass

Location

Built-in GPS

Wi-Fi location service support

Keys/Switches:

PS button

Power button

Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)

Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)

Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)

Right stick, Left stick

START button, SELECT button

Volume buttons (+/-)

Wireless Communications:

Mobile network connectivity (3G)

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)

(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

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Unfortunately there hasn’t been a definite release date scheduled yet. Expect it at the end of this year.

More NGP Info at ign.com

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Pwning the “Copy Protected”

Posted: January 28, 2011 in Randomness, Techtalk

If you are like me hanging around Deviantart or Flickr chances are, you have encountered those gorgeous prints and photos. You right click over them, searches the “Save As” option but disappointment sets in to find out these are copy protected files. Sure, you can do the traditional Print Screen method but you don’t have a cropping tool with you.

If you are using Google Chrome (a different method with Firefox), there is a very easy way around this. Here’s how.

  • Right click on the image you wish to save. Choose “Inspect Element”
  • A small frame would appear below the browser’s page. Go to “Resources” tab on that frame. Whatever you choose from the 2 options is up to you. Click on “Enable Resource Tracking” right after.
  • After enabling that option, another frame would appear on the left side. You would then want to go to “Images” tab on the “Resources” subcategory.
  • When you are on it, Scroll down to find that image on the images list and Save.

Simple, Idiot-proof and effective. Happy stealing pirates.

 

Sleep is Awesome

Posted: January 26, 2011 in Randomness

Hello 2011. I’m not gonna blabber about the overrated long list of New Year resolutions that everybody makes during that time of year. It’s basically out with the bad stuff and in with the new for me, but not necessarily in with the good ones since I don’t know any way of filtering those out. I’m not making any sense here am I?

Anyway, I recently got my hands on this really cool application called Photaf 3D Panorama. It creates, well…Panoramas. The free version is typically what you would get on a free app namely, the basic app function and ads, ads and did I mention ads? The Pro version on the other hand gives you the ability to take HD panoramas and gets rid of those ads.

Rule of thumb? No picture, No talk. So here you go.

SM City Cyberzone and Northwing respectively. Although not quite as powerful as the RobotView, It is quite a sufficient app to have if you want simple panoramic pictures.

If you are running on Android and would like a copy of the app feel free to ask. I might give you something “extra” since it’s the start of 2011.

More at my Flickr page.

Yogu Sunday

Posted: December 30, 2010 in Randomness

I love Yogurt.

And so the images from the past week’s Yogu visit cometh.

Shell Station. Vintage Camera filter.

Bottomless coffee for 40?

Portra + Extra Vignette

Yogu + Peaches.

More at my Flickr page.

 

Monday Closet Cleaning

Posted: December 7, 2010 in Randomness

Heavy rain this Monday afternoon and was totally bummed out cause I can’t get out of the house. Initially planned to go out to get some stuff for the party but since I’m stuck, decided to do that long overdue closet cleaning. No skeletons here.

So I found my old but new Granado Espada Original Soundtrack, the first volume still in pristine condition, no scratches whatsoever. In fact, quite the virgin as she has not been played. No pun intended. Another Granado Espada item, a Pioneer’s manual that came with the soundtrack. A glass-encased Limited Edition Jirachi card from Japan which my Japanese/Korean friend, Jin gave me. My old  but new (not again) Magic the Gathering cards which I never learned to master cause the cards are very expensive considering I was just a high-schooler when I tried playing. A Granado Espada National Tournament Champion medal I got way back 2008? Was held at One Esplanade. Veyaleecious was CM back then. An unused Audio Technica ONTO headphones that I never got to use. Tested it once and put it in the case after. It looks so delicate and was worried I might break the wire headband. Might use it one of these days and lastly my Ink’d Skullcandy earphones. Very much used but still very good in audio quality output. Online reviews stated the Ink’d has durability issues but it seems to hold out for dear life for me considering it has been with me for 4 months.

So off they go to a new storage space. Randomness.

WTF Series

Posted: December 4, 2010 in Photos and Design

One site I frequently go to just to check out inspiration to get me going is at abduzeedo.com. The site features really great artists as well as tutorials for artists from artists around the globe. Really good stuff in there specially this particular one called WTF Series.

“WTF Series is about things that happen to us while living a normal life… when you clearly don’t understand why those things happened! They’re usually out of the ordinary things that occur to all of us but are sometimes hard to believe. It began as an in-house joke here in the studio so we decided to make it a “Design Piece”.

“We wanted to create some funny, where people can laugh about WTF situations, and we create a poster series about it”.

For more of their works point your browsers to Behance or their website.