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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.

 

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.

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I have absolutely nothing to do this Monday afternoon and it’s so damn fuckin hot outside so…Bah whatever. Here.

This is an update to the one I posted over at my deviantart gallery. This homescreen was supposed to mimic Gaia desktop themes but failed miserably. Haha.

Okay, credits time.

Wallpaper is from imrik.

Dock is from the wonderful people of colormeandroid.com

Widgets: Clockr, Beautiful Widgets, Smooth Calendar, Switcherpro, Battstat.

The Optimus One event

Posted: November 14, 2010 in Techtalk
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LG did a discount event for Optimus P500 last Saturday at SM City Cebu where they gave away the 2.2 Froyo phone for 50% off. For an event who had had no advertising whatsoever, I was quite surprised the turnout was massive but then again, was quite diminutive for an Android event.

I got my Android earlier so I figured I’d check out the event anyway. So I found some friends who were there since the mall opened and had to wait hours before the sale would start.

The sale was supposed to run for just an hour and LG decided to have only the first 200 people to avail the discount and have them claim the handset at their main office. Hell, my friends were on top 100 but when LG started giving away the top 200 list form everything went chaotic.

We ended up with nothing in the end. What a bummer.

Androidized

Posted: October 24, 2010 in Techtalk

Iv’e always felt the comfort clicking away on physical keyboards or keypads. Figured I needed some overhaul and went touchscreen and Android.Since I’m a cheapo, I went with the second most affordable  entry-level Android phone currently in the market: Galaxy Spica (Galaxy 5 being the most affordable but I don’t like Corbie’s design). If not for the OS (and the price) I wouldn’t have selected it so basically you are getting your money’s worth with Spica, priced for 14k on most shops.

Battery life is average but I have it setup in a way that it doesn’t consume much power like low brightness, GPS turned off and having an app that kills any unnecessary apps that are running on the foreground. Deep customization level and of course the apps is the reason why you have this smartphone. It may not beat Apple’s App Store but the Android Marketplace is giving it some competition. The stock camera is quite bland. 3MP without flash is nothing to be excited about. Good thing Vignette takes care of that. Gmail, Tweetdeck, Soundhoud, Vignette are some of the apps I usually use.

With Windows 7 phones out, it’s going to get pretty exciting over the coming days.