Saturday, June 30, 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview

The Start menu after a new install. Note the app at bottom left: that is your Windows Desktop

Microsoft's reimagining of Windows is nearly done. The Windows 8 Release Preview, now available for download, is the last test version before the final build which will go to Microsoft's hardware partners, on a date expected in "about 2 months", according to Windows chief Steven Sinofsky.

This is a remarkable release, and represents Microsoft's effort to escape the prison it has created for itself in 27 years of Windows (Windows 1.0 appeared in November 1985). Windows is the world's most popular operating system on PCs and laptops, but the buzz in today's computing landscape is elsewhere, in mobile and in tablets – mainly Apple's iPad – which offer users a better experience.

The core operating system is locked down and therefore more secure; apps install with a tap from a download store, rather than with complex setup routines; the battery lasts all day; the device itself is lightweight, portable and shareable, in contrast to bulky laptops with flaps for screens.

Windows 8 is Microsoft's answer. The company has taken its existing Windows operating system, with all its strengths and all its problems, and parked it in a box it now calls Desktop. Next, it has created a new touch-friendly, mobile, secure, operating system complete with its own app store.

Microsoft has carefully avoided giving this a name, preferring that we should just think of it a Windows, but the new platform is called the Windows Runtime and the design style Metro.

Metro is not, on the whole, something which Microsoft's existing customers want. Windows 7 succeeded because it was unequivocally better than Windows Vista: faster, more reliable, and with useful innovations like its improved taskbar from which you can launch applications.

Metro by contrast is new and unfamiliar, and delivers little obvious benefit when installed on a desktop or laptop with keyboard and mouse but no touch capability. Put Windows 8 on a slate though, and it starts to make sense and come to life.

Even on a legacy PC, Windows 8 improves markedly once you learn the basics of navigation. Leaving aside Metro, Windows 8 benefits from three years of engineering improvements since Windows 7 in 2009, resulting in a faster, smoother experience.

Nevertheless, the bifurcation of Windows comes at a cost. Desktops apps generally have no knowledge of Metro apps and vice versa. This is confusing, particularly with Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), which exists in both Metro and Desktop versions.

The two versions do not share bookmarks (favourites) or cookies, so you can sign into a site such as Amazon on the Metro side, then open it on the Desktop side and find you are not signed in. It is also easy to lose a web page, or to open it twice by mistake.

Windows 8 in detail

The Windows 8 experience starts with the installer, where Microsoft has done an excellent job, judging by our experience on a slate, a desktop clean install, a laptop upgrade from Windows 7, and on a virtual machine. All went smoothly. Be warned though: if you install the Release Preview, you cannot uninstall it, nor upgrade it to the final release.

Choose a colour scheme and you are in, presented with the blocky Windows 8 Start menu, which runs full screen and cannot be reverted to the Windows 7 pop-up style Start menu.

This moment is tough for new users. They click a Metro app and cannot see how to quit it. They find the desktop, but wonder where the Start button is. "I'm not quite sure what's happening," said one victim.

Microsoft knows there is a problem, and has as-yet unspecified plans to assist users. "We will be sharing more about specific steps the company is taking to make sure customers start off on the right foot with their Windows 8 PCs. We have confidence that people will quickly find the new paradigms to be second-nature," a spokesman told the Guardian.

That said, there are only a few basics to learn. On a desktop or laptop, you mouse to the bottom left corner for the Start screen, or the bottom right corner for the Charms bar, a vertical bar which gives access to settings (including those for the current Metro app), Start screen, Search, Sharing and Devices. Mouse to top left brings up a thumbnail preview of running Metro apps. Touch users swipe from the right for Charms, or from the left to switch apps.

Another key point is that within a Metro app, a right-click brings up app menus at top and bottom of the screen. Touch users swipe from top or bottom. Here though, mouse users are disadvantaged, since sometimes a right-click has another meaning. Right-click while editing an appointment in the Calendar, for example, and you get a pop-up menu for paste or selection. Still, there is usually some dead area you can right-click to get what you want.

The new Start menu itself is oversized for most desktop screens. Legacy desktop applications have ugly small icons. Metro apps have Live Tiles, first seen on Windows phone, which populate with data drawn from the app, such as a summary of recent mail, or a photo from your library.

Live Tiles are an interesting concept, but tend not to be aesthetically pleasing since they display random data. They are also distracting, which is a curious contrast to Microsoft's Immersive UI commitment. You can turn off individual live tiles according to preference.

The best way to use the Start Menu, if you have a keyboard, is to start typing. Matching shortcuts appear. Strictly, this is not a feature of the Start menu as such, but a feature of search in Windows 8. You can also display an All apps view, which partially restores the grouping of the old Start menu, but with headings rather than with an expanding tree.

Metro apps

Microsoft is emphasising Metro and its apps rather than the Desktop in Windows 8. It is important to consider them appropriately, not as desktop apps that are simplistic and lacking in features, but as touch apps that work smoothly without a keyboard or mouse.

Apps installed by default include Mail, Calendar, People, Maps, Weather, Internet Explorer, Music and Video players, Weather, and several apps based on Bing search: News, Sports, Travel and Finance. Used on a touch slate, the supplied apps generally work well though few are exciting.

Mail connects to Hotmail, Google or Exchange, but not in this preview to standard POP3 or IMAP, which is an annoying limitation. Hotmail and Google mail work well, but connecting to Exchange can be problematic. Mail is particularly fussy about the way Exchange is set up and the security certificates it uses. If you use another mail provider, the best solution currently is to link it with Hotmail, which is not ideal.

Several apps, such as People, aggregate multiple accounts in a manner familiar to Windows Phone users. Connect your Windows Live account with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google, and you can view all your contacts together and see their social status updates. Microsoft has implemented this nicely, presuming that it is something you want to do. You can make a case for Windows 8 as the most social of the major operating systems.

The Bing apps are a pleasant surprise, drawing together data from a variety of sources into a pleasing and swipe-friendly format. There is nothing that you could not also get from a web browser, but the user experience is better. The Weather app is also nicely done, with an attractive visual forecast and more detailed information as you scroll right.

Head for the Windows Store, and you download more apps, all free during the preview period. Slim pickings so far, but apps do include an Amazon Kindle reader, travel information from National Rail Enquiries, some excellent casual games such as Tap 'n' Pop and Cut the Rope, and productivity apps such as Evernote and Box (an alternative to Skydrive for online storage).

Another app called the Xbox Companion is worth calling out, since it is really a preview of Xbox SmartGlass, announced at the E3 press conference on 4 June. SmartGlass is Microsoft's answer to Nintendo's forthcoming Wii U, an app that works as an interactive remote for Xbox.

You can use the Companion to navigate the Xbox dashboard, select videos or music, or view information related to the game or video you are watching. The Music app in Windows 8 is also likely to change. Microsoft has announced Xbox Music, with 30 million tracks for download or subscription play, to work on Windows 8, Xbox and Windows Phone.

SmartGlass and Xbox Music are strategically important, since Microsoft is at last making an effort to integrate its various devices, from Xbox to Windows Phone to the PC, into an integrated system.

IE10 Metro has a key new feature. It is meant to be plug-in free, but Adobe Flash is baked in, not as a plug-in as such, but as a component which will be updated through Windows Update. This is intended as a legacy support feature, and does not work on all web sites, but only those on a compatibility list maintained by Microsoft. Nevertheless, it is useful for YouTube and major news sites. Oddly Microsoft still has not support for its own Silverlight technology in IE10 Metro.

Metro supports a split-view, provided you have sufficient display resolution, where you have two apps side by side in approximately a 75%-25% view. The split app can be the desktop, which conceptually is a single app in Windows 8.

It is the earliest of days for Windows 8 Metro apps. This is a new platform, and everything is a preview. At the same time, the success of the new Windows depends on the apps that will appear. This is especially true for WindowsRT, a version of Windows 8 for ARM processors, which will only run Metro apps, Microsoft Office, and whatever Desktop apps Microsoft chooses to bundle. Installation of new Desktop apps on WindowsRT is blocked.

Even today though, if you can persuade Mail to talk to your mail server, these Metro apps, plus the web browser and Microsoft Office, are sufficient to get most work done.

These are preview apps, and when pressed, Microsoft will not commit to how they will look in the final release. "All Windows 8 apps are intended as previews," we were told. Apps may also continue to be tweaked beyond the release to manufacture deadline, since they can be updated from the Store.

The new Windows Desktop

Metro is all very well, but it is no more than a distraction, or worse an irritation, for Desktop users. Is there anything in Windows 8 that will persuade Windows 7 users to upgrade?

There are a few things. One is Hyper-V, Microsoft's hypervisor. A hypervisor lets you create and run virtual machines, PCs emulated in software so that you can run different operating systems or multiple Windows machines on one box. Hyper-V comes from Microsoft's server business, and works much better than Virtual PC, the hypervisor in Windows 7.

There are also tweaks to Windows utilities. Explorer now has a ribbon in place of drop-down menus. The Windows Task Manager now has a richer graphical display and more features.

The taskbar, which in Windows 7 can only live on one display, can now be displayed on all screens if you have multiple monitors, with an option to show only applications that are active on that screen.

Another change is that the Start menu can appear on any screen, which is handy for Windows 8, since the Start Menu completely fills the screen on which it is used.

File History keeps an automated backup of documents, letting you recover earlier versions.

Microsoft has further changes to make to the appearance of the Desktop, beyond what is in the Release Preview. The as-yet unseen new style with be more Metro-like, with squared corners and no transparency.

Will you want Windows 8?

No review of Windows 8 is complete without bringing out what is worse than before. The Immersive UI in Metro has advantages, and lets you bury yourself in a book or game without distraction, but you also lose some valuable features, like a constantly-visible clock and notification area, the ability to display multiple apps on the screen in the size you prefer, and even features that Windows users have taken for granted for years like drag-and-drop.

A problem in Windows 8 is that there is no longer a convenient view of all running applications, as provided by the taskbar in Windows 7. The taskbar shows only Desktop apps.

If you display thumbnails of running apps using the new gestures (or Windows Key plus Tab), then you only get Metro apps, plus a single thumbnail for all Desktop apps. You do get a unified view with the old Alt-Tab, but this means repeated presses to get where you want, and does not work with touch.

Whether or not the Start Menu is an improvement is a matter for debate, but you do lose the convenience hierarchical view in Windows 7. More seriously, the switch from Desktop to Metro every time you need Start is jarring. The Desktop area and taskbar is your saviour here, letting you add shortcuts and avoid Metro Start.

Another issue for Desktop users is that some file types, such as PDF and images, are set to open in Metro apps. This can be reset so that Desktop apps are used instead, but the procedure is not obvious to non-technical users.

If you are a touch user, the big issue is that you will likely still need Desktop applications, but that these work no better with touch than Windows 7 (though Microsoft is making touch-friendly changes to the new version of Office). A frequent annoyance is that many applications do not play nicely with the on-screen keyboard, and you find yourself typing into the void.

DVD support has been removed from Windows 8, and if you want Media Centre, the piece that plays broadcast digital TV, you will have to download it as a paid-for upgrade. It is possible though that OEMs will bundle DVD support with their hardware.

None of these problems is a showstopper, but Windows 8 does have more than its fair share of annoyances.

The truth is that settled Windows 7 (or Windows XP) users with traditional PCs or laptops will get little benefit from Windows 8, and will have to endure some pain to learn its quirks.

That said, there are other classes of user for whom Windows 8 will make sense. The most obvious one is new users who buy hardware designed for Windows 8, such as the early examples from Acer, Asus and Samsung shown at the Computex show in Taipei later in June.

Windows 8 will also have value for power users, whether gamers or productivity users with multiple screens and numerous demanding applications. The engineering in Windows 8 is excellent, both on the Desktop and Metro side, and the benefit from this exceeds the pain of the various annoyances.

Making sense of Windows 8

Windows 8 is a radically new version of Windows. Microsoft is turning its back on the WIMP (Windows, Icons, Menus, Pointer) computer interface in favour of a new touch-centric, single-focus model which has more in common with the iPad or Windows Phone than with traditional Windows.

Given that it is doing this, it is perhaps remarkable that the old Desktop Windows works as well as it does. Most of the time, you can ignore Metro and get on with your work.

While that may seem faint praise, the inverse view is that if Microsoft pulls this off, it will have turned on a pin and transformed its client and consumer operating system from one that is hopelessly bogged down in legacy and unsuited for modern mobile computing, to one that is beautifully engineered for the next generation of cloud-connected devices.

Like it or not, that is what Windows 8 is about. It is well executed, but it is not designed to be a better Windows 7, and nor is it. Rather, it is a means of keeping faith with the past while moving to a new model of computing. Controversy will continue, but there will be nothing out there that does the same job so well.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dengue rises in Santo Tomas town

SANTO TOMAS -- Some 30 individuals from Purok 1 in Barangay Moras Dela Paz in Santo Tomas town are now afflicted with the dengue virus, the mayor confirmed Wednesday.

Mayor Lito Naguit said the dengue cases have been recorded by the municipal health office for the past two weeks, leaving one casualty from the same barangay.

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He assured residents, however, that the Municipal Government is on top of the situation and is doing all the necessary efforts to prevent the prevalence dengue cases in the locality.

“Nag-purchase na po tayo ng mga gamot na kailangan natin sa paglaban sa dengue. Nagkaroon na rin tayo ng fogging activity sa Barangay Moras para sa ating mga kababayan doon,” he said.

The mayor also stated that canalization project in the said area is ongoing to make sure that water will not get stagnant especially this rainy season.

“Ini-encourage din natin ang ating mga kababayan na maglinis ng kani-kaniyang bakuran para mawalan ng lugar na pweding pamahayan ng lamok na may dengue virus,” Naguit added.

Earlier, Governor Lilia Pineda instructed various district hospital chiefs to treat dengue patients at no cost, as the same will be shouldered by the Provincial Government. -by Herbert P. Mapiles

Jollibee Carabao Drive Thru Teresa

That's why it's more fun in the Philippines!

What are carabaos or water buffalo? - The carabao (Filipino: kalabaw; Malay: kerbau) or Bubalus bubalis carabanesis is a subspecies of the domesticated water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) found in the Philippines, Guam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and various parts of Southeast Asia. Carabaos are associated with farmers, being the farm animal of choice for pulling both a plow and the cart used to haul produce to the market. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carabao

Also check out Kangga Festival in the Philippines.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Disneyland in Pampanga approved by the Palace


MALACA√ĎANG sees no reason to block Pampanga Rep. Carmelo Lazatin’s proposal to have a Disneyland at Clark Freeport. This developed as deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that President Benigno Aquino III had said at an energy summit that if a project is reasonable, then there is “no reason why we should not look into it.”

Valte added there is no reason to block the idea, as she pointed out that is “reasonable” owing to its multiplier impact on our economy, tourism and employment.

“That has to be studied. We get the general idea. It will bring in business and promote tourism, may multiplier effect ang ganoong project (but) we have to study it first,” she said on government-run dzRB radio.

Valte reiterated that the President had earlier said that there is no reason not to look into a proposal if it is reasonable.

Earlier reports said Pampanga (1st District) Rep. Carmelo Lazatin is pushing to have a Disneyland theme park at Clark Freeport.

Lazatin has also asked the Department of Tourism to support his bid. He stressed that a Disneyland at Clark Freeport would boost tourism and increase government revenues.

Lazatin has written Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company based in Burbank, California, USA, to ask him to consider Clark for their next Walt Disney park, saying that Clark’s 4,400- hectare main zone and 27,600-hectare subzone will be the best place for a new Disneyland.

“Aside from the huge space it provides, the Clark Freeport Zone can be an attractive destination for Disneyland theme park because of the tax-free privileges given to locators,” said Lazatin in a letter dated April 11.

Lazatin also cited Clark International Airport, world-class airport which is expected to serve at least P1.6 million passengers this year.

“The airport will be making it easier for tourists to enjoy the amenities and entertainment Disneyland is famous for without the hassles of long travels,” he said.

Lazatin added that hotel accommodations will not be a problem as Clark has the best hotels in its roster where visitors can enjoy the hospitality Filipinos are known for.

The Pampanga solon stressed that the Philippines is a favorite tourist destination in Southeast Asia, with an average arrival of four million foreign visitors a year and for 2012, the government is eyeing to hit the 5-million mark.

“Together with our population of more than 90 million Filipinos, a Disneyland theme park in the Philippines could be a major income-generating site for your company,” he said.

Disneyland theme parks are the highest-earning theme parks in the world.

In 2009, the company’s theme parks hosted approximately 119.1 million guests, making Disney Parks the world’s most visited theme park company, ahead of the second most visited, British rival Merlin Entertainments.

In Asia, Disneyland theme parks are located in Hong Kong, Tokyo (Japan), and Shanghai (China).


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What is the Internet and how does it differ from the world wide web?


The terms “Internet” and the “World Wide Web” (or just “Web”) are often used interchangeably. However, while they are related, they are actually two completely separate things.

The Internet is a network of networks that links together computers across the world . As long as any two computers are connected to the Internet, they can communicate with each other using a variety of computer languages known as protocols . The Internet does not contain information but is the transport vehicle for information stored in documents or files on computers . It’s therefore incorrect to say that something is found on the Internet; information is found using the Internet, by finding it on a computer that is connected to the Internet.

The Web, invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, is an information-sharing model that is built on top of the Internet. It is a service contained within the Internet and is one of the protocols by which information is thereby provided. When you log on to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, for instance, you’re viewing documents on the Web.

The Web is one of many Internet applications, and probably the one with which most people are familiar. Another common application used for communication on the Internet is e-mail. As the Web increased in size, search engines developed to track pages on it and to assist in finding information, the first suchbeing Lycos, which appeared on the scene in 1993. Google is now the largest search engine, tracking over eight billion pages.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

WBO says Pacquiao won the fight against Bradley


The five-man panel convened by World Boxing Organization President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel declared Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao the winner of the June 9 boxing match, wherein Timothy Bradley dethroned Pacquiao as the welterweight titleholder.

The five judges, who were asked to review the fight’s video, re-scored the Pacquiao-Bradley bout and held out the scores 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112, and 115-113—unanimously favoring Pacquiao.

Valcarcel released the result of the re-scoring to RingTV.com on June 19, Wednesday (June 21, Thursday in Manila).

In an interview by DZMM, a grateful Pacquiao expressed, “Ito siguro ay hindi lang para sa akin kundi para sa boxing… [para] mabigyan ng leksyon ang mga judges na gumagawa ng ganoon."

He also believes that this new decision will reinstate the faith of the boxing fanatics who have been critical and vocal about their dissent with the previous decision.

The original three-member panel of the match held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas said Bradley won over Pacquiao by the scores of 115-113 by judges C.J. Ross and Duane Ford. Meanwhile, judge Jerry Roth said Pacquiao won, 115-113.

Pacquiao said in a separate interview with Mornings @ ANC, "Masaya tayo at lumabas ang katotohanan at nabigyan ng katarungan.

“Sulit ang hirap ng mga fans na pinaglaban nila ako."

A plethora of negative sentiments and opinions was expressed over social networking sites Twitter and Facebook after it was decided during the June 9 fight that Bradley had won over Pacquiao.

A trending topic on Twitterosphere was #RIPBoxing, all the while boxing fans threatened they might decide to stop supporting the sport of boxing in the future.


REMATCH? According to Valcarcel, the WBO does not permit for the Pacquiao-Bradley fight to be overturned.

“The only thing that we can do now authorize a rematch,” he stated.

A clause contained in Pacquiao and Bradley’s match contract says that a rematch is scheduled on November 10.

However, this is contradicted by Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum and Top Rank officials who say it will not push through.

It is reported that Pacquiao is in fact considering a fourth bout with Juan Manuel Marquez in Mexico in November.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

WHY DO WE YAWN AND WHY IS IT CONTAGIOUS?


 It has traditionally been thought that yawning is an involuntary reflex that draws more oxygen into our bloodstream and removes a buildup of carbon dioxide. This theory was fueled by the notion that when people are bored or tired, their breathing slows, resulting in a lack of oxygen, which causes them to yawn.

However, research based on exercise suggests that this theory is incorrect. In tests, it was discovered that people’s yawning rates were not altered during exercise, despite an increase in the breathing rate and levels of oxygen in the bloodstream. In addition, athletes often yawn before big events, which is unlikely to be as a result of boredom or a reduced level of breathing. It has also been found that fetuses yawn in the womb, even though they don’t breathe oxygen into their lungs until after birth.

It has been suggested that people yawn to stretch the lungs, jaw and facial muscles, which increases the heart rate and makes a person feel more awake, although this suggestion is largely posited on the fact that a stifled yawn that does not stretch the jaw is unsatisfying. Other theories are that yawning is used to regulate body temperature or is caused by a variation in certain chemicals, such as dopamine, in the brain. It is now accepted that the exact reasons why we yawn are unknown. It’s also not known why yawning is contagious.

One theory is that we have evolved to yawn when others around us do because our early ancestors used yawning to coordinate social behavior or to build rapport in a group. When one person yawned to signal something, such as it being time to sleep, the rest of the group also yawned in agreement and the members’ activities were synchronized.

Yawning might also have been used to bare the teeth to intimidate enemies, so that, when one member of the group yawned, the rest followed suit. This has carried through to modern times, when the suggestive power of yawning is still contagious. Lending weight to this theory is the fact that babies, who are unaware of social codes, don’t yawn contagiously until they’re about one year old.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pavizio X1 Tablet

We were looking for toys to buy for my son when i saw a tablet PC for a price of P5,500. I got curious because i know android tablets are way expensive and the cheap ones are way too slow for me. So i asked the saleslady if i could take a closer look at the X1 tablet PC.


The product specifications are good enough for me but i'm still not satisfied so i searched the net for the Pavizio X1 Tablet PC. I found its website http://www.pavizio.com/EN/default.aspx and its price at $165.

 I also found some people saying its a good Tablet PC, it lags sometimes but what do you expect from a cheap tablet PC. It also has a higher version the Pavizio X2. Here are the comparison of the 2 Tablet PC.

PAVIZIO X1
Product Spec
 Type Tablet PC
 Family Line
 Display Size  7 " (17.78 cm)
 Hard Drive Capacity  4 GB
 Operating System  Android 4.0
 Internet Connectivity  Wi-Fi + 3G
 Supported File Types  3GP, AAC, AVI, DIVX, FLAC, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4A,
 MKV, MP3, MP4, MPEG-4, OGG, VC1, WMA, WMV, XVID
 Color  Black
 Processor  Processor Manufacturer :ARM 
 Processor Type :Cortex A8
 Processor Speed :1.5 GHz
 Display and Screen  Display Tech :LCD
 Display Max. Resolution :800*480
 Touch Screen Technology :Multi-Touch
 Aspect Ratio :16 : 9
 Digital Camera  Front Camera Resolution :0.3 megapixel
Connections and Expandability Expandability : microSDHC
   Expension Ports : USB 2.0
Wireless capabilities : WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g, WLAN 802.11n
   Audio Input : Integrated Microphone
Audio Output : Headphones, Speaker(s)
 Dimensions Height 195mm / Width118mm / Depth14mm / Weight340.0g
 Battery Battery Technology :Lithium ion
Battery Run Time :5 hours
 Additional Technical Informations Input Method :Touch-Screen
Platform :  PC
 Accessories Power Adaptor
USB cable mini to standard

Stereo Earphone

PAVIZIO X2
Product Spec
 Type Tablet PC
 Family Line
 Display Size  9.7 "
 Hard Drive Capacity  8 GB
 Operating System  Android 4.0
 Internet Connectivity  Wi-Fi + 3G
 Supported File Types  3GP, AAC, AVI, DIVX, FLAC, FLV, H.263, H.264, M4A,
 MKV, MP3, MP4, MPEG-4, OGG, VC1, WMA, WMV, XVID
 Color  Black
 Processor  Processor Manufacturer :ARM 
 Processor Type :Cortex A8
 Processor Speed :1.5 GHz
Display and Screen  Display Tech :LCD
 Display Max. Resolution :1024*768
 Touch Screen Technology :Multi-Touch
 Aspect Ratio :4
Digital Camera  Front Camera Resolution :0.3 megapixel
Connections and Expandability Expandability : microSDHC
   Expension Ports : USB 2.0
Wireless capabilities : WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g, WLAN 802.11n
   Audio Input : Integrated Microphone
Audio Output : Headphones, Speaker(s)
 Dimensions Weight630.0g
 Battery Battery Technology :Lithium ion
Battery Run Time :7 hours
 Additional Technical Informations Input Method :Touch-Screen
Platform :  PC
 Accessories Power Adaptor
USB cable mini to standard

Stereo Earphone

You can check their website for more products. Hope i can save enough money to buy this one and give it to my son.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Expendables 2 Official Trailer

Can't wait to watch this movie, i have been waiting for action movies like this.

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Farmer shot and killed in Candaba

CANDABA – Unidentified armed men riding in tandem shot and killed a farmer here in broad daylight Monday morning.

Superintendent Henry Flores identified the victim as Danilo Dela Cruz, 54, resident of Barangay Paralaya this town.

Initial investigation disclosed that the victim was riding his tricycle along the barangay road in Paralaya here when the suspects, on board of a Honda Wave, tailed him.

The victim’s vehicle was then overtaken by the suspects. It was at this point that one of them shot Dela Cruz on the head.

Local police here rushed to the crime scene after receiving information about the shooting, but the suspects have already fled.

Police found the victim lifeless beside his service tricycle, noting a single gunshot wound on the head.

A spent shell of unknown caliber of firearm was also recovered from the crime scene.

Police officer Leonardo Sombillo, officer on case, claimed they are currently conducting a follow-up operation for the immediate arrest of the suspects.

“Mayroon na tayong mga lead na pinag-aaralan pero bine-verify pa natin ito,” Sombillo told Sun.Star Pampanga in an interview yesterday.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 14, 2012.
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