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Samsung announced their latest budget Android smartphone, the Samsung
Galaxy Ace back in January, and we have just been testing the Galaxy
Ace for the last week.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace comes with Android 2.2 Froyo, and it has just
recently gone on sale in the UK, it comes with a range of features you
would expect too see in a more expensive smartphone.
As I mentioned previously, the Samsung Galaxy Ace comes with Android
2.2 Froyo out of the box, hardware wise you get 3.5 inch capacitive
touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.
Processing is provided by an 800MHz processor, and there is also a
five megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom and an LED flash, plus a
range of shooting modes and photo effects.
You also get a built in FM Radio, Bluetooth 2.1, integrated 802.11
b/g/n WiFi, plus a microSD card slot, the model w
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Note it’s a 3D scanner, not a 3D printer, so stop thinking about the Makerbot in all its glory. Surprise surprise, HP is teasing its new TopShot Laserjet
Pro M275, which is being hyped as a high end scanner for the masses.
Problem is the retail price is a bit of a downer. More on this after the
The M275 is a smuch a product as top notch marketing as it is a
technological amrvel. Keep in mind that as a 3D scanner, it can scan
several physical objects then render it in 2D. What?
Yes, it produces a 2D image. Great resolution too. But isn’t this a
3D Scanner? Right. It is very much a 3D scanner, meaning it SCANS whole
objects and NOT create 3D renditions of them. For that kind of job, why,
there’s the Makerbot. This could be a hit in offices of design studios and architects.
Oh yeah, the M275 costs a
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Relax, this isn’t a tragic case of an otherwise benign household
helper doing itself in. When you watch the video, you’ll realize it’s
being done in the name of science. It’s a test that involves a
particular type of thrill seeking wherein the subject dives off a steep
edge then launches a parachute for a smooth descent. In other words,
The robot is called Paraswift and for now, it doesn’t do much except
scale heights and dive off high edges. What for? When it’s finally free
of kinks, the Paraswift could serve as a tool in aerial 3D imaging.
The research labs investing in the R&D for Paraswift are curious
though, being a rare alliance between a Swiss robotics firm and Disney.
Yes, the House of Mouse.
Seen above is the Paraswift being showcased to a group of onlookers. For the visceral stuff, just shift your eyes downward.
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Same phone, different market
-- that's pretty much what we're looking at above with Sharp's "new" 3D
Aquos SH8298U. We first got our hands-on this device's twinner -- the Aquos SH-12C -- back at Computex, with that model sporting the Japan-only 1seg receiver, FeliCa (NFC) and 800MHz / 2100MHz bands.
This time out, the OEM's
made some subtle changes to its China entry, reducing the handset's
storage from 8GB to 2GB, and packing it with GSM / WCDMA / HSPA radios.
The rest of the spec list remains exactly the same, leaving this skinned
Android 2.3 phone with a 4.2-inch qHD stereoscopic 3D display, dual 8
megapixel cameras, 512MB RAM and a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
processor. If translated pressers are your idea of fun, go ahead and
check out the source.