Sunday, 30 September 2012

eBay Selling iPhone 5 At Premium – Would You Like To Buy?

In today’s fast pace of technology when the new gadgets are flooding the market every other day, there are still crazy people who are so impatient that they can’t afford to wait for their desired gadget to arrive in scheduled time and pay the premium to grab it at the first available opportunity. To take advantage of this impatience and craze of few hyper buyers, some unscruplous traders are bringing new iPhone 5 in illegal manner into India and are selling at almost the double the price to make quick bucks.
Even online shopping portal – eBay has started selling the new iPhone 5 at a premium and has listed the following prices on its website:

  • Apple iPhone 5

    • 16 GB  for Rs 59,990
    • 32 GB  for Rs 67,990
    • 64 GB  for Rs 76,990
    Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone 5 officially in India in November or latest by December, 2012. Currently, this device is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and was released in 22 more countries on September 28, 2012. Apple has sold more than 5 million units of the iPhone 5 in the three days after it hit stores.
    But the question here is that is it worthwhile to pay premium to buy a smartphone even if it happens to be iPhone 5? No sane person would like to shell out hefty premium to buy a device, the sole purpose of which is to send and receive calls and use some apps. There are plenty of other good devices available in the country like Samsung’s Galaxy series, LG’s Optimus and Sony’s Xperia series of smartphones. Even if somebody is die-hard Apple fan then he or she should wait for official launch and should buy this device from an authorised dealer for warranty implications.
    Moreover, Nano SIM card which is used in this device are still not available and as far as our knowledge goes, the same will be provided by service providers through authorized dealersonly. Even if you buy iPhone 5 by paying premium, you would not be able to use it. So, if you are ready to pay  premium for a small piece of aluminium and glass then go for it and block your precious money!

    Thursday, 27 September 2012

    GE X600 Finally Launches in UK

    News image

    The GE X600 is a new super-zoom bridge compact camera. The X600 has a 26x zoom with a focal range of 26-676mm, a 14.4 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1080p Full HD video recording, 5fps burst shooting, an electronic viewfinder and a 2.7 inch LCD screen. The GE X600 is scheduled for delivery mid-October and will be priced around £149.99.
    General Imaging Press Release
    After an exciting couple of weeks of Photokina, you didn’t think it possible to have yet more news!
    Compact and weighing only 354g the GE X600 is no lightweight!
    The GE X600 Bridge Camera Power ProSeries
    London, UK 25th September, 2012.  General Imaging announce the arrival of the GE X600; building on the success of the previous camera’s in their Power Pro series the X500 and X550.  The X600 offers even higher performance than the previous models andwill be available across Europe from October. The camera is small 104.1mm x77mm x 71.6mm weighing only 354g but is no lightweight and packs some powerful features:
    - GE 26x Wide Aspherical ED Lens (Optical Zoom 26-676mm)
    - 14.4 CMOS advanced Aptina™ A-Pix™ technology
    - High performance 1080p Full HD video recording (30fps)
    - High Speed Movie- 120 fps
    - High Dynamic Range+
    - Object Tracking
    - Large 2.7 inch LCD
    - Electronic view finder
    - Li-ion battery
    Gary Sutton, General Imaging UK Country Manager, said, As consumers continue to demand more for their money, we continue to offer the latest digital cameratechnology at competitive prices.
    The advanced Aptina™ A-Pix™ CMOS provides powerful processing capabilities and enables a continuous shooting rate of up to 5 frames per second at full resolution, as well as the improved High Dynamic Range+ mode, where three consecutive exposures are taken, optimized and combined into one perfectly exposed photo.
    The camera is loaded with a wide range of shooting modes including the Multi-Exposure, which combines six successive actions shots in to one image.
    Powered by a lithium ion battery which according to CIPA testing, will deliver 240 shots from a full charge, a 26mm – 676mm ED lens and packed with powerful shooting modes and on board functions, this is the ideal camera for the more serious enthusiast photographer.

    Tuesday, 25 September 2012

    10 countries with cheapest petrol prices

    10 countries with cheapest petrol prices


    A research conducted by Evans Halshaw revealed the cheapest countries in the world for petrol. (Data credit: Evans Halshaw)

    10. Iran
    Price per litre: Rs 18.41
    Cost (Spending) per month: Rs 2223.40

    9. Algeria
    Price per litre: Rs 14.90
    Cost per month: Rs 1799.94

    8. Kuwait
    Price per litre: Rs 14.90
    Cost per month: Rs 1799.94

    7. Turkmenistan
    Price per litre: Rs 14.90
    Cost per month: Rs 1799.94

    6. Libya
    Price per litre: Rs 13.15
    Monthly cost: Rs 1586.89

    Price per litre: Rs 13.15
    Monthly cost: Rs 1586.89

    4. Qatar
    Price per litre: Rs 10.52
    Cost per month: Rs 1270.39

    3. Saudi Arabia
    Price per litre: Rs 8.76
    Cost per month: Rs 1058.87

    2. Egypt
    Price per litre: Rs 7.89
    Cost per month: Rs 953.44

    1. Venezuela
    Price per litre: Rs 7.01
    Monthly cost: Rs 846.93

    Tuesday, 18 September 2012

    Canon EOS 6D vs Nikon D600 - Key Differences

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    Within the past few days, both Nikon and Canon have announced new “full-frame” - or “FX format” in Nikon speak - digital SLR cameras that are more affordable than any other comparable and currently manufactured model in the two manufacturers’ line-ups. So far we’ve only had a brief encounter with each new camera - namely, the Nikon D600 and theCanon EOS 6D -, so we cannot deliver any in-depth reviews just yet (much less declare which one is “better” than the other); but in order to help you get a clearer picture of how they compare to each other specifications-wise, we’ve compiled a handy little table summarising the key differences between the two models, based on information available to us at the time of writing.

    Do note that the table highlights the key differences only - keep in mind that the two cameras have a lot more similarities, ranging from the ~24x36mm size of their sensors to their top shutter speed of 1/4000th second.

    Monday, 10 September 2012

    Google Maps India now features free turn-by-turn navigation and traffic data

    Google Maps for India got updated with much awaited free turn-by-turn voice instructions and traffic data features. Android users can download the updated Google Maps Navigation (Beta) for free and receive navigation and live traffic information. The live traffic data is available for major cities and comes from a variety of sources, including government agencies, private data providers, and users of Google Maps who send anonymous traffic data utilizing the crowdsourcing feature.
    Google Maps India

    While navigation feature is only available to Android users now, live traffic data is accessible on desktop as well as iOS Google Maps application.
    Traffic updates India on iOS

    Thursday, 6 September 2012

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 Review

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 Review Image

    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 (also known as the DMC-FZ60) is a new super-zoom bridge camera featuring a wide-angle 24x zoom lens and 16 megapixel MOS image sensor. Successor to the year-old FZ48 model, the Panasonic FZ62 compact also offers a 3-inch 460K-pixel LCD screen, 1080i Full HD movie recording in AVCHD formats at 50fps, 10fps burst shooting, ISO range of 100-3200, 3D stills, a range of creative effects, built-in stereo microphone, Power O.I.S anti-shake system with Active mode, Intelligent Auto mode for beginners and full manual shooting modes. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is available in black and retails for £349.99 / $399.99.