Monday, 4 March 2013

Slate 7 is HP's tablet comeback, with Android and a $169 price tag

BARCELONA, Spain--Hewlett-Packard is making a tablet comeback, and it's learned a few lessons from the the failure of the TouchPad it seems. Not only is the new HP Slate 7 powered by Android, it costs a mere $169. It's the first in a planned line of tablets using different operating systems, with plans for HP smartphones, too.
Taking on the iPad with the TouchPad didn't work back in 2011, so HP now has the smaller, cheaper Google Nexus 7 in its sights instead. The TouchPad used HP's own software, but the Slate 7 switches to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, with minimal of tweaks. More Android tablets will follow, with HP hinting that Windows tablets could be in the cards as well.
HP already makes the ElitePad tablet for business use, so a consumer tablet powered by Windows 8 isn't too much of a leap. Previous HP Slates have also been powered by Windows.

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The company is keeping mum on details of the promised smartphones, but it's a safe bet they'll be Android-powered.
The new Slate 7 sports a stainless steel frame and "soft touch" back, with a 3-megapixel camera and second camera for video calling. It's powered by a dual-core ARM A9 processor. HP has added some of its own features and apps, including the ePrint app to print from your tablet over Wi-Fi, and Beats Audio software to boost your music.
(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

The Slate 7 will be released in the U.S. in April, landing in Europe and the rest of the world soon after. Prices for the rest of the world have yet to be confirmed.

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Ganggapura 'pulau' di tengah Titiwangsa


Selain aktiviti riadah, Ganggapura Campsite turut mengendalikan kursus motivasi seperti program bina semangat, perkhemahan kepimpinan untuk pelajar dan badan korporat.
INARAN rembulan yang menembusi hutan hujan tropika di tapak perkhemahan persendirian, Ganggapura Campsite mengindahkan lagi pemandangan lokasi itu yang masih mengekalkan kepelbagaian spesies flora dan fauna.
Terletak di Kampung Pasir Putih, Kelumpang, Hulu Selangor, Selangor, panorama lokasi itu semakin kelihatan menarik sebaik sahaja kami merentasi denai hutan dan meredah jeram yang airnya separas buku lali sejauh 50 meter.
Setibanya kami di sana pada pukul 7.00 malam baru-baru ini, kami terus dibawa menginap di sebuah rumah kayu yang dibina daripada kayu kitar semula oleh pemilik dan jurulatih kemahiran insan, Mohd. Effendy Mohamed Said. Menurutnya, nama Ganggapura itu mempunyai maksud kota atau bandar di dalam sungai.

NTU offers first-of-its-kind degree course

My Paper | Mon Mar 4 2013

A first-of-its-kind in Singapore, the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) programme will enrol its pioneer class of 55 students in August.
NTU offers first-of-its-kind degree course
SINGAPORE - The Nanyang Technological University will offer a new undergraduate degree programme in Public Policy and Global Affairs this year.
A first-of-its-kind in Singapore, the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) programme will enrol its pioneer class of 55 students in August.


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Google Glass Experience Revealed in Video

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For frequent early adopters of new technology, perhaps the biggest questions surrounding Google Glass have been focused on what kind of interface the device would offer. Thanks to a new product demonstration from Google, we finally have a direct look at what using Glass looks like.

For months we've been teased with glimpses of the device in videos and, in one case, even on the New York subway. But we didn't know how the thing really worked. Then, in one high-profile interview, Sergey Brin indicated that the device operated via a touch control on its side. But in the official video released today, it's clear that the primary means of operating Glass is designed around voice controls.

Showing us what the wearer sees when wearing Glass, we're shown a tiny translucent square menu in the upper right-hand corner with voice-activated options for search, taking a photo, recording a video, starting a Hangout video chat and getting directions. Based on the video demonstration, it appears that all functions begin with the user saying "okay, Glass" to prompt the device to accept your next command, followed by one of the afore-mentioned menu options.

New photos of Glass also show the device being twisted to show its flexibility, hinting that the device may be as rugged as those thin plastic shades now common among professional cyclists and runners. Personally, I was most excited by the part of the demo video in which the user, while eating, asked the device to tell him how to say "delicious" in Thai. Glass not only delivered an audio pronunciation of the word, using Google's translation engine, but it also displayed the Thai characters associated with the word. Whether Glass turns out to be practical or not, this is definitely a device that is attempting to push us into the future.

Google is offering non-developers the chance to buy the device for $1,500 by sending in messages via Google+ or Twitter with the hashtag "ifihadglass" that must describe what the person would do with the device if selected. It is rather odd to ask people to apply for the right to pay such a large amount for a device that is still in beta, but we suspect there will be no shortage of applications. If you want to find out how to possibly get your own Glass device, check here, and you can see Glass in action in the video below.

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BB1M bukti kerajaan peka hal pelajar


HASIM Rusdi (tengah) menyampaikan replika baucar buku 1Malaysia kepada wakil pelajar pada Majlis Pelancaran Pemberian Baucar Buku 1Malaysia di Dewan Sri Putra, Politeknik Nilai, semalam.

SEREMBAN 26 Feb. - Pemberian Baucar Buku 1Malaysia (BB1M) kepada pelajar di institusi pengajian tinggi awam dan swasta membuktikan bahawa kerajaan peka dengan masalah dan bebanan yang ditanggung oleh golongan tersebut.
Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak Pembangunan Luar Bandar, Hal Ehwal Pengguna dan Kemudahan Awam negeri, Datuk Hasim Rusdi menjelaskan, pemberian BB1M oleh kerajaan dilihat amat diperlukan oleh pelajar terutamanya untuk membeli buku rujukan.
''Kita perlu tahu bahawa ada golongan pelajar yang berasal daripada golongan berpendapatan rendah dan kurang berkemampuan ketika melanjutkan pelajaran.

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