Friday, June 29, 2007

Remove Thumb.db file

Thumb.db is is a cache of the current picture in that directory.to remove it go for following

step1 > open "WINDOWS EXPLORER".

2>go to "TOOLS".

3>open "FOLDER OPTIONS".

4>go to "VIEW".

5>see 1st section "FILES & FOLDERS".

6>click on the "DO NOT CACHE THUMBNAILS".

now the thumbnail file will be removed from ur computer once u do this the file will be never created.

Rabbiting On

We're partial to bunnies around these parts, so when we heard someone had hooked one up to Internet, our ears pricked up. This odd little gadget is Nabaztag Tag ($190, nabaztag.com). Put him in a Wi-Fi hot spot and he'll start talking every so often, delivering messages, playing Internet radio or reading website for you. Push the button on his head and he can respond to your voice commands for weather reports and stock quotes. Think of him as an adorable harbinger of the coming age of frivolous electronics.















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Electric Spider


The gap between the cell phone and the full-bore computer is shrinking by the second. Witness OQO's Model O2 ($1,500 to $1,850, oqo.com), a complete Windows Vista machine that weighs just a pound and fits in the palm of your hand. It sports a touch screen for easy navigation, has a slide-up screen that reveals a full QWERTY keypad and a 60-gigabyte hard drive. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are standard, and you can opt for a built-in high-speed wireless module that will work with either Verizon's or Sprint's service.







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Sansa Express: The Shuffle Killer

People shopping for cheap MP3 players often default to the Aplle iPod shuffle because of the ads-and hey, it works with iTunes. But listen up, folks, SanDisk's cool new player costs about $20 less and comes with some slick features the shuffle can't match.

The Sansa Express has a vibrant 1.1-inch OLED screen for menu navigation, a digital FM tuner, and voice recording. And you can upgrade the 1GB storage by adding a microSD card-you can't do that with the shuffle. The Express lets you navigate your music library by artist, song title, and playlist. Also nice is how the left side of the player holds a USB connector that can be covered by a removable cap.

There's no denying that the Sansa Express is a budget purchase. It's not the most amazing music player out there, nor does it claim to be, but what it does, it does perfectly. Without a doubt, this is the new cheap MP3 player to beat.
Sansa Express: $59.99

Monday, June 25, 2007

Jukebox Hero

Learning the guitar is something best done in private. Tascam's MP-GTI MP3 player ($269, tascam.com) provides a practice space inside your headphones. Expressly designed with apprentice guitar gods in mind, it has a built-in metronome and tuner; plus it lets you loop sections, adjust tempo and shift pitch. Plug in your ax and it'll even supply overdrive and other effects.























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Stanton T.90


Even if you're not spinning records at clubs till dawn, Stanton DJ's new professional turntable isn't a bad piece of audio equipment to add to your entertainment system. Audiophiles agree that vinyl still has a fuller and richer sound than CD, and the Stanton T.90 USB is more than a mere "record player". It offers a high-torque direct-drive motor and three playback speeds- just in case you still have those old 45- and 78-rpm records lying around.

It also has a +/-8 and 12 percent pitch slider, and this turntable can even let you adjust the tempo of a record without affecting the pitch.

But what really makes the T.90 stand out is support for S/P DIF digital and USB output, so you can transfer your favorite songs on vinyl records directly to a CD recorder or a convert into the spin of things. Check more info at www.gearlog.com

LG VX8700: More Power For Pictures


Trading in boring black plastic for reflective brushed steel, LG's shiny new handset will appeal to fashion-conscious Verizon customers who are sick of taking low-res camera-phone photos.
The VX8700's cold, stainless-steel exterior takes the RAZR aesthetic and bumps it up a notch. With a brighter brushed sheen than is found on a standard metal phone, it doesn't attract fingerprints and even seems to glow slightly.

As a phone, the VX8700 fits firmly into the good-but-not-great category. Reception is certainly acceptable, but a notch behind that of the redoubtable Motorola E815. The car piece is loud, but with a bit of noticeable distortion at the top volume.

The key feature that should attract folks who want more printable photos is the 2-megapixel camera, a step up from the 1.3MP models that run across most of Verizon's line. Its easy-to-use interface helps you take nice, clear; well-balanced if somewhat underexposed outdoors shots. Low-light shots, alas, suffered from blur caused by slow shutter speeds.

The VX8700 has all of the ingredients for a successful consumer phone. You get good-enough performance, great looks, and a camera that you'd actually want to take pictures with.
LG VX8700: $378.99

Lumic DMC-TZ3: Superzoom Sees the Wide Angles


When shopping for a digital camera, consumers too often focus on big, powerful zooms even though there are very good reasons to look at the other end of the range-the wide angle. A wider angle helps you capture more of a particular scene, making it ideal for group portraits, landscapes, and interiors. The very compact Panasonic lumix DMC-TZ3 offers both externs: a true wide-angle view and a 10X optical zoom.

In addition to the wide-angle (28mm) lens, the 7.2-megapixel Lumix DMC-TZ3 has a large 3-inch LCD and a number of other compelling features. I really liked the TZ3's special Intelligent ISO mode, which detects moving subjects indoors and automatically increases the ISO to avoid blur. This mode worked best for me in bright light, boosting the ISO up to 1,250 for a moving subject and setting it down to 200 for stationary subjects.

Like all recent Lumix cameras, the TZ3 comes with a Mega O.I.S. vibration reduction system-a hardware-based solution that worked quite well on my test. The TZ3 also did a decent, if not stellar, job in burst mode.

Overall, the quality of the video on this camera was pretty good, although you're not allowed to zoom during recording. Sound quality was disappointing, but color and detail were very good. Another nice feature is that the videos can be set in 848-by-480 mode (which is a 16:9 aspect ratio) ideal for viewing on most HDTVs.

Shooting still pictures in the lab, is found that photos produced by the Lumix contained very little noise, and the color saturation and accuracy were excellent. The camera's outstanding dynamics range was evident, although some indoor shots were a tad too contrasts. Flash shots were pleasing, with strong, even illumination throughout the scene and no blown-out highlights. Moreover, the camera performed well, with fantastic resolution, a fast boot-up time, and very little shutter lag. Chances are, you'll nab the shot.

I couldn't be more pleased with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3. With its comfortably portable body and wide-angle zoom, it's an excellent choice for almost any shooting situation.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3: $349.95

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Clean out the prefetch folder :

Windows XP uses a system called 'prefetch' to organize and preload some of the data necessary for commonly used applications and files. A folder called prefetch is used to store the information the operating system needs to carry out this operation.
After several months of use, the prefetch folder may become quite overloaded with older references to software and files that may no longer be in use.It's a good idea to manually empty the older files out of the prefetch folder every few months or so.
To do this: Navigate to 'c:\windows\prefetch' and delete all .
PF files that are older than a week or two.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sanyo HD2 Digital Media Center

Fulfill your movie-making dreams with this handhel video-cam from sanyo. The HD2 Digital Media Center supports hi-res MPEG4 recording, in-cam editing, 10x optical zoom, and so much more. And if you like realistic sounds, it's even got stereo recording. Gonzo porn will never be the same.



















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LG Prada (aka KE850)

With smooth and sexy cell phones like the LG Chocolate and the LG Shine under its belt, LG has edged Motorola to become one of the most famous producers of design-centric phones. It's no doubt, then, that Prada - one of the world's leader fashion houses - has chosen to associate with LG to create the very first Prada-branded cell phone.

Ever since the LG first publicized the Prada, there has been a hurricane of hype nearby the phone. And the hype makes sense: not only is the phone slim and beautiful, it's also a touch screen phone comparable to the much-ballyhooed and yet-to-be-released Apple iPhone. Yet, I would've liked 3G support, and the touch screen interface isn't for everyone. If you simply must have the newest in fashion phones, the LG Prada fits the bill, but don't imagine doing a lot with it. To find ringtones and accessories for this phone, plus advice and tips on how to use it, check out our Cell phones ringtones, accessories, and help page.

Design

Simply put, the LG Prada is the essence of elegance and style. It fits the very description of a fashion phone, and is quite possibly one of the best-looking handsets I've ever seen. Decked out in a lightweight piano-black shell, the Prada has a simple design, with smooth rounded corners and a touch of silver adorning its sides. It looks like a tiny version of fancy plasma TV or a piece of high-class modern art. The phone is also amazingly compact at 2.13 inches wide by 3.89 inches tall by 0.47 inch deep and weighing in at a scant 3 ounces. Because it's so slim and lightweight, you will have no trouble slipping it into a jeans pocket or a small clutch purse for a night out on the town.

Speaking of the touch screen, you'll need to use it with your finger to navigate the phone, as the Prada does not arrive with a stylus. Texting messages were a little trickier, though, as the Prada does not present a virtual QWERTY keyboard; rather, you have to text messages with a virtual alphanumeric keypad just like on a normal phone. Under the display is the Send, Clear, and End/Power keys, which are a little hard to push because they're a little too skinny for our tastes. The left spine of the LG Prada is home to a charger/headset jack, a volume rocker, and a sound profile key, while the keyguard lock and the MP3/camera key are on the right spine. There's also a camera lens on the back, full with a self-portrait mirror and flash. The LG Prada has a MicroSD card slot, but it is inopportunely placed behind the battery of the phone.

Features

The Prada has a huge 1,000-entry phone book with room in each entry for four numbers, an e-mail address, and a memo. The LG Prada also supports MP3 ringtones if you wish to add your own. Other necessary attributes include a vibrate mode, text and multimedia messaging, an alarm clock, a calculator, a world clock, a unit converter, and a calendar. Those looking for additional functionality will like the voice recorder, e-mail support, Bluetooth 2.0 support, a speakerphone, and an FM radio tuner.

The LG Prada does come with an excellent 2.0-megapixel camera with plenty of settings. You can take photos of up to 1600x1200 resolutions or all the way down to VGA mode at around 320x240 pixels. There's also a self-timer, three quality modes, four color effects, white balance settings, a choice of shutter sounds, and a multi shot mode. The Prada also has a built-in camcorder with two resolutions (128x96 and 176x144) with settings similar to that of the still camera. Photo quality was very fine overall, with sharp detail and distinct colors, though the low-light photos had a bit of gloomy look to them. Video quality was not as good, with a quite grainy quality to most of our clips.

I truly liked the design of Prada's music player on the LG. It is pretty basic in that you can only do so much with your music (like play, pause, fast forward, and repeat/shuffle your playlists), but we still liked its simple, minimalist interface. It supports MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, and AAC++ files, and you don't need any special software to get tunes into the phone. Simply attach the Prada as a USB Mass Storage device and drag and drop the songs over. We wish that the Prada had a 3.5mm headset jack instead of the proprietary port, however. The LG Prada also has a built-in video player that can playback MP4 files.

Performance

Call quality was superb, and callers reported little problem hearing us. We even managed to get through automated caller systems without a hitch. Speakerphone quality did not fare as well. Even though there was plenty of volume, calls sounded muffled and callers kept asking us to speak up. Audio quality of the music player was also pleasing. Bass sounded a little weak, and it won't fully replace a standalone music player, but it's good enough for a quick music fix. We would advise using a headset over the phone's speakers, as the headset provided superior sound quality. The LG Prada has a rated battery life of three hours of talk time and 12.5 days of standby time. Our tests revealed a decent talk time of 3 hours and 7 minutes.

EasyShare V802 & V1003


Virtually synonymous with cameras, Kodak has launched new models that will cement their photo-taking reputation even further. The EasyShare V802 (8MP) and its big brither the V1003 (10MP) are a breeze to use and come loaded with heavy duty features - Panaramic stitch, he-res video, Kodak Perfect Touch technology and more. Nice and slim, they won'n put a bulge in your pocket, and better yet, won't put a dent in your wallet either.

















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Friday, June 15, 2007

Keeping the Windows XP Core in the RAM

If you have 512 MB or more of RAM, you can increase system performance by having the Windows XP 'Core' kept in the RAM instead of paged on the hard disk.

Go to Start -> Run - Type regedit and press enter - On the left hand side tree, navigate to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\

- On the list on the right side, look for an entry called 'DisablePagingExecutive'
- Double click it
- Press 1 on your keyboard
- Click OK
- Exit regedit and reboot the computer

To revert to the default setting, follow the same steps as above, but this time, press 0(zero) instead of 1 on the keyboard.

Recover the lost administrators password in Windows XP

Slightly more work needed if you lose or forget the Windows XP administrator password.

1.First reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeated as the computer starts up.

2.Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "control userpasswords2" without the quotes - I have just used quotes to differentiate what you have to type.

3.You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.

4.Just click the administrators user account, and then click Reset Password.

5.You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.


All done, you have recovered the lost adminitrators password!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hewlett-Packard iPAQ 510 Mobile Phone

Hewlett-Packard is best known for making printers. That changed with its nearly $19 billions purchase of Compaq, which gave HP an entire PC line, including the iPAQ handhelds. And now it enters the mobile-phone market with the HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger, HP's first real cellphone.

There are already several smart-phones out there and iPAQ 510 doesn't have such nifty tools like Palm Treo's touch screen or Blackberry's scroll wheel. What it offers instead is a built in voice recognition system, which explains the "Voice Messenger" in its name. You want the iPAQ to take dictations for an email? Done. Then command it to send it to proper address.

Because it emphasizes on voice commands, HP's designers thought it unnecessary to equip the iPAQ 510 with a full keyboard-virtual or otherwise-and made do with a numeric keypad, which can be tedious and occasions where you do have to write email (such as when you're in really noisy venue like a sports bar or during an office meeting).

Also take note that dictated emails are saved and sent as audio attachments- a WAV file-which means the recipient also has to listen to it. Not as convenient as a text document but definitely cool.

The iPAQ 510 is also equipped with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) capabilities and the latest Windows Mobile 6 operating system and works really fast on Wi-Fi.

Then there is the phone's stylish look: Black edges and keypad against a gray body with a 1.3-megapixel camera on the back side.

The other wow factor of the iPAQ 510 is that it can read aloud messages-either email or SMS- you have received. (Unfortunately you can't dictate SMS messages). These will be read by robotic female voice so make sure these are not from that hot chick you met last night or an irate girlfriend or your ever-doting mother.

More than 20 voice commands available on the iPAQ 510 offer customers hands-free operation. You can navigate through phone and calendar tasks and speak to starts applications. (It gets tricky, however, with hard-to-pronounce names, so when calling, say, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, just search for his number manually).

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

iKaraoke Everywhere

Griffin Technologies, which has become synonymous to Apple accessories, came up with this simple gadget that transforms your iPod into an instant Karaoke machine. And it cost only $50.

Just like the Magic Sing, the iKaraoke is basically a microphone that attaches to any iPod with a dock connector. Roughly
the length of pencil, the mic has four buttons on the side to control various functions.
It comes with a four-foot cord that connects to an adapter to be attached to the button of the iPod.

This adapter has its own line-out jack for connecting to a stereo or your earphones. Another option is to use the iKaraoke's FM transmitter to broadcast your tunes through your radio.

Now here's the nifty part. The iKaraoke microphone- in principle- allows you to isolate the lead vocal track, lowering the volume so your voice can stand out. While vocal removers have become quite common-such as those of Winamp and DirectX-iKaraoke's easy plug and play setup doesn't require additional plug-ins.

But here's the rub. As with many vocal removers, iKaraoke doesn't work all the time. For instance, the Wall Street Journal was slightly disappointed that Justin Timberlake's tinny vocals on "Rock Your Body" couldn't be excesed at all, but the technology worked fine with Bob Dylan's "Like a rolling Stone".

Another possible downer is that it doesn't come with built-in lyrics; you have to manually enter the words using iTunes on your computer.

Of course, serious karaoke singers know their stuff better than most of the American Idol train wrecks, and many of us went through the "multiplex" phase, which essentially also removes the lead vocals.

But at least you don't have to sing along to some cheesy keyboard renditions of popular songs and are spared from watching videos of exotic beauties in pensive moments.

Despite the shortcomings, the iKaraoke is a indeed a fin accessory-much more than the drives you crazy iDog.