IdeaCentre Q180 is the world’s smallest fully-functional desktop PC (sounds good). Turns your TV into an entertainment hub (so it’s a windows 7 media player?) , takes gaming to the next level (consoles?) . Powered by the energy-efficient (and crappiest HD rendering) Intel Atom processor.
Here is a list of apps I run on my Android phone, don’t mind the ordering, I list them as I remember them
Aldiko – link
Aldiko is an ebook reading application that runs on any Android phone and which enables you to easily download and read thousands of books right on your smartphone. Great when you have time to read.
Layar – link
The Layar Reality Browser is a beautiful, fun augmented reality app (mobile application) that shows you what is around you by displaying real time digital information (layers) on top of reality. This digital information is called a ‘layer’. Layers can provide services, such as finding ATMs, houses for sale and restaurants including reviews. Layers can also provide an experience with interactivity, 3D objects and sounds for games and engaging guided tours. Many layers provide both. There are many layers to choose from, for example Architecture 3D, Foursquare, Google local search, Twitter, Wikipedia, Yelp, Gowalla and Yellowpages. There are hundreds of layers; both international and local, paid and free.
Think Free Office – link
A suite of Microsoft Office-compatible applications. It includes a word processing, spreadsheet, and graphical presentation application that lets users create or edit their documents and files.
Messenger – link
You might have left the building, but you can still keep your conversations going, with Yahoo! Messenger on your Android phone. Stay in touch with your IM friends with a brand new version of Yahoo! Messenger that will keep you connected and available.
Shazam – link
Create music moments and stories. With Shazam you can discover and buy music, find tour dates for tagged artists, browse videos, as well as share your discoveries with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Shazam offers a unique technology, enabling music lovers to identify tunes anywhere.
Trip Journal – link
Trip Journal allows you to document vacation experiences and share them with your friends and family. Impress everybody with real time updates from the visited destinations and let people see proof of your latest adventures, as your journey unfolds. With Google Earth integration, Trip Journal allows friends and family to easily see your traveling routes, waypoints for visited locations, full screen photos, videos, comments and blog entries. Trip stats such as distance, time and geography traveled are also documented in real-time, all viewable through Trip Journal’s exquisite Google Earth Export.
Google Goggles – link
Google Goggles lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web. It’s ideal for things that aren’t easy to describe in words. There’s no need to type or speak your query – all you have to do is open the app, snap a picture, and wait for your search results. Google Goggles works better with certain types of queries. Try taking pictures of books & DVDs, landmarks, logos, contact info, artwork, businesses, products, barcodes, or text; it can recognize up to three items at a time. Currently, it’s not so good when taking pictures of animals, plants, cars, furniture, or apparel.
Radio Companion – link
With Radio Companion you can listen to over 6000 radio stations from more than 100 countries around the world! Pretty handy when you’re running out of card space.
Advanced Task Killer – link
Advanced Task Killer Android App allows you to stop running background processes or apps in memory. The Android operating system can run multiple apps in memory concurrently which currently is its own Gift and Curse. Cursed… as some processes and apps can bring an Android phone performance to a crawl. This app is very useful, I would even recommend for new users who have no clue why their Android phone may be sluggish. One click and you’re done!
Compass – link
Android’s leading Compass, plus location display & geo-tagged notes.
Backgrounds – link
Backgrounds is the most popular image app for Android, you can browse over 10.000 images in a gallery, set them as wallpapers or save for later use.
PaintPro – link
When you feel like doodling, this app is just perfect. Finger painting on your Android phone has never been easier. You can have fun with your friends, share your masterpiece with the world, edit your photos and much more.
NoLED – link
This application is designed only for Samsung Galaxy users. Since the phone doesn’t come with any notification signals (missed calls, SMS, etc) it can be very frustrating to turn on the screen just to check if someone called so this app floats a tiny notification box (or icon) over the AMOLED screen. Very useful!
Adobe Reader – link
Adobe Reader for Android enables you to access PDF files on your Android device whether you’re browsing the web or reading an email. It includes some cool features like multi-touch gestures, pinch-and-zoom, flick-scrolling and panning. And my favorite, a “reflow” mode, which wraps the content of PDF files for viewing on smartphone screens.
Photoshop Express – link
Take the editing and sharing ease of Photoshop.com wherever you go. Adobe Photoshop Express software is more than a mobile photo editor, it lets you upload, view and share your photos. This app is way better than the crappy live editing you can tune your camera with (like CameraFX, etc).
PayPal – link
This official PayPal app lets you take PayPal wherever you go. You can send money to friends and family, bump Androids to exchange contact info, withdraw funds, split the check, and more. The interface is very user friendly!
ASTRO File Manager – link
File Manager, Backup, Image and text viewers, Networking, SMB, Bluetooth, SFTP, Zip Tar, downloader, thumbnails, search files, application manager, task manager, attachments. Need I say more?
WordPress – link
WordPress for Android is an Open Source app that empowers you to write new posts, edit content, and manage comments with built-in notifications. Download it now and get blogging in no time.
Barcode Scanner – link
Scan barcodes on CDs, books, and other products, then look up prices and reviews, or search for a word in a book and find where it occurs. You can also scan QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, calendar events, and more. Features: contact sharing and improved QR Code decoding.
Best Route – link
Bucharest route calculator. The program addresses both to Bucharest residents who want an optimum route from point A to point B and those who have a hard time getting around. For me!
Robotic Guitarist – link
A musical app consisting in: Guitar emulator + Chord guide + Tuner + Metronome. Features these sounds: acoustic and electric guitar, piano. Probably the best guitar app out there.
xPiano – link
Best Piano App. +4 octaves piano keyboard +12 instruments +Adjustable piano keyboard width +Multi Touch(Android2.1~) +Record and Play +2 sample songs to play
Asphalt5 – link
Best Android racing game. Take a ride in over 30 of the fastest, most prestigious cars you’ve ever dreamed, from manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi and Ducati. Highly polished HD graphics let you see every detail and animation of the track as you speed over snow, mud, dirt and more in 12 beautiful locations around the world including St. Tropez, Aspen and Las Vegas. Discover hidden shortcuts and jump off ramps!
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I truly believe this will rock the film business and the video web experience.
“By using a Google Streetview-like camera, a system with six lenses, not as a photo but as a video camera, an all-encompassing picture is captured.[...]
From the point where the images were recorded, the viewer can look in any direction, let his eyes wander through the crowd, or stare at the ground or the air, which makes viewing a video an experience without boundaries.” -Yellow Bird press release
What kind of name is OX? No, not like the animal OX, as in HUG and KISS! How can he hug you with such short arms? OX uses his ears! He’s not a very good listener, but he puts his ears to good use in many other ways! OX is great at magic, and his best trick is turning your stuff into his stuff. His best buddy Wedgehead calls that stealing, but OX just wants to borrow things from you for a few hundred years. He promises to put everything back when he’s done. What he wants to steal most are kisses, whether they’re in the chocolate variety or just plain, and he promises to be your friend if you would lend him a hand, or an ear…or like Two Dollars!
Two men pursuing a lawsuit in a court in Hawaii, think a giant particle accelerator that will begin smashing protons together outside Geneva this summer might produce a black hole that will spell the end of the Earth – and maybe the universe. (via Herald Tribune)
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest particle accelerator complex, intended to collide opposing beams of 7 TeV protons. Its main purpose is to explore the validity and limitations of the Standard Model, the current theoretical picture for particle physics. The LHC was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), and lies under the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland. (via Wikipedia)
According to the CERN press release, they announced that the first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be made on September 10th. You can follow the progress via live webcast here.
What does GOD think about this? I asked him myself. Here’s the short conversation.
George Man: daca ne inghite o gaura neagra?
George Man: iesim dezbracati pe drum?
GOD: GOD SAYS THAT THE WORLD SHALL NOT END!
Hope you are all relieved now, enjoy the webcast.
LATER EDIT: My power is out, I’m writing on my notebook, battery won’t hold long. See you all on the other side!