Is the Galaxy Nexus the Phone to get?


Galaxy Nexus

The Galaxy Nexus is a touchscreen slate Android smartphone developed by a partnership between Google and Samsung.[23] The phone and operating system were developed collaboratively by engineers from both companies.[24] It is the third generation successor to Google’s previous flagship phones, the Nexus One and Nexus S. It has an HD (720p)[25] Super AMOLED display with curved glass, an improved camera system, and Google’s new version of its Android operating system, version 4.0, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich.[26] The name is the result of co-branding between the Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus brands of Android smartphones.

The Galaxy Nexus features a 4.65-inch 1280×720-pixel HD Super AMOLED PenTile[41] curved glass display,[11] a dual-core 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4460 processor (ARM Cortex-A9)[8] with an accompanying PowerVR SGX540,[42] 1 GB of RAM; a 1,750 mAh battery (1,850 mAh LTE version); 1.3 MP front camera and 5 MP rear camera (with zero shutter lag) capable of 1080p video with the rear camera and 720p with the front camera;[43] 4G; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n; Bluetooth; GPS, barometer; NFC;[39] and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The HSPA+ GSM version is a pentaband device, able to utilize 3G networks nearly anywhere in the world. In terms of hardware, the Galaxy Nexus features a 4.65-inch 720 Super AMOLED HD display, 16GB or 32GB of on-board storage, 1GB of RAM, and NFC technology.

The Galaxy Nexus is a new phone in the series created by Samsung. It’s the third official phone contracted by Google and the first phone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Specs include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a 4.65 inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display, a 5 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a 1.3 megapixel camera and a lot more.

The phone features NFC-based sharing with a feature called Androdid Beam, face-recognition unlocking, advanced battery and data monitoring options and a lot more that is possible with the advent of Android 4.0.

Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol, 2 Shots for the Price of One.

Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol


Arsenal Firearms has Brought us the Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol. It shoots 2 .45 caliber rounds simultaneously and will “bring down a bull”.

The gun can be handled by any shooter able to shoot with a .45 Acp and it is not only very pleasing, but very accurate and great fun. The AF2011-A1 holds amazing and surprising target performance for the shooter: in fact, it will group all the 8 double .45 caliber rounds (16 bullets) held in the duplex, single columns magazines, in a target of the size of an orange at 15 yards and of a water melon at 25. The stopping power of the AF2011-A1 is tremendous: 2 bullets for a total of 460 Grains weight impacting at 1 to 2 inches apart (depending on the distance of the target) will knock down a bull, while the whole 18 bullets, for a payload exceeding 4000 Grains, can be delivered to the target in about 3 seconds. The AF2011-A1 obviously features a number of very special parts, such as the single slide, the single frame, the single spur double hammer, the single grip safety, the single body double mainspring housing and the single double cavity magazine floor plate, the long and double magazine latch, the special barrel bushings and the hold open lever and side lever safety with long shafts: but the most interesting feature of the new pistol which we strived to keep during the development of the project, is the interchangeability of most internal parts, which come as standard 1911 replacement parts. These include the firing pins, the firing pins plates, the sears groups, the triple springs, the inner parts of the mainspring housings, the recoil springs and recoil springs rods, the magazine bodies and inner parts, the sights (including after market adjustable sights) the grips and grips screws and bushings. The AF2011-A1 (“Twenty Eleven” for aficionados) can be ordered either with 2 independent triggers and one sear group (left or right, with user-interchangeability for right or left operations) or with 2 triggers permanently joined and the choice of 1 or 2 sear groups. The AF2011-A1 is available in mirror finish Deep Blue or with a 3400 Vickers surface hardness White Ash Nitrite coating.–Military–Gear.html

Pagani Huayra Documentary, Must Watch!

Pagani Automobili releases a making-of video documentary on the cusp of the much awaited C9′s arrival. One year since its grand unveiling at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Italian manufacturer’s latest and greatest supercar offering is about to hit the roads. The Pagani Huayra has outdone its predecessor – the excellent Zonda on both counts of aesthetics and power boasting a Mercedes-AMG 6.0 liter twin turbo V12 engine that produces over 700 horsepower and 1100Nm of torque, achieving 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 235 mph (a commendable jump from the Zonda F Roadster’s 220 mph). This short video shares the inspiration behind Pagani’s latest masterpiece, its development and build process, and expounds on the creative intelligence and artful vision that has contributed to the Huayra’s final design.




Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera

Canon EOS Rebel T4i lens screen
Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera /  Canon EOS 650D
The The new EOS Rebel T4i features incredible image quality with an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor that is the first Canon DSLR that claims to offer continuous autofocus in movie mode and live view, which Canon calls “Hybrid AF”. This feature, intended mainly for video recording, is implemented through a new sensor technology in which certain pixels are dedicated to phase-detection AF (traditionally used in DSLRs) and others to contrast-detection AF (used in camcorders). When the subject is in the center of the frame, phase detection is used to identify the subject’s current location, with contrast detection then used to fine-tune the focus. Hybrid AF will be available with all lenses, but other improvements to video autofocus, specifically in smoothness and quietness, will depend on the use of Canon’s new STM lenses, two of which were announced alongside the The new EOS Rebel T4i features incredible image quality with an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor that . DPReview noted that the Hybrid AF system was similar to the focusing system of the Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras.

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IOS 6 Announced

apple ios 6 announced

Apple has demonstrated the new iOS 6 today at WWDC (World Wide Developer’s Conference). The guys at apple really spent thier time on this one with over 200 improvements for the next-generation mobile platform.

Facebook integration
the best ever in a mobile device, allowing you to sign in once and post from Notification Center, Siri and Facebook-enabled apps, including Photos, Safari and Maps. Your Facebook friends’ information is kept up to date across all your iOS devices, automatically updating details in Contacts when they change, and scheduling events and birthdays in your Calendar. You can also “Like” content directly from the App Store™ and iTunes® and see what your friends recommend.

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Louis Vuitton 2012 Fly Back Tambour Watch

Louis Vuitton 2012 Fly Back Tambour


Louis Vuitton 2012 Fly Back Tambour
The Louis Vuitton-produced Tambour line of watches are presented by the French luxury label in extremely limited quantities with top-caliber Swiss movements. The latest offering in the 2012 Tambour line is the Fly-Back Automatic Chronograph, culling inspiration from military pilot watches from the ’60s. Mounted on an alligator and calfskin band, the Tambour 44mm stainless steel casing contains contrasting white and yellow hands with a textured black dial reminiscent of the circular scale radars found in airplane cockpits. The Fly-Back name comes from the watch’s “Fly Back” function which allows for a quick-reset and starting of a second chronograph at the push of a single button. The watch itself is powered by the LV 137 Swiss movement, and features a visible 42-hour power reserve positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. Only 888 pieces will be made, so check with your local Louis Vuitton flagship store for availability.

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Mitsubishi Diamond Vision 665-inch Display

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has installed a 665-inch Diamond Vision display at Tochigi Green Stadium, home of Japan’s J League professional soccer team Tochigi SC. The order was received jointly with Tochidenko from Tochigi Prefecture in eastern Japan in August 2011 and installation was completed in February 2012, in time for the team’s season home opener on March 11.

Diamond Vision display on south-side stand
The 8.32 m x 14.72 m Diamond Vision display has 832 horizontal scanning lines, the third-highest resolution among all soccer stadiums in Japan. Incorporating the latest light-emitting diode (LED) chips and Mitsubishi Electric’s display control technology, the display is more energy-efficient than its predecessor.

Mitsubishi Electric has also installed a 20-meter ribbon board along the field railing. Simultaneous control of the ribbon board and Diamond Vision display enable total coordination of audio-visual renderings in the stadium.

The integrated operation console for all signage is highly easy-to-use, allowing operators of non-professional sporting events to use their own roster presentations, connect personal camcorders and more.

The new screen is equipped with an emergency backup power generator, allowing the stadium to serve as a disaster evacuation site or for public notification purposes in the case of blackouts.

Mitsubishi Electric has installed more than 1,700 Diamond Vision displays globally since erecting the world’s first full-color large display system at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1980. Going forward, Mitsubishi Electric will continue to expand its business in large displays for public stadia and other sports facilities.

Google Tablet to run Ice Cream Sandwich Android Due Next Month

The Google-branded tablet will have a 1280×800 resolution 7-inch display, according to Richard Shim, an analyst with DisplaySearch. Production is slated for April. The initial production run is between 1.5 million to 2 million units, according to Shim.

The long-awaited Android-running, Google-branded tablet reportedly arrives in April.

The device is aimed squarely at the dominant, and cheap, Amazon Kindle Fire, which is the world’s leading 7-inch Android device. The tablet, which former CEO Eric Schmidt first mentioned in December, also would advance Google’s plan to create a unified software and hardware ecosystem — just like that company in Cupertino.

Richard Shim, an analyst with DisplaySearch, told CNET the Google tablet is on track for production in April and is expected to cost $199. It will sport a 7-inch, 1280×800 display and run Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). Those specs, if they pan out, one-up the Kindle Fire, which also costs $199 but has a 1024×600 display and runs on a modified version of Gingerbread (Android 2.3).

Should the tablet actually materialize, it would be yet another entry in Google’s sweeping hardware initiative. Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility will give the search company a ready-to-go hardware division. The tablet also would follow the rumored music-streaming entertainment device that would take advantage of the proposed Android@Home initiative announced at Google I/O.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera

Canon is proud to present the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark III. With supercharged EOS performance and stunning full frame, high-resolution image capture, the EOS 5D Mark III is designed to perform. Special optical technologies like the 61-Point High Density Reticular AF and an extended ISO range of 100-25600 (expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2) make the EOS 5D Mark III ideal for shooting weddings in the studio or out in the field, and great for still photography. Advanced professional-level high definition video capabilities (that includes a host of industry-standard recording protocols and enhanced performance) make it possible to capture beautiful cinematic movies in EOS HD quality. A newly designed 22.3 Megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Canon DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, and shooting performance up to 6.0 fps provide exceptional clarity and sharpness, even when capturing rapidly-unfolding scenes. Additional technological advancements include an Intelligent Viewfinder, Canon’s advanced iFCL metering system, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Multiple Exposure mode — all of which that help make the EOS 5D Mark III the perfect multimedia tool.

After months of rumors and speculation, the next generation of Canon’s most popular pro-level shooter has arrived. On Friday, the company announced details of its long-awaited EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera.

Notable updates are plentiful. There’s a totally new 22.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor (up from 21.1 on the Mark II) with a new photodiode structure that reduces image noise. The ISO range has been improved — the camera gains two stops on the high end and now goes from 100 to 25,600, with additional extended settings of 50, 51,200 and 102,400. The Mark III also inherits a few key features from Canon’s recently announced EOS-1D X, like the new DIGIC 5+ image processor, the 61-point autofocus system, on-chip image correction and a multi-exposure mode.

Canon’s previous 5D model has been central to the rise of the DSLR video scene, with indie auteurs shooting fantastic-looking HD video on their Mark IIs, so we expected this update to come with several video-specific performance bumps. The Mark III shoots 1080p video at up to 30 frames per second, but video is now processed by the DIGIC 5+ chip, which Canon says reduces image noise and moiré effects much better than the DIGIC 4 chip. There’s a new on-camera H.264 compression engine and new timecode-embedding features. The LCD monitor is now 3.2 inches (up from 3 inches) and has new touch-screen controls for silently adjusting your settings while you’re recording.

The Mark III will be available at the end of March at an estimated price of $3,500 for the body only, and $4,300 bundled with a 24-105mm f/4 zoom lens. The last-generation 5D Mark II — which has grown to become one of the most popular DSLRs in the world since its release three and a half years ago — will remain in the Canon line-up for at least the next few months. You’ll also be able to get one pretty cheap on Craigslist starting this weekend, no doubt (or at least a used Nikon D700).

The Mark III lands with a slew of optional accessories in tow, like a GPS receiver ($390), a wireless file transmitter ($850), a battery grip ($490, seen in one of the photos above) and the new Speedlite 600EX-RT wireless flash ($630) and transmitter ($470).

Is Your Belt Bursting at the Seams? This one holds 2,500 lbs!

This belt is made from a kevlar-nomex blend which has a tensile strength of up to 10,000 pounds. Although the alloy buckle is load tested at 2500 lbs.

“The Best Made Smokejumper belt is extremely resistant to abrasion, cuts, and UV damage, low electrical conductivity, high chemical resistance, and is cinched tight with a hot-forged alloy steel parachute harness that is 100% proof load tested at 2500 lbs.”


  • kevlar-nomex blend
  • hot-forged alloy steel parachute harness
  • 800° (fahrenheit) melting point
  • 6,500–10,000 lbs of tensile strength (webbing only)