Thursday, 28 October 2010
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first major tablet release since the Apple iPad launched about five months ago.
It's been a long time coming, too. The Galaxy Tab was one of the all-time worst kept secrets in tech until it was finally unveiled at Berlin's IFA show back in September, and as the first major Android tablet release, it holds a weight of responsibility on its shoulders.
With a tidal wave of Android tablets about to sweep through the tech world, it's possible that if the Galaxy Tab were to disappoint, it could damage the perception that Android tablets will be able to top the iPad on features and performance.
The price certainly indicates that Samsung believes the Galaxy Tab can topple the Apple iPad from its tablet tower. The 16GB model costs £530, which is £100 more than the Wi-Fi only version of the iPad. It is, however, exactly the same price as the cheapest 3G iPad, which is clearly no accident.
That price doesn't include any 3G access either, so if you want web connectivity on the go, it's going to cost you a monthly fee from one of the mobile networks. Prices will likely start at around £10 a month for 1GB of data.
This pricing strategy is slightly surprising - the Android tablet would be a lot more appealing if it was a bit cheaper than the iPad.
Samsung's decision no doubt also has something to do with it not wanting to undercut the cost of its own Android smartphones, but it's a big risk.
The Android interface is fantastic, and in indoor conditions everything works pretty well. The screen is bright and colourful. Watching videos and listening to music is easy, as is transferring content to and from the device.
The Android Market enables you to customise the device beyond recognition, and so you'll never get bored of it.
The size has its benefits, too. It's a lot more pocket and bag friendly than the iPad, but it's still a pretty hefty object to have to lug round with you everywhere.
Flash support is a major advantage over the iPad, and the ability to surf online video is very well received.
The sluggish web browsing is very frustrating. As Google readily admits, Android 2.2 is in no way optimised for tablets, and so we can't help feeling that the Galaxy Tab has come along a bit too early.
The screen is also quite disappointing. It's not terrible, but it's in no way a class-leading piece of glass. With the 7-inch screen, it's an incredibly portable device, and so an AMOLED screen would have gone down a treat.
The camera, too, is fairly poor. Again, it's nice to have this feature, but remember this is a £530 gadget. It's expensive, and so you expect all the features to be top-notch... But they're not.
We can't hide our disappointment in the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It had the potential to deliver a serious blow to Apple's iPad sales. But in truth, the Galaxy Tab is no match for the iPad. It's nowhere near as smooth, it's not as polished and remarkably, it's not even a match when it comes to value for money.
If portability and Android are your main concern, the Galaxy Tab is certainly a handy gadget to have in your geeky arsenal. But for £530, we were expecting a hell of a lot more.
Monday, 25 October 2010
- Rooney get's an immediate salary increase
- Rooney can continue to play for the club
- Mobs no longer demonstrate outside Rooney's house
- Rooney's sale value rises as he is now on a long term contract
- The club maintains it's status/reputation by resigning their star player
Sunday, 24 October 2010
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office is to investigate search giant Google over information it gathered from wi-fi networks via it’s Street View project, according to the BBC. No “significant” personal details were recorded at the time, but Google has since admitted that some emails and passwords were copied.On its official Google blog, senior vice president Alan Eustace wrote that the company was “mortified” to discover, after the initial investigation in May, that personal information had been collected.What is clear through all of this is that there was no intent by Google to collect that data, and that it was done accidentally. It is also clear that the company has not used the data for any purposes, commercial or otherwise.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
You are cordially invited to the first tasting in Bangkok of Karlsson's Gold 25, the worlds first low strength Vodka. On THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER 2010, Spirits Of Gold and the NEST Bangkok invites you up to its rooftop for the first free tasting opportunity to sample and experience a very unique beverage from Sweden right here in Bangkok!
The free tasting starts at 7PM with free flow service until 9PM so please come along to sample and enjoy the delights of Karlssons's Gold 25 Vodka.
The tasting is open to everyone so please feel free to publicise that fact, we look forward to seeing you there.
“GOLD CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING’
For more information on the above please contact KARLSSON’S in Thailand:
Khun Pekkie: email@example.comTel: 086-883-0568
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Wayne Rooney will quit Manchester United following a series of explosive rows with manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Talks over a new contract that would keep Rooney at Old Trafford for the peak years of his career have broken down - paving the way for the 24-year-old England international to leave United in the January transfer window.
The warring duo have barely spoken since Rooney returned from England duty last week.
Club insiders accept that Rooney’s relationship with Ferguson is beyond repair after they clashed over recent revelations about the England international’s sex shame and the subsequent decision to leave the striker out of United’s team.
Ed - It has to be true, it's a Daily Mirror exclusive..... Pattaya Rag
Friday, 15 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
The band will cover hits from the big band era and the songs of Frank Sinatra during their stopover in Pattaya. The 18 piece orchestra will recreate the magical sounds of Glenn Miller, Count Bassie and Tommy Dorsie and the band’s vocalist crooner and Arnold Auee will walk you down memory lane with hits of Frank Sinatra. They will have the right selection of music to keep you ‘In the Mood’ and swinging the night away.
The event will be held from 7pm -10pm and the tickets are only 300 baht per person which comes with a free drink. Food will be available on a coupon basis, food stall style as well. For reservations call 038 235 777 ext. 2003 or 081 9414480via Pattaya Times
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
The event will be held at the Amata Spring Country Club in Chon-Buri.
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
With Due Date on the horizon, Todd Phillips is ready for The Hangover 2 and has confirmed that it will take place in Thailand. Which means, we will see things that can never be unseen. Things that involve donkeys.
"It takes place in Bangkok and LA. There's gonna be some f***ed-up surprises. The three guys are back. Mr. Chow's back too."
I'm kind of grossed out by this movie already. I'm walking into this with the same anxiousness and dread I feel before watching a Japanese horror film. Popular activities in Thailand include sex with lady-boys and watching strippers eject peeled bananas from their hoo-has, sending them flying a good fifteen-feet across the room. So help me God if Galifianakis eats that banana. (Empire)
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
A small tube of cream dubbed the ‘boob job in a bottle’ can increase a woman’s bust size by half a cup, if its makers’ claims are to be believed.
And at £125 for a 100ml pot, it is a far cheaper option than spending thousands of pounds on breast enlargement surgery.
Women using the gel rub it into their chest every day for less than two months, after which, manufacturers Rodial claim, their bust will be firmer and up to two-and-a-half centimetres larger while skin will be less wrinkled.
The cream, called Boob Job and already on sale in John Lewis, contains natural chemicals which supposedly increase the number of fat cells in the breast.
Celebrity devotees of this type of treatment are said to include actress Scarlett Johansson, Victoria Beckham and Kelly Brook.
The aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), USS Cowpens (CG 63), and USS McCampbell (DDG 85) are scheduled to arrive at Laem Chabang Port on Saturday, October 2, at 9:00 a.m. via Pattaya Mail