Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How to Turn Your Ubuntu Laptop into a Wireless Access Point

If you have a single wired Internet connection – say, in a hotel room – you can create an ad-hoc wireless network with Ubuntu and share the Internet connection among multiple devices. Ubuntu includes an easy, graphical setup tool.
Unfortunately, there are some limitations. Some devices may not support ad-hoc wireless networks and Ubuntu can only create wireless hotspots with weak WEP encryption, not strong WPA encryption.


To get started, click the gear icon on the panel and select System Settings.
Select the Network control panel in Ubuntu’s System Settings window. You can also set up a wireless hotspot by clicking the network menu and selecting Edit Network Connections, but that setup process is more complicated.
If you want to share an Internet connection wirelessly, you’ll have to connect to it with a wired connection. You can’t share a Wi-Fi network – when you create a Wi-Fi hotspot, you’ll be disconnected from your current wireless network.
To create a hotspot, select the Wireless network option and click the Use as Hotspot button at the bottom of the window.
You’ll be disconnected from your existing network. You can disable the hotspot later by clicking the Stop Hotspot button in this window or by selecting another wireless network from the network menu on Ubuntu’s panel.
After you click Create Hotspot, you’ll see an notification pop up that indicates your laptop’s wireless radio is now being used as an ad-hoc access point. You should be able to connect from other devices using the default network name – “ubuntu” – and the security key displayed in the Network window. However, you can also click the Options button to customize your wireless hotspot.
From the wireless tab, you can set a custom name for your wireless network using the SSID field. You can also modify other wireless settings from here. The Connect Automatically check box should allow you to use the hotspot as your default wireless network – when you start your computer, Ubuntu will create the hotspot instead of connecting to an existing wireless network.
From the Wireless Security tab, you can change your security key and method. Unfortunately, WPA encryption does not appear to be an option here, so you’ll have to stick with the weaker WEP encryption.
The “Shared to other computers” option on the IPv4 Settings tab tells Ubuntu to share your Internet connection with other computers connected to the hotspot.
Even if you don’t have a wireless Internet connection available to share, you can network computers together and communicate between them – for example, to share files.

Sony Ericsson Live View Android Bluetooth Watch

The Sony Ericsson Live View uses Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly pair up to a compatible handset and allows consumers to control the phone without taking it out of their pocket or handbag. Read text messages, see incoming calls and keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook and Twitter.
The Sony Ericsson LiveView allows the user to control the Sony Ericsson music features of the handset from the micro display, selecting tracks and controlling volume. The product also serves as a calendar reminder, displaying calendar events and other phone applications.
Whether on the go, in a meeting or out for dinner, the convenient Sony Ericsson LiveView can be clipped anywhere. Attached in a watch strap, on a keychain or clipped to a laptop, the micro display allows the user to incorporate the product into their lifestyle and always stay connected.
Music player control
Play, pause, next, previous track and volume adjustment
Track title display
Social Networking Services
Display Facebook updates
Display Twitter updates
Battery Life
Typical usage : 4 days
Display incoming texts
Display RSS feeds
Show phone number for incoming calls
Mute ringer for incoming phone calls
List of missed calls
Other Features
Calendar reminders
Find your phone
Display time and date
Bluetooth technology
Micro USB connector
1,3″colour OLED display, 128 X 128 pixels
Works with all Android Phones with version 2.0 and above
Approximately 10m
Size:3.5 x 3.51.1cm
3 months vendor warranty against manufacturing defects
In the Box
Sony Ericsson LiveView

Monday, November 12, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung GALAXY Camera is first Android powered point and shoot from Samsung, which offers professional quality images, 4.77″ HD Super Clear Touchscreen, and you can easily upload/share images online with built-in 3G/Wi-Fi connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Camera Features:
  • Android Jelly Bean OS 4.1
  • 1.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Quad Core Processor
  • 16.3MP CMOS Camera
  • Full Touchscreen
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Shoot Stunning Quality Images
Samsung Galaxy Camera Technical Specifications:
  • Effective Pixels: 16.3 Mega Pixel
  • Image Sensor: 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS
  • 4.77″ Inch Super Clear LCD (720 x 1280) Pixels Corning Gorilla Glass Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Lens Type: F2.8, 23 mm, 21x Super Long Zoom
  • Image Stabilization: Optical
  • Movie Format: MPEG4, AVC/H.264
  • ISO Senstivity: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Smart Pro: 10 Modes (Macro, Rich Tone, Action Freeze, Waterfall Trace, Light Trace, Beautiful Sunset, Blue Sky, Natural Green, Silhouette, Vivid Fireworks)
  • Additional Features: Smart Content Manager, Photo Wizard, Movie Wizard, Voice Control, Slow Motion Video, S Planner, S Suggest, AllShare Play, Family Story, Drop box
  • Google Mobile Services: Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Google Chrome Browser, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
  • Internal Memory: 8GB
  • External Media: SDSC/SDHC/SDXC
  • Ports: HDMI v1.4
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0
  • 1650mAh Battery
  • Dimension: 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1 mm
  • Weight: 305 gm