29 Sept 2011

Amazon launches Kindle Fire


  • 7" color toughened touchscreen, anti-reflective treatment, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors.
  • Dual-core processor
  • Size: 7.5" x 4.7" x 0.45" (190 mm x 120 mm x 11.4 mm).
  • Weight 14.6 ounces (413 grams).
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Free cloud storage
  • Over 100,000 movies and TV shows
  • Comes withe the Amazon Silk cloud-accelerated browser - supports Adobe Flash
  • All in one email app
  • 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers.
The Kindle Fire will be released on November 15, 2011 and is now available for booking at $199 on the Amazon.com.

28 Sept 2011

Info about Startup Sauna

The next web interview in a sauna. What a great idea to get noticed (and heard)

20 Sept 2011

Rubbish Barbie branded toys

Like a lot of girls her age, my daughter used to love Barbie dolls. However, she seems to have lost interest in playing with them and I can think of a possible reason - Barbie branded electronic toys.

The first Brabie branded electronic toy I bought her were a pair of pink Barbie Walkie talkies. She was really excited and she enjoyed playing with it You had to imagine what the other person was saying as you could hardly hear them over the static and I guess the novelty wore off and it ened up among the old pile of toys.

However, what really made her angry was a Barbie camera which I bought for her last birthday. She choose it from the Argos catalogue and it was not cheap - it cost around £30 and was bright pink (what else). She was happily taking pictures of everybody, her cake and presents.

Imagine her disgust when we downloaded the images next day and found out that the pictures were really awful. The resolution of the camera was really bad and pictures were dark and grainy. She was really disappointed and told me that she didn't want to buy any Barbie products ever again.

One of the better images taken - a close up of my face by my daughter.

I know it's a toy and I was not expecting HD quality images but at that price, I was expecting something better. In fact you can buy 7MP digital cameras for less than £25 and older digital cameras for less than a tenner on eBay if you are lucky.

My advice: stay away from Barbie branded electronic toys - just a waste of money. And I have nothing to say to toy makers who think kids are stupid.

18 Sept 2011

Facebook page fans

We launched the Adamok Dot Net Facebook page some time back. It has become an amazing hit with over 3000 fans and fast growing (3,338 at last count).

The page automatically pulls posts from the Adamok.net blog as well as interesting link from other technology and gadget sites and Facebook pages.

If you are not a fan yet go ahead and join the community.

14 Sept 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray

Check out the latest smartphone from Sony Ericsson - the Xperia ray. It is just 9.4mm thin and comes in four different colours.

The Aluminium framed phone has a 3.3-inch touchscreen and a Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine delivers really clear images.

The 8.1mp camera allows users to take seriously sharp photos day or night and HD videos as well.

The phone runs on the Android 2.3 OS and comes with internal phone storage of 300MB with 512MB RAM. It can take an external memory - microSD™ card up to 32GB.

12 Sept 2011

Samsung's ChatOn

Last month Samsung Electronics Co launched a mobile instant messaging tool called ChatON, a free mobile communication service that allows users to communicate instantly with any mobile phone.

ChatOn will be available in more than 120 countries and up to 62 languages.

It is available in two functionality options:

1) A basic functionality option: Available for feature phone users who prefer simple and easy usage, allowing users to share text, pictures, calendar, contacts and emotions through an easy-to-access client.

2) Advanced feature options: Available for smart phone users enabling richer communication by allowing users to see how often they communicate with their buddies using the Interaction Rank feature and post comments on buddies’ profile pages. Users can also create an ‘Animation message’ which allows them to create their own content by scribbling texts, adding audio and choosing their background pictures. All photos and videos in each conversation window can be viewed in an automatically-generated content sharing ‘Trunk’.