Sunday, 6 May 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note.....2nd Gadget.. (Part 1)

Dear Readers,

Remember on my previous post... well I posted it yesterday. I talked about, well kinda showing of my gadgets which I already owned this year. 

Yesterday was my new MacBook Pro i7 13" laptop. Now since I have been complaining my Hp (Hand phone), having trouble reading my emails..official/personal etc...etc....etc... complaining about my old phone screen was too small to read all my emails. too outdated.. any for the many reason to convince my wife that it time for me to get a new hand phone, tablet phone, smart phone or and Android phone. 

after almost a month of searching, what phone should I take... and here are my list of phones/tablet being considered. 

  1. iPhone 4s (Already in the market since 2011)
  2. iPhone 5 (Not so sure yet.. too many rumours going on around about the release dates)
  3. Samsung Nexus ( Already in the market)
  4. Samsung Note (Already in the market)
  5. HTC Android phone..cant recall which type (But its already in the Market too)
 The iPhone 4s is one of my favourite choice but with iPhone is due to be release this year so getting an iPhone 4s will not be suitable at the moment. Like I have mentioned in my top list of phone iPhone 5 is not going to be here so soon...with some rumours saying it might be in June... the latest rumours are it might be somewhere September or maybe October and it will not be in November...but only APPLE knows the grand release of iPhone5..

The there is the Samsung product of Android Phones.. with my 3 top choice are the all new Samsung Nexus which runs with the Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich, its slim and curvy design look nice but the screen is a little too small when it come to reading an email...well of cause iPhone 4s and 5 might be smaller  too.. anyway then I turn to the other Samsung Galaxy Note.. this is a new design from Samsung its a phone but its size makes it looks like a tablet and mini tablet to my opinion. it runs on Android Gingerbread an older version of the Android OS. at the moment Samsung states that it plans to upgrade Nexus to Adroid OS V4.x...when I don't have a clue yet. but according to an article I read Galaxy Note upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich will not be available until the 2nd Qtr of 2012. will there be another delayed...we'll see about that.

Then there is the HTC Android phone...basically HTC has a great design too when it come to Android Smartphone. but the downside for HTC is that all HTC smartphone do not have video call can only make a video calls via Skype.. but maybe because HTC designers think that the the features are already in most of smartphone that are available in the market but nobody wants to use video calls why bother putting this feature on anyway...but that is just my theory... 

So finally the winning choice was the Samsung Galaxy Note... the size is not to big and its not too small either.. 

Notes run on a Dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor.  as far as i know it, Notes has a 2 types sizes of internal memory a 16GB and the 32GB internal memory size upgradable to 32 GB if you have a 16GB internal memory upgrade via external memory Micro SD. 

Feature wise looks OK lah....nothing fancy... but the photo editing feature looks cool... you can crop..any other photo editing function (basic photo editing functions)

Galaxy Notes touch sensitive screen is quite smooth...So it cost me RM1999... at the time of purchase but few days later the price has gone down to around RM1800++ 

So here it is... My very own Samsung Galaxy Note...

Avengers - 2012

Hey....Yup The Avengers is out on the 27th April 2012... and I booked 2 tickets (for me and my wife) on the 26th April 2012, it was a 20:50 (0850pm) show... and boy I just cant wait to watched this movie...

It was 0700pm I decided to be there 1hour and 50 minutes early.. have our dinner at 1B shopping Mall, then proceed to a long hour window shopping. 

So the cinema is almost packed with cinema goers. especially when this is The Avengers we are talking about...

Anyway...its show time.. The movie starts with The current S.H.I.E.L.D Director Nick Fury  (Samuel L Jackson) arrives at a remote S.H.I.E.L.D. research facility during an evacuation. The Tesseract, an energy source of unknown potential, has somehow been activated and able to self sustained it self even when the power source is forced to shut down and this opens a portal through space from which the exiled Loki (Tom Hiddleston) steps through. Loki takes the Tesseract and uses his abilities to take control of the minds of several S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel including Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) and Agent Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) to aid him in his getaway.

The movie starts which I  almost thought it was some how boring... then just when the fighting starts right after Loki was caught by the Avengers, which he purposely allowed himself to be caught, and when he manages to angered the HULK - Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo)  and Loki Manages to escape. during this time Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has already joint The Avengers team to help secure his brother Loki and bring him back to Asgard, but the attempt to safely brings Loki back to Asgard failed instead chaos has instead when Loki through his mind controlled Dr Selvigs with the power source from Stark Tower manages to reopens the portal thus allowing the Chitauri armada to invade earth..

But the attempt to invade earth failed by the Chitaury...The Avengers manages to stop this from happening. with IRON Man - Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) almost lost hi life manages to divert a nuclear missile release instructed by the other Directors /Council to targets at Manhattan to stop the invasion from escalating.  

Anyway this movie is a must see movie... and I might be going a another round to watch The Avengers this time I'll be wathing the 3D version.. 

I would rate this movie a 5 star rating... This is also an Action Movie Plus a little bit of funny/comedy scene...

How does the Avengers Perform in term of Gross earnings? 
(Sources from

'The Avengers' from Marvel and Disney assembled an incredible $80.517 million on Friday. 

This is the second best single-day gross in box office history behind only 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2' and its opening day gross of $91,071,119. 

The achievement is all the more impressive given that 'Potter' had record-breaking midnight grosses of $43.5 million while 'The Avengers' earned "only" $18.7 million in its midnight screenings. 

Could 'The Avengers' have a shot at besting the opening weekend record held by 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2' of $169.2 million? 

Well, a CinemaScore of A+ should generate sufficient word-of-mouth to propel the film to at least a spot in the top five openings of all-time. IMAX as always contributed big to this performance with 8% of the gross derived from their big screen locations. 

The 3D showings were also a hit with an estimated 60% of the gross coming from these screens. 

The film's worldwide results are equally impressive with another $30.3 million added to its international total on Friday and already $334.3 million total in the international marketplace. 

Add on the $80.5 million on Friday in North America and the film has a $414.8 million worldwide total that will have it on track to exceed half a billion dollars in global box office by Sunday night!

Avengers Assemble indeed!  Yes Indeed They are....

Check out their summary earnings...

Check out these global Gross Box Office figures:

The Avengers estimated results for Friday May 4:

  • International : $30.3M
  • Domestic      : $80.5M

The Avengers cumulative performance to date:

  • Domestic GBO   : $80.5M
  • Int’l GBO          : $334.3M
  • Global GBO       : $414.8M
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The Yamaha Raptor 700 734R - Year 2012 Special Edition

Dear Readers,

I dont know much about Chopper... But when I see the Yamaha Raptor 700R, I must say this is one cool toys for boys...

Have a look of this video from youtube..

This was the previous version of the Yamaha Raptor.. The video below is the latest 2012 version..

 More about the Yamaha Raptor go to this site

ASIMO 2012 version at CES

Hi Readers,

I believe everyone familiar with the robot ASIMO, Asimo is a robot created by HONDA. this is the latest version of the famous robot was shown in 2012 CES. Since it first prototype debut in the year 1998-1999, Honda has been perfecting their baby ASIMO. and this is the video of what ASIMO is capable of doing..

Note: I am not the owner this video...
Video was uploaded by Siminarpaper

To know more about ASIMO history go to this site to read more 

Saturday, 5 May 2012

My latest Gadget...

Hi Readers,

How is your day? to all my Malaysian readers, how is your weekend (Saturday)? I hope you had a fun as well as great Saturday.

Last month both myself and my wife decided to get a new gadget...well actually these gadgets are actually for me....yeah...gadgets...

my first choice was should I get and MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro... and should I get an 13" i5 or 15" i5? or should I just go for the 13" i7....

The sales person told me that with 13" i5 with HDD of 500GB the performance is sufficient enough for a basic photo editing as well as video editing, and I must say Apple does have the performance track in their MacBook  product line.

But with 13" i7 with a HDD size of 750GB is more towards my personal choice. Then there is the MacBook Air.. its slim as well as slick design makes a MacBook future owners felt irresistible feelings to ignore it.. but again if I were to choose Book Air.... I would need to fill in my bag an extra External HDD and not to mentioned a external CD ROM.

After a long thought finally the verdict came out from my mind... I will be the newest MacBook Pro proud owner..yes I chose the 13" i7 with a 750GB HDD size.

For so long I have been wanted to have my very own Apple MacBook...and finally my dream has come true..

Want to know what is my 2nd gadget? well I'll post it in my next post... Anyway.. now should I get a new iPad? or should I just settled with my good old iPod Tough 3G... but my 4 year old daughter has been hinting me to get an iPad of my own....

We'll see, THe new ipad has just arrived KK (Sabah-Malaysia), well actually 3 weeks I kinda hooked up with this new iPad, though the feature is not much of a different with the previous iPad2  but the image quality and the camera auto focus capability and among other things enough to make me consider to own my 3rd new gadget...

Looks like 2012 is the year of the gadget for me....LoL