Name one person you know who has a smart phone and has never used Google Maps? Nearly impossible, huh? That probably has something to do with it being one of the best apps you can install on a smart phone. Well, leave it to Microsoft to take something awesome and attempt to make it better. On July 23rd 2010 a video appeared debuting Microsoft’s new maps program code named “Street Slide”. Systems such as Google Street View and Bing Maps Streetside enable users to virtually visit cities by navigating between immersive 360panoramas, or bubbles. The discrete moves from bubble to bubble enabled in these systems do not provide a good visual sense of a larger aggregate such as a whole city block. Multi-perspective “strip” panoramas can provide a visual summary of a city street but lack the full realism of immersive panoramas.
Sometimes the Mobile division of ThinkComputers likes to look back at where things all started. At one point in time, through everyone’s cell phone journey, we’ve all experienced a “slide” phone. So of us fell in love, and some of us never looked back once we moved on. But sometimes you have to ponder… what phone was the phone to start the slide craze that seems to still be prominent today?
The big 4. In the US these companies represent the cellular provider nearly for 300 million people, at least the ones who have cell phones worth talking about. Each company has boat loads of phones to choose from but with each provider one phone sits alone at the top. Today, we are going to go over the Big 4’s big 4. Some of these phones have been around for awhile but still reign supreme with their respective companies. We’ll give you a brief overview of the phones; the good, the bad, and certainly the ugly but ultimately it’s your call.
Sometimes when you’re on the go, electric outlets are either impossible to find or rarely available. Moreover, it’s dreadfully inconvenient to have to plug in when you could be moving, all because your power-hungry smartphone has a battery that lasts what seems like minutes. Enter mobile power packs, such as the Choiix Power Fort battery pack. It’s a small black box which has two purposes: charge your small electronics and double as a flashlight. ThinkComputers has the review.
External hard drives, especially portable ones have been given new life with the popularity of netbooks. Most netbooks only have a small hard drive so having an external drive is a must. That is why we are seeing more and more portable external hard drives on the market. Today we will be looking at the Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile 500GB drive that features dual stage anti-shock technology, which meets the U.S. military drop-test standards MIL-STD-810F with advanced two-stage anti-shock technology. Let’s take a look!
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