Show Note #002 Photo Resizing

As usual, we will talk about the Tech headlines, what do you need to know this week followed by few quick tips about resizing digital photos and lastly the Q&A we will be answering questions posted from: Twitter (in English) and from Saigonica (tiếng Việt)

Tech Headlines:

BlueAnt Q1 Q1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset

With California passing the hands-free laws, BlueAnt has announced the availability of its Q1 Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset. According to the company the BlueAnt Q1 is most sophisticated headset available in the market today as it use voice control technology so instead of the user flipping through a lengthy manual to set up the headset, they simply put the headset in their ear and letting it verbally walk them through pairing and set-up.

It also offers True multipoint which enables the headset to connect to and conduct calls on two mobile phones simultaneously, Noise reduction that removes background noise during a call, dual microphones using BlueAnt’s Voice Isolation Technology and a new level of comfort and style.

The BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth headset is available at retailers suggested market price of $94. Amazon link

Dell Latitude Z is the World’s Thinnest 16-inch Notebook with Wireless Charging

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Dell introduces its new Latitude Z Series which came and adopted the title of not only the world’s thinnest 16-inch Notebook but also the world’s lightest. The Dell Latitude Z measures 1/2 inch thin and weighs 4.5 pounds with a four-cell battery, it is powered by a 1.4 GHz. Intel Core 2 Duo processor, dual 265GB hard drives and 2GB of RAM.

The most notable feature of the dell Latitude Z is the wireless charging, it relies on a UWB radio for point-to-point communications, this eliminates the need for need for power cords by using a dynamic power transfer. This optional feature will cost an additional $395 when you buy the notebook. There is a 16-inch HD WLED display with a 1600×900 resolution, an advanced two megapixel camera with Dell Capture technology which will allow the user to scan save business cards to Microsoft Outlook contacts, Dell’s FaceAware which will automatically locks out other users when a user steps away from the laptop.

The Latitude Z has a silky-touch backlit keyboard along with a “Latitude On” mode which provides instant, interactive access to email, contacts, calendar and the Web while giving the notebook an extended battery life of up to 12 hours.

Tip: Resizing Digital Photo

Nowadays, with the ubiquitous digital cameras at high pixel, photos taken have more resolutions than we actually need. The problem is photos are too big to share via email with family, friends. A quick tip here will show you how to easily resize photos with only few clicks on both Windows/XP and Windows Vista.

Microsoft offers as part of its Powertoy for Windows XP, Image Resizer, which is a quick right mouse click that allows you resize one or more image files in Windows Explorer. Unfortunately Windows Vista users were let in the cold without such Powertoy available.

Thankfully, this Powertoy clone  was created to extend support to non-XP and 64-bit versions of Windows (including Vista).

Download HERE!

Resizing pictures before you e-mail them or transfer to your Mobile devices is made simpler using a free Windows XP download called the Image Resizer, which is one of the many handy tools that make up the Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP.

Using the Image Resizer is easy, and it will preserve your original photos for other uses you may have in the future.

Open the folder that contains the pictures you want to resize. In Thumbnail view, right-click any picture you want to resize, and click Resize Pictures.

Q&A:

1-Anh Sơn Nguyễn (Fountain Valley) hỏi: Xin anh và Lindsey giải thích giùm “Augmented Reality” và “Virtual Reality”

2-Bác Hải (Santa Ana) hỏi: Có cách nào nghe nhạc hay với Bluetooth headsets

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