Launchpad: Panasonic Smart Viera TVs

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Written by Chaitanya Gudipaty | Published: May 21, 2012 1:21 am

Panasonic Smart Viera TVs

Panasonic recently launched its Smart Viera flat panel TVs. These televisions claim to be eco-friendly and can connect to WiFi networks. For select models,Panasonic also introduced smart applications to help users make the most of these “smart” TVs. The Swipe and Share app lets people view pictures,movies and videos on the TV using a simple swipe action. The Browse and Share app lets users browse the Internet on the TV. The Watch and Chat app allows users to chat with friends on social networks while watching TV. Some TVs also allow users to enjoy 3D content. Screen sizes range from 24 inches to 55 inches.

Garmin nuvi 50LM

These days,even inexpensive smartphones have GPS technology and by launching cheaper devices,Garmin seems to be targeting a bigger audience. With the launch of nuvi 40LM and 50LM,Garmin has brought affordable GPS devices to the market. Nuvi 40LM,priced at Rs 8,450 comes with a 4.3-inch screen,whereas nuvi 50LM has a 5-inch screen. The devices also offer unlimited free map updates. Users no longer need to pay for latest maps every year or so. The devices also feature voice guidance in English and Hindi.

Asus G75VW

Asus has added two more notebooks to its lineup — N56VM and G75VW. N56VM is a multimedia notebook and G75VW is a gaming laptop. Powered by an Intel Core i7 quad core processor,the N56VM laptop utilises SonicMaster audio technology to enhance music experience. The G75VW gaming laptop delivers a graphics using the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M graphics card and has 16 GB RAM. The machine has two rear exhausts so that the heat moves away from the user. The two models offer bigger touchpads for precision and easy-to-use multi-touch gestures. Both machines have illuminated keyboards,which are a fancy addition for those who work in the dark or those who like the bling. N56VM costs Rs 89,999.

Chrome 19

The latest iteration of Google’s web browser adds tab syncing to its list of features. With Chrome 19,open web pages can be synchronised across devices. Suppose you open a website on Google Chrome in Windows,the website will automatically load on Chrome in your Android device,Mac or Linux-based systems. Older versions of Chrome allowed users to synchronise bookmarks,extensions,history and themes. To enable synchronising,users will just have to sign in to Chrome via any Google account. Apart from this,the new version adds the usual security fixes and some small tweaks.

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