Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The war of the TABLET!


Yup, the war is on guys! Some people is going the give Steve Jobs a chase for the BIG PIE

Berlin, Germany, September 2nd, 2010 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in mobile technology, today announced the launch of the Samsung GALAXY Tab (Model: GT-P1000). Powered by Android Operating System 2.2, the Samsung GALAXY Tab is the first of the company’s tablet devices, representing a new category of mobile products for Samsung.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab brings together all of Samsung's leading innovations to provide users with more capabilities while on the move. Consumers are able to experience PC-like web-browsing and enjoy all forms of multimedia content on the perfectly sized 7-inch display, wherever they go. Moreover, users can continuously communicate via e-mail, voice and video call, SMS/MMS or social network with the optimized user interface.

Samsung GALAXY Tab (GT-P1000) Product Specifications

Network

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA7.2 Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

OS

Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Display

7.0 inch TFT-LCD, WSVGA (1024 x 600)

Processor

Cortex A8 1.0GHz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540

Camera

3 MP Camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash
1.3MP front camera for Video Telephony

Value-added
Features

Android Market™ and Samsung Apps for more applications and contents

Readers Hub, Media Hub* , Music Hub*, Social Hub*
*Availability will be decided by market preference.

Adobe Flash 10.1 player support
Full HD video playback, Thinkfree Office, Swype, Hybrid Widget

Connectivity

30 pin connector / micro SD
WiFi 802.11n / Bluetooth 3.0

Memory

16GB / 32GB internal memory, upto 32GB external memory slot
RAM: 512MB

Size

190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380g

Battery

4,000mAh (7 hour movie play)

Semenyih water plant closed due to contamination

The Semenyih water treatment plant has been closed down since 1.40am on Tuesday morning following river contamination from a nearby landfill.

In a statement, Syabas said raw water from Sungai Kembong in Selangor was contaminated due to "leachate" leaking from a breached dyke in the landfill.

"The plant was closed immediately upon detecting high content of ammonia in the water at 6.41mg per litre, which is above the health safety standard of 1.5mg per litre, put into place by the Health Ministry.

"A yellow alert emergency plan has been into place. We are now trying to redistribute water from other treatment plants to the affected areas," it said.

The closure of the plant, which treated some 600mil litres of water daily, is expected to affect supply to 1.2mil residents or 300,000 households in four areas - Petaling, Hulu Langat, Sepang and Kuala Langat.

Leachate = usually refers to the liquid that drains out the bottom of landfills, garbage dumps, or other waste disposal sites. Leachate forms as water percolates through solid waste.

Abstracted from TheStarOnline

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Surgeons must get consent to take photos of intimate parts

Penang High Court ruled today that surgeons must obtain their female patients' consent before taking photos of their intimate parts.

Judicial Commissioner Chew Soo Ho awarded freelance writer Lee Ewe Poh, 50, RM25,000 in damages for invasion of privacy and RM10,000 in costs. Lee, a former journalist, had filed the suit against general and colo-rectal surgeon Dr Lim Teik Mau saying she felt violated after he took photographs of her private parts during a haemorrhoids surgery.

The decision above makes me wonder how about male's privacy? Anyhow it's good that we know now what the court have said about this area. Again, we should know our rights!

Abstracted from TheStarOnline

Old Kajang Stadium for New Kajang Square

Old Stadium making way for....

New Kajang Square

I wasn't aware that the iconic landmark of Kajang town - Kajang Stadium was scheduled to be demolished on 15th August 2010. I saw the news only a day before it was set to be torn down.

The 40-year-old Kajang Stadium will make way for the new Kajang Square project with cost estimated at RM5.5 Mil. The stadium, built in the late 1970s, will be turned into a public square where people could jog or enjoy a stroll. The project would include a multi-million rinngit sports complex with futsal and badminton courts, field for tai chi, yoga and aerobic activities, a children’s playground and kiosks selling various wares.

The first phase, a playground will be built at a cost of RM200,000 which is almost completed. The second phase will include the building of two futsal courts. Part of the walls will be torn down but the field will remain. There will be a bitumen track instead of synthetic rubber, which will incur more cost. The Kajang Square will also have kiosks and a stage. The whole project would take about three years to complete.