Newsmy Navigation has just made an announcement on the CarPad II, which happens to be a DVD navigation tool in your ride that runs on the Android mobile operating system. This is definitely fresh to hear, especially when you consider how Android has more or less remained within the domain of smartphones and tablets mostly, with a smattering of set-top boxes lying about. The CarPad II will run on a quad-core Cortex-A9 processor at speeds of 1.6GHz to 1.8GHz, feature 600MHZ quad-core graphics accelerators, 2GB RAM, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the operating system of choice, making it the best configured hardware among Android-powered DVD navigation systems in China.
In fact, the CarPad II has been touted to be convenient and flexible to use, where it takes moments to disassemble and brought indoors. From there, you can hook it up to your TV via HDMI, and the CarPad II would be transformed to be a high-performance set-top box that features network capability. Apart from that, you can also opt to hook it up to a keyboard or mouse for easier operation. It can dual boot too with Win CE and Android supported, making it a snap to switch between the two. Expect the Newsmy CarPad II to debut worldwide sometime this month. We wonder if Santa would install one on his sleigh… [Press Release]
So, you think that you have more or less mastered smartphone photography? Well, here is some news for you – there are always add-ons and peripherals out there that might just up your game. This time around, it would be the $69.99 Olloclip Macro 3-In-1 Photo Lens that might just make your future shots a whole lot more artistic than usual. After all, looking at things from a different perspective (a closer one in this case) would always shed new light on any situation, and the Olloclip Macro 3-In-1 Photo Lens does what its name claims, thanks to a trio of macro lenses that offer 21x, 14x, and 7x macro magnification so that you will be able to capture the right level of detail.
Use it to examine tiny objects such as coins, stamps, rocks, relics, insects, plants, gems, circuit boards, and even your own skin, and you might just be surprised at what you see. The Olloclip Macro 3-In-1 Photo Lens is tiny enough to be tucked into your pocket in a jiffy, and it will also be compatible with a wide host of apps including Instagram, Facebook and iPhone’s Camera, iPhoto and iMovie built-in apps. Half a dozen elements have gone into the engineering of all three macro lenses, so that you get to enjoy more edge-to-edge clarity, greater depth of field, nicely diffused light on the image, less pincushion distortion and a higher degree of bokeh. [Press Release]