Melihat Kawasaki Bajaj Pulsar 200NS dari Dekat di PRJ 2013 Kemayoran Jakarta

Kawasaki Bajaj Pulsar 200NS PRJ 2013

Melihat dari dekat, motor ini sangat layak dan patut dilirik (virus motor lama tapi baru), ya, maksudnya motor ini sudah lama berlalu-lalang di Kota asalnya India, dan baru diperkenalkan di Indonesia saat pameran di PRJ 2013 pekan ini, mari kita lihat penampakannya

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Sayang tidak ada yang menjaga distand motor ini, mungkin kalau ada SPG yang menjaganya akan terlihat lebih menarikūüôā

 

Kawasaki Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Tampil Menawan tapi seperti disisihkan…

KAWASAKI BAJAJ PULSAR 200NS PRJ 2013

IMG_55492Saat berkunjung ke PRJ 2013 pada hari Sabtu dua hari lalu, perhatian saya tertarik pada both Kawasaki, karena ada motor yang sering diperbincangkan oleh kawan-kawan Auto blogger selama ini, ya, tentu saja apalagi kalo bukan Kawasaki Bajaj Pulsar 200NS.   Saya sempat terkesima lihat bentuk aslinya yang memang sudah menawan dengan tampilan Naked Sport yang futuristik sesuai jargon dari namanya 200NS, dan bukan saya saja, banyak pengunjung yang tertarik untuk melihat detailnya dari dekat dan bahkan menaikinya untuk sekedar ingin mengetahui kenyamanannya saat ditunggangi.

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Tapi sangat jelas sekali penempatan stand nya seperti disisihkan oleh pihak Kawasaki, atau seperti di anak Tirikan, jika melihat dari stand yang kosong tanpa ada pihak Kawasaki maupun SPG yang berjaga-jaga ditempat itu untuk sekedar dimintai keterangan tentang product yang baru launching tersebut, bahkan letaknya ada dibelakang stand Kawasaki yang terlihat Megah dan Gemerlap dibagian Depan,

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Lihat saja dari Neon Sign Perusahaan Automotive yang sedang bekerjasama tersebut, Kawasaki menggunakan Neon Sign sedangkan Bajaj hanya dengan sticker saja, apakah pihak Bajaj Indonesia tidak malu dengan system promosi dan penjualan seperti ini?

sayang sekali kalau menurut saya, padahal motor yang dipasarkan sangat bagus dan bisa bersaing dengan pabrikan yang mengusung brand dari jepun jika dicompare dengan harga yang ditawarkan dan spesifikasi motor tersebut.IMG_55452

komentar dari para pengunjungpun beraneka ragam saat melihat stand Kawasaki Bajaj tersebut. (R)

Kurang Air Jadi Lemot

Photo

(C)www.ghiboo.com

Ghiboo.com – Contoh konkrit menerapkan hidup sehat: mengonsumsi makanan sehat secara teratur agar tak berlebihan atau malah kekurangan.

Jangan lupa minum air berkualitas yang sesuai unsur kesehatan sebanyak kurang lebih 2 liter (sesuai kegiatan yang dilakukan) dalam sehari.

“Sesuai unsur kesehatan, tak cukup hanya mengonsumsi air atau H2O tapi ada kandungan lain, yaitu elektrolit atau mineral yang memiliki unsur natrium, kalium, dan klor untuk menggerakkan otot,” jelas dr. Samuel Oetoro MS, Sp.GK.

Dijelaskan juga, 70 persen tubuh manusia terdiri dari air. Jika kekurangan, akan mengalami dehidrasi yang berdampak negatif pada tingkat kinerja, kemampuan kognitif, dan mood. Kemampuan kognitif merupakan kemampuan intelektual.

Jika kinerjanya menurun, biasanya konsentrasi dan kewaspadaan berkurang. Yang artinya, sulit berpikir. Nggak mau, kan?

(Good Housekeeping Indonesia edisi Mei 2011), (plasamsn)

Ainol Novo 10 Hero – Android 4.1 Jelly Bean DualCore Processor dengan Layar 10,1″

Ainol Novo Hero

Tablet Ainol Novo Hero 10,1″ adalah tablet Layer 10 Inc Pertama yang dikeluarkan Ainol Store


#FEATURES#
-Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
-CPU : Dual Core AMLogic AML8726-M6 Cortex A9 (1.5GHz x 2)
-GPU : Dual Core Mali400
-RAM : 1GBÔľĆDDR3 ROM: 1GB
-Storage 16GB
-Shell Material Metal
-Capacitive Touchscreen 10 Finger, 1280*800 High-resolution Screen
-Size : 10.1 inch HDMI Support 1080p
-Resolution : 1280*800 Pixels IPS Screen
-Gravity Sensor
-Visible Angle : 178¬į
-Dual Camera : Front 0.3M, Back 2.0M
-Bluetooth : Build In

#DETAILS#
-Extend Card Support TF card up to 32GB
-Gravity Sensor Support 3D G sensor
-Multi-Touch 10 points touch
-WIFI: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
-Support external 3G dongle
-Android Play (Market)
-Skype
-Email and Browser built in
-Earphone Interface 3.5mm
-Video : 1080P, AVI/MOV/MP4/RMVB/FLV/MKV…
-Music : MP3/WMA/WAV/APE/AAC/FLAC/OGG
-Ebook : UMD, TXT, PDF, HTML, RTF, FB2…
-Support Multi Language
Battery : 29.6WH 8000 MAh [4000Mah x 2]

 

Hasil antutu Benchmark dari ROM bawaannyapun cukup menarik:

Dengan kapasitas Baterai 8000Mah sudah jelas Tablet yang satu ini banyak diburu oleh kalangan Medium karena ditawarkan dengan Harga yang terjangkau sekitar 1,8 jt an

dengan Procesor Dual Core 1,5Ghz sehingga total CPU speed mencapai 3 Ghz (1,5ghz x 2) dengan GPU DualCore Mali 400 untuk mendukung permainan 3D Game dan HD sudah jelas makin banyak peminatnya, apalagi tablet tersebut dilengkapi dengan Bluetooth dan Wifi, juga support multi Language, menarik bukanūüôā

Jadi buat anda yang punya budget terbatas dan ingin Tablet dengan Spek yang menarik, anda bisa melirik tablet yang satu ini.

About Ainol , Link And Other Comunity (Source: Ainol Novo Forum Kaskus)

Ainol ?
Ainol didirikan pada tahun 2004 dengan tujuan untuk memberikan dunia dengan MP3 player yang sempurna, MP4 player dan tablet Android untuk sisa dari kita. Ainol memiliki 3.200 meter persegi pabrik pabrik dan tim inovatif yang didedikasikan untuk menciptakan produk yang sempurna untuk pelanggan mereka.

Ainol, sebagai merek elektronik konsumen, memenangkan perhatian domestik dan internasional dengan meluncurkan Ainol Novo 7 seri tablet Android, termasuk Ainol 7 Api Novo, Ainol Novo 7 Aurora II, Ainol Novo 7 Elf II, Ainol Novo 7 Mars dan Ainol Novo 7 tornado.

Ainol juga mendapat kepercayaan dari SoC (system-on-chip) perusahaan serta merek internasional lainnya, yang memastikan Ainol Android tablet untuk selalu kompetitif di pasar berkembang cepat tablet Android. Bekerja sama dengan MIPS dan Google, Ainol mampu meluncurkan pertama di dunia Android 4.0 tablet, Ainol Novo 7 Paladin, diikuti oleh beberapa model yang sukses lainnya yang dimiliki banyak tempat top seller.

Ainol percaya, bahwa hal itu tidak mungkin dapat menghasilkan tablet Android terbaik dari semua, tapi pasti akan membuat yang terbaik dari jenisnya. Ainol Novo 7 Aurora secara luas dianggap sebagai Tablet Android 7 inci terbaik, dan Ainol akan mencoba untuk menyelamatkan tempat itu dengan Ainol 7 Flame.

History Ainol
Tahun 2005
-Ainol mengembangkan C9 seri MP3, yang dianggap sebagai tanda memasuki pasar mainstream MP3 China.

Tahun 2006
-Untuk memperluas kemampuan produksi, Ainol pindah dari Kabupaten Futian ke Longhua.

Tahun 2007
Menciptakan V2000 MP4, MP4 pertama di dunia dengan 533 core ADI.

Tahun 2008
Menciptakan T20, MP4 pertama dunia didukung TV Analog.

Tahun 2009
Ainol V6000HD direlase

Tahun 2010
Mulai mefokuskan Namanya Dengan menambahkan Fitur HD

Tahun 2011
NOVO 7 Advanced, NOVO 8 Advanced, NOVO 5 Basic dan NOVO 7 Basic yang direlase

Tahun 2012
Menghadirkan Ainol Novo 7 Advance , Aurora , Elf , Paladin , Burning , Flame Crystal , Legend & Hero

website ainol

http://www.ainol.com , http://www.ainol-novo.com , http://www.ainolstore.com

[Ainol] Ainol Novo Hero 10’1″ Dual Core 1,5Ghz -hero out of the box disassemble evaluation-

[Ainol] Ainol Novo10 Hero 10’1″ hero out of the box Hero¬†disassemble evaluation

1, just look at the box photo does not feel great, but the actual box full than yesterday the unpacking of novo7 legendary big twice as fast as the front is very simple:

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The back and legend joined the glutinous rice image and prominently labeled with the Android 4.1 jelly beans in the first line is, novo10 Aino first episode that officially machines equipped with Andrews 4.1 system, and from design debugging that has been based on the 4.1, so the initial trial feel firmware apparent than Wizard 2 Aurora 2 closed beta 4.1.1 firmware completed high AML seems in The new machine debugging perfect new firmware, mature only to the old machine type transplanted transition, but the Aino soon will be AML 4.1.1 open source, so that time can be based on the latest version of the hero 4.1.1 firmware after a steady stream of flight feathers Great God transplanted into flames, elves, Aurora 2 up program providers do not need to wait; dual-core tablet in the sections of Aino’s MX 4.1.1 source of support should also soon have better CM10 firmware overseas the DIY firmware, players build, it is worth looking forward to this day

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3, the side of the bar code, my sn is over 200, it appears that it is the first batch of more forward

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Screen facing up, open the cover, the hero sets similar to the legendary XL protective bag, but the superstructure sponge buffer layer protection

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5, the upper left corner of the main specifications of stickers from the legend, the hero became family Facebook, eye-catching content, including yellow touch screen, 10-point touch (yes, this is also the first 10-point touch Aino models If you are a piano party can finally play in the 10.1-inch screen.)
Observant players will find Aino LOGO and ainol words torn from the front, although many players mentioned I’d think this is nothing, Is Aino listened to most of the recommendations in the forum tackle the more low-key and harmonious?

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6, the back shell is very dark gray-brown to almost black, aluminum alloy material along the part of the combined on a piece of plastic (wifi signal) splicing, looks simply flames larger version

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7, the key part, personal feeling gap can also be smaller that the keys feel and good feedback

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8, the interface part, from lower left to upper right are the headphones the jack, microusb data line interface (because the the 7.4V battery novo10 hero, can not charge through usb port), miniHDMI output interface, TF card slot, MIC Mike radio hole DC charging hole, the interface is fairly reasonable, at least stuck the headphones play will not hand grip conflict, but personally feel DC Wang Zuoce to mouth and then shifted to right in the data line interface, as legendary the tf card slots in the far right hand position would be more appropriate, or while playing will conflict and grip while charging, of course, although you can flip the screen

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9, rear camera remove the flames AF function is ordinary 2-megapixel fixed focus camera, the main reason may be, or because of the AML program comes with the control part of the camera hardware, leading to focus entirely CPU computing, slow and not allowed the relative tasteless, and hope that future support programs Aino longer use the best AF camera again high level of photographic cameras perfect camera function here Aino low-key publicity inside front Specification highlights a feature, is novo10 hero Aino use dual speakers tablet, and opening quite loud speaker volume should be impressive

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10 positive LOGO disappear to move to the back of the middle position, In fact, this is also very striking, machine Penma then moved to the bottom of the frame, and the color is very low-key, I turn angle adjusting exposure make it easier to shoot well ….

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11, attachments: manual, warranty card, data cable and headset (headphones in order to match the color of novo10 hero probably different from the usual white, this replaced the black), found no consistent small certification label, do I unboxing did not look lost or forget to put? To illustrate the manual clearly written confirmation (and official) standard 12V charger novo10 hero, but not in the box is attached, but unfortunately brother sent me the machine probably did not pay attention to forget …. cups Yeah, but fortunately I have a 12V charger conversion head probably can deal

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Overall, the preliminary look at the machine from the packaging and appearance of the highlights of Android 4.1 firmware, the +10 touch of the lithography process large touchscreen and dual speakers, then the inner how? Yesterday disassemble 3xx yuan cheap low-end machines legendary internal people feel good, whether novo10 hero can bring us more surprises?
Then disassemble ….
Apart the whole the whole picture, very special, the Aino PCB design different from the past, not the left large areas with a top of the inverted L-shaped, PCB neatly thin rectangular block of then equipped with two small separate PCB version of the plate interface and buttons through the cable connected to the motherboard, and was surprised to find the novo10 the hero almost entirely abandoned manual welding connection, wifi antenna, camera, speakers or shock or even The battery plug connection approach, is considerable a significant improvement, which is obviously Aino perfect design and craftsmanship forward and try to personally appreciate and support the choice.

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2, PCB area close-up:

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3, the main chip crystal Chen MX dual-core, 4 HY modern DDR3 memory particles (the back there are two) constitute 1G RAM, two MT meiguang 8G flash particles constitute 16G built-in flash memory storage capacity
But here I also found a nuances previously AML 8726-MX dual-core version of the main chip flames market sections of the machine in addition to the the two batches W17PRO earliest listed on the far end of all A-PHN684.00 APDN016 hero A-PKX580 In .00 ANKN003, do not know whether the following addition a surprise to find that the relevant

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4, WIFI or flames that the Pok Hong WIFI + Bluetooth one chip, WIFI antenna leads to the top of the camera cephalic (see above), the audio chip or realtek ALC5631

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5, single cable interface PCB leads small plates:

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Two cables, disconnect the switch and interface can be exposed following a speaker, the speaker cable to the motherboard through the plug wire, that the plug should be powered usb port to interface small PCB look back shell parameters, maximum support 5V 500ma Output

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7, PCB board the other end of another speaker and vibration interface, but here I was surprised to find a situation AML actually change power management chip seems the original chip the AXP202 engage in due to lack of technical support AML battered AML finally learn from their mistakes and total replacement of the PMU suppliers convert a model view Acitve-Semi brand 8863Q41 specifically the IC power management and frequency mobilization management how to actually experience it after the later used for a while and then reviews and with AXP202 comparison

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8, each of the chassis on both sides of a plastic buckle and the bottom right corner of such a screw to hold the PCB, look carefully above the screw holes can be found, there is a limit slot

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Apart all lines and screws tilt out from the plastic mount PCB flip the PCB on the back is also very neat, but few components, only two of RAM and a flash particles, PCB back pad insulation pad to prevent the same following direct contact with the metal back shell, another end of the line because of the back shell plastic insulating pad so no part, and the pad, it can not be crammed into the buckle

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10, battery, two 4000mah 3.7V batteries in series, constitute a 7.4V 4000mah battery pack, equivalent 3.7V 8000mah capacity, but theoretically IPS big screen supply 7.4V battery with high conversion efficiency and low heat generation

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11, the battery Paicha interface, here to remind, remove the PCB would like to put back the middle of the two batteries vinyl sewing must be lifted, or the length of the line angle is not enough, so as to see if the overhaul probably a consideration.

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12 30 2000000 camera assembly paste is quite strong, I’m not hard to dismantle, put here photographed according to take a look at like

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13, but also a major highlight, novo10 hero with a do not know is not the first (at least I Baidu Google disassemble chip) FT5606’s touch IC were not found, it looks like is Duitai technology behind 58xx series (for 10-inch to 12-inch screen) the product of the highest number of channels, channel up to 38X27, and a single chip supporting 10-point touch

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14, the screen: the screen of the plant is different from most of the 10.1-inch screen on the market before the machine screen from John Choi, the Aino novo10 hero with seemingly the first time in the market from LG of LP101WX1-SLN2 of Panelook parameters we read for yourself:
http://www.panelook.cn/LP101WX1- … rview_cn_12790.html

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Disassemble completed, personal feeling is no longer novelty Although Aino AML MX dual-core, low-key behind Novo10 hero, or give us a lot of noteworthy highlights and progress, dual speakers, such as used in the first single-chip 10-point touch, large the screen yellow craft touch (flames already embodies the advantages of this process the touch screen), LG LCD, etc., but personally think the bigger surprise is Aino from novo10 hero began to try the layout of the PCB component separation and a full line Paicha interface, which reflects the Ainol of craft and design as well as the constant pursuit of quality (aside from the flames since the restrictions solution providers whether we actually see the flames, the hero even legend so cheap the body are embodied Aino uninterrupted clear pursuit), people improve nor by what further Aino machine full of expectations, and novo10 hero from the internal structure design and process undoubtedly enough among the small and medium-sized domestic brands of domestic programs PAD first-class workmanship ranks for the same price, and preliminary experience AML 4.1.1 hero firmware feeling good, new power management IC (this is not a brand vendors can choose their own solution providers choose the before that AML MX dual-core all AXP202) preliminary impression is quite good, there was no sonic boom, the current sound, even fever feeling significantly reduce, but the initial impression is not good conclusion, or so on my time detailed experience and then to bring a follow-up evaluation, so stay tuned! ! !

source: padhz.com

Anda Hobi Bohong? Ikuti Kompetisi Ini!

Anda Hobi Bohong? Ikuti Kompetisi Ini!

SEBUAH pub mungil di kawasan Santon Bridge, Inggris, selalu ramai oleh pengunjung. Terlebih saat pub bernama Bridge Inn ini mengadakan kontes tahunan yang mencari juara bertitel pembohong terbesar di dunia.

Kompetisi ini diadakan selama dua jam. Masing-masing kontestan diberi waktu selama lima menit untuk memaparkan kebohongannya di hadapan para dewan juri.

Kompetisi tahun lalu berhasil dimenangkan oleh Glen Boyland. Lelaki yang sehari-hari berprofesi sebagai pegawai pabrik nuklir itu berhasil mengesankan para juri lewat cerita bohongnya tentang lomba adu siput dengan Pangeran Charles.

Huffington Post mencatat, kompetisi The World’s Biggest Liar ini diadakan untuk menghormati Will Ritson, seorang tuan tanah pemilik Bridge Inn di abad ke-19.

Selain dikenal kaya-raya, Ritson juga kesohor akibat hobinya membual dan selalu menceritakan kabar-kabar bohong kepada siapa saja yang ditemuinya.

Tidak ada persyaratan khusus jika ingin mengikuti lomba ini. Hanya saja, Anda dilarang keras mendaftar jika Anda berprofesi sebagai pengacara atau politikus. Kedua profesi ini, ujar para panitia, sudah dipastikan menjadi juara karena terkenal hobi berbohong.

Windows 8 Developer Preview on Acer Aspire One AOA150

Windows 8 Developer Preview on Acer Aspire One AOA150

Update November 1st 2012: Windows 8 on Acer Aspire AOA 150

Update: October 31st 2012
Since posting this article about over a year ago, the said AOA 150 is still alive, although with some changes. I have added a 500gb 7200 rpm HDD(ST9500420ASG) to the netbook. The netbook now runs a Windows 8 Release Preview with Ubuntu 12.10 as the main OS. 
Windows 8 Release Preview apparently runs faster than Developer Preview. I might buy an upgrade license to Windows 8 pro, but with a resolution of 1024×600 and metro(windows 8) apps not working, I don’t see much point. But I do need something to run my Nokia Music on…

Other updates on Windows 8

1. License types available for Windows 8:
a. Upgrade License – $39.99 till January 31 2013
b. OEM License (The license which vendors will use when they bundle Windows 8 with your new PC)
c. System Builder License (Similar to the OEM license, but you can purchase this to build your own PC. Single PC/Virtual Environment use only) – $139.99

2. Trial Version
A 90 day trial version of Windows 8 RTM Enterprise is available on the MSDN website for anyone. However, there are some caveats.
a. This is the Enterprise edition, so no Media Center addon is available. So, for DVD playback a 3rd party codec will be needed.
b. Cannot upgrade or convert this to a full Pro or Enterprise version with a serial or key. After 90 days, you will have to format and forget about the RTM version.

and…¬† Back to the article.
 

Microsoft recently launched a Developer Preview for Windows 8. The MSDN website gives you 3 different iso files
1) 32bit Windows 8 Developer Preview.
2) 64bit Windows 8 Developer Preview.
3) 64bit Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools

Windows 8 is being seen as Microsoft’s attempt at unifying their operating system offering. One OS to rule them all – PCs, tablets and phones.¬†Windows 8 features ¬†the Metro interface¬†and support for ARM processors(no developer preview is available for ARM processor based devices at present)

The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta release for developers.

Test Device: Acer AspireOne ZG5 AOA 150
RAM: 1GB
Processor: Atom N270 1.6Ghz
VGA: Onboard. Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset

This 3 year old netbook meets the minimum system requirements for the 32bit install of the Windows Developer Preview.

Installation:
If you have Windows XP or 7 installed, boot into it and download the 32bit iso file from the MSDN website. After the download is complete, mount the iso using a virtual device manager like Daemon Tools(a free lite version is available).

Open the mounted volume and browse to the “sources” folder. In it run the setup.exe. Install Windows 8 Developer preview to a partition of your choice and select the Custom installation option. This will do a clean install of Windows 8 Developer Preview to the partition and after the install is complete will let you boot into Windows 8 Developer Preview.

The installation went smoothly on the AOA 150 and took about an hour to complete.

You can also create a bootable dvd or usb drive using the iso and boot from that to install Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Post installation issues:

1. Windows 8 did not detect and install the driver for Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset, defaulting to the default VGA driver with a 800×600 resolution.

Solution: Downloaded the Windows 7 driver for Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset from Intel’s website

2. Tap to click and touchpad scroll did not work

Solution: Downloaded the touchpad driver for Acer Aspire One AOA 150 from Acer’s website

3. Metro apps do not run on resolutions lower than 1024×768. The AOA150 monitor has a maximum resolution of 1024×600.

Solution:¬†Windows allows you to use non-native resolutions by downscaling, using a registry hack. Open regedit and search for Display1_DownScalingSupported. The default value is 0, set it to 1. Restart netbook. Now right click on the desktop and select “Screen Resolution”. You should be able to see two new resolutions 1152×864, 1024×768. Metro apps will run on a resolution of 1024×768 and above

Warning: Editing the registry incorrectly may cause your computer to become unusable.

With non-native resolutions the display is not very clear, but Metro applications can now be launched.

Performance:

Windows 8 Developer Preview runs surprisingly well on the Acer Aspire  One AOA 150. Having tested Windows 7 Beta on this netbook before(a long while back), it can be safely said that Windows 8 felt either on par or slightly better than Windows 7. That said, it still runs pretty sluggishly when compared to Windows XP or Ubuntu 11.04, but that is expected.

CPU and Memory Load averages:

CPU usage at rest was 5% but would spike to 90% when applications were being launched. Memory usage remained around the 700MB mark out of the available 1GB.

Conclusion:
Windows 8 Developer Preview works on the Acer Aspire One with fixable driver issues. Metro applications however need a registry hack to run. For a 3+ year old netbook, the performance of Microsoft’s latest offering is top notch

Windows 8 on Acer Aspire One AOA 150 – a 4 year old netbook

Windows 8 on Acer Aspire One AOA 150 – a 4 year old netbook

this is Tips and Trick to install Windows 8 Operating System into Acer aspire one Netbook AOA 150

OS: Windows 8 RTM 90 day Evaluation 32bit

PC: Acer Aspire One AOA 150
CPU: Atom N270
Graphics: Mobile Intel 945 Graphics Chipset with 256 MB memory
HDD: 500gb 7200rpm SATA(custom)
Screen Resolution: 1024×600

Installation:
Installation was launched from within Windows 8 Release Preview. However, since upgrading from Windows 8 Release Preview to RTM  is not supported, a clean installation was done

Installing Windows 8 : License Agreement
Select Upgrade vs Custom Install
Select Partition
Windows 8 Installation

Windows 8 installation restarts the computer a couple of times. After installing devices, installation prompts you to select express settings vs custom settings. These settings include the new “Do Not Track” feature in Internet Explorer 10, which is enabled by default if you select Express Settings and is shown clearly. It also includes a “Share information with Apps including your name, picture and location” setting. This is to personalize Windows 8 apps and is also enabled by default in the Express Settings. You can choose Custom Settings to set these settings on your own.

After that, installation asks for a Microsoft ID. This too is optional. If you select a Microsoft ID, your apps are customized accordingly.

The installation took about 20 minutes on the AOA 150.

Windows 8 Start Screen at 1024×600 resolution

Post installation driver issues:
Windows 8 prompted me to install the driver for JMicron SD MMC controller. It provided the link to the driver in question, which I clicked on and downloaded, unzipped and installed.

There were no issues with Sound, Display, Network Cards – Wifi Adapter or LAN Adapter.

Device Manager on Windows 8

Fixing Display Resolution for Windows 8 Apps:
(Registry Editing can be risky and make your computer unusable.)
The resolution being 1024 x 600, apps did not open at the outset. This was remedied by opening regedit and changing¬†the “Display1_DownScalingSupported” DWORD from the value of 0 to 1.
If you cannot find the DWORD “Display1_DownScalingSupported”, try searching for it under the
“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > ControlSet001 > Control” key.

A restart was needed for the changes to take effect.
Opening registry can be done by pressing Win+R keys and typing regedit in the run window or by hitting Win key and typing regedit in the search bar.

Windows 8: Editing Registry to support scaled non native resolutions


After the restart, change the resolution to 1024×768 or higher. To do this right click on the desktop and click on Screen Resolution.

Select Screen Resolution

Then select the resolution of 1024×768 or above and click OK.

Changing resolution from 1024×600 to 1024×768

Start Screen on Windows 8

Personalizing the Start Screen
Search for “Start Screen”. To search just hit Win Key and start typing. Click Settings to see the Start Screen search result

Windows 8: Searching for “Start screen” under Settings
Windows 8 Lock screen personalization
Windows 8 Start screen personalization
Windows 8 Lock Screen apps integration

Customizing the lock screen has options to integrate data from apps to the Lock screen.

Windows 8 Apps:
I remember the Weather App on Developer Preview being sluggish to the point of being unusable on the Acer Aspire AOA 150 last September. The netbook being antique I found it acceptable. The Developer Preview Weather app would have performed better on present day hardware, I presume.

The Weather app on the final Windows 8 just works! There is not a hint of lag, much like the rest of the OS.

Windows 8 Weather App
Windows 8 Weather App
Windows 8 Weather App

The Bing app is interesting too. Searching with tiles is something that people might find difficult to take to. But the opportunity for change is undeniable.

Windows 8 Apps: Bing app with cats

Resolution Hurts:
The apps run fine, but the non native resolution which is required hurts your eyes. For a test drive this may be ok, but the Aspire One AOA 150 is not a good candidate to run Windows 8 apps for the resolution reason alone. If you will be using Windows 8 without the apps, then things should be fine.

Performance of Windows 8 on Aspire One:
The user interface is snappy and responsive. Much better than Windows 7 and leagues ahead of the Developer Preview version.
Here are some Task Manager readings.

Windows 8 memory usage on a system with 1 GB memory
Windows 8 running processes
Windows 8 CPU Usage -Less than 50%

With two browsers running – Chrome and Firefox, CPU Load is pretty low.

Conclusion:
This was not a scientific test.

Windows 8 performs exceedingly well on a Acer Aspire AOA 150 – a 4 year old hardware with an Atom processor and 1 GB of RAM.
The requirement of a minimum resolution is understandable but it would be great to see elastic or fluid layouts for Windows 8 apps which could¬†accommodate¬†fringe case scenarios such as users on netbooks with a resolution of less than 1024×768.

7 Suplemen Penyembuh Flu

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Sebelum memutuskan untuk mengonsumsi obat, tak ada salahnya Anda mencoba beberapa suplemen yang mampu melawan virus flu.

Mencuci tangan, makan makanan bergizi dan latihan fisik merupakan cara ampuh untuk mencegah flu.

Namun bila Anda sudah terkena flu, tak perlu terlalu khawatir. Sebab, ada suplemen yang dapat Anda konsumsi untuk menyembuhkannya. Apa saja? Berikut penjelasannya.

1. Omega 3
Jika Anda tidak suka makan ikan, konsumsi suplemen omega-3 setiap hari untuk meningkatkan sistem kekebalan tubuh Anda. Suplemen ini mampu meningkatkan aktivitas fagosit, sel-sel yang melawan bakteri flu. Selain itu, omega-3 juga mampu melindungi paru-paru dari flu dan infeksi pernapasan.

2. Astragalus
Astragalus adalah akar dari pengobatan China yang merangsang produksi sel darah putih untuk melawan infeksi. Penelitian di tahun 2007 menunjukkan, bahwa astragalus meningkatkan sistem kekebalan tubuh pada tikus. Meskipun demikian, harus diingat bahwa suplemen ini akan berkhasiat bila dikonsumsi selama enam sampai delapan minggu.

3. Echinacea
Ini merupakan tanaman herbal yang mampu meredakan flu dengan cepat bila Anda mengonsumsinya sejak awal mengalami gejala flu. Namun herbal ini juga mempunyai efek samping seperti diare dan gatal-gatal.

4. Vitamin D
Nutrisi seperti vitamin D baik untuk mencegah flu dan meningkatkan kekebalan tubuh. Orang dengan kadar vitamin D yang rendah lebih berisiko terkena infeksi pernapasan sebesar 36 persen ketimbang mereka yang mengonsumsi cukup vitamin D.

5. Suplemen Ginseng
Mengonsumsi dua kapsul suplemen ginseng setiap hari membantu orang sembuh dari flu dua kali lebih cepat dibandingkan pasien yang memakai plasebo. Ginseng mengandung senyawa yang meningkatkan sel darah putih dan interleukin yang dibutuhkan oleh sistem kekebalan tubuh.

6. Seng
Penelitian menunjukkan bahwa mengonsumsi 30 mg suplemen seng sejak awal gejala flu mampu  mempercepat kesembuhan. Tapi jangan mengonsumsi terlalu banyak, karena mengonsumsi seng lebih dari 50 mg per hari dapat menekan sistem kekebalan tubuh dan menghambat penyerapan mineral penting lainnya.

7. Vitamin C
Anda dapat makan makanan atau buah-buahan dan sayuran yang mengandung vitamin C. Tetapi jika Anda tidak punya waktu, Anda juga bisa mengonsumsi suplemen vitamin C. Sebuah studi pada tahun 2007 menunjukkan bahwa suplemen ini dapat mencegah dan mengobati flu. Namun, jika Anda mengambil terlalu banyak suplemen vitamin C, Anda bisa berisiko terkena batu ginjal, gangguan lambung, atau perdarahan.

6 Manfaat Mengejutkan Cabai Bagi Kesehatan

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Cabai bisa melegakan hidung yang tersumbat, baik untuk jantung, dapat meredakan rasa sakit, bahkan mampu melawan sel kanker.

Cabai atau cabe adalah anggota dari keluarga nightshade yang awalnya berasal dari Amerika.

Rempah-rempah yang rasanya pedas ini, ternyata memiliki beberapa khasiat mengejutkan bagi kesehatan. Apa saja? Berikut penjelasannya seperti dikutip Zeenews, Rabu (28/11).

Baik Untuk Jantung
Vitamin A dan C bersama dengan bioflavinoids yang terkandung dalam cabai dapat memperkuat pembuluh darah, dan membuatnya elastis, serta lebih mampu menyesuaikan diri dengan fluktuasi tekanan darah. Selain itu, cabai juga mampu menurunkan kolesterol, dan mengurangi jumlah fibrin dalam darah.

Meredakan Rasa Sakit dan Peradangan
Capsaicin — yang merupakan komponen utama dalam cabai — merangsang pelepasan endorfin untuk meredakan rasa sakit. Selain itu, capsaicin juga mampu memenghambat Zat P. Zat ini berhubungan dengan proses inflamasi (peradangan), rasa sakit untuk sakit kepala atau migrain dan sinus.

Melegakan Hidung yang Tersumbat
Cabai membantu untuk merangsang sekresi yang membantu melegakan saluran hidung yang tersumbat. Selain itu, cabai juga mengandung sifat antibakteri yang membantu melawan infeksi sinus kronis.

Membantu Membakar Lemak
Studi menunjukkan bahwa capsaicin dapat membantu mempercepat metabolisme dan mengurangi jaringan lemak, serta mampu mengendalikan nafsu makan.

Melawan Kanker
Menurut peneliti, capsaicin yang ditemukan dalam cabai membuat sel-sel kanker prostat mati.

Menurunkan Kadar Gula Darah
Sebuah studi menunjukkan bahwa makan cabai dapat membantu mengontrol kadar insulin setelah makan. Jumlah insulin yang diperlukan tubuh untuk menurunkan tingkat gula darah setelah makan berkurang 60 persen. (beritasatu)