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Saturday, 29 September 2012

Top 10 Best Ghost Photographs

While trying to decide which ghost photos are the “best” is largely an exercise in subjectivity, it’s difficult to know which ones are the best with any degree of objectivity. These are the photos I consider the most authentic “captures” of ghosts ever caught on film, but I leave it to you to decide for yourself how real they may be. Of course, I realize that almost any photo can be hoaxed, but many of these were taken many years or even decades before digital cameras and the advent of Photoshop and other photo manipulation software came on the scene, making them somewhat more difficult to fake than it would be today.

10. The Queensland Photo, 1946

Taken in 1946 in Queensland, Australia by a mother who was taking a picture of her teenage daughter’s grave. Nobody was in sight at the time, but when the picture was processed the image of a child appeared, apparently sitting on the grave. The mother does not recognize the child, thereby reducing (though not entirely eliminating) the possibility that it’s a double exposure.

9. The S.S. Watertown Faces, 1924

This famous photo taken in 1924 apparently shows the faces of two recently deceased crewmen appearing in the waves alongside the merchant ship S.S. Watertown. Normally I’m not a big fan of faces appearing in grainy photos due to the brain’s tendency to make order out of chaos (known as “matrixing”) but this case is different in that the faces were seen by numerous members of the crew for several days beforehand and were positively identified as those of two crewmen who suffocated while cleaning out an oil tank a few days earlier. The Burns Detective Agency analyzed the negative for fakery and found none.

8. The Wem Fire Apparition, 1995

This famous photo of a young girl looking out from a raging fire was taken during a 1995 structure fire at Wem town hall in Shropshire, England. Shot from across the street by a local photographer, nothing unusual was seen at the time but once the negative was developed he noticed what appeared to be a young girl standing in the doorway of the burning building. Firemen found the photo so disturbing that they sifted through the ashes afterwards searching for the remains of a body but found nothing, leaving everyone wondering who the girl may have been. Not surprisingly, there is a bit of local folklore which claims that a young girl named Jane Churm accidentally burned the town hall to the ground in 1677 when she dropped a candle, and her ghost has been reputed to haunt Wem town hall ever since. Once a firebug, always a firebug I guess.

7. Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, 1991

One of those “too-good-to-be-true” photos, this one actually has a pretty good pedigree because it was shot by a professional paranormal investigator (and notice it was also taken in broad daylight, as opposed to most cemetery investigations which are almost always shot at night). The picture was taken at the Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery in Illinois by the Ghost Research Society on August 10, 1991. Photographer Mari Huff was using high-speed monochromatic film in the area where their equipment had detected several electromagnetic anomalies, and captured this image of a woman in period costume—complete in a burial shroud of the era—sitting on a gravestone. Note that parts of her lower legs appear to be transparent. Looks staged, I know, but then what’s a real ghost supposed to look like?

6. The Corroboree Rock Spirit, 1959

Taken by Reverend R.S. Blance at Corroboree Rock near Alice Springs, Australia in 1959, this famous photo has been around for many years and defies explanation to this day. It wouldn’t be difficult to fake this photo with modern photo manipulation software (i.e. Photoshop) but it would have been nearly impossible to do in 1959.

5. HMS Daedalus Photo, 1919

Another classic and one of the better captures, this photograph from 1919, taken by retired RAF officer Sir Victor Goddard, shows his squadron from the Royal Navy vessel HMS Daedalus. Notice the transparent face peering around the man in the upper left corner of the photo. Several men from this squadron identified the face as belonging to mechanic Freddy Jackson, who had been killed two days earlier when he accidentally walked into a spinning propeller blade. His funeral had taken place earlier that day. Apparently, Freddy didn’t want to miss all the fun.

4. Toys-R-Us, 1978

This shot has one of the best pedigrees among spirit photos because it was shot under carefully controlled circumstances with numerous witnesses present, making fakery especially difficult. Taken in 1978 at a Sunnyvale, California Toys-R-Us store known for an inordinate amount of paranormal activity, the picture was shot by the crew from the TV program That’s Incredible! The infra-red film image of the young man leaning against the wall was NOT seen by any of the people present at the time, nor does he appear in the high speed footage shot from the same vantage point at the same time. There’s a story that in 1869 a young man died at the location where the store now stands from a accidentally self-inflicted axe wound, which might explain his unusual clothing.

3. The Lord Combermere Photo, 1891

This well known photo—and perhaps one of the oldest examples of a bonifide spirit photo—was taken in the Combermere Abbey Library in 1891 by Sybell Corbet. The exposure length was approximately one hour, and the figure of a man appears to be sitting in the armchair located in the foreground (it’s difficult to make out, but a head and arm can just be made out sitting in the chair). At the time this photograph was being taken, Lord Combermere (a top British cavalry commander) was being buried four miles away and the house was said to have been locked and empty at the time. Additionally, those who knew Lord Combermere claim the figure looks exactly like the man, so we have to wonder if the old gentleman wasn’t simply just visiting his old “haunt” one last time.

2. The Chinnery Photo, 1959

When visiting her mother’s grave in 1959, Mrs. Mabel Chinnery decided to finish off the roll of film by taking a picture of her husband seated in the car. When the roll was developed, a female figure appeared, sitting in the back seat. Mrs. Chinnery and several family members insist that the female figure is that of her mother, who appears to have taken her customary place in the back seat and is patiently waiting to be driven home. A photographic expert examined the print and declared it to be neither a reflection nor a double exposure. Notice that “mom” appears to be a pretty solid ghost, with no hint of transparency or light from the rear windows shining through her. Even her glasses appear to reflect light!

1. The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall, 1936

Perhaps the most famous of all ghost photos, this highly controversial shot was taken in1936 by photographers sent by the London magazine Country Living to take some interior shots of Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England. What’s also interesting about this shot is that in contrast to most photos in which the figure is not seen until after the film is developed, the spectral figure of a woman descending the stairway was seen seconds before the gshutter was snapped. The negatives on this photo have been scrutinized by literally hundreds of experts (and no small number of skeptics) who can find no evidence of it being either a hoax or a double exposure. Still considered by many to be the best “capture” ever taken.

Top 10 Bizarre and Unusual Tragedies

A tragedy is defined as an event that results in great loss, misfortune, and usually death.  They can surround an individual’s endeavors in which they suffer extreme consequences from a disastrous flaw or lifestyle, but often an unpreventable natural occurrence sets the stage for utter catastrophe.  The most common examples are earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, automobile, and plane crashes.  Throughout history many strange and unexpected events have caused pain and suffering to millions of people.  From these experiences we learn more about how to predict and prevent these occurrences from happening again.  I have compiled a list of some of the worst and unusual world tragedies and the events surrounding them.

10. Champawat Tiger & Panar Leopard


The Champawat Tiger is a legendary female Bengal Tiger.  She is allegedly responsible for more then 400 human deaths in Nepal and the Kumaon area of India in the early 20th century.  This tiger was often seen roaming the streets outside populated villages and would even try to break into huts.  She was shot the day after killing a 16-year-old girl.  Even today there remains a “cement board” marking the place where the tiger fell in Champawat town.  An autopsy revealed that the tiger had broken upper and lower canine teeth on the right side of her mouth, which is often the case with man-eating animals.  As humans are easier forms of prey.  Around the same time the Panar Leopard was terrorizing people in the Kumaon District of Northern India.  This male leopard is also alleged to have killed around 400 citizens, striking utter fear in the parents and children of many small villages.  Both of these animals were hunted down and killed by legendary big cat hunter and author Jim Corbett.  Corbett was an Indian-born British conservationist who was extremely talented at stalking and killing man-eaters.  These two animals are widely regarded as the most deadly of all time.

9. Dyatlov Pass Incident


In late January 1959 a group of experienced skiers and hikers set out on a voyage across the northern Urals, which is near the Russian city of Ekaterinburg.  Led by Igor Dyatlov, the goal of the expedition was to reach the mountain of Otorten.  Everything was going as planned for the group of nine until they lost their direction and deviated west toward the top of Kholat Syakhl.  Dyatlov quickly realized the mistake and set up camp on the slope of the mountain intending to backtrack the following day.  They never made it and when they did not send a telegraph as expected a massive man hunt was conducted.  The lifeless bodies of all nine people were mysteriously found spread over a large area.  Many abnormalities had occurred.  There was evidence that the group fled their tents in the middle of the night as they were ripped out from within.  All deaths were thought to be from hypothermia until autopsies were performed.  Four of the hikers were determined to have died from a force that could not have been inflicted by another human.  They had chest and head trauma equivalent to a high speed car crash.  The bodies had no external signs of injury.  Some were wearing each others clothes, one victim had no tongue, and trace amounts of radioactive contamination were found on clothing.  As the Soviet Union was in the middle of the Cold War the story was kept secret.  The files were not made public and the final diagnosis was that the deaths were caused by an “unknown compelling force.”  Many have speculated that the tragedy was the result of military testing, an unexplained UFO encounter, or a mysterious Yeti like creature.  You decide for yourself.

8. Boston Molasses Disaster


Molasses is a by-product from the process of transforming cane or beat into sugar.  It is an extremely thick and syrup-like substance.  On January 15, 1919 a cast-iron tank was transporting molasses in the industrial North End of Boston, Massachusetts.  On board was two-and-a-half million gallons of crude molasses on its way to a distillery.  It was to be fermented into rum.  Suddenly the truck burst creating a loud rumbling noise reminiscent of machine gun fire.  A 15 ft. tall wall of molasses steamed through the Boston streets traveling at approximately 35 mph.  It demolished buildings and buried everything in its path of destruction.  Several blocks were flooded.  21 people and several horses were buried and killed by the quicksand like sweet substance.  Over 150 people were injured.  The clean-up took weeks and approximately 87,000 man hours.  The cause of the truck accident is not certain, but the vast increase in temperature that day played a part.  The temperature had risen 39 degrees from the previous day causing increased pressure in the tank.  Even today on a hot summer Boston afternoon people report the smell of molasses in the air.

7. Charkhi Dadri Mid-Air Collision

Dying in a plane crash might be the most terrifying way to leave this world.  Your chance for survival greatly diminishes when you are involved in an aviation disaster.  On November 12, 1996 Flight SVA 763 departed New Delhi, India in route to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  At the same time Air Kazakhstan Flight 1907 was descending and preparing to land in New Delhi.  Approximately eight minutes after Flight SVA 763 took off it was cleared to climb to the altitude of 14,000 feet.  At the same time Flight 1907 was descending to 15,000 feet.  Suddenly the two aircrafts slammed into each other head on completely destroying both planes.  All 349 people involved in the accident were almost instantly killed, making this tragedy the worst mid-air collision to date.  The cause of the accident was subsequently blamed on the smaller Flight 1907 which had descended to quickly.  Indira Gandhi International Airport did not have the advantage of secondary surveillance radar and was only given approximate readings for the aircrafts altitude.  It also only had one corridor for departing and arriving planes.  This disaster directly led to strict policy changes in India.

6. The Station Nightclub Fire


On February 20, 2003 the hard rock band Great White was set to perform at Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island.  As the band was beginning their set pyrotechnic sparks were set off for visual effect.  Almost instantly a flash fire began to engulf the stage.  Fire alarms were sounded and a crowd of over 400 people all rushed towards the front exit.  People were panicking and a crush formed in the small and narrow hallway leading to the exit.  This completely blocked the passage.  The entire club was engulfed and burned to the ground in six minutes.  100 people were killed by the fire, 230 were injured, and only 132 made it out unharmed.  It is considered the fourth deadliest night club fire in United States history.  It was a bone chilling revelation as news cameras filmed the parking lot which was completely filled with victim’s cars.  The silence of the burned down complex was deafening.  This tragedy has greatly influenced national model building and fire safety codes.  It also led to the Statue of Liberty being shut down to all visitors due to subpar evacuation routes.

5. Basra Poison Grain Disaster

In September of 1971 90,000 metric tons of American barley and Mexican wheat were shipped to the Iraqi port of Barsa.  It was intended to be used as only seed grain and not to be directly ingested by the population.  The barley and wheat was treated with antifungal methylmercury to prevent it from developing mold.  The grain was dyed pink and the bags marked as poisonous, although warnings were printed in only Spanish and English.  Some time after delivery to the port it was ransacked and many of the bags of grain were stolen.  Subsequently they were sold to the local population.  Almost immediately thousands of people reported mercury poisoning.  Local hospitals and government aids knew something was terribly wrong.  Iraqi officials kept the tragedy under wraps until an American reporter discovered the unusual and vast amount of reported poisonings.  It is believed that around 500 people died from the barley and wheat, but some estimates are much higher.

4. New London School Explosion


In the middle of the 1930’s the Great Depression was hitting America hard.  In 1930, oil was discovered in Rusk County, Texas, making this area of the United States the richest in the country.  An enormous school was built in New London.  The structure had 72 natural gas heaters installed.  In 1937, the school district cancelled their natural gas contract and had a residue gas line installed to save money.  This new raw gas line varied in the quantity of gas delivered to the building.  In its natural state gas is both odorless, colorless, and leaks are undetectable.  Nobody realized that gas had begun to escape and build in the enormous crawlspace underneath the structure.  On March 18, 1937 an instructor at the school turned on an electric sander to do some work in the basement.  Almost instantly a small spark caused the entire New London School to explode.  It was completely demolished and approximately 300-500 students and teachers lost their lives.  It remains the worst catastrophe to occur in a U.S. school building.  This tragedy directly led to the law that thiols be added to natural gas.  This way the strong odor of thiols can quickly help detect natural gas leaks.

3. Lake Nyos Disaster


Lake Nyos is an active crater lake located in the Northwest Province of Cameroon.  When there is an enormous volcanic eruption that creates a large crater in the ground often a lake is formed.  These lakes usually consist of fresh water and cover active volcanic vents.  When this happens the water becomes acidic and fills with certain gases.  Usually the turnover of these stratified waters occurs gradually and harmless amounts of the gases are periodically released into the atmosphere.  Lake Nyos is one of three known lakes where a pocket of magma in the depths of the lake gradually leak carbon dioxide forming a pocket.  This pocket builds up until one large natural phenomenon releases enormous amounts of the gas.  On August 21, 1986 about 1.6 million tonnes of CO2 suddenly released from Lake Nyos.  Scientists predict that this might have occurred after a landslide in the depths of the lake.  The death cloud rushed down two valleys towards the villages of Cha, Nyos, and Subum.  Everything within a 15-mile radius of the lake was killed.  Approximately 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock were suffocated by the gas.  It was the first known large scale asphyxiation caused by a natural occurrence.  In the aftermath scientists decided to install tubes in the lake to allow the carbon dioxide to leak gradually in safe quantities.

2. Mount Pelée Eruption


The events surrounding the worst volcanic eruption of the 20th century are truly unique.  Mt. Pelée towers over the city of Saint-Pierre, Martinique, an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea.  In 1902, local residents began to notice unusual volcanic vent holes, earth tremors, the undeniable smell of sulphur, and the constant raining of ash on the city.  This made the land surrounding the volcano inhabitable and hundreds of native snakes invaded Saint-Pierre.  A scene straight out of the Old Testament enormous 6 ft. long serpents terrorized residents killing over 50 people and hundreds of live stock.  The snake’s only escape from the volcano was a path directly through the city.  Nothing like this had ever been scene or recorded in recent history.  Unfortunately the terror was only beginning for the island’s residents as a few months later Mount Pelée experienced an enormous eruption annihilating everything.  Over 30,000 people were instantly killed by the disaster.  There are reports of only two survivors.  One was in a poorly ventilated dungeon-like jail cell and the other was living on the extreme edge of the Island.  Both men experienced horrible burns.  It remains the worst natural disaster in French history.

1. Bhopal Disaster


Bhopal is the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.  It houses the Union Carbide pesticide plant.  Unfortunately in the 1980’s many industrial plants in this area lacked a solid infrastructure and training programs.  During the evening of December 3, 1984 a large amount of water entered a tank containing 42 tonnes of methyl isocyanate, an intermediate chemical in the production of carbamate pesticides.  The chemical reaction increased the tanks temperature to over 200 °C, subsequently releasing a large amount of toxic gases on the city.  Many citizens awoke with an intense burning sensation in their lungs and were choking to death.  As one would anticipate panic ensued on the streets of Bhopal with many people being trampled to death.  More then half a million people were exposed to toxic gases.  In all it is estimated that 10,000 people died within 72 hours of the accident.  25,000 have since died from different gas-related diseases.  The means by which the water entered the chemical tank has yet to be fully understood.  The Bhopal disaster is often referred to as the world’s worst industrial tragedy.  It is truly one of the most devastating accidents in modern history.  The Indian government has learned much from the incident and has implemented strict rule changes and formed numerous training programs.

Top 10 World’s Richest Countries in 2012

Forbes magazine published an article recently on the richest 15 countries in the world and the surprise was that on top of this list is the Arab state of Qatar.
Qatar topped a list that classifies countries on the basis of per capita gross domestic product, where the annual per capita income in it exceeds 88 Thousand  Dollars, according to figures from the International Monetary Fund the world of 2010. Thanks to enormous economic revenues of oil and gas reserves, in comparison with the relatively low population (1.7 million inhabitants), as well as the diversity of investments carried out by the Qatari government from owning stakes in global financial institutions, universities and multinational companies, through the organization of major world events as the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
UAE also came in sixth place on the list with an average income of 47,439 dollars, while Kuwait dissolved down to the fifteenth spot with an average annual income of 38,775 dollars.
It should be noted that these figures do not mean what the person obtain as an annual salary in these countries, it means the amount of his share of the value of goods and services provided by the State in which the person lives if it was divided on the entire population.

Here is the countdown of the richest 10 countries in the world according to Forbes:
10- The Netherlands: 
Average income per capita: 40,973 dollars a year, located in western Europe, bordering the North Sea, with its capital Amsterdam and a population of 16 million people.
 9- Switzerland:
Average income per capita: 41,950 dollars a year, a federal republic located in Central Europe, with its capital Bern and a population of 7.7 million.
8- Hong Kong:
Average income per capita: 45,944 dollars a year, is one of the administrative regions of China, located in East Asia with a population of 7 million people.
 7- The United States:
Average income per capita: 46,860 dollars a year, a federal republic comprising fifty states and is located in North America, its capital is Washington DC and has a population of 313 million.
 6- United Arab Emirates:
Average income per capita: 47,439 dollars a year, is located east of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, bordering the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi as its capital and a population of 8.2 million people.
 5- Brunei:
Average income per capita: 48,333 dollars a year, is located on the northern coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, its capital is  Bandar Seri Pkawan, and has a population of 388 thousand people.
 4- Norway:
Average income per capita: 51,959 dollars a year, located in northern Europe and occupies the western part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, its capital is Oslo and has a population of 4.9 million people.
 3- Singapore:
Average income per capita: 56,694 dollars a year, is located on an island in South East Asia, Singapore as its capital, the population is 4.9 million people.
 2- Luxembourg: 
Average income per capita: 81,466 dollars a year, is located in Western Europe between Germany, France, Belgium,with a population of 502 thousand people.
1- Qatar:
Average income per capita: 88,222 dollars a year, it’s located east of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia, bordering the Persian Gulf, its capital is Doha, and has a population of 1.8 million people.

The ten countries with the largest population in world are
China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, Nigeria, Russia and Japan.




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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Top 10 most awaited gadgets


From James Bond’s larger than life gadgets of the 60s to the unmanned aircrafts of today, technology has advanced quite a lot. The involvement of technology in our daily lives has grown to such an extent that hardly a minute goes by in which we do not interact in any sort of way with a machine or gadget. Sales and usage of various gizmos like laptops, mobile devices and other communication devices has increased more than tenfold over the last five years. Recent survey shows that 80% of the tech loving younger generation check their mobile phones and face book accounts first thing in the morning after getting up! Technology is making our lives easier and more comfortable. On the other hand, it has also become a huge business for investors. Geeks flock to stores at every new release and sometimes wait up to 5 days outside shops to buy the latest phones or devices. The hype created for awaited gadgets and devices from major brands around the world, fueled by rumors and leaked photos, drive fanatics as well as casual buyers crazy with excitement and anticipation. 2011 has already seen some very big releases from Apple and Samsung. However, there are still some gadgets people are desperate to get their hands on. Following is the list of top 10 most awaited gadgets

10. Apple Ipod touch (5th generation)

Apple Ipod touch (5th generation
After adding every possible feature in their Apple Ipod touch 4th generation including a touchscreen with a dazzling display, people thought that the Ipod had finally reached its pinnacle and could get no better. Well, they were wrong. Rumors have started circulating the web about a new soon to be released Ipod. A connection toggle switch has been added as evident by the leaked photos. This implies that the new Ipod will get 3G connectivity. This would mean unlimited text messaging at virtually no cost. The always connected status will be very useful for communication and entertainment alike. Another plus point is that this dual core A5 powered gadget can compete with the majority of smart phones in gaming as well as other apps. This would, in fact, make it a competitor of Iphone as well as Ipad. These new features are bound to push up the prices of the next Ipod Touch but that is something we will have to wait and see. It is currently at the 10th position of Top 10 most awaited gadgets.

9. Google Nexus 3

Google Nexus 3
This time around, Google has yet again caught the attention of masses with its upcoming release of Google Nexus 3. Sporting a massive 720p HD screen, this smart phone will be running on a newly launched Ice cream Sandwich OS. Specs also boast of 1.5GHz processor and 1 GB ram. A 5MP camera is expected which is powerful enough to support 1080 HD video recording. Other than this not much is know but special features like Holographic User Interface, Speech Recognition and Face Recognition are likely to make their debut with this phone marking a new era of how people interact with their mobile devices. Google Apps store is already offering a wide variety of apps and games to keep fans busy till the new Google Nexus comes out! A Nexus tablet is also being planned to be made available soon.

8. Amazon Tablets and Amazon Kindle 4

Amazon Tablets and Amazon Kindle 4
Amazon’s Kindle
is already a world wide hit and can be safely stated as the best selling wireless e-book reader in the world. Over the years it has constantly developed and has evolved into a high tech gadget with over 900,000 online and offline books available. The variety and availability of content for the Kindle has made it a sure winner. However, the global scenario took a turn when Apple released its tablets which have taken over almost 90% of the tablet market. Giants like HP and Motorola came up with their own versions but failed to catch the public’s eye. Amazon strategically has held back release of its newer Kindle as well as a brand new line of tablets. Apart from the high resolution display which feels and looks like real, the newer kindle is also have said to have a virtually never ending battery and free 3G connectivity global. The much awaited Amazon Android tablets are also to be launched in 7″ and 10.2″ models. They are named Coyote and Hollywood for the time being

7. Nintendo Wii u

Nintendo Wii u
The gadget on the 7th spot of the Top 10 most awaited gadgets list is no longer a rumor now. Nintendo introduced its latest console to the world at the Electronics Expo 2011. It is now official and Nintendo has beaten all its contenders in releasing a newer generation console. An IBM multi core microprocessor enables this console to display 3D images at 1080 HD. The most notable addition is 6.2″ resistive touch screen built into the controller which allows playing on controllers instead of the TV screens! Compatibility with previous systems and accessories will make sure no die hard fan of this brand feels cheated by this new release. Camera and motion sensors have been added to the remote control to take the gaming experience to a higher level. Microphone and speaker system makes sure that there is no lag in coordination during both online and offline games. Gamers are squealing in delight at the very thought of owning this piece of highly sophisticated equipment but we will have to wait and see weather Nintendo does release Wii u on time or announces delays for which the company is quite notorious for.

6. Ps vita

Ps vita
With worldwide sales satisfactory for the Psp Go, one would think that Sony would sit idle and reap the harvests from its latest addition to its already expanding directory of portable gaming gadgets. However, we have come to know that Sony is planning to drive the last nail in the competitors’ coffin by releasing yet another mind blowing gadget called Ps Vita. This console supports Wifi and 3G, much like the Nintendo 3Ds, and makes connectivity child’s play. A 5″ OLED multitouch capacitive touchscreen is planned which also receives feedback from a rear sensor as well as head detection and tracker to make playing the Ps Vita an unforgettable experience! Front and rear cameras, coupled with gyroscope and accelometer, guarantee full body involvement from head to toe! Internal ram has skyrocketed to 512Mb, which is more than 16 times than the original Psp! Improved loading times and faster game play is to be expected thanks to a 4 core graphics processing unit. A strange coincidence is that the Ps Vita is rumored to also act as a controller for the forthcoming PS3 which is quite similar to what Nintendo Wii u is offering. Only time can tell how the Nintendo Corporation takes this. Backward compatibility is yet to be announced.

5. Ipad HD

Ipad HD
With more than 15 combinations to choose from, the current Ipad line up has already fulfilled all the requirements of users ranging from novice to professionals. Sufficient evidence has been gathered by various groups which proves that Apple Inc. still have another trick up their sleeves. The news of a new 9.7″ A5 powered Ipad called the Ipad HD has been making rounds on the internet for quite some time now. This has irked many users who rushed to the stores to buy the Ipad 2 a few moths ago. However, those who passed up on the Ipad 2 are now jumping with joy as they will make a better transition. Many claim that there was no major difference between the two Ipads except for Face time and was not a good buy. But this time around, apple has played their cards right by bringing Retina display over to Ipad HD. The stated 2048×1536 pixel display translates literally to four times the resolution from last time making it the third most wanted gadget. This feature sounds very fantastic but it bound to affect the overall battery timings as well as the introductory prices of these gadgets.

4. Motorola droid bionic 4g

Motorola droid bionic 4g
The Motorola Droid Bionic 4G is experiencing popularity and wide spread interest like no other Motorola phone as far back as one can remember. It is a 4.3″ dual core LTE 4G capable of blazing internet speeds and a respectable battery backup time. This Android smart phone runs on Gingerbread 2.3.4.and supports a docking system for connecting other Motorola gadgets. It has become so popular than people claim that this phone is really the first true competitor of Iphone on technical as well as popularity basis. An HD version will also be launched which is capable of 720p video recording courtesy of its 8 Mp camera.1 Gb makes sure there are no hold ups during video streaming or internet browsing. Video chat is one of the newest features being offered and Motorola Droid bionic 4G is fully capable of supporting it. It stands at number 4 on the top 10 most awaited gadgets. Google has recently purchased Motorola Corporation.

3. Windows 8 PCs

Windows 8 PCs
Microsoft and its Windows operating systems have always been in a love-hate relationship with its users. Although a sizable amount of users have migrated to Mac and other OS, Microsoft still dominates the market as well as the PCs of the majority of commercial and local setups. With the release of its latest operating system known as Windows 8 just around the corner, various screen shots and beta builds have constantly been leaked somehow to eager people waiting to get their hands on this latest milestone. Prominent features include a Ribbon interface with heavy use of Aero and brand new task manager features as well as other updated readers. Even though security was beefed up considerably after a few leaks, people continue to get info about the latest development of Windows 8. Many believe that this OS will be a failure but many are hopeful of a better and more stable system. The fact that Windows 8 can even be used as a portable OS installed on a USB has opened up countless new applications for this release. All aspects are optimized for touch as well as other input methods and all this is offered for the same machines which run Windows 7! How it actually turns out will be found out soon. Currently it is the third most awaited technology of 2011.

2. Xbox 720

Xbox 720
Microsoft is not intent on taking the news sitting down of major contenders on the verge of releasing newer consoles which can easily overshadow the Xbox 360 technically as well as in game play. However, Microsoft might be still sore from the $ 1 billion loss it incurred when it launched Xbox 360.Even with the Xbox 360 still going strong, the analysts started weighting all the options. Finally coming to a decision, Microsoft has decided to go public with the news of development of the Xbox 360′s successor, namely the Xbox 720.Landing on the second spot of the Top 10 most awaited gadgets list, it is sure to be loaded with features like high definition 3D features, multiple sensors for precision motion control, unrivaled graphics capability and an even faster game play. AI and physics of the next generation games under development for the Xbox 720 are said to be years ahead of others. Only a touchscreen controller seems to be lacking as all other competitors are sure to include this feature. Thanks to DirectX technology, Microsoft claims that normal game play will sport graphics and visuals no less than those seen in James Cameron’s epic “Avatar”! With such a huge claim of Xbox 720 capabilities, we are eagerly looking forward to its unveiling in the E3 2012.

1. Iphone 5

Iphone 5
The number 1 spot of the Top 10 upcoming gadgets goes to none other than the well loved and much prized Apple Iphone. With the 4th generation doing phenomenal business everywhere, a new Iphone story has emerged. The reason Iphone is the most awaited upcoming gadget is that so little is known about it. With Retina Display and Face time as regular features, it is bound to also have PSD, Apples latest patented technology which is basically an anti-fingerprint technology. A projector integration may be in the making too. As regarding the shape, pictures seem to show a much thinner and partly teardrop shaped phone with a wider home button than the previous versions. Apple has really kept the lid on this one as not even the carriers have been notified of any development regarding these devices. Lastly, it is being claimed that this 4″ gadget will come out in black and white colors. Until apple officially makes any announcement, we will have to make do with all we can get our hands on and wait of the day when we can at least preorder our own Iphone 5!