Unit 3a The Impact of ICT on myself

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Unit 3a: The Impact of ICT on myself


  • Digital Camera - Sony Cyber-shot W100
  1. Description of my Sony Cyber-shot W100

The following are the full specifications of my Cyber-shot:

My Cyber-shot produces very sharp and clear images as it has 8.1 mega pixels. These pictures can then be viewed on the 2.5” LCD monitor built in the camera. Unlike analogue cameras, my digital camera’s flash lightens as far as 10.5m which helps produce brighter photos. My Cyber-shot has 64MB built-in, it also has a memory card slot, so more photos can be taken in one session and unlike analogue cameras, you can copy these photos to a computer/laptop to save space on the memory card. My Cyber-shot is also capable of recording video and voice clips. The camera is lightweight and ultra-compact for easy handling.

  1. How does it meet my needs?

I have a need to not forget past memories, these memories could be from meeting family relatives to having fun with friends. My Cyber-shot does meet my needs as it captures my memories as images, videos or voice clips. Allowing me to transfer my media to my computer means that I can store the media to view/listen over the years hence I wouldn’t forget important past memories.

  • Gaming Console - Playstation Portable (PSP)
  1. Description of my Playstation Portable

My PSP is used to play UMD games, watch movies, listen to music, view images and surf the internet via Wi-Fi. It takes 2 ½ hours to charge, then has a charged battery life of 6 hours approx. It also comes with a USB cable, so media from a computer can be transferred to the PSP. Memory cards can be inserted in the PSP so more media can be held in the console. I use a 4GB ms pro duo to obtain maximum capacity.

PSP-1000 Specifications

Color: Black

Dimensions: Approx. 170 mm (L) x 74 mm (W) x 23 mm (D)

Weight: Approx. 260 g (including battery)

Profile: PSP Game, UMD Audio, UMD Video

CPU: PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1~333MHz)

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Main Memory: 32MB

Embedded DRAM: 4MB

Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD, 480 x 272 pixel (16.77 million colours), Max. 200 cd/m2 (with brightness control)

Speakers: Built-in stereo speakers

Main Input/Output: IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi), USB 2.0, Memory Stick™ (PRO) Duo, IrDA, IR Remote (SIRCS)

Disc Drive: UMD Drive (Playback only)

Main Connectors: DC OUT 5V, Terminals for charging built-in battery, Headphone/Microphone/Control connector

Keys/Switches: Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)Analog pad, Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), Left, Right keys START, SELECT, HOME, POWER On/Hold/Off switch, Brightness control, Sound Mode, Volume +/-, Wireless LAN On/Off switch, UMD Eject

Power: Built-in lithium-ion battery, AC adaptor

Access Control: Region Code, Parental Control

Accessories: Stand, ...

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