Nvidia’s new Tegra 3 is the next big thing in the world of mobile processors and has everyone excited. But looking away from its impressive spec sheet, we know little of what it’s really capable of. So to give us a little demo, Nvidia has put up a series of videos on YouTube and we’ll be taking a look at some of them.
First of all, here is a look at the way the five cores function on Tegra 3. Although it is advertised as a quad-core system, there is a fifth companion core designed to handle less intensive tasks. Depending upon the current activity the system automatically switches between the companion core and the performance cores without any special optimization from the software side. Read more »
We have been hearing a lot about the Transformer Prime. First ASUS chairman Jonney Shih displayed it at AsiaD, then some more live shots surfaced, then came the FCC images, after that the benchmarks and the last we heard of it we found out that it will be delayed and coming in December instead. But now we finally have the official announcement that we have been waiting for.
ASUS today announced the Transformer Prime or the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, as it is officially called. It will be the first device in the world to pack in the new Nvidia Tegra 3 processor that has a quad-core CPU and 12-core GPU. Read more »
If you’re tired of the iPad charger hogging an extra slot on your wall socket or one of the USB ports on your MacBook, then Twelve South has just the device for you. Called the PlugBug, this neat little accessory snaps on top of any MacBook charger and lets you charge both your iPad and MacBook simultaneously.
Of course, it’s not just limited to the iPad and the standard USB port will allow any device that supports USB charging to be charged from it but the iPad will benefit the most from it due to its hunger for power that can only be satiated with a powerful charger and with 10 watts and 2.1 amps on tap, the PlugBug has all the power it needs to provide the fastest charging experience on the iPad. Read more »
Live photos of the Transformer Prime has hit the web. The quad-core monster of a table, pending its announcement for November 9, is one of the most anticipated devices of the year and now with its looks sort of revealed our excitement has gone through the roof.
That’s how the Transformer Prime will look like with its laptop dock on. Read more »
With Gorilla Glass already the synonym for high performance and durability in mobile displays, Corning Incorporated announced the next great thing in display glass technology called Lotus Glass. Despite not having as tough a name as its predecessor, Lotus Glass offers higher performance, while being easier on the environment.
Developed to support the latest generation Read more »
The NVIDIA’s co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has confirmed the upcoming quad-core Tegra 3 platform will be officially called Kal-El.
Kal-El is the Kryptonian name of Superman and Jen-Hsun Huang confirms the next Tegra names will be also from the comic world – like Wayne is from Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman, Stark is Iron Man, etc. Read more »
Apple has just released the new line-up of MacBook Pro laptops and, it looks like it’s the iPhone 4S story all over again.
The new MacBook Pros have been speed bumped with a new family of Intel core i5 and core i7 processors bundled with the latest in AMD mobile graphics. Read more »
In case you liked our hands-on of the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and wondered when can you get your own, we have an official date for you. The most pocket friendly Android Honeycomb slate from the Samsung family will hit the shelves in the United States on November 13, with prices starting a $399.99.
In case you are extra anxious about getting one, you can pre-order it from Read more »
We’re close to the launch of the Nvidia Tegra 3 and as is usually the case, things have started to leak out before the official announcement.
What we have here is a teaser video that shows off all the things you’ll be able to do with the quad-core chipset (with a fifth companion core for menial tasks) on an unreal (figuratively and literally) transparent tablet. Join us after the break to watch the video. Read more »
ASUS has posted a brief but intriguing teaser video of the next generation Eee Pad Transformer tablet. The slate is rumored to be powered by the mighty NVidia quad-core Kal-El platform and will most probably be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
While the video doesn’t say or show much, it’s quite interesting to see the new slim design of the slate, which shows it’s party piece towards the end – the laptop dock, which transforms it into a full-fledged netbook. Check the teaser video out. Read more »
A couple of days ago, we told you about Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon chipsets, designed with strong emphasis on power-efficiency. In order to fortify its commitment to the cause, Qualcomm has released a rather fascinating video for all of us, with bugs (real, not software ones, mind you) as its unusual cast.
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If you are a BlackBerry PlayBook owner you should be eager to get the Tablet OS 2.0 because of the promised Android player. It will allow you to run native Android applications on the BlackBerry tablet.
Well, you should hold your excitement just yet. RIM engineers have explained the limitations of that Android player and you may not like what you are about to read. Read more »
As Android 3.2 Honeycomb with its built-in support for smaller screens got released, there is little surprise that 7″ tablets, with the latest Google OS on board, started rolling out with a rapid pace. Toshiba is the latest manufacturer to offer a 7″ slate with the unveiling of its second Thrive Android Honeycomb tablet.
The 7″ Thrive carries the same styling as Read more »
The Motorola Xoom 2 tablet will, by the looks of it, be offered in two size versions – the 10.1″ and a 8.2″ one. Both devices seem to sport an iPhone-esque 9.3 mm thickness, which isn’t the best in tablet land but is still considered thinner than average.
Join us after the break for more photos. Read more »
HTC is going to be among the manufacturers to come up with a Windows 8 tablet, based on an ARM CPU. Or at least that’s what latest online rumors say.
It comes from Eldar Murtazin, who has been somewhat of a hit and miss affair recently, so don’t get your hopes too high. Still, with HTC having a long and successful partnership with Microsoft over the past few years this one does look rather promising. Read more »