The Krait powered Qualcomm S4 chipsets are great, right? They give you the best per-core performance of any architecture out there and have the best power efficiency thanks to that 28nm manufacturing process. The only problem is that Krait-powered chipsets are only available in dual-core flavor for now, while competing solutions give you twice that.
It seems as though that this might change sooner than you think, as Qualcomm have just previewed their first S4 Pro chipset (the MSM8960 belonged to the lower-standing S4 Plus series). The Qualcomm APQ8064 was shown powering a development tablet with its four Krait cores and Adreno 320 GPU. Read more »
Samsung Mobile Display has today accused LG Display of stealing and leaking parts of its proprietary OLED technology.
Eleven people have been indicted, including executives from LG as well as former and current SMD researchers. Read more »
We think you’ll all agree that currently existing car headlights are really bad when faced with heavy rain or snow. The light they emit gets reflected from raindrops and snow flakes and obstruct a clear view of the road.
What if we told you that there is already a solution to this problem thanks to the latest invention by some Carnegie Mellon scientists. Using some impressively accurate cameras and super-fast computers they managed to predict the trajectory of each rain drop and stream the light between them. Read more »
Yes, yes, you are right – this number is rather paltry compared to what Apple and Google have been recording, but, nevertheless, it is the closest thing to good news we’ve had coming from RIM in quite some time. The BlackBerry App World has served three billion downloads since it opened for business back in 2009.
A cool one third of the abovementioned milestone has been accomplished in the last six months alone. Read more »
This should hardly catch anyone by surprise, given the fact that Sony’s acquisition of Ericsson’s stake in their joint venture took place a few months back. The newly formed Sony Mobile with move its headquarters from Lund, Sweden, closer to the center of everything Sony in Tokyo, Japan.
Sony Mobile has a rather large operation in the Nordic country, so it is yet to be determined exactly which operations will be moved. Read more »
Congratulations, Internet, ACTA is finally dead. The European Parliament voted against the controversial “trade agreement” with 478 to 39 votes.
This was the final push needed for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement to finally become history after it got rejected by the International Trade Committee. Read more »
The Jelly Beans statute placed in Google’s headquarters to celebrate the launch of Android 4.1 has suffered major damages from overheating.
The “head” of the Jelly Bean Android statue has melted and as a result there were some jelly beans spilled on the ground. In fact, according to Android engineer Dan Morrill some of the goodies inside are missing. Read more »
Sony has freshened up its XQD card lineup – the new S series cards will launch with 64GB capacity and a whopping 168MB/s data transfer rates. The old H series maxed out at 125MB/s.
A Nikon D4 can pipe 108 RAW shots in a non-stop burst, which according to Sony is enough to capture the men’s 100m sprint final from start to finish if you set the framerate at 10fps. Read more »
At Day 2 of Google I/O which is all about Chrome, Google announced that offline editing is about to become available for Google Docs.
Edits are made offline and are later synced, when you connect to the web. Clay Bavar, Director of Product Management for Google Apps demonstrated the functionality on a Nexus 7 tablet and it worked like a charm. Read more »
Google is on a roll today – on top of all the hardware and software products they unveiled today, they found time to talk about Google Glass. It’s not a complete product – far from it, but they showed their progress so far.
The device itself features a processor, camera, built-in storage, multiple radios and several sensors (gyroscope, accelerometer and compass). Read more »
One of the first people to get the Google Nexus 7 tablet are the developers and attendees at the Google I/O conference, which is currently taking place in San Francisco.
It’s a sweet déjà vu from a year before, when Google gave away free 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Nexus S and Samsung Chromebook to each attending developer. Now the company is doing it again, but this time with its own, freshly announced Nexus 7 tablet, a brand new Galaxy Nexus and the innovative Nexus Q. Read more »
After getting so much praise for its incredible 41MP camera, the Nokia 808 PureView decided to take a well deserved vacation. Instead of spending all day on the beach though, the 808 found itself shooting a video of the racing catamaran Nacra Infusion MKII.
The impressive video you are about to see was actually shot using two 808 PureView units tightly packed into a plastic bag with holes for the lenses. Read more »
Remember ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement)? This is the European version of SOPA and PIPA which were threatening to impose censorship on the Internet.
Great news came in today, as the International Trade Committee (ITC) has rejected ACTA with 19 votes against and 12 in favor. Read more »
Despite manufacturing just 900 units of its special limited edition Batman Lumia 900, Nokia continues its promotion of the Windows Phone 7 handset by launching a new, unseen Dark Knight Rises trailer. And we couldn’t be happier.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, the Dark Knight Rises will hit the cinemas worldwide starting July 19. Until then, Nokia is running a special promotion and anyone who likes the Finnish company’s Facebook page has the chance to win the specially-themed smartphone. Read more »
Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has shared his honest opinion on Siri while on a visit to a farm dedicated to saving neglected horses.
As it turns out, Woz isn’t very fond of Siri after Apple acquired it in 2010. “A lot of people say Siri. I say poo-poo. I was using it to make reservations long before Apple bought it,”. said Wozniak. Read more »