MediaTek has officially announced its new quad-core processor – MT8125 designed for tablet devices. The latest processor from the company utilizes a power-efficient quad-core Cortex A7 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz in its heart.
The MT8125 module also comes with a PowerVR series 5XT graphics and the processor supports a wide range of networks that includes 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and Wi-Fi versions. Read more »
Qualcomm has a special app called BatteryGuru that optimizes power usage on phones with Snapdragon chipsets and it just graduated out of beta. It’s an easy to use app as it does its own thing – it spends a couple of days in the background learning your usage habits and then gets in control of things like Wi-Fi, which apps are allowed to run in the background, and so forth.
BatteryGuru learns the locations of the Wi-Fi networks you use and powers off Wi-Fi connectivity when you’re away from them. Read more »
The D: All Things Digital stage has been arguably the best place to see top dog company officials give interviews. Most prominent of which is the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates duo back in 2007.
Most recently, Apple’s CEO took a seat at the red chair for an extended 1 hour and 21 minutes interview. Read more »
ASUS has started to roll out the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean updates to its Transformer AiO, a hybrid tablet, which features all the performance of Windows 8 desktop and has the flexibility of an Android tablet.
The Android Jelly Bean update is currently seeding in the United States and you can update your tablet over-the-air. Read more »
The doubleTwist music player has received a new update, which brings with it a fresh new UI. Although the previous version looked quite stunning, the UI had started looking a bit out of place on the clean, flat UI design of modern Android versions.
The latest version addresses that by opting for the new Holo UI guidelines while maintaining some of the look of the previous versions. You will now see flatter textures and typical Holo UI elements such as action bar at the top with an Up button and drop down lists. However, the app still maintains the dark gray background color and the custom fonts that make sure it stands out and doesn’t look like just another Holo app. Read more »
The Humble Bundle is back and this time they have a great collection of indie games for Windows, Mac and Linux. As usual, you get to choose the amount that you want to pay and for that money you get Little Inferno, Awesomenauts, Capsized, Thomas Was Alone and Dear Esther along with their soundtracks.
If you choose to pay above the average amount (which is currently $5.69), you also get Miami Hotline and Proteus, along with the soundtrack for Proteus. Read more »
Apple higher-ups always say “We’re never going to do X” and later they go and do X anyway – the company was claiming that 9.7″ is the perfect screen size for a tablet and then went and released a smaller, 7.9″ tablet. Can the same happen in the other direction, a tablet with a bigger screen?
Korean site ETNews thinks yes and claims Apple plans to launch an iPad Maxi (no, it’s not going to be called that) in the first half of next year. The publication also suggests that Apple is already talking to parts suppliers that will make the screens. Read more »
Google Maps has extended the coverage of its directions for cyclists to cover several more European countries, including Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.
If you live in any of those areas, you can now get Google Maps to give you directions for bicycle friendly roads, trails, and streets with bike lanes. Read more »
Yet another incident with an exploding Galaxy S3 has occurred last night, but this time it hasn’t been provoked by microwaves. Reddit user vizionx1208 was last night woken to a loud sign and a ton of smoke coming out of his beloved Galaxy S3.
Alerted by the really bad smell, he jumped out of his bed just to witness his own phone beginning to catch fire. Here’s what he saw after pouring a glass of water over the phone. Read more »
Last week, Microsoft finally took the wraps off the highly anticipated next generation Xbox console, oddly named Xbox One. Most of you may have already watched the hour long keynote by now but if you haven’t, someone has made a video featuring just the highlights.
Even if you have watched the full keynote, I’m sure you are going to enjoy watching this. Read more »
Opera has released the beta version of the next major iteration of their desktop browser, Opera Next 15. By far the biggest change in this update is a switch from Opera’s longstanding rendering engine Presto to the more ubiquitous WebKit based rendering engine.
Other major changes in this version include a completely revamped interface. You’ll notice that the address bar and the search bar have finally been combined into one. The speed dial screen has a new look with support for folders and there are two more tabs for Stash and Discover. Read more »
Samsung and Swisscom promoted the fourth generation Galaxy S smartphone in the Zurich Main Station in an interesting manner. Samsung challenged the audience to stare at the Galaxy S4 for 60 minutes straight without looking away – and it wasn’t an easy task due to lots of available distractions.
Samsung promised a free Galaxy S4 smartphone to anyone who managed to stare at the device for 60 minutes non-stop with distractions like police dogs barking, hot dog vendors on fire, musicians, motorcycles driving past your side and crashing and other such attention killers. Read more »
The Ferrari by Logic3 S100i in-ear headphones are part of the manufacturer’s Scuderia Ferrari collection. Inspired by Ferrari’s long and illustrious racing heritage, the headphones aim to combine eye-catching looks, superb craftsmanship, and screaming performance into one package.
As an official Ferrari licensed product, the S100i headphones are sold alongside Ferrari’s supercars in the Italian carmaker’s showrooms. Read more »
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series, including 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch variants, has been priced by online retailer Adorama in the US.
All three models come with various color combinations and internal memory sizes, the cheapest being the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (pictured above) which starts at $199. Read more »
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a split personality – it’s either powered by a Snapdragon 600 chipset (the I9505) or by Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Octa (the I9500). It took a while before it became clear which model goes to which country, but now it’s time to find out the answer to a more important question – does it matter?
Typically, Samsung uses Qualcomm chipsets for its US models (due to the chipsets built-in LTE support) and sold their Exynos smartphones elsewhere. Now, the situation is different and the Snapdragon-based model is more common, perhaps due to low manufacturing capacity for the new eight core Exynos chipset. Read more »