Thursday, December 20, 2012

ARM's eight-core Mali GPUs

New technology extends ARM leadership in GPU compute and graphics processing
LOS ANGELES, USA, SIGGRAPH 2012 – 6 AUGUST 2012 - ARM today announced the second generation of the ARM® Mali™-T600 Series graphics processing units (GPUs), providing a dramatically improved user experience for tablets, smartphones and smart-TVs. Each of the products features a 50% performance increase* and are the first to include Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC), a texture compression technique that originated from ARM. ASTC significantly optimizes GPU performance and increases battery life in devices, enabling an always-on, always-connected experience, and has now been adopted by the Khronos™ Group, an important industry consortium that focuses on open standards.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ubuntu Linux and Windows 8: Head-to-Head at Last

"There must be 50 reasons to prefer GNU/Linux over '8' -- all of them sufficient for one or more groups of users," asserted blogger Robert Pogson. "Where GNU/Linux appears on retail shelves, a significant number of consumers do choose it -- we saw that all over the world when ASUS brought out its netbook with Linpus GNU/Linux, and we see it in Brazil today, where GNU/Linux outsells M$'s OS at Wal-Mart."

2030: A Manned Mars Odyssey

"The public is no longer interested in robotic missions -- they simply are not compelling," said Randa Milliron, CEO of Interorbital Systems. "Without human presence, the endless line of robots to Mars on billion-dollar missions is simply a waste of mankind's time and resources. The course of action is obvious: 
Buoyed by the recent success of its Mars rover Curiosity, NASA on Tuesday announced plans for a multiyear Mars program that includes launching a new robotic science rover in 2020. Even more significantly, it's also eyeing the possibility of a manned expedition just a decade later.

YouTube Wants to Be Your Must-See TV

YouTube wants viewers to tune in and check out their favorite channels whenever they're in the mood for some video entertainment -- basically to see what's on YouTube instead of what's on TV. "YouTube didn't become the success it did by copying another media," objected journalism prof Ben Bogardus. "Copying an existing service seems like a step back innovation-wise, rather than a step forward."

Google has restyled its YouTube page to make it easier for viewers to keep up with channel subscriptions. The redesign builds on last year's introduction of a Guide on the home page. Google is now displaying the YouTube Guide across all devices.

The changes underscore the benefits of subscribing to the various channels. After viewers sign up, the Guide lets them know when there are new videos waiting, suggests other content they might enjoy, and points out videos friends are sharing.

The layout is simpler and more streamlined. The video appears at the top of the page, and the subscribe button, social actions and video information are directly underneath the player. Playlists appear to the right of the video.


The changes are designed to encourage consumers to treat YouTube as a de facto television experience, complete with the ability to channel surf. All of the tweaks serve to make the site stickier.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

ACER C7 Chromebook

Following in the footsteps of Samsung, Acer announced the new C7 Chromebook, which will be released tomorrow in the U.S. 

It will cost just $199, $50 lower than the new Samsung Chromebook! 

Now, it is possible to purchase a laptop for less than €300!!!
Display: 11.6 "(1366 x 768)
Processor: Intel Core Ivy Bridge
Storage: 320GB HDD + 100GB free on Google Drive for 2 years
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, HDMI, VGA, HD webcam
Operating System: Chrome OS
Battery: 3.5 hours
Thickness: 25.4mm
Weight: 1.5kg

See more HERE!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

iPHONE 5 - FAST Scrolling PROBLEM!!!

It seems that there is a problem in fast scrolling on iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5 with both iOS 6 and 6.0.1 which may be a possible  screen fault on both devices. 
The issue was announced on Recombu site after a tweet from CMA Megacorp developer. 

You can watch it in the video below:

At this point we do not know if it is a manufacturing issue or intentional behavior, but since the issue just now, two months after the release of the iPhone 5, shows that it does not affect users.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pirate Bay is BACK new and improved!!!

Now Pirate Bay operates on Cloud Servers!!
Immune to any attack and ALWAYS online!

Windows Live Messenger - ENDS

Just a while ago, Microsoft has officially announced the withdrawal of the well known Windows Live Messenger and its integration in Skype.
Every user can login to the   existing Messenger account by upgrading Skype to the latest version and chat with the already existing contacts.

Microsoft's HARDWARE

As we all know, Microsoft invested in developing Operating systems and left hardware to its partners. (There are some exceptions of course, but they are few!)
This may be changing, rumors say that Microsoft is developing its own Windows Phone Hardware. According to media reports on Friday, Microsoft is working with Asian suppliers to create a new Mobile phone.
Microsoft has not yet publicly acknowledged the rumors, and they say that, they believe in their partners and together they will launch Windows Phone 8 to the Market.

More info HERE!

Monday, November 5, 2012

OPPO Find 5 (X909)

Features and Specifications

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 Krait 1.5GHz
GPU: Adreno 320
OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (JB)
OS Language: English, Chinese, others
Memory RAM: 2 GB
ROM: 16 GB / 32 GB
Size: 129 x 65 x 6.9 mm
Weight: 149 g
Screen: 5.0 inch IPS Capacitive Multi-touch Screen, 
             Corning Gorilla Glass FHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels),       
             Retina 16 million colors

Network: Single SIM,  FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE, UMTS / HSPA,    
                CDMA2000 1xAdvanced, EVDO Rev.B, TD-SCDMA, 
                GSM / GPRS / EDGE
                2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
                3G: WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz
Color: Black, White
GPS: Built In GPS & A-GPS

Connections:      Bluetooth 4.0

                            Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
                            micro USB 2.0
Dual Camera:
Back: 12.0 MPixel Sony camera with Auto Focus dual LED Flash
Front: 2.0 megapixel
Supports recording of HD video 1080p; up to 90fps video recording

Sensors: Three-axis Gyroscope, 3D compass,, Proximity Sensor,  
                Light Sensor
3.5 mm Audio Jack
Special functions: 3D compass, wireless charging, NFC support,
                               replaceable back covers with different colors, 
                               steel fiber back cover

Battery and Accessories:
- Built-in Polymer Li-ion battery 2500 mAh
- Earphone / 3.5 mm Audio Jack
- USB Cable
- Charger

- Price:       USD: 399

MediaTek Processors

Next generation Quad-core CPU - MTK 6588

All MediaTek Processors Specs

The new MTK 6588 (Quad-core) has the new GPU PowerVR SGX544, supporting FullHD video without delays!

It supports higher-quality RAM, 13 megapixel camera and faster network speeds!!!

The new chips (both) have 28nm architecture, so devices are becoming thinner, faster and more energy efficient!

MT6588 quad-core devices

The MT6588 quad-core devices hasn’t been officially on stores yet, and now we have words from this Taiwan-based chip manufacturer; MediaTek that they will be releasing the MTK6599 chipset, which is an 8-core CPU chip with LTE support just before the end of 2013.
Mediatek MT6599 with 8-core and LTE
Mediatek MT6599 with 8-core and LTE

MT6599 CPU chip characteristics
  • supports LTE
  • uses 28nm conversion process, pretty much better than the MT6588′s 40nm (the lower the number, the better)
  • uses A7 architecture which consumes less energy than A9
  • it now has double graphics performance and by Imagination SGX544 3D functionality
  • made with SRAM free driver IC to reduce the cost of the panel
  • able to support up to 13 megapixels camera quality
  • has a price of only $18 to $20 per chip piece, relatively cheaper with its competitor; Qualcomm S4 at US$30 – US$40 price tag

Expected trends with the rise of MT6599 devices

  • Quad-core smartphones that are produced by Chinese manufacturers with prices of $320 will go down to $150 or less.
  • We will se the Krait 1.7Ghz MSM8960A in the near future, this is same product with Quad-core MSM8974 dual-core, rather than next to the launch of the 8225Q.
  • It will be a 50-50 percent estimated ratio of proportion for MT6583/MT6588 and the MT6599 chipset on the fourth quarter next year.
  • MT6588 will maintain an overall ASP of just $10 above.
  • Chinese market will be flooded with smartphones of 13MP CMOS snappers.