Sunday, February 24, 2013
Intel launched today at Mobile World Congress 2013 a fast dual-core Atom mobile processor for smartphones and Android tablets.
Intel promised that the new chips, 22-nanometer processor, will enable a new generation of faster and power-efficient smartphones and tablets.
The Clover Trail+ "32 nanometers" is Intel's first dual-core chip for smartphones. The Atom processor provides double the computing performance and triple the graphics capabilities of its predecessor, Medfield. And that performance boost comes at the same level of power consumption as Intel's prior offering.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
An image has been circling the web shows a prototype controller for the upcoming PlayStation 4 “PlayStation Orbis" console. The photo shows a controller that looks largely like a Dual-Shock, but with a touchscreen in the upper middle.
The controller is connected to a large silver box which could possibly be a PS4 dev kit, but that’s unconfirmed. The new controller also has an illuminated LED strip on the back edge, which I presume can change colors like the current PlayStation Move controllers can.
There also rumors that comes from the Wall Street Journal, which reported that Sony plans to utilize Gaikai, a game streaming company Sony owns, to stream existing PS3 games to the new console.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
"Chosun Ilbo" a Korean news agency reported that a 55-year old man suffered second degree burns to his right thigh when the battery of Samsung Galaxy Note blew up while it was inside his pocket.
A Samsung spokesman in Korea downplayed the incident:
“Lithium ion batteries can catch fire due to external pressure or sudden changes in temperature, so we’re trying to understand what really happened.”
The report notes this is the second such incident involving a Samsung Galaxy smartphone in the country, after a schoolboy suffered an injury when his Galaxy S II exploded in his trouser pockets in March last year.