June 24, 2008

WebKit Beats Firefox 3 and Safari in JavaScript Benchmark

When Apple released Safari 3 last year it claimed that it was the fastest browser available. According to Apple Safari 3 was 4.5 times faster than Firefox 2 in JavaScript performance. That changed when Firefox 3 beta was announced as it almost eliminated the performance gap. According to the latest test done by Ars Technica using SunSpider, Safari 3 and Firefox 3 are very close in performance. But WebKit’s latest build that includes new SquirrelFish JavaScript engine was 1.5x faster than both Safari and Firefox. Read More

Logitech Unveils QuickCam Vision Pro webcam for Mac

Logitech today announced its first Mac only webcam with premium autofocus technology and Carl Zeiss optics. The new webcam is designed to deliver image-perfect detail and clarity, and exceptional video calling with iChat and Skype. The webcam uses a voice coil motor for its autofocus system, instead of a stepper motor. Focusing is fast and fluid – crisp even in extreme close-ups only 10 cm from the camera lens. Read More

Nokia to Acquire Symbian and Make Symbian OS Open Source

Nokia today announced it has launched a cash offer to acquire all of the shares of Symbian Limited at a price of EUR 3.647 per share. Nokia has also established the Symbian Foundation that will unify the Symbian mobile platform and will provide open platform. So why suddenly Nokia decided to buy Symbian and make it open source. Read More

JVC ‘s 42-inch and 46-inch HDTV “World’s Thinnest” 1080p LCD TVs

JVC had showcased their world’s thinnest 1080p LCD TVs at CES this year and said that they will ship around summer of 2008. Today, JVC announced that the 42” LT-42SL89 and 46” LT-46SL89 would ship next month. The LCD TV at its thinnest is 1.5” thick and at its thickest near the centre point is 2.9” thick, making the TV one of the thinnest 42” and 46” HDTVs around. Read More

Sony Announces Three New AV Receivers

Sony today announced three new AV receivers with 1080p support for Europe. The top of the line SRT-DG820 comes with HD audio support. The receiver support Dolby True HD, DTS Master Audio and eight-channel Linear PCM. The STR-DG820 has four HDMI inputs, four digital audio inputs and A/V inputs for five more sources. The receiver can process full HD at 24fps with Deep Color and x.v.Color for complete Blu-ray support. The audio is sent out through seven channel of 100W each and a subwoofer connection. Read More

Intel will Ship Three Nehalem Architecture Based Processors in Q4 2008

Intel plans to ship three Nehalem architecture based Bloomfield processors and new matching mainboard chipset in fourth quarter. Intel has not announced the official names of the upcoming processors, but internally the processors are identified by their codenames XE for 3.2GHz processor, P1 for 2.93GHz processor and MS3 for 2.66GHz processor. All the processor will have 8MB L3 cache, Multi-threading and 130W TDP. The X58 and ICH10 chipset combination will also be launched with the new processors. Read More

June 23, 2008

Motorola ZN5: Company’s Last Shot for Survival

Motorola joined hands with Kodak to announce a new line of camera phones called Motorola Zine series. The first model, the ZN5, will have a 5-megapixel camera, Xenon flash, white balance setting, brightness settings, noise reduction, panorama mode, multi-shot mode, auto-focus and 4x digital zoom. Read More