August 14, 2008

Intel’s Processor Roadmap Through 2012 Leaked

A French Tech website CanardPlus have got their hands on slides from an upcoming Intel presentation. The slide starts off with Nehalem processors, which Intel will ship under Core i7 and Xeon label. The i7 well see Intel’s first big architectural change in two years, new point-to-point bus technology and return of Hyperthreading will be the main features. Intel will discuss the technology in detail at Developer Forum and will ship the processors starting this fall. Read More

iPhone 3G – Will The Network Related Issues Mar The 3G Dream

In past week, complains about iPhone 3G reception and network speed are growing. iPhone customers are reporting that the phone keeps dropping calls, data speed is very slow and call quality is below average. Many tech analysts, journalists and company spokespersons have blamed it on number of issue. Read More

Intel to Add Remote Diagnostics Technology to Upcoming Desktop Chipsets

The upcoming desktop chipset codenamed Ibex Peak that Intel will launch in 2009, for it Nehalem based processors, is expected to feature Intel Remote PC Assist Technology (RPAT). The technology will help PC vendors lower their warranty cost while increasing the operational efficiency. Read More

August 13, 2008

Apple Premieres Movies on the iTunes Store in Australia & New Zealand

Apple today announced that movies from major film studios including 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Sony Pictures Television International and Lionsgate are now available on the iTunes Store in Australia and in New Zealand. The iTunes Store in Australia and New Zealand feature over 700 films for rent or purchase. Read More

AMD Demos Cinema 2.0 Graphics Technology

AMD showcased practical applications of Cinema 2.0 technology at an event in New York. The new graphics technology promises to bring photorealistic graphics to movies and interactive media. AMD demoed a photorealistic human model, graphically created by rapid high-definition photography from all angles in a globe shaped room. These cameras capture very detailed images. They operate so quickly that to the naked eye, they appear as solid lights, when in fact they are flashing on and off at fractions of a second to capture images. The information captured by these cameras is used to construct a 3D model. Read More

Sheraton Rolls Out Microsoft Surface Multitouch Tables

Sheraton hotels in collaboration with Microsoft have rolled out Surface multitouch tables in few of its hotel lobbies. The hotels in New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle will get the Surface table with suite of customized applications that will include music, city guidance and travel information. Read More and Watch Video here.

Best Buy to Sell iPhone 3G Starting September 7th, Will It Affect iPhone Sales?

est Buy today announced that it will start selling the iPhone 3G at 970 Best Buy stores nationwide beginning September 7th. Brian J. Dunn, president and chief operation officer, Best Buy said in the press release:
“The iPhone has changed the way people think about their mobile phones, and we are delighted to help more customers get their hands on this revolutionary product. Our Best Buy Mobile employee have the training and expertise to deliver the best experience possible for our customers – from the initial purchase through the life of their iPhones.” Read More

August 12, 2008

AMD Unveils Dual GPU HD 4850 X2 and HD 4870 X2 Graphics Cards

AMD today launched two dual GPU graphics cards, Radeon HD 4850 X2 and 4870 X2. AMD claims that these new cards will increase performance by up to 80 percent over the single GPU counterparts. The HD 4870 X2 has 750MHz core clock speed and 900MHz GDDR-5 memory interface speed. While the 4850 X2 has 625MHz core clock speed and 900MHz GDDR-3 memory interface speed. Both the cards have 1600 stream processors and 2GB of video memory. Read More

Lenovo Launches Its First Quad-Core Laptop ThinkPad W700

Lenovo today joined HP in the mobile quad-core race with its new 17-inch ThinkPad W700. The new laptop will come with Intel 2.53GHz Core 2 Extreme processor, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700M 1GB graphics card, 2GB Intel Turbo Memory and up to 8GB memory. The laptop will be the first laptop ever to feature Wacom digitizer and built-in automatic color calibrator. The W700 has an integrated Wacom digitizer next to the trackpad that would allow graphic artists, CAD/CAM workers and other digital content creators to use a special pen for image editing. Click here to get more information and watch demo video of the laptop, digitizer in action and color calibration working.

Fujifilm Launches S2000HD, F60fd and J150w Digital Cameras

Fujifilm today launched three new digital cameras S2000HD, F60fd and J150w. The first in the lineup S2000HD is an update to the older ultrazoom S1000fd. It features 10-megapixel sensor, 15x optical zoom, 720p video capture capability and 16:9 still shots. It can take stills at 6.8FPS at 5-megapixel or 13.5FPS at 3-megapixel. The S2000HD will ship in September for $299. Read More

Intel Plans to Ship Cheaper Mobile Quad-Core Processor

Intel is planning to announce a second mobile quad-core processor at its Developer Forum next week. The company has already announced that it will ship quad-core 2.53GHz Core 2 Extreme processor in Q3 2008 for high-end systems and HP has also shown notebooks based on that processor at SIGGRAPH Expo. The second quad-core processor will be aimed at more mainstream system under Core 2 Quad name. Read More

August 11, 2008

Motorola Touchscreen Handset “Atila” Leaked

Details about Motorola’s upcoming touchscreen handset have been leaked by BGR. The new handset has striking similarity to upcoming Motorola Alexander, but no QWERTY keyboard. The Atila will have 2.8” QVGA (240 x320) touch screen, Quad-band GSM, Tri-band UMTS/HSPA, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth A2DP. Read More

HP Introduces The First True Mobile Quad-Core Laptop

HP today showed the first laptop based on Intel’s upcoming quad-core mobile processor at SIGGRAPH expo. The new 17-inch EliteBook 8730w will have option of 2.53GHz Core 2 Extreme processor with 12MB level 2 Cache. As the processor is designed for laptops and is not a desktop part, the battery life and size (thickness) of the laptop will not be affected. The 8730w will be based on new Centrino 2 platform and will support up to 8GB memory. Read More

Analyst: Apple has Shipped Over Three Million iPhone 3G

Analyst Michael Cote claims that Apple has already shipped over three million iPhone 3G units since launch. If the number is accurate, Apple sold 3 million handsets in less than a month, far exceeding Wall Street predication of 3 million in one quarter. This would also me that it took iPhone 3G one month to sell almost half the number of units original iPhone sold in one year. This raise in iPhone sales is only going to go upwards, as Apple will launch iPhone in 20 more countries on August 22nd. Read More

Hitachi Launches DZ-BD10HA Three Format Hybrid Blu-ray Camcorder

Hitachi today unveiled DZ-BD10HA three-format hybrid camcorder with Blu-ray support. The camcorder can record full HD, 1920 x 1080 resolution videos on Blu-ray disc or 30GB in-built hard drive or on a SDHC card via SDHC card slot. On the hard drive it can store 4 hours and 20 minutes of 1080p video or 8 hours and 40 minutes of 1440 x1080 video. The camera also offers a dubbing function that allows video to be transferred from hard drive or SDHC card to Blu-ray drive. Read More

Apple’s App Store Sold Over 60 Million Apps in First Month

In an interview with Wall Street Journal, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs revealed that more than 60 million applications have been download from the App Store since it was launched on 11th July. While most of those applications were free, Apple sold an average of $1 million a day in applications for a total of about $30 million in sales over the month. At the current pace Apple will sell $360 million worth of application in a year. Read More

August 10, 2008

Fujitsu Launches the LifeBook U2010 in Asia

Fujitsu has also joined the netbook race with their new LifeBook U2010 UMPC for Asia-Pacific region. The small netbook / UMPC comes with superb 5.6-inch WXGA touchscreen with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and a choice of 60GB HDD or 64GB SSD. The LifeBook also has very impressive battery life of 8 hours on a single charge. It is available in five colors gold, silver, red, blue or black. Read More

Lenovo Releases Limited Edition Olympic Themed Flash Drives

Lenovo the official provide of computers and computing hardware for Olympic games, has released four limited editions Olympic themed flash drives. The first drive is inspired by Olympic torch and features the swirly red clouds and Olympic logo present on the torch. The casing of the drive is made of same materials used for creating the Olympic torch. This 4GB limited edition thumb drive goes for $980. Read More