March 5, 2010

iPad Ships on April 3 in US, Pre-order Starts on March 12

Apple today announced iPad will be available in US on Saturday, April 3 for WiFi models and in late April for WiFi + 3G models. In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK in late April.
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March 2, 2010

NVIDIA Ion 2 Now Official, Offers 1080p Blu-ray Playback

NVIDIA today introduced next generation NVIDIA Ion graphics processor that delivers 10x faster graphics and up to 10 hours of battery life for Intel Atom netbooks. NVIDIA achieves combination of longer battery life and higher performance by using their new Optimus technology, which automatically selects the best graphics processor for running any given application – seamlessly routing the workload to either an NVIDIA discrete GPU or Intel integrated graphics.
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March 1, 2010

Sony Publishes Details About New Exmor R CMOS Sensors

Sony released cameras based on their new Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor last month. According to Sony, the new sensor will allow better low-light photography, high-speed image processing, decreased power consumption and better HD video recording. The company has now published a paper highlighting the technological advancements made in designing the new image sensor.
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Apple’s A4 Chip Based on ARM Cortex-A8 and not Cortex-A9

Ars Technica speculates that Apple has kept mum about their A4 processor, as there isn’t anything to write home about. Jon Stokes of Ars Technica believes that the A4 processor is based on ARM Cortex-A8 design and not the latest ARM Cortex-A9. He wrote:
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