March 20, 2010

Samsung to Supply LCD Display for iPad

It has been reported previously that LG Display and Apple have struck an $800 million deal to supply 10 million LCD panels for the iPads in next one year. However, it looks like Apple is preparing itself for higher demand as Apple has also ordered Samsung Electronics to supply 3 million LCD panels for the iPad, according to Korea Times. The deal is estimated at about $240 million and Samsung should start shipping the displays very soon.
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March 19, 2010

Price and Specifications of Upcoming NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and 470 Graphics Cards Revealed

NVIDIA will officially launch the new GeForce GTX 480 and 470 graphics cards based on Fermi architecture on 26th March. But VR-Zone has already posted detailed specifications and pricing for both the graphics cards.
The top-of-the-line GeForce GTX 480 will feature 480 CUDA cores, and offer 700Mhz core clock speed, 1401MHz shader clock speed and 1848MHz memory clock speed.
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Marvell Introduces $99 ‘Moby’ Tablet Platform

Marvell has announced a new education initiative to deliver a high performance tablet codenamed Moby based on Armada chipset. For $99, Moby tablet prototype promises to offer an always on, high performance multimedia tablet featuring live, real-time content, 1080p full-HD and 3D media, and full Flash support. According to Marvell, Moby tablet could in future eliminate the need for students to buy and carry textbooks.
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Hundreds of Thousands of iPad Pre-ordered; Apple Striving to Strike Content Deals

Apple iPad release is just two weeks way and Apple is working hard to secure content deals before the iPad launch. But nailing down the content deals is proving difficult for Apple according The Wall Street Journal. Yukari Iwatani Kane wrote on the journal:
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March 18, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Series Will Get Copy & Paste in Future

News that Windows Phone 7 Series won’t support copy & paste functionality created quite a stir around the blogosphere yesterday. But Long Zheng is now reporting that a person close to Microsoft “explained that copy & paste is definitely a scenario and feature that the team is putting a lot of thought about and hope to bring to the platform soon after initial release.”
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Google Jumping Into TV Business

NY Times is reporting that Google has teamed up with Intel and Sony to develop new Google TV platform to bring the web into the living room of consumers via next generation of televisions and set-top boxes. Google TV will make it as easy for TV users to navigate Web applications like Twitter and Picasa, as it is to change channel. The platform will be based on Android operating system and Google intends to open the Google TV platform once it is launched.
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March 17, 2010

Apple Adds Several Enhancements to for Use with Mobile Devices

Apple announced today that they have made several enhancements to, which will improve document sharing and access of the online service from iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. MacRumors has listed the major enhancements to the iWork that include:
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Microsoft Previews Internet Explorer 9 at MIX10

Microsoft previewed Internet Explorer 9 the next version of Internet Explorer web browser at MIX10 in Las Vegas. Microsoft also announced the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview for developers, which is simply a preview of the platform subsystems code that is “under the hood” of the browser.
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March 16, 2010

Microsoft Showcases Windows Phone 7 Series SDK and Applications at MIX10

Microsoft provided the first in-depth look into Windows Phone 7 Series application development at MIX10 in Las Vegas. The platform combines Silverlight features for rich application development and the XNA Framework for games. Windows Phone 7 Series will allow developers and designers to build visually stunning and immersive application and games, according to Microsoft.
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Intel Launches 32nm Xeon Processor 5600 Series with Up To Six Cores

Intel today launched the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series. The new processors deliver two new security features – Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) and Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) – that enable faster encryption and decryption performance for more secure transactions and virtualized environments, providing data centers with a stronger foundation for cloud security.
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March 15, 2010

Sony PlayStation Move Motion Controller Coming in Fall 2010; First Hands-on Experience

Last week, Sony officially announced PlayStation Move motion controller and PlayStation Move sub-controller for PS3. The Move controller will ship in fall 2010 and should be priced under $100 as a starter kit that will include PlayStation Eye camera, both the motion controllers and a game. The combination of the PS3 system and PlayStation Eye camera detects the precise movement, angle and absolute position in 3D space of PlayStation Move controller, allowing users to intuitively play the game as if they themselves are within the game.
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New Details About Various iPad Features Revealed After Start of Pre-orders

Apple has posted new information about iWork, iBook, 3G service and hardware features of iPad after they started taking pre-orders for the new tablet. The iWork for iPad will be available for download from App Store starting on April 3, priced $9.99 for each application. Apple will release completely reworked version of Keynote, Pages and Numbers for iPad that will support Multitouch.
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