Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013
Microsoft has started selling the Surface Pro in China yesterday. In addition to the regular edition that runs Windows 8 Pro, there's a new ‘Surface Chinese’ that only supports the Chinese language, runs Windows 8 (the core version), and comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.
The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC) has announced its new DRAM memory architecture, called the Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) technology, which is touted to improve performance over standard DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM while simultaneously reducing power consumption.
ASUStor has added a series of Usenet download and media streaming tools to its App Central library. These free apps include SABnzbdplus, Sick Beard, CouchPotato, Headphones, and Subsonic.
The WSJ published a piece saying that Apple will begin production of a new iPhone in the second quarter of the year, leading to a possible summer launch. However, the really juicy bits came up later in a Branch discussion, which featured tech-writing heavyweights like MG Siegler and John Gruber.
Facebook sent out invites for an event on 4th April with a teaser to see its new home on Android. Sources told TechCrunch that Facebook will be launching a modified Android version with Facebook integration on the home screen of a HTC phone.
According to sales data, sales of hybrid vehicles has gone up considerably in the U.S. and now has a market share of 4%. This figure is expected to double by the end of the decade.
In order to keep pace with Hotmail from Microsoft and Gmail from Google, both of which provide access to SkyDrive and Google Drive respectively, Yahoo has struck a deal which will offering Dropbox integration for their Yahoo Mail service.
Announced back in 2011, Futuremark's PC benchmarking tool, 3DMark, finally hits Android. Hit the jump for more details on the application.
Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013
The EyeFly 3D is a nano-engineered screen protector which turns an ordinary screen into a 3D display, without the need for 3D glasses. The technology was developed here in Singapore over a period of two years and will be available from the mid to 20th of April.
The LuminAID light is a solar-powered, inflatable light which packs flat and can be inflated to create a lightweight lantern. It was designed by LuminAID Labs co-founders Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta to provide light in post-disaster situations, and is now available at selected shops in Singapore.