News: Reads from WWW
Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013
The next generation of the Thunderbolt interface, codenamed "Falcon Ridge", is due in 2014 and will apparently double the speeds offered by the current iterations. They will also have enough bandwidth to support 4K images while still being backward compatible.
Tumblr, one of the top social media sites on the web, has just updated its Android app with a whole new look. The app comes with fancy new animations, and a look that's more in-line with Android's "Holo" theme.
According to sources, Microsoft will hold an Xbox event in May which will offer first looks and details of their next generation Xbox console. A full unveil of the device is expected to happen later in June.
Samsung's upcoming 5.8-inch Galaxy device, the Mega will be equipped with a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor, 1.5GB RAM and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Monday, 8 Apr 2013
According to CNET, Intel has started shipping its fourth generation 'Haswell' Intel Core CPUs to PC manufacturers. CNET also said that the new CPU will be launched later in this quarter.
At its NAB press conference in Las Vegas, Sony has revealed the U.S. pricing and availability details of its 55 and 65-inch 4K UHDTVs that we first saw at CES earlier this year. The company is also showing off two 4K OLED monitor prototypes at the industry event.
Scientists at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) have developed a new means of high-speed data transmission using LED lightbulbs. The technology uses standard off-the-shelf LED room lights for data transmission, with speeds of up to 3 Gbps possible.
Friday, 5 Apr 2013
Singapore is one of the several countries that will be getting the Qualcomm Snapdragon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Hit the link to find out more.
According to Paul Thurrott of SuperSite for Windows fame, Outlook RT exists and looks to be edging closer to release. Regarding Office for iPad, he's heard that it would only arrive after Microsoft ships Outlook RT.
The HP chairman Ray Lane has stepped down from his position as head of the board of directors following the mismanaged saga of the acquisition of software company Autonomy. Two other board members are also stepping down, while investor and board member Ralph Whitworth is taking over as interim chairman.