News: Reads from WWW
Thursday, 5 Jul 2012
Word on the street indicates that Amazon will unveil the successor to the very successful Kindle Fire come end of July, along with a refreshed lineup of E Ink readers. Recent rumors have now pointed to an August 7th release date
Firefox OS powered devices are slated for a commercial launch in Brazil in early 2013. The Firefox OS is based on Mozilla's "Boot to Gecko" project (BCG) that was first showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012. Read on to find out more about Mozilla’s plans to launch its new mobile ecosystem.
A leak yesterday has forced Samsung to officially introduce the Galaxy Chat, the company's first phone to come with both Android 4.0 and a physical QWERTY keyboard.
According to data from Asymco, the ratio of PCs to Macs sold is dropping dramatically, revealing that Windows is no longer the hegemony it once was.
Wireless standards for home theater surround sound speakers may soon receive a new lift. The Wireless Speaker & Audio Association's (WiSA) latest wireless speaker technology boasts of a 24-bit audio bit depth with reduced latency and uncompressed streams. Read on to find out more.
Memory maker Micron is intending to buy ailing Japanese DRAM competitor Elpida for US$2.5 billion. The move will propel Micron's market share from 12.2% to 24.8%, moving it from fourth place to second place, just behind Samsung.
Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012
Apple was previously fined in December last year by Italian authorities for misleading consumers. And that same issue is back again to haunt the Cupertino company with the impending threat of another fine and a 30-day closure of its Italian businesses.
ZooGue has obtained what seems to be photos of the iPad mini's rear panel, sparking off a discussion that Apple is not only "going for the same new speaker grille design as on the iPhone 5 components we’ve seen" but will also feature a "smaller dock connector". Bloomberg also reports hearing that the iPad Mini will not feature the Retina Display.
The folks at iFixit got their paws on a Google Nexus 7 tablet and managed to completely tear the device down, revealing the fact that the former is better than its Kindle Fire competitor in terms of battery performance.
A study done by Electric Power Research Institute reveals that charging your iPad will cost you an average of US$1.36 per year. The study also includes several other devices including the iPhone.