- Reads from WWW
Monday, 9 Sep 2013
Instagram is preparing to monetize its business, and that might mean its 150 million active users will be seeing ads in Instagram within the year. The team at Instagram aren't clear on how ads on Instagram will look like, but are learning from the mobile mistakes that its parent company, Facebook, has made in the past.
Friday, 6 Sep 2013
The HDMI 2.0 specifications have been announced, which features bandwidth that has been updated to 18Gbps, from 10.2Gbps of the older HDMI 1.4. Besides this, HDMI 2.0 also boasts of support for 4K video at a resolution of 3,840 by 2,160 pixels. The new standard is backward compatible with its earlier versions.
After suffering US$15 billion in losses over the last two financial years, Panasonic has announced that it will pull out of the consumer smartphone market. This comes just a year after attempting to expand its smartphone business to Europe in March 2012.
Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013
Western Digital has updated its WD Red series with the inclusion of 2.5-inch drives. Previously, only 3.5-inch drives were available from this series that is designed for SOHO network attached storage (NAS) systems.
AllThingsD reports that Apple is going to hold a special event on 10 September to launch the next iPhone. (Update: Apple sent out a media invite for a special invite on 10 September.)
Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013
Acer has just revealed an update to the Acer Aspire R7, a 15-inch convertible notebook with an Ezel Hinge -- a single hinge at the back of the machine that lets you tilt the display in a myriad of different ways. The new model now comes with an Intel fourth generation processor, as well as a bundled active pen (N-trig technology).
ZF Friedrichshafen and its partner Levant Power Corp. have created the world's first active suspension system for cars that can generate power.
LG announces its 55-inch Gallery OLED TV, which is designed to look like a painting. The TV set unveiled at IFA 2013 also sports two forward-facing speakers are also hidden within the "canvas" of the TV set.
Monday, 2 Sep 2013
According to motherboard makers, AMD's upcoming new CPUs utilizing the FM2+ socket design will only be compatible with new FM2+ motherboards. However, the new FM2+ motherboards will be backwards compatible with FM2 APUs.
Over the weekend, a few of HTC's top designers have been detained by Taiwanese police. They were suspected of filing fraudulent expense claims, as well as stealing trade secrets for use in a mobile design firm they were supposed to run.