- Reads from WWW
Monday, 30 Sep 2013
Finishing of their trio of announcements, Valve has introduced a new handheld controller. The Steam Controller does away with thumbsticks and replaces them with trackpads and a touchpad to boot.
A team of Stanford researchers has unveiled a computer that is built entirely on carbon nanotube (CNT) transistors. These tubes are actually a form of carbon with excellent on-again off-again electrical properties. Their efforts show that CNT chips may be able to replace silicon-based ones in the future.
Starting October 9, Windows Store apps can be installed on up to 81 devices using the same Microsoft account. This applies to both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps.
Friday, 27 Sep 2013
It has been revealed recently that Microsoft is working on unifying its Windows Phone Store and Windows Store into a single store that caters to all devices. The updated store is also said to debut when Windows Phone 8.1 and a special Windows 8.1 update are ready for launch in the second quarter of 2014.
In addition to their iPad buyback program, Microsoft will now also offer customers US$200 for their iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 at select retail stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Now it's possible to transform your paper Post-It notes into digital notes. 3M has teamed up with Evernote to allow users to upload their Post-It notes to their Evernote accounts with Evernote's Post-It Note camera. Hit the link for more details.
Thursday, 26 Sep 2013
To say that Windows RT has underperformed would be an understatement. Following the discontinuation of the XPS 10, it seems that Dell has joined other tablet makers in ditching Windows RT.
Following the popularity of Apple's gold iPhone 5S, Samsung seems keen to jump in on the 'gold rush', with two gold edition Galaxy S4s appearing on Samsung Middle East's official Facebook page.
AMD revs up its gears and introduces a new API (codenamed Mantle) that taps into its GPU architecture to help game developers get the best out of the GPU.
Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013
According to a teardown report by IHS, Apple spends about US$191 on components to build a 16GB iPhone 5S and US$8 on manufacturing the device for a total of US$199 (S$250). This makes it roughly the same as last year's iPhone 5, which IHS estimates cost Apple about US$205.