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This is one of the models that we have to pay attention today. Specifically , one that is seeking funding , and that the features it has , we could say that could eventually find its place in the market.
His name is PengPod 1040, and it is a tablet that has four cores and that among possibilities , allow us to make a dual boot two operating systems . For starters, the features it has are pretty good , right?
Moreover, we must say that the hardware is not all the basics you would expect , and will feature All winner A31 processor , HD resolution of 2048 × 1536 pixels, screen 9.7 “LCD , 2GB Memory RAM, 16 GB of flash memory , SD slot and 7000 mAh Bluetooth connection . Of course, the device has more things , but these are the most important .
One of the most remarkable features is its dual boot , which will allow us to start any of the two operating systems already installed . First, we have a Linux distribution tailored for the device, Linaro (with LXDE desktop environment ) . We also have to mention another of their options , Android 4.1.
In any case , besides being able to boot the system we want , we can also install any of the supported distributions , including Fedora include , Arch Linux , OpenSUSE or Ubuntu Touch. It is hoped that this list has extended soon. Read the rest of this entry »
At the time Valve announced that “Steam Machine” was nothing more than a concept, each manufacturer then adapt your way. Therefore remains open philosophy of personal computers that allows the user to choose the hardware you want to suit your tastes and budget . Although , judging by what we see in the first prototype used by Valve, these devices are not really designed to be opened and modified at will, as is typical of consoles. That does not mean that many will try and get it, of course.
This prototype will be receiving the 300 lucky ones who win the lottery organized among all those who we signed up to the beta . Although we note that this model will never reach production lines , has some smart solutions , especially as regards the design of the box for the entry and exit of air. When we are dealing with powerful hardware designed to run the latest games at resolutions beyond 1080p is inevitable to form a lot of hot air. Consoles have the advantage of having bespoke hardware can be designed to create airflow effective but Steam Machines not have this luxury. For example, in the prototype of the graph Valve GeForce 780 is a reference , without any particular sink . Thus the task of preventing falls too hot in the box, and we can expect similar situations when they arrive the first models .
Some early models whose announcement we can expect for early next year for a release in mid- year. Then Valve will have collected enough information and feedback from testers , some reactions which are expected not to focus on both the hardware and the software . For where the Steam Machines can fail is in your operating system. Read the rest of this entry »
We’re talking about users Surface RT , which found that the new update of Windows are leaving their devices useless . Since then release an update that turns a tablet into a brick is not the best indication you can give to show that Microsoft Windows continues to support RT . A lot of users have been affected , so that the company has chosen to remove the update from their servers for now , until I find a solution.
Fortunately it seems that those who have been left with a paperweight not be abandoned , since Microsoft has made ??available worldwide a tool to recover the factory system in our tablet Surface RT .
To regain our Surface RT before we have to make sure we have a USB stick of at least 4GB capacity ( formatted in FAT32 ) . First we have to download the zip file from here and copy its contents into the USB . We started the tablet with the USB stick plugged in and holding the down volume button and the power button. At that time should boot into recovery mode after which we can restore the system.
In the download link are also available precise instructions , with which we will have to play a little terminal to write the necessary commands. There are simple steps but while follow them point by point we should have no problems . Yes, so far it seems they are only in English but with the system front is not hard to follow the steps . Read the rest of this entry »
The first since learned that its assets were bought by Microsoft , with everything that entails, but also rumors and leaks spoke very interesting ad . Today we have finally officially seen these products , and the truth is that the expectation does not seem to have been in vain .
Of course the star of the event was the Nokia Lumia 1520 , because it represents what many were expecting Windows Phone as a platform : a high-end smartphone that could fight one on one against opponents with Android and iOS . Because so far not been made ??as complete a model and powerful as the Lumia WP 1520.
Beginning with the six -inch screen 1080p resolution and protected by Gorilla Glass 2 , the entire device has makings of the banner of the platform, and also introduces a segment ( the large mobiles , or ” phablets ” ) that has grown in recent months . In addition , inside will have what is considered as the best SoC on the market, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 . Thus , power is not something that we lack , to which help its 2 GB of RAM. The storage is 32 GB integrated.
The screen is not the only thing that stands out , as it also features a 20 MP camera , ideal for brand new camera application company , Nokia Camera . The battery is 3400 mAh and offers wireless charging . The price of Nokia 1520 is 739 dollars.
But 1520 was not the only smartphone announced . The Nokia 1320 also feature a six-inch screen (even 720p ), but its hardware is more midrange oriented thanks to its dual-core processor . Its price change will be more accessible, for $ 339 . Read the rest of this entry »
In principle there should be no problem since launch quality products at a good price range, and especially has had a model like the One who has made a return in the form to your sales. Yet HTC is bouncing bad news to bad news , not sure where they come from the blows . Some people point to the fact that a company like HTC is suffering shows that Android does not win worldwide, and that the domain of Samsung is such that market share just let their opponents .
In this sense we must understand the rumor that HTC is in talks with Microsoft to offer Windows Phone versions of its Android smartphones . Confirmed this news, would be an admission by the Taiwanese company that is not able to take advantage of Google ‘s operating system . This will also go a pearl Microsoft does not want to become the sole supplier of smartphones with Windows Phone after the purchase of the assets of Nokia .
A Microsoft not interested in becoming the great dominating Windows Phone market as it is now being Nokia , but other manufacturers need to make competition and create a more healthy market to attract more companies turn . And surely there is a better candidate to “attract the dark side ” that HTC , which just announced that it has made ??a loss for the first time in a quarter, a net loss of about 100 million.
Therefore, the agreement would help each other -oriented awkward moment for both companies. Hence, Microsoft would be willing to offer free Windows Phone license , and even that does not believe HTC exclusive models as before WP did other manufacturers , but can reuse Android models . Read the rest of this entry »
The new Apple phone. Everything comes in the wake of the fact that the device will be unlocked with our fingerprint, which will serve to identify. However, what if we cut a finger and use it to try to access the invention?
The idea is clear. That is, we cut a finger in order to access the phone. Much has been asked and has joked too. However, we can say that our fingers are safe. Several experts in the field have started to investigate the property and have determined that it is not possible to unlock an iPhone 5S using a cut finger.
The folks at Apple have developed the property taking into account different aspects. Specifically, on this occasion, the fingerprint sensor looking at the time of validation, radio frequencies, in order to find the sub-epidermal layers of the skin. In other words, it is necessary that the finger is alive and close at hand.
The truth is that the fingerprint sensor has been an excellent idea by Apple, whose team has been working on it, making it your best. Of course, this conclusion should take away the fear of having an iPhone 5S.
With multi-core processors, modern operating systems and touch screens so large that can be used to sleep on. In this madness of specifications, it is easy to forget that many people do not need much in your mobile. Free to make calls, send messages and media can do some work from time to time, is more than enough, but most companies seem to have forgotten. But Nokia does not.
Thus was born the new low-end phone (very low?) Of the company, the Nokia 108. As we see in the images, the whole device is designed to offer a low price above all. So, we have no touchscreen, but a 1.8 inches accompanied by a physical keyboard. In fact, the more “luxury” is the VGA camera that allows us to record and share video via Bluetooth 3.0 with application Slam supports Android and Windows Phone devices.
Moreover, it is also a phone call sound can play MP3, with support for microSD cards up to 32GB and FM radio, so we did not miss the music beyond where we go. In addition, there will be a dual SIM version that will allow the use of two different cards. A striking point is the battery, which promises 31 days followed in standby (25 days for dual SIM) and up to 45 hours of music playback. Different color housings are in line with other models of Nokia.
Of course, all this leads to a very interesting price: $ 29, that could be even 0 depending on the contract with the operator. Typically these devices are aimed at developing countries, but Nokia has not specified where it launched, although they have been given a provisional release date: the last quarter of the year.
It is doing in a way we had not imagined. Each little time announcing new features. Things that are added, modified or removed. And the truth is that everything is coming quite well for the package to be an alternative to consider.
One of the latest news that has been revealed has to do with the OS Firefox bazaar, which could receive major changes soon. The organization has recently unveiled a prototype of what will be the next marketplace. And the truth is that the look of it is great.
Liu Liu, Firefox Marketplace designer, has been commissioned to discuss some of the possibilities that have this version. One of the claims they have had since the team is investigating how the feeds, in order to make the program work as a social network, allowing us we are fully informed of any updates.
Another thing that’s thought is to create small online communities through which users or even developers themselves, can add images of the applications, as well as some statistics on the use made of them. This would give new possibilities to those recorded in the store.
The truth is that although it is small features, seem to us very interesting, because we can share the activities we have in store with our contacts, which will help us, for example, find new applications, projects, or know if a program like us. Read the rest of this entry »
The invention of which we speak today is going in that direction, for a technology to help a group of people who daily suffer from Parkinson’s disease. This spoon Lift Labs company should be covered more advanced than we have seen so far, as it has a tremor cancellation system. Thanks to the accelerometers incorporated is able to read the involuntary movements that the user exerts on the spoon, and the offset.
This technology, termed “active cancellation of shakes,” is similar to noise cancellation headphones implementing many modern, in the sense that detects the movement that the user wants to perform eliminating the “impurities”, in this case causing tremors that the contents fall out of the spoon. The hardware miniaturization has enabled this device, since the handle is not so large as to be impractical.
It is even possible to connect wireless with a spoon Android or iOS device and save the data of earthquakes periodically to check the progress of a patient. Unfortunately, the price of this spoon is something higher still, $ 295, although it is expected that with the lowering of the processors used down in price over the years.
Now is Nokia that want to innovate in the use of capacitive screens and they can be used with gloves on and make them especially sensitive to the point of not having to directly touch our skin to see the expected reaction.
While it is true that with the birth of capacitive screens many were the gadgets that hit the market as gloves fingers uncovered, special gloves for this type of display or stylus that were able to interact with these, in the case of gloves was necessary to leave our typical wool gloves to use a possibly harbored less but at least worked with our mobile phone without having to take it away but this was not a solution.
Nokia, from their terminals Lumia Lumia 920 and 820, able to incorporate a touchscreen capable of recording pulses and gestures as nails both gloved (although these must be light or slightly heavy) but not exclusively dedicated to the terminals of high range by incorporating also the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520.
These screens built into the Lumia (although they are also available in the P2 Ascent of Huawei and Samsung Galaxy S4) has been thanks to the company Synaptics, a company situated in Santa Clara California specializes in creating hypersensitive screens.
While conventional capacitive screens take advantage of the small electrical charge found in human skin, Sypantics incorporates a number of other processes to take advantage of touch in order to execute the required response on the screen with other touch longer rely on such electric charge. Synaptics incorporates more sophisticated processors than conventional able to handle different types of more complex algorithms that identify the surface that interacts with the screen, is a finger, fingernail, glove or stylus as it detects (like other screens) is touch, the difference is that you know what kind of touch and how to respond to it. Read the rest of this entry »