Canada: Samsung Galaxy Note White live on Telus, in a few days on Rogers. Next Bell.

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 09:15 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Canada: Samsung Galaxy Note White live on Telus, in a few days on Rogers. Next Bell.

The white Galaxy Note has gone live at TELUS and is about to make its debut at Rogers within the next few days as well. Bell will also launch the white-flavored Galaxy Note. 

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Note in glossy ceramic white is expected to arrive at carriers and select retailers across Canada beginning today.

The smartphone is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, but Samsung stated the Galaxy Note will receive an Ice Cream Sandwich update in Q2 2012.

Moreover, the handset maker promised it will deliver a 'Premium Suite' upgrade that will enhance and add to the features that are already available onto the Galaxy Note and its S Pen stylus.

This enhanced update will be available in the late-spring timeframe, and will offer new features and applications exclusive to Galaxy Note and its innovative S Pen. 

"GALAXY Note continues to delight customers with its incredible versatility and unique user experience and we are excited to introduce a new colour of the popular Samsung Galaxy Note to Canadians," said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Mobile Communications at Samsung Canada. 

On the inside, the smartphone is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).

"Designed to capture, share and create content like never before, the Galaxy Note combines the power of a tablet with the convenience of a smartphone to bring an all-in-one device to the Canadian marketplace," concluded Brannen.

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Scientists are developing a miniature x-ray device. Video.

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 08:55 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

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Scientists are developing a miniature x-ray device.

The scientists at Tribogenics have found some creative ways to advance a technology that doesn't seem to have evolved much in the past 130 years.  CEO Dale Fox and Chief Scientist Dr. Carlos Camara are taking advantage of an amazing scientific phenomenon similar to what occurs when light energy is created as an adhesive is peeled (try it yourself with some Scotch tape in a dark closet).  They are harnessing that energy to create usable and portable X-rays.

Since the X-ray source is small, that means devices can be made smaller as well.  Contrast this with the big and bulky machines we're used to seeing.  These new machines are portable enough to carry around in a pocket and focused enough to limit dangerous, unnecessary exposure.  Simply put, the possibilities are endless.  X-ray devices could soon be used to scan virtually anything.  It could suddenly be much easier to find a wall stud, diagnose a bone fracture in the battlefield or even detect the metallic composition in jewelry. 

 From making everyday tasks easier to literally saving lives, this technology has tremendous potential.

The Tribogenics team says they're on the verge of making these possibilities become a reality.  And if they do, they won't just be changing the way we think about X-rays, they might be changing the world too.

Chile: A cost and energy efficient water purifying system brings clean water to the poor.

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 08:08 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Chile: A cost and energy efficient water purifying system brings clean water to the poor.

 A cost and energy efficient water purifying system being used in a Chilean camp could one day provide safe drinking water for millions of people in the developing world. Created by Chilean scientists, the system cleans contaminated water by blasting it with ionized particles making it safe to drink. 

Mission R is the ultimate electric racing motorcycle.

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 07:45 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Mission R is the ultimate electric racing motorcycle.

Introducing the Mission R, the performance development platform from
Mission Motors. The Mission R is the ultimate electric racing motorcycle.
With components and software developed in-house, a revolutionary electric
motorcycle chassis design by James Parker, and industrial design by Time
Prentice of Motonium design, the Mission R is fast, compact, and intelligent.
Top-end components from Ohlins, Brembo and Marchesisi round out this
built-for-racing package.

Energy and power dense Mission Motors battery modules put more energy
into a smaller space. This gives the Mission R the ability to turn lap after
high-speed lap. And the AC Induction motor produces 115 ft lbs of torque
and 141 Hp, rocketing the bike from a standstill to over 160 mph, all in one
gear. Power is managed by the Mission Motors 100kW motor controller,
with customizeable regenerative braking maps, throttle maps, and traction
control, enabling a new level of vehicle control.

The Mission R is optimized for the track, with even more energy on board
in our all-new race-specific pack, and a hot-swappable pack architecture.
Putting our superbike technology on the track is the ultimate R&D crucible.
Mission's advances in chassis tuning, throttle mapping and traction control
maps all come from an obsession with lower lap times.

Mission Motors is not just racing to win. Mission Motors is racing to
advance the state of the art of electric powertrains. Pushing the envelope
for what is possible with electric drive shapes not only the future of
motorsports, but the future of transportation.


Motor – 141 horsepower liquid-cooled 3-phase AC induction.

Torque – Crank: 115 ft-lb (0 – 6400RPM).

Top Speed – 160+ mph

Energy Storage – Mission Motors battery modules with integrated Battery

Management System
• Sealed carbon fiber casing
• Swappable architecture
• 14 kW·h total energy storage

Power Control – Mission Motors 100kw controller with integrated Vehicle

Management System
• Adjustable throttle mapping
• Regenerative braking
• WiFi & 3g data connectivity

Transmission – Single speed, gear-driven primary reduction

Chassis – RADD-designed Quad-Element Frame
– Billet aluminum and chrome-moly
– Power-Unit as fully-stressed member
– Battery box as semi-stressed member

Front Suspension – Öhlins FGR-000 TTX25 Gas Charged Fork
– Adjustment for preload, ride height, high and low speed
compression and rebound

Rear Suspension – Single-sided billet aluminum swingarm with linear
wheelbase/chain adjustment
– Öhlins TTX36 Shock and linkage system
– Adjustment for preload, ride height, high and low speed
compression and rebound

Wheels – Marchesini forged magnesium 10-spoke.
• Front: 17" x 3.5"
• Rear: 17" X 6.5"

Tires – Superbike Slicks, Rear: 190/60 ZR17, Front: 120/70 ZR17

Front Brake – 2 Brembo 320 mm narrow-band racing stainless rotors
– 2 Brembo 2-piece billet 4-piston 30/34 mm differential bore
radial-mount calipers

Rear Brake – 245 mm stainless rotor
– Brembo HPK 2-piston 34 mm caliper

Source: MissionR

NAB 2012: Rede Massa Brazil deploys Cinegy across their network of regional broadcasters.

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 07:27 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

NAB 2012: Rede Massa Brazil deploys Cinegy across their network of regional broadcasters.

Cinegy and Sterling do Brasil are happy to announce the recent deployment of Cinegy software-based automation and playout solutions at 5 of Rede Massas regional broadcasters in Brazil.
Rede Massa is a Brazilian based regional broadcasting network and one of the most experienced commercial TV Broadcast networks in Brazil , comprising 5 TV Stations and several FM Stations and is affiliated to SBT, a major national TV network.

The 5 Rede Massa regional broadcasters deploying Cinegy Air Express Studio for automation and playout are:  Televisão Naipi Ltda, Televisão Tibagi Ltda, Televisão Cidade Ltda, TV FB - Comunicações Ltda and Sistema Massa de Televisão Ltda.
"We chose Cinegy Air Studio Express to implement a news workflow in several of our TV Studios, integrating it to existing nonlinear editing infrastructure". Says Sok Won Lee of Rede Massa Brazil
Operating on non-proprietary hardware, Cinegy Air Studio Express is a cart wall / trick mode playout solution which can be used for news, sports and other operations for SD and/or HD channels. Variable speed playback – slow-motion, loop and bounce playback are all supported. Playback can be controlled via the special Cinegy Air Studio Express control panel or via RS-422 edit controllers by companies such as JL Cooper, DNF or others supporting 9-pin protocol.

"Our test showed a robust performance and we saw an opportunity to use off the shelf hardware and shorten up eventual downtime as hardware is always an issue. We have high expectations regarding mainly the system robustness".  Says Sok Won Lee of Rede Massa Brazil

"We are very excited about the deployment of Cinegy at Rede Massa in Brazil.  This further proves that the scalability and flexibility of Cinegy automation and playout solutions for broadcasters around the world, whether it be a regional or a commercial broadcaster" says Daniella Weigner Managing Director of Cinegy.

About Rede Massa
 Rede Massa is one of the most experienced commercial TV Broadcast networks in Brazil and is associated with SBT, one of Brazils major national networks. For further information regarding Rede Massa please visit: www.
About Sterlig do Brasil

Sterling do Brasil is a reseller partner of Cinegy products in Brazil. Sterling do Brasil not only represents but Integrates solutions and equipment related to audio, video and data processing, compression, satellites, fiber optics, Broadcast, HDTV, 3D, CATV, DTH, IPTV, OTT, IP networks, in sum everything related to multimedia.

About Cinegy

Cinegy is a world-leading R&D company, developing and engineering video, broadcast and OEM software solutions. Cinegy software encompasses every aspect of collaborative production, from ingest to editing to playout, all connected to an active archive with full digital asset management. It is modular and scalable; it can be applied to a wide variety of production environments of differing size, scope and purpose, from entry level to enterprise. Based on standard IT hardware and non-proprietary storage technology, it is affordable, easily deployable and intuitive to use.

Cinegy's application areas include: media workflow, media asset management, broadcast automation, newsroom integration, nonlinear editing, compositing and effects, MPEG technology / encoders/decoders and signal distribution and monitoring. For more information visit

Visit Cinegy on booth SL12213 at the NAB Show.

Press contact for Cinegy:
Troy Patterson
Phone: +49-89-238853-64

India: Sony to launch the Xperia S on April 10.

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 07:15 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Today, Sony India has officially confirmed that Xperia S will be available for purchase in the country starting April 10.

UnwiredView reports that Indian retailer Letsbuy will offer the Sony Xperia S for Rs 32,500 (635 USD or 480 EUR) off-contract. 

Moreover, Sony India states that the smartphone will be bundled with free accessories worth Rs 4,000 (80 USD or 60 EUR). The package comprises the following accessories: car charger, leather case, HDMI cable and 2 NFC Tags.

In addition, the Japanese company offers Sony Xperia S owners 50GB of free cloud storage on Box worth Rs 4,500 (85 USD or 65 EUR). 

 It comes with a dual core Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 220 GPU (graphics processing unit), and 1GB of RAM.

Furthermore, Sony Xperia S sports a vibrant 4.3-inch LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen, which is based on Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine. The smartphone's display supports HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution and features scratch-resistant glass.

Xperia S embeds 32GB onboard memory.

Another strong point of the device is the enhanced 12-megapixel rear photo snapper, which features autofocus, LED flash, 3D sweep panorama, image stabilization and full HD (1080p) video recording. 

The phone's 1750 mAh Li-Ion battery is rated by the manufacturer for up to 450 hours of standby time or up to 8 hours of talk time.

Sony Mobile with new CEO: Kunimasa Suzuki.

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 07:00 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Sony Mobile with new CEO: Kunimasa Suzuki.

Sony Mobile has announced that Sony Corporation's corporate executive officer and executive VP Kunimasa Suzuki (pictured) will become its new president and CEO from 16 May.

Suzuki will replace Bert Nordberg who headed up the business during its transition from Sony Ericsson to Sony Mobile following Ericsson's exit from the handset joint venture, first announced last October. Nordberg becomes chairman of the Sony Mobile Communications board.

It was announced last week that Suzuki would assume responsibility for planning and design of all of Sony's consumer products and services and to drive the horizontal integration of different product lines. The mobile business has been identified by Sony as one of its core electronics business areas.

Suzuki will continue in his Sony Corporation roles alongside his responsibility for the mobile division, and will be based in Lund, Sweden and Tokyo. Yoshihisa Ishida and Kristian Tear will continue as deputy CEO and executive VP of slaes and marketing for Sony Mobile, respectively.

"[Suzuki] is a strong leader and the right person to oversee Sony Mobile Communications as we establish a new business structure as 'One Sony' intended to reinforce and accelerate our overall business management," said Sony Corporation president and CEO Kazuo Hirai.

"Bert Nordberg has done an outstanding job in transforming Sony Ericsson, now Sony Mobile Communications, from a feature phone to a smartphone company," Hirai added.

Speaking about his new role, Suzuki reiterated Sony Mobile's plan to focus exclusively on smartphones in 2012. The first new smartphones since the exit of Ericsson were unveiled at GSMA Mobile World Congress in February.

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Europe and Middle East: Motorola to launch Razr Maxx smartphone in May.

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:28 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Europe and Middle East: Motorola to launch Razr Maxx smartphone in May.

Motorola Mobility announced a new version of the Razr smartphone, launching in May in Europe and the Middle East.

 The Motorola Razr Maxx is marketed as a long-life phone offering extended talk time of up to 17.6 hours. 

The Android phone features 1GB RAM, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Kevlar fibre frame and 4.3-inch Super Amoled touchscreen with Gorilla Glass. The phone comes with Morotola's Smart Actions, an application that automates everyday tasks based on triggers like time of day, location and battery levels, helping to conserve power.                  

Samsung to launch own mobile advertising exchange.

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 03:13 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Samsung announced a partnership with OpenX Technologies to launch its own mobile advertising exchange.

 The Samsung AdHub Market, Powered by Openx will offer advertisers inventory across smartphones and tablets from the second half of this year.

 The exchange will include inventory from mobile developers and Samsung, offered through real-time bidding with minimum prices. 

Developers will be offered a high level of control over their inventory, including the ability to approve all demand sources. Samsung launched earlier this year a similar platform for advertising over its connected TVs, called Samsung AdHub. 

The mobile offering will form part of this platform, supported by OpenX. OpenX's marketplace platform already handles more than 200 billion ad transactions per month.                 

Youtube to offer Paramount movie rentals.

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 02:56 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Youtube to offer Paramount movie rentals.

YouTube said it would offer online rentals of nearly 500 Paramount films, including "Hugo" and "The Godfather," rounding out its growing catalog of feature-length movies.

The Paramount deal means that YouTube now has movie rental deals with five of the six major film studios, as well as more than ten independent film studios, giving it access to a catalog of nearly 9,000 films.

Consumers can rent the films, generally for 24 hours or 48 hours, for anywhere from $2.99 to $3.99.

The Paramount movies, which include recent releases and classics, will be available in the United States and Canada over the next few weeks. Consumers can rent the movies on the YouTube website, or on Google Play, Google's online storefront for music, games, movies and other types of media.

Source: Reuters