NAB2012: zSpace Awarded Best in Show by Computer Graphics World.Video.

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 09:49 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

NAB2012: zSpace Awarded Best in Show by Computer Graphics World.

Infinite Z, Inc.®, a technology provider that enables virtual-holographic 3D imagery to bring designs to life, today announced that its realistic 3D visualization experience, zSpace, was presented a Silver Edge Award by Computer Graphics World Magazine, a well-known publication that explores how leading-edge graphics techniques, including 3D modeling, animation and visualization, are used in such applications as film and gaming.

The Silver Edge Awards are selected by the magazine's editorial staff and given to companies whose offerings represent the best in show at the animation industry's leading trade shows - GDC, NAB and SIGGRAPH. The program was created in 2011 and previous winners have included Autodesk, Dassault, Unity, Adobe and NVIDIA.

"zSpace is a one of a kind solution with the potential to dramatically change and accelerate the design and development workflows of animators in the media and entertainment space," said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of Infinite Z. "

This recognition by Computer Graphics World is gratifying and further evidence that there is excitement and demand for our 3D virtual holographic solution in the film, video and gaming communities."

zSpace is a hardware and software solution that enables designers and engineers to directly manipulate animations as if they were real physical objects. Animation is a key area of focus for Infinite Z and the company is currently offering a version of its zSpace system paired with a beta plug-in for Autodesk® Maya® 2011. Infinite Z also recently announced that Electronic Arts and BioWare/Pandemic veteran Greg Richardson would serve as a strategic advisor to help advance the company into the media and entertainment market.

About Infinite Z, Inc.

Infinite Z, Inc.® is a digital design technology provider that enables natural interaction with virtual-holographic 3D imagery to bring designs to life. The company's mission is to transform human interactions with today's computing environment into an incredibly lifelike, interactive and immersive experience. Its revolutionary platform, zSpace®, provides a highly realistic visualization experience that enables designers and engineers to directly interact with virtual holographic simulations as if they were real physical objects, which accelerates the design and development process and increases productivity. Infinite Z is a privately held, venture backed company located in Mountain View, CA, and has filed more than 30 patents for its innovative technologies. For additional information about zSpace, visit

Infinite Z and zSpace are registered trademarks of Infinite Z, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Autodesk, Alias Design, Maya and Showcase are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

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SOURCE Infinite Z, Inc.  and zspace

LTE: Samsung announced Ultra High Speed-1 MicroSD Cards for Advanced LTE Smartphones and Tablets.

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 09:25 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

LTE: Samsung announced Ultra High Speed-1 MicroSD Cards for Advanced LTE Smartphones and Tablets.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced that it is now mass producing Ultra High Speed–1 (UHS-1) interface microSD cards that support the highest performance levels required on advanced LTE (Long Term Evolution) smartphones and tablets. 

"MicroSD cards with a UHS-1 interface offer users an extremely high level of performance on their LTE smartphones and for other advanced mobile applications. This allows consumers to enjoy high-quality images and video playback directly from the memory cards, which fully supports the advanced performance features of diverse digital gadgets," said Wanhoon Hong, Executive Vice President, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. "Our UHS-1 card demonstrates how Samsung plans to continually expand its line-up of memory cards in accommodating the market need for higher densities and greater performance." 

The new UHS-1 memory card comes in a 16 gigabyte (GB) density. It is comprised of Samsung's 20 nanometer-class 64 gigabit (Gb) toggle DDR 2.0 devices and an advanced Samsung controller supporting the ultra fast UHS-1 interface. 

According to internal tests, the new 16GB UHS-1 microSD card has a maximum sequential read speed of 80 megabytes per second (MB/s). This is more than four times the read speed of today's advanced microSD cards, which operate at 21MB/s. 

Initiating production of the 16GB UHS-1 microSD cards began late last month. In the future, Samsung plans to expand its microSD card offerings with higher density solutions that reinforce its position as the leading market innovator for NAND flash. 

For more information about Samsung Green memory, visit 

* Editors' Note: 20nm-class means a process technology node somewhere between 20 and 29 nanometers. 

Our Samsung Next Galaxy Teaser UNPACKED interpretation on screen shots. And latest rumor.

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 09:04 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Our Samsung Next Galaxy Teaser UNPACKED  interpretation on screen shots. And latest rumor.

Truly Smart technology  becomes a natural part of life= Is Google Assistant, android version of SIRI  included ?

 Where a galaxy fits perfectly into your hands=portable and confortable.

Your view of the world grows ever wider = 4.6 inch screen Super AMOLED HD Plus  display= retina display. (with 3D?)

As you gain the power to explore it freely and swiftly= Android 4.0.3 ICS

With technology  that fits in it easily=quad-core chip 1.4Ghz. 

Samsung launches 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor.

You can now stand out of….everyone else= the Next  Samsung  Galaxy is much better than the iPhone 4S. You better switch iphone fan boy or you will be left behind.

The full Samsung Next galaxy Teaser video:

Latest Rumor:

On china website ,now post vanished, they showed up the screen shot above, apparently of a dum Samsung Galaxy S3 , which has custom bigger home buttons and wider screen than its predecessor Galaxy S2.

Samsung launches 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor.

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 08:47 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Samsung launches 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor.

We can see Samsung is going to upgrade all range of products like smartphones and tablets. The Next Galaxy aka Galaxy S3 in May 3, the Tab 2 and of  course the Galaxy Note.

You can read all the features that are coming in with the 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor on the Press Release below.

April 26, 2012 | 
Samsung's New Quad-core Application Processor Drives Advanced Feature Sets in Smartphones and Tablets.

Samsung Electronics today introduced the industry's first quad-core application processor built on the High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process technology. With unprecedented performance capabilities exceeding 1.4GHz based on the ARM® CORTEXTM A9 quad-core, the powerful, yet energy-efficient Exynos 4 Quad, allows system-level architects to integrate maximized power efficiencies into smartphones and tablets which enables double the processing power at a 20 percent lower power bill over its predecessor, the 45nm process based Exynos 4 Dual.

Enhanced Multi-Tasking Performance
Multi-core processing delivers enhanced performance, enabling users to accomplish more tasks in a shorter period of time. For example, a task such as streaming video can run on one core while the other cores update applications in the background, connecting to the web and scanning virus-check simultaneously. 

Benefitting from a use case where the parallel processing and workload sharing among the four cores is necessary, the Exynos 4 Quad is particular well suited for heavy-load applications such as 3D games, video editing, and calculation-intensive simulation. 

Due to its 32nm HKMG low-power process and power-saving design, the Exynos 4 Quad has two-times the processing capability over the 45nm process based Exynos 4 Dual while consuming 20-percent less power. To improve power efficiency, Samsung adopted hot-plug functionality to support on-off switching for each core as well as the per-core dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS), which offers a dramatic reduction in power consumption by adapting different levels of voltage and frequency when changing workloads.

In addition, the new processor incorporates a full HD 30 frame per second video hardware codec engine for high resolution 1080p video recording and play-back, an embedded image signal processor interface for high-quality camera functionality and an HDMI 1.4 interface for sharp and crisp multimedia content transmission.

Twice the Power, Better Battery Life, No Extra Bulk
Having identical form factor measurements (12mm X 12mm X 1.37 mm), the Exynos 4 Quad is pin-to-pin compatible with the 32nm process based Exynos 4 Dual, allowing mobile device designers to immediately adopt the new solution without additional cost, engineering or design efforts.

Samsung developed a power management IC (PMIC), the S5M8767, as a companion chip to power the Exynos 4 Quad processor. By integrating various circuitry such as nine highly efficiency and programmable buck converters and 28 low-dropout regulators (LDOs) into the small package of 5.0 mm x 5.0mm x 0.4mm, the S5M8767 is designed to scale up or down the dynamic voltage depending on the clock speed in 6.25mV step for managing power delivery and maximizing battery life at the system level.

Already in production, the Exynos 4 Quad is scheduled to be first-adopted into Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone that will officially be announced in May. Samsung's Exynos 4 Quad is also sampling to other major handset makers.

Last year, Samsung introduced a new online hub dedicated to its Exynos processor. Designed to facilitate easy communication with industry partners and end users, the new micro-site takes you a step closer to the ultimate experience Exynos delivers; product information, user experience and information on promotion events. More information can be found at

Google Galaxy Nexus unlocked now available for $399.-

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 08:32 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Google Galaxy Nexus unlocked now available for $399.-

 Google today announced that it is now offering unlocked Galaxy Nexus handsets directly to consumers.

On the company's mobile blog, Android chief Andy Rubin wrote that the company has added a new Devices section to its Google Play store. Initially available only to U.S. consumers, the GSM Galaxy Nexus carries an attractive $399 price tag.

"We've worked with developers and content partners to launch Google Play, offering more than 500,000 apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies. And we've implemented new customer support services to improve the purchasing experience on Google Play," Rubin wrote.

 "We've taken all of this into consideration in designing Devices on Google Play." It's compatible with both T-Mobile and AT&T and supports each carrier's HSPA+ network. 

Source: Google Play

Innovation: The 4 Moms Origami High-Tech stroller. Video.

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 08:12 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

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The 4 Moms Origami High-Tech Stroller
A review of the power-folding, cell phone-charging Origami stroller.

The Origami High-tech stroller is really an innovation. It is power folding, with LCD Screen which shows temperature, battery life. The battery charges as you walk.It also has phone charger. A little heavy 32 lbs (pounds)

For 6 months to 4 year old kids.   Cost: $849,99

For ultrabooks and tablets: Samsung launches world´s first thinnest Optical Disk Drive. External DVD Writer.

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 07:39 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

For ultrabooks and tablets: Samsung launches world´s first thinnest Optical Disk Drive. External DVD Writer.

Samsung Electronics has reportedly introduced today the new slim external DVD-Writer called SE-218BB. 

This optical disc drive (ODD) sets the industry standard for thin ultra portable DVD-Writer drives.

Build with Intel's UltraBooks in mind, the SE-218BB will join a new generation of slim laptop designs. Intel was recently talking about thinner hard disk drives and thinner ODDs and it seems Samsung was sharing the thought.

The SE-218BB features a compact size that is 18% thinner than the standard light DVD writers.

Samsung claims that this is the world's thinnest external optical disc drive with just 14 millimeters in height. That's 0.55 inches in imperial.

When comparing it with Samsung's own slim ODDs released previously, the SE-218BB  is 8% lighter that the rest of the pack.

Using Smart Power technology, SE-218BB connects through an USB to PCs and notebook computers. The power is delivered through the same port as the drive doesn't come with any external AC adapter.

For Tablet PCs, Samsung says the OS must be Android Honeycomb OS 3.1 or above for the SE-218BB play DVD content on the tablets.

Featuring the usual Buffer Under Run technology, the new SE-218BB ODD is an ecological product, made with lead-free soldering technology that eliminates harmful materials such as Pb, cd, cr+6, Hg, PBBs and PBDE.

The official write speed  specifications of the slim little wonder are as following: 24X for CD-ROM and CD-RW discs, 8X for DVD±R discs, 5X for DVD-RAM discs , 6X for DVD+R Dual Layer discs, 6X for DVD-R Dual Layer discs, 8X for DVD+RW discs and 6X for DVD-RW discs.

Surprisingly, the drive only comes with a minuscule 1 MB buffer. The official access time is a high 190ms and the whole thing weighs 255 grams. That's around half a pound.

The price sits at 59.99 USD. That is around 46 EUR for the European customers.

Upcoming Games: "The Amazing Spider-Man" in 3D.

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 07:25 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Upcoming Games: "The Amazing Spider-Man" in 3D.

Spider-Man must contend with more than just a lizard in his latest video game adventure.

The web-slinging superhero will also face off against Rhino, Iguana and Felicia Hardy in "The Amazing Spider-Man," the upcoming free-roaming action game from Activision Inc. based on director Marc Webb's film of the same name. The game, created by Canadian developer Beenox, will serve as an epilogue to the movie starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.

The 3-D flick, which also features Emma Stone as Parker's gal pal Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors, who transforms into the Lizard, doesn't hit theaters until July 3. But the game is set for release June 26 for the Nintendo DS, 3DS, Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The developers at Beenox insist the game's story won't ruin the movie.

"The fact that our game is based on the movie, and the movie is re-approaching the universe in a completely different way — a more grounded, more realistic approach — gives us an incredible setting to play with," said Beenox studio head Dee Brown. "This allows us to approach combat and all sorts of things in a different way that makes it really fresh."

To create a more realistic rendition of Spidey, the developers crafted a virtual Peter Parker that will show injuries he's sustained from battling foes in the form of bloody bruises, heavy breathing and scratches on his uniform. He'll also rent his own apartment in the game's take on Manhattan and use a smartphone that allows him to tap into a fake Twitter feed.

Brown said the developers at Beenox, who previously worked on the comic-based Spidey games "Edge of Time" and "Shattered Dimensions," met with "The Amazing Spider-Man" filmmakers from Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures at the beginning of the game's development to understand their version of the superhero tale, as well as present their own ideas.

"They really liked our story, and how we're approaching Gwen and Connors and the relationship between all those characters based on what they're doing in the movie," said Brown at last month's Game Developers Conference. "They've been really supportive of what we've been doing with things like adding additional Marvel characters like Rhino."

To expand the scope of Spider-Man's more naturalistic interactive escapade, Beenox's developers re-imagined zany old-school Spidey villains like Rhino and Iguana as Oscorp experiments gone awry.
They're also unleashing a white-hot rendition of Hardy, the sultry heiress-turned-burglar known as Black Cat, to spar with Spider-Man.

"Because we've based our story after the movie, it's allowed us a world of opportunity from a creative standpoint," said Brown. "We can go anywhere from there. That's something we did at the beginning of development, and we made that clear with Marvel and Sony. We were able to make the game we wanted to make while being inspired by the movie universe."

Seemingly taking a cue from Rocksteady Studios' critically acclaimed Batman games "Arkham Asylum" and its sequel "Arkham City," Beenox is using a slick combat system in "Amazing Spider-Man" that resembles the Dark Knight's counter-heavy fighting technique — but with a few Spidey flourishes, like finishing off baddies by wrapping them in a web.

"I played both Batman games and liked them," said Brown. "For me, the Spider-Man character is very different than Batman. You have to approach both in a different way. I think the Rocksteady guys did a good job at providing what was required to make a great Batman game, and we're doing everything we need to this time to make a great Spider-Man game."