London 2012: Who wins the medal gold in photography?

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 10:33 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

London 2012: Who wins the medal gold in photography?

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Samsung launches world`s first A-15 dual core 32nm mobile CPU

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 09:57 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Samsung launches world`s first A-15 dual core 32nm mobile CPU.

Exynos 5 Dual is the world's first A-15 Dual Core mobile CPU, presented by Samsung Semiconductor. Using 32nm HKMG(High-K Metal Gate) process technology, the 1.7GHz dual core Exynos 5 Dual brings unmatched performance to your leading-edge mobile  devices while maintaining low power consumption.

Exynos 5 Dual, using 32nm HKMG*, is designed to meet your graphic-intensive, multi-task and power efficient requirements. It performs nearly two times faster than the existing Cortex A9-based dual core processor, with an amazing 30% lower power consumption than our previous Exynos process developed on a 45nm process. Exynos 5 Dual is well qualified to lead the high-end mobile application processor market.

With Exynos 5 Dual, enjoy web-surfing, e-mailing, photos and videos at the best possible resolution, WQXGA, currently available for mobile devices. Exynos 5 Dual is equipped with embedded Display Port (eDP) interface, compliant with panel self refresh (PSR) technology. 

The PSR function instructs the application processor not to send image data to the LCD panel when the set is displaying still image, reducing power consumption. Exynos 5 Dual provides 12.8 GB/s memory bandwidth with 2-port 800MHz LPDDR3 for heavy traffic operations. Plus, various scopes of booting interfaces, (SATA, UART, USB3.0, eMMC4.5) guarantees our end users crisp and sharp multimedia transmission.

World`s highest class mobile 3D graphic processor makes games and images come alive! You will feel like you're actually part of the game. Featuring stereoscopic 3D, Exynos 5 Dual could take you right to the middle of the cheering audience of your favorite football game. Enjoy reading? The Exynos 5 Dual supports WQXGA provides high resolution for clear readability. It's nearly like reading an actual newspaper.

Exynos 5 Dual`s powerful 8 megapixel resolution image signal processor fully supports best-in-class cameras with high resolution video recording and playback. The 1080p 60 fps multi format codec enables the highest quality FHD videos. Additionally, your device will be able to play almost any type of video format with integrated MFC  (Multi Format Codec)

The Exynos 5 Dual is built with a 32nm High-K Metal Gate process and also features a quad-core Mali-T604 GPU.

Samsung boasts that the Exynos 5 Dual can support a display with resolution of WQXGA (2560x1600) and is also stereoscopic 3D-friendly.

Press Release:

Enjoy the Ultimate WQXGA Solution with Exynos 5 Dual.

Since 2009, the mobile industry has experienced an unprecedented number of new trends. The current trend sees gadgets providing low-power mobility without compromising performance.

When users realized the advantages of browsing the web, watching HD video, and playing 3D games on a mobile device, they demanded displays with higher resolution and better multimedia performance.

Designed to keep up with these mega trends, Exynos 5 Dual supports a WQXGA solution.

Exynos 5 Dual key features:

System-on-a-chip (SoC) based on the 32-bit RISC processor for tablet PCs. Designed with the 32nm lowpower process, Exynos 5 Dual provides performance features such as dual core CPU, highest memory bandwidth, WQXGA display, 1080p 60fps video hardware, 3D graphics hardware, Image Signal Processor, and high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.0 and SATA3.

Cortex-A15 dual core (with each core running at 1.7GHz speed), whose DMIPS is 40% higher than Cortex-A9 core.

12.8GB/s memory bandwidth with 2-port 800MHz LPDDR3 for heavy traffic operations such as 1080p video en/decoding, 3D graphics display, and high-resolution image signal processing with WQXGA display. Exynos 5 Dual supports dynamic virtual address mapping, which helps software engineers fully utilize memory resources.

The best 3D graphics performance with a variety of APIs, such as openGL ES 2.0 and Halti, that can be used for GPUs with openCL full profile.

1080p 60fps video performance, which is critical for 3D stereoscopic playback/record and wireless display.

WQXGA resolution of display subsystem, making it different from its competitors. For the first time in the mobile industry, Exynos 5 Dual integrates eDP controller and PHY transceiver to save power, space and bill of materials (BOM). Integrated eDP is specially designed with low-power circuit and features hardwired logic to support Panel-Self-Refresh (PSR) protocol.

Image Signal Processor (ISP) of 8M pixel 30fps with addon post processing units, such as 3-Dimensional Noise Reduction (3DNR), Vdeo Dgital Image Stabilization (VDIS), and Optical Distortion Compensation (ODC) integrated. Its ISP pipeline supports zero-shutter lag.

BOM savings by integrating USB Host/Dev3.0, HSIC with PHY transceivers, and eight channels of I2C supporting a variety of sensors.

Source: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 expected to launch with 5.5 inch Flexible display.

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 09:03 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 expected to launch with 5.5 inch Flexible display.

According to  KoreaITTimes   AMOLED is the future of the display industry highlighting its flexibility and transparency. Samsung's Galaxy Note 2, expected to be released next month, uses a 5.5 inch flexible display, a step forward to extending Samsung's lead over its rivals. 

The product utilizes Unbreakable Plane (UBP) and plastic substrate that reduces thickness by 0.4T (0.4mm), consequently increasing battery capacity.

Earlier rumors have suggested that the device would feature a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a quad-core Exynos processor, and it may have a 12-megapixel rear camera as well. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be unveiled in August 29 at an special event in Berlin.

Source:  Mashable 

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SONY New XPeria tablet pictures leaked.

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:30 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

SONY New XPeria tablet pictures leaked.

Sony is working on next generation tablet device. Specifications:

CPU: Tegra3
CAMERA: 1MP(Front)/8MP(Rear)
BATTERY: 6000 mAh
BODY: Magnesium-Aluminium Alloy
WEIGHT: 570gm
16GB $399.99
32GB $499.99
64GB $599.99

The device will run Android 4.0 or higher, and the body will be much thinner compared to the 10.1 mm thickness on the previous model.

It passed through the FCC in U.S.

Source: xdadevelopers

Sony Dual-Screen Tablet P drops to 199.97 GBP ($313)

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 08:07 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Sony Dual-Screen Tablet P drops to 199.97 GBP ($313).

The interesting tablet is now available for considerably less than half of its initial price and the amazing thing is that this is happening just nine months after the launch, back in November 2011.

The company seems to have given up on trying to make the Tablet P a best seller and, although an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is planned, there is no other similar successor in Sony's current plans.

The Tablet P has that atypical dual-screen design, two cameras, Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, while Android 3.2 Honeycomb is running the show. Ice Cream Sandwich update is planned, though we're not sure when it will be released.

Therefore, anyone wanting a unique piece of high quality Japan-made technology should not miss this opportunity.

Source: Dixons

Samsung NOT licensing BB10 or buying RIM.

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 07:38 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Samsung NOT licensing BB10 or buying RIM.

"Samsung Electronics has not considered the acquisition of Research In Motion or licensing BB10," the company said in a statement to several media outlets. This is not the first time speculation has swirled around Samsung as a potential suitor for RIM. However, the latest round of rumors seems to have been sparked by a research note earlier this week from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.

"Given recent management comments in the press, it now appears that RIM is realizing what Wall Street has been saying for some time: they are a subscale manufacturer and desperately need a partner," Misek wrote. 

"We believe RIM is attempting to revive discussions with Samsung regarding a BB10 licensing deal." The speculation sent RIM's shares up as much as 10 percent yesterday, and the shares were trading up again this morning.

Last week RIM CEO Thorsten Heins effectively admitted that the company cannot effectively compete against larger mobile device manufacturers and that RIM is considering a move to license its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system to those same rivals. Heins has held out licensing the platform for months as one of the strategic options RIM is considering as it moves toward the platform's launch, now expected in the first quarter of 2013.

"We don't have the economy of scale to compete against the guys who crank out 60 handsets a year," Heins told The Telegraph. "We have to differentiate and have a focused platform. To deliver BB10 we may need to look at licensing it to someone who can do this at a way better cost proposition than I can do it. There's different options we could do that we're currently investigating."

Heins stated RIM is still considering its options, adding "it's way too early to get into any details." However, he said "you could think about us building a reference system, and then basically licensing that reference design, have others build the hardware around it--either it's a BlackBerry or it's something else being built on the BlackBerry platform ... We have to also model this from a finance perspective ... Either we do it ourselves or we do it with a partner. But we will not abandon the subscriber base."

Heins said in July at RIM's annual investor meeting that the company will launch four BlackBerry 10 smartphones, two high-end models and two mid-range models, early next year.

London 2012: Alex Quiñonez from Ecuador arrived 7th in the 200mts dash.Bolt wins again

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 10:01 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

London 2012: Alex Quiñonez from Ecuador arrived 7th in the 200mts dash. Bolt wins again.

3 atlethes from Jamaica won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the 200 mts dash final today.

The best time was made by Usain Bolt 19:32 . Alex Quiñonez from Ecuador was the only South American in the race and he arrived in the 7th position with 20:57.

"I am happy because I joined a country," said Alex Quinonez from London

Quiet but with a commitment to improve their participation in the upcoming competitions. With that feeling ended Esmeraldas athlete Alex Quinonez Martinez, who on Thursday was seventh in the final of the 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics.

"I feel confident to have met and reached an Olympic final, albeit with much effort and I could not improve my time in the last race (20s 37c in the semifinal) but happy because today joined a country," Quinonez said in an interview with El UNIVERSO, after the competition.

"It's my first Olympics and I was very nervous," admitted the sportsman, who confessed that his only fear in the final, he won Jamaica's Usain Bolt, was "false and do not run out at that time," what was considered a "failure" for the country, which marked his participation.

In an evaluation of its Olympic debut in a fight, the young man who turns 23 next Saturday, said "I have skills but not as intense as here, with pressure and followed (ran three consecutive days), I had no skills  "he said.

Therefore, described his stay in London 2012 as "an unforgettable experience and hopefully in the Olympics in Brazil (Rio 2016) comes to stay in a good position and get something," he said.

It attracts idea of ​​competing in Europe

Asked about the interview to be this Friday in London with Spanish businessman Juan Pineda, to promote its presence in races in Europe, Quinonez was in favor of participating in that option.

"In South America there are competitors but to keep up with all you have to seek outside expertise," he said. The "accept" because "many people would come close to another level and you will assimilate all that."

Given the track starting to open up opportunities for him, Quinonez is preparing to start a new career, which is sure to surprise even to Ecuador and Esmeraldas province, so we asked his countrymen to "go ahead, this is just the beginning. In Brazil may have more emotions in this "competition concluded with a smile.

The 200 mts dash final positions chart:

London 2012 : Overall Medal Count to August 9.

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:25 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

London 2012 : Overall Medal Count to August 9.

The London 2012  Overall Medal Count to August 9 at this time, goes as seen on the images below: (please click/tap on  4 of them to enlarge the view):

QuickMemo works on the LG Optimus L7, L5, L3 and 4X.

Posted: 09 Aug 2012 06:09 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

QuickMemo works on the LG Optimus L7, L5, L3 and 4X.

LG's QuickMemo is a new feature that allows users to capture web pages, images, photos and videos, and then allows them to write, draw or jot a memo on the captured screenshot. These notes can then be shared with other users by text, chat or email.
This feature allows users to write notes and send information directly from their phones. For instance, QuickMemo can be used when a friend sends photos of shoes or something else, and asks which ones look the best. The respondent can then scribble checks or handwrite something and sent it back to the user.
"There's no point in approaching smartphone development without very careful consideration of user experience," said D.Y Kim, president of LG Electronics Gulf FZE. "The QuickMemo is one of the representing features for LG's user experience to enhance the quality of communication by sharing ideas with more personalization.
Once installed, LG QuickMemo can be accessed by pressing a dedicated hotkey, or holding down both the volume keys. Alternatively it can be accessed through the notification bar.
QuickMemo works on the LG Optimus L7, L5, L3 and 4X.