Looks pretty cool ... super thin and packed with features.
"Sony's no stranger to the odd e-ink device, but its latest prototype creation isn't targeted at the bookworm, it's intended to educate. The e-paper slate is quite a lot bigger than most tablets, let alone e-readers, sporting a 13.3-inch screen (1,200 x 1,600) to match the standard A4 size of normal, boring paper.
That display is also an electromagnetic induction touchscreen for poking at menus and scrolling, but more importantly, it supports stylus input for scrawling notes and annotating PDFs (the only file format it currently supports). The prototype device is also only 6.8mm (0.27 inch) thick and weighs 385g (13.6 ounces) -- perfect for slipping into school bags. There's 4GB of on-board storage (with a microSD slot to increase that) and WiFi, which Sony plans to use for sharing notes with those who didn't make it to class on time."
Wow ... imagine capturing RAW video at 24 fp in full HD! Well, I think you definitely need to invest in a super-size memory card!
"The people behind Magic Lantern have successfully coaxed the 5D Mark III into shooting 24 fps RAW video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 820 pixels using 1000x speed cards. If you're not familiar with Magic Lantern, it's an open source firmware add-on that brings additional functionality to Canon EOS cameras.
The ability to capture RAW video at 24 fps improves dynamic range and resolution -- it also provides extra flexibility during post-production. According to the team at Magic Lantern, more work is required before the feature is ready to be deployed. So until then, you're invited to follow the link below and watch the RAW vs. H.264 videos after the break."
Well ... I can't complain at all. A massive price drop of between $350 - $450. I suppose, HTC, Facebook and AT&T got together to reall push smartphones featuring Facebook Home.
"AT&T also dropped the off-contract price from $450 to $350. Facebook may be the king of the social networking world, but it has a long way to go in the way of mobile devices -- and it shows in the sales of the HTC First.
HTC's "First" smartphone was released as a Facebook-heavy, social smartphone last month. While it runs the Android operating system, a main feature was the integrated Facebook Home software -- which puts Facebook notifications and updates at the forefront.
While the phone has some decent specs, it's not doing too hot in the sales department. Customers don't seem to be interested in the product, and while no official sales figures have been released, the proof is in the price -- AT&T recently cut the price of the HTC First from $99 with a two-year contract to 99 cents, and even dropped the off-contract price from $450 to $350. "
There are more mobile subscriptions than the entir population of the planet ... estimated to be around 8 billion!
"There will be more mobile subscriptions than people in the world by the end of next year, according to a UN agency report. The International Telecoms Union predicts that subscriptions will pass seven billion early in 2014.
There are currently 6.8 billion mobile subscriptions and 7.1 billion people. The ITU World in 2013 report also found that more than a third of the global population are online.
The Commonwealth of Independent States, the alliance of countries formerly in the Soviet Union, has the highest mobile penetration with 1.7 subscriptions for every person. Africa has the least, with 63 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.
"Every day we are moving closer to having almost as many mobile cellular subscriptions as people on earth," said Brahima Sanou, director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau."
Got a motor bike? ... Take all your action scenes using the motorcycle on-board camcorder Mio MiVue M300.
"Mitac International has launched Mio MiVue M300, an own-brand on-board motorcycle camcorder capable of recording at 1080p, 120-degree wide angle and 5-megapixel for the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$7,990 (US$270).
While there have been motorcycle camcorder models launched by white-box vendors in the Taiwan market at NT$2,000-5,000, Mitac is the first brand vendor to launch such devices, the company indicated. Mitac has reached a Taiwan market share of nearly 20% for on-board camcorders and hopes to garner a market share of 30-40% for the motorcycle segment, the company said."
We've just published a review on the LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i PCIe Raid Controller. LSI has been kind enough to provide us with one of its mid range 6Gb/s SATA+SAS RAID controllers. The MegaRAID 9271-8i, 8 Port Internal, low profile 2nd generation 6Gb/s SAS controller with full PCIe 3.0 support. Let's see what it can really do ...
"If your looking for a good strong card for SandyBridge E workstations and servers. There is no question that this card is something you should consider. Even in its most basic form. That is really the best partner for this hardware."
Could this be the new standard for "bundling" or zipping files ... well, for BitTorrent users it's perfect I guess.
The developers of the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol have unveiled what they describe as a new "multimedia format" called a Bundle. The file groups together a range of content, some of which can only be accessed once the user enters a key.
It is designed to help artists sell or otherwise distribute material to fans in addition to the initial music file or film clip downloaded. One analyst said it represented BitTorrent's effort to reinvent itself.
The San Francisco company's peer-to-peer data transfer technology has been blamed for helping online piracy to flourish, thanks to its use by several copyright-infringing media sites.
However, Mark Mulligan, editor of the Music Industry Blog, said Bundle was a "strong step" towards the company repositioning itself as a genuine partner to owners of content."