BitFenix enters in the audio Market – Flo Headset is their first production

BitFenix have unveiled their first audio product in Computex Tapei 2013, marking their entrance to the audio market.

What they have to offer? Flo Headsets. The headsets featuring 40mm Neodymium drivers comtain precision-tuned acoustic chambers and more.

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The headset have a self-adjustable standard headband, detachable microphone, and standard volume and mute control. The added feature being the SofTouch Surface Technology of Bitfenix.

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They do not have too much bass like gaming headsets but don’t underestimate it as a cheap headset. It is not.

 

Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/30780/bitfenix-enter-the-audio-game-with-their-new-flo-headsets/index.html
Picture Courtesy: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/30780/bitfenix-enter-the-audio-game-with-their-new-flo-headsets/index.html

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This summer Dell plan to release two Haswell based Latitude notebooks

Two new Haswell CPU based Ultrabooks are coming up during this summer. A leaked road map of Dell point to two new E700 Latitude series Ultrabooks. The roadmap also shows that those ultrabooks will also feature 12.5-inch display.

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The first one of those two ultrabooks being the E7240, which is reported to be weighting at 2.9 pounds. It will also have either a 1366×768 or 1920×1080 touchscreen display. The size being 12.2″x8.3″x0.79″ and it will feature Intel Haswell i3, i5 or i7 processor.

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Next one in the line is the E7440 with a 14″ display with optional touchscreen feature. Sized at 13.3″x9.1″x0.83″ it weights  3.5 pounds. Other features are just same as E7240.

 

Source: http://tech2.hu/dell-latitude-roadmap-2013-ultrabookok-notebookok-1710284

Google Glass CPU and RAM specifications detailed – somewhat similar to Galaxy Nexus

Not too long ago, when some part of Google Glass spaces leaked out there, two critical parts were missing, CPU and RAM.But thanks to Jay Lee, a hacker who got his hands on a pair of Google Glass, managed to get those critical information. He has connected his Glass up to Google’s ADB software and analyzed the debug data to find out the operating system and hardware was powering the Google Glass.

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As It can be seen here, in the ADB printout, Google Glass Explorer is running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. CPU is OMAP 4430 – a dual-core from the same family of processor used in the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The ADB printout returned that the system has 682MB of RAM, but most likely it is 1GB of RAM and the system is reserving some part of it.

You can see the details from Lee’s Google drive.

 

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5995441/these-are-google-glasss-cpu-and-ram-specs

Palit and PC Partner overtake ASUS to the graphics card pole position

According to ‘industry sources’ in Taiwan speaking to DigiTimes Palit Microsystems of Taiwan, and PC Partner of Hong Kong have overtaken the Taiwan-based company, ASUS into the number one position.

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PC Partner sells AMD platform graphics cards under the brand name Sapphire and sells Nvidia platform GPUs under the brand name of Zotac.

The sources indicated that:

Asustek used to be the largest or second largest vendor of graphics cards, but has become the third largest, followed by Micro-Star International (MSI) and Gigabyte Technology, the sources noted.

DigiTimes also reported that they own “Galaxy, Yuan, Gainward, Vvikoo, XpertVision and Daytona”.

Source: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130416PD210.html?mod=2

Google Play Music extendes – seven new countries added

Google have just announced the inclusion of seven new countries in Google Play Music. After this announcement, Google Play Music has officially extended to: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Portugal.

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This move will allow users to buy music through the Google Play Store on both web or their Android device and the cloud associated with their Google account which have the capability to hold 20,000 songs per user.

The streaming service will be available to 10 devices at a time. The default settings are contomized to allow a user to tune the authorization and deauthorization of devices.

Official Link: https://play.google.com/store/music

Source: http://www.androidcentral.com/google-play-music-now-available-australia
Source-2: http://google-au.blogspot.com.au/

Facebook adds new emotion selection tool in status update

This morning Facebook have announced that it is rolling out a new emotion selection feature on its status box for the users. Now users can select from a full list of emotions or share what they are watching, listening to, reading, drinking or eating.

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See that? That’s a new feature on Facebook’s status box.

At this moment, this new tool is only available in the US and according to the officials, the complete roll-out is expected to take some days. Facebook says that it wants to funnel conversations a bit to better convey what every user is doing, thinking or feeling.

 

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/09/facebook-emotion-selection-tool/

PS4’s few feature – 8GB RAM was kept secret from third-party developers, but not anymore

It was not before the unveiling of Sony’s PlayStation 4 that third-party developers discovered that there is 8GB of GDDR5 RAM inside of the machine. Previously they were told that the PS4 would come out with 4GB of GDDR5 when they received development kits long before the unveiling.

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Just Add Water’s CEO Stewart Gilray, who is developing a title for PlayStation 4, revealed that the third-parties were initially told that the console would feature only 4GB of RAM, and were happily shocked to see the console’s specs discussed on stage. He told:

We were told [PS4] was 4GB originally. And we first knew it had 8GBs when Mark said at the event’s stage, ‘And it has 8GB of memory.’ We’d had kits at that point for a good while.

He suspects that a few of the bigger, first-party developers knew the correct specification of PS4 before the PS4 unveiling. He continues:

It’s a fantastic amount of memory. especially DDR5 memory, because it’s so fast you don’t have to have everything there at once. You can swap it in and out instantly, effectively. But when they said 8GB it was like, ‘Ooookay.

 

Source: http://www.videogamer.com/news/ps4s_8gb_ram_was_kept_secret_from_third-party_devs_until_console_reveal.html