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Considering that this device isn't a whole lot larger than the Nokia N-Gage, it has very impressive stats: "The Q1 Ultra will be riding on Intel's Centrino platform, codenamed Santa Rosa, and will be sporting a new Core 2 based processor running at a mere 800MHz. Intel's 965 chipset will provide the core logic, and by association a GMA3000-derived graphics chipset will offer DirectX 9.0c features. Weight is slightly reduced to 1.5lbs from the 1.7lbs of the Q1, and just over a half-inch of height is shaved off." The only downsides with a device like this might be the quirky keyboard and perhaps... Read more...
Samsung has recently made available it's first hybrid hard drives with the introduction of the MH80 series. Tech News World reported that the hybrid drives, sporting either 128Mb or 256Mb of OneNAND flash memory, will come in 80Gb, 120Gb, and 160GB sizes. Samsung claims their new hybrid drives will allow faster OS boot times by up to 50%, faster resume times, extended battery life, and increased reliability. Mixing flash memory with the traditional spinning disk, Samsung's Latest News about Samsung new hybrid hard drive for Vista-based notebooks will improve boot-up speed, extend battery life and increase reliability, said the company. The hybrid drive, the first of its... Read more...
The blokes at the inquirer have pointed out that Samsung is now shipping laptop hybrid drives to its customers: "The MH80 series comes in 80GB, 120GB and 180GB sizes. The 2.5-inch drive has 128 or 256MB of flash memory and combines mangetic [sic] optical characteristics. Samsung claims it will give faster boot and resume times, better reliability and increased battery life." Samsung also manufactures desktop hard drives, but no word on when they will go hybrid. Somebody please cue the Jeopardy theme song.... Read more...
Steve Jobs is discovering that in Japan at least, they like the guy on the left. A lot. Aside from the UK, Apple also re-shot the commercials for Japan. And just as any smart person would expect, Apple is facing a little bit of a backlash there as well. It's a pretty commonly accepted axiom among the advertising world that direct comparisons of products - especially when made in a disparaging way - are often looked down upon in Japan. Information Architects Ltd. (a Tokyo-based brand consultant agency) founder Oliver Reichenstein told the WSJ that "In Japan you're considered particularly dumb and obnoxious if you're caught bragging about your... Read more...
It's easy to get caught up in announcements of breakthroughs in chip technology. But the only announcement that's of any use, really, is that they're being manufactured somewhere. Samsung announced today that 60-nanometer DRAM chips are coming off their line -- right now. The new process can increase production efficiency by 40 percent over the 80-nanometer technology which has been deployed in dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip manufacturing since last year, the world's largest memory chipmaker said. The firm anticipates that improved productivity will cut costs and help 60-nano 1 gigabit DRAM chips become a mainstream item in 2008. Smaller faster cheaper, please.... Read more...
Some of you may say "that just ain't right!" and we'd have to agree completely.  However the folks at Samsung think there's a market for a USB-only LCD panel.  Here's the G2 from the folks at EverythingUSB.  Ermm... They would know, we suppose.   "The catch is that Samsung does not say how they intend to process the graphics. Odds are the graphics for the USB display will be processed on the CPU. That means less performance for both graphically demanding applications and the PC as a whole will take a performance hit. The CPU is not the place to process graphics that require lots of floating point operations that the CPU is not designed to run." Ya... Read more...
Not an iPod kind of person? Samsung is doing its best to give you an alternative which it seems to think can topple the Apple Nano from its MP3-playing throne. Meet the Samsung YP-T9 MP3 Player. The nano is dead; long live the nano. The Samsung YP-T9 is everything the iconic Apple MP3 player is, plus much, much more. In fact, we would go so far as to say that unless you are married to a library full of music from iTunes, there is no reason to consider a nano if the T9 is any indication of where Windows Media Player compatible devices are headed. If you think the Samsung YP-T9 MP3 player may be for you, you can check out the rest of the review over at Digital Trends.... Read more...
NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang presided over the NASDAQ opening bell this morning to commemorate the company's 8th year on the NASDAQ stock market. "Jen-Hsun Huang, Chief Executive Officer of NVIDIA Corporation, presides over the NASDAQ opening bell. This event coincides with the Company's eight year listing anniversary on the NASDAQ stock market. NVIDIA Quadro FX professional graphics solutions are driving the graphics for the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower and Video Wall. Commanding attention in New York City's Times Square, the NASDAQ MarketSite Tower is the largest stationary video screen in the world."... Read more...
Sun and Intel Announce Landmark Agreement SAN FRANCISCO , Jan. 22, 2007 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and Intel Corporation today announced a broad strategic alliance centered on Intel's endorsement of the Solaris Operating System (OS) and Sun's commitment to deliver a comprehensive family of enterprise and telecommunications servers and workstations based on Intel Xeon processors. The scope of the agreement spans Solaris, Java and NetBeans software and Intel Xeon microprocessors, as well as other Intel and Sun enterprise-class technologies. The alliance also includes joint engineering, design and marketing efforts. As part of today's announcement, Intel is embracing Solaris... Read more...
Samsung electronics has announced the first double-sided LCD screen that is able to show a different image on each side. Akihabara news has the lowdown. The breakthrough LCD product makes use of Samsung's new double-gate, thin-film transistor (TFT) architecture. TFT gates are electronic components that convert the necessary voltage at the pixel level, which controls the liquid crystal alignment needed to reproduce on-screen images. Samsung's new double-sided LCD has two gates that operate each pixel instead of one, so the screen on the front can display different images than the one on the back. The double-sided display makes use of Samsung's proprietary Amorphous Silicon Gate (ASG) technology,... Read more...
LONDON - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has begun sampling a 50-nanometer, 16-Gbit NAND flash memory for use in solid-state disk drive applications. The memory is expected to go into volume production at some time during the first quarter of 2007, Samsung said. Samsung did not state whether the 16-Gbit memory is monolithically integrated or made up from multiple chips in a single package, but it did say that the memory is the first NAND flash memory made using a 50 nanometer manufacturing process. However, Samsung itself claimed to have made a 32-Gbit memory in a 40-nm process in September 2006 based on a novel high-k gate dielectric including tantalum. That claim came shortly after IM Flash Technologies... Read more...
Throw away your scroll mouse. They're not cheap, but the big screen manufacturers are starting to offer big ol' 30" LCD screens for this holiday season. DigiTimes has a nice rundown on the latest and greatest from the big three. First-tier LCD vendors such as Dell, Samsung Electronics and Hewlett Packard (HP) recently all announced availability of their extra large-size LCD monitors in the market. Last week, Dell introduces its first 30-inch widescreen LCD monitor (UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC). The features of the product include resolution of 2,560×1,600 (WQXGA), height-adjustable stand with tilt and swivel capabilities, integrated 9-in-2... Read more...
 Samsung's new display is just 0.82mm thick Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world's largest provider of thin-film transistor, liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panels announced today that it has developed the thinnest reported LCD panel, one no thicker than a credit card at 0.82mm, which is 0.07mm thinner than the panel previously reported to be the world's slimmest. The company also announced that it has developed a new mobile technology, which it is calling, "i-Lens", for integrating the entire panel assembly, including a protective layer, into a single, thinner module that is more shock-resistant and easier to read than conventional panels. To achieve the slimmer package size, Samsung's... Read more...
Hard drive shuts itself off after detecting the laws of gravity Samsung introduced today two new lines of hard drives featuring an optional free-fall sensor. The M80 SATA Series and M80 Series drives can optionally be fitted with a free-fall sensor that will park the drive and turn it off upon sensing a drop of 30cm or about a foot. Both lines use Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) technology and come in a 2.5" form factor. The M80 SATA and M80 Series are Samsung's first hard drives based on PMR technology. Unlike traditional longitudinal recording technology, which lays data bits end to end where they can flip and corrupt data on the disc, PMR technology places the data bits perpendicular... Read more...
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