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Samsungs böjda 105-tums 5K-tv hotar projektorer med bioformat

CES2014 - Written by Friday, 10 January 2014 11:38

samsung105tumSamsung visar upp en armada av nya TV-apparater på teknikmässan CES2014 och i främsta led står en gigantisk "bio-TV" med sällsynt hög upplösning. 5 120 x 2 160 pixlar och ett bildförhållande på 21:9 gör den böjda monsterapparaten till en potentiell projektordödare.

 

Fujitsu visar Windows 8-platta som fungerar under vattnet

Tablets - Written by Wednesday, 09 October 2013 13:50

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Vi har fått se en allt större skara vattentäta mobiltelefoner och surfplattor, bland annat från japanska Fujitsu, men ännu har det varit ont om fullskaliga PC-surfplattor som klarar av samma typ av väta. Företaget har nu visat upp en Windows 8-platta som fungerar helt nedsänkt i vatten.

 

Microlitography with Extreme UV to breathe new life into Moore's law in 2015

Science Technology - Written by Thursday, 08 August 2013 14:15

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Moore's law, the principle that predicts the number of transistors in silicon circuits double every 18 months, have started to limp, partly due to the difficulties with current microlitography. ASML has now announced that microlitography using Extreme UV could be ready for production in 2015.

 

IBM builds devkit with the brain as the model

Science Technology - Written by Thursday, 08 August 2013 12:50

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Earlier this week we wrote about how scientists managed to simulate a second of brain activity with a supercomputer. Not entirely unrelated IBM has announced they are working an entire platform with hardware and software, developed from the ground up with the brain as the starting point.

 

John Carmack leaves Id Software for Oculus VR

Games - Written by Wednesday, 07 August 2013 18:10

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John Carmack is one of the founders of game developer Id Softwares and is by many considered of the front runners in gaming. He has now decided to leave the company and take the role of CTO at Oculus VR, the company behind the kickstarter success Oculus Rift.

 

Sol - a notebook with solar panels and Linux

Notebooks Laptops - Written by Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:10

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Canadian IT company Wewi Telecommunications wants to launch a notebooks with a sturdy case and solar panels with many different uses, called Sol. The laptop ships with Linux and according to Wewi the computer will never need to be plugged in.

 

IBM forms Power alliance

CPU Chipset - Written by Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:40

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After a long time of being shoved aside by competing architectures like ARM and X86, IBM has decided to strike back by creating an alliance with companies like Google, Mellanox, Tyan and Nvidia to breathe new life into its Power architecture.

 

Scientists simulate 1 second of brain activity

Science Technology - Written by Tuesday, 06 August 2013 16:20

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Using the world's fourth most powerful supercomputer, at Riken research institute in Japan, scientists have managed to simulate 1 second of brain activity. With nearly 90,000 processors and a petabyte of memory it took nearly 40 minutes to accomplish the simulation of 1.73 billion neurons.

 

Samsung starts mass produktion of 3D V-NAND

Memory - Written by Tuesday, 06 August 2013 15:25

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Samsung is one of the leading manufacturers of flash memory, something it has further enforced now that it will start mass production of V-NAND, or Vertical NAND, where the memory circuits can be stacked vertically for 128 gigabit, or 16 gigabyte, per chip.

 

Crossbar to reform NAND flash with RRAM

Memory - Written by Tuesday, 06 August 2013 12:44

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The current technology for commercial flash based storage, NAND, has a new contender. The latest, with seemingly good chances of succeeding, is RRAM from Crossbar that according to the maker will be able to offer up to 20 times better performance.

 

IKEA lets you digitally preview furniture in your own home

Software - Written by Tuesday, 06 August 2013 10:30

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Swedish furniture store Ikea will release new app for next year's catalogue that with help from the physical catalogue placed in a room allow you to preview furniture in your own home before purchase with the help of augmented reality, AR.

 

Intel Bay Trail-T launches September 11?

CPU Chipset - Written by Monday, 05 August 2013 13:40

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Intel's upcoming Bay Trail-T 'Atom' platform was mentioned in internal documentation leaked by Intel. VR-zone was able to acquire these and discovered the platform is slated to launch September 11th.

 

Keep track of your gadgets with Tiles

Science Technology - Written by Friday, 28 June 2013 12:20

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Losing you gadgets has become a real problem since the beginning of time, and if anything modern technology has given us more stuff to lose. Start-up Tile wants to fix this with small transmitters that can be tracked using a smartphone.

 

SJC links seven countries at 28 terabit per second

Network - Written by Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:15

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With a growing amount of Internet users worldwide the need for high-end international fiber links grows. The joint project SJC has been completed and resulted in a cable system that can handle 28 Terabit per second between seven Asian regions.

 

Samsung starts sales of 55" curved OLED-TV

Displays - Written by Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:00

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New technology and standards among TVs are rarely thrust upon us, and we have not seen a lot of TVs with OLED panels. Samsung has now entered the market and launched its first official curved OLED-TV at 55".

 

Windows 8.1 Preview has arrived, almost ready for high resolution screens

Operating systems - Written by Thursday, 27 June 2013 09:11

windows8.1Microsoft has rolled out the first official test version of Windows 8.1. An evolution of Windows 8 that launched last year and have not quite done as well as the company had hoped. With Windows 8.1 Preview regular users get a feel for what is about to come.

   

Scythe launches slim Mugen 4 air cooler

Cooling - Written by Wednesday, 26 June 2013 13:50

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Japanese cooling maker Scythe has launched a new mode in the Mugen series; Mugen 4. Much like the competition Mugen has not only improved the cooling capabilities, but also simplified the mounting and slimmed down the design.

   

Seiki launches SE39UY04 - 4K-TV for 700 dollar

Displays - Written by Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:10

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TVs with resolutions higher than 1,920 x 1,080 pixels are starting to find their way to the market, byt so far the prices are terrifying. American Seiki counters with a new 39" LED-TV that supports 4K, but only costs 700 dollar.

   

Intel joins Alliance for Wireless Power

Science Technology - Written by Monday, 24 June 2013 12:10

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While most tech companies agree that wireless charging is the future there are some doubts to which technology that should or will be used for accomplishing this. Intel has picked its allies in the form of Alliance for Wireless Power, over the Qi solution that is available in many models today.

   

Tobii and Synaptics take us one step closer to eye-controlled computers

Science Technology - Written by Monday, 24 June 2013 10:19

tobiiSwedish tech company Tobii and Synaptics are working together to create new and exciting ways to control and navigate our computers. The two companies have now teamed up and presented an ultrabook concept that can be controlled through eye motions and pressure sensitive touch technology.

   

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus ultrabook with 3200x1800 px resolution

Notebooks Laptops - Written by Thursday, 20 June 2013 21:04

ativbook9plusSamsung raised the bar for notebook screens during its launch event in London last week. Besides the convertible Ativ Q tablet, it presented the next generation Ativ Book 9 Plus ultrabook with class-leading 3,200 x 1,800 pixel resolution.

   

LG starts mass production of flexible OLED panels

Displays - Written by Wednesday, 19 June 2013 16:46

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Flexible panels have been on display many times at various events, but now LG has announced that it will start mass producing flexible OLED panels - and implement these - before the end of the year.

   

Nvidia to offer licenses for GPU architectures Kepler and successors

Graphics - Written by Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:00

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Nvidia has announced that in the future it will license large portions of its technology to third parties. For a fee other companies will be able to integrate and make use of Kepler and coming architectures, Cuda and a row of patents.

   

AMD presents Warsaw, Berlin and Seattle - ARM and HSA for servers

CPU Chipset - Written by Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:00

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On the side of its APUs and graphics cards for retail, AMD has been working hard on its products for servers, where it has now presented the plans for 2014. We get to see a revised Opteron series, HSA for servers and 64-bit ARM processors.

   

Intel Xeon Phi GPU powers world's fastest supercomputer

CPU Chipset - Written by Tuesday, 18 June 2013 10:58

tiahne-2The Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers have been updated for the first time this year and with a devastating margin Chinese supercomputers Tianhe-2 takes the lead. It does so with the help of thousands of Xeon processors and Xeon Phi GPUs from Intel.

   

Samsung to open third OLED fab by end of 2013

Displays - Written by Friday, 14 June 2013 16:00

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OLED technology is becoming more and more common with smartphones and tablets, while TVs are still scarce. By the end of 2013 Samsung will open its third OLED factory to increase supply and reduce product prices.

   

AMD launches world's first 5 GHz processor for retail

CPU Chipset - Written by Tuesday, 11 June 2013 15:15

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Despite the current situation in the enthusiast segment AMD has not given up hope for the FX series. AMD has now launched two new models, whereof one, FX-9590, is the first retail processor to ship with a Turbo frequency of 5 GHz.

   

Powerful graphics cards in a small case with Asrock M8

Cases and Barebones - Written by Monday, 10 June 2013 16:20

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We have more than once mentioned the clear trend toward small formfactors that is at Computex this year, not the least noticeable with Asrock's compact mITX barebone M8 that uses riser cards to make room for enthusiast grade graphics cards.

   

Qnap remedies poor media performance with Core i3

Systems - Written by Monday, 10 June 2013 14:43

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Qnap continue its work with NAS and media network solutions, and with its coming models it aims to improve the overall experience for HTPC users and streaming by using an Intel Core i3 processor, rather than previous Atom solutions.

   

The future of AR with new OLED micro panels

Displays - Written by Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:06

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We are getting closer to a market where AR, or Augmented Reality, can become part of our everyday life. One of the big obstacles has been the screen technology, and during an event in California company has presented panels that could be the future of AR.

   

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