It’s November 27, so the Meizu MX2 has been officially announced. Right on time, the Chinese company unveiled its latest smartphone in Beijing. Most of the things we’ve heard about it over the past few weeks through various leaks have turned out to be true.
The MX2 comes with a 4.4-inch 1280×800 347 ppi touchscreen with a narrow, 3.15 mm bezel, an 8 MP BSI rear camera with 1080p Full HD video recording, a 720p-capable front-facing camera, a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 / 32 / 64 GB of storage space, 21 Mbps HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 1,800 mAh non-removable battery. It runs Flyme 2.0 on top of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Apples home button is proving to be an Achilles heel as it seems that it has been designed to break after the warranty runs out.
Apple fanboys have been shocked to discover that the iPhone home button is starting to break after only a year of use. This might be the reason why Apple has been doing its best to avoid the European Warranty laws which demands that its expensive gadgets last two years.
The problem appears to be that after a while you need to push the button into your palm to get it to work. It seems that Apple is hoping that those people who are out of warranty might want to buy the iPhone5. If it is then they are operating under their reality distortion field.
Electronic Arts is mulling over selling itself as it finds itself in trouble trying to grow its business amid competition from free online gaming sites.
EA has been approached by private-equity giants KKR and Providence Equity Partners about a potential deal and no one is talking about it, which is probably a sign that it is being taken seriously. While EA is the maker of popular games as "SimCity" and "Madden NFL" and has a market value of $4.17 billion things are not going that well.
EA has had mixed results in recent periods as interest in consoles has dried up and free-access online games have taken their toll. Last month, EA reported fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 9 per cent. EA executives are thought to be considering selling the company for a $20 a share so that it can move into the free games market.Source:Fudzilla
Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, today announced it is expanding its enterprise Solid State Drives (eSSD) family with the PX-Series, featuring three models targeted for various enterprise applications: boot, read-intensive, entry level servers; entry-to-mid-range application servers; and high-performance enterprise application servers. The PX-Series reflects Toshiba’s continued storage innovation and coincides with the company’s celebration of its 25th anniversary as the inventor of NAND flash technology. Each model is optimized for its target segment with NAND flash processes, capacity, interface support, and capabilities.
High-Performance: Targeted at applications requiring the highest levels of eSSD performance, the PX02SM series is Toshiba’s first eSSD to utilize 24 nm eMLC (enterprise multi-level cell) NAND technology, with capacities of 200/400/800 GB and 1.6 TB, and is Toshiba’s first offering with a dual-port 12Gb/sec SAS interface with a form-factor equivalent to industry-standard 2.5-inch HDDs.
Value Line: Optimized for entry-to-mid-level server and storage applications requiring balance, reliability, capacity and endurance, the PX02AM series also features 24nm eMLC NAND flash in capacities of 100, 200 and 400 GB, all with a 6 Gb/s SATA (Serial ATA) interface. Featuring a slim 7 mm 2.5inch industry-standard form-factor, all capacities offer power-loss protection.
Crucial introduces the v4, a new SATA 3Gbps solid state disks for users on a small budget. Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced the Crucial v4 Solid State Drive (SSD), designed to deliver substantial yet affordable performance gains for mainstream SATA 2 (3Gb/s) systems, the primary performance capability of computers purchased before 2011. Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities with MSRPs of $49.99, $69.99, $99.99, and $189.99 respectively, the Crucial v4 SSD can be purchased now through select global channel partners, or direct through www.crucial.com.
The Crucial v4 SSD offers read speeds up to 230MB/s and write speeds up to 190MB/s, enabling faster startup times, faster application downloads, faster transfer data speeds, and increased reliability compared to traditional hard drives. The v4 SSD joins the m4 SSD and Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution to round out the award-winning Crucial SSD portfolio.
Akasas Euler fanless PC case, which was first pictured at Computex 2012, is inching towards a September 2012 launch. Some of its first press-shots were leaked to the web. The pictures reveal its interiors, including the CPU block that conducts heat to the metallic body, where it is dissipated. This passive CPU cooling mechanism, according to a new report, can handle thermal loads of up to 35W, making it fit for low-power dual-core processors. Akasa Euler will be sold at an affordable price, according to the report.
Microsoft announced the launch of Outlook.com, a new email platform that will replace the companys Hotmail.com and Live.com user interfaces in 2013. You can sign up at Outlook.com to get a preview of the service, or if you have a Hotmail or Live account you can upgrade it to the new Outlook.com user interface by going to the "Options" menu and clicking on the "Upgrade to Outlook.com" link.
Microsoft has been working hard over the past few months to build a new email service and they are ready to show off their hard work. The company is announcing a new email platform, Outlook.com, and Microsoft hopes that with a mature sounding domain and a few time-saving features, you will give it a try. The new email service takes a fresh look at the email experience and is changing everything from privacy and workflow, to advertisement placement and attachments to help you get things done faster with less distraction.
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today announced the VIA VAB-800 Pico-ITX embedded ARM board. Featuring a choice of an 800MHz or a 1GHz Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 processor, the VIA VAB-800 combines a wide operating temperature range with extremely low power consumption to meet the demands of high-end industrial and in-vehicle fanless embedded applications.
Based on the industry standard 10 cm x 7.2 cm Pico-ITX form factor created by VIA, the VIA VAB-800 Pico-ITX board combines a rich I/O set with superb multimedia performance, supporting playback of the most demanding video formats in resolutions up to 1080p. Leveraging VIA’s hardware design expertise, the VIA VAB-800 delivers the highest I/O integration on the Pico-ITX form factor for an ultra compact yet highly flexible platform for the latest embedded devices.
Western Digital today reported revenue of $12.5 billion and net income of $1.6 billion, or $6.58 per share for fiscal year 2012, compared to fiscal 2011 revenue of $9.5 billion and net income of $726 million, or $3.09 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, fiscal 2012 net income was $2.1 billion or $8.61 per share, compared to fiscal 2011 net income of $770 million or $3.28 per share. Both the GAAP and non-GAAP fiscal 2012 results include results from the companys newly acquired HGST subsidiary from the acquisition date of March 8 through the end of fiscal 2012.
Troubles dont seem to end for AMDs Radeon HD 7990 dual-GPU graphics card, with sources indicating that AMD has no new product launches till late-August. Sections of the press reported that the HD 7990 could be released some time this month. A couple of factors could be behind the delay. For starters, there have been reports of shortage of PEX8747 PCIe bridge chips by PLX, which is at the heart of dual-GPU graphics cards, including the GeForce GTX 690. Another factor could relate to how AMD plans to achieve competitive price-performance and performance-Watt ratios for the HD 7990. Meanwhile, launches of NVIDIAs mid-range GeForce GTX 660 Ti and GTS 650 are reportedly closing in.