Posted: December 27th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News | Tags: apple, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, patent, Rechargeable Battery | No Comments »
In it’s latest patent filings, Apple is proposing a hydrogen fuel cell that can be integrated directly into mobile devices, rather than, simply a means of charging it. The device would never need recharging, rather it would need its recyclable fuel cell refilled. The patent diagrams also show that the design for the system would employ a small rechargeable a battery that would be charged by the fuel cell, but could also send a charge back to run the fuel cell. Such a system could in theory run for days, or even weeks before having to replace the fuel cartridge.
As always with Apple Inc, this isn’t NEW technology, way back in 2008 Sharp released a prototype Direct Methanol Fuel Cell phone: www.slashphone.com Multi purpose hydrogen chargers have been around for years: http://spectrum.ieee.org. Motorola also has a prototype Hydrogen Fuel Cell Phone floating about someplace, doubtless they forgot to patent the gadget?Apple patent applications are always an amusement, take someone elses technology and lock it away, claim ownership. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 25th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Android, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: android, Atom, Cedar Trail, Intel, Medfield, MID, smartphone, SoC, System on Chip, tablet, Tablet PC | No Comments »
Intel’s Medfield processor is a brand new flavor for Intel. Designed from the ground up for the extremely low power requirements of the Smartphone world. Intel hopes Medfield will go places they have never been, in our pockets. Intel has undoubtedly dominated the desktop computer for 30 years but they have consistently failed - had their butts kicked – in the low power world, smart phones and tablets included. The current leader of low power processors is the ARM processor. Designed in England and manufactured by many companies these processors can be found in every smartphone and 99% of tablets. Look out ARM Intel is gunning for your market.
For Midfield Intel has pulled out all the stops and is finally working in the right direction when it comes to low power. Starting with a notebook processor and altering it for ultra low power could be considered working top down, this time Intel has worked bottom up. Starting with the design of each type of transistor, optimizing each to stop current leakage, wasted power that is converted to heat. Working their way up the design ladder the chip itself integrates a new design strategy, System On A Chip. SoC is a process of integrating as much of a system onto one chip. Intel didn’t stop there, with their sights set on the Smartphone world they have built in technology to accelerate common android functions. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 24th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Monitor, Technoid Computer News | Tags: 3D Display, CES 2012, Cinema 3D, D43, DM52, DM82, DM92, IPS LCD Monitor, IPS Panel, LCD, LED, LG, Technoid Gadget News | No Comments »
LG is set to introduce their latest display technology at CES 2012. The DM92 is LG’s new baby, with a 27″ IPS panel surrounded by a super sexy 1mm bezel. Almost looking edge to edge the panel fills the screen. The IPS technology used in new range of monitors guarantees the brightest colors and widest viewing angles. LG’s new IPS panels will be showcased in four new series of monitors that will cover the gamut of options and price ranges. All models are 3D enabled with one model being optimized for 3D. All also offer the full range of PC and Multimedia inputs to allow the monitors to do double duty. This latest generation of IPS panel also off 25% better power efficiency so we can all enjoy the extra color and still be helping the planet.
“The quality and technological superiority of LG’s 3D display products are second to none, according to the findings of internationally renowned research organizations and respected media outlets,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company. “The 2011 IPS monitor line-up shows LG’s commitment to further build upon on this reputation and technological prowess in order to provide consumers with the most immersive home entertainment experience possible.” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 23rd, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Game News | Tags: 3G, GPS, No Power, PlayStation Network, PS Vita, PSN, PSN Account Registration, PSVita, Sony, System Freeze, WiFi | No Comments »
Just 5 days in and Sony’s PlayStation Vita is painting a strangely opaque picture. Sony, eager to make amends for the past 12 months of bad press and lax security. Sony is facing technical difficulties with their latest generation of handheld games console, dead touch-screens and frequent system crashes oh my oh my. Sony seems to be doing what Sony does best, simply denying that there’s a problem? To add to the confusion, Sony has posted a Q&A – rather than just A – on their PlayStation site. No Power? System Freeze? PSN Account Registration Issues? GPS/WiFi/3G Positioning Not Working? Some Games/Titles Won’t Work? The latter, and perhaps most important – ‘Some Games/Titles Won’t Work’ – is easily resolved. The guide published by Sony to apparently assist Vita users in starting or restarting their device has been a source of further confusion, having been interpreted by media as a panicked response to help unfortunate users unbrick their consoles. a Sony spokesperson however denied the negative press, saying that the guide featured “standard procedures” and had been published online “since before the launch.”
Having PS Vita problems? Sony suggests you follow these steps: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 22nd, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Advanced Micro Devices, AMD, GPU, Graphics Core Next, Radeon, Radeon HD 7970, Southern Islands, Tahiti | 1 Comment »
AMD has taken the wraps of the Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, and introduced the world to a new product range – the Southern Islands Series – AMD’s foray into 28nm manufacturing. Pitched as the world’s fastest single GPU graphics card and the only GPU based on 28nm production technology, the new arrival pushes AMD ahead of NVIDIA. The HD 7970 uses a new Graphics Core Next – GCN architecture – which AMD boasts results in a 150 percent performance jump over the previous 40nm-based generation. HD 7970′s 3GB of 384-bit GDDR5 memory is clocked at 1.375 GHz and offers maximum bandwidth of 264GB/s. HD 7970 also comes with 2048 stream processors, 128 texture units, 32 ROPs, as well as a transistor count of 4.31 billion. For comparison, the Radeon HD 6900 series codenamed Cayman offers around 2.6 billion, while NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580 comes with 3 billion transistor count. The HD 7970 also offers 3.79 TFLOPs of single precision and 947 GFLOPs of double precision computing power.
The AMD Radeon HD 7970 will be available from January 9, 2012. Pricing starts from $US549 Read the full article »»»»