Posted: November 21st, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Hardware, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Balloon Interface Device, BID, Hug, Input Device, Microphone, Poke, Pressure Sensor, Rub, Squeeze, Tactile Interface, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Touch Interface | 4 Comments »
Its not very often that a completely new interface comes along, even less common is a new interface that actually makes sense. The Balloon Input Device – BID – may just be a little bit of both, a rare whacky idea that may actually work.
Using only two sensors the developers detect various actions, squeeze, rub, poke. A pressure sensor measures changes to the air pressure inside the balloon, with changes indicating a squeeze or poke. The microphone is able to detect movement over the balloons surface.
A part of the new generation of tactile input devices, the next generation touch interface. At the moment the BID only provides audio feedback when it senses one of the actions but this can easily be redirected to triggering other actions. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 24th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Buddhas Brother, Hardware, Technoid Computer News | Tags: 16000MHz, 32GB, 64bit, 8GB Stick, Corsair, DDR3, Technoid, Technoid Computer News, Technoid IT News, Uber, Vengeance | Comments Off
Technology advances in many directions, memory for example increases in both speed and capacity. Corsair, the manufacturer of high performance computer parts and gaming goodness have upped the ante one more time. Throwing down the gauntlet to fellow memory manufacturers with the release of their high-speed 8GB Vengeance DDR3 RAM. Worlds may well be colliding with the introduction of the new Vengeance modules with Workstations using professionals and Über Gamers both competing to buy the new Corsair sticks of RAM. With the capacity of normally slow Server and Workstation RAM but with the high speed performance of gaming memory the Vengeance will be in high demand. Stack four of these octo monsters in your gaming rig for an astounding 32GB of system memory that will let you take on any task , edit that new 4k hi-def film while playing the latest first person shooter and rendering Toy Story 4 in the background.
“Vengeance DDR3 memory is the premier choice for reliable, overclockable DRAM for system builders on a budget,” said Giovanni Sena, Director of Memory Products at Corsair. “Our kits based on 8GB modules give builders, system integrators, and gaming enthusiasts the power to break the 16GB barrier.”, Corsair Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 14th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Android, Favorite New Thought, Hardware, Michael Courtenay, Tablet, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Aakash, Aakash Tablet PC, Agora, android, Budget Tablet PC, Cortex A8 CPU, Google Android, Google Android 2.3, kogan, tablet, Tablet PC, Tablet PC HDMI | Comments Off
Kogans’s new Android-powered Agora 8-inch and Agora 10-inch tablets join Kogan’s Agora line, which also includes laptops and a 7-inch Agora tablet that launched earlier this year.
Budget tablet-pc’s seem to be the order of the week. While not as easy on the pocket as the Indian made Aakash tablet unveiled earlier this week. Our favorite consumer electronics manufacturer and online retailer, Kogan, has announced its own budget tablet offerings. Aside from the screen size and resolution – 800 x 600 for the 8-inch and 1024 x 768 for the 10-inch – the specs of the two models are identical. Both feature a 4:3 ratio capacitive touchscreen, are powered by a 1 Ghz Cortex A8 CPU and 512 MB of RAM, and come running Google Android 2.3 with access to the Android Market. There’s also an internal G-Sensor, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 4 GB of onboard storage, expandable up to 36 GB via microSD card. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Breaking News, CMOS, Components, Digital Camera News, Michael Courtenay, Samsung, Smartphone, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: 16 Megapixel, 4G, 720p HD Video, 8 Megapixel HD Video, ARM, CMOS, Cortex A9, Exynos 4212, S5K2P1 cmos, Samsung, Samsung Electronics, Samsung S5K2P1, System on Chip | Comments Off
Our favorite Korean semiconductor behemoth, Samsung, has just announced it’s newest and fastest version of the Exynos mobile processor. The 4212, a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 clocked at 1.5GHz. 4212 is built using a 32mn process using high-K metal gate technology that that Samsungs says makes it 30 percent more efficient and 25 percent faster and a 50 per cent increase in 3D graphics grunt over the previous Exynos – 4210 – chip. The 4210 was capable of many impressive feats, unfortunately its 3D abilities were hampered by the limits of its HDMI controller.
The new cpu gets version 1.4 and hence the freedom to run stereoscopic imagery at an impressive 70fps. The chips will be available in Q4 of this year. The chip comes too late for the Galaxy S II LTE but you can expect to see it in future super-smart-phones before too long.
The Exynos 4212 incorporates a rich portfolio of advanced codec accelerators that support digital still images, video recording and play-back at 1080p full-HD resolution, an image signal processor and an on-chip HDMI 1.4 interface. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 28th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Amazon, Android, Apple, Breaking News, Favorite New Thought, Google, Hardware, Kindle, Kiss My . . ., Michael Courtenay, Standout, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Love | Tags: Amazon, apple, Apple iPad, Jeff Bezos, Kindle, Kindle e-Reader, Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch 3G, tablet, Tablet Wars | Comments Off
Let the Tablet Wars Begin: Amazon’s unveiling of the Kindle tablet will certainly shake up the industry and pose one of the biggest threats to the Apple iPad – which is why the technology world has its eyes on the online retailer as it launches itself into the ubergadget world…
Before Amazon even had a chance to release the Kindle Fire at their press event, the big news had already slipped out. The Amazon Kindle Fire will be a 7-inch Android tablet with a $199 price tag. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos took center stage to unveiled the company’s latest branding icon. Slotted for release on November 15, 2011, the Kindle Fire is about to shake it up. Read the full article »»»»