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Sharp 8K4K TV, 7680×4320 resolution, 85″, the future of HDTV

Posted by – September 2, 2011

Sharp is demonstrating the most insane HDTV ever, at 8K4K, they recorded a bunch of demonstration videos, the quality is amazing. Here’s a video interview with a product manager. They say that the sources for 8K4K content are missing, but we can all at least upscale our 20 Megapixel consumer photo camera pictures on there, and I think they should just tell Hollywood to transfer the 8K4K versions of all movies onto cheap soon to cost $50 2TB hard drives.

Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE, 4.5″ Super AMOLED Plus, 1.5Ghz Dual-core

Posted by – September 2, 2011

This looks like an upgrade of the already most awesome phone in the world, they increased the screen size from 4.3″ to 4.5″ and they increased the processor speed to 1.5Ghz Dual-core. I am just speculating here, but this processor might be the Texas Instruments OMAP4460 at 1.5Ghz, or perhaps it is a new version of the Samsung Exynos clocked at a higher clock speed. Perhaps this processor does improve video playback and 3D performance. If you have any information about the processor used in this device, please post in the comments. This might be pretty close to the hardware that may be used for the Nexus Prime, Ice Cream Sandwich reference development platform.

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 3.6

Posted by – September 2, 2011

This is the new 3.65″ HVGA capacitive, Android WiFi tablet PMP device, running on a Texas Instruments OMAP3630 processor. The target price is 179€.

Samsung SSD 830 Series, new faster 6Gbit/s SATA transfer speed

Posted by – September 2, 2011

Transfer bitrates are now going upwards 520MB/s read speed and 400MB/s write speed. They plan to release those around October, in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities, going upwards 800€ for the 512GB SSD storage.

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook, starts at 799€ up to 1199€

Posted by – September 2, 2011

Acer is also launching one of those new thin Intel Core i powered Ultrabooks, expensive, but thin but they promise power. I haven’t yet seen one with 2 USB3 ports, I wonder why they don’t design them with that. The price starts at 799€ and goes up to 1199€ depending on configuration, using any among Intel Core i3, i5, i7, SSD or Hard Drive and the amount of RAM.

E Ink in Credit Cards

Posted by – September 2, 2011

You push a button behind the credit card, it displays a unique security code which can be used as pin code for payment security. The battery in that credit card lasts for up to 2 years, it’s the same size and weight as a normal credit card and it is unbreakable.

Pogoplug Mobile, cheap new simpler Pogoplug

Posted by – September 2, 2011

This new Pogoplug Mobile is designed to be cheaper, with just 1 USB host connector, 1 SD card slot, one Ethernet port and the power charger. The idea is that you connect this at your house, with a 2TB external hard drive or whatever other storage you want, and you can then stream it to your smartphone, tablet, laptop wherever else you are in the world. There is also a hacking community at http://pogoplugged.com that may do things like BitTorrent RSS downloads work on this device. This device may still have about the same performance using the same Marvell processor as the previous Pogoplug, but that is to be confirmed. Please post in the comments if you know anything more about the actual performance of this processor to download from BitTorrent RSS, stream HD video files over the local network and other of the processor intensive tasks that can be envisionned from such Internet connected NAS system.

MHL now shipping on the Toshiba WL800A HDTV

Posted by – September 2, 2011

This means that with one cable, no adapters needed, people can charge and output HDMI using any MHL compatible device on this new Toshiba HDTV. MHL now has 60 licensees, possibly everyone in the industry is going to be using this solution to combine all of charging, HDMI output, USB slave and perhaps more all into one Micro-USB connector.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x, Honeycomb 3.2 7″ Capacitive Tegra2 tablet

Posted by – September 2, 2011

They have now got Honeycomb 3.2 working on this, 7″ capacitive 1024×600 tablet, to be released for around 349€.

ViewSonic ViewPad V350 smartphone, unlocked dual-sim MSM7227

Posted by – September 2, 2011

They are releasing this MSM7227 unlocked dual-sim smartphone with a 480×320 capacitive touch screen for around 279€.