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IDF 2011: Wrap Up

September 17, 2011 1 comment

“Since we posted a ton of IDF coverage in Pipeline over this past week I thought I’d round it all up here in a post in case anyone missed it. Below is everything we covered at IDF:

Ivy Bridge

Counting Transistors: Why 1.16B and 995M Are Both Correct
Ivy Bridge: 1.4B Transistors
Ivy Bridge Overclocking: Ratio Changes Without Reboot, More Ratios and DDR3-2800
Ivy Bridge CPU Architecture Details Revealed
And Now: Ivy Bridge GPU Architectures Detailed
Ivy Bridge Will Bring a 35W Quad-Core i7
Ivy Bridge Configurable TDP Detailed
Ivy Bridge GPU Performance: Up to 60% Faster than SNB & Better QuickSync

AMD

AMD’s 28nm GPU Demoed, Release Later This Year
Look Out Bulldozer, Here Comes Trinity: AMD’s 2012 Demo on Video at IDF
AMD Sets World Overclocking Record with 8.429GHz Bulldozer Processor
Pricing Revealed for First AMD Bulldozer FX Chips

Smartphones & Tablets

Google: All Future Versions of Android Will be Optimized for Intel x86
Intel’s Unified Design: Core & Atom Now Under One Roof
Intel Oculus: Preparing Intel for Competition in Smartphones & Tablets
Intel’s Medfield Gingerbread Smartphone Reference Platform
Intel’s Honeycomb Reference Tablet: 8.9mm Thick, Medfield Inside

Notebooks & Ultrabooks

Ultrabooks on Video: Rapid Start & Smart Connect
LG’s Shuriken Self Refreshing Panel Aims to Improve Notebook Battery Life by Up to an Hour
Meet the Ultrabooks: OEM and ODMs Show Off Designs at IDF

Thunderbolt

LaCie’s Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Chassis at IDF
Tons of Thunderbolt Peripherals at IDF
Meet the 2012 Thunderbolt Controllers: Cactus Ridge

SSDs

Intel Discloses Cherryville & Hawley Creek SSDs: Intel’s Fastest SSD in Q4

Intel’s Partners & Sandy Bridge E

First Look at Gigabyte’s UEFI Setup on X79
IDF 2011: Lucid Announces Virtu Universal MVP Featuring HyperFormance Technology
Kingston Shows off Business SF-2281 SSD & 64GB Sandy Bridge E
X79 Motherboards from Gigabyte & MSI at IDF 2011
Sandy Bridge E: Live at IDF
Corsair Enters the Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Market with Vengeance

The Future

Rattner Shows off Near Threshold Voltage Intel Architecture CPU
Intel and Micron Develop Hybrid Memory Cube, Stacked DRAM is Coming
First Shot of Haswell, Working Demo at IDF
Haswell Design Complete
Haswell Will Enable 10 Days of Connected Standby Battery Life

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Turn Your iPhone or iPad Into a Line Amp

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment

“No word yet on if the volume peaks at 11, but what Line 6’s new Mobile In offerings will do is turn your iPad or iPhone into a pro modeling amp, with a sick range of amplifiers, guitar cabinets, stompboxes, tones and rack effects.

The setup comes in two separate parts: the free mobile Pod app and the Mobile In adaptor, which lets aspiring metalheads (or Fleeting Foxes) connect their guitars to an iOS device using the 30-pin connector.

Line 6 says this connection blows similar jack-based apps out of the water, and it’s throwing in 24-bit/48kHz digital sound for good measure.

Although you’ll get a killer 110dB of dynamic range for guitar, you can still achieve 98dBs when you plug in another mono or stereo-line level — that old keytar, perhaps?”

How To Jailbreak iOS 4.3.5 , 4.2.10 and iOS 5 Beta 6

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

“Few Minutes ago the iPhone Dev-team has just released Redsn0w 0.9.8b7 for Windows and Mac to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 6 , iOS 4.3.5 and 4.2.10 to fix some issues.

Unfortunately this jailbreak is tethered which mean that it will require you to connect the phone to a computer running Redsn0w whenever you power up the phone and  in this post a guide to how to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 6 ,iOS 4.3.5 and 4.2.10 .”

Essential Apps For iPhone, Android, iPad And Windows Phone 7

September 1, 2011 Leave a comment

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Sony Tablet P Breaks Ground In Tablet Design

August 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Today, Sony will announce its entry into the tablet market by unveiling two tablets – Sony S and Sony P. The specifications available for the two models till now is as follows:

Specs Tablet S Tablet P
Screen size 9.4″ 2x 5.5″
Resolution 1280×800 N/A
Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2 @ 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 @ 1GHz
Memory 1GB 1GB (?)
Storage 16GB or 32GB 4GB
Ports Headphone, micro-USB, SD card slot Micro-USB, SD card slot
Camera 5MP rear + VGA front-facing 5MP rear + VGA front-facing
Connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 (?), 4G
Battery 5000mAh 3080mAh
Weight 1.33lb 0.83lb
Price $499 (16GB) and $599 (32GB) N/A

However, Sony has veered out of the well-beaten path of tablet designs with its Sony P, featuring a radical structure which can be folded down the middle with two screens on the two halves.

“The P features two 5.5” high quality TruBlack capacitive touch screen displays with vibrant colors and high contrasts. The compact size and the elegant clamshell form factor allows users to easily carry it in their (large) pockets. The P gets the latest version of Android – that is, 3.2 Honeycomb.”

Surface + Kinect + Slate + Phone = Seamless Computing

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

“Sydney’s nsquared is calling it “Seamless Computing” — software which unifies Windows Phone 7, Surface, Windows 7 Slate and Kinect.

Begin designing a new home on your phone and then place it on the Surface to share between all the devices, then pick up the Slate to make some modifications before walking through a 3D model of the building, navigating with Kinect’s gesture interface.”

Running Android On HP TouchPad With CyanogenMod

August 30, 2011 Leave a comment

“While a $99 TouchPad running webOS is a pretty good deal on its own, some buyers shelled out for the discounted tablet in the hopes that hackers and developers would eventually figure out how to run Android on the HP device.

While PCMag’s mobile analyst Sascha Segan warned against this, and efforts to put the popular Google mobile OS on the TouchPad have had mixed results, the developers behind CyanogenMod this week showed off a very early version of its software running Android 2.3.5 on a TouchPad.”