Aside from unveiling the 64-bit Octa-core MT6795 chipset today, MediaTek has also showcased its 32-bit MT6595 part for the third time this year. Since we already know pretty much everything there is to know about this SoC, the Taiwanese company decided to hype it up by boasting that it's gotten a result of 47,233 points in the AnTuTu benchmark.
As you may imagine, that's nothing to be ashamed of. On the contrary, it's more than many other chipsets from competing vendors have been able to achieve.
In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S5 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC managed only about 36,000 points on the same benchmark, while its octa-core sibling scored 38K. The OnePlus One also hovers around 38K, and the HTC One M8 mhas to make do with 37K.
Obviously though, you should know that benchmarks aren't everything, and real-life usage may not be reflective of these scores. Regardless, it looks like MediaTek is preparing to make the jump from a maker of mostly low-end or lower-midrange chipsets and into the big leagues, where it can compete with the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung not only on price but also on performance.
Mozilla launched their Firefox smartphones in Europe and Latin America, last year. Since it was only able to cooperate with as many as 2 carriers in each country, the new kid on the block managed to sell the underwhelming amount of about a million devices.
This July, the Firefox developer will take a stab at the Indian market, launching a range of inexpensive devices, priced up to $50. To reach such competitive price tags, Mozilla has partnered with entry-level chip developer Spreadtrum Communications and a number of designers and manufacturers, achieving the cost of $25 per smartphone produced.
The woman who was crushed to death by a subway train at Union Square on Saturday lost her balance after fumbling with her iPad, causing her to fall onto the tracks, officials said.
Aracelis Ayuso, 21, was waiting for a Brooklyn-bound No. 4 train when she lost her grip on the tablet around 3:30 p.m., cops said. When the East Harlem resident tried to catch the device, she apparently lost her footing, causing her to tumble forward and land on the tracks just as the train was coming.
The conductor spotted Ayuso's body on the rails and tried to stop the train as it was pulling into the station, but it was too late.
Police originally thought Ayuso might have been drunk when she fell but said Sunday there were no obvious signs that she had been drinking.
Imagine that you can take your TV screen display and roll it into a tube to take it with you anywhere... Well, LG can Flexible technology can allow you to do this now. LG has already revealed an 18" Flexible OLED TV display which is flexible enough to be treated like a paper-roll. The Korean company promises a 60" flexible screens in the near future.
The 18" prototype unit that LG is currently testing carries a resolution of 1,200 x 810. It gets its improved contortionist skills from the polyamide film that's been stuck to the back of the display (as opposed to plastic, which is the norm). This affords the screen a greater degree of flexibility in addition to a slimmer waistline.
LG is already planning on rolling out these displays on actualy TV sets sometime in 2017, No price info released yet.
Microsoft has started taking pre-orders for its second generation Kinect sensor for Windows, Kinect v2. It's priced at $199, and it will be released on July,15th. Kinect v2 aims to succeed the original Kinect for Windows that went on sale in 2012. The device is based on the corresponding sensor for the Xbox One.
The new video and audio enabled motion tracker should allow developers to build better voice and gesture-based interaction models for their Windows apps. It's not destined for consumers yet, as it will be shipped without any software.