Optical Computing gets a boost with Microresonators
Optics and photonics may one day revolutionize computer technology with the promise of light-speed calculations. Storing light as memory, however, requires devices known as microresonators, an emerging technology that cannot yet meet the demands of computing. The solution, described in a paper published in the Optical Society’s (OSA) journal Optics Letters, may lie in combining light’s eerie quantum properties with a previously unknown quality of optical fiber.
HTC Radar 4G: T-Mobile’s first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Smartphone
The HTC Radar 4G is T-Mobile’s first Windows Phone device to debut with Windows Phone 7.5 OS (otherwise known as Windows Phone Mango) and the carrier’s first one with HSPA+. The 3.8-inch slate has a sturdy aluminum build with a smooth plastic bottom, a Super LCD screen, and 5-megapixel camera. Additionally, it’s white and silver paint job manages to offer a nice contrasting look.
HTC Radar 4G Phone Features and Specifications:
Dimensions: 4.7×2.4×0.4 inches Network: 4G HSPA+ OS: Windows Phone 7.5 OS (otherwise known as Windows Phone Mango) Processor: 1 Ghz processor Display: 3.8 inch touchscreen display Resolution: 480 × 800 pixels screen resolution Memory: 8GB Internal memory + 512MB RAM Camera: 5 megapixel Camera with F2.2 lens and LED flash Weight: 4.83 ounces Included battery: 1520 mAh Talk time: 7.7 hours Standby time: Up to 575 hours
With a $99 on-contract price tag, it’s clear HTC intended this for the midrange / entry-level market.
Google’s own version of voice controlled assistant made to compete against Apple’s iPhone 4S-based Siri, could be launched by the end of this year, it has been reported.
Currently named ‘Majel’ after the voice computer from science-fiction TV series Star Trek, Google Android’s vocal-input software is apparently in the final stages of development, with a view for a December release.
Augmented reality can produce some really interesting applications, and “Zazzle’s Realview” technology is one where you could preview what your wall would look like with decorations – before signing off your credit card. The technology enables you to see how well Zazzle Prints and Wrapped Canvas go on your own wall prior to a purchase decision, and you can give it a go with any Poster, Print, or Wrapped Canvas on Zazzle.
Using this technology, customers can easily snap a photo and upload it to the site, then the photo with the real-time 3D interactive rendering and see their own picture frame hanging on the wall on the way. Users can either upload a personal image or photo, but also thousands of photos from the Internet, select one, then adjust the size and frame type, etc., and these changes are immediately reflected in the Realview visualization services.
Zazzle Realview is so realistic, you might actually be fooled but for a moment into thinking that the print is already hanging right up there in your room.
Nowadays, Android tablet nuts out there are saying that the new Kindle seems like a lame excuse for an Android tablet. Even though it might not be something some Android users are used to, the younger audience might take interest to it.
Could it be that the Amazon Kindle Fire is possibly the best Android tablet for children? Android powered devices, notably tablets – seem to entertain children more than any other OS.
The Kindle Fire gives users more ease to Android. There is more relaxing feel to this device, versus the more sophisticated devices on the market.