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WeatherBug Debuts HTML5 Mobile Lightning Widget for Developers at SXSW
08 March 2013 9:00 PM | No Comments
First NSTIC Pilot Goes Live with Secure Online Identity Verification via Smartphone
08 March 2013 4:54 PM | No Comments
RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Daon®, a leading provider of identity management and authentication solutions worldwide, and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), today announced that AAAE is the initial pilot participant to...Read More
Faith Wonderworks Establishes Infant and Child Educational App Specialty Label “Kids App Planet”
08 March 2013 9:56 AM | No Comments
TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Faith Wonderworks, Inc. (FWW) that is known for its mobile entertainment site in Japan established “Kids App Planet”- a new label specializing in educational for smartphones and tablets geared for...Read More
Rokform Announces the Updated RokShield v3 iPhone 5 Case
07 March 2013 5:00 PM | No Comments
SANTA ANA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rokform®, a leading manufacturer of functional and creative cases and accessories, announces the updated RokShield v3 case now being solely made...Read More
Incredimail Recreates the Email Experience
07 March 2013 3:00 PM | No Comments
TEL AVIV, Israel & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI), developer of the leading email client Incredimail, today debuted its latest version of Incredimail, forever changing the email experience for iPad...Read More
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Posted on June 10, 2010 | No Commentsdigg_url = 'http://digg.com/apple/iPhone_4_retina_display_claim_put_under_the_math_microscope'; Samsung might have entertained us with some trash talk about the iPhone 4's IPS LCD yesterday, but this stuff is of a rather more somber variety. Raymond Soneira, president of monitor diagnostics firm DisplayMate, has said that Apple's retina display marketing is inaccurate, because he believes a display that truly makes pixels indistinguishable to the human eye would require a density in the vicinity of 477dpi. The iPhone 4 has 326dpi, and by now you might be surmising that Steve Jobs flat out lied when he said that the iPhone 4's pixels are too small for the human retina to discern from 12 inches away.
But not so fast, says Phil Plait from Discover, whose résumé includes calibrating a camera on board the Hubble space telescope. He's done the math too and finds that the 477 number applies only to people with perfect vision. For the vast majority of us, Steve's claim stands up to scrutiny; even folks with 20/20 eyesight wouldn't be able to tell where one pixel ends and another begins. So it turns out Apple can do its math, even if its marketing isn't true for every single humanoid on the planet.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Posted on June 7, 2010 | No CommentsiPhone 4 hands-on... but have you seen it through a retina display? We put the new device next to our trusty old iPhone 3G to get a feel just how different the screens look with twice the pixel density and shot a little pseudo-macro video. There's a marked difference in the screens, even side-by-side with the EVO 4G, and we found that even from a distance we were able to read bodies of text we'd previously had to squint to discern on our classic iPhones. Hard to capture, it really is something you have to see first-hand... but until you get that chance, live vicariously through us after the break. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Posted on May 20, 2010 | No CommentsJust in January this year, we reported about a very special magnetic tape that was developed by Fujifilm and IBM and that stores a whopping 35TB of data. But yesterday Hitachi Maxell has announced that its new high-capacity magnetic tape even offers 50TB. No wonder Maxell and and its partner in the development of the tape, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are speaking of a "world record".
Posted on February 11, 2010 | No CommentsIn March last year, we covered the SV-100, a monochrome, A4-sized "document reader" made by Brother that never found its way outside Japan. Mainly targeting business users, the device went on sale in this country in June 2009 for $1,450. And next week, Brother is going to roll out the SV-70 [JP], a new version, which is again Japan-only (at this point, at least).
Posted on January 22, 2010 | No CommentsFujifilm and IBM today announced they jointly developed a technology that makes it possible to store 35TB of data on a single magnetic tape. The companies say the tape can store the "text of 35 million books, which would require 248 miles (399 km) of bookshelves". 35TB is about 44 times as much as previously possible.
Posted on August 25, 2009 | No CommentsNeither one of the companies involved have confirmed this officially so far, but the Nikkei, Japan's biggest business publication is usually very reliable: According to that source, Hitachi and Toshiba are joining forces to take the leadership in the field of next-generation HDDs that have 10 times the memory capacity of models today.
Posted on July 14, 2009 | No CommentsMaybe the 0-60 mph in 3.9-second Tesla Roadster isn't quick enough for some folks. Maybe some trust fund babies want to spend an extra $20k to improve that time to only 3.7-seconds. Well, Tesla unvealed the Roadster Sport today at the companies first NYC dealership just for them. This model will cost $128k. We already knew that this model was coming - along with the NYC dealership - but how about a quick recap?
Posted on June 26, 2009 | No CommentsHidden under a pile of bad, old fashioned marketing attempts we find this DIY gem: printable filter gels for your flashgun. Appropriately available from the Digital Secrets Site, you have to follow a treasure hunt to get the eBook telling you how to make them: When you click on the image here, you will see a [...]
Posted on May 29, 2009 | No CommentsThe UK has the world's highest density of CCTVs, which are mainly used as tools to fight crime. But now an "international research network" called The Campbell Collabaration claims the 4.2 million cameras installed in that country almost have no effect. A pattern seems to slowly emerge.