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Articles tagged with: electronics

Pandora’s New Layout Came When It Was Supposed To

Pandora’s new layout is a welcome change for me, primarily because it is based on HTML5. With the previous version of Pandora, my 32-bit Firefox browser would often crash on my 64-bit operating system due to the flash player.

Since, I no longer use Firefox, it hasn’t been a problem with good ol’ trusty Chrome, but it’s still nice to know that Firefox will be safe.

Chrome OS Has Been Hacked, What Now?

After Google has stated time and time again how secure its Chrome operating system was, we’ve just got wind that the operating system has been hacked. Now, before you start freakin’ out, don’t worry, it wasn’t some 14 year old.

The hackers were actually two researchers from the Black Hat security conference with White Hat security and they got through the ScratchPad- a Chrome application that lets you compose text files and save them to Google Docs.

Sony Modifies Android Honeycomb For Its S-Tablets

Although many Android fans will attest that the mobile operating system is perfect in its true form, there are still companies and organizations who think it could be made better, and Sony is among them.

Now, before you picture any major changes, stop. Sony won’t be making any ‘deep’ system changes, but more of the cosmetic type. The launcher, for example, is only slightly changed with added functionality that lets you access the network settings much easier.

Samsung Acquires MRAM Startup, Grandis

MRAM is one of those rarer computer memory types that is expected to one day, replace FLASH memory, and Samsung is one step closer to becoming a pioneer in MRAM technology. Why? The company has just acquired Grandis, an MRAM startup.

Grandis was founded in Milpitas, California and has raised $15 million in venture capital since its birth in 2002. If you haven’t heard about MRAM yet, it stands for Magnetic Random Access Memory and has been claimed by a number of individuals to be an excellent alternative to fast and nonvolatile memory (doesn’t lose data when you cut the cord).

Forget iMacs, Get A LGV300 Instead

When we think of LG, we normally think TVs or cellphones, but LG has just launched it’s prize-winning V300 AIO (all in one) PC in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The computer was built for those who need a solid computer without taking too much space with a clunky desktop.

The LG V300-DE10K is the model name and is packed with the latest Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7 processor, and has AMD-powered graphics (a Radeon HD 6650M to be specific).

Be Different With The Binatone ReadMe

If you’ve always wanted to stray from the pack, and avoid the likes of the iPad and the Kindle, read this. Electronics manufacturer Binatone, is offering a unique take on the eReader device.

It’s a seven inch Android eReader, and rocks an 800 x 400 pixel display with a QWERTY keyboard located below the screen. While it isn’t a touch screen device, you can navigate with the supplied trackpad to the right of the keyboard.

Next-Gen Of PCs To Be Powered By Graphene

Technology not only advances with every second but also becomes obsolete every second. Based on current research, it appears that silicon would be out of action in near future and Graphene might take its place.

Graphene is a new substance discovered by scientists at the University of Manchester in 2004. The substance is found to have been composed of just a single layer of Carbon atoms contrary to Silicon which comprises of many layers of Carbon.

Toshiba Thrive Taking On iPad 2: The Battle Begins

With technology growing quickly every single day and with the number of gadgets increasing, competition is becoming more fierce than ever before. Each device has to fight for its winning prize, that is, to be bought by consumers.

The fight in the spotlight is between Toshiba the Japanese giant and Apple, a company well known for its innovative curiosity and sexy hardware design.

New HD LCD Screen By Hitachi

A new LCD screen that was launched by Hitachi, can be used for viewing 3D content without using any glasses. This latest screen is 4.5 inches wide and can be used in small gadgets and portable devices.

According to experts, a lot of improvement has been made in this new LCD screen. Last year, Hitachi launched a 3.1 inch screen with just 480*854 resolution. This time the resolution is 1280*720 which is a big difference and great improvement.

Utilize USB 3.0 With KingMax’s 32GB Thumb Drive

If you’ve been hearing about USB 3.0 and its miraculous speed, but haven’t had the chance to utilize the high speed port on your new computer, take a look at this speedy USB drive from Kingmax.

Kingmax is a trusted electronics supplier, and they have released an ED-01 thumb drive, that is ideal for transferring a large volume of data in a short period of time.