It is often said that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Fellow lovers of high-quality audio prepare to rejoice; our cake has arrived, and we shall be eating it. Long have we been forced to choose between having cabled headphones with all the frustration that goes with them, or no cable and lower quality audio. Now there is an option that lets us listen to superb high-fidelity audio without having to endure the tangle of frustration. This new all-encompassing option is aptX HD Bluetooth audio.Continue reading aptX HD 24-bit Bluetooth Audio, Unwired for High Definition Sound…
Qualcomm, makers of the silicon running a world of portable devices is getting into the watches, smart watches to be precise. The makers of SnapDragon have this week announced the release of the Toq smartwatch.
In a market crowded by big name companies and vapourware galore Qualcomm needs to have one hell of a party trick to ensure success, it does and its call a Mirasol Display. An always on full colour, full frame rate display that looks better when faced with outdoor lighting.
The ticless Toq smartwatch is set for release on December 2, cyber Monday in the states, for that not unsubstantial price of $350 USD, ordered through Qualcomm’s website.
The smartphone world is currently divided, when buying a smartphone consumers are faced with a tough decision, chosing between a speedy processor or speedy internet (4G/LTE). This is being driven by the lack of a chipset that combines both. Thankfully this awkward situation is about to change thanks to the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, the Snapdragon S4 Pro.
A number of mobile phones using the brand new silicon are already working their way through production lines around the world, expected to appear as soon as next month.
New to the smartphone market Xiaomi have burst onto the smartphone scene with two smartphone; the Mi-One released last year and the soon to be release Mi-Two based on the new Qualcomm silicon. Both phones are said to rival the best of the competition from HTC and Samsung while not asking premium brand prices.
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Qualcomm, the makers of all things mobile and electronic have won a new customer for it’s miraculous Mirasol Display. The new Koobe e-reader is a part of the Jin Yong branded range of e-readers that includes the latest 5.7 inch color Mirasol display. Price and release date are yet to be announced. When released the e-reader will include 36 works by Jin Yong himself, China’s highest selling living author.
Koobe are Taiwan’s leading e-reader manufacturer, and the new Jin Yong e-reader is the forth to use the Mirasol display technology. The others include the Kyobo e-reader from Korea along with the Hanvon C18 and Bambook Sunflower e-readers, both from China.
The Jin Yong is based on the same technology as the other three already released e-readers. Aside from the 5.7″ – 1024×768 – Mirasol color display the new e-reader also features a 1GHz SnapDragon S2 processor and a customized version of Android 2.3 with Koobe’s own custom software sitting atop Android, so expect few customization options.
Display technology is changing faster than ever. Take for example Qualcomm, makers of much mobile chippery who have recently released upon the world a brand new display technology, the Mirasol display.
Working much like the colorful patterns on butterfly wings the Mirasol display reflects selective wavelengths of light using millions of tiny pits containing mirrors. This allows the display to have very different characteristics to that of today’s kings of display panels, LCD and eInk.
The first example of the Mirasol display is now available to South Koreans in the shape of the the Kyobo eReader, available through Kyobo’s Book Center. The new eReader promises low power, fast frame rates, color and the display actually gets brighter and easier to read out doors.