Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced in New York on March 14, 2013. It has some new features like a 13-megapixel camera and 4.99-inch 1080p display. After Galaxy S4 was officially unveiled, many people begin to look forward to the arrival of Galaxy Note 3. Some news reports that Galaxy Note 3 will be published at Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin September 2013. Certainly, if we still remember Samsung held a special conference for Galaxy S4 in New York last month, so we do not roll out that there will also be a special conference held for Note 3 by Samsung.
Line, a chat application born in Japanese, turns its eyes to United States in order to attract more users. Though far always from Silicon Valley, Line has made a great achievement in the social network market. It’s about three times faster than Facebook to attract 100 million users. This is Line. Now it plans to march towards United States – the headquarter of the Facebook and Twitter.
At present, 38% of its users come from Japan. However, Line has formed a marketing team aiming to enlarge its users in America. Jun Msuda, the chief strategy and marketing officer of NHN Japan, said that the company is still in the stage of investment, and his goal is to own 1 billion users around the world.
Matthew Panzarino, the well-known editor from TheNextWeb, points out that short battery life is the most serious problem of iPhone. Compared with iPhone 4S and iPhone 4, iPhone 5 has no improvement on battery life, even still stays the same level of iPhone 3GS.
What’s the biggest flaw of iPhone? It’s no doubt that iPhone needs to improve its battery life at once. Compared with its excellent aspects, battery life is just depressing. Battery life has influenced the hardware and software of the iPhone, which would have better performance without short battery life. Actually, all the smartphones on the market are facing this battery life issue.
In the beginning of 2013, the camera manufactures have released many new cameras. What makes us interested is Nikon P520 and AW110s camera carries GPS.
What’s GPS camera? When shooting pictures, GPS camera can record the location information of the current photo such as latitude, longitude and altitude, which greatly enhances the information of the digital photos. When enjoying the photos, we can know when this photo is taken and what place is in the photo. With the built-in GPS, geotagging our photos has never been easier. However, GPS camera does not own the turn-by-turn navigation function like the GPS we use in our car. It just can locate the place where you shoot this photo, so that we can add the location information in the photo.
When you get on the subway, will you take out your smartphone to check Facebook and emails chronically? It’s said that smartphones will numb our senses. No matter whether you believe it or not, it’s true to some extent.
Nowadays many smartphones like iPhone, Android phone and Samsung Galaxy is here and there, and it’s reported that obsessively checking the phone makes our brain disorder.
Cary L. Cooper, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University, warned users to limit their phone time as it can “numb the senses”. He said that staring at screens constantly takes us away from people and gives us a passive outlet where we don’t have to interact with the world or face our problems.
Game zealots must be very excited when hearing that Sony will release the PlayStation 4. On February 20, Sony revealed its long-awaited successor to the PlayStation 3 at an event in New York as it tries to vault back to the top of the video game hardware business. Since the release of PlayStation 3 in 2006, it takes seven years for Sony to release new console.
It’s said that PlayStation 4 has a souped-up eight-core processor to juggle more complex tasks simultaneously and the performance of GPU is also greatly enhanced. The most notable feature on display is a new DualShock 4 controller designed in tandem with a stereo camera, similar to Microsoft’s Kinect. PlayStation 4 is said to own a motion sensor, a touchpad on the front, and a light bar to easily identify players.
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Blu-ray is the most advanced high-capacity disc format today. The capacity of the Blu-ray Disc can generally reach the 25-50G, this huge capacity to bring the convenience for storage of HD movies. In general the resolution of the Blu-ray movies is up to 1080P.
1080P is a video display format, it is the highest level of high-definition digital TV format standard developed by the American Film and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and it is a perfect fusion of digital cinema imaging technology and computer technology.
Its effective display format: 1920 × 1080, pixel count of 2,073,600. The number 1080 means 1080 horizontal scan lines vertically, and the letter p means Progressive Scan.
Referred to 1080p, we have to talk about 720p and 1080i.
720p: 720P is a high-grade high-definition digital TV format standard developed by the American Film and Television Engineers (SMPTE). It is a progressive scan of 1280 × 720 resolution display format and it is the integration of digital cinema imaging technology and computer technology.
1080i: The 1080i is a high-definition television signal format. Among them, the “1080″ means the vertical direction there are 1080 horizontal scan lines, “i” means interlaced video display. During playback, it scans the odd number of vertical screen, and then scan double number of vertical screen, it only need half bandwidth of 1080p.
In fact, 720P, 1080i and 1080P already have no real meaning for HD show, especially for flat-panel TVs. What needs the concept of 720P, 1080i and 1080P is high-definition camera, but for the television audience, what camera is used exercises no effect on their visual effect.
What is Blu-ray Disc?
Blu-ray Disc also known as Blu-ray, BD for short, is the name of a new optical disc format jointly developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), a group of the world’s leading consumer electronics, personal computer and media manufacturers (including Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson). Blu-ray Disc is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the DVD format.
The major application of Blu-ray Disc is as a medium for video material such as feature films and developed to enable recording, rewriting and playback of high-definition video (HD), as well as storing large amounts of data. The Blu-ray offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc. Besides the hardware specifications, Blu-ray Disc is associated with a set of multimedia formats. Generally these formats allow for the video and audio to be stored with greater definition than on DVD. This extra capacity combined with the use of advanced video and audio codecs will offer consumers an unprecedented HD experience.