I guess they just couldn't wait for CES 2011. LG this week announced the Optimus 2X, the world's first phone powered by a dual-core processor. What proc is powering this new powerhouse? The Nvidia Tegra 2, of course, running at 1GHz (times two, of course).
In benchmarks, the device obviously overpowered devices like the Nexus One, Motorola Droid X and HTC Evo (currently the three fastest handsets running Android 2.2). Not surprising, given its dual-core wonderfulness. You can see the benchmarks on the right.
What other traits does this phone have and will it be worth it? Hit the break to find out.
Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony have planted multimedia Trojan horses in our living rooms in the form of videogame consoles. Until recently, these devices have been mainly used for gaming, but the winds are changing in video's favor.
Nielsen released some statistics recently that show video usage on the consoles is definitely on the rise. 20% of all time spent on a Wii is spent with streaming video, mostly Netflix. Xbox users spend 10% and PS3 users spend 9% of their overall time streaming video. Some of these numbers are surprising and some not so much.
To see which is which, hit the break.
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Cloud: the final frontier. Well, probably not. However, Google CEO Eric Schmidt has big plans for Chrome OS
as we noted last week. Their goals to increase ad revenue through a simple web based OS that will effectively move your everyday computing tasks completely to "the cloud," making the user more likely to search for things, is one goal. But the most notable is Google offering MSI for Chrome enterprise deployment. To clarify, a MSI is simply an installation engine that manages the maintenance and removal of software as well.
Hit the break to see if the Chrome MSI can help Google boldly go where only really Microsoft has gone before.
The first generation of the iPad has been credited for launching the tablet market and is expected to sell 13 million units by the end of 2010, which is difficult to believe since I have only ever seen 1 out in the wild. I have even gone into various trendy places where this device would be likely to appear. The other ones were tethered to a Best Buy display. However, current part manufacturers for the iPad have been suggesting that a new version will be in the works and on shelves around April 2011.
To find out more about Apple's next up and coming "revolutionary" device, hit the break.
Netflix is always looking for new ways to do what their users want - add more content. Their newest way of doing this is to strike a deal with Disney-ABC to allow for streaming of their content through their various streaming partners and website.
While NBC, CBS and Fox all participate in Hulu, because they are all shareholders in the company, the Disney brands (not the ones used to mark their employees) has lacked behind in streaming options. Teaming up with Netflix seems to be the perfect pairing for them.
What will be available? Hit the break to find out.
On December 9th a man broke into Carolinas Medical Center located in Charlotte, North Carolina. He preceded to make his way through the building up to a sixth floor office, stopping to glare at a security camera along the way. He then broke into the office, taking 5 video game systems with him, most of which were Xbox 360s. Of course many people are upset about this heinous crime. The local police force released a statement saying,
We are definitely making every attempt to get these gaming systems back to the young patients at Carolinas Medical Center so that they won't be deprived much longer from playing their favorite video game while enduring treatment for their illnesses.
For more on this story take a look at the
surveillance video and still pictures from the footage.
The culprit is clearly a loser that brings shame to the human race by stealing from cancer patients. And to add insult to injury most of the consoles taken were Xbox 360s. Really? He could have at least given them a break and stole more PS3s instead.