Samsung has unveiled its latest Android smartphone, a low- to mid-range Galaxy S 4-lookalike for those with smaller pockets, the Galaxy Core. Fronted by a 4.3-inch WVGA display and powered by a 1.2GHz dualcore processor, the Galaxy Core won’t be worrying Samsung’s flagship for speed or graphics, but does at least offer the option of
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Whenever a Samsung flagship arrives, it’s never long before we see a fleet of lower-spec handsets swimming in its wake. The latest Remora to come out from the shadow of its bigger brother (and the rumor mill) is the Galaxy Core, a 4.3-inch handset offering a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a microSD slot. Running Touchwiz-infused Jelly Bean, the phone has a 5-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash and a VGA front-facer for the vain amongst you. Users will also be getting some of the more fancy Galaxy-style software features like Motion UI, Smart Stay, Smart Alert and S Voice. Of course, a phone is nothing without a screen, and here your eyes will be caressing a 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800) display — but while you may not be thrilled at a low pixel count, at least there’s the option for single SIM (available in July) or dual-SIM (from May) models for carrier swappers.
Gallery: Samsung Galaxy Core Press Photos
MuleSoft Buys Programmable Web From Alcatel-Lucent, Marking The Telco’s Departure From A Core API Community
MuleSoft has acquired Programmable Web from Alcatel-Lucent effectively marking the telecommunication company’s exit from a core API community. For MuleSoft, a data integration company, the deal provides a vehicle for it to offer what it calls a GitHub for APIs that will integrate its APIhub with Programmable Web’s API database and rich editorial focus on the correlating market space. For Programmable Web, it provides a stable home, a place where it can extend its API database to a community that can build out apps using the MuleSoft APIhub platform. Programmable Web will continue to maintain its blog and API database. It will remain an independent entity and connect with the MuleSoft APIhub. The hub will serve as a place for getting the support developers often need when integrating APIs. Developers will collaborate on the APIs, similarly to the way a service like GitHub works. The larger goal is to help companies connect its legacy, on-premise systems to third-party services and platforms. Companies need to get their data out into the market. APIhub with Programmable Web will help accomplish that. MuleSoft essentially provides a message bus and a cloud platform for managing data integrations and connecting data points to services such as Workday or Salesforce. Alcatel-Lucent acquired Programmable Web in 2010. At the time, Alcatel-Lucent had hopes for fostering a developer ecosystem and build out its own API management strategy. But the effort never really seemed to take hold. Hopefully, it will be a different story with Programmable Web part of MuleSoft.
Microsoft will push updated versions of several long-criticized Windows 8 apps, including Mail, Calendar and People, the “Modern”-style program for keeping track of contacts, to the Windows Store tomorrow.
An anonymous reader writes “Australia announced Saturday a new project to drill a deep ice core in Antarctica, which may shed light on past climatic conditions in the continent. The project, Aurora Basin North project, will involve researchers drilling a 2,000-year-old ice core, in order to search for the scientific ‘holy grail’ of the ice core.”
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We wrote about Vibease back in early September and I called it the long-distance relationship you’ve always wanted. Since, LovePalz (with his and her’s toys) has launched, along with quite a few other players in the general mobile… sexual… hardware segment(?).
Anyways, Vibease originally launched the Android app before having an accompanying Bluetooth vibrator to launch along with it. But today the company has opened up pre-orders with a video. It’s ridiculous. The commercial part in the beginning, at the very least.
NASA has decided to take a much deeper look inside Mars to try to figure out why the Red Planet evolved so differently from Earth.
Lenovo has launched its latest line of IdeaPads, and they’re targeted directly at the mainstream consumer. The Lenovo IdeaPad U410 comes with an eye-catching colored aluminum chassis – we received one in Sapphire Blue, but the U410 is also available in Graphite Grey and Ruby Red – but is this laptop all about looks, or
When we looked at the 13-inch Samsung Series 9, we lamented that there was only one version on offer: if anyone wanted more than a Core i5 and a 128GB drive, their dreams were crushed. Samsung must feel that there’s hope for us yet, as there’s now a higher-end spec that slots in a 1.9GHz Core i7 and doubles the storage to 256GB. That’s good news to us, even if the 4GB RAM ceiling will still have some avid Ultrabook fans turning elsewhere. Springing for the new flagship will set shoppers back by about $ 300 more than the previous top of the line, or $ 1,700 — still pricey relative to the competition, but much more palatable you’re searching for a premium Windows 7 ultraportable and aren’t willing to budge on screen size.
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This week we’ve been blessed with another look at the most colorful-keyed and unique looking gaming notebook in the Alienware M17X R4, this time complete with Ivy Bridge. This beast works with a quad-core 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 28nm NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M GPU, and a lovely 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display up
Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8 on Wednesday, confirming the mobile operating system will share core code with Windows 8, and will add support for mobile wallet and NFC when WP8 arrives in the fall.
Evidently, “Ultrabook” isn’t a “thing” in South Korea. Or, at least not in the translated press release we’ve just gotten our mitts on. LG is getting the weekend started right with a proper successor to the Z330, and the X Note Z350 is absolutely a looker. It’s a 13.3-incher that does its best to appear just like every other Ultrabook currently on the market, boasting a typical silver motif with black chiclet keys and a glossy LCD. A smattering of palm rest stickers work to further mar things, but the third-gen Intel Core i5 / i7 within makes up for most of that. We aren’t told what kind of GPU is under the hood (we’re putting our bucks on Kepler, for the record), but there’s room for an SSD and a built-in Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) module to beam out 1080p content sans cabling. Pricing, battery life and most other particulars are being kept under wraps for now, but we’ll be keeping an ear to the ground for more.
Verizon Communications on Tuesday became the first service provider to say it will use Alcatel-Lucent's upcoming 7950 XRS core routing system, which will bring the French-American equipment vendor into the carrier core routing business for the first time in about a decade.
Little did we know that, just two months after we were trying the Wii U for ourselves, Nintendo was busy patenting nearly everything its unique game console would have to offer. A pair of just-published US Patent Office applications filed last August get into the nuts and bolts of how the controller and the legacy Wii remote will play with the new device. It’s clear that the patent work had started before Nintendo had redesigned the main system — the box at the center of the patents looks like the existing Wii — but it does show the nitty-gritty of things we only saw at last year’s Nintendo E3 keynote, such as the gun attachment or playing golf with a combination of the Wii U controller and the traditional Wiimote. Nintendo also gave itself some wiggle room on the controller’s screen size: although the LCD is officially 6.2 inches across, the patent allows that it might be “5 inches or larger.” We’re wondering how much of the overall look and technology will survive through to the finished Wii U design’s unveiling at this year’s E3. For now, though, you can explore the patents yourself at the links below.
Today is officially Ivy Bridge day, in case you didn’t already know. Intel took the wraps off the latest member of its processor family and the internet wasted no time putting the flagship Core i7-3770K through its paces. The 3.5GHz quad-core desktop chip comes packing not only some architectural tweaks, but a brand new integrated GPU in the form of the HD 4000. Oh, and it does all this using a brand new 22nm manufacturing process and 3D “Tri-Gate” transistors. What does that mean for you, the user? Lower power consumption, better performance and, surprisingly, unbelievably fast media transcoding. When AnandTech turned its eyes towards Quick Sync, the on-die media transcode engine introduced with Sandy Bridge, the 3770K practically buried the competition. Using Cyberlink Media Espresso the new chip turned a DRM-stripped Blu-ray of Harry Potter (130 minutes of 1080p video) into an iPad friendly format in just seven minutes without taxing the CPU.
At idle, power consumption hasn’t changed much, but when TechSpot put the pedal to the metal things looked quite a bit different. The new i7-3770K sucked down just 147 watts, which was even four watts less than lower clocked i5-2500K. And, of course, it delivered much better performance. In fact, in Bit-Tech’s tests, the only chip that was able to routinely best it was the hexa-core 3960X Extreme Edition — and even that CPU barely eked out its victories. While AMD’s offerings simply can’t compete with Intel’s on pure performance or power consumption, it does still outrun run Chipzilla’s GPU. The HD 4000 is, undeniably, a huge step forward for the Core line, but it falls just short of matching the A8′s integrated Radeon on Tech Report’s tests. For more benchmarks than your heart can handle check out the pile of links below.
Droid 4 reviews are popping up everywhere. We’re doing ours a little different. Instead of posting a “review” after spending just 24 hours with the phone like other sites, we’re living with it for a week, publishing several articles on it and then concluding with a full review after actually living with the phone for a while. But one thing was clear even before the phone launched: Motorola messed up forgoing a removable battery for a meaningless reduction in thickness.
The original Droid started the Android revolution. It was the anti-iPhone: an open OS, sliding QWERTY keyboard, available on Verizon and featured a removable battery and expandable memory. Now many of those advantages are moot points. Android is no longer viewed as open, most people are sold on virtual keyboards, the iPhone is available everywhere, and now, thanks to Motorola, the Droid 4 features a built-in battery. Sorry, power users.
The Ultrabook world is continuing its rise to glory as the Acer Aspire S3 (here with the Core i7 processer inside) runs the thin show at .68 inches at its thickest point. This is by no means the thinnest notebook on earth, nor is it the Ultrabook with the most impressive set of specifications, but [...]
Salesforce.com customers are sounding off about the fact that an upcoming Analytics Edition of the CRM (customer relationship management) software will have an additional price tag, saying that the functionality it includes should be part of their base subscriptions.
ananyo writes “A 3-meter-tall metal sphere full of molten sodium is about to start work modeling the Earth’s core. The gigantic dynamo, which has taken researchers ten years to build, ‘will generate a self-sustaining electromagnetic field that can be poked, prodded and coaxed for clues about Earth’s dynamo, which is generated by the movement of liquid iron in the outer core.’”
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Remember Samsung’s second-gen dual-screen Android clamshell we spotted about a month ago? Well, here it is at last: announced in partnership with China Telecom, this SCH-W999 flip phone packs two 3.5-inch 480 x 800 Super AMOLED panels back to back, along with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660, Android 2.3 with TouchWiz, HyperSkin back cover (as featured on the Galaxy Nexus for grip plus anti-smear), five megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and WAPI (China’s not-so-successful take on WiFi, basically).
Like many phones on China Telecom, the W999 comes with dual SIM slots and dual-mode connectivity (GSM and CDMA2000, with the latter offering EV-DO 3G), but with the additional support for penta-band radio for globetrotters. Want to nab one? We’re looking at a 2012 launch, though there’s no word on prices just yet — well, just so you know, the predecessor W899 starts from ¥8990 ($ 1,410), so good luck with your garage sale. We got you some pictures from the China launch event after the break, courtesy of Samsung Mobile.
Seismic waves seem to travel faster through the eastern half of the Earth’s inner core than the western half. Now two geophysicists think they know why
The Earth’s inner core is a solid ball some 2400 kilometres across made almost entirely of iron. It is surrounded by a liquid outer core made largely of iron and nickel.
Samsung-made silicon remains at the core of Apple’s most critical products like the iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
BlackBerry service delays experienced by users around the world on Tuesday were caused by a core switch failure within the RIM infrastructure, the company said late Tuesday.