There are lots of dinosaur fossils discovered around the world and often they are only small remnants like a single bone or a tooth. A group of paleontologist working in Alberta, Canada discovered an incredibly complete fossil of a baby dinosaur that is described as being similar to a tiny rino.
Just when you thought it was over, it refuses to die and take the path to extinction. And that might just be the theme of the fourth installment of the famous, or infamous for some, Transformers live action film which is tipped to carry the title "Transformers: Age of Extinction". And if the guesses are correct, it might feature one of the most beloved robot groups in the entire Transformers universe.
Earlier this year NVIDIA announced their all-new quad-core Tegra 4 mobile processor, then followed that up with the Tegra 4i with integrated 4G LTE thanks to their Icera i500 LTE modem. And now today in Las Vegas for CTIA they're showing its potential by doing a live demo testing Cat 4 LTE-Advanced pulling 150 Mbps data speeds with ease.
This week we've had the opportunity to take a peek at the NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor inside both a couple of tablets and the Phoenix Developer Platform smartphone (in the form of the Tegra 4i). While we've only been able to see benchmarks in a mocked-up version of a tablet, the numbers are impressive, to say the least. We've also had a peek at the insides of an NVIDIA Tegra 4 and Tegra 4i chip setup, with an up-close look at how the SoCs look inside your phone or tablet of the future.
The world is about to get its first Super Phone working with NVIDIA's new Tegra 4 quad-core processor, and the manufacturer of this masterpiece has been announced as ZTE. This will be the first time the Tegra 4 will be available on a smartphone in the world according to ZTE and NVIDIA, with a release time set for somewhere before the half-way point through 2013. This announcement does not include a name for the device, nor many specifications or a price, but it does let loose that one important bit - first ever!
With NVIDIA's reveal of the Tegra 4 System-on-Chip we saw the next generation of processing power with the ability to work with a separate piece of architecture for 4G LTE connectivity - with the Tegra 4i, NVIDIA integrates it all onto one single-chip solution. What you'll see here is a smaller footprint made for smartphones on the mass market with a whole lot of next-generation power, but on such a level as you'll find on the Tegra 4. Tegra 4i is NVIDIA's way of pushing the latest and greatest in Tegra processing power to smartphones in a big way.
This week it's been made clear - or perhaps just clearer than ever before - that a company able to manufacture its own device components is a company that will thrive. According to the readouts from Gartner showing 2012's top consumers in the semiconductor universe specifically, Samsung and Apple are out in front of the pack - by a significant margin. Semiconductors, mobile processors, and hardware from displays to memory cards are all a part of this puzzle, and as the two next entries on that list show with double-digit percentage drops show, it's not just Apple and Samsung that are floating upward here coming into 2013, it's mobile smart devices as a whole (and all their little bits and pieces).
At CES 2013 we saw the unveiling of the NVIDIA Tegra 4, a mobile processor the company suggested was the World's Fastest, it containing 72 GPU cores, five CPU cores (one of them an A15 "companion"), and the ability to work with 4G LTE. The Tegra 4 will be working with the NVIDIA Icera i500, that being a 28nm HP, Category 3 LTE (4 in the pipeline) Soft Modem. These two pieces of architecture together will be NVIDIA's hero technology for mobile devices throughout 2013.
Google has snapped up ICOA Inc., a WiFi and wired broadband hotspot specialist providing internet access at airports and other public locations, in what could be another play to bypass traditional carriers. The deal, worth $400m, sees Google acquire more than 1,500 hotspot points across 45 US states, in addition to existing partnerships with other providers including Boingo Wireless and iPass.
Update: Sources close to the situation now tell us that, in fact, the acquisition did not go ahead, and that has been confirmed by ICOA's chairman. It's unclear why the press release was published, and there's no official comment from Google at this time.
We were supposed to get a reveal of the LG Nexus 4 today, but thanks to the threat of Hurricane Sandy, that won't be happening. Fortunately, the delay of Google's Android event leaves more time for leaks, and today we've got a pretty big one to share with you. The folks over at Swedroid have posted an intriguing new video that not only gives us a look at the sleek Nexus 4, but also shows it running Android 4.2.