The HDMI Form has officially released the HDMI 2.0 specification. The updated HDMI specification offers increased bandwidth and brings new features designed to usher in the next generation of consumer entertainment. Specifically, the new specification supports video resolution greater than 1080p.
Scientists at a company called Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) have developed a very interesting touch sensitive surface the claims to be the world's thinnest. The team the scientists develop a flexible computer keyboard that is as thin as paper and who claim to be capable of transforming any area into a touch sensitive surface. CSR hails the development as the world's thinnest wireless touch surface at only 0.5 mm thick.
Wacom has just launched, or rather re-launched, a new line of graphics tablets targeted not just for professional artists but for hobbyists as well. But perhaps more importantly, the announcement reflects Wacom's effort to simplify its naming conventions and consolidate its tablets under a single brand: Intuos.
This week the folks at Alcatel have revealed the likes of the ONE TOUCH IDOL ALPHA - all in caps, just like that - as the lead for its new line of IDOL smartphone devices. This machine brings on a 4.7-inch display coming in at 1280 x 720 pixel resolution with IPS LCD technology backing it up. This machine works with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean under the hood with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor (of unnamed pedigree) with a 12.1-megapixel camera at its back.
In what must be IFA 2013's best candidate for "Jack of All Trades" smartphone device is the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH HERO (all in caps, to be proper), with a built-in stylus, E Ink cover, and Pico Projector accessory. This device is like a cherry-picked do-it-all smartphone made to take on every odd ability smartphones have been graced with over the past two years. Alcatel presents in the HERO a device that - believe it or not - may just be able to live up to its name.
It would appear that Sony's notoriously unlucky streak of leaking the ins and outs of the smartphone known as the Xperia Z1 have reached their height with no less than a full press release leak just one day before it's scheduled to go live. Straight from Xperia Blog comes this gush of information (the screenshot of which we'll not be sharing simply because it's the same info we're about to recount) including a Sony G Lens on the back of this smartphone with 27mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture. The camera on this device (on the back, again,) also works with a 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Exmor RSCMOS image sensor - so you know you're going to be meaning business when this device is snapping shots.
A few hours ago, we covered some the new notebook computers that Lenovo unveiled at IFA 2013. Those new notebooks include the ThinkPad T and X series with the T440s, T440, and X240. One of the interesting features that those notebook all share that we didn't elaborate on very much is the new ThinkPad Power Bridge technology.
The team at HTC are bringing a collection of smart devices to IFA 2013 this week, the lowest-end of the bunch coming in as the HTC Desire 300. This device brings on some of the features included with the hero device HTC One including HTC BlinkFeed - an element of the user interface formerly called HTC Sense (though not quite so readily titled as such these days). This device is not meant to be a low-level replacement for the HTC One, rather it's here to present the most minimalistic vision of the ideal smartphone HTC is able to create.
Bringing a 4.5-inch qHD display to the market with Android and several of the high-powered features that made the HTC One one of the company's most sought-after smartphone in years, the HTC Desire 601 had been made official today. This device works with features such at HTC BlinkFeed and media enhancers like HTC Zoe and Video Highlights, making the software experience rather similar to the HTC One. With HTC BoomSound in a couple of front-facing speakers, this device is just as loud as the HTC One as well.
This week in Berlin at IFA 2013 the folks at Lenovo has brought on a new wave of ThinkPad Ultrabooks for the latter half of this year. This device portfolio includes additions to the Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and S Series Ultrabooks with the T440s, T440, X240, S440, and S540. In the T and X series models you'll find 20 percent thinner form factors under recent reboots, a collection of options in each of these devices bright panels, and a massive 45 percent larger size on each of their clickpads. The whole lot works with new 4th generation Intel Core processor technology as well.