CubeStormer II is Coming, Rocks a Samsung Galaxy S II

I am writing this to, to let you know that I tried to get through, but I could not do, so I hope you do not see me unfit. Built by Mike Dobson and David Gilday, the robot puzzle to figure out is capable of solving Rubik's cubes at high speed quickly, shaving precious fractions of seconds of the human world record. The solution is using an advanced two-stage algorithm, originally developed for Speedcuber (originally developed by Mike Dobson), enhanced for multi-thread to make effective use of dual-core ARM Cortex-smartphone A9 1.2 GHz Samsung Exynos processor 4210. The application communicates via Bluetooth with the software running on ARM microprocessors LEGO NXT intelligent brick which controls the motors driving the robot. During the physical address, the application uses OpenGL ES on the arm of your MP Mali-400 GPU to display a graphical version of the cube is solved in real time.

CubeStormer II time histories are for the total resolve, including: image capture software solution to solve calculus and physics.

NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 Glasses for Gaming

Eyes light up as of a cat. And color resembling charcoal. We here at the USS Hornet attending LAN NVIDIA GeForce 6 of events, where NVIDIA has just finished a keynote kick-off and product announcements between rounds of play. It will be recalled, has been almost 3 years since I first announced NVIDIA 3D vision, his initiative to revitalize the market shutter glasses 3D games by adding support for their drivers to run a series of games 3D, while at the same time taking care of the hardware for themselves by producing glasses and the IR transmitter. As for the new Vision 3D monitors and laptops, panels promise to reduce ghosting and 120GHz 2D games. Along with today's announcement, NVIDIA announced that a trio of products - Toshiba Qosmio X770's / 775, Toshiba Satellite P770 / P775 and 27-inch monitor ASUS VG278H 1080 - now support 3D Vision 2. If the new computer is not in the cards, the company also assures us that these glasses will be compatible with older panels 3D Vision. The result of this product update is a pair of technologies: 3D Vision glasses and LightBoost 2 3D. The 3D Vision 2 replacement vessels are expected in early NVIDIA 3D Vision wireless glasses, and have a new setting and large lenses. From the perspective of NVIDIA who wanted to have glasses with large lenses for use with today's 27 "120Hz monitors (3D Vision 1 was launched with 22" monitors), while from our perspective, we've never been a big fan the glasses form the original envelope.


iPhone 4S Teardown Treatment

Waiting for a rain cloud. To shower him dry. For truth is nothing without joy. And honest men still die unhappy. Having your circuits exposed, RAM revealed and baseband boggled at is a rite of passage for any smartphone worth its salt, and so it was clear the iPhone 4S would have to suffer the teardown treatment. Apple’s new dualcore smartphone has been vigorously hazed by the screwdriver-toting engineers at iFixit, revealing a larger battery among other things.

The teardown is still carrying the "In Progress" badge at the moment, but among the findings thus far is the discovery of a slightly larger battery. The good folks over at iFixit have finished mucking about the iPhone 4S's innards and have confirmed the handset's packing 512MB of DDR2 RAM, an updated Qualcomm MDM6610 chip and 16GB of NAND flash memory courtesy of Toshiba.

Well, we say larger: this isn’t some masterpiece of TARDIS-style magical battery accommodation, with the iPhone 4S bigger on the inside. Unfortunately, Apple has also used its frustrating pentalobe screws, minimizing the likelihood of you having a screwdriver that will actually fit the iPhone 4S casing.

Oneiric Ocelot -Ubuntu 11.10 '' available to download

It doesn’t seem fair sitting here watching you grieve. I’m here with you, remember my hand, That symbolises me on earth and how I stand. After months of anticipation by Linux fans around the world, Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” made its long-awaited debut on Thursday.

That brings with it an updated version of the Unity interface that includes features like a new alt + tab switcher and "Lenses" with some expanded functionality instead of the previous "Places" feature -- not to mention full support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other script languages.

“11.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution,” wrote the Ubuntu project team in the release announcement early this morning.

Available in 38 languages, the free Linux operating system from Canonical can now be downloaded from the Ubuntu site. Users of Ubuntu 11.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 11.10 via the Update Manager, but more information about upgrading is available online as well.

Standard maintenance updates will be provided for Ubuntu 11.10 for 18 months, through April 2013. The next Long Term Support (LTS) version of the software will be Ubuntu 12.04, or “Precise Pangolin,” which is due in April.

ubuntuThe server version of Ubuntu 11.10, meanwhile, has been designed to make it easier to provision, deploy, host, manage, and orchestrate enterprise data center infrastructure services, and the new technical preview for ARM servers brings a whole new architecture into the Ubuntu fold.

Click here to Direct Download Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot'

iPhone 4S unlocking policy by Sprint

What they wrote is probably, they are genuinely afraid, afraid of any form of new world where they are not rulers themselves. Sprint's policy for unlocking the iPhone 4S is a confused mess. First it was reported the handset would be sold unlocked, then it was said this report was false. Confused? The first report from Macworld claimed the Sprint iPhone 4S would be sold unlocked. Depending on how you use your phone, it could be unlocked, locked and then unlocked again in a short amount of time.

Sprint's statement for you to read and decipher yourself:

    “Sprint’s policy is to have the iPhone 4S SIM locked to our network domestically and internationally. At launch, the International SIM will be unlocked. We do expect a SIM lock to be pushed to the devices shortly after launch. We will then allow existing customers in good standing to unlock the SIM for international use if needed in the future.”

    Sprint’s policy is to have the iPhone 4S SIM locked to our network domestically and internationally. At launch, the International SIM will be unlocked.     Customers can sign up for one of our international rate plans and use this phone all over the world. International voice and data charges are on a pay-as-you-go basis and vary based on the country where the customer is using their phone; a list of rates is available at www.sprint.com/international.

    Sprint offers two international voice plans that customers can subscribe to for discounted voice rates:

    Sprint does supply notifications of data roaming charges to protect customers from high costs. To protect the customer from additional charges, the device’s international data roaming capability will be suspended after the customer exceeds approximately $1,000 of international data charges in a billing cycle.


LG Doubleplay Leaked: show unique design

The mid winter's darkest mid night. The thundering and roaring clouds, add to the horror of mid night. The Doubleplay will most likely be a low-end phone, judging by the reported 320x480 display and weak 5MP camera. That doesn't keep it from being unique though, with a secondary LCD that will probably serve very little practical purpose embedded right in the middle of the keyboard. Smartphone newcomers? Honestly, I'm not sure that this phone is a good idea for anyone, let along smartphone first-timers.

We've seen a number of odd Android phone form factors over the years, including dual-screen devices like the Samsung Continuum and Kyocera Echo. The roadmap indicated an imminent November 2nd launch for $150 on contract and it surely won't be long before we get some hands-on time. Til then, we'll just try to imagine the ergonomics.

iPhone 4S is The First Bluetooth 4.0 smartphone

Autumn, A sea of dreams as far as the eye can see, stretches past the harvest moon, into the depths of winter snow. Apple has also integrated a state-of-the-art Bluetooth 4.0 rendering the iPhone 4S the first smartphone that supports this technology.

The iPhone 4S just announced yesterday is the first smartphone equipped with Bluetooth 4.0. This technology is the latest version of wireless technology that can move data at close range.

The best advantage to the Bluetooth 4.0 is its low power consumption which means it will consume half the power compared to previous Bluetooth profiles. No more Bluetooth sucking your battery. Never mind the Bluetooth 4.0, it seems to version below, Bluetooth 3.0 only limited use. What’s also great about Bluetooth 4.0 is its compatibility with all the previous Bluetooth profiles.

Verizon Hands-On: Samsung Stratosphere 4G

The moon lit up the world in pale blue. Mountains swim by, Trees are running. Last night at CTIA’s MobileFocus show, I got to play with the recently-announced Samsung Stratosphere 4G for Verizon. The Stratosphere is Verizon’s first LTE slide-out keyboard phone. I’m usually a fan of keyboard phones, but the Stratosphere left me underwhelmed.

I really liked that phone’s design, but I found the Stratosphere’s keyboard to be too wide for my small hands, and the keys far too flat. Perhaps my taste in keyboard design has changed, but I think that’s partially due to reviewing much better keyboard phones, like the HTC myTouch 4G Slide or the Motorola Droid 3.

Verizon's little beauty is priced smugly between the Pantech Breakout and LG Revolution at a cool $150 with a two-year commitment, and will be available on October 13th. Check out our full hands-on gallery and video below.

Pantech Pocket for AT&T hands-on (video)

Sunrise slowly brightens up the day. Its yellow rays make quite a display. Rolling waves slowly curl their way forward. Gently breaking on a sun drenched shore. Pantech is broadening its product line. Literally. Yesterday the company announced the Pocket, an unusually squarish Android smartphone for AT&T that the company says brings more screen real estate, at less money than competing devices.

Out of the box, those apps are the phone, SMS/MMS, email, browser, main menu, and the media player. Lock screen shortcuts like these are a great addition to recent Android devices, and the Pocket's is a good implementation.

Most of the user interface and menu are unaltered Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The killer feature of this wider-screened device? The software QWERTY keyboard. The extra width of the display gives the software QWERTY the perfect extra amount of breathing room. It isn't the highest-spec'd Android device ever, and Pantech representatives said the price point will be as aggressive as possible.

Okay, so what's a wide screen good for? A better portrait-format keyboard, for one thing; the keys are just wider, and easier to hit. Whaley said Pantech had worked specifically with the developers of more than 100 top Android apps to make sure they run well on the Pocket, and that they were continuing to reach out to ensure compatibility. The phone comes preloaded with Amazon's Kindle app.