Mobile World Congress 2012 [EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE]


About the MWC 2012 :

MWC is redefining “mobile”.  No longer limited only to communications, mobile is now a force transforming our world in an unprecedented way. Mobile connects, entertains, informs and inspires us, ultimately changing how we live and who we are.

Mobile World Congress is the global epicenter of this redefinition as our participants enable, lead and accelerate it. Join it in Redefining Mobile at Mobile World Congress 2012, which will be held 27 February to 1 March at Fira Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain.

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Samsung GALAXY Beam Smartphone with Projector and a Dual Core CPU.


Its the MWC 2012, and Samsung has starting revealing its products starting of with the Galaxy Beam packing Android 2.3 and a 1GHz dual-core CPU. Just like its predecessor it brings an integrated projector capable of 15 lumens of brightness, enough to shoot a high definition image that’s up to 50 inches wide.

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There is an inbuilt Projector which runs through a dedicated app that activates the projection, letting users pump out video and pictures, as well as interact with games when the 4-inch WVGA screen just isn’t big enough. It has a 2000 mAh battery to keep the party going — handy when you’re stuck somewhere inconvenient with a few dozen of your coworkers — 8GB of built-in storage and a claimed 6GB of RAM (as heard, though we’re double checking on that). There’s more details and specs in the Press Release after the break, but no word on release date or market availability of this HSPA phone just yet.

PRESS RELEASE


Facebook to overhaul on Hardware with own Storage Gear !


Facebook already built its own data center and its own servers. And now the social-networking giant is building its own storage hardware — hardware for housing all the digital stuff uploaded by its more than 845 million users.

“We store a few photos here and there,” says Frank Frankovsky, the ex-Dell man who oversees hardware design at Facebook. That would be an understatement. According to some estimates, the company stores over 140 billion digital photographs — and counting.

Like the web’s other leading players — including Google and Amazon — Facebook runs an online operation that’s well beyond the scope of the average business, and that translates to unprecedented hardware costs — and hardware complications. If you’re housing 140 billion digital photos, you need a new breed of hardware.

In building its own data center on the Oregon high desert, Facebook did away with electric chillers, uninterruptible power supplies, and other terribly inefficient gear. And in building its own servers, it not only reduced power consumption, it stripped thee systems down to the bare essentials, making them easier to repair and less expensive. Frankovsky and his team call this “vanity free” engineering, and now, they’ve extended the philosophy to storage hardware.

“We’re taking the same approach we took with servers: Eliminate anything that’s not directly adding value. The really valuable part of storage is the disk drive itself and the software that controls how the data gets distributed to and recovered from those drives. We want to eliminate any ancillary components around the drive — and make it more serviceable,” Frankovsky says during a chat at the new Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, which also happens to be the former home of onetime hardware giant Sun Microsystems.

“Break fixes are an ongoing activity in the data center. Unfortunately, disk drives are still mechanical items, and they do fail. In fact, they’re one of the higher failure-rate items. So [we want to] be able to quickly identify which disk has failed and replace it, without going through a lot of mechanical hoops.”

As with its data center and server creations, Facebook intends to “open source” its storage designs, sharing them with anyone who wants them. The effort is part of the company’s Open Compute Project, which seeks to further reduce the cost and power consumption of data center hardware by facilitating collaboration across the industry. As more companies contribute to the project, the thinking goes, the designs will improve, and as more outfits actually use the designs, prices will drop even more.

When Facebook first introduced the project last spring, many saw it as a mere PR stunt. But some big-name outfits — including some outside the web game — are already buying Open Compute servers. No less a name than Apple has taken interest in Facebook’s energy-conscious data-center design. And according to Frankovsky, fifty percent of the contributions to the project’s open source designs now come from outside Facebook.

For Peter Krey — who helped build a massive computing grid for one of Wall Street largest financial institutions and now advises the CIOs and CTOs of multiple Wall Street firms as they build “cloud” infrastructure inside their data centers — Facebook’s project is long overdue. While building that computing grid, Krey says, he and his colleagues would often ask certain “tier one” server sellers to strip proprietary hardware and unnecessary components from their machines in order to conserve power and cost. But the answer was always no. “And we weren’t buying just a few servers,” he says. “We were buying thousands of servers.”

Now, Facebook has provided a new option for these big name Wall Street outfits. But Krey also says that even among traditional companies who can probably benefit from this new breed of hardware, the project isn’t always met with open arms. “These guys have done things the same way for a long time,” he tells Wired.

Hardware by Committee

Facebook will release its new storage designs in early May at the next Open Compute Summit, a mini-conference where project members congregate to discuss this experiment in open source hardware. Such names as Intel, Dell, Netflix, Rackspace, Japanese tech giant NTT Data, and motherboard maker Asus are members, and this past fall, at the last summit, Facebook announced the creation of a not-for-profit foundation around the project, vowing to cede control to the community at large.

The project began with Facebook’s data center and server designs. But it has since expanded to various other sub-projects, and the contributors include more than just web companies. Rackspace contributes, but so does financial giant Goldman Sachs.

Rackspace is leading an effort to build a “virtual I/O” protocol, which would allow companies to physically separate various parts of today’s servers. You could have your CPUs in one enclosure, for instance, your memory in another, and your network cards in a third. This would let you, say, upgrade your CPUs without touching other parts of the traditional system. “DRAM doesn’t [change] as fast as CPUs,” Frankovsky says. “Wouldn’t it be cool if you could actually disaggregate the CPUs from the DRAM complex?”

With a sister project, project members are also working to create a new rack design that can accommodate this sort of re-imagined server infrastructure. A traditional server rack houses several individual machines, each with its own chassis. But the Open Rack project seeks to do away with the server chassis entirely and turn the rack into the chassis.

Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs is running an effort to build a common means for managing the hardware spread across your data center. Part of project’s appeal, says Peter Krey, is that the project takes a “holistic approach” to the design of data center hardware. Members aren’t designing the data center separately from the servers, and the servers separately from the storage gear. They’re designing everything to work in tandem. “The traditional data center design…is Balkanized,” Krey says. “[But] the OCP guys have designed and created all the components to efficiently integrate and work together.”

This began with Facebook designing servers specifically for use with the revamped electrical system built for its data center in Prineville, Oregon. And soon, the effort will extend to the storage gear as well. Frankovsky provides few details about the new storage designs. But he says his team has rethought the “hot-plug drive carriers” that let you install and remove hard drives without powering a system down.

“I’ve never understood why hot-plug drive carriers have to come with these plastic handles on them,” he explains. “And if you’ve actually mounted a drive inside one of those drive carriers, there are these little bitty screws that you inevitably lose — and you’ll likely lose one onto a board that’s live and powered. That’s not a good thing.”

He says that the new design will eliminate not only the screws but the carriers themselves. “It’s a completely tool-less design,” Frankovsky says. “Our techs will be able to grab hold of a ‘slam latch,’ pull it up, and the act of pulling it up will pop the drive out.”

Frankovsky calls it “small stuff.” And that’s what it is. But if you’re running an operation that size of Facebook, that small stuff becomes very big indeed. In making one small change after another, Facebook is overhauling its infrastructure. And in sharing its designs with the rest of the world, it hopes to overhaul much more.

-(via Wired Enterprise)

BADA OS Custom Firmwares [UPDATE]


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‘ADzero’, World’s First Smartphone out of Bamboo.


(Approx 4 days prior in London)

The world’s first Smartphone made out of Pure Bamboo was a design by a 23-year-old British student.

Kieron-Scott Woodhouse of Middlesex University, who lives in Shepherds Bush in London, has revealed his plans about releasing his product throughout Europe later this year, the ‘Daily Mail’ newspaper reported.

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Scott Woodhouse, who studies product design, was frustrated with the lack of variety in the mobile phone market, and so he designed the bamboo handset in his leisure time. Made from four-year-old organically grown bamboo, which has been specially treated to ensure durability, the ‘ADzero’ phone runs on the Android operating system and is about half the size of an iPhone.

Like many phones the ‘ADzero’ will include a camera, but it  features a technology called a ‘ring flash’ which is not available on any current mobile phones. A circular photographic flash around the camera’s lens ensures even illumination and minimizes shadows.

Woodhouse said: “Bamboo may seem like a strange material to use for a phone, but it’s actually extremely strong and very durable, perfect qualities for this kind of application.

Lets see how strong will Woodhouse’ Bamboo stand in the Market. Wishing him Luck.

iPhone SJ: Fabulous Mockup Inspired by Steve Jobs


Will The Next Generation iPhone Look As Good As This Mockup?

Over the last few days there has been plenty of talk regarding the next generation iPad, but there seem to be only whispers about the next generation iPhone. As far as the design of the next iPhone, we don’t have much more than leaked “iPhone 5″ cases that appeared online prior to the iPhone 4S launch. While the leaked iPhone 5 cases seem to resemble the iPad 2, some people have a much different idea of what the next generation iPhone could look like.

Designer Antonio De Rosa has created this beautiful “iPhone SJ” mockup, which he states is “inspired by Steve Jobs.”

Totally glass capacitive screen on a polycarbonate lightweight body.
New design inspired by Steve Jobs, new core with A6 dual core processor, new camera 10 Mpx (sic).
A classic reinvented. Again.

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I think this is a gorgeous vision of what the next iPhone could look like, but it seems unlikely to me. If Apple’s launch-redesign-upgrade-redesign-upgrade way of dishing out iDevices has taught us anything, it’s pretty much a given that the next iPhone will feature a new quad-core processor (A6?) and if we’re lucky, a 10 megapixel camera. The polycarbonate back in De Rosa’s design just looks too similar to the current iPhone models to be considered a redesign, in my opinion. Departing from the glass back of the iPhone 4/4S would be a necessary change to be considered “new” (think: iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4) and would give the iPhone a look like that of the iPad 2. Other than that, there isn’t much to fuel the fire of speculation.

-(via appadvice.com)

What do you think of this design? Would you like the next iPhone to be even thinner than the iPhone 4S? Do you think glass or metal would be better for the back? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

WVIL Smart Camera @ the CES 2011


The WVIL Camera with 31 MegaPixel at CES 2011.

Freakingly awesome gadget to get one will be the WVIL Smart Camera. WVIL comes with built in 31 megapixel lens. It is also a smart phone. But the OS is not yet revealed(under development). WVIL works totally on the mobile technology.

It has absorbed the mobile technology so much that the  lens itself is a Mobile Lens and can be detached from the device and still be used as a lens. The zoom in system is driven in the smart device provided. Hence we can easily detach the lens, zoom and click out super clear pictures from the device itself. The device also provides a facility to upload the pictures taken to Facebook and other social networking sites instantly.

Hope this gadget is not a fake.

Cydia Tweaks Of Year 2011


2011 is has come to an end, and it was a year that saw Apple maintain its dominance over the smartphone market. In October, iOS was bumped to iOS 5, which brought many long-awaited features to Apple’s mobile platform. In addition to that, iPhone 4S was launched, which has been termed as the most successful iPhone yet, with Siri being the apple of many people’s eyes.

On the jailbreak front, Cydialovers had to spend the last quarter of the year on a tethered jailbreak for iOS 5, but with the holiday season came an untethered jailbreak. iOS 5 brought a fully functional Notification Center, and many completely different features to the iOS mix, and that made way for a whole new genre of Cydia tweaks. Here is a list of some of the best Cydia tweaks for iOS 5.

Almost all of the following tweaks are free. The few that aren’t free have their price mentioned within their descriptions.

1. Spire (First legal Siri port for pre-A5 devices)

Siri iPod touch

2. OpenBackup (Create a backup of your Cydia tweaks and their chosen preferences)

OpenBackupFiles

3. Fbspot (Control your Facebook account from the Spotlight search area via custom commands)

Fbspot Custom Command

4. Autocorrection Bar (Get Android-like autocorrect bar above iOS keyboard)

Autocorrection Bar

5. SwitcherLoader (Add or remove options from the App Switcher tray)

SwitcherLoader Settings

6. App Stat (Track your app usage by seeing the number of times each app has been opened)

App Stat List

7. xCon (Run apps which don’t normally allow jailbroken devices to use them)

xCon BeforexCon After

8. Zephyr (N9 & Blackberry Playbook style multitasking bezel gestures – $2.99)

Zephyr

9. CleverPin (Disables passcode lock when on a particular Wi-Fi network – $1.99)

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10. SwitcherCleaner (Kills all apps automatically except the recent ones)

SwitcherCleaner

11. LockScreen Multitasking (Access App Switcher from the lock screen)

Lock Screen Multitasking

12. Firebreak (Enables panorama view in stock iOS camera)

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13. SMSConfirmation (Get confirmation notification every time an SMS is delivered successfully)

SMSConfirmation Notification

14. WeeSpaces (Multitasking for iOS 5 Notification Center)

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15. AnyLockApp (Replace the camera icon on lock screen with the shortcut to any app)

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16. WeeFlashlight (A flashlight usable from the notification center)

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17. SwitcherPages (Add page dots to the app switcher tray)

Dots In Task Switcher

18. FolderIcons (Customize the appearance of folders and icons)

Modified Folders

19. Swype (Get a Swype keyboard for your iOS device)

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20. Notification Center widgets (a collection the best Big Boss Notification Center tweaks)

iOS 5 Notification Center Widgets

So that concludes the list of the tweaks that really made 2011 a successful year for the jailbreak community, and reminded everyone why Cydia remains important in the iOS environment. With the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 out now, users of jailbreak are sure to increase in numbers exponentially. Apple has been taking leads from the jailbreak community for a while (and even developers), and we hope to see the trend continue in years to come. Have a wonderful and successful 2012!

-(via addictivetips)

Skyrim Patch 1.2 Now Available For PlayStation 3 Users – (Xbox 360 And PC Fixes Coming Soon.)


Hurray, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim patch 1.2 is now available for all of you whiny PlayStation 3 users and will be out for Xbox 360 and PC players on November 30. Most importantly, the update fixes game-breaking stuttering issues for the PS3, but it also comes with fixes for other frustrating gameplay issues. Additionally, Bethesda has confirmed that the Skyrim Creation Kit won’t be released this week.

The patch notes are listed after the break and are for all platforms unless otherwise specified. 

* Improved occasional performance issues resulting from long-term play (PlayStation 3)
* Fixed issue where textures would not properly upgrade when installed to drive (Xbox 360)
* Fixed crash on startup when audio is set to sample rate other than 44100Hz (PC)
* Fixed issue where projectiles did not properly fade away
* Fixed occasional issue where a guest would arrive to the player’s wedding dead
* Dragon corpses now clean up properly
* Fixed rare issue where dragons would not attack
* Fixed rare NPC sleeping animation bug
* Fixed rare issue with dead corpses being cleared up prematurely
* Skeleton Key will now work properly if player has no lockpicks in their inventory
* Fixed rare issue with renaming enchanted weapons and armor
* Fixed rare issue with dragons not properly giving souls after death
* ESC button can now be used to exit menus (PC)
* Fixed occasional mouse sensitivity issues (PC)
* General functionality fixes related to remapping buttons and controls (PC)

Did you encounter any of these issues while playing Skyrim? If your issue hasn’t been addressed, be sure to let Bethesda know via this form and we’ll be sure to let you know when the next batch of patches are released.

~[via Bethesda Blog]

Multiple messages on the Samsung Star here is the solution


Already long ago I happened to encounter this kind of problem when deleted messages stored in memory, but seeing the problem resolved itself after about an hour, I never looked for a permanent solution.

This season I found myself having to use the phone 24 x 7.

The problem is that the Star keeps track of only 300 messages received, and every two days I had to delete. This was such that the problem of multiple messages are presented almost every day, I decided to find a solution .

Here’s what you do:

– type * # 2767 * 2878
– press 3 times the button ” back “(middle)
– Select [3] RF Test
– Select [1] Cal Remove date (if the procedure is successful you should be able to see the word “remove RF Calibration date success”)
– Exit by pressing the power (end call)
Restart the phone

Enjoy!

-(via Aro94)
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