Nvidia Outs Next-Gen Tegra 4 Quad-Core A15 LTE-Enabled Mobile Chip; Also Unboxes 'Project Shield': Open Gaming Handheld That Supports Android, PC Titles
Nvidia has outed its next-gen Tegra 4 mobile CPU at CES. As expected, the chip packs 72 GPU cores, offering a 6x bump on the Tegra 3's graphics processing performance -- to make the most of higher resolution displays -- along with the first quad-core ARM Cortex-A15, to boost web browsing speed by 2.6x and deliver improved app performance. Also on board: LTE support.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made some major updates to its console with a new Android app and some major improvements designed for the different form factors that come with mobile devices.
AWS launched the new Android app along with a major new focus on customization. With the new format, the company moved the "Region" view into the console’s navigation and made it work seamlessly across all of the services.
This talk from TEDxBrussels felt like a breath of fresh stage. A collaboration among science writer John Bohannon, choreographer Carl Flink and the dance troupe Black Label Movement, the talk is illustrated with dance, not slides.
“I think that bad PowerPoint presentations are a serious threat to the global economy," Bohannon says. “As you’re all aware, we face difficult economic times.
Facebook's next messaging move is all about voice. Today it released an update for its standalone Messenger for iOS and Android apps that lets users send up to one-minute voice messages. It's also testing open source VoIP calling between Canadian iOS Messenger users that runs over a user's existing data plan. Both power hands-free communication between friends, which helps drivers and reduces mobile typing.
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth explain Ubuntu’s mobile strategy and what it offers industry partners.
Apple released the first update to iOS 6 on Thursday. From Apple’s release notes:
- Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air.
- Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard.
- Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off.
- Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks.
- Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances.
- Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match.
- Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen.
- Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings.
Warning for those who wish to install OTA: Since iPhone 5 users might be suffering from the first issue, those users must install an updater app on their device before being able to install this update OTA.