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Do you believe photos of screenshots?
If you're one of those folks, Boy Genius Report has a tale for you this morning. The outlet has posted four shots of debugging code from a source who says they have Apple's next iPad in hand.
Still with me? Inside these shots are mentions of two--count them two--new iPad models, as well as a quad-core chip.
Before getting too excited about that two model thing, BGR says it can be inferred as one with just Wi-Fi and another with Wi-Fi and cellular networking. That second model is packing a chip that … Read more
How do you build a house in under two months? HybridCore Homes does it by building the most complex parts in a factory and the simpler ones on site.
The company, which sells 70 different "cores" and 100 different house plans, uses nearly all recycled construction materials. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das takes a look at the company's formula that combines the custom look of stick-built construction with the speed and cost-savings of factory-built homes.
This video originally appeared on SmartPlanet with the headline "Pre-fabricated cores enable builder to churn out houses in less than 2 months.&… Read more
This year's Consumer Electronics Show may not have produced much in the way of quad-core Android phones, save one Fujitsu-made Android prototype that was encased and untouchable, but make no mistake: this is their year.
Thanks to abundant and well-defined product leaks, we have strong expectations for next month's Mobile World Congress (MWC). Thanks to quad-core devices already in existence, like the Asus Transformer Prime tablet, we also have a real-world example of just how big a performance leap we'll see between dual-core and quad-core speeds.… Read more
Boosted by the iPad 3, Apple's popular tablet could see sales of more than 48 million this year, Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu believes.
In an investor's note released yesterday, Wu attributed his forecast to recent speculation that the iPad 3 would be a "significant update" over the existing model and will reach customers in March.
Reports have also popped up that Apple's next tablet would be powered by a quad-core chip and support 4G LTE. Though Wu didn't weigh in on the likelihood of those features surfacing, he did say that such improvements … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Tired of playing games with virtual buttons on your iPhone? Well, a few companies, including Ion Audio, are making Bluetooth game controllers that work with the iPhone and Android smartphones.
We got a chance to play around with the Ion iCade Mobile ($79.99) and found that it worked well enough (yes, those are shoulder buttons on top). That said, Steve Jobs would probably cringe at its design. The shiny black plastic is a fingerprint magnet and the whole contraption isn't terribly elegant. True, we were using an early version of the device, so we may see some refinements before launch in May.… Read more
LAS VEGAS--If you haven't heard of solid-state drives made by RunCore, you're not alone. However, this doesn't necessarily mean the company is a little guy on the SSD block.
RunCore tried to prove just that here at CES 2012 by showing off SSDs in all imaginable designs, from a standard 2.5-inch drive to PCIe-based drives to proprietary drives for mobile devices.… Read more
LAS VEGAS--Fujitsu's prototype Android smartphone highlights that quad-core processing in smartphones is just around the corner.
Set up in the company's booth at CES, Fujitsu claimed the powerhouse device ran Nvidia's latest Tegra 3 CPU and was contained under a solid block of transparent glass. The phone's few connections to the outside world were an HDMI port linking it to an HDTV along with Bluetooth wireless to speak to a wireless gamepad.
The Fujitsu rep I spoke to eagerly touted the phone's impressive horsepower provided by its four main computing cores running in tandem. A … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Not content to rest on the laurels of its recently announced A200, Acer today unveiled a new Iconia Tab tablet, featuring a screen resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels (1080p).
Typically, tablet screen resolutions top out at 1,280x800 pixels, but thanks to the faster speed of quad-core processors (Acer didn't reveal which quad-core CPU the new tablet would be using), look for high-res screens like this (and even higher) to become a trend over the next year.… Read more
The iPad and iPhone are going quad-core, according to a report citing references in the latest iOS beta.
9to5Mac said it has evidence that Apple will bump up future iPhones (iPhone 5?) and iPads (iPad 3?) to quad-core processing. The A5 chip used in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S is dual-core.
"While not quite confirming that a quad-core processor will power Apple's third-generation iPad, we have obtained evidence that suggests Apple is currently working on quad-core iOS devices," 9to5Mac said Friday.
That reference comes in the latest iOS 5.1 beta "processing-core management software," … Read more