Announced in October, the Oppo N1 isn't your typical smartphone. For one, it's huge -- the 5.9-inch full HD display takes up most of the space, and it comes with something you seldom seen in a smartphone: a rotating 13-megapixel camera that you can flip over to … Read more
The Oppo N1, an Android phone with an unusual swiveling camera design, now has a price: $599.
The Chinese phone maker announced the price on Google+ on Sunday, along with a precise date, December 10, when it'll start taking orders. In Europe, the phone will cost 449 euros.
The phone is notable for its use of a camera module that can be rotated to point in different directions compared to the screen. It's also got a touch-sensitive patch on the back that people can use for scrolling without touching the front of the screen. And it's capable … Read more
Chinese hardware maker Oppo on Monday introduced the Oppo N1, a new Android 4.2 phablet with notable innovations.
The N1 features a 5.9-inch 1080p HD display, a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, and a 13-megapixel camera. The phone, which comes in 16GB or 32GB storage capacities, also has a 3610mAh battery, and support for quad-band GSM and pentaband HSPA+ support. With no LTE in sight, it stands to reason the handset won't make its way stateside anytime soon.
Diverging from the rest of the Android pack, the Oppo N1's camera features six physical lenses and … Read more
The influenza A virus ranks among our planet's least-controlled pathogens, resulting in seasonal epidemics and even global pandemics. The H1N1 virus of 2009 -- a new type of influenza A virus -- caused the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But despite the fast and furious spread of H1N1 that year, it turned out to affect the lungs much in the way the seasonal flu does. Using a new type of test developed at the University of Leeds "might have been a way to identify how lethal … Read more
LAS VEGAS--A year ago, Facevision introduced the first Skype-certified HD Webcam, the FV TouchCam N1, that was capable of streaming high-definition video over the Internet, turning video chat into a much better experience. It was one of a few HD Webcams at the time.
For this reason, the FV TouchCam N1 was rather expensive, costing around $120 when first released (it now has a street price of about $100).
Today, the company announced and demonstrated at CES 2011 a new version of the Webcam that offers the same capability but at a significantly lower cost, the TouchCam V1 720p HD … Read more
When compared to the Centers for Disease Control's national surveillance of influenza lab tests, data from Google Flu Trends is 25 percent less accurate at estimating rates of lab-confirmed influenza infections, according to a new study out of the University of Washington.
The findings are being reported at the American Thoracic Society 2010 International Conference in New Orleans this week.
Google Flu Trends estimates national rates of flu-like activity by monitoring the popularity of certain Google search queries in real time. This method is precisely the problem, because the influenza virus does not always cause influenza-like illnesses. (The researchers … Read more
Collecting the genomic sequences of various strains of the influenza A virus, as well as the coronavirus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, has helped in the fight against outbreaks around the globe in recent years.
Using genetics, geography, and phylogenetic trees to map how different strains of pathogens evolve and mutate helps researchers predict hot spots where diseases are most likely to reemerge.
Today, the hope is that Supramap, a Web-based application that operates on parallel programming on computing systems at the Ohio Supercomputer Center and Ohio State University, will better enable researchers to map the spread of disease … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Skype users, I have some good news.
There are currently quite a few high-definition Webcams on the market, but what faceVsion announced at CES 2010 is something rather unique, especially for video calling using Skype.
It's a new HD Webcam called the FV TouchCam N1 that's the result of a partnership between faceVsion and Skype. It's the first HD Webcam that's certified by Skype.
According to faceVsion, most existing HD Webcams suffer from the same barriers when it comes to HD video communication, especially when using Skype. These include the fact that CPU power is … Read more
We spend most of today's show covering holiday gifts you won't want to stuff in the stocking of someone you care about... and a few that you might.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 164
Updated 5:10 p.m. PST with information about later versions of the e-mail campaign directing to a landing page with hidden code that uses an Adobe exploit to try to download malware onto the system.
You can ignore that e-mail that looks like it comes from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about creating a profile for an H1N1 vaccination program. It's a malware scam, according to security provider AppRiver.
The fake alert informs recipients that as part of a "State Vaccination H1N1 Program" they need to create a profile on the CDC … Read more