Qualcomm launched its first 64-bit processor in its 410 chipset series, which aims in making the integrated 4G LTE support more affordable and is planning of launching its 410 series as manufacturing sample by the first half of next year, which could mean the the chipset will be available in the market by the later half of 2014.
The chipset would focus on bringing about an improved processing capabilities for the android platform devices, LTE support offered by the processor for the devices like MOTO G and other affordable devices sold in the emerging markets like India may attract device makers, app developers and service operators. also with LTE users can access broadband and connect to the internet which may help the market as well as the economy to take a leap forward.
The company did not make go for any biasing and launched the processor supporting Windows and Firefox OS. Though the company has launched its one of the best processors it said it wont stop with this and would bring a better processor keeping the users conditions in mind.
Samsung launched its 1TB mSATA solid state drive, part of its 840 EVO series,which it claims to be the smallest in the market. The disk is much smaller than its conventional 2.5 inch counterpart and is best used for notebooks and other small computers.
Conventionally manufacturers use two SSDs one for the OS and the other 2.5 inch for memory storage with the Samsung’s new drive this can be done with only one disk and be able to still fit a lot of data and space.
According to Samsung the new drive does not compensate with performance and gives a maximum read and write speeds of 540MB/s and 530MB/s respectively, which gives a neck to neck competition with the 2.5 inch drives.
Samsung kept in mind for the users wanting lesser versions of the drive and has even bought its drives in 120GB. 250GB, 500GB respectively. unfortunately the prices for the drives has not been announced and will definitely not be easy to fit in the pockets.
ETH Zurich’s Mark Muller has designed an failsafe algorithm which helps the drone recover from failures and are capable of mouth-opening acrobatics.
The software automatically recovers from rotor failures, bringing a the craft to original position before giving an opportunity for the user to land the craft a video showed. The crafts are even capable of executing their mission even with one propeller blade on operation, and could avoid dangerous object obstructing their path.
Unfortunately there are no words of when the algorithm will hit the market but has been promised to reach the assembly line soon enough.
Below is a video demonstrating the operation:
Valve engineer Ben Krasnow a mechanical and electrical engineer has designed a controller which measures your tongue moment and your body weight.
The tongue works on the basics of optical mouse, It is designed on a retainer type mouth piece which controls the cursor. He achieved this feat by a installing a sensor in the plastic mouth piece. A click can be done by biting down the button on the side of the piece when the user moves the tongue across the sensor it acts like a optical mouse.
The second idea is a Bum controller, constructed from a bathroom scale and a Xbox 360 controller, it uses your weight to move the onscreen player which is done by leaning forward or backward or swirling for side to side movement.
Unfortunately the tongue controller is not satisfactory as it was discovered that the sensor was not too sensitive and could not be used for the onscreen avatar movements, but this can still be used for a tongue controlled wheelchair designed by the Georgia tech. But with a bit of development and bug fixes the experiment could be really effective for physically challenged gamers.
Below is a small working video of the controllers:
The company’s community manager Brain Matiash has posted(quickly removed) a pair of photos showing Google glasses can be used with prescription glasses.
Survey shows around 60 percentage of people in the world wear glasses,contact lenses or have a corrective surgery, which gives them a huge support by the Google glasses.
The photos posted by the Manager was taken at the Google’s Mountain View campus and showed the uses of it with normal glasses worn by the people.The new design is almost similar but the frame looks a bit bulkier.
Unfortunately the release date was not yet confirmed but is predicted to be launched by 2014 as the design prototype for prescription lenses were added long back. The design would benefit myopia and hypermeteropia users.