Samsung launches Galaxy Beam projector smartphone

Samsung Forum 2012: Samsung launches Galaxy Beam projector smartphone

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has unveiled the Galaxy Beam smartphone at its South West Asia Regional Forum held in Bangkok.

The Samsung Galaxy Beam is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor and has a 4-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It comes with Android 2.3 preloaded. Speaking of the specs, there is a 5MP rear camera as well as a 1.3MP video call camera. The phone comes with 8GB internal storage with a microSD slot up to 32GB, Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB port, Wireless N and weighs 145 grams. There is a 2,000 mAh battery, providing the juice for all day usage.

However, the real highlight of the Samsung Galaxy Beam is its built-in projector, with 15 lumens brightness. It can project images up to 50-inches. This will be able to play back the media from the internal storage as well as a memory card.

“Galaxy Beam provides mobile freedom, enabling a unique shared experience around digital content for everyone – anywhere and instantly – from a smartphone as slim and portable as any in the market, said Ranjit Yaday, Country Head, Mobile and IT, Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

There’s no word on the pricing or whether Android will receive an upgrade anytime soon. The Samsung Galaxy Beam is expected to hit the Indian shores by April this year.

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The New iPad and others: A Comparo

A Barber's Tale

A lot has been written about the newly launched New iPad which should be available in stores (U.S.) by March 16. We share a nice graphical comparo we got from Reuters.

So which one will you get?

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Have Samsung Just Trademarked The Galaxy S III Variant Names?

Samsung have been busy in the Trademarks game today, registering three new games we suspect are variants of the Galaxy S III in the US.

Known as Galaxy ThunderGalaxy Express, and Galaxy Accelerate, these names certainly could lend themselves very well to the forthcoming Quad Core flagship from Samsung.

To add to this, Samsung also trademarked “Galaxy Wallet”. We believe this to be a Samsung branded NFC system, which would be in direct competition with Google’s Wallet system.

We’ll just have to wait a bit longer to see.

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PHP 5.4 released


While PHP6 might be nowhere in sight, a major update to PHP 5 has come with the recent release of PHP 5.4. This release comes nearly three years after the preview major update PHP 5.3.

Those familiar with PHP will know that there are major concern reguarding the direction PHP should take in with PHP 6, such that its development has been indefinately delayed. Instead, some of the features that would eventually have been released in PHP 6 are now being added to PHP 5 itself. Numerous such features were added in PHP 5.3, and more such features have been added in 5.4.

As with PHP 5.3, this release too breaks backwards compatibility in a number of ways. For example, Magic quotes, which had been depreciated in 5.3 has now been completely removed. Similarly, register_globals, and the PHP Safe mode have been removed after having been depreciated in the…

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Terahertz bandwidth could make cellphones 1,000 times faster


      Forget 3G and 4G. In fact, forget about the gigahertz frequency altogether—a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say they’ve managed to devise a means of transmitting data thousands of times faster.
Terahertz bandwidth could make cellphones 1,000 times fasterThe team led by Hrvoje Petek, a physics and chemistry professor in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, successfully created what they call a “frequency comb” that “spans more than 100 terahertz (THz) of bandwidth by exciting a coherent collective of atomic motions in a semiconductor silicon crystal.”
The frequency comb is created by the division of “a single color of light into a series of evenly spaced spectral lines for a variety of uses.”
What that means is that Petek and his colleagues have devised a structure that could theoretically transmit data to devices like cellphones and computers in the terahertz frequency region—and in fact observed reflected light oscillating…

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