Nov 142012

The Wireless Broadband Alliance announced a Wi-Fi hotspot market report issued by global market research firm Informa Telecoms&Media.The report pointed out that the total hotspot based on smart phones has now surpassed the total laptop connections, which is the first time in history.

The survey found that smartphone hotspot connections accounts for 40%, followed by laptops (39%), then it’s the fast-growing tablet PC (17%).

The survey also found that the future public Wi-Fi hotspots growth will be concentrated in four regions: large area outdoor hot zone such as parks, transportation hub such as airports and social places such as bars and cafes , while the local outdoor heat hot area such as the well-known tourist attractions is also expected to greatly increase.

The report also reported several factors that hinder the popularity and use of public Wi-Fi hotspots, including network authentication, universal roaming development standards and 3G/Wi-Fi interoperability.

The Chairman of the Wireless Broadband Alliance JRWilson said: “These findings suggest that public Wi-Fi has now become an important part of the user mobile experience, and it’s expected to rapidly develop with the upcoming next generation hotsopt deployment. The large carriers users to use Wi-Fi has significantly increased. To maintain this momentum, the operators must continue to work together and adopt open standards to establish a truly global Wi-Fi network. “

Nov 132012

Microsoft has confirmed that the latest version graphics processing software DirectX 11.1 exist as Windows 8 proprietary software, which means Windows 7 can only continue to use DirectX 11.

DirectX update greatlyest impacted the game industry, as the latest game often uses the latest version DirectX to develop in order to pursue higher screen effects, if you want to get the most flattering effect of a game, the DirectX 11.1 will undoubtedly be the best choice. But it needs game makers to consider that how many gamers have upgraded to Win8.

In fact, the real problem is not the game makers but for the ordinary gamers. Because the game makers can provide from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11.1 multiple choices in the game at the same time, what players have to decide is to upgrade the system or continue to use Win7 to experience lower grade game.

Nov 122012

According to media reports, the SC2012 Supercomputing Conference will be held this week in the Salt Lake City Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City in the United States, for better preparations for the conference, the organizing committee SCinet built 800Gbps bandwidth ultra-high-speed Internet connection for participating experts to use. It is worth mentioning that this will also be the world’s fastest broadband network.

It is reported, many volunteers from top American universities, government laboratories and companies in the industry have made their own contribution to create this ultra-high-speed Internet connections. It is understood that this ultra-high-speed lines are connected through multiple 10Gbps and 100Gbps lines, the SCinet will connect the Convention Center together with global multiple ultra-high-performance network, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s ESnet, Internet2 and National LambdaRail and so on.

In addition, in order to build this super Internet, SCinet cooperated with the Utah Education Network and the University of Utah, and gained the exclusive right to use the network of fiber optic cable leading to the Salt Lake City Convention Center of the Salt Lake City Downtown.

According to the contents of the press release, “part of the wireless bandwidth will be reserved for SCinet Research Sandbox Project research group, which will provide researchers with unique opportunity, such as with 100Gbps link and OpenFlow these emerging technology to show the breakthrough of network technology research.”

It is reported that, in this one-week long Supercomputing Conference, SCinet is expected to provide close to 800Gbps total bandwidth for participants. After the meeting, these latest build broadband link will also be removed.

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Nov 122012

According to the documents Yahoo handed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in the second quarter this year, Alibaba Group revenue is $1.07 billion, a year-on-year growth of 70.63%, net profit amounted to $292 million, an increase of 113.42%.

According to the report, Alibaba second quarter gross profit is $730 million, an increase of 75.68% compared with $420 million in the same period last year, which the gross profit margin is 68.7%, slightly higher than last year’s 66.72%. Alibaba’s net profit margin reached 27.2%, 21.74% higher than the same period last year.

The report also showed that ended to June 30, 2012, Alibaba Group’s current assets is $4.437 billion, $3.49 billion of last year’s same period; long-term assets is $3.0 billion, $2.99 billion of last year’s same period. Current liabilities is $ 2.21 billion, $1.56 billion for the same period last year; long-term liabilities is $ 1.943 billion, $134 million for the same period last year.

On October 23, the 2012 third quarter results released by Yahoo showed that Yahoo in the third quarter profited $ 3.2 billion, equivalent to $2.64 per share. Most of the earnings are from the half shares of Yahoo sold to Alibaba disposable earnings, which is $2.8 billion. The Yahoo earnings is $293 million in the same period last year, which is equivalent to 23 cents per share.

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Nov 102012


ThinkPad officially launched its first rotated screen win8 ultrabook S230u Twist, which uses a 12.5-inch screen, and there are three different configurations to choose from.

ThinkPad S230u Twist provides users with four operation modes, which respectively are notebook computer model, tablet PC model, standing model and tent model, which realizes the free switch between tablet PC and notebook.

The S230u body is covered with Mocha black skin-like matt material. and it has a 12.5-inch IPS high-definition screen ( resolution of 1366 x 768), the brightness is up to 350 nits, it supports multi touch, and the screen can be freely rotated. The thinnest area is only 20 mm and it weights 1.58 kg.

This notebook has three configerations to choose from, respectively, with the core i5/i7 processor; 4GB/8GB (DDR3 1333MHz) memory; hard disk 500GB/32GB+500GB/128GB. Meanwhile, the S230u is equipped with complete interface, it has two USB3.0, Mini HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, an RJ45 and a 4-in-1 card reader. The battery life can reach up to 7 hours. thinkpad parts on sale at

In addition, ThinkPad S230u Twist is also configured with hardware and software specially designed for industry users.

Nov 102012

The earliest news about the Dell Inspiron 14z laptop was in June this year, which was launched together with a lighter and thinner 13z. But when in the end they it will arrive, we are still unknown. But there are news that, Dell Inspiron 14z notebook is expected to be officially released on November 14 via T-Mobile.

It seems Dell and T-Mobile cooperated to launch the Inspiron 14z laptop on November 14. Dell Inspiron 14z notebook computer is equipped with a super-fast solid-state hard drive, and supports for T-Mobile 4G wireless network. And Dell Inspiron 14z notebook will be pre-installed Windows 8 operating system, based on the T-Mobile agreement, and provides management data, billing cycle, as well as self-service. if you need screen for Inspiron 14z, please go to

Some other characteristics, such as to provide up to 7 hours battery life, silver and red two appearance colors to choose from. However,  they did not disclose the price of the Dell Inspiron 14z laptop, there used to be news that the product is priced at $699.99,but it’s not sure.

Nov 082012

It’s really a pity that the Apple iPad mini screen failed to meet the Retina level. Now from BBC News, currently the AU Optronics (AUO) is developing the next generation iPad mini screen, the resolution is expected to reach 2048 * 1536, which is four times than the current iPad mini screen resolution.

The news that Apple and AU Optronics are cooperating to develop the next generation iPad mini screen, while maintain the same size of 7.9 inches, the resolution will be up to 2048 * 1536, same as the fourth-generation iPad, but the higher pixel density to reach 497PPI. In addition, the new screen will use IGZO (metal oxide), as well as GOA (Gate IC on array) technology, and thus rest IC space at the edge of the screen, so the next generation iPad mini will adopt the ultimate narrow border design .

The AU Optronics said IGZO technology is necessary technology to produce ultra-high resolution screen, and the GOA technology is the premise to produce narrow frame screen, they will gradually develop or introduce new technology to enhance the operational performance. In addition, insiders pointed out that the production equipments to provide iPad mini parts in AUO Suzhou LCM factory are financed by Apple, which is equivalent to Apple’s dedicated production line.

As to the existing iPad mini screen, AU Optronics said they have solved the yield and light leakage problem, in the fourth quarter of this year they will supply material at a large number to ensure that the iPad mini can be sustained sales, which is also contributive to AUO performance.

Nov 082012

According to media reports, a Switzerland design team newly developed a rocking chair to be able to swing the potential energy converted into electrical energy, to charge for the iPad or the iPhone. Allegedly, rocking in the rocking chair for an hour, it will be able to charge 35% for the iPad.

This rocking chair is now named “iRock”, using a built-in generator, to convert potential energy to electricity by slight shaking. The rocking chair is made by the Swedish pine by hand, it has all the characteristics of the traditional rocking chair, but you can get an iPad charging platform on the basis design of rocking chair. At the same time, the rocking chair backrest has built-in speaker.

The designer said, only one hour it will be able to charge the iPad 35%, while it can also be compatible with other Apple devices. This rocking chair uses a clockwork combined with a set of gears, to be able to generate enough power to drive the generator, the research team said, it is a challenge to manufacture sufficient energy suitable for practical applications. Currently, they hope the same device can be used for power generation device installed in the door and the stairs.

The rocking chair is still under development, the Michael Cypriot laboratory who are responsible for the design of this rocking chair expect the sales price to be £1,038, which is a bit too high for retirees.

The iRock is a new design furniture, which is combined with the iPad charging platform, the movement potential energy as energy harvesting will be a major challenge for the future.

Nov 072012

According to media reports, AT&T said on Tuesday that the company will sell Nokia Lumia 820 at a price of $49.99, and a price of $99.99 to sell the flagship model Lumia 920, the HTC Windows Phone 8X price is $199.99.

Nokia bet the company’s future all on the Microsoft Windows Phone. HTC mainly sells Android phones, but hopes to diversify its businesses through Windows Phone 8. These Nokia and HTC three products are crucial for Microsoft, which is hoping to challenge Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Android phones with the help of Windows Phone 8.

Market research firm Current Analysis analyst Avi Greengart said, the low price of Nokia mobile phone made it clear that, compared with profit, shipments is more important for Nokia. Nokia hopes to obtain a large number of users in the United States. Such low prices of mobile phones, but Nokia mobile phones can not be hot selling, the only reason is that consumers are not interested in Microsoft’s smartphone operating system.

AT&T will also presend an about $80 wireless charger to users who buy Lumia 920. Greengart said, “This is a valuable accessory that AT&T and Nokia donated free of charge to the user. This will cause HTC greater difficulties, its product has smaller display and less features.

The above AT&T announced price is the price for a two-year contract. AT&T will start selling these three phones on November 9, and accept reservations on Wednesday.

Verizon Wireless said last week that the company will sell Nokia Lumia 822 at a price of $99.99, including a $50 discount.