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The Earth’s deepest secret was just revealed by scientists

March 4th, 2021

The research into what lies deep, deep beneath our feet has yielded precious few details over the past few decades. We all grew up learning that we live on the Earth’s crust, which is just a thin layer above the mantle. Beneath that, the outer core surrounds the inner core, and… well, that’s it, or …

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Scientists spot ‘hot, dense structures’ hiding near Earth’s core

June 12th, 2020

Geophysicists have detected large structures hiding near the boundary between Earth’s mantle and core. These structures, which are areas of surprisingly dense rock, were mapped using data gathered from thousands of seismic events such as Earthquakes. The scientists used an AI algorithm to help make sense of the data and reveal the hidden features lurking …

Sony Core SmartBand Lifelog App

Sony gets deeper into wearables with Core SmartBand and Lifelog app

January 7th, 2014

Sony on Monday at CES 2014 unveiled its own new wearable device that includes smart technology, the Core SmartBand, alongside the Lifelog companion application for mobile devices. Combined, the two products will let users track various aspects of their lives. The small Core gadget can be further embedded in other products, including Sony’s upcoming SmartBand. …

Mass production of Intel ultrabooks slated for September

July 27th, 2011

Acer, ASUS, Dell, Lenovo and HP will begin to mass produce Intel-powered ultrabooks in September, on schedule for a second-half launch, DigiTimes reported on Tuesday. ASUS’ UX21 ultrabook will be the first such device to market, despite reports to the contrary that HP would release its device before ASUS. Instead, HP’s ultrabook may not launch …

Texas Instrument announces dual-core OMAP4440 processor; 1.5GHz, 1080p stereoscopic 3D

December 8th, 2010

Today, Texas Instrument announced a new, ARM-based, dual-core processor that has a lust-worthy specification sheet. The OMAP4440 processor, which is based on the Cortex-A9 MPCore, will have both cores clocked at 1.5GHz. The chip will provide a “1.25x increase in graphics performance, a 30 percent decrease in webpage load time, and a 2x increase in 1080p video playback performance.” The …

Motorola’s first Tegra 2 handset photographed?

November 23rd, 2010

The above photograph has been making its way around the technology blogosphere for the past several hours. What we are — allegedly — looking at is an image of Motorola’s first Tegra 2 handset, the Olympus. Purportedly, the device is a dual-core, Android set with a screen size of at least 4-inches; it is also …

Samsung's Cortex A9 processor: 1 GHz, dual-core, 1080p capabilities

September 7th, 2010

Samsung sure has been making a lot of mobile news lately. With their Galaxy Tab release, screen factory announcement, and various Galaxy S handset releases, Sammy is making their fair share of headlines. Today, Samsung announced that they are testing the Cortex A9 Orion processor for netbooks, tablets, and smartphones. The new processor is a 1 GHz, …

Rumor: T-Mobile's 'Project Emerald' is dual-core, Android powered, HTC Glacier

August 4th, 2010

The folks over at alienbabeltech.com have been doing some serious sleuthing. While looking at the GLBenchmark 1.1 database, they discovered a phone with very impressive stats that until now was virtually unknown, the HTC Glacier. The phone’s benchmarks are quite impressive, nearly 3x faster than the 1 GHz EVO 4G in some instances, which leads the …

Verizon revamping prepaid pricing beginning February 11

February 10th, 2009

Verizon Wireless customers who opt for prepaid service as opposed to standard postpaid plans are in for a surprise tomorrow — or at least they were. One of our trusty ninjas just came through with a slide deck detailing a revamped prepaid offering that will go into effect starting tomorrow, February 11. As with all …