MediaTek launches world-first ARM Cortex-A72 based tablet SoC MT8173 in Mobile World Congress; The MT8173 is designed with a 64-bit Multi-core big.LITTLE architecture that combines two Cortex-A72 CPUs and two Cortex-A53 CPUs, extending performance and power efficiency further
March 02, 2015
The MT8173 is designed with a 64-bit Multi-core big.LITTLE architecture that combines two Cortex-A72 CPUs and two Cortex-A53 CPUs, extending performance and power efficiency further

MediaTek To Redefine the Android Tablet Industry with World-first ARM(R) Cortex(R)-A72-based Tablet SoC - MT8173; Revolutionary new 64-bit ARM processor ramps up tablet performance and battery life for heavy content Android users
March 02, 2015
MediaTek today announced the first tablet system-on-chip (SoC) in a family that features an ARM® Cortex®-A72 processor, the industry's highest-performing mobile CPU. The Quad-core MT8173 is designed to maximize the benefits of the new processor and greatly increase tablet performance, while extending battery life to ensure a premium tablet experience. The MT8173 meets the growing demand for 4K Ultra HD content and graphic-heavy gaming by everyday mobile computing device users. The MT8173 is designed with a 64-bit Multi-core big.LITTLE architecture that combines two Cortex-A72 CPUs and two Cortex-A53 CPUs, extending performance and power efficiency further. MT8173  boasts a six-fold  increase in performance compared to the MT8125 released in 2013. MT8173 offers up to 2.4GHz performance, supporting OpenCL with the deployment of MediaTek Corepilot® 2.0, and enables heterogeneous computing between the CPU and GPU. The SoC also ensures the ultimate in display clarity and motion fluency on 120Hz display, promising smooth scrolling with crystal clarity as compared to a normal 60Hz display. 

Huawei Unveils Innovative Smart Wearable Devices at Mobile World Congress 2015
March 02, 2015
 Huawei today unveiled a series of wearable devices including the Huawei Watch, TalkBand B2, and TalkBand N1 for consumers to stay connected, on the eve of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. At the global press conference, Huawei Consumer BG also unveiled the next-generation phablet, MediaPad X2, and also announced the brands vision, "Dreams Inspire Creativity." Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, said: "Our wearable devices announced today are meant to offer the best all-around smart solution to consumers. No doubt, wearable devices will remain one of the most significant trends in the device industry, and by leveraging Huawei's technology and innovation, Huawei Consumer BG aims to be a leader in the wearable space."  

Digital display technology firm grows; Stratacache plans to increase local workforce.; FOCUS ON LOCAL BUSINESS
March 01, 2015
Stratacache closed more than $400 million in new contracts in 2014. The global digital sign and marketing technology company's clients include McDonald's and Dairy Queen restaurants. Chuck Edmonson, senior director of marketing at Stratacache, shows examples of McDonald's displays designed in the Dayton office Stratacache plans to increase its Dayton-area workforce by 20 percent over the next six months after a record 2014 that saw the digital sign and marketing technology company close more than $400 million in new contracts, a 400 percent increase from the previous year, the firm's top official said.

LCD screens allow digital watches to retain usability
March 01, 2015
In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, humans are described as "so amazingly primitive they still think digital watches are a good idea." In these days of cellphones and "smart watches" that tell you about texts and let you make calls, the digital watch may look a little outmoded. However, while no longer as popular as they once were, digital watches are still a useful piece of everyday technology. According to a PC Magazine timeline on the history of the digital watch, the first digital watch used gears and springs, just like an analog clock, but displayed numbers instead of moving hands to indicate the time.

EarthBend Announces Addition Of Mitel-Aastra Phones and Accessories to Distribution Portfolio
February 28, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015: EarthBend, a premier value-added distributor of business telecommunications and IT solutions, today announced that it has expanded its distribution portfolio to include product offerings from the Mitel-Aastra line of phones and accessories. The addition includes models from the Mitel 6800i and 6700i series of phones, which originate from Mitel's merger with Aastra completed earlier last year.

FlexEnable Welcomes British Prime Minister
February 28, 2015
FlexEnable on February 20 welcomed the British Prime Minister, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, to the company's engineering centre and flexible rapid prototyping line in Cambridge.

Creating an Adaptable Logo
February 28, 2015
AllBusiness experts has issued the following press release: In today’s digital age, it’s easy to create a logo with all the bells and whistles. You may be envisioning a multi-color logo with depth and visual interest. Before you pull out all of the stops designing a complex image, consider how well that design translates into different media. In logo design, adaptability is key. Does your logo look good in black and white, or is its impact completely dependent on color? For most businesses, printed materials are a big part of their marketing campaigns. Although you may invest in a few high-dollar projects like a multi-color brochure or a media kit, most of your printed materials are likely to be more budget-friendly. Black and white printing is substantially cheaper than color printing. Beyond cost, you need a versatile logo that works for different purposes. For a glossy brochure, color is great. Letterhead and business cards are better suited to a black logo that creates a classic, sophisticated impression. There are additional considerations for online display. Imagine your brand new logo splashed across your website. Now imagine it on a big desktop monitor and then on the small screen of a mobile phone. Does it have the same impact? When creating a logo, you want it to be bold and distinguishable regardless of the size or the color.

Rohde & Schwarz expands family of R&S RTE oscilloscopes
February 27, 2015
HIGHLIGHT: Rohde & Schwarz, a manufacturer of test and measurement equipment, has expanded its family of R&S RTE oscilloscopes to include two- and four-channel models with 1.5GHz and 2GHz bandwidth.

Ride headsUp Launches Motorcycle Heads-up Display Campaign on Kickstarter
February 26, 2015
Co-workers at drone start-up build inexpensive and helmet agnostic headsUp display for motorcycle riders displaying nav/speed as a hologram on the road ahead. Ride headsUp the first true heads-up display to attach on to any helmet today announced the official launch of its Kickstarter campaign. Created by a group of Indiana State graduates who went on to become co-workers at a drone start-up the display reflects on the windscreen to show navigation and speed based on the same principles as the HUDs (Heads-Up Display) in jet fighter planes. The group led by founder Tyler Collins is excited to carry their tech start-up experience and innovation-first mentality from their day jobs to their passion for motorcycles.


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