More good things to come in 2010 that will help you save costs in all round activities. Himax Technologies announced the introduction of iCT (Infinity Color Technology), an innovative and proprietary image processing technology which enables significant power saving for TFT-LCD TVs and monitors, regardless of CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) or LED (Light-Emitting Diode) backlights, while enhancing image quality.
This technology developed by Himax Media solutions, a Himax subsidiary, the innovative iCT is a unique and cost-effective approach in optimizing power efficiency and image quality.
Power saving is an important concept in the flat panel display industry. For example, the California Energy Commission recently approved an energy efficiency standard for televisions. When the standard is implemented in 2011, new TVs sold in California should consume at least 33 percent less electricity. Likewise in China, the worlds largest TFT-LCD TV market, a similar energy-saving concept has been advocated at various events. However, with current power-saving technologies, there is always a conflict or trade-off among power-saving, image quality, and the costs to achieving both goals. To optimize energy efficiency, panel and system makers are aggressively seeking the best solution which has promised a bright future for green technologies.
TFT-LCD backlight, either CCFLs or LEDs, typically maintains a constant brightness at all times, regardless of the displayed images. One commonly-adopted technique in saving backlight power is CABC (Content Adaptive Backlight Control) which dynamically adjusts the backlight and contents. While this pure digital approach is able to save panel power, it inevitably leads to loss in gray scales while adjusting gamma curve and thus an undesired image quality. These side effects could be mitigated by using 10-bit or higher TFT-LCD panels, as adopted by a few Japanese tier one TV brands. However, higher bit TFT-LCD panel also leads to higher costs, which prevents wide adoption.
For the first time in world cup history 3D technology will be used to film atleast 25 of the world cup games.
FIFA confirmed that they will have 3D Cameras used to capture the games. Although it has no definite plans to broadcast the matches live in 3D, Fifa said it was a possibility and would be decided in "the coming months". Initially, it said, footage will also be shown at public events in seven cities around the world. The footage will also be packaged into a film.
Sony technology will be used to film the games, although the firm has not confirmed details of the specific technology it will use.
According to the review on 3D done by BBC news " The majority of existing 3D set-ups use two-camera systems to record images tailored specifically for the left and right eye of the viewer. Special polarised glasses are then used to view the image.
However, earlier this year, the Japanese firm unveiled a single-lens camera, which it said was especially suited for sporting events.
The camera takes a single image that is split by mirrors and recorded on two sensors. 3D technology has been used to capture special events before, such as the Queen's Coronation.
However, regular and widespread use of the technology is still in its infancy. Now, analysts believe the technology is on the cusp of becoming mainstream and believe the World Cup could play an important role in take-up of the technology.
"Global sporting events... are very important drivers of new technology, particularly in the TV market", said Tom Morrod, Senior Analyst at Screen Digest. he firm predicts there may be 13.6m 3D TV sets installed in Europe by 2013.
In 2008, the BBC broadcast the world's first live sporting event in 3D, beaming back an England vs. Scotland game from the Six Nations to a cinema in London. The corporation's director of London 2012, Roger Mosey, has said there are also plans to capture some of the Olympics in 3D.
In July this year, broadcaster Sky said that it would launch "the UK's first 3D channel" by 2010. It has also hinted that it may launch a sports channel which could include Premier League Football in 3D. The World Cup begins on the 11 June 2010.
Phew!! Atlast we have got a solution to long lasting data backup. A disc that is to make us keep all the memories for even our great great kids.
A new 1,000 year DVD made of high tech, diamond-hard stone promises to preserve irreplaceable digital files for the ages.
The DVD was designed by a team of talented scientists to store digital photos, movies, music, documents, and ledgers for 1,000 years or more. By the way you can get this at less than $40 dollars.
Unlike conventional recordable DVDs and CDs, the Cranberry DiamonDisc has no adhesive layers, dye layer or reflective layer to deteriorate - thereby avoiding the "data rot" that quickly corrodes all recordable DVDs. The transparent Cranberry DiamonDisc can withstand prolonged temperatures extending up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit as well as UV rays that would destroy conventional DVD disks. The Cranberry DiamonDisc is playable on most regular DVD drives today and will last as far into the future as we can imagine
Unfortunately, each disc holds just 4.7GB of information.
Of recent as I was doing my normal surfing spree, happened to check out the CNN website…yes the NEW CNN.COM. Whoever is behind this master piece of cnn.com is really a genius who knows what it takes to have a beautiful, eye catching and user friendly website.
The header of this site is a really eye opener with very attractive reddish color, a CNN logo with earth globe in the center that makes you love to read the news and not wish to leave this spectacular view. This site gets my 100% in:-
- Website organization
- Color pick and mixture.
- Nice graphics.
- User friendly.
With the new website you can easily locate what you want to read easily and faster unlike the old website which was kind of boring, poorly organized and had to much of white. However this new one!! Is state of art for web lovers?
Well looks like CNN is not the only website redesigned, MSN.COM also got a small twist in its content organization.
This type of computer usually costs hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Although some supercomputers are single computer systems, most are comprised of multiple high performance computers working in parallel as a single system. The best known supercomputers are built by Cray Supercomputers.
Another term rarely used anymore, minicomputers fall in between microcomputers (PCs) and mainframes (enterprise servers). Minicomputers are normally referred to as mid-range servers now.
3. Personal Computer PC
The personal computer (PC) defines a computer designed for general use by a single person. While a Macis a PC, most people relate the term with systems that run the Windows operating system. PCs were first known as microcomputers because they were a complete computer but built on a smaller scale than the huge systems in use by most businesses.
A PC that is not designed for portability is a desktop computer. The expectation with desktop systems are that you will set the computer up in a permanent location. Most desktops offer more power, storage and versatility for less cost than their portable brethren.
Also called notebooks, laptops are portable computers that integrate the display, keyboard, a pointing device or trackball, processor, memoryand hard drive all in a battery-operated package slightly larger than an average hardcover book.
Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are tightly integrated computers that often use flash memory instead of a hard drive for storage. These computers usually do not have keyboards but rely on touchscreen technology for user input. PDAs are typically smaller than a paperback novel, very lightweight with a reasonable battery life. A slightly larger and heavier version of the PDA is the handheld computer.
The fifth type of computer is a workstation. A workstation is simply a desktop computer that has a more powerful processor, additional memory and enhanced capabilities for performing a special group of task, such as 3D Graphics or game development.
A computer that has been optimized to provide services to other computers over a network. Servers usually have powerful processors, lots of memory and large hard drives. The next type of computer can fill an entire room.
9. Wearable Computer
The latest trend in computing is wearable computers. Essentially, common computer applications (e-mail, database, multimedia, calendar/scheduler) are integrated into watches, cell phones, visors and even clothing! For more information see these articles on computer clothing, smart watches and fabric PCs.
In the early days of computing, mainframes were huge computers that could fill an entire room or even a whole floor! As the size of computers has diminished while the power has increased, the term mainframe has fallen out of use in favor of enterprise server. You'll still hear the term used, particularly in large companies to describe the huge machines processing millions of transactions every day.