Friday, October 11, 2013

HP announces Slate 21 AIO, 21.5-inch Android tablet with Tegra 4

- HP released a new PC era new strategy for consumer products

June 24, 2013, Beijing, China - Today, Hewlett-Packard in Beijing held a two-day world tour events. In which "I era, a new experience," HP consumer PC era new product strategy conference, HP printing and Information Products Group (PPS) official in the domestic consumer products released a new strategy, new product forms that were smart ten o'clock touch experience, as well as an optional three aspects of multiple operating systems, to provide consumers with innovative value consumer computer products.

Meanwhile, HP is also officially released in the event including the new detachable type notebook computers, tablet PCs, laptops and one computer and other rich products can provide consumers with a new cool experience.

"New" form of portable performance two have both

present, notebook and tablet consumers increasingly strong demand for the product, both expected to have notebook product highly scalable and high performance, while hoping to get flat products like ultra- Strong portability and touch experience. Therefore, notebook and tablet form can freely switch between products gradually become a trend. In this regard, HP introduced the PC / tablet combo products can provide consumers with this "100% +100% tablet notebook" feature, and has other distortion products can not match the absolute advantage.

To be able to provide consumers with more exciting product experience, the HP officially launched in the country two new PC / Tablet combo products-SlateBook HPx2andHP Splitx2.Both products not only have a notebook full functionality, while consumers can also, through its unique and innovative magnetic plug design, easy to screen and body products were separated, and thus switch to the tablet form, to become an exquisite tablet products.

Which, HP SlateBook x2 is the first Android system equipped with PC / tablet combo products. It uses a 10.1-inch high definition touch screen with WUXGA (1920 × 1200) 16:10 Full HD resolution. Using a combination of IPS panel, you can bring consumers more clear, bright screen display(2).The wide viewing angle, but also convenient for consumers to share with friends HP SlateBook x2 brings exciting. With detachable type of body structure, this product can be described as sets Tablet PC notebook high portability and scalability in a, allowing consumers to easily switch between work and play.

Hardware side, HP SlateBook x2 uses NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, consumers can visit the Tegra Zone Download THD version of the game, enjoy the dripping fun mobile gaming experience(1).In addition, it supports DTS Sound + Solution sound, and unique dual-battery design makes this product can provide sufficient battery life. It uses Android 4.2.2 version of the operating system, built-in such as Google search, Gmail and a series of application services(4),while consumers can get more richer applications software and other digital content(1).Has many features of HP SlateBook x2, price is only 3,299 yuan(5),cost is very prominent.

HP Split x2 performance is currently the most powerful PC / tablet combo products. With powerful Intel third-generation Core processor, this product has a stronger hardware performance. Especially when it is in a state of flat products, the powerful processor is still able to play a full strength, truly portable and strong performance, the perfect fusion. Consumers can also be part of the product's base optional extra hard disk module to expand the memory capacity(3).The body of the dual battery design, you can bring a longer life time.

Other aspects, this product is also equipped with a 13.3-inch (diagonal) high-definition touch screen, built-in Beats Audio sound system, consumers can enjoy better visual experience and higher quality music playback. So a strong performance PC / tablet combo products, price range is only 4999-6999 yuan(5),great value!

"Wisdom" Touch, a new era of universal touch

using the new form includes two new products, including consumer, HP's new integrated computer and strong consumer notebook products use an intelligent ten-point touch display technology, can provide more intuitive Windows 8 touch experience. More importantly, the different positioning of the product can support this feature, consumers can more easily choose according to their needs and reasonable.

The new appearance of the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11 is HP's first small-size, full-performance notebook touch, two-color design, silver shell built-in midnight black metal style, add a touch of their unique fashion charm. This product comes with Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft Office 2013 document processing software(4),combined with powerful hardware configuration, petite but with the body, including VGA, HDMI, and Ethernet ports, including the rich interfaces, its price only 2,999 yuan(5),known as "universal touch this" is not an exaggeration. It supports intelligent ten-point touch technology that can bring the best Windows 8 operating experience, and the volume is 11.6 inches have better portability. In addition, it is equipped with AMD Temash A6/A4 processors, providing up to four core processing unit, with excellent computing performance, while also providing excellent video processing, acceleration performance, the audio and video entertainment also has eye-catching performance.

In addition to notebook products other than the new HP ENVY TouchSmart 14 Touch Ultrabook is suitable for those who need ultra-portable touch anywhere to get the fastest response functions and consumer choice(3).It's very slim, but also has a strong hardware configuration.

The touch super this product is equipped with Intel's new release of fourth-generation Core Duo processor, and provides Core ™ i5-4200U and Core ™ i7-4500U two configurations for consumers to choose. Although it uses a 14-inch display panel, but it provides, including 1366 x 768,1600 x 900, and 3200 x 1800 high resolution three different configurations to meet the needs of different consumers. Entertainment, the series is not only equipped with Beats Audio sound system, also has dual speakers and a subwoofer design, providing PC's most outstanding sound quality. The 2GB memory NVIDIA GT740M discrete graphics super-configuration, but also enable consumers to indulge in an extraordinary picture quality, ultra-realistic games(2).In a strong performance, while multimedia entertainment, this product has reached 9 hours battery life, you can achieve a more lasting companionship, consumers get more exciting.

"Many" system,rich platform Xpress-election

a new generation ofHP consumer PC products using a variety of operating systems to respond to the different needs of consumer preferences, advanced technology and current seamlessly combines fast-paced life. HP offers a variety of face using Windows, Android and other products of different operating platforms, consumers can very easily pick and choose the most familiar and most products that meet the individual needs to enjoy the best product experience. The most worth mentioning that the above these two operating systems is used in HP's notebook, tablet computers, and one among the different forms of models, consumers have more choices.

Which, for the first time in the domestic debut of HP Slate7equipped with a 7-inch screen, weighs only 370 grams, the ideal is a trusted personal portable devices. Of course, it is also the industry's first built-in Beats Audio sound system, Tablet PC products can provide consumers with the best music experience. HP Slate7 integration, including Google searches, including a range of Google services(4),consumers can install their own applications and rich digital content(1).

Hardware, it is equipped with dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor, providing a fast system response experience. The integrated wireless card, you can help consumers anytime, anywhere connectivity with the world, you can send and receive email, browse the Internet and the use of critical applications. It is worth mentioning that this product is used in HFFS panel, wide viewing angle, even in strong outdoor lighting conditions, consumers can easily view documents, play games, view pictures and video and other exciting content.

HP Slate7also provides a 3-megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera, can be used to chat, take photos and videos. In addition to excellent hardware configuration, except that it uses a stainless steel frame design, and available in red and silver colors to facilitate the different preferences of consumers.

In the consumer computer products, HP also announced the Android platform an integrated computer-based products - HP Slate 21.The sleek appearance of snow Baiying one computer products, equipped with NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor, has a strong entertainment functions, a consumer can not be changed after the home through the large size full HD touch screen Android experience the world of regret. It is equipped with 21.5 inches (diagonal) wide viewing angle IPS Full HD display that supports intelligent ten-point touch functionality. Combined with built-in dual speakers DTS Digital Theater Systems, can give consumers the best audio visual experience, but also facilitate the sharing of exciting content with friends and family(2).And it provides HP TrueVision HD Webcam camera and Wireless Direct wireless printing technology, to ensure that consumers do not need internet connection to be shared between devices on different videos, photos and data(4).

Software, it also uses the Android 4.2.2 operating system, with consumers existing mobile phone and tablet ecosystem seamless. Especially in connection with the same based on the Android operating system for mobile phones, flat products connections, including access to the same screen display, convenient connections richer applications. Meanwhile, HP Slate21also has an excellent multi-tasking performance, can enjoy the music while access to exciting online content(1).

In addition to the above products with new features outside, HP is also updated in the event of its high-performance entertainment notebook HP ENVY 14/15 and other merchandise. They not only uses HP's new design ID, while also providing a fourth generation, including Intel Core Duo processor, including the new hardware configuration and other products together with HP, together with HP's innovative technology, to create more for consumers value.

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Imgur's Android app distracts you with cute kittens on the go


Endless entertainment on the go with new Imgur app

JUNE 24, 2013-SAN FRANCISCO-Imgur, the fastest growing image sharing platform on the web, today introduces its first official mobile app. Until now, Imgurians have used their mobile site or unofficial third-party apps built using the Imgur API. The new app delivers the complete Imgur experience, maintaining a clean user interface with access to the entire feature set. Available first for Android devices, the new Imgur app makes it easy to view, upload, share, comment, and engage with all of Imgur's entertaining images on the go.

People continue to migrate from traditional entertainment media like TV, and shift attention from social networks like Facebook to outlets that let them consume and share content in new ways, without tying everything they do back to a profile that features and promotes it forever. This trend

lines up nicely for the natural evolution of the Imgur experience, which has been moving toward image sharing as a form of entertainment, more like a YouTube for images.

To that end, discovering and consuming cool content is a core focus for both the site and for the new app. The user experience is all about finding the newest, most interesting "viral" images, engaging with them, and sharing them with friends. The dynamic nature of the content inspires users to engage frequently, in many cases on a daily basis. Imgur also promises new features in the coming months to aid content creation, and enhance personalization and discovery.

"We're really excited to bring Imgurians a mobile tool that makes their Imgur experience better," said Alan Schaaf, founder and CEO, Imgur. "We've seen mobile usage double annually, up from about 7% in January 2011 to 30% at the beginning of this year. The decision to build and release our own app was due to a substantial increase in mobile browser usage over time. We're trying to develop a closer, more intimate relationship with our users and we think people's phones are the best way to reach out and do that."

As expected from the Simple Image Sharer, users will see an intense focus on simplicity and usability in the new mobile experience.

To download the Imgur app, visit

TL; DR Imgur finally released an Android app!

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Anna Dello Russo Goes Full Flamingo in Milan

Vogue Japan's editor-at-large pulled out all the stops yesterday while attending spring 2014 menswear shows in Milan wearing a flamboyant, neon-pink outfit from Oscar de la Renta's spring 2013 collection that only Dello Russo could pull off in real life. The fearless lady paired a feather-embroidered strapless top with matching barely there shorts, turning herself into a human flamingo. Or a Muppet shorn down for the summer. She amplified the kookiness of her look with giant, reflective blue-tinted shades, a houndstooth clutch, and blue-and-white-striped heels with a pink flower blooming at the caps. The maximalist's guide to staying cool in the heat.

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Garmin Monterra handheld GPS runs Android, ships in Q3 for $650

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Garmin's featurepacked Monterra handheld GPS runs Android, ships in Q3 for $650

This technically isn't Garmin's first foray into Android territory, but it could prove to be one of the most successful. The navigation company's just introduced Monterra, a dedicated handheld GPS running a TBA version of Android. Basic specs are in line with what you'd expect from a mid-range smartphone, including a 4-inch touchscreen, an 8-megapixel camera with flash and geotag support, 1080p video capture, 6GB of internal storage and microSD expansion. Naturally, the display is optimized for outdoor use -- it's transflective, so you only need to use the LED backlight in low light, letting you conserve power during daytime river treks and sunlit hikes.

The device is ruggedized, with an IPX7 waterproof rating, and can run on either a rechargeable battery pack (included) or AA batteries. It includes WiFi, ANT+, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, a built-in FM radio with NOAA weather and SAME alerts, dual-band GPS and GLONASS receiver, a 3-axis compass with accelerometer and gyro, a UV sensor for monitoring the sun's intensity and a barometric altimeter, which can report altitude and predict weather based on pressure shifts. There's also a handful of preinstalled apps designed to take advantage of this plethora of connectivity, including Europe PeakFinder, or you can download favorites from Google Play -- anything from farming aids to efficiency trackers can utilize many of Monterra's bundled sensors. The device is expected to ship in Q3, and should run you about $650 in the US or £600 in the UK.

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Garmin® Announces Monterra™, an Android™ Powered Outdoor GPS with WiFi

OLATHE, Kan. /June 24, 2013- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced Monterra, Garmin's first WiFi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS that combines Garmin's powerful location and mapping capabilities and the versatility of the Android™ operating system. From now on users can easily access the Google Play Store™, download apps through an available WiFi connection right onto their outdoor optimized Garmin handheld and enjoy new ways to explore the great outdoors. Garmin will present Monterra the very first time to the international trade and media at the Outdoor exhibition in Friedrichshafen (Ger) from July 11th – July 14th.

"Monterra provides outdoor professionals and enthusiasts with the ultimate ability to customize their GPS device to perfectly suit their personal and professional needs," says Martin Resch, Garmin's EMEA Product Manager, Outdoor. "With its brilliant four-inch, colour, multi-touch display and the ability to experience ever new apps, Monterra takes the outdoor GPS to a whole new level, and users are able to take advantage of its great features no matter how adverse the terrain may be."The Android operating system empowers users to access all their favourite outdoor-related Android apps, and even those that aren't, through the Google Play Store right on the device. They can even access professional apps like for farming or logging to improve their daily efficiency in the field. One of the most popular recreational outdoor apps in Europe PeakFinder is even preinstalled on Monterra and tells you the names and the height of mountain tops around you all over the Alps. Monterra also has a built-in FM radio and you can listen to music either with headphones or through the built-in speaker.

Monterra deploys leading sensor technology, thanks to its high-sensitivity, dual-band GPS and GLONASS receiver, Monterra finds its location quickly and maintains signal lock even in heavy cover and deep canyons. To even further improve positioning it has a built-in 3-axis compass with accelerometer and gyro, which indicates the user's direction when standing still or not holding the device level. Its barometric altimeter has the ability to track changes in pressure to pinpoint precise altitude, and it can also plot barometric pressure over time to monitor weather conditions. It also has a built-in UV sensor so users can monitor the intensity of the sun, and reduce exposure if necessary.

Monterra features an outdoor optimized highly durable mineral glass display. Its transflective display uses the power of the sun to provide best readability even in brightest sunlight. This way it even safes power throughout the day as the backlight LED only needs to be turned on for low light conditions. Monterra is fully ruggedized and has an IPX7 waterproof rating. To provide maximum independence during outdoor adventures it uses a dual battery system, which allows users the option of using the rechargeable Li-ion pack (included) or traditional AA batteries. It is also compatible with the same mounts as the Garmin Montana™, so users can safely take Monterra anywhere.

No need to take a separate camera out into the field, either. Monterra has a built-in 8-megapixel autofocus digital camera that takes vivid, geo-tagged photos for easy return navigation, plus a 1080p HD video camera with LED flash. Users can easily download photos and videos to their computer for either work or sharing using Garmin Adventures. Monterra has 6 GB of internal memory built-in plus a microSD slot for even more extra storage.

Wireless sharing is easy with Monterra. It has WiFi, ANT+™, Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC capabilities, which allows users to share data, maps, waypoints, tracks, routes, and geocaches with other wireless compatible devices. Additionally, Monterra is compatible with BaseCamp™, a free software download that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes and tracks.

Monterra is a heavyweight geocaching device, meaning it can hold millions of geocaches. Download caches from, or use a downloaded Android app, and users won't run out of room. All the paperless geocaching features, such as descriptions, hints and logs, will be there for every single cache. Cachers can also view photos, connect to chirp® enabled caches, and filter caches by size, terrain, difficulty and type.

The new Garmin Monterra will be available third quarter 2013 at a recommended retail price of £599.99 with preloaded Rec Map Europe with Navteq® roads. With Monterra, users are able to work mobile in the field, using all the Android apps they are used to using, but with the assurance of a rugged device that is waterproof, has longer battery life, an easy to read display and a variety of mounting options. Monterra will be revealed at the Outdoor exhibition in Friedrichshafen (Ger) from July 11th to July 14th at Halle B1, booth 202.

Monterra is the latest solution from Garmin's growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users' outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or dog tracking, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin's other outdoor products and services, go to and or


Qualcomm finishes $120 million investment in Sharp, becomes third-largest investor

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Chipmaker Qualcomm has finalized its investment in beleaguered display manufacturer Sharp. Announced back in December 2012 and totaling $120 million, the second portion of the investment was delayed earlier this year when Sharp failed to satisfy conditions for the investment. Sharp's now confirmed the transaction, which gives Qualcomm a 3.53 percent share of the display maker, and will presumably increase its involvement on new screen tech being developed between the two companies. The combination of Qualcomm's MEMs display products and Sharp's high-resolution IGZO screens will apparently make its way into a number of devices in varying sizes. Qualcomm isn't the only company with a vested interest in Sharp's recovery, either -- Samsung also holds a 3 percent stake.


World War Z’s Biggest Mystery: What Was Up With Brad Pitt’s Hair?

Thank goodness World War Z is getting a sequel, because the first movie left one enormous plot strand dangling: We never found out why Brad Pitt's hair is so scene-stealingly long! As ex–United Nations investigator Gerry Lane, Pitt rocks a shoulder-length do that practically invites florid description; Critic Richard Roeper led his video review of the movie by deeming it "a dubious haircut that makes [Pitt] look like a drag queen in the very early stages of figuring out who he is in this life." (Well, that is definitely a thing to say!) What could have been the motivation behind Pitt's conspicuous coiffure? Since last month's tell-all Vanity Fair cover story declined to offer any helpful hair-related tidbits, we can only offer four of our own theories for them locks.

To Get Back to His Roots
Brad Pitt used to be one of our very best Hair Actors, a thespian who could be counted on to always radically alter his hair for a role. Just think of his Johnny Suede pompadour, or his focus-pulling "I'm the pretty one" mane in Legends of the Fall, or even his Michelle Williams pixie cut in Seven Years in Tibet! And yet, ever since Pitt put the nineties behind him, he's kept his hair neat and orderly (save for one moment of long-haired lustrousness in 2004's Troy, where he was sadly upstaged by his own abs). It's only fair that as Pitt approaches his 50th birthday this year (related: you are old), he might hope to recapture some of his former follicular glory on the big screen. Let's not forget that Harrison Ford got an earring in his fifties; let Brad have his own midlife-crisis thing.

To Cover Up Plot Holes
Yes, much of the U.S. government was wiped out in World War Z's scene-setting zombie attacks, but is Brad Pitt really the only person left who can save the world? He's a mumbly retiree who sleeps in! To justify the sudden decision to basically shove Pitt off that aircraft carrier with barely a "Good luck, buddy," it makes a lot more sense if you imagine that government officials were just conspiring to get Brad Pitt out of the room so they could gossip about his hair. "Shoulder length? What is with that guy?"

To Express Solidarity With a Woman
We know that Pitt often adopts the haircut of a woman close to him; he famously pulled off the "Rachel" while dating Jennifer Aniston, and you may recall that while courting Gwyneth Paltrow, he also rocked her asymmetrical "judging you" bob. "But Kyle," you say after glancing up at the byline to make sure Amanda Dobbins didn't write this, "Brad's World War Z haircut doesn't look much like Angelina's, so who could he have been patterning himself after?" Who indeed ...

To Add Visual Interest
With expensive reshoots looming, Marc Forster was in a quandary. "Brad," the director told his star, "We need a way to convey the stakes in this movie. How will the audience — "

Brad's second assistant Serena cut Forster off. "Brad is only communicating with you through an intermediary," she reminded him.

"Well," Forster said, his German-Swiss accent gone suddenly flinty, "Will you tell Mr. Pitt that we're looking for a novel way to convey the stakes in these action sequences? The audience knows that Brad Pitt won't die, and yet, owing to the nature of these zombie attacks, he also can't exactly fight back. How will we make the audience understand the gravity of these situations if all Brad ever does is run? How can we make running interesting?"

Before Forster had even finished his last sentence, Pitt silently pulled something from the pocket of his black Givenchy tunic: a small notebook that's loose-leaf sheafs were harvested specifically for Pitt via a sustainable paper mill in Uganda founded by his partner, Angelina Jolie. (Remember the loom from Wanted? It's now a paper press and clean-water generator.) He opened the notebook to a random page and began jotting down a message.

"That's his answer?" Forster said.

Ten minutes later, Forster returned with Pitt's sandwich, and a suggestion. "Brad, I think — "

Serena waved her hands in the air, attempting to volley back the sound waves that would bring Forster's unsolicited words to her employer's ears. "Intermediary," she warned him, terse.

"Fine," said Forster. "Please tell Mr. Pitt that I've figured out a way to add some much-needed pizazz to the many, many sequences where he must run away from zombies." He paused for emphasis before the big reveal: "In these scenes, Brad will be wearing a flouncy scarf."

Without acknowledging his director, Pitt stared into space and began chewing the eraser of his pencil, an eraser that had been specially customized to dispense a nicotine high when nibbled. Finally, he put lead to paper.

Serena peered at Pitt's notepad. "I have a better idea," she read out loud.

Pitt walked off set and entered an empty broom closet. As Forster and Serena stood there, waiting for their star, they heard an odd mechanical grinding noise come from the closet, as though the windup key on a music box were being turned with great effort after a decade of disuse.

After three minutes, Pitt emerged from the closet. Somehow, his hair had grown six inches in the interim.

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