Archive for February 11th, 2014

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Another pathetic swipe at Chromebooks by Microsoft

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Microsft have put together another advert for their new budget Windows 8 laptop built by Asus.

Honestly, the laptop looks quite nice, however, the content of the add is anything but. Singling out the Chromebook as an online only device, users of the Windows laptop can achieve so much more without an internet connection… like Chat!  The only real factor on display is that Microsoft must really be concerned about the Chromebooks and perhaps lends more substance to the likes of Samsung ending their Windows laptop production run and Dell preferring Windows 7 over 8 as a option.

Lovely to see that Google does not feel the need to retaliate, just let Microsoft embarrass themselves.

 

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HTC M8 to have 2 Cameras

HTC-One-2-M8New images of the HTC M8 leaked by nowhereelse.fr yesterday reveal not one, but two rear facing cameras. Initial thoughts were that one of the sensors would actually be a fingerprint reader but, despite the blurry nature of the shots from nowhereelse.fr it’s quite clear to see that both have lens elements in them. One appears to be the same as the Ultrapixel sensor on the HTC One while the other looks to be quite different. There’s also a dual LED flash evident that looks to be very similar to the two-tone version we have on the iPhone 5s

So why two cameras?

There are lots of theories at the moment including being able to take 3D photos. Personally I think we’re looking at a 4MP Ultrapixel camera that’s the same as the HTC One which will be ideal for low-light and fast action photos. And then I suspect that the other camera will have a much higher pixel count but have a smaller pixel size, so less light sensitivity. The cameras seem way too close together to give much of a 3D image separation.

Another theory is that the two cameras will work simultaneously and may or may not have the same pixel count but that together they will offer better IQ and light sensitivity, both images captured on each being combined with some clever interpolation software to push the boundaries and offer a best of both worlds solution.

Whatever they are we look set to find out in a few weeks time!

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