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Just a quick note to let you know that the iOS 6.1 is live for your iPhone or iPad. If you have an Apple TV there’s an update there as well. No big news, just a few bug fixes and extra LTE support (4G) plus the ability to download separate songs if you’re using iTunes match. Full info after the jump:
h.265 also known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) has finally been approved. The cool thing with this new codec is that it reduces the needed bitrate to produce a high quality stream by nearly 50%. It requires more CPU power that is less of a problem nowadays.
It will of course take a few years until the new standard is available on all devices but it’s certainly a very good step that we’ve at least got a standard.
More about this over at Techcrunch.
Here’s a cool camera gadget that looks like a lens but actually is a humidifier. You fill it up with water and it generates moisture by ultrasonic waves. It’s powered by USB and measures 106 x 102 x 175mm. It can be yours for $25 over at Brandos.
Here’s a quick review of the camera in the brand new Sony Xperia Z vs the iPhone 5 (and the Oppo Find 5). Since the Xperia Z features a 13 megapixel camera that is supposed to be really good, I’m a bit surprised that the difference isn’t bigger. The Sony Xperia Z is by the way the first phone in years that made me even think about switching from my iPhone 5.
Even though getting a 1080p television set was a big jump for many people, a few people have started saying that getting a 4K screen in your home is a bit pointless since you can’t see the smaller pixels anyway. A quote directly from the article I’m linking to below:
“If you bought a 60” television, you’d have to sit about four feet away from it before you’d perceive the full benefit of 4K over good old 1080p.”
Perhaps the 4K revolution won’t come after all. Check out the article over at prolost.com.
Mozilla just revealed the developer phone that can be used by developers to do stuff for the brand new Firefox OS. The new mobile OS looks quite interesting and the specs for the developer phone has clearly been put together with a budget perspective as the processor is quite slow, the camera is low resolution etc.:
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz
UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch
3 MP Camera
4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB
1580 mAh battery
Over the air updates
Unlocked, add your own SIM card
More info over at mozilla.org.
Here’s a custom 12th century helmet made into a trash can, if you feel like getting a a bit medieval. It’s made out of cast resin finished in faux metal style. It measures 9″ x 10″ x 12″ (23 cm x 25cm x 30cm) and weighs 6 lbs (2,7kg). It can be yours for $60 over at thinkgeek.