Tuesday 29 May 2012


Are your eyes ready for what's about to happen?

   Ohhhh boy, I've thrown out on hell of an enigmatic title right there, it could be something disgusting I'm about to tell you. But, given your on a tech site it's not going to be. The news is instead that if you thought HD made a huge difference over normal definition then you're in for a mighty big treat soon.

   Today the International Telecommunications Union has announced plans for what’s being called Ultra High Definition Television or UHDTV. The intriguing thing here is that not only has the ITU agreed on one single standard, but today we have two! The two recommendations  include resolutions of 3840 x 2160 and 7680 x 4320!!!

   The lower resolution standard will arrive sonnest, and then there will be a bump to the higher resolution after that. This is similar to what we have today with HDTV and specifically the differences between 720p and 1080p resolutions. These new resolutions will be called 4K and 8K. Exciting times, but good luck streaming 8K if you live anywhere outside a city in the UK!

Why the 'Pebble blue' Galaxy S3 is delays.

   From the picture above (From Mobilebulgaria) appears to show exactly why Samsung have had problems getting enough Galaxy S3's out in the wild for today's launch.

   The official line from Samsung is below, and they've explained it considerably better than I could!

   "Samsung’s Galaxy SIII Pebble Blue version comes with a newly invented blue colour and special hyper-glaze material.
   In order to meet the highest internal quality standards and to provide the best quality Galaxy SIII to customers, a short supply of Pebble Blue version is expected in some regions in the next 2-3 weeks.
   Samsung is working hard to ensure that customers will get the Pebble Blue coloured devices as soon as possible."

In other news:

  • 3 UK has started rolling out the ICS update for the HTC Sensation XL!!!
  • An old iPad prototype, that was barely working and had connector cables on two sides, sold today on Ebay for $10,200!!!
  • The exodus from RIM has continued with the announcement today that their Legal leader has resigned, but will stay on until a successor can be appointed. Now, the loss of  Karima Bawa, may not signal the end of RIM but it's symptomatic of the wider company.
  • Skype for Xbox probably won't arrive before the end of the year, sorry guys!
  • Samsung have unleashed their 'Music Hub' as an alternative to Spotify, you can get a tonne of songs and not much else! Check it out, it's not that great in all honesty.
  • The forthcoming Nintendo console is likely to retain it's name as the Wii U on launch!


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