Samsung Chromebook (otherwise known as Samsung Series 5) is coming to the market.
Google has privately announced a “limited sale” at the high-end discout site Gilt from June 1st.
It is not clear how many Chromebooks are actually available.
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NVIDIA has announced a couple of new mobile GPUs, GeForce GTX 560M and GT 520MX, that will be arriving very soon in notebooks from Asus, Alienware, Clevo, Toshiba, MSI, and Samsung, among others.
The GeForce GT 520MX is an entry level DirectX 11 GPU designed for thin and light and other highly mobile platforms. It is a slight update to the GT 520M with higher clocks. The GPU sports 48 CUDA cores with a 900MHz graphics clock, 1800MHz shader clock, and 900MHz memory clock. The memory is linked to the GPU via a 64-bit memory bus, for a peak of 14.4GB/s of bandwidth.
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ASUS has just introduced Padfone, an smartphone device that comes with a tablet it can dock into. Display switching is done dynamically, so that reading emails or browsing the web on the phone portion expands itself seamlessly once it’s connected into the pad. Also expanded will be battery life, with an extra cell included in the slate.
So, when a pad mates with a phone, you get ASUS Padfone.
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Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon. The airline has announced that it will be replacing its traditional flight manuals with iPads, which will be loaded up with the GoodReader app and PDFs of 41 different manuals and other materials.
According to the airline, that change will result in savings of about 2.4 million pieces of paper, and it says the cost of the project will be offset by fuel savings from the reduced weight, and additional savings that are expected from “fewer back and muscle injuries caused by pilots carrying flight bags,” which can weigh up to 50 pounds.
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The Nielsen Company’s most recent research on mobile connected devices sheds new light on how consumers are using their tablets, eReaders and smartphones – and where they are using them, too.
According to Nielsen’s recent survey of nearly 12,000 connected device owners:
- Seventy percent of tablet owners and 68 percent of smartphone owners said they use their devices while watching television, compared to only 35 percent of eReader owners.
- Sixty-one percent of eReader owners use their device in bed, compared to 57 percent of tablet owners and 51 percent of smartphone owners.
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