Android, Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Woot Crashes the Price of Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch to $159.99

Woot.com, an online discount website owned by Amazon just released its latest ‘deal of the day’. And what a deal it is, slashing the price of an Galaxy Gear Smartwatch by 46%, from $349.99 to mere $159.99. Is it enough to kick the sale volume up? Woot! now offers Galaxy Gear smartwatch for $159.99 As you can see on the screenshot above, you cannot order more than a single unit of the watch, but opening multiple accounts isn’t exactly a problematic thing to do. If you want to, of course. By all accounts, Galaxy Gear failed to land on the sweet spot of tens of

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Hardware, Internet, Memory & Storage Space, VR World

Samsung’s 24 SSD video reminds us of all the speed brakes

Samsung’s Marketing guys probably pulled a marketing stunt of the year, with a Youtube video which probably cost them less than any of those fancy ads in papers. Guys’n’girls took 24 Samsung 220/200MB Read/Write SSD drives, put’em on an RAID controller and tested them using a Skulltrail system. While achieved speed of 2GB/s was awesome, it also struck me as a pretty low figure for a 24 drive setup. Each drive achieved only 85MB/s, far cry from what those drives are capable of. Given that a RAID0 array with five Intel or OCZ SSDs gives out 1GB/s, why did Samsung need 19 more drives to

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Business

Recession didn’t stop HDTV in the US

Unlike Q3’08, which shown record shipments and sales of LCD TV units, Black Friday/Christmas quarter saw shipments of TVs falling by 7%, according to a study released by DisplaySearch, division of NPD. Sales numbers didn’t back the trend, though. Overall numbers dropped to 10.7 million shipped units, with LCD leading the way with 8.9M units, 200.000 less than 12 months ago. LCD TV shipments increased 9% when comparing Q3 to Q4, though. Retailers and etailers didn’t want to build up stock in fears of potentially catastrophic Q1’09, but this LCD drop was off-set by massive 28% increase in shipments of Plasma units. Manufacturers shipped 1.3M

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3D, AMD, Apple, Business, Companies, CPU, Gaming, Graphics, Intel, Software Programs, VR World

GPGPU is the future: Khronos releases OpenCL API

With Khronos group officially launching the OpenCL 1.0 specification, GPGPU computing is now officially covered with a open-source, royalty-free cross-platform API that enables parallel programming on the GPUs, regardless from whom they’re coming from.

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