IFA 2012 : Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note II (with video preview)

1280 x 780 5.5inch display, Jelly Bean, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos, 8MP rear-facing camera.

Samsung Ativ S

Windows Phone 8, 4.2inch 720p display, 1.5GHz dual-core, 8MP rear-facing camera 1.9MP front-facing camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

16MP, 21x Optical Zoom, Jelly Bean

Samsung Ativ Tab

10.1inch Windows RT, 1.5GHz dual-core, 2GB RAM

Ativ Smart PC, Ativ Smart PC Pro

Hybrid tablet with keyboard dock.

11.6inch display, Intel Atom vs Intel i5, 2GB RAM vs 4GB RAM

All pictures courtesy of The Verge, click through them for more coverage!

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Playing Games for All the Wrong Reasons – IGN

Playing Games for All the Wrong Reasons – IGN.

Justin Davis had a epiphany that he gamed excessively when he was having troubles in the real world. View the source to read his analysis on why so.

On a side note, the author mentions that unlike real life, in games, if you spend sufficient time, you are guaranteed to be more powerful, to level-up. But isn’t it that way in life too? In order to be good at something, say blogging or programming, you need to spend many hours at it. Sure you will face challenges (a hard boss in game), but whats important is that you don’t give up, keep trying (grinding) and then eventually when you gain more experience (better gear, upgrade skills), you will be able to emerge a stronger person.

OnLive lost: how the paradise of streaming games was undone by one man’s ego | The Verge

OnLive lost: how the paradise of streaming games was undone by one man’s ego | The Verge.

” Perlman received the news in the OnLive booth at E3 2010. “He went ballistic,” one witness recalls. “We had to slam the conference room shut and crank up the music so people wouldn’t hear him.” “

Really in-depth story of how OnLive’s CEO brought the company down. Sad to see a company advocating such promising technology go down just because of one person’s selfishness.

Google promotes web services with new ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button | The Verge

Google promotes web services with new ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button | The Verge.

This hasn’t come to my country yet, but I’ll be sure to try it out when it arrives! I think the “I’m feeling lucky” button has been underused, and with this new gimmick it might increase usage, and also expose the many services Google has to users.