Story of the Birth and Triumph Walkman

iPod may be the most popular digital music player. But before Apple’s music devices exploded, first there is a Walkman that many referred to as one of the most legendary gadgets. What does the story of his birth?

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Here’s the story in a nutshell. Masaru Ibuka was one of the founders of Sony. It was around 1978, Ibuka air travel often use to many places. Understandably, he was the boss of the companies that have a lot of interests.

Well, Masaru Ibuka’s like to listen to classic songs. Sometimes during a boring trip on the plane, he wanted to listen to music as entertainment, but in a practical way.

Sony when it has grown so large electronic companies so that they have the resources to build such a device. Home from traveling, Ibuka asked Norio Ohga, division manager in a tape recorder to fulfill his wish.

The plan is, Sony will create a small audio device. The size is more or less like the Sony Pressman, a tape recorder Sony products that have been produced and sold in 1977.

Indirect Success

Technician Sony also tinker with Pressman. Hard work pays off, they successfully produce devices like Pressman who has the ability to play music in stereo.

Ibuka and immediately liked the prototype exhibited at Akio Morita, founder of Sony the other. “Try this. Stereo cassette player that can be heard when walking the interesting idea is not it ?,” he said.

Morita tried it and he agreed, even convinced the world would love such a device. He immediately instructed a team of technicians Sony made a commercial version. The aim is mainly to satisfy young people who want to listen to music all day.

Morita gave an ultimatum, the device must be fast and the price is quite affordable so that the demand in the market. Sony menyanggupinya technician team. So in just 4 months, the first version of the portable music player was already finished.

But if the right name for him? Ibuka propose Walkman, but some people doubt whether it is a proper name. In fact, in the US, the device was named Soundabout. But in the end, the Walkman name was selected.

Sony produces about 30 thousand units of the first version of the Walkman TPS-L2, released in Japan in 1979. ‘Ancestors’ Walkman requires two AA batteries as a power source and when it sold $ 150, or $ 500 in today’s dollars.

Unfortunately, the first Walkman was not immediately sold. Perhaps because many people do not know its capabilities. Thus, employees of Sony took to the streets to demonstrate Walkman and potential customers can try it yourself. The strategy worked. Approaching August, Walkman supplies began to run out.

Such was the beginning of a story about a big success Walkman finally released in a variety of models and sold hundreds of millions of units worldwide.

It may be noted that the portable audio device actually existed before the birth of the Walkman. The first portable music player in the world was mentioned already present in 1954, the Regency TR-1. TR-1 can play the sound from the radio and is considered the first in which the people could hear the music in mobile.

Robin Li, China’s Richest People ‘Kill’ Google

Robin Li seen as a figure of calm. But make no mistake, he is not a citizen of China mostly. The 45-year-old man is the richest man in the Bamboo Curtain country, with total assets in the range of $ 12.2 billion in December 2013, according to research from Forbes.

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Robin wealth thanks to the company he founded an online search engine, Baidu. Baidu to date sturdy become the largest search engine in China with a market share in the range of 64%. They succeed ‘kill’ Google in China, the market share is very low.

Indeed skyrocketing Baidu is not separated from the Chinese government policies that often block Google so that companies from the United States is very limited movement. But still rising Baidu also thanks to its quality, so that the Chinese people choose it as the main search engine.

Men who married and has 4 children were obviously proud of the achievement. Moreover, since 2007, Baidu became the first Chinese company entered the NASDAQ 100 index, one of the stock market index of the most respected.

Despite tremendous success, Li apparently still a big ambition. He had expressed his intention to become a global company, not just a champion alone.

“When the Chinese market stopped growing faster than any other country in the world, we will see out. The reason we focus here is China is the fastest growing markets we can access,” he said.

Features Burglar Coming Windows Phone & Android

Apparently also rampant theft of mobile phones in developed countries. Various organizations also requested that mobile phone manufacturers also overcome these problems. Demand it seems to be the inclusion of affordable with features ‘killer’.galaxy alpha

According to Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, Google and Microsoft will include such features in the new generation of the Android operating system and Windows Phone. With this feature, users can cripple a stolen mobile phone so that it can not work and hard-sold by the thief.

Google in a statement announced that they will add anti-theft solutions in the new version of Android. While Fred Humhries as Vice President Microsoft also confirmed he would take similar steps.

In the United States by the Federal Communications Commission study, more than 30% of thefts in large cities targeting the mobile phone. And in some cases accompanied by violence.

Features ‘killer’ mobile phone is considered effective. Apple has provided an iPhone with such a feature in September, which allows users to lock or delete data stolen iPhone. Since then, the iPhone theft rate declined to 19%.

“These statistics illustrate the amazing effectiveness of the killer features, and Google and Microsoft’s commitment is a big step for the safety of consumers,” said Eric who quoted from Bloomberg, Thursday (06/20/2014).

LG G Watch will On 36 Hours

Although there is no definite release date, a number of leaks about the LG G Watch smartwatch already scattered. One is that tweet byupleaks recently.

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G Watch will use Snapdragon processor MSM8226 version 400. But not as often used in smartphones, but APQ8026. The difference lies in the GPU is used, ie Adreno 220, not Adreno 305.

GPU choice it seems to be connected with the screen resolution is only 280×280. So it is not needed GPU is too high to run it. With a 1.65-inch large screen, the pixel density is 240ppi.

To save the application and other data, provided storage of 4GB, with 512MB RAM.

Dimensions of smart watches that are 37,7×46,5x10mm, weighing 61 grams. Polymer capacity 400mAh lithium battery, which will be able to support the G Watch for approximately 36 hours.

Although the battery life is not too long G Watch, to recharge the batteries only takes two hours.

Matter of course to use the Android OS Wear, operating system created by Google specifically for smart watches.

The watch has a number of standard features, such as Bluetooth 4.0, support for different languages, and voice memo.

For a more complete specifications and formal, we would have to wait until LG actually release the product, the fastest second quarter of 2014.

Create Processor Mobile Intel 14 nm

Intel did not want to put the brakes on innovation in mobile processor segment. The chip manufacturer is preparing a more sophisticated new processor with 14 nm manufacturing process.

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With manufacturing processes are increasingly meeting, meaning that the performance offered also going higher. But even more frugal power consumption and the heat released is also lower.

As revealed by Harry K. Nugraha Channel Sales Director, Intel Indonesia in his presentation at the Intel Mobility Show 2014 event at Belly Clan, 14 nm Intel mobile processors will have two variants named Cherry Trail and Broxton.

Cherry Trail in the category of ‘performance’ which was allegedly prepared to go in the middle segment. While Broxton prepared to target the upscale segment by Intel given category Hero Devices.

The second advantage of these variants compared to the previous version is a quad-core technology that will be offered. Well, thanks to Hyper-Threading feature possessed, the OS will recognize it as an octa-core processors.

In addition, Intel also intends to immerse support the brand-new mobile technology LTE-Advanced in Cherry Trail and Broxton. To enable this, Intel also is pursuing certification in order to legalize the fastest implementation of mobile technology in both variants of the brand-new Intel Atom.

“Both mobile 14 nm processors (Cherry Trail and Broxton-ed.) Is planned to be launched in mid-2015,” added Harry.

Opera Browser Specials Create iPhone

One of the products that may be quite famous Opera is Opera Mini, but now the Norwegian software manufacturer has a new product designed specifically for the iPhone.

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Opera Coast, thus the name of the latest Opera browser. Previous software is already available for the iPad, but for this third generation Opera also released specifically for the iPhone.

In contrast to most other browsers, Opera Coast offers a unique internet surfing experience. Differ in terms of the user interface, the display is designed to be easy to navigate with the thumb.

When tested, Opera Coast is different than most other browsers for mobile phones. For the ‘back’ for example, users simply just slide to the right to access it. Then to do a refresh, bookmark, can also be done with a few touches.

Then display Opera Coast also made simple with just one button ‘home’ at the bottom, and the ‘history’ at the bottom right.

“History in Opera Coast can also be used as bookmarks, and this function is more interesting because of all the sites displayed complete with pictures,” said Agnes Agastia Communications Manager Opera Software

So far unique browser is claimed to be accepted well by iPad users, and that was what finally made the Opera to bring anyway for iPhone users.

But it is not just shrink zoom course, there are things that are deliberately optimized to fit the iPhone.

Interested tasted it? Opera Coast can now be downloaded through the Apple App Store for free.

Apple Ensure Birth iOS 8 and OS X New

Apple will almost certainly be launched iOS 8 and the latest version of OS X in the mat Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2014 in United States.

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It was revealed from the banners that have been plastered on the ground floor of the Moscone Center, where the conference will be held, which today has opened for registration of participants.

As written AppleInsider, the banners bearing the letters “X” and the number “8”, which is most likely referring to OS X and iOS 8.

Is Apple just launched two things at WWDC 2014? Apparently not, because at the top of the Moscone Center there are two banners were still closed. The floor can not be accessed by the participants.

In previous years WWDC, where it is used to display banners AirPlay. Meanwhile, place the other one is used to display banners that remain closed until the keynote ended, after Apple showed off the technology or top product