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.

Kaspersky Virus Detection New Android & iOS

Kaspersky Lab released a new research report that maps the massive international infrastructure that is used to control the implant malware ‘Remote Control System’ (RCS), and identify unknown mobile Trojan that can attack Android and iOS.

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This module is part of what is referred to as spyware tools ‘legal’, namely RCS aka Galileo, which was developed by the Italian company, Hacking Team.

List of victims in the above study, conducted by Kaspersky Lab together with the Citizen Lab, including activists and human rights defenders, journalists and politicians.

Kaspersky Lab has conducted a variety of different security approaches to find a server command and control (C & C) Galileo worldwide.

For the identification process, Kaspersky Lab’s experts rely on specific indicators and data connectivity obtained by reversing engineering (reverse engineering) existing sample.

In a recent analysis, Kaspersky Lab researchers claimed to map the presence of more than 320 RCS C & C servers in more than 40 countries. The majority of these servers located in the United States, Kazakhstan, Ecuador, England and Canada.

Related to these new findings, Sergey Golovanov, Principal Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, stating that the existence of this server in a country does not mean they are used by law enforcement in the country.

However, it makes sense for the user to operate the server RCS C & C in the location that they control – because in the place of legal problems between the state and the seizure of servers small risk.

Implants Mobile RCS

Although it has previously been known that the mobile Trojan for iOS and Android from Hacking Team exists, previously no really can identify, or knowing use in the attack.

Kaspersky Lab experts have researched malware RCS for two years. Earlier this year they were able to identify specific sample from the same mobile module with other RCS malware configuration profile in their collection.

In a recent study, a new variant of the sample was also obtained from the victim through KSN network Kaspersky Lab cloud. In addition, Kaspersky Lab’s experts also work closely with Morgan Marquis-Boire of the Citizen Lab, which examines a collection of malware HackingTeam extensively.

Mentioned, the mastermind behind Galileo RCS build dangerous implants specific for obvious target. Once the samples are ready, the attacker sends them to mobile devices victim.

Some of the known vector infection including spearphishing through social engineering, which is often combined with exploitation, including the exploitation of zero-day, and local infection via the USB cable when the mobile device synchronization.

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.

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

Samsung Prepare Gear Solo, Android SmartWatch Independent

After launching Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, innovation smartwatch Samsung is not going to stop. South Korean manufacturer is reportedly working on another variant hours Gear smart this time called to operate independently.

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Independent here means no longer depend on other Android devices such as the case variants of the Galaxy Gear is now circulating. So later smartwatch which supposedly carries the name of Solo Gear is going to be operated like an Android phone.

So far in, i information about Gear Solo is still very minimal. The gossip was limited to the presence of a SIM card slot and able to make calls or receive calls independently or from the connected Android device.

This means that in addition can be operated independently, Gear Solo seems also can connect with Android phones. Similar to that offered by the current variants of the Galaxy Gear.

Although the news about Gear Solo is still very new, there was a possibility Samsung will announce its existence in a time not too long.

That is because it is not difficult for Samsung if you want to immerse the Android OS with a full feature in Gear Solo. Moreover, the hardware Samsung already has a ‘stock’ of a variant of the Galaxy Gear hers today. By design can be Gear Solo also will carry a form that is not much different from its variant smartwatch existing

Google: Android, OS successful Throughout History

It is undeniable that Android is an operating system that dominate the market today. With a positive note, Google also claimed as the most successful OS in history.

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“I think Android is the fastest and most successful in the world in the history of the operating system,” said Nikesh Arora, Google’s Senior Vice President.

“There is no one who can predict the adoption of the operating system in the industry, because many different OEMs, and a lot of manufacturing, and manufacturing different around the world,” he added.

All reports is agreed, that the current iOS and Android chase each other in terms of number of users.

Even in 2012, Android and iOS shot 10 times faster than the PC when compared with PC penetration in fact continued to slow.

At the end of 2012 alone, Android’s market share has reached 53.4%. While iOS with the same range can shot up to 34.3%.