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Google has started sending invitations to Google Glass Explorer. Invitations are sent to current Google Glass testers, which will be able to invite his friends to participate in the program, and be able to purchase the device. At present, the program will be able for legal age USA citizens. The exact premiere date of Google Glass is not yet known. Some speculate that it won't be 2013.

 

 Engineers at LG developed world first OLED flexible display panel for mobile devices. LG already shown 55 inch curved OLED TV about a month ago. New panel is developed using plastic, which promise to make it flexible but also - unbreakable, certainly a feature most welcomed im mobile devices.

Both 5- and 7-inch HD Oxide TFT panels will be shown soon. That first size features a bezel that's just 1mm wide, enabling a borderless frame when installed in smartphones. Both displays are lightweight and consume less power than their traditional equivalents. Finally, LG will have a 14-inch 2560x1440-pixel laptop panel on hand, along with LCDs designed for use in refrigerators and automotive dashboards.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 09:08

Nvidia announces roadmap for Tegra

Nvidia has just announced a roadmap for their Tegra processors. According to the specifications, later this year first devices with Tegra 4 processors will be launched, which according to available benchmarks, has put the competition aside. The further development is scheduled for 2014, which will reveal Tegra 5 processors (codenamed Logan). As Nvidia materials suggest, the Logan chips will be integrated with GPU Kepler, which currently is being used for GeForce 600 series graphic cards.

More detailed information is available here: http://blogs.nvidia.com/2013/03/nvidia-ceo-updates-nvidias-roadmap/

According to Bloomberg, Apple might be releasing rumoured iWatch device by the end of 2013. News source is close to Corning - Gorilla Glass manufacturer,

Apple as always will not say anything about upcoming products, but various sources claim there is a team of over 100 engineers working on some sort of wereable computer. Device name is obviously unofficial, but rumour say it will be able to make calls, check caller ID and possibly include some sort of biometric sensors, similar to those now available with partnership with Nike. Map display - or at least relay is also possible. Well, pretty much everything is possible, but since Google is planning to release its Google Glass close to the end of 2013, there is at least this to push Apple towards releasing its own 'something'.

Full article is available here.

SMILE is a project from Stanford University, which tries to transform a traditional learning environment into one which is greatly supported by mobile devices. The project itself has launched in November 2011, nevertheless it is in constant development. Students are encouraged to use mobile devices as a support tool, they create and answer questions, and by such approach they are involved in the learning process.

Paul Kim, the creator of a SMILE project, recently gave a few remarks on what could be possibly done in order to help m-learning technologies go global. Highlights of his lessons learned are presented below:

  • the use of existing resources is crucial, as the ability to provide mobile learning content basing on what is at our disposal at the moment is sometimes a go/no-go factor,
  • tailoring the content to the environment is very important, because people won't learn something which does not apply to their lives at all,
  • making a good presentation of your offer in terms of publicity is of highest value, doing so will bring people to your mobile learning environment.

A short description of the SMILE project is presented below:

You can also visit a SMILE project website at http://gse-it.stanford.edu/research/project/smile