Skype, the company that made VoIP communications famous around the world and has used their SILK audio codec since 2009 to serve over 750 billion Skype-to-Skype minutes, is back with a new idea of developing and standardizing a codec that was specially built just for Internet use, calling it Opus. Opus would sound to be rather fitting, as it has everything to do with the audio world, and not only that, it does send the meaning straight and true even to a non-geek. Opus was built on the foundation of Skype’s highly-successful SILK codec, and Skype hopes that the Opus standard will be more widely adopted in due time.
Opus is said to improve audio experiences across the spectrum from narrowband mono to fullband stereo, regardless of whether it is voice or music that we are talking about here, pardon the pun. It will be higher-quality compared to a range of current codecs for both voice and music, and they are keeping their fingers crossed that mobile data network operators will fall in love with it due to its higher level of efficiency that takes up less megabytes than normal. How does CD quality conversations over Skype sound in the future?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Skype used to present thesis by students, Skype turns 9 today,
Heads up folks – the time is nearly upon us when Apple is set to unveil the new iPhone 5 and possibly new versions of the iPod nano and the iPod touch just to name a few. If you’d like to see what Apple has up their sleeves this year and how it will match up to the slew of other hardware released by their Android and Windows Phone competitor, be sure to check out our live blog at live.ubergizmo.com! The event will begin at 10AM PT, so stay tuned for the updates!By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Leaked iPhone 5 logic board shows A6 processor and 4G LTE connectivity, iPhone 5 named "confirmed" via search results,
It is slightly more than an hour away before we bring you live news of Apple?s event at the Yerba Buena center in San Francisco, California, which will most probably see the introduction of the iPhone 5; not to mention nano SIM cards that are required to run in this puppy. Of course, some folks do wonder whether it is possible to cut their micro SIM cards to the size of the nano SIM, similar to how one ?upgraded? their once standard SIM cards (2FF) to the micro SIM form factor (3FF) using a micro SIM cutter.
Giesecke & Devrient, inventor of SIM as well as the manufacturer of the nano SIM card, did mention that the particular method mentioned earlier is a one trick pony so to speak, as the nano SIM is 15% thinner compared to its previous two generations, so even if it is cut in the same size, the thickness would be different, meaning the cut micro SIM cannot fit into the nano SIM slot.Ubergizmo. Related articles: Vodafone stockpiles nano-SIMs for iPhone 5 launch, Nano-SIMs make their way to telco in Europe possibly ahead of iPhone 5 launch,
The Apple Event announcing the iPhone 5 will start in about 1 hour. Apple is yet again not offering a live video stream of the media event. if you google Apple Event Live Video stream" you get some...
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Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 in less than 2 hours. Apple itself confirmed what the company will announce today through their eager Apple.com site search. In one of the last component leaks ahead of...
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So it seems that Samsung is set to sue Apple if they were to release an iPhone with 4G LTE capabilities, and thanks to some last minute leaks and if Samsung is going to keep to their word, Apple?s iPhone 5 could be hit with some legal trouble as soon as it launches. Pictured above (via HDblog.it) is the alleged logic board belonging to the iPhone 5. It shows off Apple?s A6 processor along with the MDM9615M modem that will bring LTE connectivity to the device. Also spotted is a nano SIM slot which corroborates earlier reports that nano SIM cards were being shipped to carriers in anticipation of the iPhone 5 that supposedly will be using the new SIMs. Could this logic board be the real deal? If it is we guess there aren?t really many surprises left in Apple?s announcement, but do check back with us in a couple of hours as we?ll be back with the official details.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: More alleged iPhone 5 backplates appear, iPhone 5 named "confirmed" via search results,
Earlier this year, Epic Games revealed Infinity Blade: Dungeons, a game from the Infinity Blade franchise but the difference being that it played more like an action RPG. Unfortunately there has not been any mention of a release date, but thanks to recent discounts on Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade 2, some are speculating that Infinity Blade: Dungeons could be launched later today alongside the iPhone 5. Typically during Apple?s events, they select a handful of developers to showcase apps that have been optimized to run on their new products, and what better way than with Infinity Blade: Dungeons, right? In any case if you?ve been meaning to get the previous two Infinity Blade games, they are available from the iTunes App Store and are priced at a very affordable $0.99 and $2.99 respectively. However if Infinity Blade: Dungeons is a game you?re looking forward to, check back with us in a few hours to see if the speculators have it right!By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sculpteo releases 3DPCase app that allows you to create custom 3D printed cases for your iPhone, Blackberry 10 expected to launch with more apps than any other first-generation mobile operating system,
We?re sure that many gamers out there would love to see their favorite game turned into a Hollywood movie, or maybe not, depending on who the director is. Well if you?ve enjoyed the Resident Evil franchise so far, you might be interested to learn that Paul W.S. Anderson might be interested in turning Monster Hunter into a movie. When the director of the upcoming Resident Evil: Retribution movie was asked in an interview with Cinema Today as to which video game he would like to make into a movie, he replied by saying, ?Recently, I?ve been loving Monster Hunter. A film conversion is currently in planning.? It is unclear as to whether the planning refers to something he?s doing on his own time or if there are studios in Hollywood who have picked it up already. Either way what do you guys think? Would Monster Hunter translate well into a Hollywood blockbuster movie? Or are some video games best left alone?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Capcom hints at upcoming Monster Hunter announcement, Nintendo 3DS Conference: Monster Hunter 4 announced, Pink 3DS on the way,
The Apple.com site search has already indexed pages that Apple will release after the Apple Event later today. The URLs already though reveal what Apple is announcing. We already reported that the...
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Earlier we reported that the Apple.com search engine is spilling the beans of what Apple will announce today. The search engine already indexed the urls of unreleased press-releases.Besides the new...
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