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There's a test here that managed 2160p at 50Mbps bitrate, it should be at least 30fps:http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/11/21/apples-a8-soc-reportedly-capable-of-4k-video-output-may-pave-way-for-ultra-high-resolution-apple-tvhttp://www.tuaw.com/2014/11/21/exclusive-the-iphone-6s-a8-chip-can-play-4k-video/
The discussion thread reflects on the website so the quality of the discussion there has to be maintained. Some discussion threads are political in nature but some aren't. It's more about avoiding straying too far off-topic. If a thread is supposed to be about smartphones and reaches a point where it becomes all about how Nazi Germany started then it has taken a wrong turn somewhere and it needs to be pruned at the source of that derailment to get back on track. The...
A few people mentioned Samsung making cars: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/samsung-wants-its-name-off-samsung-cars/ "Korea’s Samsung, better known for flat panel TVs, Galaxy smart phones and other gadgetry, wants its name removed from cars produced by Renault in Korea. “We want to take our brand ‘Samsung’ out of Renault Samsung since we don’t have anything to do with the car sales,” a Samsung executive told The Korea Herald. Samsung Motors was established in...
A bank was hacked last year but the bank said it was just contact info taken:http://lifehacker.com/chase-bank-hacked-info-stolen-for-83-million-accounts-1642063956Banks probably have some sort of proxy setup whereby requests can't breach the account server directly. They will likely quarantine incoming requests on a proxy server and that server might have contact info that when validated gets passed on to the account servers. All servers are vulnerable, the banks use the...
The 4K issue might be what's holding the Apple TV update back. I could see them wanting to be able to Airplay at 4K, which can be done over 802.11n and ac bandwidth but it would be best to have H.265 real-time hardware encoding and decoding. 4K-capable GPUs were only introduced with the iPhone 6. These are higher-end chips. The last Apple TV update 3 years ago was to the A5 chip, which was a shrunken version of the previous year's iPhone chip. Given that the previous...
The prism shown in the diagram would help with the sensor. They describe this in another patent:http://patents.justia.com/patent/20130063629Splitting the light with dichroic or trichroic prisms gets rid of the bayer filter ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer_filter ):"Three image sensors are also provided, where each sensor is positioned to receive a respective one of the color components that emerge from the respective face of the cube. The image sensors may be clear...
The sticks take power from the USB ports on TVs:This means they don't need an internal power converter for the mains like the Apple TV. They lack audio output though and ethernet in for a more stable network connection. The audio would go through the HDMI so audio would default to being through the TV speakers. There are external adaptors to get optical audio:http://www.amazon.com/BlackRock-Adapter-Google-Chromecast-Extractor/dp/B00I4A12JG"We got the Chromecast in an...
On highest quality it might but it ran on the PS3/360 originally. Recommended requirements are a desktop NVidia 660. This is around the same as the 780M in the iMac and these GPUs are roughly 3x the mobile GPUs like the 650M/750M. If Skylake comes around then the mobile GPUs should be roughly doubling in performance so it should be ok. 65GB install size though so not making its way to iOS anytime soon with a 4GB limit.That would be one of the older ones: GTA3, Vice City or...
GTA IV doesn't have an official Mac port, just unofficial ones:The latest GTA V that will be released on PC in about a month won't have a Mac port either. These should run ok in Bootcamp though. The only Mac native ones are the following 3 games, which are on iOS:http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/11761/grand-theft-auto-trilogy-now-available-for-the-mac.htmlThese games aren't that great anyway. Here some people react to playing it for the first time:They start...
It needed to be higher for console quality games. GTA IV for example is 6.5GB for the XBox 360. 8GB would probably be a more sensible limit as that's closer to dual-layer DVD size. Not a single XBox 360 title listed here exceeds 8GB: http://www.stripesonfire.com/xbox-360-game-install-list/ A few of the more modern titles split across multiple discs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_console_games_spanning_multiple_discs#Xbox_360 Wolfenstein the New Order split...
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