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Google Selects HE-AAC Multichannel From Fraunhofer IIS For Google Play Movies in Surround Sound

Google Selects HE-AAC Multichannel From Fraunhofer IIS For Google Play Movies in Surround Sound

Google and Fraunhofer IIS deliver the first movies with a true 5.1 channel surround sound experience from Google Play. The immersive sound quality consumers have come to expect from TV, Blu-ray disc or DVD is now available with movies streamed or downloaded from Google Play directly to their Android devices running 4.1 or later. Google chose HE-AAC Multichannel as Android’s only surround sound codec due to its open-standard nature and excellent bit-rate efficiency.

When connected to a surround sound system and TV with an HDMI cable, Android users will be able to play high quality audio and video from their smartphones and tablets in surround. On the go, Android devices will play movies in great stereo quality and selected Nexus products will also include the Fraunhofer Cingo virtual surround rendering technology, which will play movies in realistic surround sound on earphones or tablet stereo speakers.

Android’s HE-AAC Multichannel implementation includes full support for loudness and downmix metadata commonly known from the broadcast TV world, as well as other features that allow the sound to be tailored for an optimum user experience in any listening mode and environment.

“Google Play movies in 5.1 HE-AAC Multichannel sound are the first realization of our vision of bringing true theatrical surround sound to mobile devices,” said Robert Bleidt, Division General Manager at Fraunhofer USA Digital Media Technologies. “The Google and Fraunhofer partnership creates a tremendous value for consumers by offering one format that delivers a high quality experience both in-home and while mobile. Consumers may experience surround sound over headphones while on their way home from work, and finish the movie in true, exciting surround in their living room,” he added.

HE-AAC Multichannel is part of the Fraunhofer FDK AAC codec library for Android since version 4.1 and a required feature of all Android-compatible devices. This software makes open-source Fraunhofer implementations of the MPEG audio codecs AAC, HE-AAC, HE-AACv2, and AAC-ELD available to the Android community.

HE-AAC is today’s most efficient high-quality surround and stereo audio codec deployed in over 5 billion devices and used in TV, radio, and streaming services worldwide. The codec is natively integrated into most operating systems, streaming platforms and consumer electronics devices. In addition to its unique coding efficiency, HE-AAC has the dynamic ability to change audio bit-rates seamlessly in order to adapt to changing network conditions as consumers stream content to a variety of devices. It can be used with any adaptive streaming technology including MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Adobe HDS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming.

Cool, Indonesian People Make “Printer” 3D

Cool, Indonesian People Make “Printer” 3D

Starting from his love for the graphic design world, John Djauhari now assembling machines printer (printer) 3D. By leveraging open source technology, 3D printers that can print documents assembled Johanes digital into three-dimensional objects.

John worked as a product designer. Some clients who want to make a product sometimes is not satisfied if only to see the design in the form of digital documents. They want physical shape despite the small size.

“Well, from there, why do not I make a 3D printer itself,” he said when met at the show Popcon KompasTekno Asia 2013 in Jakarta Convention Center, beginning last July.

John also likes the toys (toys). Many colleagues who designed character toys and wanted to realize his ideas into tangible form. Some of them use the services of John for 3D printing.

Starting from his love for the graphic design world, John Djauhari now assembling machines printer (printer) 3D. By leveraging open source technology, 3D printers that can print documents assembled Johanes digital into three-dimensional objects.

John worked as a product designer. Some clients who want to make a product sometimes is not satisfied if only to see the design in the form of digital documents. They want physical shape despite the small size.

“Well, from there, why do not I make a 3D printer itself,” he said when met at the show Popcon KompasTekno Asia 2013 in Jakarta Convention Center, beginning last July.

John also likes the toys (toys). Many colleagues who designed character toys and wanted to realize his ideas into tangible form. Some of them use the services of John for 3D printing.

Keseriusan Johanes merakit printer 3D dimulai pada 2011. Ia mendirikan Bikin Bikin 3D Print dan aktif ikut pameran untuk memperkenalkan teknologi ini. Kala itu, desain luar printer buatannya masih berupa kerangka. Setelah melewati beberapa kali pengembangan, kini printer 3D-nya semakin akurat dan didesain menggunakan casing. “Akurasinya sampai 0,2 mm,” tutur Johanes.

Akurasi itu dibuktikan dengan mencetak replika arca yang penuh detail dan lekukan. Johanes terlebih dahulu memindai seluruh bagian arca asli yang tersimpan di Museum Nasional. Setelah mendapat filepindainya, mulailah Johanes mendesain 3D lalu mencetak dengan printer buatannya sendiri.

Memanfaatkan “open source

Dalam mengembangkan printer 3D, Johanes memanfaatkan teknologi open source untuk driver dansoftware. Ia ikut dalam forum internet yang khusus membahas teknologi printer 3D.

“Di forum ini, kita bisa tahu kalau ada algoritma yang lebih baik dan memberi struktur lebih mudah. Bukan cuma soal teknis, dari sana juga kita tahu soal materi yang mudah dicari dan lebih terjangkau,” jelasnya.

Untuk mendesain bentuk 3D, Johanes menggunakan software Pronter Face dan Repetier. Komputer yang dipakainya terhubung ke motherboard printer melalui kabel USB. Motherboard inilah yang memerintahkan gerakan koordinat X, Y, dan Z, menerjemahkan dokumen digital menjadi obyek nyata 3D.

Printer 3D yang dibuat Johanes masuk dalam tahap pengembangan akhir. Ia membuka pre-orderdengan harga Rp 10 juta. Setelah masa pre-order berakhir pada September 2013, printer 3D bakal dibanderol Rp 12 juta.

Google Release Android 4.3 with New Features

Google Release Android 4.3 with New Features

After a long awaited, Google finally released the latest Android operating system version 4.3, which still carries the code name Jelly Bean, Wednesday (07/24/2013). Android 4.3 comes with several new features.

As quoted from The Verge, Google adds multi-user settings in Android 4.3. It is useful to restrict the use and application of a profile feature.

Director of Product Management at Android, Hugo Barra explained, parents can set their children can not open content not suitable for children.

Additionally, Google adds Bluetooth Smart claimed could save battery consumption. Android 4.3 also supports OpenGL ES 3.0 that improves the quality of the graphics for gaming, including 3D.

Starting today, Android 4.3 can be downloaded over-the-air by the users of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, LG Nexus 4, Nexus 7 Asus tablet is also the first generation and Samsung Nexus 10.

ASUS PQ321Q UltraHD Monitor Review: Living with a 31.5-inch 4K Desktop Display

ASUS PQ321Q UltraHD Monitor Review: Living with a 31.5-inch 4K Desktop Display

Many consider me to be a 4K hater. The past few trade shows I’ve attended have been pushing it on consumers to replace their TVs, but I see less value in it. When it comes to a computer display, it is a different game. Unlike a 50” TV, we sit close to our monitors, even if they are 30” in size. We also have no worries about a lack of native content, since everything is rendered on the fly and native. There are no issues with the lack of HDMI 2.0, as DisplayPort 1.2 can drive a 3840×2160 screen at 60 Hz.

When it comes to 4K on the desktop, my main question is: how much difference will I see? ASUS is one of the first with a HiDPI display in the PQ321Q. While not truly 4K, it is a 3840×2160 LCD display that can accept an Ultra High Definition (UHD) signal over HDMI and DisplayPort. It also clocks in at a wallet-stretching $3,500 right now. The question is, are we seeing the future with displays here, or are we seeing a niche product?

What does 4K/UHD/HiDPI bring to the desktop? We’ve seen it for a few years now in smartphones and tablets, making their smaller screens more usable for reading and general work. My initial thought is more desktop space, as that is what it has meant before. With a 32” monitor and a pixel density this high, running it without any DPI scaling leads to a desktop where reading text is a huge pain. Instead I believe most users will opt for DPI scaling so elements are larger and easier to read. Now you have something similar to the Retina screen on the iPhone: No more desktop space compared to a 2560×1440 monitor, but one that is razor sharp and easier to look at.

To get to this pixel density, ASUS has relied upon a panel from Sharp that uses IGZO technology. IGZO (Indium gallium zinc oxide) is a material that replaces amorphous silicon for the active layer of an LCD screen. The main benefit is higher electron mobility that allows for faster reacting, smaller pixels. We have seen non-IGZO panels in smartphones with higher pixel densities, but we don’t have any other current desktop LCDs that offer a higher pixel density than this ASUS display. IGZO also allows for a wide viewing angle.

Find The Best Casinos Online

Find The Best Casinos Online

If you love gaming in online casinos, you can find the best casinos that recreate the grandeur and glamour of Las Vegas, with advanced technology. So, how do you select the best among the many and become a regular member of the online gambling universe? If you have a personal computer with a high-speed Internet connection and want to experience the thrill and adrenaline rush of winning, you can find what you need online easily.

Online Gaming

The online gaming industry has grown worldwide due to the increasing number of people participating in online betting. There is more to casinos than just gambling. Online casino operators know that while poker, blackjack, and roulette might be their main revenue streams, it is important to offer incentives to keep the gamblers coming back to the site.

The top casinos online offer you an exciting online gaming experience and are ranked by experienced online players, according to the payout percentage, ease of use, customer support, and the fun factor. There are many well-known websites that provide you all the information that you need about the best casinos you can visit.

How To Select A Casino

Whether you want to play blackjack, slots, craps, baccarat, keno, roulette, or any other of the many games, you can read the best online Casinos reviews and take a decision. Online gambling guides can recommend the best casino games you can play in the best casinos online. The guides can advise you on various details of the available games, the security of the site, and customer service.

Benefits Of Casino Guides And Listings

The top casino listings are very helpful, as you can locate the best online casino bonuses and download games that you can play easily. The casino guides also have links to the leading favorite casinos where you can play and enjoy yourself for hours. If sports betting is your passion, then you can find the best casinos through online guides, which will teach you about the sports you bet on and adopt a consistent approach to your betting.

Best casino guides are a real help when it comes to deciding on the casino you wish to visit. The guides give detailed descriptions of the casinos, including the bonus size, payout percentage, customer service, game features, software graphics, and ease of use.

You can get all the details about special promotions, ratings, bonus amount, and description of the microgaming site. Your biggest advantage of playing at the top casinos online is that you can select among the best games available and have the options of winning big jackpots and bonuses.

Best casino guides and listings will assure you of the legitimacy and safe transaction systems. Vital information is given to players about varied games, which is helpful for first-time and experienced players. Tried and tested casinos are only recommended, which makes it safe for you to use the information. If you choose to gamble online, it is best to choose a casino carefully before you take a risk.

How To Find The Best Gambling Casinos

How To Find The Best Gambling Casinos

Gambling is a pastime that many have come to enjoy. If it has become a passion, it’s important to do some research and figure out which gambling casinos will yield the best results. While gambling is just that – a gamble, there are certain elements within the control of the gambler depending upon which casino he or she chooses to give their business to. Much of the fun to someone who gambles is that of the atmosphere while they place their bets. That leads to the first way to find the best gambling casino – location.

The location of the gambling casino is a prime factor that should definitely be considered before the fun begins. Areas that only have one gambling casino are not recommended as they do not have competitors to obligate them to put customer service as a priority. Areas such as Atlantic City, New Jersey or Las Vegas, Nevada for instance are those that will be the most likely candidates for some great gambling casinos.

The next way to find the best gambling casinos is to check the online reviews. Many gamblers are vocal about where they’ve had good luck and bad. Some casinos pay out more than others. The best way to get a feel for what kind of environment is offered at what casino is to go online and checkout the various gambling chat rooms. These chat rooms online will have discussions pertaining to what various gamblers liked and disliked about the many casinos in question. These discussion boards found online can definitely help someone to find the best gambling casinos.

The next thing to think about is the payout statistics. As mentioned before, not all casinos are created equal. Some have more frequent winnings at the poker tables while others show a consistent losing streak for all who enter. Finding out what the payout statistics are for the various casinos will definitely give a good tip as to which casinos are best.

Lastly, another great idea is to talk to friends and family. Those who are known and trusted can really give some good insight into options that might turn out surprisingly well. When looking online, it is always a question of whether or not the recommendation is a paid advertisement or a real review. That’s why talking to friends and family is another great way to find the best gambling casinos. Indeed, anyone who wants to find a good place to gamble can easily do so by following the advice given above.

Microsoft Will Release Various Xbox & PC Game For iOS & Android Mobile Platform

Microsoft Will Release Various Xbox & PC Game For iOS & Android Mobile Platform

Undeniably kepopularan iOS and Android mobile platforms on the market today has made Microsoft reportedly plans to bring even more variety of games specifically designed for both platforms.

Meanwhile, according to a report compiled by the Nikkei recently, Microsoft will most likely be a third party to bring even more variety Xbox and PC games that can be run through iOS and Android mobile platforms. And even one Japanese company named clubs reportedly have obtained permission from Microsoft to release a variety of Xbox games and PC specifically intended for both the mobile platform in the near future.

Related to that, a game called “Age of Empires” is said to be the first game to be released exclusively for both the popular mobile platforms.

Independent Guide To Online Casinos- Best Casinos Uk

Independent Guide To Online Casinos- Best Casinos Uk

Every casino is meant to play gambling in various forms of games and internet or online casino is no exception. Let the casino be land based or through the using novel inventions and technological wonders, it hardly makes any difference in the type and results. Earlier to play the gambling, one has to stretch himself long way to the casino to try his luck with many other players, gambling in to highly risk oriented and dangerous atmosphere. But with the help of recent innovations like playing gambling online has reduced all these possibilities up to a great extent. Now, to gamble online, one does not need to reach at the traditional casino, instead he can choose to play either from his home or any suitable place or cozy atmosphere through the online gambling sites. Online gambling also offer the same thrill, fun filled entertainment, gambling with variable players at the same times and many other facilities with every game. The online gambling offers thousands of gambling sites to choose from the various games with the desired amount and from the total risk free ground. The playing technique is just the same, input money and start playing your favorite gambling game immediately. Here you don’t need to wait for others to join you. Even your can play alone at the site and others would join you at a later stage. There are many gambling sites to choose from and some of the best casinos are virgin casino, William hill casino, 32 red casino, bet 365 casino, inter casino and many more to enlist.

Virgin casino belongs to the noted Hollywood personality Richard Branson, concentrating mainly on convenience and simplicity. For the earnings, they insist more on the slot machines as they provide immediate win. You can also handle slot machine through online keyboards and try your luck. William Hill Casino is one of the most reliable names in the field of gambling online. They offer a large variety of games, attractive bonus and other benefits. They normally organize tournament styled games that offer every player a winning opportunity. They offer immediate cash prizes with every win. Thirty two red casinos offer around two hundred different games to select from. Their sites offer good graphics as an added attraction to make the gamming more interesting and exciting with the help of audio video techniques to support the exotic animation creativities. The players are advised to check the promotional pages offered at the gamming sites. InterCasino has won several awards to offer the best gamming on the online gambling. So far it is unmistakably the best gambling casino site offering one hundred eighty games to play round the clock. InterCasino is original address of the ever popular “Millionaires club progressive slot machine”. Online casino Suite is a directory of certified online casinos, gamming software, casino gambling and information about the games.

Facebook Testing New Navigation Menu

Facebook Testing New Navigation Menu

California – Facebook amid redesign navigation bar for iOS and Android app for easy use. Some Facebook users reported that the new navigation bar has appeared at the bottom of the screen.

But, it was not all users can get the new navigation bar that is still a beta version of it. With the addition of the menu at the bottom, the side navigation bar is now no longer in the beta version of the Facebook application.

Android users who already have a new navigation bar using Facebook beta version of Google Play Store. While the Apple iPhone users who see the new navigation bar that has installed the regular version of Facebook.

Android users who have installed the Facebook application is given a link to download the beta version of Facebook when they install updates. This all shows the changes coming from the server.

There is no warranty on the features of the new navigation bar. Current navigation bar is still considered to iOS or Android app.

Online Arcade Games Importance Of Online Games

Online Arcade Games Importance Of Online Games

The technology today has allowed everyone to enjoy bits and pieces of arcade games. They are available for children, teenagers and adults too. The popularity of internet games is increasing at a steady pace. A lot of people play arcade games online as a way to release their stress.

Everything is plausible today. Everyone is logging onto the internet and tries all sorts of game and its even better as they do not need to pay for it. They dont need to waste their money like how they would at an arcade center. These online games are perfect for recreation purpose. This includes Daytona and new games that just keep popping up. These online flash arcade games are kept up to-date and its a real mind relaxer for those who are stressed and its excellent if you just want to get better at it. One of these Arcade site which is Daily updated is Arcade-Portal.com

Online arcade games are so popular because you can build up your level. This basically means you will start at a lower level, improve yourself and move up to the higher level in just a few games session. You will be doing this at the comfort of your own PC so you will be more comfortable instead of being at a noisy arcade and people pressuring you to hurry up.

All online games have a very simple premise. This means their story line is really easy and you can catch up with a few attempts. Its also family friendly and can be a way for you to get close with family members playing games. This can be used as a good bonding moment. Its a also a healthy activity as it keeps your brains alert at all times

An online classic arcade game has been designed for all age groups. The game is so cleverly invented that anyone and everyone will have a thrill when playing the game. The popularity of these online internet arcade games is not likely to vanish any time soon. Some of the Classic Arcade Games are Pac Man Killer.

An online arcade game can be very addicting, and what’s more one can become a master at it with just a few practices. Since its free you can definitely become a master in short period of time. You will have to keep practicing, but you cant avoid from burning a hole in your pocket.

The internet is full of online arcade games that are easy to play. And that would mean you can spend your leisure time doing something to keep you occupied. You probably wonder what happened to the classics like pacman, space invaders, missile command and donkey kong. Well, they are still available, but you will have to play them online.One of the Best and largest Arcade site i ever heard is Arcade-Portal.com.