It's dark ... evening ... All children and adults are gradually gathering in their homes and doing different things: someone watches TV, someone works or turns everything upside down, and someone is surfing the Internet ... just like you are at the moment looking for interesting information.
It is in the information that we find answers to various questions, whether we need them or not ... What we are looking for is often hidden not only in certain words or lines, but also in numbers that clearly show the state of affairs or something else.
So the time has come for the seventh issue of the column “Figures as Facts,” which fell on the seventh day of the week. Funny coincidence, right?).
4.2 million copies of the PS4 console were sold by the Japanese company Sony by the end of 2013. The company itself announced this stunning event at CES 2014 as part of the presentation of the PlayStation Now online service. This company has once again proved that it is she who is the perfect leader in this segment of consumer electronics. By the way, a direct competitor to Microsoft, sold 3 million copies of the Xbox One as of December 28, 2013.
However, both are sold successfully and beat the sales of their predecessors.
Kick Starter sold $ 480 million for various projects . Every year, money is collected on the website of this company to implement the ideas and undertakings of various start-ups with the help of investments by ordinary people who will help to organize the production of various projects.
Sharp showed the 8K panel . On the last day of CES 2014, when the spirit of the extravaganza began to fade away, Sharp presented the world's first 8K TV with a screen resolution of 10080 x 4320, the aspect ratio of which is 21: 9. That's where all the journalists cheered up). The stand with this unit was the most visited among the public, only Sony managed to attract so much attention to itself, equal to this Sharp TV panel.
$ 15 billion is Asus revenue in 2013. Unlike Acer’s main competitor, 2013 was more successful than 2012. The company's profit growth compared to 2012 increased by 3% , and in the 4th quarter of 2013 it outstripped the figures for the same period in 2012 by 10.5% .
59.1% of all Android smartphones are based on the Android Jelly Bean OS version . Although the search giant has already announced its “green robot with the taste of KitKat”, manufacturers are not in a hurry to release new smartphones based on Android 4.4 KitKat, or rather they are not in time. Therefore, "sweetie" and has such a large share. More recently, it was Jelly Bean that was ahead of its predecessor Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
However, all these processes of changing OS versions are logical in nature, and soon Android 4.4 KitKat will overtake Android Jelly Bean in the number of servicing devices, especially since the former has improved optimization for devices with 512 megabytes of RAM.
The first iPhone was introduced 7 years ago. Back in 2007, on January 9, Steve Jobs personally presented the first device of the “smartphone” class from Apple, which became the company's cult product, synonymous with the “office” itself.
The characteristics of the first Apple smartphone are now unlikely to impress anyone. The first iPhone was equipped with a 3.5 '' screen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and a pixel density of 160ppi, a processor with a frequency of 412 MHz, 128 MB of RAM and a 2-megapixel camera, the device did not support 3G, GPS, MMS and a flash in it, too , and also it was not possible to copy and paste text. However, the 4GB version of the first iPhone was priced at $ 499 at the time of release.
$ 900 costs the cheapest 4K TV . Australian company Kogan presented at CES 2014 the cheapest 4K TV with minimal bezels around the display, the diagonal of which is 55 inches, It all works on the basis of a 2-core Cortex A9 processor with a frequency of 1.2 GHz and an graphics accelerator ARM Mali-400 .
Whether this "cheap miracle of technology" will be sold in Europe is not yet known, but in Australia and the United States for sure.
Imagination Technologies promises a 50% performance increase over previous flagship solutions, launch the new generation PowerVR XT6.
In total, 4 new generation GPUs were presented, namely: GX6 2 40, GX6 2 50 (dual-cluster GPUs), GX6 4 50 (four-cluster GPU) and GX6 6 50 (six-cluster GPU).
All of them promise improved performance in games, but as they say, over time we will see how good they are.
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PS: Thank you for your attention, I hope you enjoyed it. Harmattan.