The statement read
“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.”
Steve Jobs had severe health issues for the last few years. In 2004, he underwent a surgery for pancreatic cancer. In 2009, he received a liver transplant during his six months medical leave after which he took three medical leaves of absence as Apple’s chief executive before stepping down in August this year.
He will be missed for some of the great Apple products like Macintosh computer, Iphone, Ipod and Ipad.
Today at CES 2011, Lexar Media has announced industry’s first high speed 128GB along with a 64GB professional SDXC memory cards. These SDXC memory cards have 133x speed which means it can transfer data at speed of minimum 20MB per second. Because of its high speeds, these memory cards can be used by professional videographers and photographers who can capture extended lengths of 1080p HD video and for shoot continuous rapid-fire images. Read more
Roland has launched a new GR-55 guitar synthesizer which features the newly developed pitch-detection technology and includes a triple-core engine that comprises two PCM synthesizers and COSM guitar modeling. GR-55 has two USB ports- one on the rear panel port for MIDI/Audio data communication and other on the side-panel port dedicated for real-time playback of audio files from a USB memory device.
The Roland GR-55 offers two types of multi-effects engines along with global reverb, chorus, and delay effects, and an onboard looper. It comes with over 900 of Roland’s latest fully editable PCM sounds, including pianos, organs, strings, vintage synths, and much more.
Today Onkyo has released two new affordable “home-theater-in-a-box” (HTiB) systems- HT-S5400 and HT-S3400.
The HT-S5400 is a high end model and the costlier one which is a 7.1-channel HTiB that features two extra audio channels for more audio control to enhance movie and gaming ambience and supports Dolby Pro Logi IIz with its superior audio DACs. There is also a front panel USB port for iPod or iPhone connectivity. Read more
Google gave a stunner today by announcing that Eric Schmidt who was the company’s CEO from 2001 will be stepping down from his post from April 4 while Google co-founder Larry Page will take over his position. Larry Page has in fact already served as Google’s CEO previously from 1998 to 2001. Read more
Acer has announced two new DLP projectors, the P1100C and the P1200B. The Acer P1100C offers 800×600 resolution and 4000:1 contrast ratio while the P1200B offers 1024×768 resolution and 3700:1 contrast ratio. Both the projectors has 2600 ANSI lumens, 3 USB port, D-sub, S-video, composite inputs while P1200B has an additional HDMI port. Both has body size of 269 × 206 × 84mm (width × depth × height) and weighs 2.45kg. Both the P1100C and P1200B projectors will hit Japan first on 4 August for 60,000 Yen and 80,000 Yen respectively.
Stuart Hughes has unveiled a 24ct gold plated version of iPhone 4. The 32GB iPhone 4 chasis is completely replaced with 150 grams of 24ct gold and is completely hand crafted which took weeks for development. Along with the handset you also get a hand finished wallet made from real Ostrich foot whch can hold upto four credit cards. Stuart Hughes gold plated iPhone 4 is an unlocked version with updated firmware for worldwide use and is priced at £21,995 ($34,079).
LG has announced its new full HD 3D LCD monitor, LG W2363D. The W2363D features a 23-inch HD display with 120Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, 400cd/m2 brightness and 70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Read more
Mamiya has released a new 33-megapixel large sensor digital camera system, Mamiya RZ33. The new RZ33 suits very well for the existing Mamiya RZ system owners as it fully compatible with its lenses. Read more
If you have missed Steve Job’s press conference today, then don’t worry Apple was very fast in uploading the complete press conference where he talked about the antenna issues related to iPhone 4. Hit the link below to watch the video.