The Archos 604 provides video performance across multiple coding standards and has one of the brightest screens in the industry with more than 16 million colors. Texas Instruments' DaVinci technology-based media processor provides the audio, video, imaging and system control functionality for the Portable Media Player (PMP), while offering reduced power consumption. The dual-core processor consists of an ARM9 and TMS320C64x+ Digital Signal Processor (DSP) core plus video/imaging co-processors. The unit's media processing peripherals include a high-speed USB 2.0, a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) interface, on-screen display capabilities and a liquid crystal display (LCD) interface.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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