itp.net's weekly round up of the best technology pictures from the week ending 30th October.
NEC displays a prototype model of a 12.1 inch 3D LCD display in Yokohama. The new 3D display uses horizontal double-density pixel (HDDP) technology which uses horizontally arranged RGB pixels in addition to the vertical arrangement of a typical LCD display to show 3D images. (Getty Images)
Team Mousesports from Germany were announced as the winners of the Intel Extreme Masters Dubai gaming tournament. The team took home $25,000 in prize money. Teams MeetYourMakers from Poland and GamePlay of Finland came second and third respectively.
Xerox copy technology turned 70 years old. Chester Carlson, a scientist and patent attorney, invented the technology in a makeshift laboratory behind a beauty parlour in Astoria, Queens in 1938. Carlson wanted to find a simpler way to copy documents than photographic techniques that led the market at the time. Over three trillion document copies are now made each year using the technology.
Casio Computer launched its latest Exilim mobile phone which features an 8.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor and a 3.1 inch OLED display. (Getty Images)
ATI Radeon released its new HD 4830 Graphics Card, an affordable card priced at under $150 which is intended to hit the sweet spot of the desktop PC graphics for consumers giving the most graphics performance per dollar spent. The card includes HD multimedia capabilities and support for DirectX 10.1.
Larry Page, co-founder of Google, was in Spain on 24th October, to receive the 2008 Prince of Asturias Award for Comunication and Humanities. (Getty Images)
Hanoi is holding its 17th annual IT Week from 29th October to 2nd November. IT Week includes seminars, courses and events to encourage uptake of IT among businesses and consumers. While Vietnam’s IT sector is growing, only 27% of businesses use IT for administration. (Getty Images)
Model Allison Carroll, the current face of video game character Lara Croft AKA Tomb Raider, was in Dubai for a pre-launch party for the latest instalment of the popular series. Tomb Raider Underworld is due for global release on 21st November. (ITP)
Creative launched its new USB Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 device. The gadget plugs into a PC or notebook via a standard USB port, and then allows users to play audio for things like MP3 files, videos or games via the X-Fi, providing instant high-quality sound. The X-Fi retails at AED 249.
Scale models of the Venezuelan VENESAT 1-Simon Bolivar satellite and its Chinese Long March 3II launch rocket on display at Venezuela’s satellite control centre at El Sombrero, Venezuela. The Chinese-built Venezuelan communications satellite will be launched on 30th October from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China. (Getty Images)
SanDisk launched the industry’s first premium memory cards designed for use with mobile phones. The SanDisk Mobile Ultra, microSD, microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash mobile memory cards are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB versions, are intended to provide faster data transfer between mobile devices and PCs, and larger storage capacities.
Former Australia cricket player Shane Warne (left) interacts with a 3D image of himself which appears in a new attraction in the National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The simulated hologram technology will allow tourists at the museum to experience Warne going on about how great he was. (Getty Images)