The ultimate comparison of audio in the best smartphones of the moment

The audio is that eternal forgotten, the ugly duckling of technological comparisons and we think it’s an ideal time to listen to what some of the most advanced and mobile manufacturers of mobile phones have to tell us. And discern if it is siren songs or realities that go beyond the strictly technological part, the acronyms and the laboratory patents.

First of all it should be noted that mobile phones, despite their impressive performance in high ranges, have not been designed to play audio specifically. Let us not communicate with mill wheels: neither its speakers nor its headphones are designed to offer the highest quality. They are multitasking tools, functional and very versatile, but where an audiophile would stumble looking for the champion of perfection.

By the way, let’s define perfection: the quality does not translate to listening to loud bombastic ones that you rebtruenen the ears, nor in a volume that makes to rumble the table where is placed the terminal, but in offering a version as reliable as possible of the song as it is was conceived by composers, producers and mixers.

A music player should indeed reproduce, do a translation of the music studio to our ears. It’s nice when some devices color old songs, yes, but it’s not true. In this comparative we look for that middle point of equity, where the possible “traps” in the sound are avoided. Continue Reading

Intel processors

Intel processors, smartphones and glass balls

If anyone has read ‘The Intel Trinity’ will know by heart the story of the eight traitors and how that event led to the gestation of the company that dominated the semiconductor company for the next five decades. In that story, as in many others, there is a good (Bob Noyce), ugly (Gordon Moore) and bad (Andy Grove), and the funny thing is that only one of them, “ugly”, I could see really future. And that future was in microprocessors.

That was in the early 70. After several years growing thanks to them, the memories business was no longer profitable, so Grove decided to go for a segment to which almost no one paid attention. Microprocessors, he said, could be the future. He was right, of course, and that led Intel to lead a market that would escape 20 years later. Otellini was at a crossroads similar ways, but confided. Mobile devices were not competitive, he thought. That decision has cost a lot to this company. Among other things, has just announced the dismissal of 12,000 employees over the next 12 months. Continue Reading