A high-end, touch-screen Chromebook device from Google that runs the company’s Chrome OS operating system. The Google Chromebook Pixel debuted in early 2013 with a 12.85” Gorilla Glass-display that provides a screen resolution of 2560 by 1700 pixels (239 pixels per inch), and pricing for the Google Pixel starts at $1299.
The Google Chromebook Pixel differs from other Chromebooks in its price (close to $1000 more than entry-level Chromebooks) as well as the fact that Google itself commissioned the production of the Chromebook rather than relying on a more traditional PC manufacturer like Samsung or Acer.
While its specs and pricing would seem to put the Google Pixel Chromebook in competition with laptops like the Retina Display MacBooks from Apple and tablet hybrids like the Microsoft Surface Pro, one key differentiating point is that the Google Pixel, like all Chromebooks, can only run Chrome-compatible, Web-based applications, not traditional desktop software applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.
- Ethernet Audio/Video Bridging
An emerging standard that extends Ethernet to support multimedia streaming. The Ethernet Audio/Video Bridging standard adds QoS (Quality of Service) features like time-synchronized low latency streaming services and bandwidth reservation to make it possible to carry audio and video signals on a standard Ethernet line. Development of the Ethernet Audio/Video Bridging standard is being conducted […]
- Apple Passbook
A digital storage service available on Apple iOS devices like the iPhone and iPod touch that helps store, organize and manage information such as coupons and gift cards, boarding passes, movie tickets and more. Although sometimes confused as being a type of digital wallet like Google Wallet, Apple Passbook doesn’t offer digital payment capabilities via […]
- Multi-Core Memory (Ashwood Architecture) -
Ashwood architecture is a multi-core memory system that works by integrating smart controller circuitry next to the memory array on a single chip, providing parallel access to the array for hundreds of concurrent processes, thereby increasing throughput and lowering average access time. Ashwood architecture was developed by cryptographer Joseph Ashwood, who claims his design “borrows […]
Cybersecurity refers to the technologies and processes designed to protect computers, networks and data from unauthorized access, vulnerabilities and attacks delivered via the Internet by cyber criminals. ISO 27001 (ISO27001) is the international Cybersecurity Standard that provides a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving an Information Security Management System.
- Google Project Butter
Google Project Butter refers to an initiative for the Android mobile operating system to make the OS quicker and more responsive for users. Google Project Butter was launched to address Android users’ most common complaints related to response lags and poor performance as well as choppy responsiveness. The results of Google Project Butter initially debuted […]