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Fraunhofer's Jan Nordmann Explains the Nexus 7 Cingo Audio Experience

Fraunhofer's Jan Nordmann Explains the Nexus 7 Cingo Audio Experience

Todd Haselton

When Google announced the Nexus 7 it added that the tablet’s audio experience was improved through tech provided by a company named Fraunhofer. You may or may not have heard of Fraunhofer, though you should know a few things about it. The firm is credited with developing the MP3 format, helped develop the AAC codec and has been working with codecs in general for more than 20 years. It’s...

Apple iPad Mini: Why it Needs to be Cheap, and Why Apple Has a Major Advantage

Apple iPad Mini: Why it Needs to be Cheap, and Why Apple Has a Major Advantage

Brandon Russell

In just four days, Apple will probably, likely, maybe unveil a pint-sized version of its immensely popular iPad. And despite a steady flow of rumors, there's still quite a bit of intrigue surrounding the device — more so than with Apple's iPhone 5, which we practically knew everything about even before CEO Tim Cook took the stage. Why is this? Price. Plain and simple. Consumers won't...