6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Loaded: Packing 41 megapixels into a smartphone camera

About Video Transcript

Loaded: Packing 41 megapixels into a smartphone camera

2:49 /

Quantum computing is a few years away, Karma puts a new spin on gift giving, and Nokia finds a way to stuff 41 megapixels into a phone's camera.

It's Tuesday February 28th, 2012. I'm Virgie Carey of cnet.com. It's time to get loaded. A slew of new mobile devices are being introduced this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The one model that's getting lots of attention at this trade show is the 808 Pureview, a Nokia phone that packs a bizarre 41 megapixel camera. 41 megapixel sounds absurd but it's worth noting that it's not saving a massive 41 megapixel snapshot but rather the sensor collects 41 megapixel of data and then shrinks it down to a more manageable file size. It also records a full HD 1080p video, has high quality audio recording and it's due out in May for about $600 before subsidies. It's running on a Symbian operating system but Nokia says they're working on taking these better camera technology to Windows phones. Scientists at IBM says they have made a breakthrough in quantum computing proving that a quantum computer is not only possible but within reasonable reach. A quantum computer goes far beyond with the best supercomputers can do today. A traditional computer bit has 2 states, off and on or zero and 1 but quantum computing means it can exist as on and off at the same time and at all points in between. It allows for millions of computations at a time. IBM says this would be key for doing a highly sensitive and extremely fast encryption work. Yahoo is threatening to wage war on Facebook in court. New York Times report Yahoo is demanding a Facebook license about 10 to 20 (patterns?) held by Yahoo. Facebook representative said Yahoo brought this demands to them the same time Yahoo talk to the time. So Facebook has had chance yet to evaluate Yahoo's claim. The (patterns?) in question deal with advertising website personalization, social networking and chat service. The social network Google Plus goes to has more than 90 million members and is growing fast but one report says users hardly spent any time on the site. ComScore reports user spend about 3.3 minutes a month on Google Plus and that number has dwindled as each month passes. Compare that to Facebook, users spent an average of 7-1/2 hours on Facebook in January. A new smart phone app is about to make it really easy to instantly send a gift to Facebook friend the moment you read about something big going on in their life. It's called carma and we'll scan through Facebook post and highlight one someone got a new job, he's having a birthday or maybe just having a bad day. Pick out a gift from the carma store and if you don't know the personal taste, narrow it down to a category unless the receiver choose their favorite style. You can even send a digital green card to go with it. All the receiver has to do is tell carma where to send the gift. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Virgie Carey for cnet.com and you just been loaded

New releases

Samsung's premium-looking gas range costs less
2:06 March 28, 2015
The $1,699 Samsung Gas Range with True Convection, model number NX58F5700, has a lot to love at a reasonable price.
Play video
PicoBrew's automated beer maker too pricey for most home brewers.
6:28 March 28, 2015
We're cloudy on the benefits of the PicoBrew Zymatic, especially for $2,000.
Play video
Meerkat or Periscope? Which is better?
1:54 March 27, 2015
With Twitter's Periscope hitting the scene, we had to see how it measures up to Meerkat.
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: What's the difference?
2:30 March 27, 2015
Paralyzed by choice? CNET's Jessica Dolcourt helps you decide if you can really be happy with the base model S6, or if the S6 Edge's...
Play video
2016 Kia Sorento
5:28 March 27, 2015
CNET Senior Editor Wayne Cunningham test-drives the new 2016 Kia Sorento Limited Trim model and checks the tech on this comfortable,...
Play video
Mercedes F 015: Car of the future (CNET On Cars, Episode 62)
20:50 March 27, 2015
Mercedes asks what shall we do when driving ends, the new safety tech that must be on your new-car shopping list, and the Top 5 affordable...
Play video
Imagine a 10TB Solid State Drive
2:58 March 27, 2015
Could a 10TB Solid State Drive be in our near future? Amazon fluffs up their cloud service, Lyft goes social and Tim Cook gives ba...
Play video
It shoots. It scores.
2:53 March 27, 2015
Mirrorless Samsung NX1 takes on dSLRs for action photography.
Play video