05 January 2012

Marvell unveils the brains inside next gen Google TV

Marvell unveils the brains inside next generation of Google TV
Los Angeles Times
Marvell, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based semiconductor designer, announced Thursday that the next generation of Google TV will be built around one of its chipsets. The specifications of its reference design show, predictably, a considerable advance in ...

Acer's Iconia Tab A200 Tablet Upgradable to Android 4.0
PCWorld
By Agam Shah, IDG News Acer said its Iconia Tab A200 tablet will be available on Jan. 15 and be upgradable to Android 4.0, Google's latest OS for tablets and smartphones. The tablet has a 10.1-inch screen and is priced from US$329. ...

Sweden Formally Recognizes File-Sharing as a Religion
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo The Church of Kopimism, whose principal tenant is the right to file-share, has been formally recognized as a religious organization in Sweden. The Swedish government agency Kammarkollegiet registered the Church of Kopimism as a ...

Acrobatic Velociraptors May Inspire New Generation of Agile Droids
Fox News
By Charles Choi A lizard (Agama agama) with the Tailbot robot and a model of Velociraptor from the Discovery Channel. Meat-eating dinosaurs like Velociraptor may have been quite the acrobats, using their tails to land aerial maneuvers safely, ...

Fox News

Sprint set to sell white Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch on Sunday
Computerworld
By Matt Hamblen Sprint announced it will sell the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch in a frost white color starting on Jan. 8 for $199.99 with a new two year plan, the same price as the currently-available black model of the smartphone. ...

Facebook Opens Registration for 2012 Hacker Cup
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn "Programmers from around the world will be judged on accuracy and speed as they race to solve algorithmic problems to advance through up to five rounds of programming challenges," Facebook mobile engineer David Alves wrote in a blog post ...

Report: Wall Street Eyes Yahoo-Netflix Acquisition
PC Magazine
By Adario Strange The recent hiring of former PayPal president Scott Thompson as Yahoo's new CEO has given rise to an intriguing new rumor—the possibility that Yahoo may now acquire Netflix. The news comes one day after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said ...

Apple coughs $5m for multitouch patents
Register
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author Following more than 30 months of argument, Elan Microelectronics has announced that Apple will be paying it $5m for use of its multitouch patents. Elan filed its case back in April 2009, claiming it had been ...

Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease
USA TODAY
CAMBRIDGE, England – British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease. ...

USA TODAY

Lenovo Dives Into the Ultrabook Space and Goes Hybrid
Mashable
Rumors of the death of laptops at the hands of tablets appear to be somewhat exaggerated. On Thursday, Lenovo introduced a pair of ThinkPad laptops that might well be called “Thin and Thinner.” Lenovo, though, chose to call them the T430u Ultrabook ...

Nokia Said to Favor Siilasmaa as Chairman to Replace Ollila
BusinessWeek
Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Nokia Oyj considers Risto Siilasmaa, the founder of software maker F-Secure Oyj, a frontrunner to succeed Chairman Jorma Ollila this year, a person familiar with the matter said. No decision has been made because Nokia's ...

Roku goes deeper into television set territory
Inquirer
By Dave Neal HARDWARE FIRM Roku, which has already done well in the set top box market, is now working on a device that can plug into TV sets and bring them streaming services. Streaming television services are becoming increasingly popular, and Roku, ...

Inquirer

More dates revealed for 'Legend of Zelda' symphony tour
USA TODAY
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Nintendo has announced dates for a symphony tour paying homage to music from their adventure series The Legend of Zelda. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour kicks off Jan. 10 in Dallas and runs through late ...

USA TODAY

Time cloak created by Cornell researchers
GlobalPost
Scientists have been able to manipulate light beams so they are unable to detect an event, effectively cloaking it from human perception, perhaps one day allowing us to move outside the confines of conventional space-time, as depicted in this sculpture ...

Nokia's Lumia 710: Solid Smartphone Faces Windows Phone Challenge
eWeek
Nokia's Lumia 710 is a well-designed midlevel smartphone running Windows Phone "Mango." But it faces a challenge in Windows Phone's tiny market presence. The good news for Nokia is that its first Windows Phone for the US market, the Lumia 710, ...

CES 2012: Fujifilm debuts 19 new cameras with super features
ConsumerReports.org
In advance of the Consumer Electronics Show (which starts next Monday, January 9), Fujifilm has announced a slew of new models. Nearly all of the new cameras offer greater resolution (14 or 16 megapixels), sport longer zooms, and can capture ...

New Game from Zynga
HispanicBusiness.com
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Zynga has uncovered its newest venture, a hidden-object game called Hidden Chronicles. The new game on Facebook is Zynga's first foray into the genre. Hidden-object games, in which players find items concealed in a tableau, ...

Apple Said to Hire Adobe Executive Todd Teresi to Run IAd Mobile-Ad Unit
Bloomberg
Enlarge image Apple Is Said to Hire Adobe Executive Todd Teresi to Run IAd Apple Is Said to Hire Adobe Executive Todd Teresi to Run IAd David Paul Morris/Bloomberg In addition to generating revenue for Apple, the iAd program was conceived as a way for...

Bloomberg

CES 2012 to Showcase New Generation of Electronics
PCBDesign007
The overall semiconductor outlook for 2012 is slightly positive at best, but that doesn't mean there won't be giant leaps in technological innovation during the next year. Markets that were strong in 2011 will continue their dominance in 2012 with ...

Oracle, Google Android Patent Infringement Trial Set for March
eWeek
The judge in the Oracle versus Google patent infringement case has set a March 2012 trial date, established a three-part trial and ruled on several outstanding motions in the case. The ongoing legal battle between Oracle and Google has come one step ...

Watch a lowly fish mimic the incredible mimic octopus
io9
The mimic octopus is a stealthy swimmer (and a furious lover) but it's not the only master of disguise in the ocean. While swimming off of the coast of Indonesia last July, diver Godehard Kopp noticed that a black-marble jawfish was surreptitiously ...

Student Opinion | Do Your Teachers Use Technology Well ...
By By KATHERINE SCHULTEN
Student Opinion | Tell us about the ways that teachers in your school use technology, and how well you think it enhances what and how you learn.
The Learning Network

National Guard Uses Army Technology To Bust Mexican Maritime ...
By Molly Chance
As security tightens at the land border between the U.S. and Mexico, the maritime border remains wide open.
CBS Los Angeles

MPS Creates Technology For Mobile, Struggling Families ...
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Public School District is embarking on technology only a few school districts in the country have. Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
WISN.com - Local News

Terrific. Iranians Brag That Captured Drone Contains Technology ...
By Jim Hoft
Iranians Brag That Captured Drone Contains Technology Used in Several US Planes. Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, January 5, 2012, 5:59 AM. Despite repeated warnings from the Pentagon, Barack Obama rejected three plans to recover ...
The Gateway Pundit

Bracketron GreenZero Technology | GeekAlerts
By James Kelly
CES 2012 in Las Vegas is proving to be a groundbreaking event. Bracketron, an industry leader in mounting solutions and consumer electronics accessories,
GeekAlerts

LG Smart ThinQ technology helps out the housework | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
[CES 2012] LG's latest Smart ThinQ technology is a new kind of technology that is said to assist those stay-at-home mums and dads to be more efficient around the house, while keeping an eye on the environment as well. CES [...]
Ubergizmo

Novel polymer nanowire fabrication technology uses pulsed laser ...
Novel polymer nanowire fabrication technology uses pulsed laser irradiation.
Nanowerk Nanotechnology News

iPhone 4S goes to China; Siri to start speaking Chinese in 2012 ...
Apple will begin selling the iPhone4S in China on Jan. 13, 2012.
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