Windows 8 is coming in the end of October and to ensure its adoption goes as smooth as possible, Microsoft has announced the new Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Wedge Touch Mouse.
The Wedge Mobile Keyboard keyboard is meant for tablets so it isn’t some simple Bluetooth keyboard with Windows 8-specific keys. No, it comes with a special cover which hides some nifty tricks under its sleeve. Read more »
Here at GSMArena, phones and tablets are our bread and butter, but our love for tech is by no means limited to them. So imagine our excitement when we got the opportunity to test a gadget which reads your thoughts and allows you to do cool things with it on your computer.
The gadget in question is called EPOC and is made by Emotiv. It’s a futuristic looking headset, which reads your brain activity via the scalp of your head and translates it into various actions. With that in mind, I was particularly excited with Professor Xavier and his powerful telepathic powers immediately popping into my head. Sadly, this isn’t the case… yet. Read more »
Microsoft has published its revenue reports for the Q2 and full-year 2012 (its fiscal year begins July 1) and it turns out this was one of the best fiscal years for the software giant.
With revenue of $73.72 billion and $18.06 billion for the full 2012 fiscal year and Q2 respectively, Microsoft is looking forward to Windows Phone 8 and its desktop brethren with a unmatched levels of optimism. Read more »
The Apple vs. Samsung war going on in courts all over the world saw a rather interesting turn of events yesterday.
UK judge Birss ordered Apple to put out advertisements in various newspapers and magazines stating that Samsung “did not copy iPad”. Additionally, Apple has to post a notice on its website for at least six months stating the above. Read more »
The Krait powered Qualcomm S4 chipsets are great, right? They give you the best per-core performance of any architecture out there and have the best power efficiency thanks to that 28nm manufacturing process. The only problem is that Krait-powered chipsets are only available in dual-core flavor for now, while competing solutions give you twice that.
It seems as though that this might change sooner than you think, as Qualcomm have just previewed their first S4 Pro chipset (the MSM8960 belonged to the lower-standing S4 Plus series). The Qualcomm APQ8064 was shown powering a development tablet with its four Krait cores and Adreno 320 GPU. Read more »
Samsung Mobile Display has today accused LG Display of stealing and leaking parts of its proprietary OLED technology.
Eleven people have been indicted, including executives from LG as well as former and current SMD researchers. Read more »
We think you’ll all agree that currently existing car headlights are really bad when faced with heavy rain or snow. The light they emit gets reflected from raindrops and snow flakes and obstruct a clear view of the road.
What if we told you that there is already a solution to this problem thanks to the latest invention by some Carnegie Mellon scientists. Using some impressively accurate cameras and super-fast computers they managed to predict the trajectory of each rain drop and stream the light between them. Read more »
Yes, yes, you are right – this number is rather paltry compared to what Apple and Google have been recording, but, nevertheless, it is the closest thing to good news we’ve had coming from RIM in quite some time. The BlackBerry App World has served three billion downloads since it opened for business back in 2009.
A cool one third of the abovementioned milestone has been accomplished in the last six months alone. Read more »
This should hardly catch anyone by surprise, given the fact that Sony’s acquisition of Ericsson’s stake in their joint venture took place a few months back. The newly formed Sony Mobile with move its headquarters from Lund, Sweden, closer to the center of everything Sony in Tokyo, Japan.
Sony Mobile has a rather large operation in the Nordic country, so it is yet to be determined exactly which operations will be moved. Read more »
Congratulations, Internet, ACTA is finally dead. The European Parliament voted against the controversial “trade agreement” with 478 to 39 votes.
This was the final push needed for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement to finally become history after it got rejected by the International Trade Committee. Read more »
The Jelly Beans statute placed in Google’s headquarters to celebrate the launch of Android 4.1 has suffered major damages from overheating.
The “head” of the Jelly Bean Android statue has melted and as a result there were some jelly beans spilled on the ground. In fact, according to Android engineer Dan Morrill some of the goodies inside are missing. Read more »
Sony has freshened up its XQD card lineup – the new S series cards will launch with 64GB capacity and a whopping 168MB/s data transfer rates. The old H series maxed out at 125MB/s.
A Nikon D4 can pipe 108 RAW shots in a non-stop burst, which according to Sony is enough to capture the men’s 100m sprint final from start to finish if you set the framerate at 10fps. Read more »
At Day 2 of Google I/O which is all about Chrome, Google announced that offline editing is about to become available for Google Docs.
Edits are made offline and are later synced, when you connect to the web. Clay Bavar, Director of Product Management for Google Apps demonstrated the functionality on a Nexus 7 tablet and it worked like a charm. Read more »
Google is on a roll today – on top of all the hardware and software products they unveiled today, they found time to talk about Google Glass. It’s not a complete product – far from it, but they showed their progress so far.
The device itself features a processor, camera, built-in storage, multiple radios and several sensors (gyroscope, accelerometer and compass). Read more »
One of the first people to get the Google Nexus 7 tablet are the developers and attendees at the Google I/O conference, which is currently taking place in San Francisco.
It’s a sweet déjà vu from a year before, when Google gave away free 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Nexus S and Samsung Chromebook to each attending developer. Now the company is doing it again, but this time with its own, freshly announced Nexus 7 tablet, a brand new Galaxy Nexus and the innovative Nexus Q. Read more »