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Friday, 20 Jan 2012
Twitter has acquired Summify, a news aggregation start-up company. The announcement was published on Summify's blog, which left a bittersweet aftertaste for its crew and subscribers since the acquisition also marks the retirement of the popular service.
At CES, we saw Acer reveal the follow up to its Acer Aspire S3 -- the impressive black aluminum Acer Aspire S5. If the S5 continues to impress once it's available to users, then we're sure Acer's prediction that Ultrabooks making up about 25-35% of Acer's 2012 notebook shipments would be true.
The exorbitant Android-based tablet comes at a steep price of 9,999 yuan (US$1,600) with apps specifically catered for officials in China, Reuters reports.
SOPA and PIPA were halted after a round of Internet blackouts from popular services such as Wikipedia. To reaffirm their decision to stamp out piracy with the strongest measures, the US Justice Department has shut down Megaupload.
VGA and DVI display interfaces may be replaced by HDMI on PCs in less than five years. This is according to a study by NPD In-Stat that was released earlier this week.
Chinese case producer "Chinee" has begun selling cases for a tablet device called "iPad 2S". Citing information from sources within Apple's supply chain, the case manufacturer claims that the upcoming iPad will be 1mm thicker than the current iPad 2.
Thursday, 19 Jan 2012
Motorola confirmed on its official Twitter account that the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi will be receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update over the air (OTA) starting today.
There were more than 2.4 million SOPA-related tweets during midnight and 4pm Eastern time, according to Twitter. The top five terms were SOPA, Stop SOPA, PIPA, Tell Congress and hashtag #factswithoutwikipedia.
Nuance, a speech technological firm, has done it again with the revamped LG Magic Remote. According to Nuance's press release, the Korean gesture-based remote will be powered by Nuance's Dragon TV platform.
With the threat of SOPA and PIPA looming over the world, the Internet decided to take matters in its own hands and websites started blacking out yesterday. The result, PIPA loses the support of 13 senators.