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Thursday, 23 Jun 2011

DisplayPort 1.2 Gets Active Cable Support

DisplayPort 1.2 Gets Active Cable Support

VESA has announced an extension of its DisplayPort 1.2 standard to support active cables. Such active cables can run up to five times the length of passive cables.

Apple iPhone Rumors Round-up

Apple iPhone Rumors Round-up

Apple's refreshed iPhone, currently known as iPhone 5 to the masses, seems set for a September launch, according to a recent report from Bloomberg.

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011

Lytro - The Camera Start-Up That Could Change Everything

Lytro - The Camera Start-Up That Could Change Everything

Camera startup Lytro is bringing light field technology into consumer cameras, which lets you change the point of focus of a picture, after it's already been taken.

Loudspeaker Prices To Spike Soon?

Loudspeaker Prices To Spike Soon?

Neodymium magnets used in low-profile loudspeakers are set to increase in price by 40% on July 1. The cost for the rare earth metal has risen by 1400% since 2008

AMD Resigns from BAPco over SYSmark12 Concerns

AMD Resigns from BAPco over SYSmark12 Concerns

A disagreement over the weighting of the workloads in the recently launched SYSmark12 benchmark has led to AMD resigning from the industry organization.

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011

Google and British Library Join Forces - Books Fear For Their Own Survival

Google and British Library Join Forces - Books Fear For Their Own Survival

The British Library has announced plans to work with Google in digitizing 250,000 out-of-copyright books from the library's collections.

ICANN Approves Generic Top Level Domains

ICANN Approves Generic Top Level Domains

ICANN has finally agreed to go ahead with generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) at the ICANN 41 meeting in Singapore.

Intel Reveals 50-core Co-processor for High-performance Computing

Intel Reveals 50-core Co-processor for High-performance Computing

Today's announcement is the official unveiling of Intel's broader plan to commercialize the MIC-based Knight's family, starting with the 50-core Knight's Corner chip on 22nm.

Nokia N9 Leaked Before Nokia Connection

Nokia N9 Leaked Before Nokia Connection

Press shots of the supposed the Nokia N9 have been leaked on the web, right before Nokia Connection kicks off at CommunicAsia 2011.

Monday, 20 Jun 2011

Apple Broadens Patent Violation Complaint Against Samsung

Apple Broadens Patent Violation Complaint Against Samsung

More Samsung products are leeching on Apple's ideas, according to the iPhone maker's latest patent suit.

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