News: Reads from WWW
Thursday, 23 Jun 2011
Mozilla's mobile version of its Firefox browser for Google's Android platform has been upgraded to its fifth iteration. FireFox 5 for Android will offer a number of bug fixes and new features.
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'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
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.
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
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
The British Library has announced plans to work with Google in digitizing 250,000 out-of-copyright books from the library's collections.
ICANN has finally agreed to go ahead with generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) at the ICANN 41 meeting in Singapore.
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.
Press shots of the supposed the Nokia N9 have been leaked on the web, right before Nokia Connection kicks off at CommunicAsia 2011.