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Friday, 25 Mar 2011

Google not Ready to Release Honeycomb Source

Google not Ready to Release Honeycomb Source

Google says it will delay the distribution of its newest Android source code, dubbed Honeycomb, at least for the foreseeable future.

IBM's Watson to Help Out Doctors

IBM's Watson to Help Out Doctors

After winning Jeopardy, Watson is going to be applying his abilities to heal the wounded and treat the sick with the help of the Columbia Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Thursday, 24 Mar 2011

Google HQ Gets Plugless Power for Electronic Vehicles

Google HQ Gets Plugless Power for Electronic Vehicles

A Plugless Power EV charging station is being setup at the Mountain View HQ of Google, marking their first real steps in trialing technology that might eventually lead to a wider adoption of Electronic Vehicles.

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011

Google's Deal to Digitize Books Rejected by Judge

Google's Deal to Digitize Books Rejected by Judge

A federal judge Tuesday rejected Google's proposed legal settlement with book publishers, an accord that would have paved a path toward digitizing the world's books.

Apple Sues Amazon Over Use of App Store Name

Apple Sues Amazon Over Use of App Store Name

Apple is suing Amazon for trademark infringement based on the latter's use of the term "App Store" and is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

China Dethrones North America as World's Largest LCD TV Market

China Dethrones North America as World's Largest LCD TV Market

China has superseded North America in terms of global LCD TV sales according to Displaybank, a Korean market research and consulting firm.

Sony Ericsson Injects Less Creepiness and More Humor to Xperia Play Ads

Sony Ericsson Injects Less Creepiness and More Humor to Xperia Play Ads

Sony Ericsson isn't shy about putting the PlayStation-certified Xperia Play in the limelight. While some of its ads might pass off as creepy and disturbing, it does get the point across. And in another series of the Xperia Play ads, the humor level just went up, showing how one can go nuts over the gaming-centric Android phone.

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011

Samsung Tosses a Surprise with a Thinner Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Tosses a Surprise with a Thinner Galaxy Tab 10.1

In a surprising move, Samsung reveals a revamped Galaxy Tab 10.1, with their own TouchWiz UX user interface enhancements on top of Google's tablet-optimized Gingerbread OS and a much thinner profile measuring at 8.6mm.

Update: How the Earthquake has Impacted the Japanese Camera Industry

Update: How the Earthquake has Impacted the Japanese Camera Industry

Earlier, we linked about how Japan's earthquake has affected the camera industry, and now we've found more comprehensive news about how badly hit each individual company has been.

Firefox 4.0 Final Build Available (Update)

Firefox 4.0 Final Build Available (Update)

Mozilla's Firefox 4.0 is supposed to be launched tomorrow, but you can download the final build early if you're feeling particularly brave.

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