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Tuesday, 31 Aug 2010

Intel to Buy Infineon Wireless Unit for US$1.4 Billion

Intel to Buy Infineon Wireless Unit for US$1.4 Billion

After nearly a month of rumors foreshadowing the deal, it's now official: Intel is buying Infineon's wireless unit for $1.4 billion in an all-cash transaction that will close in the first quarter of next year.

Monday, 30 Aug 2010

Microsoft Co-Founder Goes on Patent Rampage

Microsoft Co-Founder Goes on Patent Rampage

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft has launched an astonishing lawsuit against some of the biggest tech companies in the world, including Apple and Google over patents owned by his now-defunct tech lab.

Friday, 27 Aug 2010

H.264 to Remain Free for Free Internet Video Streaming

H.264 to Remain Free for Free Internet Video Streaming

MPEG-LA, the group holding the patent rights for use of MPEG video codec standards, including the popular H.264 codec, has announced that it will not charge royalties for any website using it to stream freely available video.

Thursday, 26 Aug 2010

Firefox Tab Candy Becomes Firefox Panorama, Still Delicious

Firefox Tab Candy Becomes Firefox Panorama, Still Delicious

Firefox Tab Candy, an experimental way to organize, control and massage your Firefox tabs, has become Firefox Panorama.

New Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera Announced

New Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera Announced

And the new cameras keep coming ahead of Photokina in September. The latest to hit the mix is Canon's EOS 60D, the successor to the nearly two year old 50D.

Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010

Want to Learn Better? Leave that iPod Alone

Want to Learn Better? Leave that iPod Alone

It seems that constantly plugging in, being always on and repeatedly stimulating our brains isn't that good for our learning after all.

Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010

What to Do if Your iPhone Gets Soaked

What to Do if Your iPhone Gets Soaked

What do you do if your iPhone gets soaked? Maybe it got caught in the heavy rain we've been getting lately, or dropped into a flood somewhere, or simply tumbled in the washing machine.

Apple Attempts to Patent Remote Kill Switch that Detects Jailbroken iPhones

Apple Attempts to Patent Remote Kill Switch that Detects Jailbroken iPhones

Apple is attempting to patent a remote kill switch that can cripple your device if it detect unauthorized activities on your phone.

Monday, 23 Aug 2010

A Long Time Ago in PowerPoint

A Long Time Ago in PowerPoint

Ever wondered what the Death Star briefing in Star Wars IV would have looked like if done in PowerPoint? Wonder no longer.

Friday, 20 Aug 2010

Canon PowerShot S95 Revealed

Canon PowerShot S95 Revealed

The successor to last year's prosumer Canon S90 has been revealed. The Canon S95 looks like an incremental improvement rather than a radical one, carrying over many of the same features.

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