Author Archives: Satsuki Then


HP “top aide” to ex-CEO Mark Hurd quits

HP “top aide” to ex-CEO Mark Hurd quits

HP's head of internal communications - and "top aide" to ex-CEO Mark Hurd - Caprice Fimbres McIlvaine has resigned from the company, in a move which is being seen as related to the sexual harassment suit filed against the former chief executive.  According to Fortune's sources, McIlvaine was "a key conduit" in the recruitment of Jodie Fisher, who later filed the suit.  The aide also accompanied Hurd on business trips and was responsible for travel arrangements.

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Kinect won’t support sign language thanks to camera cost-cutting

Kinect won’t support sign language thanks to camera cost-cutting

The mention of American Sign Language (ASL) support in Microsoft's Kinect patent raised hopes that the motion-gaming add on might be useful for more than just interacting with virtual children or swordfighting without swords; unfortunately, Microsoft has confirmed Kinect won't actually ship with ASL functionality.  According to information given to Kotaku, that's because Microsoft downgraded Kinect's video hardware capabilities.

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Galaxy S official accessories revealed: Desk & Car docks, DLNA HD streamer [Update: pricing!]

Galaxy S official accessories revealed: Desk & Car docks, DLNA HD streamer [Update: pricing!]

Samsung has outed a range of official accessories for their popular Galaxy S smartphone, including both desktop and in-car docks together with portable charger for juicing up a spare battery.  As with docks we've seen for Motorola phones, the Samsung versions recharge the Galaxy S; however Samsung also offer a free Desk Home app in the Android Market that automatically manages daytime/nighttime brightness and provides one-touch access to the Daily Briefing, alarm clock, music, pictures, movie gallery and local weather.

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Sony eyeing Android for future Reader devices?

Sony eyeing Android for future Reader devices?

Sony is apparently looking to Android for its future ereader plans, with a job listing spotted for a "senior staff software engineer (Android)" in the company's Digital Reader Business Division.  According to the job description - pulled from LinkedIn, but still in Google's cache (or you can read it in full after the cut) - the successful applicant will be involved in "developing application software for digital reading and other consumer electronic devices" based on the Android OS.

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Ordro HDV-D350S pico-projector HD camcorder outed

Ordro HDV-D350S pico-projector HD camcorder outed

Ordro isn't a well-known brand for camcorders around these parts, but the company's new HDV-D350S is looking to grab some headlines by virtue of its integrated pico-projector.  The D350S records up to 60fps 1440 x 1080 video or 12-megapixel stills, but also has a removable pico-projector attachment that slots onto a mount on the top of the camera; that can project up to a 60-inch WVGA picture.

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