Archive for Nov 29, 2010

Ocosmos OSC1 Oak Trail tablet detailed: due Q1 2011

Ocosmos OSC1 Oak Trail tablet detailed: due Q1 2011

Details on the Ocosmos OSC1 UMPC which Intel briefly flashed at IDF 2010 earlier this year have emerged, set to be one of the first Oak Trail devices assuming the company can find carriers willing to take it on. According to the spec sheet, the OSC1 will have either a 1.5GHz or 1.9GHz Oak Trail CPU running Windows 7, 400MHz GPU with HD decoding, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen running at 1024 x 768.

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Samsung Super AMOLED production up 10x in 2011 as company posts record small display profit

Samsung Super AMOLED production up 10x in 2011 as company posts record small display profit

Samsung Mobile Display is reporting the highest operating profit margin of display manufacturers worldwide, according to Etnews, with the company's Super AMOLED primarily responsible for the sale success. In Q3 2010, SMD saw sales worth 1.272 trillion won ($900m), with a 10.5-percent operating margin. Meanwhile, supplies of AMOLED panels are set to grow vastly from May 2011, when Samsung's new production line starts up.

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Chinese Government directly responsible for Google-hack says WikiLeaks

Chinese Government directly responsible for Google-hack says WikiLeaks

Documents released as part of the ongoing WikiLeaks controversy have again fingered China as directly responsible for hacking attempts on Google in January 2010, with a Chinese source apparently informing the American Embassy in Beijing that the incidents were "part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts and internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government." The attacks were supposedly prompted by a senior Politburo official finding critical sites when performing a vanity search using Google .

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Microsoft physical touchscreen patent app tips dynamic Surface

Microsoft physical touchscreen patent app tips dynamic Surface

Microsoft has filed a patent application which would give large-scale touchscreen computers, such as its Surface multitouch table, a dynamically changing display capable of physically presenting keys, buttons and other controls. The technology would rely on a layer of  light-induced shape-memory polymer across the touchscreen surface, and which could be controlled by ultraviolet light to either protrude and harden or relax and soften.

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iPhone 3GS & 3G get iOS 4.2.1 carrier unlock with new redsn0w tool

iPhone 3GS & 3G get iOS 4.2.1 carrier unlock with new redsn0w tool

The iPhone Dev Team have released a new iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS carrier unlock, taking advantage of a susceptible baseband that Apple itself is still supplying, and allowing the older smartphones to use any SIM with iOS 4.2.1. This new redsn0w version relies on baseband 06.15 still offered as part of the iPad's iOS 3.2.2 firmware; however, there are also some significant provisos that mean this method isn't for everybody.

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Samsung Nexus S gets second shot at FCC

Samsung Nexus S gets second shot at FCC

Samsung's Nexus S has gone through a second batch of FCC testing, this time with new Bluetooth/WiFi and GPS receiver antennas getting the main attention. According to Samsung's submission, the GT-i9020T in this second round "is identical to the previously certified cellular/PCS GSM/EDGE and AWS WCDMA phone with WLAN and Bluetooth" barring the new antennas.

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Why Apple’s all-SSD, Light Peak MacBook Pro makes sense

Why Apple’s all-SSD, Light Peak MacBook Pro makes sense

Apple's intentions for their flagship laptop range, the MacBook Pro, made headlines this week with a new set of rumors suggesting 2011's model would mark the transition to not only solid-state storage but Intel's Light Peak connectivity for high-speed data transfers. Whether this particular speculation turns out to be accurate or not, SSD - and abandoning optical drives - certainly seems the most likely route for Apple to take.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 47 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 47 2010

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and all those irritating family members you really didn’t want at your house have finally gone home. Early in the week Cox Communications unveiled a new whole home DVR solution that was sure to make fans of TV and movies with packed DVRs happy. The service lets you watch and play DVR programs on any TV in your home.

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Richard Branson vs Rupert Murdoch in iPad Magazine Wars Soon

Richard Branson vs Rupert Murdoch in iPad Magazine Wars Soon

As you may be already aware, Richard Branson will soon (maybe as soon as next week) be launching an iPad-centric magazine by the name of "Project." Richard Branson is affiliated with Virgin, while News Corporation "tycoon" Rupert Murdoch, at the same time, is hot on the path to making a daily newspaper with the same subject matter by the name of "The Daily." This iPad newspaper is set to be "unveiled" next month and officially launched at the beginning of 2011. This newspaper will cost about $30 million USD to start, it employing a staff of about 100 journalists.

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