Archive for November, 2010

Icon notebook brings digital style to your paper world

Icon notebook brings digital style to your paper world

I live in a digital world. I can go weeks without actually having to write something on paper. If the wife wants me to go to the store, I have her text me a list to buy. I don’t have to write things down on paper to remember them thanks to reminders on my iPhone and alarms on the calendar. On occasion, I do need to write things down and when I do it would be cool to at least feel like I was using something digital.

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Apple masses legal team ahead of Nokia patent showdown

Apple masses legal team ahead of Nokia patent showdown

Apple has bolstered its legal team in the run-up to its Nokia ITC showdown this week, with general counsel Bruce Sewell calling on patent lawyers with track records from electronics and pharmaceutical cases, and even previous Apple defeats. According to Bloomberg, in addition to the freshly-recruited in-house attorney, Noreen Krall, previously of Sun Microsystems Inc, Apple will take advice from at least three big-name experts as they challenge Nokia's allegations that the iPhone and other Apple devices infringe the Finnish company's patents.

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Toshiba crams battery inside new TVs for viewing with no power

Toshiba crams battery inside new TVs for viewing with no power

Bad weather sucks for more than one reason. The least of which is the fact that it gets boring if your TV doesn't work and you can’t watch anything when the power is out. If you live in a rural area like I do with crappy power providers you might spend way more time with no juice than anyone in the developed world should have to. Toshiba has announced a new line of TVs that will keep your set running for a while when the power goes out.

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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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