Archive for Dec 29, 2011

Apple files for iOS face detection patent

Apple files for iOS face detection patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office has just published a patent application today from Apple that reveals the company's plans for implementing face recognition and presence detection technology. Apple intends to implement the technology in iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, as well as in its MacBook laptop computers.

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HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel coming soon as LTE Windows Phones

HTC Radiant and Samsung Mandel coming soon as LTE Windows Phones

HTC and Samsung are preparing two LTE-equipped Windows Phone devices that are expected to launch in early 2012, says The Verge, citing sources familiar with Microsoft's plans. The sources also reveal that the two devices will be running an updated Mango version of Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system instead of the next-gen Tango platform.

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Samsung Galaxy Note headed to US, hits 1 million in sales globally

Samsung Galaxy Note headed to US, hits 1 million in sales globally

Samsung's larger than life smartphone known as the Galaxy Note isn't a smartphone at all but actually a phoneblet. After being unveiled at IFA it apparently has been selling like hotcakes even without launching in a wide array of markets. With no US launch yet, and only being on the market a few short months Samsung has confirmed sales are strong for this unconventionally sized device and they've already sold more than 1 million worldwide.

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LG to show off 84-inch 3D UD TV at CES 2012

LG to show off 84-inch 3D UD TV at CES 2012

One of the product categories that is always out in force during CES is the HDTV. Over the last few years, the normal HDTV has been joined by the 3D TV too. In the future, the resolutions that we know as HD today will look as bad as comparing SD to HD shows today. LG has a new set that will be at the show that is dubbed the largest 3D UD TV at CES 2012.

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Yellow slime mold may hold the key to bio-computers

Yellow slime mold may hold the key to bio-computers

A Japanese scientist named Toshiyuki Nakagaki, a professor at the Future University Hakodate, is working with amoeboid yellow slime mold. That sounds gross, but what he is saying about the slime mold is very interesting. Nakagaki says that the simple yellow slime mold might hold the key to designing bio-computers that are capable of solving very complex problems.

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Anonymous hacks online military gear supplier

Anonymous hacks online military gear supplier

Anonymous has hit an online supplier of military goods operated by a former special forces Lt. Col. named Dave Thomas. The hacker group was able to infiltrate the server of the supplier and claims to have stolen about 20,000 credit card numbers and passwords from the servers of the website. Anonymous posted to Pastebin claiming the hacking victory.

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Samsung Galaxy S III tipped to surface at MWC in February

Samsung Galaxy S III tipped to surface at MWC in February

A few days back some photos of what was thought to be the Samsung Galaxy S III surfaced. It didn't take long for Samsung to come back and say that the photos that leaked and were thought to the S III were in fact nothing more than concept devices that are not indicative of what the actual S III might look like. Those "leaked" shots were found on a Russian social networking site.

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Nokia Collection section on Windows Phone Marketplace surfaces

Nokia Collection section on Windows Phone Marketplace surfaces

If you are the user of a Nokia Lumia smartphone that packs Windows Phone inside, you may have noticed a new section on the Windows Phone Market that is called the Nokia Collection. Apparently, the new section is rolling out to Lumia users right now and was first spied in France. Interestingly, the section has been seen under two different names so far.

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Microsoft help wanted ad hints at coming cloud backups for Windows Phone

Microsoft help wanted ad hints at coming cloud backups for Windows Phone

It's always fun for geeks to peruse the ads that are placed by the big tech firms looking for help in specific areas. The ads and the sort of people that they are looking to hire hint strongly at features that are going to be added to various products. Microsoft had a new ad up a few days ago that was seeking a new worker for the windows Phone Backup, Migrate, and Restore team.

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