Archive for February, 2013

A QWERTY Lumia? Don’t hold your breath says Nokia’s smartphone boss

A QWERTY Lumia? Don’t hold your breath says Nokia’s smartphone boss

Nokia may not have ruled out a QWERTY Windows Phone for its portfolio, but the chances of a device with a physical keyboard are shrinking, according to smartphone chief Jo Harlow. Speaking to SlashGear at Mobile World Congress this week, where Nokia took its Windows Phone 8 range to five devices with the addition of the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720, Harlow admitted that the company's reluctance to revisit physical text entry options was down to a fear of being left on the wrong side of the mobile industry's momentum - again.

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Scientists capture invisible motion in humans and objects

Scientists capture invisible motion in humans and objects

When you take a look at someone that's sitting still, you may actually think they're sitting still, but they're actually still moving slightly thanks to their pulse. The pulse is strong enough to move our body even when we try to sit perfectly still. Scientists at MIT have come up with a process Eulerian Video Magnification, and it essentially amplifies movement in humans and objects.

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Real Racing 3 for iOS now available

Real Racing 3 for iOS now available

The much anticipated sequel to the ever-popular Real Racing 2 has been released on iOS. Real Racing 3 is EA's newest mobile title developed by the newly-founded Firemonkey Studio. The game features real cars, real tracks, and real locations for you to get your hands dirty with, and the best part of all is that the game is a free download.

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Apple’s iTunes U smashes one billion downloads milestone

Apple’s iTunes U smashes one billion downloads milestone

Apple's iTunes U has seen over one billion downloads of free educational content, the company has announced today, with some schools seeing courses with quarter-million registrations and 60m individual downloads. Revealed a little over a year ago, iTunes U offers free educational material and related content from universities, colleges, schools, K-12 districts, and private courses to the iPad.

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China accuses US of systematic hacking

China accuses US of systematic hacking

The Chinese government has accused the US of a torrent of hacking attempts, blaming hackers in the United States for nearly two-thirds of all cyber-terrorism made against the country. The Chinese Department of Defense and the Chinese military have together faced 144,000 hack attempts per month on average, the country's Ministry of Defense said today, with spokesperson Geng Yansheng citing US IP addresses as the telltale giveaway for who was responsible.

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Samsung hires ex-Judge who demanded public Apple shaming

Samsung hires ex-Judge who demanded public Apple shaming

Samsung has hired the ex-judge that ruled in its favor against Apple and forced the Cupertino firm to make a public apology on its homepage, calling Sr Robin Jacob as an expert in its ITC case with Ericsson. Apple was made to post a statement conceding it had been "false and misleading" in how it initially fulfilled the court-ordered public explanation by Judge Jacob in the UK in November 2012, but now the retired judge who demanded that has been included among nine experts retained by Samsung as it battles Ericsson in the US, controversial legal commentary site FOSS Patents highlights.

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