News: Reads from WWW
Monday, 21 Jan 2013
According to Sony Alpha Rumors, Sony is now working on an eye-controlled focusing system. If everything goes well, it'd debut on the company's flagship camera next year.
Just last week, Oracle released an out-of-band emergency update to address vulnerability issues in its Java software framework. However, its efforts seemed in vain as security researchers pointed out that new vulnerabilities had been found as the patch failed to address the root cause of the problem.
LG Electronics announced that it has sold more than one million units of its Optimus G worldwide since its launch in August 2012.
Samsung is alleged to add a new screen size to its smartphone portfolio. Dubbed the Galaxy Fonblet, this 5.8-inch smartphone is actually a cellular variant of the Galaxy Player 5.8.
Kim Dotcom, founder of the now defunct service Megaupload, has launched his new venture simple titled Mega. Within a day of its launch, the new website has already reached the 1 million user mark.
Friday, 18 Jan 2013
IEEE has recently adopted WiGig as a new wireless standard. Also known as 802.11ad, this standard was first announced in May 2009. This newly adopted standard supports 7Gbps speeds over 60GHz frequencies and is slated to appear in consumer electronics as soon as next year.
ASUS is having talks with Microsoft to manufacture Windows Phone devices, and is considering using its PadFone concept for Windows 8.
Thursday, 17 Jan 2013
Despite losing market share over the past year, Canon and Olympus still have the largest market share in the Japanese domestic camera market. Canon sees an increased DSLR market share while Olympus remains the top mirrorless system camera manufacturer.
LG Electronics hopes to sell about 75 million phones this year, of which 45 million will be smartphones and the other 30 million will be feature phones. The company is also developing smartphones that are running on Windows Phone 8.
Facebook has just launched a free VoIP call service via their Messenger app for iPhones. This feature is limited to U.S. iPhones for now, with no further information on when this feature will appear for users beyond U.S.