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Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012

Panasonic to Discontinue Plasma TV R&D Operations?

Panasonic to Discontinue Plasma TV R&D Operations?

A news report from Japan has suggested that Panasonic may be ready to throw in the towel with regards to its plasma TV research and development operations.

5-inch Huawei Ascend D2 with 13-Megapixel Camera to Be Unveiled at CES 2013

5-inch Huawei Ascend D2 with 13-Megapixel Camera to Be Unveiled at CES 2013

First unveiled in China at the end of October, the Huawei Ascend D2 sets to impress with a 5-inch screen (1080p), Huawei's own quad-core 1.5GHz processor, a 13-megapixel camera and a huge 3000mAh battery at CES 2013.

Samsung Dethrones Nokia as the Biggest Name in Mobile Phones

Samsung Dethrones Nokia as the Biggest Name in Mobile Phones

Samsung is now the biggest name in mobile phones, overtaking Nokia for the first time in 14 years, according to iSuppli.

Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012

Amazon Smartphone Reportedly Set for Mid-2013 Launch

Amazon Smartphone Reportedly Set for Mid-2013 Launch

According to Taiwan Economic News, the online retail giant has allegedly contracted Foxconn to built its Kindle smartphone and will have therm ready for a mid-2013 launch.

Amazon CEO Granted Patent for Airbag System for Portable Devices

Amazon CEO Granted Patent for Airbag System for Portable Devices

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon VP Gregory Hart have been awarded a patent which outlines a number of innovative solutions to protect portable devices from hard impacts.

Google Executive Proves His Identity Online Using Bread

Google Executive Proves His Identity Online Using Bread

Doubtful of his claims, a senior Google executive recently had to use a loaf of bread to prove his identity online in a car forum.

Specs of HTC M7 Revealed, Expected Launch at MWC 2013

Specs of HTC M7 Revealed, Expected Launch at MWC 2013

HTC's upcoming flagship model, the M7, is said to be equipped with industry leading specs such as a second generation Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor.

Monday, 17 Dec 2012

Renowned Futurist Ray Kurzweil Joins Google

Renowned Futurist Ray Kurzweil Joins Google

Renowned futurist, social scientist and inventor Ray Kurzweil is hired as Google's Director of Engineering. Google has not officially confirmed Kurzweil's appointment but the inventor made an announcement of this recent development on his own blog.

Google Dropping Support for Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync

Google Dropping Support for Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync

On 30 January 2013, Google will be dropping consumer support for Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol for new devices. Chalk up another casualty of the mobile wars.

iPhone 5 Sales in China Exceed Two Million

iPhone 5 Sales in China Exceed Two Million

Launched over the weekend in China, the iPhone 5 sales were in excess of two million units in a mere three days.

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