HP develops glasses-free 3-D for mobile devices
2013-03-22 04:47:35 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. have developed a way to put glasses-free 3-D video on mobile devices with a viewing angle so wide that viewers can see an object more fully just by tilting the screen.
Glasses-free 3-D is not unique. Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s 3DS handheld a...
BlackBerry CEO says iPhone is outdated
2013-03-22 04:42:01 UTC
TORONTO (AP) — Apple's iPhone is outdated, according to the chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd.
Thorsten Heins made the comment Thursday on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States. AT&T begins selling th...
6 Megapixel the best compromise between pixel count and sensitivity for Consumer cameras
2013-03-15 11:34:37 UTC
The best compromise for a compact camera is a sensor with 6 million pixels or better a sensor with a pixel size of >3µm.
A digital camera with 12 million pixels is better than one with 6 million. ‘That is correct’ is what you would probably say because you’ve always heard more pixels are bette...
Samsung refreshes iPhone-challenging Galaxy line
2013-03-15 04:20:15 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung Electronics is ratcheting up its rivalry with Apple with its new Galaxy S 4 smartphone, which has a larger, sharper screen than its predecessor, the best-selling S III.
Samsung trumpeted the much-anticipated phone's arrival Thursday at an event accompanied by a li...
Apple CEO required to testify in NY e-books case
2013-03-13 23:20:01 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ordered to testify in a New York court case the Justice Department brought against the company over the pricing of e-books for consumers.
Federal Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday granted a government request to depose Apple Inc.'s chief executive.
Digital memories fade in death; protect yourself
2013-03-03 01:30:59 UTC
Estate planning attorney James Lamm who writes the blog "Digital Passing" advises people to plan ahead for their virtual afterlives. Your best bet is to make sure valuable memories and intellectual property are stored somewhere besides a social media account — so back up your photos on a USB flas...
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2013-03-01 22:11:56 UTC
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday erased nearly half of the $1 billion in damages that a jury decided that Samsung Electronics should pay Apple in a high-profile trial over the smartphone and tablet computer patents.
U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh lowered the damages awarde...
Wireless connections creep into everyday things
2013-02-27 09:21:35 UTC
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A car that tells your insurance company how you're driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive.
Welcome to the next phase of the wireless revolution.
SD college tests fingerprint purchasing technology
2013-02-25 23:07:57 UTC
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners smart enough to distinguish a living, breathing account holder from an identity thief.
What they probably didn't...
Games likely to follow Pentagon on women in combat
2013-02-01 22:02:27 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lara Croft. Samus Aran. Jill Valentine. Chell.
In the realm of video games, it's not difficult to identify tough-as-nails women who uncover ancient treasures, blast away aliens, battle zombies and outwit malicious robots. However, when it comes to finding fictional f...
Apple updates iPhone, iPad software
2013-01-29 07:28:46 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has released a software update for iPhones and iPads that speeds up data downloads on some major overseas telecom networks and a handful of small U.S. carriers.
Apple says iOS version 6.1 adds the ability to access the "LTE" networks of 36 additional iPhone carriers. Th...
Can Apple maintain its shine?
2013-01-23 07:11:43 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — For many investors, Apple's best days are behind it. Competitors are catching up, they believe, and the latest iPhone is stumbling.
The company's doubters have backed their conviction with billions of dollars. Last week, the stock fell below $500 for the first time in 1...
Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy S smartphones
2013-01-14 09:59:07 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that global sales of its Galaxy S smartphones surpassed 100 million units since the first model in the series was released less than three years ago.
Samsung said it has sold more than 25 million Galaxy S smartphones, 40 million Gal...
Report: Apple may build less expensive iPhone
2013-01-10 09:05:53 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is trying to decide whether it makes sense to offer a cheaper iPhone as it tries to boost sales in less-affluent countries and reclaim some of the market share lost to cheaper phones running Google's Android software, according to a published report.
Gadget Watch: Electronic fork nags you on eating
2013-01-10 09:05:41 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — If you've always wanted a fork that spies on your eating habits, you're in luck: A company has developed a utensil that records when you lift it to the mouth.
The electronic fork is one of the gadgets getting attention this week at the International CES in Las Vegas, an ...
'Smart' potty or dumb idea? Wacky gadgets at CES
2013-01-10 09:05:26 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — From the iPotty for toddlers to the 1,600-pound mechanical spider and the host of glitch-ridden "smart" TVs, the International CES show is a forum for gadget makers to take big — and bizarre — chances.
Many of the prototypes introduced at the annual gadget show over the years ...
Clearwire Agrees to Sprint Purchase at $2.97 Per Share
2012-12-18 05:11:24 UTC
After a week that saw SoftBank try to exert its influence on Sprint ahead of the completion of its stake purchase next year and more rumblings that shareholders were initially unsatisfied with the initial offer and holding out for more money, Sprint and Clearwire have agreed on the widely reporte...
Breaking News: Samsung wins against Apple in court
2012-12-18 05:02:00 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judge denies Apple's attempt for US sales ban on Samsung products in patent dispute.
Google Maps return to iPhone with new mobile app
2012-12-14 08:26:17 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Maps has found its way back to the iPhone.
The world's most popular online mapping system returned late Wednesday with the release of the Google Maps iPhone app. The release comes nearly three months after Apple Inc. replaced Google Maps as the device's built-...
Verizon, AT&T say cell network back up after Sandy
2012-11-29 10:27:39 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and AT&T said Thursday that their wireless networks are fully back up after Superstorm Sandy blew into the New York and New Jersey on Oct. 29.
Verizon Wireless said its network is at pre-storm levels, while AT&T Inc. said "as of today, we're pretty much back to normal."...
Research In Motion shares climb
2012-11-26 07:54:52 UTC
TORONTO (AP) — Shares of Research in Motion Ltd. Jumped nearly 14 percent Friday as investors seemingly grew more optimistic about a February launch of the Canadian company's much-delayed BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
RIM will release the latest version of its smartphone "not too long" after a Ja...
McAfee blogs about police seeking him in Belize
2012-11-22 08:00:13 UTC
SAN PEDRO, Belize (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee says he's hiding in plain sight, wearing a disguise as he watches police and reporters stake out his home — and blogging about it all.
In the latest twist in the highly-publicized case, McAfee has started his own blog, in which he d...
Microsoft CEO hails imminent release of Windows 8
2012-10-25 20:40:01 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer celebrated the imminent release of the company's Windows operating system after two years of work.
Windows 8 is the most dramatic overhaul of the personal computer market's dominant operating system in 17 years.
Microsoft Corp. redesigned it so it...
Apple CEO apologizes for error-ridden new map app
2012-09-29 13:08:53 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized Friday for the company's error-ridden new mobile mapping service and pledged to improve the application installed on tens of millions of smartphones. In an unusual mea culpa, he invited frustrated consumers to turn to the competition.
Cook said A...
CEO of BlackBerry maker makes case for comeback
2012-09-25 21:27:34 UTC
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins is convinced the company's BlackBerry phone is poised to regain its stature as a trailblazing device even as many investors fret about its potential demise.
Heins took the stage Tuesday at a conference for mobile applications deve...