ARM teams up with five technology firms to boost Linux platform
British chip designer ARM has joined forces with five other technology firms to create a non-profit company called Linaro, in a bid to boost Linux platform.
The group, which is comprised of ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, Texas Instruments and ST-Ericsson, said they would invest resources in open source projects that could be used by Linux-based Linux-based platforms such as Android, Maemo, MeeGo and webOS.
The Android-powered Dell Streak made it UK debut on Friday exclusively through mobile phone operator O2.
The 5-inch screen of the device, which is seen as a cross between a smartphone and a tablet computer, makes it handy for browsing websites.
It features a 5megapixel camera, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Bluetooth, built-in WiFi and 3G. It also features 2GB of internal storage that can be increased to 32GB with the help of a microSD card and support to social media such as Twitter.
Speculations are flying high that Activision could use the upcoming E3 event to announce the details of the remake of first-person shooter James Bond ‘GoldenEye: 007’ that was originally released on Nintendo 64 in 1997.
Reports suggest that the UK-based Eurocom and the US-based n-Space are developing the game for Nintendo Wii and DS. The game will not be produced for the PS3 or Xbox 360.
According to gaming site Eurogamer, Activision has plans to release the game in autumn.
AOL is on a lookout for search partners for its search engine. AOL CEO, and ex-Google employee, Tim Armstrong said that the talk for search engine begins with Google as it is the current provider, but the company is in touch with others as well, reports WSJ.
The Google-AOL pact continued for a decade and is soon to expire on 19 December.
Armstrong stated that the current deal involved a mutual agreement on sharing revenues, but currently the company is seeking for a deal to that offers upfront payments.
Apple fans are eagerly waiting for approaching Worldwide Developers Conference as Apple chief executive Steve Jobs is expected to introduce the next version of iPhone.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which will be kicked off on Monday in San Francisco, is expected to attract around 5,000 developers.
If the fourth-generation iPhone is like the prototype lost by an Apple engineer in a bar, it will have faster processor, clearer display, bigger battery and a front-facing camera.
Researchers at Toshiba Research Europe and the University of Cambridge have found a new way to create entangled light using a voltage-powered source, in a move that is seen as breakthrough in quantum computing.
The entangled light-emitting diode (ELED) produces a special kind of light that earlier needed complex & inefficient laser apparatus. The new source of entangled light is based upon similar semiconductor LED tech used in computer indicator lamps.
But it is different from conventional LEDs as it features quantum dot, which converts electrical current into entangled light.
More than a third Brits said they would not purchase Apple’s so-called revolutionary product iPad due to its high price, a survey conducted by V3. co. uk claims.
A survey of V3. co. uk readers revealed that 39 per cent of respondents are not ready to buy iPad as it is 'too expensive'. The cheapest iPad costs $499. Around 25 per cent of the respondents simply said they do not require a tablet computer.
Seventeen per cent said they will wait until other firms launch their tablets.
Apple on Friday released a demo page showcasing the capabilities of HTML5 as it tried to justify its action against Adobe’s Flash software.
Indian scientists have claimed that mobile phones are responsible for the death of millions of bees and the collapse of their colonies.
Scientists at Punjab University, Chandigarh, performed an experiment on three bee-hives. They placed a couple of mobile phones around a bee-hive and a couple of fake mobile phones around another. The third hive had no mobile phone. Calls were made to the mobile phones two times a day for 15 minutes.
Nintendo’s Wii platform sequel Super Mario Galaxy 2 topped the Japanese sales chart for the week to May 30.
Nintendo said it sold 340,000 units of the Super Mario Galaxy 2, beating other four new releases on the top ten.
Super Mario Galaxy 2, was followed by Bandai Namco’s Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin, which reported 81,000 sales. Sega’s Let’s Make A Pro Soccer Club! DS World Challenge 2010 came third with 50,000 sales.
Sony Ericsson has announced that it would launch its Android-based Xperia X10 smartphone in South Korea, which has a great potential for smartphone market.
The Xperia X10 will be Sony Ericsson’s second phone after Vivaz to hit South Korea. The company believes that the launch of two smartphones will help it strengthen its position against rivals such as Apple, Samsung and LG Electronics.
AT&T, which owns exclusive rights to provide network for Apple's iPhones and iPads in the US, will not let new customers sign up for its unlimted internet data plans from June 7th.
AT&T has announced two data plans. Customers who will opt for DataPlus will get 200MB of data for $15 per month. Under the DataPlus, if a user goes crosses 200MB limit, he/she will have to pay another $15 for additional 200MB.
Unconfirmed reports that Google has decided to ditch Microsoft's Windows operating system due to security reasons forced Microsoft to come to the fore to defend Windows security.
In a blog post on Tuesday, Microsoft claimed that their products were more secure than anyone else.
Commenting on the topic, the software giant said, “When it comes to security, even hackers admit we're doing a better job making our products more secure than anyone else.”
Sony has reportedly been busy in developing the second-generation of its PlayTV personal video recorder for its PlayStation 3.
The original PlayTV PVR for PS3 was launched in 2008, provider gamers with a chance to use their console as a DVR, which can record TV while playing games.
Senior producer at Sony’s Cambridge Studio, Mark Green, said in an interview that they were working on an updated version of PVR, dubbed PlayTV2.
The interview cited him speaking, “We're still working on Play TV, Play TV 2. And then we have other guys working on other concepts.”
Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has confirmed that they had launched a probe into Google’s inadvertent collection of personal data from unsecured WiFi networks.
Google has already admitted that it had been collecting personal information through wireless networks. Collection of personal information without permission may have breached Canada’s privacy laws.
Speaking on the issue, Ms. Stoddart said, “We have a number of questions about how this collection could have happened.”
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