Skype announced the release of a lite version of Skype, a ‘thin’ client for Skype that can be downloaded on Android-powered devices, as well as more than 100 other Java-enabled mobile phones.
AMD President and CEO Dirk Meyer and OTOY CEO Jules Urbach unveiled a plan to revolutionize the deployment, development and delivery of HD content through the “AMD Fusion Render Cloud”, a massively-parallel supercomputer.
In a keynote address at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of the Windows 7 operating system as well as the availability of the latest version of the Windows Live, a suite of personal communications services and applications.
IBM Research and five leading universities are partnering to create computing systems that are expected to simulate and emulate the brain’s abilities for sensation, perception, action, interaction and cognition while rivaling its low power consumption and compact size.
The 32nd edition of the list of the world’s TOP500 supercomputers has been issued on Friday, November 14, with the 1.105 petaflop/s IBM supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory holding on to the top spot it first achieved in June 2008.
Intel introduced its most advanced desktop processor, the Intel Core i7 processor. The Core i7 processor is the first member of a new family of Nehalem processor designs and is the most sophisticated ever built, with new technologies that boost performance on demand and maximize data throughput.
Autodesk announced it is working with the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) and the Incheon Urban Development Corporation (IUDC) to cooperate in the creation of Asia’s first Digital City for Incheon, Korea – the ‘Tomorrow City’ in Song-do City. Autodesk has designated Incheon as the second pilot city of its Digital City initiative, after announcing Salzburg, Austria in July.
Resembling a memory stick with an integrated display, a prototype USB device developed at IBM’s Zurich Research Lab brings a new level of security to online banking for consumers. Pilot devices are ready and available to banks for trials.
China Mobile, the largest mobile phone operator in China, announced it added 7.246 million customers in September 2008.
Today, some 600 years after construction began on the 178-acre site that would become the center of unrivalled imperial power known as China’s Forbidden City, the Palace Museum and IBM will open the walled fortress – and hundreds of years of history and culture – to the world.
LG Electronics announced the launch of its LG-KC780, a slim 8 megapixel camera phone with special features that make it ideal for shooting portraits.
Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and Research In Motion (RIM) announced that the BlackBerry Storm will be available later this fall, exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers in the U.S. and Vodafone customers in Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand.
The 2008 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on Thursday night, October 2, at the 18th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. We will soon post video of the ceremony.
T-Mobile announced the international launch of the world’s first Android-powered mobile phone in partnership with Google.
The Alcatel-Lucent cable ship ‘Ile de Sein’ landed in Nuuk, the 2,100 km section (or trunk cable) of Tele Greenland’s submarine cable network. After completing the cable loading in Calais (France) in July, the ‘Ile de Sein’ began laying segments 1 and 2 in early August from Landeyjasandur in Iceland to Qaqortoq in Greenland.
Often underappreciated by those who only casually play games, fast and accurate physical models and calculations are a key to a game’s playability and realism. From the effect of explosions on nearby objects, to the impacts of car accidents, to how a character reacts when hit, physics is as important to realism as high-quality graphics.
Kifah Maswadi, 24, of Oakland, Fla., was sentenced today to 15 months in prison for selling pirated video game systems, Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich and U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg of the Eastern District of Virginia announced.
W3C today announced new standards that will make it easier for people to browse the Web on mobile devices.
Bump up your green meter with Fabrik’s new SimpleTech [re]drive, the world’s most energy-efficient, resource-conscious, Turbo USB 2.0 external storage and backup drive.
A few months ago, Google announced that it was testing a new product called Knol. Knols are authoritative articles about specific topics, written by people who know about those subjects. Today, Google is making Knol available to everyone.
Delft University of Technology presented the minute DelFly Micro air vehicle. This successor to the DelFly I and II weighs barely 3 grams, and with its flapping wings is very similar to a dragonfly. Ultra-small, remote-controlled micro aircraft with cameras, such as this DelFly, may well be used in the future for observation flights in difficult-to-reach or dangerous areas.
Social networking sites and mobile phones used to spread unwanted messages, as United States retains top spot in Dirty Dozen spam-relaying countries.
Apple today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11.
It’s been quite a while since Blizzard released the Brood War expansion and fans from all over the world were waiting ever since for the next addition to the franchise.
Activision and Vivendi, two of the biggest video games creators, have merged and formed one giant: Activision Blizzard. The new company will take aim at Electronic Arts’ market dominance and tries to become the biggest video game creator, according to The Guardian.