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iPhone cover iCache Geode acts as digital wallet

iPhone cover iCache Geode acts as digital wallet

The CTIA 2012 recently introduced that world to the iCache Geode- an iPhone cover that acts as a digital wallet.

The iCache Geode digitizes and safely stores all the credit and debit cards, allowing the user to leave the original cards safely at home while using the digitized cards for making transactions in he/she is out for shopping.

Microsoft to bring IE9 to Xbox 360: report

Microsoft to bring IE9 to Xbox 360: report

Microsoft is preparing to bring full Internet Explorer (IE) Web-browsing experience to its popular games console Xbox 360, The Verge reported.

According to the report, the Redmond-based software giant is currently testing a special version of IE9 on the games console.

Currently the Xbox 360 offers Bing Voice search, which is limited to media only. But if the report is true, users will be able to surf all parts of the Web using through their games console.

The report also claims that the software company has integrated Kinect gestures as well as voice control into the package.

Samsung acquires Cloud entertainment firm mSpot

Samsung acquires Cloud entertainment firm mSpotSouth Korea-based consumer electronics giant Samsung yesterday confirmed its acquisition of mobile cloud content service provider mSpot.

Palo Alto-based mSpot, which was founded in 2004, is a lower-profile digital locker for online music & movies. It allows users to upload their own digital content like music, and get up to 5GB of storage free of charge.

Apple’s OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion may come earlier than expected

Apple’s OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion may come earlier than expectedCupertino, Calif.-based Apple is reportedly preparing to roll out OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion software earlier than expected.

Citing an unnamed source, AppleInsider recently reported that the Cupertino firm’s European arm had started training new staff to answer queries about its upcoming operating system. It may be noted here that the firm has limited the training window over the past years to avoid leaks.

India planning antitrust inquiry against Google

India planning antitrust inquiry against Google

The Competition Commission of India is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Web search giant Google's alleged discriminatory practices relating to AdWords, The Wall Street Journal reported.

S. L. Bunker, Secretary of Competition Commission of India, revealed that the antitrust probe was in response to a complaint filed by Indian marriage website Bharatmatrimony. com.

Bunker also admitted that the probe, which aims to determine if there is any merit to the complaint against Google, could consume several months to conclude.

Apple HDTV to feature iSight camera and Siri: report

Apple HDTV to feature iSight camera and Siri: report

Apple's long-rumored and much-hyped HDTV come equipped with a built-in iSight camera and voice-activated virtual assistant Siri technology, a report from Cult of Mac claims.

Cult of Mac reported that a source who had seen a prototype of the potential Apple HDTV revealed to it that the long-rumored device looks like current lineup of the Cupertino firm's LED-backlit Cinema Displays, but it is much bigger in size.

Disney Research's Touché aims to bring touch control to human body parts

Disney Research's Touché aims to bring touch control to human body parts

People in future will be able to answer mobile phones by just gesturing on the palm of their hand, according to Disney.

Disney Research in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, demonstrated a new technology called Touché that promises to allow people to control their mobile phones and other gadgets by simply touching parts of their body.

Disney, the company well-known for its creation of Mickey Mouse, claims that the innovative technology can sense hand gestures on parts of human body, objects and even fluids.

LG Optimus LTE2: the first smartphone to offer 2GB of RAM

LG Optimus LTE2: the first smartphone to offer 2GB of RAM

LG Electronics is apparently in the habit of delivering "firsts" to market to get noticed by consumers as well as rival manufacturers.

On May 4, the consumer electronics giant took wraps off its latest smartphone called the Optimus LTE2, which is the first to offer 2GB of RAM. No existing rival smartphone can claim to have such a huge storage. The smartphone is thus expected to get a very warm welcome from multitasking enthusiasts.

CyberpowerPC announces GeForce GTX 690-equipped desktop system

CyberpowerPC announces GeForce GTX 690-equipped desktop system

A CyberpowerPC-branded desktop system will integrate NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 690 graphics card, PC firm Cyberpower Inc confirmed.

The high-end PC firm said the integration of GeForce GTX 690 graphics card in the system will offer a strong option for those who want the most state-of-the-art and high-end powerful graphics in their PCs.

The NVIDIA chip-equipped CyberpowerPC-branded desktop system will mainly target those who spend a great deal of time playing computer games.

Oracle v. Google Java Copyright Portion of Trial Now in Hands of Jury

Oracle v. Google Java Copyright Portion of Trial Now in Hands of Jury

The Oracle-Google lawsuit - a potential landmark copyright violation case which Oracle originally filed against Google in 2010 - entered Day 1 of its third week in session on Monday, April 30, with a 12-member jury beginning deliberations in the case.

It was on April 16 that the copyright and patent trial in the Oracle-Google lawsuit began in federal court. The lawsuit essentially has Oracle accusing Google of stealing parts of its Java software suite - known as application programming interfaces (APIs) - for the development of its hugely popular Android mobile operating system.