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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.

Amazon Kindle’s market share slips 4%: IDC

Amazon Kindle’s market share slips 4%: IDC

Online retailer Amazon. com Inc's Kindle Fire sold like hot cakes during the holiday season but shipments of the affordable tablet PC slipped sharply during the recent months, figures compiled by market research firm IDC revealed.

According to IDC, $199-Kindle Fire suffered a drop of around 4 per cent in its market share in the January to March period, from 16.8 per cent in the previous three months.

The Kindle Fire shipments slipped from a whopping 4.8 million in the final quarter of 2011 to just around 750,000 in the first quarter of this year.

Angry employees criticize BAE bosses over decision to cut jobs

Angry employees criticize BAE bosses over decision to cut jobs

British defense contractor BAE Systems Inc. faced the ire of its own staff at its annual meeting on Wednesday as workers attacked executives for pocketing huge pay increases while hundreds of workers are on the verge of losing their jobs.

In September, BAE declared that it would cut 3,000 UK jobs, including 900 at its Brough manufacturing plant, which produces the Hawk aircraft. The defense giant has plans to close its Brough manufacturing plant, which is situated in East Yorkshire, in 2013.

Apple iPhone’s popularity hurting prepaid mobile carriers

Apple iPhone’s popularity hurting prepaid mobile carriers

The day-by-day increasing popularity of Apple’s iPhone is hurting prepaid mobile phone carriers.

While AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel are pocketing huge profits owing to the iPhone, prepaid carriers like MetroPCS and Leap Wireless are helplessly seeing their subscriber base shrinking.

Apple expected to post record profit to competitor’s dismay

Apple expected to post record profit to competitor’s dismay

Apple Inc. is all set to post another record quarterly profit on Tuesday, to competitor’s dismay.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based gadgets maker owns merely 8 per cent of the worldwide phone market, but it pockets around 80 per cent of the entire industry's operating profits. Its trading figures for the recent quarter will set the bar even higher for rival manufacturers.

Big-box electronics chain Best Buy has been selling several Apple products off and on for the more than a decade, but analysts believe that the Cupertino firm has become a major threat to the chain.

DNS Changer-infected computer users will lose access to Internet this summer

DNS Changer-infected computer users will lose access to Internet this summer

Hundreds of thousands of Internet users will lose the ability to get online this summer, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned.

The FBI said around half a million computers are still infected with DNS Changer, a type of malware that was launched by a group of international hackers in an online advertising scam.

After infecting a machine, the malware directs the traffic to a fake version of the site the user types in to visit. Cyber criminals redirect users to fake sites to collect millions in undeserved commissions generated by the hijacked computer clicks.

Apple wants to see e-book price fixing case go to trial

Apple wants to see e-book price fixing case go to trial

A total of sixteen state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against Apple and three major book publishers for conspiring to raise the retail prices of e-books, and the Cupertino firm said it wanted to see the case to go to trial

Apple lawyer Daniel Floyd told federal judge Denise Cote that it was not an appropriate case against the Cupertino firm and the company would like to confirm that.

T-Mobile announces release date for HTC One S

T-Mobile announces release date for HTC One S

US carrier T-Mobile has confirmed that HTC's One S smartphone, formerly called the HTC Ville, will available from 25th of April.

To be available for $199.99 with a service contract, the HTC Ville runs Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and features 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 Super AMOLED display.

Its rear-facing 8-megapixel camera comes with LED flash and a prominent lens circled by blue trim. The high-definition 1080p camcorder allows users to capture HD video as well as still images simultaneously.

CISPA is absolutely wrong answer: ACLU

CISPA is absolutely wrong answer: ACLU

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has opposed the newest Internet supervision bill, Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act (CISPA), saying it is absolutely the wrong answer to the question of keeping computers safe.

CISPA will allow Internet-related companies such as Internet service Providers, carriers, and social networks to share user information with the government agencies without seeking a court order.

AMD and Intel expected to post fall in profits and sales

AMD and Intel expected to post fall in profits and sales

Renowned chip makers AMD and Intel are expected to post decline in profits and sales when their will disclose their trading figures next week.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD, which is scheduled to report quarterly results on 19th of April, is expected to report a profit of 9 cents-a-share on revenue of $1.56 billion. In the year-ago period, AMD posted a profit of 8 cents-a-share on revenue of $1.61 billion.