Apple has won an EU-wide preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7 tablet. A similar ban on another device, Samsung tablet Galaxy Tab 10.1 – was introduced in August 2011. First, the ban throughout the EU to function, and then was limited to Germany. In 2011, Samsung was able to circumvent the ban by releasing an updated version of the device. It is called the Galaxy Tab 10.1N. Apple tried to find a violation in this unit, but the court disagreed with the company. The subject of disagreement between Samsung and Apple is the shape of devices. Tim Cook’s Company says that the South Korean manufacturer borrows her decorating decisions and apply them in their products.
Samsung Electronics is expected to show the next flagship Galaxy smartphone at an event in London on May 3. The design of the phone and its hardware specification are still unknown, but the plethora of high-end smartphones launched at Mobile World Congress give some hints. Newcomers like the HTC One X, which has already gone on sale, the Optimus 4X HD and the Huawei Ascend D Quad all have quad-core processors and screens with a 1280-by-720 pixel resolution.
Google on Wednesday unveiled a long-rumored concept called “Project Glass,” which takes all the functionality of a smartphone and places it into a wearable device that resembles eyeglasses.The see-through lens could display everything from text messages to maps to reminders. They may be capable of showing video chats, providing turn-by-turn directions, taking photos and recording notes, all through simple voice commands, according to a concept video produced by the company and released on YouTube.
Scientists in France are working on an invisibility cloak for heat and have reported their research in a recent issue of Optics Express. The technology could be used for military purposes to hide soliders from infrared detectors, but it could also work to thermally isolate circuits in computer chips, which would keep them cool.The team, lead by Sebastien Guenneau of the University of Aix-Marseille and colleagues at the French national research council, devised a mathematical model showing that a set of concentric rings, each one made of a material with differing diffusivity could cloak heat energy.
Using a technique known as two-photon lithography, Austrian researchers have developed a high-precision 3D printer capable of producing nanometer sized objects in the shape of race cars, cathedrals, and bridges in a matter of minutes. The high-precision 3D printer at TU Vienna is purportedly orders of magnitude faster than similar devices, and opens up new areas of applications, such as in medicine.The super fast nano-printer uses a liquid resin, which is hardened at precisely the correct spots by a focused laser beam.
The new iPad unveiled Wednesday comes with improvements that may not be readily apparent to the casual observer. It has, as expected, a sharper screen, driven by a faster processing chip that acts as the “brains” of the device. What was more surprising was that the new features mean the tablet computer will be slightly thicker and heavier than the iPad 2, because it needs a larger battery to power the high-resolution screen. Apple gave the new iPad a bunch of new features but no new name. It will be “the iPad” or perhaps “the new iPad”, not “iPad 3” or “iPad HD,” as some had speculated. Prices aren’t changing from the previous models.
The researchers at the Frauenhofer Institute have recently come up with some flexible solar cells that are durable enough to use in objects such as helmets. By the end of the year, these highly efficient flexible solar cells (more than 20 percent) will be available on the market. A unit will cost around 100 Euros. These solar cells are made of mono crystalline silicon and so the risk of rupture is not at all.
Apple has started sending out invitations to the official unveiling of the iPad 3. The invitation included a photo of someone using an iPad, with a single line: “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” The event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10am Pacific Time on Wednesday 7 March, which is 6pm GMT. There is speculation that the iPad 3 may come with a stronger, bigger battery, making the new tablet thicker than the previous version.
Orange will be the first to offer a Medfield-powered Android phone in Europe. Codenamed Santa Clara, and arriving some time this summer, it looks pretty similar to Intel’s reference model, in both design and specs.The phone totes a 4-inch 600 x 1024 display, with a solid 8-megapixel camera capable of 1080p video and burst capture of up to 10 shots within a second. The Santa Clara runs on Intel’s Atom Z2460 processor, clocked at 1.6GHz. The device can handle HSPA speeds of 21.1Mbps down and 5.6Mbps up, while HDMI-out is housed within the MHL port.