Nvidia revealed “fastest application processor in the world”

Nvidia has revealed the next-generation Tegra 4 processor for mobile devices at a press event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

This has quad core Cortex-A15 processors with a fifth, low power, core to save battery life when the device is not in use. 72 GeForce GPU cores boost graphics performance over Tegra 3. The chip also has 4G LTE modem of Nvidia’s design.

Nvidia's Tegra 4 processor

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World’s first 3-D gesture controller that is utilizing electrical field to sense movements

Many tech companies are working on to make gesture control more fun and interactive in different ways and Microchip Technology, U.S. based large semiconductor manufacturing firm, is one among them. It has recently developed world’s first low-power chip, MGC3130, for 3-D gesture control using electrical field to sense hand movements.

This will help to make a gesture interface that will be independent of camera and light sensors as it is using electric field, the use of which could be expanded to a large number of devices. Read More …

Intel’s Rosepoint has integrated WiFi on mobile chips

Intel's Rosepoint integrating WiFi on mobile devices

Intel Corp. has revealed its 32nm system-on-chip (SoC) in International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this week. This small device, dubbed as Rosepoint, has dual-core Intel Atom Processor with a digital Wi-Fi radio. According to the company, this digital version can be miniaturized easily and is of low cost to be fitted in mobile devices. Read More …

Ruling in U.S. goes in favor of Samsung in the patent fight with Apple

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Samsung Electronics Co. gains Seoul trading after the loss of bid by Apple Inc. to block the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Phones and Tablets in US.

The company gained to the extent of 2.2% to 1.07 million won, before trading 1.5% higher at 10:53 am.

The U.S. District Court in San Jose, California ruled against Apple’s plea to ban the sale of Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, Droid Charge, and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computers in the country on December 3.

“It is not clear that an injunction on Samsung’s accused devices would prevent Apple from being irreparably harmed,” California district Judge Lucy Koh wrote. “Indeed, given the evidence Samsung presented, it seems likely that a major beneficiary of an injunction would be other smartphone manufacturers.” Read More …

AT&T could face a charge of $4 billion dollar on collapse of merger deal

AT&T and T-mobile mergerAT&T reported that it withdrew application to takeover T-mobile from the Federal Communications Commission. However, the company is planning to work on winning the antitrust lawsuit produced by the Department of Justice.

This statement of the charge came after the U.S. Justice Department challenged the takeover of T-Mobile USA by AT&T. From Bloomberg,

The Justice Department sued to block the transaction in August, saying a combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would eliminate one of four national U.S. wireless carriers and hamper competition. A person close to the transaction said this week that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski would ask commissioners to send the proposed takeover for a hearing before an agency judge.

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Increased Malwares in Android Devices

According to Juniper Networks, malware target to Google’s Android mobile operating system has been quintupled since July.

Increase in malware in Android

They have reported that Android malware samples have increased 472% since July 2011. Much of that growth in malware was done in the months of September and October.

One of the causes of this increase in malware is the result of no control over apps installation, by Google, making it possible for third party app centers to allow downloading. Read More …

Tablet video watchers are more engaged than desktop users

Nowadays people are watching more videos online on their tablet PCs than on Desktops as published in a report by Ooyala, the provider of online video technology and services.

The report shows that the people with tablets show more engagement in the online videos than the users of desktops and mobile devices. The ratio of each minute watched is 1:17 for desktops and tablets, i.e. about 28% more in average than on desktop.

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Nokia phones with Microsoft Windows operating system

Stephen Elop, Nokia Cheif Executive, has announced the plan to launch Smart Phones having Microsoft Windows as operating system.

Elop has annuonced that Windows operating Nokia will be launched late in this year. This has been announced in an international communications and information technology exhibition and conference held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Singapore. This phone will be delivered in bulk in 2012. Read More …