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Audience reverse engineers human hearing for mobile
News & Analysis  
3/30/2012   5 comments
Using its earSmart voice processor, using two microphones that work like human ears, Audience’s chip enables analysis of sound in much the same way as the human brain, which when processing audio decides what to remove, what to keep and what to enhance.
McAfee talks angry robots and rotten apples at Design West
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3/29/2012   14 comments
McAfee expects mobile threats to continue along the trends set in the PC world, moving from simple monetary gain towards deep privacy loss, corporate espionage and cyber war, according to a company representative
Nvidia's Kepler to get compute cousin, says analyst
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3/26/2012   1 comment
Nvidia will likely announce a follow-up to its recently launched Kepler platform to better address upcoming compute products and the HPC space later this year, according to an analyst.
RIM announces BlackBerry 10 for developers in May
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3/23/2012   3 comments
BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion said it will launch BlackBerry 10 developer tools in beta and will distribute a limited edition developer prototype device at its BlackBerry 10 Jam event in Orlando, Fla., in May.
Mid-East nations team on particle accelerator
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3/16/2012   4 comments
Israel, Iran, Jordan and Turkey will join forces to launch a new particle accelerator in the Middle East as part of a Unesco-sponsored project. Announced on Wednesday (March 14), each of the four countries will put $5 million toward the new facility, dubbed Sesame, or Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East.
Cisco buys video streaming firm NDS for $5 billion
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3/15/2012   5 comments
Cisco Systems announced Thursday that it would be buying set-top box software maker the NDS Group for $5 billion in cash.
Video: Hands-on, differentiated devices at MWC
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3/15/2012   8 comments
While Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona recently was flooded with new devices, some vendors are breaking the mold with products differentiated from the rest of the competition. We decided to highlight three devices we found interesting at the show, not necessarily because they were the best and brightest, but because either through their design, hardware or software, they stood out in some way that made them different.
TI talks disruptive innovation
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3/15/2012   7 comments
Speaking at the launch of Texas Instruments’ new Silicon Valley labs on Tuesday (March 13), TI executives rallied to deliver one clear message: that true innovation, at its core, would always be a disruptive force, and that TI was committed to playing a big part in both creating and harnessing that destruction.
Intel's anthropologist discusses the secret life of data
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/9/2012   10 comments
Intel’s anthropologist, Genevieve Bell, has been doing a lot of deep thinking about big data recently, and what the phenomenon actually means – both literally and figuratively.
Video: NFC technology, proliferation and challenges examined
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3/8/2012   1 comment
Near Field Communication is a wireless connectivity technology that allows short-range radio communication between devices. Included in a small chip inside the device, NFC allows for mobile money transactions, data exchange, location tagging and wireless connections between two devices in very close proximity to one other, usually just a couple of centimeters apart.
HP Proliant Gen 8 uses Xeon E5s and Nvidia Tesla GPUs
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3/8/2012   Post a comment
HP ProLiant Generation 8 servers will include both new Intel Xeon E5-2600 series CPUs and Nvidia Tesla GPUs, it was revealed on Wednesday
Video: analysts, companies grapple with mobile security issues
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3/7/2012   3 comments
Mobile phones have become such personal devices that some would rather share a toothbrush than a handset. But as our attachment to our cell phones grows, so to do consumer concerns about data privacy and security.
Video: Augmented Reality enhances MWC
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3/6/2012   Post a comment
Augmented Reality is the process of layering computer generated graphics on top of real world environments, either directly or indirectly through a tablet or cell phone. The technology provides a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery, or in other words, it’s what the world would look like with the Internet layered on top of it.
Windows 8 consumer preview in pictures
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3/5/2012   32 comments
Kicking off the Microsoft event at MWC last week, president of Windows and Windows Live, Steven Sinofsky, launched the “Consumer Preview” beta version of Windows 8, before its anticipated official full version launch this coming autumn.
Qualcomm not worried about mobile graphics competition
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3/1/2012   7 comments
Qualcomm is not worried about falling behind its competition when it comes to mobile graphics, according to a senior executive at the firm.


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