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Motorola (read: Google) drops patent claim against Apple

10/02/2012, This morning Bloomberg tweeted that Motorola’s claim against Apple in front of the US Federal Trade Commission has been dropped. Although Motorola reserves the right to refile a claim, Apple is still pursing a separate settlement based on...

CEATEC Japan 2012 – Day 1 Round-up

10/02/2012, [CEATEC 2012] We are covering CEATEC, Japan’s largest consumer electronics show, until October 6, and Hubert Nguyen, Ubergizmo’s co-founder, is a judge for the Innovation Awards there. So far, we have seen a number of exciting new technologies from...

Researchers explore the option of sugar-run batteries

10/02/2012, Lithium-ion batteries are the rage of the tech world. They go into all kinds of devices, from smartphones to tablets to other niftier gadgets. Given the explosive growth of the mobile platform, the demand for these batteries has risen exponentially over...

Google overtakes Microsoft’s market capitalization

10/02/2012, Apple might be the world’s most valuable company (on paper) at this point in time, but that does not mean that Apple is the only player in town when it comes to 800lbs gorillas. Other “combatants”, if you will, include Google and Microsoft, and for...

Sharp 6.1-inch IGZO display has 498ppi, WQXGA resolution

10/01/2012, [CEATEC 2012] All right, Sharp is really pushing the boundaries when it comes to the resolution count on tiny displays where smartphones and other portable devices are concerned. I am referring to this 6.1″ IGZO display that will carry a phenomenal...

Sharp 5-inch Igzo Full HD LCD panel

10/01/2012, [CEATEC 2012] Earlier this morning, we talked about Sharp cranking up production of the 5” Full HD LCD panel that will most probably see action in portable devices like smartphones, phablets and perhaps even portable media players. Well, we are at...

Twitter security flaw allows for brute-force password discovery

10/01/2012, Here’s how the current security ecosystem works: benevolent or malevolent security experts find a vulnerability, the tech press covers it, users get upset, and the vulnerability is patched quickly. Today, a key Twitter vulnerability has been made...

White House gets hit by a cyber attack

10/01/2012, This year, we have seen a number of high-profile cyber attacks. These range from Anonymous taking on CIA’s website to the data hacked from Stratfor’s servers and leaked to Wikileaks. But apparently, that is not the end of it yet. While...

Free digital textbooks in California

10/01/2012, It seems that the cost of living is rising everywhere you turn – gas, education, medical care, the works! All but your salary, and when it comes to education, college students will be able to identify with the fact that they spend thousands of...

Comet headed towards Earth discovered by anstronomers

10/01/2012, When 2012 started, there were many who found it a rather indulgent pastime to frequently deem the Mayan calendar as the ultimate proof that this was the last year which this Earth may witness. And that before the end of 2012, it would all be doom and...