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Kodak granted approval to auction its patent portfolio

07/04/2012, Kodak won an approval from the Bankruptcy Court earlier this week to auction its patent portfolios. Both Apple and FlashPoint have previously asserted ownership of a few of Kodak’s 1,100 patents, however, the Bankruptcy Court has finally ruled that...

Sony XQD memory cards are blazing fast

07/04/2012, If you think that the current generation of Compact Flash cards aren’t fast enough for you, you’re in luck. Sony has just announced the launch of its new XQD format card the QD-S64. Using the XQD format that was launched by the Compact Flash...

Amazon buys UpNext – a 3D mapping startup

07/04/2012, While Apple has been distancing itself from Google with the introduction of its own mapping service, it looks like Amazon might be following suit in the near future. According to reports online, the company recently bought up a 3D mapping startup, UpNext....

Toshiba found guilty of LCD price-fixing

07/03/2012, A jury in San Francisco ruled that the Japanese electronics conglomerate that is Toshiba conspired with vendors to keep LCD prices “artificially high”. The jury found out that Toshiba and its subsidiaries conspired with other manufacturers of Thin...

Smart Product Design Contest by iFixit, Core77 and Autodesk

07/03/2012, We seem to be surrounded by “smart” products these days – smart cars, smartphones, smart homes, smart windows…the list goes on and on, but does this mean that humans are getting less and less smart? Well, if you do not think so,...

National Weather Service launching Wireless Emergency Alerts

06/28/2012, The National Weather Service will be launching a new Wireless Emergency Alerts system to warn U.S. citizens about severe weather conditions including tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards right straight to their mobile devices. Essentially, a text-like...

Google Q device is Made in the USA

06/28/2012, The Google Nexus Q is a home media player that was just unveiled yesterday during the Google IO keynote. It is an Google experiment (in a crowded market) that is well designed, attractive and hard to build. Interestingly, the Google Nexus Q is also an...

QR codes on apparel share information about yourself to others

06/26/2012, I guess business cards are no longer relevant in the future, not when companies start to catch on the idea of printing QR codes on shirts, suits and jackets sometime down the road. Of course, this idea might just occupy a niche market, but only time will...

OLED Lego train station is one cool setup

06/25/2012, Who would have thought that Lego might eventually end up as one of Denmark’s most famous exports, being the building blocks of imagination for many a child over the years? Well, we have seen our fair share of amazing Lego constructs over the years,...

Microsoft Purchases Yammer for $1.2 Billion

06/25/2012, The rumors are true, Microsoft has bought Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. For those of you unfamiliar with Yammer, it is a social network platform built specifically for corporations. Businesses can set up a private network in which employees can post...