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Seagate reaches storage milestone

Seagate says that they have made a breakthrough in hard drive storage that, they claim, will see HDDs reaching capacities of 60TB within the next decade. Seagate announced that they have managed to achieve a storage density of a terabit, or a trillion bits, per square inch, making them the first company to do so. This was reportedly achieved with heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). Convention...[Read More]

Seagate reaches storage milestone

Seagate says that they have made a breakthrough in hard drive storage that, they claim, will see HDDs reaching capacities of 60TB within the next decade. Seagate announced that they have managed to achieve a storage density of a terabit, or a trillion bits, per square inch, making them the first company to do so. This was reportedly achieved with heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR). Convention...[Read More]

Amazon to acquire Kiva Systems

Amazon has announced that they intend to purchase Kiva Systems, a company which specialises in automation systems for distribution centers. The order fulfillment company will cost Amazon $775 million. Kiva stockholders have already approved the merger that will put their “Mobile-robotic Warehouse Automation System” into Amazon’s hands but the deal is only expected to conclude in ...[Read More]

Samsung, RIM sued over emoticon patent

RIM and Samsung have been hit with yet another patent suit, this one related to the use of emoticons. A company called Varia Holdings Inc. has instituted legal action against the two handset manufacturers for violating an “emoticon input method and apparatus” patent. “It is known that for many users, their email and instant messaging communications… often involve the use of...[Read More]

Samsung, RIM sued over emoticon patent

RIM and Samsung have been hit with yet another patent suit, this one related to the use of emoticons. A company called Varia Holdings Inc. has instituted legal action against the two handset manufacturers for violating an “emoticon input method and apparatus” patent. “It is known that for many users, their email and instant messaging communications… often involve the use of...[Read More]

Old meets new with camera hack

A photographer has hacked a Piccolette Contessa-Nettel folding camera, circa 1919, onto his Canon 5D Mark II for no other reason than to see if he could. Photographer Jason Bognacki’s experiment might has met with poor results but the resulting images, bearing in mind that the lens is almost 100 years old, are impressively sharp and detailed under the correct lighting conditions. Images take...[Read More]

Old meets new with camera hack

A photographer has hacked a Piccolette Contessa-Nettel folding camera, circa 1919, onto his Canon 5D Mark II for no other reason than to see if he could. Photographer Jason Bognacki’s experiment might has met with poor results but the resulting images, bearing in mind that the lens is almost 100 years old, are impressively sharp and detailed under the correct lighting conditions. Images take...[Read More]

Check out the virtual graffiti app

Sometimes you have the urge to scribble on a major landmark but actions like that are frowned upon by society and law enforcement officials in general. Wallit, an app for writing on things you wouldn’t normally write on, has you covered. The Wallit app, currently available for iOS devices that support version 4.0 and later, allows users to post messages on virtual walls located near landmark...[Read More]

Check out the virtual graffiti app

Sometimes you have the urge to scribble on a major landmark but actions like that are frowned upon by society and law enforcement officials in general. Wallit, an app for writing on things you wouldn’t normally write on, has you covered. The Wallit app, currently available for iOS devices that support version 4.0 and later, allows users to post messages on virtual walls located near landmark...[Read More]

Galaxy S III to feature quad core Exynos chip – source

Samsung’s new Galaxy S III will boast a quad core Exynos chip according to an unnamed Samsung executive. The chip will reportedly sport LTE and WCDMA functionality on the wafer. Both of the preceding Galaxy S models housed Samsung Electronics-made Exynos chips so the inclusion of one in the Galaxy S III isn’t terribly surprising. The development of the still unofficial SoC (system-on-c...[Read More]

Galaxy S III to feature quad core Exynos chip – source

Samsung’s new Galaxy S III will boast a quad core Exynos chip according to an unnamed Samsung executive. The chip will reportedly sport LTE and WCDMA functionality on the wafer. Both of the preceding Galaxy S models housed Samsung Electronics-made Exynos chips so the inclusion of one in the Galaxy S III isn’t terribly surprising. The development of the still unofficial SoC (system-on-c...[Read More]

Apple to start paying dividends

Apple has announced that the company will begin paying dividends and buying back stock using some of the $100 billion in Apple’s coffers. The dividends and stock buybacks will consume funds to the tune of $45 billion over three years, according to reports. Starting from 1 July this year Apple will be paying out a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share. The stock repurchases have been allocate...[Read More]

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