Plastic Logic titillates travellers with always-accurate digital timetable
Flexible display specialist Plastic Logic has cooked up a new, weatherproof and permanently-connected display that aims to keep public transport users up-to-date while remaining vandal resistant, as the company’s technology gradually makes it out into the mainstream. The ZED (Zero Energy Display), produced in partnership with signage specialist SERELEC, is expected to show up at bus stops and tram stations in Q2 2013, pairing two 10.7-inch monochrome Plastic Logic panels into a display wit...
Grammys: Who Will Win Song Of The Year?
2012 was a big year for breakout musicians. The old pros were in the picture, sure, but it was the newcomers like Frank Ocean and PSY who dominated the conversation (even if the latter isn’t in the Grammy conversation). Several such performers are up for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys, but there were enough n00bs on the airwaves that still more of them are included in a few other categories. Case in point: the Song of the Year field, which is dominated by relative newcomers. ...
Hockey India League announces One Million US prize money
In an official press release by the Hero Hockey India League on Monday it was announced that the teams finishing first, second and third would receive a total cash prize of one million U.S. Dollars.
Cupset! EPL clubs and their shocking defeats this season
Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Aston Villa, QPR and Norwich--all top-flight teams-- have faced heartache in either the League Cup or the FA Cup this season.
Music Biz Wants To Swap ISP Disconnections For Cash Fines
For the last decade entertainment companies around the world have grappled with the problem of unauthorized file-sharing. They’ve tried shutting down sites, taking people to court, lobbying, bullying, and combinations of all of the above. What the approaches have in common is that they’ve all largely failed to achieve the end goal. Perhaps realizing this, in more recent times rightsholders have been considering what results could be achieved through a more “educational” ...
Karbonn unveils Smart Titanium 1 with quad-core Qualcomm SoC, at Rs. 10,990
  Karbonn has put forth an entrant in the still nascent budget quad-core smartphone segment, with the announcement of the Smart Titanium 1, priced at Rs. 10,990. The phone is scheduled to hit markets in early February. Currently, the only other device in this segment, is the yet to be launched Micromax A116 Canvas HD. In terms of its specifications, the Smart Titanium 1 has a 4.5-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) display, and most importantly, is powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-cor...
Amazon's Kindle Fire Burning Up The Android Chart
A new report suggests Amazon's tablet is dominating the Android tablet market. TheNextWeb reports that accordig to analysis from Localytics, a firm that specializes in looking at mobile app use, the Amazon Kindle Fire is leading the market for Android tablet ownership--globally. The Fire owns 33% of the U.S. Android tablet market, according to the firm, and since the U.S. commands 59% of global tablet ownership, that places the Fire at the top of the tree. Apple's iPad still commands over ...
IBM Makes A Play For The CMO And HR Pros
IBM Connect starts today in Orlando. And the story here for IBM is about the chief marketing officer and that high-ranking executive in human resources. For marketing it means reaching customers and prospects. For HR — it’s about tools for the pros and the ones who are still learning the ways of social business. The approach reflects on the larger market and the consolidation of human resources with social software technologies. Oracle, SAP and Salesfoce.com are all fighting for this...
Lightning Returns screens: battles and baby faces
New shots from Lightning's upcoming adventure. New screenshots from Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII have appeared online, showing off a few of the baby faced characters and battles from the game. Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesKingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens: Magical NobodiesBlack Ops 2 DLC: Revolution gameplay videos and screensHilco wants to rescue half of HMV's UK stores - reportWii U Virtual Console criticised for 50hz portsGallery: 42 Luigi's Mansion 3DS scr...
Aircel launches 'One Nation, One Rate' tariff plan
Aircel has launched a new tariff plan dubbed ‘One Nation, One Rate’. The plan offers one rate for voice, SMS and data in home circles and roaming while using an Aircel network. The company claims that the plan is an industry first. The......
Android and iOS “duopoly” monopolizes 92% of global smartphones in Q4
Android and iOS dominated 92-percent of smartphones shipping in Q4 2012, according to new statistics, though Google’s OS was the undeniable platform king in what “has effectively become a duopoly.” Sales in the smartphone industry were up 38-percent year on year, according to Strategy Analytics, but it’s primarily a win for Google and Apple, with near half a billion Android devices alone shipped in 2012 as a whole. In Q4 specifically, Apple had 22-percent of the smartph...
China considering ending 13-year ban on gaming consoles
China is considering lifting a decade-long ban on video game consoles, the official China Daily newspaper reported, sending shares of major hardware makers such as Sony and Nintendo surging.   In November, Sony's PlayStation 3 received a...
Tendulkar tells seniors to gift prize money to Mumbai juniors
Ecstatic after Mumbai's 40th title win, Tendulkar felt the senior players should be gracious enough to gift their "share" to the junior players.
Leaked: Rumoured photos of components from future iPhones
  Photos of what are claimed to be speaker components for upcoming iPhones have leaked on the Web. No Where Else, a French website, posted the images stating that they belonged to the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6. The site claims that the iPhone 5S will feature new hardware while using the same chassis as that of the iPhone 5, while the iPhone 6 will be a completely redesigned handset. The site further says that the iPhone 5S will be launched this summer while the iPhone 6 will be reveal...
Apple Rumored To Be Ready To Release 4th-Generation 128GB iPad
Although there's a chance it's a retail- or government-only model, all signs point to the "ultimate" iPad as being available to everyone. The 9to5Mac website has details of a new iPad. According to the post, Apple is to release a 128GB version of its 4th-generation model imminently. And amid the iOS 6.1's Beta 5 code released yesterday there seemed to be a reference to 128GB devices. Although no details are known about the new model's price or date of release, the report does show that the...
Apple to prune Vine after porn deluge?
It turns out that you can't launch a video app in this day and age without the world and it's sister using it to share porn - and Vine has it in spades. Having launched four days ago there are already hundreds of six-second snippets imaginatively hashtagged #porn on Twitter's video-sharing app and the situation is whipping the online community up into quite a frenzy. The videos range (we're told) from home-made pornos to videos of professional films to (we imagine) subversive Fight Club-style fl...
Android + iOS Grabbed 92% Of Global Smartphone Shipments In Q4 2012 — Android “Undisputed Volume Leader”, Says Analyst
They’d make unhappy bedfellows but — taken together — Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS accounted for a record 92 per cent of global smartphone shipments in Q4 last year, according to new figures from analyst Strategy Analytics. The analyst estimates that 152.1 million Android smartphones were shipped globally in the quarter, nearly double the amount shipped in the year ago quarter (80.6 million) — taking Android’s global smartphone share from 51...
Last minute BlackBerry 10 rumors hint at more reasonable price and early release date
A new price leak for Research in Motion's forthcoming BlackBerry Z10 suggests it won't cost as much as once feared, while another rumor gives the phone a very early release date.
Black Ops 2 DLC: Revolution gameplay videos and screens
New multiplayer maps, Zombies level and mode launching tomorrow. New Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 videos and screenshots showing off the game's Revolution DLC have hit the net. Click here to read the full articleRelated StoriesJ.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell to keynote DICE SummitAlan Wake dev posts behind-the-scenes videoNew Killzone: Mercenary art shown on magazine coverGTA V: New art shows moody bikerKingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix screens: Magical Nobodies...
China considering ending 13-year ban on gaming consoles
China is considering lifting a decade-long ban on video game consoles, the official China Daily newspaper reported, sending shares of major hardware makers such as Sony and Nintendo surging.   In November, Sony's PlayStation 3 received a...