Symbian for Playstation on the horizon?

Smart phone OS-maker Symbian has hinted it would be open to expanding beyond the cellular.

LG.Philips LCD to show new LCD technology at FPD International

LG.Philips LCD announced today it will showcase a new range of TFT LCD panels for high-definition TVs (HDTVs), LCD monitors, notebooks and mobile phones at FPD International 2006 in Yokohama, Japan.

CMO to go quad high-definition with new 47" LCD TV panels

Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) has announced plans for a consumer-grade, high-resolution 47" Quad High Definition (QHD, 2560x1440) LCD TV panel slated for mass production in the second quarter of 2007.

Sanyo Epson develops 7.1" full HD LCD panel

Sanyo Epson Imaging Devices today announced the development of a 7.1" direct-view full high-definition (HD) low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) LCD panel.

Targeted trojan attacks on the rise

On 1 December 2005, two e-mail messages were sent from a computer in Western Australia to members of two different human rights organizations.

Widescreen display to account for 90% of notebook market in 2008

Nearly 90% of the notebooks to be shipped by the end of 2008 will use widescreen panels, compared to 69% in the second quarter of 2006 and 76% by year-end, according to research firm Displaysearch.

Watchful car monitors its driver's every move

A car that monitors a driver's every move could further researchers' understanding of the way driving behaviour is affected by road design, other vehicles and new in-car gadgetry.

Yahoo beams social media into space

Yahoo is pulling off one impressive publicity campaign centered around its social media offerings of blogging, photo uploading & sharing, and video upload with the first ever electronic anthropology archive, or Yahoo Time Capsule.

South African PC market to hit 1.6 million units in 2006

The PC market in South Africa is expected to grow 45.5% on year to 1.6 million units, including 900,000 desktops and 600,000 notebooks, in 2006, according to sources at Rectron, a Taiwan-invested IT distributor in South Africa.

A plane spike to cut sonic boom

Back in 2004, NASA engineers worked with DARPA to reduce the sonic boom intensity in order to develop silent supersonic planes. Now, they're teaming with Gulfstream Aerospace on a project named Quiet Spike to reduce sonic booms. They've put a 24-foot-long lance-like spike weighing 470 pounds on the nose of an F-15B aircraft.

Google Code Search peers into programs' flaws

Security professionals warned developers on Thursday that they need to be aware that their open-source repositories can now be easily mined, allowing attackers to target programs that are likely to be flawed.

Vista a 'threat' to the national security of India

Windows Vista could well be the world's most expensive piece of spyware, reckons a blogger.

Monitor panel prices expected to increase by 3-5% in H1 October

After a significant price increase for PC-monitor panels last month, quotes for the segment will continue to grow in the first half of October, according to WitsView Technology, a Taiwan-based market research firm.

Robot whiskers sense shapes and textures

Artificial whiskers that mimic the way rats and seals sense their prey might one day let planetary rovers or uncrewed submarines explore the shape and texture of strange objects they encounter on their travels.

Starbucks brings Hear Music catalog to Apple's Itunes

Starbucks and Apple Comptuer on Thursday announced the availability of the Starbucks Hear Music catalog on the iTunes Store, giving iTunes users the ability to preview, buy and download a wide variety of Starbucks popular Hear Music titles.

Single-pixel camera could simplify imaging

A single-pixel camera that captures complete images by taking many snaps with an array of micro-mirrors could consume less power and produce more compact image files than conventional imaging devices, researchers say.

Linux not ready for mobile phones, Nokia exec says

Linux has not reached maturity as a mobile phone OS, Nokia's head of corporate strategy, Jarkko Sairanen, reportedly said recently. Cited shortcomings include a fragmented implementation landscape that keeps developers away, and too large a memory footprint.

Will 17" give way to 19" widescreen LCD monitor panels?

With 19" widescreen panels generating higher profits than 17" standard panels, research firms and panel makers are projecting different degrees of replacement of the 17" panels by the 19" widescreen segment.

Mobile display shipments to hit 1.2 billion units in 2006

With a wide variety of mobile phone models with multimedia capabilities now in the market, all vying to attract the interest of consumers, iSuppli forecasts that shipments of mobile handset displays will reach 1.2 billion units in 2006, up 17% from 1.05 billion units in 2005, according to the research firm.

Notebook panel prices unlikely to rise further, notebook makers say

Notebook makers said recently it is unlikely that prices for 14" to 15.4" notebook panels will continue rising despite tight supply for the segments.