Real world translation arrives on Google’s Goggles

Google has updated its sophisticated text translation software for Android-based smartphones.

ARM says Flash to blame for smartbook delay

An ARM spokesperson has blamed Flash and the abrupt emergence of tablets for the lack of smartbooks in the mobile marketplace. 

Android Lego bot solves Rubik's Cube in under 25 seconds

An ARM-powered Lego bot running Google's Android OS has managed to solve a scrambled Rubik's Cube in just under 25 seconds.

Verizon tops in customer service, AT&T dead last

Customers are twice as happy with Verizon service than AT&T, and only report one-third the amount of dropped calls. Is there a map for that?

Hacker to demonstrate ATM attacks

A security researcher says he plans to reveal security vulnerabilities of two types of ATM along with a new ATM rootkit.

iPhone becomes contactless payment system

iPhone users will soon be able to pay for things simply by waving their phone in the air - something most of them are happy enough to do anyway.

Intel’s Powerful New Atom: Can it Beat ARM or Topple Apple? Will they?


This week Intel brought out a powerful new Atom processor that, according to them, could fit into an iPhone form, is vastly more powerful with similar battery life, and is priced competitively.

Adobe criticizes Apple's notoriously closed ecosystem

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch has accused Apple of creating and enforcing a closed ecosystem during his keynote speech at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco.

Dropbox redefines mobile cloud computing

Dropbox has redefined mobile cloud computing with the latest iteration of Anywhere which allows users to seamlessly access and update files across a number of popular handheld devices. 


Facebook repairs critical security flaw

Facebook has reportedly fixed a critical security flaw that briefly allowed users to view the live chats of their friends and see pending friend requests.

Google upgrades search engine with refined UI

Google has upgraded its popular search engine with a refined user interface (UI)  that allows users to fully experience the "increasing richness" of the web.

Flash lives...on Android!

Who says Flash is dead? Certainly not Adobe, which recently showcased an Android-based prototype tablet running both Flash and AIR at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco.

Skype promises one-cent-a-minute international calls to landlines

Skype has launched new monthly plans for international calls to landlines and cellphones, and is expected this week to launch a video chat feature.

Microsoft and Nokia launch mobile communications client

Microsoft and Nokia have teamed up to try and boot the Blackberry out of the corporate space with the launch of a unified communications client to enable mobile collaboration.

Darth Vader takes to the roads with TomTom

To coincide with what has become the semi-official Star Wars Day - May the fourth be with you - TomTom yesterday launched Star Wars voice options for its navigation devices, starting with Darth Vader.

Microsoft launches Spindex social media aggregator

Microsoft has created a new tool, Spindex, that aims to manage and aggregate social media information.

Cellphones could offer night vision

A University of Florida engineering researcher has developed a tiny night vision device that would be incorporated into everything from cellphones to eyeglasses and car windscreens.

Video camera promises perfect focus everywhere

A new video camera is under development that's claimed to be able to focus on both near-field and distant objects simultaneously.

Mobile Wars: Can Intel's Moorestown take on ARM?

The mobile market is currently dominated by ARM's nearly ubiquitous architecture. 

But Intel's Moorestown platform may herald the end of the beginning - rather than the beginning of the end - for ARM's mobile monopoly.

Intel launches Moorestown mobile platform

Intel has introduced its next-gen Moorestown Atom platform for smartphones and tablet devices.