Apple Wins Patent on 3D Projector That Needs No Glasses

From PC World: Apple has been awarded a U.S. patent for a display system that would allow multiple viewers to see a high-quality 3D image projected on a screen without the need for special glasses, regardless of where they are sitting.

IBM chips: Let there be light signals

From CNET IBM has achieved a major milestone in making the dream of silicon photonics, in which computer chips send signals of light rather than electricity, into reality.

Google expects to launch e-book sales soon

From CNET We may get to check out Google's long-anticipated entry into the digital-book sales market before the end of the year.

Nokia Siemens Confirms Use of Its Network Optimization Technology in iOS 4.2

From DailyTech: Apple may be preparing to bring out the big guns to fight Nokia in court over alleged patent violations, but that isn't stopping Nokia Siemens from tooting its own horn about a piece of its technology that has cropped up in iOS 4.2.

NC State, IBM Develop Nuwa to Patch Offline Virtual Machines

From DailyTech: The computing world makes wide use of virtual machines which often spend long periods sitting inactive when not needed. The problem with the long inactive periods is that with the VM offline no security patches are applied leaving them vulnerable to attacks once they “wake up”.

AMD May Develop Processor Specially for Cloud Datacenters

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices may develop special multi-core central processing units (CPUs) based on Bobcat micro-architecture aimed specifically at cloud datacenters. At present the company is only considering development of Opteron chips powered by Bobcat and such chips are unlikely to emerge in the next couple of years, but a multi-small-core design may make sense.

Nikon, SanDisk and Sony Propose Flash Cards with 500MB/s Transfer Rate

From X-bit Labs: Nikon Corp., SanDisk Corp. and Sony Corp. have announced the joint development of a set of specifications that address the future requirements of professional photography and video markets. The three companies proposed the specifications to the CompactFlash Association (CFA), the international standards organization, with the intent to standardize the format.

Dell laptop uses new Intel cooling technology

From InfoWorld: Dell has announced an ultraportable laptop with a new technology from Intel that sucks in outside air to keep the system quieter and cooler.

Dell's Vostro V130 is one of the first laptops to incorporate Intel's Hyperbaric cooling technology, which uses an internal fan that draws air into the laptop to keep it from overheating. With most existing designs, the internal fans are used to push hot air out.

Verizon to Disclose LTE Details Wednesday

From PC World: Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, Wednesday will disclose details about its plan to launch its faster LTE 4G wireless network in 38 U.S. cities by the end of the year.

The carrier has repeatedly said that it plans to offer some 110 million Americans in the 38 city launch download speeds ranging from 5 to 12 Mbit/sec, or about 10 times faster than is currently available. Verizon plans to offer LTE 4G coverage throughout the country by 2013.

Google offering $5.3 billion for Groupon?

From CNET According to sources close to the situation, Google has offered $5.3 billion for Groupon, in what would be its largest acquisition yet if completed.

Sources said the deal for the Chicago-based social buying site seemed likely to be struck, even as early as today, although it certainly could fall apart right up to the end.


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