The open source pioneer will take on Apple's iOS and Google's Android with a Firefox OS for mobile devices, supporting open web standards, especially HTML5. The first devices will appear mid-year, but not in the US, at least initially.
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Oracle has pushed out version 2.0 of the rich app development platform, which it plans to make open source, and has outlined roadmaps for Java SE and ME at its annual JavaOne conference
Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, and X6D limited have announced plans to create a standardized active 3D glasses technology - a major win for consumers.
The mobile manufacturer has said 31 December will be the last day for Symbian apps to gain certification for the Samsung App store, as it will be closing its Symbian support service
Sony and Pentax are finally getting a crack at the Sigma APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM optically-stabilized lens, set to become available very soon.
Analyst warns that U.K.-based company faces uphill struggle to penetrate the server market as it has to win "extremely conservative" enterprise customers away from Intel and AMD.
After hitting retail markets in April, Sony Ericsson has already made the announcement that the entire Xperia X10 mobile phone family will be getting a major face lift later this year, including the upgrade to Android OS 2.1.
A PlayStation 3 owner from California has filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony for the removal of the "Install Other OS" feature.
Sony releases news that the next software update for the PlayStation 3 games console will disable the "Install Other OS" option that was present on PS3 systems before the launch of the slimline model.
The New York Times is reporting that Google TV, long one of those empty vessels into which people place their techno wishes (like every rumored Apple product), is actually going to happen, thanks to some fellow big names: Intel, Sony, and Logitech.As expected, the new platform will be based on Google's Android OS and will be opened up to outside developers to create apps that combine the Web with your HDTV via Google's Chrome browser.
I received a press release today from Sony Electronics regarding the new Sony Ericsson Aino unlocked mobile phone and have to really wonder if there are enough rich people who are willing to pay $600 for a feature phone. The Aino doesn't run any smartphone OS, but Ericsson's proprietary system. It does have an 8.1 megapixel camera and ability to work with a PlayStation3 for media sharing. It was reviewed on CNET UK and they were not at all impressed with the touchscreen interface and functionality of the device.
Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I talk about the new SONY e-book reader launch, Apple's Snow Leopard Mac OS X Update, The status of the UNIX copyrights and speak with Jeff Ready, CEO of SCALE Computing, which sells commodity hardware for clustered scalable storage using open source software.Click Here to Listen to the August 28, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.
I suffered one year of sleep, hibernate and boot problems with my Sony Vaio VGN-AR69GU laptop. The last time I applied a Windows Update, it caused my laptop to hang for 30 minutes while booting up, which is unacceptable for my work.
I never thought I would leave T-Mobile since we had the five phones on the family plan, but as I said in MobileTechRoundup show #177 we decided to switch everyone to AT&T and save ourselves about $85 a month by reducing my service to a single carrier. James, Kevin, and I discussed the Google Chrome OS announcement, myTouch 3G, iTunes App Store first birthday and tethering with the iPhone. We briefly talked about the Sony Vaio W too. Kevin shared a freeware of the show for the iPhone called RunKeeper that is perfect for those working out this Summer.
Targeted at lower-priced competition like Linux, Microsoft's new entry-level server product is targeted at small, cost-conscious businesses in Asia, says exec.
Apple's operating system is officially available only for Mac hardware. However, it's possible, if legally questionable, to run Mac OS X Leopard on standard PCs.
A smaller proportion of companies using the open source OS sign up for such services, but that will change, says Novell chief technologist.
Sony has introduced a short range, wireless technology that appears to be a direct competitor to the more widely supported wireless USB standard.
The open source vendor has launched a campaign calling for more users in the Asia-Pacific region to use virtualization technology.
With Mac OS X Leopard's improved support for Boot Camp and other Windows-centric standards, Apple hopes to keep "switchers" happy. However, longtime Mac users point to some Windows-like features creeping into the Mac interface. Is this progress or is Apple kowtowing to this growth segment?