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The Falcon 9 rocket, developed by Space Exploration Technologies on Wednesday successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center. The launch culminated with a landing of the Dragon spacecraft in the Pacific Ocean. This was the first incident in history where a privately-owned space craft reached the orbit and safely returned to earth.
iOS 4 has not been here for long, and a software update offering news and magazines subscriptions aimed at iPad users may be on its way sooner than we think.
The proposed e-paper uses electrowetting (a process of moving colored pigments from pixel to pixel using electronic charges) on a paper substrate. Electrowetting consumes lesser power and outperforms the present day E-ink electrophoretic screens in terms of better color, faster response times and video capability.
Foxconn, Apple's overseas manufacturing partner, has added new production plants in Chengdu, China. The newly set up plants are expected to produce nearly 10,000 iPads every day. The boost in production capacity has been undertaken in order to meet the rise in demand of gadgets during the holiday season.
Of late, a move by Samsung has eliminated the option of making phone calls from all Galaxy Tab devices destined for the US market. While Galaxy Tab pieces built in Europe and elsewhere came with no such restrictions on either outgoing or incoming calls, American users were denied the luxury of making calls from their Galaxy Tab tablets.
Just when you thought that the GSM sphere is done with its share of new concepts, the GSM Assocation is back with a brand new idea. Recent reports indicate that the GSMA is seriously considering the implementation of embedded SIM cards. Basically, an embedded SIM card can be remotely activated using either a phone or even a music player or camera, if the latter devices support GSM SIM cards.
If you are planning to buy a Solid State Drive (SSD), it may very well be the right time to do so. Going by the present trends, Solid State Drive manufacturers such as Intel and Adata Technology have been dropping SSD prices by as much as 10-15% in order to increase sales and market penetration rate.
Isis is a method for using an application on your phone to send payments to a POS system using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.
One thing that all of us do quite frequently (though some do it less frequently than others) is printing – documents, photos and what not! Apple users are perhaps expecting a treat coming their way as far as printing is concerned, and if rumors are anything to go by, the next software update for iOS will feature wireless printing, for not just iPad but even iPhone and iPod Touch.
Technology and innovations are fruitful if they serve the basic purpose – of being useful to humans. It further helps the machine’s USP if the human is disabled or impaired. Something similar happened with the iPad when Owen Cain, an 8 year old suffering from debilitating motor neuron disease, was able to use it.
Google Chrome OS is one of the most eagerly awaited entities in the world of tech. Just like most Google services (remember Gmail remaining in BETA for well over 3 years), Chrome OS is also taking its time. But going by the present news, the OS may materialize sooner than we expect.