Unlike Apple, Microsoft hasn?t really seen a lot of press regarding its legal woes, at least not as far as Android is concerned. That?s because unlike Apple, Microsoft has decided that there is probably more to gain by licensing out their patents to the competition as opposed to trying to stop the competition all together. So far Microsoft has managed to sign licensing deals with Android manufacturing partners such as HTC, Samsung and LG to name a few, and now it looks like the Redmond company will be able to add Pegatron to that list.
This licensing agreement, similar to the ones that Microsoft signed with the other companies, will allow Pegatron access to the patents owned by Microsoft in the manufacturing of their own Android and Chrome-based e-readers, smartphones and tablets. No word on how much Pegatron will be paying Microsoft for every Android/Chrome-based device sold, but it had been rumored that HTC was paying anywhere between $20-$40. In any case it looks like this deal will probably mean one less lawsuit we?ll have to read about in the paper and that?s not a bad thing.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Motorola Wins Initial Ruling on Microsoft?s Xbox Patent Lawsuit , Microsoft Answers Google's Patent Attack Accusations,
We've seen plenty of multi-functional iPhone cases over the past few years, but this one may be the most talented and clever yet. The Rechargeable iPhone Speaker Amplifier Case (catchy name, huh?) features a rechargeable battery that could well...
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Sony?s NEX series of mirrorless cameras are quite the hit and it looks like thanks to a fresh set of rumors, customers will have yet another NEX camera they will be able to choose from. The rumors are saying that come mid-May, Sony is expected to announce a new NEX camera dubbed the NEX-F3 that will come in a more compact size but yet will retain its ability to snap top quality images, or so they claim. The rumors have also said that along with the NEX-F3, Sony will be taking the wraps off a new DSLR in the form of the A37 and two new zoom lenses – one for the Alpha series of cameras and the other designed for the NEX mirrorless range of cameras. Will these rumors pan out? We guess we will have to wait until mid-May to find out, so remember to stay tuned!By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony Handycam HDR-GW77V takes the waterproof route, Sony PlayMemories Online cloud service launched,
Just yesterday we reported on the NewsFlash, a technology by the MIT Media Lab that basically allows the user to use their smartphone?s camera to retrieve information from a display that cannot be seen by the human eye. The folks over at MIT definitely have more up their sleeves and thanks to the folks at Engadget, they have stumbled across one more piece of technology dubbed the EyeRing. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Sony rumored to announce NEX, Alpha cameras and new lenses mid-May, M.I.C Gadget announces all-in-one card reader for the new iPad,
We?re starting to see a lot of examples of the things 3D printers can accomplish these days, but here?s a treat for musicians that might start seeing the creation of cheap and custom made guitars. Thanks to Olaf Diegel, a professor of mechatronics at the Massey University?s School of Engineering and Advanced Technology in New Zealand, he has managed to create several 3D printed guitars which not only looks great, but is apparently playable as well! Prototypes of the guitars are still in the works but it is expected to be customizable as well.
Thanks to the technology of 3D printing, he was able to print pretty complex designs that might have taken a luthier much longer to carve by hand. While the Les Paul-styled guitar features a wooden core, the rest of the body of the other guitars make use of Polyamide 2200 or Alumide. As a musician I have my doubts about the sound of those materials compared to more traditional materials such as wood, but we guess it might prove to be a cheaper alternative in the future when 3D printing has become more widespread and readily available. Until then, these guitars are expected to cost anywhere between $3,000 to $5,000.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: 3D printed jaw replaces infected one, My Robot Nation lets you design your own 3D robot,
Sprint is one of the few carriers left, if not the only, that is still offering its customers unlimited data plans. This is probably good news for their iPhone customers especially those who are more data hungry than others. So with the rumors suggesting that the next-gen iPhone could come with 4G LTE support on board, we can only imagine that thanks to the faster speeds that LTE offers, users will become more data hungry than ever. Now before you think that Sprint might start capping their plans in light of this possibility, relax as Sprint?s Dan Hesse has stated that they have no plans to change any of that. He mentioned that the current unlimited data plans combined with the iPhone is a ?marriage made in heaven.? While there is no official confirmation that the next-gen iPhone will feature 4G LTE, it certainly seems that Sprint could very well attract a fair amount of subscribers onto its network should they offer an unlimited LTE iPhone plan.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Google Voice for iPhone updated with Sprint integration, Sprint deemed the worst iPhone network by study,
The iPad is a great tool for photographers as the tablet would allow them to edit photos on the go without the need for a heavier or bulkier laptop. So if you?re a photographer constantly on the move and wants to edit some photos then and there, M.I.C Gadget has announced their new all-in-one card reader that will be compatible with Apple?s new iPad. According to M.I.C Gadget, the card reader has also been updated from its original version and will now support iOS 5.1
Photographers wondering what sort of cards this card reader will support, expect to be able to find support for SD, CF, microSD and thanks to its voltage tweak, it will now be able to support 600X CF cards and Class 10/UHS-I SD cards as well. On top of that it will also come with a USB port. If you?re interested in purchasing this particular accessory for your photography needs, pop on over to M.I.C Gadget?s store where you will be able to pick one up for $32.90.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Phottix Turbo USB 3.0 Ultra Speed Card Reader available, Kingston FCR-H3 USB 3.0 Media Reader launched,
Full frame DSLR cameras tend to be priced more expensive than other DSLR cameras. While not all of us might find the need or use for a full frame DSLR camera, we?re sure that there are professional photographers out there who wouldn?t mind one but aren?t willing to fork out large amounts of money for it. Assuming these set of rumors are to be believed, Nikon has a new full frame DSLR coming out dubbed the D600. While it won?t be a budget camera, it is expected to be a cheaper alternative to other full frame DSLRs available in the market today.
Some of the purported features includes Auto DX crop mode, dual SD card support, in-camera RAW editor, built-in time-lapse functionality, possible integrated GPS and will come with an external battery grip which we?re guessing will be sold as an optional accessory. Word on the street is that the D600 could be seeing a release in the summer, so we guess we will be keeping an eye out for more information. Until then we suggest taking this with a grain of salt for now.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Nikon recalling some EN-EL15 camera batteries due to possible overheating, Rare Nikon fisheye lens from the 1970s will cost you £100,000,
Honda becomes the first company to successfully build the world’s first traffic congestion detector. Essentially, the technology, definitely a first of its kind, determines a person’s driving pattern and the likelihood to cause a traffic jam. Sounds pretty cool huh?
Instead of giving out information that will enable drivers to avoid traffic, Honda’s technology allows the system to monitor the acceleration and deceleration patterns of a vehicle, thus, recording the driving pattern of a driver and in the process, determining whether or not that pattern can cause traffic congestion. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Honda debuts Concept C and Concept S vehicles, production to begin next year, Honda plans to recycle its hybrid vehicles' batteries to reclaim rare-earth metals,
It was already rumored that the new Galaxy S III will be powered by a new quad-core CPU. Today Samsung made the Exynos 4 Quad official. The 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad based on the ARM CORTEX A9 quad-core...
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