Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Android for Everyone on the Planet

Google's Schmidt Predicts an Android for Everyone on the Planet - NYTimes.com

""The smartphone revolution will be universal and a mobile experience to be available to almost everyone at a fraction of the price,” he said. “If Google gets it right, there will be an Android in every pocket, and at the current growth rate, it is certainly possible.”

Mr. Schmidt said 850,000 Android phones are activated every day, and 300 million Android devices have been activated.

That figure doubled in the last six months, and “eventually it’ll be a trillion and we’ll run out of people,” he said.

The company’s scale, he said, could be instrumental in changing how the world works and how technological innovation happens.

“A new intelligent infrastructure will emerge, we would argue, powered by Android,” he said. “This is something Google is working on.”"

iPhone 4S Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Integrates iPhone 4S and Siri into New Models | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

"Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to integrate the iPhone and Siri's voice control functions into its new A-Class vehicle"

41-Megapixel Nokia PureView 808

Hands On With the 41-Megapixel Nokia PureView 808 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

The default mode records 5-megapixel images by condensing seven pixels into one, but you can turn off that default and get 38-megapixel pictures if you feel you can handle the file size. The 5-megapixel mode offers dramatically reduced noise and improved image quality because it's oversampling, though, and that's the mode Nokia thinks most people will be using most often.

Hacking America’s Future

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Hacking America’s Future | On Point with Tom Ashbrook

Chinese hackers and American R&D. Is this country’s future being stolen?
...The theft in particular of American trade secrets – American R&D, the fruits of American ingenuity. We’re told it is happening on a vast scale. A scale so great it could change America’s future. Steal it.

Traveling Light in a Time of Digital Thievery

When Kenneth G. Lieberthal, a China expert at the Brookings Institution, travels to that country, he follows a routine that seems straight from a spy film.

He leaves his cellphone and laptop at home and instead brings “loaner” devices, which he erases before he leaves the United States and wipes clean the minute he returns. In China, he disables Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, never lets his phone out of his sight and, in meetings,not only turns off his phone but also removes the battery, for fear his microphone could be turned on remotely...

JSON Formatter

Since Javascript/ECMAscript is a programming language of the future,
(just ask Google - Chrome Apps and Microsoft - Windows 8 Apps :)
and JSON is a data format for that language,
it is natural that a good JSON viewer is available
as a single-page web javascript app:

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