Tag Archives: digital

Apple versus Google: Now Samsung Plans An Android-Powered TV

Just how far is the battle going to go, as Apple defines itself as the world’s leading consumer electronics company while Google attempts to retool itself as a product and software firm, rather than a search engine. Now comes the news Samsung may be preparing to assemble Android-powered televisions… Continue reading

Video: iPad Concepts Show Future of Publishing?

VIV Mag Interactive Feature Spread – iPad Demo from Alexx Henry on Vimeo.

These videos show a concept for iPad publishing that’s being put together by online magazine Viv, by Alexx Henry Photography.

The clips are all over the Web this morning with all kinds of commentary surrounding them, so I’d just like to let them speak for themselves and urge readers to comment on your reaction to watching them. Continue reading

China Unicom plans cut-price iPhones as China Telecom prepares to enter the iFray

Big news from China where Apple’s current carrier China Unicom says it hopes to reduce iPhone prices there – even as far bigger rival, China Telecom, confirms continued talks to distribute the Apple device in the country.

China Mobile Ltd. Chairman Wang Jianzhou said Friday that his company and Apple have been in talks on an iPhone distribution deal

For China it looks like a price war may be ahead (probably easier to achieve when you consider the devices are actually manufactured there) “For Chinese consumers, the sales price for iPhone should be the-cheaper-the-better, and we totally understand that,” said Chang Xiaobing, China Unicome chairman at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress in Beijing on Friday.

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Transformers leap to iPhone as comic publishers prep iPad attacks

More from the wonderful world of comic publishing on the iPhone and in future, iPad, with Titan Publishing’s introduction of the first issue of its official Transformer’s comic for the iPhone.

Now, we’ve been speaking to comics industry insiders in recent months and we know that this latest title is the thin end of a very big wedge….

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Apple breaks 10 billion iTunes song downloads

The 10 billionth iTunes track has been downloaded following a two-week countdown. Just last month, Apple’s app store surpassed three billion downloads. (OK, we had expected Apple to cross the 10 billion target at the end of 2009, we’re a few weeks off, sorry about that).
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Particle physics in a rubber dinghy?

Picture 2Don your eye patch and join a motley band of scientists, friends and followers hiding out in the depths of London Bridge’s atmospheric SHUNT Lounge for an extraordinary voyage through the strange seas of particle physics.

With 50,000 tonnes of super pure water and a crew of expert navigators from Queen Mary University of London, and Imperial College London, Super K Sonic Booooum is a mind blowing installation demonstrating the visual equivalent of a massive sonic boom.

A remarkable fusion of water, light and science, the installation – developed by award winning curator Nelly Ben Hayoun – is inspired by physicists at the Super-Kamiokande (Super K) neutrino observatory, a massive subterranean scientific instrument used – amongst other things – to discover traces of exploding stars out there in the universe. Continue reading

Future autos get on-dash YouTube, Facebook, more

“Automobiles will soon be linking up with servers in the cloud to enable everything from crowdsourced pothole detection, personalized radio stations, video selections that include YouTube and even video streams from the front windows of other cars.

“A consortium of tech companies called ng Connect showed off a functional concept version of a Toyota Prius on Tuesday that includes multiple LCD screens, an app platform similar to the one for the iPhone, and a high speed LTE internet connection that promises to make 3G feel like dial-up. The set-up turns the car into a Wi-Fi hot spot, plays movies on demand, and lets passengers frag each other in multi-player games.”

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Key research explores arts in digital age

ACE black_0007Arts Council England has published findings from two new pieces of digital research. The research is part of the first phase of the organisation’s three year programme to help the arts world seize the digital opportunity.

The first study explores the public’s understanding of and engagement with art in the digital space.

Key findings of this research included:

– arts attendees are likely to explore digital space as a complement to existing arts activity, with the potential for deeper and more fulfilling experiences as a result

– the public feel that digital cannot replace the atmosphere, sociability or immediacy of the live experience

– most people believe that digital can come into its own when providing context for the live experience in areas such as education and information.

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No Zune phone as MSFT goes aggro v iPhone

Microsoft has moved to cease speculation it intends releasing its own Zune
phone to compete with the Apple iPhone, and presumably the iPod touch.

The company pooh-poohed the notion during its financial results announcement this week, saying its strategy will be to improve Windows Mobile and continue working with its existing hardware partners.

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