The Federal Aviation Administration may be looking to reverse its ban on electronic devices during airplane takeoffs and landings, according to a new report.
Amid growing evidence that portable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers pose no real threat to aviation safety, a spokesman from the F.A.A. told the New York Times that the agency is taking a “fresh look” at its policy governing the use of personal electronics on planes.
“With the advent of new and evolving electronic technology, and because the airlines have not
Windows 8 won’t be ready for consumers until fall, but that’s not stopping hardware makers from fighting to be first in line to build hardware for Microsoft’s new operating system.
Lenovo is planning to be the “first to market” with a Windows 8 tablet, The Verge reports.
Citing a “source,” the report says Lenovo is planning to be ready to ship the device in October and that it will have an Intel chip, so it clearly won’t be a Windows-on-ARM device. Other than that, there aren’t any details on exactly what the machine will be, although given those basic criteria (tablet, Intel, Windows 8), there’s at least one suspect: the IdeaPad Yoga.
Cisco Systems is riding the wave of connected televisions with a splashy $5 billion acquisition deal for NDS Group, a privately held British TV software company.
NDS makes software for about 90 cable and satellite companies around the world, enabling content to be delivered to set-top boxes and DVRs as well as mobile devices. That software is in about 125 million households. NDS also powers the user interface for 40 cable and satellite providers, including DirecTV (DTV, Fortune 500) and Britain’s Sky.
Cisco (CSCO, Fortune 500) said NDS’s technology will be incorporated with its Videoscape system, which the company unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Videoscape is Cisco’s cloud-based solution to help its partners deliver content to users on any device, whether it’s on a TV, an iPad or a smartphone.
Apple needs lots of displays for its new iPad. Problem is, the screens are not easy to make.
Apple has begun to get additional supply of the new iPad’s 9.7-inch Retina screen from LG Display, a NPD DisplaySearch analyst told CNET.
To date, Samsung has been the sole supplier of the 2,048×1,536 display, the new iPad’s marquee feature.
Intel (INTC: 27.49, +0.50, +1.87%) is setting its sights on the living room, looking to launch an Internet-based TV service by the end of the year, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
In a shift that would pit the company in direct competition with cable and satellite television providers, Intel is working on a so-called IPTV service that would let the chipmaker act as a “virtual cable operator,” according to the report.
The Sony Tablet P can fold to half its size for easy portability. Unfortunately, its dual-screen implementation is marred by one seam. One big, distracting seam.
Not the most ideal way to read comics on a tablet.
I’ll get this out of the way up front: I love the way the Sony Tablet P reduces itself to half its size to easily fit into my pocket. It’s a feature I never thought I wanted until I got to experience it, firsthand.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that in order to make a tablet that could fold itself in half, Sony split the tablet’s screen into two halves. Actually, that’s not inherently bad news. I can easily imagine a dual-screen tablet where the two screens looked and performed as one, seamlessly.
No, the bad news is that the Sony Tablet P is not that tablet.
The full review of the Sony Tablet P explains exactly why that is, and the pictures below should provide some compelling visual evidence as well.