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2012 Mobile Devices Will See Quad Core Nvidia Chips

Currently on the mobile market, we are seeing smartphones and tablets teeter between single and dual cores, and while all this is powerful enough for the types of applications we use today, we need to continue to push ourselves if technology is ever to evolve.

I think the applications that will be most intensive on processors will be gaming and perhaps HD movie watching at a better resolution that phones and tablets are currently rocking at the moment.

Poynt Surpasses 9 Million Users

Poynt is a local guide application which provides you with the search options never experienced before. It is one of the top-ten most downloaded applications.

Poynt allows it’s users to find local business places, retailers, people, movies, gas prices and weather. You can even watch trailers, buy movie tickets and even make a restaurant reservation.

Samsung Acquires MRAM Startup, Grandis

MRAM is one of those rarer computer memory types that is expected to one day, replace FLASH memory, and Samsung is one step closer to becoming a pioneer in MRAM technology. Why? The company has just acquired Grandis, an MRAM startup.

Grandis was founded in Milpitas, California and has raised $15 million in venture capital since its birth in 2002. If you haven’t heard about MRAM yet, it stands for Magnetic Random Access Memory and has been claimed by a number of individuals to be an excellent alternative to fast and nonvolatile memory (doesn’t lose data when you cut the cord).

Hulu Without Ads, But At What Cost?

Hulu has recently dropped a few clues to consumers that it is considering an ad-free version of its video streaming service. The company is specifically looking for a more expensive tier without dealing with the ads from either the free version, nor the $8 mobile plan.

While I am certainly intrigued, I think it’s safe to assume that the company would tack on an extra percentage (to increase, revenue of course)- rather than covering the price of the ads themselves. I mean, they are a business at the end of the day.

Salt Water Powered Car

In this era the rapid rate of population growth is resulting in more and more traffic and vehicles on the roads. Which eventually causes pollution and an unfriendly environment.

Not only the population is the problem, but the rising prices of oil is causing problems for drivers. To control population and oil prices would be a bigger challenge, but can pollution be controlled?

Meet the new Salt Water Powered Car. It is the cheapest, smallest

Android Dominates Mobile OS Market

The OS war between different mobile operating system vendors is not new. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM are some of the major contenders.

However, a study that was conducted recently states that Google dominates this pool of contenders with its Android OS. A research firm named Canalys recently carried out this survey which indicated that almost half of the world’s smartphones run Android while there is a major gap between iOS and Android. About 48 percent of the OS market belongs to Android while mere 19 percent is owned by iOS.

US Shares Spectrum With Mexico And Canada’s Borders

Spectrum sharing helps maintain the wireless network and keep it in a good state by shifting the excess users to the shared spectrum. Couple this with the fact that the US government is quite eager to provide 4G facilities near border areas, and you’ve got yourself a partnership with neighboring countries.

To achieve this goal, The Federal Communications Commission made a deal with Mexico and Canada for sharing certain wireless band spectrums. The FCC has not disclosed many details regarding the deal. However, the deal with the Canadian industry involves the sharing of commercial spectrum in 700 megahertz and 800 MHz bands.

Leak: Sony Working On 4.7″ 3D Smartphone

When will Sony choose to draw the line between smartphone and tablet? Well, I can’t answer that one just yet, but I can tell you that Sony Ericsson is planning a massive 4.7″ 3D smartphone device.

The gadget will be glasses-free and will have a super sharp resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. To put that number in perspective, that’s like transferring a standard resolution from a 13″ laptop screen onto a 4.7″ screen, offering extremely sharp images.

Kingston Launches HyperX SandForce SSD

For the users who prefer to use high performing SSDs on their devices, Kingston has just released it’s recent HyperX SandForce SSD which is worth checking out.

Kingston announced the release of HuperX Sandforce a couple of months ago and now it is ready for shipping. The SSDs feature an extraordinary read and write speed.

These SSDs feature 120GB and 240GB storage capacities. They are capable of up to 555MB/s of sequential read speed and 510MB/s sequential write speed.

Facebook Pictures Can Lure You Into A Botnet

For those of you who are related to IT in one way or another, ‘Botnet’ shouldn’t be a new term. However, for those who are unaware, a botnet is a system of computers which are compromised by malware and each individual computer is called a Bot.

A botnet is a very complex method of hacking which may be used to steal your private information without you even knowing it. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in New Delhi, India have designed Stegobot, a new type of Botnet system which pulls out secret information via social networks by attaching to user profiles.

A picture is just a chunk of bytes and nothing more.