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Articles tagged with: tech buzz

New Sony Cybershots Coming This Month ?

If sources are to be believed, Sony will announce a new compact camera later this month. No official announcement yet but still it will be interesting to see what kind of new features will be coming with the new stuff.

According to popular rumors, Sony has chosen a completely new sensor for the upcoming professional SLT (Translucent) camera. The sensor will have 24 Megapixels but don’t worry, the noise performance of the sensor is equal if not better than current 14-16 Megapixels Sony sensors used for the NEX and A33/A55 cameras.

Windows 8 To Support Xbox 360 Games ?

A number of sites are reporting that the Xbox 360 games could be playable on the next Windows operating system, Windows 8. While not yet confirmed, it could have many implications if true. Apparently the only thing PC users will have to do is have Windows 8 and pop the Xbox 360 game into their DVD drive and that is it.

However, your PC will still need to be powerful enough to run the games. In addition, if you want to play these games online, PC players will have to buy access into an Xbox Live feature like Xbox 360 users have to.

Online Shopping Glitch Lets Customers Shop For Free

Online shoppers in New Zealand were stocking up on incredible electronic bargains after a glitch on the Dick Smith website let users purchase items at no cost.

Dick Smith were forced to temporarily take down their New Zealand homepage after online shoppers were able to purchase goods, prompted to pay nothing but the cost of postage and handling. Only the New Zealand website was affected, and shoppers using the Australian site were able to continue shopping as usual, albeit without the super-sale prices.

HP Plans August Release For 64GB TouchPad

According to some leaked roadmap slides, Hewlett-Packard is planning to follow up on its just-released first TouchPad tablet with a “white glossy” model due out in August that sports a more powerful processor and 64GB of internal storage.

There will be a 4G edition with HSPA+ model of the TouchPad as well which is tipped to arrive on AT&T. Apart from the change in modem, everything else about this model will be the same as the current 32GB model.

Google To Acquire Punchd

It seems that Google is about to acquire Punchd to improve their Wallet product. The deal, said to be worth over $10 million, would provide Google with a mobile loyalty card system built on the Android and iOS platforms, which would be perfect for Google Wallet.

Google Wallet could definitely use Punchd to improve its current loyalty provisions. Their system relies heavily on NFC wireless, and Punchd’s system relies on QR codes.

Tiny Camera That Could Revolutionize Surgery

A microscopic ‘pinhead’ camera has been developed that costs pennies to make and could have a host of applications, from surgery to robotics.

The device is small enough to fit on the head of a pin and contains no lenses or moving parts. It is created from pieces of silicon doped to make them sensitive to light at different angles.

Intel Cloud In A Box – World’s Smallest Cloud Data Center

Billing it as “the world’s smallest data center”, Intel’s cloud technology demonstrator is basically two 1U servers in a package that fits into a common rolling suitcase.

Designed to show that Intel is already powering the cloud with its Xeon processors, the technology demonstration is also meant to highlight Intel’s other efforts to bring their Cloud 2015 vision to reality.

Ultimate Technology For Reading Minds

Researchers monitoring brain activity can now determine what action a person is planning before he carries it out.

Although it is currently only possible to know what someone is going to do just moments before it happens, the implications of the breakthrough are huge. Police, for example, would love to know what a criminal is intending to do during a tense armed stand-off.

Samsung Conquer 4G Launching On July 24

According to a leaked internal document of Sprint, the Samsung Conquer 4G will launch on July 24.

Samsung Conquer 4G will be packed with a 3.5 inch screen with HVGA resolution, something we haven’t seen since the iPhone 3GS, 1 GHz processor with Android 2.3 on top, 3.2 megapixel camera, and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.

eBay Inc. Acquires Zong

eBay said this morning that it is acquiring Zong, a venture-backed mobile payments provider, for about $240 million in cash.

Zong works with more than 250 mobile network operators worldwide, offering localised payment services on a user’s mobile phone or PC through their carrier billing. Consumers have to enter their mobile phone numbers and then, in a matter of seconds, Zong verifies that number and clears the payment on the customer’s existing wireless service account.