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Intel's Core i7-990X hits the market officially

Bangalore: Intel has started selling a new chip- Core i7-990X that out performs the 980X. It is suppose to be the fastest processor in consumer's desktop with six chips in one chip. It is basically made for high-end laptops and desktops and Intel will charge it for $999 ( 45,500 approximately) for 1,000 units. Core i7-990X belongs to what Intel calls "Extreme Edition Chipset" family. The new chipset can work with LGA 1366 motherboards as well as other motherboards.
The pricing of new chipset is the same as for its predecessor. Intel is slashing the prices of the old chipsets belonging to the same Extreme Edition Chipset family. Six core Core i7 970 by 34 percent bringing it down to $583 ( 26,532 approximately) and the quad core Core i7-960 by 48 percent which puts it at $294 ( 13,379 approximately)Apart from the features like splendid speed of 3.46 GHz and Turbo Boost 3.73 GHz, Core i7-990X is almost identical to older 980X.
The 990X remains a six core multi-thr…

Interoperability, network concerns spur innovation

   NEW YORK, USA: Growth in videoconferencing and telepresence adoption has led to a parallel market for managed services because of persistent technology and network complexities and interoperability issues.

Global telepresence and videoconferencing managed services market is set to reach $1.2 billion by 2016, a CAGR of 19 percent, finds ABI Research in its latest study.In 2010, the market, which includes hosted and managed telepresence and videoconferencing services offered by managed video services providers (MVSPs), grew by 25 percent to reach $512.5 million.

Telepresence equipment and network interoperability continues to pose strong challenges to business-to-business (B2B) collaboration. MVSPs have developed a compelling suite of services that help companies overcome the complexities associated with telepresence and videoconferencing technologies.

The growing need of enterprises to take telepresence beyond their firewalls and integrate multi-modal conferencing app…

Cisco partners Control4 for home control systems

SALT LAKE CITY, USA: Networking company Cisco has partnered with Control4, a provider of IP-based home control systems, for network-enabled automation platforms for connected smart communities and home energy deployments. “Both Cisco and Control4 share a vision of delivering a connected world where we all lead better and simpler lives,” said Will West, CEO, Control4. “The integration of Control4’s operating system is a key component of the value proposition for Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities vision to use the network as the platform to build smart, green and connected communities around the world and helps bring the benefits of automation and control to potentially millions,"
Cisco envisions a future where successful communities and cities will run on networked information enabling economic, social and environmental sustainability for citizens,” said Wim Elfrink, chief globalisation officer and executive vice president, Cisco Services.
“Cisco’s collaboration with Co…

Cisco partners Control4 for home control systems

SALT LAKE CITY, USA: Networking company Cisco has partnered with Control4, a provider of IP-based home control systems, for network-enabled automation platforms for connected smart communities and home energy deployments. “Both Cisco and Control4 share a vision of delivering a connected world where we all lead better and simpler lives,” said Will West, CEO, Control4. “The integration of Control4’s operating system is a key component of the value proposition for Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities vision to use the network as the platform to build smart, green and connected communities around the world and helps bring the benefits of automation and control to potentially millions,"
Cisco envisions a future where successful communities and cities will run on networked information enabling economic, social and environmental sustainability for citizens,” said Wim Elfrink, chief globalisation officer and executive vice president, Cisco Services.
“Cisco’s collaboration with Co…

Has HTC become more than just friends with Facebook?

BANGALORE, INDIA:  Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC unveiled on Tuesday two social networking phone models, with a focus on Facebook access, and introduced its first tablet computer to a crowded marketplace.

Has the Taiwanese handset gadget maker becom more than just friends with Facebook?

Says Nick Dillon, analyst with Ovum “While not officially known as ‘Facebook phones’, HTC’s socially oriented ChaCha and Salsa smartphones certainly raise the bar in terms of mobile implementations of Facebook. It is also somewhat ironic that the devices use Google’s Android platform to enable that experience.

He points out that a dedicated Facebook button on the front of both devices offers much more than a shortcut to a Facebook application – the button is contextually aware, changing function depending on the application the user is currently in. The integration also includes easy access to Facebook Messaging and Chat – functions that could threaten the hegemony of RIM’s wildly popula…

Apple launches app store subscription service

New York: Unveiling a new subscription service for magazines, newspapers, videos and music bought through its App Store, Apple announced that it will take 30 percent of subscriptions bought through the app store.

But if the publisher brings the subscriber to the app through its own Web site or by other means, the publisher gets 100 percent of the subscription money. The plan necessitates publishers to set the price and length of subscription.New York: Unveiling a new subscription service for magazines, newspapers, videos and music bought through its App Store, Apple announced that it will take 30 percent of subscriptions bought through the app store.

But if the publisher brings the subscriber to the app through its own Web site or by other means, the publisher gets 100 percent of the subscription money. The plan necessitates publishers to set the price and length of subscription.

Apple launches app store subscription service

New York: Unveiling a new subscription service for magazines, newspapers, videos and music bought through its App Store, Apple announced that it will take 30 percent of subscriptions bought through the app store.

But if the publisher brings the subscriber to the app through its own Web site or by other means, the publisher gets 100 percent of the subscription money. The plan necessitates publishers to set the price and length of subscription.New York: Unveiling a new subscription service for magazines, newspapers, videos and music bought through its App Store, Apple announced that it will take 30 percent of subscriptions bought through the app store.

But if the publisher brings the subscriber to the app through its own Web site or by other means, the publisher gets 100 percent of the subscription money. The plan necessitates publishers to set the price and length of subscription.

TripAdvisor launches new virtual tour feature for its iPad app

New Delhi: The travel site TripAdvisor announced the launch of a new virtual tours feature for the TripAdvisor iPad app, built using augmented reality technology.

The new functionality allows travelers to take a virtual walk through their travel destination with nearby places superimposed over Street View from Google, including TripAdvisor's more than 40 million traveler reviews and opinions. The feature is available today in the TripAdvisor iPad app, available for free in the Apple App Store. New Delhi: The travel site TripAdvisor announced the launch of a new virtual tours feature for the TripAdvisor iPad app, built using augmented reality technology.

The new functionality allows travelers to take a virtual walk through their travel destination with nearby places superimposed over Street View from Google, including TripAdvisor's more than 40 million traveler reviews and opinions. The feature is available today in the TripAdvisor iPad app, available for free in …

An atom-based product, developed in bits

   THIS from the two New Yorkers who designed the Glif, a tripod adapter for the iPhone 4. It's a hunk of rubberized plastic with a threaded bushing that will ultimately retail for $15. Last week, its designers hoped to raise $10,000 through the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. In the first three days, the total contributions were $70,000. Fund-raising will continue until November 2nd. Tom Gerhardt makes interactive kiosks. Dan Provost works for frog design, a product design company. The two are long-time friends; they have never moved an idea all the way to production on this scale before.

The Glif iPhone 4 tripod adapter can also be used as a stand. They started with a computer model of the adapter, created with Rhinoceros 3D design software. The software is $995 for Windows, but they used the beta test They tested their designs through rapid prototyping, uploading files to Shapeways in the Netherlands. It took about ten days for Shapeways to "print" each p…

Skype Announces Mobile Partner Program for Operators

Skype today announced a Mobile Partner Program for operators in markets with low 3G broadband penetration. The program aims to bring the Skype experience to a broad range of mobile users and will enable carriers to differentiate their offerings in a competitive market environment. This program follows the successful operator partnerships that Skype has already launched with Verizon, KDDI and Hutchison 3.

The Mobile Partner Program from Skype is a simplified operator program that utilises a purpose built client/server solution. The solution developed specifically for operators, enables use of Skype on a broad

range of handsets including smartphones and feature phones. Optimised for efficient bandwidth usage, it keeps users connected with minimal impact on battery life and data usage.

Operators taking part in this program will be able to offer their customers a fast, easy Skype experience that runs on a range of OS platforms covering more than 100 different smartphone and…