After HP’s decision to kill off webOS, there was speculation on who was going to grab the PC business company and its dead OS. A few bets were places on Samsung, who has looked to outsource its notebook orders.
DigiTimes’ sources report that Samsung may very well be considering the purchase of webOS to better compete against Apple and other Android phone makers. With IP wars becoming a trend lately within the mobile industry, and no one is completely safe, Android now has a better position thanks to Motorola’s massive patent trove. HP did make a similar move last year with its purchase of Palm and its patent portfolio. If Samsung was to make a move towards webOS, it may buy itself from desperately needed protection as well.read more
With not a moments breath after Steve Jobs stepped down as the CEO of Apple, the rumor mill begins to turn. In a recent interview with Dylan Tweney in Venturebeat, Munster and citing information from component suppliers and Apple insiders, a prediction for news of an Apple television is set to appear around the end of 2012 or early 2013.read more
Google+ has been in a slight rut recently, with not nearly as many active users as when it first came out (mostly due to still being in an invite-only beta). However, there has been an increase in the call for a way to not see posts or anything from users. The new option will allow users to take a simple step to get rid of a notification about what that annoying person is doing or get rid of a post you don’t want to see.read more
Scanbuy has announced today that the Telenor Group and Telia Denmark will include the ScanLife mobile barcode reader as a preloaded app on several popular phones; including, Nokia N8 and Sony Ericsson’s Xperia arc, Xperia neo and Xperia Play.read more
The Portal series was an amazing blend of gameplay, storytelling and puzzles, which left players wishing there was a portal gun they could use in real life. A recent YouTube video bring a cinematic view on what it would be like to see a portal gun in real life. The video appears to be a homage to the game rather than a live-action version of the original story, with a girl who appears to be stuck in some kind of cell. As the video continues you watch her continue working out and being monitored until she figures out a cryptic code on the wall which she then acquires a portal gun from behind a wall panel. She then attempts to escape, running from guards and using the portal gun to out maneuver them until finally escaping, or so she believed.read more