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Wireless Technology Journal The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today opened nominations for its 5th Annual Best of CES 2010 Awards. The program will feature the most innovative Bluetooth enabled devices of the year with one overall winner unveiled at an awards reception held the evening of Friday, January 8, during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The SIG’s Best of CES Awards is a revamped version of the organization’s annual Best of CES contest. The new awards program was designed to create a simple and flexible nomination process to better shine a spotlight on the year’s most exciting Bluetooth devices. Submissions must no longer fall into a product category and can be entered when nominated by a member company or the SIG itself. “The SIG’s theme at CES is ‘Bluetooth evolution’ so it’s fitting to see a new and improved means of show... (more)

CES 2010 and Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas

I arrived in Las Vegas two weeks before CES's opening date of January 7th to research venue options for Cloud Computing Expo 2011. During my first cab ride from the airport to the Venetian, I asked my driver how "Shelly" was doing. He replied, "You mean Sheldon Adelson?" I said, "Yes." The driver said, "He is not doing well. I heard he has started suffering from amnesia. They say he is forgetting things. I hope he gets better. He lost a ton of money too." If you visit Las Vegas, you get the latest news and gossip from cab drivers. Adelson is the luckiest man in Las Vegas history in my humble opinion. He built Comdex from scratch, then sold it to Softbank for a billion dollars, or close to it anyway. My second cab driver said, "The town will never see another Comdex again." If you look at the Las Vegas skyline you see more unfinished high rises than you will see in M... (more)

Samsung Showcases the Future of Home Entertainment – and Beyond – at CES 2010

Showcasing its new 3D device lineup, an HDTV-based application store, and innovative eBook readers, Samsung proudly unveiled its latest range of technologies today at the company’s International Consumer Electronics Show press conference. In recognition of its innovations, the Consumer Electronics Association recognized Samsung this year with 23 prestigious CES 2010 Innovation Awards including three Best of Innovations: three eco-design honors, three LED back-lit HDTVs, one Plasma HDTV, three Blu-ray players, one home theater system, two digital audio players, two digital cameras, one refrigerator, six mobile phones and one monitor for multi display. Samsung’s product portfolio will be displayed January 7-10 at booth 11026 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Full details, video content and product images are available at www.samsung.com/newsroom... (more)

Glide's Cloud Computing OS at CES 2010

Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Glide is launching a powerful operating system for the Google Chrome browser. It is available for install today at http://www.GlideLife.com. Glide effectively transforms Google Chrome from a standard browser into an OS with a rich application suite and 20GBs of free storage. Glide equips Google Chrome with file synchronization and automated file format translation to speak with multiple remote Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and all mobile platforms, web content capture, a rights based file management system to manage data across desktops and mobile devices, a word processor, presentation app, spreadsheet, photo editor, email client, online meeting app, drawing tool, web publishing app, contact manager, calendar and much more.   “Glide inserts an operating system and an unusually rich suite of productivity and collabor... (more)

magicJack Announces Only Plug and Play, Carrier Agnostic Femtocell Technology

Coming off a major growth year, magicJack inventor and founder Dan Borislow introduces another industry first: the smallest, lowest cost, plug and play femtocell technology. What is our femtocell? magicJack’s femtocell technology enables your cell phone or smart phone to connect through our Voice Network, instead of your carrier network. By utilizing our network via a magicJack account that costs just $20 a year, you may save hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year by offsetting cellular minutes. In addition, when calling internationally, customers will save anywhere from 95-100 percent off current cellular carrier rates. Up to 50 percent of mobile users have terrible phone reception in their houses or small businesses. With our femtocell technology, people will get exceptionally clear quality voice calls every time. This femtocell will work with mobile phone... (more)

iPhone Apps "New Media" Topic Launched on Ulitzer

iPhone Apps on Ulitzer Ulitzer.com, the first revolutionary "new media" platform in the world, announced today that a new iPhone Apps (http://iphoneapps.ulitzer.com) topic site was launched today to provide the most comprehensive breaking news and blog coverage of iPhone Apps. The new topic site offers more than 1,200 original articles written by more than 100 Ulitzer authors including: Carmen Gonzalez, Elizabeth White, Bryan O'Rourke, Pat Romanski, Chris Fleck, Lars Hartkopf, Dave Haynes, Kevin Benedict, Wilson Kerr, Ambal Balakrishnan, Jerome Pineau, Liz McMillan, Stewart McKie, Scott McKain, David Strom, Yeshim Deniz, NeonDrum News, Salvatore Genovese, Maureen O'Gara, Brandon Watson, Brad Windecker, Deborah Strickland, Reuven Cohen, Bob Gourley, Ian Thain, David Weinberger, Paul Miller, Adam Blum, Eden Zoller, Marek Miesiac, Jennifer Moebius, Tim Renowden, Anth... (more)

Google to Sell Unlocked ‘Super Phone’ Direct

Google whistled up an honest-to-God press conference complete with lunch, something that's very un-Google, to unveil its iPhone 3G-contesting, potentially Android-cannibalizing "Super Phone," the Nexus One smartphone. The Android 2.1-based, HTC-produced widget has a 3.7-inch touchscreen, 512MB of RAM, a 4GB SD card expandable to 32GB and a five-megapixel camera. It runs on Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon chip, includes both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, syncs with Gmail, Google's calendar and contacts and GTalk, integrates turn-by-turn Google Maps driving directions and will accommodate Google Voice. Google said it didn't design the phone, HTC did, but Google means to sell an unsubsidized Nexus One for $529 direct at google.com/phone and let users make their own carrier arrangements - though whose may be an issue since it currently doesn't work on Verizon, Sprint or A... (more)

Innovative ICT a Must Have for Education, Says LG BETT Show Survey

-Schools, Colleges and Universities Planning to Drive Up Investment in Technology Solutions- BETT 2010, 18 January 2010 - 81% of key decision-makers in education believe it is 'essential' for schools, colleges and universities to be implementing innovative ICT solutions, while a further 17 % view it as 'very important'. And 60% strongly agree with the view that 'schools and colleges that fail to implement such solutions risk being left behind'. These are among the key findings of LG Electronics' On-the-Show-Floor User Survey, undertaken at BETT 2010 at London's Olympia. The survey polled the opinions of 107 senior educational staff, comprising headteachers, teachers, bursars and IT managers from schools, colleges, universities, local education authorities and other government departments. Underlining this emphasis on innovative technology, 58% of respondents are looki... (more)

Open IPTV Forum and MPEG Industry Forum Announce Plans to Join Forces, Increasing Consolidation in the Standardization Landscape

The Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) and MPEG Industry Forum (MPEGIF) announce they have reached agreement to merge the assets of MPEGIF into the OIPF. The activities of the MPEG Industry Forum have reached a natural and successful conclusion with the emergence of MPEG-4 Part 10, alternatively known as H.264, as the dominant codec in next generation video technology and the proven successor to MPEG-2. As in 2011, when the Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum (BMCO) merged into OIPF, which followed the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA) merging with the MPEGIF, these asset mergers represent natural consolidation in a maturing industry - the positive result of cross-industry consensus on fundamental technologies. Now, in an ever converging, cross-media, global market, the challenge going forward is to enable interoperability across increasingly complex connected consumer de... (more)

The Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) announces new membership fee levels for smaller enterprises and app developers

The Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) has created a tiered membership fee structure to encourage the participation of small and medium sized businesses. In addition to the current membership fee, one new fee level set at €2,400 is available to businesses with annual revenues of less than €10M, while another fee level of €6000 targets medium-size companies with annual revenues of less than €100M. This tiered fee structure supports the aspirations of many innovative app developers, technology component developers and digital entertainment businesses with a valuable and vested interest in shaping the future of Internet Connected TV. The Forum believes that the time is ripe for encouraging small and medium-size, innovative and entrepreneurial enterprises to find a way to also benefit from the OIPF's consensus-based specification development process - furthering those areas speci... (more)

Wireless Gigabit Alliance Opens Office in Taipei

WiGig to showcase its technology in a technical briefing for Taiwan device designers and manufacturers Taipei, Taiwan and Santa Clara, CA, 23 March, 2012, On April 3 the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance is to mark the official opening of its office in Taiwan by hosting a technical briefing to share information with leaders in the consumer electronics industry and members of the press about WiGig systems. WiGig is emerging as the standard to link PCs, tablets, smart phones, handheld gadgets, peripherals, displays and other devices together seamlessly at home and in the office. In a recent report from analyst firm NPD In-Stat, it was predicted that WiGig is likely to emerge as the most popular wireless HD video technology. The technical briefing entitled The Emerging Technology: 60 GHz WiGig Alliance Presentation features speakers from Intel, Wilocity and MediaTek w... (more)