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Sony buying more LG 3D flat screens, switch follows recent breakup of LCD joint venture with Samsung.

WorldWide Tech & Scince. Francisco De Jesús.

Sony buying more LG 3D flat screens, switch follows recent breakup of LCD joint venture with Samsung .

Sony is increasingly relying on LG Display to meet its needs for 3D flat screens, after Samsung Electronics bought out the Japanese firm’s share in their joint venture and terminated the partnership, a senior LG official said Tuesday. 

Sony is buying more of LG’s film-based 3D screens used in Sony’s popular Bravia TVs.
“LG Display is shipping more film-based 3D screens to Sony,” its chief financial official Jeong Ho-young told The Korea Times.
The LG-Sony collaboration comes at a time when the penetration rate of its film-based 3D panels will rise over 50 percent. 
It marks a switch for Sony from its reliance on Samsung’s battery-powered 3D technology. LG is pressing on with the cheaper film-based 3D technology and undercutting Samsung. 
“For cash-strapped Sony, LG’s price-competitive 3D panels are the right cost-saving choice,” said a fund m…

Samsung to combat Apple´s patents litigation launching more new smartphones models.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.Samsung to combat Apple´s patents litigation launching more new smartphones models.

Samsung has been expanding its patent litigation against Apple after the latter sued it in April last year in the United States by claiming that "Samsung slavishly copied the designs Apple smartphones and iPads.’’

The legal tussle has now spilled over into 10 countries, according to officials. The court fight is entering a "big turning-point’’ after the latest ruling in Germany sided with Apple.
"The patent fight will have a lesser impact on Samsung’s smartphone business because we will release more models in all markets,’’ said a spokesman.
Related posts:MWC 2012: Samsung Galaxy S III (3) delayed for Summer. Instead new tablets, windowsphones or the flexible phone?
MWC 2012: Rumors: Samsung Galaxy III (3) coming in two versions, dual-core and quad-core.

Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-i9300) Receives WiFi Certification.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Samsung has been long rumored to plan the release of a successor for its Galaxy S II smartphone, and that handset appears to have just received the necessary approvals from the WiFi Alliance. 

A certain Samsung GT-i9300 device just passed through the WiFi certification program, and it is said to be none other than the next Android flagship model from the South Korean handset vendor. 
Unfortunately, the certification page does not offer too many details about the mobile phone. 
However, the device was previously spotted on Samsung’s UAE website, and the company’s Head of Marketing, Younghee Lee, confirmed its existence. 
Samsung was initially expected to launch the mobile phone at MWC 2012 next month, but it has postponed such plans. One way or the other, it should not be too long before the company makes a formal announcement on it. 

MWC 2012: Samsung,HTC, Nokia and LG to unveil new smartphones models, but to launch in Q2 2012.

WorldWide Tech & Scince. Francisco De Jesús.

With the iPhone 4S launched globally in the fourth quarter of 2011 and expected to be selling well in the first quarter of 2012, other international vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC, Nokia and LG Electronics are expected to launch their new smartphone models in the second quarter to avoid competing too directly with the iPhone 4S, according to Taiwan-based smartphone supply chain makers.
Mainly due to hot sales of the iPhone 4S, Apple recorded the largest global smartphone market share of 23.9% in the fourth quarter of 2011, followed by Samsung with 23.5% and Nokia with 12.6%, the sources cited Strategy Analytics statistics as indicating. Based on previous experience, sales of iPhone 4S will remain at peak in the first quarter of 2012 and then begin to decline.
In consideration of advantageous timing, Samsung, HTC, Nokia and LG will unveil new models of smartphones at the 2012 Mobile World Congress to take place in …

Bruce Willis on new picture "Cold Light of Day" action film. Video.

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While on vacation in Spain a young Wall Street trader's family is kidnapped. With only hours to find them, he must uncover a government conspiracy and its connection to his father's secrets.

USA: Samsung Galaxy Note™ arrives in carbon blue and ceramic white at AT&T* stores beginning Feb. 19 for $299.99 with a two-year agreement.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Samsung Galaxy Note™ arrives in carbon blue and ceramic white at AT&T* stores beginning Feb. 19 for $299.99 with a two-year agreement. 
 The release date is now official. Pre-orders for the 5.3-inch “phablet” with the S-Pen stylus will begin on Feb. 5, while store availability is slated for Feb. 19. The Galaxy Note’s on-contract pricing is $300 USD.
The  Galaxy Note is a 4G LTE phone, it’s understandable that AT&T would price the Note higher than not phone/tablet devices to make that differentiation.
Press Release:
AT&T's Latest 4G LTE Device Offers Customers a New Way to Communicate and CollaborateDALLAS, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Key FactsPreviously announced at AT&T's Developer Summit leading up to the International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy Note™ arrives in carbon blue and ceramic white at AT&T* stores beginning Feb. 19 for $299.99 with a two-year agreement.  Custom…

Canada: TELUS, Bell and Rogers releasing the Galaxy Note February 14th for $249.99 on a 3-year, according to Best Buy

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

The confirmed carriers to release this Android phone/tablet are TELUS, Bell and Rogers with a “mid-February” availability. 
First out of the gate with the official release date and pricing is big box retailer Best Buy showing the Note will be available to the masses on Tuesday, February 14th for the 3-year contract price of $249.99. Best Buy also notes the Rogers logo on their info page, but doesn’t have any pricing info.
 Missing is the no-contract price points but will most likely be around the $600+ mark. If you want to pre-order the Note can walk into a store and lay down a $50 deposit.
Source:Best Buy Canada via Mobilesyrup.

MWC 2012: Asus to launch the Padfone quad-core/tablet hybrid Android 4.0 ICS in Feb 27th.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

About 9 months ago the ASUS Padfone was announced and apparently the 10.1-inch tablet with its accompanying 4.3-inch smartphone, will be launched at MWC 2012 in February 27th.

The combo will have an update in the smatphone with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core chip and including Android 4.0 ICS. Checked on the MWC 2012 companies press conference dates list link below:

MWC 2012: Companies press conferences dates list.
Netbooks news made a video demo below and says: " We were able to get some hands on time with ASUS Padfone running Android 4.0, it is still under development and original Transformer owners will be happy to hear that they'll be able to use their dock with the upcoming Tegra 3 tablet.

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MWC 2012: Companies press conferences dates list.

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CES 2012: ASUS Recognized with Six CES 2012 Innovations Awards.
What smartphones and tablets are expected to receive an update to An…

MWC 2012: Companies press conferences dates list.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

We are reporting some of the companies press conference dates to take place at the MWC 2012 in Barcelona, next Feb 27-March 1, 2012, on a list below:

ASUSWhen: Monday, 27 February 2012 at 11:00 clock information / motto: The Quad-Core Tablet / Smartphone ASUS Padfone is presented in detail. / Incredibly Mobile. Endless Possibility.
HTCWhen: Sunday, 26 February 2012 at 20:30 clock information / motto: HTC unveils an exciting product innovations at Mobile World Congress.
HuaweiWhen: Sunday, 26 February 2012 at 15:30 clock information / motto: Several smartphones from the Diamond series will be presented.
LG ElectronicsWhen: . so far announced no information / motto: To date, two devices ( X3 and CX2 ) is known for the MWC.
NokiaWhen: Monday, 27 February 2012 at 08:30  not known. Rumors of a Lumia 910 announcement.
Research In MotionWhen: No date  yet:  demonstration of BlackBerry OS 10
Samsung ElectronicsWhen:  . nothing yet announced topic:  Al…

China: Apple poised to sell 40M iPhones.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.
Apple poised to sell 40M iPhones in China.

Apple will partner with China Telecom and China Mobile in the next year, leading to incremental sales of up to 40 million iPhones in the next calendar year, 2013, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.

 A note published by Katy Huberty and seen by AppleInsider suggeste

Kindle Fire quality content is dominating on Android tablets app usage.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Analytics firm Flurry said that Amazon’s Kindle grew to represent 36 percent of end user Android tablet app sessions in January 2012 from 3 percent in November 2011, primarily at the expense of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab.

The company said that the Christmas holiday sales period resulted in a “massive surge in session usage” for the Amazon device, which actually edged the Samsung device into second place using unrounded numbers (at 35.7 percent and 35.6 percent, respectively).
While the Kindle Fire has managed to overtake the Galaxy Tab in a matter of months from a standing start, it was also noted that overall Android tablet sessions more than tripled during the period, with Galaxy Tab sessions increasing by more than 50 percent.
Based on an analysis of 5 paid apps which ranked in the top 10 for both Android Market and Amazon App Store, the company asserted that “the Kindle Fire drove over 2.5 times more paid downloads to consumers th…

Games for FREE for your iPod Touch.

WorldWide Tech & Scvience. Francisco De Jesús.

Best Free iPod Touch Games:

ValorLead your kingdom to glory in the massive multiplayer online real time strategy game Valor. You’re pitted against other iOS users and battle it out for the right to rule the realm. You can form alliances and create guilds. Betray rival kingdoms in this surprisingly deep strategy game.

Little Metal BallNavigate giant platforms as quick as you can without falling over the edge in Little Metal Ball. It’s tilt-to-roll gameplay on an adventurous scale. LMB throws in stars that give time bonuses, moving platforms and jumps to keep things interesting.

Poker by ZyngaPoker by Zynga was originally a Facebook app and it makes the transition to your Touch quite nicely. The design is simple and doesn’t get in the way of your hands. You do need to have online access as the game is online-only.

Hangman/Tic-Tac-ToePlay against the computer or your friends with Hangman and Tic-Tac-Toe. They’re separate apps that…

Top 10 list of artists with most works stolen. Picasso the most.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

Painting of a 'Dove with Green Peas' by Pablo Picasso, left, was taken from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris in 2010 in the art heist of the century. There are fears it may have been destroyed. Woman's Head, right, was recently taken from the Athens National Art Gallery

Pablo Picasso is the artist who has more works stolen than anyone else.

The Spanish master currently has 1,147 paintings registered as stolen, missing or disputed, which is more than twice as many as the next on the list, the Daily Mail reported on Jan. 27.
That figure rose recently when his 1939 work 'Woman's Head' was pinched from the Athens' National Art Gallery in Greece.
The Art Loss Register has compiled a list of artists who have had the highest number of works stolen and the countries where the art is mostly taken from, with Britain being the most vulnerable place.
The database lists all the stolen, missing and disputed works of art ar…

Are Apple vs Samsung legal battles in a stalemate phase.?

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

The legal battle between Samsung Electronics and Apple over patent infringements is showing signs of a stalemate.

Some non-Samsung affiliated patent experts say it is time for Apple to drop its anti-Android crusade, bringing an end not just to its fight with Samsung but also to other Android-using smartphone makers. 
It is not immediately clear whether Apple will change its tack and become conciliatory. 
A source at Samsung confirmed its stance of “no reconciliation” with Apple with its leadership wanting to see its fight through to victory. 
In the latest development, Apple’s appeal to have Samsung’s Galaxy tablets banned in the Netherlands was rejected. This followed a ruling in Germany that favored Apple. 
"It’s reasonable that Apple should fully realize that battles aimed at crushing the `Android alliances’ are not truly helping its operation in anyway,’’ said an expert who is familiar with the Apple-Samsung fight. This view i…

Europe: Fold-up car of the future unveiled. The Hiriko.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesús.

A tiny revolutionary fold-up car designed in Spain's Basque country as the answer to urban stress and pollution was unveiled Jan. 24 before hitting European cities in 2013.The "Hiriko," the Basque word for "urban," is an electric two-seater with no doors whose motor is located in the wheels and which folds up like a child's collapsible buggy, or stroller, for easy parking.

Dreamt up by Boston's MIT-Media lab, the concept was developed by a consortium of seven small Basque firms under the name Hiriko Driving Mobility, with a prototype unveiled by European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.

Demonstrating for journalists, Barroso clambered in through the fold-up front windscreen of the 1.5-metre-long car.
"European ideas usually are developed in the United States. This time an American idea is being made in Europe," consortium spokesman Gorka Espiau told AFP.
Its makers are in talks wit…