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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin hits the web, with HUD in tow

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It's here! Precise Pangolin or, as it's officially known, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Canonical's latest is now available in its final(ish) form and ready for you to download, burn and install. While LTS (Long Term Support) releases are generally more conservative in their application of new features, Pangolin does include...
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin hits the web, with HUD in tow

Linux kernel 3.3 released with merged Android code and more

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The latest refresh of the Linux kernel, 3.3, is now available, and the second release of 2012 brings with it the long-awaited merging of code from Google's little side project. While that is particularly interesting to developers looking to boot Android or run apps on the stock Linux kernel...
Linux kernel 3.3 released with merged Android code and more

New iPhone prototypes have NFC chips and antenna

9to5mac.com
We’ve previously been able to pull data from PreEVT iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 prototypes codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2), which leads us to believe that the new iPhone will have a bigger 1136×640 display. We also detailed a lot of the hardware here but forgot one very important little bit....
New iPhone prototypes have NFC chips and antenna

Nokia files lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic over 45 of its patents in the US and Germany

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Nokia has just issued a press release stating that in an effort to “protect its innovations and intellectual property”, the company has filed patent lawsuits against rival smartphone makers HTC, RIM and Viewsonic. The Finnish mobile maker says that the companies infringe a number of its standards essential patents, filing...
Nokia files lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic over 45 of its patents in the US and Germany
Samsung announces 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor for 'next Galaxy smartphone'
Windows 8 on ARM: building a common Windows platform

Next-Generation iPhone Prototypes Reportedly Support NFC for Mobile Payments

www.macrumors.com
9to5Mac reports that it has reanalyzed the previously-obtained hardware code dump for Apple's next-generation iPhone prototypes and discovered that the code makes reference to hardware components supporting near field communication (NFC) capabilities.We’ve previously been able to pull data from PreEVT iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 prototypes codenamed N41AP (5,1) and...
Next-Generation iPhone Prototypes Reportedly Support NFC for Mobile Payments

Windows 8 power management will 'focus on the foreground'

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In the latest blog in Microsoft's excellent series on Windows 8 development, the company goes into detail on its new operating system's power management practices. There's an intense amount of detail, but Microsoft focused on the concept of "focus on the foreground" — Metro apps will act much like...
Windows 8 power management will 'focus on the foreground'

SoC vs. CPU – The battle for the future of computing

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After more than 50 years at the top of the heap, the CPU finally has some competition from an upstart called the SoC. For decades, you could walk into a shop and confidently pick out a new computer based on its CPU — and now, everywhere you look, from smartphones...
SoC vs. CPU – The battle for the future of computing

Nokia's Lumia 800 firmware update juices handsets, banishes battery issues

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Still holding out on Nokia to squash any lingering battery bugs lurking inside your Lumia 800's beautiful shell? For some of you, today's your lucky day, as Espoo's just released a fresh batch of bits, which bring "significant improvements in battery performance and power management." We've seen version 1600.2487.8107...
Nokia's Lumia 800 firmware update juices handsets, banishes battery issues
HTC One X update begins OTA rollout
Ubuntu founder touts UI innovation in 12.04 beta release

Nokia cites 45 patents in lawsuits against HTC, RIM, Viewsonic

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The company says that the patents relate to everything from power management to application stores. The suits were filed in the U.S. and Germany. [Read more]...
Nokia cites 45 patents in lawsuits against HTC, RIM, Viewsonic

Sony To Offer NFC Authenticated Power Outlets

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Sony is working on a new technology that authenticates devices via the power outlet, allowing for a few interesting applications. The system, based on the Japanese Felica standard, would allow authenticated power usage, power management for cafes and offices, as well as payments for power use. The system could authenticate...
Sony To Offer NFC Authenticated Power Outlets

Where In The World Is HP's Prith Banerjee Going? Answer: Zurich.

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Yesterday I brought you the news that Prith Banerjee, the head of HP Labs is resigning to take a position at another company. What I didn’t know and couldn’t pry out of my sources, was where the heck he was going. Now I know the answer: Zurich. As is Switzerland....
Where In The World Is HP's Prith Banerjee Going? Answer: Zurich.

IPhone may be ready to give NFC the boost it needs

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Near field communication, the wireless technology that’s forever been poised to break out, may finally get the big push it needs. Code pulled from two iPhone prototypes suggest that upcoming iPhones will have an NFC controller connected to the power management unit, according to 9to5Mac. There is still a chance...
IPhone may be ready to give NFC the boost it needs
Apple Rumor Patrol: The Next iPhone Is Nearly Here--Will It Be NFC-Ready?

Rivals Strike $11.8 Billion Merger

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Eaton agreed to buy electrical-equipment supplier Cooper Industries in an $11.8 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand Eaton's power management business....
Rivals Strike $11.8 Billion Merger

Mozilla's B2G to be called Firefox OS, will ship this year

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Several new device manufacturers and mobile carriers have lined up to support Mozilla’s mobile operating system. The software platform, which is based on Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko (B2G) project, will be called Firefox OS when it launches on handsets later this year. Mozilla began working on the B2G project last year, aiming...
Mozilla's B2G to be called Firefox OS, will ship this year

Western Digital ships 7mm HDD for Ultrabooks, losing down pavement cracks

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Western Digital is whipping the sheets clear from a new, 7mm tall 2.5-inch mobile HDD that'll sit nicely inside your Ultrabook or other skinny device. The single-platter Scorpio Blue comes in 320 and 500GB varieties and will even sit nearly in 9.5mm slots (just, you know, bring along some...
Western Digital ships 7mm HDD for Ultrabooks, losing down pavement cracks

iPad Wi-Fi Issues May be Fault of Power Management

www.pcworld.com
A hardware expert says it's unlikely that faulty hardware is causing poor wireless connections reported by iPad users....
iPad Wi-Fi Issues May be Fault of Power Management

AMD's 28nm next-gen graphics come to laptops with the HD 7000M series

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AMD is launching its Radeon HD 7000M range of mobile GPUs today, and with them the promise of increased performance along with improved power management. The HD 7900M, 7800M, and 7700M series will be appearing in laptops soon, starting with the 7970M as a GPU option for the Alienware...
AMD's 28nm next-gen graphics come to laptops with the HD 7000M series

Rumor: Texas Instruments making chips for Apple's next iPhone ahead of Sept. launch

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A pair of unconfirmed rumors claim that Texas Instruments has started production of the power management chip for the next iPhone, and that the sixth-generation handset will allegedly debut in September....
Rumor: Texas Instruments making chips for Apple's next iPhone ahead of Sept. launch
Nokia Lumia 800 update starts rolling out today with "significant" battery life improvement

Saft pushes batteries for solar panels

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The market for solar panels might be booming in the U.S., but it’s still early days for matching battery systems with solar panel installations. But that’s not stopping battery maker Saft — and a whole host of other companies like Tesla and SolarCity — from looking to make batteries a...
Saft pushes batteries for solar panels

HTC Bulking Up to Battle Apple's "Big Muscle"

allthingsd.com
HTC has decided not to appeal a February International Trade Commission ruling that found Apple’s iOS devices don’t violate its patent for power management, but don’t view that as a concession of defeat. The company says it’s decided to “focus on other pending cases at this time” and according to...
HTC Bulking Up to Battle Apple's "Big Muscle"

Huawei Officially Announces The ICS-Powered Ascend D Quad Smartphone

techcrunch.com
We haven’t heard much from Huawei lately. Aside from a few smartphones here and there, the company hasn’t really made a huge push or impression as of late. But according to this release we’re seeing here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei has quite a bit in store for...
Huawei Officially Announces The ICS-Powered Ascend D Quad Smartphone

Qualcomm buys power management chip maker Summit Microelectronics

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Qualcomm said it will buy power management chip maker Summit Microelectronics in a bid to bolster its “sophisticated digital control in a single chip.”...
Qualcomm buys power management chip maker Summit Microelectronics

Expert: iPad Wi-Fi issues may be linked to power management

www.computerworld.com
The Wi-Fi reliability problems reported by iPad owners can probably be solved with a software update, a hardware expert at Rapid Repair said....
Expert: iPad Wi-Fi issues may be linked to power management

Nokia puts on boxing gloves, files patent suits against HTC, RIM, Viewsonic

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After proving it can still innovate in the smartphone arena with the Lumia 900, Nokia is now getting aggressive about defending its patents. The company announced this morning that it has filed patent suits against HTC, Research in Motion, and Viewsonic in the U.S. and Germany. “We have already...
Nokia puts on boxing gloves, files patent suits against HTC, RIM, Viewsonic
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