From Google Mobile Blog,
Our favorite weekend distraction is a quiet 15 minutes spent solving a Sudoku puzzle. But even that can be an frustrating experience if (like us) you make a mistake and are unable to solve the puzzle. Now, Goggles on Android and iPhone can recognize puzzles and provide answers to help make you faster than a Sudoku champ. So if you ever get stuck, take a clear picture of the entire puzzle with Goggles and we’ll tell you the correct solution. Check out this video to see how it works.
Google Goggles 1.3 with improved barcode scanning is available for download in Android Market. Recognition of print ads and Sudoku solver is now enabled for the Google Goggles app on Android, as well as the Goggles component of the Google Mobile App on iPhone.
Impressively thin table surface for Surface
– Surface 2.0 is mountable.
– No cameras included. Each pixel is a camera. Yup,pixelsense technology.
– Surface has the biggest piece of Gorilla Glass ever produced.
No word and pricing and availability. Steve Ballmer will reveal that at CES keynote I guess.
Created in partnership with Samsung, the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface incorporates all the key features of the original Surface product – a massive multi-touch experience, the ability to recognize fingers, hands, and objects – as well as a new technology that has enabled a more flexible form factor.
The Next Generation of Microsoft Surface – LCDs That Can ‘See’
Also during Ballmer’s keynote speech, Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Microsoft Surface, built upon a new technology that enables thin LCD screens to “see” without the use of cameras.
Created in partnership with Samsung, the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface is a major step forward in the surface computing category. It incorporates all the key features of the original Surface product – a massive multi-touch experience, the ability to recognize fingers, hands, and objects – as well as a new technology that has enabled a more flexible form factor.
Just Scratching the Surface
Looking at the year ahead, Ballmer noted that it is an exciting time for Microsoft, partners and customers across the board. Even with all the amazing experiences talked about at CES, from what’s next in Windows to the latest capabilities with Kinect, “the best is yet to come,” he said.
Find out how laptop security measures can help protect your data.
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) for Laptop Security
What is it?
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology is an intelligent way for you to help secure the mobile assets of your workforce. This intelligent laptop security technology is built into select 2nd generation Intel® Core™ and 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor families. If a laptop is lost or stolen when the user is out of the office, the PC will be shut down and useless to thieves. It not only helps protect the intellectual property of your company at the pre-boot level, but also allows for fast reinstatement of a laptop without damage to information, should the laptop be recovered. Intel AT is available on select 2nd generation Intel Core and 2nd generation Intel Core vPro processorfamily–based laptops when activated with a service subscription from an Intel AT-enabled service.
Why it matters.
Laptop theft costs corporate America over USD 5.4 billion each year.1 In everyday life, this amounts to 12,000 laptops disappearing every week from U.S. airports alone, and a laptop being stolen every 53 seconds.1 The problem of data security becomes increasingly significant as employees are more mobile. Add to this the daunting challenges of healthcare privacy laws, and asset security can have a significant impact on your business.
Protection for laptop users.
Intel Anti-Theft Technology (Intel AT) is built into the processor of your laptop, so it is active as soon as your machine is switched on—even before startup. If your laptop is lost or stolen, a local or remote “poison pill” can be activated that renders the PC inoperable by blocking the boot process. This means that predators cannot hack into your system at startup. It works even without Internet access and, unlike many other solutions, is hardware-based, so it is tamper-resistant.
- Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
- Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
- HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- Near Field Communication (NFC)
- Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
- microUSB 2.0
- 4.0" WVGA (480×800)
- Contour Display with curved glass screen
- Super AMOLED
- 235 ppi
- Capacitive touch sensor
- Anti-fingerprint display coating
Size and weight
- 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
- Haptic feedback vibration
- Three-axis gyroscope
- Digital compass
- Proximity sensor
- Light sensor
Processor and memory
- 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
- 16GB iNAND flash memory
Cameras and multimedia
- Back-facing: 5 megapixels (2560×1920)
- 720 x 480 video resolution
- H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording
- Auto focus
- Front-facing: VGA (640×480)
- 3.5mm, 4-conductor headset jack
(stereo audio plus microphone)
- Earpiece and microphone
- Software noise-cancellation
- Talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G
(14 hours on 2G)
- Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G
(29.7 days on 2G)
- 1500 mAH Lithum Ion
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Android Market
- Google Earth
- Google Maps with Navigation
- Google Search
- Google Talk
- Google Voice
- Voice Actions
You can order it here soon.