Monthly Archives: October 2011

EU wants to invest 1 billion Euro to electronically check travelers

The EU announces the introduction of a new electronic traveler flow management system named “smart borders“. This system shall store the time of entry and exit from non EC countries and will replace the current stamps within the passport. The … Continue reading

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A radically new concept for a panorama camera

Jonas Pfeil from the computer graphics group of the TU Berlin will present at the SIGGRAPH 2011 a radically new concept for making panorama photos. He constructed a ball with 36 cameras taken from mobile phones. This ball is thrown … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Fire tablet before even released already under attack by patent suit

The new tablet PC of amazon – kindle Fire – announced for 15 November 2011 is already attacked by patent suits. According to an article from Smartphone Technologies LLC, which has already gone after Apple and Research in Motion … Continue reading

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EU Kommission gibt grünes Licht für Skype Übernahme durch Microsoft

Am 7. Oktober hat die EU Kommission die Übernahme von Skype durch Microsoft gemäß der Fusionskontrollverordnung freigegeben. Am 2. September war die Übernahme zur Genehmigung angemeldet worden. Microsoft hat für Skype rund 6,3 Milliarden Euro gezahlt, die US Kartellbehörde hatte … Continue reading

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