Deutsche Telekom has launched an M2M apps developer community

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 08:33 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
Deutsche Telekom has launched an M2M apps developer community.

Deutsche Telekom has launched an M2M developer community to provide a means for developers to build and promote apps for what the company calls the "internet of things".

The community provides access to APIs, programming guidelines and software development kits for building and selling M2M apps easily and quickly. Apps can then be marketed and sold on Deutsche Telekom's M2M Marketplace. It also provides forums for developers to exchange information and ideas with each other and Deutsche Telekom experts.

An example of the kind of app that can be built using the community is a smoke detector that can be monitored online using an M2M API and which can then be meshed with an SMS API to create an SMS alert.

"Our M2M Developer Community is designed to serve as a central point of contact and exchange for M2M developers globally," said senior VP of core telco products at Deutsche Telekom's Digital Business Unit, Rainer Deutschmann.

The community will soon add a dedicated programming environment for building and testing M2M apps, while new APIs are being added all the time.

Deutsche Telekom launched its Developer Garden Component Marketplace across Europe in July in collaboration with mobile development marketplace Verious, providing access to app components and core telecom service APIs.

Intel Video: Angrybirds in Ultrabook Adventure.

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 08:12 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Intel Video: Angrybirds in Ultrabook Adventure.

An Intel-blue circuit board serves as background to the game as fans are transported into the Intel-branded Angry Birds world, including a new blue-and-yellow slingshot, Intel(r) Core(tm) chips and mini circuit boards.

The game offers scoreboards that can be shared on Facebook and serve as a challenge to friends. To offer a mix of play and Intel content, the game gives fans an opportunity to learn more about Intel-inspired Ultrabook(tm) devices.

Play the Intel-branded Angry Birds for Facebook game:

Poland: Polish regulator plans MTR cuts.

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 08:05 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Poland: Polish regulator plans MTR cuts

Polish telecoms regulator UKE is planning to cut mobile termination rates for operators in 2013, according to Reuters. The fees will be cut in two stages – 33 percent initially, followed by a further 52 percent – to appease operators that say they will be hit hard by the reductions. 

The move mirrors a European effort to reduce mobile phone bills which has had a significant effect on operator revenue.

Nikon to launch first Android powered camera running Google Play apps.

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 06:56 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
Nikon to launch first Android powered camera running Google Play apps.

According to Nikon Rumors , Nikon  is reportedly preparing to announce its first Android powered compact camera, reportedly called the Coolpix S800 or S800c

The expected camera specs are:
  • 25-250 mm lens
  • 3.5" OLED screen
  • The camera runs all Google Play apps
  • The camera will probably run Android 2.3
  • Built-in GPS
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Possible announcement: August 22, 2012
Source: Nikon Rumors

Rumours: Samsung to license BB10 or buying RIM. RIM shares jumped.

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 06:36 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Rumours: Samsung to license BB10 or buying RIM. RIM shares jumped.

Shares of struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. jumped Wednesday after Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said Samsung could be interested in licensing RIM's new BlackBerry 10 software or even buying the company.
Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest mobile phone maker, currently relies on Android software made by Google Inc. for its smartphones. But the company may be concerned that Google will make better versions of Android for its own smartphones or stop licensing its Android software to other handset makers. The online search giant bought phone maker Motorola this year.
So Misek believes Samsung is examining possible backup software options. He thinks the Korean company recognizes the increasing importance of software and the danger in not owning the software on its phones.
Meanwhile, RIM is reviewing options as it tries to turn around its business. The Canadian company's BlackBerry has lost market share to Apple Inc.'s iPhone and phones that run Android, including Samsung's devices.
RIM has hired J.P. Morgan and RBC Capital Markets to help it evaluate strategies, including possibilities of partnering with other companies and licensing software.
Samsung said in January it wasn't interested in buying RIM. RIM's software has fallen behind flashier phones like the iPhone and phones running Android. However, RIM says its much-delayed new BlackBerry 10 software will be thoroughly redesigned for the new multimedia, Internet browsing and apps experience that customers are now demanding.
Misek believes Samsung could pursue a licensing deal with the BlackBerry maker, but said Samsung will wait to see how the BlackBerry 10 software is received before negotiating a licensing agreement or possibly buying RIM. RIM says BlackBerry 10 will be released in early 2013.
Samsung didn't immediately return a message seeking comment on Wednesday. A RIM spokesman said their policy is to decline comment on rumors and speculation.
RIM shares gained 44 cents, or 6 percent, to $7.75 in early afternoon trading on the Nasdaq. Shares have lost half their value this year, and the company's market capitalization has shrunk to about $4 billion from more than $89 billion in 2008.
Source: AP.

London 2012: Alex Quiñonez from Ecuador run head to head with Usain Bolt, and he is in the 200 mts dash final.

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 06:24 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

London 2012: Alex Quiñonez from Ecuador run head to head with Usain Bolt, and he is in the 200 mts dash final.

The Ecuadorian athlete Alex Quinonez Martinez made ​​history Wednesday in the London 2012 Olympic Games, becoming the only South American qualified for the final of the 200 meter dash.

The feet of Ecuadorian worn securely in the competition, reaching the finish line in 20 seconds and 37 hundredths behind Jamaican Usain Bolt (20s 18c) and the South African Jobodwana ASEAN (20s 27c) in the 'heat' 2 .

Very talkative, Alex said that the first thing after the competition will go out for food, because yesterday I ate very poorly.

By nerves showed a slight inconvenience in the output. He says he feels a great pressure on its responsibility to the country. He is convinced it is for a medal on Thursday at 14:55 when running the final against Usain Bolt, because all are equal competition.

A few hours of this semi-final competition, Ecuadorian Vice President Lenin Moreno called, which made ​​him more nervous, but he is in the final. Now I just want to talk to his mother, who from Esemeraldas with his family continued to thrill his performance of 20 seconds and 37 hundredths.

One of the two best third of getting evidence ticket to the finals and got Quinonez. The other was the Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre (20s 03c) in the 'heat' 1.

The athlete born in Esmeraldas, which turns 23 next Sunday, will be one of the eight competitors who will be Thursday in the final to be played from 14:55 to Ecuador.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 with Windows 8, specifications.

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 05:35 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 specifications.

Here's a closer look at the ThinkPad Tablet 2's specs:
  • Intel Atom processor
  • Windows 8 OS
  • 10.1-inch LED backlit anti-glare display with IPS technology; HD WXGA (1366×768)
  • Optional digitizer and pen input
  • Mini HDMI; microSD card slot; USB 2.0 port
  • Wi-Fi; 3G; 4G (US: LTE with AT&T only; rest of the world: 3G HSPA+)
  • Front-facing 2 megapixel camera with LED; rear-facing 8 megapixel 720 HP auto focus with LED flash camera
Other key specs include a  10-hour battery, optional 3G / 4G, this 9.8mm-thick tablet makes room for an NFC radio, along with a fingerprint reader and a pen, which can be stowed in a slot on the tablet. 

Additionally, it will be sold alongside an optional keyboard, as well as a dock with three USB ports, HDMI-out and an Ethernet jack.

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be available in October. Pricing has yet to be released.

Press Release:

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad Tablet 2 for Windows 8.
Debuts premier table built for professionals and designed for life.
 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AUGUST 9, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today unveiled its first tablet specifically designed for Windows 8, the ThinkPad Tablet 2. The multi-use tablet boasts differentiators that matter, including an optional digitizer and pen for precision input, 3G wireless with Lenovo Mobile Access pay-as-you-go plans and 4G models, along with security features like a Fingerprint Reader, IT manageability technologies, and corporate-level service and support.

 "Customers want a versatile device that fits their lifestyle and the many ways they use technology," said Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager, ThinkPad Business Unit. "Our new ThinkPad Tablet 2 marries incredible hardware and software to give consumers a great device for office, home or travel while also offering companies and IT managers the oversight they need to help secure and manage their company's networks and data. "For the next generation of Lenovo PCs, designed to be great with Windows 8, we're working closer than ever with Microsoft Corp. and our silicon partners. Today we are excited to reveal the fruit of this collaborative co-engineering, the ThinkPad Tablet 2, a joint effort between Lenovo, Microsoft and Intel."

 ThinkPad Tablet 2: New Power to Create

Technology like the multi-use ThinkPad Tablet 2 helps manage the increasing overlap between personal and work life today. Based on the upcoming Intel® Atom Processor-based mobile platform and Windows 8 Pro, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 works the way users do across their varied environments. It has an exceptionally thin and light design measuring 9.8 mm thin and weighing less than 600 grams (1.3 pounds), all in a 10.1-inch screen. The versatile tablet supports multiple input methods: multi-finger touch and an optional digitizer and pen, especially good for note taking, capturing signatures and completing forms. The optional ThinkPad Tablet 2 keyboard and dock can be paired with the tablet for more PC-like computing in the office. With an array of ports including a full-size USB port, workers easily can attach existing devices like monitors and printers.

 Suited for commuting and in field scenarios, the tablet offers virtually anywhere connectivity and productivity with 3G and 4G wireless models. The tablet serves lifestyle computing uses just as well as business tasks with its package of communications and entertainment features: HD display, front and rear-facing cameras for video conferencing and uploading photos, noise canceling microphones, HDMI port and wireless video streaming.

 While users will like the tablet for its aesthetics and powerful features, IT managers will particularly enjoy its security-enhanced and manageability technologies. With the optional Fingerprint Reader, passwords are biometrically stored. The encrypted internal and external storage meet the highest levels of security requirements. Using Windows 8 Pro and the Intel x86 architecture, IT managers can provide for VPN access, utilize existing Windows management tools, manage application deployment and block users from installing certain apps. In addition, Lenovo Services offer a complete suite of packages, including sealed battery warranties, accidental damage protection and custom imaging.

The ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be available when Windows 8 launches in October.

London 2012 : Overall Medal Count to August 8.

Posted: 08 Aug 2012 04:48 PM PDT

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

London 2012 : Overall Medal Count to August 8.

The London 2012  Overall Medal Count to August 8 at this time, goes as seen on the images below: (please click/tap on  three of them to enlarge the view):