The Byte - Android activation, Sony cell sorter, connected cars, Apple's WWDC
More than 900,000 Android devices are activated everyday. Sony will launch a new medical device that uses Blu-ray optics. Verizon brought together several global automakers to speed the rollout of connected cars. Apple's Worldwide Developer's conference kicks off .
Coming up on World Tech Update this week we’ve got coverage of both E3 and Computex. At E3 we’ll take a close look at the multi-screen gaming strategies from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. At Computex we have coverage of the latest convertible devices.
The Byte - Google investigated, Facebook marriage, Windows Aero gone, Twitter privacy changes
Coming up on World Tech Update this week we’re at the Computer Human Interaction conference where ZeroTouch moves towards commercialization, Illumishare lets users share physical desktops, DualView lets your laptop display two images simultaneously, Microsoft Research projects Humantenna and Soundwave offer gesture sensing alternatives and electric lemonade zaps taste buds
The Byte - PayPal Japan, Twitter court order, Yahoo investigation, HP Sleekbooks
Paypal and Softbank said they will each invest over 12 million dollars in the newly established firm, Paypal Japan. Twitter is contesting a court order requiring it to turn over private data. Yahoo has appointed three board members to a new committee that will investigate the hiring of CEO Scott Thompson. HP announced new Envy Ultrabooks this morning alongside its new line laptops called Envy Sleekbooks.
The Byte - 3D mobile pictures, PureView 808, Hulu TV subscriptions, Microsoft Marketplace
Fujitsu has developed a new system that allows standard mobile phone cameras to take 3D pictures. Nokia will start shipping the PureView 808 in May. Hulu users may be forced to prove they have a TV subscription in order to use the service. Microsoft will be taking a closer look at the icons, titles and content of apps on its Marketplace.
The Byte - smartphone race, Facebook organ donation, Skype privacy, Angry Birds
The worldwide smartphone market grew more than 40 percent year on year. Facebook added organ donation as a option on its timeline. Skype is investigating a new tool that collects a person’s last known IP address. Angry Birds Space has broken a new record.
Coming up on World Tech Update this week Intel announces new Core processors, Apple continues to beat Android, Nintendo misses targets on 3DS sales, Google Drive debuts, augmented reality apps help kids learn, two rowers plan to cross the Atlantic with a little help from technology and an MIT robot weaves a web.
Google resolved an outage that prevented millions of users from accessing their Gmail accounts. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says the company considered buying Palm and Blackberry maker RIM in a failed effort to build its own smartphone. The Japanese government will rebuild 8 cities using "smart city" technologies. Facebook is launching a new service called Offers.
The Byte - Space Shuttle touchdown, Oracle v Google, Samsung Galaxy, Windows 8
NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery arrived at Washington Dulles International atop a modified 747. Oracle and Google kicked off a high stakes jury trial. Samsung is expected to show the next flagship Galaxy smartphone at a London event. Microsoft has detailed four official versions of its next OS.