Tech News Today 409
Recorded: January 5, 2012
Published: January 5, 2012
Tech News Today 409: The Lenovo Mike Tyson
CES gadgets start coming early from Lenovo, Google's making a tablet? Vint Cerf says Internet not a human right, and more.
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- Lenovo ThinkPad Hybrid X1: two operating systems, two processors, one laptop
- Lenovo kicks off the CES 2012 laptop wars with several early debuts
- ThinkPad X1 Hybrid looks exactly like the current ThinkPad X1 with Gorilla Glass display, comfortable keyboard, and .6-inch case.
- Similar specs to the shipping X1 (Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Windows 7, up to 8GB of RAM)
- Has secondary Linux operating system
- Lenovo has said it will be for sale during the second quarter of 2012 for $1,599.
- Nook sets holiday sales records, Barnes & Noble considering spinoff
- Barnes & Noble says the Nook family of e-readers and tablets set holiday sales records up 70 percent from last year
- The company says the Nook Tablet "exceeded expectations" while sales of the Nook Simple Touch "lagged expectations"
- Content sales were up 11 percent and B&N expects Nook content to be a $750m business by the end of 2012.
- Barnes & Noble thinks Nook has so much potential it's considering spinning the whole thing off
- Discussions have begun with publishers, retailers, and tech companies about the future of Nook, with a focus on international expansion.
- Now it's a Google tablet that will challenge Kindle Fire?
- DigiTimes reported that sources in Google's upstream supply chain believe the tablet could be positioned to challenge Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire
- Sources expect the Android tablet will arrive in the spring at a price below $299 to compete with Amazon.
- MRIM to debut BlackBerry 10 in February, on only one smartphone
- RIM: Jefferies Says Moving Toward Licensing BB Software
- RIM puts resources behind single BlackBerry 10 device, report says
- RIM reps told Pocket-lint that the company will show off the new operating system at Mobile World Congress in February
- There won't be a device running BlackBerry 10 until later this year.
- RIM might be moving in the direction of licensing its BlackBerry software to other smartphone companies.
- BlackBerry focusing on single BlackBerry 10 device
- Tobii Gazes into the future, sees you navigating Windows 8 with your eyes
- Uses gesture based navigational system along with eye tracking direct an on screen pointer.
"Hey TNT crew. This is Adam in Indianapolis. I want to let you know that you may have missed one of the key benefits of the Roku streaming stick the other day. If you go buy a brand new TV and spend a lot of money on it and it has has apps you bring it home. On day one everything is great but what happens in a couple years away? The apps require much stronger hardware than what you already have and you aren't about spend another couple grand on a brand new TV, but with the Roku streaming stick just pop in the new model and you're good to go alright. Great show. Thanks."
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