Friday, August 17, 2012

Nokia patents haptic system to simulate linear motion, assist with navigational route guidance

from Engadget: 

>>Given the company's other research in the field of haptic systems, it seems Nokia's future may be full of good vibrations, indeed.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Data Center Related Stocks Jump On Earnings, But Close A Mixed July

Read the whole article at Seeking Alpha: 

>>Data center related stocks closed a mixed month in July 2012, in spite of several positive performances after earnings, as most companies beat analysts' expectations both for revenues and earnings.

July performance

Here is a quick look at how all companies under our radar screen performed in July 2012:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Samsung: 10 million Galaxy Notes have been sold, worldwide

from Engadget: 

>>Samsung's got more reasons to celebrate today than just the release of its latest pen-friendly tablet -- the company also let it be known that it has managed to sell 10 Million Galaxy Note devices, globally.

Paulson & Co. Strong Likes Equinix,


>>New Positions

Paulson initiated two major positions in JPMorgan Chase & Co.(NYSE:JPM) with 4 million shares Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) with 1.03 million shares, these holdings now make up 1.19 and 1.49 percent of the portfolio.

Force feedback could be the sequel to the touchscreen craze


>>Ramstein believes forecasts that predict that 60 percent of smartphones will have advanced haptics by 2015.
By advanced, Ramstein means technology that vibrates in multiple locations, produces localized sounds, is integrated with a sensor, and supports multiple finger touches. It has to bend with a device and be both ultralight and flexible. Ramstein said that his modules have a response time of under 1 millisecond, making them faster, more elastic, and more forceful than competing technologies such as piezoceramic or elastomer. It is less than 50 microns thick (a micron is a millionth of a meter) and weighs less than a gram.

Jamba Juice launches ‘at home’ Greek yogurt smoothies


>> US juice bar business Jamba Juice has launched Jamba ‘At Home’ Smoothies combining non-​fat Greek yogurt with on-​trend super fruits.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

HandyGames adds haptic feedback to Bulldozer, Guns'n'Glory WW2, and Farm Invasion


>> German studio HandyGames has just added Immersion's Haptic Development Platform to the Android versions of Bulldozer, Guns'n'Glory WW2, and Farm Invasion, which means they now boast touch feedback.

Gartner: Global Mobile Sales Down 2%, Smartphones Surge 43%


>>The picture is different for the world leader: buoyed by its strong sales in smartphones (over half of all devices sold by Samsung) and feature phones, Samsung is playing the game perfectly. It improved its market by nearly five percentage points to 21.6% marketshare, working out to over 90 million units sold. The distance between Samsung/Nokia and the rest of the pack is big at the moment. Apple comes in third but a ways behind with 29 million units. That shows how challenging the mobile market, which needs to operate at scale to be profitable, is at the moment for the majority of the industry.