Archive for August 3, 2008

The creators of Scrabulous launched a new tile-based game called Wordscraper. In addition to changing the name, they have changed the board look so as not to directly copy the colors of a Scrabble board, and have even made provisions for players to create their own board layout.

Scrabulous was removed from Facebook due to a complaint from the owners of the Scrabble brand in North America, Hasbro, that Scrabulous infringed on the copyright of the game Scrabble.

LG Electronics (LG) and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (Dolby) announced that LG would be the first handset maker to incorporate Dolby Mobile into handsets bound for the global market. The companies signed an agreement that grants LG a license to embed Dolby Mobile Technology into its handsets.

Dolby Mobile is an audio processing technology platform designed to deliver rich, vibrant audio and dramatically improve listening enjoyment. Built on Dolby’s extensive portfolio of technologies, Dolby Mobile has been optimized for mobile applications.

Yahoo shareholders re-elect Board

Posted: August 3, 2008 in Tech

Jerry Yang gets the support of majority of the shareholders. Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang also found major support as he got 85 percent of votes supporting his leadership at the top. Yahoo’s chairman Roy Bostock was re-elected with about 80 percent of the votes.

As per their earlier deal, the company board selected billionaire investor Carl Icahn as a new member of the board.

The company board has now been expanded to 11 members to add two members from the Icahn group.

Toyota launches Winglet

Posted: August 3, 2008 in Tech

Toyota Motors Corporation has developed a prototype vehicle that is very similar to Segway called Winglet.

The Winglet is a compact next-generation everyday transport tool that offers advanced ease of use and expands the user’s range of mobility.

The Winglet consists of a body (with a projected area the size of an A3 sheet of paper) that houses an electric motor, two wheels and internal sensors that constantly monitor the user’s position and make adjustments in power to ensure stability. Meanwhile, a unique parallel link mechanism allows the rider to go forward, backward and turn simply by shifting body weight, making the vehicle safe and useful even in tight spaces or crowded environments.

Del.icio.us drops the dots

Posted: August 3, 2008 in Tech

Social bookmarking site del.icio.us has been renamed with the infinitely easier to remember moniker, delicious.com.

Delicious has also used the rebrand to trumpet a few new features on the site, including a revamped search engine and an refreshed design. User interface has been totally updated and searching bookmarks have been made easier.