Archive for September 22, 2008

Nokia launches N96 mobile TV channel

Posted: September 22, 2008 in Tech

Nokia is preparing to launch a series of mobile TV shows to support the launch of its new N96 handset.

The six Capsule N96 series, covering motoring, fashion, technology, lifestyle and comedy will be available to download from Nokia’s website from 1 October until the end of November.

The 96 second, weekly shows are designed to promote the TV functionality of the N96.

The LG Dolby Mobile Phone – KC910

Posted: September 22, 2008 in Tech

LG Electronics unveils the LG-KC910, the first 8 megapixel multimedia phone with a full touchscreen interface. It boasts top-of-the-range camera capabilities, the latest multimedia features and at just 13.95 mm thick, it’s the slimmest 8 megapixel camera phone on the market.

The LG-KC910 has Assisted GPS-enabled navigation and an embedded GPS receiver, giving users the ability to geo-tag photos for later plotting on an interactive map. It also has a Jogging Buddy program that uses GPS technology to help track workouts, a feature sure to please exercise enthusiasts.

The LG-KC910 is the first LG handset to include Dolby Mobile, an integrated suite of audio processing technologies which brings clean, powerful bass to the music listening experience.

Sony intros HD radio and more

Posted: September 22, 2008 in Tech

Sony has introduced the XDR-S10HDiP, an HD Radio receiver with iTunes Tagging that works not only with iPods, but with 3G iPhones. The multicast-capable receiver has an iPhone and iPod dock and charger.

Sony also introduced a CD clock radio, boombox, and docking speaker that can play audio from an iPod or iPhone 3G, and the clock radio and boombox also charge the devices.

All four new products are part of the Made for iPod and Works With iPhone programs.

Use of cell phones decrease the semen quality in men by decreasing the sperm count, motility, viability, and normal morphology. This was revealed in a report released by Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio.

The decrease in sperm parameters was dependent on the duration of daily exposure to cell phones and independent of the initial semen quality.

Three hundred sixty-one men undergoing infertility evaluation were divided into four groups according to their active cell phone use: group A: no use; group B: 4 h/day.

The comparisons of mean sperm count, motility, viability, and normal morphology among four different cell phone user groups were statistically significant. Mean sperm motility, viability, and normal morphology were significantly different in cell phone user groups within two sperm count groups. The laboratory values of the above four sperm parameters decreased in all four cell phone user groups as the duration of daily exposure to cell phones increased.

Siemens to sell Fujitsu-Siemens Stake

Posted: September 22, 2008 in Tech

The Fujitsu-Siemens partnership seems to be heading to an end after Siemens indicated that the company is willing to sell its stake in the joint company to its partner.

Fujitsu reportedly will sell the end-user part of the firm, as the company is mostly interested in the commercial customer business.

A possible buyer is Chinese computer maker Lenovo.