Archive for October 4, 2009

Sony announced the development of a single lens 3D camera technology capable of recording natural and smooth 3D images of even fast-moving subject matter such as sports, at 240fps (frames per second).

This technology combines a newly developed optical system for single lens 3D camera which captures the left and right images simultaneously, together with existing high frame rate (HFR) recording technology to realize 240fps 3D filming.

The combination of Sony’s new single lens 3D system and its 240fps high frame rate technology has realized a single lens 3D camera system, based on universal properties of the human eye, which enables natural and smooth 3D images with no accommodation-vergence conflict to be recorded.

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison said Sun Microsystems is “losing over $100m (£61m) a month. Ellison is urging the European Commission to speed up its decision on Oracle’s acquisition of Sun – as the company continues to lose millions of dollars.

Sun Microsystems is currently awaiting confirmation from the European Commission that a planned merger with Oracle can go ahead without violating anti-competitive rules.

Ellison also added that Oracle will not unload MySQL to appease EU regulators.

Dell launched its first Moblin-based product making the software platform available to consumers on its Mini 10v netbook. Although Moblin has a lot to offer, Dell warns that Moblin isn’t ready for primetime yet and informs prospective buyers that the software is still experimental.

Intel launched Moblin in 2007 to provide a Linux-based software platform optimized for Atom-based MIDs.

IT analysts IDC have named business and finance software company SAP as leaders in financial performance and strategy management providers. The IDC report shows that SAP achieved the fasted growth rate, 23.7%, in financial performance and strategy management market.

The enterprise performance management sector – which includes customer relationship management, supply chain, and strategy management software – equates to $24.1B (£14.70B) with SAP’s market share as $8.37B.

Google releases Chrome 3

Posted: October 4, 2009 in Tech

Google announced the official release of Chrome 3, a new version of its WebKit-based open source Web browser. The new version introduces several noteworthy new features, including a faster JavaScript engine, a theme system, improvements to the Omnibox, and a redesigned New Tab page.

Google said the performance of the browser’s V8 JavaScript engine has increased by over 150 percent since the original version of Chrome was released. The Chrome Web browser was launched a little over a year ago.