The company is reportedly cutting its iPad Mini display orders nearly in half as it anticipates a drawdown in demand for the tablet. [Read more]
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ananyo writes “Volcanologists detonated explosive charges buried in a meadow in Ashford, New York, blowing 12 small craters in the ground and throwing debris 80 meters in the air. The aim was to recreate, in true-to-life detail, what happens when a volcanic eruption punches through Earth’s crust. The work could guide the way that active volcanoes are monitored, and could help safety officials to decide where to restrict public access at volcanoes such as Italy’s Stromboli, where dozens of tourists arrive every night to watch spectacular fire fountain displays.”
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With its ambitious Parallella computing project funded on Kickstarter since last October, Adapteva’s now showing off its first mass-production boards. These Rasberry Pi-esque devices are capable of supercomputer-like parallel computing performance thanks to power-sipping Epiphany multi-core accelerators. As proposed, both the $ 99 13GHz 16-core (26 gigaflops) and $ 199 45GHz 64-core accelerator (90 gigaflops) variants make an appearance in the pictures. The company is tweaking this initial batch of 10 to test various functionalities, with its current update noting that getting Linux to boot off the boards is the next step in testing. Final units are still slated to arrive on doorsteps during the summer, and hardware schematics will eventually be available as open source-info — after all, the Parallella has always been pitched as an open undertaking. Those enthused by circuits and the boards they live on will find a path to more info at the source link.
Samsung’s long awaited contender to the iPad mini, the Galaxy Note 8.0, is finally here, a powerful heavyweight packed into a discrete 8.3 × 5.4-inch glistening plastic package.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has provisionally denied Apple’s trademark application for “iPad Mini” because the term is “merely descriptive” of the tablet’s size.
Apple has been denied the trademark for its iPad Mini devices in the U.S. The United States Patent and Trademark Office denied Apple’s application because it says that the word “Mini” is “merely descriptive” of Apple’s iPad. The reviewer of the application stated, “the applied-for mark merely describes a feature or characteristic of the applicant’s
Report: US Patent And Trademark Office Denies Apple’s iPad Mini Trademark Application, Deemed “Merely Descriptive”
Right after it launched the iPad mini, Apple filed a trademark application for the name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As Patently Apple noticed earlier today, however, the USPTO will likely refuse Apple’s trademark filing because, the reviewer argues, “the applied-for mark merely describes a feature or characteristic of applicant’s goods.” The letter was mailed to Apple on January 24, but only made public in the last few days. Apple can still respond to this notice and correct its application, though it’s hard to see how Apple could argue against the USPTO’s argument that ‘mini’ is ‘merely descriptive.’ “The applied-for mark merely describes a feature or characteristic of applicant’s goods.” The word ‘mini,’ the reviewer argues, just describes that the iPad mini is indeed “a small sized handheld tablet computer” and just describes the mini’s features. It is not, the reviewing attorney says, “a unitary mark with a unique, incongruous, or otherwise nondescriptive meaning in relation to the goods and/or services.” The USPTO would only grant Apple the trademark to the full iPad mini name if the company could show that the word ‘mini’ has now acquired a “distinctiveness.” In addition, Patently Apple also notes, the reviewer also denied the application for now because Apple should have provided the USPTO with a specimen other than its own product website, even though Apple always uses these for its trademark applications and this was never a reason for a denial before. The reviewer also believes that there is a “likelihood of confusion” between Apple’s existing iPad trademarks and this new iPad® mini application, which, to be honest, doesn’t make a lot of sense. Here is the letter the USPTO sent to Apple in January: USPTO Refuses Apple’s iPad mini Trademark Application
Ever wanted to scan another website without switching browser tabs? Glimpse is for you.
Thanks to responsive design, most modern websites (including this one) serve up different versions of themselves depending on what device you’re using to visit them – usually a “full” site designed for browsing on a laptop or desktop, plus a streamlined “mobile” version optimized for small screens. If you’ve ever preferred the latter version of your favorite site to the “real” one, even when you’re not using your phone (hello, Techmeme), you’ll appreciate Glimpse: an experimental add-on for the Chrome web browser that pops up a little smartphone-sized “mini mobile browser” right inside your desktop browser window.
The iPad was never designed to be a laptop, but some people can’t resist the urge to change a gadget’s nature. For that purpose, Logitech is outing keyboard folios for the iPad and iPad Mini that double as a hands-free viewing stand for those long-haul flights. Your fingers will be hovering over a Bluetooth keyboard with membrane scissor keys, covered in your choice of colored fabric shell. The hardware is marked down to be available in the US and Europe in April, setting you back $ 100 for the iPad edition and $ 89.99 for the 7.87-inch version — and if you’d like to learn more, you can check out the videos we’ve stashed after the break.
This week the folks at NVIDIA have been revealing bits and pieces of their GPU roadmap with Tegra and GeForce GPU action left and right, moving forward with their newest mobile superhero code-named SoC “Parker.” This SoC comes after the still code-named “Logan” and will, if the naming scheme holds true, be Tegra 6 down
When you’re out with your friends late at night, it’s easy to lose sight on how much alcohol you consumed, and sometimes your blood alcohol level can be over the legal limit even if you don’t feel drunk and think you can drive, which can be a regretful mistake that you’ll think long and hard
Remember the adage that good things “come to those who wait?” Well, if you managed to hold your nerve and resist signing up with Suddenlink, then your patience is ready to be rewarded. The TiVo Mini is finally ready to strike out on its own
two feet four rubberized corners. The DVR extender will set you back $ 99.99, plus a monthly charge of $ 5.99, or a one-off payment of $ 149.99 — in a way, you kinda wish the company had just priced it at $ 249.99 and let us get on with it.
Via: The Verge
Logitech had a definite winner on its hands with the Ultrathin Keyboard Case for iPad, a Bluetooth keyboard that attaches via magnets built into the iPad, protecting the screen and adding only minimal thickness. Now, there’s a successor designed for the iPad mini that comes in an appropriately shrunken down package. Of course, making a keyboard smaller doesn’t always produce the best results, but in this case, Logitech strikes a good balance.
As Apple’s financial Q1 2013 sales report looms (set for the 23rd of this month), Rob Cihra of Evercore Partners has updated projections on sales for the iPad, iPad mini, and everything in-between. Specifically regarding iPad and iPad mini sales, Cihra makes it clear that a 56 percent year-over-year growth is possible comparing Apple’s sales
Reuters reports that Sharp Corp has significantly reduced iPad screen production as Apple began to manage demand and shift production. Reuters cites two sources as claiming Sharp has almost halted production of the 9.7-inch screen used in the iPad. According to those two sources, Apple is shifting demand to the smaller iPad mini. The sources
Apple announced today that the Wi-Fi and cellular versions of the iPad Mini and the fourth generation iPad with Retina Display will be available in China this Friday. iPad Mini and the fourth generation iPad are currently available in more than 100 countries, including the China, the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the U.K.
Our friends in China recently got official access to the iPhone 5, and it looks like Apple’s finally ready to give the Far East’s biggest market a taste of its larger-screened mobile devices. That’s right, folks, the iPad mini and the 4th-gen iPad will go on sale in China this Friday in both WiFi and celular data flavors. To grab one, would-be owners must wait but few more days to make their purchase from either Apple’s online store or through authorized brick-and-mortar retailers. Of course, the iPads are arriving a bit late — Apple pledged to bring its two tablets to China over a month ago — but better late than never, right?
Pelican is mostly known for its line of rugged bags and large cases meant for photography equipment and other expensive belongings that you need to protect. However, the company has released a new line of smartphone cases here at CES 2013, and we ended up getting our hands specifically on the ProGear Vault cases for
A company by the name of iUi Design has partnered up with Mini to bring a portable audio speaker that resembles the side mirrors of a Mini Cooper car. We ended up stopping by the company’s booth and getting some hands-on time with the new speaker here at CES 2013 to see all the different
Today at ShowStoppers during CES 2013, we’ve seen a lot of nifty gadgets, but one in particular is really impressive. The HoverCam Mini 5 is a pocketable scanning camera that plugs into your computer’s USB port, and it folds out into an overhead scanner. We ended up stopping by the company’s booth and getting a
Checks in Hong Kong and China indicate “insatiable” demand for the iPad mini, which launched in those countries in early November and December.
We’re used to hearing about Apple devices selling out here in the US, and it appears that in China things aren’t much different. Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White is saying today that iPad minis are flying off shelves there, after its launch in Hong Kong on back in November and China earlier this month.
Apple’s patent claim against Samsung’s Galaxy S III mini is no more, with Cupertino citing the phone’s lacking availability in the US for the amendment to its original November filing. In the ongoing litigation between the two electronics giants, Samsung argued that it’s Galaxy S III mini didn’t warrant inclusion in the latest volley of Samsung devices Apple wants added to its patent lawsuit; Apple apparently agreed, and is thusly withdrawing its claim against that particular device. The argument also highlights the sad news that the S III mini won’t join Samsung’s Galaxy lineup in the US.
An agreement filing spotted by Reuters from a San Jose, CA. US District Court revealed today’s news, coming just days after Judge Lucy Koh dismissed a request to permanently ban sales on several Samsung devices. It’s unclear if the other Samsung devices Apple asked to be added to the ongoing case are approved yet by the court, but we can certainly count the S III mini out for the time being.
Apple has dropped its patent-infringement accusations against the Galaxy S III Mini, a mid-market Android smartphone that Samsung Electronics says it is not selling in the U.S.
Mark one in the win column, folks. Apple has dropped Samsung’s latest device, the Galaxy S III Mini, from its patent case against the Korean-based company. Apple agreed in a court filing to drop its infringement claims against the Galaxy S III Mini. Apple initially included the device because it was available for sale through
Apple frequently has issues producing enough new devices to meet demand, and with the iPad mini it’s been no different. A new report from DigiTimes claims that Apple will sell 8 million iPad minis in Q4 2012, despite the fact that the company’s manufacturing partners have the parts for 10-12 million iPad minis ready to
Once in a while we’d come across some cool DIY projects inspired by Doctor Who, the world’s longest-running sci-fi TV show, but nothing beats this little TARDIS that would actually make you gasp out the classic line: “It’s bigger on the inside!” Greg Kumparak, a former writer of sister site TechCrunch, initially built nothing more than just a convincing model of the iconic blue police box (with a functioning light at the top) by hand, but soon afterwards he wanted to somehow give it an interior as well.
By utilizing the Blender 3D creation suite (which was a first for Kumparak), Unity 3D engine and Qualcomm’s Vuforia AR SDK, the result is an Android app that renders the 3D interior atop the random wave-like pattern — visible once the door’s removed — on the TARDIS in real time (no pun intended). Once you’ve seen the demo video after the break, you’d probably agree that Kumparak’s only one sonic screwdriver away from becoming an honorary Time Lord. For more detail on how and why this project was put together, head over to Kumparak’s blog post.
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Source: Greg Kumparak
What’s the secret to making a $ 35 mini computer? The basic recipe is having some extremely skilful cooks who can craft batch after batch of Raspberry Pis as quickly and with as few duds as possible. Sony’s U.K. factory makes an average of 4,000 Model B Raspberry Pi’s every day — or one every 7.5 seconds — and it needs to to keep up with demand for Pi which continues to sell like hot cakes.
MojoKid writes “3D printing is a fascinating new technology and an exploding new market. The process involved is pretty basic actually. Heat up some plastic, and sort of like that Play-Doh Fun Factory you were so fond of as a kid, you extrude the melted plastic out to create objects. It all started back in 2007 when the first RepRap machine was built. The idea behind RepRap was to design a machine that could build complex parts in three dimensions using extruded molten plastic and that machine could also “self-replicate” or build a copy of itself. Since then, 3D printers of all types have emerged from the community and this round-up of machines covers a few of the more prominent names in 3D printing systems. The Cube 3D, the Up! Mini and the Solidoodle 2 can all get you into 3D printing at retail consumer price points with precision down to 100 microns. The technology has very much come of age and it’s going to be interesting to see where these machines can take us.”
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Apple was bragging earlier this week that it had sold 2 million iPhone 5 smartphones in China the first weekend the device was available. Apple now has something else to look forward to in China with the network licenses needed to allow it to sell the Wi-Fi + cellular versions of the iPad 4 and
Nintendo’s Wii Mini has been a bit more elusive than we thought, but we’ve at last snagged the entry-level console ahead of its official release and given it a quick shakedown. While does what it says on the tin — welcome newcomers and second-system shoppers to the Wii universe — we’ve found that there’s a few important details to consider beyond just the absences of internet access and GameCube support. Read on past the break for our quick look.
Gallery: Nintendo Wii Mini
The latest predictions from research firm IDC show a continuing increase in tablet sales from the end of 2012 all the way through 2016, according to the company's latest Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.
Today, Apple shares fell 6.43 percent to 538.79, which represents a $ 34.8 billion market cap write-off. Analysts have been looking for reasons for the drop all day long without finding a single one that stands out. They forgot about the long-term perspective.
During the past 12 months, Apple shares have been up 42.7 percent, mostly due to two new products, the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini. With a new CEO and no new product in sight, volatility kicks in. The smallest downturn leads to a huge stock drop. Reporting about stock variations often means focusing on short-term activities.
Apple today announced that it will start selling the iPad Mini, fourth-generation iPad and iPhone 5 in China over the next two weeks, putting those new products on shelves in time for the January 2013 kick-off of Chinese New Year sales.
That was quick — scarcely two hours after Best Buy spoiled the party, Nintendo is launching the Wii Mini. The console is a Canada-exclusive and cuts out both GameCube compatibility and, more importantly, internet access. Gamers in the Great White North can pick one up on December 7th for $ 100.
I’m sure everyone out there knows that the Friday after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. It’s called Black Friday for reason, hordes of shoppers intent on saving money at all costs will descend on stores all around the country. If you don’t want be part of the fight to