Nokia will show your tablet

Nokia is trying to offer its tablet customers. Journalists from The Verge have been able to obtain specification information and prototype photos. The tablet looks like a magnified Nokia Lumia.

Nokia Tablet with which it intends to launch in September this year. Probably will have a diagonal screen of 10 “, FullHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and design taken from the Lumia smartphone series.

Photo showing the back of the tablet was published in the Chinese technology portal, digi-wo. Due to the low quality of the photographs and the lack of confirmation from Nokia, it is not known whether this is a photo of a true prototype.

It is known that the tablet is to have a depth less than the iPad, and will weigh about half a kilo. Buyers will be able to choose the color of the housing. The camera matrix installed in the device will have 6 MPX. The four-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2 GB of RAM will work seamlessly.

Apple will pay the troll’s patent

Apple’s American company once again fell victim to a patent troll. The company was forced to make a settlement with Network-1 Technologies, which sued it for using one of its patents and would now have to pay $ 25 million in damages.

Technological concerns are often victims of patent trolls, which are companies that hunt for interesting patent portfolios, which are then used to file lawsuits and extract huge amounts of money as compensation for the use of technology.

This strategy is very effective, and the most afflicted is Apple, whose patent trolls have already drawn hundreds of millions of dollars and are still suing in cases of unlawful use of patents. The Cupertino company was recently sued by Network-1 Technologies, which accuses Apple of using its 1999 patent for a simple file system.

The patent was granted in 1996 to Yale University, and later founded Mirror Worlds, which entered into a lengthy and expensive patent dispute with Apple, demanding $ 625 million in compensation from the concern. However, the lawsuit was rejected, so the patent owner sold it to Network-1 Technologies, which also sued Cupertino. This time the action was much more effective, because Apple agreed to make a settlement.

Leap Motion will revolutionize computer control?

For many months we have been able to follow the story of Leap Motion and get to know it better, and now we can try it ourselves, as the device has just hit the market.

Leap Motion, in a nutshell, is a new computer control method, such a mouse-less mouse. The gadget uses a technology similar to that used in the Kinect controller, but it is significantly cheaper than its predecessor.

However, it is not based on cameras and infrared sensors, so far less advanced than Microsoft technology, but less precise. At least this is due to the first reviews of this hardware that appear on the web.

The device itself is available for pre-order for $ 80, and now launched the Airspace Store, a web-based app store that works with the new controller. Currently, there are more than 75 applications developed by developers from 20 countries, ranging from games to design programs, with some of the programs completely free, while others require a small fee.

For now Leap Motion is a typical gadget that you can play a bit, but once the first excitement is over, we return to the mouse and keyboard. It is difficult to say whether the device will be very popular. It certainly does not match Kinect, which is far more advanced equipment, so its functionality is much greater.

Microsoft Surface will return to the roots?

Brand Surface in the future can return to the roots, ie a computer table. That would be from the latest Microsoft patent, describing a device with its own projector.

The surface we know today is a very powerful and functional tablet that can successfully replace a personal computer. The origins of the family were, however, quite different, and the first Surface was a table with a computer and a large touch screen.

Maybe Surface will soon be back to its roots and will again become a desktop computer. That would be from the latest Microsoft patent that shows just that device. With the difference that instead of a costly touch screen, it has a projector and sensors that replace it.

Such an idea, despite appearances, has its advantages, because the touch screen is indeed very functional and comfortable to operate, but the cost of producing such a large size display is astronomical. The first Surface launched in 2008 cost more than $ 12,000, so for obvious reasons it did not become a market hit.

Changing the display to a projector offering similar functionality would make it possible to return to a previously abandoned idea as the new solution would allow for a more affordable price.