Daily Archives: April 12, 2011

Chris Nuttall

Desktop PCs with two monitors are becoming a common sight, but laptops with two screens…? Not unless you’re seeing double. That could change with devices like Toshiba’s Mobile Monitor, which the Japanese company has shown for the first time along with a new range of high-performance business laptops. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

  • Amazon has announced it is to sell its Kindle e-reader for $25 less than the lowest current list price — with adverts and other types of sponsored content, PaidContent reports.  The first companies to advertise include Buick, Chase, Olay, and Visa and the promotions will appear on either the screen saver or the bottom of the home page.

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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the identical twins who claimed Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for building the social network that became Facebook, lost their final battle with the company in US courts on Monday, exhausting their legal options for claiming any further stake in the company.

The Winklevosses, whose initial claims against Facebook were popularised in the film, The Social Network, asked the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in January to dissolve the handwritten settlement agreement they signed with Facebook, including cash and stock valued at $65m.

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A new “Direct Mode” feature being launched this week by Eye-Fi, the Wi-Fi-enabled SD memory card people, could change the relationship between our digital cameras and the cellphones and tablets we carry with us.

Cameras using upgraded Eye-Fi cards will be able to wirelessly transfer photos and videos direct to their smartphones and devices like the iPad, without taking their usual route to the “cloud” and then onto users’ PCs or online photo services.

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Chris Nuttall

A new “Direct Mode” feature being launched this week by Eye-Fi, the Wi-Fi-enabled SD memory card people, could change the relationship between our digital cameras and the cellphones and tablets we carry with us. Cameras using upgraded Eye-Fi cards will be able to wirelessly transfer photos and videos direct to their smartphones and devices like the iPad, without taking their usual route to the “cloud” and then onto users’ PCs or online photo services. Read more

Richard Waters

When you have $58bn in the bank you can afford to think big. If any other company had just put down $168m to back a solar power plant – particularly one based on technology that has yet to be used at this scale – it would surely have caused some waves.

But for Google, which on Monday became a significant equity investor in a project that is set to double the output of solar-generated electricity in the US, it just seemed like business as usual. Read more