Finding technology news is the easiest job today because technology today is moving so rapidly that every week there is more interesting news than the previous week. In the sphere of consumer technology there are some rumors, some real life news and some confirmed scoops that cover every week and better if we could have some way to distinguish between the news and rumors.
There have been serious activities in UK to cast the anti piracy net. This is necessary to sort out the semi illegal activities happening through this country in the internet. Some of them are innocents who have also been included in this huge net of legal tangle. Naturally the innocent companies are making lot of noise but the powers be are not very open to suggestions in this regard. Presently the situation is that they are selectively releasing some of the not so tainted companies from the blocked list and this is the only positive hopes from the situation.
The strong rumor of cheaper Apple phones is growing stronger but many experts believe this is not feasible in the near future. The main stumbling blocks in this rumor are the older models of devices from Apple only. These are made cheaper once a new and improved model is introduced and that does take care of the price war with other competitors. This has worked till now but inch by inch the company is losing ground to competition. May be they will really think about this in innovative ways and introduce more glass and fiber to get the pricing suitable for the developing nations and have a stronger and broader customer base.
Google or the internet (as some experts prefer to call it) is desperately trying to break into those grounds they are either not allowed or not getting enough footholds. Schmidt’s recent visit to North Korea was an attempt to break the standoff with earnest pleas. Whether he succeeds or not will take time to conclude. The visit was high profile one and in contradiction to political objections. The relation between two countries is not cordial but that air of antagonism has never stopped or forced any business from withdrawing any of their business initiatives. Many are also very optimistic about the buildup which has the potential to open the country to new ideas and interactions with others with exchange of thought. Some are also skeptic.
Samsung, the new rising star of Smartphone manufacturing is once again at forefront for producing the flexible screen device. Given the technological complications they may start with a tablet and they minimize it for Smartphone. There are still many issues left to be sorted out and right to say that it is still in the design board. ‘When’ is a big question for them and us today and there is still no definite answer.