Technology News Gallery: September 12, 2011
The week’s worldwide technology news in pictures, courtesy of IDG News Service. This week: Anonymous hacks Texas cops, Samsung’s abortive tablet launch at IFA, restless RIM investors and more.
The New Frontier for tablets: The bathtub
A bathrobe–clad model helped Fujitsu unveil its Arrow Android–based tablet. The 10.1–inch tablet has a dual0core TI processor, 4G LTE capability, 1GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of storage. And it’s completely waterproof, the company says.
Real Angry Birds
Chinese theme park Window of the World created a reallife version of the wildly popular Angry Birds video game, using catapults to launch bird-shaped balls at targets. The park says it has permission from publisher Rovio’s Chinese operation, a claim Rovio denies.
Messin’ with Texas
Hacktiovist group Anonymous says it attacked the Web site of the Texas Police Chiefs Association in retaliation for arrests of alleged members. The site was down for three hours and defaced twice.
Samsung briefly debuted the Galaxy Tab 7.7, a smaller version of its Galaxy 10.1, at the IFA consumer electronics show. But display units and all promotional signage disappeared the next day in response to a court order connected to an injunction against sales in response to an Apple claim the larger tablet copied its iPad.
More investor unrest at RIM
Jaguar Financial called on Waterloo, Ont.based BlackBerry maker Research in Motion to “explore all options,” including the sale of the company, citing poor share price performance, lack of innovation and declining market share.
Lenovo starts tablet price war
Lenovo announce a 7-inch Android-based tablet, the IdeaPad A1, which will be available around the end of September. It’s biggestselling feature may be its price tag; Lenovo is pricing the device at $199, considerably less than competing products from Acer and Samsung.
IBM eyes the future of storage
Big Blue is working on super–fast, super–dense storage media to be available by the end of the decade. At a press event, Peter Ward, former senior vice–president of Sony Pictures, said there isn’t a storage medium that meets Hollywood’s archival standards today.