Technology News Gallery: Week of January 12, 2012

 The week’s worldwide technology news in pictures, courtesy of IDG News Service. This week: The horde descends on CES 2012, giving your TV Android brain power, and a Canadian tablet maker targets India.

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  • CES 2012

    In an annual January ritual, 150,000 gadget-lovers descended in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show. Among other debuts was the release of the world’s most frustrating video game, in which competitors try to hail a cab in Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show.

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  • If you can’t beat ’em, sue ’em

    Kodak has launched the EasyShare M750, which allows users to upload images to Facebook by pairing the camera with a smartphone. At the same time it is suing Apple and HTC for infringing on patents related to technology for transmitting images.

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  • Making TV smarter

    Samsung will launch a smart TV converter kit in April 2012, offering Skype connectivity and a limited number of Android apps.

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  • One tablet per child

    One Laptop Per Child’s XO-3 tablet is targeted at children in developing countries. The tablet has an 8-inch full colour screen. The nonprofit is starting a project that will gather data on how the tablet is used as a learning tool.

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  • How fast is fast enough?

    Fusion-io CEO David Flynn during a demonstrated the company’s Auto Commit Memory technology at the Demo Enterprise event in San Francisco. The demonstration showed a set of eight servers achieving 1 billion IOPS performance.
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  • He let them know when the surf was up

    Surfers around the world honoured Surfline founder and president Sean Collins, who died December 26 from a sudden heart attack. The online service distributes surfing forecasts through Web sites and mobile applications.
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  • Canadian company to make a splash in India

    Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO of DataWind, holding the Canadian company’s $50 tablet. DataWind is targeting sales of about 6 million units of its low-cost tablet in India this year, but it has to arrange additional manufacturing capacity and strengthen its support network to meet an unexpected surge in demand.

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