This mysterious $35 tablet has broken our hearts, crushed our fantasies and even made unicorns cry with delay after delay. Today, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal assured us that the much anticipated slate will be released on October 5th — promising that this time, “[It's] not just a dream.” Evidently, the tablet has overcome the manufacturing problems that plagued the project previously and now production is proceeding according to a new plan. That means that five, seven and nine inch slates are said to be shipping to lucky Indian students in early October — sadly, both the Loch [...]
Samsung Galaxy S is a sophisticated device. It is equipped with Captivate AT&T and T-Mobile’s Vibrant. It also has been proven its quality with having GPS radio issue. This device is defective since the issue lies on manufacturing process.
Since the Samsung Galaxy S said as to be defective, some fixes issue has been spread. For more, now Samsung announced the availability of its new GPS issue application called GPS Restore. This application allows the Samsung device’s GPS setting to the basic setting.
But however, we still do not know how this application works, since nobody has not trying [...]
Microsoft today has announced that Windows Phone 7 code has been locked down, and it is ready to go onto consumer handsets this fall. In short it has reached its RTM (Release to Manufacturing) stage. All quirks have been washed out, new features have been added, and all that’s left right now is for manufacturers to finalize and release the first of devices which will run Windows Phone 7.
This final version of Windows Phone 7 includes some changes, based on the feedback which was given to Microsoft from developers running the test units. Changes includes: UI tweaks and some more Facebook [...]
Apple’s just announced that the white iPhone 4 will remain a beautiful dream until “later this year.” It’s not the first delay, and one wonders if the original manufacturing challenges have been compounded by the antenna issue.
The white iPhone 4 is turning into something of a white whale. And while there was a glimmer of hope last week, when it was announced that the white model would be available this month in “limited quantities,” that plan has apparently been scrapped:
Statement by Apple on White iPhone 4
CUPERTINO, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ [...]
As device manufacturing efficiencies improve, the idea of “fast manufacturing” is taking off, as exampled by a recent project by designer Brian Garret Schuur. The designer has unveiled a unique take on personalized headphones called Street Headphones.
The arm of the headphone can feature any raised text message you can think of, immediately giving onlookers a new way to assess your cool points. You can pick up your own pair of Street Headphone for 837.82 euro ($1,144) here.
Right off the heels of filing for a $100 million IPO, electric car company Tesla Motors this morning announced that it has hired former Toyota production engineering GM Gilbert Passin to lead the company’s vehicle manufacturing operations as Vice President of Manufacturing.
Passin has 23 years of international automotive experience under his belt, most recently serving as general manager of production engineering for Toyota in North America.
Previously, Passin was vice president of manufacturing at Toyota’s plant in Cambridge, Ontario, which produces over 200,000 automobiles per year.
Chip makers Globalfoundries and Chartered have combined operations to form a semiconductor contract manufacturing powerhouse with $2.75 billion in annual revenue.
The combined company will compete against market leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (which has bout $10.4 billion in annual revenues), not to mention companies with their own in-house factories such as Intel.
The combination is a culmination of the companies’ ambition to create globaly foundry, or a contract manufacturing firm that makes chips which are designed by other companies.
A series of events paved the way for [...]
In modern economies, land and manufacturing continue to be significant sources of wealth of nations. However, the developed world, with icons like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, is in the midst of a major transformation to accumulation of wealth in the form of intellectual property. In this evolving new economy, there is much greater emphasis on intangible knowledge assets than on physical or tangible assets. The value of the intellectual assets determines the clout and competitiveness of the nations. Wealth generation through creation, production, distribution and consumption [...]