Being touted as one of the biggest advancements in personal computing in many years, Google Glass is a wearable technology capable of replacing most all he function for a bulky smart phone. This technology is expected to be ready for consumers in 2014. Can’t wait.
SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co plans to unveil a smaller version of its popular Galaxy S III flagship smartphone in Europe on Thursday, the head of Samsung’s mobile business said, raising competition against Apple Inc’s new iPhone. The model will be in direct competition with the iPhone 5, which was unveiled in early September and boasts a bigger, 4in screen than its earlier models. Samsung’s original Galaxy S III, unveiled in late May, has a 4.8in screen. Strong sales of the flagship phone helped Samsung post record US$7.3bil (RM21.9bil) operating profit in the July-September quarter. “We think there’s strong demand for 4in screen models in Europe,” a Samsung spokesman cited J.K. Shin, head of its mobile business, as saying on Wednesday. There has been market speculation that Samsung would launch a stripped out, cheaper version of the Galaxy S III to win market share in the mid- to low-end smartphone segment. Read More …
LOS ANGELES, Oct 10 – A ‘deal’ with the Suning company means that the leading Chinese retailer will be able to sell Microsoft’s Surface tablets through its network of gadget stores. It looks as though the upcoming launch of Microsoft’s much-publicized Surface tablet will not be confined to the US. Chinese consumers will also be able to get their hands on the device and decide if it’s as good as an iPad or an Android device. Analysts and experts initially believed that though the Windows 8 operating system would get a worldwide roll out, Microsoft’s latest tablet would only be available to US customers, via its temporary pop-up and permanent Microsoft stores (Amazon chose a similar path with its first Kindle Fire tablet, limiting its sales to North America via its website). Read More . . .
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Pharmaceutical Society (SPS) urges the public to bring their MyKad or equivalent identification documents (passport, army and police card) when purchasing controlled medicines in pharmacies throughout Sabah. Pharmacists now are required by law to record additional details obtained from MyKad for purchase of special category of controlled medicines on top of the usual name and address. SPS president Samsudin B Ahmad said in a statement that effective Jan 1, pseudoephedrine-containing medicines falls under this category. Most medications for the treatment of cold and flu symptoms contain pseudoephedrine. Prior to that, codeine and dextromethorphan also require patients to produce their MyKad. “Normally, only details such as name and address of patients are required to be recorded into the prescription book. However, some categories of medicines need the MyKad number. Across the board, it’s just easier to produce MyKad for all the required details,” he said. Read more . . .