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Nokia's Hydrophobic Future

Nokia’s Cambridge Research Lab is investigating several uses for Carbon nanotube technology. Built from a single layer of Graphene, a new type of Hydrophobic coating could make phones much more resilient to wet environments, while providing a cheaper alternative to current touch screen technology, which is based on rare earth metals. Since Graphene is a form of Carbon, one of the most abundant elements on the planet, the raw materials are much easier to obtain. We spoke to researchers at Nokia World’s Future Technology tent to find out more.

# Posted by David in Interviews, Previews, Hardware at 7:00 UTC, Nov 10th || Comments
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Qt in the mix: An interview with Chris Watt of TigerSpike

TigerSpike is a Sydney, Australia, based business — with offices in London and New York — that has been offering solutions in the personal media space for eight years. The company has recently started working with Qt and I (Richard Bloor) caught up with Chris Watt, product director at TigerSpike to find out about the company’s initial impressions.

# Posted by Richard in Interviews, Develop at 20:24 UTC, Jan 30th || Comments
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Navteq True at Nokia World 2010

Navteq were present at Nokia World 2010, with one of their GeoData collection cars taking centre stage. They were also showing a promotional video of their LIDAR based 3D data collection system. Also on display was the first showing of a mobile client to actually make use of Navteq's 3D street maps, running on the Maemo-powered Nokia N900. Read on for more details and a demonstration video.

# Posted by David in Interviews, Comment, Software, Previews at 12:47 UTC, Sep 28th || Comments
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Indoor Location Services - Future tech from Nokia World 2010

One of the future technology demonstrations at Nokia World 2010 was an innovative system for providing indoor location services. Indoor positioning has always been a missing link in navigation software because GPS signals cannot penetrate into buildings. This new system from Nokia Research Centre has the potential to revolutionise navigation, providing a seamless transition between outdoor and indoor navigation. For example, allowing people to navigate to a public place, and then find their way around once inside, and much more. Read on.

# Posted by David in Interviews, Comment, Previews, Hardware at 9:38 UTC, Sep 26th || Comments
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Nokia's design directions

Rafe reports back from a 'conversational briefing' with Marko Ahtisaari (Head of Design at Nokia) at Nokia's London Design HQ. There's an explanation of Nokia's "smart push", of how Nokia's three tier device strategy fits together, of how Nokia's software and hardware design teams have been brought together to promote a holistic approach and accelerate the pace of innovation, and there are hints of future design directions for both Symbian and MeeGo devices and software.

# Posted by Rafe in Interviews, Comment, Hardware at 17:33 UTC, May 12th || Comments
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Talking to Ari Jaaski at Nokia World 2009

At Nokia World this year I, together with a number of other online influencers, had a chance to sit down and talk to Dr. Ari Jaaski (Vice President, Maemo Device at Nokia) as part of a group interview. I took the opportunity to ask about the developer story in the transition from Maemo 5 to 6, the strategic positioning of Maemo, and some of the issues around tight device schedules and open source. Read on for more.

# Posted by Rafe in Interviews, Comment, Develop at 22:05 UTC, Sep 10th || Comments

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