DisplayPort-To-HDMI Cables Illegal, Could Be Recalled

"The licensing company overseeing the HDMI specification has confirmed that some Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapters are illegal, and could be recalled. However, the existing spec "contemplates" a cable connector that would be equivalent to the existing products on the market, which include a male DisplayPort connector and a female HDMI connector. That may make any legal issues largely moot, especially if the existing cables are formally brought under the spec's umbrella."

UK Scientists Develop Mobile STD Test

"A group of U.K. health professionals is developing a cheap, widely available test for sexually transmitted diseases that you can administer privately through your mobile phone." | more

Microsoft's Kinect Already Hacked?

"Has someone already won the $2,000 bounty for delivering open-source drivers that work with Microsoft's recently released Kinect motion-tracking system? Odds are looking good!" | more

First Chrome OS Notebooks Due in Nov.

"A source close to Google said this week that the Web giant is still on track to launch its Chrome OS by the end of the year, as well as its Chrome app store. Google's Chrome OS is expected to be an ultrathin client on top of the Chrome browser, with the idea that the majority of activities will take place on the Web or within the cloud. A report erroneously suggested that Chrome OS devices would launch at Computex, with a second report stating that they would launch within the fourth quarter." | more

Logitech Unveils Wireless Solar Keyboard K750

"Logitech has unveiled its latest innovation in computer peripherals, the Wireless Solar Keyboard K750. Integrated solar panels sit on the top of the keyboard allowing users to power the K750 inside the office and out—no batteries necessary. Logitech even claims that after the keyboard is fully-charged the K750 can last for three months even in total darkness."| more

Rise of the 'Cyberchondriac'

Do you have a rash between your clavicles? A bump where there shouldn't be? Dry mouth, itchy throat, dandruff? If so, you may have looked online for the answer.

That's the conclusion of a new Harris Poll released this week, which found that more and more connected Americans are looking online for the answers to health-related questions: roughly 88 percent of all Americans who go online.

In raw numbers, over 175 million Americans viewed health information online, up from 154 million last year and 50 million American adults in 1998.

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