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Pocket-lint Podcast #41

Pocket-lint Podcast #41

By 23 May 2011

Amazon has announced that Kindle ebooks have overtaken print rivals both sides of the Atlantic, while HMV has sold its Waterstone's book chain, so the Pocket-lint team talk about the future of books and wonder whether they'll go the same way as vinyl... >>

Cars of the future will talk to each other by 2014

Cars of the future will talk to each other by 2014

By 18 May 2011

By 2014 cars will be able to talk to each other in such a way that they can alert other cars on the road of impending traffic, accidents or merely that an ambulance is on its way. That’s the vision of NXP, a semiconductor company that is already behind... >>

Bad drivers beware - TomTom Pay As You Drive is ready to snitch on you

Bad drivers beware - TomTom Pay As You Drive is ready to snitch on you

By 17 May 2011

TomTom is trialling a Pay As You Drive system that could mean drivers are penalised by insurance companies for driving recklessly. In a move that will either have you livid at the intrusion of your personal driving freedoms, or leaping for the phone as... >>

Web-connected lightbulbs light up the future

Web-connected lightbulbs light up the future

By 16 May 2011

You may have read on Pocket-lint last week that Google wants to power your whole house, and everything in it, with its Project Tungsten, aka Android @ Home. And that reality could be a step closer as NXP Semiconductors has announced some web-connected... >>

Nexus S first of many NFC phones says NXP

Nexus S first of many NFC phones says NXP

By 6 December 2010

NXP, the company that makes the Near Field Communication (NFC) chips for the new Samsung Nexus S, has told Pocket-lint that the Nexus S is the first of many NFC phones on the way. NXP is working with a number of phone manufacturers to bring the technology... >>

NXP announces industry standard NFC chip

NXP announces industry standard NFC chip

By 11 May 2009

Contactless payment with your mobile phone is a step closer to wider adoption as an industry development that sees a universal platform created for the technology, has now been announced. Philips' NXP has unveiled what it says is the world's first truly... >>

BMW and NXP launch world's first multifunctional car key

BMW and NXP launch world's first multifunctional car key

By 22 October 2008

BMW and NXP Semiconductors, a Philips company, have unveiled a prototype of the world's first "multifunctional" car key. The prototype product features contactless payment, personalised access control, and advanced functionalities including public transport... >>

Mobile phone users get DJ software

Mobile phone users get DJ software

By 9 February 2008

Mobile phone fans who enjoy listening to music on their mobile will get a new tool to help them create the ultimate party mix. Software maker NXP has created a new application, called LifeVibes MixDJ, that instead of simply playing songs consecutively... >>

Wireless USB to see 1.1 specification

Wireless USB to see 1.1 specification

By 1 October 2007

The Wireless USB Promoter Group – including such companies as HP, Intel, LSI Corporation, Microsoft, NEC, NXP Semiconductors, and Samsung – have announced that they are developing the Wireless USB 1.1 Specification. Obviously building on the Wireless... >>