NXP archive

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #41
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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...