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The new STCF04, designed to maximize the power of an LED flash
Technology

New chip could put an end to blurry smartphone photos

A new controller chip from electronics manufacturer STMicroelectronics could make blurry smartphone photos a thing of the past. The Swiss company has developed a tiny chip that will significantly increase the amount of light emitted from LED-based flashes, like those used in today's smartphones.
New Windows 8 tablet-friendly "Metro" mode
Mobile

Microsoft and Apple agree on Adobe Flash issue

Following a controversial precedent set by Apple exactly five years ago with the release of the iPod Touch, Microsoft has announced that the next iteration of Internet Explorer, IE10, will no longer support Adobe Flash in Windows 8's new tablet-friendly mode.