Feeds

Eidos snaps up IO Interactive

Plus liquid lenses at CeBit

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Europe in Brief Entertainment software giant Eidos is to acquire IO Interactive. The Danish-based studio is responsible for the hugely successful Hitman game franchise.

The acquisition of IO secures the future rights of the Hitman series and will strengthen Eidos' European creative base and development resource, the company says.


France: monitoring patients during transport

France Telecom has tested a system for wireless transmission of medical data on patients transported by ambulances in Avignon. By using sensors and electrodes and measuring blood pressure and oxygen saturation continuously, hospitals can monitor the patient during transport.

Traffic in major cities often delays the patient's arrival at hospital, so transmitting data to waiting doctors is obviously a potentially life-saving process. The 'Medical Emergency Mobile' service is to be sold commercially at the start of 2004.


Germany: Fluid lenses at CeBIT

Philips Research will use next week's CeBIT in Hanover to demonstrate a variable-focus lens system with no mechanical moving parts. Suited to a wide range of optical imaging applications, including digital cameras, camera phones, endoscopes, home security systems and optical storage drives, FluidFocus mimics the action of the human eye by using a liquid lens which alters its focal length by changing its shape.

The lens is shock resistant and operates over a wide temperature range. Philips says it has tested the lens extensively, although it will take another two years to finish the product. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?
MPAA calls Canadians a bunch of bootlegging movie thieves
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'
Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice
Feds seek potential 'second Snowden' gov doc leaker – report
Hang on, Ed wasn't here when we compiled THIS document
Verizon bankrolls tech news site, bans tech's biggest stories
No agenda here. Just don't ever mention Net neutrality or spying, ok?
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.