Feeds

Eidos snaps up IO Interactive

Plus liquid lenses at CeBit

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

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. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands – new proposal
Come back with our internet! cries Republican drawing up bill
What a Mesa: Apple vows to re-use titsup GT sapphire glass plant
Commits to American manufacturing ... of secret tech
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.