04 March 2008

Tata will buy Ford's Jaguar and LandRover for $2 billion

Ford is not going to retain any stake in Jaguar and Land Rover, and will continue to supply engines and components to the two brands for the existing model range for a period of at least five years, until the business plan that current owner Ford has drawn up for the two brands ends

Analysts have pegged the deal may cost Tata Motors about $2 billion (Rs8,060 crore). Ford bought Jaguar in 1989 for $2.5 billion and Land Rover in 2000 for $2.73 billion.

Via Mint

02 March 2008

Nokia + Nano technology + Morph

When I saw this video, I probably said "wow" almost every second.

Nokia Morph

Featured in The Museum of Modern Art “Design and The Elastic Mind” exhibition, the Morph concept device is a bridge between highly advanced technologies and their potential benefits to end-users. This device concept showcases some revolutionary leaps being explored by Nokia Research Center (NRC) in collaboration with the Cambridge Nanoscience Centre (United Kingdom) – nanoscale technologies that will potentially create a world of radically different devices that open up an entirely new spectrum of possibilities.

Morph concept technologies might create fantastic opportunities for mobile devices:

  • Newly-enabled flexible and transparent materials blend more seamlessly with the way we live
  • Devices become self-cleaning and self-preserving
  • Transparent electronics offering an entirely new aesthetic dimension
  • Built-in solar absorption might charge a device, whilst batteries become smaller, longer lasting and faster to charge
  • Integrated sensors might allow us to learn more about the environment around us, empowering us to make better choices
Morph is a flexible two-piece device that can adapt its shape to different use modes. Nanotechnology enables to have adaptive materials yet rigid forms on demand.

Nokia Morph Concept page