AMNews: Refurbished iPad 2, IFA 2011 Trade Show Updates, Ofcom Okays White Space Usage

During March of this year, Cupertino-based tech heavyweight Apple Inc. unveiled the massively popular iPad 2 Tablet. The company is now getting ready to release a refurbished versions of the tablet. Apple currently sells new the iPad 2 Tablet online and in Apple stores throughout the US. The refurbished version will be available in the same colours as the original.

Sony CEO Howard Stringer has informed that its PlayStation Network, which had come under massive cyber attacks earlier this summer, has fully recovered. Speaking during a press conference at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin, Stringer said that the platform was back on track.

US automaker Ford is planning to release its in-car Sync system in the UK next year, the company announced at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin. Sync, which is based on Microsoft Windows Embedded Automotive system, is set to debut in the UK in 2012 with the new Ford Focus.

UK telecom regulator Ofcom has finally given permission for Internet providers to move ahead with the proposal to utilise unused TV spectrum for delivering broadband services to rural areas within the country. The technology searches for white space or unused spectrum in the frequency bands reserved for TV broadcast and exploit them to receive and transmit wireless broadband signals.

Word on the streets is that chipmaker Intel will be backing away from its earlier promise of unveiling its brand new Ivy Bridge platform towards the end of the running year. And as if that was not bad enough for the fans, the company is reportedly also planning to ditch the proposed upgrade of Fab 24 to 22 NM.