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Noon News: BBX Powered BlackBerry London, Duqu Detector Tool, Android Speaker Docking Station, Google X

Research in Motion, it seems, is gearing up for a new age of smartphone wars with its latest BBX based smartphone - dubbed the BlackBerry London, images of which has surfaced on the web. BBX is basically an operating system which is based on the QNX operating system that powered the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. PlayBook didn't make it to the best selling charts though.

Security research lab The Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS), which was responsible for discovering the Duqu virus, has dished out a toolkit that would help detecting and eradicating the virus from affected systems.

Philips has dished out the world's first speaker docking system for Android devices. The company released a new line of dock speakers compatible with all Android devices. The new docking systems launched by the company include the AS851, the AS351 and the AS111.

The BBC has asked Ofcom for permission to broadcast DRM locked TV programming in the UK, it has been revealed. In 2009 the BBC had asked Ofcom for permission to put DRM locks on its high definition video content, which is produced by the license fee that the UK public pays.

Google has a clandestine research and development division which is working on advanced robotics and other futuristic technology. Google has its own secret research program called Google X, whose existence is not known to a majority of Google employees.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.