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Late News: Sony SmartTags & SmartWatch, ICANN Accepting New Domain Name Applications, Intel Chips on Motorola Phones

Sony has launched new NFC based SmartTags to go with the new Android based smartphones that it launched during the CES 2012. The company said that users will be able to customise the SmartTags with their own preferences and simply touching the tag with their smartphones to activate the settings they desire.

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, Sony, besides Sony Xperia Ion and Xperia S Android smartphones and SmartTags, is also displaying Xperia Watch. The Xperia Watch is available with plastic wrist band and its minimalist design gives the impression of Xperia smartphone line of the company.

ICANN, the international organisation in charge of domain names has begun selling new domain suffixes, potentially allowing for a wide variety of URL end tags like .web, .porn, .coke etc. The interesting part is that companies aren't just bidding to get their own website with a funky domain, but in-fact to become domain registrars in their own right.

On Tuesday, Motorola Mobility and Intel announced that Motorola will be using Intel processors in their future tablets as well as smartphones. Motorola Mobility, the Libertyville based company, also confirmed that its upcoming devices will be powered by Google's Android operating system.

Polaroid has showcased a new digital camera that is based on Google's Android platform at the Consumer Electronics Show. The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera is a digital camera running on Android that will not only allow users to share their photos instantly, but also download and install apps and play games.