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Loaded: Packing 41 megapixels into a smartphone camera
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Loaded: Packing 41 megapixels into a smartphone camera

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Quantum computing is a few years away, Karma puts a new spin on gift giving, and Nokia finds a way to stuff 41 megapixels into a phone's camera.

It's Tuesday February 28th, 2012. I'm Virgie Carey of cnet.com. It's time to get loaded. A slew of new mobile devices are being introduced this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The one model that's getting lots of attention at this trade show is the 808 Pureview, a Nokia phone that packs a bizarre 41 megapixel camera. 41 megapixel sounds absurd but it's worth noting that it's not saving a massive 41 megapixel snapshot but rather the sensor collects 41 megapixel of data and then shrinks it down to a more manageable file size. It also records a full HD 1080p video, has high quality audio recording and it's due out in May for about $600 before subsidies. It's running on a Symbian operating system but Nokia says they're working on taking these better camera technology to Windows phones. Scientists at IBM says they have made a breakthrough in quantum computing proving that a quantum computer is not only possible but within reasonable reach. A quantum computer goes far beyond with the best supercomputers can do today. A traditional computer bit has 2 states, off and on or zero and 1 but quantum computing means it can exist as on and off at the same time and at all points in between. It allows for millions of computations at a time. IBM says this would be key for doing a highly sensitive and extremely fast encryption work. Yahoo is threatening to wage war on Facebook in court. New York Times report Yahoo is demanding a Facebook license about 10 to 20 (patterns?) held by Yahoo. Facebook representative said Yahoo brought this demands to them the same time Yahoo talk to the time. So Facebook has had chance yet to evaluate Yahoo's claim. The (patterns?) in question deal with advertising website personalization, social networking and chat service. The social network Google Plus goes to has more than 90 million members and is growing fast but one report says users hardly spent any time on the site. ComScore reports user spend about 3.3 minutes a month on Google Plus and that number has dwindled as each month passes. Compare that to Facebook, users spent an average of 7-1/2 hours on Facebook in January. A new smart phone app is about to make it really easy to instantly send a gift to Facebook friend the moment you read about something big going on in their life. It's called carma and we'll scan through Facebook post and highlight one someone got a new job, he's having a birthday or maybe just having a bad day. Pick out a gift from the carma store and if you don't know the personal taste, narrow it down to a category unless the receiver choose their favorite style. You can even send a digital green card to go with it. All the receiver has to do is tell carma where to send the gift. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Virgie Carey for cnet.com and you just been loaded

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