The Byte - Britannica stops presses, Xperia Sola floating touch, Android to overtake iPad, Microsoft Cliplets

13.03.2012

After 244 years Encyclopedia Britannica will stop publishing its flagship books and concentrate on its digital offerings. Sony’s new Xperia sola lets users interact with the phone without touching the screen. While the craze this week may be around Apple’s iPad, Android based tablets will lead the market by 2015. Microsoft Research showed off a technology it calls Cliplets, which combines still and dynamic images. Nick Barber is a multimedia correspondent for IDG News Service. Follow him on Twitter @nickjb.