Today is a big day for the old continent. The Apple iPad 2 and Nintendo 3DS have just hit the shelves. Huge lines, stock shortages and online shipping delays of up to four weeks mark the iPad launch day. The iGadget also premieres in Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
The Nintendo 3DS launch also caused huge lines of impatient fans looking to get the popular console. Read more »
Asus has made an ad for their upcoming Eee Pad Transformer and it looks surprisingly… bad. It’s based on the popular Big Bang Theory TV series and consists of dorky humor, 70s hair styles and a “I know where this is going before it’s happened” plotline. The actors also use the word “product” one too many times.
The Eee Pad Transformer itself is being released today in Taiwan and in the US in April. It will have Android 3.0 Honeycomb preinstalled, 10.1-inch 1280×800 display and a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor inside. By the way, pictured above is the real cast of The Big Bang Theory, not the fake ones from the Asus ad. Read more »
Google’s obviously reluctant to release the source code of Android 3.0 Honeycomb to the public. The company has just announced its decision.
This may come as a shock to many developers and users alike. But the logic behind this move is Read more »
The BlackBerry PlayBook just got a whole lot hotter. The tablet was already looking like a pretty sweet deal with its incredibly user-friendly UI and the serious stuff that was going on under its hood, but the lack of apps looked like it might hold it back.
With Android and iOS already in the hundreds of thousands, the PlayBook looked doomed to be relegated to the role of an also-ran. Fortunately, RIM seems to have found a cure to this issue, making its tablet look like a winner from the very beginning. Apparently, the slate will be supporting native BlackBerry and Android apps, giving it an easy access to the goodies offered by developers in both App markets. Read more »
NVIDIA seems to have developed a taste for dual GPUs recently. Today the company launched its latest GTX590, which is basically a couple of GTX580 units soldered together.
And even though some power/heat limitations forced NVIDIA to lower the clocks of 1024 CUDA cores inside the GTX590, compared to the GTX580 this is one beast of a GPU. Early reviews put it within 1% of the AMD Radeon HD 6990, a.k.a. the fastest single card on Earth. And the new NVIDIA baby is way quieter, too. Read more »
Today marks the completion of the 10th year of Mac OS X existence. The OS X has gone a long way through those years – abandoned the PowerPC architecture, adopted the Intel one, dropping the Classic apps support and brought completely new looks, tons of new features, apps, services and utilities.
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah
The first Mac OS launched way back in 1984, while the Mac OS X was publicly released on 24 March 2001. Today we are already looking forward to the next major release – Lion, which will finally create a bridge between the Apple mobile platform iOS and the desktop OS X. Read more »
The Samsung Apps application store for Bada has just shot past the 100 million downloads mark. It took it about nine months, which means that four Bada apps have been downloaded every second.
Of course, those numbers aren’t quite as impressive as those of the Apple App Store, which got its first 100 million downloads in about four months, but it’s a good achievement for a platform that is meant to be a replacement for feature phones. Read more »
Uh-oh! Out of all manufacturers, we never though it will be HTC to follow Motorola in locking the bootloaders of their smartphones. That would make it harder to throw in a custom ROM of your choice – it happened to the HTC Thunderbolt and that might be the case with the HTC Incredible S.
The lock on the Thunderbolt was pried open quite fast and if the Incredible S is locked, its lock on the bootloader and recovery might not last much longer… Read more »
At the very beginning, when Amazon opened its App Store for business, AT&T Android users were locked out of the fun. The reason behind this was that the US carrier considers the newly announced app store’s content as third party, thus unusable.
Naturally this action was a bummer for AT&T customers, who wanted to try the new app store, not to mention to download the Angry Birds Rio for free, as it was exclusively launched by Amazon in its app store. Read more »
The YouTube in-browser video editor just got updated. And this isn’t your everyday minor tweaking, mind you, this is a pretty major improvement. The editor can stabilize your shaky video and even make it 3D worthy.
The stabilization feature is using the Green Parrot Pictures technology and know-how, which Google recently acquired by buying the company. It removes all the shaky camera movement and replaces it with specially selected trajectories. It makes it look as if you were using a tripod for filming the video rather than your hands. Read more »
US carrier Sprint may file a lawsuit against the T-Mobile takeover by AT&T. This was said today by Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse at the CTIA in Orlando, Florida.
Hesse’s concerns are this acquisition will hurt the wireless industry. He went to say that if this deal went through, AT&T and Verizon will hold 79% of the US market share, leaving Sprint at the lowly third spot and almost bereft of leverage. Read more »
Today, 6 months after the first beta was released, Mozilla finally unveiled a release candidate version of Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo devices. This means that we are just a few weeks away from a final, perfectly stable version.
The new RC brings a lot of improvements over the beta version, including smoother scrolling, improved version of Firefox Sync, which allows you to sync Firefox’s data across multiple devices. Read more »
Google has just announced the availability of the beta version of their latest Chrome browser. The new version number is 11.0.696.16 and introduces several new features to Chrome to users of all major platforms (PC, Mac and Linux).
The most notable improvements the new Chrome brings include a voice search, powered by HTML5, GPU-accelerated 3D CSS and a new icon. Read more »
Firefox 4 shot past 5 million downloads in under 24 hours and has already doubled the first day download numbers of Internet Explorer 9. There’s still a little time left and you can help version 4 beat the 8 million downloads record set by Firefox 3.
Or you could just stare at the world map – there’s a flash of light on the map every time someone downloads Firefox 4. Read more »
Wires are for suckers – wireless is where it’s all at. LG unveiled the Wireless Charging Pad, a.k.a. WCP-700, which lets you charge you phone without having to plug the charger cable in.
Cool, huh? Well, you have to put the phone within 7mm of the center of the Wireless Charging Pad but still – no cables go in… Read more »