Archive for Feb 25, 2010

Sprint verifies tomorrow’s webOS 1.4 update for Pre and Pixi

Sprint verifies tomorrow’s webOS 1.4 update for Pre and Pixi

Sprint’s outed the official webOS 1.4 update for the Pre and Pixi, according to a Sprint forum admin’s post.  Users will be alerted for update over-the-air, and we’ve included a list of what the well expected update will bring after the break.

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Leak in 2-million gallon shark tank in world’s largest mall in Dubai [Video]

Leak in 2-million gallon shark tank in world’s largest mall in Dubai [Video]

Shopping for a pair of Seven jeans or JCrew jacket turns into a nightmare for shoppers at the Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping center, when the glass of its massive 2.66-million gallon aquarium cracked, leading to an outpour of water onto customers.  The Dubai aquarium was designed to hold more than 33,000 animals and 85 species, including more than 400 sharks and stingrays, according to Dubai's Khaleej Times.  Video of the leak caught after break.

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PlanetSolar reveals world’s largest solar-powered ship

PlanetSolar reveals world’s largest solar-powered ship

Solar-powered cars can step aside; PlanetSolar has unveiled the largest solar-powered boat in the world, and its owners have planned for it to set sail for its maiden voyage around the world in early 2011.

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Adobe: No Flash 10.1 until Windows Phone 7

Flash seems to be a pretty contentious topic when it comes to mobile devices lately, and Adobe’s latest decision seems unlikely to win them any new fans with Windows Mobile users.  According to Adobe employee Antonio R Flores, the company has decided not to support Windows Mobile 6.5.3 or anything earlier with their upcoming Flash 10.1 for smartphones.

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Boxee Beta lands on Apple TV

Boxee Beta lands on Apple TV

Its creators may not quite know what to do with the Apple TV, but over at Boxee there's no such confusion.  The media center software has long been a popular hack for the Apple set-top box, but after the company launched their new beta recently the Apple TV was pretty much left out in the cold; now, though, there's a new way to install it that's even more straightforward than before.

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Logitech Squeezebox Radio Accessory Pack adds battery & remote for $50

Logitech Squeezebox Radio Accessory Pack adds battery & remote for $50

Logitech have finally released their Squeezebox Radio Accessory Pack, which will finally allow users of the Squeezebox Radio to cut the power cord.  The $49.99 kit includes an IR remote control and an internal rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack; Logitech reckon it's good enough for up to six hours of wireless playback from the WiFi radio.

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iPhone OS expansion rumor prompts craziness: 3D glasses & licensing deals

iPhone OS expansion rumor prompts craziness: 3D glasses & licensing deals

There's nothing like an Apple rumor to bring the analysts out of the woodwork, and talk of the Cupertino company considering putting iPhone OS on other platforms and devices has prompted some interesting speculation.  After a job advert was spotted earlier in the week for an engineering manager responsible for expanding iPhone OS' scope, we've already seen suggestions that they're planning 3D movie glasses, non-Apple hardware licensing and more.

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Kodak Sponsored Studio project life-blogging headset

Kodak Sponsored Studio project life-blogging headset

Could all the Golden-i wearable computer need to be more consumer-friendly be a dashing hat?  Probably not quite - after all, there's still the rather noticeable eyepiece to take into account - but William Gerwin's Kodak Sponsored Studio project does do a better job at removing some of the geek-factor to a wearable system.

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ASUS Eee PC 1018P, 1016P and 1015P netbooks leak ahead of CeBIT 2010

ASUS Eee PC 1018P, 1016P and 1015P netbooks leak ahead of CeBIT 2010

Details of three upcoming Eee PC models ASUS is expected to bring to CeBIT 2010 have leaked.  According to blogeee the three new models - the Eee PC 1018P, the Eee PC 1016P and the Eee PC 1015P (shown here) - all have 10-inch displays and, we're presuming, run Intel's latest Pine Trail Atom processors.

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Novatel 4G WiMAX MiFi and “wearable mobile devices” coming

Interesting news out of Novatel Wireless today, with the company announcing not only that they’ve completed testing a new, WiMAX version of their popular MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hostpot, but that they’re seemingly experimenting with wearable mobile devices.  The new 4G WiMAX MiFi apparently achieved 18Mbps throughput, with a theoretical peak of over 30Mbps downlink and 10Mbps uplink.

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Palm downgrade revenue expectations over “slower than expected” sales

Palm have sheepishly updated their revenue guidance figures for the third fiscal quarter of 2010, blaming “slower than expected consumer adoption of the company’s products” – also known as “people not realising they really, really need a Palm smartphone” – for the shortfall.  According to the press release, lower than expected demand has led to carriers deferring deliveries of webOS devices, and will result in 2010 revenues being “well below” the $1.6bn to $1.8bn initially predicted.

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LG Windows Phone 7 handsets to ship by September?

LG Windows Phone 7 handsets to ship by September?

Back at MWC 2010 one of the most important unveilings was of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform. In fact, we spent lots of time talking about the platform and taking about its features back during the show. The thing most of us really want to know is when devices will hit the market.

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