Archive for Mar 31, 2010

Android voice-recognition used for Cellbot control [Video]

Android voice-recognition used for Cellbot control [Video]

The group of DIY robot builders over at Cellbots decided that Android's native voice recognition system was too good to be wasted on drunk-dialling your mother and searching for the latest sports scores, and so they added support for voice control to their 'bot platform.  Intended as a low-cost way to make a potentially autonomous robot, using an Android phone (in this case T-Mobile's G1) as the brain, with the addition of voice recognition you can now tell the Cellbots robot exactly what you want it to do.

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Intel reveals Xeon 7500 processor series

Intel reveals Xeon 7500 processor series

Intel has unveiled a new Xeon processor series for mainstream servers and workstations that are based on the Nehalem chip design. With the introduction of the new Xeon 7500 processor line Intel has introduced new processors for laptops, desktops, and servers in the last 90 days bringing more power and energy efficiency to consumers around the world.

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Flash 10.1 still ahead of HTML5 on desktop & mobile [Video]

Flash 10.1 still ahead of HTML5 on desktop & mobile [Video]

The comparative merits of Flash 10.1 and HTML5 are a hot topic right now, given the imminent arrival of the Flash-free iPad, and Adobe are doing their best to point out that their system isn't quite as passé as some analysts would have you believe.  Flash evangelist Michaël Chaize has been comparing Flash 10.1 performance on his Google Nexus One with HTML5, and the Adobe technology still comes out ahead.

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HTC Desire hits Vodafone April 8th

HTC Desire hits Vodafone April 8th

Keen on an HTC Desire and insisting on Vodafone UK as your network of choice?  The carrier has just told us that preorders for the Android 2.1 smartphone are being taken from today, with shipments expected on April 8th.  As we predicted, the Desire is available from free on select monthly contracts; £30 ($45) per month (for 23 months) gets you the Desire plus 900 minutes (if ordered online), unlimited SMS and a 500MB data allowance.

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