Archive for Apr 30, 2010

iPad jailbreak promised soon after 3G model’s release

iPad jailbreak promised soon after 3G model’s release

We've already heard about the first iPad WiFi + 3G deliveries being made - early - to preorder customers, but today's the day when the cellular-enabled iPad makes its official debut at Apple Stores.  Interestingly, it sounds like the iPhone Dev Team are ramping up for an iPad jailbreak release too; according to their blog, the "Spirit" jailbreak - the underlying technique of which was demonstrated within 24hrs of the iPad WiFi's launch at the beginning of the month - will be made public "at some point after" the iPad WiFi + 3G going on sale.

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The Daily Slash: April 29th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 29th 2010

Today, for all intents and purposes, was a big day. Maybe not as big as yesterday, but it's pretty close. Especially if you consider the two cancellations, with the HP Slate getting tossed to the side, along with Microsoft's Courier digital journal. A sad day for the tablet market, indeed. But, we move on, forward unto . . . Well, whatever it is you're heading into. Either way, welcome to the Thursday edition of the Daily Slash. In the Best of R3, we've got the LG Aloha getting a name change, iAd takes a steep turn in the price bracket, and Palm may be ready to face a class-action lawsuit. And then in the Dredge 'Net, looks like Valve finally hit a release date for Steam on the Mac, the app thing gets out of hand, and Verizon gets a new netbook.

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HP Windows 7 Tablet Gets Canceled, We Hope for webOS Tablet Instead

HP Windows 7 Tablet Gets Canceled, We Hope for webOS Tablet Instead

Apparently tonight is not a good night for tablet devices. Though, if you were to ask a few people, it may still continue to be a very good couple of days for Hewlett-Packard. After the announcement that HP had bought Palm, suggestions of an HP Slate with webOS started coming left and right. It doesn't help when HP is telling the world that tablets are definitely on the agenda. And now, word is that HP has killed the Windows 7 tablet project, better known as the HP Slate (which debuted at CES this year). Coincidence?

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Shanghai Corporate Pavilion’s Lights Are Controlled by the People Inside

Shanghai Corporate Pavilion’s Lights Are Controlled by the People Inside

How do you make a huge pavilion awesome? You create the building out of recycled CD cases. So, what can you do to make that better? You attach a huge LED array onto the outside of that said pavilion, and you make it just about as bright as is probably necessary. But of course, you have to do more than that, because then that's just a building with some lights on it. That happens all the time at Christmas. Thankfully for us, the designers of the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion have, indeed, made it better.

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Microsoft Courier Not Heading Into Production

Microsoft Courier Not Heading Into Production

Here's some remarkably bad news. It seems that the Microsoft Courier, the dual-screen digital journal with Tegra 2 inside, has been scrapped. According to the report from The Wall Street Journal, it seems that Microsoft executives informed the internal team working on the Courier that the project was no longer supported by Microsoft, and that it's been removed from future production. Of course, Microsoft had never officially come forward and publicly announced the Courier, but we know it existed.

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Adobe CEO Responds to Steve Jobs About Flash [Updated]

Adobe CEO Responds to Steve Jobs About Flash [Updated]

Considering the scathing nature of Steve Job's open letter about Flash Player and Adobe, we're not surprised to hear that Adobe's CEO, Shantanu Narayen, has made some official comments in reply. Courtesy of an interview the man just had with The Wall Street Journal, we've got some pretty interesting remarks as to what Jobs said earlier this morning. In the end though, it's nothing we haven't heard before, but that doesn't make it any less obvious that the two companies are indeed butting heads.

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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ready for Download

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Ready for Download

Ubuntu seems to have a nice road map for their updates schedule, and sure enough, here's another one. Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" has just hit the market, available for download right now. There's plenty of changes to be had, along with the standard fixes and adjustments to the OS, there's surprises to be had by the latest edition of Ubuntu. Plus, "Lucid Lynx" is almost as cool as "Karmic Koala," so that's worth it.

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Targus Premium Laptop Charger Makes us Wish We Liked Wires

Targus Premium Laptop Charger Makes us Wish We Liked Wires

There's something about a product that just looks shiny, sleek, and sexy. The three S's if there ever were three S's to explain something. And, we'll admit, the Targus Premium Laptop Charger fits the bill. Plus, it's actually useful. With the ability to charge two gadgets of yours at the same time, plus a few extras thrown in for good measure, Targus knows how to get your money.

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Sony PS3 Firmware v3.21 Update Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit

Sony PS3 Firmware v3.21 Update Leads to Class-Action Lawsuit

When it comes to the PlayStation 3, the updates are part of a legacy. Whether that legacy is a good or bad thing, well, that's for you to decide. Though, we imagine that this little addition to that torrid affair is going to weigh your decision for the "bad." According to a recent report, while some people are thanking Geohot right now thank to Sony's recent v3.21 update, others are taking a far more legal approach to alleviate their woes. After all, Amazon can't give everyone their money back.

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Skyfire 2.0 for Android makes mobile Flash work [Video]

Skyfire 2.0 for Android makes mobile Flash work [Video]

You can be sure that the irony of Skyfire launching their Skyfire 2.0 Flash-happy browser for Android within hours of Steve Jobs taking Adobe to task over Flash being unsuitable for mobile devices will be well noted, but don't let that distract you from just what's on offer here.  The big news is the new "SkyBar", which throws in automatic Flash video streaming for otherwise broken video links, together with social networking integration.

Video demo after the cut

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