Archive for Sep 28, 2010

New Apple TV jailbreak already in works using SHAtter

New Apple TV jailbreak already in works using SHAtter

The SHAtter iPhone jailbreak we wrote about yesterday looks like it could be even more useful than previously thought.  As well as opening up the potential for jailbreaking/carrier-unlocking the iPhone and iPod touch while still allowing users to upgrade with official Apple firmware, new testing on the firmware for the new Apple TV has revealed that it, too, is susceptible to the same SHAtter jailbreak hack.

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Official Google Voice for iPhone app imminent?

Official Google Voice for iPhone app imminent?

Apple's publishing of their App Store guidelines for developers led to all manner of third-party Google Voice apps being submitted - and approved - for iOS devices, but now it seems Google's own app is set to imminently arrive.  TechCrunch has heard that the official Google Voice for iPhone app has already received its initial approval, and that it will pop up in the store as soon as the search giant has finished tweaking it to suit the Retina Display and iOS 4's multitasking.

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Acer Aspire Predator AG7750-U3222 Core i7-930 flagship and new midrange AG5900-U3092 debut

Acer Aspire Predator AG7750-U3222 Core i7-930 flagship and new midrange AG5900-U3092 debut

Acer's Aspire Predator series is known for its gaming kick, and that leg-action is all the more impressive now that the range has been expanded with a new flagship and a more affordable mainstream model.  The Acer Aspire Predator AG7750-U3222 takes a spot at the high-end of gaming PCs, with a quadcore Intel Core i7-930 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 graphics and 12GB of memory, while the Acer Aspire Predator AG5900-U3092 is a mid-range option with a Core i7-870 CPU, 8GB of memory and ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB graphics.

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Acer Aspire AZ5700-U3112 and AZ3100-U3072 All-In-Ones outed

Acer Aspire AZ5700-U3112 and AZ3100-U3072 All-In-Ones outed

Acer seems to have taken a leaf out of Bang & Olufsen's design book with the aesthetic for their new all-in-ones, with the AMD-based Acer Aspire AZ3100-U3072 and the Intel-based Acer Aspire AZ5700-U3112 offering perhaps the best styling this side of an iMac.  The 21.5-inch AZ3100-U3072 is the cheaper option, with AMD's 2GHz Athlon II 170u CPU, 3GB of memory and a 500GB HDD, while the 23-inch Full HD AZ5700-U3112 gets Intel's 3.2GHz Core i5-650 CPU, 4GB of memory, a 1TB HDD and a touchscreen.

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The Daily Slash: September 27th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 27th 2010

We're at the start of another week, and it's already seen a huge announcement. Let's see if the rest of the week can keep up with the momentum put out today. In news from around the Web, Segway's boss passed away today. After that, we'll take a look around the R3 Media Network, and see what's been happening. Welcome to the Monday edition of The Daily Slash.

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BlackBerry PlayBook vs Apple iPad

BlackBerry PlayBook vs Apple iPad

As with any tablet release that garners any kind of attention, the inevitable has to happen: how does it compare to the iPad, Apple's own tablet device? Unfortunately, unlike other tablet releases of late, comparing the BlackBerry PlayBook versus Apple's iPad is a bit tough, as RIM made sure that their tablet was hidden behind some pretty thick Plexiglas. But, we can project what we imagine the differences may be, and we can compare sizes, where many people will wager their buying decision. It may not be as in-depth as we'd like, but it's a start, at least until we can get our hands on the final build of a PlayBook.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Hardware Upclose

BlackBerry PlayBook Hardware Upclose

At DEVCON today, Research In Motion unveiled the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet device. It's a 7-inch display, with a 1GHz processor under the hood and a capacitive touchscreen. It's positioned by RIM as the first "professional tablet," and with that in mind we were looking forward to getting some preliminary hands-on time with the device, but that didn't happen today. Unfortunately, the three models that RIM had on display were unreachable, so our "close-up" was not as close as we would have liked.

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RIM Shares their Playbook – Is It Enough?

RIM Shares their Playbook – Is It Enough?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Invasion of the Tablets.  I wrote about how within the industry tablets are one of the hottest trends happening right now and for good reason.  Today Research in Motion shared with the world their Playbook Professional Tablet.  We have all been anticipating RIM's entrance into the tablet market for a while now and since it is official its time to start the analysis.

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Aphelion Concept Clock Throws a Ball at Your Face to Wake You Up

Aphelion Concept Clock Throws a Ball at Your Face to Wake You Up

For some, having the perfect alarm clock is essential to their day-to-day livelihood. If the alarm clock doesn't work, and they can't wake up in time for an important date, it can ruin a whole day. And while there are some out there that may make it harder to wake up, this new design concept is designed to make it almost impossible for you to stay asleep. Unless you like getting hit in the head by a projectile object.

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HP’s Todd Bradley Says Company Will Sell 15 Million webOS Printers Next Year

HP’s Todd Bradley Says Company Will Sell 15 Million webOS Printers Next Year

For HP, things haven't been all that smooth for the last couple of months. With the disruption that the resignation of Mark Hurd, and the subsequent lawsuits, it's been a very interesting year since HP acquired Palm. But, the company is steadfast in their plan, and Todd Bradley, HP's Executive Vice President for the Personal Systems Group, has some grand plans for next year, which includes HP selling upwards of 15 million webOS-based printers in 2011.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Will Get Amazon’s Kindle Application

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Will Get Amazon’s Kindle Application

Research In Motion has officially unveiled the brand new PlayBook, the company's first tablet device, and they're pulling out all the stops. For fans of the BlackBerry lineage, getting the Amazon Kindle application on their device was a good day, and for those already thinking about picking up the tablet device with the BlackBerry logo on there, you'll be happy to know that Amazon is planning on releasing the Kindle application for the tablet device.

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