We like a good concept around here and the Google Magnify has caught our attention. When we are online surfing the web and run across something we can't read because it is written in a foreign language we just hit the Google translate button and read away.
Android fans that live on Facebook can now get a new version of Loopt that integrates the new Facebook Places feature. The new Places feature allows the user to find their friends on an interactive map so they can see who is nearby.
Novatel Wireless' next-gen MiFi mobile hotspots have been caught passing through GCF certification. The MiFi 3352 and MiFi 3372 each support quadband GSM/EDGE and the 1900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA bands, with the 3352 throwing in 900MHz UMTS/HSDPA support and the 3372 having 850MHz UMTS/HSDPA support.
Back at the launch of HP's Slate 500 last week, the company wasn't saying exactly when the $799 Windows 7 tablet would arrive on the market. Keen pre-order customers, however, have spotted a ship date of November 17 2010 on their orders, suggesting the 8.9-inch Slate 500 is just three weeks out.
Apple isn't the only company that can manage slick design; AOC has been putting pen to paper and come up with a new range of four LCD displays that we'd quite like on our desk. The 18.5-inch AOC e943Fws, 20-inch e2043Fs, 21.5-inch e2243Fws/e2243Fw and 23-inch e2343F/e2343Fs all have 16:9 widescreen LCD panels and measure 12.9mm thick.
The latest version of Microsoft's Office series for OS X has finally been released. Office for Mac 2011 is priced from $199.99 upwards from Apple direct with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as standard, though there's an Outlook-free Home and Student version for $149.95 (which also gives you three licenses of each).
Liquavista has taken its color e-paper displays to the next level, by producing what the company is calling the first flexible electrowetting displays. The new prototypes are still video capable, but now use flexible substrates rather than the typical glass layer. The obvious application once commercially ready is rollable or bendable ereaders.
Video demo after the cut
Google and UK retailer Carphone Warehouse are tipped to be collaborating on a second-gen Google-branded Android smartphone, currently known as the Google Nexus Two, scheduled for a holiday release. The news comes via UK business paper City AM, whose source suggests that Google is attempting to use the retailer's broad sales network to bypass customer-reluctance encountered in web-only sales of the Google Nexus One.