Archive for Nov 30, 2010

Google Earth 6 adds full Street View, 3D trees & more [Video]

Google Earth 6 adds full Street View, 3D trees & more [Video]

Google has pushed out Google Earth 6, the latest version of its interactive digital atlas. Version 6 gets native Street View support for pavement-level browsing, along with digital 3D trees - more than 80 million trees in places such as Athens, Berlin, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Tokyo already "planted" - and better support for historical imagery.

Video demo after the cut

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LG Optimus 7 uses NAND flash for storage

LG Optimus 7 uses NAND flash for storage

If Windows Phone 7 has caught your attention, you are probably aware that several of the devices on the market use microSD cards for storage, though those cards are tucked away deep inside the devices where the user can’t get to it. The downside to using the microSD card rather than traditional NAND flash is that the performance suffers.

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Project iPad magazine arrives in App Store

Project iPad magazine arrives in App Store

The new Virgin iPad magazine, Project, has arrived in the Apple App Store for download [iTunes link]. As we wrote yesterday, the new app consists of a "reader" viewer - which is a free download - and then a month's worth of updating content, priced at $2.99 or £1.79 depending on location.

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NASA holding press conference Thursday, has it found extraterrestrial life?

NASA holding press conference Thursday, has it found extraterrestrial life?

Wow. OK so the science geek in me is so anxious to find out what discovery NASA is set to reveal on Thursday of this week. NASA has offered up a press release with some participant names that will be in the conference along with a vague notion of what the thing is about.

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Analog Devices outs low-power HDMI receivers

Analog Devices outs low-power HDMI receivers

Analog Devices has announced a pair of new low-power HDMI receivers that are designed to enhance A/V system performance for home theater fans. The new receivers are the ADV7611 and the ADV7612. Both receivers are very small and are designed to enable HD and 3D support in all sorts of entertainment applications.

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Vodafone launches money transfer service in Qatar

Vodafone launches money transfer service in Qatar

In countries where the banking system isn’t as developed as it is in the US and other long established countries it can be hard for people to get access to banks and to transfer money for paying bills and buying things. Many mobile phone companies are working hard to get an infrastructure in place that will allow users to transfer money using their mobile phone.

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Linutop 3 fanless Atom-powered PC surfaces

Linutop 3 fanless Atom-powered PC surfaces

If you like some open source sauce to go with your computing experience you may be familiar with the Linutop line of computers. The Linutop 2 ran and AMD Geode processor and is a crazy tiny little machine. The company has announced the latest version of the Linutop PC dubbed the Linutop 3. This time around the machine gets a bit larger, but gets Intel Atom power.

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AT&T U-verse customers get access to HBO Go, Max Go

AT&T U-verse customers get access to HBO Go, Max Go

The local cable company in my area really sucks, ten HD channels does not a line up make. I use DirecTV and have been happy with the service for a while now. I do wish that the satellite provider had some online offerings for content though like the people in AT&T U-verse areas can get.

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Microsoft takes i4i case to Supreme Court

Microsoft takes i4i case to Supreme Court

You might remember that a small and relatively unknown company called i4i was successful in suing software giant Microsoft in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler division back in the summer of 2009. The suit centered on i4i's allegation that Microsoft had willingly infringed on i4i patents that cover Extensible Markup Language or XML as covered by patent 5,787,449.

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135k Windows Phone 7 sales tip Facebook stat watchers

135k Windows Phone 7 sales tip Facebook stat watchers

Attempts to figure out exactly how many Windows Phone 7 devices have been sold continue, with Microsoft still reluctant to give out the official stats. The latest batch of numbers comes courtesy of the Windows Phone 7 Facebook app, which currently lists over 135,000 monthly active users, and WMPowerUser's tracking over the past few months.

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Microsoft Kinect sells 2.5 million units in 25 days

Microsoft Kinect sells 2.5 million units in 25 days

A couple weeks back I mentioned that Microsoft had sold a million of the new Kinect devices in the first ten days it was on the market. Microsoft has now announced the numbers for sales of Kinect modules the first 25 days it has been on the market and sales have not slowed.

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Buy.com blows up on Cyber Monday

Buy.com blows up on Cyber Monday

I have never ventured into stores on Black Friday with one exception. A couple years back I got a hankering for a new video game on Black Friday and hit Best Buy not thinking about what day it was. I will never make that mistake again. I am more a Cyber Monday guy even though generally I am loathe to order stuff online mostly because I don’t like to wait for things to show up in the mail.

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