Archive for February, 2011

Samsung eyeing Google TV gear with ARM processors according to source

Samsung eyeing Google TV gear with ARM processors according to source

Google TV launched with lots of high hopes from Google, Logitech, and Sony the original partners for the service. All was good for a short while until all the major networks and Hulu promptly banned Google TV from their websites making the future of Google TV questionable in my mind. Sony is still committed to Google TV and now Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Samsung is mulling entry into the Google TV clan.

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Viewpad 10 crashes tablet party with Atom N550 in tow

Viewpad 10 crashes tablet party with Atom N550 in tow

If you are into tablets that run Android at all you probably are aware of the Viewpad 10 from the first time we talked about it back in November 2010. The little tablet surfaced with an Atom N450 CPU and Android as the OS. If you like the style and idea of that tablet but found yourself wishing that it ran Windows and had more CPU oomph you will like the version that has now surfaced.

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SuperTooth Disco Bluetooth audio device packs 28W of power

SuperTooth Disco Bluetooth audio device packs 28W of power

There are all sorts of gadgets that use Bluetooth that you might want to connect to speakers. You can connect your notebook to a BT speaker for instance to watch a movie without having to fiddle with wires or connect your iPhone to a BT speaker for wireless music. SuperTooth has a new Bluetooth audio system that has lots of power for audio quality.

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Travelteq unveils Trip Sound suitcase with speakers

Travelteq unveils Trip Sound suitcase with speakers

I'm not sure why you would want a suitcase with a sound system inside other than to be able to annoy the hell out of all the people sitting in the terminal waiting for a flight with your tunes. I guess if you are in the hotel room and want to get your dance on, the Trip Sound suitcase might be a good thing.

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Microsoft boosts free Windows Phone app submission allowance to 100

Microsoft boosts free Windows Phone app submission allowance to 100

Microsoft continues to lavish developers with freebies in the hope of boosting Windows Phone development, with the latest tidbit a dramatic increase in the number of free app submissions they can make to the Windows Phone Marketplace. As first revealed by ChevronWP7 developer Rafael Rivera, and later confirmed in the Windows Phone Marketplace Developer Newsletter, Microsoft has boosted free submissions from five to 100.

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RIM testing Android apps on BlackBerry phones tips developer

RIM testing Android apps on BlackBerry phones tips developer

Android developers ShopSavvy have spotted what looks to be evidence of three BlackBerry smartphones running their Android-only app, lending weight to rumors last month that RIM is considering adding an Android-compliant virtual machine to its smartphones. The BlackBerry 8300, 8600 and 8520 were all caught in ShopSavvy's flurry logs, running the software at various points in January and February this year.

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Mac OS X Lion HiDPI support bringing Retina Display to the desktop?

Mac OS X Lion HiDPI support bringing Retina Display to the desktop?

From everything Apple told us about the developer release of Mac OS X Lion yesterday, we were already excited. The AirDrop instant sharing tool promises the sort of straightforward simplicity we've grown to expect from the company, and the various usability tweaks carried over from iOS should see the platform become an interesting hybrid of sorts. Still, there's more to be revealed under the hood; MacRumors has learnt that the long-anticipated "Resolution Independence" has made it into OS X Lion, paving the way for ultra-high-resolution Retina Display style screens on MacBook Pro and Cinema Displays.

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