Archive for Aug 29, 2011

TomTom debuts Go Live 1535M GPS with apps like Twitter, Yelp

TomTom debuts Go Live 1535M GPS with apps like Twitter, Yelp

TomTom unveiled a new dedicated GPS navigation device today called the Go Live 1535M that incorporates apps and keeps you connected while on the road. It aims to provide the best navigation experience through comprehensive road and traffic information from its TomTom HD Traffic service with real-time updates as well as to provide convenient access to travel-related apps.

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Google TV Inevitable, Eric Schmidt Says Why [Video]

Google TV Inevitable, Eric Schmidt Says Why [Video]

While we've all heard whispers of the mysterious entity known as Google TV over the past year or so, but just this week we've heard the main man, Google chairman Eric Schmidt, speak what he believes the future of the platform will be. Mister Schmidt spoke the MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, speaking broadly to broadcasters all over the land, warning them not to be left in the dust as internet connectivity becomes the must-have of any television-like entertainment system of the future. Watch his entire lecture on the subject below.

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HTC Sense 3.5 gets leaked in video demo

HTC Sense 3.5 gets leaked in video demo

HTC's upcoming Sense UI update to version 3.5 has been leaked in a demo video made available by XDA.cn. The five-minute long video shows the HTC Sense 3.5 running on what appears to be the female-focused HTC Bliss. The interface looks more simplified from the current version with new transitions and lock screens.

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Microsoft details new Windows 8 File Explorer UI

Microsoft details new Windows 8 File Explorer UI

Microsoft today revealed details on its revamped Windows 8 Explorer interface design. The file manager update focuses on delivering a more streamlined user experience through a ribbon UI that spans across the top of the Windows Explorer interface. It doesn't look drastically different and retains much of the heritage Windows features while optimizing them for a better user experience.

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Infiniti Teases Sebastian Vettel-inspired FX50 in pre-Frankfurt motor show video

Infiniti Teases Sebastian Vettel-inspired FX50 in pre-Frankfurt motor show video

Well would you look at that - the wind in our hair isn't even all the way washed and Infiniti, whom we saw reveal several lovely concepts at Pebble Beach, has come correct with a teaser video for what appears very much to be the Sebastian Vettel-inspired FX50. Red Bull Racing has star driver Sebastian Vettel at the helm here, Infiniti working with him and the team to bring forth a masterpiece of F1-racing top gear inspired bit of concept vehicle for the general public. You're certainly welcome to draw your own conclusions on what this video could really be pointing towards, but we've got a guess that you're likely to agree with.

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iCloud for OS X Snow Leopard with 10.6.9 update

iCloud for OS X Snow Leopard with 10.6.9 update

If you refuse to update to Mac OS X Lion from Snow Leopard for the time being, you may still be able to take advantage of Apple's iCloud. This news comes from a message that one developer received after he upgraded his MobileMe account to the iCloud but attempted to access it via a machine still running OS X Tiger. The message indicated that the minimum requirement for compatibility with the iCloud is Mac OS X Snow Leopard version 10.6.9.

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SlashGear at IFA 2011: What to Expect

SlashGear at IFA 2011: What to Expect

This week in Berlin, SlashGear will be covering IFA 2011, one of the oldest industrial exhibitions in Germany - the following is a guide to what we're expecting to see. We'll be covering a whole range of hardware, software, and beyond while we're at the week-long series of events, starting with Samsung's Unpacked II, this Thursday the 1st of September, where we'll be live-blogging the event from the site. We've got leaks and tips from all sorts of brands and from all manner of devices, come with us and explore the next generation of gadgets and technology straight outta Germany!

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Google chairman blasts UK education focus

Google chairman blasts UK education focus

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has taken time out from telling people to get over their fear of real names on Google+ to smack down the UK education system, citing "a drift to the humanities" that has left the country floundering when it comes to digital development. "I was flabbergasted to learn that today computer science isn't even taught as standard in UK schools," Schmidt said during the MacTaggart lecture in Edinburgh The Guardian reports, pointing out that "your IT curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how it's made." According to the Google exec, while the UK "invented computers in both concept and practice" it is currently "throwing away" that heritage.

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