Archive for March, 2012

Sony’s new ICS update timeline: roll out begins mid-April

Sony’s new ICS update timeline: roll out begins mid-April

Sony let the world know back in December that its entire 2011 line of Android smartphones would be receiving an update to Ice Cream Sandwich. At the time, they said we could expect updates to land at the end of March or beginning of April. The company has now taken to its blog to let the world know that the ICS updates will be rolling out starting from the middle of April. A minor delay, but not long to go now.

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Foxconn workers unconvinced by FLA overtime limits

Foxconn workers unconvinced by FLA overtime limits

High profile campaigns pushing Apple and manufacturing partner Foxconn to slash working hours for production line staff may be perceived as a win for worker rights, but employees themselves are objecting to the sudden mandatory cut in overtime. "We have just been told that we can only work a maximum of 36 hours a month of overtime. I tell you, a lot of us are unhappy with this" one Foxconn worker told Reuters in the aftermath of the policy change. "We think that 60 hours of overtime a month would be reasonable and that 36 hours would be too little."

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T-Mobile upsets customers with notification bar ads

T-Mobile upsets customers with notification bar ads

While you could argue that Android is inundated with adverts in free games, apps, and search results, one area of the OS that has been off limits for the most part is the notification bar. KDDI infuriated Japanese users of Android handsets with push advertisement notifications from the Au One Market. The nightmare has apparently made its way to the U.S, with some T-Mobile users being struck with a similar fate.

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SEGA sees massive ¥7.1 billion loss

SEGA sees massive ¥7.1 billion loss

SEGA hasn’t been struggling in the gaming market lately, and now SEGA Sammy has announced its latest financials. Most notably, last year’s operating losses are so huge that planned games will need to be cancelled, as well as a restructuring of the company. Total losses are said to reach as high as ¥7.1 billion (~$86.5 million).

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Ditch BB10 and rebuild on Windows Phone rants RIM insider

Ditch BB10 and rebuild on Windows Phone rants RIM insider

RIM may have no intention of exiting the consumer market, despite its appalling recent quarter, but the consumer market itself looks like it's inescapably drifting away from BlackBerry. CEO Thorsten Heins is still apparently wedded to BlackBerry 10, the company's next-gen OS, suggesting during yesterday's financial release that RIM would consider licensing it out to rivals. However, insiders at the firm are growing increasingly outspoken, with calls that RIM should abandon the platform "experiment" and instead follow Nokia in leaping to Windows Phone and Microsoft's warm embrace.

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Raspberry Pi sees ZX Spectrum emulator port

Raspberry Pi sees ZX Spectrum emulator port

So far, everyone scrambling to get their hands on the much sought after Raspberry Pi seem to be hoping to use it as a media player. The cheap Linux computer is capable of decoding 1080p video, and its low profile makes it ideal for the living room. Clearly, everyone needs to think a little bigger. One enterprising user has managed to port a ZX Spectrum emulator to the computer for some retrotastic gaming.

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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for Mac OS confirmed

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for Mac OS confirmed

Why should iPad owners have all the fun? An enhanced edition of Baldur’s Gate was announced for Apple’s tablet not too long ago, and while it was revealed that it would be available on PC as well, there was no mention of a Mac OS version. Fear not, role players, as the studio has confirmed that a Mac OS is on the cards.

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Scientists announce most accurate measurements between galaxies in history

Scientists announce most accurate measurements between galaxies in history

Scientists are prepared today to present their findings from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) and have announced that the survey has allowed the most accurate measurements ever of the distances between galaxies in the faraway universe. These measurements allowed the scientists to get a look at billions and billions of years ago when the universe first began to expand at an increasing rate. Six related papers will be presented today.

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