February, 2012

By Will765 On 29 Feb, 2012 At 12:45 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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For something that took nearly 6 years to develop, the Raspberry Pi doesn’t look like much. About as big as a credit card, it went on sale today in the UK.  The little barebones computer is sold out at one retailer, Premier Farnell, and the only other retailer, RS Components, is just taking customer information for future [...]


By Will765 On 27 Feb, 2012 At 12:18 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung has announced the big brother for it’s current Galaxy Note, a 10.1″ version.  The new device comes after Samsung has sold over 1 million of the smaller version.  Combining a phone, tablet, and digital notepad into one device apparently seems like a good idea.  The Note is [...]


By Will765 On 23 Feb, 2012 At 12:08 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Harris Corporation has the perfect tablet if you plan on going into a war zone.  The RF 3590 android tablet runs on Honeycomb, and has some pretty impressive specifications.  A dual-core 1.5GHZ processor, 2GB ram, and either 64 or 128GB SSID is a good start.  The 7″ screen has 1024 x 600 resolution, and there’s [...]


By Will765 On 22 Feb, 2012 At 12:23 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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It seems Google is coming out with a new product this year, AR glasses. AR stands for augmented reality, and the device will be kind of like having a wearable computer on your face. Details are sketchy, but one rumor is a single lens will display information, without transparency, while the other remains clear. The [...]


By Will765 On 21 Feb, 2012 At 02:23 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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This week Barnes and Nobles is set to release a new version of it’s Nook Tablet.  The only difference between it and the version already on sale is 8GB less storage, and a $50 less price tag.  So by cutting that 8GB, Barnes & Nobles can now compete with the Kindle Fire price-wise.  Since it does have an [...]


By Will765 On 17 Feb, 2012 At 01:25 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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When you think of android tablets, probably Asus or Samsung comes to mind as the major players.  However, recent numbers show that both Amazon and Barnes & Nobles are the big movers in the android market.  Amazon went from zero shipments in the 3rd quarter of 2011, to 3.885 million in the fourth quarter.  Barnes [...]


By Will765 On 16 Feb, 2012 At 12:49 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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Although the vast majority of android devices haven’t received an official update to Ice Cream Sandwich, android 4.0, rumors are that Google is preparing to release Jelly Bean, it’s next version, in the 2nd quarter of 2012.  Why would the company try to launch it so quickly?  Supposedly, this is in response to the upcoming [...]


By Macktion On 15 Feb, 2012 At 07:32 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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As some of you may be aware, there were some problems about 2 months ago when, much to everyone’s surprise, their smartphones were sending data about them back to Carrier IQ’s servers.  This was first discovered as an issue with iPhones, and the (rather predictable) response was, ‘Android does it too!’ When the dust had [...]


By Will765 On 14 Feb, 2012 At 12:14 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Us and European regulators have given the go ahead for Google to complete it’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility.  The 12.5 billion dollar(US) purchase will be Google’s single largest acquisition ever, as well as a giant leap into the manufacturing end of the business.  One key component of the deal will be Motorola’s 17,000 patents and [...]


By Will765 On 13 Feb, 2012 At 12:14 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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After winning a trademark lawsuit last year, Shenzhen Proview Technology has asked investigators in the city of  Shijiazhuang, southwest of Beijing, to confiscate iPads and promotional material with the iPad name.  The devices have been removed, and it’s possible that the same thing will happen in 20 other cities in China.  Proview had a subsidiary [...]