Archive | December, 2009

Gizmodo gets hands-on with the Google Nexus One while Engadget reveals the specs

24. December 2009

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The Google phone is a reality, and Gizmodo was able to get a little bit of play time in with the device, though they were unfortunately precluded from taking any pics.  In any event, here’s what they had to say.

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Will forthcoming Apple Tablet employ dynamic surface for tactile virtual keyboard?

24. December 2009

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Yesterday, the New York Times reported that a former Apple employee told them that “[users] will be very surprised how you interact with the new tablet.”  A surprise from Apple?  Get outta here! But what the hell might it be? Well, AppleInsider dug up a patent application first filed in 2007 detailing a system which would [...]

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Steve Wozniak stars in Datsun 280-ZX commercial from early 80′s

24. December 2009

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Now this is certainly interesting – Woz advertising for a sports car?!  We’re not sure when this commercial was shot, but the Datsun 280ZX was sold from 1979-1983 so we can at least narrow it down to the early 80′s. Nissan eventually purchased the Datsun brand in 1986, leaving Woz without transport until the Segway [...]

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Steve Jobs said to be “extremely happy” with upcoming tablet

23. December 2009

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We go months with nary a drop of news about Apple’s rumored tablet, and in the course of a day we’re now struggling to keep up!  In the last 24 hours, we’ve seen reports stating that Apple will announce a tablet device in January, that the tablet will be 7-inches, and that Apple is still [...]

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Apple set to hold media event on January 26th, tablet demo may be on the agenda

23. December 2009

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Wow. Today is fast becoming the day the Apple Tablet became a reality.  After numerous reports suggesting that Apple was poised to announce and demo its mythical tablet device sometime in January, comes word from the Financial Timesthat Apple has “rented a stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for several [...]

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Developers told to prepare apps for Tablet demo in January

23. December 2009

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The rumors surrounding Apple’s mythical tablet continue to roll in, with the latest word being that Apple has informed select developers to prepare apps for a public tablet demo set to take place in January, which corroborates earlier reports suggesting that Apple has plans to announce the device at a special media event sometime in [...]

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Rumor: Apple to announce 7-inch tablet in January

23. December 2009

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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster wrote a note to investors earlier today saying that he expects Apple to ship a tablet device by the end of March, while noting that there’s a 50/50 chance Apple will unveil the device in January.  This echoes a similar report from the Financial Times which labeled the tablet launch as “imminent”, while also pegging [...]

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Google Nexus One unboxing and brief glimpse at the UI

23. December 2009

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You’ve seen the pictures, but now check out a short video of the Google Nexus One, a.k.a the Google Phone, in action.  Also, check out a snapshot of the packaging below after the break.

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Report: Next-gen iPhone to include 5 megapixel camera

23. December 2009

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The next-gen iPhone will reportedly include a 5-megapixel camera, according to a recent report in DigiTimes. Citing industry sources, the report notes that OmniVision has already secured orders to supply Apple with the image sensors for what’s estimated to be 40-45 million units sold in 2010. Interestingly, Omnivision last June announced a 5 megapixel OV5650 [...]

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Report: Apple Tablet launch “imminent”, announcement may come in January

23. December 2009

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Echoing a similar report from the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times also writes today that Apple is in talks with Television networks in the hopes that they’ll hop on board a planned iTunes subscription service. As we mentioned yesterday, the rumored service will cost users about $30/month and may be in fact be geared towards [...]

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Epic Games demos “Unreal Engine 3″ on the iPod Touch and iPhone 3GS

22. December 2009

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Developed by Epic Games, the ‘Unreal Engine’ is a 3D gaming engine used in many popular video games such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield, Gears of War, BioShock 2, and Mass Effect.  And below, check out the Unreal Engine running on 3rd gen iPod Touch.  Notably, the engine requires OpenGL ES 2.0, so it can only run [...]

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Judge dismisses class action lawsuit over faulty iMac screens

22. December 2009

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A federal judge recently dismissed a class-action lawsuit which sought damages from Apple for allegedly not disclosing manufacturing defects pertaining to G5 iMac screens to customers.  The lawsuit specifically stated that vertical lines would often appear on iMac screens after the warranty had expired, leaving many consumers without adequate recourse.  The lawsuit stated that Apple was well [...]

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