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Google Street View Adds Time Machine: Japan’s Visual Tsunami Timeline

Google's mobile vehicles drove 44,000 km to make panoramic 360 degrees images of areas in Northeastern Japan that were affected by the March 11, 2011 Tsunami.

Hack: Adding Storage To Blackberry Playbook With USB HOST Mode

Following the succesful penetration of Dingleberry Team into bastions of Blackberry Playbooks, the Spanish blog has posted a demo of the exploit for turning on the HOST mode in Blackberry Playbook's USB port; commonly known as USB On-The-Go (OTG) connection to a host computer for sideloading and other simple tasks.

Apple Is Rumored To Buy Anobit Memory Chip Maker At $500M

Reuters reports that Apple is in advanced negotiations to buy Anobit for $400 - $500 million.

NOOK Color Update Brings In Netflix App And More

While you would think that Barnes & Noble would focus most of its attention these days on the newer Nook Tablet, it seems that the one year old Nook Color is actually receiving an interesting update to its firmware today.

Lightsquare’s New 4G Service Interferes With GPS

According to a draft summary of the report on a US government test that made its way to Bllomberg Buisinessweek, 75 per cent of all existing GPS devices were showing "incompatibility" and harmful interference when operating in presence of Lightsquare 4G service proposed for a new spectrum.

Notion Ink Runs Ice Cream Sandwich, Sort Of

An early Ice Cream Sandwich port was demoed for Notion Ink Adam, a 10.1 Tegra 2 based Indian tablet that recently started to cooperate with Tabletroms.

HP releases webOS as open source project

his is huge. It technically doesn't matter if you believe in life after death for operating systems, but in this context almost dead webOS gets a very exciting reincarnation in the form of webOS Open Source Project.

Samsung winning in Apple’s law suits in Australia; Germany may ban...

Call it bad week for Apple's legal teams worldwide. First, A German court has issued a ruling in a patent case between Motorola and Apple which could lead to a temporary ban on sales of iPhones and iPads in Germany.

Ectaco jetBook Color E-Ink Reader gets to US in January

Bringing color to e-ink technologies has proved to be a very hard task. Now an Ectaco jetBook Color 9.7" tablet may change the landscape for e-ink readers.

Samsung can manufacture a tablet with 2560×1600 pixel display

The fashion to mimic Apple's iPad designs was always strong at Samsung. This time, Apple's iPad 3 may become a template for Samsung developing a slate with a screen of whopping pixel count for a 11.6" panel: 2560x1600.

Windows 8 Gets Public Beta And App Store in February 2012

Microsoft has recently announced the availability of the first public beta (apart from this summer's Preview) for their flagship OS, the Windows 8.

Google Image Search Redesign For Tablets

Google Image search is a very valuable feature for the average PC user. On the tablet side, Google Image Search for iPad has essentially more features, so it's more functional. Now, these features are coming to Android tablets.

iBooks Gets A Face-Lifting Update

Apple's iBooks presents a serious overhaul with its update to version 1.5. The two year old application catering the e-book-reading habits of the iPhone and iPad users gets some very significant and much needed upgrades in its UI.

Apple Loses iPad Trademark Suit In China

According to Netbooknews, a company named Proview Technology (Shenzhen, mainland China) has registered the "iPad" name and trademark as far back as 2000, that is, much earlier than "iSomething" naming pattern has hit the Apple.

Amazon Kindle Fire Runs CyanogenMod 7 (Video Tutorial)

In the past we covered an XDA Developer forum member's semi-successful attempt to get the CM7 ROM running on the Kindle Fire. Now it seems that Jeff Benjamin has taken things a step further and has even posted a detailed tutorial and video for installation of the CyanogenMod 7 (custom ROM) on Amazon Kindle Fire here.

OpenCL Image Processing Running on Jaguar Android Tablet

ZiiLABS of Creative continues to show off stunning demos of their Jaguar tablet that runs heavily customized version of Android.This time, they are setting the showcase for their implementation of OpenCL Getting quite complex video effects in smooth live view mode is huge.

Android UI Lags Get An Explanation

There were reports recently on the Google+ post by Andrew Munn who explains why, in his opinion, the Android UI is laggy and will remain so unless a complete overhaul takes place on the Android Framework parts responsible for hardware acceleration of UI.

Amazon Kindle Fire Runs Ice Cream Sandwich

It seems that a very early build of ICS running on Amazon's Kindle has now surfaced, thanks to the efforts of XDA developer g1011999 (or stevenlin here). While early and not fully functioning, it still shows very good progress already.

Will Windows 8 Appeal To Desktop Users?

IDC research analysts have made 10 predictions for trends in 2012 computing. One such prediction states that Windows 8 may not reach the hands of the traditional PC users, that is, those with the PCs bundled with keyboard, mouse, and all the usual PC hardware.

Windows 8 For ARM Tablets May Lose Traditional Desktop Mode Support

Engadget has collected insider tips that Microsoft might have sacrificed backward compatibility with its "legacy" software (mostly of Windows 7 desktop variety) when shaping the design of Windows 8 for ARM tablets.

Skyrim StreetView Mod- With A Twist

The worlds of Skyrim's modded monsters and bizarre environments might look fascinating. sure. Honestly if you ask me, I would anticipate the most scariest and unique impressions for these monsters would come from their presence in the most ordinary environments we can think of. Imagine having the enemies of Skyrim walking around a virtualized version of your neighborhood.

ZiiLABS Jaguar Tablet Prototype Runs Ice Cream Sandwich

This mysterious Jaguar tablet has a ZiiLABS ZMS-20 processor as its beastly heart. It's a unique 1.5 GHz dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor sporting 48 (or 96 for ZMS-40) stem cell type media coprocessors.

Chinese N9 Clone Running Seven Different Operating Systems?

The tech blogs Netbooknews and Pocketlint both recently reported that in China they have a Nokia N9 phone running seven different OSes, switchable by the fling of a finger.

Blackberry Playbook Has Been Rooted

A team named Dingleberry (immature name, I know) made up of three mysterious guys nicknamed as xpvqs, neuralic, and cmwdotme have succeeded to gain access and reverting some Blackberry OS system permissions.

Acer Iconia A500 10.1″ Tablet For $229 At BestBuy

This year's Black Friday sales offered some pretty appealing gadgets, but as the holiday season continues there are many more attractive deals on there way, from Cyber Monday and beyond. One of such deal is the Acer Iconia A500 10.1" tablet at BestBuy. A 8GB model is just $229 with free shipping and a $10 gift card. The price cut is quite substantial for a 10-inch tablet that normally costs $300 or more.

New Battery Can Run Well Over Ten Thousand Cycles And Never...

Imagine a battery that can run for many thousands of cycles and never fail, this is exactly what Stanford researchers have created.

iPad 3’s High-End Display In The Works

Arstechnica reports that the display in the upcoming iPad 3 will supposedly have 2048x1536 resolution. For a supposedly 9.7" screen, this is a spectacular resolution, coming in around 264 PPI.

Samsung Pokes Fun At Apple In Their Latest Ad

It seems that the declining relationship between Samsung and Apple is really starting to heat up a little. First, it seems likely that Apple is dropping Samsung in favor of Sharp for its next-gen displays. Now, Samsung has decided to create an ad poking fun of Apple's iPhone 4G in favor of the Galaxy S II.

Could Solar Activity Harm Satellites And Even Cell Phones?

According to the Daily Mail of UK, just last week the sun shot out a Coronal Mass Ejection that barely grazed our planet and yet it managed to cause some disruption with airline communications. Now it seems that another similar CME is heading our way for a more direct hit, and its the largest observed in the last 30 years.

Rohm Creates 30 Gbps Wireless Technology

Japanese electronic parts maker, Rohm, announced yesterday that it has developed a tunnel effect diode capable of working at mind boggling frequency of 300 GHz which translates to a wireless data transmission speed of 1.5 Gigabits per second in experiments.

HP Touchpad, The Second Best-Selling Tablet?

Recently, Android Community has calculated the total sales of tablets from January up until October. According to their figures, HP Touchpad took the second place for overall tablet sales

HacPro Touch: A Samsung x86 Tablet Running OS X

There are many ways to pay homage to the Genius design of Apple products. One of them, certainly will invite some attention from Cupertino giant is the Hackintosh movement. The folks out of this group of talented hackers must wear their Apple's "Cease and Desist" letters as badges of honor or something. Now, demo'd a Samsung tablet normally meant to run Windows 7 but running OS X Lion instead; they call it the HacPro Touch.