Author: Alexander Udalov

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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 eltecnoblog.com 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.

Social Media
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

OTHER VIDEOS
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, 9to5mac.com demo’d a Samsung tablet normally meant to run Windows 7 but running OS X Lion instead; they call it the HacPro Touch.