News: Reads from WWW
Friday, 16 Dec 2011
Sony Ericsson just released an alpha ROM of Google Android 4.0.1 for its Xperia lineup, which includes the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray. The ROM is available to download on Sony Ericsson's developer site, with detailed installation instructions.
Thursday, 15 Dec 2011
Search giant Google has acquired Clever Sense, a Silicon Valley-based startup that develops the mobile app "Alfred". This acquisition seems to hint of Google's intentions to counter Apple's Siri on its Android platform.
Flipboard was made available for the iPhone recently and within the short span of a week it has already reached one million users.
Hitachi GST has launched two products based on its new 4TB HDDs early this week. The Deskstar 5K4000 is a 3.5-inch HDD targeted at consumer PCs while its Touro Desk external drive, with the new 4TB capacity, houses the Deskstar 5K4000.
Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011
The television screening in Japan of the ever popular animated movie "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" has led to a new Twitter record of 25,088 tweets per second, TechCrunch reports.
Back in July, Google started an initiative to archive the destruction inflicted on Japan by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Now, using Google Maps' Street View, you can walk through the devastated areas yourself.
Megaupload is turning the tables and suing Universal Music Group. The online site, which helps store and transfer files, claims that Universal got Megaupload's content removed from Youtube with no legal basis.
MIT researchers have come up with an imaging system that can capture light (or photons) moving in slow motion. You won't see this capability in cameras next year, but the researchers are confident that this technology will make an appearance in consumer photography sometime in the future.
Two images of a Xperia phone with the Sony brand have surfaced on the Internet, signaling a new wave of devices that will appear when Sony Ericsson is folded back under Sony.
A Windows Phone exploit utilizing an SMS was discovered. The attack, which sends an SMS to a Windows Phone device, will supposedly reboot the device and prevents access to the Messaging hub.