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Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012

What Ever Happened to Diaspora?

What Ever Happened to Diaspora?

Whatever happened to Diaspora, the Facebook killer which was announced in 2010? Vice.com takes an in-depth look at what happened to the vaulted privacy-aware, open source social network, which ended in failure and the death of one of its founders.

Creepy

Creepy "Hop" Suitcase Follows You Around

Or more precisely, this prototype suitcase is specially designed to follow your mobile phone around by locking in on the phone's bluetooth signal. A micro-controller interprets these signals by calculating the phone's location, and hence the user's position.

Japanese Customer Ordered 16GB Nexus 7, Received 32GB Model Instead

Japanese Customer Ordered 16GB Nexus 7, Received 32GB Model Instead

Google mistakenly delivered the 32GB Nexus 7 to a Japanese customer who ordered the 16GB version.

Google Releases App Quality Checklist for Tablets

Google Releases App Quality Checklist for Tablets

Google has just released a handy checklist for developers to help bump up the quality of a applications produced and released for its Nexus tablet.

Monday, 8 Oct 2012

WSJ: Apple Ordered More than 10 Million Units of iPad Mini for Q4 2012

WSJ: Apple Ordered More than 10 Million Units of iPad Mini for Q4 2012

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) claims that Apple has ordered more than 10 million units of the iPad Mini for Q4 2012.

New Control Algorithms Allow Li-Ion Batteries to Charge Twice as Fast

New Control Algorithms Allow Li-Ion Batteries to Charge Twice as Fast

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, have developed control algorithms that allow lithium-ion batteries to charge twice as fast as it is currently possible and also allow them to operate more efficiently. Their efforts may also result in lower production costs by up to 25%.

Motorola Abandons Webtop Software and Lapdock Accessory

Motorola Abandons Webtop Software and Lapdock Accessory

Motorola has confirmed on Friday that it has abandoned the development of Webtop, a software that allows smartphones to power laptops via the Lapdock accessory, due to "a lack of consumer adoption" in a statement to CNET.

HTC Plans to Roll Out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update to One X in October (Update)

HTC Plans to Roll Out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update to One X in October (Update)

Besides announcing the One X+, HTC also confirmed that it will be rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ updates to the HTC One X/S from October.

Apple to Release A6-Powered iPad Alongside iPad Mini on 17 Oct?

Apple to Release A6-Powered iPad Alongside iPad Mini on 17 Oct?

A new iPad with the designation iPad 3,6 appears in an Apple developer's log, which suggests a modified version of the current third-generation iPad model.

IHS iSuppli: 4K

IHS iSuppli: 4K "Just a Stopgap" Until OLED Arrives

Although prominent TV manufacturers have begun to churn out their next-generation 4K TVs, these ultra high-definition sets are unlikely to make a huge impact on the LCD TV market, according to market research firm, IHS iSuppli.

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