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

Symantec Simplifies SMB Security with Cloud-ready Endpoint Protection

Symantec Simplifies SMB Security with Cloud-ready Endpoint Protection

Built specifically for SMBs, the Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013 offers a cloud-managed service and traditional on-premise management in a single endpoint protection product.

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.

Antec Adds Three New Enclosures to its P280 Line

Antec Adds Three New Enclosures to its P280 Line

Supporting up to XL-ATX sized motherboards and four-way GPU configurations, these new models all include the same Quiet Computing features as the original P280.

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.

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