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A brave new world of apps

ALL the little app called “Mirror” did was turn the green screen of the PalmV black, giving it enough reflectiveness to function as a mirror. It was 1999. here were many other clever “third-party apps”, as the computer industry called them at the time, but this very simple one demonstrated the innovative ware appearing on those small personal digital assistants. There were ...[Read More]

Toshiba Qosmio X870 laptop unveiled

Toshiba have got a new red-and-black gaming laptop joining the ranks some time before June this year. The Qosmio X870 doesn’t even have finalised specs just yet, with both the CPU and GPU being vague at this point but there are some details available. The CPU and GPU will come courtesy of Intel and NVidia respectively. The green graphics company will be providing an as-yet unnamed 3GB graphi...[Read More]

Toshiba Qosmio X870 laptop unveiled

Toshiba have got a new red-and-black gaming laptop joining the ranks some time before June this year. The Qosmio X870 doesn’t even have finalised specs just yet, with both the CPU and GPU being vague at this point but there are some details available. The CPU and GPU will come courtesy of Intel and NVidia respectively. The green graphics company will be providing an as-yet unnamed 3GB graphi...[Read More]

Hardware expected in latest iPad

The run-up to Apple’s latest reveal has set gadget websites alight, generating a buzz that will only start subsiding once the Cupertino-based company has said what they have to say. Most prominent of the talk is that Apple will be dropping the numbering system for the latest iteration of their popular tablet. The expected title for the newest iPad is the iPad HD, so named because of the scre...[Read More]

Hardware expected in latest iPad

The run-up to Apple’s latest reveal has set gadget websites alight, generating a buzz that will only start subsiding once the Cupertino-based company has said what they have to say. Most prominent of the talk is that Apple will be dropping the numbering system for the latest iteration of their popular tablet. The expected title for the newest iPad is the iPad HD, so named because of the scre...[Read More]

Rumour: New iPad to be available next Friday?

A report from 9to5Mac, citing an “Apple Store source who has been reliable in the past”, claims that preparations are underway for a large Apple Store event scheduled for 16 March. This is fuelling speculation that the iPad 3/iPad HD will be made available a little over a week from today’s announcement. Two new Apple stores will be opening on Friday 16 March, one in Texas and the...[Read More]

Deutsche Telekom breaks trasmission speed record

Deutsche Telekom has successfully tested a a 512Gbps transmission over a single optical-fiber wavelength channel over a distance of 734km. The transmission was sent from Berlin to Hanover and back and, while Deutsche Telekom says that higher speeds are possible in a laboratory, this real-world test “…corresponds to a usable bit rate of 400 Gbit/s, or the simultaneous transmission of 77...[Read More]

Deutsche Telekom breaks trasmission speed record

Deutsche Telekom has successfully tested a a 512Gbps transmission over a single optical-fiber wavelength channel over a distance of 734km. The transmission was sent from Berlin to Hanover and back and, while Deutsche Telekom says that higher speeds are possible in a laboratory, this real-world test “…corresponds to a usable bit rate of 400 Gbit/s, or the simultaneous transmission of 77...[Read More]

Google, Motorola to give Android data to Apple

Google and Motorola Mobility Holdings have been ordered to hand a hefty chunk of data over to Apple in a recent court judgement, including data pertaining to Android as well as information regarding Google’s $12.5 billion pending purchase of Motorola Mobility. Judge Richard A. Posner ruled that Google and Motorola Mobility had to turn over information regarding the development of the Android...[Read More]

Google, Motorola to give Android data to Apple

Google and Motorola Mobility Holdings have been ordered to hand a hefty chunk of data over to Apple in a recent court judgement, including data pertaining to Android as well as information regarding Google’s $12.5 billion pending purchase of Motorola Mobility. Judge Richard A. Posner ruled that Google and Motorola Mobility had to turn over information regarding the development of the Android...[Read More]

DARPA ‘Cheetah’ sets land-speed record

DARPA have released footage of a legged robot that has broken the land-speed record for legged robots. The video shows the robotic quadruped, which has been dubbed the ‘Cheetah’, running on a treadmill that eventually attains a speed of 18 miles per hour (29km per hour), breaking the previous record of 13.1 miles per hour. The robot is based on the movements of real animals and has the...[Read More]

Android max app size goes up

The maximum size for Android apps will be taking one giant leap for mobile-kind according to an announcement on the Android Developers blog. Apps have previously been limited to a paltry 50MB, which is fine for conventional app downloads, but Google have opted to increase the file size ceiling to 4GB allow for other application types like 3D interactive games. The APK file that apps use will still...[Read More]

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