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Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 to be released before the end of 2011

By admin | OnWednesday, February 9th, 2011 - 3 Comments
Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7

Firefox’s official roadmap has been updated, and boy are there some interesting changes afoot. Most notably, Firefox 7 will ship in 2011. The second biggy, and the main focus of Firefox development in 2011, is to make sure there is no more than 50ms between any user interaction and feedback from the browser. As far as feature sets go, this is what the roadmap looks like: Firefox 5 will absorb the Account Manager and F1 Simple Sharing add-ons to become built-in features. It looks like Windows. 

Android 2.3.3 brings expanded NFC features

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Android 2.3.3 brings expanded NFC features

With the Gingerbread barely cooled on the Android 2.3 SDK, Google has now pushed another iteration to developers. In Android 2.3.3, it’s all about expanding support for near-field communications — that non-Packers NFC business we’ve been hearing so much about. In Android 2.3.3, Google has added a full-featured NFC read and write API, which will work with “almost any standard NFC tag in use today.” They’re also providing developers with better control over how their. 

Apple still dominant in online movie sales, Walmart sneaking up

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The online movie business has been booming in recent years thanks to everyone and their mom either starting up their own services or signing contracts with the major players. Despite so many entrants into the market, Apple has still managed to retain its dominance when it comes to delivering feature-length films to customers, though it has lost some of its share of the consumer dollar over time. Apple got 64.5 percent of total consumer spending on online movies in 2010, according to a new report. 

webOS is coming to PCs later this year

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hp webOS

HP’s decided to end its fireworks-rich presentation on a gorgeous bombshell: webOS is coming to PCs! The company says it’s thinking beyond today and intends to take webOS to “other connected devices, including printers, and some form factors you haven’t seen before.” Aside from the groundbreaking discovery that our next LaserJet might run the same code as the dashing new TouchPad, there are few specifics to be learned, but HP promises to share further details as the. 

HP TouchPad first hands-on! (updated with video!)

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HP TouchPad

By now, you know how HP’s new slate compares to the crowd — now, see how it looks up close and personal. We just got our hands on that dual-core Palm webOS tablet here in San Francisco, and it’s a beaut, with a slim black profile that highlights the brilliant 9.7-inch screen. We’ll be back in a jiffy with some impressions of that newfangled Tap to Share and card-based multitasking, but for now, simply feast your eyes on our gallery below.  

Fanatec Porsche GT2 wheel and Clubsport pedals review

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Fanatec Porsche GT2 wheel

Sim racing keeps on moving toward higher-end accessories, while there have always been top-shelf components available to the hardcore, games like Gran Turismo 5 are encouraging more and more people to want a more and more realistic driving experience. Fanatec has been delivering that experience for years and its $250 Porsche 911 GT2 is the company’s latest and highest-end product, offering a luxurious Alcantara covering, the obligatory 900 degrees of rotation, and full compatibility with force. 

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play confirmed for Three in UK

By admin | OnWednesday, February 9th, 2011 - 1 Comment
Xperia Play

Xperia Play to land on all five major UK mobile networks. Three has become the final of the UK’s big five mobile network providers to announce it will offer the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play handset, formerly known as the PSP Phone. Following in the footsteps of O2, Orange and T-mobile which announced their intentions for the Xperia Play in the past 24 hours after Vodafone broke cover to be the first network to confirm it would stock the upcoming gaming-centric handset, an official Three press release. 

Smart grid and green tech at CES (photos)

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Smart grid and green tech at CES

Greenwave Reality CEO Greg Memo shows off how a grid-aware home energy system can be controlled and monitored either from a smart phone, PC, or Sony TV. Devices are connected to a home network by using smart plugs, seen on left, and a smart meter. The company is testing its system with utilities in Europe. Soulra radios from Eton can charge are equipped with solar panels to charge an iPod which fits inside the case. The radios can also run off of an AC outlet. This week, the company also introduced. 

Can Honeycomb tablets gain ground by being “just as good” as iPad?

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motorola xoom

The Google executives were still on stage at the Android Honeycomb event yesterday when a reader of our live coverage chimed in to respond to some chatter about Honeycomb not offering anything to make it better than the iPad. His comment was simple but it stuck with me. He wrote: If it’s as good and not Apple, I’m fine with it. Clearly, this reader isn’t a big Apple fan – so he has other motivations. But that got me thinking about whether the Motorola Xoom – the first tablet to. 

Does a Facebook Phone Make Any Sense? (Updated)

By admin | OnWednesday, February 9th, 2011 - 1 Comment
facebook-phone

Kat Hannaford and Jason Chen — A flurry of rumors circulated today about HTC launching Facebook-branded phones. Let’s talk about this! Updated. Why this rumor doesn’t make sense What CityAM is saying about the facebook phone might be right. But it seems off. CityAM didn’t quote any sources, instead relying on old favorites “City A.M. has learned” and “it is understood…”. OK, that happens all the time. But CityAM is hardly known for breaking tech.