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Android Ice Cream Sandwich Just Leaked From the Freezer!


It seems that the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich beta) that is currently being tested by Google has run away from the freezer. I guess now people know what’s going on in the Google’s lair. Bum, bum, bum. That can be a good thing and maybe a little bad. Android Ice Cream Sandwich seems to be the next operating system for a lot of tablets except for Apple of course. You can see that both Android Police and RootzWiki have gotten hold of the leaked OS and have gotten a few snapshots, but covering the vital details of the project.

It looks as if Ice Cream Sandwich has some new features ,but also have the same ones that you would find in Honeycomb. It’s not fully 100 % confirmed that this will be the next major version of Android like how iOS developers are going from 4.0 to 5.0. Well that’s how it kind of is for Android just that it is going from 3.0 to 4.0. Google is trying to get out Ice Cream Sandwich before Apple releases their version of the new iOS 5. Right now Google is trying to make sure that this new version of Android can work on both tablets and smartphones. So it seems like the newest version of Android 4.0 won’t look super cool which brings doubts on people on whether if the photo is fake or if this isn’t a major update.

Apparently there are a few differences just by looking at the snapshots and comparing them to how Honeycomb looked. Google still wanted to keep the look of it very digital and a lightweight look.

These photos may be a fake or they just may not be. Who knows? We just have to wait until the real thing comes out. Look at the bottom slideshow for the snapshots of the the leaked images of Android Ice Cream Sandwich

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citations:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20090650-251/is-google-rushing-to-unwrap-ice-cream-sandwich/

http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/11/is-this-what-android-4-ice-cream-sandwich-looks-like/

http://thegadgetsite.com/2011/06/google-nexus-prime-specs-leaked-including-android-3-2-ice-cream-sandwich/

http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/11/android-ice-cream-sandwich-pictures-leak-leave-us-cold/

Is Hacking Good or Bad? Well Hack the TouchPad and Get A Prize. First Come, First Served!


 

You’ve probably heard of HP’s TouchPad going on a really big cut deal from $500 to $100. After losing to the iPad 2, HP decided to give up on the TouchPad, but before that kick it out into the failure box, they’re going to make a price cut to make at least some people buy it for $100. The question is, if HP discontinues this TouchPad, can anyone do whatever they want to this TouchPad?

I guess I would answer yes to that question. After HP had decided to discontinue the TouchPad, the prices dropped more  than the stock market crash. That’s about a 20% discount that you get. More like 20% downfall for the TouchPad. While more people come to buy this low costing gadget, there are people who are out there thinking about hacking the TouchPad to get the Android OS. Lets see why. Recently, a hardware modification site had just announced that they were giving away $1,500 to the first person who can get the Android OS on the TouchPad. Remember, first comes, first served.

Hacknmod.com had recently made news that anyone that had first hacked their own TouchPad to run on any thing based on Android, then that they would receive $1,500. I still have a feeling that something bad is going to happen to someone that hacks the TouchPad, kind of like geohot, the famous iOS device hacker. Hacknmod.com is setting out prizes for who does which type of hacking and what they will receive. If you hack the system and get the Wi-Fi, camera, multitouch screen, and audio, your just going to get another $1,050 to the bag.

While the whole Android modding groups are already up on their computer screens, scrunching up their eyes towards the computer screen and getting their best shot in hacking this device at all costs. This isn’t really the first challenge that Android modders have gotten in years. They have had Android up and running on the Nook, the iPhone, and even certain Nokia smartphones. The Rootzwiki website is already up and ready for this and they are picking out some really smart people to use for their team called the TouchDroid. If you want to try, check out their website: http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?t=3327. These guys already like, have an entire pack for the job. There main man: Thomas Sohmers. This guy is a 15 year old hacker who has gotten Ubuntu on the Xoom and has been the first guy to ever hack into the Google TV. I probably bet that this guy is going to do the job, short and simple. Their official website: http://www.touch-droid.com/.

Now HP, has a few things to look out for. People using Android instead of their OS, will just get them mad. After all Android is an open source software that actually allows people to contribute and use the Android to hack. I mean hackers hack because they can. If they have the power to do so, they will, and this world can be full of these type of people. Even I’m kind of a hacker, but not one that’s too into to it. We just now wait and see.

What’s What? Social Networking For Kids!



Have you ever had a problem with kids using Facebook and you think that it may not be for their age? That’s the worlds number one problem for people steal information from kids on Facebook. May be a big problem for them, but there is a solution ready for you.

What’s What beta, is a website where kids have their own social networking website. This is a website that basically allows no adults. If you think you can hack in , you’re wrong! What’s What beta, has face recognition software for you to login, so you may know the password, but your still not going to get in buddy. Don’t worry parents, this is not only for kids, but it also has a parental monitoring system for your kids, and all friends requests have to be approved by the parent!

If you still can’t get a facebook, What’s What beta, is the perfect social networking site for all kids and only kids! What’s What beta makes sure that you give them a photo of you and then you use your webcam to show your face and get facial recognition to let you sign in into your account. It’s has the exact same features as Facebook, but the only thing that is restricted is adults and your explicit language.

What’s What beta, is safe and secure and no information can get leaked out. No adults are even allowed to use this program as facial recognition technology comes into place once again. You have your backgrounds for your wall and you’re the one who decides who can be your friends and your the one who can decide to write stuff on your wall. You can play games and gain points for yourself and compare with people all over the world. Don’t worry everything is private in this website. You won’t be asked for permission to give information to play games at all. You just play them, get high scores, and you get ranked with the world. Watch out Facebook because your going to have a pretty tough competition with this website and many more who are coming to compete!

website: www.whatswhat.me

The Next Mission: NASA plans a mission for an Alien Sea!


During the year 2006, NASA’s Cassini was flying past Saturn’s moon, Titan. It had observed that the moon had seas of liquid of liquid ethane and methane on the moon’s -300 F surface. This is another step closer to outer space life. Some of these oily seas though, seemed to be bigger than Lake Superior, according to Cassini’s radar because the visibility was poor due to the thick atmosphere of Titan. Want to know more?

NASA is knowing planning a probe that will go and land on Titan’s so called ‘seas’ and act like a boat to float on the liquid methane and receive information on this moon. The probe to make history is called, the Titan Mare Explorer (TiME). This would be humankind first ever extraterrestrial mission ever!

On May, NASA funded a contract of $3 million dollars for development of the project. If the space agency gives a go ahead sign then TiME will launch on 2016 and float, and float until 2013 when it’s 800 million miles away from Titan’s north pole region where most liquid methane seas and lakes are the biggest.  Once TiME reaches the liquid ethane sea then, it will begin to take photos, analyze the weather, how deep the seas are, and analyze samples of the chemical structure of the seas. At the end of the project, then TiME will just wonder off on the sea and keep on floating until it reaches the other side of Saturn’s orbit where it is dark with no sunlight and radio communication will be cut (2035).

Methane clouds always fog up the glum Titan’s sky, and scientists believe that hydrocarbon raindrops are the reason why the sea’s have been replenished and how the landscape had been sculpted. We still believe that there won’t really be any life on the moon, Titan because, water is the main ingredient to life. If there’s no water, we believe there won’t be any real life structure. This is what we believe so far, but we never know if there really is any life with liquid ethane so this is the basic reason why the mission is being executed, to solve all these questions.

After 7 years of travelling through the black hollowness of space, including many bumps with gravity pulls in many planets, TiME will finally make it into the thick, foggy atmosphere of Titan, being protected from friction with it’s heat shield. After getting into the atmosphere for about 100 miles then, the parachute will be deployed. During the 2 hour drop, TiME will be taking photo’s recording data, and using it’s spectrometer to analyze the chemicals of the seas. After the drop into the ethane and methane sea, the capsule will bob up and record all sorts of information of take samples to analyze the chemical structure.

NASA can only fully fund one out of 3 space projects that are coming up: a Mars mission to research how the planet was formed, a comet hopper that will repeatedly land on a comet that is close to Earth, or a capsule that will record data on Saturn’s moon, Titan (this TiME project). Now which one will they choose?

Credit:

http://www.popsci.com

Inside Look: The Fast and the Furious Chromebook


They’ve done it again. Yeah it’s the same. It’s Google. They’ve done it. Google’s new Chromebook that was released on June 15,2011. Google, which already has many products running all on the web, now have their own operating system that runs and lives on the internet. Yeah, it’s true.

Google believes that people use the internet on the computers the most. Would you believe this or not? The Chromebook is  a computer for the people who only use the internet on their computers. You might have to write some documents or something that involves in Microsoft Office software. Google has that all covered. If you have a Google account then you can basically use that for your needs of documentation or presentation with Google documents. So it’s pretty useful I guess.

Specifications (Samsung Chromebook also with Acer and few others)

• 12.1″ (1280×800) Display
• 3.26 lbs / 1.48 kg
• Up to 8.5 hours of continuous usage*
• Intel Dual-Core Processor
• Built in dual-band Wi-Fi and World-mode 3G**
• HD Webcam
• 2 USB 2.0 ports
• 4-in-1 memory card slot
• Mini-VGA port
• Fullsize Chrome keyboard
• Oversized, fully-clickable trackpad

Price: $499

Features: The Google Chromebook has a quite of lot of features that all run on the internet. Unlike other computers, the Chromebook only takes 8 seconds and you’ll be on the web. That’s because the Chromebook doesn’t have to run on any BIOS to get that started and booted. It’s just a browser that opens up and asks for you to sign up to you Google account and you’re up and running. On regular computers you have to run many things before you get to the desktop and in which getting the desktop running takes a little while. While on the Chromebook you just take 8 seconds to boot the browser and get it up and running. Don’t worry you’ll always be connected no matter where you are. With the Chromebook, you can basically take it anywhere you want to and still be connected to the internet. The Chromebook has both Wi-Fi and 3G connections with Verizon Wireless. Just don’t to do enthusiastic about the 3G because it may not be as fast as you wish it to be. Remember there’s the Wi-Fi model and 3G model so you’ll get 100 MB free from Verizon 3G every month.  Battery supply has a great amount and can last long for many days. The Chromebook has your online storage all on the cloud (But I wonder where that cloud is!). So, if you lose your laptop and get another one, you’ll work will be right there just as you left it. Another one of the features are that you can allow friends and family access their accounts through your Chromebook without doing anything to your account. There’s is also a Guest feature for people who don’t have a Google account and just want to use the internet. The Chromebook is always fresh. It updates itself everyday with security, OS, and many other things without even bothering you with those annoying pop-ups saying update ready. Security isn’t a problem with the Chromebook at all. Updates keep the computer fresh from viruses and malware. The sandbox environment also keeps away the viruses from your computer. So when you have 2 things your working on, each one is protected by the sandbox, so if you ever get a tab that has viruses then that page may crash, but it won’t affect anything else on the computer or on the 2 things you were working on. The guest mode also helps keep people from accessing your account and work. The verified boot will detect anything wrong when booting the Chromebook. If there’s anything wrong, then the computer will recover it self and you can go on doing your work. Data encryption will safely store your work and web apps and other memory in the cloud away from anyone’s access at all.

So the Chromebook seems pretty useful, but it just may not be the best computer for the people who are more into computers with programming, creating software, and working with web development. So if you’re a main web user I think you have a great reccomendation: The Chromebook.

sources: http://www.google.com/chromebook

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Got LunaTik? Got TikTok?


Apple’s iPods are a new tech frenzy gadget, but sometimes, to check the time, it can be a big problem. Shoving your hand down a tight pocket to look at the time isn’t worth it. How about making is like a watch so you could check the time, play games, check music, and feel pocket free. Take a step ahead and you’ll meet the LunaTik and TikTok. The products that are made by the same company have caught the eye of Apple. A simple idea to make you’re iPod nano into a watch and entertainment display. Just think of a way of how you could sneak that into school. The mastermind behind it, Scott Wilson.

TikTok: The TicTok was probably the simpler version for the idea of putting the iPod nano safely into int’s case and can be compaitable with the Nike Zoom. You basically take the nano and push it into the slot. That was it. You could also take it out by pushing it out through the brand hole. It was that easy. Imagine your self just running around with a really cool watch. TikTok is $39.95 and you can buy it off of www.lunatik.com. The genius behind it was Scott Wilson and Chicago-based designer. He had thought of this idea and had worked and engineered this for a while and expected only a little when instead $1 million dollars was poured on him!

LunaTik: The LunaTik is probably just like the TikTok except that it has some new engineering for people who would like to keep their iPod nano like a watch/running watch. (You can watch the video below for some further details on the TikTok and LunaTik.) It’s basically engineered so that people who would like to keep it like a watch, it would stay in place for a while with 2 small metal sticks. The LunaTik is pretty cool if you go and check it out. It’s only at the price of $79.95. You can’t get it any better than that. For further information go to: www.lunatik.com

TikTok+LunaTik from Visere on Vimeo.

TikTok and LunaTik are both cool new gadgets that are pretty cheap. Remember the requirements are 1 or more iPod nanos. I’m pretty sure Apple is going to be like it was their idea. If they can’t think of anything this is what they do sometimes. Just like the thing about jailbreaking. Scott Wilson and his company: MINIMAL, have already made sooooooo much money in just early release of their products. Future improvement for the company’s economy and success should be in the positives. Just saying: the name also sounds pretty cool 🙂 .

Thanks to: http://www.lunatik.com

http://www.google.com

http://www.popsci.com

http://www.wired.com

http://www.apple.com

http://www.vimeo.com