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Kelly Hodgkins

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Google navigation coming to the iPhone and other mobile platforms

April 23rd, 2010

Google has been slowly extending its Maps Navigation feature throughout its Android platform starting with Android 2.0 devices, then Android 1.6 devices, and most recently to Android-powered handsets in the UK. As part of its UK announcement in London, Google re-confirmed its intention to bring this free navigation to other platforms including the Apple iPhone. …

Hardware-acceleration for Flash coming in Mac OS X 10.6.3?

April 22nd, 2010

A technical document discovered on Apple’s developer website details a new Video Decode Acceleration framework within Mac OS X 10.6.3. The framework provides developers with low-level access to the GPUs of the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M or GeForce GT 330M and allows them to tap into the hardware to accelerate the decoding of H.264 videos. …

Asus EEE keyboard available for pre-order, shipping April 23rd?

April 22nd, 2010

It has been a fun ride watching Asus’ EEE keyboard move from official debut at CES 2009 to rumored launch #1,  rumored launch #2, and finally rumored launch #3, the point at which we stopped following the pseduo-launches of this vaporware innovative product. When it seems the sleek and sexy accessory was finally disappearing into …

Facebook announces new Internet-wide social features

April 21st, 2010

Facebook kicked off the f8 conference with a keynote that laid out its plans to integrate the web into Facebook and Facebook into the web. The social networking powerhouse began by re-affirming its commitment to the unified login provided by Facebook Connect, and revoked the previous limitation that required Facebook Connect-enabled websites to delete cached …

Android-powered Garminfone headed to T-Mobile this Spring

April 21st, 2010

T-Mobile announced its latest Android offering, the GPS-centric Garminphone earlier today. The Garminfone picks up where the Nuvifone left off and offers T-Mobile 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, a 3 megapixel camera with autfocus and digital zoom, and Bluetooth 2.1. Leveraging Garmin’s success in the GPS market, the Garminfone utilizes a Garmin-specific interface that is dominated by …

HP Slate gets unofficially reviewed, officially dissed

April 21st, 2010

Tech blog, Conecti.ca, reportedly got its hands on a pre-release copy of the HP Slate and did a quick unofficial hands on review. The review, in Spanish and machine-translated by Google, is not kind toward the Windows 7-powered device. The review is peppered with negativity including the observation of “a long and annoying load time operating …

Industry exec: Next iPhone to feature A4-based chipsets

April 19th, 2010

Samsung is reported to be singing the blues as it scrambles to recover from the partial loss of one of its largest customers. According to the Korea Times, which cites an anonymous industry executive, Apple will indeed discontinue its tradition of using Samsung-designed processors with its next iPhone. In its place, the phone will run a …

Radio Shack no longer a purveyor of the Palm Pre or Pixi?

April 19th, 2010

Bad news for Palm today as Radio Shack is reportedly dumping its inventory and washing its hands of the Palm Pre and the Pixi. The two webOS handsets have disappeared from Radio Shack’s website and inventory at brick and mortar stores is said to be dwindling. According to CL King analyst Lawrence Harris, Radio Shack …