Archives for July 2010

Android Market Passes 100,000 App Submit Barrier

Androidlib is a company that tracks Android apps. Today they indicate that 100,000 apps have been submitted since the Market opened for it’s public debut.

What this doesn’t mean is that there are 100,000 apps available to download as an estimated 18,000 apps have been removed or temporarily taken down from the Market. However, it’s still a healthy amount of apps and we should soon see 100,000+ available to download apps for Android devices in the Market. [Read more…]

New Amazon Kindle Cases Ready for Launch

Yesterday, Amazon announced that a new Kindle is being launched in a few weeks time. The new Kindle has a lower price point along with a better screen and overall lighter and thinner than the previous Kindle.

A couple of cases are already showing up for the new Kindle. Both are made of genuine leather and are available in a folder-style design with an elastic strap to keep the Kindle tucked away inside.

To protect the Kindle, soft grey microfibre is used for the inner lining. With the new Kindle being thinner and lighter the case can also be a little slimmer than previous versions making it even more easy to carry around. [Read more…]

Mitsubishi 75 inch 3D Full HD TV

Mitsubishi is launching a new 3D TV called the 75-LT1. The TV it’s self has a massive 75 inch screen that can display full HD at 1080p (1920 x 1080) and is capable of showing 3D in a side-by-side format.

It has a BS.110/CS digital TV tuner built in along with five HDMI inputs and a HDMI output. A D-Sub port can be found along with three S-Video ports. [Read more…]

Viper SmartStart Android App Launches

Viper SmartStart has released a new app for Android OS smartphones that allows you to use your phone to start and stop a car engine.

Up till now, the Viper SmartStart software has only been available on the iPhone and Blackberry devices, but now Android users can also benefit from the service.

The Android version of the app allows users to start the car, lock/unlock the doors and open the boot/trunk. [Read more…]

Kindle iPad and iPhone Update Brings Dictionary, Wikipedia and Google

Amazon has released an update for iOS based devices running the Kindle software. The new update brings a full dictionary, Google search and Wikipedia search to eBooks.

To access the services you simply need to tap and hold on the word you want more information about. When doing so a box pops up at the bottom of the screen that shows a brief description of the word. If you want more details you can search a more comprehensive dictionary online as well as search Google and Wikipedia for the particular word. [Read more…]

70 Gigapixel Budapest Panorama Created

If you were impressed with the 45 Gigapixel Dubai capture then check out the 70 Gigapixel Budapest 360 degree panoramic picture.

The picture it’s self was created using two 25 megapixel Sony A900 cameras using 400mm Minolta lenses along with 1.4X teleconverters. The new 70 gigapixel image is said to now be the largest photograph in the world and the results are quite amazing. [Read more…]

Google Increase Youtube Upload Limit to 15 Minutes

Google [GOOG] has increased the upload limit for all users from the standard 10 minutes to 15 minutes.

According to Google, many users have asked that the 10 minute restriction is increased and after waiting a while, it is now available.

We encourage you to take full advantage of this new time limit by making a video of your ’15 minutes of fame. Imagine that this video is all the world will ever know about you: what would you want to communicate? What will be the enduring stamp you’ve left on us all? Tag your video with ‘yt15minutes, upload it by Wednesday, August 4, and we’ll select a handful of people to truly gain their 15 minutes of fame by featuring them on the YouTube homepage in a future spotlight.

[Read more…]

Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 Coming September

There’s lots of news around today about Android 2.2 hitting a number of smartphones soon. The list includes the HTC Desire Android 2.2 update coming this weekend along with the HTC EVO 4G Android 2.2 update next week.

We now hear from Samsung that the Galaxy S Android 2.2 update will be landing in September. This of course isn’t as quick as the two smartphones mentioned above, but at lease Galaxy S owners now have some kind of idea about when the latest update will be arriving. [Read more…]

MiniPAK Fuel Cell Charger – Pre-Orders Now Available

The MiniPAK is a gadget that charges your mobile phone and other portable electronic devices. It uses Hydrogen to power gadgets and is capable of powering devices that require up to 2W of power.

The Hydrogen comes from what the company calls HydroSTIK’s that provide the 2W of power at 5V and 400mA. Power is delivered through a micro USB port that you can connect a multi-choice cable to.

We first wrote about the new charging gadget last month and actually first saw some details of it at CES earlier this year. The good news here is that the company behind it are starting to accept pre-orders. [Read more…]

HTC Desire Android 2.2 Update Coming This Weekend – Official

The HTC Desire Android 2.2 update will start rolling out this weekend. The roll-out of FroYo is happening across Europe and is being pushed out as an OTA update to unlocked devices only. If you have purchased a locked HTC Desire from a network, you’ll need to wait “several more weeks” according to HTC.

The information comes from Engadget who quoted the following… [Read more…]

27 inch iMac Taken Apart – SSD Installs Difficult

The new 27 inch iMac was announced a few days ago by Apple [AAPL]. OWC decided to quickly tear it down to see if adding an SSD drive was an easy option in the second drive bay.

Unfortunately it isn’t in most cases. If you ordered a single drive machine then Apple has left out the cable and mounting areas on the single drive iMac 27 inch model. To add another drive is possible, but you need to do a few things before just slotting the drive in. [Read more…]

HTC EVO 4G Android 2.2 Update Arriving August 3rd

Sprint [S] is about to roll out the latest version of Android to the HTC EVO 4G. Many people though that this wouldn’t happen this year, but surprisingly it has. The roll-out for Android 2.2 on the HTC EVO 4G starts on August 3rd.

An official press release about the Android 2.2 update has also been pushed out by Sprint that says an OTA notification will start appearing on some phones on August 3 with more OTA updates arriving over the course of a few days till all devices are updated. [Read more…]