Archivi giornalieri: 20/12/2011

Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative

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Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba today announced that they have reached an agreement in principle to collaborate on a new content protection technology for flash memory cards such as SD cards and various other storage devices. This content protection solution, tentatively named “Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative”, will be robust enough to protect HD content, the companies claim. For the details, visit the website below.

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Google Rolls Out Improvements For Google+ Ready For The Holidays (video)

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Today Google has announced and rolled out a number of new features to its Google+ social network, in preparation for the holidays. With the aim to help you keep track of everything important while in Google+. Google have added new features that allow you to add fine-grained controls within your Google+ account that will enable you to “graphic-equalize” and fine-tune your stream.

Making sure you don’t miss anything from your most important Google+ contacts. Watch three videos after the jump explaining a few of the new features Google has added, as well as new additions to Google+ Pages.

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TRON Inspired PS3 And Xbox Controllers Unveiled By PDP

Tron Xbox Controller

Any TRON fan PS3 or Xbox 360 gamers in the market for a new controller, might be interested in the new range of controllers unveiled by PDP this week. The TRON designed controllers have been inspired after Gem, a Siren program from the TRON films. They feature a pearl colour finish with mist grey handles and crystal white glowing up-accents.

The Xbox 360 also has vibration support, with “performance enhancing contours and design” say PDP, as well as rubber-grips with a soft-touch finish for extra grip whilst gaming.

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Firefox 9 Launches Early Bringing Faster Browsing And Mac OS X Lion Support

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Mozilla has today launched the next version of their Internet browser, Firefox 9. Todays unofficial launch comes one day ahead of the official launch tomorrow, following on from the beta version that was released back on November 11th 2011.

The new Firefox 9 browser brings with it a number of new enhancements and performance tweaks, and extra speed whilst browsing. With improved JavaScript execution speed of around 20 to 30%.

Together with optimisations, improved theme integration and two finger swipe navigation for Mac OS X Lion users. As well as some additional HTML5 and CSS support, and new hooks enabling developers to query your “Do Not Track” status via JavaScript.

You can download Firefox 9 now (Windows / Mac / Linux) or see the full release notes.

Source: Mozilla

Samsung Galaxy S II And Galaxy Note Getting Android 4.0 ICS In Early 2012

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung recently announced that it would be updating a number of its Android smartphones to the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich next year, and now we have more details on when the update will arrive on certain devices.

Samsung has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Note will get the Android 4.0 update in the first quarter of 2012, which would mean by March at the latest.

Samsung Electronics plan to provide the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for GALAXY devices. The platform update for GALAXY S II and GALAXY Note will start in the first quarter 2012, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow.

Samsung have also said that other Galaxy devices will get the ICS update after these two handsets, so we could be looking at around March or April for the other devices.

The other devices which Samsung have said will get Android 4.0 include The Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 plus.

Source Samsung

Gameloft Launches GT Racing: Motor Academy On Google+ (video)

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This week Gameloft has started a partnership with Google and launched its new game on to Google’s Google+ Social Network. Gameloft’s new GT Racing: Motor Academy is now available to play via Google+, and is the first 3D HTML5 racing title to offer a fully immersive racing experience on the platform.

GT Racing: Motor Academy includes over 26 manufacturers and 111 licensed cars to buy, drive and upgrade, featuring the Nissan GT-R, Audi R8, and top of the line Ferrari models to name a few. Enabling drivers from all over the world to compete against each other using the game’s multiplayer options. Watch the video after the jump to see GT Racing: Motor Academy in action.

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Curiosità: Facebook denuncia “Mark Zuckerberg”

Facebook ha minacciato di citare in giudizio Mark Zuckerberg, un imprenditore israeliano che ha recentemente preso il nome del fondatore del social network. Un aneddoto curioso che non è piaciuto all’entourage del giovane milionario. Il nuovo Zuckerberg, nato Rotem Guez, ha cambiato legalmente il suo nome il 7 dicembre. Tramite il suo sito web, MarkZuckerbergOfficial.com, afferma di aver depositato una causa contro Facebook a gennaio, dopo che il social network ha rifiutato di dare l’accesso al suo profilo.

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Google+ si aggiorna ancora su Android alla versione 2.3.0

Nuovo aggiornamento per Google+ che arriva alla versione 2.3.0, l’applicazione omonima del nuovo social network Google. Le novità principali riguardano alcuni miglioramenti generali, cambi di nomi per alcune funzionalità e una migliore gestione dei videoritrovi e delle videochat. Di seguito tutti i cambiamenti:

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Galaxy Ace: arriva Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Alpha

Anche per Samsung Galaxy Ace gli sviluppatori indipendenti stanno creando aggiornamenti importanti basati su Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. I lavori sono iniziati da diversi giorni e oggi siamo arriva alla Alpha 10 in attesa di passare alle versioni beta. Un lavoro basato sulla CyanogenMod 9 che sta ottenendo importanti progressi e che risulta già abbastanza fluido. Dunque Android 4.0 anche per Galaxy Ace e smartphone con caratteristiche non da top gamma,.

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WordPress 2.0: Interfaccia rinnovata, nuove funzionalità e supporto ai tablet (video)

WordPress per Android ha da poche ore ricevuto un importante aggiornamento, portando così il numero della release alla 2.0 con importanti novità nell’ambito delle funzionalità, supporto hardware e UI, che permettono di fatto di gestire finalmente un blog tramite smartphone e Tablet, cosa difficilmente fattibile prima senza rinunciare a funzionalità importanti.

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Samsung conferma Ice Cream Sandwich per la Gamma Galaxy nel 2012!

Samsung ha finalmente confermato il rilascio di Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich per la sua gamma di smartphone Galaxy. Vi avevamo già anticipato che la gamma Galaxy sarebbe stata aggiornata e adesso arriva una nuova conferma ufficiale da parte del produttore. Samsung Galaxy Note e Galaxy S II saranno i primi a ricevere la nuova distribuzione Android 4.0 nel primo trimestre del 2012. Per i modelli Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 e Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus si dovrà invece attendere per sapere le date di aggiornamento sebbene Ice Cream Sandwich sia confermato!

LG’s Magic Remote enables voice control for its smart TVs

LG was quick to introduce Wii-style motion controls and pointing to its smart TV controllers, but its new Magic Remote also adds voice recognition, allowing you to enter search terms without ever contemplating the alphabet. In a radical move, it also conjures up a scroll wheel — perhaps for no reason other than to spite Samsung’s now dowdy-looking QWERTY rival. The fact that it can control your LG Cinema 3D TV without forcing you to star-jump is a happy bonus. There’s a full PR after the break, although no sign yet of availability or pricing.

Firefox 9 now available, boasts speedier JavaScript handling, Lion optimizations

Internet feeling a bit sluggish recently? Yeah, we get that — but before you sail the malware-laden sea of software that promises to “speed up” your computer, you may want to check out Firefox 9. Mozilla’s latest browser update features a tweak in its Javascript engine that boosts its benchmark performance by over 30 percent — meaning that the new Firefox ought to give script heavy websites a run for their money. In addition to the new Javascript trick, which is called Type Inference, Firefox9 improves theme integration and swipe navigation for Mac OS X users. Have a need for (javascript) speed? Hit the source links below to get your fix, or simply wait for your browser to auto-update.

sourceMozilla (Windows), (Mac), (Linux), (Release notes)

Skype turns into Santa, gives you free airport WiFi during the holidays

They don’t call this the “giving time of the year” for nothing. A couple of years back we saw Google hook up the traveling masses with gratis WiFi, and today Skype is matching the big G’s kindness by giving you a holiday gift of its own. Starting on December 21st thru the 27th, you’ll be able to cling to an hour of costless internet access while you’re waiting on your flight — as long as you’re in one of the 50+ airports included in the deal (map shown after the break). Aside from being outside of the lounging areas capable of accepting the courtesy, Android users are being left out of the equation, as the present can only be used by those who own a Mac, PC or iOS device. Now, the nice gesture would be even better if we knew that our fellow travelers wouldn’t be hogging all the bandwidth…

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Find My Car Smart app uses Bluetooth 4.0 to help iPhone 4S owners do the obvious

Do you have an iPhone 4S? Do you drive a car? Do you have amnesia? If you answered yes to at least two-and-a-half of these questions, you’ll probably be interested in Find My Car Smart — a Kickstarter project that wants to help dudes find their cars, with the help of Bluetooth 4.0 technology. The system is relatively straightforward, consisting of nothing more than an iOS app (available now on iTunes for $0.99), and a USB-based Bluetooth proximity adapter. All you have to do is download the app, stick the dongle in your car, and let your iPhone 4S automatically mark your parking spot. Whereas similarly-designed apps typically require users to manually record their car’s location before leaving the lot, Find My Car Smart allows you to forget even that, since the app will automatically record your GPS coordinates. FMC Smart says it won’t start shipping adapters until it reaches its Kickstarter funding goal, though it’s aiming to deliver its first 500 devices by January. For more details, hit up the links below.

sourceFind My Car Smart

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