Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category

iCloud continues to wow…remember those apps you would buy,  then upgrade your phone only to find out that they have disappeared from the App Store? Thanks to Apple’s new iCloud, that old tetris clone that disappeared like a Chinese political opponent, can now be brought back(unlike  a Chinese political prisoner)!

 

 

Source: Engadget

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Every tech news media and their proverbial brother has covered Apple’s WWDC today, but I feel “This is My Next” has the best in depth coverage. Major announcements about iOS 5, Mac OS Lion, and iCloud from Jobs himself! Hit the jump below for the “Full Monty” from Apple

Source: thisismynext.com

Remember that movie “Minority Report”?  And do you remember the only good part of that entire movie was that computer interface for the Pre-crime department? Well, Sony has been hard at work making augmented reality an actually usable technology,  that is interactive.  I was quite impressed.

Source: Engadget

Chromebooks to cost $20 a month

Posted: May 11, 2011 11:46 am in Gadgets, Internet, Mobile, PC

That’s right all you see here for $20/month($28 for business users.)

That is with no upfront cost, does everything as stated in the video, runs Netflix, Hulu, Angry Birds, along with all the basic functions, Monthly 100 Megs of 3G data, and regular software and hardware upgrade service(never be obsolete!)

Source: Engadget

Update:

They have pulled the video for now, I will get it back up as soon as they do, in the mean time, thisismynext.com did a great comprehensive live blogging of the event complete with pictures:

http://live.thisismynext.com/Event/Google_IO_2011?Page=0

Some exciting things we may see tomorrow:

  1. Google Music Beta(cloud based music service, 50GB of storage for everyone!)
  2. Ice Cream Sandwich, The next iteration of Android OS
  3. Total refresh of Google TV with the addition of android Apps
  4. Commercial release for Chrome OS with partnerships almost certain to be strong with Samsung and Acer
  5. YouTube to start subscription based service for VOD services
  6. Honeycomb to get some major and exciting updates
  7. Nexus Honeycomb Tab, completely vanilla 10-inch tab sporting NFC chips possibly some other new tablet feature

Source: Gizmodo, me