Tech News Today 72
Recorded: September 10, 2010
Published: September 10, 2010
Tech News Today 72: At Home With My Knives
Safer Facebook Places, wavelength envy, and EULA madness.
- Tom Merritt ( )
- Sarah Lane ( )
- Erik Lanigan ( )
- Mark Turpin
- Intel has announced that Paul Otellini will demo his company's next-gen CPU/GPU chip, codenamed Sandy Bridge next week at IDF, while AMD has immediately replied with plans to put its own Zacate competitor up on display -- at the same time, in the same city. Both chips combine the CPU and GPU on one slice of silicon.
- By a narrow margin, Web surfers spent more minutes visiting Facebook than using Google, YouTube, and Gmail combined during August, according to new research.
- Americans who use electronic media to engage with art are three times more likely to go to a gallery, theater or concert than those who never go online, a survey suggests.
- Apple's free case offer for iPhone 4 owners ends September 30 and Apple says they won't continue it. In a post on the Apple Web Site Apple explains that the iPhone antenna attenuation problem is even smaller than they originally thought. If you buy an iPhone after September 30, you can still get a free bumper, but you'll need to call Apple Care.
- Not a huge suprise, but Adobe announced Friday that it would resume development on Flash for iPhone. The packager that recompiles Flash as native iOS code is part of Flash Professional CS5.
- Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas are on their way to the Mac later this year, according to Rockstar Games. The information was part of a post on the gamemaker's Facebook page.
- Boutique book publisher and geek James Bridle has printed the 12,000 edits made to the controversial Wikipedia entry for Iraq War between December 2004 to November 2009 as a 7,000 page, 12 volume set of books. We're not sure if you could order the set but you could certainly make your own.
- A Google Voice app is apparently headed back to the iPhone. Apple has told a third-party developer that his GV Mobile app will be approved when resubmitted. GV Mobile connects an iPhone user to Google Voice for cheap calls and text messaging, and sold well for the months it was listed in the iTunes store. But when an official application from Google got rejected by Apple, GV Mobile was thrown out too. It has been available on Cydia for jailbroken iPhones ever since.
Kickers and Weird Science
- Starting on September 12, the Nintendo DSi will retail for $149.99, down from its current $169.99 price tag. Nintendo is also reducing the price of its DSi XL from $189.99 to $169.99 on the same day. The Nintendo DS Lite's price will remain at $129.99.
- Anonymous explains 4G reception problems
"Hi TNT crew,
Yesterday and the day before, you had comments on the practicality of a voice activated remote control. I had one for many years but had to give it up because I couldn't program the new digital remote control codes/tv's. It allowed me to program macros so I could turn on the home theater, vcr, tv [and switch to channel 3] just by saying ""play movie"". I never had a false channel change or any other action on the remote due to tv/fm audio.
Bill Brinkley Widget1 in chat"
"Just a thought...
Could iTunes 10 be a placeholder or transitional release. When iLife 11 and iWork 11 are released for 2011 as many expect, will we see a radically redesigned iTunes 11? Perhaps the strange UI choices are introducing a new look that is coming. Going even further, could we see Mac OSXI instead of 10.7? That would create a nice piece of symmetry with all the version 11 software in 2011. - Matthew"
- SB #3
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- Edited by: Erik
- Notes: Mediafly publish: 4:45
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