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Technology Round-Up (07/10/10)

Posted by - 08:51 PM on 07/10/10
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08:52 PM on 07/10/10
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Thanks to Chad and Melissa for putting together this round-up.

Technology Round-Up Poll

CIO speculates that Apple might recall the iPhone 4's to fix their reception issues. Do you think Apple will do so? [Poll]

Apple

The next iPod Touch will most likely have a 5-mp camera and feature FaceTime.

Apple and AT&T are working to make FaceTime chat possible for deaf people.

The slow iPhone 4 upload speeds are due to a software glitch.

iPhones can now place 3G video calls using Fring.

Geohot has rooted the iPhone 4 but has not announced a release date.

400 iTunes accounts were compromised last week. It appears that more fraudulent apps are popping as well.

Apple TV owners may be able to rent TV shows for 99 cents.

Apple may incorporate a 3-cm by 3-cm touchscreen into an upcoming device.

Internet

Firefox 4 Beta is now available for download. If you're unsatisfied with the tab bar, learn to slim it down even more.

It looks like Facebook is losing some of its core demographics.

Germany wants to sue Facebook for supposedly storing private information without asking permission to do so.

Facebook will no longer offer gifts, but you'll still be able to use your Facebook credits.

YouTube now supports 4K videos.

As if the world isn't lazy enough, YouTube announces Leanback, a Google TV interface that plays videos based on user preferences on a continuous loop.

The House has voted to block all pornographic websites from Government computers.

Australia was thinking about putting a filter on all its internet networks, but has decided to delay it for a year.

The Best Buy employee who put out the hilarous iPhone 4 vs. EVO 4G video has been allowed to keep his job.

Google

Use these helpful Google Search tips to maximize your results and find what you're looking for faster. The search engine has also altered the way to get a definition.

Gmail now allows email signatures to include links and images.

Street View cars are back on the road, this time not collecting any WiFi data.

Google's license in China has been renewed.

Electronics

Sony has cut the price of its e-readers.

The Kindle DX is now available.

This waterproof powerstrip seems a little risky...

Best Buy is going to start offering its own wireless broadband service.

To continue the laziness streak, try these self-lacing shoes.

This new Panasonic fax machine combines a touch screen with a stylus to let users write their message and save paper.

Ever get annoyed with having to lock up your bike? Try this bike that can tie itself to lampposts and trees.

This wine vending machine in Pennsylvania helps residents work around their strict liquor laws.

Telescopic eye implants can help blind people learn to see.

Mobile

One woman received a Sprint EVO 4G that came pre-loaded with porn.

HTC claims that the EVO 4G cannot output videos at rates higher than 30 fps.

The white HTC EVO 4G is now available at Best Buy.

T-Mobile's upcoming phone line-up for the rest of 2010 has leaked.

A 21-mbps smartphone is coming to T-Mobile in September.

Android 2.2 and iOS 4 battle it out in this video. The latest reports indicate that Android's javascript performance is far superior to iOS 4.

The first Windows Phone 7 series phone might come out in November from HTC.

Check out leaked pictures of the Motorola WX445.

Engadget has reviewed the Sony Xperia X10 Mini and Mini Pro.

The Sony Xperia X10 has now been rooted.

Developers have gotten Android 2.2 working on the HTC Desire.

Computer

The fastest video card on the planet costs $1,200 and weighs nearly five pounds.

The Nvidia GTX 280 will feature 3D SLI.

HP is now selling the 11.6" Pavilion dm1 netbook.

Tips/Tricks

Install Flash 10.1 on your jailbroken iPad.

good and bad about connecting to Starbucks' WiFi.

iPhone users interested in Android should check out this guide to switching.

Firefox 4 beta users who are tired of extension incompatibility can learn how to turn compatibility check off.

Chrome users can easily break off tabs and control them with the Tab Manager extension.

Send data from Chrome to Android easily with Chrome to Phone.

Google Voice customers should check out GVNotifier.

Delete locked files on Windows with Unlocker.

Lifehacker has a guide to setting up voice recognition

Mac users with iPhones will appreciate Phone Disk which mounts the devices as virtual disks.

Miscellaneous

NTP Incorporated, after successfully getting $612.5 million from a lawsuit against RIM, is suing Apple, Google, HTC, LG Electronics, Microsoft and Motorola.

Don't throw away this cardboard box, plant it!

For the geeky traveler, try this Carry-On Overcoat that will hold everything you need for a trip. And to help plan the perfect trip, use this checklist.

The proton might be smaller than scientists previously believed.

In the Netherlands, pollution-eating concrete will help clean up some of the greenhouses gases in the air.

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09:11 PM on 07/10/10
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The slow iPhone 4 upload speeds are diamond-laced iPhone 4 can be had for a mere $20,000.

The Best Buy employee who put out the hilarous iPhone 4 vs. EVO 4G video 3D version of Adobe Flash is on the way.

The U.S. House will vote to ban porn on government computers.
I think your contributors got some of their headlines mixed up. And the US House story is referenced twice.
09:15 PM on 07/10/10
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Also AT&T uverse may be dropping AMC, IFC, and WEtv due to contract issues.
09:27 PM on 07/10/10
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Why did I just have to buy a new iPod? Meh, I will probably get the one with camera if it is true.
09:29 PM on 07/10/10
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To continue the laziness streak, try these self-lacing shoes.

Just goes to show that Back to the Future was right. We're only a few years away from Mattel releasing their own line of hover-boards.
09:55 PM on 07/10/10
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I think your contributors got some of their headlines mixed up. And the US House story is referenced twice.
Yeah, they screwed up some of the tags. If you look at the URLs for those links, you'll see the rest of the headlines have been gobbled up. Should be an easy fix for the OP.
10:25 PM on 07/10/10
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I feel like a recall of the iPhone 4 would be a terrible terrible decision.
10:49 PM on 07/10/10
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"Slow iPhone 4 speeds..." sentence doesn't make sense.

And I highly, highly doubt there will be an iPhone 4 recall.
11:23 PM on 07/10/10
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The proton might be smaller than scientists previously believed.
Maybe THAT'S why quantum physics doesn't make sense.
12:24 AM on 07/11/10
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I think your contributors got some of their headlines mixed up. And the US House story is referenced twice.

Yeah, they screwed up some of the tags. If you look at the URLs for those links, you'll see the rest of the headlines have been gobbled up. Should be an easy fix for the OP.

sorry that's totally my fault! i put the round up together for the first time and didn't really know what i was doing....
12:31 AM on 07/11/10
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sorry that's totally my fault! i put the round up together for the first time and didn't really know what i was doing....
No worries -- a few technical issues aside, it's a great round-up. Thanks for providing it.
01:07 AM on 07/11/10
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chad, king of everything tech <3
02:18 AM on 07/11/10
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Figures, a phone pre-loaded with porn and a woman gets it.
05:18 AM on 07/11/10
Christian Otte
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Gotta love this column - keep up the good work!

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