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Technology Round-Up (11/28/10)

Posted by: Linda Ferreira (11/28/10)
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12:08 PM on 11/28/10
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Thanks to Chad for putting this together:

Technology Round-Up Poll

A man spent $335,000 on virtual property. What is the most money you have spent on something virtual (any money spent online for which you did not receive a physical product counts)?

Apple

The next iPad might be made of carbon fiber and feature a GSM/CDMA chip that will make it compatible with wireless networks around the world.

The entire Beatles catalog is now available on iTunes. Apple beat out Amazon and Google for exclusive rights.

More rumors are floating around that Apple will launch iTunes Live Streaming.

It appears that WiFi issues are delaying iOS 4.2.

Apple now requires customer support to look for actual water damage on iPhones rather than just looking at the water damage indicator.

iOS products now have better support for Google Docs, and the Hulu Plus monthly rate has dropped to $7.99/mo.

Apple has approved the official Google Voice app for iOS.

An auction of the first Apple computer, one of 200 ever made, is expected to sell for between $160,000 and $240,000.

Adobe is developing an optimized version of Flash for the Macbook Air.

Apple has plugged some security holes and fixed some bugs in Safari 5.0.3 and 4.1.3.


Mobile

A new study indicates that teens who text more than 120 times per day are more likely to have had sex or used drugs.

Police are being encouraged to text to save money.

Japan will feature a 75mbps cell phone connection by the end of the year.

Verizon will join the 4G-boasting and AT&T bashing party.

AT&T claims that 80% of its network has been upgraded to HSPA+.

T-Mobile now offers a $15/mo. data tethering plan.

All webOS Palm devices will get the webOS 2.0 update in "the coming months."

A new and improved Android market will arrive with Android 2.3.

LG and Motorola Motorola are working on dual-core Android phones.

Check out the Google Nexus S.

If anyone is looking for an Android 2.1 phone that can literally be submerged in water, check out the Motorola Defy.

See Gizmodo's hands-on with the Motorola Droid 2.

Steve Wozniak was misquoted as saying that Android will be the dominant smartphone platform. What he actually said was quite different.

Android users looking for a unique web browsing experience should look at the free NetFront Life Browser.

A "light" version of Angry Birds will be released for older Android phones.

If anyone purchased a Nokia N8 phone that won't turn on, the defect is (of course) covered by Nokia's warranty.

The Kin ONEm and TWOm are back for sale at Verizon.

Windows Phone 7 will allow third-party internet browsers, but they have to be based on the mobile IE browser.

Computer

The human brain has more connections than every computer on Earth combined.

Intel claims that a 1,000 core processor is possible.

A man who took his computer to be repaired was robbed of $20 million.

The RIAA is trying to put a nail in Lime Wire's coffin. Meanwhile, the RIAA also inadvertently published a list of convenient places to pirate music.

Microsoft Windows just celebrated its 25th birthday.

Microsoft has started pushing Microsoft Security Essentials on computers that don't have antivirus.

The Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 graphics card won Popular Science's Best of What's New Award. Speaking of Radeon cards, the latest Catalyst 10.11 drivers are out.

The Geforce GTX 580 and Radeon HD 5870 2GB battled it out at HardOCP.

The Razer Nostromo Gaming Keypad is a successor to the popular Nostromo n52te.

Tips/Tricks

Make your own trackpad out of a piece of paper. One of the coolest DIY tricks in a while.

Learn how to use the Rock Band 3 guitar to record music in GarageBand.

Watch synchronized YouTube videos with your friends using YouTube Social.

Check out a list of 12 places you didn't expect to have free WiFi.

Download music from shared iTunes libraries with Aethyr. Think of it as an updated version of myTunes/ourTunes.

AeroWeather lets you know the weather by adjusting the colors of your Windows Aero theme.

Process Explorer is a much-improved version of Task Manager.

Quickly wipe your Android phone's history with HistoryEraser.

Windows Phone 7 users can load music directly on the phone using a registry hack.

Fix the appearance of Windows fonts in Linux.

Fix your car body and headlight scratches using toothpaste.



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01:03 PM on 11/28/10
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Many thanks as always.... I always look forward to this
01:21 PM on 11/28/10
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my favorite of the round-ups.
01:25 PM on 11/28/10
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Jw.. Broke my Blackberry, should i get the new iphone or a droid? Any help would be awesome!
05:38 PM on 11/28/10
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Many thanks as always.... I always look forward to this
me too
07:27 AM on 11/29/10
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Really enjoy reading this. Thanks for putting this together.
06:45 PM on 11/29/10
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I love this.
05:57 PM on 12/01/10
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Thanks for the comments everyone!
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