This isn’t major news, but perhaps it’s a case of “more than meets the eye”. Twitter Trends, which allows you to see current trends in cities, countries, or specific areas has been expanded with 70 more locations, bringing the whole tally to more than 100. In order to change the local Trends that you see, just go to the Twitter website and look for Trends > the sidebar > click “change> and then you’re done. Via: Twitter Blog
This is — nuts? For a $25 discount, you will soon be able to purchase a Kindle 3 (WiFi-only version) with ads served by Visa, Olay and Buick, among others coming in the future. When the the e-reader is idle, a screensaver from one of the companies aforementioned would appear, or an advertisement bar at the bottom of the homescreen (no ads while reading, however). According to Amazon’s own Kindle director, Jay Marine, seems to think that “customers are going to love it.” Oh, really?
First of all, let’s hope this is not a trend. Secondly, only $25? $114 is still a lot to be asking for ads. So technically, you’d be paying for ads. Weird, eh? It releases May 3rd; pre-orders begin today.
Intel is ready for a new chip war, this time in the tablet space, going up against well-placed competitors like Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Samsung, Nvidia and AMD. To kick things off, the Z670 Atom Oaktrail processor is clocked at 1.5GHz, supports 1080p video with aid of Intel’s GMA 600 integrated graphics, low power consumption while allowing for thinner bodies and lighter designs. Best of all, Intel mentions that over the course of 2011, 35 new tablets from Fujitsu, Lenovo, Razer (!) and Viliv will debut. Sounds good.
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Do you like it? It’s a lot like the green that LaptopMemo uses for its branding, that’s for sure. Otherwise, it looks poorly drawn. Or maybe that has to do with a friendlier feel for consumers? Via: Financial Times
Samsung’s flagship Android device, the Galaxy S II, just got a big upgrade for those in the United Kingdom when the Galaxy S II launches on May 1st — a 1.2GHz processor. The usual 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 21Mbps HSPA+ radios, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording, front-facing camera and Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Touchwiz 4.0 are the rest of the specs included. According to Samsung, Galaxy S II will “be available in the UK across all major networks and retailers”, for an as-of-yet unknown price.
This is genius. As a few Minecraft fans may not know, Markus ‘Notch’ Persson typically has chats on the Reddit forums dedicated to Minecraft. In this particular scenario he outed some of the rough sales numbers, seen above. It’s an amazing success, of which I have contributed to with purchasing a copy of the game for myself. Keep up the great work Notch, and continue to further refine Minecraft in every beta update that follows. Via: Reddit, SlashGear
It’s the Droid Incredible 2 with Verizon branding and the famous “red eye”, folks, full of the looks from its European counterpart, but with the Verizon branding that makes it a full-fledged Droid, as seen in what seems to be an official press shot seen above, which was leaked by the sources of PocketNow. However, the HTC Pyramid/Sensation seems so much cooler at the moment.
Need I say or report more? The G2X, built by LG, is coming on the 20th, for $199.99 on a 2-year agreement.