The Facebook Acquisition Of Instagram Is Complete

There’s nothing left to it. Mark Zuckerberg’s world domination of social networks and sharing is continuing to bring boots on the ground. On Thursday, Facebook completed the official acquisition of famous retro-style photo sharing service Instagram. Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s VP of engineering, said that, “Instagram will continue to serve its community, and we will help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure.” And with the official comment of the day complete, here are the usual source links.

Via: Facebook, Instagram 

Contour +2 Action Camera Will Launch For $399, Does HD Video And Live Streaming

For only $399, an action camera that can shoot up to 120fps at 480p and at full 1920 x 1080 HD at normal 24-30fps, with the option for live streaming and GPS is an awesome package. The included waterproof case is rated to a depth of 60 meters, with a 4GB microSD card and a mini HDMI cable for live streaming. Other improvements to the Contour +2 Action Camera include an external mic port and improved video from the 270-degree rotating lens. Also, there’s no power button; just slide the button and recording starts.

Best of all? You can use Bluetooth to see a live video feed from the +2, so you can edit your recording from your smartphone on the fly, run, or ride. That’s good stuff.

Via: Contour

Here’s A Shout Out To LaptopMemo’s Web Designer…

Recently, LaptopMemo has been looking really good. And that’s because of our fun collaboration with teen developer Dustin Snider. He pulled some strings for us and got an amazing design set up, and has put LaptopMemo not only on the vanguard of great website design, but put us in such a state where we can even consider a website reseller so I can expand and do other things in the technology industry. It’s a win-win.

And with that, enjoy your usual LaptopMemo programming.

The Kindle Fire HD Gets Announced, And It’s Here To Compete

Want more tablets this holiday season? Amazon has that in check: the Kindle Fire HD has been announced, in three new intuitive versions. The first Kindle Fire HD, priced at $200 is an upgraded version of last year’s 7-incher, with a new design, 1280×800 HD display, Dolby audio with stereo speakers, dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi, a dual-core processor, 16GB of storage, and an upgraded software environment and interface. Moving up the line at $299, you’ll find a new, larger 8.9-inch version, including the same features as before, but with a 1920×1200 screen, and at the highest end of the spectrum there’s a $500 version of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD, with 64GB of storage and 4G LTE networking.

That’s all just fantastic. Nice work, Amazon. Now the consumers will have the last say coming this holiday season.

Via: Amazon

ICS now on 20% of Android devices, Jelly Bean on only 1.2%

Android has been getting up-to-date lately, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is no exception. Now in 1 of 5 Android devices, at precisely 20.8%, it has seen a rise at the deficit of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which is now at 57.2% share.The latest version of Android however, 4.1 Jelly Bean, is only on 1.2% of the entire ecosystem.

You do the arithmetic. Google, carriers, and the major phone manufactures have work to do.

Via: Android Ecosystem

Motorola DROID RAZR M: Still Competitive With The HD DROIDs

While it may not have an HD screen, and instead goes for the smaller 960×540 qHD format, the DROID RAZR M is the least expensive of all three new DROID RAZRs, and has a thicker profile, but still the same top-notch specs of its brothers. Dual-core processors, 4G LTE, and long battery are all present here in the DROID RAZR M. Another difference to this particular mobile computer is that it will be available for pre-order starting today at $99.

In our short hands-on time with the M (much like the other RAZR phones), we found it to be of amazing build quality, fast network, and cool to touch. It’s a great new start for Motorola. PR after the break.

Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx HD: Even More Battery Than A Normal RAZR

If Motorola had reason to boost the DROID RAZR HD’s battery life, then it was only for kicks. And it’s come to life as the DROID RAZR Maxx HD. Tons of extra battery life, a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a dual-core processor, 4G LTE network, and 21 hours of talk time. All of the previous features, like mobile hotspot, Kevlar, an edge-to-edge screen design are present on the Maxx HD, and will debut later this year with the normal RAZR HD, later this holiday season.

Press release after the break.

Motorola DROID RAZR HD: 4.7-inch Display, LTE, Coming Later This Year

Motorola’s new leading smartphone is the DROID RAZR HD, with a 4.7-inch edge-to-edge display, with a higher-resolution with higher contrast. Inside is a dual-core processor with 4G LTE, on Android 4.0 (Jelly Bean update later in the year), along with Chrome built-in. There’s also 16 hours of talk-time, in a device that is only 8.4mm thin, and mobile hotspot capability, with the user toying away at the blazing Verizon LTE data speeds.

Expect the DROID RAZR HD to debut in Q4 of 2012. Motorola’s extra long press release is available after the cut.