Firefox 13 Beta Now No Longer Opens All Tabs At Restart

Remember those times where something strange happened, and then — boom? You had to re-launch Firefox, and all of your 20 tabs erupted into a volcano of tab terror. Well, no more. The new Firefox 13 beta (for those that still stick with the fox that Mozilla has created) disables this feature by default. There’s also speedier browsing in general, with plenty of changes on the developer side. Via: Mozilla, WebMonkey

Project Glass Seen And Used On Charlie Rose, With Google X Founder

On a recent (and always delightful) episode of Charlie Rose, features the founder of Google X Sebastian Thrun, who is the second person that has publicly used Project Glass. In the episode, he takes a photo of Mr. Rose using the camera found in the glasses, which can be seen above. The TV cameras, on the outside also were able to see the battery pack of the glasses. He takes the photo by tapping the glasses, then submits it to Google+ by nodding twice. Unbelievable? Yes. See the source link for the full video, and if interested in the glasses rather the majority of the discussion focusing on higher education and future projects, skip to the 30 second mark.

Via: Charlie RoseSebastian Thrun (Google+)

Twitter Updates Android And iOS Apps With New Search And Discover

Quickly, it can be said that Twitter has updated their official Twitter app for iOS and Android. The changes? Improvements to discover, search and notifications, allowing users to view “Activity” — described by the social network as a “stream of updates that shows which tweets are favorited or retweeted by the people you follow and which accounts those people follow or add to lists.” Very nice definition, indeed. It’s available as an update on both the App Store and Google Play Store for download right now. Your call, humans.

Via: Twitter

This Is Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad Chip For The Next Galaxy Phone

Ahead of the announcement of the entire Galaxy S3, it seems as if Samsung thinks it’s a good idea to talk about their new processor. It is based off of the ARM Cortex A9, Samsung’s new chip—which and is called Exynos 4 Quad — each and every one will feature four cores all running at 1.4 GHz. In terms of its building process it, unlike the older Exynos 4 Dual, uses 32 nanometer technology instead of the older 45 nanometer tech.

But was does any of this mean? For starters, it is capable of full 30fps 1080p video playback and recording, will feature an interface for HDMI 1.4 and also come with some embedded image signal processing capabilities while also being 20 per cent more energy efficient than its predecessor.

Via: Samsung

Oracle vs. Google: Trial Reveals The Very First Google Phone Design

This is very intriguing. The Oracle vs. Google Java/Android battle has had the very first Google phone design revealed — and boy it was ugly, but interesting in the time it was created, which was 5 years ago. The phone was to have a 200MHz chip, 64MB of RAM and ROM, a miniSD card, 2-megapixel camera with a dedicated shutter button and a non-touch-enabled QVGA display. Good specs in those days, but a far cry from the Android of today. Via: The Verge

Steam Is Indeed Coming To Linux

At least according to Michael Larabel of Phoronix. He was flown out to Valve headquarters yesterday, and when replying to a tweet he confirmed the existence of a thing such as Steam for Linux, even promising to post screenshots, but hasn’t as of this writing. Some more details also were revealed in the NeoGAF gaming forums, where it is purportedly stated that Larabel even run Linux binaries of Steam at the company’s headquarters. Exciting and intriguing, for sure. Via: NeoGAF, Twitter