Flipboard For Android (In Beta) Now Available As APK File

After being unveiled on the Samsung Galaxy S III, the amazing Flipboard for Android will now make its beta debut as a legit APK app file via the company’s own severs. While it may not be on the Google Play market just quite yet, this is a step in the right direction. You can download the Flipboard app for Android at the source link, then sideload it your phone or tablet. For those of you who are in the dark as to what sort of an app Flipboard is, it converts social feeds and websites into a beautiful, smooth magazine format with great animations. Via: Flipboard for Android (APK Download)

Google And Samsung Bust Out New Chromebook And Chromebox

Sporting the recently-released Chrome OS 19, the shiniest and so far best iteration of the operating system by Google so far. The newest hardware that will run it is produced by Samsung. First off, the Series 5 550, is a laptop with a 12.1-inch display, an Intel Core processor (what model, Samsung?), 4GB of RAM, an HD Camera, two USB 2.0 ports and 6 hours of continuous battery life (purportedly).

Now, the Chromebox resembles Apple’s Mac mini (being that it is very small and a square of sorts), but adds four additional USB 2.0 ports. Both Chrome computers are equipped with built-in dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Gigbit ethernet; the Chromebook has a 3G connectivity option. As for pricing, the Series 5 550 starts at $449 and the Chromebox can be purchased for $329 — starting today.

Via: Google Blog

Xbox 360 250GB Racing Bundle With Forza 4 And A Wheel Is Rather Sufficient

So, this is just a quick news byte. For $299 you would be purchasing yourself a 250GB Xbox 360 Racing Bundle, consisting of the console itself, Forza Motorsport 4 to build your racing skills to a higher degree and a Wireless Speed Wheel to top it all off. Who’s excited?

Well, at least it comes out in mid-June. Not into it? Alright, moving on. Via: Major Nelson

Apple Books June 11th For Its Next Keynote Event

Just in time for the almost repetitive announcement of new hardware in the month of June, every year, Apple has booked a keynote on June 11th at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. Reason? No one in the press or public truly knows, but all possible evidence points towards new Macs, iPods, or the next iPhone. Whatever it might be, the 11th of next month is not too far off. Via: GadgetBox/MSNBC

Nokia Shows Off A Lumia 900 — Batman Edition

Very simple idea from Nokia: take everything people love and hate about the Lumia 900 (more love than hate, I might add), coat the polycarbonate body in all black, and slap a laser-etched Batman logo on the back. This special edition will be produced in limited quantities, for the UK, Germany, France and a couple of the other European destinations in in the coming weeks or months. Via: Nokia (Facebook)

This Week On LaptopMemo: Reviews, Project Glass, Cloning, And Skyrim

This week in technology news coverage was pretty awesome. It is time to list everything in the most orderly fashion as possible. You know, like this:

  1. A feature on human cloning.
  2. Skyrim Gets Horseback Combat
  3. Pentax releases the K-30, successor to awesome K-x and K-r DSLRs. 
  4. I review a USB 3.0 thumbdrive.
  5. Then I review a ScotteVest Transformer Jacket.
  6. And finally I reviewed the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch from Samsung.
  7. Project Glass gets its first video and gallery — for its own camera.
  8. Oh, and Windows 8 boots “too quickly”.

That was really, really good. And now, it’s time to see what the upcoming month — June — will bring to this site, and this world of technology in general.

Feature: What Human Cloning Should Be Like In The Future

In the distant future, when humanity has evolved the sciences to a degree where human cloning is possible, its benefits are nearly endless as they are destructive. In fact, human cloning should be allowed, and regulated, despite federal regulation having loopholes. This is exactly why not only human cloning should be allowed for its benefits, but for how it would work. But with all of these contradictions, it would be best to understand the entire idea, by jumping after the break.