This could actually be the HTC Evo One on Sprint with LTE

Well, hello there, HTC Evo One! If tech site Pocketnow is to be trusted, this is the HTC Evo One, Sprint’s HTC One series smartphone, complete with Android 4.0, the latest version of the Sense user interface, LTE (Long-Term Evolution) data, dual-core Snapdragon processor, 8MP camera, as well as a 4.7-inch 720p HD display. The world will know for sure, come the Sprint/HTC press event this Wednesday.

Via: Pocketnow

A Phone Could Soon Charge Itself In Your Pocket, Thanks To Military Tech

This is a very early concept for a yarn that conducts electricity from a battery back, to anywhere in a person’s clothing. Developed by Intelligent Textiles for the British Army, the fabric can transport data or power from the solider’s clothes, backpack, and even helmet to gear that needs to be charged. Despite how glorious this sounds, it still needs to be weather-proofed and then it only becomes a mere prototype.

However, that’s not the real issue here. The technology officially exists, meaning that it may find itself in the home of civilians. You could charge anything, seamlessly, without the needs of cables, sockets, and chargers. This is also a massive blow to inductive charging, because still, to this day, it is cumbersome in its own way to use.

Of course, the battery in the clothing would itself need to be charged, but that still is far from — lack of a better word — annoying. These are the types of  computer and scientific innovations I’d like to feature more often here, but to do that, there’s needs to be more ingenuity and innovation. And it will happen. Via: BBC

Microsoft debuts a Chrome Xbox 360 controller, for those of you who enjoy shiny things

This is a special edition wireless controller by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 game console. Gasp! It’s in a shiny chrome finish. *Faints*.

Yeah, it’s not that special, but each one comes in red, blue, and silver finishes/colors available in “mid-May” for $54.99 apiece and the purported “transforming” D-pad — all very nice things for a very shiny Xbox 360 controller. Via: Major Nelson

This Week On LaptopMemo: This Week’s News Was Like April Fool’s

Left: An April Fool’s Day related photograph.

Not so much occurred this week in the tech world. Not what it would be usually. Nonetheless, there’s the Lumia 900 price and release date, the post-patch changes to Battlefield 3, the hidden blade is confirmed in Assassin’s Creed III, a new Flash Player version, Google’s Chrome 18, we review a Portal 2 hoodie, and a left-handed gaming mouse (the famous Naga MMO) is confirmed from Razer, by their CEO.

So there goes the week in tech. Meh.

Next week, please.

Google Maps 8-Bit For NES Is Quite The April Fools Joke

Nice one, Google. Since the big G is always in the April Fools spirit (come April, of course), it was time to debut Google Maps 8-bit for the NES. While you’ll have a laugh watching the official video after the break, you’ll find it rather ironic that there is actually a functional version of the 8-bit Google Maps seen in the video itself. The things you can do with power and ingenuity.

Via: 8-Bit Google Maps

Razer Keeps Its Promise: Left-Handed Naga MMO Mouse In 2013

Not too long ago, Razer announced a challenge to the PC gaming community: a Naga MMO 17-button gaming mouse, for left-handed users, but only if the post reached 11,000 likes. Well, less than a week later, it has reached the required amount of likes and beyond. “It’ll take at least till next year, but it will be done,” said the CEO of Razer on his Facebook page. Thankfully, you can still buy the left-handed DeathAdder mouse for the meantime, before the left-handed Naga MMO mouse launches in 2013.

Via: Min-Liang Tan (Facebook)

Duh: The ‘Total War’ Creative Assembly Says Current-Gen Consoles Can’t Handle The Games

In a rather obvious comment, Creative Assembly’s studio director Mike Simpson told Eurogamer that the current-gen home consoles (namely Xbox 360 and PS3) “just can’t cope” with the hardware requirements of the real-time war strategy series, Total War. This of course from a technical standpoint makes complete sense: the PS3 has a petty 256MB of RAM and the Xbox 360 a meager 512MB of RAM; most PCs struggle with Shogun 2 or Fall of The Samurai with several gigabytes of RAM. It is essential for console manufactures to step up their game once their next-generation consoles debut, as the current hardware is aging at an increasingly alarming rate.

Via: Eurogamer

Tweetdeck Is Down After Bug Opens Other User’s Accounts

This goes into a major list of bizarre bugs that the tech industry has ever seen in software. Within the hour (as of time of this writing), Tweetdeck has been taken offline due to a report originating from Australia detailed how a single user could access hundreds of other user’s account from the start of the “New Tweet” page, obviously a severe bug in the app. Via: TechCrunch, Official Tweet

TweetDeck is now back online.

As soon as we learned about the issue today, we took TweetDeck down to diagnose the situation. We discovered a bug that caused a very small number of TweetDeck users to have access to other TweetDeck users’ accounts. (The accounts that could be accessed were random; it was not possible to select specific accounts and access them.)

No one’s password was compromised, and we aren’t aware of any instances where this access was used maliciously. As a precaution, we removed account credentials associated with affected TweetDeck users; they will need to log in to authorize the TweetDeck application to access their accounts.