Carol Bartz Out As CEO Of Yahoo, CFO Will Be CEO In Interim

It is nothing new that Yahoo! has had quite a story to tell in regards to its corporate drama. Now, for another addition to the book is female CEO Carol Bartz, who has run the company for 30 months, and during that time, has made Yahoo! go into a downwards spiral in most cases, and even a laughing stock, (however their traffic ranks are still among the highest in the world). And from my point of view, it’s about time Bartz took got out of there and gave Yahoo! the opportunity to do something other than get Microsoft’s Bing as a buddy. As for Yahoo’s next CEO, that remains a question, but for the interim, their CFO will be taking charge. The scoop, picked up by AllThingsD, can be seen at the source link. Via: AllThingsD

Minecraft Beta 1.8 Official Trailer Released — Blue Spiders, Beef, XP Orbs And New Combat!

Is a release for Minecraft Beta 1.8 just around the corner? I think yes, as the first official trailer has been released, and as for its creators, Notch and his team at Mojang AB have been hinting a a release soon. Check out the video above, where a new spider is introduced to the game (read: a blue one), the new combat moves, XP orbs, new eating animations, and NPC villages that will spawn near your first spawn location just in case you need a quick place to stay.

T-Mobile’s HTC Amaze/HTC Ruby Is Quite A Show-Stopper In Leaked Pics

So what do we have here today? The HTC Amaze 4G/HTC Ruby, duh. What may be T-Mobile’s next flagship smartphone (which would be strange, considering how awesomesauce the Galaxy S II is) will contain a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 4.3″ qHD display (960×540), 16GB of storage, an 8MP camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. With specs like those, anyone could drop the Galaxy S II in a heartbeat, which is also probably why it isn’t released yet (the other answer being it is not ready for production). Furthermore, we may have a new version of Sense UI on the Amaze 4G — Android 2.3 with Sense 3.5. You can find more leaked pics at the source links.

Via: TC, DroidSans

Minecraft 1.8 To Include Pigs With Snouts And Maybe Vines?

In another round of photos published by Notch, creator of Minecraft and his sidekick of sorts, Jens, pigs will now have snouts as a result of a post on Reddit, and what may represent vines will be included as well. And yes, there still isn’t a confirmed release date for Minecraft Beta 1.8 unless yo listen to what Notch has said, which is “soon”. Pigs with snouts can be seen after the jump. Via: Notch (Pig Snouts), Jeb (Vines)

Samsung Unveils The Galaxy Note And The Galaxy Tab 7.7

One big, one small.  

The Galaxy Note is more like the PDAs of old times. As part of the specs sheet, Super AMOLED 5.3-inch 1280×800 pixel screen, 1.4GHz dual-core chipset, 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, a gigantic 2,500 mAh battery, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI layer, is 9.65mm thin, and finally a stylus for note taking and drawing, but fingers are supported as well. According to Samsung it will be available in the coming months, and supports both HSPA+ and LTE radios.

Next up is the Galaxy Tab 7.7. It is just 7.89mm thin, contains a Super AMOLED Plus 1280×800 resolution screen that measures 7.7-inches, a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, up to 64GB of storage, ANdroid 32 Honeycomb with Touchwiz for tablets, a 3-megapixel autofocus camera, and a 5,100mAh battery that purportedly can last a full 10 hours of video playback. Both devices should launch in the coming months, permitting Samsung is allowed for their sale. Press releases after the cut.