This wasn’t expected to be posted, but hey, there’s pistons, a new mob, shears and more headed to Minecraft Beta 1.7. However, there are sounds planned for pistons in-game which are currently a work-in-progress, so they are not heard in the video above.
So who can’t wait for Minecraft Beta 1.7?
It’s the same system as Google Voice Search on Android Honeycomb tablets and Android smartphones, but now available for desktops (meaning all computers thatn use Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux). The Voice Search tool is available in 27 languages and dialects, and which purportedly covers around 5 billion people or two-thirds of the world’s voices. The feature will be released soon this week for Chrome users.
Instant Pages is another feature added to Google Chrome, which allows you to instantly load a web page faster than Chrome ever could on any web connection. It is in fact so fast, it’s mind-blowing (it really, really is). Instant Pages launches this week in Chrome Beta, and is available today in the dev version of Chrome. It also will launch on mobile devices in the coming weeks.
There’s also Google Images with Instant, which works just like the text variant. Also interesting is search with an image, which as stated, allows you to search images with an image, or with detailed text. This feature will be rolled out in the coming weeks. Via: Google
What’s the catch? Well, it only works on AT&T 3G bands and T-Mobile 2G, as well as some phone carriers overseas (unless some hacking is performed). The price for a black 16GB model? $649. Pricey for sure, but if you have the extra dough lying around, it’s worth it if you don’t want to jailbreak your shiny new iPhone 4, which sooner or later this year, will get succeeded by new iPhone hardware of some sort. Just saying. Via: Apple Store[Thanks, Artsy Editor for letting us write this post on your new app!]
It’s the Toshiba Thrive (I’m going to stop with these happy intros in posts, just you wait)! Containing a vibrant and happy (so it seems) 10-inch touchscreen with 1280×800 resolution, NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor at 1GHz, dual cameras (5 megapixel on the back, 2 megapixel up front), a gig (that being 1GB) of RAM and a 23WHr battery, but it also brings a nice port selection, like full-size HDMI, USB 2.0 and SD card slots. Also included is the removable battery (pretty cool huh?) and the back which can be swapped for different colored ones for about $20 each. Pre-ordering the Thrive will cost you $430 for the 8GB model, followed by the 16GB unit priced at $480 and the 32GB model at a more expensive $580. Toshiba plans for the Thrive to start shipping in July at the earliest. Via: Toshiba