Apple Confirms iCloud, iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion, And Steve Jobs At The Grand WWDC 2011

It’s going to be crazy and amazing. In a short press release, seen below, Apple confirmed iCloud as their “upcoming cloud services offering”. Also mentioned is iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion, the latter being the only software that has been demoed to the press and played with by developers. Also is the appearance of Steve Jobs, perhaps meaning that his health is in a better state. Who can’t wait for the World Wide Developers Conference 2011? This guy. And I’ll be covering everything that comes out of there on the morning of Monday, June 6th. Should be interesting.

LG Has Raised The Price Of Its G2X Because Of Inventory Constraints?!

T-Mobile may have just done the unthinkable (or at least to me) — changing the price of the LG G2X to $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, which is $50 more than the previous price of $200 due to “inventory constraints”. Now hopefully the price will be reversed right back to its original pricing after the inventory issue is resolved, but T-Mobile hasn’t mentioned anything about that. Via: TmoNews

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Is Now At BestBuy’s Site With “Coming Soon” On It

This is just a short news quip: The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now at BestBuy’s site with a “Coming Soon” label on it. That is all, really.

Besides the fact that BestBuy will obviously be selling the new Tab, they listed those sweet specs: 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 10.1″ widescreen (1280 x 800) display, a 2MP front-facing camera; 3MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, Android Honeycomb 3.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0, has a 7,000 mAh battery,  is .34″ thin and weighs 1.25lbs, and will come in either metallic grey or pure white in 16GB or 32GB memory sizes.

Via: BestBuy

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Will Get Android 3.1 Update, Starting Tomorrow

About time. The all too hard-to-find ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is getting the much-needed Android Honeycomb update to make one of the best tablets out there even better. Keep in mind Android 3.1 will add resizeable widgets, better multitasking, UI improvements, bug fixes, more speed, and Movies (with rental options) via the Android Market, all rolling out to Eee Pad Transformer users starting tomorrow.

Via: ASUS’ Facebook page

ASUS’ Padfone, Eee Pad MeMO 3D, Eee PC X101, And UX Series All Announced At Computex 2011!

Hey, shiny new gadgets! Oh, hey reader! You may have heard (or may have not) that ASUS planned on announcing several new gadgets at this year’s Computex event in Taiwan. Which is completely true: ASUS debuted a tablet which is powered by a 4.3-inch smartphone, which ASUS dubs the Padfone, a MeeGo-based Eee PC, a 3D MeMO tablet with an IPS screen, and finally some really thin laptops. See past the jump for what ASUS is planning on releasing this year.

NVIDIA Gives Glimpse of Kal-El Quad-Core Processor Tablet Gaming

NVIDIA has just blasted the press release to my inbox and I am totally stunned. The upcoming quad-core processor by NVIDIA destined for tablets, Kal-El being the codename, is fully capable of dynamic lighting, real-time physics in a game, and when near release, will be 20-30% faster than what is seen in the video above. The technology will be showed off at Computex for all to see in all of its glorious awesomeness. Moreover, the Kal-El processor gaming demo seen above is running on none other than Android Honeycomb (HComb for short?) with a 1280×800 resolution. Also, the four cores powering this monster also ensures the operating system itself will be clearly faster than NVIDIA’s current crop of Tegra 2 tablets, which already are great mobile CPUs.

[Thanks, Meza!]


NVIDIA Releases The New GTX 560M GPU For Pwntastic Gaming Laptops

It’s that time of year again: time for NVIDIA to release a brand-new gaming mobile GPU (graphics processing unit, for you n00bs) that adds 192 CUDA cores (clocked at 1550MHz) with up to 3GB of GDDR5 memory (now clocked at 1250MHz, on a 192-bit bus), meaning that the latest games should run at playable framerates on a 1080p screen, with maximum detail (no antialiasing) on DX11 and a quad-core Sandy Bridge processor with tons of DDR3 RAM. Keep in mind every GTX 560M is compatible with Optimus, so when that massive graphics power isn’t needed for say, reading this post, then you can get a purported 5 hours of battery life.

NVIDIA is also stating that partners like ASUS (their unreleased ASUS G74Sx is above) , MSI, Alienware, Toshiba and Clevo will all produce at least one lappy with the new GTX 560M graphics card, while the also refreshed GeForce GT 520MX heightens all the clock speeds of the original GT 520M, which is technically a mid-range (of sorts) discrete GPU.

Via: NVIDIA Official Blog, GTX 560M