So, I suggest you just hit play, and relax.
So, I suggest you just hit play, and relax.
Remember the days when you knew someone who had something that you didn’t, and you wanted that thing desperately? Now multiply that feeling of hatred, anguish, and disappointment times: 1 million. And what do you get? A few dozen gadget bloggers like Greg at MobileCrunch and Bettiol at BGR who won’t be one of the 5000 people getting a free EVO 4G. That’s yours truly, included. *insert epic sigh here*
Even Vic Gundotra, our new favorite nerd presenter of all time put it: “To everyone watching back home on Youtube.. I’m.. I’m sorry? Register early next year!”
It’s all official and all ready to go. The Android 2.2 FroYo demo which took tons of jabs at Apple, which were all met with applause, was mostly demoed on the Google Nexus One, proving that having the official Google Phone has its advantages, and lets you get the latest update first. Still no word on when FroYo will start to roll out, but this is developing, and you can read the list of new features below.
UPDATE 1: There’s the introductory video after the break!
While the world awaits the Android 2.2 FroYo launch at Google I/O, we’re already pondering “Gingerbread” to come after the frozen yogurt that Google is keeping the freezer for me to eat later. Yes, Gingerbread is coming at the perfect time, which is Q4 2010, and that’s Christmas time of course. Gingerbread’s first known feature will be full WebM open source video format support, which was only unveiled yesterday.
The Pentax K-x is an entry-level 12.4 megapixel DSLR camera targeted at — entry-level users. And that means dumbed-down controls, easy to navigate interface, easy mode switching, and a softy pricing scheme. But all of this doesn’t mean the K-x is limited to beginners: the K-x is a great DSLR camera. In fact it is anything but an “entry-level, easy to navigate interface, easy mode switching, and a softy pricing scheme” type of DSLR. Read on to see the review (and my thoughts), in detail.
UPDATE: And now Engadget’s is up, claiming that battery life is great. I think it’s time I ought to get a review unit from Sprint now, to see for myself.
Unfortunately, it was a given. The EVO 4G packs in a 4.3-inch multitouch screen, 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, an 8 megapixel camera with HD 720p video recording, and 4G WiMAX connectivity instead of usual the 3G. In Walt Mossberg’s recent review, he points out what almost everyone has guessed: it’s a wonderful device, coupled with Sense UI, but it lacks one thing: long battery life. Except, the same story goes round and round for the Droid Incredible and iPhone. Yes, we may all be used to short usage life on all of our best smartphones, but not having it is still a minus, no matter how great the entire phone is. Click on the source link for the full review.
Source: Wall Street Journal
It runs Android. Has Nvidia’s new Tegra 2 chip. A 9.7-inch screen. 1GB of RAM. And is unusually built by Foxconn. This is as pretty and even stronger than an iPad, except it squeezes a front-facing camera, and two USB ports. In a few short words, it’s the Android tablet you’ve always wanted for no particular reason, and excels at real gaming. More intel at good ‘ol Giz.
So recently, besides all of the official, clean, and professional tech news that has been swirling around for a full year on LaptopMemo (today marks our first anniversary), I have begun watching Bill “Yahtzee’s” Zero Punctuation video review/gaming column. The rest is pretty much history, and here’s his latest work.
Oh lookie! A new Call Of Duty game? And it’s called Call Of Duty: Black Ops. You’ll be a special ops guy behind enemy lines in Vietnam, shooting baddies from well — behind the lines.
At today’s Google I/O developer conference, the big GOOGLE announced the Chrome Web Store. This’ll be easy to explain: it’s an app store for your favorite web browser, Chrome (and the upcoming Chrome OS). You’ll be able to run rich apps in Flash, play games like Dark Room (which is a paid app and retails for $4.99), Plants vs. Zombies (yes!), Lego Star Wars, and the like. The app store debuts at an undisclosed time later this year, and will bring magazines as well as super-rich advertisements. As for sports fans, Sports Illustrated demoed its app complete with live scores, photos, videos, and extras.