Microsoft FLIGHT Simulator Is Back! This Time, As Flight 2010.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 10 was some of the most fun I’ve ever had playing games. Come on, what would be more fun than using a simulator that major airline pilots I knew trained with? It was like the real deal, even if it wasn’t real (but the physics of course would blow your socks off).

After the whole economic crisis of 2008 and onwards, Microsoft fired the entire team that made the series, thus ending it. Millions of fans where — let’s say bummed. Well, now Microsoft wants to make Microsoft Flight 2010, with a release date of sometimes this year.

Nook for iPhone, iPad, and PC are re-done and re-loaded to new versions

So Nook for PC has been brought to life again, while the iPhone and iPad versions also get new features. While the PC gets the least of the bunch, the iPhone and iPad app updates bring in tons of new goodies (themes, day / night content options, line spacing, font styles, preferred justification, previews, etc.), along with a load of other stuff not worth the extra writing time.


That means check out the source link below!!

Source: Barnes & Noble

Dell Streak unboxing!

So the Dell Streak arrived in the LaptopMemo office today, a week late.

At least it’s finally here, and so far I have this to say about it: it’ll struggle to find its place, much like Apple’s iPad, but it’s still a winner. So far the 1GHz Snapdragon never has given me a single pout, freeze, or whatever you’d want to call “lag”. The front-facing camera is VGA quality, but it’s still a front-facing camera (hey iPad!), the 5 megapixel on the back could’ve been better, and Android 1.6 doesn’t allow all the features of 2.2 (duh!), but there’s still great multitouch in the browser (it’s freaky fast), Google Maps Navigation, and the Android 1.6 version of Android Market.

The custom Dell UI is actually one of the few pleasant custom skins I’ve seen on Android, besides HTC’s Sense. Expect the review to come up later this week, complete with video and the full review.

For now, check out the unboxing pics, after the cut!

Samsung Galaxy Tab’s firmware reveals its specs, inch by inch

So the Sasmung Galaxy Tab, which number one is a tablet, number two, an enlarged version of the European Galaxy S. According to the leaked firmware, which has a build date of August 10, 2010 and build number P1000XJH3. The specs, sans the 800 x 480 resolution Super AMOLED display (for a tablet!?), is very impressive:

  • Screen resolution 480 x 800
  • Camera Max resolution 2048 x 1536
  • Camcorder Max resolution 2048 x 1536 (unconfirmed)
  • Front cam Max resolution 240 x 320
  • CPU Profile ARM11
  • CPU Core S5PC110
  • CPU speed 1.0 GHz
  • Flash
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • SyncML support
  • Swype
  • JavaScript 1.5
  • Bluetooth
  • Android 2.2

Me likey actually.

Via: SlashGear

HTC DROID Incredible getting FroYo ‘at the end of the month’, says my sources

While a lot of you may have heard of Mashable’s story regarding Android 2.2 frozen yogurt coming to the Droid Incredible on August 18th, I’ve recently spoken to a very experienced Verizon ninja who has yet to fail me, and says the it will begin rolling out “at the end of “the month. It will bring Flash 10.1 ,720p HD video recording, a boatload of other improvments, and of course, the gloating aspect where you can say “My Droid has Froyo! on it”.

[Thanks, Joe!]

Motorola DROID 2 First Impressions

So the Motorola DROID was the slab of rock that turned into a beautiful scuplture, forever stamping Android into the realm of successful smartphones, forever .This time, Motorola has challenged itself, and released the DROID 2. And honestly, it’s set on the right path:

  • The overall rounded body gives better contour and feel.
  • The speed offered by the new 1 GHz processor is easily recognizable.
  • The MOTOBLUR UI seen on the DROID X with Android 2.2 is very cool.
  • The slide-out QWERTY has the same feel as on the Droid 1 — except a trillion times more practical and better.
  • It still remains uber-geek, and uber-cool, even for those new to technology.

According to the Verizon rep (who is now an official ninja for LaptopMemo now) besides some VZW secrets I’ll share with all of you later this week, the DROID 2 has been selling. As he said “people are buying it a lot”. Of course that’s not including my favorite thing  — numbers, but he’s a Verizon ninja, so let’s take his word for it. Check out the gallery below for shots of the DROID 2!

Motorola DROID 2 Gallery

Editor’s note: I must say this: Drooooiiid.

Nikon D3100 specs will blow your brains out, then will take awesome pictures of it

So these are the Nikon D3100 DSLR specs? Holy jebus. See below, lads:

  • A 14 MP CMOS Sensor (nice!)
  • Live View
  • 3 inch Display
  • 100 – 12800 ISO (!)
  • 11-Point AF
  • Full HD Video (1920 x 1080)
  • A price  of 650 € (not bad)

D-did you see that ISO rating, and the megapixels this thing can produce.? Y-yes sir! I’ll take one — scratch that, two please! Nikon, stop damning us with secrets and leaks and just release the D3100 next week already!

Source: NikonRumors