Missed the $99 HP TouchPad ? It’s going to make a comeback

HP has announced that it’s ill fated HP TouchPad  will make a comeback, just in time for the holidays. The assembly lines will start producing the tablet once again for the last time and the tablet will still be sold for $100 price tag. A $100 is a huge bargain for the consumers to pay…

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Steve Jobs – 1997 WWDC conference video

In the following more than one hour long video, Steve Jobs takes question and answers from developers after returning to Apple. In 1996, Apple acquired Steve Jobs’ company NeXT and the NeXTStep operating system became the base for Mac OS X. In light of Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple the video seems a bit…

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Google Plus – Killing itself with ‘real name’ policy

A writer with an unusual name, Violet Blue (yes, it is the real, legal name) almost got booted from her Google account all because Google thought the name was not ‘real’. Blue has written a long story explaining how "Google Plus has the user experience problems of a startup and its risks come with the…

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11,000 iPads for United Airlines Pilots Flight Bags

United Airlines has announced that it is converting flight decks to paperless by deploying 11,000 iPads to all the United and Continental pilots. The electronic flight bags (EFB) replaces all the paper flight manuals. With this paperless move, United has become the first major airline network to transition to paperless aeronautical navigational charts through an…

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End of Intel processers in Mac computers ?

Rumors are circulating about Apple dropping Intel chips (Apple replaced PowerPC chips for Intel chips in 2006) to use it’s own ARM based chips in Mac lines of computers. Intel started manufacturing its own microprocessor after it acquire PA Semi in 2008. Apple’s most popular products, iPhone and iPad, are powered by it’s latest A5…

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German state doesn’t like the Facebook Like

Schleswig-Holstein, one of the German State has ordered all the sites of the state to remove Facebook’s "like" button. The sites that don’t comply with the order could be fined up to 50,000 euros. When an analysis by the office of data protection commissioner showed that Facebook builds profiles of all those who click "like"…

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The last of HP TouchPad WebOS – the iPad victim

Hewlett-Packard Co. on August 18 has said that it will discontinue its tablet computer, HP TouchPad, and other smartphone products based on WebOS operating system. The TouchPad was announced in February and released last month, never took off and was unable to compete with Apple’s iPad.  Apple launched the iPad in April, 2010 to redefine…

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Firefox 6.0 Available for Download

Following it’s rapid release schedule, Mozilla has released Firefox 6.0 on August 16, 2011. The browser is available for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Some of the notable features of the new version are: The address bar now highlights the domain of the website you’re visiting Streamlined the look of the site identity block Added…

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