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After a few weeks delay due to a security breach at the kernel.org website, Linus Torvalds has released Linux
kernel 3.1 update which brings with it a range of new features. The new
Linux version took around 3 months to develop and includes enhancements
that improve the speed or expand the capabilities of both the KVM and
Xen virtualisation systems.
Linux 3.1 adds support for the open
source OpenRISC CPU architecture, near-field communication (NFC),
dynamic writeback throttling, a new iSCSI implementation as well as
Nintendo’s Wii controller.
An overview of these and other advances in the kernel, and a look at
upcoming changes in Linux kernel 3.2, is available in an article on
The H Open:
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Nokia’s N9 smartphone
will only be available in some countries around the world after Nokia
announced that it would no longer be producing MeeGo based devices, and
it wont be available in the US, which is a shame as it could have been a
popular device from Nokia.
Later this week we will see Nokia’s first Windows Phone device, one of which is rumored to share a similar design to the Nokia N9, and now Nokia has released a video showing how the Nokia N9 is made.
We are hoping that Nokia’s new Windows Phone device, which will be announced tomorrow look as good as the Nokia N9.
has announced this week that it will soon be rolling out
Google+ integration for users of its Blogger service. When you log in to
Blogger in draft mode at the top a new message
is shown stating "Connect Blogger to Google+”. However Google says they
are now rolling the integration out to all regular Blogger user
interfaces within the next couple of weeks.
Once connected your Blogger posts will
automatically trigger Google+ posts, the new features will
also synchronise Blogger/Google+ comments. Their will also be a few
casualties in the process and the Friend Connect feature will be
discontinued and obviously replaced by Google+.
Note Google explains: "If you blog under a pseudonym and do not
want your blog to be associated with your real name, you should not
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The need to customize the appearance of the iPhone is pressing for,
many users. They want things ranging from cases to screen savers and
just about everything in between to set their devices apart from the
masses. iSkin makes a bunch of the cases and other things that folks
that want to customize their iPhone 4/4S will like.
The latest device to surface from the company is called the Glam Protective Screen Film.
This screen protection film will keep scratches away from your screen
and gives the smartphone a different look. The section of the film over
the screen is invisible.
The part of the film around that clear section is colored in
metallic, silver, pink, or purple colors. The screen films are designed
to match some of the protective cases that iSkin offers for a more
custom look. Any of the three colors is available now for $19.99 each.
That is a lot of money for a
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If you are looking forward to getting your hands on the Elder Scrolls
V: Skyrim game, this short live-action movie should whet your appetite a
little further in anticipation of the release of the new game.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a role-playing video game which has been developed by Bethesda Game Studios and is the fifth instalment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing
video game series and allows players to explore the land at will and
ignore or postpone the main quest indefinitely if they prefer.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be launching on November 11, 2011 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
LG announced the LG Optimus LTE recently, which will go on sale in
South Korea, the company has yet to confirm when it will launch in the
US, but it would appear that it is headed to Canada as the LG Eye.
It looks like the LG Optimus LTE will be available with Canadian
carrier Bell, although the carrier has yet to confirm it, as a reminder
the LG Optimus LTE or LG Eye as it will be called in Canada features a
4.5 inch IPS HD display which comes with a resolution of 1280 x 720
pixels, which means it will be able to display HD movies in 720p.
Other specifications on the LG Optimus LTE include Android 2.3 Gingerbread, plus a dual core 1.5GHz processor, and a 8 megapixel camera which is capable of recording full HD video in 1080p, plus WiFi, Bluetooth, DLNA, HDMI and a 1,830 mAh battery.
We are still waiting for confirmation form LG on when the LG Optimus
LTE will be available i
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With unemployment at record levels, it’s great to hear menial jobs
are now destined for robots. Cheeky statements aside, there’s
absolutely no photo evidence available of these so-called strawberry
pickers. So in absence of such material, let a stand in suffice for now.
Yes, that’s a combat mech from Mass Effect 2. Fitting ain’t it? But
don’t worry because the NPL don’t intend theirs to fire rockets.
Anyway, the really smart people over at the (again) National Physical
Laboratory in the merry olde United Kingdom have been developing a
picker robot since 2009. Initial tests involved cauliflowers but that
proved unsustainable due to the vagaries of demand.
The value of having robots pick strawberries is plain and simple. It
all boils down to efficiency and, uhm, further efficiency. There’s this
feeble suggestion having robots do the job reduces waste, but then again
that’s a tricky c
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