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By ‘Mars pics’ is meant the real deal–photos taken from the surface of
Mars. Based on what has popped up online, no evidence of long dead
civilizations were caught, but the scenic tranquility of the red planet
is still quite a feast for the eyes. There are lots of rocks too. As
for the principal photographer, it’s the Martian rover called
Opportunity. After almost eight years of being in-planet it has amassed
quite an incredible library of pics. No kidding. The really cool part is
a NASA developer has created an iPhone/Android app for viewing the
wealth of media.
to clarify, seen above is a computerized rendition of Opportunity.
Don’t mistake it for the kind of pics that the rover is transmitting
from its Martian odyssey.
Mark Powell over at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory did the grunt work. Those interested can enjoy the app for
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Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype in October pointed to an upcoming
app for Windows Phone, not to mention Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore’s
statement that a native Skype application will be ready for Windows Phone in Fall of 2011. Fast forward to present day and the Skype app
for the platform remains to be seen. This time it’s Skype
vice-president of products Rock Osterloh’s turn to comment on the
integration of Skype to Windows Phone and he was quick to add the app is
"coming out soon” in a CES interview.
Osterloh noted that Skype will not only be integrated to Windows
Phone but also to other products such as Windows 8, Xbox 360 and
Microsoft Lync. He refused to give further details on what kind of
integration they are working on.
Osterloh’s "coming out soon” comment regarding Skype’s release is
open to interpretation of how soon it will be, but with Mobile World
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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Google’s latest Nexus smartphone, and it
comes with a range of impressive specifications, plus the latest version
of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Google’s third Nexus smartphone, and probably the most anticipated
Android device to be released to date, as it is the first smartphone to
launch with Android 4.0.
first thing you notice about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the display,
it features a massive 4.65 inch Super AMOLED plus HD display and whilst
it is the same thickness as Apple’s new iPhone 4S it looks massive next
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Hardware Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Nexus has some impressive specifications, it features a
4.65 inch Super AMOLED HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720
Processing is provided by a dual core 1.2GHz processor and
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