While Eric Schmidt’s proclamation that “most” new TVs would have Google TV embedded last year didn’t come true, LG stated today that it’s bringing the platform to more regions soon. The Korea Times reports an unnamed company executive at the KCTA Digital Cable Show stated the platform is yielding good returns, with average sales of 10,000 units per month. He went on to state that LG Electronics would bring Google TVs to Korea later this year — following the integrated IPTV boxes offered by LG Uplus — and China after that. Microsoft is apparently ready to follow Google TV’s lead with HDMI passthrough and TV overlays, we’ll see if it can gain traction at home and overseas before others catch up.
Source: Korea Times
Jolla has just unveiled its first smartphone, which will go on sale this year for €399 (roughly $ 510). Running the company’s MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS, it features a 4.5-inch display, a dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, LTE (in selected markets), removable back covers, 16GB of onboard storage, and a microSD slot. According to Jolla, the handset will be “compliant” with Android apps, although it’s not sure how many apps will be supported, nor is it clear where users will download the apps from.
A meteoroid has hit the moon’s surface triggering a bright flash. . Report by Katie Lamborn.
Source: Google+ Blog
This is a short video of a solider getting sucked out of the back of an airplane/helicopter after his reserve chute catches the wind. One second he’s there, the next he’s gone. Kind of like my online dating dates when we finally meet at a restaurant. *looking around* Was it something I said?! (It’s usually a combination of everything I said plus the fact my profile pic was a blurry Leonardo DiCaprio).
This is a short video of a solider getting sucked out of the back of an airplane/helicopter after his reserve chute catches the wind. One second he’s there, the next he’s gone. Kind of like my roommate whenever the check comes at a restaurant. I’ve actually started tying his shoelaces together under the table so can’t sneak away. That or pinning his hand to the table with a steak knife. I SAID WE’RE GOING DUTCH, DEREK.
You’re right, those were both bad. Hit the jump for the video.
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Popular OS X image editor Pixelmator is releasing a major update tomorrow, codenamed Blueberry, and if you like working with vector shapes, it might just make your day. New tools for working with text as vectors, a new Shapes palette, and the ability to reconfigure your workspace for vector-first input are the big additions this time around. On the other hand, if you tend to focus on photo editing, there’s a flexible new effect that imitates the light leak found in cheap film cameras, and a new tool called Paint Selection (a toned-down version of Photoshop’s Quick Selection) makes it easier to select certain parts of your images. Long story short, there’s a lot of new stuff packed in here, and the download is free if you already own…
Israel has asked Google to reconsider its decision to list Palestine among its selection of localized search pages, accusing the company of implicitly recognizing a Palestinian state. In a letter to Google CEO Larry Page, deputy foreign minister Ze’ev Elkin said the search giant’s move could undermine efforts for peace in the region.
The company’s Google.ps search page had previously been labeled “Palestinian territories,” but was changed to “Palestine” on May 1st. Israel’s foreign ministry had expressed concerns over the nomenclature, saying it “raises questions” about Google’s intent. As the Jerusalem Post reports, Elkin has now adopted a more openly critical stance.
Microsoft IllumiRoom is a coffee table projector designed for the next …
"The LED is projecting for a frame and then turning it off and Kinect IR is reading those layovers," said Rudder. "Then the Kinect turns off for a frame and then the projector goes on and then Kinect will go back and forth." Rudder described the …
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Kinect with the Kids
Get the kids moving while playing video games. The Collins Hill Library is hosting an X-Box Kinect event. With the Kinect, you're child's body is the controller, so they'll get some exercise. And your kids can connect with new friends while playing the …
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Former Xbox & Kinect teams allegedly working on Microsoft smart watch
The project is being worked on by Microsoft employees who were formerly members of the company's Xbox and Kinect teams, according to The Verge. The device is said to be in the prototype phase, with a 1.5-inch touch display attached to removable bands, …
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