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The grand heritage of concealing easter eggs in mobile OSes proceeds with Android 4.1. As with previous models, you cause it by quickly touching on the variation number within configurations. Doing so exposes the satisfied jelly bean you see above. A more long-press on its rosy face brings up a moving sea of jelly beans, each of which can easily be flicked away with what appears like some finely tuned inertia. Essentially, it’s exactly just what you anticipate an easter egg to be: adorable, light, and undoubtedly not worth going to numerous times. It’s no Taxi, however it’ll do.
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The grand tradition of hiding easter eggs in mobile OSes continues with Android 4.1. As with previous versions, you trigger it by rapidly tapping on the version number within settings. Doing so reveals the happy jelly bean you see above. A further long-press on its rosy face brings up a floating sea of jelly beans, each of which can be flicked away with what seems like some finely tuned inertia. Essentially, it’s exactly what you expect an easter egg to be: cute, light, and probably not worth visiting multiple times. It’s no Taxi, but it’ll do.
It had to happen. When Google showed off a new and revolutionary Gmail Motion control scheme yesterday, it failed to fool most people, but it didn’t fail to catch the attention of some motion control geeks with Kinect cameras on hand. Yep, the FAAST crew that’s already brought us a Kinect keyboard emulator for World of Warcraft has taken Google to task and actually cooked up the software to make Gmail Motion work. All your favorite gestures are here: opening an email as if it were an envelope, replying by throwing a thumb back and, of course, “licking the stamp” to send your response on its way. Marvelous stuff! Jump past the break to see it working, for real this time.
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At this point it would have been more surprising if Best Buy hadn’t just gone ahead and sold the Flip Slide HD before its official launch — we’ve been getting leaked info and product shots from the retailer for a week now, and it was really only a matter of time before someone went home with one. That someone is our new favorite reader Scott Peterson, who nabbed one at the Roseville, California store for $279 and was kind enough to send in this photo and a quick video of the pocket cam in action. It looks like… a pretty chunky Flip with a slideout touchscreen instead of real buttons. We’re also seeing a headphone jack in addition to HDMI out, which no other Flip has had, so we’re guessing this thing is geared towards on-the-go playback as well as recording. Cute. Unfortunately we won’t know what’s what for sure until Cisco actually confirms that this thing is real — and at this point it might as well just get it over with, as we’re sure Best Buy is busy leaking the next model already. Video after the break.
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Apple-loving Lego collectors rejoice: There is now another (very 1980s looking) dock that combines your love for both things. It’s somewhat gray, but these are Lego bricks—take the basic design and do with it what you will. More »
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I doubt Sigma’s DP2s (stress “s”) update will clean up Wilson’s DP2 review in any real way, but the improved autofocus algorithm could help reduce the camera’s complexity a tad. Thing’s still going to be expensive though.
Now that’s only an educated guesstimate, using Sigma’s existing pricing practices as a guide, because official pricing isn’t available just yet.
We only know of new features, aforementioned autofocus tweaks chief amongst them. The tweak is all about speed. As in, the camera will do it faster. Items not getting tweaked include Sigma’s traditional bare bones interface and camera body. Those remain Spartan and simple, as they were with the DP2. Inside the 14MP FOVEON X3 CMOS sensor is yet another example of Sigma’s push to include larg(er) senors in their compact cameras.
There’s also a Power Save Mode that should help budding photographers take more pics on a single charge (in theory and PR speak only, for now).
A final addition is the inclusion of Sigma’s beefy RAW image processing software, “SIGMA Photo Pro4.0″ (lack of JPEG+RAW was a ding against in the DP2 review). With the Mac version, Sigma promises previously PC-only features like JPEG conversion and batch white balance settings. [Sigma via DPReview]
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