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HTC is holding a special event in NYC today at 10 AM, and it’s all but guaranteed that the company will be showing off its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One. But we managed to get in one last spoiler, thanks to the release of this final press shot found by French site NowhereElse.fr. The image is a much more polished version of previous leaks we’ve seen, showing the HTC One (formerly known as the M7) in all its glory, in both white and black.
The images, which look like something plucked from an HTC official splash page, confirm a lot of what we’ve seen earlier about the device. It’ll have just a home and back hardware button, for instance, and Sense is getting a makeover with what looks like a focus on a live tile style interface that grabs content from your social networks, apps and media libraries. The image also shows we’ll be seeing HTC’s now familiar Beats audio integration on the new handset, reinforces the strongly iPhone 5-like appearance of the case design with its rear top and bottom “windows” and chamfered edges, and gives us a glimpse at how a phone’s camera library might be organized around events. Finally, there appears to be some kind of music player that pulls in photos related to what you’re playing, maybe for docked playback.
The hardware looks attractive, and likely won’t have a removable back battery cover judging by the apparent SIM slot visible on the right-hand edge of the white vertical HTC One. I think we’ll see something much more in the metal and glass style that Apple has popularized, which will be interesting both from the perspective of how using those high-end materials changes an Android device’s appeal, and in terms of what kind of a response, if any, it might provoke from Apple’s legal team.
Here’s a recap of what else we already know about the HTC One from previous leaks: It’ll likely have a 4.7-inch screen capable of 1080p output, making for a massive 468ppi display density, should have a quad-core Snapdragon S4 1.7GHz processor with 2GB of RAM, and a 13 megapixel camera with a 2,300 mAh battery and either 32 or 64GB storage options.
Of course, we won’t have to wait long to find out exactly what is on tap: the event kicks off in just a few hours, and we’ll have coverage of what HTC is unveiling when it goes down. Whatever HTC is showing off, it needs to be a home run to give the company a boost coming out of a disappointing fiscal 2012.
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Today ’ s Google Doodle is a working Turing machine that has 6 puzzles. Sophia Foster-Dimino on Google ’ s Doodle group built the application in honor of Alan Turing ’ s 100th birthday.
Exactly what ’ s a Turing appliance? It ’ s not an actual appliance, per se, however an idea experiment that enabled the advent of digital computing.
Turing went on to head the department at Bletchley Park that decoded Germany ’ s Enigma encryption machine, thus turning the tide of the war. The British government ultimately sentenced him for “ gross indecency ” – homosexuality – and supplied him prison or chemical castration. He chose the last and eradicated himself 2 years later on.
UK PM Gordon Brown posthumously apologized to Turing in 2009.
Let ’ s take a minute to keep in mind Alan Turing, the creator of the modern-day computer system and a persecuted intellectual that, in the end, offered us anything we utilize every day.
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Gone are the days of going to the music store, finding a vintage CD or cassette tape, happily unwrapping it and thoroughly perusing the cover art as you listen to your new album for the very first time. In a want-it-now world, that simply takes too long — and we have the internet to thank for the change in pace. As preferences seem to shift in the music consumption universe, it feels as if tastes are centered around consuming the largest amount of music possible. And thanks to the sudden proliferation of online streaming services, satisfying those desires in record time has become a reality.
Unsurprisingly, competition is mighty fierce — consumers have options for user-made radio stations, on-demand streaming content, and cloud-based multimedia. But if you’ve been hearing the word on the street, Apple and Google could soon make their way onto the scene by offering streaming music options of their own. Almost everything these two tech giants touch turns to gold (emphasis on almost – we don’t think Ping and Buzz built the best reputations), so there’s reason to believe that these oft-rumored services will become automatic front-runners the day they’re released. Head on past the break to see some of the lucky / unlucky contestants planning to give Google and Apple a run for their (near-limitless) money, replete with a breakdown of what they offer and how hard they hit the wallet.
Continue reading Streaming music breakdown: how Google Music and iCloud will impact today’s options
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Android Market and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace are Today’s Fastest-Growing App Stores
In cleaning out my inbox, post- MWC , I came across a report released earlier this month from research firm Distimo . The report finds that the two fastest-growing mobile application stores are now the Google Android Market and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Android’s app store had a growth rate of 18% during the month of January 2011 while the WP7 Marketplace grew at a rate of 30%. In …
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Itâ€™s Official: Windows Phone 7 has its First Update
Word is this morning that some people were starting to see an update being made available for their windows Phone 7 handsets, and just now it has become official: Windows Phone 7 has its very first update. The problem is it isnâ€™t the one everyone was hoping for. You know, the one with copy and [...] Itâ€™s Official: Windows Phone 7 has its First Update is a post from: SiliconANGLE We’re now …
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First update comes for Windows Phone, without copy and paste
The first major update to the Windows Phone 7 software is now being delivered to customers, Microsoft said on Monday. While the update does not include highly anticipated features such as cut and paste, it does lay the groundwork for future updates.
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Okay, we’re no Snake Plissken, but let’s just say that DC has become something of an interesting town lately, with mock-left and faux-right wing pundits holding giant rallies, Wiccan ladies with questionable sanity running for office, and various other signs of the apocalypse happening every day. We were glad to make it out with both eyes and we were glad to be doing so in the car of the future that’s finally a part of the present: Chevrolet’s $ 41,000 Volt. It’s actually (honestly) in proper production now, being delivered to select dealers soon, one of those production models given to us to drive from our great nation’s capital to the cultural capital of the world: New York City. We easily managed it on a single tank of gas, but what kind of mileage did we get? You’ll just have to read on to find out.
Gallery: Chevrolet Volt DC test drive
Continue reading Chevy Volt preview: escape from DC in today’s car of tomorrow
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At this point, it’s pretty obvious that GPUs will soon be playing a huge role in modern day supercomputers — a role that may just rival that of the tried-and-true CPU. Virginia Tech is gleefully accepting $2 million in order to build a GPU and CPU-enabled HokieSpeed supercomputer, and today DARPA is handing out $25 million to NVIDIA in order to develop “high-performance GPU computing systems.” Specifically the Defense Department’s research and development arm is aiming to address a so-called “crisis in computing,” and if all goes well, the four-year project will eventually yield a “new class of exascale supercomputers which will be 1,000-times more powerful than today’s fastest supercomputers.” That’s a pretty lofty goal, but NVIDIA will be aided by Cray, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a half-dozen US universities along the way. And yeah, if ever anyone’s ego was prepared to topple Moore’s Law, it’d be this guy.
Continue reading DARPA enlists NVIDIA to build exascale supercomputer that’s ’1000x faster’ than today’s quickest
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iPhone’s Tech Retreads: Today’s Outrage
Apple gathers features from elsewhere and repurposes them on its new iPhone.
Engadget doesn’t show anything about covering the event today that I can see……anyone know? What time is it CST?
They arent on the apple website until much later. Engadget and other websites usually keep a live update going. But I cant find anything about it.