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Techcrunch.com Says Porn Most Popular Windows Phone Apps

Posted: April 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Technoid Love | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Techcrunch.com Says Porn Most Popular Windows Phone Apps

Techcrunch Says Porn Most Popular Windows Phone AppsThe distinct lack of 3rd party app development for Microsoft’s Windows Phones is making porn apps the device’s go-to feature.

According to TechCrunch.com, although the phones include apps from all the most popular developers like Facebook, Twitter and Angry Birds, Spotify, Rdio and Reddit, the rest are older shareware circa Windows 95.

By default, porn apps are plentiful in the Windows Phone Marketplace and include products like “Sexy Bomb,’ “HD Babes Premium,” IKamasutra,” 1,000 Sexy Girls HD,” and more.

These adult apps are the top hits in the Entertainment, Music + Video, Lifestyle, and Health + Fitness category, according to the report. And it’s not the content that Microsoft should be ashamed of but rather its failure to support new developers. Read the full article »»»»


Kyobo Tablet: Mirasol Display

Posted: December 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Kyobo Tablet: Mirasol Display

Display technology is changing faster than ever. Take for example Qualcomm, makers of much mobile chippery who have recently released upon the world a brand new display technology, the Mirasol display. Working much like the colorful patterns on butterfly wings the Mirasol display reflects selective wavelengths of light using millions of tiny pits containing mirrors. This allows the display  to have very different characteristics to that of today’s kings of display panels, LCD and eInk. The first example of the Mirasol display is now available to South Koreans in the shape of the the Kyobo eReader, available through Kyobo’s Book Center. The new eReader promises low power, fast frame rates, color and the display actually gets brighter and easier to read out doors.

The Kyobo’s display technology sets this little eReader apart. Working in partnership Qualcomm, Kyobo South Korea’s largest book retailer have released the Kyobo e-Reader, integrating a 5.7″  Mirasol display from Qualcomm. Squeezing in a 1024 x 768 resolution display with 25mhz frame rate the Kyobo eReader is the first tablet device to combine the color and brightness of LCD with the low power and outdoor readability of eInk commonly used in Amazons Kindle eReaders. Inside the Kyobo eReader contains even more Qualcomm technology, the tablet uses a Qualcomm 1.0 GHz Snapdragon processor, a zippy low power chip. The tablets interface is driven by Kyobo’s application interface sitting a top of the Android 2.3 operating system. This may well be the South Korean equivalent to the Amazon Fire. The software for the eReader ties in with Kyobo’s  online books stores to give an integrated library, bookstore and reading experience. Bringing tablet like performance to e-Readers, blurring the lines even more. Read the full article »»»»


Flipboard Launches iPhone App

Posted: December 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, Facebook, Favorite New Thought, iPhone, News From the web, Smartphone, Social Media, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Flipboard Launches iPhone App

Flipboard, that übercool social magazine slash Apple iPad App that organizes sectionalized content like #News, #Technology and #Food, as well as social network updates, rolls it all together and spits out a sleek, unified interface, launched its highly anticipated iPhone App this week.

Flipboard cleverly pulls posts from Facebook and Twitter accounts and turns generic updates into sweetly formatted, eye popping posts.

Flipboard Announced the launch via social media. With the roll out, Flipboard announced a new feature called Cover Stories, which learns from a reader’s interactions with the content and helps them quickly catch up with some of the most interesting news, updates, and photos being shared at that moment.

The new iPhone App easily translates the intuitive flick gestures that make the iPad version so enjoyable to the small screen. Instead of horizontally swiping to turn pages, the iPhone version allows vertical swiping, which makes it much easier to navigate on the smaller device :: Read the full article »»»» 


ASUS Transformer Prime: Übertablet, Portable Gaming Powerhouse and Sweet Business Suite

Posted: November 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, ASUS, Favorite New Thought, Google, Laptop, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ASUS Transformer Prime: Übertablet, Portable Gaming Powerhouse and Sweet Business Suite

The ASUS Transformer Prime has already had to endure such superlatives as blazingly fast, super slim, functionally brilliant and sexy as hell, it would blush if only it weren’t true. Don’t be fooled by the name though The Transformer Prime is no child’s toy, it is in fact the must have tablet for Christmas, ASUS certainly hopes it will be anyway. Earlier this month ASUS and NVIDIA officially announced the Prime and it’s specifications. At the same time NVIDIA introduced to the world it’s brand new QUAD core chipset, Tegra 3. Only a few days after the announcement videos appeared of Google’s latest operating system – Android 4 Ice-Cream Sandwich – running happily on the Prime. Thankfully the wait for Prime won’t be long, GameStop yesterday let the cat out of the bag by listing the Prime for pre-order with the product release date of December 9. Get ready world, the Transformer Prime is about to take over Christmas.

The Prime is pushing the boundaries with firsts, the first quad core tablet, the first tablet to run Ice-Cream Sandwich. Even more importantly it may be the first tablet to pull off the split personality trick. By day with the keyboard attached the Prime is a sleek productivity machine, by night it separates from it’s keyboard doc, loosing the business suit to become an on the go entertainment guru.  The Prime’s leading edge technology may well give ASUS a generational lead over it’s competitors. ASUS has literally leap frogged a generation, the generation that it’s competition is still using. Read the full article »»»»


On the Surface: The Samsung – Microsoft Collaborative Interface Revolution

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Microsoft, Samsung, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on On the Surface: The Samsung – Microsoft Collaborative Interface Revolution

Many products don’t make the transition from idea to retail product, vapor ware is the name given to these product ideas and prototypes that simply disappear into the ether. With an incredibly popular demonstration earlier this year at CES ‘Surface‘ seemed too good to be true, and looked like one of those ideas that just may end up being an ether dweller. Thankfully ‘Surface‘ isn’t one of those products, with the announcement this week that ‘Surface SUR40‘ is available for pre-order in 23 countries. Microsoft and Samsung have delivered more than just a new touch screen, ‘Surface‘ is a new way of collaborating.

The Samsung SUR40 Surface is the retail version of the Über coffee table demonstrated at CES earlier this year, with the finished product being slimmer and lighter than the demonstration. Most often seen in it’s table format, flat out, Surface can just as easily be mounted on a wall or installed at an angle in kiosks and information booths.

“Samsung worked closely with Microsoft, quickly evolving the Surface from a frumpy gadget to it’s current thin design, and with the most powerful vision-based capabilities in the LCD market, Surface shines.

“The Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface delivers an interactive experience not available anywhere else and will change the way companies engage with their customers,” said Jeong-Hwan Kim, senior vice president of Display Sales & Marketing team at Samsung Electronics. Read the full article »»»»


Fumiyuki Sato’s Flying Sphere

Posted: November 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Technoid Computer News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fumiyuki Sato’s Flying Sphere

Unusual Flying Objects have been a constant in laboratories around the world, ever since the Wright brothers flew that first model we have been trying to figure out new ways to fly. The helicopter was one such idea that actually worked as is the tilt rotary air craft – Osprey -. For these two idea’s that struggled and eventually made it to market there are thousands of idea’s that don’t make it. Too complex, to whacky. The Circular Flying Object or Flying Sphere is a new design that has recently made it out of the labs and into the world of demonstrations. Wowing crowds around Japan Fumiyuki Sato and his Unusual Flying Object may be the next evolution of flight.

Fumiyuki Sato of the Japanese Defence Ministry’s Technical Research and Development Institute intended the Sphere to be flexible enough to support multiple roles; emergency services, security, surveillance. The sphere itself has a single engine and propeller, eight rudders or control surfaces, 16 spoilers to control air flow and three gyro sensors. With the body made from carbon fibre and foam the Sphere weighs in at 12.3 ounces.  Using  a standard remote control the Sphere is easy to fly, Sato would like to include some auto-pilot logic in future version that would allow GPS targets to be automatically flown to. At 17 inches in diameter the small black spherical machine is compact enough to fly in small spaces or through dangerous structures during an emergency, flying through damaged buildings and up stair cases the Sphere could go places no other craft can. A camera is included on-board for surveillance Sato doesn’t recommend flying the sphere using the camera, instead preferring to operate the sphere within eye shot, field of vision of the controller. Constructed from $1,390 worth of common parts the sphere is more evolutionary than revolutionary. Read the full article »»»»


Android Overtakes Apple Mobile App Downloads

Posted: October 26th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Apple, Cult of Apple, Favorite New Thought, Google, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, Kiss My . . ., Michael Courtenay, Microsoft, Samsung, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Android Overtakes Apple Mobile App Downloads

​The growth of Googles Android platform has been stratospheric over the past 12 months, at October 2010 Android held 19 percent of the U.S. smartphone market – with Apples iPhone iOS at 24 percent. Fast forward 12 months to October 2011 and Android was holding 38 percent of the smartphone market, an increase of almost 20 percent, against Apples 26 percent, an increase of only 2 percent. Androids big big numbers is also reflected in it’s massive increase of available apps to 500,000.

Note worthy is Samsungs strangle hold on the smartphone market. Our favorite semiconductor behemoth has consistently outperformed Apple in sales. Samsung smartphones make up almost 25 percent of the U.S. market, while the much lauded Apple iPhone has consistently sat below 9 percent. This explains Apples aggression toward Samsung [check the litigation links]  84.5 million smartphone handsets in the U.S. equates to 21 million Samsung handsets to Apples 8 million iPhones, ouch! Read the full article »»»»