4 posts tagged electronics
Google recently launched their new social networking site dubbed Google+. The site incorporates many features form both Facebook and Twitter. But it makes them even better! The ability to easily share content from both your computer and your phone is done seamlessly. Even uploading a photo is done instantly it seems. The site is still within it’s BETA stages but continues to improve with each passing day. Google is accepting people periodically via e-mail from current users. So if you would like an invite, please let me know.
Virgin Mobile Plan Rates Change: http://tinyurl.com/3ewddlh
It appears that Virgin Mobile may be upping the rates on all of their “Beyond Talk Plans.” From the image that was leaked, it seems that all rates are possibly rising $10. After contacting Virgin Mobile, I have yet to receive a response back regarding this potential change in their rates. Im guessing this is in fact real news because the Motorola Triumph will be released shortly. This release may help them keep customers and rake in some new ones. Me though, im not happy at all about Virgin Mobile upping the prices one bit.
Another iPad: http://tinyurl.com/3t3nf8w
Apple recently released the iPad 2 and it seems they’re at it again with another iPad coming down the pipe. It’s speculated that the new, iPad “HD”, will be unveiled for a release at the end of 2011. The new iPad will be geared towards those who would like to do their video editing and photoshop projects on the go. The new “HD” name comes into play because of the reported screen resolution which is supposed to be 2x the amount the iPad 2 sported. For Apple to create a screen of this caliber, a sacrifice will have to be made. And that is in the price-tag. A $500 price-tag would cause Apple to actually lose money with this new technology. So I would expect the new iPad to be between $700-$800.
Mac OS X Lion: http://tinyurl.com/3kaovm3
Apple’s new upgrade for OS X, is Lion. Reports are showing a release from tomorrow to anywhere in August. The upgrade will cost $30 as a download from the Mac App Store. So far people are not impressed with the new upgrade though. They simply took iOS and attempted to merge it with OS X in an unfitting way.
"Tech In A Sec" is here yet again to bring the latest Geek-related news to you.
To start off, Scientists at South Carolina University’s School of Engineering have begun the first step towards real-life cyborgs. By inserting prosthetic computer chips, identical to RAM chips, into the brains of rats. The scientists were actually able to improve the memory of the rats a great amount by connecting the electrodes of the brain to the chips.
Recently hackers and hacking groups have run amok around the web. One of the biggest scares was when hackers were able to bring down the Sony Playstation Network for several weeks. It now appears one of the notorious hacking groups, LulzSec, had a member recently caught by police in England. The 19 year-old is currently being held in prison. Upon hearing the news, LulzSec released a statement noting the member was a low-lying official of the group. And the stop made by British officials in no way affected the group.
Recently AT&T announced they would be ending their unlimited data services for customers. It seems other companies are now beginning to follow this route. Verizon just announced there will now be a data-cap set for all wireless customers. Many people have become rather upset of this recent decision made by Verizon. But truthfully it wont even affect the majority of the customers. The reason why this is being done is because there are people out there who abuse the hell out of the system. Such as 4G phone owners who use the hotspot feature on their smart-phones and then decide to run an entire office off that one connection.
Apple and Google are the two biggest companies that have recently tried to take over the new “Cloud” phase in technology. The biggest area that has been focused on is our music. Everyone wants to have access to their music online, offline, and on all our devices. It appears Best Buy caught wind of this new craze because they are releasing an application for Mac and PC users to allow them to put their music in the “Cloud” so to speak. Best Buy will be charging a $4 per-month subscription service in order for users to use their new feature.
Anyone who is on YouTube knows about editing software. We all know how difficult it can be working with different types of software. Some have their advantages and disadvantages. Mac users have been stuck with using the lackluster iMovie or Final Cut which would take forever to render and was very complex for new users. Well Apple has changed all of that. Final Cut Pro X was just released for $299 on the Mac App Store and it’s one hell of a video editor. It utilizes the power computers have now-a-days and allows you to work on the video without rendering at all. This is done by rendering your clips in the background. As well, the complexity of Final Cut has now been taken away. It has been replaced by a new user interface recognizable to anyone who has used iMovie before. It takes the good from both iMovie and previous Final Cut versions to make, possibly, the best editing software to date.