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Nokia patiently ponders tablet strategy to set itself apart
Nokia boss Stephen Elop is keen to not just be another brick in the tablet wall, according to comments he made to Finnish TV network YLE: "There are now over 200 different tablets on the marketplace, only one of…
Firefox 3.1 Alpha preview "Shiretoko" available for developers
Mozilla has announced that the Alpha 1 version of Firefox 3.1, intended only for developers and not anyone who wants to do everyday web browsing, is now available…
Hitachi working on 5TB hard drives, values human brain at 10TB capacity
Hitachi is continuing to push on the limits of hard disc drive technology, despite the continual threat from solid state memory devices, and expects to have a five terabyte HDD available by 2010.
If you care how, it’s apparently to do with “current perpendicular-to-the-plane giant magnetoresistance” (CPP-GMR), which allows data density to go above one terabyte per square inch…
iPhone may get handwriting recognition — think your chubby fingers can cope?
According to a number of reports, the iPhone (three iPhone stories in one day you say?) could soon get handwriting recognition. That’s based on the interpretation of a recent job advertisement which calls for a full-time “Handwriting Recognition Engineer” to work at Apple HQ in Cupertino.
The successful candidate will be responsible for “advancing Apple’s handwriting technology for Mac OS X” — which shouldn’t be difficult given that the current attempt (Inkwell) is pretty shabby. However, it appears that “the recognition technology… may extend beyond Mac OS X to other applications and the iPhone”…
Games coming to Zune – and anyone can develop their own
There’s a big, high-brow and important gaming convention going on right now in San Francisco, called the Game Developers Conference.
Such joys as the inevitable Gears of War 2 for Xbox 360 (coming this November) have been revealed so far, but elsewhere, Microsoft also announced plans to expand Zune into a portable games machine…
MySpace Developer Platform coming 5th February
Presuming that you haven’t already deleted your MySpace account, you may be interested to learn that a development platform is launching for the garish, spammy service on 5th February.
Adam over at Mashable caught up with Amit Kapur, newly promoted COO of MySpace, who will be overseeing the new platform.
Though MySpace is rather behind the times when it comes to opening up to developers in this way, Kapur says that they’ve learned from the mistakes of others, and will be immediately addressing issues of privacy, monetisation, and data ownership.
Amusingly, they will be addressing the issue of spam on information feeds — prevalent indeed on Facebook, but hardly something MySpace is immune from.
Japan developing Internet replacement: rollout by 2020
Though I'm not convinced that trying to replace the Internet is such a good idea, I'm more inclined to take notice when Japan says it's planning to develop such a network, rather than those in the House of Lords. According…
Apple iPhone application development: can't do right by some
Thanks to the amount of hype and spin surrounding the iPhone, it seems that, when it comes to third party applications, Apple can’t do right by some people.
Apple were criticised right from the start when it looked as if they wouldn’t offer any kind of third-party application support for the iPhone.
Now that their initial solution has been unveiled – Web 2.0 and AJAX – they’re being slated again. Pick a derogatory word about Apple’s solution and it’s probably been used against them.
It seems few people stop to consider that this is Apple’s first-generation iPhone. As with the first Apple TV, the first iPod, the first Mac, the first iMac, or the first MacBook Pro, it will have first-generation functionality.
Everyone knows that future generations of the iPhone will feature more functionality. Take a look at the evolution of the iPod, now imagine what an iPhone could look like in five years’ time.
Mac Firefox team call for feedback
Colin Barrett of the Firefox for Mac development team has opened up his blog and email address to allow Mac users to comment on what features they'd like to see added to future releases of the Firefox browser, and what…