Nokia N900 reported to run Android 2.2 very ‘smoothly’

Whether you would agree or not, Nokia N900 is still the most powerful mobile phone in the list of zillion phones manufactured by the Finnish giant. And most phone geeks will almost certainly agree that this particular phone is a hacker’s paradise. As if just to further prove that, a hacker tried to run Android 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo. And guess what? It runs pretty well. The hardware support was pretty neat and so was the web browsing.


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Crysis 2 graphics reported to be more than just ‘spectacular’

Crysis has been around from November 2007. Other than being one of the most realistic video games ever, it is also amazing fun to play. And now its next edition a.k.a. Crysis 2, scheduled to be released sometime later in 2010, has reported to be literally ‘jaw-dropping’. It’s just ridiculously realistic and killer fun. Developed by Crytek and based on the powerful CryEngine 3, the game will be released for Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Windows and XBox 360.


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Nao Robots perform at Shanghai 2010 Expo

What should you expect from a group of robots? Of course something special. How about some dance moves from the batch? The performance video is one from the Shanghai 2010 Expo in which each of the Nao Robots made their debut to mark the Expo’s French Pavilion Day. Built by the French firm Aldebaran Robotics, the Nao Robots are capable of acting as a group completely in sync.


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Microsoft working on power slashing application to reduce electricity waste

Research shows that companies (collectively) waste at least $2.8 billion a year on electricity charges. That’s a huge waste, which needs immediate attention from all of us. Now Microsoft Research is coming up with a new app that will help slash power wastage. Termed as the “sleep proxy system”, this application will allow access to all computers in an enterprise network, while staying switched “off” or in a “stand by” mode.


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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 final version is out, provides hardware acceleration and privacy mode

The final version of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 is now available for download. There was quite a hype about this new release, mostly because of the additional hardware acceleration capability that was added. But that is not all. The update also includes features like support for accelerometer, multi-touch, multi-core support and more intelligent graphical rendering.


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Chrome surpasses 70 million users, up from 40 million last June

Google recently reported that Chrome currently has at least 70 million users, up from 40 million around the same time last year (June 2009).  Bad news for Firefox? Not really. Bad news for IE? Yes, absolutely. In the run for dominance for securing a total control of the web, both Firefox and Chrome are heading towards the right place. A collective market share of almost 32% [Net Applications] is a sure sign of success.


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Firefox 4 Beta due in June, RC in October

We know that Firefox 4 is already well deep into development, and now Mike Beltzner, Mozilla’s Product Director, shares some views regarding the upcoming browser. The biggest news is of course that Firefox 4 Beta is due sometime in June, while it will be launched as a release candidate sometime in October. As per Beltzner, the new version will be much faster, powerful and empowering.


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