Archive for November, 2009

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Samsung sold 10 million Star S5230 phones

November 7, 2009

Today, Samsung announced that the Star S5230 has become its sixth phone to be sold in more than 10 million units – after the Samsung T-100, Samsung E700, Samsung D500, Samsung J700 and Samsung E250.

The Star S5230 passed the 10 million mark after six months since its release (May), thus becoming the fastest-selling Samsung phone ever.

Samsung reported that 5 million Star handsets were sold until August. September and October both brought sales of over 2 million units, so theSource: Unwired View RSS Feed

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Get cool new gestures for your Mac’s multitouch trackpad!

November 7, 2009

When Apple introduced the new MacBook’s the multitouch trackpad received a lot of applause.

If you are like us and more often than not find yourself having opened many tabs in your favorite browser, you’ll very much like jitouch.

jitouch adds eight new gestures, with more to come according to the jitouch developers:

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Dragon Age: Origins And Moral Choices, A Redux

November 5, 2009

Like many others, yesterday I cracked open my copy of Dragon Age: Origins, excited to finally get a chance to play a game that I’d looked forward to for a while. I’ve thought very highly of Bioware and Mass Effect was one of my favorite recent titles, so I’ve got very high expectations for this game. In a previous entry I talked about the way many games implement “moral choices” these days and how lackluster I generally find that implementation to be. While most games tend to make the playerSource: GayGamer.net RSS Feed

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Sentiment Analysis: How Do People Feel About You On Twitter? [WebWorkerDaily]

November 5, 2009

Do you know how people feel about you on Twitter? Are the tweets about you or your product mostly positive, negative or neutral? While things like feelings and sentiment can seem fuzzy and “touchy-feely,” there are sentiment analysis tools available for Twitter that attempt to classify tweets into either positive, negative or neutral categories automatically using algorithms and lists of keywords. For example, using words like “sucks,” “sad” and “hate” would be classified as Source: GigaOM Network RSS Feed

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Snow Leopard Update Will Not Kill Hackintoshes

November 5, 2009

We said that we would have to wait for a final release of Mac OS X 10.6.2 to be sure whether Apple had really killed off support for the Intel Atom processor, and we were right. Stellarolla, the hacker who first reported that a developers seed of the upcoming OS update would break compatibility with the netbook processor, has updated his original post.

A new seed (the name given to the successive updates given to developers before the final release) has re-enabled support for the Atom Source: Wired RSS Feed

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App Store Hits 100K in 481 Days

November 5, 2009

481 days. That’s how long it took the App Store to go from opening its virtual doors with 500 applications on July 11, 2008 to a catalog of more than 100,000 applications downloaded more than 2 billion times.

Not surprisingly, the folks at Apple are pleased.

“The App Store, now with over 100,000 applications available, is clearly a major differentiator for millions of iPhone and iPod touch customers around the world,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s seniorSource: The Apple Blog RSS Feed

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Rumor: Gran Turismo 5 to feature track editor

November 3, 2009

The site E4G reports that Gran Turismo 5 will include a very exciting option: The ability to create your own tracks or edit the existing tracks. Eurogamer checked in with Sony to confirm this new feature, and, while Sony refused to confirm the news, the company also refused to deny it, in a carefully worded statement that makes the news suddenly seem more plausible: “We haven’t confirmed this and aren’t offering any other comment at this time,” Sony told Eurogamer.
We contacted SCEASource: PS3 Fanboy RSS Feed