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Articles Archive for Author Glenn Barber

Anonymous Hacks FBI Contracted Firm

Anonymous has dumped files about IRC Federal, a government contracted IT firm, in honor of their F**k FBI Friday ‘holiday’. They’ve gotten access to contracts, internal documents, development schematics, logins and more.

Nothing of great importance had been leaked, but Anonymous did leave a message for the company asking them to stop working for the government.

LG Optimus 3D Launched In Korea

LG yesterday launched Optimus 3D in South Korea. The launch was accompanied by the announcement of 17 Stereoscopic 3D games for the smartphone from Gameloft.

Three of these games Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, N.O.V.A. — Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance and Let’s Golf 2 will come pre-loaded on Korean LG Optimus 3D, while the rest will be available for purchase directly from the smartphone.

Samsung Conquer 4G Launching On July 24

According to a leaked internal document of Sprint, the Samsung Conquer 4G will launch on July 24.

Samsung Conquer 4G will be packed with a 3.5 inch screen with HVGA resolution, something we haven’t seen since the iPhone 3GS, 1 GHz processor with Android 2.3 on top, 3.2 megapixel camera, and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera.

Google Ready To Launch A New Travel Search Site

Rumor has it that Google is getting ready to launch a new travel service with data gained in its $700 million acquisition of ITA.

Google’s move into the airfare search game shouldn’t be too big of a surprise–the search giant made a $700 million deal to purchase flight data aggregation company ITA Software back in July 2010.

Sony Set To Launch New PS4 In 2012

According to a post at DigiTimes, Sony will begin manufacturing the PS4 in late 2011 in order to be ready for a 2012 launch. Further, the PS4 will have full-body motion controls similar to what Microsoft has done with Kinect, and Sony plans to ship at least 20 million units in 2012.

Desperate to revive flagging sales, Sony is believed to have bought the launch date forward in an effort to boost revenues from their Playstation Division as consumers stop buying Sony Bravia TVs.

Microsoft Confirms Gears Of War 3 Leak

The latest news covering Gears of War 3 is about the torrent leak; apparently the leak has nothing to do with the final build.

CVG reports that Epic and Microsoft have both responded about the latest Gears of War 3 torrent leak that happened over the weekend, letting fans know that the leak has nothing to do or represent that the players will have with the real thing. The game will be finally released worldwide on September 20, 2011.

Night-Vision Lenses Aided Osama Kill Team ?

A lot has been talked about the sophisticated weapons used by the US forces, especially the SEAL Team 6 that was part of Operation Geronimo in Abbottabad to kill former al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden.

Rumours have it that one of the ultra-modern technologies that the team used to kill Laden was something as taken straight from a sci-fi thriller – night-vision contact lenses.

HP Considering Licensing Its webOS

Computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard is currently speaking with various companies over its webOS mobile operating system. Sources claim that future Samsung tablets may sport the HP mobile OS. The move would give manufacturers such as Samsung a choice other than Windows or Android, giving consumers more options when purchasing a tablet.

It would be a win/win situation, in fact, if the deal went through. HP would be able to reach a larger user base through its webOS and tablet PC makers would be able to grab a larger portion of the market.

Verizon Rejecting All Motorola Gingerbread Phones?

Although Motorola had previously confirmed that Android 2.3 Gingerbread was coming to Verizon droid smartphones, only the Droid X was actually lucky enough to receive the update. The other phones, Droid Pro, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, and Droid X have yet to enjoy the refreshed operating system.

The rumor on the street is that Verizon is rejecting all Motorola-approved Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates. This came after Verizon had to send builds back to Motorola after receiving dysfunctional and buggy phones.

Outrageously Offroad: New Dirt 3 Racing Game

Dirt 3 is the latest in Codemaster’s long line of rally games that earlier bore Colin McRae’s name.

Events include your usual races, drifting events, head to head races and gymkhana a new addition that requires you to complete a set number of stunts such as smashing blocks and performing spins.

In order to progress to the next season, you need to complete a mandatory final event placing in the top three to continue, quite unlike the open world feel that the Dirt 2 had.