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iOS 5 Beta 4 Gets Jailbroken

The much awaited release of iOS 5 is now over, at least for iOS developers. A few hours back Apple released the beta 4 version of the much awaited iOS 5 to developers.

But guess what? Just a few hours after the release of this operating system, the hacker community has found a way to jailbreak this OS. Marvelous and very fast indeed.

Google+ Adapts To Your Feedback & Suggestions

Google+ has been getting a lot of buzz since its launch a few weeks back, but while some may think the Google team is sitting back and relaxing, quite the opposite is actually happening behind the scenes.

According to Geek.com, the senior vice president of google Social, Vic Gundotra claims that the platform has received a lot of criticisms since launch and that the team is working hard to address those criticisms and give users exactly what they are looking for in a social experience.

Kisai Kaidoku: A New Way To Tell Time

A new unique watch has just been unveiled by Tokyoflash Japan, and it’s called the Kisai Kaidoku. Submitted to the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog by a 15 year-old kid from Canada (Tynan Mayhew), it’s the second fan-submitted watch design to make it from concept to execution.

The LCD stainless steel watch displays the date and time using flashing words. Although the watch can let a child get away without learning how to read a traditional clock, we recommend getting your son a regular wrist watch for his birthday.

It’s Finally Here: Samsung Galaxy Z

Samsung has just unveiled the new Galaxy Z smartphone and it was first announced by the Swedish carrier, Three, rather than your expected Korean company. The Galaxy Z is truly a beautiful phone, rocking a 4.2″ SC-LCD screen and a rear 5MP camera that shoots 720p video.

Powered by a Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, this phone delivers 1GHz of dual-core processing on two Cortex A9 cores. The chassis measures out to 125.3mm x 66.1mm x 9.5mm and will weigh exactly 135 grams.

Hook Up Your USB Device Directly Into A Wall

If you’re like the millions of people who have limited wall outlets, USB ports, or just want to hook up your USB chargeable device directly into the wall without having to turn on your computer, you might be interested in this.

Originally posted by UberGizmo, ThinkGeek is offering a FlipIt! wall charger that lets you change the faceplate of your current wall outlet to one that supports two USB-ports for charging purposes only.

Panasonic Lumix GF3 Coming Soon!

Panasonic has just revealed the smallest of its Lumix G camera along with its new GF3 interchangeable lens. The camera has a 12.1MP Live MOS sensor and runs on a Venus Engine VII HD images processor. The GF3 earns the title for capturing DSLR-like image quality in its small and compact design.

The new GF3 is 17% smaller and 16% lighter than the Lumix GF2 which should be noticeable on those long photo shoot days. Users will be able to capture Full HD video recording with full time AF Tracking. The camera has a 3″ touchscreen display, showing a 460K dot LCD.

Best Buy Furious At Newegg’s Marketing

Best Buy recently sent online electronics manufacturer, Newegg, a cease and desist letter, citing that Newegg stole Best Buy’s Geek Squad logo and made of Best Buy in a commercial (shown top). If you ask me, a power button symbol as an O isn’t clever enough to be trademarked by anyone.

Not to mention that Best Buy’s logo has a tie on its power button and Newegg doesn’t. As for the commercial, I agree that Newegg was probably making fun of Best Buy employees in a generic sort of way, but this kind of stuff happens ALL the time with competitors. Hello? Ever heard of the “Mac vs. PC” campaign Apple spun way back when? Did Microsoft cry about it? No. They countered the ads showing a racially and socioeconomically diverse group, all claiming that they were a PC.

Genuine iPhone iOS5 Image?

TechCrunch has posted a photo (top) of the home screen of an iPhone running iOS 5 which will officially launch later today at the WWDC keynote address in San Francisco. TechCrunch didn’t report the original source of the image and claim that it is possible it is another fake, but made some interesting points on why it might be real.

TechCrunch first directs our attention to the European version of the weather app, denoting the temperature in Celsius rather than Fahrenheit. The next detail is the camera app being all black.

Wooden Accessories For Your Computer, Any Takers?

What do you guys think of wooden accessories? Is it a cool take on technology or a geeky dream fit for a 40 year old software engineer? There are a few wooden accessories out right now, but is it just a fad or something that may catch fire and stay caught…on fire. One wooden accessory out there comes in the form of a keyboard and mouse.

It’s called the Brando USB Full Keyboard and it looks like a wooden slate with beige-colored Scrabble pieces for the keys. The mouse itself looks like something you would find in the 90s in some geek’s mansion. Yep, geeks have mansions.

Windows 8 On Multiple Platforms? I’ll Take It!

Microsoft plans on making a few versions of the upcoming Windows 8, including four versions for tablets and smartphones that will use ARM chips. The ARM versions won’t run the older Windows software but the Intel chip version will. The news comes from Intel’s SVP, Renee James during a conference for investors. James claimed that there will be at least one Intel version of Windows 8 that will address the tablet and smartphone market.

What this means is that instead of creating a bunch of fancy titles and different versions that are only slightly tweaked in reality, this means that the next generation Windows operating system will be able to successfully run on virtually any platform.