The Apple iPad is selling in droves and is taking a bunch of sales away from the computer market. The wild popularity of the tablet has meant that for a while it was very hard to find. Now that production has ramped up the iPad is easy to find in all sorts of locations. The tablet is selling very well and as Apple fans are apt to do, new rumors are already swirling about the next installment of the iPad dubbed the iPad 2.
According to the rumor, the iPad 2 will be landing at the end of February of 2011. The rumor also claims that Foxconn will have in the area of 400,000 to 600,000 iPad 2 units ready to ship at that time. To add a rumor within a rumor the source cited by Redmond Pie claims that the iPad 2 was supposed to land in January, but firmware testing has pushed the launch to February.
OnLive has been making quite a name for themselves in the cloud-based gaming arena and now a new service is out there for those who would rather watch than play. The new OnLive viewer app for the iPad allows members to pick games currently running on their servers and watch the action anywhere.
Actually playing games via the iPad is still in development and won't hit until next year, but this free app will give you a taste of what games could look like on the tablet. You can add new friends, chat, and rank "Brag Clip" gallery highlights from other members. A similar Android app is in the works as well. Check out the demo at the Source Link.
Google's new Chrome OS is a whole lot closer to getting its test drive today. Inventec has begun shipping the CR-48 testing laptop to Google and reports show that the number coming is around 60,000.
This laptop, which comes unbranded, will be divvied out by Google to the lucky beta testers they choose who either signed up through their site or scored one through various other means. There's no branding on this sleek little 12.1" device that comes in all black. Retail models are expected to hit in mid-2011 from Acer and Samsung, provided there's no delays in the current timeline.
Our Download of the Day today is ImgBurn 184.108.40.206.
ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!
It has several 'Modes', each one for performing a different task:
Read - Read a disc to an image file
Build - Create an image file from files on your computer or network - or you can write the files directly to a disc
Write - Write an image file to a disc
Verify - Check a disc is 100% readable. Optionally, you can also have ImgBurn compare it against a given image file to ensure the actual data is correct
Discovery - Put your drive / media to the test! Used in combination with DVDInfoPro, you can check the quality of the burns your drive is producing
The latest happenings from around the web - December 8th, 2010
- Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H (Intel H67 Chipset) Video Preview @ Funkykit
- Asus Sabertooth X58: a Mainboard for Life (of Your PC) @ XBit Labs
- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0): High LGA1366 Functionality at Low Cost @ XBit Labs
- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T @ HT4U
- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE, Phenom II X2 565 BE y Athlon II X3 455 @ CHW
- Futuremark 3DMark 11 Benchmark @ Ninjalane
- A Look at Futuremark's 3DMark 11 @ Techgage
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 @ CHW
Google has just announced a partnership with Verizon Wireless to provide 3G wide area network (WAN) coverage on each Google Chrome OS device. Each device will receive 100MB of data for free each month for two years.
Google's Chromebook is part of this and has been seen as a cloud computing device, a device that gives users the option to stay connected to the web via the browser constantly.
Angry Birds - it's in the hearts of casual gamers virtually everywhere. iOS, Android and now Nokia. Nokia's Ovi Store has just gotten Angry Birds and it is already popular.
Nokia have also announced they've been pushing out 3.5 million downloads per day with 250, 000 users signing up to the store daily. Angry Birds is currently the #1 downloaded app in Australia.
Let's rewind to May of 2009, Google had reported 70 million Chrome users. Just today they have reached 120 million users on a daily basis. This is a huge jump for Google.
It's currently number 3 in the browser market with 9.26 percent overall share. Chrome's product manager Sundar Pichai announced today that Google will be making the browser even faster with an enhancement called "Crankshaft", he explains:
LG's LU3000 is set to hit Korean shelves in a week, powered by a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 chip with the ability of 1080p video playback on it's spec list it also goes hand in hand with it's HDMI output and DLNA capabilities.
Following those specs is a 3.8-inch screen which outputs 800x480 resolution, a 5 megapixel camera on the back and a slightly modified Android 2.2 OS. The LU3000 should go for 800,000KRW ($705) but no plans to ship this outside of Korea.