Mobile Carriers Cracking Down On Android Tethering Apps

Mobile Carriers in the US have started cracking down on some of the Android tethering apps that are available through the Android Market, with carriers AT&T and T-Mobile blocking access to the applications from devices on their networks.

One carrier, Sprint is still allowing access to these Android tethering apps, although we suspect it wont be long before Sprint starts blocking access to the applications as well.

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AMD Launches First Embedded GPU For OpenCL Supporting 6 Displays

AMD has announced today the launch of a new embedded discrete graphics processor, the AMD Radeon E6760 GPU which is the first to offer both OpenCL support together with the ability to support six independent displays.

The new GPU has been designed to help alleviate power and density constraints for embedded system designers, now providing them with a solution providing advanced 3D graphics and multimedia features, and fully supports DirectX 11.

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Logitech TV Cam Brings Skype To Panasonic Viera Connect HDTV’s

Logitech has unveiled a new plug-and-play TV web camera, that’s been designed in partnership with Panasonic and Skype and enables users to make video calls directly from select 2011 Panasonic Viera Connect enabled Viera HDTVs equipped with Skype.

The new web camera doesn’t require any software or a computer to function, all you need do is turn on your Panasonic Viera TV and selecting the Skype video calling application. Once setup the Logitech 720p TV Cam is then capable of making 720p high definition video calls, by either TV-to-TV Skype calls, as well as TV-to-PC or Mac calls and vice versa, and even to select iPhone  and smartphones with Skype mobile.

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White iPhone 4 Is Not Thicker According To Consumer Reports

We have already seen evidence that shows that the new white iPhone 4 is slightly thicker than the original, then we heard from Apple’s Phil Schiller, who said that the white iPhone 4 is the same size as the original.

Now the guys over at consumer reports have been compairing the white iPhone 4 to the original iPhone 4 and have conducted some measurements, which show on the iPhone’s that they tested, that they measure the same size.

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Lima, The Unofficial Web Based iPhone App Store (Video)

It looks like there may soon been an alternative app store to Cydia for jailbreakers, as one is currently in the works, and it is called Lima and is a web based app store for jailbroken iPhone’s.

Lima is being produced by the Infini Dev Team, and the installer for the apps wont feature a home screen icon like Cydia, instead it will be entirely browser based, and you will be able to install applications on your jailbroken iPhone by visiting a website, have a look at the video of it in action below.

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RIM Announces Facebook App And Video Chat For PlayBook Tablet

As well as announcing the new BlackBerry Bold 9900, RIM has announced some new applications for its PlayBook Tablet, which include a new official Facebook applications and a video chat application for RIM’s tablet.

The Facebook application for the BlackBerry PlayBook will let you view and add friends, as well as browse their profiles, and you can also connect with your friends using Facebook chat.

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BlackBerry Bold 9900 Gets Official

RIM has officially announced the BlackBerry Bold 9900, and the latest smartphone in the Bold line up comes with a 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, plus a full QWERTY keyboard.

There is also a 1.2GHz processor and 768MB of RAM, plus 8GB of built in storage plus a microSD card slot, which can take up to 32GB microSD cards, it also comes with NFC (Near Field Communications) technology built in.

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Bizarre Kiss Transmission Device Is Supposed To Spread The Love

Come earthquake or high water (really high water), the Japanese are still plugging away at whatever gadget catches their fancy. At least this is the case with a team of researchers from the Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications. Seen below is a young man putting what looks like a liquid soap dispenser in his mouth.

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Twitter Buys TweetDeck For $50 Million

It looks like Twitter has decided to buy another Twitter client, this time its TweetDeck, and according to a report by TechCrunch, the deal is reported to be worth between $40 to $50 million.

According to the report the deal will be officially announced within a couple of days, and the $40 to $50 million price tag includes a combination of cash and Twitter stock.

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Keep Backaches At Bay With The Spinovo

But wait, it’s still a prototype. The Dyson Award finalist for 2010 is the work of Justine Smith, who was inspired by her father’s struggle with back aches. Thanks to the awful chairs that are commonly used in offices and other work places, prolonged sitting has caused so much misery. Since all of us have back aches at some point, all of us can benefit from the Spinovo, which loosely translates as “new spine.”

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Nintendo Loves Tablets, Not Ditching Buttons

You probably didn’t need Satoru Iwata to come right out and say it, mostly because if Nintendo were to abandon traditional gaming inputs they would have done so already when the iPhone blew up instead of adding an analog to the 3DS way after the iPad gained steam, but Nintendo has decided to reaffirm its commitment to good old fashioned buttons anyway.

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New Sony Attack Sees Credit Card Numbers Definitely Taken This Time

Remember how Sony said there’s no evidence that credit card numbers were stolen during the recent mother of all digital PSN break-ins? Well, they probably weren’t. Then. See, Sony just had its servers burglarized again, only it was Sony Online Entertainment this time around. And the interlopers made off with some 12700 non-US credit card numbers and expiry dates… from 2007 and about 10,700 direct debit records for subscribers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Spain.

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