Google Revamps Its Street View Website

Google has launched a new revamped website for its sometimes controversial Street View service. With the addition of new locations that are inaccessible by cars and have been recorded using Google Street Trike, Snowmobile and Trolley.

The newly revamped Street View website also includes prominent places to view on all seven continents, together with information on where Google’s Street View vehicles are currently active and advice and instruction on how to use Street View’s features.

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HTC Thunderbolt Coming 17th March

It looks like we may finally have an official launch date for the HTC Thunderbolt, we did expect it to go on sale last week, but now online retailer Wirefly has started taking pre-orders on the Thunderbolt and will start shipping it out to customers on the 17th of March.

Verizon have yet to announce this as the official launch date of the HTC Thunderbolt, although we are hoping that this will be confirmed some time later today.

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LOVEFilm Arrivies On Onyx Browser Connected TVs

Amazon owned LOVEFilm has announced the release of its WatchNow video service on Oregan Networks’ Onyx media browser, used on a cross section of internet-connected televisions and set-top boxes.

The new WatchNow application released by LOVEFilm for devices running the Onyx media browser is available both as a pre installed app for newly manufactured TVs and STBs, as well as a remote upgrade to existing devices in consumers’ homes.

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Time Warner Cable Unveils New iPad App With Live TV (video)

Time Warner has announced its launching a new iPad application that will allow users of its Time Warner Cable TV service who subscribe to both video and Internet service, to be able to view live TV directly on their iPads, via their home Wi-Fi network.

Once the new iPad app is opened a user will presented with a current programming list of their area with shows now playing. The programming list will also show what’s going to be shown later on, providing a comprehensive listing of all the show and TV content available on Time Warner Cable.

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Apple Applies For Apple Logo Trademark Used By The Beatles

Apple has filed two trademark applications in Europe for the Apple Corps logo that was used by the Beatles, the trademark filing covers 14 international classifications which include computer hardware, social networking, mobile phones, gaming and many more.

Apple Inc and Apple Corps have been in court a number of times over the past 20 plus year and Apple corps won two previous trademark infringement cases against Apple inc in 1981 and 1991.

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Google Preparing NFC Payment Trials In New York And San Francisco?

Google is planning to step up its near-field-communication technology (NFC) with trials for payment system in both New York and San Francisco, according to a Bloomberg report.

The report suggests that within the next four months Google plans to start testing its mobile-payment service at stores within the two cities. Paying for installation of thousands of special cash-register systems from VeriFone Systems Inc. (PAY) at merchant locations, explains one of Bloomberg’s anonymous sources.

 

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Activision Release Short Prototype 2 Teaser

Activision’s new Prototype 2 game is not expected to land until 2012, but that hasn’t stopped Activision releasing a quick teaser to show a few of the effects they hope to include in their new sequel.

The original Prototype game launched in 2009 and the sequel is now under development by Radical Entertainment published by Activision. The new Prototype 2 game will be an open world environment allowing the player to roam freely around the game levels, causing havoc and destruction in their path. Watch the quick teaser video released by Activision after the jump, to wet your appetite.

 

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Microsoft To Kill Off The Zune

Microsoft launch its first Zune player about five years ago, in an attempt to take on Apple and the iPod, unfortunately the Zune wasn’t anywhere near as popular as Microsoft had hoped and they failed to make a dent in Apple’s dominance of the portable media player market.

It seems that Microsoft may be about to kill off its range of Zune players, according to a recent report by Bloomberg, and instead Microsoft will concentrate on putting its Zune software onto mobile phones, which will include Windows Phone 7 devices.

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Adobe Discovers Critical Vulnerability In Flash Player

Adobe have issued a security announcement reporting they have discovered a critical vulnerability in their Flash Player 10.2.152.33 and earlier versions which affects Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems.

The newly discovered vulnerability within Flash Player  could cause crashes and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. With reports of the security hole being used in the wild via a Flash file (.swf) embedded within a Microsoft Excel file (.xls).

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Kyocera Echo Dual Screen Android Smartphone Coming April 17th

Some of our readers will remember the Kyocera Echo that was announced last month, it is a dual screened Android smartphone that will come with Android 2.2 Froyo and it will be available with mobile operator Sprint in the US.

The Kyocera Echo features two 3.5 inch WVGA displays, which are connected with a pivot hinge that allows you to use the displays in a number of different ways including as one large display, or two independent displays.

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iPad 2 Now Shipping In 4 To 5 Weeks

It seems that the shipping date of the new iPad 2 has been extended even further, last week after the iPad 2 went on sale the shipping date changed from 3 to 4 days to 2 to 3 weeks.

We just checked the Apple online store, and for many models the shipping date has now been changed from 4 to 5 weeks, this applies to the 64GB WiFi only model and also the 32GB and 64GB iPad 2 with WiFi and 3G.

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Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 9 and according to Microsoft IE9 is the best experience of the web in Windows, and it comes with a range of new features over the previous version of Internet Explorer.

Internet Explorer 9 is designed to be a lot faster than previous versions, with HTML 5 and also built in hardware acceleration, which means it can use your PCs processor and your graphics card.

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