Monthly Archive: February 2012

Exent’s GameTanium Mobile Launches For Android Tablets

Exent’s GameTanium Mobile Launches For Android Tablets

OnLive users may have been enjoying unlimited game access since December, but now Game provider Exent has brought its subscription platform to Android tablets and offers unlimited access to titles such as Fruit Ninja, Baseball Superstars and T-Racer HD. The service rolls in at a cent under six dollars a month, and there’s a three-day free trial for those with commitment issues. The new mobile service is available right away via a direct .apk, so if you want in, skip past the Android Market and take a look at the press release below.

Envia’s GM-Backed Battery Delivers Huge Energy Density, Lower Costs

Envia’s GM-Backed Battery Delivers Huge Energy Density, Lower Costs

For those who worried about the battery life of your expensive EV, Envia has revealed a new cell that boasts a record breaking energy density of 400Wh/kg (most currently offer between 100 and 150). It’s estimated that when commercialized, this could bring the cost of a 300-mile range EV down to as little as $20,000. The performance gains come from a special manganese-rich cathode and silicon-carbon nano-composite anode combination. The battery maker is also partly owned by GM, which unsurprisingly means we’re likely to see these very cells in its EVs in the future. For more info read the press release.

‘4G’ Sony Tablet P Coming To AT&T On March 4th For $400

‘4G’ Sony Tablet P Coming To AT&T On March 4th For $400

Sony’s odd, dual-screened, folding Tablet P is finally getting a “4G” version for the US market with courtesy of AT&T. In this case, those 4G speeds are being “delivered” by an HSPA+ radio, a fact that carrier managed to bury in the PR. The Honeycomb device will be bringing its unique set of 5.5-inch screens to Ma Bell starting March 4th for the rather steep price of $400 with a two year contract. If you don’t want to sign your soul over you can pick one up unsubsidized for $550, which is still quite a bit less than the cost of importing one of its 500 UK siblings. Read the Press Release for more information.

Google Aids Accessibility With ChromeVox Reader, Better YouTube Captions And More

Google Aids Accessibility With ChromeVox Reader, Better YouTube Captions And More

Google engineers got hold of a booth at this year’s CSUN accessibility conference and they’re keen to talk up their latest efforts. For starters they decided to help the visually impaired with a Chrome screen reader called ChromeVox (now a beta version) plus improved shortcuts and screen reader support in Google Docs, Sites and Calendar. Also, YouTube boasts expanded caption support for the hard of hearing, with automatic captions enabled for 135 million video clips, a number three times more than their last year’s total.

Radio Shack Drops iPad 2 Prices $20-50, Swears It Has Nothing To Do With The iPad 3

Radio Shack Drops iPad 2 Prices $20-50, Swears It Has Nothing To Do With The iPad 3

There’s a lot of signs pointing to the release of a brand new iPad floating around these days: myriad rumors, retina displays, and even Apple event invites. Now, a freshly taken picture from an anonymous tipster has given us a little more insight for the iPad 3 rumor mill. As you can see in the image below, starting today all iPad 2 SKUs at Radio Shack are getting $20-50 lopped off their prices, which sure seems like a good way to clear out stock to make room for a newer, pricier version. And, the good news for Apple fans doesn’t stop there, as the Shack will also be discounting the iPhone 4 and 4S by $25 from March 1st – 4th. So, is this more evidence of the iPad 3, or just a retailer trying to move more product? We’ll know for sure next week.

Tap Tricks For Your iPhone

Tap Tricks For Your iPhone

Tap the Status bar at the top of the screen (where the clock usually is) to return instantly to the top of long pages.Hold a finger on a link in Safari to get a pop-up saying where the link goes.Tap the bottom left or right corner to scroll left or right.Tap with two fingers to zoom out in Maps.Drag inside text boxes with two fingers to scroll without scrolling the whole page.Double-click the Power/Lock button to send incoming calls to your voice mail.Double-click the Home button in any app to bring up the iPod controls.

Dropbox Offers 5GB Of Free Space For Beta Testers. Hurry Up And Signin

Dropbox Offers 5GB Of Free Space For Beta Testers. Hurry Up And Signin

Here is a good news for Dropbox uses. Dropbox is offering 5GB of free storage space to anyone who tries the beta version of its new Experimental software. All you need is to just download the test program and upload a photo or video and magically 500MB of storage space will be added to your account. You will continue to receive 500MB of free space for every upload until you reach 5GB. The idea is to test out the beta software’s new photo and video uploader, which automatically pulls media from any camera, smartphone or SD card and drops it in the cloud.

New Potentially Life Bearing Super Earth GJ 667Cc Discovered

New Potentially Life Bearing Super Earth GJ 667Cc Discovered

An international team of scientists led by Carnegie’s Guillem Anglada-Escud and Paul Butler has discovered a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting a relatively nearby star. Described as the “best candidate” for supporting liquid water, and therefore life. The planet (GJ 667Cc) is believed to be about 4.5 times the size of Earth.