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Vivaldi Tablet Finally (Almost) Finalized

Per Aaron Seigo, the once-hotly anticipated –and still hotly-anticipated-by-me — Vivaldi tablet is in the very final stages of design.  Many of the necessary components are in place and the new design belongs almost entirely to the Plasma Active team.  Many of you might remember that we’ve covered Plasma Active and the Vivaldi tablet quite […]

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PhoneSats in Orbit, Transmitting Data To Listeners Worldwide

After a few delays, the inaugural mission of the Orbital Sciences Antares mission successfully made it into orbit on April 21st. While the mission didn’t carry the actual spacecraft Antares is designed to lift (that’s currently slated for June), it didn’t go up there empty handed. The Antares rocket safely delivered all three of NASA’s PhoneSats into their intended orbit, and […]

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Reimagining Play: Interview with PlayMG’s Taylor Cavanah

Last month, we brought you a review of the MG, an Android powered handheld gaming system designed for casual games. The combination of vanilla Android and the MG’s custom parental controls made the device a compelling option for gamers young and old alike, and its comparatively low price combined with the vast Android software library […]

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STRaND-1 Satellite Preparing to Activate Onboard Nexus One

We’ve previously reported on the NASA project to base a new generation of small, cheap, spacecraft around Android phones, dubbed PhoneSat. While PhoneSat is still on track to launch in April, the British have beaten their American counterparts to the punch with the Surrey Training, Research, and Nanosatellite Demonstrator (STRaND-1) satellite, currently orbiting the Earth. […]

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Koushik Dutta Releases BETA of Superuser for Android

Well known Android developer Koushik “Koush” Dutta has taken the wraps of the first beta for his new open source “ClockworkMod Superuser” application. This application is used to control the root-level permissions on “rooted” Android devices, giving the user the ability to individually allow and disallow applications which ask for root permissions. Of course, anyone running a […]