Apple Inc. has just let loose of iOS 4.3.1 update. This update fixes a few issues related to enterprise apps, AV-out, iPod touch graphics problems, and cellular network connections. According to jailbreak developers, Apple might also have changed the underlying structure of iOS 4.3.1 by a slight bit, so jailbreaking it might take longer than expected. But if you don’t care about jailbreak, go ahead and grab it now from iTunes.
I remember watching a B-rated Sci-Fi movie, and there’s a scene where the couple makes love by using some sort of virtual-reality helmet, and actual physical contact is actually considered dirty. Alright, that’s so awkward. I hope the future isn’t something like this. But apparently humans have managed to detect our neuron signals in our brain and use it to control things, like… a car! Here’s a video that shows how scientists managed to drive a car by just one item, and that is our mighty human brain.
Adobe has just announced that their Flash Player 10.2 for Android will be ready for download from the Android Market on March 18th. This update however will only support newer version of Android, that is Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). No love for older ones it seemed. However, there’s a beta version for Android 3.0.1 (Honeycomb) at release, which means your Motorola Xoom will indeed be able to play Flash objects, though it’s still in beta mode. Froyo devices won’t get the full battery-friendly Stage Video rendering pipeline and deep browser integration like their Honeycomb tablet brethren, but dual-core phones will reportedly see a performance improvement nonetheless and there’s a new tweak that’ll let Flash web apps pull up a virtual keyboard if needed for full functionality.
Polyphony promised a patch to fix ‘few’ things of the Gran Turismo 5 that was launched not long ago, but nobody actually expect such a huge patch. Yes, when you get home later and update your Gran Turismo 5, you might want to prepare some errand to run around, as this might take quite some time. 608 megabytes might not be a very simple update patch mind you. But then, the patch is really worth the update, trust me. Let’s have a look.
Think you might be sinful? Had the itch to commit a crime due to the Satan in you? There are always the good and bad in you, quarrelling everyday like husband and wife and judging every moves and actions that you take, just like in the cartoons. Well, sometimes committing a crime and going to jail isn’t a very bad thing. Hey, at least you get to raise sheep and grow veggies. Sex is even permitted. That is, if you’re heading to this new Danish State Prison. They look a lot better than those low cost flats that we have around.
It seemed that we’re right after all. Intel’s next generation Core processors aka Sandy Bridge is supposed to be revealed at Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2011 in Las Vegas, but surprisingly it seems that some of our local retailers already have them on sale. Just two weeks before 2010 goes for a closure, and Sandy Bridge is already popping out at Low Yat Plaza and Digital Mall PJ. CES 2010? Meh…
Sandy Bridge is around the corner (or probably already available depending on where you are), but it’s on a totally new Socket 1155. For those enthusiasts upgrading, this might be a problem if you’re going to port some of your hardware over. One important thing is compatibility of CPU heatsink. You might need to buy a new heatsink mounting kit, but if you’re using Noctua’s heatsinks, then worry not.
As the heatsink mounting holes for both LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 sockets are identical, Noctua’s NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mounting kit for LGA 1156 will support Intel’s upcoming ‘Sandy Bridge’ platform. Also, Noctua has announced that owners of older Noctua CPU coolers who wish to upgrade to the upcoming LGA 1155 socket will be able to obtain the appropriate NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mounting kit free of charge! Sounds great right, considering that other heatsink manufacturers might leech you off by offering new mounting kit ‘for a price’.