This week Samsung announced the UK release date for the Galaxy Tab, and the vice president of Epic Games suggested that the future of console gaming could be tablet-based.
Meanwhile, Facebook overhauled its Groups and enabled downloads of information you have added.
Our in-depth articles looked at iPhone 5 rumours, Android tablets, the BlackBerry PlayBook and the best CPUs.
Read on for this week’s most popular stories on TechRadar…
Top Five News Stories
Since Digg came out with their much vaunted version 4 at the end of August, the social media blogs have documented in detail the trail of disaster which will surely become a case study in how to screw up a social site in business courses across the land.
Most recently, statistics have begun to emerge about the drop off in traffic at Digg.
There have been anecdotal stories of Digg’s importance to publishers also being diminished, so we thought we’d share our experience on TechRadar.
The Galaxy Tab is to land in the UK 1 November, Samsung has confirmed.
The vice president of Epic Games, developer behind Gears of War, has turned soothsayer and is predicting that the future of console gaming may be tablet based.
Explaining his thoughts on where gaming is going – and more specifically the Xbox and PlayStation – Mark Rein believes portability is the key, where mobile phones can be used as controllers and the system is a tablet.
Facebook has announced a raft of new features that have been designed to give users more control over how they use their Facebook pages, including a redesign of the Groups feature.
It has long been a gripe that you can’t send out status updates to select groups of people (telling friends how hungover you are, but not your work colleagues).
This has now been fixed, with Mark Zuckerberg, of Simpsons and The Social Network fame, noting in a blog post: “We’ve long heard that people would find Facebook more useful if it were easier to connect with smaller groups of their friends instead of always sharing with everyone they know.
Panasonic has announced it is to dip its toes in the world of gaming, with the launch of the Panasonic Jungle portable games console.
There are not many companies in the world which will take on the might of Sony and Nintendo when it comes to gaming but Panasonic has decided it is going to give it a try.
Top Five In-depth Articles
iPhone 5 (or the iPhone 5G, as some are calling it) rumours are flying thick and fast already. Will there be a rush release to erase memories of the iPhone 4’s antenna problems?
Will the 5th generation iPhone deliver ultra-fast mobile internet? Will it ever end up on Verizon in the US?
Earlier this week we learnt that the BlackBerry PlayBook has a UK release date of early 2011. But behind the hardware is a new OS that runs Adobe AIR apps, HTML 5 web apps and existing BlackBerry Java apps.
Choosing a desktop CPU used to be a breeze. The bigger your budget, the faster the processor you bought. Things got more complicated as new CPU architectures were launched alongside existing models, but that was nothing compared to the crazy array of CPUs on offer today.
AMD and Intel still have the market sewn up with chips from two to six cores. Add Intel’s HyperThreading and you’ve a choice of CPUs supporting anything from two to 12 software threads in parallel. That’s just the beginning.
Both Intel and AMD now routinely offer several micro-architectures at one time. AMD, for instance, has both the Athlon II and Phenom II model lines, the latter a higher performing part with a shared cache memory pool.
It has been a few months since we published our feature detailing the rising force that is the Android tablet. However, a lot has happened in those few months, and we are on the brink of a wave of Android tablets all trying to steal the limelight from the Apple iPad.
A security researcher has infiltrated the highest levels of America’s intelligence agencies using nothing mo
re than Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and a picture of a pretty woman.
‘Robin Sage’ appeared on social networking sites in December, claiming to be a 20-something Cyber Threat Analyst at the US Naval Network Warfare Command in Norfolk, Virginia. Within weeks, she had hundreds of friends and followers in the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency (NSA), defense contractors and the British military.
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Toshiba AC100 review
Apple iMac 27-inch SSD review
Apple’s mid-2010 refresh of its popular iMac range offered an interesting new customisation option for the high-end, 27-inch machines. If you buy online through Apple’s online store, you can opt for a 256GB solid state drive instead of – or even as well as – the off-the-shelf 1TB hard disk drive.
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