Tech News: AOL Splits with TW and New Google Wave

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Some notable news of the week that was; splits-ville, reinvention, new version and next generation…^_*

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Split-ville

Everyone knows it was coming but the only question is when? Now that question was answered. The merger between AOL and Time Warner will be official. There were a lot of plans when both companies merge last 2000 but they missed the opportunities and now it’s too late.

You read articles about the AOL-Time Warner split up on these articles below:
Time Warner Officially Announces AOL Split
Time Warner to Spin Off AOL Unit
AOL and Time Warner: A Sympathy Note

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Reinvention

Google the company, released last Thursday a new application or site that called google wave. What it is and how it works? beats me but people at google are betting it to be a new plaform and will reinvents instant messaging/email.

To know more about Google wave, visit these sites below:
Google Reinvents Email, Docs with ‘Google Wave’
Google Wave: What It Is And How It Works
Google Wave: Five Things You Must Know

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New version

Mozilla in the final stage of testing the new and latest version of their browser Mozilla FireFox 3.5. Not really excited about this new version, since I tested the beta of firefox 3.5 and was a little disappointed, but since it was still in beta my hopes are high and will still be hoping that the slowness and sluggish-ness of the browser will be fix. 3.5 RC1 is now available for download at http://quality.mozilla.org/events/2009/may/29/firefox-35-rc-1-test-day.

Some of improvement and changes on the RC1 compared to the other betas are as quoted from cnet news:

Faster TraceMonkey engine for running Web sites’ JavaScript programs; support for tags to describe audio and video content the way images have been available for years the private browsing mode for leaving no traces on your computer while surfing; support for geolocation technology to let permitted applications know the user’s location; built-in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) technology for exchanging data between servers and browsers; and support for the Web Workers standard for letting a browser perform processing in the background without holding back a Web application’s user interface.

To read more about the said article:
Mozilla testing near-final Firefox 3.5
Firefox 3.5 RC 1 Test Day!!!

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Next-Gen

A new version or makeover version of PSP Go! has been leaked to the net. A lot of rumors circulating around the net about PSP and the next version of PS3; the PS3 Slim. I’m not much of a gamer but I like using PSP and DS, which both have their pros and cons. Some of the notable change on the new PSP Go! against DSi are as follows:

As quoted from Yahoo! TechNews:

  • A smaller 3.8″ screen (the PSP-3000’s is 4.3″). The DSi’s is 3.25″. > why!!!?
  • 43 percent lighter than the PSP-3000, making it roughly 108 grams. Nintendo’s DSi weighs a comparatively chubby 214g. > smaller means lighter!!!
  • 16GB of internal memory, expandable memory slot. > small yet large in the inside!!!!
  • Bluetooth-capable.> it’s about time!! 🙂
  • New games on deck, including Metal Gear Solid, Jak & Daxter, Gran Turismo, and LittleBigPlanet. > now that’s what I’m talking about!!!
  • No second analogue nub > does anyone use that?
  • Available this fall. > can’t wait!!!

To read more about this new PSP Go!, just click the article below:
Official Sony PSP Go! Shots Leaked
Sony PSP Go! screenshots
E3 2009: PSP Go! Confirmed? PS3 Slim Really Coming?
PSP Go: Another Look

And what these article really is that.. SOMEONE AT Sony PSP Division will really get fired!!!


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Last modified: May 30, 2009

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