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    Monmouth has become the first town to be Wiki'd

    The idea came from a TEDx event in Bristol, when occasional Wiki editor John Cummings suggested that a bunch of enthusiasts to Wiki a whole town.
    Six months later, and the installation of free town-wide wifi, Monmouth, on the Welsh borders and well worth a visit, has placed QR codes on all places of interest, so that smartphone users can quickly scan the codes and get the skinny on what they're looking at.
    I can't be the only one thinking that it'd be handy to stick on blue plaques scattered around London and other towns....
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    We've got used to Google building relations with individual handset manufacturers and giving them an exclusive for each new generation of Android. According to the Wall Street Journal, that might be about to change.

    According to their article, Google is rumoured to be considering a partnership with several manufacturers at once and releasing a range of 5-7 Jelly Bean (Android 5.0) Nexus devices in time for Thanksgiving this year.
    This might be Google's way of not showing Motorola favouritism, but these unlocked devices are bound to annoy networks if Google starts selling them directly and not through network agreements. It will also give Google a greater say in what 'Pure Android' and subsequent takes on Android will look like.
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    Open Mobile has been demonstrating how to run Android apps on Maemo, Mobilin, Meego Tizen.

    Blackberry recently solved the problem of what to do when no one wants to write apps for your OS, by creating an emulator which ran Android apps.
    Open Mobile has come up with a similar solution for open OS Tizen, by creating an 'Application Compatability Layer' and have been demoing it at a Tizen conference.

    Handset manufacturers would then have to incorporate it into their Tizen devices.
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    Just weeks after Facebook went and bought Instagram for a cool $1 Billion, Zuckerberg has gone shopping again and bought himself a team of Android programmers.

    Facebook seem to be taking the mobile thing very seriously these days. Zuckerberg was going on about this only the other day, and now he's looking to improve Facebook's Android offering, by buying Lightbox, which is a photo blog app.
    Time will tell what this all buys.
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    The real world battle for graphics card domination has gone virtual. NVIDIA will now use it's new Keplar GPU architecture in data centres so that people will soon be able to do hardcore gaming on even their mobiles.

    NVIDIA promises that through its new GeForce GRID service, users will be able to deliver more graphic demanding services than current games consoles can to your puny tablet, mobile, notebook.
    The only question is, why would anyone want to buy an expensive graphics card for their desktop?
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    There's been a bit of a flurry of recent rumours about the next gen Macbook Pro recently, including possible designs and specs. Here's a bit of a round-up.

    Firstly, the one that has caught the imagination of most of the web, is that there may be a Retina display on new Macbook Pros, and other rumours that the iMac may also benefit. There seems to be a bit of a question mark on whether Apple could produce Retina displays for the iMac by simply doubling the resolution, and there may be other tricks at hand to simply create a higher resolution.
    Also, there's been a bit of discussion about the Macbook Pro's form. It's now rumoured not to be tapered like MacBook Airs, but simply a thinner form of the current design.

    Also rumoured are that the new computers will sport both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt sockets, and that Apple is moving back to using Nvidia for it's graphics cards. The GeoForce GT 650M currently being favourite.
    No clues about pricing or release dates, though the Macbook Pro has been expected for a while to be released in June.
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    Apple are also now rumoured to be updated some, if not all, of the MacBook Airs to Retina displays too. Although it's unclear whether they'll also have USB 3.0 ports or not.
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    Korea's other mobile manufacturer, LG, has just announced that it's new top of the range 4X HD will be released in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Poland and Italy in June.

    LG's new flagship handset will be sporting a Tegra 3 chip, 4.7" (1280x720) screen, 2150 mAh battery and ICS. It will also have 16GB storage, 1GB memory and 8mp camera. All sounds and looks slightly familiar.
    No clues on price yet.
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