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Samsung Nexus S Taking A Trip Into Space

Samsung Nexus S Taking A Trip Into Space

It seems that the Samsung Nexus S joined the Atlantis Space Shuttle on its way into space. The reason was to test a new breed of small, free-flying satellites known as SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites). The experiment will use the smartphone-enhanced SPHERES as remotely operated robots to conduct interior survey and inspections of the station, to capture mobile camera images and video, and to study how robots can support future human exploration. The Nexus S is the first commercial smartphone certified by NASA to fly on the space shuttle and to be cleared for use on the International Space Station. Source Full Press Release: SAMSUNG’S NEXUS S ABOARD NASA’S FINAL SHUTTLE NASA has equipped a trio of SPHERES with a Nexus S by Google smartphone to head to the International Space Station Kennedy Space Center – July 8, 2011 — Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), a leading mobile phone provider and the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. 1, and Google™ today announced Nexus™ S, is aboard NASA’s final space shuttle. As a leader in technology and innovation, Samsung is pleased to be a part of this moment which will most certainly be marked in history. Nexus S from Google is part of research that will equip small, free-flying satellites called Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) used by the astronauts to provide a broader range of capabilities and give better communication between land and sky. Nexus S is the first commercial smartphone certified by NASA to fly on the space shuttle and to be cleared for use on the International Space Station. The experiment will use the smartphone-enhanced SPHERES as remotely operated robots to conduct interior survey and inspections of the station, to capture mobile camera images and video, and to study how robots can support future human exploration. The addition of Nexus S to the SPHERES will add to the capabilities of each individual satellite while further increasing NASA’s understanding and exploration of space. Lead engineer in the Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., DW Wheeler, explains, “By connecting a smartphone, we can immediately make SPHERES more intelligent. With a smartphone, the SPHERES will have a built-in camera to take pictures and video, sensors to help conduct inspections, a powerful computing unit to make calculations, and a Wi-Fi connection that we will use to transfer data in real-time to the space station and mission control.” “Samsung is proud to have the Nexus S chosen to be aboard NASA’s final space shuttle launch, an event that is historical,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “The research that is being conducted...

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News360 Now Available On Android Phones

News360 Now Available On Android Phones

Until recently, News360 had only been available on Android Honeycomb tablets, however a new versions has been released for phones. News360 acquires over 4,000 news stories as arranges it in a user friendly stream with pictures. Later this summer, News360 will introduce a new cross-platform content personalization mechanism based on interests and reading preferences gathered from integrations with Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader and Evernote, among others. Automatically generated profiles will enable users to instantly discover the content that is relevant to them with one click of the News360 icon. highlights: • Enjoy English-speaking news streams, live, from respected sources around the globe and around the corner • Read the hottest stories from an ever-expanding range of sources, political, cultural and social, collected by sophisticated linguistic algorithms • Dive deeper into the details about people, companies and brands, with hyperlinks to detailed dossiers • Get local news by using your phone’s GPS or WiFi connection to find your location • Connect to TripIt to keep up with fresh local news from your upcoming destinations • Save stories for offline reading Full press release and download links after the break.   Full press release: News360 Launches Free App for Android Smartphones News Platform Brings Real-Time Headlines, Customizable Feeds to All Major Mobile Platforms in US SAN FRANCISCO, CA — News360, the next-generation news delivery platform that is changing the way people discover, consume and interpret up-to-the-minute information from the world around them, today launched News360 for Android Smartphones running Android versions 2.2 and up. News360 is available as a free download from Android Market. News360 aggregates intelligent, customized news from a multitude of sources and compiles it in an attractive and intuitive interface in real-time. The app is run on advanced semantic analysis and natural language processing technology developed over the last decade. Android Smartphones are the latest mobile platform to receive a native build of News360, which is also on iPhone and iPad, Android Honeycomb tablets, BlackBerry PlayBook and Windows Phone 7 devices. With the launch of News360 for Android Smartphones, the app is now available across every major mobile platform in the US. News360 delivers a comprehensive, holistic view of the latest news — local, regional and from around the world — from every point of view. The app: Analyzes news content from more than 4,000 top media sources globally; Uses qualitative analysis of text and images to filter out noise and produce fresh, credible and relevant results; Gives instant access to all viewpoints and showcases natural media bias by presenting each story from a variety of different sources in cluster form; Provides rich background data by automatically identifying and linking more than 700,000 companies, people, brands and locations with stories; Creates...

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Gingerbread Coming To HTC Droid Incredible 2

Gingerbread Coming To HTC Droid Incredible 2

The HTC Droid Incredible 2 will be receiving a Gingerbread update soon. The update will upgrae your device to Android 2.3 and also will include support for Verizon’s new wireless charging, however you will need to buy a new battery cover to use this. list of improvements to build 2.18.605.4 are: Overall improvements to the performance of Mobile IM. Resolved Hotmail sync & connect issues when setting up a one day sync. Improvements to device connectivity when roaming on global GSM/UMTS networks. New download manager app New app and power management details Improved word selection and copy functionality Alarm notifications turned off while in emergency mode Improved device stability NY Times added to browser bookmarks Wireless Charging UI added New desktop dock app There is no date on when the update will be coming out but we shall update you it as soon as possible....

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Gingerbread Coming To HTC Desire By End Of The Month

Gingerbread Coming To HTC Desire By End Of The Month

HTC recently updated their Facebook page with the following: Hi everyone. We have more news about our build of Gingerbread for Desire. Our testing has gone well so we will begin rolling out the update by the end of July! Thank you again for your support! So there you go, it isn’t exact but it close...

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Scrabble Coming To Android Marketplace Next Week

Scrabble Coming To Android Marketplace Next Week

Probably one of the best board games is not coming to Android devices everywhere (if they support it). The developer of the game, EA , demonstrated the app and the cross-platform features that will also support IOS and Facebook, therefore you will be able to play against your friends everywhere. According to EA the game will be released for free when it is released and will support nearly every device at...

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