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Rubin Farr

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Not on apples site yet. Is this a leak? I've never seen them announce a product without immediately having it on their front page.

 

So far it's just rumours, but Apple is known for leaking information about their upcoming products to create hype on the internet. Also, Apple is holding an event on January 27th to show off something the company is calling their "latest creation."

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thats not apple's tablet tho, thats just a macbook with a touchscreen lopped on. I forget which company made those

 

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None of those are real. On Tuesday we will se the real thing. 10" oled screen ang 3g. Probably verizon. Maybe AT&T and verizon. New iPhone os also

 

led and oled versions,

 

led sells for $999.

oled for $1999.

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The Apple Tablet is still just a unicorn, a publicly unseen beast of questionable evolutionary logic, but research group Flurry Analytics claimed yesterday to spot its presence at Apple headquarters and detected a heavy amount of gaming on the thing.

 

In a blog post on Sunday, Flurry's vice president of marketing, Peter Farago, announced that his firm, which offers developers the ability to track activity of mobile applications, sniffed out heavy usage of programs running on "approximately 50 devices that match the characteristics of Apple's rumored tablet device." Flurry claims to be able to "reliably 'place' these devices geographically on Apple's Cupertino campus."

 

The Apple Tablet is an unannounced keyboard-less computer that many observers expect to be announced at a major Apple showcase event this Wednesday. Apple representatives have invited Kotaku to the event, a sign that the new product will have a major gaming angle.

 

Flurry claims to have detected "approximately 200 different applications in use by testers," about 150 of which if classifies as games (Flurry's accompanying chart appears to show well more than 200 apps being used). Later in the post, Farago noted that, among the detected applications, "there was a "strong theme of sharing and/or social interaction including social games..."

 

The apps were seen running on the unreleased iPhone 3.2 operating system. That would seem to leave open the possibility that all Flurry detected was iPhone activity, not Tablet activity. After a commenter brought that up on Flurry's site, Farago wrote:

 

If this were an iPhone we were looking at, the hardware would tell us when we ask it (via the software). So we can rule out that this is an iPhone. Also, we already see verified iPhone devices testing OS 4.0 and these leave (Apple's Cupertino, CA) campus, whereas this device does not. This makes sense given the secrecy around the new tablet device as the launch event nears.

 

If Flurry's report is accurate it suggests that the Apple Tablet could be the first Apple product to launch with a heavy focus on gaming. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that game publisher Electronic Arts is working on games for the device.

 

Kotaku has already run through some scenarios for gaming on an Apple Tablet. We'll have full on-the-scene coverage of Apple's event on Wednesday as we focus on what Apple's plans may hold for the future of gaming.

 

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...with the current rate of adoption of technology, a rate which is increasing exponentially, we can no longer afford to live in the past or even the present for that matter. The logical part of our brains must exist 100% in the future at all times, not just one future, but many possible alternate futures. A failure to do this could very likely destroy our entire group of futures all together.

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Those pics just look really uninspiring for a tablet. "hey guys, let's take the iPod touch, make it bigger and able to handle flash, and rebrand it!" And still too small (given that's 15" MBP in the pics). I would like it to be A4 size.

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this morning i've been reading stuffs about mac os 11 which will probly embed a 3D Desktop. Then i went into the wikipedia page about the hurd, and I finally ended up typing "decentralized os" into google. You mainly stumble upon papers featuring mathematical equations and brainfull models. I can feel it's an extremely exciting idea, although I clearly do not understand what new horizons it will lead to (will the Internet finally get AWARE OF ITSELF ?). Anyway, if it one day works, decentralized file systems seems to be the future of P2P. But maybe we need to get some light-based chipsets before getting up this step : most of the ping time occurs inside machines right ?

 

Besides I hope the tablet will run osx, this way we already have lot of progs and an open source kernel.

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