Google has used its Chrome Experiments site to launch a new platform for geographic data visualisation. WebGL Globe, the source code of which is available from Google's code.google.com repository, can map data sets stored in the JSON format to a 3D depiction of Earth.
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Tablet fans who don't want to sign up with Telstra when the Motorola Xoom tablet comes to Australia in May have another choice of provider if they are prepared to wait another month.
Motorola's Xoom tablet runs version 3.0 of Google's Android operating system — dubbed Honeycomb. Honeycomb is the first version of Android to be designed for use with tablets; previous versions were optimised for the smaller screens of smartphones.
Apple has toppled Google in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study, with the search giant relinquishing its four-year number one ranking. IBM came in a number three in the study, which is conducted by Millward Brown Optimor and is in its sixth year.
Version 8 of open source FreeNAS operating system designed for network storage has been released. FreeNAS is based on the FreeBSD operating system.
LG's Optimus 2X is one of the first dual-core Android smartphones to reach Australian shores. The handset is not being distrusted by a carrier; instead it will be distributed through Harvey Norman for $649.
Apple today launched an updated range iMacs, with the desktop computers now offering Intel's Thunderbolt interface and CPUs from Intel's second generation Core i range, dubbed 'Sandy Bridge'.
Apple has released the long-delayed white model of the iPhone 4, today announcing it was making it available from its website and bricks-and-mortar stores, as well as select resellers from today.
Sony will make its long-awaited entry into the tablet PC market later this year with two models based on the latest version of Google's Android operating system. The tablets, which carry the development names S1 and S2, will be launched worldwide from the fall, Sony said on Tuesday. The company didn't announce pricing details or specific launch dates, but it did offer some basic specifications and demonstrate prototypes of the two machines at a Tokyo news conference.
iOS - the operating system used in Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch - will dominate the worldwide tablet market through 2015, according to analyst firm Gartner.
Priced at $7399, the HP EliteBook 8740W is certainly not cheap. However, this is not surprising, given this mobile workstation comes with a Core i7 CPU and 8GB of RAM, as well an amazing DreamColor display.
The Dell Inspiron M501R is a 15in laptop with a triple-core 2.2GHz AMD Phenom II N850 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is a 7in Android tablet. It runs version 2.2 (Froyo) of Google's Android platform. With an Australian recommended retail price of $699.00, it's not exactly cheap.
Samsung has launched a new flagship smartphone: Galaxy S II. A successor to the Samsung Galaxy S, the Galaxy S II is an Android phone equipped with a dual-core 1GHz processor. It has a 4.3in Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480x800.
NBN Co has selected Alcatel-Lucent as the initial strategic supplier for the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) and Ethernet Aggregation equipment required to operate the fibre access network.