Just the Tech #11: Nasa Satellite, HP, Facebook + F8 + Timeline, Samsung Galaxy Note, IPv6, and Apple iPhone 5
In this episode of Just the Tech: We’ll be talking about the big announcement from Facebook, hearing more news about HP, and whispers about the new smartphone from Samsung and more on the iPhone 5. We’ll also be talking about IPv6.
This episode of Just the Tech lasts around 14 mins.
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The latest news from NASA is that the UARS Satellite is likely to hit re-entry today either this afternoon or early evening Eastern Daylight Time which is likely to be in the mid to late evening in the UK.
BBC News are reporting that Hewlett-Packard have now replaced current CEO Leo Apotheker with the former head of eBay, Meg Whitman. HP have stated in a press release released late yesterday that Ray Lane has been appointed executive chairman, and that Leo Apotheker steps down as president, ceo and director. Meg Whitman said “I am honored and excited to lead HP. I believe HP matters – it matters to Silicon Valley, California, the country and the world.”
Facebook is transitioning from user growth to user engagement – with the aim of more sharing, the future is moving to greater openness. The next five years at Facebook are going to be defined by apps and the depth of engagement.
A new feature coming to Facebook is Timeline – content sharing using apps. “A place to highlight and curate your stories so you can express who you really are” as described by Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg.
The next version of OpenGraph is expected to lead to a completely new class of Apps. Connect to anything you want in any way you want. Now, you don’t have to like a book you can just read a book. Change the word “Like” to anything you want such as “Eat”, “Watch”, “Read”. Facebook is taking it’s time to define a brand new language for how to connect information and people.
Ticker allows users to express light-weight activities. Communications and Games are really social at the moment so the next area to focus upon will be Media (Music, Movies, TV, News, Books), Lifestyle (Exercise, Food).
There are three messages:
Frictionless Experience – ensuring that sharing doesn’t get in the way. New OpenGraph apps can add activity to a timeline without seeing any prompts. Facebook have redesigned the permissions section.
Realtime Serendipity – discover new things about your friends based on what they are doing right now, also tight new integration – hover over the ticker and hear what they hear. Spotify are doing new things with OpenGraph and are aiming to redefine the music industry. Mark Zuckerberg said that Hulu is doing the same for TV and NetFlix for movies.
Finding Patterns – connect to and learn more about your friends through the ability to filter the timeline, for example to see just music based entries.
The Android 2.3, Gingerbread based, Samsung Galaxy Note is said to support 1080p full HD video recording and playback up to 30fps. It will support the latest 4G LTE (in supported countries), the screen is a super AMOLED 5.3″ 1280×800 with a huge 285 pixels per inch.
- NASA UARS Update, more NASA UARS updates
- Hewlett-Packard replaces Leo Apotheker with Meg Whitman, more from the BBC
- HP: HP Names Meg Whitman President and Chief Executive Officer, more from HP
- Gore’s Loose Lips Let New iPhones Slip, more from Mashable
- Facebook Blog: Tell Your Story with Timeline, more from the Facebook Blog
- Mobot: Exclusive: Samsung confirms Galaxy Note could be here in October, more from Mobot
- Clove: Samsung Galaxy Note–First stock expected November, more from Clove
- Samsung: GALAXY Note, more from Samsung
- BCS: IPv6 What’s all the fuss about?, more from the BCS