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Android "L" Means Licorice

There has been a lot of curiosity amonst geeks as to what the next version of Android will be called. Although Lemon Meringue Pie and Lollipop have been thrown around quite a bit, it seems that there may be another tasty treat in the works instead. Licorice has a lot of merrit and according to the guy who builds the Android sculptures at Google's campus, he really likes "licorice". We won't have long to wait to find out for sure.

Calabrese also wrote that while boarding the plane to fly to Google’s headquarters this week, he was asked by the Travel Security Administration why he had so many boxes of licorice in his bag. He also said that he handed out boxes of licorice to people at the boarding gate.

Source: BGR

Move over 4k, the Retina iMac hits 5k

I might not be an Apple evangalist, but I am a resolution junkie so I must give Apple props for announcing "the world's highest resolution display" on the new Apple iMac with Retina display. The new "5K" Retina display is sporting 5120x2880 on a 27" screen. For those of you keeping track at home, that is 67% more pixels than a 4k display. The new iMac is sporting a Radeon R9 M290x to drive all those pixels and the rest of the spes are pretty standard. All of this can be yours for a price starting st $2,499 and can be purchased today. The Verge has more details over here.

Apple has announced a new version of its iMac desktop computer complete with a high-resolution Retina display. The new model has what Apple says is the "world's highest resolution display", at 5120 x 2880 pixels on a 27-inch screen. Prior to this, the highest resolution iMac was the 27-inch version, which has a 2560 x 1440 pixel display. Apple notes that it has seven times as many pixels as an HD TV, with 14.7 million in total. It's also 67 percent more pixels than 4K displays, and Apple is calling it a Retina 5K display.

League of Legends World Championship

League of Legends and eSPORTS are really starting to take off and with the World Championships in Korea selling out to a 40,000 person crowd, things are picking up the pace. At this event $11 Million was up for grabs making it worth while to start gaming again. If this is an indication of the future, I really need to spend more time in the virtual world.

Last night, Riot’s final World Championship match series was held in Korea, where 40,000 fans sold out Seoul’s World Cup Stadium to watch Korean pros Samsung White and China’s Starhorn Royal Club compete for the honor of being the best team of the most popular game of the world, which boasts 67 million monthly players at last count.

Source: Forbes

Amazon Kindle Voyage

Amazon has pretty much pioneered the eBook reader with the Kindle, and even though tablets are all the rage, the Kindle is still setting the pace and isn't slowing down. Every year or so, they refresh their eBook reader line and the latest installment on the high-end is the Voyager. This takes eBook reading to a whole new level with some great specs (for an eBook reader). The truth is, I'd take one.

Actually, with the Voyage, you may never move your thumb at all. A pair of gray lines and dots on either side of the front bezel can be touched lightly to advance the page or go back - "PagePress," in Amazon parlance. Haptic feedback gives your hand a little buzz as affirmation that the command has registered.

Source: TheVerge

Google's New Switch Campaign

Google is now trying to help you (and by you, I mean Apple users) get ready to switch from your Apple iPhone to an new Lollipop-enabled phone. They are doing this by helping you push your files, music, media and videos to their cloud in anticipation that it will be easier for you once you go pick up that new Android 5.0 device. It's a good guide for anyone to make sure their stuff is backed up - even if you already are on the Google team.

Transfer photos stored on your iPhone or iPad
Google+ Photos is a great way to have all your pics - past and future - in one place, with unlimited private storage* and accessible from any internet connected device. There are always lots more choices on Google Play to find the photo app that works perfectly for you.

Source: Android/Switch

 

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