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If you’re obsessed about privacy, this should be a bad day for you: according to a research done over at CNET, Google is tracking users through their individual device addresses and making them searchable. How does it work? We’ll explain.
Most companies that own any kind of location services, such as Google, Microsoft or Apple, track the location of every device’s individual address as long as its connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Those “individual addresses” are known as MAC addresses and are different for every device that’s able to connect to a network, much like fingerprints, and unlike IP addresses, these are embedded to the hardware itself.
Android locates all visible MAC addresses on wireless networks nearby and sends the data back to Google.
Imagination Technologies, makers the PowerVR graphics processor found in the iPhone and iPad, has announced that its next generation PowerVR Series 6 architecture has been licensed by six lead partners: ST-Ericson, Texas Instruments and MediaTek. The remaining three partners are yet to be announced.
Whilst not giving any firm details, an Imagination Technologies press release says that the next generation GPU (codenamed “Rogue”) will deliver “unrivaled GFLOPS per mm2 and per mW for all APIs,” with “a smooth migration path for developers upgrading applications optimized for Series5 to the new architecture.”
Since Apple has a 9.5% stake in the chip manufacturer, and being that Apple uses PowerVR GPUs to handle the graphics in current iOS devices, we can assume that Apple is among the unannounced Rogue partners.
However, it’s unlikely we’ll see this new GPU in Apple’s iOS products anytime soon. With the iPad 2 utilizing the current PowerVR Series 5 architecture (said to boost graphics performance by nine times in comparison with the original iPad), and the next generation iPhone 5 reportedly in final testing before its introduction this year, we’ll probably only see the benefits of the Series 6 GPU in the following generation iPad and iPhone. But we can always hope.
According to recently leaked internal documents, containing roughly 50 MB worth of images and documents, Facebook is getting ready to unveil a new picture sharing app for the iPhone, and presumably for other platforms as well. Details are scarce, but leaked pictures give away a few hints.
As you can tell from the leaked picture (shown below), it looks essentially like a stripped-down version of the official Facebook iPhone app where pictures, which seem to be organized by dates and events, take center stage.
There are also three buttons around the button: one in the far left, which appears to be a menu button, presumably leading to some dashboard; one in the middle that looks like a snapshot button; and one on the far right that seems to display the newest photos posted by friends and notify users as they become available.
Leaked information provided to TechCrunch suggests Facebook is prepping a photo-sharing app for the iPhone.
From the description, the app is a mixture of Instagram with some of the location information and social sharing of Path and Color.
A few surprises are also supposedly thrown into the mix.
The app, of course, is integrated into Facebook and ties into your Facebook account. Right now, it is a standalone app, but these features could eventually make its way into the official Facebook iPhone app.
The amount of information available now is just a tease and TechCrunch promises more information will be released soon. Stay tuned.
Titus is a game that calls itself a “political simulator,” featuring an agoraphobic watchmaker who decides to run for president in the crazy world of Wealland. If that description and the game’s Tim Burton-esque aesthetic haven’t won you over already, then you and I have very different tastes in gaming.
The actual gameplay is more about how well you do at minigames than actual strategy, but it’s a fun affair, providing a tweaked parody of politics and that really interesting art style. Titus’ main opponent is a mime, and through minigames that have you catching cash or Doodle Jumping-your way along, it’s your goal to win the hearts (or at least the wallets) of your people.