News in Brief: One More Thing: One Samsung Galaxy S3 rumour proven false
There is some thing for absolutely everyone in today’s A single More Factor installment. Everybody except those of you who hate to see a telephone rumour laid to rest, because we’re afraid a single of them is these days.
But for absolutely everyone else: if you’re not into Pokemon, perhaps we can interest you in a little Skyrim. If you are not interested in smartphones, we’d like to offer you the wise traffic lights that can tell when you’re coming and turn green (presumably) just for you.
If you are into self defense, there’s pepper spray and if you are into self-flagellation, there is a rather unfortunate Richard Branson connected image coming your way in three, two, one particular…
Virgin Porn – RichardBranson.xxx is no longer in the hands of the Australian cybersquatter who was hoping to get wealthy quick either from the hordes of weirdos that get their rocks off to the leonine looks of old Dickie B, or from Sir Branson himself. Unluckily for Sean Truman, he was ordered to hand it more than gratis simply because the domain was registered in bad taste… sorry, we mean poor faith. [The Register]
No opinions available – The Motorola Motoluxe has gone on sale in the UK. We know how strongly some of you really feel about Motorola so we’re just going to leave this information right here and slowly back away. [TalkAndroid]
Green man – Everything’s wise these days – your phone, your Tv, Alecs, so why not site visitors lights? One personal computer scientist at the University of Texas reckons he could create lights that communicate with the approaching site visitors to figure out the most effective way to let visitors by means of. Sounds like Die Challenging four. waiting to occur to us. [Discovery]
Great job hunting – Facebook knows you far better than you know your self, and it knows how nicely you will do at specific jobs too apparently. A US study asked some HR pros to analyse 56 Facebook profiles and six months later evaluated the findings against how nicely the 56 Facebookers had been undertaking at function. Do not be concerned, we’re confident all those gooey loved-up status updates spell superb issues for your career. [Mashable]
What the planet has been waiting for – It really is an iPhone case AND a handy holder for your pepper spray. Don’t you really feel safer currently? Just be cautious where you point that thing. And, er, how close you put it to your eyes and ears. [Piexon]
Debunkbed – Some crazed Samsung Galaxy S3 fans were convinced that the GT-i9300 item number was the mythical Samsung flagship, speaking to them from that ethereal plane that is the online smartphone rumourmill.
But it’s not, since the Galaxy S3 is going to be, like, completely mega high res and the GT-i9300, it now emerges, offers a paltry 1024×600 screen resolution. Unlucky. [Android Community]
Skype update alert – Skype for iOS – you know, the other FaceTime – has had a bit of an update including a few visual tweaks to make it less complicated to tell who you are chatting to, a fresh new Appley appear for the dialpad and a bit a lot more stability for iOS five. Beautiful. [TNW]
Eat my shorts – Sorry gamers, EA reckons the Simpsons app game it has on the cards, The Simpsons: Tapped Out, will be a single of its greatest titles for 2012. It will take the Farmville method of becoming free but expecting you to shell out actual world income for pretend planet stuff. No release date but but it ought to hit iOS before any other platform. Mmm, fremium. [Cnet]
Huge Pokemon news coming – Gather ’round, TechRadar-reading Pokemon fans. Do not be shy. Apparently there is some news coming about a new version of the Pokemon Black/White titles or one thing. Gotta catch ‘em all or whatever. Stay tuned to Junichi Masuda’s Twitter account for far more. You might need to learn Japanese 1st. [SiliconEra]
Map app – If you like that Skyrim is big but sometimes really feel it’s a small bit too massive, you want to get oneself the cost-free interactive map app that just launched for iOS. It used to be on Android but then it took an arrow to the knee. Did we do that appropriate? [Slashgear]