DAILY FIVE (1/11)

11 January 2011

1. Verizon iPhone – All you need to know!, ZDNet, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Everything you need to know from the Verizon iPhone announcement, distilled into concise, easy to swallow bullet-points.

2. Editorial: Five Things Android Tablets Will Need In Order To Succeed, Android Police

If there’s one thing CES told us about the upcoming twelve months in technology, it’s that 2011 will be the year of Android tablets. And with noteworthy entries such as the Motorola XOOM, ASUS’ lineup, and the T-Mobile G-Slate, it looks like the tablets’ quality might be just as high as their quantity – at least hardware-wise.

3. Desktops and Notebooks: HP, Polaroid, Intel, GM Show Off Tech at CES, eWeek, Nicholas Kolakowski

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is one of the year’s major events for many companies, which use the massive trade show to debut new products and revamped versions of old favorites. In addition to industry stalwarts such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Intel and Samsung, a variety of smaller companies are present on the show floor and at various secondary events, offering up their latest developments as the next big thing.

4. Google Goggles gets barcodes, print ads, and Sudoku solutions, Ars Technica, Casey Johnston

Google launched a new version of its Google Goggles application for iOS and Android smartphones today. The latest iteration, version 1.3, can now recognize print ads in magazines and solve fairly difficult sudoku puzzles in a few seconds, and is also faster at processing barcodes and QR codes seen with a phone’s camera.

5. Report: Jobs, Murdoch Unveiling iPad Mag Jan. 19, PC Magazine, Leslie Horn

Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch will appear on stage together in San Francisco on January 19 to launch The Daily, News Corp.’s iPad-only publication, according to Forbes.

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