Android to Serve Up 'Froyo,' Uncle Sam Wants You (to be a Geek)
Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines....
- Apparently, the Android marketing department suffers from a collective case of the munchies whenever it hold its brainstorming sessions. Following Cupcakes, Donuts, and Eclairs, the next Android serving will reportedly be known as Froyo, short for 'frozen yogurt.' [From: Engadget]
- The U.S. military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) frequently makes headlines for its cerebral contests and incredibly awesome technical achievements. The organization is also trying to make sure future generations can continue to come up with similar ingenious ideas. Worried about a lack of budding young nerds, DARPA is currently investigating methods of luring kids into science in order to mold them into computer geeks. [From: Wired]
- The Apple iSlate rumors have dominated the recent e-reader discussions, but the loaded ASUS DR-570 should start generating its own media hoopla. The color e-reader will reportedly have Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities, and will load pages at an astonishing rate (about 23-times faster than the Kindle). [From: Engadget]
- MySpace may have become the neglected social networking blacksheep, but the site has been taking steps to ensure its relevance and success. After purchasing music service Imeem last month, MySpace has finally allowed members to upload their old Imeem playlists. [From: CNET]
- While most of the Apple conjecture is focused on the iSlate, some new revelations have surfaced about a possible 22-inch iMac. The expected model will supposedly be equipped with a Sintek Photronic touchscreen. [From: Engadget]
- The Internet in Italy is about to become incredibly boring and absurdly lame. Government officials have reportedly proposed a decree that would ban people from uploading videos without prior government authorization. Um, Mr. Berlusconi? Is it okay to upload a video to YouTube so we can repeatedly RickRoll the jerk who came up with this idea? [From: The Standard]