HTC Evo Gets Reviewed, Tweens Rally on Twitter for Bieber
Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines....
- HTC's Evo 4G won't officially hit the market until June 4th, but Engadget got an early chance to review Sprint's new superphone. The comprehensive rundown includes information on everything from the packaging to the individual specs, and the fortunate (and almost overwhelmingly glowing) reviewers found its aesthetics "extraordinarily sexy," its specs "magnificent," and the 4G signal (when available) "straight-up epic." ( [From: Engadget]
- The tweens have apparently managed to outsmart and out-tweet Twitter. The site recently implemented a new "trending topics" algorithm to eliminate certain teeny-bopper mainstays like Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas, but the crap-pop fans have merely interchanged letters to keep the folks on the ticker. While there is depressingly no sign of Mick Jagger or 'Exile on Main Street,' "Jieber" is currently trending worldwide, ahead of the Gulf oil catastrophe. [From: PC World]
- Google's Street View feature has been plagued by privacy complaints since its inception, but the turmoil is certainly escalating, both at home and abroad. Google's admission of guilt in the ongoing Street View data scandal has now been followed by an official, refreshingly un-corporate mea culpa, as co-founder Sergey Brin conceded that, "We screwed up. I'm not going to make any excuses about it." Germany has already ordered the site to relinquish a hard drive that contains stored information from Street View tours, and two separate Oregon residents are also reportedly suing the site because of captured data. [From: The Next Web and Information Week]
- The iPad has been available domestically for almost two months, but shoppers in foreign markets have been forced to endure an extensive waiting period. Even though its global debut was initially set for May 28th, European and Australian tweeters are tweeting that iPad apps are now internationally available. [From: Engadget]
- The next version of Google's delectable operating systems for Android has already been labeled 'Gingerbread,' and the company has now revealed that the appetizing OS will debut in 2010's fiscal fourth quarter. [From: Engadget]
- Rumors of a Verizon iPhone continue to gain momentum, but AT&T reportedly isn't too concerned about the long-awaited carrier diversity. According to Wired, AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega seemed dismissive about the possible repercussions to his company's customer base, despite AT&T's consistently abysmal satisfaction rankings. [From: Wired]