“Your next TV could be a Google TV, made by Sony and powered by Intel chips. The three companies have teamed up to build what will be called the Google TV, essentially a big-screen living-room computer. The TV project, according to the New York Times, is still under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped the details from leaking. The GTV will be based on the Android OS, and come in the form of both a set-top box and actual TV-sets. There will be regular television, of course, but also Hulu, YouTube and other Web-video sources, as well as games and apps for social networking.”
Nick Mokey writes about iPhone’s uni-tasking approach.
“Rumour has it that the iPhone OS 4.0 software specs include support for multitasking. Such plans would mean that not only core Apple apps would be run-able in the background. Nick Mokey ponders the process: ‘The challenge for Apple engineers will be to unchain this … functionality without compromising security, reliability, or making the interface more confusing. Despite the drawbacks, the iPhone’s uni-tasking approach to apps has also lent it an air of simplicity and ease that Apple risks losing.’”