The Parrot AR Drone, better known as the coolest thing at CES 2010 is now available and no longer just simply something we wanted but never could have. The drone, which is controlled by an iPhone, iPod touch, or (now) an iPad, can be "played" by two people over a Wi-Fi network connection.
SoundHound takes Shazam's pioneering song-recognition approach to a whole new level, letting you not only identify recorded songs, but also use your own vocal cords to generate a result. The ability to sing or hum a few bars of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" or Rihanna's "Rude Boy" and get a correct identification is pretty mind-blowing, and a testament to the power of SoundHound's inner workings.
It is believed that Motorola could release a new Droid device on Verizon come June 23. The new device, according to Engadget, could go head-to-head with the iPhone 4, which is set to launch just a day after this rumored device is to launch. No one is certain of the exact device rumored to be launched, but two blogs claim to have had hands-on time with it.
With Apple pre-orders are flying off the virtual stock shelves, it's no wonder that Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has increased the analysis of the iPhone sales for the June 2010 quarter. According to his newest prediction, Apple could sell upwards of 9.5 million devices come the end of this quarter. That's up 1 million from the analysts last prediction.
Apple's iPhone Bumpers are doing surprisingly well. Shipping is actually delayed for several colors, including pink, orange, blue and white--which we can't help assuming is because of Apple's decision to omit the white iPhone 4 from its debut date. The colored Bumpers won't be shipping until July 16th, though the black Bumpers will be readily available come June 24th.
Guitar amplifiers have been going through an identity crisis lately. For years, one amp with a good sound was all fine and dandy, but then digital technology figured out how to capture and cram the sounds of many amps into one program--and who doesn’t like choice? Now the realm of digital amp emulation comes to Apple’s handhelds with AmpliTube, aided and abetted by the iRig adapter, and the results are rocktacular.
Apple has released a statement on its official website stating the following:
Yesterday Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 of Apple’s new iPhone 4. It was the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day and was far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions. Many customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration. We apologize to everyone who encountered difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.
This is just some cool news for the internet. Google has added a very basic video editing system to YouTube, allowing users to share their creations and make them even better.
Though it's not a full featured application, the YouTube Editor is entirely useful for combining videos. You can also crop bits and pieces of your videos and add background music from a library of genres hosted on YouTube's servers. The editor allows you to combine several videos and add one background music track.
Tuesday was admittedly a crazy day for both Apple and AT&T, as pent-up demand for the iPhone 4 crushed both companies’ servers and even sent the telco’s retail outlets to pen and paper to collect pre-orders. One more sinister element of the day’s insanity is the rumored security breaches on AT&T’s website, which the company is now said to be looking into.
As you’ve know doubt heard by now, the iPhone 4 is off to a rocky start, with pre-orders sold out most everywhere, including Apple’s website and AT&T. But the partners in crime are laughing all the way to the bank, it would seem, as a new report claims the pent-up demand for the iPhone 4 is as much as 10 times larger than the previous model.
Apple has ceased accepting iPhone 4 reservations for in-store pickup and home delivery for June 24. New orders will now be delivered on or before July 2. Customers who were unable to successfully order an iPhone 4 are no longer allowed to make an in-store reservation and instead are told to report to their local store to stand in line for a new iPhone on a first-come first-served basis, that is unless they want to wait until July 2.