Stories by Chris Brandrick

Apple's iOS 5 beta 6 jailbroken

It shouldn't come as a shock that iOS 5 beta 6 has succumbed to jailbreaking. But unlike the usual speedy jailbreak action we're used to seeing (i.e. jailbreaks discovered within 24 hours), this one took nearly three days to figure out, which is a pretty slow turnaround for the hacking community. Either way, the tools required to unlock iOS 5 beta 6 are now here.

Android 2.3.4 on Nexus One, no Google Talk Voice Chat

Attention, Nexus One owners: the latest variant of Gingerbread is here! But don't get too excited as this "special" Nexus One version of Android doesn't deliver all the digital goodies that other handsets are getting.

Robot hand picks up gooey mess with scary accuracy

A patent-pending robot hand, originally revealed back in October, seems to be capable of picking up liquids, messy mayonnaise and other sauces without altering or changing its gooey shape. Say hello to the SWITL. You'll want to check this out.

Mozilla site shows Firefox 4 downloads in real-time

Mozilla Firefox 4 was officially released on Tuesday, and within just a few short hours the browser had been downloaded more than a million times. To celebrate the browser's launch, Mozilla has opened the digital doors on a new download statistic Website, offering visitors a neat visual way to see Firefox 4 downloads in real-time.

Firefox 4 release date revealed, coming March 22nd

Just a few short days after delivering the first Release Candidate build of Firefox 4, Mozilla's Senior Director of Engineering Damon Sicore has confirmed that the final build of the browser will be ready to launch before the month is out.

iPad 2: What's new with Apple's A5 processor

Steve Jobs and friends took to the stage this Wednesday to reveal Apple's second generation iPad. The new tablet device, which is due to ship later this month, will also see the introduction of Apple's latest mobile processor, known as the A5.

Photoshop turns 21: We take a look back

Adobe's Photoshop celebrates its 21st birthday this month, and with 12 major releases under its belt GeekTech decided to take a brief look back at the graphics editor that could -- hilarious cat picture included!

Windows Phone 7's Live Tiles come to iPhone

Have you ever looked at a Windows Phone 7 device and thought that its UI offered a refreshing little change from the typical grid-based icon-and-folder view found in other mobile OS's?

CES - Samsung Develops World's First DDR4 RAM

CES just wouldn't be the same without its fair share of "World's first" claims. So, keeping up with tradition is Samsung, which has announced that it has created the World's first DDR4 DRAM.

Next Flash Player to be 10 times more efficient

According to a recent blog post by Adobe's John Nack, the next version of Flash Player (10.2) will be up-to ten times more efficient than previous versions, hopefully making browsing YouTube a less stressing experience.

Japan's Holographic 3D Soccer Dream Denied

Earlier this year, we reported on Japan's plans for a <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/196844/japan_proposes_global_holographic_world_cup_broadcast.html">holographic broadcast the 2022 World Cup</a> as part of its bid to hold the soccer tournament. If you were looking forward to this, well, we're sorry to disappoint: Japan's World Cup bid was rejected, and along with it went holographic broadcast plans.

Delorean hard drive is perfect for time machine

Attention all Back To The Future fans: If you're in the market for a new hard drive, then the folks over at Flash Rods have something just for you. Flash Rods latest, known as the Delorean Time Machine Hard Drive, contains a 500GB Seagate drive within the chassis of the much-loved Delorean from the Back To The Future trilogy.

Froyo coming soon to Dell Streak

Dell's Streak will soon be powered by Froyo! Dell announced that Froyo will begin rolling out Froyo to its half-tablet-half-smartphone Streak by the end of the month. The 5-inch smartphone-tablet crossover launched this summer, and originally shipped with Android 1.6. In September Dell offered a limited update to version 2.1, but it was not without its troubles.