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Logitech Revue Unveiled, Now Available For Pre-Order

The Logitech Revue site has gone live, and it includes all the details on the Google TV-powered box we've already heard so much about. You won't find much information on Google TV, but what you will find is plenty of information on the Revue itself, as well as its many accessories.

First things first: the Revue is available for pre-order right now, and is priced at $299.99. That price includes both the box and the keyboard; the keyboard has a touchpad and remote controls so you won't need a separate remote (you can check out a picture of the keyboard below).

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Google Announces Boatload Of New Partners For Google TV

According to Google’s announcement today, it seems that content providers really, really like the idea of Google TV – which is a good sign, as content can often make or break new platforms. Specifically, Google say they've "been overwhelmed by interest from partners on how they can use the Google TV platform." And by "partners," they mean a fairly significant number of big players:

  • Turner Broadcasting has been hard at work optimizing some of their most popular websites for viewing on Google TV, including TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, available anytime through Google TV.
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Logitech Schedules Google TV-Related Event For October 6

What do you think of when you hear the word "TV"? Fox News? Family Guy? Creepy Logitech ads?

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If you just chose the third answer, it appears that, come October 6th, Logitech will finally have a chance to explain (or excuse) itself for that god-awful advertising campaign. Oh yeah, and the company will also introduce a "line of products for Google TV," which could end up being seriously awesome considering what Google unveiled at the I/O developer conference, but if I were Jerry Quindlend, Logitech CEO, all I'd be thinking of right now is the best way to publicly apologize for this.

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DroidRover: Ubernerds Team Up To Create Android-Controlled Rover

We received a tip in the wee hours of the morning that we managed to miss until now, despite its overwhelming awesomeness. In short, it's a video demonstration of a Senseta rover running with custom hardware and controlled by a Nexus One, although it looks like it will run on any Android device with Bluetooth.

The combination of Android and the simplified hardware allows for a simpler setup that saves weight, and in a little bugger like this, any lost weight counts for a lot.

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2.2.1 Update For Nexus One Breaks Universal Androot, Swype, And Other Aftermarket Keyboards

A few days ago, the code for the Nexus One's 2.2.1 update went AOSP (Android Open Source Project), meaning that the source code became available to developers. It was comprised mostly of bugfixes and other things that weren't major... oh, and it also patched the exploits that allowed Universal Androot to unlock your device. We had a short conversation about it on Twitter with Cyanogen (the conversation starts at the bottom and goes up):

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As if breaking Universal Androot wasn't enough, apparently the new update also prevents existing installations of Swype and some other aftermarket keyboards from working.

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Cyanogen Demos HTC Fast-Boot-A-Like On Nexus One

This is what happens when you try to one-up the open-source community. Just when we were beginning to think HTC Sense might have come up trumps with a real killer feature in their Fast Boot, CyanogenMod creator Steve Kondik's right there with a cheeky "Yeah, CM6 "does" too :)". Tweeting that the feature will be committed to the CyanogenMod source soon (possibly with the arrival of version 6.1), Cy noted that the Nexus One would likely last in this hibernation state for about a week.

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Nexus One Has Better HTML5 Performance Than iPhone 4, But Flash Is Still King

While trying to figure out the best way to develop a cross-platform game, developer Christopher Black created a simple HTML5 benchmark, which he then ran on a Nexus One (N1), iPod Touch 4G, and iPhone 4. For some further variety, he also tested Flash 10.1 on the N1. The test itself was simply a black ball bouncing, and the results were incredibly surprising: the Nexus One ran the animation 67% faster than the iPod Touch, and 81% faster than the iPhone 4.

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Problems Updating System Apps With CyanogenMod 6 On Your Nexus One? Download The App Update Pack

It turns out that some Nexus One owners running CyanogenMod 6 (CM6) have been experiencing issues when trying to update a handful of system apps. As such, XDA-Devs forum member unforgiven512 has thrown the updates into a tidy package. The updated apps are:

  • Amazon MP3
  • Google Maps
  • Google Search
  • Google Voice
  • ROM Manager
  • Street View
  • Superuser
  • TalkBack
  • Twitter
  • Voice Search
  • Not only does this fix the app updating bug, but it moves the app info from the "data" partition to the "system" partition.

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    GPS Fix For CyanogenMod 6 On The Nexus One

    One of the most common complaints about the recent builds of CyanogenMod 6 has been that Nexus One owners’ GPS would suddenly take ages to get a fix or wouldn't get a fix at all. The most frequent solution posted has been to change your Mobile Network APN type to “default,supl” to enable A-GPS through your cellular network. However, for some people this still didn’t solve the problem, including myself.

    Well, today on the CM forums, user kursed posted a fix that may be the end of many frustrated N1-ers’ woes.

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    Google Teaches Us To "Walk This Way" With Google Maps 4.5

    Google's on a roll today with app updates; first it was the new Google Voice featuring not one, but two widgets, and now they're rolling out a new version of Google Maps which promises to teach us to "walk this way."

    The update includes a feature called "Walking Navigation," which is essentially turn-by-turn navigation, only for pedestrians and not drivers. It is now able to:

    • provide up-to-the minute walking directions to from where you stand now to your destination, complete with blue and white arrows to indicate where you stand and where you should go
    • provide more direct routes
    • offer voice guidance (which can be turned off)
    • a map that rotates as you rotate
    • turn on satellite imagery by default
    • vibrate your phone when you need to make a turn

    Revolutionary it may not be, but it's certainly an improvement over the feature it replaces, "Walking Directions."

    Also new is the Google Maps search bar, which allows you to:

    • start searching for a place
    • open Places
    • use the Layers menu
    • find yourself on the map with My Location
    • filter search results by distance or ratings
    • view prices categorized by dollar signs
    • see cross streets for places

    In one final change, Google's gone and revamped Street View.

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