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Mark: Hey everyone. I’m Mark Licea stepping in for Natali Del Conte just for the day. Today, we have news on Microsoft Office 2010. Twitter could be in contention for a Nobel Peace Prize and more Apple net book rumors.
It’s Monday July 13th. I’m Mark Licea and it’s time to get loaded.
Microsoft released a technical preview for Office 2010 and our own Jason Parker from download.com has a hands-on look at the new software.
Jason: Office 2010 brings a slew of new features that cross the entire Office sweep with the intent of helping your manager work flow across your PC, your phone and your web browser. The ribbon which made an appearance on Office 2007 is back and now works across all applications in Office 2010. Ribbon tabs are contextual so your tab options will not change based on work commands you’re using.
A new feature enhancement called quick steps enables you to quickly take advantage of commonly used features in your workbook. This addition gives you access to more Office applications and features no matter which Office program you’re working with at the time.
The new conversation view in Outlook makes handling e-mail much more efficient. Another new feature which we think many people appreciate is paste preview. Works across most of the applications of Office 2010, letting you make sure items in the clipboard will look the way you intended when you paste them into a document. And there's much more than what we’ve shown here today. New video editing and PowerPoint, new easier to read spreadsheets in Excel, and don't forget online versions for all of these applications, making collaboration from anywhere incredibly easy. Office 2010 will be released to the public early next year. And from the looks of things, it's going to be a welcome upgrade.
Mark: A video on LG’s new chocolate BL-40 phone leaked over the weekend. The new model will have active Flash UI, Wi-Fi, 7.2 Megabit per second HSDPA with a five megapixel camera and a 4-inch multi touch screen. Details are limited to what we see in the promo video and the release date has not yet been confirmed although early speculation points to some time in August. We’ll see.
Rumors of an Apple net book are circulating once again. New speculations just set a 9.7-inch model will debut sometime in October. The new rumors out of the China Time source haven’t cleared up whether or not the mythical device will use a tablet style design like the iPad touch or follow the traditional netbook model. The price of $800.00 puts it out of the typical range for a netbook so we can just wait until we get more details.
You may find Twitter to be a giant time waster nevertheless, a former White House aide thinks the social networking service is worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize. The recent event surrounding the election and around have prompted Mark Feifel a former aid of President George W. Bush, to suggest that the service be awarded with a medal. According to him, when traditional journalists were forced to leave the country, Twitter became a window for the world to view hope, heroism, and whore. It became the assignment desk, the reporter and the producer and because of this, Twitter and its creators are worthy of being considered for the Nobel Peace Prize.
At the top of the Iranian had been 221,000 Iranian tweets sent in a single hour in addition to 3,000 Youtube videos that were uploaded and 2.2 million blog entries that were written.
Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp wants to transform MySpace into an entertainment portal. The Wall Street journal is reporting at MySpace will enable its users to access entertainment and relay the information that offered little in the way of details. News Corp par over is a partner in the highly popular Hulu and continues to promote MySpace music which has yet to really catch on. MySpace is an easy place to find lots of user-generated media but maybe the website should concentrate on building pages that don’t crash browsers or maybe make it easy to communicate with other users or stop porn bouts from adding users, the list goes on and on.
Microsoft has released a new version to its Flash competitor, Silverlight 3. Silverlight enables web developers to embed animations, graphics, and multi-media content into web pages. The newest version of the software is geared as a challenger to Adobe Air, Flash, and Flex technologies. It will support higher quality audio and video, and new 3D graphic capabilities like animations, rendering, and shader effects. It’s a free download available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
Speculation is wrapping up that Google will be announcing a new edition to Google Earth. Last week, the company sent out press imitations to an event in Washington D.C. on July 20th. Speculation is arising that Buzz Aldrin himself will be at the event. For those of you that don’t know who Buzz Aldrin is, he was an astronaut on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. This is like many to believe that Google will be announcing some sort of moon mapping edition to Google Earth using data from the recently launched Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. We’ll be the first to let you know here on you Loaded.
Netflix will expand to Sony Bravia HD TV’s. The company announced that starting in the fall, owners of Sony Bravia internet and video capable television who are Netflix subscribers will be able to stream, to watch instantly library. In addition to Netflix, Bravia users will be able to watch content from Amazon video on demand, YouTube, Crackle, Slacker, and the Daily motion.
Those are your headlines for today, Natali Del Conte will have your daily does of tech news coming out of San Francisco for the rest of the week. Thanks for watching. I’m Mark Licea with CNET TV and you’ve just been loaded.