TWIT – This Week in Tech [26-01-2013]

Kim Dot Com Launches Mega

MEGA

Dotcom launched Mega early on Sunday, this week. Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom has set up a new cloud storage and file-sharing site after one year. Mega, a web-based service that lets people upload and store files of any kind, is a sequel to the Megaupload system that was shut down last January. The Mega site went online on Sunday, followed by a lavish launch party held at Mr Dotcom’s New Zealand mansion. Mr Dotcom, who was born Kim Schmitz, has said the new site complies with the law and warned that attempts to take it down would be futile.

Mega offers it’s users 50GB of cloud storage space with 2048-bit encryption. Try it now by visiting Mega.co.nz.

Firefox OS

Firefox OS

Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox web browser, has announced the availability of two developer preview phones for its upcoming Firefox OS platform.Firefox OS is based on Boot to Gecko technology, is an open source platform, and will run HTML5 apps.

The handsets have been developed by Geeksphone in partnership with Telefonica, and offer two distinct flavors. The low-end Keon model (orange) features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz S1 CPU, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of storage, a 3-megapixel camera, 1580 mAh battery and a 3.5-inch HVGA multitouch display.

The Peak model (white) boasts a more powerful Snapdragon S4 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, a larger 4.3-inch IPS display, and a 1800 mAh battery. The Peak also offers better optics in the form of front-facing 2-megapixel and rear-facing 8-megapixel cameras.

Twitter unveils Vine

Twitter unveiled Vine, an app for iPhone and iPod Touch that lets anyone create and share short looping videos.Twitter acquired Vine last fall, but anyone can use Vine regardless of whether they use Twitter. However, the service is clearly meant to be embedded anywhere, and there are plenty of examples of the videos being embedded in tweets. The service is being referred to by many as Twitter’s “Instagram for video.”

Temple Run 2

Temple Run 2

As promised a week ago, the sequel to the most popular never-ending running game, Temple Run has arrived for Android users, who can now head over to the Google Play Store to download Temple Run 2 and start running again!
The game, which launched for iOS last week has already crossed a whopping 20 million downloads in just four days. Fans have already played the game 210 million times. That’s over 1,775 years of gameplay. The free app reigned the charts of the App Store as the ‘top free app’ for 12 hours after its debut.


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