Charles Arthur 

The Technology newsbucket: Google redoodled, O2′s Android problems, viral tweets and more

Plus TfL's API pains, Faking web use, analyst's RIM cut, Kim Jong Il in games and much more
  
  


Here's Google's Doodle for tomorrow. Photo by dullhunk on Flickr. Some rights reserved

A quick burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team

O2 Android update bricks HTC Desire >> PC Pro
"O2 has pulled an update to the latest version of Android after users reported it crashed their phones. The update to Android 2.2, dubbed Froyo, was rolled out yesterday to HTC Desires on the network, but almost immediately users reported problems." Argh.

Visualizing How a Link Spreads Through the Twitterverse >> Hubspot
"Using a combination of the Twitter API, the TweetMeme API and the Processing visualization library, I was able to graph the spread of a handful of popular links. In the TweetMaps below the circles represent each user who ReTweeted the link, they're bigger or smaller based on the number of followers they have. People who are following accounts that Tweeted the link before they did have lines drawn to the accounts they're following (and could have "caught" the link from)."
We've linked to Processing previously. The pics are intriguing, though they mostly look like creatures from deep undersea.

Google Bouncy Balls in SVG >> Robin Berjon
This time, in SVG. You getting it yet?

Fake.app makes powerful Web automation easy >> TUAW.com
"Fake, like [Apple's] Automator, offers an Actions library and allows you to create drag-and-drop workflows with Web-specific capabilities. Fill a form, click a button, follow links ... basically, you can automate anything that deals with HTML and DOM elements. You can even inject CSS and JavaScript into pages, which opens doors to extensive security testing, among other things..." Mac-only, but remarkable.

How To Choose The Right Content Management System (CMS) >> Webdesigner Depot
Includes guides to choosing, threee to watch, the best five out there, and one to hate and avoid at all costs. See if you can guess which the one to avoid is.

Nokia's fifth last chance >> Asymco
"The less sensational but more accurate description of Nokia's predicament is that their strength in distribution prevents them from reforming their business model in order to benefit from the disruption that mobile broadband is bringing to mobile telecommunications."

Update on Trackernet Feed >> London DataStore
Trackernet is what enabled the marvellous live Tube trains map by Matthew Somerville; it may take up to 8 weeks for the issues (principally about cost) to be sorted out, it seems.

BlackBerry-Maker RIM's Stock Will Plummet To $36 >> Analyst
"Another Wall Street analyst has given up on BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIMM).
"Adnaan Ahmad of Berenberg already rates RIM a SELL. And today he has slashed his price target from $55 to $36.."

Kim Jong Il Bowls for Murdoch Dollars With Korea Video Games >> Bloomberg
Surreal barely begins to describe it.

Google's Bouncing Balls in HTML5 Canvas >> Rob Hawkes
An HTML5 version (using the -canvas- tag) of the bouncing Google logo. Only works in HTML5/CSS3-capable browsers. Tell us your browser and whether it works...

"Ultimate" Arduino Doorbell – part 1 (Hardware) >> Psychic Origami
Is your doorbell on Twitter?

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