This week on the web
By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Friday, October 21, 2011 12:31:34 PM
This week's tech headlines were hard to hear above the sound of legions of people drooling over new Android tastiness, most prominently the latest Android OS, version 4.0, code name Ice Cream Sandwich, featuring nifty features like "face unlock" (hmmm... remind anybody of face-gesture browsing?) along with the debut of some new Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Meanwhile, 4 million people decided that they actually couldn't wait for the iPhone 5 and bought the iPhone 4S instead, perhaps intrigued by the conversational possibilities introduced by the device's voice-based personal assistant, Siri. Does this mean we'll start to see people actually talking on their phones again? Sorry, make that talking to their phones.
Here at Opera we opened up a big can of new releases. This latest update also includes the addition of an alternative search engine called Duck Duck Go. Can you get any more user-friendly than a duck wearing a red bow tie? I think not... Make sure you also check out a whole new way to read on the Web.
Finally, a Friday bonus for you stargazers out there... the Orionids are going to put on a nice show this weekend, so set your alarm clock accordingly... or just stay out late, and don't go to bed!
Have a great weekend, everyone!