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Star Trek is a massive franchise that just about everyone is familiar with, so we were excited when we heard that there was going to be a new Star Trek game that featured all of our favorite characters. We're talking about Star Trek Timelines, of course, the newest Star Trek game out there.
Twitter users may have seen a number of items showing up in their feeds from users they don't follow for the last few weeks. In what was thought to be one of the company's experiments, tweets from users that aren't followed and random favorites from others were showing up in timelines. It appears that the feature is no longer in testing, as Twitter has added the new feature to its help page about timelines.
A mute feature has started appearing in official Twitter clients for Android and iOS, according to reports, meaning that widespread use of the feature may be available in the near future. The mute feature would allow a user to stop the tweets and retweets of someone they follow from showing up on their timeline.
Answering the call from users, Facebook is testing some new functionality to its user pages. Instead of the current six clicks to upload a picture to the service, a bulk uploader has been added to simplify photo album creation. Additionally, a small amount of users are being treated to a new Timeline page, with all user posts loaded into a single, chronologically-ordered feed. Privacy controls are now readily available and easily configurable to users, along with a new "untagging" tool that lets people untag themselves in others' pictures. The changes are being rolled out gradually.
Acer used Germany's CeBIT expo to unveil a pair of new notebooks to take its 2012 roster in new directions. The Timeline Ultra M3 stretches the definition of an ultrabook with a 15-inch screen and an optical drive, counting mostly on its 0.79-inch thickness as an edge. Its true rarity is the inclusion of dedicated graphics: it can afford to fit a GeForce GT 640M for video, making it useful for games.
On and off rumors of a major MacBook Pro redesign were supported on Friday with leaks supporting a complete overhaul. The AppleInsider hints had Apple's high-end notebooks being overhauled over the course of 2012 to more closely resemble the MacBook Air, dropping optical drives and slimming down. Rumors of a 15-inch Air were more likely references to Apple repeating what it did with the unibody MacBook Pro, where the 15-inch model led the redesign and other sizes followed later.
After introducing the feature in mid-December, Facebook has just confirmed that Timeline is starting a mandatory rollout for all Facebook users starting Tuesday, January 24. The process will take several weeks to reach all users, however.
Acer ahead of its formal keynote has unveiled two ultrabook-class systems. The Aspire S5 is billed as the world's thinnest ultrabook and measures just under 0.6 inches thick. The black, magnesium-and-metal body weighs 2.97 pounds. Along with the thinnest, Acer touts the S5 as one of the first Windows-based ultrabooks to carry Thunderbolt, which it backs with USB 3.0.
PC maker Acer has just unviled a new-generation 14-inch business notebook, the 3.7-pound and 0.87-inch thick TravelMate Timeline 8481T. The ultralight includes a Core i5 and Intel's integrated HD 3000 graphics, but it adds TPM 1.2 to boost security. The notebook sports 4GB of RAM, which can be doubled, and a 320GB, 7,200RPM hard drive with anti-skip protection
Intel is gearing up a new round of ultra-low voltage processors based on Sandy Bridge that would be an ideal fit for a new MacBook Air. A leak this week has shown a trio of Core i5 and i7 models that would all be faster than the 1.4GHz to 1.6GHz chips on offer now. The Core i5 2557M seen by CPU World would run at 1.7GHz but Turbo Boost to 2.7GHz; the Core i7 2637M and 2677M would run at 1.7GHz and 1.8GHz but scale higher to 2.8GHz and 2.9GHz each.