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By Brenton Currie     Mar 13, 2010 in Technology
Reports surfaced Facebook is planning to implement and announce location-based features for the service at their upcoming F8 conference, while Apple hit the headlines with the launch of the pre-ordering for the iPad. That's this week in tech.
Facebook to launch new location features as soon as next month - Facebook is reportedly planning to launch a new feature allowing users to share their current location with their friends in the upcoming weeks, with an announcement most likely at their F8 conference early next month.
Apple iPad Pre-ordering Launches, 51,000 Sold in 2 Hours - In the lead up to Apple opening the floodgates in the U.S.yesterday, Apple aired the iPad's first commercial during the Academy Awards earlier this week. Yesterday though, the companied finally launched the long-awaited pre-order program for the iPad. It's thought that up to 52,000 sold in the first two hours, but Digital Journalist Matthew Harding is on the case, wondering what drives people to buy the latest gadget.
Nanotech clothing that can power your gadgets - DJ Gordon K. Chan this week wrote an interesting piece about the use of nanotechnology in many products such as clothing, and how it can be used to charge your electronic devices from, for example, your pants, creating a healthy discussion with other Digital Journalists on the dangers of using such technology in the weather.
Sony unveils its own motion controller, PlayStation Move - Sony was present at this week's GD conference in Germany, where it unveiled its entry into the motion controller battle, the PlayStation Move. Similar in function to the Wii, players can control games by waving around the pair of controllers. According to Sony, it will be launching the controllers later this year.
Opinion: Australia on ‘Internet Enemies’ list because of Internet filter - Australian DJ Paul Wallis had all the latest on the news Australia had been placed on the 'Internet Enemies' list because of its Government's plans to filter the net, placing it, according to Willis, on par with Iran, Russia, China North Korea and Turkey.
Google launches Google Apps Marketplace - Google got its foot in yet another door this week, announcing another unique eco-system for developers, a marketplace to sell products with integration with Google Apps. Developers can now reach the thousands of companies using Google Apps in a unique location.
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