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LG has just unveiled its latest Smart InstaView Refrigerator powered by Alexa and webOS featuring transparent touchscreen. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

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Hewlett-Packard disappointed many with its impromptu decision to ditch webOS, but as many others who got the opportunity to use it will vouch, it’s a very useful operating system. It’s clean, functions nicely, and as such, it should come as no surprise that some folks are trying to resuscitate it with the Open webOS project. Having already made its way to the Google-branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the webOS team has now managed to port it to the Nexus 7 tablet, and although it’s not as smooth as one may have hoped, there are a lot of positives – notably the full functionality of the Wi-Fi and browser.

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The smartphone world may be dominated by Android, iOS and Windows Phone at the minute, but it wasn’t always that way. There was a time when webOS was around and was deemed to be probably one of the best and most accomplished mobile operating systems available to users. Unfortunately, those days are long gone, and when HP acquired the software from Palm, its end was somewhat inevitable. Let’s not try to get sad over the long gone days, and all is not lost, since the source code of webOS is now available for all to have and consume.

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It has been an interesting few weeks and months for webOS, the mobile operating system that technology giant HP picked up as part of its acquisition of Palm.

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CyanogenMod 7 for HP TouchPad has made further progress today, as the developers have announced a tool called ACME Installer which will allow users to dual-boot CM7 with webOS on their TouchPad.

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We’re getting closer and closer to a stable port of Android to the HP TouchPad, folks! A video uploaded today shows that the developers behind the TouchDroid project have managed to achieve another one of their objectives: the ability to dual-boot webOS and Android 2.3.x “Gingerbread”.

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The last couple of weeks have been of sweeping change for HP, especially its webOS division, as the company announced it would kill of every single webOS hardware product until the end of the year. Soon after, HP’s webOS tablet, the TouchPad, began selling for $99, instead of the usual $399, in order to liquidate all remaining stock, yet the response from customers was so overwhelming that HP will actually begin making a last batch of TouchPads.

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If you’re a regular reader of this site, you’re probably aware that HP has recently decided to put its line of webOS hardware to rest, leaving all of the platforms developers wondering what to do next. In response, Microsoft has been offering extensive help to all of the platform’s developers develop apps for Windows Phone 7, which has received a phenomenal response.

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If you’re a regular reader of this site, there should be no need to tell you that webOS is on its way out as HP has decided to discontinue all webOS hardware, such as the Pre and the TouchPad. The developers who were developing software for the platform will likely feel the pinch, unless they take Microsoft’s offer and start developing apps for Windows Phone 7 instead.

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As we recover from yesterday’s complete demise of webOS, new information is reaching the public on how the company employees actually felt the about its products, more specifically the TouchPad, HP’s 9.7-inch webOS tablet. At least judging by this report, employees never felt too confident about the device’s hardware in the first place.

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How do you know when a product is about to fail? Its sales are sluggish, the press is reluctant to cover it and the product’s price is magically slashed. For any fans of HP’s webOS devices, too bad, those three things have just happened and HP has officially announced it plans to discontinue its line of webOS devices.

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It’s finally here. Apple today announced the much-anticipated 2nd-generation iPad. With Google’s Android, RIM’s BlackBerry powered PlayBook, and HP’s webOS getting fancy new tablets either recently or in the future, buyers are going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a new slate device.

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