Late News: Foursquare Radar, CyanogenMod 7.1 Alpa on HP TouchPad, Hardware Accelerated Opera 12

Foursquare introduced Radar, an update to its existing iOS app that enables users to find out more about the place and surrounding they are visiting. The Radar will change Foursquare from being a check-in centric app to an app that will alert the users of places, people and things which they might want to visit near wherever they are at that particular moment of time.

The CyanogenMod team has dished out the early alpha version of the CyanogenMod 7.1.0 for Hewlett Packard’s discontinued and dirt-cheap TouchPad tablet device. People waiting to port Android to their $99 webOS powered TouchPad don’t have to wait any longer as the first alpha version of the mod has been released.

Norwegian web browser maker Opera has previewed the next version of the Opera browser, which will come with hardware accelerated graphics. Modern web browser makers are scrambling to add hardware accelerated graphics to their product lines as it not only results in better graphics, but also increases the battery life and enables other features.

Apple on Wednesday launched three important updates for Mac users. These updates are Mac OS X 10.7.2, Lion Recovery Update and iPhoto 9.2. The good news is that these updates are support iCloud. iCloud can sync emails, calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks and your Safari Reading List in the Mac OS X 10.7.2.

Microsoft has announced the integration of open source big data analysis Hadoop platform with the upcoming SQL Server 2012 and the Azure cloud computing platform. The announcement, which was made during the Microsoft PASS Summit 2011, was a part of the opening keynote that Microsoft delivered during the conference.