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Late News: iOS 5.1 Jailbreak, Facebook's $8 Billion Credit Line, Microsoft Kinect Robotics Developer Toolkit

Social network Facebook has secured a whopping credit line of $8 billion, as well as announcing an end to the Barclays Capital facility it had of 'just' 2.5 billion. This move by the firm is to make for a smoother transaction when it becomes a publicly traded company, though the intricacies of this level of finance are a bit of a mouthful.

For anyone hoping to add a bit of 3D motion tracking to their home brew robots, now it could get a lot easier with the Kinect robotics software development kit (SDK) that Microsoft has released. The Seattle software giant has been avidly pushing the Kinect platform since its initial release to have more uses than just dance games, providing this beta SDK for anyone that wanted to experiment further.

Amazon's online marketplace has decided that it's out with the old eBooks, and in with the new Kindle Fire 2. Reports have surfaced that Amazon's Kindle Fire 2 will be available in two versions upon its launch later this year, giving consumers the choice of either 7 inches or a meatier 10 inch screen variation.

The jailbreak community is moving fast these days. Only a day after the new version of iOS became available, hackers managed to develop a tethered jailbreak solution for non-A5 devices, as MuscleNerd informed his Twitter followers. iOS users "with devices earlier than the iPad2 can test the 5.1 jailbreak waters if they really want to, using redsn0w 0.9.10b6," announces MuscleNerd.

If you are a UK based Apple fan and have big hopes from the new iPad model, with its high-speed data capabilities - then you are not very lucky. According to recent reports the 4G models of the third generation iPad will be limited to 3G in the UK.