Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: the latest Chrome beta for Android, get an Acer Android tablet from Bing Lee for just $99, Google Street View cops an eyeful.
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- The latest Chrome beta for Android now shows your search terms in the omnibox instead of the lengthy search url. You can also see how much data you save when using Chrome's experimental data compression feature by checking Bandwidth Management in the Settings. [Via Google Chrome Blog]
- Professional MMA fighter Urijah Hall has revealed his original training regime: playing the video game Tekken on a daily basis and trying to copy the moves as best he could. “Every time I saw a cool move on Tekken, I would just practice it 'till I got good at it," Hall explained. "When I did it in training people said, what the hell is that!” Hall has since devastated every fighter he has faced so far in The Ultimate Fighter tournament and fights in the final this weekend. You can find out more about his Tekken training exploits and see a video of him in action over at Kotaku.
- Bing Lee is currently selling the 7in Acer NT.L15SA.002 Android tablet for $99 (plus shipping). The unit comes with a dual-core 1.2Ghz MTK 8317/T processor, 512MB DDR3 RAM and 8GB of inbuilt flash memory running on Android Jelly Bean 4.1. Connectivity options include WiFi: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB and a microSD memory card slot. [Via OzBargain]
- Sometimes technology is too invasive and other times you only have yourself to blame. Today, Google Street View captured two people furiously fornicating on the hood of their BMW on a highway in South Australia (as you do). Apparently, a Google camera car just happened to be passing at the right/wrong time. You can see a censored version of the offending image here.