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A pesky multitouch bug affecting the new Nexus 7 is no more, thanks to a new software update that is being rolled out by Google this week. There were concerns that the problem may have been related to hardware — given that it didn’t affect all Nexus 7 tablets — but the “JSS15J” release that’s being issued over-the-air promises to eliminate it.

It also addresses an issue with GPS sensitivity, too.

Towards the end of each year, IBM Research publishes a list of five things it predicts our gadgets will be capable of within the next five years. While some of its predictions seem a little too outlandish and farfetched, others — such as its 2006 prediction for realtime speech translation — become a reality.

IBM’s 2012 list is all about the five senses. It predicts that by 2018, our gadgets will help us touch, see, hear, taste, and even smell. Your smartphone, IBM believes, will use new technologies to simulate the physical sensation of touching something, while your tablet will be able to taste your food.

ClockWorkMod is the go-to tool for Android users who enjoy flashing different ROMs as well as performing a slew of other root functions directly from their phone. ClockWorkMod Touch adds touch support to the popular tool and has slowly been rolling out support to a variety of devices. Over the weekend, Koushik Dutta, the author of ClockworkMod recovery, released the first version of the software for tablets. ClockworkMod Touch is now available on the Asus Transformer and Transformer Prime.