• Leaked photos of the Moto VE240, eh


    Photos have appeared of Motorola’s latest entry-level handset the VE240, rumors are its slated for release from no contract carriers MetroPCS and Cricket. Based on the photos (thanks Phonearena), we’re guessing the VE240 is a low-end, music-centered, candybar style handset. No news on the release date yet. But we’re guessing this isn’t part of the company’s… Read More

  • Motorola "Alexander" revealed, runs WinMo, so long Moto


    Motorola’s last gasp to stay afloat might as well have been a twinkie or something. An image of the “Alexander” has been leaked to BGR and it’s not looking good. Sure, the slider looks decent, but it’s said to be running Windows Mobile 6.1 and that’s just not acceptable. Previous rumors on specs haven’t changed much with the camera in the… Read More

  • Matching your handset to your handbag


    More from ABI Research, following Dior’s recently introduced line of mobile phones, the firm predicts more high-end fashion houses are looking to mobile phones as the latest design frontier. ABI says mobile phones “take on a powerful symbolism” for brands as “personal items used frequently in public,” and representations of a user’s “social status… Read More

  • Yahoo Adds Shortcuts To Olympic Data In Search

    In preparation for the start of the summer Olympics on August 8, Yahoo has added Olympic-themed Shortcuts to its search results. Yahoo Shortcuts serve up contextually relevant content from various Yahoo properties inline within the search results. Now, whenever somebody searches for Olympic results, news, or athletes, different Shortcut widgets will pop up. A search for “Olympics… Read More

  • British politicians freak out, say The Dark Knight too violent for its movie rating

    Oh dear, it seems certain Members of Parliament in the UK are completely outraged that The Dark Knight has only been rated 12A. Apparently the gentlemen think the movie is violent enough to warrant a 15 rating. Says Iain Duncan Smith, the former Conservative Party leader (and who now works part-time at Carphone Warehouse): Unlike past Batman films, where the villains were somewhat surreal… Read More

  • The iPhone already gets a new pricing plan in Japan

    Just three and a half weeks passed since the iPhone 3G became available in Japan and Softbank, the phone’s carrier in this country, already made major changes to the domestic pricing plan. Although the Japanese data plans were quite reasonable in comparison with other smartphones, Softbank today issued a press release (in English) in which the company announced a quite significant… Read More

  • Mobile Linux to rule MIDs


    According to the latest report from ABI Research, Linux is set to be top dog in the mobile OS wars by 2013. The research firm predicts that Linux, led by Moblin, LiMo and Maemo, will be the OS for more than 50 million mobile Internet devices (MIDs) in five years. ABI calls the MID market the “first real example of a greenfield situation” in that its believes all mobile OSs will… Read More

  • Vudu to Offer Adult Content from AVN

    CG’s Peter Ha writes: Vudu announced late last night that they would begin offering adult content in conjunction with AVN. Titles from various studios like Vivid, Wicked and Hustler among many others will flood your set top box in HD (on some titles). The way it’s set up is so pervy and yet fantastic. You can find titles based on your favorite ‘performer’ or sort… Read More

  • VUDU to offer adult content from AVN, I'm never leaving home


    I do not want to see this man in HD Vudu announced late last night that they would begin offering adult content in conjunction with AVN. Titles from various studios like Vivid, Wicked and Hustler among many others will flood your set top box in HD (on some titles). The way it’s set up is so pervy and yet fantastic. You can find titles based on your favorite ‘performer’ or… Read More

  • Mobile Linux to rule MIDs


    According to the latest report from ABI Research, Linux is set to be top dog in the mobile OS wars by 2013. The research firm predicts that Linux, led by Moblin, LiMo and Maemo, will be the OS for more than 50 million mobile Internet devices (MIDs) in five years. ABI calls the MID market the “first real example of a greenfield situation” in that its believes all mobile OSs will… Read More

  • Oh, concept art for possible Halo movie

    Follow this. Concept art for an unmade movie to be based on a just-written script that was written to resurrect a movie franchise that disappeared even before it was actually made. Yes, an awkwardly named Web site claims to have exclusive concept art for Halo: Fall of Reach, a script that was written because the original Halo Movie was never made. (Once upon a time, a guy from Time Warner told… Read More

  • With MobileMe, Apple Bites Off More Than It Can Chew

    When Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing, introduced MobileMe onstage at the WWDC keynote in June, the audience was wowed into believing that the most stylish hardware and software company had transformed itself into a formidable Internet service provider right before its eyes. MobileMe not only promised to be exceedingly functional – an “Exchange… Read More

  • Government workers want social tools – but the IT dept doesn't get it

    Huddle has done a study on the interest in social networks inside government departments and found that, well, they just don’t “get it”. At least the managers don’t, but the workers do. Their Social Collaboration in Public Sector study was carried out amongst 202 local authority officials this July. It found that despite social networks like Facebook being banned in… Read More

  • Delta Outfitting Entire Domestic Fleet With Aircell's GoGo In-Flight Wi-Fi Service by End of 2009

    It’s the dawning of a new age, folks. In-flight Wi-Fi is slowly rolling out across domestic airlines in the US and Delta is looking to capitalize on it by outfitting their entire domestic fleet of aircrafts with Aircell’s GoGo service. American Airlines and Virgin America have been on-board for some time (though they have yet to launch the service) and this is pretty big news… Read More

  • Delta Air Lines Embraces Wi-Fi during Flights

    The U.S. company Delta Air Lines announced today that it will sell broadband wireless Internet access on its entire domestic mainline fleet. The service is expected to be up and running on all domestic flights by the middle of 2009. Wi-Fi will be offered to passengers flying throughout the continental United States. Aircell, an airborne communications provider, will install the network on… Read More

  • iPhone 2.0.1 firmware now out

    No massive changes reported but it appears that the 249.2MB 2.0.1 firmware is live and ready to install. The release coincides with an iTunes update and some are reporting some improvements in speed and performance. I’m updating now and will keep you apprised. The update is pretty meh. It improves backup speed and I believe it gives worms to ex-girlfriends. UPDATE – It appears to… Read More

  • 15 real world Blade Runner buildings

    Blade Runner, the just-OK movie we’ve been led to believe is amazing, is set in a terribly oppressive Los Angeles (redundant?), where it’s always raining and it’s always nighttime. The city’s skyscrapers, on the other hand, are brightly colored pieces of flair, whose lights illuminate the abyss around them. But enough of that fruity movie review talk. Object has… Read More

  • Micron pumps out 256GB solid-state drives

    Welcome to the era of no moving parts. Micron is preparing 256GB solid state drives for use in laptops and mini PCs and expect to have working models available in the next year. No pricing, but the drives use 2.5 watts when active and require limited cooling, ensuring your mini notebook won’t fry your lap. SSD manufacturers have been on a learning curve, Klein said. “One of the… Read More

  • Japanese company sells "photorealistic" 3D-sushi/hamburger/pudding/orange puzzles

    Tokyo-based toymaker Beverly Enterprises is selling 3D-puzzles [JP] of various groceries such as hamburgers, pudding, sushi, rice balls and oranges. The sushi-puzzle set (tuna and egg-sushi) is available from this month for $12 (a total of 13 parts must be assembled). And because the plastic toys look a lot like the real deal, the official tagline for the entire line-up is: “No, you… Read More

  • Computer Attack Disguised As Twitter Spam

    Twitter spam just took a new twist. In addition to all the regular marketing spam on Twitter (which the service is has tried to combat with its own blacklist), now there is something even more malicious: a computer attack disguised as spam. Computer security company Kaspersky Lab has found a Twitter profile that ostensibly looks like it is promoting pornographic downloads. But when you… Read More

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