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  • Canada’s Wind Mobile Offering Unlimited U.S. Talk, Text And Data Roaming For $15 Per Month

    Canada’s Wind Mobile Offering Unlimited U.S. Talk, Text And Data Roaming For $15 Per Month

    Roaming is the worst, but a new plan from Canadian network operator Wind Mobile, which is one of the few carriers not a part of Canada’s big three telecommunications companies, is going to start offering subscribers an unlimited roaming plan beginning Monday, February 3rd for just $15 per month. The roaming plan inconceivably comes with unlimited talk, text and data across the U.S. Read More

  • Unbundled Channels Coming To Canada, But Terrible Taste Could Make It A Disaster

    Unbundled Channels Coming To Canada, But Terrible Taste Could Make It A Disaster

    If you want History Channel, you also have to get Biography Baby or something non-fictional but equally dumb. It’s the magic of cable and satellite bundles, and it’s the Way Things Are Done. But in Canada, that might not be true much longer, as the government is gearing up to force Canadian satellite and cable providers to unbundle channels and offer them to customers on an a la… Read More

  • Apple’s Growth Outpaces Samsung’s In Most Recent comScore U.S. Smartphone Share Report

    Apple’s Growth Outpaces Samsung’s In Most Recent comScore U.S. Smartphone Share Report

    Apple’s iPhone made up some ground in the most recent comScore smartphone OEM market share numbers, covering the three-month period ending in January 2013. Apple’s share rose from 34.3 percent curing the previous quarter to 37.8 percent, a point change of 3.5. Samsung’s share also rose, going from 19.5 percent to 21.4 percent, growth of 1.9 percentage points. HTC and… Read More

  • Apple Reportedly Looking To Bring Mac Mini Production To U.S. Shores

    Apple Reportedly Looking To Bring Mac Mini Production To U.S. Shores

    Apple is said to be considering a move that will bring Mac mini production to the U.S., through manufacturing partner Foxconn, according to supply chain sources speaking to Digitimes. Foxconn already has an estimated 15 “operating bases” in the U.S. according to Digitimes. The Mac mini is indeed a good candidate for a U.S.-made Mac. Read More

  • Panasonic No. 1 in global patent applications in 2009, US takes top spot in country ranking

    Panasonic No. 1 in global patent applications in 2009, US takes top spot in country ranking

    It lost the top spot in 2008, but in 2009, Panasonic submitted the most international patent applications (according to a preliminary report released by the World Intellectual Property Organization on Monday). Panasonic filed a total of 1,891 applications, topping the 1,847 of major Chinese telecommunications equipment producer Huawei Technologies (which was the No. 1 in 2008). Read More

  • Do you use a cell phone holster?

    Do you use a cell phone holster?

    It was pointed out to me recently that the citizens of the U.S. are just about the only people on the planet that carry their cell phones in holsters. After a moment’s reflection I realized this was pretty accurate: in all my travels through Scandinavia, and Western and Eastern Europe over the last couple of years, I don’t think I saw a single cell phone carried anywhere other than… Read More

  • Crazy fact: More WoW players than farmers in US

    Crazy fact: More WoW players than farmers in US

    Someone over at BoingBoing is on a rant again (go figure). This time, it’s about America’s lack of farmers. Did you know that there are 4 million active World of Warcraft players though? That’s more than the 3 million farmers we have in this country. BoingBoing recreates Anderson Cooper from CNN interviewing someone about Warcraft: ANDERSON: We stopped by the gates of… Read More

  • Sony's New Slim PSP Is Selling Like Hotcakes

    Sony's New Slim PSP Is Selling Like Hotcakes

    And by hotcakes, I mean the iPhone. The company announced today that it has sold over 500,000 Playstation Portable units in Japan during the two weeks since its debut. Funny thing is, Sony has sold more PSP Slims in the past two weeks than it ever did with the original version of the system. I suppose the emerging pattern of “thinner is better” really applies to technology and… Read More

  • U.S. Internet Speeds Stink on Ice Compared to Rest of World

    U.S. Internet Speeds Stink on Ice Compared to Rest of World

    Like our very own Peter Ha pointed out, do we really need a USA Today article to tell us that U.S. Internet speeds are terrible? According to a report conducted by the Communications Workers of America, U.S. Internet speeds are “pathetic” compared to the rest of the world. Right now, the median U.S. download speed is 1.97 megabits per second; Japan’s is 61 megabits per… Read More

  • The iPhone Tour: I Give Up

    The iPhone Tour: I Give Up

    Please don’t hate us, Mike. See, reader Mike emailed me asking us to stop talking about the iPhone. But we can’t. We really can’t. It’s taken over the entire news cycle. Everyone is afraid of the iPhone and they won’t launch anything to compete for it. Imagine releasing, I don’t know, a fairly cool sci-fi movie the same week Star Wars 7: Attack of George… Read More

  • The US Needs You To Go Digital

    The US Needs You To Go Digital

    Remember how a few years ago you strutted into a Radio Shack and the 42-year-old dude who lives with his mom explained how by early 2009, every TV signal will be digital and analog will be history? Well I certainly do and now that we’re starting to approach that deadline, the government is starting to bug out a little. If you’re still rocking that old 1991 Sylvania 13-inch you got… Read More

  • U.S. To Lose The PS2 Inside The PS3?

    U.S. To Lose The PS2 Inside The PS3?

    Word on the wire is that folks in the good ol’ USA may be getting PS3s without the PS2 Emotion Engine chip. Europeans and those using the PAL version of the PS3 already have gotten the shaft. Not having that Emotion Engine chip means the PS3 is forced to emulate a PS2 through a software-based method. Because this is the same way Microsoft is doing Xbox-support on the 360, only a… Read More