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  • These Man-Sized Angry Birds Just Might Be The Geekiest Costumes Of 2010

    When can you really declare your game a smash hit? When it cracks through 10 million downloads? Eh. When you’ve got a full line of plush toys coming based on its characters? Sure, I guess that’s alright. But here’s the real challenge: dig your game deep enough into the hearts and minds of your fans that you’ve got people dressing up like the characters for… Read More

  • Sprint to kill off their iDEN network… eventually

    If you’re still rockin’ a phone on Sprint’s iDEN network, it’s time to start thinking about other ways to fill your push-to-talk needs. According to Sprint’s main man, Dan Hesse, Sprint’s iDEN network is on the way to ol’ Technology Museum in the Sky. And by that, I mean they’re going to take it to a farm, where it can run and play with all the… Read More

  • Dennis, Tell Us How You Really Feel About Facebook

    Ever wonder what the inspiration was for the Facebook Friends icon, the one with the outline of two people side-by-side? Neither have I. But now that Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley put up this side-by-side comparison of images on his Tumblog, I will never be able to look at the outline of the woman friend’s bob haircut again without thinking of Darth Vader’s… Read More

  • Foxconn Said To Be Making Next Gen WebOS Devices

    Industry sources at Foxconn Technology and Compal Communications are stating that they are currently manufacturing multiple WebOS devices including the so-called PalmPad. Read More

  • This Election Day, Foursquare Is Going To Be All Over The Map

    The clock is counting down until November 2, when American citizens will flock (hopefully) to their local polling places to cast their votes for the mid-term elections. And you can bet some of them will be checking in on Foursquare. To mark the occasion, Foursquare has teamed up with noted design firm JESS3 to create a dynamic map, which will display Foursquare check-ins in real-time at… Read More

  • The Playstation Phone Appears To Exist

    I don’t know what to say about this bizarro device. I mean… as a game platform it depends entirely on the games. As hardware it’s… difficult to say until you hold the thing. That trackpad in the middle is out of this world, though. With the dots? Sony is either out of its mind or doing something really interesting here. Read More

  • Apple ruins our Halloween Miracle, Pulls iDOS from the App Store

    Well, it was fun while it lasted. Just two hours ago, we declared the approval of iDOS (a DOS emulator for iOS) a Halloween Miracle. Really — it was on par with an appearance from the Great Pumpkin, or all of the candy corn in the world suddenly becoming edible. Cue the Sad Trombone: Apple just pulled it. Read More

  • iDOS brings your favorite DOS games to iOS [Update: Pulled!]

    If it were December, I’d call this a Christmas miracle. As it’s October, we’re just going to have to pretend that “Halloween Miracles” are a thing. IT’S A HALLOWEEN MIRACLE! A few hours ago, something awesome managed to find its way into the App Store. Something which I never imagined Apple would approve. No, not another baby shaking app. Something wonderful… Read More

  • Evo-like HTC Incredible HD hitting Verizon on November 23rd?

    Take the Sprint Evo 4G, slap a Verizon logo on it, and you’ve got an HTC Incredible HD. Now, we’re not usually ones to take anonymous Internet forum posts as truth — but when the guy who previously nailed the original HTC Incredible’s launch date comes out saying they’ve got the launch date for the HTC Incredible HD, we’ll give him the listen he deserves. Read More

  • myTouch 4G to launch Nov 3rd

    T-mobile’s latest-and-greatest HSDPA+ handset, the myTouch 4G, has had us impressed since its announcement at the beginning of the month. And what isn’t to love? Front facing camera, 3.8″ 800×480 screen, 5MP camera, 4 colours to choose from… the list goes on. But despite some leaks, we haven’t had any solid info on a release date. Well, as you have… Read More

  • T-mobile to charge $14.99 tethering fee come Nov 3rd

    Those of you on T-mobile that have been eagerly awaiting the day when you can tether your phone to your PC can now breathe a sigh of relief, as BGR received word today that T-mobile will release their “Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing Add-On” for a mere $14.99 a month. Aaaand what does this $14.99 net you? Comfort in the knowledge that you are doing what T-mobile want you to. So…… Read More

  • Rumour: Dell to release Android-powered version of WinPho Venue Pro

    So you’re sold on the 4.1 inches of QWERTY power that is the Dell Venue Pro, but you’re not sold on the v1.0 feel of Windows Phone 7? Do you have a little more faith in the 2.x-iness of Android? Well, a throw-away comment in an article for PC World today says that Dell have plans to release a phone that resembles the Venue Pro sometime in the future. Read More

  • White iPhone 4 (almost) available for reservation on Apple Store app

    A recent update to the Apple Store iOS app — which allows you to reserve products at your local Apple Store — has brought with it the ability to reserve the white iPhone 4 model… or it almost has. Some astute users discovered that both the 16GB and 32GB white iPhones appear in the app, leading them to believe that the Melville-esque model was finally available… but no. Read More

  • Android Market hits six figures: 100,000 apps available

    It seemed like it was only yesterday that I was handing the Android Market its lunchbox and sending it off to school with a kiss on the cheek, and look at it now! 100,000 apps! It’s all growed up! Estimations of the number of apps seen in the Android Market have often been just that: estimations, but when the Android Dev team tweet out a number, it’s a number that means something. Read More

  • Video: Hands On With KDDI's Transparent X-Ray Cell Phone

    Last week, we reported about the new cell phone line up of Japan’s second biggest mobile carrier, KDDI. The company unveiled no less than 19 new handsets, and among those, one model stood out because of its unique design: the aptly named X-Ray. Read More

  • Garmin and Asus go their separate ways

    Aw. The end of an era (of sorts). Garmin-Asus today announced that they’re chucking the towel in on the navi-smartphone business, stating that they won’t produce any new phones, but will continue to sell and support the 6 models that are already out in the world. Asus will continue to make their own phones, and won’t shy away from using Garmin navigation in some of their… Read More

  • T-Mobile G2 owners pledge cold, hard cash for a permanent hack

    At face value, the HTC G2 for T-Mobile seemed no harder for the Android modding community to crack into than any of the handsets that came before it. Once the hackers really had a chance to tear into it, however, something strange started happening: it… repaired itself. Hacks could be made, but they’d disappear as soon as the handset was reset. Understandably, these temporary… Read More

  • Lose your phone? This site can help.

    Maybe you were drunk and decided it would be a great idea to hide your phone in the laundry hamper. Maybe you just didn’t see it slip between the couch cushions. Either way, you’ve gotta go somewhere now, and you’ve got no idea where your phone is. You’ve already asked your significant other to call your misplaced phone twice this week, and doing it again might make… Read More

  • T-Mobile Optimus T might just be the cheapest Android phone yet

    Back when T-Mobile announced that the Android-2.2-powered and “budget-friendly” Optimus T would be hitting their network, they got away without mentioning two important bits: pricing and launch date. Fortunately, they’ve gone ahead and remedied that this morning. Read More

  • The Truth: Why iPhone Users Will Ditch AT&T and Run to Verizon

    The Truth: Why iPhone Users Will Ditch AT&T and Run to Verizon

    Last week we saw the carriers’ growth numbers for Q3 2010, and AT&T completely blew away Verizon with new subscribers. Despite mass availability of Android phones, Verizon only added 1 million subscribers in Q3, its lowest total in years. AT&T added 2.6 million. It’s now completely clear why Verizon has finally capitulated and cozied up with Apple—even with tons… Read More