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  • Review

    BlackBerry Torch 9800

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    The word "BlackBerry" used to bring to mind mostly images of bulky, brick-like handhelds and busy executives in tailored suits. Today, BlackBerry smartphones are all over the place, in the hands of teenagers, parents, businessmen and everyone in between. And they come in all shapes and sizes.
  • Dell Streak teardown: Go ahead and drop the tablet

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    The Dell Streak tablet, which goes on sale Friday in the United States, is a sturdy device just daring you to drop it. But if you do need to take it apart and fix it, that’s not a problem, according to iFixit, which this week tore the device open for peek inside.
  • Adobe AIR due on Android later this year

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 11:34 am

    The company confirms it is on track with an Android version of Adobe AIR, which enables Flash apps to run outside a browser
  • Apple pulls Grooveshark music streaming app from iTunes

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 8:45 am

    Apple has pulled Grooveshark's music streaming application from its store due to a complaint from a major entertainment company just days after the application launched.
  • Windows Phone 7 gaming revealed

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 7:37 am

    Microsoft is showing off Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live integration and has announced a bunch of launch titles in the run-up to Gamescom. What we're seeing so far seems might impressive!
  • An iPad at the office: Can it work as a PC?

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    In some cases, you can get rid of your laptop -- but only after figuring out app, data-access, keyboard, display, and power issues
  • Five billionth device about to plug into Internet

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:34 pm

    Sometime this month, the 5 billionth device will plug into the Internet. And in 10 years, that number will grow by more than a factor of four, according to IMS Research, which tracks the installed base of equipment that can access the Internet.
  • Firefox Home for iPhone

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Although Opera Mini has made it onto the iPhone, another prominent Safari competitor—Mozilla’s Firefox—is still missing in action on Apple’s iOS devices. Instead, Mozilla developed Firefox Home, a productivity tool for Firefox users to access their desktop-browser data while on-the-go.
  • Dell expands Wi-Fi reseller deal with Aruba

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Dell plans to actively market and support WLAN products from Aruba Networks for the midsize and small enterprise market. Previously Dell was a reseller only, leaving marketing and support functions to Aruba.
  • Nook e-reader software ready for iPhone, iPod touch

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    Barnes & Noble released free Nook e-reader software for the iPhone and iPod touch today, along with updates to Nook for the iPad.
  • One year after controversy, Citrix beefs up VMworld presence

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    Citrix has made amends with VMware one year after a controversy involving VMware, Citrix and Microsoft.
  • offers new BlackBerry Torch for $100, well below AT&T

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Several analysts said's decision to price the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone at $100, have that listed by carrier AT&T, doesn't necessarily indicate that the device is on a path to failure.
  • More Verizon hardware leaks, and Adobe is lovin' on Android

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 5:33 am

    We've got leaks to back up earlier leaks, all of which adds up to more evidence for the Droid Pro and a couple of Android tablets coming to Verizon. Also good news for Flash fans coming out of the Adobe Android Summit.
  • RIM may allow India to monitor instant messenger service

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 1:00 am

    Research In Motion (RIM) has offered India some access to BlackBerry instant messages, according to media reports citing government officials. Talks however continue on the Indian demand that its law enforcement agencies be able to also monitor enterprise email, the reports said.
  • Apple said to be making big mobile payment move with recent hire

    Posted August 16, 2010 - 8:26 pm

    Apple could be making plans for a big role in mobile Near Field Communications (NFC) with the recent hiring of Benjamin Vigier as its product manager of mobile commerce.
  • Wireless Net Neutrality Could Kill Kindle Business Model

    Posted August 16, 2010 - 8:12 pm

    Net Neutrality is a good thing, right? Operators of the Information Superhighway shouldn't be erecting toll booths where they feel like it or acting as traffic cops who determine what data and how much of it gets to their users. Giving operators that kind of power will thwart innovation. Or so we're told. But pure Net Neutrality could have a downside, too.
  • New Verizon iPhone Rumors Paint a Clearer Picture

    Posted August 16, 2010 - 8:11 pm

    Over the last few months, the tech press has grown wary of Verizon iPhone rumors, which usually quote anonymous sources or analyst speculation with no supporting evidence. The latest volley is different.
  • On the streets of Stockholm with LTE

    Posted August 16, 2010 - 11:15 am

    A test of TeliaSonera's LTE (Long Term Evolution) network and its new multimode modem shows the next-generation mobile technology at its best -- delivering speeds at up 59.1M bps (bits per second) -- when used at 2.6GHz. But it also reveals how the technology sometimes struggles when used indoors.
  • Id Software's upcoming shooter Rage running on iPhone hardware

    Posted August 16, 2010 - 7:45 am

    Id's John Carmack has used his amazing tech chops to squeeze 60 frames per second of beautiful gameplay out of the iPhone.
  • Hurd out at HP, Oracle goes after Android

    Posted August 13, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    The reign of Hewlett-Packard's former CEO Mark Hurd was bookended by scandal -- only where the first one, in which the HP board was caught spying on journalists and others, allowed Hurd to consolidate power and nab the chairman's job, the second has sent him packing. Meanwhile, Oracle has sued Google, claiming that the Android mobile OS infringes on patents it acquired from Sun Microsystems.
  • Google expands Voice Search with new actions

    Posted August 12, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Google on Thursday introduced a tool for easily sending links from its Chrome browser on a PC to an Android phone, and added 12 more voice-activated actions to the Voice Search tool in Android 2.2.
  • Halfway through Q3: Time to catch up on Android tablet news

    Posted August 12, 2010 - 7:36 am

    Weren't all those Android tablets supposed to be hitting by now? Q3 is halfway over, after all. We round up a few news items concerning tablet-ish devices running Google's OS, plus a bonus gaming-phone report!
  • Google adds flip feature to turn on Gesture Search

    Posted August 12, 2010 - 6:31 am

    Google has released an updated version of its Gesture Search application, which allows users to turn the application on by flipping the phone to the side and then back, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday.
  • 4G czar at Sprint backs WiMax 'singularly'

    Posted August 11, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Don't ask Matt Carter, president of 4G at Sprint Nextel, about LTE, a competing wireless technology. He wants to focus on Sprint's use of WiMax for 4G wireless networks.
  • 'WiMAX 2' set to be finalized in November

    Posted August 11, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    While LTE starts rolling out from major US carriers in 2011, the WiMAX Forum is hoping to have the so-called "WiMAX 2" standard up and ready to go by the start of 2012.
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