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  • FCC should expect broadband plan opposition, official says

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission begins to implement its first national broadband plan in the coming weeks, it should expect opposition from nearly everyone in the tech and telecom communities to some parts of the proposal, said the leader of the team that put it together.
  • AT&T Zero phone charger won't draw power by itself

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Unlike the guy in your building who likes to talk about how his Amiga was better than any computer sold today, AT&T's new Zero cell-phone charger knows when to stop.
  • Verizon to Finally Update Droid to Latest Android 2.1 OS

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 1:24 pm

    Verizon says on Thursday it will update its Motorola Droid phone to the latest Android 2.1 software juicing the handset with multitouch pinch-to-zoom capabilities and adding live wallpaper. Verizon customers have been eagerly awaiting the update ever since Motorola said the upgrade would occur in early February in "one week" - but it never happened.
  • Windows Phone 7 Series: Everything You Need to Know

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:08 am

    Devices running Windows Phone 7 Series software won't hit store shelves until later this year, but Microsoft recently offered a peek into the upcoming OS at its MIX10 conference for developers and Web designers. The latest version of Microsoft's mobile platform promises to deliver a radical shift, with a new focus on features like social networking, the Web, and gaming.
  • Android Market Push Threatens BlackBerry and iPhone

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Suddenly this week, Research In Motion began looking vulnerable. Still the top smartphone maker for U.S. customers, the BlackBerry company was stung when a new study revealed that 39 percent of its users would just as soon have an iPhone.
  • Novell's Mono project bringing .Net development to Android

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Developers for the Mono project also are readying a version of Silverlight for Apple's iPhone.
  • 8 things you didn't know about Windows Phone 7

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:39 am

    Details of Windows Phone 7 and the development environment are coming to light at Microsoft's MIX10 Web developer conference.
  • FCC broadband plan calls for 'minimal' public safety fee for all broadband users

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:21 am

    The FCC's National Broadband Plan, released today, calls for a new "minimal" fee on all U.S. broadband users to help pay for a new $16 billion nationwide emergency response wireless network.
  • "A Strange Game. The Only Winning Move is Not to Play."

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Origins and history play an important role in many cultures, though in melting-pot immigrant cultures like we have here in North America, they tend to get lost in the shuffle. But history is a key aspect in examining many current events, so you can figure out why something is really happening--not just the reason given by corporate reps.
  • 12 Types of Cell Phone Users That Drive Us Nuts

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Maybe you've seen Bluetooth Johnson, the bathroom texter or Han Solo, the holster master, in action. Hopefully you're not one of them.
  • Android gesture search extended to wider market

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Google has made its new gesture search application compatible with smartphones based on Android version 1.6, and is also opening it to users outside the U.S., the company's said in a blog post on Tuesday.
  • Qualcomm to bid in India’s broadband wireless auction

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Qualcomm said on Wednesday that it is has filed an application to bid in India’s auction for licenses for broadband wireless access (BWA) in the 2.3 GHz band, to promote the TD-LTE (Time Division Long Term Evolution) standard.
  • SXSW: The iPad will not save magazines; magazines must save themselves

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 2:46 am

    The iPad will not be a magic wand, it turns out!
  • Reaction to FCC's broadband plan: Generally positive

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communication Commission's national broadband plan, released Tuesday, received generally positive reviews, with some groups calling the plan ambitious and necessary.
  • FCC officially releases national broadband plan

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission officially released the country's first national broadband plan Tuesday, and one of its major goals is to bring broadband service to all U.S. residents.
  • Three new options emerge for managing smartphones in the enterprise

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 11:34 am

    The surge of iPhones and other smartphones in the enterprise is a major headache for IT departments. Now, there are three new medicines that may help to ease that pain.
  • Can the iPad make it as an e-textbook reader for students?

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Apple's iPad, which arrives April 3, is already regarded as a high-end, color e-reader and multimedia device. But its potential as an e-textbook reader for students remains debatable.
  • Slainte! Five St. Patricks Day apps for your iPhone

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Festoon your iPhone with apps that remind you of the Emerald Isle on this greenest of days.
  • Highlights of the MIX 10 Keynote: Windows Phone 7 development

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    If you don't have time to sit through all 2 hours of the recording of Microsoft's MIX 10 keynote, wherein they showed off what Silverlight 4 & XNA can do on Windows Phone 7 devices, we've got a handy time-stamped list of highlights. Jump to what interests you and skip the boring stuff.
  • FCC's national broadband plan: What's next?

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission officially releases the nation's first national broadband plan Tuesday, the document will be just the start of a long process to extend broadband service to millions [m] of U.S. residents.
  • Free Microsoft Windows Phone 7 developer tools released

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 9:00 pm

    At the start of its annual MIX 10 Web developer conference, Microsoft announced the immediate free release of mobile-enabled versions of its latest core development tools for Windows Phone 7.
  • Microsoft: No native code for Windows Phone 7

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Microsoft officials Monday confirmed at the company's MIX 10 developers event in Las Vegas that native applications will not be allowed on Windows Phone 7 devices. Only applications running in the Silverlight runtime environment or games in the XNA Game Studio runtime will be allowed.
  • Silverlight: Windows Phone 7 Secret Weapon

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    Microsoft is using the MIX'10 Web developer conference in Las Vegas this week as a platform for unveiling new details about the upcoming Windows Phone 7 series. One detail, which could drive support for Windows Phone 7 apps, is the reliance on Silverlight as a development platform.
  • FCC wants 120MHz of spectrum from TV stations

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will seek to take back 120MHz of spectrum from U.S. television stations in the next five years and reallocate it to wireless broadband providers in a voluntary program that would allow the stations to share or keep spectrum auction revenues, under a national broadband plan that will be officially released Tuesday.
  • iPad orders fall after Friday's rush, claims blogger

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    Orders for Apple's iPad fell off sharply over the weekend after a big opening day Friday, an investment blogger claimed today.
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