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  • CES: See-through screens - gimmick or instant gadget love?

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    The next big wave to rush down the display tech pipeline may be laptops and handheld gadgets with transparent OLED screens.
  • The 10 dumbest tech moves of 2009

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    It's that time of year again -- time to look back and offer my 2009 awards for the most malicious, obnoxious, offensive, or nonsensical behavior in technology. The 10 winners this year include some of the best-known companies on the planet, as well as some obscure but worthy candidates.
  • AT&T Hedges Bets, Adds Android and WebOS

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    AT&T is embracing the Google Android and Palm WebOS operating systems--adding a total of seven new handsets in 2010 built on the new mobile operating systems. With speculation that its iPhone exclusivity will soon end, AT&T is expanding its portfolio, but AT&T is at a disadvantage and it may be too late to start hedging bets.
  • Que e-reader unveiled for business professionals

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Plastic Logic unveiled its long-promised Que e-reader for business professionals today at the International CES trade show.
  • New Sprint device depends on Wimax advances

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Sprint unveiled a new wireless router it hopes will take advantage of the expected rapid spread of Wimax 4G technology over the next year.
  • Sprint's Overdrive goes on sale Jan. 10

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 3:10 am

    Sprint will start selling its Overdrive wireless WiMax router on Jan. 10, allowing users to connect any Wi-Fi-enabled device to its WiMax network.
  • Motorola announces Backflip, more Android to come

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 11:40 pm

    Motorola will introduce more Android handsets as the company aims to offer an array of devices based on the mobile operating system, each targeting different segments of the consumer market, the CEO of Motorola's handset business said Wednesday.
  • Device makers bring mobile TV to iPhones

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 11:10 pm

    Two partnerships backing different forms of mobile TV are using this year's International Consumer Electronics Show to announce devices that can bring TV to iPhones through the back door.
  • Still More Android @ CES

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    The score gets higher and higher. The mirth and magic of the iStuff and Windows Stationary is getting tromped by announcements both at CES 2010, but also counter-announcements elsewhere. HTC, only recently a contender in mobiles, gets lots of airplay as well.
  • Apple to boost iPhone sales 35% this year, says expert

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Apple sold more than 11 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2009 and will sell an additional 37.3 million during 2010, a financial analyst said in a recent research note to clients.
  • AT&T to have first Dell Android phone exclusively

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Dell will launch an Android smartphone later this year and AT&T will carry it exclusively, officials of both companies announced today at the 2010 AT&T Developer Summit.
  • LG to demonstrate 100Mbps LTE modem

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    LG Electronics MobileComm plans to demonstrate a next-generation cellular modem that can download data at speeds up to 100M bits per second.
  • Intel's Otellini to unveil 'digital convergence' device

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Intel CEO and President Paul Otellini will likely unveil a device that links computers with televisions over a wireless network during his keynote presentation on Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
  • OnStar Mobile App Lets You Control A Chevy Volt

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    When the Chevy Volt electric car rolls off production lines later this year, owners will be able to obsess over them even when they're not behind the wheel thanks to a powerful mobile app from OnStar (a subsidiary of General Motors).
  • Nexus One another tactic in Google's ad-revenue strategy

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Despite the announcement of a fast new Google phone, the search company made conceivably bigger news with its creation of a Google-hosted Web store for purchasing its Android devices.
  • Google introduces ... just another smartphone

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 2:36 am

    How super is this superphone? Not very, as near as I can tell.
  • Apple confirms buying mobile ad company Quattro

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 11:10 pm

    Apple has acquired Quattro Wireless, according to an item posted Tuesday on the mobile advertising company's blog.
  • Google Nexus One early termination fee could reach $550

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    Buyers beware: people who choose the subsidized new Google Nexus One phone with a T-Mobile contract will get hit with US$550 in early termination fees if they cancel their service in under four months.
  • CES: Firm to show more powerful wireless power technology

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Fulton Innovation plans to demonstrate upgrades to its wireless power technology at the CES show in Las Vegas.
  • FCC Urged to Expand Wireless Broadband Access

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Responding to the FCC request for input on a plan for providing national broadband Internet access, the antitrust division of the Justice Department urged the FCC to act quickly to reallocate the available frequency spectrum to expand its availability for wireless broadband, and make the broadband market more competitive.
  • Apple's tablet will use Verizon's 3G network, sources say

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Apple's tablet will use Verizon's wireless data network to connect to the Internet when users are out of range of a Wi-Fi hotspot, a Wall Street analyst today, quoting sources.
  • What the Nexus One isn't

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Perhaps as interesting as describing Google's Nexus One, unveiled on Tuesday, is examining what the phone isn't.
  • T-Mobile USA finishes upgrade to HSPA 7.2

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    T-Mobile USA has completed its deployment of a faster 3G technology across its national network, reaching more than 200 million U.S. residents with the high-speed data and voice system while getting ready to upgrade some areas to even higher speeds later this year.
  • Email Design Tips for BlackBerry Friendly Newsletters

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Email newsletters that work in a desktop client or webmail do not always translate well to mobile devices or smartphones. Here's how to design newsletters for your mobile audience.
  • Google takes wraps off Nexus One

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Three years after rumors of a Google phone first surfaced, the search giant has taken the wraps off its own branded and designed mobile phone, the Nexus One.
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