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  • Reports: Apple to Bulk Up iPhone Storage

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 11:35 am

    Apple has ordered large amounts of Flash memory to be used in a new iPhone expected in June, according to reports.
  • Nintendo sold 600,000 DSi handheld in Europe, US at launch

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 11:26 am

    Sales of Nintendo's DSi handheld device reached around 300,000 units in both Europe and the U.S. during its first two days on sale last week, the company's president said Thursday.
  • Wii Sports Resort coming in June in Japan, July overseas

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 11:16 am

    Wii Sports Resort, the sequel to the hugely successful Wii Sports game, will go on sale this June in Japan and a month later overseas.
  • Time for a new gadget? Advice for smart buyers

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 10:18 am

    When you buy a car, the advice you generally receive is to buy used. Why? The depreciation on a new car is staggering. Buying technology isn't all that different. But with the next big thing always just around the corner, the question isn't whether or not to purchase...but when.

  • Visa makes NFC payment commercially available

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 9:44 am

    Visa has launched its first commercial mobile payments service for point-of-sale transactions using NFC technology.
  • TweetDeck fires back with new update

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 8:03 am

    Tuesday a new contender stepped into the full-featured Twitter-client ring. The reigning champ unveiled a few new moves in response.
  • Windows Mobile users complain about upgrade policy

    Posted April 8, 2009 - 9:04 pm

    Windows Mobile users complained about the inability to upgrade existing phones to new versions of the operating system.
  • Apple Xserve: Can't servers be elegant?

    Posted April 8, 2009 - 11:44 am

    For a company known for its design smarts, something seems to be a problem.
  • Google Search Update Will Help Local Businesses

    Posted April 8, 2009 - 11:20 am

    Since the Internet is global, search results are global. If you're, say, a dentist in Cleveland, and people think to search for “dentist +Cleveland” they should find you. But if they just search for “dentist” all sorts of entries pop up, but none near you. At least that was the case, until the “Google Becomes More Local” blog entry explained how Google is linking your computer location to search results, especially for local services like dentists, restaurants, and groceries.

  • Review

    Android apps: Free downloads for the people

    Posted April 8, 2009 - 10:07 am

    There are many free Android applications out there already, like Gmote. Gmote is a cool app that turns your phone into a remote control for your computer. Is this useful? You tell me. But it sure is nifty.

  • 'Leaked' iPhone 3.0 Screens Appear Online

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 9:03 pm

    Tech blogs and iPhone fan sites continue to buzz with rumors and speculation about Apple's upcoming iPhone 3.0 software and a new iPhone model or two that may or may not ship this summer. So why not add a few "leaked" screenshots to the mix?
  • Apple seen readying huge Wi-Fi boost for iPod Touch, iPhone

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 3:24 pm

    Apple seems to be laying the groundwork to introduce high-capacity, low-power 802.11n Wi-Fi to the iPod Touch, and presumably to its 3G-enabled companion, the iPhone.
  • BlackBerry Storm Gets WiFi, Other Extras, say Sources

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 2:56 pm

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is prepping a new version of its only touchscreen phone, the BlackBerry Storm, as soon as this September, according to reports. The new phone is set to bring improvements over the current offering, especially with the addition of WiFi.
  • Review

    Skype for iPhone

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 1:56 pm

    Quick chat sessions, powerful integration with the desktop version of the Voice over IP application, and better-than-expected call hosting make Skype for iPhone a must-download, even if it is missing some features.
  • Nanotouch technology shrinks touchscreen displays

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 1:53 pm

    Touchscreens can only get so small before fingers start to block most of the information on them, but a project from Microsoft Research and the Hasso Plattner Institut in Germany called Nanotouch allows a touchscreen device to be controlled from its backside, preventing fingers from occluding the screen.
  • Another PSP 2 rumor surfaces

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 12:57 pm

    Will Sony reveal a radically re-designed Playstation Portable at this year's E3? I want to believe!
  • Toshiba's Cell TV on track for autumn launch

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 9:41 am

    The TV will be able to perform real-time upscaling and other visual tricks using the PlayStation 3 chip.
  • FriendFeed beta thoughts

    Posted April 7, 2009 - 8:14 am

    The Scoble-hyped new FriendFeed is here, at least in beta form. Does it shift the paradigm? Has it changed the web forever? Nope. But it's still worth a look.
  • Mobile backup services help users save, sort data

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    If you've ever wished you could easily search through your cell phone voicemail messages or save all of your text messages, SkyDeck has a solution.
  • Sony announces new HD camcorder with GPS

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 8:28 pm

    Sony on Thursday announced the HDR-TG5V, a high-definition (HD) camcorder that is equipped with a GPS receiver and can geotag recorded videos and still photos.
  • Rumors suggest slew of new iPhone features

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 8:23 pm

    If the latest crop of speculation is to be believed, the next-generation iPhone (unofficially dubbed "iPhone 4G" or "iPhone 3.0") will have pretty much every new feature under the sun: a 3.2-megapixel camera will support video recording; there will be rudimentary video-editing software included; support for 802.11n Wi-Fi networking; and--get this--a built-in FM radio.
  • iPhone 3.0 preview sways cell phone owners to buy Apple

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 4:23 pm

    Even though Apple has yet to breathe a word about new iPhones, one out of every five cell phone-owning consumers is more likely to buy one based on last month's preview of the summer software upgrade, a market research company said Monday.
  • 4 BlackBerry Tips Every Manager Should Know

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 3:06 pm

    At my company, we get hundreds of BlackBerry calls a week, and most aren't from the guy who just dropped his device in a bowl of Wonton soup. Rather, it's the managers on their way to meetings or hopping on flights who want to know the handy tricks and tips that will save them time and make their smart phones smarter.
  • T-Mobile To Use Google Android OS For Home Devices

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 11:20 am

    T-Mobile is set to launch two new devices running on the Google Android platform early next year. The wireless carrier will introduce a home phone and a tablet computer, both powered by Google's mobile operating system.
  • Review

    Nintendo DSi launches: Is it worth the extra $40?

    Posted April 5, 2009 - 5:38 pm

    This is the third iteration of the Nintendo DS; lots of gamers already have two of these things. Is there enough new here to warrant a third?
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