Author Archives: Brian Sin


Firefox OS developer phones sell out in matter of hours

Firefox OS developer phones sell out in matter of hours

Yesterday, Mozilla announced that a retailer by the name of Geeksphone would begin selling the first Firefox OS developer phones today, and true to its word, not only did Geeksphone put the phones up on sale, it managed to sell out its entire available supply within a matter of hours. Previously, Mozilla stated that it was going to sell and ship the phones in February, but it wasn't able to keep its promise.

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Microsoft Surface tablet availability expands amid reports of demand

Microsoft Surface tablet availability expands amid reports of demand

Microsoft will soon be expanding the availability of its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets. It stated that due to the high demand for its products in other countries, it has decided to bring its tablets to several more markets. The Surface RT will be expanded to 4 new markets, while the Surface Pro will be expanded to a whopping 24 new markets. The expansion will be completed by the end of June.

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Mobile Facebook Pages redesign targets Yelp

Mobile Facebook Pages redesign targets Yelp

Facebook is rolling out a revamp to its mobile Facebook Pages today that will bring a new layout designed to get more information to you with one glance. The new design layout is aimed towards businesses and it makes all of the business's important information pop-out, including the business's address, hours, price range, and more. It also brings forward a more noticeable star ratings system, similar to Yelp, to let you know what others think of the business.

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Twitter and Syrian Electronic Army go to battle

Twitter and Syrian Electronic Army go to battle

After the Syrian Electronic Army took over several of CBS's Twitter accounts recently, Twitter has focused its priorities on taking the hackers down, well at least their Twitter accounts. Twitter proceeded to shut down the SEA's official Twitter account, and the hackers responded by creating another Twitter account named @Official_SEA. This quickly led to a back-and-forth ban/account-creation battle between the two entities.

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NVIDIA details 22-day process of developing the Tegra 4i

NVIDIA details 22-day process of developing the Tegra 4i

The NVIDIA team worked long and hard to ensure that the NVIDIA Tegra 4i would be ready to show off by the time Mobile World Congress came around. The team worked non-stop from February 3rd (the day of Super Bowl) to February 25th, the first day of MWC. The entire 22-day process was exhausting, but the NVIDIA team pulled through and was able to bring their next-gen mobile processor into the world.

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Microsoft shows users how to manage their online privacy

Microsoft shows users how to manage their online privacy

Microsoft is launching a new consumer awareness campaign in hopes of informing more users on how to better improve their online privacy. The online awareness campaign involves a series of methods that will inform users about their online privacy, and what technologies and tools they can use to control the type of information that they make available to the internet. Microsoft says that while it may not have all the answers, it wants to do its part in helping its users.

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iTunes Store adds option to postpone downloads

iTunes Store adds option to postpone downloads

Apple has just added a new download option to the iTunes Store that will allow users to buy content and download the content later. The option is available for users who have iTunes 11 installed on their computers, or users who are running iOS 6 on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod devices. The option is only available when you purchase TV episodes, movies, TV seasons, season passes, movie bundles, or music box sets.

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Logitech Wireless Headset H820e comes equipped with enterprise-grade audio features

Logitech Wireless Headset H820e comes equipped with enterprise-grade audio features

The Logitech Wireless Headset H820e is the next headset in Logitech's arsenal to offer enterprise-grade performance features at an affordable price-point. The H820e is similar to the H650e released last month, minus the cord. It promises up to 10 hours of usage before the user needs to recharge it, and it comes with a variety of features that will allow you to communicate in most work environments.

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Nokia begins legal battle with HTC for high-amplitude mic

Nokia begins legal battle with HTC for high-amplitude mic

Nokia has been granted an injunction by the Amsterdam district court regarding the high-amplitude microphones that HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, uses. According to Nokia, the HTC One uses the same microphone that's used inside of Nokia's Lumia smartphone line-up. Nokia provides a picture that shows that the microphone inside of the HTC One is the same microphone used in the Nokia Lumia 720.

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Intel Media VP of Engineering retires shortly before product launch

Intel Media VP of Engineering retires shortly before product launch

Intel Media's Vice President of Engineering, Jim Baldwin, recently left his position at Intel Media, just months before the company is set to debut its Web TV service. An Intel Media spokesperson told GigaOM that "Baldwin left Intel Media to pursue opportunities outside the company.", however GigaOM discovered through Baldwin's Linkedin page that he has retired. Losing a key player shortly before its product is set to launch is sure to be unsettling for Intel Media.

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