Author Archives: Evan Selleck

Evan Selleck has an innate love for technology, gadgets, and shiny things. He's a father, which is the only thing that out-classes his love for writing. He's been writing about technology for three years.

Sprint Rumored to be Splitting Premier Program into Gold and Silver Levels

Sprint Rumored to be Splitting Premier Program into Gold and Silver Levels

Changes are afoot for the major wireless carries in the United States. AT&T is changing their text messaging plans, Verizon is (finally) getting the iPhone, and Sprint has already made waves by adding a $10 premium cost to data fees, which is set to go into action on January 30th. But, it looks like Sprint is still changing things around, and now they're making some more waves with their Premier Program. Unfortunately, it's not looking good.

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Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile Officially Announced

Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile Officially Announced

While the Samsung Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile was already "confirmed" earlier today, T-Mobile saw fit to send out an official press release detailing, without actually adding any pertinent details about the device in question, the upcoming release of the "fastest smartphone running on America's largest 4G network." Thankfully, the press release does tell us a bit about the phone that some will find worthwhile, even if we are missing quite a bit more.

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MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype

MSI Tablet with Built-In Projector is Just a Prototype

Not too long ago, it looked like projectors were picking up speed and heading into the mainstream market. They were even being built into phones. But then that phase seemed to get passed over relatively quickly. One market that seems to have shied away from the projector, is the tablet market. To some, a projector and a tablet would make the perfect bed fellows. MSI apparently agrees with those folks, and have created a prototype device that, at least right now, runs Windows 7 and is powered by Intel.

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New Study Shows Kids Are Losing Touch with Reality, Focusing on a Virtual Existence

New Study Shows Kids Are Losing Touch with Reality, Focusing on a Virtual Existence

Yesterday, we reported that 7,000 students in Florida were currently enrolled in an e-learning classroom, where a teacher wasn't required, if not needed at all, and learned core lessons from a computer. We've seen how education departments trying to save money have turned to robots to help in any way they can. And, further back, we've seen how the iPad was being made part of lesson plans in some schools. The "negatives" of these changes are obvious, but new research may show us, bluntly, why this future may not be the best for our kids.

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India’s $35 Tablet Loses Primary Contractor, Could Face Delays

India’s $35 Tablet Loses Primary Contractor, Could Face Delays

The $35 tablet from India has fallen out of the spotlight since its debut back in July, 2010. The last time the device managed to rise above the water, was the allegations that the device wasn't manufactured in India at all, but had been outsourced to China. Before that, it was rumored that the specifications for the device had found their way onto the 'net, thanks to the similarities it held with another tablet device. But the tablet has popped up again, but with more disappointing news. It looks like the device could be facing a delay.

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Sony PSP Firmware Update to v6.37 Coming Soon

Sony PSP Firmware Update to v6.37 Coming Soon

Despite the rumors swirling around that the next version of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) will be announced on January 27th, Sony has announced on their official blog that they're not forgetting about the current generation of PSP out there in the wild. Unfortunately, Sony's being pretty tight-lipped about the update, providing a bare minimum of information on their site to announce the firmware update.

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iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Released

iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Released

It's been only a week since Apple unveiled the initial Beta release for iOS 4.3, but the Cupertino-based company keeps moving right along. They've just released the second Beta for the latest version of their mobile Operating System (OS), and if it's anything like the first Beta, the second version will probably hide a few key surprises to keep us tantalized for the final, official release.

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Microsoft Discovers Third-Party Source for “Phantom Data” Issue

Microsoft Discovers Third-Party Source for “Phantom Data” Issue

Whether Microsoft thought the "phantom data" situation was news worthy enough or not, it seems the Redmond-based company has chosen a low-key method of fixing the situation. Answering a question by Nick Eaton from Seattle PI, which asked the company directly about the situation, the company actually told him that they've not only figured out what's causing it, but that they're currently working on a fix for the problem.

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iPad 2 May Feature a Proximity Sensor

iPad 2 May Feature a Proximity Sensor

Thanks to BlogDoiPhone, another little detail about the second generation iPad may have just been discovered. While it's not as breathtaking as some other leaks, or rumors, this new snippet is a sure sign that Apple is continuing their focus on the details. Surely, adding a proximity sensor to the iPad 2 can't be seen as revolutionary or futuristic, but if it helps with battery life in a case, we can't argue with its implementation.

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