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.

BlackBerry Dakota Pictured, Specs Leak Along With it [Updated]

BlackBerry Dakota Pictured, Specs Leak Along With it [Updated]

The BlackBerry Dakota has managed to shy away from the lens of a camera for quite some time, but it looks like anyone looking for their next top-of-the-line BlackBerry device might be staring at their next device. Boy Genius Report has managed to get the first shot of the device, which features a capacitive touchscreen along with the company's trademark physical keyboard below.

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Verizon Axes New Every Two Upgrades Beginning January 16th

Verizon Axes New Every Two Upgrades Beginning January 16th

Verizon's had their New Every Two upgrade program instilled for a long time now, but the wireless carrier has apparently decided to kick it to the curb. Verizon has confirmed with The Wall Street Journal that, effective January 16th, their New Every Two upgrade feature will end. That means that customers will no longer be able to take advantage of a credit towards a new device, which range between $30 and $100, on new equipment every two years.

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Google Translate Updated to Support Conversation Mode

Google Translate Updated to Support Conversation Mode

Google celebrates random things, especially when it has to do with applications or software they've created. For example, Google Translate has officially been available in the Android Market for one whole year now this month. Which means that it is the application's birthday. To celebrate this, Google has updated the application with a massive feature set, now including what they're calling Conversation Mode.

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iOS 4.3 Beta Released

iOS 4.3 Beta Released

Earlier this morning, there was a confirmation that the mobile hotspot feature, which the Verizon iPhone 4 has already installed, would be made available to all iPhone 4s in the wild, once iOS 4.3 landed in the future. Apple has made iOS 4.3 one step closer to reality, by releasing the first official build for developers, courtesy of their developer portal on Apple's website.

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Sony Sues Geohot and fail0verflow Team for PlayStation 3 Jailbreak

Sony Sues Geohot and fail0verflow Team for PlayStation 3 Jailbreak

Geohot and the rest of the fail0verflow team are getting a lot of attention from Sony, all of which is focused around the group's creation of a PlayStation 3 jailbreaking utility. George Hotz (Geohot), Sven Peter, Hector Martin Cantero, and the rest of the team behind the jailbreak are now officially being sued by Sony. A step that seemed obvious after the company's movement to acquire a restraining order, to prevent people from obtaining the utility.

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Ion Audio Book Saver Book Scanner Scans 200-Page Books in 15 Minutes

Ion Audio Book Saver Book Scanner Scans 200-Page Books in 15 Minutes

Carrying around books seems to be getting phased out. Even for students, there are plenty of different options out there, whether it be tablets or laptops, to provide an option for minimizing the usage of physical books. eReaders, of course, have made it easier for everyone to get rid of those space-taking novels, or back-breaking college textbooks. But what if you've got a book already, and you want to put it on your eReader without having to pay for it again? That's where Ion Audio's Book Saver Book Scanner comes in.

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Silent Hill: Downpour Details Emerge

Silent Hill: Downpour Details Emerge

A couple of days ago, we reported that the eighth entry into the Silent Hill series would be called Downpour, and that water would be playing a big role in the game's mechanics. Published by Konami, Silent Hill: Downpour is bringing back fan-favorite features, as well as including a big addition to the series that may breathe a breath of fresh air into the long-standing series.

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John Carmack Believes NVIDIA Can Make a Good ARM Core

John Carmack Believes NVIDIA Can Make a Good ARM Core

During the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, NVIDIA announced that their "Project Denver" was moving forward, and that they would be focusing some attention on building an ARM core. In a recent tweet, gaming legend John Carmack told the world that he believes NVIDIA "can make a good ARM core." It's a mild vote of confidence for NVIDIA, but even a small one like this from Carmack is a step in the right direction.

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Karotz Rabbit Robot Will Tell You the Weather After it Wakes You Up [Video]

Karotz Rabbit Robot Will Tell You the Weather After it Wakes You Up [Video]

Having a personal robot tell you all of your pertinent, and need-to-know information every morning is probably a dream come true for some people, especially if it's a small rabbit-like robot that kids would find adorable. That's exactly what Karotz is. A small, rabbit-looking robot that's meant to help you throughout your day, from waking you up, to telling you how the weather is outside before you step out the door.

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