Author Archives: Robert Evans


MWC 2011: SwissQual’s Diversity Ranger is the Backpack of the Future

MWC 2011: SwissQual’s Diversity Ranger is the Backpack of the Future

Looking to do some network benchmarking in the Swiss Alps? Want to test which wireless network gets the best signal in isolated volcano islands? Probably not. But it's nice to know the option exists. After a few hours of playing with tablets and playing with more tablets, I decided to drop by SwissQual's booth to see just how tough their new Diversity Ranger network benchmarking pack was.

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Twitter User Sinks Sony’s Battleship, Leaks PS3 Hacking Code Via PR Guy

Twitter User Sinks Sony’s Battleship, Leaks PS3 Hacking Code Via PR Guy

People who work online can still have a terrible day at the office. Kevin Butler, Sony corporate spokesman, is having one right now. A PS3 fan tweeted the well-meaning PR suit a strange series of letters and numbers. Butler retweeted the numbers, adding: "Lemme guess...you sank my Battleship?"

As it happens, those numbers were a crucial bit of code needed to hack the Sony PlayStation 3. Butler had revealed them to a whole world of Sony followers. It was an event worthy of two face-palms.

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Android 2.3.3 Adds NFC Capabilities to Developers

Android 2.3.3 Adds NFC Capabilities to Developers

The world takes another baby step towards NFC ubiquity today, with the announcement of new NFC capabilities for Android developers with the 2.3.3 update. Devs will now have access to a "comprehensive" NFC reader/writer API that will allow their apps to read/write to "almost any" tag in existence.

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T-Mobile: All Smartphones Free February 11 & 12

T-Mobile: All Smartphones Free February 11 & 12

T-Mo has just announced one of the crazier deals in their long, storied history of crazy deals. As a Valentines Day celebration, the carrier will offer all of their smartphones for free. This deal will only be good on Feb 11 and 12. Customers will be able to take advantage of the craziness both online and in retail outlets.

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