Author Archives: Robert Evans


Verizon and AT&T Have Another Yet Spat (Over Subscriber Numbers)

Verizon and AT&T Have Another Yet Spat (Over Subscriber Numbers)

Verizon and AT&T can't seem to stop fighting. They've fought over ads pretty extensively in the recent past. And the upcoming Verizon iPhone isn't going to smooth any feathers. Instead, the two are gearing up for another public shouting match. AT&T's 2010 numbers have lead some blogs to speculate that the carrier now beats Verizon.

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Yanko’s New Fire Watch is a Must-Have for Pyros

Yanko’s New Fire Watch is a Must-Have for Pyros

Few things are more satisfying than the click of a lighter and the subtle 'whoosh' a jet of fire makes. The sheer fun of using a good lighter is a leading reason many smokers have trouble quitting [Citation Needed]. All you amateur arsonists and recovering smokers may be able to relieve a tiny portion of your nervous energy if the latest watch design on Yanko ever becomes a reality.

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Samsung MWC Slide Confirms Galaxy S 2 and Tab 2

Samsung MWC Slide Confirms Galaxy S 2 and Tab 2

Earlier this month we reported that Samsung had begun to tout the Galaxy S2- sequel to the wildly successful Galaxy S. Now a leaked slide from Samsung's 2011 MWC plan reveals both the Galaxy S 2 and the Tab 2.

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More HTC / Facebook Phone Details Emerge

More HTC / Facebook Phone Details Emerge

Earlier today we reported on the rumored Facebook phone being developed by HTC. The device is said to have Facebook's color scheme and branding and be focused around the Facebook news feed.

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Google Issues Android Honeycomb Developer Preview

Google Issues Android Honeycomb Developer Preview

The Android 3.0 SDK has been revealed for developers and eager wanna-be customers alike. Google has issued their non-final preview of Android 3.0's SDK. Noted "highlights" include support for multicore processors, high-quality 2D and 3D graphics, and a UI framework for building large-screen device applications. There are also new APIs for Bluetooth A2DP and HSP.

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Verizon: iPhone Could Boost Revenue 8% in 2011

Verizon: iPhone Could Boost Revenue 8% in 2011

Things are looking rosy indeed for Verizon Wireless. They've announced their expectation that the iPhone will lead to between 5-8% growth in earnings per share. Analysts predict 11 million sales in 2011. The iPhone boom will spur Verizon to double the percentage of their customers with smartphones. The carrier could be above 50% by the end of the year.

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Kodak Posts a $56 Million Loss for 2010, Shares Plummet

Kodak Posts a $56 Million Loss for 2010, Shares Plummet

This is not a good time to be a Kodak shareholder. They've just posted their full-year 2010 revenue report. They had total sales of $7.187 billion, a 6% drop from 2009. Traditional revenue was down 22%, year over year, to $1.767 billion. Kodak lost a total of $58 million in the last year, $0.22 per share. This is better than 2009, when they lost $174 million, but hardly cause for wild celebration.

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Farmville Hacked, Follow-Up To Facebook Hack?

Farmville Hacked, Follow-Up To Facebook Hack?

It's been a hard week for Facebook. Earlier this morning we heard that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's profile page was hacked. This followed the hack of French president Nicolas Sarkozy's Facebook page earlier in the week. And now the rash of hacks has finally hit the mass of users. Farmville has been breached.

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Notion Ink Adam Pre-Orders Continuing Soon…For Commenters and Fans

Notion Ink Adam Pre-Orders Continuing Soon…For Commenters and Fans

Notion Ink places a lot of stock in their relationship with their fans. The first stage of pre-orders was initially open only to people who had commented on the company blog before a certain date. Now the next stage of pre-orders is set to begin. Notion Ink is only waiting for Mastercard to finish setting up in their system.

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Verizon BlackBerry Outage Continues, Everyone Blames Everyone

Verizon BlackBerry Outage Continues, Everyone Blames Everyone

Something strange is going on with Verizon Blackberries. On Monday we reported on a system-wide outage of BlackBerry phones on Big Red's network. Initially, this downtime was believed to have been caused by a Verizon update.

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HP / Palm webOS Tablet UI Details Leak, Look Fantastic

HP / Palm webOS Tablet UI Details Leak, Look Fantastic

Anyone excited about the HP Topaz webOS tablet will be downright giddy after reading this latest news. The folks at PreCentral have received some leaked slides of the new webOS Tablet interface. Is it hot?

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Week-Long Verizon BlackBerry Outage Caused by “System Update”?

Week-Long Verizon BlackBerry Outage Caused by “System Update”?

On Friday, Verizon BlackBerry users began to report a system-wide outage. This issue effects more than just the BlackBerry Internet Service- all data capabilities have been disabled. Only phone calls are possible. Three days later, 9to5Mac reports that the Verizon BlackBerry outage is still ongoing.

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