Archive for May, 2009

Zune HD gets hands-on

Zune HD gets hands-on

Gizmodo got their hands on Microsoft's answer to the iPod Touch: the Zune HD. So far, they've only had a few minutes to play with the device, but their impressions are favorable. Giz claims that the UI is nicer than the iPod Touch (and the iPhone) and the overall design and "beauty" of the device is much nicer than that iPod Touch.

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Sony Ericsson Satio: Idou comes to market in Q4

Sony Ericsson Satio: Idou comes to market in Q4

Sony Ericsson have officially announced their flagship touchscreen cellphone, the Satio.  Formerly known as the Idou, the Sony Ericsson Satio features a 3.5-inch 16:9 widescreen resistive touchscreen, quadband GSM and UMTS, together with GPS and WiFi.  There's also a 12.1-megapixel camera with autofocus, face-detection, geotagging, an image stabilizer and Xenon flash.

 

Video demo after the cut

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Rumor: Comcast bumping Internet service up to 100Mbps

Rumor: Comcast bumping Internet service up to 100Mbps

Well this certainly is an interesting rumor. It seems that Comcast might be considering boosting their DOCSIS 3.0 cable Internet service up to 100Mbps. And with a current 50Mbps cap, this would be good news for anyone using the service.

Apparently, the rumor stated that Comcast would be adding on between 40 and 50Mbps of bandwidth to their current offerings. Only downstream upgrades are mentioned, not upstream. Plus, it's not know if this update would cause a change in the plan pricing or if the 250GB cap would be adjusted.

Comcast has already said they would be upgrading to 100Mbps last year, but missed the mark. It seems that current network capacity has been the company's biggest hurdle in completing the upgrade.

Google I/O Day 2: Google Wave [Updated x2]

Google I/O Day 2: Google Wave [Updated x2]

Vincent is once again at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco, and right now, he's sitting through a keynote on the new service from Google called "Google Wave." Google Wave is referred to as Hosted Conversation. It's a new tool for communication and collaboration Basically, what Wave will offer is a place to host all of your communication mediums and archive them all. Wave combines your email and instant messaging into one aggregate service.

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