Archive for Jun 23, 2009

Vodafone Access Gateway femtocell announced

Vodafone Access Gateway femtocell announced

Vodafone UK have become the latest carrier to offer a femtocell, and the first in Europe to do so.  The Vodafone Access Gateway connects to a subscriber's home or office broadband connection and creates a local "3G cloud" of coverage; up to four Vodafone 3G handsets can use this at any one time, with their calls and data routed over the broadband.


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Intel “important announcement” to be Nokia MID?

Intel “important announcement” to be Nokia MID?

Intel are about to announce a deal whereby they will supply Nokia with mobile processors, according to an anonymous Bloomberg tipster.  The deal is expected to be revealed today in a conference call with Anand Chandrasekher, senior VP of Intel's ultra-mobility group; Intel themselves have only confirmed that they have an "important announcement" to make.

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Apple address slow MacBook Pro SATA with firmware update

Apple have released a firmware update for their latest MacBook Pro notebooks that fully enables their SATA 3.0 Gbps interface.  The move comes in response to vocal complaints from MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch buyers who discovered Apple had seemingly limited their new unibody machines to the older 1.5 Gbps SATA.  However the company has distanced itself from drives that actually use the faster interface, reminding users that "Apple has not qualified or offered these drives for Mac notebooks and their use is unsupported."

Lenovo considering OLED, Multitouch for future ThinkPads, plus CULV X300

Lenovo's ThinkPad T400s has only just crossed the wire - check out our review here - but the company is already thinking one or two steps ahead to what its replacement might have.  According to David Critchley, a marketing manager at the PC maker, both multitouch display technology and an OLED panel are being considered for future models.

Ultrasn0w iPhone 3G unlock tool released

The iPhone Dev Team have released their latest tool for Apple's smartphone, Ultrasn0w, which unlocks the iPhone 3G for use with any carrier.  The tool works in conjunction with the Team's Redsn0w app, which is first used to jailbreak the iPhone 3G, and can unlock the latest iPhone OS 3.0 software.

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s laptop review

Lenovo ThinkPad T400s laptop review

Straddling the divide between ultraportable and mainstream notebook, Lenovo's ThinkPad T400s squeezes a business-friendly 14.1-inch LED-backlit display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and integrated WWAN into a chassis just 0.83-inches thick. SlashGear had the opportunity for a pre-release hands-on; check out our first impressions after the cut, together with some preliminary T400s benchmarks.

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Seagate BlackArmor line gets three additions

Seagate announced three brand new BlackArmor line data storage devices today. They include the BlackArmor NAS 220 Storage Server, the BlackArmor WS110 External Drive Workstation and the BlackArmor PS 110 Portable Drive.

Kodak EasyShare S730 Digital Picture Frame released

Kodak announced a new digital picture frame today called the EasyShare S730. It's simple and offers a limited feature set, but it most definitely gets the job done if all you're looking for is a picture frame that shows off your favorite images.

BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone takes hands-off approach

Since many states are passing laws that prevent people from talking on their cell phones while driving, more and more hands-free devices are hitting the market. The latest, however, is officially from RIM and called the BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone.

This gadget lets you play music from your phone over your car speakers wirelessly. It also lets you receive and make calls via your car's stereo, so there's no more taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel.

Featuring Bluetooth, this speaker phone simply attaches to the visor in your car and you're good to go. You can get the BlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone now for $99.99, which I guess isn't too bad you simply must receive your calls in stereo.

More Sony PS3 motion controller details revealed

Sony let slip a bit more information about their PlayStation 3 motion control tech today, giving those who were anxious to hear more about it at E3 this year a little bit of reprieve from their desperate need to know more.

Sony VAIO P gets 1.6GHz 128GB SSD update for US; where’s my Z550?

After months of complaint from US would-be VAIO P buyers, Sony has apparently relented and added a new, faster processor option to their "don't call it a netbook" ultraportable.  The VAIO P VGN-P698E gets Intel's 1.60GHz Intel Atom processor, likely the Z530, together with a 128GB SSD and the usual integrated Verizon EVDO Rev.A and GPS.

Pre apps installed on non-hacked phone

Developers playing with Palm's webOS have discovered a method whereby software can be installed on an unhacked Pre.  The system emails a .ipk link to the app, and seemingly takes advantage of a loophole in the platform to bypass Palm's security.