Archive for November, 2009

Large Hadron Collider smashes its first protons

Large Hadron Collider smashes its first protons

Think back over the last 24 hours or so - did you feel a shimmer in the fabric of the universe?  If not, you're obviously not tuned into CERN, who powered up the Large Hadron Collider and fired two proton beams simultaneously for the first time yesterday.  While the first collisions have already been spotted, it's still early days for Higgs boson spotting overall: the scientists in charge of the LHC still have to ramp up the proton speed, with a target of 1.2 trillion electron volts (TeV) by Christmas.

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HTC HD2 tweak enables WiFi N support

HTC HD2 tweak enables WiFi N support

As if the HTC HD2 needed any more hyperbole, it's now emerged that the Windows Phone can actually be coaxed to use WiFi 802.11n networks rather than just the advertised b/g support.  The tweak was identified over at xda-developers and requires a registry hack; however some users have reported significant increases in battery consumption when the higher-speed wireless is switched on.

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Nokia X6 arrives in UK this Friday

Nokia X6 arrives in UK this Friday

Nokia UK have finally announced launch and pricing details for the Nokia X6, the company's new Comes With Music flagship media phone.  Packing a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, 32GB of integrated storage and a 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia X6 will arrive at UK retailer Phones4U on Friday November 27th, free with a £35 ($58) per month agreement.

Video demo after the cut

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