Archive for August, 2010

Clearwire out Rover pre-pay WiMAX with Rover Puck mobile hotspot

Clearwire out Rover pre-pay WiMAX with Rover Puck mobile hotspot

Clearwire has officially launched Rover, their pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service, which offers unlimited WiMAX data for either $5 a day, $20 a week or $50 per month.  Two modems will be available for the Rover packages, a USB model called the Rover Stick and priced at $99.99, and a 4G mobile hotspot called the Rover Puck, which can share a single WiMAX connection with up to eight WiFi-connected users and is priced at $149.99.

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AMD Retiring ATI Brand

AMD Retiring ATI Brand

Today AMD announced that they are retiring the ATI brand entirely from their branding and marketing. This is a move that I have been expecting for some time now since it has been one of the more prominent discussions at the last few AMD Analyst Summits I have attended.

It has become blatantly clear over the past few years that the “speeds and feeds” marketing by manufacturers of personal computers was becoming less relevant to the decision making process of mainstream consumers. This is why both AMD and Intel are taking very different approaches with their partners on how to position and market to consumers.

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iPhone 4 proximity sensor won’t be fixed in iOS 4.1

iPhone 4 proximity sensor won’t be fixed in iOS 4.1

Apple's promised fix for the iPhone 4's temperamental proximity sensor won't be included in the upcoming iOS 4.1 firmware release, according to Apple Australia spokeswoman Fiona Martin.  The fix - which will address some handsets' tendency to activate the iPhone 4's touchscreen and trigger phantom keypresses that could mute or end the call - was confirmed a work-in-progress by Apple CEO Steve Jobs back in July.

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More iPod nano 6th-gen accessories leak

More iPod nano 6th-gen accessories leak

Apple's iPod event is almost upon us - make sure to join us at 10am PST on Wednesday September 1st for the traditional SlashGear liveblog at http://live.slashgear.com/ - but the leaks keep on coming to tease what might make its debut at the show.  Ali Baba's listings have turned up another batch of supposed sixth-generation iPod nano cases, complete with cut-outs for the usual dock connector, 3.5mm headphone socket, and what looks to be space for the new square display.

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More Samsung Galaxy Tab accessories outed: Bluetooth stylus, USB dongle, more

More Samsung Galaxy Tab accessories outed: Bluetooth stylus, USB dongle, more

Another day, another batch of Samsung Galaxy Tab accessories, and this time around the company can't be accused of merely copying Apple's iPad range.  Among the cases and screen protectors OLED-Display has outed is a Bluetooth stylus that will apparently allow users to remotely control multiple devices, such as answering incoming calls, together with a USB adapter for the Galaxy Tab's dock connector.

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Olympus E-P2 black kit and E-5 12MP tipped imminent

Olympus E-P2 black kit and E-5 12MP tipped imminent

Olympus' new Micro Four Thirds plans have been outed, and you won't have to wait long for the fruits of their development to arrive.  According to 43rumors, on Tuesday August 31st the company will announce a new E-P2 kit complete with a black 17mm lens and matching external flash, together with two new lenses, while on September 14th there'll be a new 12-megapixel Olympus E-5 to drool over.

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X-Runner proves that electricity in some places really is crappy

X-Runner proves that electricity in some places really is crappy

This is disgusting, funny as hell, and cool all rolled into one. Plus the designer of this concept dubbed X-Runner has a sense of humor too, even if it is pretty gross. The concept is a toilet that uses number two to make power. The picture is just too funny to not write this story AND to doubly ensure than the concept appeals to the 12-year-old in me the associated Youtube flick is called Shitfilm. How can I pass this up?

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