Archive for Jan 28, 2011

Apple loses to ZTE in Global phone rankings for Q4 2010

Apple loses to ZTE in Global phone rankings for Q4 2010

Apple has been pushed from its number four spot in the top worldwide mobile phone market, with ZTE entering the top five ranking and pushing the iPhone maker down to fifth place. That's according to IDC's Q4 2010 mobile phone market research, which pegs Nokia as maintaining the top spot despite a 2.4-percent slip in share. It's worth noting, of course, that this particular research covers mobile phones overall, rather than simply smartphones.

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Egypt offline as government cuts comms over protest promise

Egypt offline as government cuts comms over protest promise

The Egyptian government has seemingly taken the internet offline in the country, with all international connections going through Egyptian ISPs shut down. According to Renesys, connectivity was suspended at 00:34am local time, with "the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to Egyptian networks in the Internet's global routing table." Meanwhile, Vodafone has confirmed that all mobile operators in Egypt have been told to "suspend services in selected areas."

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LiveView update fixes Bluetooth blips says Sony Ericsson

LiveView update fixes Bluetooth blips says Sony Ericsson

A new firmware update for the Sony Ericsson LiveView promises to address the Bluetooth connection errors that soured our review of the companion display. Confirmed incoming back in December, the update tweaks the "most identified reasons" for the LiveView's random disconnects, something that users told us was more than problem than simply our review unit.

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Sony NGP “not going to be $599” but pricing remains a mystery

Sony NGP “not going to be $599” but pricing remains a mystery

Sony has remained coy on pricing for the Sony NGP, though it has dismissed concerns that the upcoming handheld will carry an extreme premium price tag. Speaking to GameInformer, SCEE president of worldwide studios Shu Yoshida confirmed that the NGP is "not going to be $599" when reminded of the surprise many gamers experienced at the original launch of the PS3.

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Princeton MyDitto NAS offers easy remote access with USB key

Princeton MyDitto NAS offers easy remote access with USB key

Just about every NAS offers a way to open up the contents of your network-attached storage to external access, allowing you to quickly retrieve a document or media file you've forgotten while on the move, but all too often the settings required are too tricky for the average user. Princeton reckons it has the answer, though, with the MyDitto DE-MD2H2T, a 2TB drive that comes with a USB stick that when plugged into a remote computer automatically gives access to the NAS' files.

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Microsoft pushing for 16-core Atom CPUs

Microsoft pushing for 16-core Atom CPUs

Microsoft is reportedly pestering Intel for a 16-core version of its Atom processor, which would provide a low-power alternative to mainstream chips for use in data servers. Dileep Bhandarkar, an engineer at Microsoft's Global Foundation Services, suggested that higher-power Intel chips more commonly positioned for servers, such as the Xeon, demand too much power and active cooling in return for their higher clock speeds, PC World reports, and that there is a "huge opportunity" for a different strategy to data center processing.

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Awesome Hublot La Cle Du Temps watch debuts

Awesome Hublot La Cle Du Temps watch debuts

I am not a watch wearer, I have said that many times. I do like to look at some of these awesome watch designs like the Hublot La Cle Du Temps "key of time" watch here. This thing is so cool it hurts. If Darth Vader had an awesome watch, this would be it.

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Monster iMotion CarPlay 3000 lets you control your iPod in the car with motion control

Monster iMotion CarPlay 3000 lets you control your iPod in the car with motion control

Controlling your iPad or iPhone in your car with a normal FM transmitter can be a pain in the butt. Controlling them through a device that plugs them into the AUX port on your car isn't any better typically. The problem is that you have to look down to skip tracks and taking your eyes off the road isn’t a good thing.

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DirecTV will show Formula DRIFT in 3D

DirecTV will show Formula DRIFT in 3D

DirecTV has a bunch of 3D programs and movies that it shows to subscribers that have the hardware to support it. If you are into motorsports, DirecTV has announced a new 3D offering that you will really like. The satellite provider has announced that it will be offering the Formula DRIFT Round 7 coverage to subscribers in 3D.

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World’s smallest HSPA+ platform for Android voice and data unveiled

World’s smallest HSPA+ platform for Android voice and data unveiled

I really don't want my smartphone to be smaller. I like the screen to be big enough for comfortable use and reading. I would go for a thinner smartphone though and one that has better battery life. These things can all be granted when the hardware inside the phone gets smaller and more efficient.

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Callaway Golf unveils new upro mx golf GPS device

Callaway Golf unveils new upro mx golf GPS device

Callaway is one of the biggest names in golf gear. The company has announced a new gadget for golfers that will let them know exactly how far they are from the hole when on many of the most popular courses around the country. The new gadget is called the upro mx.

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Notion Ink Adam gets teardown treatment at FCC

Notion Ink Adam gets teardown treatment at FCC

When it comes to gadgets that hit the market you can count on some taking a shiny new toy and tearing it apart to document what it looks like on the inside and share that teardown with the rest of us. Often the first glimpse at teardown pics we see come by way of the FCC.

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