Archive for January, 2011

AT&T MiFi 2372 Review

AT&T MiFi 2372 Review

It's taken AT&T long enough to push a MiFi mobile hotspot out of the door, but finally the AT&T Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 is available. As with the original MiFi units, the premise is straightforward: take one 3G connection and share it between a number of WiFi devices. Still, with 4G mobile hotspots on the market, and many smartphones offering integrated hotspot functionality, is the AT&T MiFi 2372 too late? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Apple Seeking RFID Expert in Recent Job Postings

Apple Seeking RFID Expert in Recent Job Postings

We all know Google is pushing big into the NFC market with the inclusion of support in the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, and it looks as if Apple is readying themselves to be ready for the next generation of mobile payment systems with two new job listings on their corporate site.

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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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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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