Archive for Jan 28, 2011

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G leaks with Samsung branding

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G leaks with Samsung branding

The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G has been caught in the wild, complete with Samsung branding that seemingly confirms exactly who will be producing the newly-revived range. TmoNews' tipster sent them shots of the Android 2.2.1 Froyo based smartphone, and it's clear that the traditional Sidekick style hasn't been forgotten despite the gap in sales.

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Adam gets Android Market as Notion Ink slate rooted

Adam gets Android Market as Notion Ink slate rooted

There comes a time in every Android device's life when it gets rooted and comes of age; it's now the turn of Notion Ink's Adam. Production versions have only been with buyers for a few days, but already the NotionInkHacks team has rooted the Tegra 2 slate, come up with a custom ROM and added in Android Market access, among other things.

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The Daily Slash: January 27 2011

The Daily Slash: January 27 2011

Begin your journey today in a Don Reisinger column that even I agree with: More Action And Fewer Cutscenes In Video Games, Please. Then behold, as it's the day of the NGP: 3G and WiFi-only, trailer revealed [Video], 82-strong NGP studio support list, Sony PlayStation Suite & PS Store for Android gaming, and XPERIA Play vs Sony NGP (PSP 2) ULTIMATE SMACKDOWN! PLUS a bonus peek at the Play, and another battle between Samsung Galaxy S 2 vs Galaxy Tab 2! And a bonus tidbit of possible bad news along the lines of Notion Ink Customer Service - no stalls!

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Notion Ink Battles Insinuations of Unevenly Bright Screens, Broken Cameras, Customer Service Stalls

Notion Ink Battles Insinuations of Unevenly Bright Screens, Broken Cameras, Customer Service Stalls

It appears, if a few folks over at NotionAddicts messageboard are any indication, that Notion Ink is facing some heavy allegations from the first round of pre-order customers. Amongst these allegations are that Notion Ink is purposely stalling out on customers looking for refunds so that their 7 day return period will expire and it'll be more difficult (and more costly) to get their due exchange.

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Samsung will ship half of its processors to Apple in 2011

Samsung will ship half of its processors to Apple in 2011

Samsung and Apple look to be on good terms.  Samsung is planning to quadruple the shipment of its mobile processor chips to chief smartphone rival Apple. Apple was receiving about 5,000 application processor sheets per month from Samsung, this is to increase to 20,000 sheets.  Fifty percent of Samsung’s application processors will be given to Apple, meaning Apple will receive more processors than Samsung’s own mobile division.

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Speck Debuts new Covers and Sleeves for the MacBook Air 11” and 13”

Speck Debuts new Covers and Sleeves for the MacBook Air 11” and 13”

Speck launched three new products for the just released MacBook Air for those who want to protect it while keeping it looking light and sleek.  All three products will be available for the MacBook Air 11” and 13”.

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Official IRS App for iOS and Android

Official IRS App for iOS and Android

If you're wondering where your tax dollars are going, you can now rest assured that some of it has gone to a mobile app developer. The Internal Revenue Service is now offering an app named IRS2Go that will track your federal tax refund.

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“Touch the Magic” as Disney launches its own Android phone

“Touch the Magic” as Disney launches its own Android phone

Details have come out for Disney’s new phone it plans to debut next month in Japan.  The phone looks like a Sharp Galapagos 003SH powered by a Disney themed version of Froyo version 2.2 of Google’s Android.

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State of the Internet 2010

State of the Internet 2010

The chart is self-explanatory. Social networking and online media dominate. See the whole chart after the break.

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iPhone 4 Class Action Lawsuit after “Glass Gate”

iPhone 4 Class Action Lawsuit after “Glass Gate”

There have been many complaints about the fragility of iPhone 4's glass casing. So much so that the phenomenon is now termed "Glassgate." Earlier this week Donald LeBuhn, of Los Angeles, filed a class action lawsuit against Apple. He claims that the iPhone 4 is not as durable as Apple claims and that Apple continues to sell the product without warning customers of its defective glass housing.

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George Lucas Mines Star Wars Movies for Last Scrap of Un-merchandised Content in “Frames”

George Lucas Mines Star Wars Movies for Last Scrap of Un-merchandised Content in “Frames”

Just kidding, there's infinite content inside a universe that parallels our own, of course, and George Lucas will keep mining Star Wars until the end of time (even beyond his God-given human life.) Today there's a collection of Star Wars memorabilia unlike (to our knowledge) anything those people at the Star Wars camp have ever offered before. This is "Star Wars: Frames," a high-end celebration of exactly 1,416 frames from the 6 live-action Star Wars films. Every single one of these frames has supposedly been hand-picked by George Lucas himself, and each set comes hand-signed by big L as well.

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Coconut fiber concept iPad case straight out of Gilligan’s Island

Coconut fiber concept iPad case straight out of Gilligan’s Island

This concept from Econut takes the cake as being the most green gadget accessory.  The concept case is made from coconut fibers and allows you to slip your iPad in, prop it up and use the built in keyboard with the device.

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