Archive for April, 2011

BSQUARE MDP puts 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8660 Snapdragon into developer device [Video]

BSQUARE MDP puts 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8660 Snapdragon into developer device [Video]

Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon CPU has found its way into the BSQUARE Mobile Development Platform (MDP), a device targeted at developers looking to test and optimize their apps on Qualcomm's new 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8660 chipset - as found in the HTC EVO 3D - and Adreno 220 GPU. The MDP runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 3.61-inch WVGA touchscreen, and has a 13-megapixel rear camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and various preloaded monitoring apps.

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iFixit shows off clear back panel for iPhone 4

iFixit shows off clear back panel for iPhone 4

I really like my gear to look different from the other stuff that my friends have. I can appreciate the cool factor that comes with being able to see what gear looks like on the inside, yet covered leaving it protected with some sort of clear plastic. This is the reason that many gamers buy cases for computers with windows in the side. It's cool to see the hardware that makes things operate.

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Nokia is working on new Vertu smartphone

Nokia is working on new Vertu smartphone

Nokia has been busy the last few months since it landed a new CEO. The company has shunned Android, one of the most popular mobile operating systems and instead went with Windows Phone, one of the least popular operating systems around. The company is also hurting badly and has axed a large number of workers, and moved Symbian off to another firm.

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Apple releases iPhone tracking Q&A: Denies spying, tips incoming traffic updates

Apple releases iPhone tracking Q&A: Denies spying, tips incoming traffic updates

Apple has responded to the iPhone tracking controversy, denying that it has ever tracked users of the iOS handset in a new Q&A (which you can read in full after the cut) and claiming that the location cache is in fact "a crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database" that is used to speed up positioning fixes by the smartphone. However, Apple also says it will release an iOS update in the next few weeks that reduces this cache's size, ceases backups on the user's Mac or PC, and deletes the database altogether when Location Services is switched off.

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Google seeking manager for Games at Google division

Google seeking manager for Games at Google division

I will admit in the days before smartphones that I thought mobile gaming wasn't that great. Before my iPhone I used a Razer and you could hardly play games on the device and the ones that were offered were boring and had graphics that reminded me of an 80's Atari and not in a good way. The iPhone launched and showed us all that gaming on a smartphone could be very fun and then Android came along and gamers found another OS that was good for gaming in later builds.

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White iPhone 4 on sale Thursday

White iPhone 4 on sale Thursday

As predicted, Apple has announced that the white iPhone 4 will finally go on sale this week. The much-anticipated color variant of the iOS smartphone will land in stores from Thursday, April 28, priced at the same $199/$299 as the current, black model. It will be available both as a GSM device for AT&T and international carriers, and a CDMA phone for Verizon Wireless.

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Hulu Plus coming to Xbox 360 on April 29

Hulu Plus coming to Xbox 360 on April 29

I'm sure that there are a lot of Xbox 360 gamers out there that have been wishing they had more entertainment options on the console than the Xbox has right now. The PS3 user has Netflix and Hulu Plus and has had them for a while now. I can vouch for how nice it is to have Hulu Plus on the PS3, I use it all the time to catch up on shows that I miss and my DVR can’t hold. The good news for Xbox 360 fans is that Hulu Plus is heading your way.

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Acer ZGB Chrome OS notebook details emerge

Acer ZGB Chrome OS notebook details emerge

Google has been working on Chrome for a while now and has sent out notebooks to reviewers in the past to check out the OS. The machines that went out weren't about the hardware at all, the OS was the focus. There are doubts as to whether or not Google will be able to offer a compelling notebook OS that consumers will be interested it. Those same doubts were around when Android first surfaced and eventually the Android OS bloomed and is very popular today. Google undoubtedly hopes the same will happen with Chrome.

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iFixit tears down Nikon D5100 DSLR

iFixit tears down Nikon D5100 DSLR

The gang over at iFixit is always taking one gadget or another apart and looking at what is inside the device that makes it tick. The auspices for tearing the cool gadgets apart are that they are looking at how easy the things are to repair. That's all fine and good, we just want to see what the devices look like on the inside. I really wish I could buy a DSLR with a clear case like that Sony DSLR that surfaced a while back so I could look at the innards all the time.

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