Archive for April, 2011

White iPhone 4 Prototype Ebay Listing Removed, Plus Latest Images Of The Real Deal

White iPhone 4 Prototype Ebay Listing Removed, Plus Latest Images Of The Real Deal

Earlier today we reported on what appears to be a prototype white iPhone 4 being auctioned on Ebay, listing at one point at around $3000. The device seemed legit with even the serial number and employee ID visible in the image, which would certainly cause trouble for the developer or whoever got hold of the device in an attempt to off load it. However, checking in now, we see that the listing has been removed. Perhaps, realization set in on what kind of trouble could loom ahead? And why splurge on a possibly buggy prototype when the real deal is only a day away? More early photos of the real thing after the cut.

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DARPA’S Expensive Telescope Tracks Space Debris, Keeps Satellites Safe

DARPA’S Expensive Telescope Tracks Space Debris, Keeps Satellites Safe

DARPA has announced the Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) that was developed in conjunction with MIT and the Air Force. The telescope will be used to give wide angle views of space and view images previously impossible to see. The SST ushers in a new generation of ground-based telescopes and gives the Air Force a better ability to monitor the geosynchronous orbit around the Earth, where room is getting tight with older satellites going out of commission and new satellites constantly being launched.

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Protect Your iPad 2 With Quirky’s Fender Bumper

Protect Your iPad 2 With Quirky’s Fender Bumper

When compared to the Motorola XOOM's pricing, an iPad 2 may seem like a bargain, but it's still not a cheap investment by any means. Starting at $499 for the lowest end model, your iPad 2 certainly deserves some extra loving care. The new Fender iPad 2 bumper from Quirky can be a good option that is not only affordable but is also designed to work perfectly with Apple's Smart Covers.

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Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Snapdragon Chip Details Leaked

Qualcomm’s Next-Gen Snapdragon Chip Details Leaked

A Qualcomm presentation was leaked that reveals its plans for the next-generation Snapdragon processors. The company is quite ambitious, suggesting that it would not only beat existing ARM Cortex A9 chips currently used in devices such as the iPad 2 and the Motorola XOOM, but that it would also beat future Cortex A15 chips by the time its new chip architecture arrives later this year.

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Sony Issues Update: PlayStation Network Account Information Compromised

Sony Issues Update: PlayStation Network Account Information Compromised

After many fits and starts, we finally have the real story of the the PlayStation Network outage. We had heard that there was an "external intrusion" into the network, we had heard that there had been rampant piracy, and we had been assured by Anonymous that they had nothing to do with it. Now Sony has issued a statement confirming that user account information has been compromised. See the full statement after the cut.

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Incredible 2 unboxing and hands-on

Incredible 2 unboxing and hands-on

There's something mighty familiar about Verizon's DROID Incredible 2 by HTC. True, it's the follow-up to the original Incredible, but it also bears more than a passing resemblance to the European HTC Incredible S we reviewed last month. Back then we praised the smartphone's distinctive industrial design, decent sized 4-inch Super-LCD WVGA display and all-day battery life, though weren't too keen on the Android 2.2 OS. Question is, will Verizon's CDMA version suffer the same fate?

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Does Nintendo Hate Money?

Does Nintendo Hate Money?

Many people would agree that Nintendo has some of the most recognizable software titles in the market. There was a time when proprietary software titles were necessary to differentiate a hardware gaming platform. Title drivers as we call them, were an important part of gaining interest in one companies console over another. The world is different now and I think Nintendo is missing out on a huge opportunity.

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Airpiano: No Longer Just A Cool Concept, Available For Order Now

Airpiano: No Longer Just A Cool Concept, Available For Order Now

Over two years ago, an interesting instrument of sorts jumped on our radar called the Airpiano. At the time it was an interesting concept by Omer Yosher presented at the Berlin Design Festival that allowed you to play music just by moving your hands around in the air over a motion-sensing board. Now, the concept has finally become a commercial reality, with the first limited trial batch ready for order and newer video demos after the cut.

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