Archive for Apr 27, 2011

Rogers To Roll Out LTE Network In Canada By Year End

Rogers To Roll Out LTE Network In Canada By Year End

Rogers Communications Inc. is rolling out the first LTE network in four cities in Canada this year; Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottowa. LTE is the favorite of the 4th Generation wireless protocols as its speeds have been demonstrated to be 6-12 Mbps. Much of the world has committed infrastructure to WiMax, which is the technical underdog, but it has a head start deployment. Sprint is considering the leap.

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NEW CONTEST! Win an Aire LED Black Monitor from SlashGear!

NEW CONTEST! Win an Aire LED Black Monitor from SlashGear!

Because we love you, our readers, so much, we have got yet another contest for you! You'll have a chance to win a fabulous Aire LED Black Monitor, thanks to AOC! This monitor features one of the world's thinnest displays, only 12.7mm throughout, with a sleek, piano black finish. We are giving away the 22" version of this HD screen. The monitor can be placed on a desktop, or you can tilt the stand with the press of a button and mount this puppy on the wall. All you have to do is head on over to our Facebook page and be our friend. Read on for all the details.

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Flapping Toasters – Kinect, Meet 1989

Flapping Toasters – Kinect, Meet 1989

Clever hackers put together an interactive piece of art that is reminiscent of the old Flying Toasters screensaver. The artists call it a kitschy "absurdist reconstruction of the classic screensaver Flying Toasters." Become one with the winged toaster, flap your arms to flap the wings and tilt to flip your tiny silver box to roll away from danger. First off, this looks really fun. Secondly, they're already talking about turning it into a game. This is an early look into something that's going to be super fun.

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White iPhone Needed Sunscreen – Challenges Explained

White iPhone Needed Sunscreen – Challenges Explained

Color goes more than skin deep, at least for the iPhone. Apple has explained some of the challenges that caused delay after delay for the device. Apple had announced plans to make the iPhone 4 in both black and white, and in fact had the white phone on hand at the product announcement, but found the white color a challenge. The color effected the internal components, as well as needing more protection from the sun. The company has said that the modifications they made for the white device will benefit them with the iPad as well.

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iPad 2, HARMAN OnBeat, Upgrade Bracket Free Promo Code

iPad 2, HARMAN OnBeat, Upgrade Bracket Free Promo Code

Free stuff is always nice. We just got this tip that you can get an upgrade bracket that will allow you to fit your iPad2 into your HARMAN OnBeat. The old model was too loose to accomadate the slimmer tablet. If you have been running into this problem, JBL has your back. They're offering to ship free brackets to anyone who has this problem. All of the details are after the break.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, April 27th 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, April 27th 2011

Good morning, or good afternoon to you all, depending on where you abide. It's been another busy morning at SlashGear, and we have lots of news to wrap up for you. Verizon's 4G LTE network is down nationwide, relegating those with a 4G hotspot or an HTC Thunderbolt to 1x speeds, but don't worry, there is a workaround. Also Sony defends its handling of the PSN hack, and the sluggish pace of getting information to customers. Acer comes out with not one but two 3D devices, and Nintendo lets us know that sales of its 3DS are "weaker than expected". After hearing that sales of the 3DS set records, we wonder if we can ever believe earnings reports. Much more news to wrap up, and A NEW GIVEAWAY after the cut.

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NOOK Color Adds New Exclusive Game: Aces Bubble Popper

NOOK Color Adds New Exclusive Game: Aces Bubble Popper

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Color eReader is really setting itself apart from the competition. Earlier this week, the eReader got a firmware update that brought new features including NOOK Email and apps. The ability to download apps is perhaps the niftiest part and included several games for the eReader. New games will likely be piled on quickly, and today's latest release is the Aces Bubble Popper from Concrete Software, who also released Aces Jewel Hunt and Pocket Ants for the device.

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Verizon 4G LTE Down Nationwide

Verizon 4G LTE Down Nationwide

Verizon's experiencing some stumbling blocks the day before the commercial release of their new DROID Charge by Samsung. The LTE network that Thunderbolt users have been using with speeds of up to 12Mbps down is curently broken. Completely broken, as in down nationwide. This is only affecting the LTE component of Verizon's network, their 3G network is as strong as ever. Verizon is aware of the problem and has it's engineers working for a fix. For you Thunderbolt owners with a broken phone, there is also a workaround. This network outage is just five days after Verizon rolled out LTE to six more cities across the US.

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