Archive for September, 2011

Microsoft accidentally flagged Chrome as malware

Microsoft accidentally flagged Chrome as malware

Earlier today, Microsoft's Security Essentials mistakenly flagged Google Chrome as malware and began blocking the program. In many instances Chrome was entirely removed from users' computers. Apparently, Chrome was being incorrectly identified as a member of the Zeus malware family, but Microsoft has since released an update to fix the issue.

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Pantech Breakout Review [Verizon 4G LTE]

Pantech Breakout Review [Verizon 4G LTE]

Are you ready to breakout from the norm and try a new smartphone by Pantech offering 4G LTE for a low price? If so you'll want to check out the Pantech Breakout. This brand new Verizon 4G LTE Android smartphone comes packed with everything we love about Android along with some blistering fast speeds and solid performance, all at a price point anyone would like. The Pantech Breakout is just $99 and available right now. Can the first affordable LTE handset meet the needs of new and familiar users alike? Find out with full details and video below.

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Fiat 500: perhaps the coolest cheap car ever

Fiat 500: perhaps the coolest cheap car ever

There were a bunch of cool cars at the Texas State Fair and a bunch of them scattered around were entry-level cars that were designed to be a cheap means of transportation. Most of them looked like cheap cars too. When I ambled by the Fiat booth the new Fiat 500 and 500C caught my eye right away. I walked over to take a look and was very surprised to see just how cool these little cars actually were.

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HTC Rhyme hands-on and unboxing [Video]

HTC Rhyme hands-on and unboxing [Video]

The most intentionally fashionable smartphone of all time has reached our doorstep, the HTC Rhyme in all its Plum-colored glory. Though there are several different color combinations coming in the future, this one is ours, and it is Plum. What we get in the box is, believe it or not, nearly everything you saw in the original HTC presentation of the device, including not only the headphones and the USB cord, but the cubical Charm and the power dock as well. Come on in and take a peek at the loveliest feminine-class* device on the market.

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PS Vita to have 3G download limits and system-specific memory cards

PS Vita to have 3G download limits and system-specific memory cards

Sony has confirmed in a recent interview with ASCII that it's upcoming PS Vita portable gaming console would have 3G download limits and that its proprietary memory cards would be system-specific. Although not completely unexpected, it's a bit surprising that the device will require a completely new memory card format that will not be compatible with any of Sony's other products.

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Virgin Mobile presents the LG Optimus Slider and HTC Wildfire

Virgin Mobile presents the LG Optimus Slider and HTC Wildfire

The folks at the Virgin Mobile offices in Canada must be having a big American party today because they've once again secured some fairly awesome Android phones to deal another wave of damage to the rest of the market share competition in the USA. That may be a bit of a stretch, but compared to past offerings, the LG Optimus Slider and the HTC Wildfire are certainly contenders for their ever-greatening Android team. The LG Optimus Slider is not the same as the LG Optimus Note we saw a few weeks ago, but it does have a full QWERTY keyboard sliding out from under it - the HTC Wildfire S, on the other hand is basically the same version we've seen in England and on T-Mobile.

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iOS 5 Assistant voice control gets mockup video

iOS 5 Assistant voice control gets mockup video

Apple's upcoming release of iOS 5 is expected to include an advanced voice recognition technology that will enable a major new feature rumored to be called Assistant. This feature will allow users to perform a variety of tasks on their iPhones, such as sending text messages, checking email, and scheduling appointments, all by voice commands. MacRumors has created a mockup video showing how the iOS 5 Assistant might work based on the latest speculations.

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