Archive for Oct 27, 2011

Angry consumers start class action suit against RIM over outage

Angry consumers start class action suit against RIM over outage

Earlier this month the network behind the popular Blackberry messaging service was out for days leaving users of Blackberry smartphones with no access to email, IM, and web surfing. RIM admitted at the time it had no idea what was causing the outage, but hacking was not the cause. After the service came back, RIM tried to soothe angry customers with free apps.

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Nokia to spend big money promoting Windows Phone Lumia series

Nokia to spend big money promoting Windows Phone Lumia series

Back early in October we mentioned that Microsoft was leaning on HTC and Samsung to dig deep into the marketing budget to promote their Windows Phone smartphones. It doesn't seem that Microsoft had to do much leaning at all to get Nokia to dig deep to market its new Windows Phone packing Lumia 800 and other devices in the series. Nokia plans to kick off a marketing blitz that will make it hard for consumers to not know about its smartphones.

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Google Maps lets Street View users view some business interiors

Google Maps lets Street View users view some business interiors

Google's Street View section of Google Maps has landed the search giant in hot water on more than one occasion. Not only have some taken offense to what they deem privacy issues with putting the photos online, the Street View fleet was also grabbing unsecured WiFi data in some areas. Google has added a new service to Street View in some areas.

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Netflix slurps 32% of peak internet bandwidth

Netflix slurps 32% of peak internet bandwidth

Netflix may be losing subscribers and trying to decide on renting games to its customers, but the service still consumes a ton of bandwidth on the internet. A new report that was published recently called the 2011 Sandvine Internet Phenomena Report found that the streaming video service gobbles up a full 32% of the peak internet bandwidth. That is a lot of bandwidth despite losing 800,000 subscribers.

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Verizon confirms Galaxy Nexus exclusive

Verizon confirms Galaxy Nexus exclusive

One of the coolest Android phones to surface in the last few months is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. If you are wanting to get your hands on one as soon as you can you need to hop over to Verizon and hit the Galaxy Nexus sign up page. Once registered Samsung will send you emails about the smartphone telling you when the phone will be available.

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Nokia: Lumia 710 on US site is info-only, not launch tease

Nokia: Lumia 710 on US site is info-only, not launch tease

Nokia has reconfirmed that it has no plans to launch either the Lumia 800 or Lumia 710 in the US, despite the new low-end Windows Phone making an appearance on the company's US site. Speaking to SlashGear on day two of Nokia World 2011 today, Nokia execs reiterated that the company plans an entirely distinct line-up of Windows Phones for the US market, expected to launch in Q1 2012.

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Asus Transformer Prime tablet snapped with new keyboard dock in tow

Asus Transformer Prime tablet snapped with new keyboard dock in tow

Like many geeks today, we have a soft spot for tablets. Not just any tablet mind you, only tablets that are cool. The new Asus Transformer Prime tablet is certainly cool and the tablet has turned up in some new pictures. The new pics show the tablet with a new keyboard dock. We don’t have all the details on the Transformer Prime at this point, but we do have a bunch of rumors about what the tablet will have inside.

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Video channels expected to Hit YouTube soon

Video channels expected to Hit YouTube soon

YouTube is one of the most heavily visited video streaming channels on the internet. For a long time YouTube has been working hard to get more professional content on its site to help attract more advertisers. One of the ways it has done this so far is by getting streaming movie and music video deals in place with movie and music makers.

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Jobs originally wanted Intel in iPad according to biography

Jobs originally wanted Intel in iPad according to biography

Apple is a company that has been so successful in the technology realm that it's hard to believe just how well the company has done over the years. One of the most successful products that Apple has produced in a very long time is the iconic iPad. The iPad is by far the most popular tablet in the world today and according to the biography of the late Steve Jobs, he first wanted Intel to power the iPad.

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Sony buys out Sony Ericsson for €1.05bn

Sony buys out Sony Ericsson for €1.05bn

Sony has bought out Ericsson's stake in Sony Ericsson, giving the Japanese company sole control over the smartphone manufacturer. The deal, worth €1.05bn ($1.47bn) in cash to Ericsson, will see Sony bring the smartphone business in under its networked consumer electronics umbrella, a shift which the company describes as "a logical strategic step that takes into account the nature of [the mobile market] evolution and its impact on the marketplace."

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Dell Latitude ST official: 10 inches of Atom-powered Windows 7

Dell Latitude ST official: 10 inches of Atom-powered Windows 7

We got a glimpse at the upcoming Dell Latitude ST earlier this week, and now the company has outed the juicy hardware details for all. Like the rest of the Latitude line, the ST tablet is aimed at business users, even if a 10.1-inch tablet is something we're not entirely used to in that space. The slate runs a full version of Windows 7 with enterprise-class customizations and some targeted accessories, detailed in the official pics below.

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That’s just wrong: Mozilla releases Firefox with Bing

That’s just wrong: Mozilla releases Firefox with Bing

Here's some strange bedfellows: Mozilla and Microsoft. The developers of the open-source favorite have released "Firefox with Bing", a modified version of Firefox 7 that features Microsoft's branded search engine integrated into its services and interface. Current Firefox users who want to "upgrade" their experience can download a Bing add-on that does the same thing.

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