Archive for October, 2011

AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid offer LTE on Nov 6

AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid offer LTE on Nov 6

AT&T has unveiled its first two LTE smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, a 4G-enabled version of the 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus Android smartphone, and the HTC Vivid. Hitting AT&T stores from November 6, the AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket will run Gingerbread 2.3.5 on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and pack an 8-megapixel main camera supporting 1080p HD video recording.

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Panasonic predicts $5.4bn losses, axes plasma plans

Panasonic predicts $5.4bn losses, axes plasma plans

Panasonic has seen demand for its TVs and smartphones ditch, leading to a 6-percent drop in consolidated sales year-on-year and a 141.9 billion yen ($1.82bn) loss over the last three months. Strong Blu-ray player sales could not offset a slump in interest around Panasonic flat-panel TVs and Sanyo digital cameras and other consumer electronics, according to the company's latest financial results, with full year losses expected to be in the region of $5.4bn. To save money, Panasonic will severely curtail its own flat-panel display production, shuttering some lines and stepping down others, and instead source panels from third-party suppliers.

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HTC: Two November launches; Sensation fell short of expectations

HTC: Two November launches; Sensation fell short of expectations

HTC has confirmed it will launch two new smartphones in November, one of which is expected to be the HTC Rezound aka the first Beats Audio enabled device for the US market. Speaking during the financial results call with investors today, having announced $625m profit in Q3 earlier today, HTC revealed its plans for two device launches next month, though failed to specify which platforms they would run on.

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Apple working on AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage for Max OS X

Apple working on AirPlay Mirroring and iMessage for Max OS X

If you are a big fan of Apple gear, the latest rumblings in the Mac OS rumor world are calling that some cool new features are heading to the OS in the future. According to sources cited by 9to5Mac that are familiar with the future of the OS, two notable features are coming in a future version. The features will include an iMessage app and AirPlay Mirroring.

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Trendnet unveils new 450Mbps dual band N media bridge

Trendnet unveils new 450Mbps dual band N media bridge

If you have things in your entertainment not center like game consoles, HTPCs, or satellite and cable boxes that need internet connectivity but you don’t have network ports in your walls wireless or power line networking is what you need. The problem with power line networking is that it won't work in all situations. If you have a WiFi network in your home what you need is this TEW-680MB wireless media bridge.

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Joerg Sprave finally embraces his inner zombie killer

Joerg Sprave finally embraces his inner zombie killer

Joerg Sprave takes his sling shots very seriously. I have long said this is one of the dudes you want to look up when the zombie apocalypse hits and you need a guy that can make weapons for you. All this guy needs is some rubber bands, wood, and rocks or steel balls to make an effective weapon. This time around, Joerg looks at what it would take to penetrate that pesky zombie skull and destroy the brain so the zombie stops trying to eat you.

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Fiat 500 Abarth coming to US, to debut at LA Auto Show

Fiat 500 Abarth coming to US, to debut at LA Auto Show

Back when I went to the Texas Auto Show, I got my first up close look at the little Fiat 500 cars and thought they looked pretty cool. Our resident Brit, Chris Davies, pointed out at the time that if I thought the normal Fiat 500 was a cool car, I should see the hopped up enthusiast grade Abarth version of the 500. That Fiat 500 Abarth version will indeed be coming to the US.

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