Archive for January, 2012

Clearwire Clear Hub Express and Clear Spot Voyager WiMax hotspots revealed

Clearwire Clear Hub Express and Clear Spot Voyager WiMax hotspots revealed

Clearwire has released information on price and release for a couple of new hotspots, both of them running on their current WiMAX 4G network. The first is a $99 wifi router mobile hotspot combination device called Clear Hub Express, it made for both your home and your mobile office. The Clear Spot Voyager, on the other hand, is a $124 device and the ability to run WiMAX wirelessly to eight devices for up to six hours on its own internal battery. These come amid Clearwire upgrading their network to LTE, but stick to WiMAX in the interim.

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Apple engineers put on false products until trust is gained

Apple engineers put on false products until trust is gained

When you're running a company so gigantic and so very profitable that even the smallest leak of information on your upcoming product line could cost you masses of cash, you've got to take Apple-level precautions. That's what its come to- when you speak about security of product names, details, and the whole lot, you compare a company to Apple, the mack-daddy of all secured product releasers. This week its become apparent that their level of secrecy runs so deep that engineers new to the company are put on projects that will not amount to anything for their first nine or so months of employment.

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Verizon family data plans may be launching soon

Verizon family data plans may be launching soon

Verizon may finally be launching its long teased family data plans, according to a tip received by Engadget. The tipster sent in screenshots of Verizon's internal account management application, which were part of employee training material on the updated system. The images reveal the addition of new "account level data plans" that appear to have a base charge plus a $9.99 per additional line charge.

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Counter-Strike Portable coming to Android in unofficial build

Counter-Strike Portable coming to Android in unofficial build

One of the most popular an addicting first person shooter games of all time has been re-built from the ground up to bring you all the classic action on your Android device. What you're going to get is a version of the game that's been made by fans wishing to continue the legacy of the original which itself was originally a fan-made modification of the game Half-Life. True to form this version of the game will have a team of counter-terrorists facing off against a team of terrorists with the objective to either plant and detonate a bomb or defuse a bomb before the other team annihilates you entirely - welcome to the future, CS!

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iPhone 4S GLAS.t adds another layer of glass for protection

iPhone 4S GLAS.t adds another layer of glass for protection

The folks at Spigen have a brand new accessory for the iPhone 4/4S that they'd love for you to try out: the GLAS.t premium tempered glass screen protector. What makes this particular screen protector different from the hundreds of alternatives is it's makeup: it's not plastic, it's Oleophobic Coated Chemically Treated Glass, their own formula! The front is transparent and the back is covered with a just-as-transparent silicon adhesive, and when properly applied, the entire shield has absolutely no effect on the touch sensitivity of your device.

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Xbox 720 set for two versions, 2013 release, E3 reveal

Xbox 720 set for two versions, 2013 release, E3 reveal

Microsoft France has revealed that there are no plans to release a brand new Xbox inside 2012, saying that they're not "convinced" that the device we've been calling the Xbox 720 will be happening this year. This information comes from the marketing director for Microsoft in France Cedrick Delmas interviewing with Lepoint and brought to us by Eurogamer. Delmas notes that the proof of this notion comes in the lack of a price drop in the Xbox 360 thus far, he then noting that the life cycle for the Xbox 360 is far from over.

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Android Trojans highlight basic problem with a non-curated Market

Android Trojans highlight basic problem with a non-curated Market

There's a whole lot of malware going down right now in the Android Marketplace, and aside from scaring the bajeesus out of new Android users everywhere, the situation has highlighted a basic mis-step on the part of both consumers and Google. What Google has fallen under fire for many more times than here and now is that their Android Market has next to no curation process for apps, this allowing the possibility for malicious apps to be dropped and run rampant as they are today. As far as consumers go, there's a fantastically large amount of people out there who have no idea what they're doing.

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Could “Unlimited” Save T-Mobile USA?

Could “Unlimited” Save T-Mobile USA?

T-Mobile USA has a problem: uninterested subscribers, patchy "4G" coverage and, with the collapse of the AT&T acquisition deal, sole responsibility for digging itself out of the whole mess. The carrier - or more accurately owners Deutsche Telekom - had envisaged AT&T taking over responsibility for US operations, leaving the German parent company to handle the European market it's far more familiar with. Those schemes have been left in disarray, but could T-Mobile's UK cousin have shown it the way to shock-style market salvation?

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Windows Tango getting C++ support, 120 languages

Windows Tango getting C++ support, 120 languages

In a leaked set of key points from a developer event in India this week, codesters were given a bit of information on the upcoming hero version of Windows Phone, that being code-name Tango. This version of Windows Phone will first of all be supporting C++ code use by developers, this giving them a much more low-level bit of control for their apps in the pipeline. Then there's language support: here moving the current support for 35 languages in Windows Phone Mango up to 120 languages for Tango - that's a boost!

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Spark Plasma Active 7-inch tablet revealed, set to take on Android

Spark Plasma Active 7-inch tablet revealed, set to take on Android

When you see a tablet that's less than $350 on the market these days, you must first always figure out if it's a "crap" tablet or not - in the case of this brand new $265 Spark tablet running Plasma Active Linux, we're hoping for the latter. This tablet has been revealed to be running an open-source Linux-based operating system (not Android) with KDE Plasma Active user interface running on top. With its single-core 1GHz processor and 7-inch capacitive display it's certainly not going to set the world on fire, but the combination is unique, and may open up a whole new door for mobile operating systems worldwide.

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