Archive for Mar 28, 2012

Confirmed: white AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 is white

Confirmed: white AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 is white

White is the new hotness. AT&T said they’d be bringing the white version of the Nokia Lumia 900 to its network on April 22nd, and we’ve seen white press photos of the Lumia 900 before, but just in case you wanted to see versions specifically with AT&T’s logo: look no further.

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Microsoft wants a faster web with HTTP Speed+Mobility

Microsoft wants a faster web with HTTP Speed+Mobility

Have you been noticing a pattern lately? ZTE is working on faster fibre optics, and Huawei boasted about their ludicrous speeds using new wireless technology. Microsoft also wants to speed the internet up, approaching the problem from a standards angle. The Internet Engineering Task Force is meeting next week to decide on a HTTP 2.0 solution, and Microsoft want to submit their own proposal, HTTP Speed+Mobility.

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New Nokia MeeGo duo tipped for Next Billion

New Nokia MeeGo duo tipped for Next Billion

Nokia is reportedly planning a further two MeeGo handsets, following the N9 with a pair of low-end devices that will slot into the company's Next Billion strategy for developing markets. The news, supposedly shared with them directly from a source in the Next Billion Group itself NetbookNews reports, would come as some relief to MeeGo fans, who had seen Nokia marginalize the platform in its smartphone push out of preference for Windows Phone.

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4G iPad complaints snowball: Sweden and UK weigh response

4G iPad complaints snowball: Sweden and UK weigh response

Apple's iPad 4G woes look set to spread, with reports that consumer watchdogs in several European countries are weighing complaints ahead of possible action over misleading advertising. The "4G" nomenclature used widely across Apple's marketing, branding and packaging has already led to the company agreeing to contact tablet buyers in Australia and offer them refunds, and it may have to do similar in Sweden and the UK.

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Toyota teases sleek US-designed sedan

Toyota teases sleek US-designed sedan

Toyota is teasing a new sedan ahead of its full reveal at the New York International Auto Show, though the company hasn't confirmed whether the sleek, US-designed car is headed to full production. Only shown so far in render form, and from this rear three-quarters perspective, the new car is the epitome of mystery: Toyota won't talk engine types, number of seats or anything else.

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Novatech offers cheap nFinity Ultrabooks

Novatech offers cheap nFinity Ultrabooks

While several companies have tried to court US customers with Ultrabooks, none have really managed to hit an attractive price point for the features on offer. Those in the UK looking for a powerful but affordable Ultrabook might be best served by Novatech. The company has teased its new line of nFinity Ultrabooks online, as well as giving pricing and availbility.

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Face transplant recipient recovering well post surgery

Face transplant recipient recovering well post surgery

An American man named Richard Lee Norris has lived as a recluse for the last 15 years after suffering devastating facial injuries after a gun accident. The devastating injuries left Norris without lips and most of his nose and with very limited movement of his mouth. His facial transplant was the most extensive ever performed included giving the man new teeth, nose, tongue, and a new jaw.

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Scientists predict deep-sea life discovery in future Cameron dives

Scientists predict deep-sea life discovery in future Cameron dives

James Cameron's Challenger Deep dive 6.8 miles to the bottom of the ocean may not have turned up any of the monstrous sea beasts the Titanic director hoped for, but experts still expect new species to be discovered when more time can be spent at the inhospitable depths. "Three hours is just a drop in the bucket, and with more hours I think he's going to discover cool things" Cindy Lee Van Dover, director of the marine laboratory at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, told MSNBC. "I was rooting for him to land and find strange-looking animals."

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Xbox 360 is now used more for streaming video than fragging noobs

Xbox 360 is now used more for streaming video than fragging noobs

Many of the big video game console makers like Sony and Microsoft have been pushing hard over the last few years to make their console systems more than just for gamers. One of the big pushes has been to get people to use the PS3 and Xbox 360 as entertainment devices rather than solely for playing games. Apparently, Microsoft has now succeeded in pulling that off.

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Super-Earths may cling tightly to life on surface

Super-Earths may cling tightly to life on surface

Scientists have long studied the universe in a search for planets that could harbor life as we know it. Life as we know it requires water so scientists particularly study stars have planets orbiting within the habitable zone that could support liquid water. Some of these planets that have been discovered are dubbed super-earth because they can have up to 10 times the mass of our planet.

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