Archive for Feb 26, 2013

Exent GameTanium for TV turns Android smartphones into game consoles

Exent GameTanium for TV turns Android smartphones into game consoles

Each year at Mobile World Congress we see a slew of new smartphones and tablets as well as some other devices. It's also not uncommon to see services at the show aimed at expanding the usability of Android smartphones and tablets. One of the services that has been shown off this year is the Exent GameTanium for TV service.

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Ford contributes AppLink code to GENIVI Alliance

Ford contributes AppLink code to GENIVI Alliance

Ford has announced that it has become the first American automaker to contribute open-source software code to the GENIVI Alliance. The code Ford has contributed goes with its AppLink feature allowing developers to create applications drivers of Ford vehicles can control using their voice from behind the wheel. AppLink makes controlling compatible smartphone and tablet apps possible using dashboard buttons as well.

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Huawei shows off the MediaQ M310 at MWC 2013

Huawei shows off the MediaQ M310 at MWC 2013

One of the devices that Huawei is showing off at Mobile World Congress 2013 is its little Android-powered set-top box. The device is called the Huawei MediaQ M310 and was first unveiled at CES last month. This set-top box is a small and unobtrusive cube that's only 14 mm thick.

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XGear shows off new aluminum Fortress 2 iPhone 5 bumper

XGear shows off new aluminum Fortress 2 iPhone 5 bumper

For many people who purchase the iPhone 5, the design of the phone is one of the biggest reasons they purchase. Apple is famous for its minimalistic industrial designs and the iPhone 5 is an attractive device for sure. That means that many owners don't want a case to completely enclose the smartphone, they want to be able to see the design of the device they paid so much money for.

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ChargeCard begins shipping worldwide

ChargeCard begins shipping worldwide

Last summer we talked a couple times about a new charging device for the iPhone 4 and Android devices using a micro USB port. The device is called the ChargeCard and is a little credit card-size device designed to slip into your wallet so you always have a charger with you for your smartphone. Two versions of this device are now shipping globally.

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NASA: Mars Curiosity rover now analyzing drilled rock

NASA: Mars Curiosity rover now analyzing drilled rock

On February 7, we reported that NASA's Curiosity rover had successfully drilled into the Martian soil for the first time ever, making a small hole and acquiring a sample of the rock. The sample was to then be transferred to the robot's on-board laboratory, where it would undergo a process that allowed its properties to be analyzed, something that is successfully underway.

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Samsung won’t be putting Firefox OS on its devices

Samsung won’t be putting Firefox OS on its devices

We've been seeing Firefox OS crop up quite a bit lately, reporting yesterday that it will be launched on 18 operators globally. ZTE, Alcatel, Huawei, and LG are all on board for launching handsets with Mozilla's mobile OS, but there's one big maker who's device we won't see it on - Korean manufacturer Samsung.

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William Shatner-recommended “Vulcan” name for Pluto’s moon scores the most votes

William Shatner-recommended “Vulcan” name for Pluto’s moon scores the most votes

On February 13, we reported that William Shatner had gotten "Vulcan" added as an option in the public voting over what to name Pluto's two moons. Now, a week and a half later, that name has lead the way, with most voters choosing it over the several other options. The other dozen name options include such entries as Heracles, Erebus, Cerberus, and Persephone.

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Sony unveils Personal Content Station and Portable Wireless Server

Sony unveils Personal Content Station and Portable Wireless Server

Sony has unveiled two new ways for its customers to store and share content: the Portable Wireless Server and Personal Content Station. These devices allow users to store videos and photos in a centralized way from multiple devices, with the Portable Wireless Server also functioning as a backup power source for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. You can check out a video, as well as the particulars, after the jump.

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Mophie announces iPhone 5 juice pack air, offers 1700mAh battery

Mophie announces iPhone 5 juice pack air, offers 1700mAh battery

Mophie has announced an expansion of its product offerings with a juice pack air sleeve for the iPhone 5, giving owners of Apple's latest handset an extended battery option. With this device, users who are often on the go and find themselves in situations where recharging their phone is not possible or inconvenient have a way to keep the device going a few hours longer.

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Dell unveils industry’s first wireless dock based on WiGig technology

Dell unveils industry’s first wireless dock based on WiGig technology

Dell has unveiled the world's first wireless dock based on WiGig, a wireless technology that is up to 10x faster than regular wireless networks. By utilizing this technology, Dell says its Wireless Dock will give users "unparalleled" connectivity between multiple devices and peripherals. The device is compatible with the Latitude 6430u Enterprise ultrabook.

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LG to demo Wireless Ultra HD Transmission tech at Mobile World Congress

LG to demo Wireless Ultra HD Transmission tech at Mobile World Congress

LG is set to demonstrate its Wireless Ultra High Definition Transmission technology at Mobile World Congress 2013 for the first time ever. With this technology, users will be able to wirelessly display the content from their smartphone, such as a game, to an Ultra HD television. According to the announcement, this transfer method is smoother and faster previous offerings.

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