Archive for February, 2013

Cricket’s iPhone 5 play stumbles amid half the predicted demand

Cricket’s iPhone 5 play stumbles amid half the predicted demand

Leap Wireless' sales of the iPhone have significantly under-performed, despite expectations that a prepaid iPhone 5 would be in hot demand, with $100m-worth of unsold stock expected by June. Leap's deal with Apple saw the iPhone 5 offered through Cricket Wireless at $500 with no ongoing commitment, but according to an 10-K SEC filing, the carrier predicts it will have only sold half of the expected units by the time the smartphone reaches its first birthday.

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Stick-N-Find Technologies updates its tracking system

Stick-N-Find Technologies updates its tracking system

Back in November of last year, we talked a bit about the Stick-N-Find object tracking system. The system uses little Bluetooth-enabled stickers that you can adhere to just about anything from your keys to your smartphone to your notebook allowing you to find it if you lose it. The system also has a number of other functionalities allowing you to perform other tasks.

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i’m Watch claims be the world’s first real smartwatch

i’m Watch claims be the world’s first real smartwatch

Ever since the rumor started floating around that Apple was working on its own smartwatch, companies have been rushing to get competing products to the market ahead of Apple. Some of the smartwatches that had turned up have been very interesting. Another new watch has turned up called the I'm Watch and bills itself as the world's first real smartwatch.

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EA will bundle micro-transactions into all PC and console games

EA will bundle micro-transactions into all PC and console games

EA has announced something that a lot of gamers out there will not appreciate. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen was recently at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference and noted during a speech he gave the EA would be building micro-transactions into all PC and console games it makes. While some gamers like micro transactions, others see it as a sort of legalized way to cheat.

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Inside Facebook: Propaganda printing-presses and free food

Inside Facebook: Propaganda printing-presses and free food

Retro arcade machines, an on-site print shop tongue-in-cheek known as "the propaganda wing", and the general feel of a dorm room: it can only be Facebook's HQ. The BBC took a video tour around the Silicon Valley headquarters of the social networking company, coming across the usual start-up must-haves of free bikes, meals, and even laundry facilities, wrapped up in a design attitude that attempts to channel Mark Zuckerberg's more humble origins despite the hundred-billion dollar floatation.

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