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Kelly Hodgkins

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Peek firmware glitch sends SMS and Twitter feeds to wrong recipients?

July 7th, 2010

Folks who updated their Peek with the latest firmware are reporting a serious bug that is misdirecting SMS messages and incoming Twitter feeds to the wrong users. The issue began several days ago when Peek rolled out an update that enabled some social features including Google Voice support. Since then, things have gone horribly awry …

Sony to launch two new movie-based cable television channels

July 6th, 2010

According to the LA Times, Sony is preparing to launch two new cable television channels on October 1st. The first channel, tentatively called Sony Pictures Movie HD, will feature full-length, HD-quality films from Sony’s vast library of movies. The channel would be included as an additional HD channel within a basic television package and would …

Japan's NTT DoCoMo to go SIM-free in 2011

July 6th, 2010

In an interview with the Nikkei Business Daily, NTT DoCoMo’s president Ryuji Yamada revealed that Japans’s largest wireless carrier may go SIM-Free in 2011. The move would allow customers to easily switch to and from NTT DoCoMo by merely swapping out a SIM. With its quality network, and soon-to-be unlocked handsets, NTT DoCoMo is hoping to snag …

Netflix inks deal with Relativity Media to stream major motion pictures

July 6th, 2010

Netflix announced on Tuesday that the movie rental giant has signed an agreement with independent movie producer Relativity Media. Relativity Media is a newcomer to the movie production business, but the growing company has the backing of bigwigs like Lions Gate Entertainment, Sony Pictures, and Universal Studios. Under the agreement, Netflix would get the first rights …

TweetUp acquires Twidroid, renaming and mass distribution to follow

July 6th, 2010

TweetUp, an idealab company that offers a bid-based and influence-ranked twitter search, has acquired Twidroid, the #1 twitter client on Android. The popular Twitter client will be re-named to Twidroyd to avoid trademark issues and will be distributed as a stock application on millions of handsets from five of the top Android handset makers. As …

Microsoft to introduce new Arc Touch multi-touch mouse?

July 5th, 2010

A product listing for a multi-touch mouse, dubbed the Arc Touch, from Microsoft has made its debut at several European online retailers. Details are sparse but the branding suggests that this new mouse may be the next generation of Microsoft’s current Arc mouse which offers a comfortable, curved shape but lacks multi-touch. Further adding a …

Palm releases webOS 1.4.5 update for SFR and Sprint, others to follow soon?

July 5th, 2010

Reports are circulating that Palm is releasing webOS 1.4.5 for its Pre and Pixi handsets. The update is reportedly being pushed out to handsets worldwide including those on Sprint and the French carrier SFR. The update addresses several security flaws, fixes an error when downloading podcasts, improves text entry in web page text fields, and …

Best Buy Mobile slips, sells a Sprint Samsung Intercept one week early

July 5th, 2010

Sprint’s latest Android handset, the Samsung Intercept, landed at Best Buy stores earlier this week — in preparation for its big launch on July 11th. Good news for those looking to pick one up, as one Intercept has accidentally made its way from the warehouse to the wild via a presumably over-eager Best Buy Mobile employee who sold the …