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Kelly Hodgkins

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Data captured by Google Street View includes passwords and emails

June 19th, 2010

Google confirmed last month that while snapping photos of the local flavor, the search giant was also inadvertently capturing packets of data from unsecured routers. Google downplayed the severity of this guffaw by reassuring people that only small, presumably useless, fragments of personal data were collected. Despite Google’s re-assurance, this admission caused a stir amongst …

O2 UK to initially sell the iPhone 4 to current customers only

June 19th, 2010

O2 UK announced today that it will only offer the iPhone 4 to current customers when the handset launches on June 24th. The wireless carrier cites extremely limited stock as the basis for this potentially controversial decision. Folks looking to score an iPhone by signing up now with O2 are out of luck as the …

Apple iPhone 4 UK availability and pricing roundup

June 18th, 2010

Apple’s iPhone 4 is a undeniably selling like wildfire both here in the States and overseas. Similar to the U.S., the UK iPhone is experiencing delayed availability with the ship by date now pushed back to July 14th. If you missed the June 24th and the July 2nd pre-order window, your only option now is to try to score an …

Motorola to dump billions into its Mobility spinoff

June 18th, 2010

Motorola means business when it comes to its upcoming breakup and it is throwing cash and moving debt around around like crazy. The split will form a new Motorola Mobility which will encompass the struggling mobile phone division along with the profitable home hardware division that manufactures set-top boxes and DSL/Cable modems. The remainder of Motorola, which …

Toshiba and Fujitsu combine forces to create Japan's second largest mobile phone manufacturer

June 18th, 2010

Toshiba and Fujitsu confirmed on Thursday that the two Japanese companies will be merging their mobile phone business units. As part of the merger, Toshiba will spin off its mobile division into a new company with Fujitsu acquiring a majority stake in this newly formed venture. The resulting company will become Japan’s second largest mobile phone maker with an estimated …

OnLive gaming service launches with a free one year subscription

June 17th, 2010

OnLive, the much ballyhooed online gaming service, has finally made its official debut. Having been in beta and available for select users since September 2009, OnLive has begun activating new accounts for the general public As an incentive to garner interest and beef up subscriber numbers, gamers who sign up between now July 15th will …

AT&T to count 3G MicroCell usage against customer's data caps

June 17th, 2010

AT&T may want to be the darling of the US wireless carriers, but some of its policies are seemingly designed to turn a customer into an enemy and not an ally. Such is the case with its 3G MicroCell which is promoted as being a solution for those with cellular coverage issues. For those unaware, …