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Nokia 7100s (Supernova) pokes its head out

October 15th, 2008

Nokia adds another device to their plain standard affair phone lineup (as compared to the flurry of E and N series devices out). Called the 7100s, or perhaps 7100 Supernova, Nokia’s little slider looks interesting enough, but geared more towards those who want to avoid all the flash, buttons, and complexity of smartphones. The details …

Samsung is back in the U.S. notebook business

October 14th, 2008

Samsung has announced a new set of notebooks and are hoping to steal a little of Apple’s thunder (good luck with that one!). The new line-up should see some pretty sleek, thin, lightweight laptops with loads of power – definitely nothing to sneeze at. Samsung’s main target is the Macbook Air and it is hoping …

LG creates new monitor to shun snooping eyes

October 14th, 2008

Have you ever been caught checking your Facebook at work and had your boss giving you the evil eye? Or perhaps you were working on your soon-to-be-huge screenplay at Starbucks and the girls sitting next to you were giggling at your space alien love story? Well, LG has come to your rescue. The electronics giant …

The United States now has a Czar, for IP

October 14th, 2008

On October 13, President Bush signed a highly controversial anti-piracy law. The dictator President has put into effect a law that will appoint an intellectual property czar (yeah folks, you heard it right) that will report directly to the President (again, you heard that right) on how to keep hax0rz from illegally obtaining copyrighted materials. …

University gives One iPhone Per Student

October 13th, 2008

If you’re worried about little Timmy moving away and going to a big scary college with drinking, parties, and all kinds of tomfoolery, maybe he’ll just be too distracted with his new iPhone 3G to notice?. Abilene Christian University (probably a place where the aforementioned hedonism doesn’t take place) has just given their incoming Freshmen …

Huge Ad on WSJ for Blackberry Storm

October 13th, 2008

We’ve known for a while that it was coming, but nothing says it’s going to be here soon like, well, the words “Coming soon.” This ad has just appeared on the Wall Street Journal as well as other newspapers this morning. Other carriers (Vodafone) have made their official announcements for Blackberry’s first-ever touch screen and …

T-Mobile G1 pre-orders: 1.5 million units and going strong

October 12th, 2008

If you even had the slightest doubt about the G1’s popularity, here’s some news for you: T-Mobile initially ran out of pre-order stock completely and had to refill it. They’ve now hit 1.5 million in pre-order sales and, with the device being released in less than two weeks, are surely going to surpass any goals …

FCC to decide what to do with unlicensed spectrum

October 12th, 2008

Once television goes digital, there is going to be some open “white space” in the air and the FCC is now deciding on how the spectrum should be used. Companies like Google and Microsoft want the space for a variety of reasons – Google mainly suggesting it be open for use by anyone (so they …

Sprint Nextel execs top list of most overpaid!

October 10th, 2008

One would think that a company struggling and bleeding customers like Sprint would have executives bleeding themselves. Not so. Even after their obvious hardship to stay competitive, the fines and fees they’ve paid out for various reasons, like settling on litigation against ETFs, Sprint/Nextel executives are tops when it comes to compensation. It’s not a …

Samsung A867 for AT&T found in the wild

October 10th, 2008

The Samsung Mirage, er… Eternity or whatever they end up calling it has been spotted in the wild. Looks like a pretty nice touch screen so far, much like the Omnia. Whether Samsung is trying to confuse everyone with all the numbers, or the constant change in names (if the names have actually been decided …