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New displays could double your phone's battery life

September 12th, 2007

Are you always on your phone, either talking, texting, or using it as a flashlight to find your way around in the dark?  Well, then you know all of that sweet illumination can be a real drain on your battery. Fortunately, a startup called Unipixel is aiming to provide relief.  Right now as little as 5% …

NTP suing cellular carriers for patent infringement

September 12th, 2007

We all remember a couple of years ago when BlackBerry’s maker Research in Motion was sued by NTP for copyright infringement for their email software, right? Well, that little known patent holding company, NTP, is at it again, only this time they have filed a patent infringement lawsuit against AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon …

Is the Playstation Phone coming in February?

September 11th, 2007

One rumor that won’t seem to go away is that Sony is throwing down with a gaming phone. Now, as the holiday season approaches, rumors start to take seemingly true shape. Though it won’t be out until February, details are starting to surface about a new "Playstation Phone" that actually won’t have any Playstation or PSP …

Black screen of Darkness for Vista Pirates

September 11th, 2007

Everyone knows what the Microsoft "Blue Screen of Death" means, but how about the Vista "Black Screen of Darkness?" In an email titled:  "Pirated Vista — A darkness descends!", Microsoft makes it quite clear to resellers what can be expected when people install pirated versions of their Vista operating system. After one hour of browsing, …

New NBC pilots available for download at Amazon now

September 11th, 2007

Remember the war between iTunes and Amazon for the NBC lineup this year? Not only did Amazon come out the winner, but it even comes with a twist. If you’ve watched NBC in the last 2 months, you’ve seen them whore out advertise four new pilots for this season: Bionic Woman, Chuck, Life, and Journeyman. Well, …

Auto-shutdown your PC after that download completes

September 11th, 2007

We won’t pass judgement on what you’re downloading (porn), but there’s nothing exciting about having a large file unfinished when you have to leave, or even more likely, need to get to bed. With "auto-shutdown," a new plugin for Firefox, you can make a quick checkmark, and as soon as your file download is completed, it will …

iPod used to identify dead biker

September 11th, 2007

It’s the world that we live in…we’re not only ruled by technology, but in some cases, we can even be identified by it. In Minneapolis, a cyclist that was killed by a bus was later identified by his iPod. Pretty smart thinking, actually. The coroner, struggling to identify this man who had no identification, thought …

Qwest introduces exclusive HTC Fusion

September 10th, 2007

  What do you get when you take a GSM Windows Mobile device, and throw it on a CDMA network? Usually you get EV-DO. That holds true here, friends. Qwest announced today the availability of the HTC Fusion 5800 which is basically an HTC S710 Vox CDMA variant. The great part is instead of topping …

iTunes 7.4.1 shows up, adds ringtone ability

September 9th, 2007

Well…Apple is still making steps towards the things that people wish the iPhone would’ve come up with at launch. Yesterday, iTunes 7.4.1 became available for download, and not only adds ringtone creation, but also adds sync ability with the new versions of iPod (new Nano, Classic, and Touch).  This does undo the previous trick of …

Happy 20th Birthday GSM!

September 9th, 2007

   Twenty years ago marked the downfall of seeing a movie in peace without constantly hearing a cell phone playing Mozart. September 7th marked the 20th anniversary of 15 phone companies signing an agreement to build mobile networks based on the Global System for Mobile (GSM) Communications. Of course, GSM technology has been around longer …