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Bank of America goes mobile

May 28th, 2007

Following on the heels of a number of other American financial institutions, Bank of America has launched a mobile banking site. The company’s mobile porta; provides a secure and convenient way to check account balances, pay both physical and e-bills, transfer money to other account holders, and view transaction history. The service will be provided free …

Move out of the way, fancy iPhone interface…here comes “Shift”.

May 27th, 2007

If you’re an uber-nerd like me, you actually watched Steve Jobs and his entire Keynote address the day that he announced the iPhone. You also proceeded to drool uncontrollably (sorry, new laptop) when you saw how you used your finger to scroll and move around. Well, in the continuing battle between Microsoft and Apple, The Death Star …

Finland big on DRM freedom

May 27th, 2007

Just when you thought the best thing to come out of Finland was Nokia the women, our friends up north have recently ruled that DRM on DVD’s is no longer able to protect the content it was intended for. Two defendants who had "organized discussions" on how to break technical protection systems now find themselves …

Boingo to Roam on FON Hotspots

May 27th, 2007

Boingo Mobile, the world’s largest provider of  wholesale wireless hotspots, has joined forces with FON to add over 130,000 hotspots to its already impressive network, which more then doubles its size. The FON hotspots come from home users and businesses, called Foneros, who setup a network on their existing network to provide $3/day internet access with half …

Avis provides always on Wi-Fi hotspot for car renters

May 27th, 2007

Avis Rent-A-Car wants you to be online and connected regardless of where you are. The company has partnered with Autonet Mobile Services Inc to give car renters a completely connected experience, providing a mobile bloggers dream solution to life on the road. The promotional literature is relatively unclear regarding the specifics of exactly how the …

Nokia E90: Hands on!

May 26th, 2007

This has been quite a week, huh? You all know the specs — quadband GSM/EDGE, HSDPA, 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, and some other nice touches like a dual-hinge mechanism. The whole phone is operable for the most part from the outside screen with the device closed, which makes life a lot easier. The E90 is …

Apple iPhone release date

May 26th, 2007

Obviously the most anticipated part of the whole Apple iPhone launch is the release date. What do we know? Well after CNBC reported the incorrect date being June 20th, yes we just said incorrect, we thought we’d chime in. A couple sources of ours have seen AT&T posters saying "June 11th", but Apple usually launches …

Sony in legal trouble again

May 26th, 2007

Remember all of that noise about Sony’s potentially copyright infringing "rumble" action on their Dual Shock controllers? They may have dodged a bullet on that one, but they’ve once again found themselves in legal hot water. Target Technology, a California company, is claiming that the thin metal alloy film that Sony uses to coat their Blu-ray …

Zune For Your Car

May 26th, 2007

Microsoft recently partnered with Ford to deliver an integrated music system for the car. With their latest patent it seems as if this is becoming more of a reality. The patent includes a portable audio unit that can be sync’d and docked in a car unit. It may work with more then just a Zune …