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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 …

Hardware-acceleration for Flash coming in Mac OS X 10.6.3?

April 22nd, 2010

A technical document discovered on Apple’s developer website details a new Video Decode Acceleration framework within Mac OS X 10.6.3. The framework provides developers with low-level access to the GPUs of the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M or GeForce GT 330M and allows them to tap into the hardware to accelerate the decoding of H.264 videos. …

HTC Droid Incredible for Verizon Wireless review

April 19th, 2010

Is it a coincidence Verizon Wireless has consecutively had the last two most-anticipated Android handsets? With the Motorola DROID seemingly feeling like old news (Google even basically castrated it themselves with a promise of an unbranded, Verizon-compatible Nexus One), the HTC Droid Incredible picks up where Motorola left off in almost every area. We’ve got …

AT&T 3G MicroCells finally going national?

April 16th, 2010

Want to know what’s in those boxes pictured above? We bet you do, and since we love you, we’re going to tell you. They’re AT&T 3G MicroCells. According to several of our AT&T connects, they’ve hot off the delivery truck as AT&T’s national 3G MicroCell rollout has finally begun. Now, we should caution you that we’ve …

Apple sues HTC for patent infringement

March 2nd, 2010

After talking to HTC when they were giving us a preview of the HTC Hero a while back, we asked about multitouch and why they finally decided to include it. More or less, the response we received was that HTC and their legal team felt confident about including it, and with other competitors like Palm …

Android survey results

January 14th, 2010

Last night we posted a friendly survey asking some easy questions about Android. It included the devices that it runs on and also what everyone loves and dislikes most about the platform. We had an awesome response to it in a pretty short time period (over 2,800 completed surveys since last night), so here are …

Apple's Black Friday deals leaked?

November 16th, 2009

One of our connects just hit us up with some intriguing Apple information. According to them, what you see detailed above is a shot of Apple’s yearly Black Friday deals. It’s reported to be something Apple will email out shortly. This time around, it looks as if Apple will be offering up to 30% off …

Evidence of new iPhones, new iPod Touch?

March 19th, 2009

We got this information from one of our awesome Apple ninjas, (yes, that one) and here’s the deal… Basically when poking around in the iPhone OS 3.0 restore ramdisk, our guy found evidence of Apple’s upcoming hardware revisions. This includes new iPhones and iPod Touches. Yes, it looks like multiple hardware units. Now, this shouldn’t …

Unlocked developer version of the HTC G1 available for $399

December 6th, 2008

Are you an Android developer looking to test your apps on multiple GSM networks? Are you anyone else, simply looking for an unlocked HTC G1? In either case, Google and T-Mobile will apparently be happy to hook you up. A special “developer version” of the G1 is now available from T-Mobile 100% SIM and hardware-unlocked. …

New Sidewinder X5/X6 is almost here

August 29th, 2008

WOW! (And we do mean World of Warcraft.) Gaming is about to get a little more fun for those nitpicky about their hardware and peripherals options. Microsoft is releasing the new, and long rumored, Sidewinder X6 gaming keyboard along with the new X5 mouse soon. The keyboard will have a detachable numeric keypad for the …