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Russia’s new super-weapons might be leaking radiation

July 2nd, 2020

Radiation levels over northern Europe are rising and nobody knows the source. The direction of the radioactive particles indicates Russia may be involved, but the country has denied anything is out of the ordinary. Nuclear watchdogs have discovered that ships involved with weapons testing were in the area where the radioactive material may have originated. …

Verizon CFO reaffirms next iPhone will be ‘world phone’, LTE status unknown

May 19th, 2011

In an interview with Reuters, Verizon Communications’ chief financial officer, Fran Shammo, reaffirmed several details about his company’s next iPhone offering. “Verizon’s [next iPhone] version will also work in as many countries as AT&T’s iPhone, which has global coverage,” writes Reuters, paraphrasing Mr. Shammo. The executive also noted that the inclusion of LTE in the …

HTC Merge available from third-party retailers, not Verizon Wireless

May 13th, 2011

A Verizon Wireless spokesperson has shed some light on the fate of the HTC Merge — an Android 2.2 handset first discovered last September. The device, which was officially announced by HTC in February, has fallen in and out of obscurity for months. Now, according to the latest report, users may finally get a chance to purchase the handset. …

Motorola DROID 2 World Edition clocked at 1.2 GHz?

September 22nd, 2010

Earlier this morning, blog Droid-Life posted images of the Motorola DROID 2 World Edition. The pictures were, to be blunt, not all that interesting; the device looks nearly identical to the DROID 2 currently shipping. What is most interesting, however, is the fact that benchmarks from the DROID 2 WE indicate that the unit’s processor …

Nokia N8 to drop in late September?

September 6th, 2010

It isn’t any surprise that Nokia will be releasing the Nokia N8 in the near future — Nokia World is being held September 14-15 in London after all — but this is the first time we’ve seen a hard date. Nokia’s senior communications manager, Tapani Kashinen, told Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti that the Nokia N8 could …

BGR reader unofficially bests text messaging world record

August 25th, 2010

A BGR reader (and fellow blogger) by the name of Brian stumbled upon our post about a U.K. woman who bested the Guinness World Record for text messaging speed. The 27-year old, named Melissa Thompson, used a Samsung Galaxy S — with the SWYPE keyboard — and managed to squeeze out: “The razor-toothed piranhas of …

Woman uses Galaxy S, SWYPE to break text messaging world record

August 23rd, 2010

A U.K. woman armed with a Samsung Galaxy S running the SWYPE keyboard has broken the Guinness World Record for text messaging. The 27-year old managed to swipe out the phrase: “the razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human,” in …