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  • News: Al Gore Says New iPhones to Launch in October

    Apple board member and former Vice President Al Gore says new iPhones (plural) are coming out in October, appearing to confirm a long-standing rumor about the next iPhone. Gore made reference to the rumored new Apple smartphones on Wednesday during a speech at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former VP was giving a public talk on environmental issues when he said, "Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug," according to several people who heard the speech, as well as a recording of the event that PC World was given brief access to.

  • Video: Video: how to take out an eBook from your local library

    ...in the US at least. Thousands of libraries across the US can now loan ebooks through Amazon. They can be delivered to your phone, iPad, Kindle or PC/Mac and are free with your library membership. Check your local library for more details.

  • News: Amazon launches Kindle e-book library lending

    Amazon has launched a new service that will allow US-based Kindle users to borrow ebooks from 11,000 libraries around the country.

  • News: Nokia's interim CTO gets permanent status

    Nokia's acting Chief Technology Officer Henry Tirri is to stay on in the role, after his predecessor Rich Green left the company on Thursday following three months leave to deal with a "personal matter."

  • More Hannspree Animal TVs spotted in the wild

    Hannspree has form with cute animals hiding TVs underneath their fur. They must be popular: a new range featuring somewhat less cuddly creatures has recently been unveiled. The 19in TVs have DVB-T tuners for Freeview viewing

  • Pipetto launches new iPad and iPhone cases

    Pipetto, nominated for the Macworld Entrepreneur Award 2010, has just launched a new collection of luxurious handmade British covers for the iPad 2 and iPhone.

  • News: iPhone 5 to be announced on 4 October

    The iPhone 5 will be announced at a special Apple event on 4 October, according to a report.

  • News: Report: Japan KDDI to sell iPhone 5 from next year

    KDDI, which runs Japan's second-largest mobile carrier, will offer the iPhone 5 from early 2012, ending Softbank's monopoly of the device in Japan, the country's largest business newspaper reported Thursday.

  • Opinion: Facial Recognition: Facebook Photo Matching Just the Start

    The Internet was in an uproar earlier this year following Facebook's launch of facial recognition software for its photo services, enabling users to identify their friends in photos automatically--and without their permission. Though critics described that move as creepy, the controversial technology may now be on the verge of widespread use.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Gorey details

    Does Al Gore hold the key to the next iPhone? Should we trust predictions of an early October Apple event? Will Sprint get the iPhone 5 before T-Mobile? These questions and more, addressed in a humorous fashion in the remainders for Wednesday, September 21, 2011.

  • Opinion: You Can Now Borrow Kindle Books from Libraries

    In a surprise move Wednesday, Amazon announced that 11,000 libraries throughout the United States are now able to loan books to Amazon Kindles. While libraries have been able to lend e-books to readers for some time now, this is the first time they've been able to do it in the Kindle format.

  • News: Strangeloop enables faster downloads for Apple, Android, Microsoft smartphones

    Strangeloop is coming out with a Web-site optimizer that speeds up page builds on mobile devices based on Apple, Android and Microsoft operating systems.

  • News: LightSquared says GPS fix will cost $50-$300

    Satellite-4G carrier LightSquared said Wednesday that gear to prevent interference between its network and precision GPS gear will cost US$50 to $300 per device and it is in talks with the U.S. government about covering the cost of upgrading or replacing all federally-owned devices.

  • News: Nook Heads to Radio Shack as E-reader Battle Looms

    Barnes & Noble ups its ante in a looming e-book battle as tablet makers compete for consumer dollars this holiday shopping season. The bookseller's popular Nook Simple Touch and Nook Color e-readers go on sale at Radio Shack stores starting October 3rd.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II Lands on AT&T October 4

    AT&T customers are getting some galactic love with the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S II on the carrier’s “4G” HSPA+ network. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been out in Europe for a few months now and the Sprint version, the Epic Touch 4G, has been out since September 16.

  • News: Rain-Catching Coat Is Part Art, Part Utility

    Catching a drink of water isn’t exactly something most would think about doing the next time they're thirsty, but that’s exactly what this nifty water purification rain coat is capable of should it actually become a mass-market reality.

  • News: AT&T to sell Samsung Galaxy S II for $200 on Oct. 2

    AT&T said it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S II, a 4G smartphone, for $199.99 starting Oct. 2.

  • News: Google Wallet full download delayed until Friday

    Even though Google said its Google Wallet app was available Monday, it won't be installed over-the-air to all Nexus S 4G customers until Friday night.

  • News: Apple to unveil iPhone 5 on Oct. 4, says report

    Apple will launch the next iPhone on Oct. 4, a technology blog said today, citing what it called "sources close to the situation."

  • Opinion: Wireless Speaker System as Easy as Twisting in Lights

    How many journalists does it take to set up a wireless audio system? Hopefully just one; the same number required to screw a couple AudioBulbs, a new LED light and speaker system from GiiNii International, into a couple lamps or light fixtures. Once paired with an AudioBulb base station (pictured above), which doubles as an iPod dock, you have a complete wireless audio system with minimum setup time.



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