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  • 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.

  • News: Apple iPhone 5 Release Looms, iPhone Trade-Ins Skyrocket

    Although Apple hasn't announced a release date for the iPhone 5, existing iPhone owners are already selling their handsets in anticipation.

  • Toshiba Qosmio DX730 all-in-one PC

    The Qosmio DX730 is Toshiba's first ever all-in-one PC. Housed in a slimline 23in LCD, the DX730 is a full HD touchscreen model with a Freeview tuner, Blu-ray player and a terabyte of storage. Running Windows 7 Home Premium, it has 6GB of RAM and comes in either Intel Core i3 or Core i5 versions.

  • News: Blockbuster Plans September Surprise for Netflix

    Netflix arch rival Blockbuster will hold an event Friday, at which it has vowed to unveil "the most comprehensive home entertainment package ever."

  • News: Amazon launches Kindle integration with public libraries

    Amazon on Wednesday announced the launch of its previously-promised Kindle library lending, which will allow Kindle and Kindle app users alike to borrow ebooks from 11,000 local libraries in the United States.

  • News: Apple reportedly unveiling next-gen iPhone on Oct. 4

    The much anticipated introduction by Apple of its next-generation iPhone, possibly the iPhone 5 or iPhone 4GS, is reportedly going to happen on Oct. 4.

  • News: Remains of the Day: A touch of color

    Is a white iPod touch in the offing? Well, seems more likely than T-Mobile getting the iPhone 5 this year. Elsewhere, robots test iPad apps, John Sculley talks Steve Jobs, and an upcoming blockbuster evokes a classic Mac icon. Prepare for your feature presentation: the remainders for Tuesday, September 20, 2011.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 19: Diving Into the Office Hub

    Today I am continuing the conversation from Day 18 about productivity on the go with a "Mango" smartphone. The Office Hub in Windows Phone 7 sets the device apart from the competition as a platform for mobile productivity.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Now we're cookin'!

    This week's roundup of accessories for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod includes a number of new speaker systems, as well as options for charging your i-devices, using your iPad in the kitchen, and mounting your tablet on your hand or leg.

  • Opinion: Little Mr. Roboto Set to Take on Ironman Triathlon

    It's one thing to take on an Ironman competition when you're six feet tall and two-hundred pounds of pure muscle. It's another thing entirely when you're just 20-inches tall like Evolta. The tiny Japanese robot is warming up to swim, bike, and run its way across a 143-mile-long Ironman course in Hawaii on October 24th. Given the size difference Evolta is expected to make the arduous trek in 168 hours, ten times longer than the average "strongman."

  • Opinion: Google+ Social Networking Now Open to Everyone

    Google opened the gates to its social network, Google+, to everyone today and rolled out more than a dozen new features to the service, many of them aimed at mobile phone users.

  • News: UAVs, Modding, and a New Chumby at Maker Faire NY 2011

    Last weekend, New Yorkers were graced with the awesomeness that is Maker Faire. This year there were more than double the people in attendance as compared to last year, a smogasbord of food, tons of booths to puruse, and a whole load of Arduino boards and parts. Here are just a few things that were cool, techy, and a little wacky.



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