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  • News: Toshiba to sell 5TB home media server in Japan

    Toshiba announced a new home media server with five terabytes of storage on Monday: It has enough capacity to store 15 days of digital TV broadcasts from six channels.

  • News: Massive Security Vulnerability in HTC Android Phones Claimed

    Security researchers say they've uncovered a flaw in several smartphone models produced by HTC that gives any application that has Internet access the keys to a trove of information on the phone, including e-mail addresses, GPS locations, phone numbers, and text message data.

  • News: Microsoft gets $444 million windfall from Android patents

    Google’s Android could be making arch-rival Microsoft a cool $444 million (£285 million) in patent levies, a Goldman Sachs analyst has estimated, and not much short of what it makes from its own Windows Phone OS.

  • News: Apple competitors need a long-term strategy - analyst

    Apple's competitors need to stop taking a short-term approach to fighting Cupertino and develop a long-term strategy, according to one analyst.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Die another day

    Psystar is determined to drag its court case all the way to the top before failing; the Apple TV may be about to kick off its continental tour; and we bid a fond adieu to a bygone era of gaming. The remainders for Friday, September 30, 2011 would like to ask for a moment of silence.

  • Opinion: The iPod Classic is Headed to the Tech Dustbin

    Ten years ago in October, Apple announced a game-changing device: the $400 5GB iPod Classic. This Tuesday the iPod Classic (now $250 with 160GB storage), with its signature click wheel design and massive storage capacity, is rumored to play its last digital tune. All signs point to Apple discontinuing iPod Classic as it focuses on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

  • News: Joby releases GorillaPod Micro always-on tripod

    You'll never be without a tripod with Joby's latest additions to its GorillaPod lineup. The company has released three new ultra-portable GorillaPods--the Micro 250, the Micro 800, and the Hybrid.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumour rollup for the week ending Sept. 30

    After months and months, the iOSsphere has exploded with an iPhone 5 rumor that finally is worthy of the name. The pedestrian predictions of a dual-core processor and more memory and the labored explanations of why a tear-drop profile and marginally larger screen are a "radical" redesign pale in comparison to a Revolutionary Voice Interface, or RVI.

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: AT&T (over?)charges for mystery data usage

    A few weeks ago, I got a call from a friend, seeking advice. His iPhone 4, which is on AT&T’s 200 MB/month data plan, had mysteriously racked up over 200 MB of data in just a matter of days. He was now being charged at the overage rate.

  • News: Samsung Stokes 7-inch Tablet War with Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

    Just two days after Amazon made waves announcing its new 7-inch tablet at a $199, Samsung wants to douse the Kindle Fire with a reloaded 7-inch Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It's not likely Samsung will be able to compete on price - given the beefy specs on this tab - but it will be on speeds and feeds. Friday's announcement by Samsung doesn't mention price.

  • News: Nokia readies Linux OS for low-end smartphones

    Nokia has underlined the importance of low-cost smartphones and now it appears that the company is developing a Linux-based OS for smartphones that will cost less than US$100 without subsidies.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: Om nom nom

    The next iPhone model may be just around the corner, but case manufacturers continue to come up with new and…unique designs for their products. While we wait for Apple's October 4 announcements, then, let's take a look at what's new in the wonderful world of iPhone protection.

  • News: Diehard Fans Create Aluminum Unibody iPhone 5 Prototype

    Are you a true Apple fan? Really? Well, where's your home-built iPhone 5 prototype?

  • News: Steve Jobs tried to settle Samsung patent dispute in 2010

    Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs made contact with Samsung in July 2010 in an attempt to settle the patent dispute that has seen the two companies fight it out in courtrooms all over the world.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Psych out

    Steve Jobs apparently tried to talk to Samsung before going nuclear, Apple takes home a victory over one clone maker, and fake iPhones aren't what they used to be. The remainders for Thursday, September 29, 2011 are groovin' on a Thursday afternoon.

  • News: IBM X-Force: Mobile devices are a fast growing target of malware

    Look for double the mobile exploits this year vs. 2010 and particularly watch out for mobile applications that are really malware, says IBM's X-Force security research team.

  • News: RIM calls report of PlayBook's demise 'pure fiction'

    Research in Motion said Thursday that it remains committed to the PlayBook tablet and the tablet market, discounting an analyst's report that said the death of the tablet is imminent.

  • News: Lego combines the digital and physical in iPhone game

    Danish toy company Lego is pushing its toys into the mobile age with the Life of George iPhone app, which combines a digital and physical gaming experience.

  • News: PlayBook in trouble, if not dead, says analyst

    Research in Motion's PlayBook looks to be in trouble, as it appears that the smartphone maker has stopped production of the tablet and is actively considering getting out of the business.

  • Opinion: Nerf Gun Gets Modded With an Antique Chair

    Remember when toys used to be made out of real metal, and not this chintzy chromed-plastic stuff we have today? At least we can go back to the old days by DIY-modding stuff--or go even further back, like Lincoln-logs era, by strapping antique wood to a Nerf gun.


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