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  • Opinion: Recharge Your Phone with a Tablespoon of Water? Yup

    There are lots of ways to produce electricity. We don't generally think about that fact because we're seldom very far from a power outlet. But when you're lost in the woods and your GPS device runs out of juice, an alternative to a power outlet sounds really attractive. And that seems to be what Signa Chemistry has created.

  • News: Mobile shopping had monster holiday season

    Sales and traffic from mobile devices to online retailers during the holidays doubled over 2012 with Apple iPhone and iPad users leading the charge, according to research from IBM.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy Note Gets Cloud Based Mark-Up App with Scribble

    The Samsung Galaxy Note is a unique device somewhere between a smartphone and a tablet, and it comes with an interesting add-on called the S Pen. The S Pen is not just another capacitive stylus, but rather an active digitizer which provides better accuracy, palm rejection, and pressure sensitivity.

  • News: Let's go to the replay: Stanford beams in-game action to fans' phones

    Early on in the November 26 Stanford-Notre Dame football clash, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck lobbed a ball toward the corner of the end zone. His receiver, tight end Levine Toilolo, leapt up, reached over the head of the Fighting Irish defender to nab the ball, and landed in the end zone for the first touchdown of the game.

  • News: Company says carriers, phone makers infringe patent

    The story, "Company says carriers, phone makers infringe patents," which posted to the newswire Monday, incorrectly described the status of a second patent. The seventh paragraph has been corrected on the wire and follows:

  • News: The skinniest, thinnest, most emaciated products of CES 2012

    Sitting here in Framingham, Mass., I'm 2,700 miles away from CES 2012 in Las Vegas, but even from this vantage point I can see that one of the biggest themes of this year's event is simply: Thin is in.

  • News: CES: Mobee shows off wireless charger for Mac peripherals

    Mobee has shown off its Magic Feet wireless charging station at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • News: Mac, iOS products abound at CES's Digital Experience

    Though the International Consumer Electronics Show officially starts Tuesday, electronics and gadget makers look to get a head start on the rush of product announcements at Monday night's Digital Experience. The annual press-only event held by tech showcase company Pepcom usually features a cavalcade of new products, some of which are of particular interest to Mac and iOS device users. We spent a few hours combing the floor and found a few Mac and iOS things that stood out.

  • News: Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone

    The Samsung Galaxy Note, with the world's largest smartphone screen at 5.3-in, doesn't really feel all that big at all.

  • News: Amazon introduces iPad Kindle Store

    Amazon on Tuesday launched a dedicated iPad-optimized Kindle Store at amazon.com/iPadKindleStore/. Originally, Amazon’s Kindle e-reading app for iOS included a link to its Web-based store; in July 2011, Amazon removed that link to comply with Apple’s stricter policies. The new, touch-friendly, Web-based Kindle Store steers clear of violating Apple’s rules.

  • News: A Closer Look at the Samsung Galaxy Attain and LG Connect for MetroPCS

    The LG Connect 4G and Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G--both offered through MetroPCS--were the first of many LTE phones that launched Monday on Press Day at CES. These phones piqued my interest due to the simple fact that they’re contract-free. Remember those days when the only smartphone you could get prepaid was an ancient BlackBerry? My, how things have changed.

  • News: Hands On With the Motorola Droid 4 and Droid RAZR MAXX

    I managed to get some alone time with Motorola’s latest Android offerings while attending the Digital Experience event at CES: The Droid 4 and the Droid RAZR MAXX. Both Droids feature dual-core processors and 8-megapixel cameras, and both can connect to Verizon’s LTE network. However, though similar, each phone brings something new to the Motorola Droid line on Verizon.

  • News: iOS 5.1 Beta Hints At Quad-Core iPhone, iPad

    Apple released to developers a third beta of iOS 5.1 that brings back the 3G data toggle missing on the iPhone 4S since its release. There are no other changes on the surface in the new beta, but according to 9To5Mac, strings inside the iOS 5.1 beta 3 code hint at a quad-core iPhone and iPad this year.

  • News: French operator Free slashes mobile pricing with 3G network launch

    French ISP Free lived up to its name Tuesday with its launch of France's fourth mobile phone network.

  • News: OnLive Desktop Brings Windows 7 and Microsoft Office to the iPad

    Tablets are great for consuming content, but so far have been lacking in the ability to create it. Whether it’s the limited hardware capabilities, the touchscreen interface, or just that software, vendors haven’t had enough time to adapt their offerings. So users still turn to desktops when serious work needs to be done. OnLive is looking to change that by offering full Windows applications “from the cloud”, starting by making Microsoft Office available to the iPad.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Sony Xperia Ion

    The Sony Xperia Ion, announced Monday, has some pretty drool-worthy specs. Not only does it hook into AT&T’s LTE 4G network, but it has a 4.6-inch display, HDMI-out with a TV launcher interface, and a super thin design. Oh--and a 12-megapixel camera. Yep, you read that right--a 12-megapixel camera. And it is pretty darn good.

  • News: Vimeo announces Android, Windows Phone apps

    Vimeo has launched versions of its mobile app for Android and Windows Phone, the company announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • News: Visa certifies smartphones for NFC payments

    Visa has added smartphones from Samsung Electronics, Research In Motion and LG Electronics to the list of devices it has certified to work with the 185,000 NFC-based payWave payment terminals in Europe.

  • News: CES: Pure launches Contour i200 Air, Sensia 200D Connect

    Pure has announced the Apple AirPlay-compatible Pure Contour i200 Air and the Sensia 200D Connect, a touchscreen wireless music system, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • News: Pantech Burst: First Look at an Inexpensive LTE Android Phone

    I got a quick look at the Pantech Burst shortly after it was announced at the AT&T Developer Summit keynote. The 4G LTE-capable Pantech Burst will cost $49 with a two-year contract; when bundled with the Pantech Element Honeycomb tablet the Burst will be free. The Burst will debut January 22 at AT&T stores.



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