Archive for January, 2009
  • General Mobile announcing Androied powered DSTL1 at Mobile World Congress 2009
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 7:58 am
      2007 was the year of the iPhone.  Some would argue that 2008 was also it's year.   However, (for now), 2009 looks to be the year of Android.  A whole host of cellphone manufacturers are developing and planning to release Android powered phones.  General Mobile is bringing their DSTL1 to the Mobile World Congress 2009.  What does this little beauty pack inside?  Conintue on... (more...)...
  • Turn radio waves into power!
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 7:36 am
    RF power harvesting was shown at CES this year by several companies.  What is RP power harvesting?  It is the act of setting up an antenna pointing it at a radio tower of some sort and sucking electricity right out of the air!  Cool!  Intel researchers in Seattle did the little experiment above and were able to power a digital thermometer (about the equivelant of a AAA) off of electricity they pulled straight from the air with their antenna pointed toward a TV tower.  You may mock the d...
  • Samsung paves the way for 32GB RAM
    by Mike
    Posted January 30th, 2009 at 7:22 am
    Remember back in the day how "512 KB used to be enough memory for anyone".  Thankfully times have changed for the better.  With the ever increasing amount of graphical work that is done on our computers, we need to find ways for increasing the temporary stroage to handle all of that data.  Samsung is paving the way to 1TB RAM sticks...though you have to start small and work your way up.  Using 4Gb (yes bit) miniscule 50-nm DDR3 memory chips, *a world first*, allows Samsung to up the RAM...
  • Early PS4 info? (One single, tiny grain of salt falls from the sky)
    by Mike
    Posted January 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    As the title says, take this with a single grain of salt as the reality of it as of now looks highly unlikely.  Apparently Gaming Front has received a few early bits of information about the PS3's successor...the PS4.  Alley Insider contacted Sony about the matter and of course they denied it.  But, given Sony's history of denying products till their blue only to release them the next day has the credibility equally low.  What is "known" about the PS4?   (more...)...
  • More Pre features leaked!
    by Mike
    Posted January 29th, 2009 at 7:18 pm
      The Palm Pre is easily the most talked about Palm product to date and for good reason.  It is a revolutionary device that came not a moment too soon as a few more months and poor Palm would have been knocking on the treasurers door begging for money.  With hype and excitement come leaks of all different kinds.  Leaks are good, they show that the public actually wants to find out more information before said product is actually released.  In the case of the Pre two more interesting fe...
  • Fuel Cell based battery charger coming in March
    by Mike
    Posted January 29th, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    Fuel Cells have been the latest craze in the news the last couple of years reguarding cars. However, it might surprise you to learn that they can also be used in electronics. Toshiba will be leading the pack this March when they release their Direct Menthanol Fuel-Cell based (DMFC) chargers. After they conquer general electronic charging, look for cellphone and laptop batteries to be next on their list. What's the benefit of fuel cells over batteries. Well long story short, they're more vers...
  • Road sign hackery…(How to)
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    In crawling the internet I came across a very interesting (though probably illegal) how-to on how to hack the road signs and make them display whatever you want to say.  Cool...Until you get arrested.  So, continue on at your own risk to learn the quick and easy way to spread your message to the world. (more...)...
  • Net Neutrality “Diagnostic Tools”
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    With all the talk of Net Neutrality and ISP's filtering the packets that come and go, favoring some and giving the cold slow shoulder to others has drawn up quite a bit of debate.  The ISP's see it as a way to "manage congestion".  Apparently they've never heard of upgrading their networks to actaully be able to cope with demand.  I guess they can't afford it after spending $50 million or so upgrading their corporate jet.  But I digress.  Are you curious as to if your ISP is doing some ...
  • COX to start discriminating between 1’s and 0’s.
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    The third largest cable provider in the U.S., COX, announced today (and rather bluntly) that they will be starting a test in Kansas and Arkansas.  Now no one really likes tests.  We get the bad exposure to them starting early in life in school and it doesn't get better from there.  The poor residents of Kansas and Arkansas get to be the latest digital guinea pigs.  What kind of test is COX going to be doing?  (more...)...
  • AT&T loves the iPhone
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    After releasing their 4Q results, it's apparent that everything in AT&T land isn't as peachy as they let on.  Recently they spent a considerable chunck of change, ($453 million) to upgrade their craptacular 3G network...uh guys, why did you stop, keep going because it could sure still use some work.  It's also no surprise that AT&T's saving grace was the iPhone 3G.  Without it, AT&T's numbers would have most certainly been much lower.  Big Blue ended up activating 4.3 million...
  • 3G toting Sidekick LX 2009 leaked?
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    The Sidekick line refuses to die.  With every year that goes by one thinks how can the bricks still sell?  Well apparently they do as they keep making them.  The latest Sidekick in question is the Sidekick LX 2009.  However, a quick look over the specs reveal that this is unlike all other sidekicks.  This beast if you will, brings to the table some higher end features that are sure to please.  The features...you didn't think I was going to post it on the front now did you? (more...)...
  • In flight texting coming to British Airways
    by Mike
    Posted January 28th, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    One of the oldes "myths" is that cellphone signals will turn your plane into a charred mangled piece of aluminum.  Sadly, most of the general population believes this.  Thankfully, other countries have come to their senses and started loosening the bans on cellphone use in air.  British Airways is joining the growing group of airlines that are approving certain types of cellphone use.  If you are planning on flying from London City Airport to New York Cities JFK Airport you're in luck. ...
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