13 August 2011

Sprint cancels WiMax version of BlackBerry PlayBook

Sprint cancels WiMax version of BlackBerry PlayBook
by Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service Sprint has decided not to offer a WiMax version of the BlackBerry PlayBook, the company said Friday. “We apologize for any inconvenience but the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook Tablet that was announced in January for summer ...
Is Apple Announcing the iPhone 5 on Sept. 7?
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Apple fanboys, it might be time to start the countdown to the iPhone 5. According to MacRumors, Apple has a media event scheduled for September 7, where it might announce the fifth-gen smartphone. MacRumors discovered the report by way ...
Yahoo, Bing More 'Effective' Search Engines Than Google?
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Google continued to dominate the US search market in July, but Yahoo was most effective in getting users to actually click through to another Web site, according to data from Experian Hitwise. Google had 66.05 percent of the search ...
Arctic Sea Ice Could Make Comeback Tour
Discovery News
The Arctic's summer ice coverage could hold it's ground or even bounce back slightly, even as global average temperatures rise. But like a Guns 'n' Roses tour, the comeback will be short lived and eventually doomed to disappear. ...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Filed To Patent Airbags For Smartphones
If you're prone to dropping your smartphone, then Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos may have just the solution for you. Airbags! A patent application filing recently surfaced with the inventors listed as Bezos himself along with Amazon VP Greg Hart. ...
Despite critics, Chromebooks prove their business mettle
By Savio Rodrigues | InfoWorld Google announced Chromebooks just three months ago to both wildly positive and equally negative punditry. (Although I praised the Chomebooks, InfoWorld's Galen Gruman panned them, as did InfoWorld's Neil McAllister in his ..
Acer's Latest Iconia Tablet May Run Out of Gas
By Richard Adhikari Acer's latest editions in its Iconia tablet computer line are two A100 tablets -- one with 8 GB of storage, one with 16. They run on Android Honeycomb and ring up for more than $100 less than a new iPad 2. However, the seven-inch ...
IBM CTO Mark Dean: My Main Device Is Now a Tablet
I had to smile when I received an email this week. It was from Mark Dean, one of the engineers behind the original IBM PC and its current CTO in the Mideast. The original IBM PC Model 5150, of course, turns 30 today. I smiled because Dean says the PC ...
Samsung's iPhone Killer Is Coming: Galaxy S II Due This Month
Fox News
The Samsung Galaxy S II, possibly the biggest threat to the Apple iPhone's dominance of the smartphone market. The Samsung Galaxy S II is widely believed to be the only real competition to the Apple iPhone. And you can't get it -- yet. ...
Zynga Strikes a New Note with The Pioneer Trail
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Zynga's latest, The Pioneer Trail, tightens up the company's standard, sprawling social gaming mechanics and in another break from FarmVille-style tradition, sets players on an adventure that has a beginning, middle, and end. ...
Orion spaceship set for new tests in Colorado
AP DENVER (AP) — A spaceship that could carry the next wave of astronauts to an asteroid or beyond is being prepared for a new round of tests at a Lockheed Martin facility near Denver. Engineers have attached a launch-abort system to the nose of the ...
Leaked FCC Doc Reveals Details Of AT&T's Strategy For T-Mobile Deal
Jordan Crook studied English Literature at New York University before entering the tech space. Prior to joining TechCrunch, Crook dabbled in mobile marketing and mobile apps as well as doing device reviews for MobileMarketer and MobileBurn. ...
Apple's 13-in. MacBook Air: All this style and speed, too
By Ken Mingis Computerworld - I'm not going to hem and haw: As far as I'm concerned, Apple's new 13-in. MacBook Air is just about perfect. Usually, when I'm reviewing laptops, I wind up with a variety of caveats that weed out potential buyers for ...
Mexican marine reserve 'most robust'
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A thriving undersea wildlife park at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula is the most robust marine reserve in the world, US scientists say. Protection efforts by both local interests and conservationists have allowed ...
Kids with 'number sense' excel in math
Futurity: Research News
A pre-school child's ability to rapidly distinguish a larger group of objects from a smaller is strongly linked to his or her ability to learn math, says researcher Melissa Libertus. (Credit: iStockphoto) JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Add it up: Evidence shows ...
Jodie Foster helps keep search for alien life alive
Los Angeles Times
Over the past four months, more than 2000 people have donated money to the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, which has been conducting a serious scientific search for alien life since 1984. The most famous name on that list: ...
Counter-Strike returns, Google+ gets gaming, & win a 3DS!
WHAT'S UP, GUYS! NAOMI HERE WITH YOUR FIX FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th. OMG Valve dropped a bomb today with the announcement that Counter-Strike is back: with a vengeance. Titled Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the all-new, updated version is headed to ...
Time for a Facebook-privacy checkup
Facebook wants to be a part of everything we do on the Web. The company's philosophy is that the Internet is more fun when it's shared. In some ways social networks are like parties that never end. The problem is, we can't be sure who else Facebook has ...
iDecline: iPhone 5 release date as Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T degrade
Beatweek Magazine
by Johnny Major Revenge is a dish best served up cold. And so as the major carriers look to serve up the iPhone 5 as a treat to those who've been patiently waiting for its release date, they're each preparing to take out the legs of their own customer ...

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