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By Sean Hollister posted Mar 5th 2011 2:05PM When Sony hacked $50 from the PSP Go's price earlier this week, it didn't exactly trumpet the news, and now it's looking like a permanent $150 MSRP for the UMD-less handheld was too good to be true. Text across Sony's website has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
We won't read too much into this, but it comes at an interesting time -- with only a month left before RIM is expected to debut the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the company's chief marketing officer has resigned. The Wall Street Journal reports that RIM CMO Keith Pardy (formerly with Nokia)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Feast your eyes upon the latest and greatest SSD from Corsair, the Force GT. Aside from its flaming red façade, the Force GT also promises snappy 520 MB/sec read and 500 MB/sec write speeds thanks to its SandForce SF-2000 controller -- nearly twice as fast as the company's previous SandForce... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Motorola's got a fine smartphone in the Atrix 4G, but a mildly unsatisfactory pair of modular docks. Good thing, then, that you can gain the most intriguing functionality they add without buying one! Fenny of xda-developers reportedly figured out a way to modify the phone's APK files to activate Webtop... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Neither Chevrolet nor Nissan have felt proud enough of their EV sales numbers to list them on their latest press releases, but our colleagues over at Autoblog Green have dug those numbers up anyhow. They make for dispiriting reading if you're an electric car well-wisher, as the Volt's sales declined... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
This week Inhabitat showcased several jaw-dropping feats of architecture, starting with a series of amazingly complex computer-designed cardboard columns that boast between 8 and 16 million facets. We were also struck by a stunning new net-zero Solar Academy in Germany, and we showcased a Swiss chalet that is the world's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Sony Ericsson was named a Windows Phone 7 partner a year ago, but -- like another we could name -- seemingly scrapped plans to produce a device and chose another OS instead. Or did it? Pictures of what looks to be a Sony Ericsson prototype running Windows Phone 7 recently... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
SKYHOOK'S LOCATION TO BE EMBEDDED IN THE NEXT GENERATION PORTABLE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM FROM SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. FOR ENHANCED GAMING & SOCIAL EXPERIENCE Gamers and developers to benefit from Skyhook's market-leading location technology Barcelona, Spain - March 1, 2011 - Skyhook, the world leader in location positioning, context and intelligence,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Okay, so maybe it's just the natural evolution of things, but it seems as if the purveyors of the Keyport Slide have finally given owners of the $80 key vault a LED-tipped insert so they can more easily unlock poorly lit keyholes everywhere. For those wishing to obtain such convenient... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
You know those scanners that peep your naughty bits at the airport? Well, a team of researchers have been working on a handheld camera that sports the same technology, and while they're touting its future impact on stuff like cancer detection and aerospace engineering, we can't help but squirm thinking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Havok and Sony Ericsson Push Smartphone Boundaries Optimised Havok tools available now for Android™ Developers to create games for Xperia™ PLAY March 1st, 2011, San Francisco - Havok and Sony Ericsson are delighted to announce the availability of Havok's product suite to Android™ developers, optimized for Xperia™ PLAY, Sony Ericsson's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
It's sort of becoming the "thing to do" when people are revolting: find a way to cut people's access to the internet. This happened across most of Libya yesterday, according to various traffic monitors. Traffic from the country to sites like YouTube and Google nearly disappeared, even though it seems... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
OLIVETTI LAUNCHES OLIPAD, ITALY'S FIRST TABLET Olivetti in Milan, 28 February 2011 announces the launch of the OliPad, Italy's first tablet. The company is making its entrance into a market on which around 1.5 million terminals are forecast to be sold in Italy in 2011 (Source: IDC). Offering a 10-inch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
We've been promised portable fuel cells for ages, now. Ages! Finally one is only months away from release -- but its performance seems so limited we're not sure we care anymore. It's the Aquafairy AF-M3000 and, despite its name, it's powered not by water but by metal hydride fuel packs.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Tired of Kinect hacks yet? We hope not, as the frequency and ingenuity of them only seems to be increasing with each passing week. The three in this latest group all fall more or less under the banner of performance art, and include two hacks that let you control two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Good news, iPad 3G owners. If you were lucky enough to snag one of those coveted unlimited data plans with your original AT&T iPad, you won't have to toss it when upgrading next week. The carrier has confirmed to us that those who currently have the aforementioned plan will be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Bing Travel just so happened to be the one major aspect of Bing that kept us coming back, and now it's about to get even more irresistible. The famed Kayak flight search engine will soon be powering Microsoft's Bing Travel, with the two locking down a partnership that'll bring better... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
The media -- yours truly included -- has been trying to figure out why Sprint has booked an insane two-and-a-half hour slot at CTIA later this month. That's not the kind of event you throw together just to rehash the devices you've introduced over the last half year -- something's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
When 21 rogue apps started siphoning off identifying information from Android phones and installing security holes, Google yanked the lot from Android Market, and called the authorities to boot. But what of the 50,000 copies already downloaded by unwitting users? That's what Google's dealing with this week, by utilizing Android's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
There's not exactly a shortage of video game emulators for Android devices, but there has been one notable, 64-bit exception. That's finally been rectified with the just-released N64oid application, however, which finally brings emulation of Nintendo 64 games to the platform -- and, like the other emulators from developer Yongzh,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Ever find yourself wishing your iPad 2 was free from the fickle whims of wireless internet connections? Neither do we -- but, if you're the cable-dependent type, your prayers may not go unanswered for much longer. Redpark (who gave the iPhone an RJ-11 dongle) has created the Console Cable with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
We love a Lensbaby lens as much as the next hipster, but if there's one thing the Optic Swap system isn't, it's fast. Switching out aperture plates is a royal pain, and for those looking to simply capture moments as they happen, it's a system that simply doesn't work. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Ringo and co. said it best, and now Beeline, Megafon, MTS and Rostelekom are getting a little help from their friends. Er, friend. Or maybe it's the other way around? At any rate, the first four have just signed a deal with Yota to build out a nationwide LTE network... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Jolicloud's Jolibook may not be the hottest selling netbook in the universe (or maybe it is, and we just don't know it), but regardless, it's certainly quite the eye-catcher. For those who diverted from the paths more beaten and picked one up, we're keenly interested in finding out how things... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review
Samsung may have been humbled by Apple's iPad 2, but the company's apparently not letting that affect its plans -- without directly refuting statements by a Samsung VP that the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 was "inadequate" or might be priced cheaper than originally intended, the company told the Yonhap News... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Technews Gadget Review