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26
Aug
08

Do you have something to say?

BROADCAST_mic4 As many of you know I am starting a new site and a Podcast. We have three episodes in the can and many more to come. My vision is to get the listening audience involved. With that being said I would like to invite anyone who has something interesting to say to be a part of the Podcast. Depending on the subject matter we could spend the whole show or just a segment talking about technology related subjects. You don’t have to have any experience just a decent microphone, access to Skype, and the desire to share you knowledge or experiences with the audience.

If your interested drop us a line at Mobiletechmoment@gmail.com and let us know what your ideas are.

26
Aug
08

HTC S740 announced by HTC

t_HTC-S740-Large HTC Corp, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, today announced the introduction of the HTC S740, a slim, compact, and stylish smartphone that provides the perfect combination of a traditional 12-key phone design with HTC’s signature sliding QWERTY keyboard for optimal messaging.  The HTC S740 will be available across Europe from September 2008.

"Demand for high-performance, smart, mobile devices continues to see strong growth globally and HTC is well positioned to meet the varying needs of our diverse customer base," commented Dr. Florian Seiche, Vice President of HTC Europe.  "The HTC S740 combines a powerful, premium phone with a full slide-out keypad in a compact and sleek form factor.  Clearly, one size does not fit all and the S740 will play an important role in expanding our growing portfolio of devices."

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26
Aug
08

Apple ready to rumble on September 9?

applenew1 Several blogs are reporting that Apple will roll out new products on September 9. As previously rumored, starting with missive from Digg’s Kevin Rose, Apple may be revamping the iPod Nano and tweaking the iPod Touch with new software, as well delivering iTunes 8.0 with a recommendation engine and selective price cuts.

Per usual with the cone of silence that encapsulates Steve Jobs and the Apple troops surrounding new product announcements, it’s uncertain what will actually be unveiled next month.

However, from various sources CNET News is hearing that Apple is gearing up its engine for something the week of September 8, so the September 9 date is likely more accurate than the rumors so far of what will be delivered to the Mac and iPod devotees. Stay tuned as the build up to the next appearance of Steve Jobs and the unveiling of Apple’s latest wares continues.

Via Yahoo

25
Aug
08

Facebook cuts off Scrabulous after legal complaint

A highly popular Scrabble clone already pulled from Facebook in the United States and Canada continued its tumble over the weekend as the online hangout extended its block of the game throughout most of the world.

Facebook said Monday it was forced to disable Scrabulous after one of Scrabble’s rights owners, Mattel Inc., made a formal removal request and the developers of Scrabulous took no action themselves.

The Scrabulous application remains available in India, where its developers live and where Mattel has filed a lawsuit claiming violations of intellectual property. Facebook isn’t blocking Scrabulous there for now, considering the question of ownership still a matter for Indian courts to resolve.

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25
Aug
08

American Airlines – WiFi in the sky is here

aa It looks like American Airlines has opened up in-flight WiFi. One of our readers, Rod, sent me this email  he received from American Airlines today.

This is great news and I am sure that the other airlines will be following suit in the very near future. I want to thank Rod for passing this along. You can read the letter after the break.

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25
Aug
08

Wired.com’s iPhone 3G Survey Reveals Network Weaknesses

 

Wired.com conducted a  survey of iPhone 3G users across the country and the data suggests that the widespread data speed problems have more to do with carriers’ networks than with Apple’s handsets.

Recently Wired.com asked iPhone 3G users all around the world to participate in a study, which involved testing their 3G speeds and entering their data on an interactive map. The purpose? To gain a general idea of how 3G was performing — where it’s best and where it’s worst — in light of widespread complaints about the handset’s network performance. More than 2,600 people participated (wow!) and we’ve diligently cleaned up the data to present it to you here.

 

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25
Aug
08

Intel demonstrates powering up without plugging in

IIntel-logo magine juicing up your laptop computer or cell phone without plugging them into an electrical socket. That’s a luxury that could be provided by wireless power transmission, a concept that has been bandied about for decades but is creeping closer to becoming viable.

Building off work unveiled last year by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers, Intel Corp. on Thursday demonstrated how to make a 60-watt light bulb glow from an energy source 3 feet away. The Intel team did it with relatively high efficiency, losing only a quarter of the energy the researchers started with.

"That to me is the most striking part about it — transmitting 60 watts at 75 percent efficiency over several feet," Intel’s chief technology officer, Justin Rattner, said in an interview. "The power pack for your laptop isn’t that efficient … it’s one of those things that’s almost too good to be true."

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