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Articles Archive for June 2011

Leaked: HTC Eternity With Windows Phone 7

It looks like the HTC Eternity might be Windows Phone 7 big break into the mobile community. From its massive 4.7″ touchscreen display, to its 1.5GHz processor. The Mango update can only sweeten the deal.

Supplied with a sharp 8MP camera, plenty of storage (16GB internal), and DLNA capabilities, this phone will be able to shoot all the 720p video to your hearts content. HTC is known for delivering high quality phones to the market and they rarely disappoint.

Zynga Teams Up With AT&T

Game maker Zynga has partnered up with AT&T to bring gaming to AT&T’s customers. Zynga is popular for creating social games such as Farmville that are commonly played through Facebook.

AT&T will publicize the Zynga games on the Android Market later this year. Games such as Words with Friends and Zynga Poker will be combined with customized content to let Zynga stand above the rest.

China Gets Powerful Motorola MT870

Motorola has recently released a new handset for China Mobile, the MT870. The phone is equipped with a 4″ screen that displays a pixel resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and has a powerful Nvidia Tegra 2 processor at 1GHz.

Pair that with 512MB of RAM and you have yourself one powerful camera. There’s also an 8MP camera if the amateur photographer in yourself wants to take a few snapshots. The device captures 720p video and the front-facing camera ensures that you stay connected with the ones that matter most.

Geocopter Presents First Unmanned Helicopter

The GC-201 from Geocopter allows the US military to use unmanned helicopters for stealth missions. Designed and built like a normal helicopter, the GC-201 features a twin gas turbine engine propulsion system, lightweight carbon fiber fuselage and full automatic takeoff, mission, and landing capabilities.

It can cruise at 46MPH and can fly as high as 6,500 feet. The GC-201 carries a 66 pound sensor payload that brings its original weight to nearly 200 pounds. With the sensor payload attached, the helicopter can remain in flight only for about three hours, perfect for short missions.

Turn Your Android Phone Into A 64GB iPod

Samsung has just released 32GB microSD cards. These are the same microSD cards that fit into your cell phones, and provide you with an extra 32GB of memory on top of any on board memory you have, or any SD card that is currently installed.

The tiny chips write at 12Mbps and read at 24Mbps which represents read and write speeds 2x faster than traditional Class 4 microSD cards. If you’ve got an Android device, just get an MP3 player app from the app store, load up some awesome tunes onto your device and enjoy!

IBM Announces Phase Change Memory- 100x More Efficient

IBM announced today a special breakthrough in computer memory tech that may lead to solid state drives being able to store as much as NAND flash technology but work at a speed of 100x faster than current clock speeds, and have a much longer lifespan.

The technology is based on phase-change memory chips that store two bits of data per cell, forgoing corruption problems (a previous setback in PCM technology).

Samsung Asks U.S. To Ban iPad, iPhone Imports

The filing, dated Tuesday, says Apple’s iPhone, iPod digital music player and iPad tablet infringe on five of Samsung’s patents involving telecommunications standards and user interface inventions.

Samsung also filed a new patent lawsuit against Apple in a Delaware federal court on Wednesday.

Why Is Thunderbolt So Expensive?

We’ve all heard about Apple’s blazing faster Thunderbolt technology, but we also know that the speedy tech comes at a cost, $49 for a thunderbolt cable to be exact. At first, it just seemed that Apple was taking advantage of owning proprietary hardware, but then we got a closer look on why the cable is so expensive.

So what costs so much in the thunderbolt cable? Well, surprisingly it’s right by the port of the cord, where there is a small Gennum chip. This chip allows the data to reach a full duplex 10Gbps speed.

Chinese Social Platform, Sina Weibo Gets A Worm

A popular social media service in China with 140 million active users was hit by a worm earlier this week that is similar to MySpace and Twitter worms that have been unleashed in the past. The worm first appeared on Tuesday night on Beijing time.

The affected posts displayed a malicious link with enticing messages such as “Software to listen to other people’s phones.” The link would then re-post and send out private messages circulating the link once again every time it was clicked.

How Will The iPhone 5 Compare To The Nexus 4G?

While rumors and speculation still surround Apple’s next generation iPhone handset – the iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5, depending on whom you believe – other cell phone manufacturers continue to develop newer, faster handsets to compete in the marketplace.

Now, a leak took the wraps off what is being called the Nexus 4G – Google’s next flagship Android handset which is scheduled for launch sometime in November 2011. Let’s take a brief look at how these handsets will stack up against one another.