Mobile

Philips 9@9f phone gives you 30 days of standby and 8.5 hrs of talking

  Philips is relatively unsuccessful in the cellphone market, seriously they are even less popular than the good o’BenQ-Siemens. Today they announced an addition to their Xenium series, with a funky number 9@9f. If you rememberthe 9@9  that was out a long while ago, this would be the follow-up, with markedly improved design and thickness (100.7x44x15.7mm, 77g). The 9@9f is ...

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Review: silex technology SX-2000WG

Now, everyone knows about wired device servers, right? You have to have an ethernet cable routed to wherever you want the server to be, and then to wherever your devices are. But how about wireless device servers? The silex technology SX-2000WG is one and the only wire needed is the power adapter. With claims of up to 8x USB 2.0 ...

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Sprint and Novatel create 3G EV-DO card for Macs

3G wireless networks were getting quite a bit of press indirectly through the controversy that was the iPhone and the absense of 3G compatability. Well, on a different note, Mac users are going to have access to the 3G network on their computers now. Sprint and Novatel have developed an card compatable with ExpressCard/34 called the Merlin EX720. It allows ...

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Chat with your friends on GPS

We’ve probably all seen movies where special agents locate eachother on a GPS map and chat. We can actually do that in real life now, if you live in Japan and happen to use NTT DoCoMo’s newer FOMA phones (903i series or beyond). All you have to do is to have the iMapFan  JAVA application running at the background, when ...

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Nokia N-Gage 2.0? Say it isn’t so!

We hoped that when Gizmondo went under, the N-Gage device from Nokia would follow suit. And for all intensive purposes, it did. Or so we thought. Word is spreading from the Nokia N-Gage official blog that the N-Gage 2.0 is coming. Word to Nokia: If you are going to release another multi-funtional device, fine, but don’t give it the same ...

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Almost feels like teleporting… almost

Japanese company Frepar has announced the commercialization of their almost-teleporting communicate-Pod. What this thing does is that it allows the real-time teleporting of full 3D image of objects between both parties, so essentially it “looks” like teleporting. When you want to show your friend your new hamster, simply place it on the Sci-fi looking device, let it walk around in ...

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OKWAP S868 Smartphone: virtual scroll wheel over the keypad

Taiwanese company OKWAP announced this morning their first smartphone S868. It is one of the rarer Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphones that give you a stylus and an alphanumeric keypad but keeping everything in petiteness (106x51x18mm 122g). The touch screen measures 2.4 inches diagonally, and the camera at the back is a 2 megapixel CMOS with autofocus. OKWAP personalized the system ...

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Apple 802.11n update costs… $1.99! It’s official.

Double Apple news day! After all of those damn rumors about how much activating the 802.11n ability would cost, we now know! Apple is charging $1.99 for the software update. At first this was supposed to cost about $5, then it went to $2, then the hopefulls said it’s free!, now it’s officially $2. — Nik Gomez AirPort Extreme 802.11n ...

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Hauppauge WinTV-Nova-TD lets your laptop become a TV

TV tuners are where it’s at. Hauppauge has just released a new dual-antenna notebook TV tuner dubbed the WinTV Nova-TD. It connects to your laptop (or desktop if you need it to) though its USB interface. It connects to two antennas which pick up the digital TV signals. It is able to combine the signal from the two into a ...

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