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Google’s hot new tablet: Nexus 7 with Android 4.1

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The rumors were true: Google launched the Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday at its annual Google I/O developer event in San Francisco. Nexus 7 will be sold directly from Google in the Google Play store alongside the $399 GSM Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The new thin slate is mostly as expected...
Google’s hot new tablet: Nexus 7 with Android 4.1
Samsung invests $5M in 4G data-triage startup Stoke

Google rumored to launch Nexus 7 with 3G in October

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Google and its manufacturing partner Asus are reportedly planning to launch a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet in October with a cellular radio for wireless data connectivity on the go....
Google rumored to launch Nexus 7 with 3G in October

Android this week: Wi-Fi changing app; Nexus 7 dock; Xbox SmartGlass

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I started my week out by using near-field communications, or NFC, wireless stickers to automatically toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios on my Android phone when leaving home. That solution works really well — see the video here — but later in the week, I found a super option for folks...
Android this week: Wi-Fi changing app; Nexus 7 dock; Xbox SmartGlass
How Google Glass Will Totally Revolutionize These 9 Industries (GOOG)

Apple tweaks new iPhone 5 units to utilize T-Mobile LTE

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In light of the rollout of Apple's iPhone on T-Mobile, Apple has announced that it will begin selling a very-slightly modified version of the iPhone 5 starting April 12. The "new" version, which will carry the same model number, is different only in that it adds capability for T-Mobile's LTE...
Apple tweaks new iPhone 5 units to utilize T-Mobile LTE

Yes, Google Glass, like all Google products, will be iPhone compatible

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The Google Glass heads-up-display device will be iPhone compatible, as noted in The Verge‘s extensive look at the device. The device gets data through Wi-Fi on its own, or it can tether via Bluetooth to an Android device or iPhone and use its 3G or 4G data while out...
Yes, Google Glass, like all Google products, will be iPhone compatible

Google, Microsoft team up to bring Super Wi-Fi to rural USA

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Google, Microsoft and more than 500 rural US colleges, universities, and public interest groups have joined forces to finally solve the issue of rural internet connectivity — using Super Wi-Fi on the white space spectrum. This initiative, called AIR.U, hopes to bring between 20 and 100Mbps of wireless connectivity to...
Google, Microsoft team up to bring Super Wi-Fi to rural USA

How Many Devices?

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Does it make sense to carry around two, three, or more portable computing devices? Select from: Regular-size laptop; say 15"-screen or higher. Skinny laptop i.e. Air at 13" or even 11". Big tablet at ~10" as in current iPads. One-hander tablet, typically at 7". Handset, 3½"-5". (My current load:...
How Many Devices?

This Startup Says FCC Delays Cost It $550,000

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Freemium Internet service provider FreedomPop is facing delays in shipping its WiMAX-capable iPhone Sleeve because of the FCC.  The Sleeve fits over the iPhone 4 and 4S to replace the devices' standard 3G connectivity with FreedomPop's 4G service. But the FCC has yet to approve one of its design elements,...
This Startup Says FCC Delays Cost It $550,000
Live Twitter stream found in print issue of Entertainment Weekly

Why the iPad 3 Retina display changes everything

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In a few moments, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take to the stage in San Francisco and announce the iPad 3, or iPad 2S, or iPad HD. Little is known about the iPad 2′s successor — we can only speculate about its processor, RAM, and cellular radios — except for...
Why the iPad 3 Retina display changes everything

Fifth-gen iPod touch and nano now in stores and in the mail

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If you've been waiting impatiently to get your hands on the latest cellular radio-less iOS device, we've got good news. The fifth gen iPod touch with its elongated screen and colorful backplate is available today in Apple stores across the country. And, if you preordered the slinky aluminum and...
Fifth-gen iPod touch and nano now in stores and in the mail

Qualcomm's decidedly different plan to connect your devices to the internet of things

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Qualcomm, the chip company that made its fortune in mobile connectivity had big visions beyond its CDMA and cellular radio heritage. It has entertained a focus on better displays, broadcast television and now, the internet of things. The chip firm has created an open source mesh networking platform called AllJoyn...
Qualcomm's decidedly different plan to connect your devices to the internet of things

Samsung intros Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi-only model

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Samsung has revealed a lower cost version of its Galaxy Camera, first revealed at IFA in late August last year. The original version shipped with 4G connectivity built-in, while the new model retains the dual-band Wi-Fi capability for sharing photos and video over a wireless network. Correspondingly, it is expected...
Samsung intros Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi-only model

Sierra Wireless sells 3G/4G modem biz to NetGear, refocuses on the internet of things

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The company that coined the term AirCard will make AirCards no more. Sierra Wireless is selling its 3G/4G modem business to NetGear, which take over the manufacture of its line of mobile hotspots, wireless dongles and data cards. NetGear will pay $138 million in cash and assume $6.5 million in...
Sierra Wireless sells 3G/4G modem biz to NetGear, refocuses on the internet of things

Milking it: Apple supply chain says iPhone 5S (6) will come in a range of colors and screen sizes

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In an interesting but not entirely unexpected twist, Apple’s China supply chain is indicating that the iPhone 5S (or iPhone 6) will come in a range of screen sizes and colors. The same sources also indicate that production of the new iPhone 5S will begin in March/April, with an expected...
Milking it: Apple supply chain says iPhone 5S (6) will come in a range of colors and screen sizes

Apple's Design Problems Are Deeper Than You Think (AAPL)

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When Apple promoted Jony Ive to lead its software design, some people rejoiced because they believed it meant the death of some hokey design elements in iOS. There has been a debate inside Apple and out, about whether it should have, for instance, a Podcast app that has a digital...
Apple's Design Problems Are Deeper Than You Think (AAPL)
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Google Glass Will Connect With Android And iOS

Mobile battery life improves, but not how you’d think

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Battery life: It’s the bane of a mobile device, second only to spotty mobile broadband coverage in terms of annoyances. Although some promising battery technology developments have appeared in the past decade — here’s 25 of them — by and large, we’re generally using the same battery tech as we...
Mobile battery life improves, but not how you’d think

Fujitsu prototype GPS cane hands-on: the future of monitoring and protecting the elderly

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Fujitsu's Stylistic S01 isn't the company's only attempt to cater to an older audience. It's also experimenting with a rather ingenius (and super glossy) take on the classic cane, that looks like something out of a sci-fi film. Inside the two-toned elliptical head-piece are a pile of electronics, including...
Fujitsu prototype GPS cane hands-on: the future of monitoring and protecting the elderly

Google Glass ready to roll out to developers, but why not save $1,500 and build your own?

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Six months after their spectacular unveil, Google is about to send the first round of augmented reality Google Glass devices to developers. Developers will pay $1,500 for the privilege of receiving an early, prototype version of Google Glass, but the polished consumer version — due in 2014 — should be...
Google Glass ready to roll out to developers, but why not save $1,500 and build your own?
Google Glass Can Use iPhone's Data Connection Via Bluetooth

Google's wearable computer Glass is iPhone compatible, coming in 2013 for under $1,500

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One of the main questions about Google Glass for many iPhone users, including me, was whether the wearable computer would be Android only. It turns out that it will not be, at least according to The Verge’s extensive exclusive look at the project today. The Verge’s Joshua Topolsky: The device...
Google's wearable computer Glass is iPhone compatible, coming in 2013 for under $1,500

A Detailed Look At Tizen on Samsung’s First Prototype Device

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Tizen just hit the 1.0 release last week (codenamed Larkspur), and at the Tizen Conference I’ve had the chance to play with the prototype device that Samsung has been handing out to developers to test their applications. Its basically a super large screen device, (my guess is about 4.3-4.7″ inches,...
A Detailed Look At Tizen on Samsung’s First Prototype Device
An Inside-Out Approach To Cellular Network Optimization

Plug in Moj.io to make your dumb car connected and smarter

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Want to add some smarts to your car? You don’t need to buy a new vehicle with a bunch of whiz-bang features. Instead, consider a solution like the Moj.io: A small module with integrated cellular radio that plugs into your car and comes with a handful of useful smartphone applications....
Plug in Moj.io to make your dumb car connected and smarter

Confirmed: Lots of Folks Are "Forgetting" To Turn Off Their Phones Before Takeoff

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Sure, everyone hears the announcements to turn off all electronics before takeoff. But not everyone listens. And it’s not just the one guy you see blatantly ignoring the flight attendent’s request. A new survey from the Consumer Electronics Association finds that 30 percent of people admit to at least occasionally...
Confirmed: Lots of Folks Are "Forgetting" To Turn Off Their Phones Before Takeoff

Mysterious 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook appears

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Last time we heard, those vague notions of a 10-inch PlayBook were being shelved, with rumors suggesting that RIM looked to concentrate on its BB10 plans and next-gen smartphones. However, we've just received these images from Tinthe, purportedly showing off the bigger BlackBerry slab. A handful of photos, comparing...
Mysterious 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook appears

Huawei's MediaPad7 Lite clears FCC, will soon trek to Europe

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Now that Huawei has shepherded its MediaPad 7 Lite through the FCCs corridors to ensure its WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and HSPDA 3G radios all conform, the tab is set to travel. The 7-incher wields a 1024 x 600 IPS display, 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor, 8GB of storage (32GB with...
Huawei's MediaPad7 Lite clears FCC, will soon trek to Europe
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