Items tagged with gem

They aren't the first carrier to get Samsung's Gem, but U.S. Cellular is slowly but surely building out a respectable stable of Android handsets. This regional carrier was one of the first to snag the Galaxy Tab, and now they're exploiting that Samsung relationship to get yet another mid-tier smartphone out to those who aren't willing to pay $200 on contract for a new superphone. The Gem will be sold for just $29.99 on a 2-year contract, and it will feature a 3.2" touch display, a one-touch social networking update feature, a built-in calendar and support for widgets. It's on sale now, and the... Read more...
Wow, Alltel! Haven't heard that name in a long, long time. Verizon Wireless swallowed Alltel Wireless last year, but in a few markets, Alltel stores still exist. Hard to say why they're still hanging around, but we're sure it's due to some strange loophole in the closing process. At any rate, those still living in an Alltel service area now have one more smartphone to consider, the Samsung Gem. The Gem ships with Android 2.1, a 3.2MP camera, full touch panel, Swype virtual keyboard, Wi-Fi, 3G, Buetooth, and support for Alltel's still-existing "My Circle" calling plan. What's crazy is that this... Read more...
There are some people whose opinions matter more than others. Take Vint Cerf, for instance. Cerf is often credited as being the "father of the Internet." While that might not be a technically accurate statement, it is safe to say that he played a very significant role in shaping what would become the Internet as we know it today--and he is certainly one of only about a half dozen people or so who can potentially even lay claim to that title. In his current role as Vice President and Internet Evangelist for one of the most important Internet companies presently doing business--Google--his opinion... Read more...
This week marks the beginning of Comcast's month-long experiment with protocol-agnostic network management practices in Chambersburg, PA and Warrenton, VA. Comcast has come under fire recently for throttling certain types of traffic on its network, such as with data for P2P clients. This alternative approach focuses purely on how much bandwidth is being consumed, and not the type of data being transmitted. "This new technique does not look at particular protocols or applications. Instead, it will focus on the bandwidth consumption activity of individual customers who are contributing to congestion... Read more...
It appears that disgruntled consumers and consumer rights groups aren't the only ones upset with Comcast:“Describing Comcast's management and board supervision as a "Comcastrophe" _ playing off its advertising tagline of "Comcastic" _ Chieftain Capital Management Inc. in New York wants better shareholder returns from the cable company.”Chieftan owns approximately 2% of Comcast, or about 60.5 million shares.  Chieftan has been attempting to get Comcast to change their focus from growth to shareholder return for some time now, and is apparently frustrated with the lack of results.... Read more...
Things are moving and shaking over at Skype.  It seems that since their acquisition by eBay, there will be a shuffling of management between various units.  We're not sure exactly why this is happening but perhaps putting execs in different units will stimulate synergy.  Here's the rundown of who's going where to do what:“Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom has handed over his CEO title to become non-executive chairman of the board of directors of this eBay unit, whose impact on its parent company remains an open question.Michael van Swaaij, eBay's Chief Strategy Officer, is stepping... Read more...
Intel Aligns New Technologies To Enhance PC Network Management Capabilities New Products from Intel, Microsoft Build on New Industry Management Specifications SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19, 2007 - Intel Corporation will make managing business PC networks less costly and simpler by aligning Intel vPro technology with the newly released versions of Microsoft* System Center* management solutions and incorporating new PC management standards. The next generation of Intel vPro technology (codenamed "Weybridge") will add support for the new Web Services Management (WS-MAN) standard and include... Read more...
Intel And AmberWave Systems Corporation Announce Settlement of Strained Silicon Patent Infringement Litigation and License Agreement SALEM, New Hampshire and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5, 2007 - Intel Corporation and AmberWave Systems Corporation have settled all patent infringement suits pending between them related to AmberWave Systems strained silicon patent portfolio. Under the agreement, Intel has received a license to all AmberWave patents and patent applications either existing today or filed during the agreement's ten-year term. The companies also have agreed to continuing discussions... Read more...
The tech world's latest legal case is between two very big companies. IBM, with its enormous cache of patents, has filed suit against Amazan.com over its use of five patents that IBM claims as their own: US 5,796,967 - Presenting Applications in an Interactive Service. US 5,442,771 - Storing Data in an Interactive Network. US 7,072,849 - Presenting Advertising in an Interactive Service. US 5,446,891 - Adjusting Hypertext Links with Weighted User Goals and Activities. US 5,319,542 - Ordering Items Using an Electronic Catalogue. As the article points out though, some of these patents have been... Read more...
Intel Announces Management Changes SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2006 - Intel Corporation today announced that it is making a number of senior management changes focused on improving the company's structure and achieving faster and better decision making. The company also announced that two senior executives will be retiring. "As part of the thorough analysis of Intel begun in April, we have examined the focus and structure of our top management level, including our use of 'two-in-a-box' co-managers," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. "The moves announced... Read more...
As if it wasn't enough to take your music anywhere you went, you can now rip music on the go. Futurelooks takes a gander at the Gemini iKey USB Audio Recorder, which has the ability to take any line level audio signal and convert it into an MP3 or WAV file. "There is virtually no setup or installation required. No software comes with the iKey! The recorded iKey files can be played back using most audio programs like iTunes or Windows Media Player. If you want to do any editing you will have to use your own audio editing software."... Read more...
The noise over what to do about Digital Rights Management and how the idea should be approached is a battle that's been raging on for a while now. Public outcry was sparked last year when rootkit software was discovered on CDs produced by Sony, and really hasn't died down since. In their latest article, eCoustics discusses what DRM has become, and how it can possibly affect us 20-30 years down the road. "DRM has become a huge flashpoint for consumers because of one simple fact -- entertainment companies' fear of piracy. The music industry -- rattled... Read more...
My right-hand man, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta (aka the Backbone of HH), checked in with me this AM with some super-stealth spy photos from the backrooms of the CES show in Vegas!  What we have for you here is one of the significantly more innovative products we've seen at the show this year, courtesy of MSI Computer. MSI Geminium - Upgradeable Graphics Card    What you're looking at is "technically" an upgradeable graphics card based on a pair of NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 MXM modules that typically are used in notebook discrete graphics solutions.  There are... Read more...
The Dual-Core War: Is Intel in Trouble? @ CoolTechZone: "After years of anticipation, dual-core microprocessors are finally a reality. Both Intel and AMD were touting dual-core microprocessors as the inevitable future, and something that would certainly take computing to the next level. At numerous tradeshows and computing conventions, analysts and media predicted the launch date of multi-core CPUs; some said Intel would be the first to bring its chips to the market while others stated the opposite. Whatever the speculations, Intel was indeed the first one to introduce its dual-core chips.... Read more...
1 2 Next