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BlackBerry is taking aim at young mobile professional types with its newly unveiled Leap smartphone for 4G LTE networks. It's an all-touch handset (read: no physical keyboard) sporting a "modern and powerful design" and an edge-to-edge 5-inch HD (1280x720; 294 pixels per inch) display. The device will replace the Z3 in BlackBerry's lineup. "In today's mobile world – influenced by trends like BYOD – where personal and corporate data are frequently under attack from hackers, companies and everyday consumers are finding out the hard way that mobile security is paramount," said Ron Louks, President,... Read more...
At this point, you've probable heard of Leap Motion. You may not be entirely familiar with what the company is about, or what kind of products it hopes to offer, but the name has been able to cut through the noise of late. In a lot of ways, it's a company built on outlandish dreams, but as duos such as Woz and Jobs have proven before, sometimes it takes a little bit of wild to change the world. David Holz and Michael Buckwald have founded a company and helped invent Leap Motion, which essentially allows users to easily interact with a PC via hand gestures. Credit: Leap Motion, Inc. If you're familiar... Read more...
Perhaps the second time will be the charm for AT&T. The carrier, which failed in its attempt to scoop up T-Mobile a couple of years ago, still needs access to additional spectrum in order to truly compete with Verizon Wireless in terms of network coverage. It's pretty hard to get spectrum these days, but a surefire way is to acquire a rival operator that owns a chunk of their own. Now, the nation's fifth largest carrier is in AT&T's sights, as the company announced this week that it had agreed to buy Leap Wireless for a staggering $1.19 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T... Read more...
Comscore measures paid clicks for US users of all the major search engines. Google has recently been on a fairly big slide in paid clicks. Google investors were hoping to see some improvement in January's 0 percent increase in year-over-year performance. The good news? Paid clicks were up 3% in February. The bad news? There were 3% more days in February this year.Google had 515mm US paid clicks in February, which is up only 3% year over year. At first glance, this appears to be a slight--slight--improvement from the horrific January report, which was flat y/y at 532mm clicks. However, Comscore... Read more...
Intel plans on breaking into the SSD market and is setting its sites on the top position by the end of the year.  That's pretty tough talk considering the incredible diversity of the existing hardware which ranges from cost effective solutions like those found in the Eee PC to drives so incredibly fast and expensive that more than one HH staffer is on a waiting list to donate our still beating hearts just so we can afford one.  Intel hasn't talked prices just yet, but they are talking performance:"When Intel launches its...products, you'll see that not all SSDs are created equal," (Intel's... Read more...
With 300+ new features, it'd take at least one whole article to properly cover Apple's newest iteration of OS X, 10.5 a.k.a. Leopard.  Some of the new 'features' are really more in the way of bringing programs like iCal up to date, but some of them are genuinely useful or just fun to tinker with.  Most of the 300+ features are in the applications that come bundled with the OS, but there are still a healthy number of tweaks to the OS itself.It seems that most new OSes these days are getting larger, which means that more bugs inevitably find their way into the release copies.  There's... Read more...