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Marshall may be better known for its music equipment, but that isn’t stopping the company from bringing a kickass audio experience to the smartphone market with its London handset. Given its highly customizable nature, it should come as no surprise that London runs Google’s Android operating system (Lollipop 5.0.2). Let’s get the “unique” aspects of the London out of the way first: it features dual front-facing speakers, a Wolfson WM8281 sound processor, Bluetooth atpX support, and a gold-tinged scroll wheel on the right side of the device that handle volume control, which Marshall says offers... Read more...
Cabs really haven't changed much over the years. Sure, some of them now accept credit cards, and some of them arrive when you hail via your smartphone, but by and large things are mostly the same as they always have been. But now, it feels like the future is finally catching up with the taxi business. The city of London already has a growing network of free Wi-Fi hotspots, but taking them into the cab would certainly be a new approach. Reportedly, Eyetease has secured approval to equip taxis with Wi-Fi antennas that would give riders 15 minutes of gratis Internet for sitting through a 15 second... Read more...
There's a new network in town. That is, if your town is London. With LTE taking over major cities around the world, England's largest locale in terms of population is about to hop on the same bandwagon. Everything Everywhere is a new company, a new network, and a new brand, and it's bringing a new face to 4G in London. Coined "EE," the company has a big challenge ahead of it, but given that it switched on live today, it shouldn't take long to see how many Londoners will flock over for access to faster mobile data. The company promises that it's LTE will spread to 16 cities by the year's end, covering... Read more...
With London's biggest spectacle starting in a matter of hours, we can only imagine the chaos. And we aren't just talking about public transit. We're talking about clogged networks, overloaded cell towers and slammed internet pipes. Of course, a period of challenge also presents a great deal of opportunity. Network carrier O2 has announced that starting this week, tourists and locals alike in the London area will be able to hop on some newly installed Wi-Fi waves just for the games. Areas like Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Exhibition Road are amongst the seven squares and shopping streets... Read more...
If you're a mobile phone manufacturer with a name other than "Apple," you probably aren't having a very good week. Shares of HTC, the second-largest phone company in Asia, fell to their lowest point in two years today, after the company announced a 58% decline in second-quarter revenue. HTC has released several well-regarded phones in the past seven months, but hasn't had a breakaway winner or a truly stand-out product. Analysts, meanwhile, don't expect the company's fortunes to reverse any time soon. "We do not see any turnaround opportunities for HTC” in the second half, Laura Chen, a Taipei-based... Read more...
How much trouble is Research in Motion (RIM) in? Enough that the company is reportedly considering previously unacceptable options like spinning off the handset business, or partnering with Microsoft. The company's quarterly results, reported yesterday, were disastrous. Revenue tumbled by a third from Q4 2012 levels and the company's gross margin fell 11 percentage points. Worst of all, CEO Thorsten Heins revealed that RIM's next-generation devices and the new BlackBerry 10 OS have both been delayed until Q1 2013. "Based on the current status of the software integration, it has become clear that... Read more...
One thing is for sure: when the Olympics come to town, so do lots of citywide improvements. Cities that are chosen to host the world's games are also majorly responsible for beefing up infrastructure to handle the influx of tourists, and that extends well beyond hotels and eateries. Things like Wi-Fi also matter these days, and it's vital to stay connected when in throngs of people. Due to that, London's famed Underground service will be equipped with Wi-Fi prior to the 2012 Games. London actually doesn't have too many Wi-Fi hotspots (at least for those without a BT account), but that should be... Read more...
The Internet can be a pretty scary place, and apparently it can be pretty addicting too. Not that we're too worried about you checking back here for the 40th time today, but if you've found yourself having a tough time disconnecting in London, there might be some help just around the block. If you're willing to shuttle over and accept it. A new Internet addiction clinic has opened up in England's most famous city, as a private London hospital has launched what is said to be the nation's first dedicated technology addiction service. What's most comical about an otherwise serious venture is that... Read more...
Although a GPS unit lost a recent court battle against a radar gun, in this case GPS units might be used to enforce speed limits.Each car will have a special digital map of the city downloaded into their sat-navs, which has all the road speeds listed. The plan is that the proposed ISA device will then pinpoint the driver’s location and tell if they are exceeding the limit.It will stop them from going too fast by taking control of the accelerator pedal and vibrating the throttle, or giving an audible warning to let drivers know they’re speeding. A TfL spokesman stressed it’s only a pilot project... Read more...
Rumors are up and about over the supposed theft of the source code for Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London. Bill Roper of Flagship studios hasn't confirmed that anything theft has happened, but sources say that a lone chinese hacker lifted the code, and may be attempting to sell the code. "For those of you who don't know, Hellgate: London is the first project by ex-Blizzard developer Bill Roper and his new studio, the game has been at the last two E3's and looks to be shaping up very nicely. The release date is currently "when it's done" and there is no indication that any potential code... Read more...
NVIDIA Showcases Hellgate: London at Electronic Entertainment Expo Hellgate: London Leverages NVIDIA Tools and Tech Support to Create Stunning Experience ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO - LOS ANGELES, CA - May 11, 2006 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) will show Hellgate: London this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. NVIDIA has been working closely with developer Flagship Studios on its debut title, which includes support for Havok FXTM physics and Microsoft's ShaderModel 3.0. Hellgate: London will also be one of the industry's first DirectX 10 games. "NVIDIA's... Read more...