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What's gold, rounded, and has a built-in cell radio? Nokia's new Oro, of course! This is easily one of the most unexpected phones to ever surface, particularly with Nokia slashing staff, focusing on hardware and shifting to Windows Phone 7. Something about the Oro just doesn't "fit." Of course, this phone was probably prototyping months and months before Stephen Elop even took the head chair at the company, but it's still an oddball. The Oro is little more than a C7, with a 3.5" display, 720p movie mode, and Symbian (not WP7) as the operating system. But where it differs is the exterior. There's... Read more...
In our continuing coverage of technologies that are enabling convergence and mobility, we have news from Motorola that they're serious in their commitment to capitalizing on convergence and connectivity in the multimedia living room of tomorrow.  Dubbed the au BOX (case sensitive, please...), Motorola plans to enable customers to take their multimedia content with them on their cell phone.  KDDI, a major mobile carrier in Japan plans to offer the au BOX service first which will allow subscribers to tap into their personal music, video and image libraries, while on the road. ... Read more...
If you're old, you have a soft spot for Motorola. Plenty of people still remember Motorola vacuum tubes, and all sorts of hobbyists remember buying semiconductors and various electronic components for their projects with the spiky Motorola "M" logo on them. Lots of people are walking around with Motorola phones in their pockets, too -- yours truly included. But Motorola is being dragged down by the handset portion of their business, and are planning on splitting the company into two separate publicly traded companies to lose the cellphone albatross from around their neck. Motorola has been losing... Read more...
The number one thing not to do in Morocco is impersonate a member of royalty over the internet:Amnesty International said Saturday it was "shocked" by a three-year jail term handed down by a Moroccan court to a man who registered a false Internet Facebook profile as King Mohammed VI's brother.The court in Casablanca sentenced 27-year-old computer engineer Fouad Mourtada on Friday and fined him 10,000 dinar (900 euros, 1,300 dollars) for "the use of false information and usurping the identity of the prince."We can't help but be shocked that he only got 3 years of jail time to go with his fine.... Read more...
Motorola, Inc., has received the 2006 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Award in recognition of its "outstanding contributions to IEEE standards, which allow people to be mobile and connected across the globe." Motorola has been a leader in the creation of many IEEE standards. Most significantly, it has contributed substantially to the broad family of IEEE 802 wireless standards by participating in over 50 IEEE 802 working groups and task groups. For instance, it has held numerous leadership positions in working groups for IEEE 802.11 (local area networks), IEEE 802.15 (personal... Read more...
I'm not up on my cutting edge lingo, but I'm pretty sure this phone is both phat and stoopid, because it's not very fat, and not very stupid at all: Mobile phones in the United States are more power-hungry and complicated than ever. But one of the latest phones from Motorola, aimed primarily at other markets and due out by the end of the year, is just the opposite. Looking for more customers, the company did extensive market research in poor countries. The result: the company's slimmest phone yet, boasting cutting-edge technology that--rather than adding complexity--extends battery... Read more...
Well,earlier this week we told you about the internet pirate software king going to jail for seven years.That doesn't sound like much fun at all. We could make a very long list of things that sound like more fun than that. What would be on the very short list of things less fun than that? How about two years in a Moroccan jail for mucking up everybody's business with a computer worm? A Moroccan court on Tuesday jailed two men for one and two years for unleashing computer worms that disrupted networks across the United States, court... Read more...
The crew at Phoronix recently posted a review of DFI's Infinity NF4 Ultra motherboard. It seems that SLI motherboards get the lion's share of the press lately, but if you don't plan to run dual graphics cards, you can't do much better than the nForce 4 Ultra chipset. DFI stands for Diamond Flower Inc., though... "It has been quite a while since we last featured a DFI, or rather Design For Innovation, motherboard at Phoronix but today we are back again with them as we feature one of their products from the Infinity series -- the DFI NF4 Ultra.... Read more...
Hey folks! After some internet downtime, I'm back on the net and ready to deliver the news. With my cable internet gone, but cable TV still remaining, I fell back to watching the boob tube to ease my boredom, though I had to endure commercial after commercial of Verizon DSL. It wasn't a complete loss though, as I got a few laughs from the irony that I keep wishing for James Earl Jones and Verizon to come to my town and save me from the dark side. Anyway, let's get to it! SilverStone NT02 CPU Cooler @ Overclockers Online "If you're looking for a quality cooler that you can use over several... Read more...