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Mobile phone carrier Sprint Nextel has sent out about 1000 "Dear John" letters, terminating service to customers that called Sprint's customer support line between 40 an 50 times a month, often about the same thing over and over. Industry analysts estimate that it costs $10 to $20 per call to handle customer service. So, right, wrong, or indifferent, the former customers were losing propositions for Sprint, and they're taking the PR hit and dumping them. "While we have worked to resolve your issues and questions to the best of our ability," the letter said in part, "the number of inquiries you have made to us during this time had led us to determine that we are unable to meet your... Read more...
Among the many forms of highly desired but currently unavailable technology breakthroughs, workable e-paper ranks at the top of the list. Last year LG Phillps announced their development of A4 sized flexible electronic paper. This year, it's got a workable version in color. The 14.1-inch flexible color e-paper uses electronic ink from E Ink to produce a maximum of 4,096 colors. It can be viewed from a full 180 degrees, so that images always appear crisp, even when the display is bent, according to the LG.Philips. Like the black and white flexible display, the color version uses a substrate that arranges TFT on metal foil rather... Read more...
Sprint has just announced its WiMAX build-out schedule for 2007, and initial service is set to be provided to Chicago and Washington, DC. These are test markets for Sprint, which hopes to roll out the high-speed technology to 100 million people by the end of 2008. The company will drop more than $800 million on WiMAX upgrades this year, and nearly $2 billion next year, to build what Sprint refers to as its "4G" network. WiMAX promises higher speeds and better coverage than existing wireless data networks based on EV-DO or EDGE technology, and Sprint wants to ensure that it is a leading provider of wireless, high-speed access. Read... Read more...
Having just gone out for some last minute stocking stuffers for my significant (very significant if I know what's good for me) other, I can totally relate to this headline and story.  I purchased 6 cartridges in total for an HP Photosmart 8450 printer and it cost me over $170.  Now mind you, the printer itself, almost a full year ago now, cost me like $110. PopPhoto comments on HP's (and many others) racket in the ink business.  You think it's about selling printers?  Guess again.  The ink biz pulls in more profit than a high-end Cat House a when ship full of Navy boys pulls up to port.   "$10,000 per gallon of ink? OPEC, EAT YOUR HEART OUT!... Read more...
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a process for printing all sorts of components right on a substrate, one right over another, that could be used to fabricate electronic and optical devices inexpensively. And it works on flexible or curved surfaces, too. The method could have an impact on various aspects of the display industry. Today's flat-screen LCD televisions are made in enormous, expensive chambers in which the electronics that control individual pixels in the display are formed on large slabs of glass. Rogers says his technique could make it possible to form these electronics in smaller batches in less expensive... Read more...
EDA, or Electronic Design Automation, is perhaps the single most important component of the semiconductor industry. With out EDA tools it would be impossible to develop the CPUs, GPUs, ASICs, and assorted chips that power everything from personal computers, iPods, mobile phones, game console and so on. EDA Cafe posted an article today that gives a little background on the various players in this field over the years. William Shockley, Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, Phil Moorby, Aart De Geus, Jim Solomon and others are briefly profiled. Outtake: "EDA industry is what it is today because of contributions of lots of people: academics, entrepreneurs,... Read more...
You'd think twice about copying your butt for a prank at work if it came out of the printer in three dimensions, wouldn't you? The James Bond sounding Z Corporation's printers can print in three dimensions. Z Corporation 3D Printers operate like a 2D desktop inkjet printer, allowing for the use of multiple print-heads to support full-color printing with dramatic increases in speed. Full, 24-bit color capabilities use colored binder materials (cyan, magenta, and yellow, just like a 2D printer) to produce millions of distinct colors. Full-color printing allows the addition of annotations, engineering labels and texture maps. Z Corporation's introduction of HD3DP (High-Definition 3D... Read more...
With Christmas just around the corner, I'm sure some of you are looking for the perfect gift. In the year 2005, a pair of slippers might cut it. But how about new photo printer? Designtechnica looks to make the job a little easier with their Fall 2005 Buying Guide for Photo Printers. "You may have to dig a little deeper with other models that don't have 'photo' in their names. This doesn't mean you can't print photos with them; rather, there are models like the ones just mentioned that utilize specific technologies to deliver the ultimate in photo-quality prints. At this time, inkjet printers are the most popular way to make prints at home but... Read more...
DICE's Battlefield 2 has been patched again, this time adding a new map(Wake Island), Stat Compare, improved mod support, and much more. Click here to grab the patch and see the changelog. Enjoy the news! Leadtek PX7800 TDH MyVIVO Extreme @ hardCOREware.net "The top end model was the 7800 GTX, and unlike what we've seen from their Canadian counterparts, NVIDIA had the products on store shelves the very same day they were launched. Fast-forward to now: Manufacturers have had some time to play around with their designs, and we're starting to see some interesting products. Today we're reviewing teh 7800GTX Extreme from Leadtek. They used a Quadro heatsink, and gave it a nice overclock."... Read more...
Hey folks, here's the latest news to cap off your night. If your a fan of CS:S, Valve has released a new update that introduces new Terrorist models, and has a bunch of other fixes and extra content such as CS_Assault and new animations. Unfortunately the problem with the hostage AI and a few other annoyances still remain. Intel And Revelations Drive New Online Film Distribution Models SUN VALLEY, Idaho, July 6, 2005 – Revelations Entertainment and Intel Corporation today announced the formation of a new digital entertainment company focused on distributing premium movies directly to consumers over the Internet, connecting filmmakers to film fans worldwide. Revelations, a partnership between... Read more...
Hey Folks :) A few things to mention in addition to the news... Newegg now has a new look, which threw me off the first time I saw it since I visit the site more than Wal*Mart. And the Longhorn News website has been relaunched. Other than that we've got some reviews, have fun... Actiontec Wireless 54Mbps Printer Server @ GideonTech.com "With many households running multiple computers, sharing a printer may be hard when faced with all the networking needed to be done first. If you happen to have a wireless setup already, add this Actiontec printer server and you can get every computer connected to your printer in just a few minutes." Aerocool GT-1000 Heatpipe Heatsink Reviewed @ Hi-Techreviews.com... Read more...
Good moring everyone. It's time for your morning news fix.  We have an interesting collection today, covering printers, hard drive enclosures, video cards and more.  Let us jump right into it and see what's on tap for today... The Tech Zone took five of the smallest color printers on the market and pit them against each other to see which one is best: "Fast forward to today, where color printers offer great print quality and weighs just a few pounds. Whether it's going from bar to bar to take photos with Coors babes or taking wedding photos at the country club, there are plenty of reasons to pack a portable printer the next time you hit the road. To help you along we have assembled... Read more...
Hey gang, JeffB ringing in the weekend with the Friday morning news.  It's funny, since I've relocated to North Carolina and decided to work from home, weekends and holidays don't mean so much anymore.  I used to look forward to the weekend, and long weekends like Memorial Day, and now it really doesn't matter anymore.  Takes a little getting used to, but I wouldn't have it any other way.  Well, enough of my babble, let's get this show on the road: Review of the Belkin TuneDok Car Holder for the iPod @ WhiningDog.net: "With the TuneDok in place, the iPod looks right at home inside your car. Granted the wires coming out of your iPod do appear to be a bit unsightly but... Read more...
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