Shopping Service Opens Up On Twitter
There is a new account on Twitter that gives you shopping assistance and since Twitter works on your mobile phone, this can be a useful companion when looking for something or when you have a question about a product. You just send @imshopping your question, in 140 characters of course, and it will respond with the information you are looking for.
Google Granted Floating Data Center Patent
Google is considering floating data centers because of the practical problems it faces in trying to locate data centers on coastal land, where real estate is typically expensive.
Meet The Palm Eos, Follow-Up To The Pre
Palm may not have announced it, but a new device called the Eos has been spotted on the Internet. It's thin, it's sexy, and it just might be more exciting than the Pre.
A Plethora Of Pre News
I'm still waiting for some official word on when Palm's Pre is coming out, but a few items leaked this week that may point to a price. There's also speculation that Palm may cap the stock of the handset when it's released to create a buss. That's right, we may face Wii-like scarcities.
7 Netbooks That Will Surprise You
More memory, more powerful processors, and larger displays aren't the half of it. Some features manufacturers are adding to netbooks may really surprise you.
IT Helps Seal Our Borders
The economic stimulus package includes about $980 million aimed at beefing up surveillance of our borders. Much of that fuels a huge bet that technology projects can help secure them.
Nokia's App Store Will Require Credit Cards
The company couldn't get carrier billing in the United States but thinks the social networking and location-based aspects of its Ovi Store will help it gain widespread adoption.
iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 4 Adds Voice Memo Recorder
Late Tuesday, Apple made a fourth beta version of the iPhone 3.0 operating system available to developers. One new feature spotted in the software is a voice-recording application.
Microsoft: We're Not Making A Phone
The company denies recent reports that it's working on a "ZunePhone" for Verizon Wireless, and it will focus on upcoming Windows Mobile upgrades.
Microsoft: We're Not Making A Zune Phone For Verizon Wireless
The Internet has been rife with a bevy of reports recently concerning new smartphone hardware (codename "Pink") from Microsoft. In response to the reports, Microsoft said in plain English: "Microsoft is not going into the phone hardware business."
Microsoft's Tellme Voice Service For Windows Mobile
Microsoft's Tellme subsidiary is announcing a voice service that will be available to carriers and manufacturers for free for use on Windows Mobile 6.5 this fall. Users will be able to push a button on their phone to activate the service and say things like "Text Steve Jones" and the device would open up the SMS application, create a new message and pre-address it to Steve Jones.
Motorola Ex-CFO Drama Continues
Today, Motorola's former CFO, Paul Liska, formally denied the allegations that he ran a data scrubber on his company-issued laptop to destroy evidence. Meanwhile, Motorola calls the whole thing an "extortion campaign."
Mobile Apps To Hit $25 Billion By 2014
Handset makers will receive the bulk of the revenue selling apps to smartphones, but carriers have an opportunity to bring app stores to entry-level and feature phones.
BlackBerry Round Up: Storm Firmware, Addiction App, Niagara Update
Today has been a busy one out in BlackBerry-land, so here's a tidy summation of all that's been discovered. We've received new word on the next firmware build for the BlackBerry Storm; a new application lets you test your BlackBerry addiction levels; and there's more info about the BlackBerry Niagara.
Lenovo, RIM Launch 'Constant Connect'
The product uses Bluetooth to wirelessly sync corporate e-mails and other information between a BlackBerry and laptop, even if the computer is turned off.