Archive for September, 2006

Fujifilm WiFi Shown

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 29th, 2006

The Fujifilm FinePix S9600, introduced just before Photokina features a nine Megapixel Fujifilm Super CCD sensor, 10.7x Fujinon optical zoom lens… and a WiFi adapter mounted under the camera. Although it was being demonstrated at the giant, bi-annual Photokina Photo show, there’s no information on the device cost and availablity (or even if it will […]

Thinkpad Battery Recall

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2006

Lenovo, IBM and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a recall for 526,000 Sony batteries in Thinkpad notebooks. The recall comes after reports that a Lenovo system had caught fire at the Los Angeles LAX International Airport. The latest recall brings the tally to more than 6.4 million Sony batteries that are being […]

Rural Broadband Dying

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2006

The New York Times has a feature story today on the pathetic state of rural broadband: Bill and Ursula Johnson are among the unwanted. These dairy farmers in bucolic northeastern Vermont wake up before dawn not just to milk their cows, but to log on to the Internet, too. Their dial-up connection is so pokey […]

Mobile ESPN Killed

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2006

Mobile ESPN is shutting down, according to their web site. Mobile ESPN will cease operations as an MVNO Dec. 31 and will refund the purchase price of all Mobile ESPN handsets. Sales are discontinued effective immediately. Details are available at Ars Technica, Engadget, GigOm and MoCo News. Launched in February of this year after a […]

Mobile TV Metrics

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2006

Primetime viewing for mobile video is largest during the afternoon and early evening, according to Telephia, a consumer research firm. According to Telephia’s Mobile Video Diary Report, 30 percent of mobile video users watch mobile TV and video clips on their cell phones during the hours of noon and 4 pm, and 31 percent watch […]

ZUNE: $249

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2006

Microsoft announced today that their Zune digital media player and online service will be available on Nov. 14, 2006 for $249.99 to consumers in the U.S. The $249.99, 30GB digital media player will be available in black, brown and white and features: Wireless functionality with Zune-to-Zune sharing of music, pictures and home recordings. A bright, […]