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Archive for August, 2010

Five New Archos Tablets

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 31st, 2010

Archos just released five new gadgets ranging from small phone-size devices with 2.8- and 3.4-inch screens to higher-end 4.3-, 7- and 10.1-inch tablets (pdf). All will ship with Android 2.2 “Froyo” and will include accelerometers, while only some have capactive touchscreens, front-facing cameras and 1GHz processors. But these 2nd generation Android tablets still don’t have […]

Borders: $99 E-Reader

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 31st, 2010

Borders will cut prices on two of its electronic-book readers by about $20 on Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal. Border’s Kobo reader, powered by Canada’s Kobo, in which Borders has an equity stake, will drop to $129.99 from $149.99 and its Aluratek Libre reader will go to $99.99 from $119.99. The devices aim to […]

AEHF Satellite – Billion Dollar Brick?

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 31st, 2010

A rescue plan is being implemented to salvage the U.S. military’s gold-plated AEHF communications satellite after a serious malfunction knocked out its main engine and stymied the craft’s maneuvering ability, reports SpaceFlightNow. The billion dollar Advanced Extremely High Frequency 1 spacecraft was launched into a preliminary orbit by an Atlas 5 rocket on August 14 […]

LightSquared: 5K Basestations by 2011

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 31st, 2010

LightSquared plans to launch its wholesale LTE network in as many as nine U.S. markets in 2011, reports Fierce Wireless, and could expand that list to 20 markets in 2012, according to company documents unearthed by Bloomberg. The documents show the company will offer 4G service largely in the middle of the country first and […]

Samsung Epic 4G Reviews

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 31st, 2010

The Samsung Epic 4G, Sprint’s second WiMAX phone, hits the streets today. The Sprint version of Samsung’s Galaxy S includes 4G (WiMAX) connectivity and a slide-out keyboard. It costs $249.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. However, you can also pick up the phone at Best Buy and Radio Shack to […]

Is Photojournalism Dead?

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2010

Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members. Mark Lubell is currently the Managing Director of Magnum. Back in 2004, he launched the Magnum’s digital magazine “inMotion” and since then redeveloped Magnum’s brand and strategy on the Internet. Founded in New York, in 2004, Magnum In Motion is the multimedia digital studio […]