Archive for August, 2012

Tablet Taxi at IFA

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2012

Engadget notes one of the most interesting devices at the big IFA show in Berlin isn’t a gadget at all but Samsung’s human-powered taxi, with a 10″ Galaxy Note tablet in the back seat. It’s a slick looking rig. The Ecocab made by Veloform may have enough roof area to capture useful solar, for mobile […]

Enabling Solar Powered Projects in Haiti

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2012

Everyone can do something to help Haiti (and other countries) to develop. Everyone includes people, as well as companies… even if they are small. — Guest Post by Sebastiano Bertani, CEO Tanaza Wireless Three years ago Filomondo ONLUS, an organization that helps organize collaborative projects like making community wells, started a water project in Haiti, […]

Apple Bans Drone Strike App

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2012

Apple has rejected an app that tracks U.S. Drone Strikes, reports Wired’s Danger Room. The app sends users a pop-up notice whenever a flying robots kills someone in one of America’s many undeclared wars. But Apple keeps blocking the Drones+ program from its App Store — and therefore, from iPhones everywhere. The Cupertino company says […]

LTE iPhone: Game Changer?

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2012

The LTE-enabled iPhone, expected to be introduced on September 12th, may be a game-changer for Verizon, says Jefferies telecom analyst Thomas Seitz. That’s because Verizon has much broader LTE coverage. He expects the phone may sell as many as a five million units before September ends, and another 15 million in December quarter, and that […]

AT&T’s Spectrum Hunt

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2012

AT&T is cobbling together about $2.6 billion in deals for airwaves to catch up with Verizon Wireless, says Bloomberg, proposing at least 24 deals in the past four months for the rights to spectrum, according to Chris King, an analyst with Stifel Nicolaus. AT&T plans to buy Verizon 700 MHz spectrum in the lower “B” […]

Samsung Windows Phone 8 Announced

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 30th, 2012

Just days after losing its intellectual property court battle with Apple, Samsung has become the first vendor to announce a Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The Samsung ATIV S has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, 8MP camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a choice of 16GB and 32GB storage and a brushed aluminium case. The company made the […]