Premium-Inhalt. Verizon Wireless has teamed up with cellular booster company Wilson Electronics to propose federal standards for boosters, which sometimes help to overcome weak signals but can also interfere with mobile operators' networks.
Premium-Inhalt. In the last month, two family members and one friend have had laptops stolen right out of their homes. Sadly, none of the systems were equipped with remote-monitoring software--unlike the folks we profiled last month in "." Unfortunately, their chances of getting their laptops back are just about zero.
Premium-Inhalt. Because, you know, the recession, we could all afford to save a little money (get it?), and THQ and Sony have teamed up for a nice "50% off" sale on many of the developer/publisher's downloadable titles.
Premium-Inhalt. Have you heard about yet? No, it's not a sequel to . And it's not a from Oakland. It's an upcoming 2-D sidescrolling multiplayer battle arena game for the XBLA and PSN. You'll need to lead your mercenary through legions of enemy robots in your quest to conquer new territory with your friends. Think League of Legends gameplay elements crossed with Castle Crashers' art style.
Premium-Inhalt. Fleet Command, the game you see , is the work of computer science masters student Arthur Nishimoto. The project is running on a 16-megapixel LCD multi-touch wall, and it uses a series of swipes and radial menus to command massive Star Wars-inspired fleets.
Premium-Inhalt. Glenn Beck, famed media sideshow clown, is apparently an fan. On the July 20 broadcast of his radio show, he explained to his cohosts (handlers? psychiatrists?) the importance of Angry Birds.
Premium-Inhalt. There's never been a good excuse for not commenting code or documenting systems, even though these practices are every bit as helpful to cost and quality as test-driven development. But let's face it, documenting systems isn't exactly macho and besides, it doesn't give you the ugly job- security of unmaintainable code (take a look at for some terrific worst-practice suggestions).
Premium-Inhalt. You might expect a from a respected manufacturer to put on a great show. In that regard, however, the Panasonic TC-P50ST30 (estimated street price of $1400 as of June 8, 2011) might disappoint you. Sure, it has all the right features--Wi-Fi, a generous selection of Internet feeds, and multimedia via USB, SD, and DLNA. But the picture quality leaves much to be desired, and the audio will make your ears hurt.
Premium-Inhalt. Like Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Apple is looking unbeatable in the wild tablet market. Will the iPad be the last man standing after the smoke clears?
Premium-Inhalt. With a decent 46-inch 120Hz LED-backlit display, a pretty good media player, and support for Yahoo Widgets, Netflix, Vudu, and a few other top-tier commercial on-demand Web services, the Toshiba 46SL417U enters the midsize fray in style. But the field is tough these days, and with a street price of just under $1100 (as of June 9, 2011), the 46SL417U faces stiff competition from highly rated models (some with 3D support, which this set lacks) at a similar or somewhat lower price.
Premium-Inhalt. When Google+ first launched, most people saw it, correctly, as a competitor to Facebook. But as you try Google's social network, you realize that it has a lot in common with Twitter too. That versatility could be Google's strength -- but it could be its downfall too. Is Google+ trying to do too much?
Premium-Inhalt. Video-sharing sites may have caught on first with the kiddies, but adults have taken to video services such as and in a big way. More than 70 percent of online adults in the US report watching clips on video-sharing sites, a 5-percent increase from last year, and a sizable 38-percent jump from 5 years ago, according to a new survey by the .
Premium-Inhalt. In an effort to stave off criticism over its "real names" policy, Google said late Monday that it will stop disabling Google+ accounts that violate the policy--without warning the user first.
Premium-Inhalt. It may only be July 2011, but it's never too soon to get excited about . The Apple-themed event will turn 27 next January, and the organizers are looking to when the show descends on San Francisco's Moscone Center from January 25 through 28.
Premium-Inhalt. At a time when most HDTVs are piling on features, the Toshiba 55SL412U takes a contrarian approach. This doesn't support 3D, does not connect to the Internet, provides mediocre audio, and offers only a basic set of connectors. But it does deliver pretty good image quality at a low energy cost--and although prices on larger sets are coming down in general, the 55SL412U's price (we found it for $1200 online as of June 8, 2011) is still fairly inexpensive for its screen class.
Premium-Inhalt. How would you handle giving up your Internet connection -- your Facebook friends, Twitter, online news and shopping -- for just a single day?
Premium-Inhalt. Search engine optimization companies have started targeting Google's +1 feature--you can now pay companies to "+1" your website.
Premium-Inhalt. Mango, the latest version of the Windows Phone mobile operating system, was released to manufacturers Tuesday, Microsoft said in a blog.
Premium-Inhalt. Google has removed third party review sites from . Previously, Places pulled reviews from Yelp, TripAdvisor, Urban Spoon and CitySearch, as well as their own Google Places reviews. When the service initially launched about a year ago, these third party sites that their content was unfairly being used by Google, and that the Places reviews were appearing above their content.
Premium-Inhalt. InterDigital on Tuesday said it has filed complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission and federal court against Nokia, Huawei and ZTE, charging the companies with patent infringement.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel has appointed company executive Andy Bryant to be vice chairman of the company's board, and he will likely take over as chairman next May, the chip maker said on Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Most would guess iPads outsell Android tablets, but it may come as a surprise to you to learn just how much Apple is dominating Google in the tablet wars. There have been some interesting discussions popping up on the Internet based on Google's recent quarterly earnings call where Google CEO Larry Page pinned the number of total Android devices on the market at 130 million.
Premium-Inhalt. Video streaming made up 39 percent of all mobile data traffic worldwide in the first half of this year, and YouTube accounted for a majority of that video traffic, according to a survey by traffic management vendor Allot Communications.