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iOS 4.2 supports new tech which reduces network congestion

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 @ 22:10 CST

Nokia Siemens have dropped a golden nugget of info just now, not only are they one of the world's top suppliers of cellular infrastructure but they are saying that Apple's new iOS 4.2 update supports a technology called 'network-controlled fast dormancy' that better optimizes how the phone connects to the network.


They are saying the situation is win-win as it provides; better battery life, less unnecessary network utilization - the tease? Nokia Siemens have said that they implemented all of this tech into their own smartphones starting earlier this year.

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LinkedIn jumps on the Share Button bandwagon

By: Don Lynn | Software | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 @ 21:52 CST

Sharing funny articles with your high school buddies who you haven't talked to in ten years is one thing, but sharing business-centric items with colleagues is a whole different ballgame. LinkedIn, the social networking site dedicated to business professionals, has launched a share button that publishers can attach to their articles to link content to the site.


LinkedIn has made several moves to make their site more content friendly with content sharing and resharing amongst others and this is yet another step to make content easier to access and share on the site. No one's saying that the In button will be as plentiful around the Internet as the "Like" button, but it's a step in the right direction if they can get the big sites to implement it.

DoubleTwist update includes wireless syncing; takes a jab at Winamp in the process

By: Don Lynn | Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 @ 21:44 CST

DoubleTwist isn't taking Winamp's official arrival on the Android music player scene lying down. On the same day that Winamp went out of beta and into public consumption mode, DoubleTwist fired back with a major update that brings wireless sync to the popular Android music player.


AirSync, the simply titled new feature, will allow you to wirelessly sync your movies, music, and photos. Simply connect your phone to your PC's WiFi network, start the app, and touch the AirSync button. After keying in a passcode, you can set up the app to sync music, video, and photos. After the initial setup AirSync automatically syncs to your network, picking up new files if they're added. You'll have to shell out for the paid version to play with AirSync; the first 10,000 users to sign up will get it for 99 cents and after that it will cost $4.99.

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RumorTT: HP's Slate is starting to ship?

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 @ 20:00 CST

One of Engadget's readers have let out a little bit of a golden nugget today - that the HP Slate is currently on it's way. The reader even provided PDF proof of their claim.


Could the Slate be in consumers hands in the next few weeks? It looks like Engadgets reader is expecting to have it in his hands come December 6th.

Don't want to ever stop gaming? Then this is for you

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 @ 19:09 CST

For the gamer who hates getting his [or her] killstreak on in COD, or during their 4 hour raid's in World of Warcraft, I present to you the following disturbing image.


Yes, people have gone there. According to Amazon, customers who purchase an Adult Reusable Cotton/Poly Snap Diaper are also fans of Call of Duty 4.

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LG's upcoming Star caught on film

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 @ 19:00 CST

The world's first Tegra 2 based smartphone, the LG Star, has been spotted and a video is below for your visual pleasure. The Star is a 4-inch Android 2.2 based handset.


GSM Israel somehow obtained the phone - which includes an 8-megapixel camera and (shock!) a HDMI port. They've put it side by side next to Apple's iPhone 4 and it is quite fast at loading webpage tests.

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Telstra gives out Galaxy Tab pricing

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 @ 18:37 CST

Telstra has finally released pricing on Samsung's Galaxy Tab. There will be 3 plans - $29, $49 and $79 each with included monthly data allowance of 1GB, 7GB and 12GB respectively.


All plans include $10 worth of allowance for standard voice calls and SMS to any Australian network. On the $29 and $49 plans, customers will need to pay $25 per month to buy the device, with the $79 requiring a monthly payment of $15. Total minimum spend ranging between $1296 and $2256.

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Winamp not only wants to whip the Llama's ass, but also iTunes

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 @ 18:30 CST

Winamp for Android comes out of beta today after a successful launch with over 500, 000 downloads. The official release lets you manage your music downloads on your Android, wireless syncing over WiFi with Winamp on your desktop and also Shoutcast radio stations.


AOL (the owners of Winamp) are not going to release a version of Winamp on iOS as it would seem impossible to beat iTunes right now. AOL/Winamp are happy to be singing at the Android camp and have said "Now with the Android OS beating out iOS, it is a foregone conclusion that it will beat out iOS over time," argues Kerry Trainor, senior vice president of AOL Entertainment.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wanted by Interpol

By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 @ 18:02 CST

Just two days after WikiLeaks released 251, 287 U.S. diplomatic cables to major media organizations such as The New York Times, international police organization, Interpol has placed Julian Assange on it's wanted list for "Sex Crimes" in a warrant issued by the Public Prosecution Office in Gothenburg, Sweden.


If Assange returns to Australia (his home country) he may face criminal charges. He is also under investigation in the US for espionage. The Interpol charges are relating to rape allegations made by two different women in Sweden back in August.

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Sony confirms it has... moved, 4.1 PlayStation Move controllers

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 @ 17:36 CST

And that's about all. Sony have shipped the units to retailers, this number does not refer to actual units sold to consumers.


As this story broke, updates were hitting hard and fast, with Engadget confirming with Joystiq (who talked to Sony) that these units did indeed represent shipped units and not consumer sales, Joystiq's actual words on the situation?

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