“Now Consumer Reports says it has put the Verizon iPhone through the same lab tests inside a radio-frequency isolation chamber and found that the Verizon iPhone 4, too, may lose its connection when held “in a specific but quite natural way,” in areas with weak signal conditions.
“For that reason, we are not including the Verizon iPhone 4 in our list of recommended smartphones, despite its high ranking in our Ratings,” Consumer Reports said in its report.”
via Consumer Reports Finds Antenna Issue on Verizon iPhone | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.
Google has been busy planning on how to deliver internet to spacecrafts and other planets, working with NASA and planning on delivering to the ISS and other spacecraft used by other countries.
“Google realized as far back as 1998 that space-based Internet has problems that don’t face the traditional Internet design – speed-of-light communications are instant on Earth, but at interplanetary distances, that’s slow, and can cause problems. An interplantary network could help overcome these problems.”
via Google Plans to Launch Disruption-Tolerant Internet Into Space This Year.
Microsoft demo’ed the mobile gaming experience whereby it was promised that you would be able to play a game on your XBOX and/or PC then continue that game on youre Windows Phone. Well it’s here!
Full House Poker is coming on March 16 for $US3 on Windows Phone and $US10 on Xbox Live Arcade
This timing is interesting too, perhaps this is an indication of the update romoured to be delivered very soon?
via Play Poker Between Your Xbox 360 And Windows Phone 7 | Gizmodo Australia.
Nokia will soon be running Windows Phone 7 on at least come of it’s devices, this along with recent audits on the Windows Phone marketplace showing the fastest growing app store so far, show just how popular this mobile operating system is becoming.
“Tday, developers, operators and consumers want compelling mobile products, which include not only the device, but the software, services, applications and customer support that make a great experience,” Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO, said at a joint news conference in London. “Nokia and Microsoft will combine our strengths to deliver an ecosystem with unrivalled global reach and scale. It’s now a three-horse race.”
via Nokia and Microsoft Announce Plans for a Broad Strategic Partnership to Build a New Global Mobile Ecosystem: Companies plan to combine assets and develop innovative mobile products on an unprecedented scale..
Amazing loom making 3D carbon fibre parts for the Lexus LFA
New Scientist TV: Giant 3D loom weaves parts for supercar.
Internode have simplified and made much better value out of thier plan range. The plans now are based on thier easybroadband plans ranging from S through to XXL.
|Easy Broadband XS
|Easy Broadband S
|Easy Broadband M
|Easy Broadband L
|Easy Broadband XL
|Easy Broadband XXL
||1,000 Gigabytes – yes that’s 1 Terabyte!
Internode :: Products :: Broadband :: Plan Changes :: February 2011.
Active XDA Member Xboxmod has delivered us what i beleive to be the first real thought out Windows Phone 7 custom rom.
I have been running this for a couple of days now and my battery life has been very good as well as app response and not to mention the minor visual tweaks making wp7 just that little bit nicer to look at.
If you have a HD2 from HTC and want to breathe new life into it then i highly suggest wacking this on. You won’t regret it.
[Feb 10][ROM]——XBmod-WP7-V1.03—7004—- – xda-developers.