T-Mobile Introduces The BlackBerry Curve 9315, The Most Ridiculous Deal In Mobile Phones
T-Mobile has just announced the BlackBerry Curve 9315, which will be available January 23 for the price of $49 on a 2-year agreement. They’re touting it as the most affordable BlackBerry on the T-Mobile network, and it is, but it’s also maybe the worst deal in smartphones right now. The Curve 9315 is essentially just the Curve 9310, which was launched in July 2012 and is RIM’s low-end phone. To see it rebranded for T-Mobile and introduced at this price on contract, hitting shel...
WhatsApp processed a record 18 billion messages on December 31
WhatsApp has just confirmed its newest record—on December 31, the service saw a record 18 billion messages being processed. The total number of messages comprised 7 billion inbound messages and 11 billion outbound messages. In a tweet on its......
Why In The World Would NASA Throw An Asteroid Into Orbit Around The Moon?
NASA's thinking out of the box...er...orbit, and is gently mulling the idea of dragging an asteroid into lunar orbit. The business and science outcomes could be huge. A seemingly crazy idea from the Keck Institute for Space Studies in California may in fact be just crazy enough to work (cue dramatic music!) The Keck institute imagines a long-distance craft rocketed into space using existing technology. The probe would propel itself slowly to a small target asteroid (only around 20 feet acr...
Still Anxiously Refreshing Google Play For A Nexus 4? T-Mobile Stores Will Carry It In January
According to TmoNews, the Google Nexus 4 should become available in all T-Mobile stores starting in January. It could indicate that Google is slowly resolving inventory issues as the device has been hard to buy from Google Play. The device will remain available in the online store. The news comes from an internal email sent to retail locations. As the headline of the memo suggests, T-Mobile and Google are going full-on with an expanded availability. The device was already available in a few T-Mo...
The future of transportation might be carbon-neutral e-fuel
A new method of synthesizing methane could give us all of the advantages of hydrogen without the associated infrastructure problems.
Samsung promises fix for 'sudden death' bug in Galaxy S III
Samsung will soon be issuing a software update to fix the 'sudden death' issue on the Galaxy S III, a...
EAFT launches Destiny D90T and D70P tablets
  Bangalore-based EAFT has launched its third-generation tablets part of its Destiny series – D90T and D70P. WorldSpace is available on the D90T and D70P as an on-demand Music Service. The app is available for free for the first six months of service. Users can download WorldSpace programmes on EAFT’s Destiny tablets and listen to them as per their convenience unlike internet radio which streams music only in real-time. A total of 72 hours of music across 12 channels is av...
Steamy Google, FTC Smackdown Ends Today, Likely Without A Lawsuit
Expect the tech firm to change some of its business practices and settle the issues surrounding its misuse of smartphone patents. The 20-month tussle between the FTC and Google is expected to end today, without a lawsuit against the Internet behemoth. Instead, the firm is expected to make a voluntary agreement to change its business practices, such as its use of other sites' content and advertising data, as well as settle with technology firms aggrieved by its practice of misusing smartpho...
Canonical’s Ubuntu Phone OS Aims To Steal Everyone’s Customization-Loving Customers
The odds are stacked against Canonical’s late-comer Ubuntu phone OS. But by seducing hardcore mobile users who love to customize, it could could box out Microsoft and pull lucrative customers away from Android and iOS. Tinkerers buy high-end devices, pay for apps, and attract premium advertisers. So if Ubuntu mobile gains traction, it could earn solid revenue and win the mobile bronze medal. You could divide Android’s customer base into two categories if you wanted to make things sim...
High demand, low production issue still hurting Nexus 4 sales
The decoding of the Nexus 4 phone's serial number has given an insight into the approximate production figures associated with the popular, but usually out of stock, Android smartphone.
CES 2013: Huawei Ascend D2, Ascend Mate and LG Optimus G2 to be shown off
China-based Huawei will introduce its Ascend D2 smartphone at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), according to a report by Dig...
Cricket Fever Challenge updated with social mechanics, monetisation options
  Disney UTV Indiagames has updated its Cricket Fever Challenge games with new social mechanics and monetisation options within the game. The update is currently available for the Android version of the application. Let’s take a look at the updates below: Soft & Hard currency: Standard monetization systems for purchasing items in-game. Monetization in Fever Challenge is managed through a Soft and Hard currency set consisting of “Silver Coins” and “IG $&rdquo...
Everything You Need to Know About Refreshing and Resetting Your Windows 8 PC
Windows users regularly reinstall Windows (or restore from a recovery partition) to fix system problems. Windows 8 includes easier-to-use “Refresh” and “Reset” options that quickly restore Windows to a fresh, factory default configuration. Just as mobile devices have an integrated “reset to factory defaults” option, so does Windows 8. You can even create your own refresh image or access these options if your computer can’t boot. Don’t Have a False Sense of Security: 5 Insecure Ways to...
Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year
At the end of last month we reported rumours that Samsung was planning to develop Tizen-based phones, in partnership with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. Now Samsung has confirmed its intention to build hardware for the Intel-backed Linux-based Tizen platform. In an emailed statement to BloombergBusinessweek, Samsung said: ”We plan to release new, competitive Tizen devices within this year and will keep expanding the lineup depending on market conditions.” The company’s statement ...
2013 will be the year your camera starts to look a lot like your phone
InfoTrends' Ed Lee talks about features and trends we'll see in the digital camera market in 2013, and why entry-level digicams could still have a future.
iOS 6's Do Not Disturb feature to work normally again after January 7
Apple has acknowledged the niggly bug affecting its iOS 6 feature—Do Not Disturb...
4 Useful Tools To Check for Grammar And Spelling Mistakes Online
It’s always a good idea to check your work for any grammar or spelling mistakes by proofreading it several times. Especially if you are a blogger, or, if you just write for the sake of passion and writing, then you must know that your peers find it very nice and professional when there are no... ...
HTC reportedly showcasing M7 at CES 2013
  HTC may showcase its M7 phablet earlier than expected. According to reports on the web, HTC is likely to showcase the device at the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 event, slated to begin next week. The M7 was earlier rumoured to be showcased at the MWC event. The latest M7 rumours were triggered by a tipster called @Football4PDA, who tweeted: “By some indirect information M7 might be announced on CES event. Moreover it might have screen buttons instead of hardw...
HTC reportedly showcasing M7 at CES 2013
  HTC may showcase its M7 phablet earlier than expected. According to reports on the web, HTC is likely to showcase the device at the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 event, slated to begin next week. The M7 was earlier rumoured to be showcased at the MWC event. The latest M7 rumours were triggered by a tipster called @Football4PDA, who tweeted: “By some indirect information M7 might be announced on CES event. Moreover it might have screen buttons instead of hardw...
ARM server hype ramps faster than ARM server chips
All the more time for Intel to get a leg up Analysis  If I didn't have to man El Reg's systems desk for a paycheck and had a little venture capital to blow, I might start a company called Leg Systems, headquartered on the Isle of Man – not because of its tax haven status (which is eroding), but because my company would sell ARM-based systems and say that we wouldn't charge an arm and a leg for them.…...