TI Announces Multi-Core ARM OMAP 4 Chipset for Windows, Android Tablets

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In addition to Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon coming early 2012 and NVIDIA demoing Kal-El running Windows 8, Texas Instruments’ multi-core chipset will be competitive with its rivals’ quad-core offerings using a hybrid architecture that will lead to better energy efficiency and lower power consumption. The TI OMAP4470 chip is expected to land in the first half […]

BlackBerry Balance Released to Help Corporate Users Achieve Work, Life Balance

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BlackBerry Balance is now released with the goal of helping enterprise users merge theircorporate and personal smartphones into one single, unified BlackBerry device. The app’s purpose is to help users maintain a secure smartphone while still allowing for the more playful and fun things to do on your phone–like accessing Gmail and Facebook apps–possible without […]

Evernote Powers a Delicious Looking Vietnamese Pop-up Restaurant

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Food trucks and pop-up restaurants are apparently The cool places to eat in San Francisco and Evernote has posted a highlight about how Rice Paper Scissors, a Vietnamese Pop up restaurant, is using Evernote to manage their business. Even if you aren’t preparing delicious Vietnamese food, the short video below highlights a few ways you can […]

LG Creating Its Own ARM Chips in the Future

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Like its South Korean rival Samsung, LG has signed a deal to license ARM designs for mobile processors in the hopes of creating its own in-house chips. The company would compete against Texas Instruments, Samsung, Apple, Qualcomm, Marvell, and others with ARM mobile chipsets. ARM Holdings, the body behind the ARM reference design, has announced […]

Rob Bushway Returns to Tech Blogging

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This is welcome news. Rob Bushway, one of the founders of GBM is returning to tech blogging after a long hiatus. No, he’s not coming back here officially to the pages of GottaBeMobile, which I know will be a disappointment to many. Instead, Rob is blogging on his site, RobBushway.com. Rob always has insights and […]

Intel Atom-Powered Honeycomb Tablets Coming Later This Year

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While it seems that all of Google’s Android 3.0 slates that have been released or are about to be released will utilize ARM-based chipsets, Intel is finalizing deals that will lead to Atom-based Android tablets hitting the market in the third quarter of this year, securing a major win for the world’s largest semiconductor maker, […]

After Oak Trail, Intel to Tackle Tablet Market with Cloverview CPU

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During its announcement of its latest Oak Trail processors for tablets, which is based on a 45 nm manufacturing process, Intel also hinted that Cloverview will be the next tablet-capable processor to succeed the Oak Trail Atom-based processor for tablets. Cloverview will utilize an even more power efficient 32 nm manufacturing process, which is similar […]

iPad 2 Head-Tracking 3D Display Via Software, Front Camera

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With 3D becoming en-vogue on mobile devices like the Sprint HTC EVO 3D and the LG G-Slate, the iPad 2 is not one to be left out of the 3D craze despite being released without the 3D-capable display from Apple. That little fact isn’t stopping researchers at the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research group as the team […]

Maverick: A Flying Car for Everyone

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Flying cars have been a symbol of the future for decades. The Maverick flying car will soon hit the market and it’s designed to be as easy to fly as it is to drive a car with an automatic transmission. It’s primarily designed for humanitarian missions, but the guys at I-TEC are going to be […]

Galaxy Tab 7-Inch Gets Unofficial Android 3.0 Honeycomb Port

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Early adopters of the Android 2.2 Froyo-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch are now treated with a functional, yet unofficial, port of Android 3.0 Honeycomb for the small pocket-able tab. Though Samsung has remained silent on whether the 7-inch tablet will get Android 3.0 in the future, the Galaxy Tab-maker has since announced 8.9- and 10.1-inch versions of […]

Lose the Wires with the LG WCP-700 Wireless Charging Pad

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Amidst the many announcements about new phone releases and platform updates from CTIA, the LG WCP-700 Wireless Charging Pad is easy to miss. The new phone charging product from LG promises to help users lose the wires with a variety of innovative features. The device looks like sleek addition to any mobile set-up and comes […]

It’s Time for Metro PCS to End Racist Ads

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Metro PCS has been running ads for the past year or so featuring two characters that spend most of the time portraying Indian stereotypes and a little bit of time talking about phone services. Ranjit and Chad have thick Indian accents and do a wonderful job of making Indians looking like morons. While some might […]

Sprint Set to Release Windows Phone 7 Devices Tomorrow

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A tweet from Sprint points to a Windows Phone 7 announcement tomorrow. The tweet is much more than a hint at Windows Phone 7 as you can see below. I’m not sure why Sprint just didn’t come out and say that the company will be rolling out WP7 devices. What other mobile OS supports XBOX? […]

Verizon Drops 10,000 911 Calls During Single Storm, FCC Not Happy

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According to a FCC bureau, Verizon failed to connect 10,000 emergency calls in the Washington suburbs during a storm on January 26. While the majority of 911 calls aren’t life or death, it’s safe to bet that quite a few Verizon wireless customers under distress were more than frustrated. The FCC is asking Verizon to investigate […]

Nomad Brush Stylus for iPad

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Creating realistic art on the Apple iPad just got easier thanks to the availability of the Nomad Brush for the iPad. The brush is a capacitive stylus with an actual brush on the end to allow artists to make lifelike brush strokes in painting apps. It is created with capacitive fibers making the tip feel […]

NVIDIA Announces Quad-Core CPU, 12-Core GPU on Mobile

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If you think the Tegra 2 is strong and powerful, you better wait for NVIDIA’s Tegra successor, codenamed Kal-El, which promises a qhopping quad-core processor coupled with a 12-core NVIDIA GPU to support display resolutions of 2,560 X 1,600 pixels. According to the chip-maker Kal-El delivers up to 5 times the performance of Tegra 2. […]

Dell Streak Marketing Stunt Results in Dozens of 911 Calls, Arrests

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Two Dell employees decided to pull an internal marketing stunt to promote the Dell Streak at its Round Rock campus that resembled a terrorist attack. I’ve heard that the Streak family of tablets is low, but I didn’t realize it was so low that Dell would have to sink to these depths. Two Dell employees […]

Google Intros Multi-Factor Security for Gmail

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Gmail is introducing multi-factor authentication for Gmail accounts. The move will allow Gmail users to secure their accounts by allowing them to use their mobile phones to verify their identities. This is the same idea behind the security many banks employ and something I first saw at the RSA Security conference five years ago in […]