Sprint was the first carrier in the country to venture forth into the uncertain waters of 4G with the HTC Evo 4G. Unlike the other carriers, it decided to opt for WiMax as its 4G technology, which gave it a significant head start in the speed race, as Verizon and AT&T scrambled to get their LTE networks up and running. Now that Verizon has its LTE network going full force and AT&T has finally rolled out its initial LTE market, Sprint may have bet its dollars on the wrong horse. Yet, Sprint has said it's … Read more
Clearwire is in talks with a number of carriers, including AT&T and Verizon Wireless, about eventually providing wireless capacity with its planned 4G LTE network.
"We're talking to everybody," Clearwire Chief Executive Eric Prusch said in an interview with CNET today.
Prusch didn't specifically name the two, but only said the company was talking to multiple companies when asked about AT&T and Verizon. The company's decision to move to LTE, a more widely accepted standard of 4G used by other U.S. carriers, has helped spur new discussions.
"The level … Read more
Clearwire, which has largely been the 4G supplier to Sprint Nextel, sees the potential to grow by supplying wireless capacity to other companies in need.
"We want to be the Switzerland of the broadband industry," Clearwire Chief Financial Officer Hope Cochran said today during an investor conference hosted by Goldman Sachs.
The shift, however, is dependent upon Clearwire's move from its original WiMax technology to a newer version of 4G called LTE. But in order to do that, the company needs to raise an additional $600 million, on top of $150 million to $300 million to shore … Read more
Clearwire enlisted some big help in its effort to switch to another flavor of 4G technology.
The upstart high-speed wireless provider said today that it had formed a partnership with China Mobile to work together to develop products and equipment using a standard of 4G technology called TD-LTE, which is incompatible with what the other major U.S. carriers are using.
By partnering with China Mobile, Clearwire takes advantage of the breadth and scale of the Chinese company, which is the world's largest carrier with more than 700 million subscribers. The goal is to set common standards and product … Read more
Max Payne 3 has made our "most anticipated games of the year" list two consecutive years in a row. The highly anticipated title now has a release date of March 2012, and today we're getting a look at some of the action.
The Max Payne series was extraordinarily successful in the PC gaming scene when it debuted in 2001 and followed similar success when it was transplanted to consoles the following year. Known for its unique stylized graphic-novel storytelling aesthetic, many credit the Max Payne series from for bringing "bullet-time" into mainstream gaming. The franchise even spawned a 2008 film adaptation of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg.
Now, Rockstar Games is finally bringing the long-awaited follow-up to Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC next year. Having left New York City, Payne has spiraled even lower than ever before, finding himself working in private security in Brazil.
We'll have much more on Max Payne 3 in the months leading up to its release.… Read more
preGame is back from the dead with two demos: Dead Island and Resistance 3. We return from our summer hiatus with an announcement on some recent changes that include the show moving to the end of the week and other things viewers can expect down the road.
The summer had its share of quality games and we summarize our past month of gaming with a few notables like Infamous 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Catherine.
Then we discuss some news regarding Nintendo's right thumbstick attachment announcement following a six months of lackluster 3DS sales. Max Payne fans can … Read more
It's not a good time to be a Clearwire investor, according to Morgan Stanley.
The 4G wireless provider faces several problems, the investment firm says, including the need to obtain further funding, a rapidly vanishing lead in the 4G race, and the potential of a Sprint iPhone. Such a device would run on a competing network and cut into sales of other smartphones at Sprint--Clearwire's largest source of wholesale customers.
With all of these issues, Morgan Stanley says, the base case value of the company is $1 a share--or less than a third of its current stock price … Read more
As a design exercise to show what a vehicle capable of lasting 100 years without maintenance could look like, Cadillac debuted at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show its World Thorium Fueled concept car powered by nuclear energy. While the vehicle didn't contain a working thorium-fueled nuclear reactor, one researcher says that the technology is within our reach.
Charles Stevens, a researcher at the Massachusetts R&D firm Laser Power Systems, is creating a prototype of a thorium-powered laser that can be used to generate enough energy to power a vehicle while producing zero-emissions, according to an article in … Read more
Sprint is holding a special event in early October that it's dubbed "a strategy update," prompting speculation as to what strategy the carrier will discuss.
The invite sent out to the media says the event will take place in New York City on Friday, October 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. But the agenda teases only presentations by senior management and a Q&A session with no details as to the topic.
So far, speculation is pointing to Sprint's 4G future as the potential subject.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse apparently … Read more
Max Levchin, the PayPal co-founder, is leaving Google just after a year after the Web giant bought his social media company, Slide.
Google also plans to shutter almost all of Slide's applications including Photovine, a picture-sharing service the company launched just last week. AllThingsD first broke the news of Levchin's departure and the elimination of the Slide-created apps.
"Max has decided to leave Slide and Google to pursue other opportunities, and we wish him the best," a Google spokeswoman said via e-mail. "Most of the team from Slide will remain at Google to work on … Read more