The U.S. Navy demonstrates how it can set a boat on fire remotely using a laser. Which is super awesome as a video, and slightly terrifying as a demonstration of future military capabilities. Also, Steve Jobs finally agrees to an authorized biography, Sony blinks in the George Hotz PS3 jailbreaking lawsuit, smart phone users are wasting hundreds of dollars a year, and Facebook is working on its latest venture: the Socialist Network. --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
It took years for the iPhone to get out of AT&T jail and fly to Verizon. But if you're about to make the move, hold on a minute: all is not perfect. Brian Cooley has five good reasons to hang on perhaps just a little longer, perhaps for iPhone 5.
And after you watch the video, here are CNET's latest reviews of Verizon phones to give you something to consider.
It's our job to keep the various rumors about upcoming Apple devices straight, but even we have a hard time. Right now, it's looking like Apple won't be releasing a new iPhone this summer as had been expected, but may later in the year. But what will it be like?
There have been rumors of bigger screens, faster processors, and even a touchless payment system built in, and that's just the tip of the iCeberg. (See what I did there?) Thankfully, the wonderful artists from French Web site Nowhereelse.fr have stepped in to help. They'… Read more
Apple's WWDC announcement could signal the iPhone 5 is coming later this fall. Facebook's movie model is working, mobile phone payments will be the new black, and Symbian phones will be discontinued in 2010...*tear*. Plus, thanks to the Oxford English Dictionary "muffin top" will live forever.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Another day, another iPhone 5 rumor. This time it comes from the China Times (translated), which is claiming that a prototype of Apple's next iPhone is already in the trial stages of production and will be packing a slightly larger screen, a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip, an A5 processor, and a tweaked antenna design that will combat attenuation when it arrives later this year.
The news, which was picked up by GadgetsDNA, comes following months of on-again, off-again news that Apple is exploring NFC in its products, with a larger goal of building out a payment network that … Read more
The site iDealsChina is at it again, posting what it claims are CAD renderings of the next-generation iPhone, which many presume will be called the iPhone 5.
The site says the "mold engineering" drawings were created to help guide accessory manufacturers in the production of their protective cases. Some similar drawings leaked in advance of the iPad 2 launch and an iPad 2 mockup that was spotted at CES in January ended up looking very similar to the actual iPad 2, which went on sale today.
If the purported renderings are to be believed, the next iPhone will … Read more
The gist of the talk is that Apple will be abandoning the glass back for an aluminum one, as well as ditching the external antenna, which has been a source of problems for Apple and forced the company to issue free "bumper" guards to prevent signal loss when the iPhone 4 was gripped very tightly.
The loose translation goes … Read more
Here we go again with the rumors that the iPhone 5--or whatever Apple chooses to call its fifth-generation iPhone--will have a larger screen. This one comes out of China, where iDealsChina has posted what it claims is a photo of the front bezel or digitizer panel for the iPhone 5.
Here's the long caption that was posted along with the image, which was first noticed by 9to5Mac:
China's 1st iPhone 5 photo has surfaced! From this photo it seems that the screen size will be larger than iPhone 4. There has been a lot of speculation about a … Read more
Links from Thursday's episode of Loaded:
Sony launches Sony Music Unlimited, the company's own music store.
The FBI gets ready to outline wire-tapping policies for digital communication.
Google announces Google One Pass, a subscription service for newspapers and magazines that will compete with Apple's recently announced iTunes subscription service.
The iPhone rumor mill is predicting a smaller, $99 version of the iPhone this summer.
Warner Bros. announces App Editions of "Inception" and "The Dark Knight."
Sony announces its zero-tolerance policy for hacking the PlayStation 3.
The more Facebook friends you have, the more … Read more
Maybe bigger is better.
Just a few days ago I wrote an article entitled, "Should the iPhone 5 get a larger screen?" As part of the piece, I included a poll asking readers to cast a vote for their preference. Of the nearly 5,000 respondents, the results (as of the time of this writing) were as follows:61 percent thought Apple should make the screen larger 30 percent thought the iPhone's screen was just right 2 percent would like to see it get smaller 8 percent didn't care