Category Archives: Gadgets

Review: Motorola Quench

by: LIA TIMSON You can’t blame Motorola, or any other phone manufacturer, for jumping on the Android bandwagon and launching a seemingly unlimited number of handsets to take advantage of Google’s free operating system. So it was with some degree … Continue reading

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Sony joins e-reader price war

Sony has cut the price of its Reader devices, joining an electronic-reader price war between Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. On Sony’s website, the Daily Edition version of the Reader was listed at US$299.99 ($434.20), down from US$349.99. The Touch … Continue reading

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No Kin Do: Microsoft Keeps Limping Into the Mobile Era

The life of Microsoft’s Kin was hard and short — delayed development, feuding executives and last-minute changes in OSes were just some of the problems that reportedly plagued the platform. But the phone shoppers out there don’t care about behind-the-scenes bickering. They just want the coolest stuff out there, with touchscreens, real app stores and affordable prices, and Microsoft isn’t cooperating. Continue reading

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Topo Maps for iPhone Won’t Lose You

By: Chris Maxcer If you’re driving around on pavement in the United States, chances are you’re often within cellular service, which means you can use Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Maps and Google Earth, along with your iPhone’s built-in GPS feature, to … Continue reading

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The serious business of smartphones

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Tech gadgets for cops means number’s up for unregistered drivers

BY: GEESCHE JACOBSEN Sergeant Matt Rees from Mount Druitt police pictured with the newly fitted Automatic Number Plate Recognition system. SERGEANT Matt Rees says it is “the best bit of kit … since radar”. But privacy advocates warn it poses … Continue reading

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The Great Success Of Microsoft’s Kin

By: Aaron Shapiro Last week, Microsoft killed its first phone product, Kin. Ad Age called it “One of the fastest launch-to-failure paths ever taken by a major marketer.” The New York Times quipped, “That didn’t take long,” pointing out that … Continue reading

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