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Archive for April 3rd, 2012

Mystery LG Windows Phone at the FCC

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the LG Windows Phone LS831.  It’s appeared on WP Bench and we first caught wind of the device being at the FCC back in October 2011 but only had the FCC ID label to show for it.  There’s even some speculation this is the LG Fantasy.  Now we have pictures (doesn’t look like the leaked pics of the Fantasy) and more information that could make the LS831 Sprints new Windows Phone. Read more HERE

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SAN DIEGO — Already surrounded by machines that allow him, painstakingly, to communicate, the physicist Stephen Hawking last summer donned what looked like a rakish black headband that held a feather-light device the size of a small matchbox. Read more HERE

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Spring is here! How do I know? Well, reason #1 is that last weekend brought some of the first sunny weather the greater Seattle area has seen in what seems like months, and I was able to dig weeds out of the rock garden without wearing a jacket. And second, because daffodils and crocuses are blooming everywhere. And thirdly because of Easter bunnies, marshmallow peeps, and decorated eggs; they’re a sure sign. So we’ve gathered a collection of pretty colored eggs to help bring a breath of spring to your Windows desktop.Read more HERE

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SYDNEY: Australian government science body CSIRO said Sunday it had won a multi-million-dollar legal settlement in the United States to license its patented technology that underpins the WiFi platform worldwide.

Scientists from the agency invented the wireless local area network (WLAN) technology that is the basis of the WiFi signal employed by computers, smartphones and other Internet-ready devices around the world.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) patented the technology in the 1990s, and has been suing companies using it without a licence since 2005. Read more HERE

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SINGAPORE: The ASUS Zenbook’s aluminum body is sleek, shiny and polished.

It is a gorgeous piece of hardware, but it also gives you this nagging feeling that you have seen it all before.

That’s probably because it is a virtual lookalike of the Apple MacBook Air.

It even weighs about the same as a MacBook Air, at 1.3kg for the 13 inch UX31.

This is not a bad thing.

The MacBook Air is widely recognised as being one of the slimmest, lightest and best-looking laptops around, and now users who prefer a Windows laptop but like the aesthetics of the MacBook Air can pick up a Zenbook to satisfy their needs.

And there is more.

Read more HERE

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SHANGHAI: China has said it will aim to bring faster and cheaper Internet access to more people, following complaints that a near monopoly by state-backed firms had hurt services.

China has the world’s largest number of Internet users at half a billion, but Beijing maintains strict controls over content and recently it launched a crackdown on microblogs after rumours spread of a coup. Read more HERE

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