Our friends over at Gizmodo have gotten their hands on the fourth-generation iPhone prototype. They’ve spent a whole week with the unit and even taken it apart. Keep in mind Apple hasn’t even announced a fourth-gen iPhone yet, let alone talked about it.
Over the weekend Engadget posted some photos of an iPhone-resembling device that was apparently found on the floor of a San Jose bar. Pretty suspect, but then the editors at Gizmodo this morning posted a huge dissection of that very device (possibly prompted by Engadget’s article), which they say they’ve had for more than [...]
Engadget has published some images of what might be an iPhone 4G aka iPhone HD prototype found on the floor of a San Jose bar inside an iPhone 3G case.
The person who found this rumored prototype of iPhone HD is looking to sell it, according to engadget. The only information available at this time is that it has front face camera, 80GB memory (strange) and does not boot now.
Photos after the jump…
Right now we don’t have a ton of info on the device in question, but we can tell you that it apparently has a front facing camera (!), 80GB of storage (weird, right?), and isn’t booting [...]
Whenever there’s a tech boom, there are always companies that just don’t learn from others’ mistakes, overstretching and eventually falling over themselves in pursuit of greatness. Or, more often, cash.
Many companies have learned the hard way that the only way to succeed in technology is to innovate – or you will soon perish. Mind you, for some it wasn’t for the want of trying.
Here’s a raft of companies that really should have seen that the end wasn’t that far away…
1. Silicon Graphics Silicon Graphics (SGI) made its name in the heady days of [...]
iVdopia, a video-based mobile ad network for the iPhone, has just added social features to mobile ads. Its new Talk2Me ads can be shared via Facebook and Twitter and offer various methods of response (call, SMS, email) and interaction. Ads like this that are specifically designed to be shared, in line with how we share Youtube videos or articles, are a pretty recent development.
For example, a soft drinks company has created a video ad for a Facebook facial profiling application that matches a photo of the user with other users who look like him or her. This has a strong viral aspect and users [...]
Even though Germany gets about as much sun as the average town in Alaska, it’s the world’s leader in the solar power industry. Why? Extensive and effective government subsidies. Today, it looks like subsidies will shrink 16 to 17 percent starting in April, with further cuts coming next year. Solar stocks all over the world have plunged in response to the news, providing a bittersweet opportunity for investors.
Subsidy cuts have been a long time coming in Germany, where the solar market is so saturated that equipment and component prices have dropped off a cliff. The same problem has [...]
NeoPhotonics, maker of circuitry components that use photonics for optical communications networks, has raised $8.9 million of a targeted $18.65 million round of equity. Based in San Jose, Calif., the company is backed by Oak Investment Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and ATA Ventures.
Broadway Networks, maker of optical subsystems used in broadband access applications, has raised $954,589 of an anticipated $3.8 million round of equity, according to a filing with the SEC. Based in San Jose, Calif., the company is backed by Pond Venture Partners.
DFine, maker of a medical device that injects bone cement into spine fractures in order to heal them, has brought in $2.8 million of an anticipated $3 million round of securities, warrants, rights and debt financing. Based in San Jose, Calif., the company is backed by BB&T Fund, Highland Credit Strategies Fund, Prospect Venture Partners, and Vanguard Ventures.
A medium-sized earthquake near San Jose sent social networks and real-time search aflutter this morning as micro-reports came in from up and down the Bay Area.
Google’s real-time search picked up tweets that were only 30 seconds stale. Meanwhile, Facebook’s search engine has started pulling in useful results, as more status updates have turned public since the privacy overhaul last month. Other real-time search engines like OneRiot featured media coverage from the Los Angeles Times atop their page.
The actual quake was a 4.1 on the Richter scale and was centered slightly east of Milpitas, [...]
Holiday season air travel just got a little less crappy—freebie access starts today, and runs through to January 15. Read on for the full list of airports, and info on free Wi-Fi promos from Yahoo and Microsoft, too.
You may also remember that Google already said it would foot the bill for Virgin America Wi-Fi during the same period.
The catch? Once you log into the network, you’ll be pestered if you want to set Google to your homepage or try Google Chrome. But that’s it. I can deal with that. You’ll also have the option to make a donation to Engineers Without Borders, the [...]