We first heard about — and went to town on — Kyocera’s latest smartphone toward the end of last month. Thankfully, the Torque happens to be an “ultra-rugged” device, meaning its creators didn’t mind at all when we tossed it against a wall or two. The LTE-packing Ice Cream Sandwich handset was made to the Military Standard 810G standard, so you can drop it, get it dirty or even submerge it in up to a meter of water for half an hour or so and go back for a little more Fruit Ninja — it’s also been placed in the hands of Mr. Man vs. Wild himself, Bear Grylls. The handset will be tumbling onto Sprint March 8th, with a $ 100 price (post two-year contract and $ 50 mail-in rebate).
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Squarespace, Fog Creek, Peer1 Kept NY Data Center Alive By Carrying Fuel Buckets To The 17th Floor In The Dark
Small businesses may have been even more affected than big companies by Hurricane Sandy, as they don’t have the same resources. When Squarespace sent an email on Monday morning, it looked like they had tried everything to keep the servers alive. They asked for forgiveness in advance. But the unbelievable happened: They kept the service going by bringing fuel buckets to the 17th floor in the dark for more than 54 hours.
Three-man crew ends 193-day mission to the International Space Station.
A new U.S. clandestine satellite has rocketed into space.
Tony Fadell might have left Apple to make the Nest Learning Thermostat, but it may be the case that Apple hasn’t completely left him. If we go by a pair of rumors, Nest’s Internet-savvy climate control could soon be in Apple Stores, presumably across the US, for the same $ 249 as it costs to splurge for one through Nest itself. We’re definitely skeptical — home appliances and automation aren’t really Apple’s strong suits, and Nest has already declined to comment — but 9to5 Mac has heard that the thermostats are already in Apple’s inventory system. If the reports are at all true, there won’t be long to wait before you can buy a smart energy system while you’re shopping for a new iPhone case.
“Hi All. I purchased a 2011 Mac Mini with dedicated graphics for PhotoShop and InDesign. I’ve grown tired of my Core 2 Duo Laptop, instead I want to bring my Mac Mini to and from work (I’ve got display, keyboard and mouse at both places so it’s not a problem). It might be a weird idea, I wanna try it. Any suggestions on what I can use to carry it, as long as its discrete as I commute quite a bit. Thanks!”
Well, we’re impressed by his commitment and his plan, but has anyone else made the leap and lived to tell the tale? We’ve never seen a mac at a LAN party, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some exquisite accessories available for the purpose. One, two, you know what to do.
(NB: If you don’t know what to do, it’s to give your helpful suggestions and personal experiences in the comments below)
In related news, thanks to a post on the company’s Facebook wall we know that the unit will be clad in an “anti-stain shell,” — hinting at a similar nano-coating to what we’ve seen on the Droid Razr. We’ve also heard rumors of a fast-charging mode that’ll provide an hour’s usage with just ten minutes of cable-time. Either way, it won’t be long until we find out what’s true, since the unit’s sashayed past the FCC then it’s most certainly on for that promised Q1 launch.
(Founder Stories) Houston On Pitching Dropbox: “Tom Cruise In Minority Report Is Not Carrying Around A Thumb Drive”
Dropbox co-founder, Drew Houston recently sat down with TechCrunch Editor, Erick Schonfeld to discuss the origins of Dropbox – a service that allows users to upload and access their files from virtually any device, anywhere. With $ 250-million in funding and 45-million users, Dropbox is shaking up the world of digital storage.
The roots of Dropbox were planted when Houston was a student at MIT. “You could sit down at any of tens-of-thousands of computers on campus and not only your files but your whole environment was just in front of you and kind of followed you around.” Then graduation hit and Houston says he was thrown “back to the stone age.”
Right on cue before another big release from Barnes & Noble in the form of a autumn release of the Nook Color 2 comes a brand new carrier for the massively popular electronic reader. This announcement contains both the original Nook which is priced currently at $ 139 and the Nook Color which is currently set at $ 249. Both devices will be available at RadioShack soon, while onlookers see this as a move toward a more broad coverage of mobile computing devices at the retail chain.
This past Sunday was also the final closing of the doors of Borders, one of Barnes & Noble’s biggest competitors. Whether or not this was due directly to the fact that they didn’t bring their A game to the eReader court or not is still up to debate. What Barnes & Noble has here is an expanding model that’s set to continue to grow through the future along with their physical book store chain which is suddenly, with the death of Borders, looking a lot more ubiquitous on the book buying circuit. RadioShack also has 4,675 stores in total in the USA and Mexico that it can add to the physical representation of the Nook.
Barnes & Noble’s OTHER competitors, Amazon.com, may well be bringing out another barrel of fire in the near future with an Android tablet that’s set to go up against the Nook Color directly. Word is that it’s possible this eReader / Android tablet hybrid will encompass the entirety of Amazon.com’s cloud computing efforts, this leaving Barnes & Noble perhaps looking to amp themselves up for the Nook Color 2 as well.
You can check our massive week-long review of the NOOKcolor back when it was one word here on SlashGear right this moment, have a look!
A Week with NOOKcolor: Hardware
A Week with NOOKcolor: Reading (aka Core Apps)
NOOKcolor Unboxing and Hands-on
A Bit of Extra Clarity for Would-be Developers of NOOKcolor Apps
and of course A Week with NOOKcolor: 3rd Party Apps and Final Wrap-Up
Also you can have a look at our original Nook review from all the way back in 2009. Time to upgrade, all you readers of eBooks!
Relevant Entries on SlashGear.com
- B&N nook in-store availability this week; “More In Store” content launching
- Barnes & Noble may launch Nook Color 2 in September
- B&N NOOK Color tablet leaks ahead of launch
- Barnes & Noble nook locator reveals which stores have demos
- Barnes & Noble nook Lite Will Supposedly Feature WiFi Only
- B&N 3G/WiFi nook price slashed to $ 199.99
- Barnes & Noble nook Color is an Android-Based Color Touchscreen eReader, Sources Say
- Nook 1.1-update enables connection to Barnes & Noble stores and performance improvements
RadioShack soon carrying Barnes and Noble Nook and Nook Color is written by Chris Burns & originally posted on SlashGear.
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