LTE might be all the rage right now, but next generation mobile technology is already in the works. According to Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, Samsung has successfully tested its 5G platform, pulling down data at 1Gbps in recent tests. The company apparently needed 64 antenna elements to pull the trick off, but says the technology will be available to customers by 2020 — matching the European Commission’s goal quite nicely. It may not be the fastest 5G test we’ve seen in recent months, but we’re not going to scoff at progress.
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Two mammoth rocket engines that helped boost Apollo astronauts to the moon have been fished out of the Atlantic.
The Android-based gaming console GameStick was just pulled from Kickstarter, according to an email we just received from Kickstarter support. Its project page is no longer accessible, and the only information given in our support email says it was removed due to, “an intellectual property dispute.” As a result, the project page was taken down (“removed from public view,” says the email), and it may end up getting canned altogether. “If we are not able to re-post it within 30 days, we will cancel the project,” says the email. Yikes! Should that occur, all pledges for the project will expire (Kickstarter doesn’t charge pledges until a project is approved), and the project, “will be permanently unavailable.”
We’re following up with Playjam, the project’s creator, for more and will let you know if we hear back.
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Models of Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet have been pulled from online stores of some top retailers in the U.S. and Canada, a move one analyst said could be a sign that the company is readying a successor tablet.
Mabuhay, Philippines. We’ve covered the Pearl of the Orient Seas’ affinity for electric tricycles, green billboards and a certain cool-looking logo before. This time, it’s all about the Gs as select locations in Metro Manila are apparently in line to get high-speed wireless coverage via a new 4G LTE network being launched by Smart Communications on August 25th. The launch was first reported by Philippines-based site MisterJonjon.com, which has since taken down the post at the company’s request. Areas scheduled to get coverage include parts of financial center Makati as well as locations around the SM Mall of Asia and the University of the Philippines’ Diliman campus, to name a few. The site also reported that Smart will offer customers a Huawei USB LTE stick for free and charge a monthly rate of 3,500 Philippine pesos (about $ 83). All in all, the company is set to activate 49 LTE base stations during the launch. For more, check out the snapshot of the pulled post through the source link.
Filed under: Cellphones, Internet
Smart Communications’ new 4G LTE launch details slip out in Philippines, quickly get pulled originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 17 Aug 2012 04:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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You could call it technological baptism of sorts… just not the kind Apple would want. A Russian scam app known as Find and Call managed to hit the App Store and create havoc for those who dared a download, making it the first non-experimental malware to hit iOS without first needing a jailbreak. As Kaspersky found out, it wasn’t just scamware, but a trojan: the title would swipe the contacts after asking permission, send them to a remote server behind the scenes and text spam the daylights out of any phone number in that list. Thankfully, Apple has already yanked the app quickly and explained to The Loop that the app was pulled for violating App Store policies. We’d still like to know just why the app got there in the first place, but we’d also caution against delighting in any schadenfreude if you’re of the Android persuasion. The app snuck through to Google Play as well, and Kaspersky is keen to remind us that Android trojans are “nothing new;” the real solution to malware is to watch out for fishy-looking apps, no matter what platform you’re using.
Spam-happy iOS trojan slips into App Store, gets pulled in rapid fashion originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Apple’s ban on the Galaxy Nexus begins to take effect, as Google has replaced the buy option with a note that says ‘coming soon.’
A Kickstarter campaign for the development of a game called “Mythic” has been officially declared a hoax, and yanked from the social funding platform. Either the person/people behind the scam did not estimate the amount of interest the campaign would get, or just simply did not have any sort of intelligent thought process when announcing
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Seething about the removal of Everybody’s Tennis or Motorstorm: Arctic Edge from the PlayStation Store? Relax, Sony’s restored both PSP-titles in time for you to play ‘em all through the weekend. Of course, both are now neutered (along with the Vita’s firmware) so they can’t be used to load arch-hacker Wololo’s Vita Half-Byte Loader — but it hardly matters, they’ve already got another top-secret exploit ready to launch on an unsuspecting world.
Pulled PSP titles restored to the Vita, security holes covered with tape originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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A video-sharing app called Viddy, which has been around for some time but has been surging recently and came into the ranks of the top five, has been pulled from the App Store. While the reason behind apps becoming disabled are never publicly announced, it’s being reported that the reason is due to an increase [...]
There’s quite a bit of hubub about the Steve Jobs FBI file that’s been put up for download by any man, woman, or child who would dare read it today, but not a whole lot of people speaking about how it came to us all now, of all times. What’s going on here is that [...]
A Taiwanese advertisement including an actor dressed as an angel-winged Steve Jobs has been pulled from the air, following an international outcry over the tasteless commercial and threats to boycott the electronics maker.
The company that began advertising for an incredibly lifelike Steve Jobs doll won’t sell the figurines after all because of pressure from family and Apple lawyers.
Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary committee, said he will remove the provision in SOPA that requires ISPs to block access to foreign Web sites accused of piracy.
Apple has approved a tethering app that allows iPhone users to share their smartphone’s data connection via a USB hook-up with their laptop, even if they don’t have a tethering plan with their carrier. The app, iTether, has prompted questions over why Apple approved the app in the first place and how long it might [...]
What once was there now is gone. Earlier today, Google Voice was just two clicks away in the iOS App Store. Now, all that remains is a page cache (at the source link below) and versions of the app that were already installed on iPhones and iPod touches. Vincent Paquet, Senior Product Manager for Google Voice confirmed that the app had been pulled, explaining “our last update of this week had a bug that caused the app to crash at sign in. We removed it so it did not affect additional users until the fix gets published.” We’ve been using the most recent version — 184.108.40.2061 — on an iPhone 4 running iOS 5 without issue, but recent reviews cite the reported crashing, so it’s definitely affecting at least some users. We don’t have an ETA for when you can expect the app to return, so if you don’t already have it installed, you’ll need to hang tight for the time being. The service should function normally otherwise, assuming your phone number has already been registered, though you won’t be able to begin new text threads or make outgoing calls using your Google Voice number.
Google Voice pulled from App Store following iOS 5 crash originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 15 Oct 2011 18:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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This weekend the iPhone rumors and leaks are just flowing in, this next one showing some evidence that the iPhone 4S will indeed be popping up next week, this information thanks to Apple itself. In the latest version if iTunes (a beta, at that), references to the iPhone 4S have been found, but were quickly [...]
Apple’s ongoing patent battle
with Samsung has taken yet another twist, now that Cupertino has won an injunction blocking German sales of the recently unveiled Galaxy Tab 7.7
. According to FOSS Patents
, Samsung pulled its new Android tablet from both the IFA
show floor and its German website on Saturday, in compliance with a Friday decision handed down by the same Düsseldorf Regional Court court that banned sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 last month
. The 7.7-inch slate had previously been on display with a sticker that read “Not for sale in Germany,” but, as we noticed yesterday
, all demo models, posters and other promotional materials have since been removed. Samsung spokesman James Chung told Bloomberg
that the new injunction “severely limits consumer choice in Germany,” but confirmed that the Korean manufacturer “respects the court’s decision,” and vowed to do everything it could to defend its intellectual property. Details on the ruling remain hazy and Apple has yet to comment, but we’ll let you know as soon as we hear more.
Apple wins German injunction against Samsung, Galaxy Tab 7.7 pulled from IFA originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 04 Sep 2011 05:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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