Is WCDMA/UMTS environmentally unfriendly?

, posted: 20-Jan-2007 17:14

When people think about negative aspects around mobile phones, it's usually radiation fears that pop up in their minds. So far, there's no conclusive evidence that radiation from mobile devices causes for instance tumours or damages tissue ot (read the entire post)...

Wii Sex 2: the half-assed sequel

, posted: 17-Jan-2007 16:51

OK... this is getting silly.

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3G LG Chocolate launch tomorrow

, posted: 17-Jan-2007 16:08

Tomorrow's the official launch of the updated LG Chocolate in New Zealand, the KU800 which features 3G broadband amongst other things. Looks like a nice slider phone, and the name is certainly memorable although it says nothing much about the pho (read the entire post)...

What the iPhone actually costs: $1,936

, posted: 16-Jan-2007 16:12

Allen Stern at CenterNetworks has done some calculations on how much the Apple iPhone will cost. He figures (in US dollars) that customers are looking at $640 for the phone alone, including eight per cent sales tax, and $108 a month in plan and sundr (read the entire post)...

FreeBSD 6.2 released

, posted: 15-Jan-2007 20:24

Ken Smith @ The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team just announced that version 6.2 of the UNIX-like operating system is available. Some of the new stuff in 6.2-RELEASE include:

freebsd-update(8) provides officially su (read the entire post)...

Snap next to be snapped up after Wordpress adoption?

, posted: 13-Jan-2007 10:26

You've probably seen the little webpage previews on Geekzone and the blogs here (if you have Javascript enabled), courtesy of Snap, a Pasadena, California-based company founded by Bill Gross. Once you get used to them, they're quite useful al (read the entire post)...

Internet Explorer 7 is vulnerable to the VML hole - patch now!

, posted: 10-Jan-2007 17:03

In September last year, I wrote about the Vector Mark-Up Language zero-day exploit for Internet Explorer, saying:

I'm waiting to hear from MS if IE7 too is vulnerable to the VML hole. It might be, as it looks like it too has sup (read the entire post)...

Apple iPhone GPRS/EDGE only

, posted: 10-Jan-2007 09:05

The rumours were true: Apple's US$499 (4GB) and US$599 iPhone introduced at MacWorld 2007 is a GSM device. It has GPRS and EDGE data connectivity only though, which in 2007 is surprising. Why didn't Apple launch the phone with UMTS at l (read the entire post)...

MyBlogLog sold to Yahoo

, posted: 9-Jan-2007 18:44

Om Malik has the scoop on MyBlogLog being bought by Yahoo for ... $12 million? Or more? Om doesn't say.

You've probably seen the MyBlogLog panel on the Techsploder sidebar already, and I have to say the "blog-based social network (read the entire post)...

Microwaved Furby and Heart Attack plus Flame Me Elmo

, posted: 9-Jan-2007 14:15

Time for some disturbing Internet meme-clips then. All in the worst possible taste, don't watch if you don't like that, and of course, don't try any of the below at home of course.
First, Furby meets Microwave:

Second, Tickle Me E (read the entire post)...


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