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Why e-readers like Amazon Kindle will soon cost under $100

531 votes | submitted 2010-08-13 13:09:15 by alphadoggs | 139 comments

Late last month, Amazon unveiled a new version of its Kindle e-book reader that, like every new Kindle, is thinner, lighter, and smaller than the previous one. It's also the cheapest Kindle ever -- the new Wi-Fi version sells for just $139.

What's Wrong With 5 Inch Tablets?

253 votes | submitted 2010-08-13 03:35:24 by emecks | 59 comments

With the impending release of the 5 inch Dell Streak and other rumored similar tablets, it begs the question – is there a market for them? Will the buying public find that a 5 inch tablet is the perfect tablet for their uses? Well, in at least one case (mine), that answer is a resounding “No”.

The 10 Best Alarm Clocks

284 votes | submitted 2010-08-12 22:34:50 by leaprinces | 46 comments

With school coming right around the corner, the last thing you need is to fall behind by sleeping in. Here are the 10 best alarm clocks out (with video evidence). Grab one of these alarm clocks and never be late again. \r\n\r\n

Smartphones lead mobile sales, Android moves into no. 3 spot

345 votes | submitted 2010-08-12 19:48:18 by jimmysh | 81 comments

Android has eclipsed iOS and is creeping up on RIM as smartphone sales continue their strong growth.

Chrome to Phone now available in Android Market

217 votes | submitted 2010-08-12 19:41:17 by guruj | 34 comments

Chrome to Phone isn't a new product -- we've been using it since May, in fact --but Google's second mobile announcement today (behind Voice Actions)

Samsung Epic 4G Releasing On August 31st

248 votes | submitted 2010-08-12 18:23:04 by wendyhong | 29 comments

Mobile operator Sprint has announced that it will start selling the Samsung Epic 4G smartphone beginning August 31 through its Web sites, stores, and retail partners like Walmart, Best Buy, and Radio Shack for $249.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate along with a two-year service agreement.

You Know You've Been Spoiled Rotten by Technology When....

617 votes | submitted 2010-08-12 08:02:54 by arbiinc | 50 comments

Technology has rewired our brains, altered our expectations, and, frankly, turned us all into cranks. How do you know if this has happened to you? Look for the following 21 warning signs.

Slink-O-Matic Does The Slinking For You [VID]

266 votes | submitted 2010-08-12 02:52:54 by talsiach | 33 comments

Designed primarily for persons living in single floor ranch-style homes (I’m assuming) the Slink-O-Matic does the slinking for you when you’re lacking a staircase, or even adequate multi-hand coordination.

PlayStation gaming is coming to Android 3.0!

955 votes | submitted 2010-08-11 23:56:30 by engadget | 238 comments

It seems that Sony Ericsson -- a company that has yet to even introduce a Android 2.0 device -- is at work on a project to redefine gaming on Google's mobile platform.

BlackBerry Finally Gets Podcasts Through Native App

328 votes | submitted 2010-08-11 19:07:06 by hackiewackie | 28 comments

BlackBerry smartphones got official podcast support of their own today through the launch of BlackBerry Podcasts. The native app gives support for browsing and downloading podcasts in audio or video.

Facebook's Foursquare competitor is imminent

160 votes | submitted 2010-08-11 00:50:23 by hedgie1 | 38 comments

The long-rumored geolocation "check-in" feature at Facebook is slated to debut within weeks, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNET

Fallout's Pip-Boy is Real! (Kinda...)

356 votes | submitted 2010-08-10 21:55:19 by mpenetrabletaco | 25 comments

Could this Android-based device be the first step towards our own personal wrist computer?

First Image Of Nokia 5250 Shows On The Web

272 votes | submitted 2010-08-10 21:08:45 by usq1111 | 41 comments

Nokia may soon replace its entry-level touchscreen phone, the 5230 with a 5250. Not much is known about the device, other than that it will sport a touchscreen and a design that's close to the outgoing model's.

Motorola Droid 2 and R2-D2 Edition Finally Official

449 votes | submitted 2010-08-10 15:56:18 by baddbrainz | 41 comments

All together now: "Finally!" At long last, the leaks are being plugged by none other than Verizon itself, who today confirmed that the Droid 2 is more than just a figment of everyone's imagination.

AT&T Starts BlackBerry Torch 9800 TV Spots

261 votes | submitted 2010-08-10 13:44:56 by badqat | 34 comments

If our hands-on video of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 hasn’t whet your palate for RIM’s first slider, maybe some smoothly-crafted TV marketing will. AT&T has started hitting the airwaves to build up hype for the lighting of the Torch this Thursday.

Samsung Eternity II and Flight II inbound for AT&T

255 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 20:15:19 by deafbeat | 19 comments

Samsung today brought out two new touchscreen messaging phones focused on social networks and AT&T’s Mobile TV service.

Google and Verizon publish proposal for 'an open internet\

657 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 20:00:39 by sams90 | 153 comments

Back in October of last year, Google and Verizon came together in order to provide an intense amount of corporate support for the FCC's then-fledgling net neutrality push. Today, said push has turned into quite the monster, with a recent court ruling asserting that the FCC doesn't actually have the authority to impose net neutrality.