Matthew Broersma

Industry heavies set to push WiMax upgrade

A number of mobile industry players including Intel, Motorola, and Samsung have launched an effort to push for devices and equipment based on the upcoming WiMax 2 high-speed wireless standard. The WiMax 2 Collaboration Initiative, announced Sunday, aims to speed up industrywide adoption of the next WiMax release, which is based on the IEEE 802.16m …

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NTT DoCoMo to show off 4G handset

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo is set to demonstrate a prototype handset based on high-speed wireless data technology LTE later this month, according to its handset partner, NEC. NEC said on Monday that NTT will demonstrate the handset receiving streaming high-resolution video across an LTE network at Mobile World Congress, which kicks off February 15 in Barcelona. According to NEC, the …

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iPod’s ‘dirty secret’ wins Web fans

Two filmmakers are getting attention around the Net for an “antiadvertising” project aimed at protesting what they call the “dirty secret” of the iPod music player–its battery life. Brothers Casey and Van Neistat, who collaborate on video projects using Mac editing software, said they were told by a technical support representative at Apple Computer that the cost to replace the …

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