Google Maps users in 13 lucky European countries will get to experience the convenience of having live traffic reports starting this week. Google has announced that it will be bringing its informative live traffic feature to thirteen countries in Europe. With live traffic, users will be able to gauge how congested a road is before they even embark on their journey, and they’ll even be able to use Google Maps […]
While the tech savvy consumers of the world are making use of data for “free” texting with apps such as Whatsapp or Kik messenger, believe it or not, but a majority of the world still rely on good ol’ regular text messaging. Unfortunately in most parts of the world, people don’t have “free text” plans, and still need to pay exorbitant fees to send text messages to each other.
Lenovo has just announced the release of a new ultraportable notebook computer – the ThinkPad X121e. Designed for business people on the go or students looking for a lightweight computer to bring to classes. The notebook features mid-range specs which should be enough for most applications on the go, including the occasional casual game or two but not heavy graphic rendering or hardcore gaming.
Folks in the US might be in for a disappointment if the following rumors turn out to be true. According to some reports online, the vice president of Nokia Europe mentioned that Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 devices will be released in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK first; later this year. However, a Nokia spokeswoman, Anna Martin, refused to confirm his comments about the release of […]
The elusive Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 may finally be getting a release although it looks like our friends in Europe may be getting the device before us in the States. Earlier it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 were facing some issues due to component shortages, whether that was true or not there has been no word from Samsung with regards to that matter, but if it was […]
Google, has been recently reported to have forked out $5 million in an 18.7MW solar power plant near Berlin, Germany. Google won’t be running the show all by themselves though – the plant will be operated together with another private German company, Capital Stage. But it looks that Google won’t be having the upper hand here as they control only 49% of the stake. The 116 acre plant has been […]
Bad news for Sony – after LG managed to win a preliminary injunction against Sony in a legal battle over Blu-ray patent infringement, they won’t be able to import their hugely successful PlayStation 3 console into Europe. For the next 10 days, all new PS3 units that are imported into the continent will be confiscated by the authorities. After LG stepped on Sony’s toes over some phone patents last year, […]
Amazon has announced today that they have reached finally acquired LOVEFiLM International Limited. In case you didn’t know, LOVEFiLM is pretty much the equivalent of Netflix in Europe – a subscription entertainment service that allows you to rent movies and games through the mail or streaming on demand. The service is compatible with PCs, internet-enabled TVs and on the PlayStation 3. Amazon’s acquisition of LOVEFiLM gives them a bigger foothold […]
We’re already lucky enough to be enjoying the Motorola Droid X already, but if you’re over in France and are wondering when you’ll be able to get hold of the device, word is going around that the Motorola Droid X will be launched in France in November or December, with the Droid 2 to follow closely after that. According to rumor, the Droid 2 will be dubbed the Motorola Milestone 2, […]
Folks over in Europe looking for a secure USB flash drive will be happy to know that the DataTraveler 5000 USB Flash Drive from Kingston is now available in Europe. We previously told you that this drive is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified with Level 3 pending, and offers built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption for another layer of security. To further enhance the security of your data, the drive uses […]
It was previously mentioned that the HTC Hero would be getting an Android 2.1 update come April 16th, but it seems that the date might be pushed by back slightly. It seems that some folks have buzzed HTC about the upcoming update, and the Taiwanese company has replied, indicating that the anticipated update would be released at the end of April. The update will be pushed out over-the-air (OTA) so […]
Have more than just a little bit of spare time on your hands? Might we interest you in this hack that will enable playback from a USB drive over LG televisions? This hack currently works only on European hardware, namely the LH, LF and selected LU models, so for those of us living Stateside, we’re out of luck for the moment. You will need to downgrade the firmware to version […]
While there hasn’t been any official price or release date for the HP Slate in the U.S. just yet, news is already out that the device could be launched in June, and be ready for sale in Europe by September. Based on the information we dug up, the device will be going for around €400 ($545), and will sport an Intel Atom CPU, built-in webcam, USB connectivity, built-in card reader […]
Apple has just rolled out a brand new USB power adapter for both the iPod and iPhone in a slimmer form factor, where it plays nice with just about the entire range of iPod nanos, iPhones, iPod touches, iPod classics, as well as the second and third generation iPod shuffle. Heck, it also goes even further back to the iPod mini and even the 4th and 5th generation Click-wheel iPod. […]