Velocity Conference Live Streaming
Watch live streaming video from oreillyconfs at livestream.comVelocity is an O’Reilly conference held on June 14-16 in Santa Clara, as a media partner, Ubergizmo will live stream the sessions from this article. With the rise of the real time  web, the cloud computing and online social gaming that attracts millions of users, the need for reliable and scalable web infrastructures has emerged as a priority. During the next three days, […]

Toshiba Qosmio X770 with 3D
 Toshiba updated its high-end Qosmio line with the new X770, specifically designed for people who like to play video games or need to use graphic intensive applications such as video editing. Featuring the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics processor with 1.5GB of discrete graphics GDDR5 memory and battery-saving Optimus technology, the X770 configurations offer either the 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 8GB RAM, hard […]

HP New Notebooks Lineup with AMD
HP is launching an update of its business and consumer notebooks featuring the new AMD A-series “APU” (Accelerating Processing Unit) that combines a quad-core CPU (A6 and A8 – A4 dual-core) and a discreet-class GPU on the same dye. According to HP and AMD, the new processor offers better performance while ensuring a longer battery life. For example the new ProBook B-series lasts 7 hours (15-inch and 14-inch) and 6.5 […]

Qualcomm Keynote @ Uplinq 2011
[Uplinq] Dr. Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm’s CEO, has introduced mobile computing as a “force of social change”, as he referred to the recent events in the middle east during which people “armed only with mobile phones” could document facts on the ground and share them with the world, instantly.And that’s only the beginning. Qualcomm estimates that data usage will grow by up to 12X by 2015. The future will be dominated […]


What's Next for Cloud Computing? Find Out at Structure 2011.
Ubergizmo community members register now and receive $100 off your ticket and a free report from GigaOM Pro on cloud and infrastructure. Structure will be held in San Francisco, June 22nd & 23rd.This year, we will be looking at the next wave of cloud technology and services. Anyone with a vested interest in cloud computing won’t want to miss this chance to hear about its future from the people who are […]

T-Mobile Will Ride HSPA+ to 672Mbps. Possibly Beyond
At a time when 4G LTE is gaining mindshare, T-Mobile will continue to invest and evolve HSPA+ (T-Mobile calls it “4G” too), an incumbent wireless standard that T-Mobile thinks can provide users with the speed they need, in a more cost-effective way. We met with Katherine Barnes in San Diego. She is the Director of T-Mobile’s Product Realization group, and the slide above is part of a larger PowerPoint presentation […]

Nissan LEAF charged via towing
Now this is something that we would not recommend Nissan LEAF owners to do (we didn’t try it out in our review for obvious reasons), but apparently a Dutch LEAF owner found out that his electric vehicle can juice up its batteries behind a truck as long as the brake is carefully applied. Needless to say, Nissan engineers also advice against you doing such a thing since there will be […]

Sony PlayStation 4 confirmed, is in the works
Despite all the problems and troubles that Sony has gone through recently, those have certainly not derailed the company’s plans to usher in a next generation console for the masses – we are talking about the PlayStation 4 – as it was confirmed by Sony executive vice president and chief financial officer Masaru Kato during a conference call recently. The PS4 is in the pipeline, and this news could be […]

Guide vest that lets blind wearers "see" the world via tactile feedback
When we mention a tactile feedback vest, what comes across your mind? Most of us might hark back to the tactile gaming vest that lets you feel the punches and hits you receive in a video game, but a group of engineering researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have a totally different picture instead – they intend to make the walking cane a thing of the past, replacing […]

Diffus Design offers solar panels on handbag
Handbags and shoes – a woman can never have enough (for most, anyways), so do not even bother getting in between them. Luxury handbags do cost a bomb, but that hasn’t stopped working women from using it as a way of rewarding themselves after a job well done, landing a handsome bonus at the end of the year only to part with it for a LV handbag. Here’s an idea […]

Sony Ericsson revamps strategy, will release new models but stop software support, says Eldar Murtazin
CEO of Sony Ericsson, Bert Nordberg was in Moscow and Eldar Murtazin shares some insight on the phone manufacturing company with the masses after receiving some information from the head honcho himself. To nobody’s surprise, Sony Ericsson will lose market share worldwide in the forseeable future – we are talking about a losing streak of up to 5 quarters, and the company has failed to gain any profit worldwide either. […]

iPhone 3GS won't be upgraded to iOS 5.x, says Eldar Murtazin
When Eldar Murtazin speaks (or tweets in this case), more or less everyone stops whatever they’re doing to listen. After all, you can’t really fault him – he is more or less a treasure trove of information, leaks and scoops where the cell phone industry is concerned. One of his latest tweets claimed that “Just one comment. Apple iPhone 3Gs wont be upgradable to iOS 5.x. iPhone 4 will.” This […]

Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review
I have to admit that I was noticeably surprised when I discovered the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  for the first time – the device is sleek, elegant and its materials do not look cheap. This device is so different than the one I first saw at MWC, the hardware has really improved! Except for the proportions ratio, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks very similar to the iPad 2, it is […]

Video Game Urinal that actually flushes
Now this is one interesting DIY project that you might want to look into if you feel that you have some extra time to spare this weekend, and so much the better if you’re a video game geek. The name itself, the Video Game Urinal, is self-explanatory, but here are more details on this piece of home improvement that even Mario himself would be proud – just make sure there […]

F-Secure: Sony hacked again
The recent hacks that attacked Sony nearly a month back, taking down the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment for a good three weeks or so surely raised the ire of many users who were so used to seeing their home console work without any problems beforehand. Never mind that an olive branch was extended – the hurts are still there, and wounds take time to heal, not to […]

Bionic hand affixed to Austrian man voluntarily
An Austrian man actually decided to take an interesting plunge in the name of medical science – by volunteering his hand to be amputated so he can be fitted with a bionic limb. The patient, known as “Milo” (not his real name, of course), is currently 26 years old, where he lost the use of his right hand in a motorcycle accident 10 years back. Once his stump heals from […]

Sony PlayStation Network hacked - not
Update: It seems that this was not a hack – but rather, Sony’s way of plugging the security hole by taking down the password reset page while they fix the innards before putting it back online. Read the full story here.No, the title isn’t a rehash of what happened nearly a month back, although it serves the same purpose. Freshly put back online, hackers decided to show off their cheeky […]

Parents can control child's Facebook page with new bill
California, the Golden State, might soon see parents being given the legal authority to control their child’s Facebook page if a new bill under consideration is passed, of course. Facebook won’t be the only site affected by this bill as other social networking sites will also fall under a similar law. This new bill will allow parents to remove personal information on childrens’ accounts at their request, and it has […]

Parents name baby as Like after Facebook button
You know just how crazy the world can get? Well, a pair of Israeli parents who are absolutely in love with Facebook have decided to name their daughter after Facebook’s iconic “Like” button – simply because both Lior and Vardit Adler think that she is as cute as a button, and intend to mark the happy occasion with such a move. No idea on what kind of psychological repercussions the […]

Foldable AMOLED display never creases even after 100,000 times
Are you an engineer who thrives on solving problems? Well, it is said that when it comes to the design of mobile devices, one of the biggest challenges to overcome would be to maximize the display while minimizing the size of the device. Researchers from the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in South Korea intend to deliver such a premise using a seamless foldable display prototype which is capable of […]