Monday, February 7, 2011

Come Feb. 10 America’s most-pined-for smart phone (iPhone) will be available on its most reliable network.

The Verizon iPhone 4, after years of speculation, goes on sale Feb.10/2011. Here,Speculations have been made, analysts have opined and the involved parties have made promises.Thinking of queuing up? Below, we’ve collected some key facts about the phone to help you make the call.


iPhone 4

The fastest, highest-resolution iPhone.
$199* 16GB 
 $299* 32GB
  • Video calling with FaceTime
  • Retina display with 960-by-640 resolution
  • HD video recording
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Dual-mic noise suppression
  • Apple A4 chip
  • MMS
  • Voice Control

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Motorola launch - Xoom Android Tablet PC / Hand set - $800

The Xoom was one of our favorite gadgets at the Consumer Electronics Show last month, but there’s little chance that it will be able to take off now given the ludicrously high pricing.Additionally,Verizon is apparently forcing customers to buy data contracts when they pick up the tablet, which makes it even more expensive for those willing to pay $800.

Motorola would have been better off offering a WiFi-only unit with less storage, in addition to the flagship 32GB model, to achieve a lower price tag.Now I think most consumers will only be left with sticker shock.Since the news comes from a Best Buy sales flyer, it’s more believable than any other rumors we’ve seen before.It’s also disappointing, since the $800 price tag makes the Xoom horribly uncompetitive against the iPad or other Android tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hackers hit Nasdaq stock exchange

The Nasdaq stock exchange said hackers penetrated one of its computer systems, but that there was no evidence customer information or trading was compromised.Federal investigators were trying to determine Saturday who broke into the computer network of the company that runs the Nasdaq Stock Market several times last year.
A federal government official said that the hackers have not compromised the exchange's trading platform.Bosses have called in the FBI and US Department of Justice to carry out an urgent investigation, but insist its trading platforms – allowing shares to be bought and sold in companies including Google, Apple and Amazon – have not been hit.

FBI and Secret Service investigators were looking at a range of possible motives, including financial gain and a national security threat.A federal official says authorities are trying to identify the hackers who repeatedly broke into a Nasdaq communications system for more than a year. The company that runs the electronic stock market says hackers penetrated a service that handles confidential communications between board members of public companies. They say it appears no customer information was compromised.

Cybersecurity expert Clifford Neuman, a professor at the University of Southern California, said there are "serious implications for such an intrusion." Hackers, he said, might have gained enough knowledge of the system to make the next step -- into the trading system.