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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Patent envisions landline phones displaying targeted ads   —  A patent application has recently been approved by the USPTO which details a landline phone that would feature a GUI capable of displaying controls, targeted ads, and various infoswag.  Inventor Rich Loen seems especially keen …
May 9, 2007, 11:00 AMIn context
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Microsoft aggressively courting Yahoo (again)?   —  In what would be one of the biggest business deals to go down — well, ever — Microsoft is rumored to once again be in talks to buy Yahoo after being rebuffed numerous times in past years.  The New York Post is citing unnamed sources …
May 4, 2007, 1:05 PMIn context
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Creative shuffles out tiny Zen Stone   —  We know that it's a bit tired to compare every single new DAP that hits the market to one of Apple's babies, but one look at the screenless, postage-stamp-sized Zen Stone is all it takes to discover where Creative got the design inspiration for its latest player.
May 3, 2007, 11:30 AMIn context
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Sony announces PlayStation Eye webcam for PS3   —  Well it may not be the high-definition EyeToy HD IP webcam that gamers had been hoping for, but Sony has finally announced the (first?) official EyeToy for PS3, called simply the PlayStation Eye.  (We're calling it the Don King webcam.)
Apr 26, 2007, 12:30 PMIn context
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Vonage shakeup: CEO resigns, cost-cutting announced   —  In a series of events meant to stir things up at a company that many analysts have already written of as dead, Vonage CEO Michael Snyder has resigned on the same day that the pioneering VoIP provider announced a series of cost-cutting maneuvers …
Apr 12, 2007, 3:20 PMIn context
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Apple sells 100 millionth iPod, deems experiment a success   —  Has it really only been five and a half years since the first iPod rolled off the assembly line and into the initially-skeptical arms of music-loving consumers worldwide?  Well since that time we've seen an entire ecosystem …
Apr 9, 2007, 1:35 PMIn context
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Intel poised to unveil new UMPC platform?   —  If slides released today by hardware site HKEPC turn out to be accurate, Intel is preparing to launch a new UMPC platform and CPU on the 18th that promises a much smaller footprint than the current architecture while almost doubling the devices' battery life.
Apr 6, 2007, 11:50 AMIn context
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Sony announces VAIO C and FE ‘Graphic Splash Editions’   —  Spring is in the air, which means that birds are chirping, flowers are poking their heads out of the ground, gamers are fleeing the sunlight for the cool darkness of their basements, and of course Sony is rolling out a limited number …
Apr 4, 2007, 1:25 PMIn context
Evan Blass / Engadget:
FCC declares in-flight cellphones a dead issue for now   —  Not that there was ever really much doubt that the rest of the commission would take Chairman Kevin Martin's lead, but now it's official: in-flight cellphones are a dead issue for the time being, as far as the FCC is concerned at least.
Apr 4, 2007, 2:20 AMIn context
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Motorola sponsoring attempt at 'world's highest cellphone call'   —  We're pretty happy with just being able to get a clear cellular signal at our desk during the day, but a British mountain climber named Rod Bader seemingly won't be satisfied until he's able to gobble up some airtime minutes on top of the highest mountain on Earth.
Apr 2, 2007, 3:55 PMIn context

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