Posts Tagged ‘lexicon’
We’re guessing that this newfangled SmartPOP feature works a lot like Lenovo’s Constant Connect (or perhaps LG’s own Air Sync?), but either way, the feature set is still fairly innovative. On the surface, LG is today introducing its X170 netbook — a 10.1-incher with an Atom N455 (or N550), 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics. But it’s the accompanying SmartPOP feature that’s really worth a second glance; purportedly, the system utilizes Bluetooth 3.0 in order to connect to your LG phone (supported models haven’t been made public thus far) and do all sorts of things. Syncing your files and email is just the beginning — once you’re in, you can send an SMS, view contacts / files and dial a phone number from the comfort of your PC. We’re guessing that future uses will be somewhat more impressive than existing ones, but you’ve got to start somewhere, right? Word on the street has this one going for just under $ 700 in South Korea, and we’re definitely hoping that mobile there is included for that price.
Verizon’s FiOS footprint may be on an expansion hiatus, but that’s not to say the company’s abandoning existing users. Nearly 3.5 years after boosting FiOS internet speeds with G-PON, the company is now out testing XG-PON2 — a newfangled iteration that somehow enables 10Gbps upstream and downstream from its existing fiber network. If you’ll recall, we heard just a few weeks back that the outfit was close to being able to serve GigE on its existing platform, and now that this field trial has been successful, we’d say the boundaries are stretched even further. In the test, technicians were able to suck down a 2.3GB movie in four ticks of the second hand, and if you’re hoping to see the nerdiest video of the day, a highlight reel of the trial awaits you just past the break.
Continue reading Verizon FiOS field trial introduces XG-PON2 to the lexicon, shows 10Gbps capabilities
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We’ve already seen the phone itself in the wild, and the folks over at Droid Life have now gotten their hands on what appears to be an early version of the HTC Merge / Lexicon user guide. While there’s not a ton of surprises to be found, it does further confirm the inclusion of Bing (and Bing Maps), and the fact that it is indeed a global phone. What’s more, Droid Life notes that any mention of the phone’s name seems to have been left out, suggesting that HTC hasn’t yet completely decided whether to call it the Merge, Lexicon or something else — the site seems confident that it won’t be called “Droid,” however, although it says it’s heard “murmurs” that was once under consideration.
If you were watching last night’s episode of The Vampire Diaries (believe us, we were not), you probably saw something a little… strange. Yes, with the opening credits still running, two women (sorry, we have never seen a frame of this show so we don’t know who these broads are) sitting in front of a laptop converse about a runaway teen named Isabelle Peterson or something like that. Unsure of whether or not this suspicious Peterson character was using a fake name or not, the ladies needed… well, they needed a tool that would allow them to search the vast and beautiful world wide web of information. “But where’d she get Peterson? Classmate? Best friend?” the blond sitting at the terminal wonders. “So…” she says, turning to the computer, “… I Binged it.” Wait, what? You Binged it? Hmm… we’ve never heard that one before, though we have to say in this case, it seems like Bing really came through for the ladies, nailing down the information they were looking for with ease. It’s quite an extended piece of advertising, really. But seriously… Binged? Guess it’ll have to do. Video is after the break.
Continue reading ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and Microsoft team up, try to add ‘Binged’ to the lexicon
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