Not even RIM's top executives dispute that the company's had a rough few months. But just hold on, they say, until BlackBerry 10. That's the rudder that'll turn this ship around. But if BGR's insider report holds up, that new course might head right smack into an iceberg of suck. More »
Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. Read more...
Organovo's 3D-printed mini-liver just shattered its own record, carrying out the same cellular functions as a natural human liver for 40 days in the lab. That may not seem like a lot — human liver cells are replaced about every 300 to 500 days — but the company's previous millimeter-sized liver slivers only managed five days.
For more than 40 years, American ground forces have relied on the AC-130 gunship for protection and close air support. However, the venerable AC-130H Specter variant, which has been deployed in every major combat operation since Vietnam, is beginning to show its age.Read more...
Today is the anniversary of brave Felix Baumgartner's space jump. His heart was racing at 185 beats per minute when he jumped from an altitude of 127,852 feet, then started to spin at 60 revolutions per minute and kept spinning for 13 seconds after jumping, reaching a maximum vertical speed of Mach 1.25. An incredible feat.Read more...
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
We knew things were hard for BlackBerry and that this was going to be a harsh year for the company that practically invented the "smartphone" business. But the cold shoulder that BlackBerry's new handsets have received—its Z10 touchscreen phone in particular—now comes with a price tag that seems to seal the company's fate.
2013 continues to be adowneryearfor the company formerly known as Research In Motion. TheWall Street Journalhas just uncovered a tidbit in BlackBerry's latest earnings report that statestwo unreleased phoneshad to be cancelled due to poor sales of its existing handsets.
Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.Once China Is Factored In, iPhone 5S and 5C Weekend Results Are Less Impressive (BI Intelligence)Apple sold a combined 9 million units of the new iPhone 5S and 5C over the weekend.
I learned two things this week thanks to the rumor blogs. First, one unannounced and unverified Apple product can be "delayed" so Apple can focus on a completely different unannounced and unverified product. Second, I discovered who has taken the coveted title of "the best Apple analyst on the planet.
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.BlackBerry's Manufacturing Partner Wants To Cut Ties (All Things Digital)Many are speculating how BlackBerry's new parent company will handle the future of the handset maker's phone manufacturing business.
BlackBerry stock is way up today, about 12%, even though the company had a devastating earnings report for last quarter. BlackBerry announced this morning that it had a $4.4 billion net loss last quarter . The company also said it only sold 1.9 million smartphones. So why is the stock way up? The company's new interim CEO, John S.
AllThingsD blogger Ina Fried is reporting that sources at multiple US mobile carriers are giving her the word that the inventory of the iPhone 5s will be surprisingly low on Friday , September 20. One carrier source even went so far as to say that, "We will have grotesquely unavailable inventory.
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
BlackBerry may have a failsafe in the event that its deal with Fairfax Financial doesn't pan out. Reutersclaims that the smartphone maker is now holding early, just-in-case sale discussions with multiple large technology firms that include Cisco, Google, Intel, LG, Samsung and SAP.
It's been a weird few weeks of news out of Nintendo. After a third straight fiscal year loss driven primarily by sluggish Wii U sales , company president Satoru Iwata said the company is "studying how smart devices can be used to grow the game-player business.