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T-Mobile to Finally Start Data Throttling

posted Friday Oct 15, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

T-Mobile to Finally Start Data Throttling

T-Mobile mentioned months ago that they were finally going to prefer data throttling over data capping. They even had a rough date of April to begin implementation of the new limitations. We guess something happened inside their headquarters because an internal memo went out this week letting T-Mobilers know that they finally decided to move forward with data throttling starting October 16th.

The usage you'll have to hit at which slower speeds will occur? 5GB. And how slow the browsing will become will be handled by the handset the user has. Don't worry, T-Mobile says this change will only affect 1% of its customers and that, as we could have guessed, the usage tracking resets after each billing cycle, which customers can monitor at

To read the full memo which we have gotten a hold of, follow the break.

Gran Turismo 5: Gentleman's Engine Starting Delayed...Again

posted Friday Oct 15, 2010 by Jon Wurm

<i>Gran Turismo 5</i>: Gentleman's Engine Starting Delayed...Again

For those of you who actually thought Gran Turismo 5 was going to release on the already delayed November 2nd date and to those of you who pre-ordered the game I only have one thing to say, N00B! About the only exception to this is if you are completely new to the franchise and if that's the case let me know in the comments and I'll show you a liar.

Hit the break to find out when GT5 might never release.

Super Mario Bros. Super Embarrassing?

posted Thursday Oct 14, 2010 by Jon Wurm

<i>Super Mario Bros.</i> Super Embarrassing?

Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System hit the quarter-century mark last month and with the advent of HD TVs the game is certainly starting to show its age. I was able to play the game on a 32" HD TV and saw first hand where Miyamoto and his development team cut some corners but seriously, who cares? We are talking about not just "a" game but "the" game that created and changed an entire industry.

Hit the break to find out why Miyamoto was embarrassed.

Foxconn Cons Employees Yet Again?

posted Thursday Oct 14, 2010 by Jon Wurm

Foxconn Cons Employees Yet Again?

One of China's largest electronics manufacturers can't seem to stay out of trouble and out of the news. They have a long history of alleged worker mistreatment, wage discrimination and facilitating poor working conditions. All of which came to a head earlier this year when 11 employees attempted suicide. Foxconn then responded by trying to force them into signing, "I promise not to kill myself pledges." However, the most recent controversy stems from recent independent surveys conducted by several universities in China.

Hit the break to find out what the not so clever Foxconn is under the gun for now.

WinPho 7 to Get WinMo 3.1 Feature - Copy and Paste

posted Wednesday Oct 13, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

WinPho 7 to Get WinMo 3.1 Feature - Copy and Paste

It appears as though Microsoft has come to the realization that their new WinPho 7 operating system might be compared to the iPhone 1, 3 and 3GS in terms of what it cannot do. It also appears that they were just kidding when they said people don't copy and paste anymore. That is because this week Microsoft announced that there will be a software update to include copy and paste into Windows Phone 7. You'll just have to wait until 'early 2011' to get it. So don't go opening large Word documents just yet!

For more on the update, hit the break.

Apple's Cover Flow May Cost Them Over $200 Million in Damages

posted Tuesday Oct 12, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Apple's Cover Flow May Cost Them Over $200 Million in Damages

By court order this week, Apple will have to fork over a little more than $200 million to Mirror Worlds, LLC after losing a case involving patent infringement. Apple was ruled to be in violation of "document streaming" patents that belonged to Mirror Worlds, which happen to be a little too similar to the design and implementation of Apple's Cover Flow and Time Machine.

This lawsuit came about in 2008 when Mirror Worlds accused Apple of infringing on four patents, one involving information management systems and the other three based on a "document stream operating system".

For more on the ruling, follow the break.

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