Melvin Stewart

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Mystery Motorola Phone Passes Through The FCC, Looks Just Like Early X Phone Leaks

Here’s a little noodle-scratcher for you fellow mobile hardware nerds to ponder this evening. This little Motorola Mobility beauty, brandishing the model number XT1058, recently passed through the FCC and left the customary paper trail in its wake.<p>All right, maybe calling it a beauty is a bit of a …

Legal organization claims Apple is dodging tax and selling pornography in China

The China Association of Consumer Protection Law, a subsidiary China Law Society, has accused Apple of tax evasion, intellectual property violations, and distribution of pornographic content in China.<p>According to a piece published in China’s The Mirror (hat tip Bill Bishop), the …

America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

A few days ago I landed in England and, expecting little, slipped an old UK SIM card into my phone. I’d bought it when living in London five years ago, and hadn’t used it in more than a year. But to my amazement it was still active — as was the money I’d added to its pay-as-you-go account 16 months …

Prepare For Ludicrous Speed: Origin PC Taps Razer, Corsair For Ultimate Gaming Laptop Bundle

Origin PC, a name synonymous with powerful computers, has just launched a gaming laptop bundle sure to make your eyes gloss over with desire. Beginning today, Origin PC is offering a “ready to ship” EON17-SLX, and it’s bundled with a Razer mouse, Corsair headset, and branded messenger bag.<p>I was …

Microsoft responds to 'extreme' Windows 8 criticism

Microsoft appreciates the feedback on Windows 8. Up to a point.<p>"There is a trend to the extreme," Frank X. Shaw, corporate vice president of corporate communications at Microsoft, wrote on The Official Microsoft Blog on Friday, addressing some of the harsher attacks.<p>Here's a fuller quote:<p>In this …