Microsoft Ads Featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld Not Canceled

From a trusted Crispin Porter + Bogusky source, we've learned that some sites have jumped the gun and that the Microsoft Gates/Seinfeld ads have not been axed. It's true, Microsoft apparently asked the agency to focus on the new " I'm a PC » 9/18/08 10:15am 9/18/08 10:15am" spots. And it's true, the agency has gotten plenty of "" response in their…

Rumor Smash: Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Doesn't Have Hidden 3G Powers (Yet)

Even though Vodafone is gleefully selling Dell's Inspiron Mini 9 » 9/08/08 5:25pm 9/08/08 5:25pm with , it turns out that Mini 9s sold in the US actually don't possess latent 3G powers like that annoying kid on . A solid source close to the matter told us that while every Mini 9 uses the same motherboard with a port for integrated mobile broadband…

Swindled: Solid State Drives Don't Extend Battery Life, They Shorten It

Solid state drives (SSDs) are the inevitable future of mobile computing, but a new experiment by Tom's Hardware is extremely disappointing. It ends up that the touted power savings of SSDs over their moving-parts-laden cousins are nonexistent. In fact, SSDs are sucking more power than conventional hard drives. How is… » 7/01/08 4:40pm 7/01/08 4:40pm

Rumor Smashed: Activating iPhone 3G Will NOT Brick Your Old iPhone (And…

There's a scary rumor more than a few readers have asked us about, that activating an iPhone 3G would brick your old iPhone. So here's the deal, straight from AT&T. If you activate a new iPhone 3G, your wireless number is obviously ported to it. But can totally give it to your cousin in the boonies where's the no 3G… » 6/12/08 5:51pm 6/12/08 5:51pm

Rumor Smashed: AT&T Not Insuring iPhones For $5 a Month

We knew that rumor about AT&T iPhone insurance for $5 was too good to be true, seeing as we went through the same thing back in 2007 when the iPhone was launched. AT&T's insurance company, Asurion, isn't going to cover that super expensive phone for only $5 a month, even with the $125 deductible on pricier smartphones… » 5/21/08 1:50pm 5/21/08 1:50pm

Rumor Smashed: AT&T's iPhone Black Reference Just Placeholder Text

An AT&T spokesperson just told us that the iPhone Black dropdown reference on the AT&T Wireless website is just a temporary placeholder. The spokesperson says that it was used over the weekend for a "scheduled catalog update," distinguishing the various iPhone models (4GB, 8GB and 16GB). Sorry dudes, the 3G iPhone is… » 5/12/08 3:10pm 5/12/08 3:10pm

Glossy Black iPhone 3G is Just a Third-Party Case

The first allegedly-leaked shots of the 3G iPhone arrived earlier this month. Yesterday, Engadget claimed that the iPhone was going to look all black and shiny, like in the photo. (Although they didn't say that was a photo of the said unit.) Today, what we know for sure is that the thing in the photo is just a… » 4/26/08 7:45am 4/26/08 7:45am

NASA to Doomsday Asteroid Student: "Shut Up, Dimwit"

Stop looting supermarkets and get back to your homes, because NASA is saying that "doomsday" asteroid Apophis doesn't have any significant chance of impacting Earth in 2036, basically classifying the 13-year-old German student as a moronic smartypants. In fact, even if it hit, it wouldn't have been the end of the… » 4/16/08 7:37pm 4/16/08 7:37pm

Rumor Smashed: LG Voyager NOT Coming to Sprint or AT&T

Earlier this week, we posted a rumor about the possibility of the LG Voyager coming to Sprint and AT&T. We finally got in touch with LG reps, who told us the rumor is false, false, false. They say they have no intention of bringing the Voyager to Sprint, AT&T or any other carrier and don't know how the rumor started. [ » 4/16/08 12:50pm 4/16/08 12:50pm

Xbox Blu-ray Drive Rumors Finally Fatally Smashed

Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360, told Reuters that Microsoft isn't exploring any kind of Blu-ray add-on for the Xbox 360. » 3/13/08 11:08am 3/13/08 11:08am

And even though I don't believe the studios will go whole-hog into HD downloads very soon, that if anyone can pull together a decent library of so-called HD content, it's Team…

Rumor Smashed: Xperia X1 Still Coming in 2008

While this weekend we reported on a rumor that Sony Ericsson's upcoming Xperia X1 was delayed until late 2009, it turns out that isn't the case. Sony came out and confirmed that they're still on for a late 2008 release. Now you can sleep easier, I'm sure. You're welcome. [Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog via Mobility… » 3/03/08 12:10pm 3/03/08 12:10pm