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 10:15am9/18/08 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 5:25pm9/08/08 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 4:40pm7/01/08 4:40pm

Rumor Smashed: Activating iPhone 3G Will NOT Brick Your Old iPhone (And Your Mom Can Activate It From Home)

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 5:51pm6/12/08 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 1:50pm5/21/08 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 3:10pm5/12/08 3:10pm

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 12:50pm4/16/08 12:50pm