Intel plans to push Santa Rosa as MoDT platform

Intel's plan to push its Santa Rosa platform, scheduled for launch at the beginning of May under the notebook-platform brands Centrino Pro and Centrino Duo, as a Viiv branded desktop platform as well.

Dell offers up to 500 GB storage capacity in mobile Alienware, XPS systems

Dell has begun offering 250 GB 2.5” hard drives with perpendicular magnetic recording technology in two portable computers.

Yahoo and Sandisk to challenge iPod supremacy

Yahoo and Sandisk have partnered up with a new MP3 player than wirelessly downloads songs from the Net

Nokia launches N95 GPS phone in the U.S.

Irving (TX) - In a rather unusual move, Nokia has launched a new high-end cellphone in the U.S. before its typically preceding launch in European key markets. The new N95 GPS and HSDPA capable phone is available through two Nokia stores as well as “selected” retailers for $750.

Garmin and TomTom expected to get into GPS handset sector, say sources

Branded GPS-device vendors Garmin and TomTom are reportedly expected to venture into the GPS-enabled handset market, with market rumors stating that Garmin has already held talks for cooperation with Taiwan-based ODM handset maker Compal Communications, according to market sources.

iPod shipments sail past 100 million mark

With its introduction in November 2001, Apple says the new milestone cements the iPod's position as the fastest selling music player.

Dash gives free GPS units for “road test”

Dash Navigation is giving out 2000 GPS units for a free six-month test drive.

Japan’s KDDI Corp breaks into U.S. mobile phone market

Japanese mobile phone operator KDDI Corp. will break into the United States market in the coming weeks.

FCC continues airplane cell phone ban

The FCC is extending a ban on in-flight cell phone usage.  The agency says there is insufficient information about whether phones disrupt cell towers or airplane navigation systems, so it will take the safe route by continuing the restriction.

Microsoft to also offer DRM-free music

Microsoft is jumping on the DRM-free music bandwagon and will be offering unprotected EMI songs in its Zune Marketplace.

Citibank launches mobile banking application

Citigroup this week launched what it is calling the first mobile banking application in the US.

iPod takes a bullet, saves soldier’s life

According to a picture posted on Flickr, one lucky U.S. Army soldier was saved by his iPod after the music player took a bullet from an AK-47.

Police catch crooks in style with new electric trike

Police departments frequently catch criminals with cars, motorcycles and yes even Segways, but some departments, like the Los Angeles Police Department, are now trying out an electric trike made by Irvine Calfornia-based T3 Motion, with spectacular results.

Full Flex International’s kit converts cars to ethanol in 20 minutes

Anaheim (CA) - Anyone with a few hundred bucks and basic mechanic skills can convert their cars into flexible fuel vehicles in about 20 minutes.  This is according to representatives of Full Flex International which sells drop-in conversion kits that let cars run on both ethanol and gasoline.  The kits piggyback on top of the fuel injector computers.

Ready, Set, Text! at the LG championships

This past Saturday, over 30 contestants warmed up their thumbs to compete in LG Mobile’s National Texting Competition – the first ever text messaging competition.

Safer streets and cleaner air with Ford’s ethanol-powered police car

Anaheim (CA) - An ethanol-powered police car could be the next one that pulls you over for speeding.  For 2008, Ford has introduced a flex-fuel Crown Victoria Police Interceptor car that takes ethanol and gasoline.  The car can use E85 which is a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline or regular gasoline in the same tank.  Police departments can also blend the E85 and gasoline in the tank.

Intel introduces ‘Centrino Pro’ brand for business notebooks

Intel this morning announced the “Centrino Pro” brand for its professional business platform of notebook components. Centrino Pro extends the vPro label into the mobile space and will be used starting with higher-end business notebooks based on the upcoming Santa Rosa platform.

Flipstart compact PC goes on sale

More than two years after the launch of what was perceived as its main competitor, Flipstart today launched its first ultra-compact PC. Compared to the OQO model 02, the Flipstart is slightly larger, comes with a complete feature set and offers some innovative approaches for data input, but has less horsepower and a high price.

SanDisk introduces industrial-grade compact flash cards

SanDisk has announced a new line of compact flash cards designed for the extreme photographer.

GPS Vehicle trackers, Bluetooth headsets and other gadgets popular at the CTIA Wireless convention

The recently completed CTIA Wireless convention in Orlando Florida was the place to be if you wanted to check out the latest electronic gadgets.