Jared Newman

From his remote outpost in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jared blogs for Time, TechHive and PC World.

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AT&T’s First 4G LTE Phones Are a Week Away

If you like humongous screens and fast data, AT&T will soon have a couple of smartphones for you. On November 6, AT&T will launch its first two 4G LTE phones, the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

On paper, AT&T’s first LTE phones are similar. They’ve both got 4.5-inch displays, but HTC’s Vivid has a higher resolution …

Rumor: New Nook Color Coming November 7

We knew Barnes & Noble would have a new Nook Color to strike back at Amazon’s Kindle Fire eventually, and according to a few unnamed sources, the revamped e-reader and tablet is set to launch on November 7.

Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader heard from three sources, including a retailer and a Barnes & Noble employee, who confirmed …

Redbox Is Raising Prices (by 20 Cents)

Renting a Redbox DVD will require a little more loose change starting Monday, when parent company Coinstar raises prices by 20 cents per disc.

DVD rentals from Redbox’s ubiquitous kiosks currently cost $1 per night. Coinstar says it’s raising the price to $1.20 per night in response to higher debit card interchange rates, GigaOM

Get Ready for Sony Smartphones

Goodbye Sony Ericsson, hello Sony smartphones. By purchasing the other half of its cell phone business from Ericsson, Sony hopes it can become a mobile powerhouse on its own.

Sony will pay 1.05 billion euros for Ericsson’s stake of the business, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary. Once the acquisition goes through, Sony will phase …

T-Mobile’s No-Contract 4G Android Phone Doesn’t Look Terrible

Earlier this month, T-Mobile and Walmart announced a $30 per month, no-contract smartphone plan with unlimited data and text messaging. Now, they’re ready to talk about the actual phones.

The first handset will be Samsung’s Exhibit II 4G, and it’ll be available at Walmart starting October 27 for $200 without a contract, or $80 with a …

Nokia’s First Windows Phones: Lumia 800 and Lumia 710

Eight months ago, Nokia bet its future on Microsoft, abandoning other smartphone efforts so it could create Windows Phones instead. Now, we’re seeing the first fruits of that strategy shift in Nokia’s Lumia 800 and Lumia 710.

The Lumia 800 is the star of this show, with a gently curved polycarbonate frame, a 1.4 GHz processor and an …

Cinq Brings an Extra Screen to Laptops for $249

Once you’ve got a dual-monitor setup at your desk, it’s hard to go back to single-screen computing. In other words, using a laptop, with its one measly screen, stinks.

Fortunately, Sideline is on the case with its Cinq companion monitor, a portable secondary screen that clips to any laptop and runs on USB power, using DisplayLink. …

Asus: Quad-Core Tablet Incoming, Padfone Still Happening

A wave of quad-core Android tablets is nearly upon us, and Asus wants to be leading the charge.

At the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong, Asus Chairman Jonney Shih said the company is working on a sequel to its Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet, called the Transformer Prime. The Prime will be powered by Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, …

Siri Tricks and Tips: Do More with the iPhone 4S Virtual Assistant

In a phone with lots of evolutionary qualities, Siri is the iPhone 4S’s most revolutionary feature. Simply by speaking to this virtual assistant, you can set reminders, send text messages, look up information and schedule meetings.

But with a bit of extra effort, Siri can do even more. Here are some tricks and tips for getting the …

Mac Malware’s Back, Threatens to Bring Friends

Like a horror movie intruder who cuts the phone lines, a new strain of Mac malware can prevent the system from getting help.

Researchers at security firm F-Secure discovered the new Mac trojan, dubbed Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.C. Like most other Mac malware, this variant masquerades as legitimate software–in this case, Adobe …

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