Brink Archive

  • AUTOMOBILE Magazine’s iPad Edition Goes Live, Provides Readers with Expanded Content and a Richer Automotive Lifestyle Experience

    ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AUTOMOBILE Magazine, America’s leading automotive lifestyle publication, today launched the iPad edition of its magazine, making its nationally recognized, award-winning content...

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  • iPhone 4 pre-orderers overwhelm servers, world on the brink of ending

    iPhone 4 pre-orderers overwhelm servers, world on the brink of ending

    Look up at the sky -- is it falling? It sure seems as if that kind of doom is imminent, at least if this whole iPhone 4 pre-order situation is any indication of future tragedy. We've received hundreds of tips this morning from friends near and far that iPhone 4 pre-orders aren't going through, though a few of us here on staff were able to get a confirmation during the wee hours of the morning. From AT&T in the US to O2 over in the UK, it seems that just about everyone ambling to get their name on a future iPhone 4 is experiencing a great deal of frustration. AT&T's servers seem to be completely hosed here in America, and since Apple's own online order process has to ping those to check on your contract status, neither option is... um, working. Those who decided to line up at a local store are facing similar issues; employees aren't even able to fully process pre-orders in store due to systems being overwhelmed, and no one seems to exactly know when things will be back to normal. And you thought the most enraging part of this was the inability to select a white model. Let us know how your experience has been in the poll and comments below, won't you?

    Update: So, it sounds like Best Buy is taking pre-orders (even for white units), but chances are remarkably high that you're not actually getting in any line. Still, it's a working option for the moment. In other news, the Apple Store app is seeming to allow iPhone 4 orders, but it looks as if they're reserving off-contract phones (read: full price ones), so we'd only recommend this avenue if you enjoy things like "arguing about contract dates" and "yelling at brick walls." We're guessing you'll be doing both on the 24th.

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    iPhone 4 pre-orderers overwhelm servers, world on the brink of ending originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 15 Jun 2010 11:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • This Brink trailer makes me want a TF2 Borderlands mashup

    This Brink trailer makes me want a TF2 Borderlands mashup

    Don’t get too excited like I did. While Brink is really an upcoming game, it’s not going to be like the video above. It’s a full-featured console and PC shooting that’s supposed to come out this fall. But this trailer, made with the sounds and themes of Team Fortress 2, conjures up thoughts of how [...]

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  • Review: Xetum Tyndall automatic watch

    Review: Xetum Tyndall automatic watch

    If you've been following the HourTime podcasts you'll know that I have a hatred fro three-handed watches. For some reason I've grown weary of divers and dress watches without complications. Luckily, the Tyndall is here to bring me back from the brink of insanity. Designed by Jeff Kuo of San Francisco, the Xetum Tyndall is the epitome of American high-style design watches. It's not fancy, it's not overly beefy, and it's made to last. If you're tired of divers that look like pie plates and monster watches that look like manhole covers yet contain a cheap Chinese movement, this is the watch for you.

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  • Apple lets devs bite their nails in real time as iPhone apps navigate approval process

    Apple lets devs bite their nails in real time as iPhone apps navigate approval process

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    Apple's App Store approval process is one of the great black boxes in the mobile industry, a bizarre place ruled by emotion, erratic logic, and an uneven application of censorship that has driven some developers to the very brink of insanity since the day of iPhone OS 2.0's release. Well, folks, here's the bone just thrown your way from Cupertino: a new dashboard where you can watch closely as your pride and joy makes its way through the bureaucratic assembly line. Before, all you could do was submit, pray, and wait indefinitely for your app to get accepted or rejected, so consider this an almost imperceptible step in the right direction. Next on our list: emulators. You know you want to, Apple.

    Apple lets devs bite their nails in real time as iPhone apps navigate approval process originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Wed, 11 Nov 2009 20:11:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Happy DTS 7.1 Day, California

    Happy DTS 7.1 Day, California

    California might be on the brink of financial ruin and Hollywood stars are dropping like flies, but at least today is DTS 7.1 Day in the State of California! (It’s July, 1st - get it?) California State Assemblywoman Julia Brownley also offered her well wishes from Sacramento and sent forth a Certificate of Recognition for DTS’ [...]

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  • Pleo Robotic Dinosaur Attempts a Comeback

    Pleo Robotic Dinosaur Attempts a Comeback

    Pleo, the lovable, green robotic dinosaur, isn’t willing to go away quietly. It is set to make a comeback after a Hong Kong based company Jetta bought the intellectual property rights and other assets to it from a bankruptcy sale. In April, Pleo’s parent company Ugobe had fired all its employees and filed for liquidation. Ugobe [...]

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  • Palm Pre promises to explode into a supernova of suck

    Palm Pre promises to explode into a supernova of suck

    The Internet - a barren wasteland full of haterage and pain and woe betide the company who wanders into its unblinking eye of malice. After saying that the Pre was an also ran last week, other interested parties have started to come out of the woodwork to predict a fiery demise for Palm's savior-phone. William Hurley, for example, writes in BusinessWeek that Palm's efforts to court developers failed early on and that the Palm's efforts will all be for naught. Here's the kidney jab:

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