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Meat, Mobile and Me

They were slicing a giant pork roast here in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, but all I could look at was the amazing array of mobile technologies the folks at Mobile Focus (put on by Pep Com but not affiliated with MWC) laid out. Exec producer Fritz Nelson, videographer Matt Conner and I avoided the carcass and spent our time checking a surprising array of mobile technologies. There were several main themes I noticed. Lots of announced but still unshipped devices were in use by the app m

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Mobile World Congress: Taking a BYTE Out of Barcelona!

We arrived in Barcelona two days before the show started. The city is gorgeous, famous for its Gaudi architecture. The picture below, taken from Wikipedia because there are cranes now all over it during its completion, shows the famous Basilica I Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia. Construction began in 1882 and has proceeded off and on since. Now, in 2011, it is only halfway complete. The name Gaudi, as it refers to the architecture so prevalent here, refers to Catalan architect Antoni Gaud

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Mobile World Congress: Spicy Mobile Madness

Steve Leon's Showstopper kicked off the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Fritz Nelson, Matt Conner and I were there (see last slide). Lavish food and drinks for the press abounded, but we never imbibe. You know why? We choose instead to race around gathering data on the early look at products Showstopper provided on this night, the night before the show opened. I had a blast racing around taking pictures, shooting video and checking out vendors' wares. Showstoppers' Steve Leon, who I have

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BYTE's colleagues at UBM TechInsights are tearing down the Verizon iPhone 4, the CDMA version of the iPhone that Verizon began shipping to its own customers late last week. Beginning from the out of the box experience, the following photos show the process of taking this baby apart, step by step. This is a full tear down, so you can get a real look at the ICs and the design decisions engineers made. In this case, we were particularly interested in the CDMA aspect of the phone, comparing the desi

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CES Top 10 Videos: The Great, the Strange, The Comical and the Cool

Looking at the several dozen videos David Berlind, Fritz Nelson and I shot of products and edgy tech at CES, it strikes me that there's no time. No time for most of you out there to sift through all that for the coolest, strangest and oddest or funniest stuff. Which is the point anyway, right? So I spent the afternoon watching all our videos--throwing me back into that insane maelstrom of our running around like madmen/woman shooting videos--and chose what I thought were the best 10 videos based

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Slideshow: CES: What Gina Wants For Her Birthday

I love the Showstoppers event my old friend Steve Leon puts on every year. All the hot tech products show up, it's never too crowded and it's an amazing way to catch up with old contacts and colleagues you missed on the show floor. My intrepid CES team -- photog Nevin Berger and ace videographer Matt Conner were with me all week long -- did a lot more than schmooze. We checked out a boatload of tech. Some of them announced right at Showstoppers, such as RealNetworks' Unifi cloud management techn

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Meet the Modlet

For the first time in 83 years, a new power outlet emerges -- bringing smart building tech and energy savings to homes and businesses.

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Slideshow: CES 2011: Aliens, Prime Rib And A Digital Experience

I was greeted by an alien at the Digital Experience event here in Las Vegas. And things only got better from there. This event, not aligned with CES but nestled nearby in Caesar's Palace, is for journalists. And the organizers spared no expense on the eats and fancy multicolored martinis. As way too many reporters and bloggers imho wasted their time guzzling vodka and pounding prime rib, my team and I checked out some impressive gear and software. The video for these products will be on YouTu

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