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Sprint appears to be taking a small step toward quashing the WiFi-less BlackBerrys in its product range here on news that the 9650 Essex -- quite likely to be called the Tour2 at retail -- has made its way into the carrier's internal systems. Besides the addition of WiFi, you can probably guess wha...

January 13th 2010 at 3:59pm 0 Comments
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There's practically zero doubt remaining that RIM has a next-generation Tour in the works, but if you're one of those tin foil hat wearers, you'll be glad to know that at least one of these things really, truly exists. Boy Genius just got his paws around the Tour2 9650 (shown left), and aside from...

December 26th 2009 at 7:11am 0 Comments
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Well, we've been seeing the BlackBerry Essex out in the wild for quite a while now, but this is the first time we've seen it with some Sprint branding, which we're sure is enough to get at least some folks plenty excited (or regretful as the case may be). As most BlackBerry fans are no doubt well a...

December 16th 2009 at 2:26pm 0 Comments
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This looks an awful lot like an Onyx to us, but Salomondrin -- who has posted several blurry shots of this puppy -- claims it's the mythical Essex, a Tour refresh that should make CDMA BlackBerry fans very happy. Why? Well, first, there's the apparent addition of WiFi, something that we've heard wa...

October 5th 2009 at 8:17am 0 Comments
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We're starting to get the feeling they just didn't know about WiFi in Waterloo until now, because almost every BlackBerry hardware rumor we're hearing lately is all about how RIM's adding the wireless networking spec and everyone's oh-so-happy. Case in point: today we've got word of a new BlackBerr...

August 31st 2009 at 5:23pm 0 Comments
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We're starting to get the feeling they just didn't know about WiFi in Waterloo until now, because almost every BlackBerry hardware rumor we're hearing lately is all about how RIM's adding the wireless networking spec and everyone's oh-so-happy. Case in point: today we've got word of a new BlackBerr...

August 31st 2009 at 5:23pm 0 Comments
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DARPA's Grand Challenge certainly snags a majority of the spotlight when talking about autonomous vehicles, but researchers at the University of Essex are looking to tackle the idea on a (literally) smaller scale. Seeking to craft a "driverless model car," the project will reportedly utilize a stand...

March 24th 2007 at 11:01am 0 Comments
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Let's face it, not all of us will have the luxury of attending a school where we get to construct massive LEGO machines or learn how to become savvy in SMS, but a developing technology that tracks student emotions could help tutors and distance instructors alike in keeping kids focused while learnin...

January 7th 2007 at 3:56am 0 Comments