PayPal iPhone App To Get Check Scanning In The Next Couple Of Days

Today, at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Conference, PayPal’s Laura Chambers said that you will be able to deposit checks into PayPal, via mobile pictures, in the next few days. The new app, on the iPhone, will allow you to take pictures of both the front and the back of the check, and it will deposit the money into your PayPal account.

What a cool functionality to have!

Source: TechCrunch Disrupt

Epic 4G Upload Speed Bug Is Being Patched Tomorrow

If you are an owner of the Epic 4G you might have experienced the unbelievably slow upload speed the phone has been plagued with. Today, a Sprint employee has said, on their forums, that an update is going to be released tomorrow that will fix the speed issue. The update will be OTA (over the air) and will take about four days to come to all users.

Good news – an update will be released tomorrow 9/30. It will be rolled out over a 4 day period so not everyone will get it on day 1. I will have the standard MR information (fixes included, rollout schedule, etc) available tomorrow morning and will post it in a new featured thread.

Sprint Forums- Sprint Admin

The slow upload speeds were caused by a 150kbps upload cap set on the Epic 4G. You will soon be free at last!

Source: Engadget

BlackBerry Curve 3G and BlackBerry Pearl 3G Coming to AT&T

AT&T has announced today that RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 3G and Pearl 3G will be available on their network. The Curve 3G will be available for $99, and the Pearl 3G for $149, both with 2-year contracts. The Curve 3G will feature BlackBerry 6 and there is no comment on if the Pearl 3G will feature BlackBerry 6 or not. What a great addition to AT&T, along with the just released Torch!

The Pearl 3G will be available on October 17th, and the Curve 3G by the holiday season.

Press Release

LaCie MosKeyto Overview (video!)

Remember that small, inexpensive, 6mm USB 2.0 flash drive called MosKeyto, built by LaCie? Well, here it is in our sweaty palms, ready to be tested with over 22GB of photos and videos. This tiny little gadget is almost unboxed above, but although to some technical difficulties (read: me not charging the DSLR), we’ve had to resort to the Samsung Fascinate’s 720p HD video recording camera.

Also, this particular model is the 4GB version that retails for $18, an 8GB variant that goes for $28, and lastly a 16GB MosKeyto that has yet to be priced. Another feature worth noting of is that the MosKeyto comes with 4GB of free online storage, but first requires you to signup using the serial number of the hardware.

Stay tuned later this week for the full review!

Gateway Outs New NV Series Laptop With Built-In WiMAX

This is a pretty standard laptop; you get options for a Core i3 or Core i5 processors, AMD Athlon Turion chips, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM (upgradeable to 8GB), hard drive capacities up to 500GB, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and optional Blu-Ray or DVD drives. The main difference with this laptop is that the $699.99 model has a built-in WiMAX card. The service has to come from carriers across the country though, but you can still buy it today.

Press release is after the break.

Nintendo 3DS Launch, Final Design, And Launch Games Are Revealed

In a press conference in Japan, Nintendo has finalized the Nintendo 3DS design, specs, launch dates across the world and games currently available for it.

Starting off, the 3DS will cost ¥25,000 in Japan ($299 converted) and will launch in February 26 of 2011, while the U.S and Europe get their models in March, for yet-to-be-disclosed prices. Each 3DS will come a charger stand, an AC adapter, a 10cm Nintendo 3DS touch pen, a 2GB SD card, six augmented reality cards as well as instruction booklets. Dimensions are 134mm by 74mm. It is 21mm thick and weighs 230 grams and has a top screen of 3.53 inches and with an liquid crystal display of 800 x 240 pixels, while the button screen is 3.02 inches with another LCD of 320 x 240 pixels.

The 3DS also will have its own built-in emulator, so it can play games from Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance systems by downloading the titles.

The design aspectis very nice; the stylus is now more shall we say, sexy, and the two colors available will be blue and black, to start. Bundled software in the 3DS are “Nintendo 3DS cameras,” “Nintendo 3DS sound,” Mii Studio,” “Chance Encounter Mii Plaza,” “AR Games” and “Book” (an eBook readers, perhaps?). The hardware also allows you to exchange data with other 3DS users (tag mode) and auto-download files via Wi-Fi in sleep mode (nice!).

At this link, you can see a video with all games currently in development, like Ocarina of Time 3D and other extremely well-known franchises.

On the Editor’s Note I’m very much liking the 3DS so far. I’ll buy one,or even get a review unit, then buy one after I’ve assured both the guys and gals reading this, and myself that the 3DS is truly awesome as Nintendo is marketing it.

HP Slate 500 Seen (Again) In Leaked Photos

Does this ever get tiring? In a way, yes, in another way, no. The HP Slate 500 that was seen on YouTube without its makeup on was just sent to CNET, in the form of spy shots. According to their source, the Slate will be released in the end of October, with a full version of plain-old Windows 7.  As an acknowledgement of the readers here that have no idea of what the HP Slate 500 is, here’s a full page of content all about it.