Those eighteen words got a founder and I kicked off of the trading floor of the NYSE earlier this evening. Because, as we shuffed out of the Girls Who Code event held there earlier tonight, we looked at the jumble of computers and stock tickers on the first floor of 18 Bond Street and exclaimed in awe, “So this is where it all goes down, huh?”
And of course, because we’re tech people and troublemakers we’re like, “So how does it work?” specifically joking, in light of all the recent tech stock collapses, “Which one of these do I have to spill water on (okay, we may have said wine) to make people irrationally buy Facebook?”
The founder and I (who made me promise not to write about him/her because he/she said his/her
parents PR people would kill him/her and I don’t want to be an accomplice to murder) took solace in this laughter, and the idea that the rise in price of $FB shares would most likely bolster the entire tech industry.
And all was bright and shiny until an NYSE security guard pulled the founder aside from our revelry. “Excuse me sir/mam, did you just ask which computer you’d have to spill water (okay, it was most likely wine) on to make people buy Facebook stock?” Oh God.
“We were joking,” I replied, which, like how you can’t say bomb in any context on a plane, apparently isn’t acceptable in the NYSE. Because we got kicked out. “Get OUT” the guard said, and we scurried out, because he really did mean it. One man’s facetiousness is another man’s terrorist threat. And yes, I have the utmost respect for this guard. Because this exactly was his job.
So we got OUT, like ran out, before the man could take further action, and I hope we’re not banned for life because I have to be at an another event at the NYSE on Thursday. Also, Girls Who Code is awesome, and you should all download 16-year-old Nikita Rau’s app Wander. And not joke about destroying important things, ever. Pro tip.
Rumors and questionable leaks of Motorola’s next Atrix device have been making the rounds for what seems like ages, but Motorola finally put all that speculation to rest last night. The company recently revealed the new Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handset on their website, albeit with a notable lack of fanfare.
With its rounded corners and gently sloping back, the Atrix HD looks an awful lot like a softer version of its Verizon-bound cousin, the Droid RAZR. The similarities don’t end there though — like the Droid RAZR, the new Atrix sports an 8-megapixel main camera, and its rear-end is also clad in Kevlar (though it sports a slightly different weave pattern). Meanwhile, the device’s 4.5-inch 720p Colorboost display is swathed in a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass to help things from betting too hairy when the Atrix takes a spill.
A quick look inside reveals that the Atrix HD is running on an unspecified 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and packs 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an LTE radio, and an embedded 1780 mAh battery. While it isn’t quite as thin as its Verizon counterpart, the Atrix HD squeezes all of that into a (titanium or “modern white”) frame that comes in at 8.4mm thick.
Though the device’s spec sheet is now available for our prying eyes to pore over, we’re still left without some salient details. Even though its logo is displayed prominently under the Atrix’s screen, AT&T has yet to officially acknowledge the device’s existence. As such, there’s no word on a release date or pricing, but I wouldn’t expect things to stay that way for too much longer.
Originally posted here: Motorola Quietly Reveals The LTE-Friendly, Kevlar-Clad Atrix HD