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  • News: Sony denies report it will promote No. 2 Kazuo Hirai to run company from April

    Sony on Saturday denied a report that it has decided to promote the head of its consumer product division, Kazuo Hirai, to lead the company from April.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Remembering 2011, predicting 2012

    Saturday is for lovers. Specifically, lovers of one story at Macworld that can link them back to the best content we published over the past week. And that, dear friends, is the sole raison d'être (literally, "Etre's raisin") for the Weekly Wrap. In fact, since we took last Saturday off, this time we'll wrap up stories from the past two weeks. Of course, that forces us to be even choosier with which articles we choose to highlight, but we're not here to make friends.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: New beginnings

    Welcome to a new year! With the holidays behind us and the 2012 Consumers Electronic Show about to begin, case manufacturers are ramping up their production schedule. Which, of course, means that it's time for another one of Macworld's world-famous iPhone-case roundups.

  • Opinion: Sizzle Turns to Fizzle: Managing CES Expectations

    Next week Las Vegas will be overflowing with media and consumers in town to see vendors from around the world show off cutting edge technology at CES 2012. However, based on recent history, the chance that you'll actually ever see the gadgets in real life -- or that they'll live up to the hype if you do -- seems relatively slim.

  • News: RIM to scrap two more BlackBerry devices?

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is rumoured to have scrapped two of the three handsets that it was planning to introduce in 2012, including one that was originally intended to be the first device to run the BlackBerry 10 operating system, formerly known as QNX.

  • News: Nearly 1 in 3 US Households Owns 4 or More TVs

    Sure, smartphones and tablets are nice, but Americans really, really love their TVs. A new Nielsen study shows that almost one in three U.S. households--35.9 million, to be exact--owns four or more televisions.

  • News: Quad-core chips for iOS devices?

    Apple's iOS 5.1 beta seems to contain references to quad-core iPhone and iPad chips.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Tech may be a bright spot in tough economy

    Tech stocks ended the first trading week of 2012 on an upbeat note even though both Forrester and Gartner this week forecast slowing growth in IT spending, due mainly to concerns about the global economy.

  • News: Six CES 2012 stories to watch

    The six things we'll be following most closely at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

  • News: Casio develops technology to send data visually between devices

    Casio has developed a new way to send information between smartphones and other gadgets, encoding it visually in small sets of flashing pixels that appear on the screen of one device and are read by the camera of another.

  • Opinion: Barnes & Noble: Pros, Cons of Selling Off Nook

    For a company better known for its box stores than computing boxes, Barnes & Noble has done an impressive job of carving a technological place for itself in the burgeoning e-reader and tablet hardware market. Now it seems the company wants to cash in on all that hard work and take a back seat to companies like Amazon and Apple by spinning off its Nook hardware business, or possibly selling it entirely. Is it a good idea? Is it a dumb idea? Here are some pros and cons.

  • News: Nikon launches D4 flagship digital SLR

    With the debut of the Nikon D4, Nikon has introduced its new flagship, full-frame digital SLR camera.

  • News: Google Translate speaks iPad language

    'Speak and hear' language conversion utility updated to support the iPad.

  • News: 5 Ways Smartphones Are Better than Laptops or Tablets

    Mobile computing is a way of life. The world doesn’t stop just because you get up and leave your desk, and you need tools to stay engaged and get things done no matter where you are.

  • News: Consumerization creates IT management blind spots, increases business risk: survey

    As end users bring their own devices to work, download apps and sign up for cloud services, it's getting harder for IT to maintain application visibility and control performance. Trends such as consumerization, mobility and cloud computing are also increasing business risk, CIOs say.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Live long and prosper

    The iPhone 4S lives to fight another day in Italy, iAd may gain new life thanks to a fresh face, and the lifelike Steve Jobs figure may never see the light of day. The remainders for Thursday, January 5, 2012 are alive! Aliiiiiiiiive!

  • News: Nikon's new D4 flagship DSLR designed for enhanced low-light shooting

    With the debut of the Nikon D4, Nikon has introduced its new flagship, full-frame DSLR camera. At 16.2 megapixels, this high-end professional model improves on the speed and accuracy of its predecessors by boosting image quality and low-light capability, adding full HD 1080p video recording to the mix, and offering a multitude of new features. Here are the highlights.

  • News: Mobile Technology Will Dominate Everything

    At this year's CES, tablets will get cheaper, laptops will get thinner, and cameras will become more like phones. Apps will be everywhere, including in cars. And Microsoft's phone-inspired Windows 8 will edge closer to release.

  • News: Android smartphones link to new Samsung TV

    With ever-thinner screens and 3D technology failing to excite consumers much, TV maker Samsung has come up with a new gimmick to shift sets – turn them into hubs for smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Nikon Mystery Camera Sparks D800 CES Speculation

    Is Nikon cooking up a DSLR surprise for the Consumer Electronics Show, which starts Tuesday, to sit alongside the recently announced Nikon D4 full-frame DSLR? That's what some Nikon watchers are wondering after the company's German site briefly put up a banner image of Nikon's professional DSLR lineup including the D4 and a never before seen camera.

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