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  • News: Oracle, Google execs to head to mediation

    Google and Oracle will send top executives to mediation in front of a magistrate judge, in a last-ditch attempt to settle their differences over Google's use of Java in the Android OS.

  • Opinion: Gigapixel Hack Makes Photos More Interactive

    Have you ever looked at a particulalry stunning photograph and wished you could really immerse yourself in it? A recent project attempts to do just that, with the help of a good camera, a hacked Kinect, and an Arduino board.

  • Opinion: Rocket Bunnies Review

    Rocket Bunnies has an interesting premise: You're a rabbit on a rocket (hence the name)...in space. There's no real story line, but your job is to ride your rocket across various galaxies, collecting all of the little bunnies that are stuck on various planets.

  • Opinion: Phone Transforms Into Tablet, Laptop, Gaming Device

    Motorola's Atrix and newly announced DROID Bionic smartphones can dock into laptop accessories, but they have nothing on this transforming device: A KT Spider smartphone hybrid that can turn into a laptop, tablet, or even a PSP-like handheld gaming device.

  • News: Iridium creates link from iPhones to satellites

    Satellite service provider Iridium is introducing a new satellite phone and access point that enable communications anywhere on the face of the Earth from Blackberry and Android mobile devices, and will offer support for Apple's iOS-based gear later this year.

  • News: IBM, 3M team to glue together high-powered silicon bricks for servers, smartphones

    IBM and 3M today said they will jointly develop a new line of adhesives they hope will let them make it possible to build commercial microprocessors composed of layers of up to 100 separate chips.

  • News: Droid Bionic smartphone goes on sale Thursday for $300

    The speedy Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone will go on sale from Verizon Wireless for $299.99 on Thursday.

  • News: Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite will support iOS 5 Newsstand feature

    Adobe has announced that its Digital Publishing Suite will support the Newsstand feature in iOS.

  • News: Do Passive 3D TVs Trade Quality for Comfort?

    Polarized "passive" 3D TVs hit the market in the beginning of the year as a response to the bulky, expensive, complicated active-shutter 3D TVs that turned off many would-be buyers. But many home theater enthusiasts (and TV manufacturers) claimed that they sacrificed image quality in the process. DisplayMate Technologies, a display calibration software developer, pit active and passive 3D TVs against each other to get to the bottom of this and published the results in a freely-available report (3D TV Display Technology Shoot-Out). As it turns out, passive TVs have a more restricted viewable range than active-shutter sets, but they don't lose detail. Read on for more on their testing procedures, as well as our own in-house testing results.

  • News: Tivo Premiere Elite Loaded with 2TB of Storage Space

    Tivo has introduced its new DVR, the Premiere Elite, a device with enough HD storage space to keep anyone glued to the tube for almost two straight weeks.

  • News: Quad-Core Android Tablets Expected in Time for Christmas

    They’re a bit late, but Android tablets with quad-core processors are coming this year, according to Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s chief executive. The chipmaker expects Android tablets supercharged with quad-core chips to hit shelves in time for Christmas, according to a Wall Street Journal report, but smartphones powered by these chips are unlikely to show up until next year.

  • News: HP TouchSmart 520 all-in-one PC unveiled

    HP has announced two new desktop computers for launch in the UK in October. The HP Pavilion HPE Phoenix comes with 16GB of DDR3 RAM and is designed for 3D gaming and high-end digital content creation. The HP TouchSmart 520 is a 23in all-in-one PC costing £599

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 6: Let the 'Mango' Games Begin!

    30 Days With Windows Phone 7: Day 6

  • News: RIM BlackBerry Forecast: Grim, With Hope on the Horizon

    Mike Lazarus, a Sydney-based software design consultant, relies on his RIM BlackBerry daily to manage his contacts database, store important documents, and keep his information secure. "I use my mobile phone essentially as a mobile office," he says. "Nearly, everything I need to do in the office, I can do from my phone."

  • News: DigiNotar certificates are pulled, but not on smartphones

    Browser makers have generally been quick to react to the computer compromise at digital certificate issuer DigiNotar, but that hasn't been the case for all mobile phone makers.

  • News: A Smartphone Keylogger Using The Built-In Gyroscope

    Two researchers from UC Davis have successfully created a proof-of-concept keylogger using a smartphone’s built-in gyroscope. TouchLogger was written for Android, but there is no reason the same couldn’t be done for iPhone or any modern smartphone or tablet for that matter.

  • JBL OnBeat Xtreme iPod speaker is a real contender

    JBL is building on the success of its OnBeat iPod dock by launching a bigger, beefier new model that looks set to square up to the mighty B&W Zeppelin. The AirPlay and Buetooth-compatible speaker works with iPad and iPhones but also with non-Apple audio devices

  • Opinion: iWallet Transforms Old iPod Into Geeky Money Holder

    Say hello to the iWallet! Now wait--this isn't a blog post about Apple's entry into mobile payment systems; instead it's something a little more homemade. Instructables user David Moss (AKA ElementSpirits) took his old busted iPod and transformed it into a usable wallet--complete with a peek-through window where the LCD screen once was.

  • News: Apple's Lost iPhone: Recapping a PR Debacle

    Another Apple employee has lost another iPhone prototype in a bar, in an event similar to last year's iPhone 4 debacle. But this time, the incident has put Apple and the San Francisco Police Department under scrutiny for searching a man's home.

  • News: Apple to ship 86.4m iPhones in 2011

    Apple will become the top-ranked smartphone vendor in terms of shipment volume for the first time in 2011, according to research.



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