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  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Sept. 2

    This week's iPhone 5 rumor harvest shows a certain desperation and perhaps oxygen starvation: The iOSsphere is living on rumors built on rumors built on other rumors.

  • News: Gracenote intros eyeQ integrated catch-up TV service

    Gracenote has announced the availability of an integrated electronic programme guide that allows viewers to search through content across all the disparate video on demand, libraries and catch-up TV services on smart TVs. Its eyeQ IPG (interactive programme guides) will work across EPGs in 22 European countries.

  • News: BlackBerry PlayBook getting the TouchPad deep discount treatment

    It seems the only way to beat Apple and its iPad in the tablet market these days is to knock down your prices to the point of unprofitability.

  • News: White iPod touch on the way?

    More evidence that Apple plans to release a white iPod touch has emerged after a Japanese website discovered a white headphone jack for the device.

  • News: Lost iPhone prototype case - two plead not guilty

    Two suspects in an incident that led to the loss of an iPhone 4 protoype in a bar in California last year have pleaded not guilty to charges of misdemeanor theft.

  • Opinion: 30 Days With Windows Phone 7

    Today starts a new "30 Days" series. This month I am abandoning my iPhone 4 to spend 30 Days With Windows Phone 7. I have an HTC HD7S with Windows Phone 7, and I am all set to see what Microsoft's mobile OS has to offer.

  • News: IT in cars will reduce road fatalities

    New safety technologies, rather than the banning of mobile device use in cars, will have a major role to play in reducing the number of road fatalities during the next 10 years, according to motoring researchers and academics.

  • News: Roku 2 delivers cheap, easy video streaming

    The last update to Roku’s line of portable streaming video players came in 2010, right as Apple was announcing the all-new Apple TV ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ). Roku’s tiny devices were overshadowed by Apple’s even tinier (though heavier) black box. This year Roku has updated its players yet again, adding features while outdoing the Apple TV with boxes that are smaller and lighter than Apple’s $99 player.

  • Video: Video: Sony Personal 3D viewer in action

    Sony is offering an alternative for consumers who don’t want to buy a 3D TV. Called the personal 3D viewer the head mounted display will be available by the end of the year though pricing wasn’t announced. It can be connected to a 3D camcorder for a live view of what’s being shot or used for movies and gaming, said Howard Stringer during the company’s press conference. The viewer also has headphones to deliver audio. While the 3D viewer may be isolating—it’s not like you can enjoy this with a friend—the experience is pretty unique. We had a chance to try the personal 3D viewer being filmed here on a 3D camera and the effect is actually pretty good. The picture is clear and bright and after taking some time to focus it it’s a really enjoyable experience and Sony said that once this comes on the market there’s going to be headband to secure this to your head so that you don’t have to hold it.

  • News: LG dumps active shutter 3D glasses

    LG is abandoning active shutter glasses for use with 3D screens, citing an overwhelming preference for the cheaper-to-produce passive glasses. An overwhleming 88 percent of it 3D LED TV sales are of models that use passive shutter technology. The company has seen a two-fold uptake in demand for its LED 3D TVs that come with passive glasses, LG told PC Advisor at IFA today.

  • News: Apple to use web-based diagnostic tool for iOS devices?

    Apple is reported to be working on a web-based diagnostic tool that could be used to fix iPhones, iPads and iPod touches without the owner having to go to an Apple Store.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Law and order

    It seems we've moved onto the "Order" part of Law & Order: Silicon Valley as the alleged iPhone prototype thieves are arraigned in court. Elsewhere, a suggestive icon might shed some light on the iPhone 5, Apple wants children to learn, and one cable network has starz in its eyes. The remainders for Thursday, September 1, 2011, are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. These are their stories.

  • Opinion: Did Apple Really Lose Another iPhone?

    The Web was buzzing Wednesday with reports that an Apple employee had lost yet another iPhone prototype in a bar. Whether or not this is indeed the case is now less clear, following some additional reporting and investigation.

  • Opinion: 12c Calculator Turns 30; HP Releases Anniversary Edition

    HP has been in technology news for all the wrong reasons lately, what with the on-again, off-again discontinuation of the TouchPad. But despite all the turmoil within HP, its 12c Financial Calculator is celebrating its 30th birthday. To commemorate this milestone, the company has released a special edition version of the calculator.

  • Opinion: Toshiba's New Glasses-Free 3D HDTV: Only 8000 Euros!

    Toshiba's 55-inch glasses-free 3D TV is graduating from a trade show parlor trick to a genuine product -- but it'll cost a pretty penny.

  • News: Nielsen: Android grows, RIM draws attention

    Google's Android OS continues to gain on both Apple iOS and Research In Motion's BlackBerry platform in the growing U.S. smartphone market, but often stodgy RIM is on the wish lists of some cutting-edge buyers, according to the Nielsen research company.

  • News: Qualcomm shows public face with pet-tracking service

    Qualcomm, which launches few consumer products, later this month will launch a pet-tracking service built using proprietary technology from its communications business.

  • News: Verizon starts Droid 2 upgrade to Gingerbread

    Verizon Wireless Thursday began pushing the Android Gingerbread OS upgrade to users of the popular Droid 2 smartphone.

  • News: Microsoft Accused of Collecting Windows Phone Location Data

    A Windows Phone 7 user has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that the software maker collects data from mobile phone users without their knowledge.

  • News: Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac launched

    Parallels has announced a new version of Parallels Desktop for Mac, which lets you run Windows and Mac apps side-by-side on a Mac without having to reboot.



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