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  • Opinion: Intel Loves Kinect Hacks

    It seems like the guys at Intel are big fans of Microsoft’s Kinect camera. At Tuesday's Research at Intel event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, researchers from Intel Labs showed that they have done their fair share of Kinect hacking. We’ve covered Kinect hacks pretty heavily in the past, but the stuff that Intel was doing with the (surprisingly advanced) camera was just darn right cool.

  • News: Verizon confirms sales of its Galaxy S II 'superphone' start in July

    Verizon Wireless Wednesday confirmed that it will start selling Samsung's Galaxy S II 'superphone' some time next month.

  • News: Mobile Developers Still Choosing Android Over iOS

    More than 5,000 iOS developers are in San Francisco for Apple's big party at the Worldwide Developers Conference, but a new report says the hippest place to be is the Android Market. The study, from Bluevia and Vision Mobile, found that 67 percent of developers code for Android, while iOS trails at 59 percent.

  • News: YouTube, Intel team to offer free blockbuster Indian movies

    YouTube has introduced a new channel in India that offers blockbuster Indian movies for free to viewers, and landed Intel as a major sponsor.

  • Opinion: Samsung Demos Super-High Resolution 3D HDTV

    Sharp and NHK may be bringing us the 33-million pixel HDTV but Samsung's 8-million pixel, 70-inch HDTV sounds impressive in its own right.

  • Opinion: iOS 5: 5 Blatant Android Rip-Offs

    Apple unveiled a host of new features in iOS 5 due out this fall including revamped notifications, over-the-air updates, and cloud data storage. You might even call these new features magical or revolutionary, unless you're an Android user, then you'd call them "stuff I've been using for years." The latest additions to Apple's mobile OS are probably a welcome relief for iPhone and iPad fans, but it's hard to call iOS "the world's most advanced mobile operating system" when Apple is playing catch up to Android. Here's a look at the five biggest Android rip-offs in iOS 5.

  • News: Sony Says Sorry for PSN Outage, Reveals PlayStation Vita

    We're really, really sorry for the PlayStation Network outage, and thanks for sticking by us--the gist of Sony's E3 press conference intro, as Sony Computer Entertainment American president and CEO Jack Tretton took the stage to address "the elephant in the room."

  • How-Tos: Five Simple Tips for Better Fireworks Photos

    This time of year, photographers dust off their cameras while dogs hide under the bed: It's fireworks season. Trance and Topher (my dogs) notwithstanding, I love fireworks displays--especially on the Fourth of July--and I'm always eager to capture some of the magic on film. In years past, I've given you detailed advice for shooting fireworks, but this year I've decided to distill it all down to five simple tips. Follow these, and you should have some nifty fireworks photos this year.

  • News: Free LA Noire short stories eBook on iTunes

    An anthology of short stories written for and inspired by the fictionalised events of LA Noire will be available as a free download for a limited time on the iTunes Store in Australia. The collection of stories can be downloaded through iTunes, or on the iBooks app on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

  • News: iOS 5 finally gets custom notification tones

    Apple this morning unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 5, particularly focussing on an overhauled notifications system, an 'iMessage' service, wireless syncing, a 'Newsstand' app, and built-in Twitter integration. However, one of the 200 new iOS 5 features overlooked by many media outlets is custom notification tones for SMS, e-mail and voicemail sounds. Hurrah!

  • Opinion: Move Over RIM, iOS 5 and iCloud Just Took The Market

    Apple pulled back the curtain on day one of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to share details of the upcoming iOS 5 update and new iCloud service. If they deliver as promised, iOS 5 and iCloud will change mobile computing, and replace RIM as the de facto mobile platform for business.

  • SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ MP3 player sees red

    SanDisk has given its Sansa Clip and Sansa Fuze+ MP3 players a makeover, prompting e-tailer AdvancedMP3players to carry the product line

  • Opinion: Microsoft to Launch Live TV Streaming on Xbox 360

    Today at E3, Microsoft revealed plans to bring live streaming television to its Xbox Live entertainment platform this fall. Microsoft said it was partnering with companies in the U.S. and abroad to provide a variety of television content, but the company didn't announce any partners at the event.

  • News: With iOS5, Apple Mostly Plays Catch-Up

    When it's released this fall, iOS 5 will be a major update to Apple's mobile operating system. But it won't be very revolutionary. Rather than introduce innovations, Apple will mostly fill in iOS's holes by borrowing features already found on other mobile operating systems, or correcting longtime annoyances.

  • Opinion: Sprint Tells Pricing, Availability for HTC EVO 3D, EVO View 4G

    Sprint today announced the pricing and availability for two of HTC's most anticipated products on Sprint's 4G network: a glasses-free 3D smartphone, the HTC EVO 3D, and HTC's 7-inch tablet, the HTC EVO View 4G.

  • News: Sprint expands Evo brand with tablet, '3D' smartphone

    Sprint is trying to replicate the hit it scored last summer with the HTC EVO 4G smartphone by expanding the brand to both a tablet and a new "3D" smartphone.

  • News: iPhone 5G scam targets Windows systems

    Spam email messages using an iPhone '5G' as bait could seriously affect the health of your Windows systems, though Mac OS and iOS users needn't worry.

  • Opinion: Details of Motorola's Droid 3 Leaked

    Thinking about snatching up a new Motorola Droid? If so, hold off. Motorola's yet to be announced Droid 3 smartphone was allegedly spotted over the weekend in a number of leaked tutorial videos that reveal the phone is set for a significant update compared to the Droid 2.

  • News: WWDC 2011: Keynote Preview

    The Apple rumor mill is in high gear with only a few hours left until Steve Jobs kicks off the keynote speech at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. The company has already said it plans to talk about Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion," iOS 5 and a new cloud service called iCloud, but nobody knows for sure what surprises each new product will offer users. Apple has already previewed OS X Lion and developers have had beta versions of the new OS for several weeks. However, there is a rumor that Lion could be available for purchase as early as next week via the Apple Store and, reportedly, the Mac App Store.

  • News: iPhone 5 Phishing Attack Preys on WWDC Hype

    Perhaps you've heard about a little event going on this week called the Worldwide Developers Conference? Attackers are preying on the frenzy of hype around the Apple WWDC to launch new phishing scams "announcing" the iPhone 5G.



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