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  • News: Nokia unveils Lumia 900 smartphone at CES

    Nokia on Monday unveiled the Lumia 900, its first 4G LTE smartphone, which will run over the AT&T network.

  • Opinion: Sony Unveils New Floating-Lens Stabilization and Projector-Camcorders

    Sony today announced several new additions to its Handycam and Bloggie camcorder lines, including a new dual-1080p 3D camcorder that replaces last year's Handycam TD10, five new camcorders with built-in projectors for displaying video on a wall, and three new models that feature the company's new "Balanced Optical Steady Shot" technology, which allows for the entire lens barrel to visibly "float" in order to correct extreme hand shake.

  • Opinion: Sony Bloggie Live Lets You Live-Stream Video Over Wi-Fi

    Today has been a big day for connected-camera announcements at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. Sony is the latest big-name company to announce a video-capture device with built-in Wi-Fi, following wireless camera announcements earlier in the day from Kodak and Samsung.

  • News: Hipmunk adds hotel booking to flight search app

    Hipmunk's iOS app has given iPhone and iPad users a way to check airfares and book flights from their mobile devices. A Monday update to the Hipmunk app now lets users find a place to stay once they arrive.

  • Opinion: It's a Tablet, It's an Ultrabook, It's the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

    Windows 8 is designed to be at home on both traditional PCs and tablets. Lenovo is taking this to heart with a products designed to be both. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga (yes, that is both the development code name and the final product name) takes a 17mm thick Ultrabook and gives it a screen that can flip back on a pair of double hinges.

  • News: Nokia unveils Lumia 900 for North America

    Nokia on Monday introduced the Lumia 900, its first LTE Windows Phone and a device the company said it designed specifically for the North American market.

  • Opinion: Pioneer's AppRadio 2 for Cars Now Runs on Android

    Pioneer's second-generation AppRadio, the AppRadio 2, will be compatible with both iOS and Android devices, the company announced Monday at a press conference.

  • Opinion: LG, Verizon, and VMware Demo Virtual Work Phone

    Since no one wants to carry two phones, most people use their personal handset for work activities. The BYOD (bring your own device) trend has businesses struggling to make work-related data and apps available on workers' personal phones--and secure. VMware has an answer, which its partner LG is demonstrating at CES 2012: a tool to create a virtual work phone on an employee-owned device.

  • News: Company says carriers, phone makers infringe patent

    Little-known company Globaltel was awarded a patent last year that it claims Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Nokia, most phone makers, and every carrier in the world infringes.

  • News: AT&T to sell Android tablet, 5 smartphones on 4G LTE

    AT&T said it will unveil five Android smartphones and one tablet, the Pantech Element, on its 4G LTE network sometime early in the year.

  • News: Hadoop vs. an RDBMS: How much (less) would you pay?

    Many people associate open source data framework Hadoop with managing truly massive amounts of data. And with good reason: Hadoop storage is used by Facebook and Yahoo, which many people (rightly) associate with massive data. As you learned in Part 1 of this series, Yahoo, an early adopter and contributor to Hadoop, has implemented a 50,000-node Hadoop network; Facebook has a Hadoop system with more than 10,000 nodes in place.

  • Opinion: Sharp's Huge Whiteboard Carries Executive Price Tag

    Sharp debuted interactive touchscreen displays at CES in Las Vegas that are built to make Web meetings more interactive. The 60-, 70-, and 80-inch panels replace the ubiquitous whiteboard with Sharp's proprietary AQUOS LCD display built for Web and in-person meetings by integrating with video conferencing and technologies like WebEx, GoToMeeting, and Skype.

  • Opinion: Make Thunderbird Mark Messages as Read After You Reply

    One of my resolutions for 2012 is to break free of Microsoft Outlook. My dislike of that program knows no bounds, yet I've been stuck with it for years. Now I'm shopping for replacements.

  • News: Apple iOS strength prompted Objective-C language growth in 2011

    The language used to build apps for the iPad and iPhone has the most momentum for 2012

  • Opinion: Free Online Casual Game Entanglement Will Ensnare You

    Don't let the spa-like music or the simple aesthetic of its game board fool you: Entanglement is downright maddening--and I mean that in the best possible way. This free online game, in which you rotate tiles on a game board in order to create the longest, most tangled path possible, seems very simple at first glance. But give it a try and you'll see just how challenging it can be.

  • News: Sprint unveils Nexus, tri-mode hotspot for LTE

    Sprint Nextel's first three devices for its coming LTE network will be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper smartphones and a Sierra Wireless hotspot that will use Sprint's 3G and WiMax networks as well as LTE, the carrier announced in advance of the Consumer Electronics Show.

  • News: HTC Titan II coming to AT&T 4G LTE

    HTC announced the Titan II smartphone at CES on Monday, making it the first Windows Phone on AT&T's fast 4G LTE network.

  • Opinion: Establish a Digital Photo Editing Process That Works

    Digital workflow is a fancy term that describes the sequence of things you do between the time you take a photo and when you file it away for some future project. The right workflow can be important, because you'll get better results by using certain tools and filters in the right order. Take your program's automatic color adjustment, for example: If you run it before you crop your photo, the program will try to autocorrect unwanted parts of the photo that might be under- or over-exposed. Crop the photo first, and the software can concentrate just on the parts of the photo that are important to you. Last week we started a discussion of the ideal digital workflow; this week, let's pick up where we left off.

  • How-Tos: Easy encryption with Disk Utility

    Reader Bob Ross is interested in encryption. In anything-but-cryptic fashion he writes:

  • Opinion: Desktop Linux Gains Share in Recent Months

    Linux's prospects as a desktop operating system have long been a topic of hot debate, with some arguing that it will never surpass 1 percent of the market while others--including yours truly--countering that it already has.



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