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  • News: Netflix Loses Movie Partner Starz

    Ok, this isn't really "gaming" news, but since a lot of you, like me, probably spend just as much time on your console watching Netflix as you do playing games, we thought we'd help spread the word about Starz ditching Netflix. According to the L.A. Times, "Premium cable network Starz Entertainment will end its deal to provide movies to http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/221052/netflix-jacking-up-prices-by-50/, a surprise decision that will deprive the popular online video service of its most valuable source of recently released movies."

  • News: Dungeon Siege III DLC Adds Higher Level Cap, Enchantment

    Action RPGs such as Dungeon Siege III are ripe for expansion packs and downloadable content due to their easily extendable gameplay. Previous iterations in the series saw retail-based expansions offering considerable amounts of new gameplay, but we live in the downloadable age now, so it's likely we'll see new content in smaller, more regular spurts.

  • Video: Video: Panasonic launches 3D camcorders, announces 3D partnerships

    Panasonic debuted a new 3D camcorder at the IFA consumer electronics show this week. The HDC-z-ten thousand has a 6 and a half megapixel sensor and can shoot 1080p HD video. It also has two new image stabilization systems, which according to Panasonic makes it easier to shoot in low light.

  • News: Acer unveils Aspire S3 Ultrabook

    Today at IFA in Berlin Acer officially unveiled the new thin and light Aspire S3 Ultrabook. We've already brought you our first impressions with photographs and a video but after today's event we can add a few details.

  • News: Use Skype and GarageBand to make a podcast that sounds great

    I’ve been doing a lot of podcasting lately. In the last year I’ve probably edited and posted something like 85 different podcast episodes, between my half-time duties on the Macworld Podcast and the podcasts I do in my personal time. During that time I’ve learned a whole lot about what to do—and just as importantly, what not to do—in order to make a podcast that sounds good.

  • News: Cyber crime, still a priority

    "$10,000, Expert, Please, Help, are some of the common words that compose emails used to lure innocent victims by cyber criminals" says Longe Oluminde Babatope, a cyber-security expert from Nigeria. Longe adds that most of these emails are rich in vocabularies, when such words form 5% of an email, with special characters and different reply links, then these emails should immediately be marked as spam.

  • 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: Assassin's Creed Revelations Multiplayer Beta Starts Soon

    Those looking forward to giving the Assassin's Creed Revelations multiplayer modes a thorough checking out can get set for a weekend of carnage from today.

  • News: Sniper: Ghost Warrior Coming to iOS

    The successful -- if not exactly critically acclaimed -- snipe 'em up series is headed to Apple's portable devices next year.

  • News: Nexon Adds Good Karma to Prepaid Cards

    Free to play operator Nexon has launched a rebranded range of prepaid cards for players to purchase items in its games, and is throwing in a free bit of good karma with every one purchased.

  • News: Lone Wolf Gamebook Series Comes to Kindle

    E-book readers are perfect for interactive stories such as the Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy franchises. Enter the Lone Wolf series, hailing from 1984.

  • 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.

  • Video: Video: Ford Evos concept car that connects to cloud shown at IFA

    Ford detailed its new Evos concept car during the IFA consumer electronics show this week. Billed as a cloud connected car, Ford envisions that the automobile will be able to make decisions based on driver preferences.

  • Video: Video: Samsung and Toshiba launch tablets at IFA - the week in tech

    Coming up on World Tech Update this week, we’re at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin where tablets are all the rage. Sony debuts two new Android tablets while taking a jab at Apple, Samsung intros the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and also announces the Galaxy Note smartphone-tablet hybrid, Toshiba focuses on thin and light with a new ultrabook and tablet and Ford Motor Company joins consumer electronics vendors and presents its vision of the future.

  • Video: Video: Samsung launches Galaxy Note

    Samsung debuted a number of mobile devices at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin Thursday. The one gaining the most buzz is the Galaxy Note, a 5.3in tablet-smartphone hybrid that can touch or stylus driven. Here's a video showing Samsung executives showing off the Samsung Galaxy Note.

  • News: The five most commented stories of the week - 2nd September 2011

    It's been a busy week in tech, from rumours about Samsung preparing to buy WebOS and Amazon launching an Android tablet to Google's annoucement that its internet TV service will hit the UK in the next six month.

  • News: UK charges two, arrest two more linked with Anonymous

    The U.K. is continuing to aggressively pursue so-called hacktivists, charging two men and arresting two more on Thursday who are allegedly connected with the groups Anonymous and Lulz Security.

  • News: Four Brits arrested in connection with LulzSec and Anonymous attacks

    Four Brits have been arrested in relation to recent attacks carried out by hacking groups LulzSec and Anonymous.



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