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  • News: The Future of Human Computer Interfaces

    Researchers at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group are prototyping new, novel and more natural ways for people to interact with computers and access and store information. Their innovations have been designed to improve and enrich our personal and professional lives, making it easier to create, communicate, collaborate and even cook. Here are 10 inventions that enhance human-computer interactions, improve the in-store shopping experience, and even help us kick bad habits

  • News: Siri outage leaves iPhone 4S owners bereft

    Siri may be the most prominent feature on the iPhone 4S, but in truth it's only partly "on" your phone, as a network-related outage this past Thursday demonstrated. iPhone 4S users were cut off from their virtual assistant, their queries answered only by messages that Siri could not make a network connection.

  • News: Intel, MIPS scramble to support Android 4.0 on tablets

    Intel and MIPS Technologies expect the next version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.0, to soon run on tablets and smartphones based on their processors.

  • News: PlugBug Charges Macs and iPads With a Single Plug

    The MacBook chargers are possibly the best notebook power adapters in the world: They’re small, and you can wind the cord around two retractable hooks. Now Twelve South has come up with a little gadget called the PlugBug that can ride piggyback on your MacBook charger to let you plug in any iPhone, iPad, or USB device.

  • News: Amazon planning 8.9in Kindle Fire

    Amazon is seemingly preparing to manufacture an 8.9in version of the Kindle Fire, according to sources in the company's supply chain.

  • News: Samsung Ships More Smartphones Than Apple

    Samsung beat out Apple and other phone makers in the last quarter, shipping more smartphones all over the world than anyone else, according to a report from IDC.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: The X factor

    What do you get the iPhone owner who has everything? Why, a new case, of course! And what better place to look for the latest in protective accessories for your handset than Macworld's weekly roundup, where we scour the deepest corners of the Internet and report back on what's new and what's hot. This week's roundup features the usual mix of interesting offerings, with several that take on a fun—and sometimes emotional—theme.

  • News: Tech Revolutions: Products Tell the Story

    The late Steve Jobs often referred to the "post-PC" world. And whenever he did that, our entire staff would get a bit nervous. After all, the name of this site happens to be PCWorld, and Steve Jobs was often right when he declared something toast (see: floppy disks, optical drives, FireWire, brick-and-mortar music stores, phones with buttons, and netbooks).

  • News: Siri Goes Down For a Day; Apple Says Network Outages Are Possible

    Apple's fancy new voice assistant for the iPhone 4S, Siri, went down Wednesday morning and didn't come back up until the evening--and even then, only for some users.

  • News: EU antitrust authority investigates Samsung's use of patents against Apple

    The European Union’s top regulatory watchdog has launched an investigation into Samsung over its attempts to block Apple products.

  • News: RIM's down in U.S., but future is brighter elsewhere

    The picture for RIM isn't all dreary, especially outside of North America where RIM's BlackBerry Messenger IM service is popular and young users are drawn to its new smartphones.

  • News: Apple 'will overhaul all product lines next year'

    Apple will refresh all of its product lines in 2012 and is expected to have completed the process of choosing components for the next-generation iPad by the end of this year, a report claims.

  • News: iPad 2 Smart Cover security flaw fixed by iOS 5.0.1

    Apple has fixed a security flaw affecting the Smart Cover for the iPad 2 in the iOS 5.0.1 beta, it has been reported.

  • News: Apple: Amazon's Kindle Fire is a good thing

    Senior Apple staff believe that the Amazon Fire is a positive thing as it will increase fragmentation in the Android tablet market, an analyst has said.

  • News: New Android seen easing OS fragmentation

    Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android, is likely to ease the fragmentation of the operating system, some device executives said on Thursday.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Cash cloud

    Apple may be looking to put its money where its cloud is, but the company's execs aren't afraid of Fire. And if you thought Apple would be keeping all of its products exactly the same in 2012, guess again. The remainders for Thursday, November 3, 2011 have got news for you.

  • News: Microsoft to host unveiling of new Windows Phone handsets

    No one expects Windows Phone to leap over Google Android and Apple iOS in a single bound, but industry analysts have been revising their projections for Windows Phone, now forecasting a dramatic surge in sales over the coming 12 months. Other data finds growing consumer awareness of and interest in the Microsoft platform, almost exactly a year after the first Windows Phone handsets became available on all major U.S. carriers. [Find here the full current lineup of handsets, including those formally debuting next week.]

  • News: HTC and Vodafone announce Sensation XE and XL

    HTC has announced the launch of the Sensation XL and Sensation XE Android smartphones in Australia, the first two smartphones in the country that include integrated Beats Audio.

  • News: RIM Developer Chief on the Future of BlackBerry, BBX

    In September, not long before Research In Motion's (RIM) fourth annual BlackBerry Developer Conference--and just a month or so after the company's former BlackBerry development chief stepped down--RIM named a brand new VP of Developer Relations: Alec Saunders.

  • News: HTC's multimedia Rezound smartphone to ship ready for Android 4.0

    HTC on Thursday introduced a Rezound smartphone that will ship ready to upgrade to Android 4.0.



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