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  • News: Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Takes on Amazon's Kindle Fire

    Barnes & Noble announced a $249 Nook Tablet Monday that competes with Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet that sports customized version Android OS, runs Android apps, streams video from content partners such as Hulu, and can be used as an e-book reader. The Nook Tablet is $50 more than Amazon's Kindle Fire, but for that, you get more than Amazon offers - or than any other tablet offers.

  • News: Apple security chief John Theriault retires

    Apple's Vice President of Global Security, John Theriault, has left the company, it has been confirmed.

  • News: iPhone 4S Battery Life: How Does It Compare to Other Smartphones?

    The iPhone 4S’s battery-drain problem has been a hot issue over the past week. Apparently the location-services system in iOS 5 is the main culprit behind the rapid loss of battery power. Apple has acknowledged the situation and released a beta version of iOS 5.0.1, a future update that corrects the problem.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Less is more

    We're back with another iPad case roundup, and this week's installment features some great examples of minimalistic designs that protect your iPad without getting in the way of its beautiful design, as well as some great products that surround the beauty of the tablet with a luxurious—and sometimes quirky—exterior.

  • News: Digital Lego Clock Goes Tick-Tock

    If you’re a regular GeekTech reader, chances are you’re a Lego fan, so I hope you appreciate this awesome LEGO Mindstorm clock as much I do.

  • News: Amazon's Prime Lending Library Collection Now Viewable Online

    Amazon is tempting Kindle owners to sign up for its Prime service with free e-books, and if you are wondering if there are any good ones to read you can now peruse a list right from your PC.

  • News: Mobile Patent Wars: A Closer Look at How Everyone Loses

    These days, mobile-technology patents and lawsuits go together like peanut butter and jelly. Previously, patents primarily served to help companies protect their intellectual property; now, however, Apple, HTC, Microsoft, and smaller companies are using patents as leverage, suing one another in attempts to gain the upper hand. The trend, experts say, is quickly spinning out of control, and hurting consumers when it comes to mobile-gadget choices and prices.

  • News: HTC Phones To Get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 2012

    Owners of HTC phones will have to wait until early 2012 for their device's mobile OS to be upgraded to Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. In a post to its Facebook page HTC wrote not just phones with fast multi-core microprocessor chip architectures would get Android 4.0, but also HTC phones with fast single-core processors, such as the HTC Sensation XL.

  • News: HTC details first round of Android 4.0 upgrades

    Early next year, seven smartphones from HTC will be upgraded to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, the company said on Monday.

  • News: Robot Roadies game coming to iOS

    If you fancy the rock n' roll lifestyle but don't have the musical talent you can always live out your fantasy in a new game due to hit the App Store next week.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Money makes the world go round

    As The O'Jays once so eloquently put it: "Money money money money money...monnnneyyyy." Whether it's bonuses to Apple execs, the company's new "EasyPay" retail system, a deal with another U.S. carrier, or an attempt to woo a content provider to the tablet, you can bet dollars to donuts that it's the dollars--not the donuts--that make the world go round. Those and the lasers, anyway. Oh, what the remainders for Friday, November 4, 2011 couldn't do with plenty of money and you.

  • News: Senator vows to block FCC nominees over LightSquared

    The controversy over satellite-LTE carrier LightSquared could prevent the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from filling two vacant seats if a U.S. senator follows through on a threat issued this week.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Nov. 4

    You didn't realize that Apple is changing its design philosophy, overhauling its entire product line and doing a massive redesign for the iPhone 5, which may actually already exist and is only waiting for decent LTE chips.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for chips as Groupon IPO soars

    There was mixed news on PC and microprocessor market growth this week, while the Groupon initial public offering Friday showed that there are plenty of people betting that social media will continue to drive technology trends.

  • News: Android now accounts for nearly 45% of U.S. smartphone users

    More U.S. smartphone users turned to Android in the third quarter, accounting for nearly 44.8% of some 87 million users, ComScore reported Friday.

  • 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.



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