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  • News: Do Passive 3D TVs Trade Quality for Comfort?

    Polarized "passive" 3D TVs hit the market in the beginning of the year as a response to the bulky, expensive, complicated active-shutter 3D TVs that turned off many would-be buyers. But many home theater enthusiasts (and TV manufacturers) claimed that they sacrificed image quality in the process. DisplayMate Technologies, a display calibration software developer, pit active and passive 3D TVs against each other to get to the bottom of this and published the results in a freely-available report (3D TV Display Technology Shoot-Out). As it turns out, passive TVs have a more restricted viewable range than active-shutter sets, but they don't lose detail. Read on for more on their testing procedures, as well as our own in-house testing results.

  • News: Tivo Premiere Elite Loaded with 2TB of Storage Space

    Tivo has introduced its new DVR, the Premiere Elite, a device with enough HD storage space to keep anyone glued to the tube for almost two straight weeks.

  • News: Quad-Core Android Tablets Expected in Time for Christmas

    They’re a bit late, but Android tablets with quad-core processors are coming this year, according to Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s chief executive. The chipmaker expects Android tablets supercharged with quad-core chips to hit shelves in time for Christmas, according to a Wall Street Journal report, but smartphones powered by these chips are unlikely to show up until next year.

  • News: HP TouchSmart 520 all-in-one PC unveiled

    HP has announced two new desktop computers for launch in the UK in October. The HP Pavilion HPE Phoenix comes with 16GB of DDR3 RAM and is designed for 3D gaming and high-end digital content creation. The HP TouchSmart 520 is a 23in all-in-one PC costing £599

  • News: RIM BlackBerry Forecast: Grim, With Hope on the Horizon

    Mike Lazarus, a Sydney-based software design consultant, relies on his RIM BlackBerry daily to manage his contacts database, store important documents, and keep his information secure. "I use my mobile phone essentially as a mobile office," he says. "Nearly, everything I need to do in the office, I can do from my phone."

  • News: DigiNotar certificates are pulled, but not on smartphones

    Browser makers have generally been quick to react to the computer compromise at digital certificate issuer DigiNotar, but that hasn't been the case for all mobile phone makers.

  • News: A Smartphone Keylogger Using The Built-In Gyroscope

    Two researchers from UC Davis have successfully created a proof-of-concept keylogger using a smartphone’s built-in gyroscope. TouchLogger was written for Android, but there is no reason the same couldn’t be done for iPhone or any modern smartphone or tablet for that matter.

  • News: Apple's Lost iPhone: Recapping a PR Debacle

    Another Apple employee has lost another iPhone prototype in a bar, in an event similar to last year's iPhone 4 debacle. But this time, the incident has put Apple and the San Francisco Police Department under scrutiny for searching a man's home.

  • News: Apple to ship 86.4m iPhones in 2011

    Apple will become the top-ranked smartphone vendor in terms of shipment volume for the first time in 2011, according to research.

  • News: Apple acts to stop more lost iPhone prototypes

    Apple is taking measures to ensure no further prototype products go missing after news of a lost iPhone 5 handset emerged last week.

  • News: Why the Number of Apps in an App Store Doesn't Matter

    The number of apps a mobile OS racks up in its store these days doesn't mean anything. Yes, you read that right. Contrary to what we've been fed by promoters for the Apple and Android platforms, it turns out that people don't really care how many apps they have to choose from.

  • News: Iconemesis offers iPhone cases with illustrated designs

    New company lets you put art by UK illustrators including Pomme Chan, Stephen Chan and more on your iPhone.

  • News: Mobile apps and security: What you need to know

    A Melbourne-based app developer has spoken about the security pitfalls of smartphone apps, saying that while certain mobile environments are more susceptible to malware, such risks can be eliminated through encryption and using common sense.

  • News: Apple's iPhone 5 Launch: Two Competing Theories

    Will iPhone 5 pre-sales begin in late September with an official launch in the first week of October, or will Apple's next smartphone launch mid-to-late October? Bottom line is I don't know and Apple isn't saying a word.

  • News: Hong Kong to get first Apple Store

    Hong Kong will get its first Apple Store this month, adding to the four stores Apple already has in mainland China.

  • News: 8MP camera for iPhone 5 evidence strengthens

    It seems that the next-generation iPhone will have an 8-megapixel camera as reports emerge that Apple has engaged two lens makers as suppliers.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Mount up!

    This week's roundup of accessories for your iOS devices has a little bit of everything: Bluetooth keyboards, iPad mounts, even frikkin' lasers. Here's what caught our eye this week.

  • News: Windows Phone 7, Day 5: Taking Apps Out for a Test Spin

    I spent Day 4 of the 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 experience talking about apps and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. However, I saved one very important element of Windows Phone 7 apps for today because I felt that it's worthy of its own post. So, today, I am going to take a look at the ability to try an app before you buy it.

  • News: Pirate politician calls for block on EU copyright extension

    A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has made a last ditch call to block plans to extend the copyright protection time for music recordings from 50 to 70 years.

  • News: Why Is Windows Phone 7 Winning Over Indie App Developers?

    While many app developers have merely reworked their Android or iOS apps to function on Windows Phone 7, a handful of independent app makers are developing exclusively in Microsoft's mobile operating system. Why are these bootstrapping coders throwing all of their (spare) time behind the insurgent OS, and not Android or iOS?



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