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  • News: RIM COO retires as company lays off one-tenth of staff

    Research in Motion will lay off 2,000 staff, or a little more than 10 percent of its workforce, and make changes to its senior management team, it announced Monday. Chief Operating Officer for Blackberry, Don Morrison, will retire, but Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will continue to share the CEO role and that of chairman.

  • News: Bodymedia Takes the Guesswork out of Weight Loss

    Bodymedia's FIT armband is one of many devices in a new market of calorie counters and activity monitors that promise to help add some hard numbers to your exercise regimen. While Bodymedia's offering is a bit on the expensive side at $249.99 it's also one of the most fully featured on the market.

  • News: Buy a New Car Like the Experts Do

    If you've been wanting to break in a brand-new car, September is a great time to go shopping. As 2012's models arrive, car dealers are starting to think about moving their 2011 models off the lot. But before you walk into a dealership and try to haggle, do your research with the aid of car-buying apps.

  • News: Battle of the 3D Phones: HTC EVO 3D vs. LG Optimus 3D

    The past year has been an exciting time for mobile phones. We've seen an abundance of phones with dual-core processors, 4G connectivity, and bigger and better displays--all of which has led up to the first wave of 3D smartphones. Sprint has introduced the HTC EVO 3D, and LG has unveiled the Optimus 3D, which will be rebranded as the Thrill 4G on AT&T. Both are incredibly powerful phones with glasses-free 3D displays and dual-lens cameras that allow you to shoot 3D photos and video. With both an EVO 3D and an Optimus 3D in house, I decided to pit the two against each other in a 3D-display and 3D-camera battle.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending July 22

    Perhaps it's the heat, but this week's crop of iOSsphere rumors is pretty lackluster.

  • News: AT&T still besting Verizon in iPhone activations

    If Verizon thought it could swoop in and take AT&T's iPhone market share overnight, it thought wrong.

  • News: Google: Sun offered to license Java for $100 million

    Sun Microsystems offered to license its Java technology to Google for US$100 million, a Google attorney said Thursday, attempting to show that Oracle is out of touch as it seeks billions from Google for patent infringement.

  • News: HTC unveils smartphone for Chinese Twitter-like service

    After announcing smartphones with a dedicated Facebook button, HTC is trying the same formula in China. This time it will have a button connecting to one of the country's largest Twitter-like services in the country.

  • News: T-Mobile securing Android phones with Good

    T-Mobile is hoping to make it easier for businesses to use Android phones by reselling secure e-mail services from Good Technology.

  • News: QR Code Festival broadens reach of Korean films

    Korean film makers have come up with a novel use of technology to widen the availability of their films: they are posting links to them as QR codes on the film festival website. The Korean QR Code Film Festival runs until the end of July. QR Code apps are available for Google Android 2.3 smartphones, among others

  • News: Eyeball-scanning iPhone used by cops to ID suspects

    A blocky attachment to an Apple iPhone lets police officers snap a close-up of a suspect's eye and compare it to a database of scans. The system can ID a suspect in seconds. But should we have privacy concerns?

  • News: Foxconn worker falls to death in suspected suicide

    An employee of Foxconn fell to his death in China earlier this week, just a year after a string of suicides at its facilities in the country.

  • News: Android phones help poor farmers in Uganda

    Mobile-phone companies and aid agencies have talked for years about deploying feature phones, coupled with basic text information services about the weather and crop pricing, to empower poor people in undeveloped parts of the world. Now, the Grameen Foundation is taking that idea to the opposite, high-tech extreme.

  • News: Report: Google considers InterDigital buy

    InterDigital on Tuesday said it was considering selling the company, and now the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, said Google is interested in scooping up the mobile chip technology developer.

  • News: Google+ for iPhone Takes App Store by Storm

    Google+ for iPhone hit Apple's App Store a mere 24 hours ago but it's being downloaded like wildfire as it currently sitting atop the heap as the most popular free app available from iTunes. This is big news considering Google+ is still invitation-only and only has 18 million users so far, compared to Facebook's 750 million. That said, Google+ users can now upload contacts from Outlook and Mac address books (not Facebook, though), which may result in even bigger Google+

  • News: New Roku Models Can Play Angry Birds

    Roku has unveiled its latest streaming players, the Roku 2 series. The petite Roku 2 feature all of the same features we liked in the previous Roku XDS along with a lot of potentially exciting new features.

  • News: Roku Adds Angry Birds, Improves Netflix Support

    Roku has debuted the next generation of its set-top entertainment player, aiming to solidify its position in the streaming entertainment sector. In addition to adding 802.11n support across all devices and improved Netflix support for high-end models, the Roku now does games.

  • News: Sonos announces Play:3 modular music streamer

    Sonos has announced a modular music system that can stream audio to and from almost any device, including iPods, the Apple iPad, Android smartphones and PC hard drives. The £259 Sonos Play:3 works with Spotify and Napster as well as Apple iTunes.

  • News: Logitech looks to cloud and mobile video meetings

    Logitech's LifeSize division is embracing the cloud in a bid to extend videoconferencing's reach, announcing new services and the acquisition of a small mobile video company called Mirial.

  • News: Apple's China sales up six-fold in fiscal third quarter

    Apple believes it is just "scratching the surface" of the Chinese market, as the company's revenue from the country for the quarter ended June 25 increased by more than six times from the same period last year.



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