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  • 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.

  • News: Apple to use web-based diagnostic tool for iOS devices?

    Apple is reported to be working on a web-based diagnostic tool that could be used to fix iPhones, iPads and iPod touches without the owner having to go to an Apple Store.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Law and order

    It seems we've moved onto the "Order" part of Law & Order: Silicon Valley as the alleged iPhone prototype thieves are arraigned in court. Elsewhere, a suggestive icon might shed some light on the iPhone 5, Apple wants children to learn, and one cable network has starz in its eyes. The remainders for Thursday, September 1, 2011, are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. These are their stories.

  • News: Nielsen: Android grows, RIM draws attention

    Google's Android OS continues to gain on both Apple iOS and Research In Motion's BlackBerry platform in the growing U.S. smartphone market, but often stodgy RIM is on the wish lists of some cutting-edge buyers, according to the Nielsen research company.

  • News: Qualcomm shows public face with pet-tracking service

    Qualcomm, which launches few consumer products, later this month will launch a pet-tracking service built using proprietary technology from its communications business.

  • News: Verizon starts Droid 2 upgrade to Gingerbread

    Verizon Wireless Thursday began pushing the Android Gingerbread OS upgrade to users of the popular Droid 2 smartphone.

  • News: Microsoft Accused of Collecting Windows Phone Location Data

    A Windows Phone 7 user has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that the software maker collects data from mobile phone users without their knowledge.

  • News: Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac launched

    Parallels has announced a new version of Parallels Desktop for Mac, which lets you run Windows and Mac apps side-by-side on a Mac without having to reboot.

  • News: Samsung Unveils 5.3-Inch Phone, Tablet Crossover

    Samsung did not get the memo when Dell axed its 5-inch phone, because it has introduced its own 5.3-inch smartphone-tablet crossover called the Galaxy Note. The slender Android 2.3 device blurs the line between phones and tablets and comes with a bundled stylus for those who don’t want to use their fingers.

  • News: iPhone 5 prototype lost, police called in

    Police were called in to search for an iPhone 5 prototype lost in a Mexican restaurant, according to reports.

  • News: Samsung Unveils Swappable-Lens and Shape-Shifting Cams

    The past week or so has seen all the big-name camera manufacturers jockeying for position in the holiday camera-sales sweepstakes, and Samsung is the latest company to get in on the game.

  • News: Smartphone Wars Hinge on Undecided Buyers

    The smartphone wars are heating up as 40 percent of mobile device users in the United States now own iPhones, Android devices and BlackBerrys instead of feature phones. Handsets powered by Google's Android OS are still tops among American smartphone owners, taking up 40 percent of the market. The iPhone is a distant second at 28 percent, while BlackBerry has dropped down to 19 percent of the smartphone market in the U.S., according to the latest survey from the Nielsen company.

  • News: Taiwan prepares fund to fight patent war

    A Taiwanese research institute plans to create a multimillion-dollar fund to help local technology firms fend off patent infringement lawsuits in response to the ongoing patent disputes between Taiwan's HTC and Apple.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Supersize me

    It's a mega-giganta-humungo edition today, as we cover everything from Apple losing yet another prototype iPhone, to a neighborly Steve Jobs, to Tim Cook's email habits. Read along with the remainders for Wednesday, August 31, 2011 and help close out August in style.

  • News: Apple reportedly on another lost iPhone scavenger hunt

    Apple is reportedly trying to track down an iPhone prototype lost by a company employee at a San Francisco bar – an incident that sounds an awful lot like the high-profile lost-then-sold iPhone prototype scandal from last spring.

  • News: Photo could show Nokia's first Mango phone, the Nokia 703

    A leaked photo purportedly showing Nokia's first smartphone using Mango, the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system, depicts the handset as a full touchscreen device with no physical buttons on the front.

  • News: Sony Ericsson speeds up the Xperia Arc

    Sony Ericsson will upgrade its Android-based Xperia Arc smartphone with a faster processor, the company announced at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin on Wednesday.

  • News: Panasonic touts 3D Olympics film deal and HD 3D camcorder

    A handshake, but no shaky hand: Panasonic executives shook hands on a deal to broadcast the 2012 Olympics live in 3D, and unveiled the company's HDC-Z10000 3D video camera with image stabilization in a news conference ahead of the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) trade show in Berlin on Wednesday.



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