Samsung Brings Out New Blu-ray Line, UltraViolet Cloud Access

January 15, 2012

“Smart” is still in, and while 3D took a back seat to a lot of other things at CES 2012, intelligence is still at the front of most companies’ minds. Samsung is tapping into a technology developed by Flixster and Rovi, where consumers will be able to import their existing Blu-ray and DVD collections from […]

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Microsoft Locks Out Linux On ARM Systems Shipping Windows 8

January 15, 2012

It’s been a few years since Microsoft really shot itself in the foot by making itself look really unfriendly, and someone at the company must’ve been missing the pain. A careful read of the company’s “Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements” document has revealed draconian policies that require vendors to block the installation of other…

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HSTi’s Moboplay Is World’s Smallest Media Player

January 15, 2012

Small is in, and there’s little questioning that. And the latest “small” gizmo is coming to us courtesy of HSTi. The company’s Moboplay Pocket Media Player is said to be the world’s smallest, measuring just 60mm x 64mm, which is smaller than a credit card. Even being that compact, it’s capable of playing back 1080p […]

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Green Apple: The Tech Giant Expands Its Recycling Program in Europe

January 15, 2012

For a company that makes its bones off of making its own products seem outdated every six months or so, Apple seems committed to recycling used electronics. Apple expanded its recycling program in the UK, France, and Germany; now, the company has (or at least participates in) such programs all over the world, including the […]

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Galaxy S II, BlackBerry Phones And More Get Visa payWave Certification

January 15, 2012

Mobile payments are quite clearly riding the wave into the future, and with Google Wallet taking charge on just a few phones, there’s plenty of opportunity for others to come in and steal some of that pie. Visa has recently begun the certification of smartphones for use as Visa Mobile Payment Devices. In particularly, NFC-enabled […]

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Arfa Karim, Teenage Genius and Programming Prodigy, Dies at 16

January 15, 2012

Perhaps Arfa Karim is a name you’re not familiar with. A Pakistani student and programming prodigy, Arfa Karim became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in 2004 when she was just 9 years old, a title she held onto until 2008. Now, at the age of 16 years old, this talented young Pakistani who had […]

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Nokia Lumia 900 Smartphone Shipping March

January 15, 2012

Nokia’s Lumia 710 smartphone landed at T-Mobile last week and is available for purchase for a mere $50 with a two-year service agreement (and after a $50 mail-in-rebate). It’s a middle-of-the-road Windows Phone device that’s fairly decent for the money, but if you’re holding out for Nokia’s upcoming Lumia 900 smartphone, you don’t have too…

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Yourbuds are earbuds for athletes (CES Podcast)

January 15, 2012

A St. Louis company was at CES to show off “Yourbuds,” which are earbuds designed to stay in the ear, even during intense exercise.

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New Intel chip takes fast jabs at iPhone, Galaxy Nexus

January 15, 2012

Intel’s “Medfield” Atom Z2460 smartphone chip is pretty fast. Fast enough to be competitive with the fastest smartphones on the market.

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Momentum shift: SOPA, PIPA opponents now in driver’s seat

January 15, 2012

An important vote on SOPA is held up in the House, and support in the Senate appears to be faltering. At the same time, the White House sounds a critical note on the antipiracy bills.

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