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Why Xbox One looks so bland: You're not meant to notice it

www.geekwire.com
One of the most common criticisms of the new Xbox One is the console hardware itself, which has been widely compared to a VCR or a Betamax. As I noted in my commentary last week, I was a little underwhelmed by the aesthetics of the hardware when I saw the...
Why Xbox One looks so bland: You're not meant to notice it

Why has one of tech’s most innovative industries stopped innovating?

thenextweb.com
If you look back over the past 10 years or so of Internet and technology life, there’s one thing that’s incredibly difficult to dispute — we owe a lot of credit to the porn industry for innovation. You’ve probably heard the argument before, but it bears repeating. Technologies like video...
Why has one of tech’s most innovative industries stopped innovating?

Philips Bows Out Of Consumer Electronics Business

techcrunch.com
Philips, a brand well known for their televisions and optical media devices, is leaving the consumer electronics market and is now focusing on medical equipment and lighting. The company sold its CE business to the Japanese manufacturer Funai Electric Co. for $201 million. Like Cisco, Philips found the CE market...
Philips Bows Out Of Consumer Electronics Business
CEA sides with Dish, says 1984 Betamax ruling covers Hopper DVR

Sprint's Chief: iPhone Was Worth the Billions

allthingsd.com
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse says the opportunity to sell the iPhone was too good to pass up. Even though the company has had to spend billions to get that privilege — more than $15 billion in commitments over four years — the company couldn’t afford not to have the devices...
Sprint's Chief: iPhone Was Worth the Billions

AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

www.engadget.com
AMD's Bulldozer CPUs remind us of Betamax (or MiniDisc), in that its superlative design hasn't been embraced thanks to one or two humbling limitations. However, Mark Papermaster, Sunnyvale's new CTO, took to the stage at Hot Chips to show how he's changing the situation with the third-generation Steamroller architecture....
AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

Instagram makes the world look good | Daisy Buchanan

www.guardian.co.uk
Unlike Facebook, this democratic photo-sharing site offers an insight into the strange lives of others unfettered by promotionsIf you've only just got around to signing up for a Facebook account, I can only assume you're also still using Betamax and paging your friends. Stop congratulating yourself on joining the modern...
Instagram makes the world look good | Daisy Buchanan
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