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The next Xbox: Why this launch is so critical for Microsoft

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Next Tuesday, May 21, is a Very Big Day for Microsoft. With the rest of the technology world watching, the company will take the stage at 10 a.m. Pacific time in Redmond to reveal the new generation of Xbox, whatever form (or name) it may take. This is the...
The next Xbox: Why this launch is so critical for Microsoft

The Daily Roundup for 05.06.2013

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the...
The Daily Roundup for 05.06.2013

The Weekly Roundup for 12.17.2012

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You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 7 days -- all handpicked by the...
The Weekly Roundup for 12.17.2012

Listen up: Podcasts now a standalone iOS app

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No longer buried under menus in the Music app, Apple has created a standalone place to keep your podcasts: in an iOS app called, you guessed it, Podcasts. It’s free and is available now. In addition to all its previous features as part of the Music app, the new Podcasts...
Listen up: Podcasts now a standalone iOS app

The FeedBurner Deathwatch Continues: Google Kills AdSense For Feeds

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As part of its latest round of “spring cleaning,” Google just announced that it is shuttering AdSense for Feeds. The service, which allows publishers to earn a bit of extra revenue by adding Google’s ads to their RSS feeds, will be retired on October 2 and will close on December...
The FeedBurner Deathwatch Continues: Google Kills AdSense For Feeds

The Weekly Roundup for 06.17.2013

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You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors...
The Weekly Roundup for 06.17.2013

TNW's Daily Dose - Samsung to appeal Galaxy 10.1 ban, LivingSocial hit with patent claims

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Samsung looks to appeal the Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban. LivingSocial is next to be hit with patent infringement claims. iOS and Android growth outpaces all tech revolutions before it. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the...
TNW's Daily Dose - Samsung to appeal Galaxy 10.1 ban, LivingSocial hit with patent claims

PRO: Pinterest reawakens Napster-style debate over copyright

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Pinterest’s recent changes to its terms of service raise the age-old questions about the legality of what it allows and whether the site or its users bear the ultimate responsibility for the content. In other words, the legal system is still trying to catch up to what the Internet makes...
PRO: Pinterest reawakens Napster-style debate over copyright

Switched On: The roads to home automation

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. At a dinner event several years ago, a former editor-in-chief of a major computing trade magazine told attendees that his first published article was about home automation. That article ran back in 1979 -- just two years...
Switched On: The roads to home automation

The Daily Roundup for 05.23.2013

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the...
The Daily Roundup for 05.23.2013

The Daily Roundup for 02.22.2013

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the...
The Daily Roundup for 02.22.2013

The Daily Roundup for 12.14.2012

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the...
The Daily Roundup for 12.14.2012

I.B.M. Is No Longer a Tech Bellwether

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I.B.M. is the largest supplier of information technology - hardware, software and services - to corporations and governments worldwide. But it is less and less a bellwether for the enterprise technology industry. I.B.M., like Apple in consumer technology, has gone its own way - separate from the industry pack....
I.B.M. Is No Longer a Tech Bellwether
Apple builds on its lead as top U.S. smartphone maker; HTC takes biggest dip [chart]

The Daily Roundup for 06.28.2013

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors...
The Daily Roundup for 06.28.2013

This is the Modem World: Why I don't like lists -- a list

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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. It's both the end of one year and the beginning of another, and that means we're inundated with best-of, worst-of and something-of lists from all of our favorite --...
This is the Modem World: Why I don't like lists -- a list

Apple Drives Growth In Two Major Consumer Electronics Categories

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NPD today released a report examining U.S. consumer technology sales for 2012. Among other things, the company said consumer technology sales have dropped by $4 billion since 2010, down to $143 billion. Additionally, three of the top five categories based on 2012 revenue experienced declines from 2011 to 2012 --...
Apple Drives Growth In Two Major Consumer Electronics Categories

iPad book publisher Inkling does its own free e-book platform

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Almost a month after Apple introduced its own interactive e-book publishing platform, iBooks Author, iPad publishing startup Inkling is introducing its own version, called Inkling Habitat. Habitat is free and cloud-based and is aimed at professional publishing houses — not just anyone who wants to try their hand at e-book...
iPad book publisher Inkling does its own free e-book platform

The Daily Roundup for 04.01.2013

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the...
The Daily Roundup for 04.01.2013

First look video: Wahoo Blue HR heart rate monitor

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This year is shaping up to be a good one for health-related gadgets thanks to the new Bluetooth 4.0 specification and profiles. The $79 Wahoo Blue HR is among the first of these devices to take advantage of this low-powered wireless capability, and I took it for a 5-mile test...
First look video: Wahoo Blue HR heart rate monitor

The Daily Roundup for 03.14.2013

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the...
The Daily Roundup for 03.14.2013

Facebook beats analyst expectations, reports $1.58 billion in Q4 revenue

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Facebook announced $1.58 billion in revenue Wednesday for the company’s fourth quarter, beating analyst estimates of $1.53 billion. Overall, the company reported $5.09 billion in revenue for 2012, compared to $3.71 billion for 2011, when the company was not yet public. The company saw fourth-quarter earnings of $0.17 per share excluding one-time charges, compared to...
Facebook beats analyst expectations, reports $1.58 billion in Q4 revenue

Now playing on some screens: Hulu Plus for Android tablets

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The Hulu Plus video subscription service finds its way to several Android tablets Thursday, complete with an updated user interface. The software, found in Google Play, has a visual redesign for easier navigation on large touchscreen devices. But not every Android tablet owner can use the software; only seven devices...
Now playing on some screens: Hulu Plus for Android tablets
Try-before-you-buy YBuy subscription services raises $1M from Eric Schmidt
Switched On: Android's TV Triple Threat

Does TiVo make Products or Patents?

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For all intents and purposes, TiVo “invented” the DVR. Actually, they didn’t, but it’s a fair statement that they first successfully commercialized it and brought the concept to the massess.  Further, they did it with competition (ReplayTV), which is often the exact thing that stalls new consumer technology adoption....
Does TiVo make Products or Patents?

Switched On: The Old Adventures of New 3D

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the unmarked office of 3-D Vision, Inc., you can see a television or PC display a videogame or movie with a convincing stereoscopic effect. That might not seem very unique. However, the television is a CRT...
Switched On: The Old Adventures of New 3D

Surprise! Consumer Internet Companies Fuel Euro Growth VC Growth

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Dow Jones VentureSource has released some figures about European venture capital which we should all take a look at and chew over. The headline news is something that you might not have predicted a few years ago. Given that bigger European tech companies have been largely drawn from the Enterpise/B2B...
Surprise! Consumer Internet Companies Fuel Euro Growth VC Growth

Pandora caps monthly free tunes on mobiles to 40 hours

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Pandora users streaming free tunes all month long may find that today is the day the music died: Pandora is limiting its free monthly service to 40 hours. Don’t worry though, the free tunes start up again the following month or you can choose to pay a small fee for...
Pandora caps monthly free tunes on mobiles to 40 hours

The Daily Roundup for 12.28.2012

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the...
The Daily Roundup for 12.28.2012
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