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Vodafone U.K. Launches Tariff For Perpetual Early Adopters: Rent The Latest Smartphone For A Year Then Switch To The Next Big Thing

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Another bit of news to add to the ‘tech is now mainstream‘ pile: U.K. carrier Vodafone has launched a mobile tariff aimed at perpetual early adopters — which enables gadget lovers to own the latest high end smartphone without actually owning it at all. That’s right: you’re renting network access...
Vodafone U.K. Launches Tariff For Perpetual Early Adopters: Rent The Latest Smartphone For A Year Then Switch To The Next Big Thing

iCRAFT robotic feeding arm (eyes-on)

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We're back for another day of exploring the Northeastern University labs. We checked out a handful of projects yesterday, including the HyCycle, a runner-up in the school's Capstone award. Today we checked out the winner: iCRAFT -- that's short for eye-Controlled Robotic Arm Feeding Technology. The project was developed...
iCRAFT robotic feeding arm (eyes-on)
RIM: No buyers in sight

Netflix took top spot from Apple in U.S. online movie revenue last year

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Looking at data just released by IHS iSuppli, Netflix was able to take the top spot from Apple for online movie marketshare during 2011. With Apple experiencing a huge decline from 60.8 percent of the market the year before, to 32.3 percent during 2011, Netflix came out on top for...
Netflix took top spot from Apple in U.S. online movie revenue last year

Facebook removes controversial feature

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BlackBerry maker rumored to sell off hardware side, details of Google's 7-inch Nexus tablet leak, and Facebook disables user-finding feature after another app developer threatens lawsuit. [Read more]...
Facebook removes controversial feature

With $5.4M, Ayla Networks builds an internet of things platform with close ties to the chip world

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I’ve covered at least seven internet of things platforms in the last few months and talked to even more, but I’ve been excited about Ayla Networks for a while, mostly because it has an interesting team that comes from hardware, wireless and consumer-product backgrounds. The company, which launches today with...
With $5.4M, Ayla Networks builds an internet of things platform with close ties to the chip world

T-Mobile's iPhone 5 is a Tweaked Model A1428 Phone with AWS Support

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The iPhone 5 that will be sold through T-Mobile is a modified version of the A1428 iPhone 5 that is currently produced for AT&T's network, among others. The new version of the A1428 has been tweaked on the hardware side by Apple to support Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) bands for...
T-Mobile's iPhone 5 is a Tweaked Model A1428 Phone with AWS Support
Apple Still Has It

Adobe XD's Project Mighty and Napoleon: the future of cloud-connected design tools for tablets (hands-on)

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Adobe's best known for its creative software, but lately it's been toying with the hardware side of design. Over the past few weeks, the company's XD division's been teasing Projects Mighty and Napoleon for tablets: the former is a pressure-sensitive stylus, while the latter is a ruler for drafting....
Adobe XD's Project Mighty and Napoleon: the future of cloud-connected design tools for tablets (hands-on)
Microsoft's first stab at a tablet: Surface reviewed
The iPhone 5: Less innovation than Android and WP8, in a bigger package

APPLE'S TV DREAM REVEALED: Embarrass Hardware Makers, Stiff Content Providers, Destroy Cable Companies

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Over the last several months, Apple's vision for television has become clearer. Thanks to work by Wall Street analyst Gene Munster on the hardware side and the New York Post's Claire Atkinson on the content and cable side, we now have a pretty good picture of what Apple wants...
APPLE'S TV DREAM REVEALED: Embarrass Hardware Makers, Stiff Content Providers, Destroy Cable Companies
How Dell should go big now that it has gone private

Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

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Don’t look now, but a deluge of Microsoft Surface imitators and competitors are just the around corner. Once Windows 8 is made available to the general public on October 26, you’re going to see all kinds of tablets running Windows 8/RT land on physical and virtual store shelves, along with...
Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

Exclusive: Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8, the Tablet Market and Competing With ARM

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Windows 8 represents a new kind of Windows release for Intel both in terms of the opportunities to expand into new markets as well as the threats posed to the chipmaker’s core PC processor business. On the one hand, the chipmaker sees the new Microsoft operating system as a way...
Exclusive: Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8, the Tablet Market and Competing With ARM
Samsung Gets Bigger Payday From Apple's A6 Processor Production, But Kept Out Of Design

Why Hardware Patent Trolls May Be The Next Big Problem

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There's been plenty of talk about software patents, and tons of discussions from people suggesting that perhaps the "solution" to problems with the patent system are to simply carve out software (and business method) patents, and make those unpatentable. There are plenty of reasonable arguments for why "software" should not...
Why Hardware Patent Trolls May Be The Next Big Problem

iPhone 5: Apple's 16:9 compromise

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Apple’s iPhone 5 can be summed up with the following words: Another row of home screen icons.Watching Tim Cook and Phil Schiller unveil the sixth-generation iPhone was like experiencing the world’s most drawn out (120-minute!) train wreck. It’s not that the iPhone 5′s hardware specs are disappointing (though they’re certainly...
iPhone 5: Apple's 16:9 compromise

12 ways Windows 8 dominates the OS competition

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While we're on the topic of hardware, let's talk monitors. More specifically, let's talk lots of monitors. Display die-hards love Windows 8's deeply improved multi-monitor functionality--it's a huge step up over Windows 7's several-screen support. Is it perfect? Nope. But it's pretty darned good, and an absolute cinch to...
12 ways Windows 8 dominates the OS competition

Samsung Galaxy S4: Bigger Display and Bolder Software - But Is It Better Enough?

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Can our appetites for new and improved smartphones ever possibly be sated? Probably not. But Samsung hopes its newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, will do the trick (you know, at least, until the next Next Big Thing). The Galaxy S4 was officially unveiled tonight in New York City at...
Samsung Galaxy S4: Bigger Display and Bolder Software - But Is It Better Enough?

Colors! Samsung's Galaxy Camera pops at Photokina with vibrant orange and magenta paint jobs

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Another Photokina star is Samsung's Galaxy Camera, which launched to much fanfare several weeks ago at IFA, but dominates the company's photo-themed booth at the biennial photography show in Cologne, Germany. There's not much more to report on the hardware side, apart from confirmation that certain versions of the...
Colors! Samsung's Galaxy Camera pops at Photokina with vibrant orange and magenta paint jobs

David Eun on Samsung's Silicon Valley Invasion

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David Eun once led Google and YouTube’s partnerships with media companies, turning their sometimes adversarial relationships into licensing deals. These days, he’s doing something similar, but from the hardware side of the business. As EVP of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, Eun is charged with developing new digital content and services...
David Eun on Samsung's Silicon Valley Invasion

HP and Others Give Microsoft's Surface Tablet the Boot

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n Mid-June Microsoft surprised the market with their re-entry into the tablet and ePen business to compete with Apple. The difference this time around is that Microsoft wants to attack Apple directly on this front while still having their long standing PC partners join them. Well, HP and Dell aren't...
HP and Others Give Microsoft's Surface Tablet the Boot
Google: We’re One Of The World’s Largest Hardware Makers

Keen On... John Borthwick: Why The Facebook-Instagram Deal Is The Most Important Tech Event Of 2012

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What was the most significant tech event of 2012? No, neither Apple after Steve Jobs nor the Facebook IPO. Not at least according to John Borthwick, the CEO of Betaworks and one of the shrewdest observers of the tech scene. Borthwick came on my show to look backwards at...
Keen On... John Borthwick: Why The Facebook-Instagram Deal Is The Most Important Tech Event Of 2012

Panasonic introduces new Toughbook C2 convertible tablet with Windows 8 Pro for $2,949

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The Wire's Lester Freamon was never too far away from his Panasonic Toughbook, and we'd bet he'd be able to handle plenty more wiretaps with one of these. This is the Toughbook C2, the company's latest 12.5-inch convertible notebook for Windows 8 Pro that's designed for healthcare professionals and...
Panasonic introduces new Toughbook C2 convertible tablet with Windows 8 Pro for $2,949

E3 predictions: what to expect when you're Electronics Entertainment Expoing

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Happy June! We're out holding things down in sunny, smoggy downtown Los Angeles, preparing for the on-coming storm of video game goodness. It's shaping up to another exciting year for all things Electronic Entertainment Expo, albeit one a bit less focused on the hardware side. Things unofficially kick off...
E3 predictions: what to expect when you're Electronics Entertainment Expoing

Jukeboxsms Is A Jukebox In The Cloud Aimed At Bar, Restaurant & Club Owners

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Jukeboxsms is a cloud-powered “virtual jukebox” aimed at bar, restaurant, and club owners — an online/PC replacement for those giant hardware jukeboxes of yesteryear. The music streaming element comes courtesy of cloud-music locker service, Audiobox.fm, while customers wishing to buy song credits can order and pay by SMS. Alternatively, there’s...
Jukeboxsms Is A Jukebox In The Cloud Aimed At Bar, Restaurant & Club Owners

HTC First: The Hardware Side to Facebook Home

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While Facebook isn’t building its own phone exactly, it is creating all the tools a hardware maker needs to create such a device. In addition to making Facebook Home available as a software download, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company has crafted a set of tools for phone makers to...
HTC First: The Hardware Side to Facebook Home
Leap Motion's quest to bring gesture control to the PC
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