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Android Open Source Project targets Sony Xperia S, wants to get experimental

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The Android Open Source Project has typically (and understandably) been a very Nexus-focused affair -- until now that is. Technical Lead for the AOSP, Jean-Baptiste Queru, announced this week that for a "new challenge" he'd like to target new hardware -- and Sony's Xperia S is the lucky benefactor....
Android Open Source Project targets Sony Xperia S, wants to get experimental

iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

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Research firms IDC and App Annie have again joined forces to release their second quarterly report on mobile gaming, the key takeaway being that tablets and smartphones continue to dominate the handheld console space, making triple the revenue of Nintendo, Sony and others combined in Q1 2013. Apple led the pack, overtaking the likes of...
iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

OnLive Multiview on an LG Google TV, eyes-on (video)

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Between the giant screen gaming demos, the shiny new hardware and the ever-present booth babes, the Electronic Entertainment Expo may well be the short attention span capital of North America at the moment. How does one possible manage to up the ante on electronic attention deficit disorder? Nintendo and...
OnLive Multiview on an LG Google TV, eyes-on (video)

Hands-on with Toshiba's new LED Cloud TVs and Media Box with Blu-ray

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Although a mixer isn't exactly the best place to spend quality time with new TVs and Blu-ray players, we did take advantage of the time with the new hardware that was on display at Toshiba's CES party. We saw new a few Media Boxes with Blu-ray as well as...
Hands-on with Toshiba's new LED Cloud TVs and Media Box with Blu-ray

Running Windows 8 on old or new hardware?

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Neil wonders if he could save money by installing the Windows 8 operating system on a Windows 7 tablet?I'm after a Windows 8 tablet/hybrid. Looking at the prices of these beasts, however, shows that they tend to be expensive. Is it possible to buy a Windows 7 tablet - which...
Running Windows 8 on old or new hardware?
Apple Rumor Patrol: The Next iPhone Is Nearly Here--Will It Be NFC-Ready?

India's $35 tablet getting new hardware, Android 4.0

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India's highly touted US$35 tablet, set to ship in two to three weeks, is getting a makeover with improved hardware and Google's Android 4.0 OS, according to the company assembling the device for the Indian government....
India's $35 tablet getting new hardware, Android 4.0
HP's webOS CTO Sam Greenblatt is out, no word on replacement

Patent application hints at Voice Actions for Google TV

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Android on your phone can send texts, perform searches, set alarms and execute plenty of other tasks with little more than a simple voice command. Google TV is, for all intents and purposes, just Android blown up to fill your 42-inch TV -- so it would only make sense...
Patent application hints at Voice Actions for Google TV

Distro Issue 76: Will a duo of phones and a new OS bring BlackBerry back to life?

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After delays and a software preview, RIM BlackBerry finally pulled the wraps off of it's new hardware and operating system that we'd been looking for the end of January to bring. In this week's edition of our e-publication, we take a look at all of the wares that the...
Distro Issue 76: Will a duo of phones and a new OS bring BlackBerry back to life?

Why Ouya's $99 gaming console faces challenges in its attempt to challenge the status quo

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With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its $99 console today, Ouya enters the market at a strange time for video games. The current console cycle is one of the longest ever seen – and yet consumers don’t seem to be crying out for new hardware. The growth in...
Why Ouya's $99 gaming console faces challenges in its attempt to challenge the status quo

Withings $150 WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer goes on sale from today

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We wouldn't blame you if, three months into 2013, you'd let those New Year's resolutions slide a bit. Luckily for you, Withings is giving you a chance to wipe the slate clean after launching its air-sniffing flagship, the Smart Body Analyzer. As well as monitoring your weight and body...
Withings $150 WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer goes on sale from today

BIG WIN FOR MICROSOFT: Bing Is The Default Search Engine On The Kindle Fire HD (GOOG, MSFT)

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It appears as though Microsoft has landed a nice win for its search engine, Bing. Eliane Fiolet at UberGizmo got some hands on time with the Fire HD and mentioned that "The search box is powered by Bing." Previously, Google powered web searches on the Kindle Fire. So, it looks...
BIG WIN FOR MICROSOFT: Bing Is The Default Search Engine On The Kindle Fire HD (GOOG, MSFT)

Apple Launches Improved Employee Hardware Discount Program for Mac and iPad

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Back in January, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to employees that the company would begin a new hardware discount program in June, offering employees $500 off a Mac (excluding the Mac mini) or $250 off an iPad. In line with that schedule, 9to5Mac reports that the new program has now...
Apple Launches Improved Employee Hardware Discount Program for Mac and iPad
Withings Smart Body Analyzer Now Available For $149.95, Here's How It Performs

Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations

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Filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek) and game creator Gabe Newell (Half-Life, Portal) just announced they'll be working together on creating movies and games, via their respective companies, Bad Robot Productions and Valve Software. "We sort of reached the point where we decided that we needed to do more...
Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations

Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles

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Two closely followed analysts downgraded Microsoft’s shares this morning, another blow to the Redmond company as it struggles to gain traction in smartphones and tablets, and feels the impact of slumping computer shipments. Goldman Sachs analyst Heather Bellini downgraded Microsoft to “sell” from her previous rating of “neutral.” Nomura analyst...
Key analysts downgrade Microsoft stock as traditional PC market struggles
Samsung will 'definitely' bring some Galaxy S4 features to Galaxy S III

Amazon announces X-Ray for Movies, a Kindle feature that uses IMDB to name the actors for you

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Amazon is on a roll at its Kindle press event today, unveiling tons of new hardware, but it's also got some software tricks up its sleeve too: the company just announced X-Ray for Movies, a feature that uses the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) to name the actors for you....
Amazon announces X-Ray for Movies, a Kindle feature that uses IMDB to name the actors for you
Google's Flirtation With Being A Hardware Company Is Over

Black Ops 2 confirmed for Wii U

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Activision will be bringing its popular Call of Duty franchise to the Wii U with a version of Black Ops 2 designed for the system. Joystiq snapped a picture of a demo kiosk showing the game at the Wii U announcement event this morning, confirming the existence of the best-selling...
Black Ops 2 confirmed for Wii U

OnLive's Bruce Grove on next-gen gaming, MMOs: 'We can take the leadership here'

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To say the last 12 months have been a bit of a bumpy ride for game streaming service OnLive would be a bit of an understatement. However, over that time, the games continued to stream uninterrupted, and the firm seems intent on not standing still. In a recent interview,...
OnLive's Bruce Grove on next-gen gaming, MMOs: 'We can take the leadership here'

Google Debuts Nexus Q, A Media Streaming Device, But Will It Convince Anyone to Use Google Play?

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(Photo: Google) At it’s I/O developer conference today, Google introduced a new hardware device fit for the living room that streams music and video to a variety of Wifi-connected devices. A black orb with a glowing blue stripe, the Nexus Q is not just pretty, it’s Apple-quality pretty. In fact,...
Google Debuts Nexus Q, A Media Streaming Device, But Will It Convince Anyone to Use Google Play?
EA has a lot riding on Battlefield 4, and it is stepping up its investment in a big way

iPad rumor round-up: Back-from-vacation edition

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What we know, what we don’t know, what the gossip sites are saying today The Wi-Fi in the Dominican Republic was as on-and-off as the hot water showers, but some news from the tech world did manage to reach us on the beach. With Apple (AAPL) scheduled to reveal its...
iPad rumor round-up: Back-from-vacation edition
Apple reports $43.6b revenue for Q2 2013: 37.4m iPhones, 19.5m iPads, 5.6m iPods, just under 4m Macs
Jawbone buys Visera & MassiveHealth to marry data & design with wearable computing

The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won't)

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The post The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won’t) appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image AppleInsider) Back in April of last year, I pondered Pebble, the then-wildly successful darling of Kickstarter fame. Pebble is a wristwatch device that connects to iPhones and displays various smart things....
The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won't)

Apple Testing iOS 6.0.1 with Fixes for Keyboard Screen Glitch, Camera Flash Issues, and More

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BGR reports that Apple has begun carrier testing of iOS 6.0.1, the first bug fix update to iOS 6 since its release just over a month ago. According to the report, iOS 6.0.1 addresses several issues including a visual glitch most commonly seen on the iPhone keyboard when entering an...
Apple Testing iOS 6.0.1 with Fixes for Keyboard Screen Glitch, Camera Flash Issues, and More
XBMC 12 Frodo Arrives, Bringing Raspberry Pi And Android Versions, AirPlay Audio For Windows And 64bit OS X Support
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