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Sony PlayMemories Studio now live, gives PS3 media editing

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Sony's hinted at PS3 photo editing suite has reached North America through PSN. PlayMemories Studio on the PS3 both provides a more efficient, timeline-based way of organizing photos and videos than the stock interface as well as a way to edit them on the game console. Along with art filters,...
Sony PlayMemories Studio now live, gives PS3 media editing

Australian, European carriers irked over iPad 4G badging

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Apple's emphasis on LTE support for the new iPad is sparking a conflict with carriers outside of North America, according to statements given out later on Friday. In the wake of a "backlash" from European carriers, The Australian understood that local carriers Telstra and Optus would both avoid making any...
Australian, European carriers irked over iPad 4G badging
Collectible Android figures now available at Urban Outfitters

Kinect to see price drop to $110, $80 Xbox Essentials due

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The Kinect motion-sensing accessory for the Xbox 360 has received a $40 price drop in the US, with prices now set at $110. Other markets are due to get a similar though unspecified price drop as well, including North America, Latin America, Asia, and Pacific regions. Australians and New Zealanders...
Kinect to see price drop to $110, $80 Xbox Essentials due
Following Tim Cook's announcement that Apple will bring Mac manufacturing to the U.S., Foxconn says it plans to expand U.S. operations

No free lunch? Who cares when there's free comic books!

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Saturday is the annual Free Comic Book Day. All across North America, participating stores will give away comics to anyone who comes by. But don't expect Action Comics No. 1. [Read more]...
No free lunch? Who cares when there's free comic books!

GetJar: Mobile App Sales Will Overtake CD Sales By 2012 (Video + Slides)

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An independent study released this morning by neutral app store GetJar indicates that the market for mobile apps should grow to a whopping $17.5 billion within the next three years. This would basically mean that the value of apps sold would be greater than the value of CDs sold...
GetJar: Mobile App Sales Will Overtake CD Sales By 2012 (Video + Slides)

Ticket-selling company Fandango partners with Telemundo to target Hispanic moviegoers

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The ticket-selling platform Fandango is partnering with Telemundo to target Hispanic audiences, IndieWire reports. Following its partnership with this US Spanish-speaking network, the company will launch Fandango Cine, which should be ready for 2012 last quarter. This isn’t the first time that the online ticketing platform has partnered with other...
Ticket-selling company Fandango partners with Telemundo to target Hispanic moviegoers

New undersea cables planned for arctic passageways, frozen gamers dream of lower pings

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Hot on the heels of our own reporting of cables in the South Pacific (or the lack thereof), in flies a report that at least two new undersea cables are being planned for the arctic. According to New Scientist, a pair of lengthy fiber optic wires will be laid...
New undersea cables planned for arctic passageways, frozen gamers dream of lower pings

Nintendo TVii supported by 'all' major US and Canadian cable companies, dish services

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Nintendo TVii will support "all" cable and dish carriers in the US and Canada, Nintendo director of strategic partnership Zach Fountain told Engadget this afternoon. He said that no major carriers are excluded, and the only requirement for signing up is inputting your cable company's account information to the...
Nintendo TVii supported by 'all' major US and Canadian cable companies, dish services
A 'site issue' is preventing some users from logging into Facebook

New Apple Stores to open in Europe, Australia and North America

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Amid record earnings and continually strong sales at its retail outlets, Apple is reportedly planning to open stores in Stockholm, Vancouver and South Perth, while rumors point to a second Seattle location....
New Apple Stores to open in Europe, Australia and North America

Samsung Galaxy Note II 'Phablet' Passes Five Million Channel Sales In ~Two Months

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At the start of this month Samsung announced that channel sales of its mini-tablet-sized smartphone, the Galaxy Note II, had passed three million unit sales in 37 days on sale. Now the Korean mobile maker has announced that cumulative global channel sales of the device have exceeded five million after around...
Samsung Galaxy Note II 'Phablet' Passes Five Million Channel Sales In ~Two Months
European Parliament approves plan to free up 800MHz band for 4G

Booting Up: Stop Talking About Ditching Email Edition

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You’re welcome for the Comic Sans. (Photo: American Treasure Tour) Here’s the new Amazon Kindle. It has a “paperwhite” backlit display. [The Verge] Facebook set to launch email and phone number-based ad targeting this week which is only mildly creepy. [TechCrunch] Fantasizing about ditching email is porn for tech people,...
Booting Up: Stop Talking About Ditching Email Edition
Nintendo Wii U launches in North America on November 18th starting at $299.99

Mobile users clam up, use more data, survey shows

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Mobile users in North America are hanging up and using email, text or social networking at a rapid pace, according to a survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers....
Mobile users clam up, use more data, survey shows

Free WebCamps - North America, Asia and Europe - *Sign Up Now*

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Free WebCamps - North America, Asia and Europe - *Sign Up Now*
Tablets to overtake laptops in 2013

Nikon recalls battery packs sold with D800 and D7000 DSLRs due to burn hazard

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Some important news for anyone who bought a Nikon D800 or D7000 DSLR during the few months they've been available. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced today that the battery packs sold with the cameras are part of a voluntary recall due to a potential...
Nikon recalls battery packs sold with D800 and D7000 DSLRs due to burn hazard
Palo Alto Networks want its firewall to be worth $175M, files to go public

Microsoft's Surface tablet to surface tonight

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With a starting price of $499, Microsoft's Surface tablet will reach consumers in North America tonight. [Read more]...
Microsoft's Surface tablet to surface tonight

White Nexus 4 now available in US Google Play Store and T-Mobile

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It's just a new hue for a seven-month-old phone, but there are still a few Nexus 4 enthusiasts who are ecstatic that a white version has finally been released. It officially launched two days ago in Hong Kong, but it's now hitting the US Google Play Store, as well...
White Nexus 4 now available in US Google Play Store and T-Mobile
Pearson buys a stake in Nook Media

A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That's Watching Your Every Click

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In this excerpt from his new book, The Daily You, University of Pennsylvania professor Joseph Turow takes you on a tour of the industry that's trafficking in the data you generate every day on the Internet. You don't have to be a privacy stickler to be worried. At the start...
A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That's Watching Your Every Click

PayPal bolsters credit offering for small businesses via Bill Me Later

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PayPal has announced that small and medium business customers are now eligible to automatically provide six-months of financing on purchases over $99 through its Bill Me Later service. The credit-based payment program had been in a trial mode with a select number of businesses for about a month. “As far...
PayPal bolsters credit offering for small businesses via Bill Me Later

All-electric VW Golf Blue-e-emotion still on track for 2013 release, in white

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It's about time Volkswagen made an EV that fits more than one blogger and his smartphone. There's not much longer to wait, though: "Late 2013" is the latest word on the arrival of the Golf Blue-e-motion, which will hopefully be a happier ride than the name suggests. A 2014...
All-electric VW Golf Blue-e-emotion still on track for 2013 release, in white

Huge Garbage Patch Found in Atlantic Too

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Akin to the Texas-size garbage patch in the Pacific, a massive trash vortex has formed from billion of bits of plastic congregating off North America's Atlantic coast, researchers say....
Huge Garbage Patch Found in Atlantic Too

North America Set to Allow IPv4 Address Transfers to Asia

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The Internet address registry for North America expects to start allowing transfers of IPv4 addresses to qualified users in Asia by the end of this month......
North America Set to Allow IPv4 Address Transfers to Asia

Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding

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Beintoo, which has a loyalty rewards and monetization platform for mobile games, apps, and sites, has secured $5 million in Series A funding led by Italian VC firm Innogest Capital. The startup won the startup competition at Le Web in Paris last year. Beintoohas managed to get itself onto –...
Gamification Platform Beintoo Secures $5 Million In Series A Funding
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