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The top 50 Android tablet apps

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Whether you've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Amazon's Kindle Fire or another Android tablet, you'll be looking for some great apps. We've picked some of the bestApple sold 15.4m iPads in the final quarter of 2011, but there is more to the market than one manufacturer and OS. Strategy Analytics...
The top 50 Android tablet apps

Meet Mountain Lion: The Latest Mac OS

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Apple today took the wraps off a preview version of the next version of its Mac operating system software. Its name is Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and it will be available this summer. Among the headline features are deep integration with Apple’s iCloud service, and with Twitter. And...
Meet Mountain Lion: The Latest Mac OS

Panasonic Eluga hands-on

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Well, Panasonic wasn't lying. Turns out, the company's Eluga smartphone is, as promised, quite elegantly designed. The stunning handset, which made its debut at this year's Mobile World Congress, isn't racing towards the finish line with Google's latest OS or even top shelf internals. Rather, this Android device places...
Panasonic Eluga hands-on

Mad Catz unleashes the Wii U accessories at E3, we go hands-on

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Eagerly awaiting the launch of the Wii U? You're not alone. Mad Catz is ready, as the outfit has recently announced a set of accessories for the aforementioned console. Here at E3 2012, we were able to get a closer look at the entire family from the charging docks...
Mad Catz unleashes the Wii U accessories at E3, we go hands-on

Adobe unveils Photoshop CS6 beta with redesigned UI and 65 new features, download it for free today

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It's been two years since Adobe unveiled a new version of Photoshop, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the company's engineers have been toiling away behind the scenes on a major update. The outfit's clearly ready to start showing off the fruits of its labor, though, as...
Adobe unveils Photoshop CS6 beta with redesigned UI and 65 new features, download it for free today

PSA: ICS customer guide now available for Samsung Galaxy S II owners

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Now that Ice Cream Sandwich has (finally) begun rolling out for the Galaxy S II, Samsung has decided to put together a little guidebook to help its European customers get started. It's actually more PowerPoint than book, but it's just as informative as you'd expect, offering a full rundown...
PSA: ICS customer guide now available for Samsung Galaxy S II owners

Mystery music app TastemakerX nails down a $1.8M funding round pre-launch

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It hasn’t even launched yet, but TastemakerX has already sealed a reasonable deal to lock in funding from Silicon Valley investors. Now that’s what we call rock n’ roll. The social-mobile-music app raised a $1.8 million chunk of change for its first round of institutional funding. Investors include Baseline Ventures,...
Mystery music app TastemakerX nails down a $1.8M funding round pre-launch

Garmin Swim watch tracks your water workouts, we hit the pool (hands-on)

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Garmin is adding a new product to its line-up of fitness watches, and this one is dedicated to workouts of the aquatic variety. The Garmin Swim tracks your distance swam, average pace, workout time and more, and it uploads those stats to the web to help monitor your progress....
Garmin Swim watch tracks your water workouts, we hit the pool (hands-on)

ASUS to unveil new K and N series notebooks at Milano Design Week

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ASUS still hasn't clued us in how it'll have us experiencing "infinity," but it is letting some of its other plans for Milano Design Week slip -- namely its N56, N76, N46 and K55 notebooks. Notebook Italia gave the rigs a quick pre-show rundown. The new machines in the...
ASUS to unveil new K and N series notebooks at Milano Design Week

Box releases new API for developers, announces 15 more OneCloud apps

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It's been quite a week for cloud storage, with Dropbox rolling out a significant new update, Microsoft's SkyDrive getting a new Windows Phone app, and Google Drive making its long-awaited debut. Now Box is getting in on the act, announcing the release of a brand new API that is...
Box releases new API for developers, announces 15 more OneCloud apps

RIAA and ISPs to police your traffic starting July 12

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During a panel discussion held for U.S. publishers today, RIAA chairman Cary Sherman said his association and a number of ISPs—including AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon—will begin policing traffic to crack down on piracy starting this summer. The deal is not new, however—the RIAA and the...
RIAA and ISPs to police your traffic starting July 12

Engineer Guy shows how a phone accelerometer works, knows what's up and sideways (video)

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We love finding out how things work, and arguably one of the most important parts of the smartphones and tablets we thrive on is the accelerometer gauging our device's orientation. Imagine our delight, then, when we see the University of Illinois' Bill Hammack (i.e. The Engineer Guy) giving a...
Engineer Guy shows how a phone accelerometer works, knows what's up and sideways (video)

PSA: PS3 firmware update landing today

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Sony's third-generation console is primed for new firmware, set to arrive later today and looks to be a largely audio-based refresh. Version 4.20 improves support for Sony's own PlayStation 3 Wireless Stereo Headset, which had some teething troubles with the last update. You can now turn off the option...
PSA: PS3 firmware update landing today

Nexus 7 tablet hands-on

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We had a pretty good idea that this little guy was going to be making an appearance at Google I/O this morning and, sure enough, it's here. Not only is it here, it's in our hands. Meet the Google Nexus 7, an ASUS-designed device with minimal branding and a...
Nexus 7 tablet hands-on

Google's Android emulator gets updated with GPU support, better CPU performance

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Google brought some improvements to its Android emulator when it updated the SDK last month, but it's now back with an even bigger update that's sure to please developers. The latest version finally adds built-in GPU support, which Google says will help the emulator better keep pace with current...
Google's Android emulator gets updated with GPU support, better CPU performance

NC State researcher finds more efficient way to cool devices, looks to cut costs too

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Does your electronic device have you a bit hot under the collar these days? A researcher at NC State has developed a faster and less expensive method for cooling gadgets -- especially those that tend to crank the heat up. Dr. Jag Kasichainula, an Associate Professor of Materials Science...
NC State researcher finds more efficient way to cool devices, looks to cut costs too

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: These Companies Just Got Downgraded (FBZNGA)

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Facebook's stock is off more than 30% since its IPO. It has had one of the worst first months after a public offering, ever. This has corners of Silicon Valley reeling. One of Silicon Valley's most influential early stage startup investors, Y-Combinator's Paul Graham, wrote an email this week to...
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: These Companies Just Got Downgraded (FBZNGA)

AIR.U to bring Super WiFi to small college towns, Microsoft and Google to be part of the process

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Looks like town and gown communities will be among the first to experience "super WiFi," the high-speed broadband made possible, in part, by TV. After getting the FCC nod back in the fall of 2010, the white spaces harboring these unused television frequencies were opened up, paving the way...
AIR.U to bring Super WiFi to small college towns, Microsoft and Google to be part of the process

Xbox Live Gets A Huge Update Today (MSFT)

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Xbox Live's newest update will include content from Comcast's video-on-demand service and HBO Go, reports GigaOM. This is actually a little ahead of schedule -- in February, HBO co-president Eric Kessler said HBO Go would be coming to Xbox Live on April 1, arriving just in time for the...
Xbox Live Gets A Huge Update Today (MSFT)

Samsung Galaxy S III software impressions (video)

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So, you nodded agreeably when all those hardware specs were listed, but are a bit more intrigued by what Samsung's done to the Android 4.0 interface. In short, TouchWiz is still here, but there are some noticeable differences between it and the legacy version seen on the Galaxy S...
Samsung Galaxy S III software impressions (video)

LeVar Burton Hands-On With The New Reading Rainbow App [TCTV]

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As you may have read minutes ago here on TechCrunch, there’s a brand new iPad app on the market that brings the best of the Reading Rainbow show that many of us loved so much as kids to the current generation of budding bookworms. So it was a real...
LeVar Burton Hands-On With The New Reading Rainbow App [TCTV]

Fujitsu teases new premium Lifebook Ultrabook at CeBIT, promises more details tomorrow

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We're here at the Fujitsu press conference at CeBIT, where the company just teased a yet-to-be-named premium Ultrabook. We don't have many details at this point, but we were able to confirm that it will include a 14-inch frameless display, a magnesium housing and a standard variety of connectivity...
Fujitsu teases new premium Lifebook Ultrabook at CeBIT, promises more details tomorrow
Bleacher Report Announces YouTube Lineup

DeNA Continues China Push, Partners with Renren on Mobile Games

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Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) is announcing today that it is allying with Chinese social networking site Renren (NYSE:RENN) in an effort to bring more mobile games to the service the Mobage social gaming platform. Renren had about 154 million users as of March 2012. According to the...
DeNA Continues China Push, Partners with Renren on Mobile Games
Microsoft announces Surface: a sleek Windows 8 tablet with killer accessories
Hands-On With The Newly Revamped Snip.it: Where Pinterest Meets News, And So Much More

Samsung's 27-inch Series 9 LED monitor hits US retailers

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Samsung wasn't saying much about US availability when it showed off its new Series 9 monitor back at CES in January, but it's now finally confirmed that it will be available at a number of different retailers starting June 29th (following a brief "prelaunch" period with Newegg). Coming in...
Samsung's 27-inch Series 9 LED monitor hits US retailers

Apple's WWDC Keynote by the Numbers

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The hardware, software and service offerings unveiled during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference keynote address Monday made for the biggest story to come out of the event. But there was another: A story told in numbers — really big numbers. Liberally sprinkled throughout the keynote were a bunch of metrics...
Apple's WWDC Keynote by the Numbers

ASUS' high-end Transformer Pad TF700 is coming to the US next month for $499 and up

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The last time we heard from ASUS, the company was on a tear at Computex, unveiling Windows 8 device after Windows 8 device. Looking back, it seems quaint that its mobile lineup was so recently dominated by Android tablets -- and that the Transformer series was once regarded as...
ASUS' high-end Transformer Pad TF700 is coming to the US next month for $499 and up

For Apple iPhone 4S Owners, 4G The Easy Way

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Congratulations, iPhone 4S owners. Your data service is now 4G. At least, if you use AT&T, it’s now called 4G. The “upgrade” is courtesy of Apple’s new iOS 5.1 software update, which in addition to fixing a number of bugs lets AT&T rebrand what it had been calling 3G service...
For Apple iPhone 4S Owners, 4G The Easy Way
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