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Xbox 360 color fix rolling out in new system update

Plex for Google TV updated with transcoding support thanks to Android 3.2 HLS inclusion

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Google started rolling out the Android 3.2 update to Sony Google TV devices earlier this month. While it brought its own set of feature tweaks, some under-the-hood changes are giving the latest Plex for Google TV app an even broader set of functionality. The key change was enhanced support...
Plex for Google TV updated with transcoding support thanks to Android 3.2 HLS inclusion
Samsung unveils Exynos 5 Dual, the first Cortex-A15 SoC
New iOS 5.1.1 update fixes problems with camera, iPad connectivity

Extensis boosts Portfolio Server to version 11, adds EC2 support

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The Extensis digital asset management (DAM) tool Portfolio Server has been upgraded to version 11. Boasting powerful new features such as a web client able to be customized with company branding, and Amazon Electric Compute Cloud (EC2) support, Portfolio Server 11 lets users adapt the solution to specific needs. Additionally,...
Extensis boosts Portfolio Server to version 11, adds EC2 support
Barnes & Noble opens fire at Amazon with new NOOK HD, NOOK HD+ tablets (hands-on)

Ouya's Kickstarter video game console tops $5M raised so far (exclusive interview)

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The people have spoken. And they want their Ouya. The new video game console company, Ouya, has raised more than $5 million in a crowd-funded Kickstarter project in just seven days, with 22 more full days to go in the solicitation. “We’re inching toward 40,000 backers and that’s exciting...
Ouya's Kickstarter video game console tops $5M raised so far (exclusive interview)
Keyboard die-hards rejoice: AT&T offers BlackBerry Q10 for $199 with contract

Apple Event Wrap-Up: a New iPhone, New iPod Touch, and More

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Apple took the stage at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to announce the new iPhone, a new, “don’t call it an iPod touch” touchscreen iPod nano, and an update to the real iPod Touch. The company has thrown a lot of information out into the ether, and we’ve...
Apple Event Wrap-Up: a New iPhone, New iPod Touch, and More

Firefox beta gets WebRTC on by default, OdinMonkey JavaScript optimizations, Web Notifications API, and more

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Following the release of Firefox 21 juts two days ago, Mozilla on Thursday announced updates to its Firefox Beta channel, which is now on version 22, on desktop as well as Android. The former now has gained a lot of big features, including WebRTC enabled by default, while the latter...
Firefox beta gets WebRTC on by default, OdinMonkey JavaScript optimizations, Web Notifications API, and more

Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 with HDR, AirPlay, and Safari Syncing Bug Fixes

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Apple today released iOS 5.1.1, offering bug fixes and other improvements for recent models of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: - Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut - Addresses bugs that could prevent...
Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 with HDR, AirPlay, and Safari Syncing Bug Fixes

Skyfire CEO Says AT&T Is Starting to Understand that Customers Demand Quality

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Some guy once said that in the future (meaning now) everyone will get fifteen minutes of fame. I’m still waiting on mine – for some reason, Maury isn’t returning any of my phone calls. But Skyfire, a company best known for kinda-sorta bringing Flash video to iOS devices, got...
Skyfire CEO Says AT&T Is Starting to Understand that Customers Demand Quality

[Infographic] Taking HTML5 to the Next Level for Mobile

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By 2013, there will be more than 1 billion HTML5-capable browsers in use throughout the world. Applications for those HTML5 browsers will be created by 2 million HTML Web developers, according to research from IDC. There is no question that HTML5 is going to be a major factor in...
[Infographic] Taking HTML5 to the Next Level for Mobile

Microsoft reveals Windows RT OEMs, device specs, battery life

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After an ominously protracted silence, Microsoft has finally revealed more details about the Windows RT (Windows 8 on ARM) development cycle, which OEMs are on board, and what kind of size/weight/battery life we can expect.Until today, the only confirmed Windows RT devices were the Asus Tablet 600 and Microsoft’s own-brand...
Microsoft reveals Windows RT OEMs, device specs, battery life

CM9 for TouchPad gains access to nightly builds

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Happy tidings for TouchPad owners looking for the latest Android 4.0 action: the Alpha 6 build of CM9 can now tune into nightly broadcasts of fixes and updates, courtesy of Teamwin and Eyeballer. This is an unofficial development branch and users have so far seen mixed results, but the...
CM9 for TouchPad gains access to nightly builds

Google officially reveals $199 7" quad-core Nexus7 tablet with Android 4.1

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Google Google unveiled its own Nexus tablet, the Nexus 7, at the Google I/O conference Wednesday in San Francisco. The 7-inch tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will have a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor as well as 1280x800 IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle. The tablet, which...
Google officially reveals $199 7" quad-core Nexus7 tablet with Android 4.1
MOBILE VIDEO: Inside The Massive Explosion, And What It Means
Google Updates YouTube iPhone And iPad App With 'Send To TV' Feature, The Google TV Equivalent Of AirPlay

Netflix updates Android app with 'WiFi only' playback to keep mobile data usage in check

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The smartest solutions to problems are often the simplest of all. In that spirit, Netflix is introducing a feature to its Android app that'll keep unknowing viewers from chewing up their mobile data plan. New to the settings menu, users will discover an option that restricts video playback to...
Netflix updates Android app with 'WiFi only' playback to keep mobile data usage in check

Did Google Just Kill Ogg Theora?

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Ever since we broke the news earlier this week that Google is going to open source its VP8 video codec at its Google i/O event next month, speculations have been abounded as to what this means for Ogg Theora, the video codec of choice of open source advocates and free...
Did Google Just Kill Ogg Theora?

Google introduces new 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook for $249 [video]

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Google (GOOG) isn’t giving up its dream of putting a Chromebook in everyone’s hands yet. The company announced on Thursday a brand new Samsung (005930) Chromebook that weighs 2.5 pounds and measures 0.8-inches thick. Touted as the “Chromebook for everyone,” the notebook has an 11.6-inch display (1366 x 768 resolution),...
Google introduces new 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook for $249 [video]

Angry Birds Seasons, Opera Mini, Square in Canada, Music Unlimited, more

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Angry Birds Seasons version 2.3.0: Rovio has updated its Seasons edition of Angry Birds with 30 new levels for Halloween and much more. The HD iPad version gets the same update. BOO! The pigs are hiding in their spookiest location yet: a haunted house! The Angry Birds will have...
Angry Birds Seasons, Opera Mini, Square in Canada, Music Unlimited, more

Apple's Patent For Creating A Leak-Proof Data Pipe, And Why It's Doomed To Fail

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In 2001, I published a history of free software, called "Rebel Code: Inside Linux and the Open Source Revolution." One of the people I interviewed for the book was Eben Moglen, for many years the General Counsel for the Free Software Foundation, and one of the main architects of...
Apple's Patent For Creating A Leak-Proof Data Pipe, And Why It's Doomed To Fail

FXI's Cotton Candy finally starts to ship, hopes your sugar rush remains (video)

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Way back at CES, FXI's Cotton Candy was a sweet looking slice of Android and / or Linux mini-PC. Since then, the pendroid club has seen quite a few more join its number. However, if you were one of the faithful that got on-board with FXI's particular take on...
FXI's Cotton Candy finally starts to ship, hopes your sugar rush remains (video)

iPad family aces battery tests while Android tablets lag

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Android tablets, large or small, can't seem to match the battery life of the iPad. In a recent set of battery life tests, Apple's new iPad has the longest battery life among 10-inch tablets; in the 7-inch category, the iPad Mini comes out on top as well. UK consumer...
iPad family aces battery tests while Android tablets lag

A huge wave of Windows Live Wave 4 screenshots: First look at SkyDrive, Sync, Family Safety and Movie Maker

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Following the screenshots of Messenger, Writer, and Photo Gallery Wave 4, a whole set of screenshots were leaked by cnBeta.com again, this time showing us a first glimpse at Windows Live SkyDrive, Family Safety, Sync and Movie Maker. Let’s take a look at them individually below. SkyDrive The long rumoured...
A huge wave of Windows Live Wave 4 screenshots: First look at SkyDrive, Sync, Family Safety and Movie Maker

Netflix Hiring "Android Video Playback Expert"

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Netflix Hiring "Android Video Playback Expert"

4 things to know about the new MacBook Pro

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We got our hands on Apple's much-coveted new laptop. Here's a first read. The new MacBook Pro: thinner than your index finger.FORTUNE -- Don't call it a MacBook Air. Apple's newest 15-inch uber-notebook may be thinner and lighter than older MacBook Pro models, but its redesigned aluminum body houses a...
4 things to know about the new MacBook Pro
Acer Iconia Tab A700 now shipping for $449.99

Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition

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Intel's new fourth-generation Core family processors--code-named Haswell and officially launched Saturday--are more than just power-efficient speed demons. They also give the world's biggest name in microprocessors an opportunity to update its Ultrabook specs: Expect even thinner designs, direct Windows 8 gesture support, and longer battery life as Haswell laptops...
Thinner, touchier, more efficient: Intel tightens its Ultrabook definition
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