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Roku 3 goes on sale tomorrow for $99 with upgraded CPU and a new UI

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Almost two years after its last major set-top box rollout, Roku is ready to introduce its first third generation player. Other than a new curvier design outside the Roku 3's main differences are a more powerful processor inside, the addition of dual band WiFi and a tweaked remote with...
Roku 3 goes on sale tomorrow for $99 with upgraded CPU and a new UI
App of the Week: FlightTrack goes free with useful little app

EE strikes deal with Virgin Media to give its customers free tube WiFi in 2013

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Londoners enjoyed not only "the greatest show on earth" this summer, but also free tube WiFi courtesy of Virgin Media. It's due to remain complimentary for what's left of the year, but if you're with EE, you'll be able to continue updating your status from subterranean platforms in 2013....
EE strikes deal with Virgin Media to give its customers free tube WiFi in 2013

Hisense Pulse with Google TV set-top box hands-on (1080p)

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Hisense announced its low-cost set-top box, the Pulse with Google TV, a few days ago, and though pricing remains vague at "less than $100," we got a chance to see the device in action at IFA today. The Android-based Pulse supports content in 1080p, and includes HDMI, USB and...
Hisense Pulse with Google TV set-top box hands-on (1080p)

Court Says Negligence Claim For Allowing Downloading On Your WiFi Is 'Untenable'

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A few weeks back, we wrote about a lawsuit involving porn company Liberty Media, once again trying to make a negligence claim against the operator of a WiFi network, because someone else had downloaded infringing content on that network (and, in this case, apparently the owner of the network was...
Court Says Negligence Claim For Allowing Downloading On Your WiFi Is 'Untenable'

Did the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro just hit the FCC?

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Tablet lovers who've been eying Microsoft's elaborately named Surface with Windows 8 Pro may be one step closer to getting it in their hands now that a mystery Microsoft tablet, the 1514, has swung through the FCC's approval process. While there's no neon lights advertising the slate's identity, it's...
Did the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro just hit the FCC?

Did ASUS' Windows 8-packing Tablet 600 hit the FCC?

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Toying with the idea of picking up a keyboard-dockable Windows 8 slate? Take your pick -- since Computex (and Microsoft's own Surface unveiling), these devices have popping up like wildflowers -- and one of them may have just slipped through federal inspection. A recent FCC filing reveals an ASUS...
Did ASUS' Windows 8-packing Tablet 600 hit the FCC?

Tablet Tribulations: OGT Weighs In On Their Ill-Fated Android Slate

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Competition in the tablet space has been heating up for a while now, and it’s not just the big guys that are feeling the strain. Take the tumultuous story of OGT Mobile, for instance — they tried to make their mark on the industry by creating their own Android tablet,...
Tablet Tribulations: OGT Weighs In On Their Ill-Fated Android Slate

New MacBook Air software issue artificially limiting 802.11ac transfer speeds

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In its extensive review of the new 2013 MacBook Air, AnandTech notes an issue with the machine’s new 802.11ac WiFi capabilities that it says is limiting the faster Wi-Fi chip’s potential. While it was able to get an average of 533Mbps using the iPerf networking tool, Anand found real...
New MacBook Air software issue artificially limiting 802.11ac transfer speeds

Polaroid to make Socialmatic Camera a reality for fans of Instagram, recursion

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Instagram owes its distinctive identity to Polaroid's OneStep cameras; it's now time to return the favor. Socialmatic has signed a deal for a production, Polaroid-branded version of its 2012 Socialmatic Camera concept you see above, which translates the mobile app's retro icon to a real-world, instant-print shooter. While technical...
Polaroid to make Socialmatic Camera a reality for fans of Instagram, recursion

Everything Everywhere announce the UK's first major 4G service, EE: combines Orange and T-Mobile networks

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Finally, after gaining approval from UK regulator Ofcom, Everything Everywhere announced today that its calling its incoming 4g service EE. It's a new company, new network and a new brand. Officially formed of the combined network might of Orange and T-Mobile has been allowed to use 4G services on...
Everything Everywhere announce the UK's first major 4G service, EE: combines Orange and T-Mobile networks
If This Leak Is Correct, The Next Xbox Is Going To Be A Powerful Beast (MSFT)
AT&T announces FaceTime over cellular on iOS 6 will ONLY be available Mobile Share plans

MSI outs new CR41 notebook, hopes you like the color royal bronze

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What's rectangular, coated in a royal bronze finish, opens like a clam and lasts for up to seven and a half hours? If you answered MSI's new CR41 notebook, you'd be right (though we would've accepted self-destructing jewelry boxes as an answer). The 14-inch multimedia "mobile companion," announced just...
MSI outs new CR41 notebook, hopes you like the color royal bronze

Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

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Mozilla won't be launching its own hardware to run the in-development Firefox OS, but it's just announced it has built a "Developer Preview Phone" for putting the OS through its paces. It's not quite the same as the mystery device we saw sporting Firefox OS at CES, but its...
Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

Nokia announces In-Location, 22-strong industry alliance for mobile indoor positioning

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With most of the great outdoors pretty well mapped within an inch of its life, indoors is the final navigation frontier. Today Nokia has announced "In-Location" an alliance of 22 companies with the goal of driving innovation in this area. Names on the list include Broadcom, Samsung, Sony Mobile...
Nokia announces In-Location, 22-strong industry alliance for mobile indoor positioning

Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

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In an effort to get more people using Skype Credits and paid services on the site, today the Microsoft-owned internet calling giant Skype is expanding its Gift Cards: as of today these are now live to buy online in 44 countries. The company is also gearing up to expand its...
Microsoft's Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

ZTE Geek unveiled with 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ and a terrible name (video)

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Oh ZTE you cheeky monkey. Towards the end of day one at IDF in Beijing, we stumbled upon this awkwardly titled Android Jelly Bean phone that is the Geek at ZTE's booth. Needless to say, this is yet another phone powered by an Intel processor -- a 2GHz Clover...
ZTE Geek unveiled with 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ and a terrible name (video)

Sony slashes the price of both the 3G and WiFi PlayStation Vita to 19,980 yen in Japan

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The president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) has announced a price drop for the PlayStation Vita starting on February 28th, following relatively poor sales and a lack of exclusive or compelling titles. As noted by Engadget, the premium version of Sony’s handheld console – which supports both WiFi and 3G...
Sony slashes the price of both the 3G and WiFi PlayStation Vita to 19,980 yen in Japan

YouTube Capture for iOS updated with optional WiFi only uploads

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Still completely absent from Android, the Google-made iOS only YouTube Capture video sharing app has received a minor update. Version 1.3 introduces a smorgasbord of colorless enhancements like a faster startup, an upload timer and HD previews of image enhancements. The real showstopper here is the addition of a...
YouTube Capture for iOS updated with optional WiFi only uploads

Pantech ADR930LVW knocks on the FCC's door, brings Verizon LTE along for the ride

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Are you familiar with the ADR930LVW from Pantech? Well, you'd be excused for never having heard of it, but given that it's just popped up at the FCC, you might be getting to know it soon. Typically, details are sparse, but a bit of sniffing around suggests that this...
Pantech ADR930LVW knocks on the FCC's door, brings Verizon LTE along for the ride

Hisense T770 takes thin-bezel 3D TVs to the masses from $800

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We've seen a few TVs with thin bezels in our time -- some affordable, some not so much -- but they usually sell at prices that have many of us turning to less than elegant screens. If Hisense has its way, the lines between higher style and lower budget...
Hisense T770 takes thin-bezel 3D TVs to the masses from $800

Onebip mobile payment releases single-click purchasing feature for in-browser buying

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Mobile users who buy on the fly should watch their pockets as Onebip, the mobile payment business unit of global mobile commerce company Neomobile, has released its new single-click purchase feature for its Onebip Mobile Browser. This means that brands, mobile companies and digital and online merchants can use the new...
Onebip mobile payment releases single-click purchasing feature for in-browser buying

THE TRUTH ABOUT JAILBREAKING YOUR IPHONE: It's Completely Worth It (AAPL)

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I've been an iPhone user for roughly a year, and when the Absinthe jailbreak came out a few weeks ago, I grabbed it and jailbroke my phone. I've been using my phone outside of Apple's reach ever since, and I think I'll keep it that way. Click here to see...
THE TRUTH ABOUT JAILBREAKING YOUR IPHONE: It's Completely Worth It (AAPL)

Energy Sistem beefs up its budget i8 slate with Ice Cream Sandwich inside

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Low-cost tablets are a dime a dozen in the Android world, what with no name offerings from Ainovo to budget stalwarts like Archos. But there's always room for more competition and Energy Sistem seems intent on elbowing its way to a prominent place at the bottom. A mild update...
Energy Sistem beefs up its budget i8 slate with Ice Cream Sandwich inside

Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility attack each other's FRAND royalty expert reports

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Two months prior to a FRAND contract trial in Seattle, Microsoft and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility are having a Daubert fight, i.e., motions to exclude each other's expert testimony. The court's plan is to set the terms for a FRAND license that would cover Microsoft's worldwide use of Motorola Mobility's...
Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility attack each other's FRAND royalty expert reports

Stalk Your Favorite Subway Buskers With the Winner of the MTA's Transit Hackathon

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Build me some apps to distract from the fact I’ve missed the train, again. (Photo: flickr.com/anniemole) Your smartphone is useful for more than Bejeweled now that there’s Wifi in many stations, and the MTA is trying to use that connectivity to make your commute better. (Just don’t ask when your...
Stalk Your Favorite Subway Buskers With the Winner of the MTA's Transit Hackathon
Flash and Brightcove creator shares his vision of an Apple TV (complete with coax dongle)

Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

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Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding over the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND contract case in the Western District of Washington, has determined a FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) license fee (a range of FRAND fees as well as a particular point within the range). In November 2012 Judge Robart...
Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

FreedomPop Sleeve wants to spread 'free' WiMAX love in the form of a $99 iPhone case

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Life, Liberty and the pursuit of free WiMAX? According to FreedomPop, yeah, that seems to be the deal. The outfit, started by one of Skype's co-founders, is peddling $99 WiMAX-equipped iPhone cases that share up to 500GB of free data per month via an embedded WiFi module. The case...
FreedomPop Sleeve wants to spread 'free' WiMAX love in the form of a $99 iPhone case
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