Author Archives: Mark Raby


Hulu CEO rumored to be on Yahoo’s CEO wish list

Hulu CEO rumored to be on Yahoo’s CEO wish list

The man in charge of streaming video site Hulu is reportedly the man that Yahoo wants in charge of its products and services. As you may recall, Yahoo is in something of a transition period right now because its previous chief executive lied on his resume and ended up being ousted from the top spot.

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Microsoft limited edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 leaked

Microsoft limited edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 leaked

Not that this should come as much of a surprise, but Microsoft will launch a special edition Xbox 360 unit to correspond with the launch of Halo 4 on November 6, 2012. But it is a surprise that the console has been leaked, giving wide-eyed gamers a look at whether or not they're fanatical enough to spend money for a brand new console.

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Ouya Android device will be a $99 game streaming box

Ouya Android device will be a $99 game streaming box

At least one group of people thinks that Android is a solid platform for video games. There is a new device in development that uses Google's mobile OS specifically for game playback on a TV, and it carries the code name "Ouya." It doesn't appear to have an official license from Google yet, and it's unclear if the developers intend to go that route.

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University researchers print blood vessels with 3D printer

University researchers print blood vessels with 3D printer

With all the novelty stories that 3D printing has brought about over the past several months, there haven't been many advancements in using the technology for medical and scientific purposes. That changes now, as researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and MIT have created the ability to use sugar to create artificial blood vessels, using the RepRap 3D printer.

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Time Warner Cable tests voluntary tiered broadband

Time Warner Cable tests voluntary tiered broadband

Whenever we talk about tiered data plans, broadband caps, and the death of unlimited service, the standard tone to take is to look at high data users as victims. But there is an entirely other side to the coin, which is users who don't access a whole lot of data and are paying way more than their consumption should dictate.

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Social traffic app Waze reaches 20 million users

Social traffic app Waze reaches 20 million users

Waze has passed the 20 million user mark. If you haven’t heard of Waze, and you drive any sort of vehicle at all, then you should get on board. It’s a unique ‘social GPS’ platform that allows drivers to share data about things like traffic congestion, speed traps, accidents, gas prices, and all sorts of other handy features.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 5, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 5, 2012

Happy Thursday, everyone. Yes, it's back to the normal grind after yesterday's holiday, but there is a weekend coming up. And while you're still getting back into the groove of things, let's check out today's top stories. First things first - Apple iTunes app crashes get official response. And also, on the Android front - Google promises Galaxy Nexus sales by next week. Moving on to gamers - Namco Bandai brings 22 classic games to Asha touch devices.

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Sony PS4 in development since 2010 per resume

Sony PS4 in development since 2010 per resume

It seems like Sony has only been working on the successor to the PS3 for a couple years, as opposed to the traditional console life cycle where hardware makers used to go to the drawing board for the new console right after the current console's launch. Sony has of course been silent on the topic of the PS4, but it can't silence its employees from touting their laurels.

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Best Buy Galaxy S III leak results in lawsuit

Best Buy Galaxy S III leak results in lawsuit

So we all know the typical life of the rumor mill that surrounds a new electronic device, right? Before the product is announced, tips and leaks come from overseas manufacturing plants, but once the device becomes a known quantity, everyone turns to one channel for unannounced product info - the retail channel. But Best Buy wants to put an end to that side of the cycle.

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Netflix streamed a billion hours of content in June

Netflix streamed a billion hours of content in June

If you watched anything on Netflix last month, then you helped the digital streaming giant reach a new milestone - a billion hours of streamed video served to users in one month. Company CEO Reed Hastings made the announcement in a Facebook post. It's unclear how far over the billion-hour mark the site went last month, but it probably just barely crossed the finish line.

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