Author Archives: Paul Fang


Cisco announcing new Flip cams next month?

Cisco announcing new Flip cams next month?

Well, here's a good one.  After coming off a not so life-changing announcement yesterday, Cisco is rumored to be preparing the new line of Flip videos cam (they purchased the company in 2009) for launch sometime in early April, which happens to be, oh, next month.

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OnLive cloud-based game service to launch June 17th at $15 per month

OnLive cloud-based game service to launch June 17th at $15 per month

Well, what can we say, but it's finally here.  After almost 8 years of development and millions of lines of code, OnLive, the gaming equivalent of cloud-computing technology is set to take the gaming world by storm on June 17th, coming to both PCs and Macs in the contiguous 48 states at a $14.95 per month base subscription.

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Microsoft computing pioneer wins Turing Award [Video]

Microsoft computing pioneer wins Turing Award [Video]

Computing pioneer and Microsoft technical fellow Chuck Thacker was honored today with the Turing Award; widely considered as the highest distinction in the field of computing, and dubbed the "Nobel Prize of computing".  The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) lauded his work in pioneering the networked personal computer, and for his involvement as the co-creator of the Alto personal computer.

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Google launchs cloud-computing based Apps Marketplace

Google launchs cloud-computing based Apps Marketplace

Perhaps one of the companies most prolifically embracing cloud-computing based technology, Google has just launched its Apps Marketplace, that will integrate with the Google Apps ecosystem and deliver products and services directly from the "cloud".

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All six major studios on board for HD movies on Playstation Network

All six major studios on board for HD movies on Playstation Network

The Playstation platform has been getting quite a bit of love these days, coming off just yesterday from an optimistic industry analyst report that it'll become the reigning force in the console wars.  Today, Sony announced some more news; it has signed up all six major studios to deliver HD movies (purchases and rentals) on the Playstation Network.

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Cisco ushers in “next-generation internet”, routing platform scales up to 332 Tbps/s [Video]

Cisco ushers in “next-generation internet”, routing platform scales up to 332 Tbps/s [Video]

After a momentous announcement yesterday that it would unveil something today that would "forever change the internet", Cisco has introduced its internet changer, the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System.  Let's just say that it won't quite change your world, but it'll deliver your slice of the internet quite a bit faster.

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T-Mobile event “Come experience the HTC HD2 with T-Mobile on March 16”, release on 24th?

T-Mobile event “Come experience the HTC HD2 with T-Mobile on March 16”, release on 24th?

T-Mobile has just invited SlashGear to join them for a special event scheduled for March 16th (next week in NYC) to "experience the HTC HD2," which will be making its debut as a "larger than life entertainment powerhouse."  Bold words?  Check out our take in a comprehensive review of the HTC HD2.  Oh, and we’re hearing that the launch date of the smartphone will be more or less around the 24th, so stay patient for just a little longer, it's coming.

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Analysts predict PS3 to emerge as victor of console wars

Analysts predict PS3 to emerge as victor of console wars

Even through Sony's most recent network debacle and its constant search for profitability, research firm Strategic Analytics believes that the company's Playstation 3 will rise up to dominate the ever-heated console wars in terms of lifetime units sold.

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Spring Design Alex set to launch in “early spring”

Spring Design Alex set to launch in “early spring”

So come the first week of March, and Spring Design still has yet to reveal any signs of its dual screen Alex e-reader being available for pre-order, last seen at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.  The company's website has been reading "keep checking in and by the first week of March you'll be able to preorder your Alex online".

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Valve confirms Steam platform coming to Macs in April

Valve confirms Steam platform coming to Macs in April

The Mac platform isn't exactly known for a plethora of readily-available computer games, but game development and digital distribution company Valve has announced today that it will be bringing its wildly-popular Steam gaming system, as well as its vaunted Source proprietary game engine to Apple's very own line of computers.

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Nokia files patent for self-regenerating phone battery, powered by piezoelectrics

Nokia files patent for self-regenerating phone battery, powered by piezoelectrics

Cellular phone giant Nokia has filed for a patent  for a self-regenerating phone battery, or in their own words, a "piezoelectric kinetic energy harvester".  The patent essentially involves a battery that’s “contained within a first frame that is coupled to a second frame by one or more piezoelectric elements.”

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Microsoft CEO hints at new form factors for Xbox platform

Microsoft CEO hints at new form factors for Xbox platform

During yesterday’s cloud computing talk at the U of W, Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer brought up out of nowhere a few points involving the future of the Xbox platform, swiftly hitting up several prospects of the potentially new form factors, price points, and options.

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