Author Archives: Paul Fang


BMWi concept to debut at LA Auto Show

BMWi concept to debut at LA Auto Show

European automobile giant BMW is scheduled to debut its initial lineup of “i Cars”, the completely electric lithium-ion i3 “megacity vehicle”, and the plug-in hybrid i8 high-performance car, for the first inaugural time in North America at the Los Angeles Automobile Show this week. From the looks of the initial concept art, these are some sweet, sweet looking concept cars. BMW really has outdone themselves again on the these "i Cars", even though they've long been known for cutting-edge design.

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AT&T to sell smartphones for one cent come Black Friday

AT&T to sell smartphones for one cent come Black Friday

Looking for a cheap way to get a brand new smartphone this Black Friday? If so, then you're in luck. AT&T has announced a full-on Thanksgiving weekend of promotional sales. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on this year's Black Friday in a couple weeks, AT&T's website will reveal some impressively affordable deals on sales on touchscreen devices, including tablets. Furthermore, new electronics deals will gradually roll out each day through the following Monday.

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iPad garners almost 90% of tablet web traffic globally

iPad garners almost 90% of tablet web traffic globally

Even with all the steadily surging amount of tablet competition out there as of recent, Apple's iPad has managed to snag almost 90% of global web traffic for tablets. According to a just released report from the Royal Pingdom, The iPad has reached 87.6% of all global tablet web traffic. Now that's something that any tablet manufacturer not named Apple should be concerned about (Yes, I'm looking at all you Android tablet manufacturers out there). And there are quite a few of those.

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Developer code hints that iChat could come to iOS devices

Developer code hints that iChat could come to iOS devices

Some particular strings of code uncovered in Apple's iOS mobile operating system by iOS developer John Heaton hints that Mac OS X's popular iChat client could come to iOS devices in the near future, namely the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Well, this is certainly interesting news, especially to an iOS user like myself, since the current iMessage app found in iOS 5 is somewhat limited to sending only text messages.

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Google Music app launches for Google TV, music purchases on Android Market

Google Music app launches for Google TV, music purchases on Android Market

Just as Google affirmed with their announcement yesterday, their music service is "opening up to a broader audience and that it will integrate with the music store on Android Market to make music discovery, purchase, and sharing easy and fast." Well, the Google Music App has just launched right now for the Google TV, as well as the Android Market now opening up to music purchases to select Android smartphones. So for all you Android and Google TV users out there, feel free to start downloading and listening to your favorite tunes.

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The Fiat 500 Abarth is finally coming to the US

The Fiat 500 Abarth is finally coming to the US

Last mentioned last month, the Fiat 500 Abarth is finally coming stateside, for all you non-European readers out there in the wild known as North America. This is the car that Chrysler calls “the Italian high-performance car for everyday driving." And that says a lot for such a, well, shall I say, minute car. Are you looking for a more sexier, more vroom-vroom version of a Mini Cooper? Then by all means, take a look at what Fiat has to offer.

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Archos Arnova 9 G2 Android tablet official

Archos Arnova 9 G2 Android tablet official

Lo and behold, French electronics company Archos has introduced another new model to its Arnova family (their budget tablet computer line). This newly-debuted member of the Arnova lineup has been christened the Arnova 9 G2. And it's an Android-running tablet with a 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768-pixel IPS display, just like Apple's iPad. Although, from what the specs are showing at the moment, the similarities pretty much end there and then.

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iPhone camera recommended by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz

iPhone camera recommended by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz

Most of us know how amazing the iPhone camera is, for a smartphone camera, that is. But noted photographer Annie Leibovitz, who's widely known for her classic portraits of such individuals as John Lennon, Bill Gates, Sting and Queen Elizabeth II has gone a step further and personally recommended (in a televised interview with MSNBC anchor Brian Williams) the usage of the iPhone as really the "snapshot camera of today." You can't really get better advertising than that, eh?

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Skyrim sells 3.5 million copies in 48 hours

Skyrim sells 3.5 million copies in 48 hours

We knew that Bethesda's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim would sell well when it came out on its infamous launch date, November 11th, 2011. And now we have the official stats from ZeniMax (Bethesda's parent company)'s CEO himself. 3.5 million copies in 48 hours? You can go ahead and check that box, since Skyrim has reached just those awe-inspiring numbers. We now just have to wait for the first week of sales to finalize in order to see if Skyrim is on track to beat the record currently held by Call of Duty's newly released Modern Warfare 3.

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Pioneer BDP-140 3D Blu-ray Player now available

Pioneer BDP-140 3D Blu-ray Player now available

Remember Pioneer's announcement of their trio of 3D Blu-ray players back in September? Well, the entry-level BDP-140 is now available for purchase on Pioneer's own website for a manufacturer's suggested retail pricing of $299.99. This latest 3D Blu-ray player from Pioneer includes the ability for audio and video streaming from Pandora, YouTube, and Netflix, as well as having the option to play audio and video from USB and DLNA sources. Now, thanks to Pioneer, you can watch your movies in Blu-ray high-definition AND in 3D.

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