Author Archives: Satsuki Then


Google TV facing network skepticism over blurry content model?

Google TV facing network skepticism over blurry content model?

Google's plans for the upcoming Google TV system may be facing unexpectedly strong opposition from TV networks, with skepticism about the search giant's ability to monetize the platform.  According to the WSJ's sources, Google has met with officials of TV networks including ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, who have expressed concerns that their content may get lost amid the deluge of streaming media and even pirated content.

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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse gets premature unveil

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse gets premature unveil

Last we heard, Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse was due sometime next month; that hasn't stopped German retailer notebooksbilliger jumping the gun and putting up their product page.  According to their details, the Arc Touch Mouse is a wireless peripheral that physically bends for comfortable mousing but flattens out for easier transportation.  It has a large touch-scroll sensor - presumably the grey bar running between the buttons - for easier navigation.

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BlackBerry Torch sells 150,000 in first weekend?

BlackBerry Torch sells 150,000 in first weekend?

RIM's first weekend sales for the BlackBerry Torch may have proved disappointing for AT&T and the manufacturer, with various analysts suggesting the touchscreen smartphone shifted just 150,000 units in its first two days of availability.  Both RBC Capital Markets and Stifel Nicolaus came to the 150k figure, having made spot-checks for stock levels at stores over the weekend, while Goldman Sachs merely described the launch as "underwhelming".

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Pogoplug gets WiFi b/g/n Wireless Extender; Pogoplug itself cut to $99

Pogoplug gets WiFi b/g/n Wireless Extender; Pogoplug itself cut to $99

Pogoplug has launched a new WiFi adapter, the Pogoplug Wireless Extender, which allows users of the home NAS adapter to get online via a wireless network rather than stringing ethernet cable to their router.  Up for preorder at $29, the Wireless Extender supports WiFi b/g/n.  Meanwhile Pogoplug are also slashing the price of their eponymous device, down from $129 to $99.

Find out how to get a free Pogoplug Wireless Extender after the cut

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