Archive for Nov 30, 2010

Samsung Mobile Display Shows Off Flexible 3D OLED Concept at FPD International

Samsung Mobile Display Shows Off Flexible 3D OLED Concept at FPD International

When it comes to AMOLED and Super AMOLED, the display technology is synonymous with Samsung. But Samsung doesn't want to just focus on the here-and-now. They've already shown off what a 4.5-inch flexible AMOLED would look like, so why wouldn't the company show off a concept design of what it would look like to see that technology on a bigger screen? That's exactly what they did at this year's FPD International.

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PlayStation Move Sells 4.1 Million Worldwide

PlayStation Move Sells 4.1 Million Worldwide

While Microsoft may have the momentum on their side, Sony is definitely not showing any signs of stepping out of the motion-based gaming market any time soon. Especially with the number of PlayStation Move units the company sold since its release, back in September. While Microsoft's Kinect's numbers may be impressive, Sony's are, too.

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LMP Keypad Bluetooth numeric pad for Mac hits FCC

LMP Keypad Bluetooth numeric pad for Mac hits FCC

Apple's wireless QWERTY keyboard is a useful way of cutting the cord on your desktop, but it's not great for those doing frequent numerical entry. LMP appear to be addressing that shortcoming with their Keypad add-on, spotted clearing the FCC recently, a 28-key Bluetooth numeric keypad that snaps onto the side of the regular Apple 'board.

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Google under antitrust investigation over allegations it squeezed out search rivals

Google under antitrust investigation over allegations it squeezed out search rivals

Google is being investigated by the European Commission over allegations of antitrust violations, amid suggestions that the search giant has "abused a dominant market position" by promoting results from its own services ahead of those from rival companies. Competing search engines have accused Google of suppressing unpaid results from their services in favor of its own; Google, meanwhile, has denied any wrongdoing and says that the results it offers are primarily about giving the user what they are looking for, as quickly as possible.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 30 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 30 2010

You sassafrass you, NOOKcolor! Last night we spoke about how NOOKcolor had been rooted and presented to you the final chapter in our "A Week With" reviews of that device, but what's this?! I snuck another one in on ya! A Week with NOOKcolor: The Missing Link – Viewing Manually Loaded Books and What a Root Means for the Future. Then there's news about how NOOKcolor saved B&N's butt financially this year, and the iPad responds with a magazine - it's got TRON on it! Maybe not a direct response, and I know it's released by Richard Branson, but, you know, but I don't think iPad is worried about the B&N competition. Then we've got some Farmville news and some NASA news about what might be aliens - this expressing the range of information we present here at the R3 Media Network. ALL THIS AND MORE on the SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!

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Samsung GT-i9200 caught testing Picasa photo uploads

Samsung GT-i9200 caught testing Picasa photo uploads

Photos seemingly snapped by Samsung's as-yet unannounced GT-i9200 Android smartphone have been spotted on online gallery Picasa, though the handset itself is keeping on the wrong side of the lens for our liking. According to previous rumors, the GT-i9200 is Samsung's dual-core successor to the Galaxy S, tipped for release in early 2011.

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FarmVille credit & exclusive items added to American Express reward scheme

FarmVille credit & exclusive items added to American Express reward scheme

American Express has announced a new partnership with online gaming company Zynga, which will allow credit card users to swap their membership reward points for FarmVille points, exclusive items or credit in other online games. 100 membership points gets you a dollar's worth of in-game credit; however there are also "exclusive" virtual items, including a dashing purple cow for 540 points, which can only be secured via American Express.

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Barnes & Noble finances released: saved by NOOK

Barnes & Noble finances released: saved by NOOK

Barnes & Noble has announced its latest quarterly financial results, and the retailer has its digital arm to thank for its 1-percent year-on-year sales growth. According to the results, online sales - including NOOK and ebooks - increased 59-percent over last year, whereas in-store sales decreased by 3-percent. B&N now reckons it has around 20-percent of the ebook market.

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Halo: Reach – Noble Map Pack available now [Video]

Halo: Reach – Noble Map Pack available now [Video]

Microsoft has released the Halo: Reach - Noble Map Pack, a new download available through Xbox Live. Priced at 800 Microsoft Points, the map pack includes three new environments - Breakpoint, Tempest and Anchor 9 - that work with the popular shooter.

Video demos after the cut

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Verizon 4G LTE event on December 1 will detail US roll-out

Verizon 4G LTE event on December 1 will detail US roll-out

Verizon has announced that it will be hosting a 4G LTE news conference on December 1, during which the carrier will detail how it intends to roll out its high-speed network. The company is still promising to cover 38 major areas with LTE coverage before the end of 2010.

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Windows Phone 7 update “took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years” tips developer

Windows Phone 7 update “took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years” tips developer

Microsoft is readying the first major software update for Windows Phone 7, a release which developers are already suggesting "is going to be MASSIVE." According to Chris Walsh, one of the developers behind ChevronWP7, Microsoft "took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years," presumably hinting at previous rumors that the WP7 update will bring multitasking and copy/paste support, among other things.

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Windows Phone 7 Visual Basic tools released for app devs

Windows Phone 7 Visual Basic tools released for app devs

Microsoft has pushed out a new set of Visual Basic tools for developers creating apps for Windows Phone 7. The add-on - which will only work with Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Premium or Ultimate editions - allows Silverlight apps to be created for the smartphone platform, though not those using Microsoft's XNA framework.

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