Archive for November, 2010

Qriocity Music Bringing Unlimited Music to Sony’s PSP

Qriocity Music Bringing Unlimited Music to Sony’s PSP

Even if some companies out there believe that unlimited music for a monthly subscription-style fee isn't the best bet, there's plenty of other companies out there who would disagree. And plenty of consumers who would, too. If you own a PSP, you're about to get your own taste of the subscription-based music platform yourself, as the upcoming software update to the PSP, and PlayStation 3, isn't just about the movies. It's also bringing Qriocity's Music Unlimited service to the portable gaming platform.

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3DTV Sales Better Than HDTV at Same Point in Life Cycle, Analyst Says

3DTV Sales Better Than HDTV at Same Point in Life Cycle, Analyst Says

For 3DTV, or even 3D as a whole, there's a heated debate going on behind the scenes. It's one that you may have with people you know, even friends, as you suggest that 3D is the future, or perhaps that it's just a giant waste of time. And while companies all over the globe try to capitalize on the reemerging technology, some analysts out there haven't been all that positive about the technology's adoption. But, for one European analyst, it's not all Doom and Gloom. In fact, he believes 3D adoption is better than HD, at the same point in the technology's life cycle.

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No Windows Phone 7 App Hub royalties until Feb 2011 latest in developer woes

No Windows Phone 7 App Hub royalties until Feb 2011 latest in developer woes

Microsoft has supposedly told Windows Phone 7 developers that they won't see any App Hub payments for paid-app sales until February 2011, according to coder Justin James, while the absence of any download feedback or analytics is leaving developers uncertain whether to continue investing in their software. Nicholas Yu, who created a Google Voice app for WP7 called GoVoice, has complained that responding to the number one feature request from users - push notifications - would require server investment that, with the limited tools Microsoft makes available, he cannot currently judge worthwhile.

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Electronic Sunglasses Use Glare Shield to Block the Sun

Electronic Sunglasses Use Glare Shield to Block the Sun

Sunglasses may not be the fashion trend they used to be (that may not be a bad thing), but that's not stopping one designer from giving the sunglasses a brand new way from stopping the sun from invading your eyes. Instead of coating the entire lens of your sunglasses, designer Chris Mullin wants to be able to focus on the sun directly, and use what he calls a Glare Shield to keep the sunlight out of your eye, but without dimming everything else you're looking at, too.

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PC shipment growth downgraded over iPad popularity says Gartner

PC shipment growth downgraded over iPad popularity says Gartner

Gartner has downgraded its predictions for worldwide PC shipments in 2010, after deciding that strong tablet sales will eat into the traditional PC segment. Having tipped 17.9-percent growth for the year back in September, Gartner has reduced that down to 14.3-percent; still, at 352.4m units, an increase over 2009's figures, but also recognizing that there is "growing user interest in media tablets such as the iPad."

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 29 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 29 2010

Welcome back after an extended holiday weekend! Many of you've got your new Android smartphones and giant televisions and weirdo oddities under your belt (or maybe you had even more fun by buying those things as presents) and you've come back, hungry for some tech news! Well you're in luck, especially if you DIDN'T pick up your device of choice yet, especially if you live in Korea (where you'll find the LG LU3000, faster than Galaxy S, - that is of course if you dismiss the fact that you might be going to war soon,) in Japan (where Sharp is very soon releasing their fabulous Galapagos tablets,) or the USA (where you can get a FREE G2.) Of course, if you're in Taiwan this week, you'll probably flip out over a ASUS Eee Note EA-800, and if you're in the USA... well... how about a pulse rifle? Or I bet you're on the lookout for a SlashGear Cyber Monday Round Up?! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!

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FCC Net Neutrality vote scheduled for December 21?

FCC Net Neutrality vote scheduled for December 21?

The FCC has postponed its next hearing by more than two weeks, pushing the next scheduled meeting from December 2 to December 21 and prompting speculation that the agency is readying itself for a vote on net neutrality. According to InformationWeek, the three Democratic commissioners on the board are likely to vote for "consumer-friendly regulation" while their two Republican counterparts will be pushing for "relatively unfettered oversight favoring industry players."

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Windows Phone 7 outsold by Android 15:1 in UK suggests retailer

Windows Phone 7 outsold by Android 15:1 in UK suggests retailer

With Microsoft still refusing to provide Windows Phone 7 sales figures, retailers are stepping in with their own anecdotal evidence about the new smartphone platform's market success - or lack of it. UK store deal aggregator MobilesPlease has announced that Windows Phone 7 has accounted for just 3-percent of their smartphone sales, with Android devices outselling WP7 handsets 15:1 and even Symbian doing a good job of eclipsing Microsoft.

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Microsoft Smart TV in negotiations tip insiders

Microsoft Smart TV in negotiations tip insiders

Microsoft is reportedly considering a Smart TV platform of its own, with sources claiming that the software giant has been negotiating with TV networks for an online, subscription-based service that could work through the Xbox 360. According to Reuter's two sources, Microsoft is evaluating setting up as a "virtual cable operator" with web delivery, or alternatively using the Xbox to "authenticate existing cable subscribers to watch shows with enhanced interactivity," perhaps offering interactive adverts or extras.

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