Archive for Jan 31, 2011

PS3 taking on the cloud

PS3 taking on the cloud

Playstation 3 fans may soon be able to take advantage of the cloud for saving their game content. It is reported that Sony may be including this new feature, which they've dubbed "Online Saving," in their next major PS3 firmware update, version 3.60.

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Android Tablets Take A Bite Out of Apple in Latest Numbers

Android Tablets Take A Bite Out of Apple in Latest Numbers

The iPad’s dominance in the tablet market took a hit this past fourth quarter as Google’s Android powered tablets jumped from 2.3 percent of tablets shipped up to 22 percent. Apple’s iPad dropped from 95 percent to 75 percent in the quarter, said market researcher Strategy Analytics.

Nintendo Sticks Head in the Sand, Pretends Social Media isn’t Happening

Nintendo Sticks Head in the Sand, Pretends Social Media isn’t Happening

Nintendo has a bad habit of ignoring big threats until they become implacable foes. The latest goof? President Satoru Iwata attempted to allay investor's fears about social media games like FarmVille. He didn't do it by announcing a new Nintendo Facebook game or social networking service. Instead, he said this: "Nintendo has been developing social entertainment in the field of video games for a long time."

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Sprint 4G International Roaming

Sprint 4G International Roaming

For those currently enjoying Sprint's 4G network on the go, you may be elated to know that you can now take your 4G connection even while traveling abroad. We mentioned back in December of last year that Sprint was inking deals with partnering carriers in Jamaica and Taiwan to provide international 4G roaming. Well, Sprint has just officially announced itself as the first national wireless carrier in the U.S. to offer international 4G roaming and included specific pricing information.

What Honeycomb Means for Tablets

What Honeycomb Means for Tablets

In advance of Google’s Honeycomb deep dive scheduled for this Wednesday February 2, I wanted to do a quick analysis of what Honeycomb means for the tablet market. I’ve been working with a number of the current Android tablets in the 7-inch range and have reached several conclusions about the form factor which I will provide more insight to in a later analysis.

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Samsung backtracks on Galaxy Tab figures: customer sales “quite small” [Updated]

Samsung backtracks on Galaxy Tab figures: customer sales “quite small” [Updated]

Samsung has admitted that its much-vaunted sales figures for the Samsung Galaxy Tab did not, in fact, refer to sales to end-users, but were merely shipment figures to retailers and carrier partners. The company had announced 1m sales of the 7-inch Android tablet back in early December 2010, and claimed to have passed the 2m sales point late last week; however, when questioned during Samsung's quarterly earnings call, the WSJ reports, a Samsung executive admitted that actual customer sales were still "quite small."

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Intel design error scuppers Sandy Bridge chipset: recalls ahead

Intel design error scuppers Sandy Bridge chipset: recalls ahead

Intel has announced a "chipset design error" affecting its 6 Series Cougar Point chipsets, found accompanying Sandy Bridge processors, which could see an ongoing degradation of the SATA ports and an ensuring impact on HDD and optical drive performance. The solution, unfortunately for Intel, is a silicon fix that will require newly manufactured versions of the chip that should begin arriving with customers in late February.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 31 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 31 2011

Start your day with a bit of green as Canalys statistics show Android became the world's leading smartphone platform Q4 of 2010. Next, fall into some drama as Netgear's CEO rants about how he thinks Apple is too closed and Steve Jobs is ego-led. Then seek the truth in an inside tip - iPad 2 uses 1.2GHz dual-core, 30-35% slimmer display - sound reasonable? Get yourself a Full Macworld Roundup including best in show winners. Read a column by Tim Bajarin entitled Technology meets the History of Jazz. Visualize ASRock in the Android game. Take another peek at the LG G-Slate. Cry over Notion Ink Adam touchscreen damage. Get your Android 3.0 Honeycomb on with two full guides: [USER FEATURES] and [DEVELOPER FEATURES], and ask Why Has Honeycomb Disappeared? Then get your ANGRY BIRD on in the next expansion: RIO! Finally, WIN A TELEVISION in SlashGear’s Final Football Matchup Toshiba TV GIVEAWAY! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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SlashGear’s Final Football Matchup Toshiba TV GIVEAWAY!

SlashGear’s Final Football Matchup Toshiba TV GIVEAWAY!

So you've got a love for tech, right? And you might just happen to also have a love for that big giant game at the end of the American football season, right? The one that the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be going head-to-head in, the one whose name we're not allowed to speak because of legal ramifications? That one. You'll be watching that one, and you'll want something gigantic to watch it on. How about a big fat Toshiba television? We just happen to have one to give away. Would you like one?

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