Archive for March, 2011

LG Smart TV Upgrader ST600 priced/dated; Plex support incoming

LG Smart TV Upgrader ST600 priced/dated; Plex support incoming

LG's Smart TV Upgrader ST600 is apparently only weeks away from launch, with Amazon taking orders for the internet-enabled STB and suggesting a ship-date in two to five weeks time. Priced at $129.99, the ST600 will turn any TV - and it needn't be an LG model - into a smart TV, complete with Netflix, VUDU and CinemaNow streaming, a browser, and LG TV Apps. However, there's also Plex functionality in the pipeline as well.

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Nokia accuses Apple of further patent theft

Nokia accuses Apple of further patent theft

Nokia has filed a second ITC complaint against Apple, claiming that seven patents it holds are being infringed "in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers." According to the Finnish company's patent lawyers, Apple is using Nokia IP in its multi-tasking OSes, data sync technology, positioning, call quality and the Bluetooth accessory systems.

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Windows Phone number two smartphone OS by 2015 predicts IDC

Windows Phone number two smartphone OS by 2015 predicts IDC

Android will take the top spot for smartphone OS worldwide in 2011, analysts IDC have predicted, pushing iOS into third place behind Symbian. As for Microsoft, while the Symbian-faithful aren't entirely convinced by Nokia's decision to climb aboard the Windows Phone train, IDC is more confident in the two companies' partnership. "By 2015, IDC expects Windows Phone to be number 2 operating system worldwide behind Android," senior research analyst Ramon Llamas predicts.

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LTE iPhone 5 in time for Holiday 2011: Apple Rumor Roundup

LTE iPhone 5 in time for Holiday 2011: Apple Rumor Roundup

With it looking unlikely that Apple will be bringing the iPhone 5 to WWDC 2011 in early June, speculation has returned to circling how the company's hardware plans may shape up for the rest of the year. Rather than a June launch, there are suggestions that Apple will release the white iPhone 4 later in the spring and use that to prolong the handset's shelf-life until a Q4 2011 refresh. That later date might allow for the inclusion of 4G LTE connectivity, in an attempt to better take on what's expected to be a growing number of LTE-equipped Android devices.

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Alienware M14x details surface

Alienware M14x details surface

Say the name Alienware to me and I automatically think of expensive and big gaming notebooks crammed full of tons of hardware. Alienware is still certainly making machines that fit that image, but the company also has smaller and more portable offerings for the computer user that needs portability.

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