Archive for March, 2011

QNAP unveils TS-X59 Pro II Turbo NAS

QNAP unveils TS-X59 Pro II Turbo NAS

QNAP has unveiled a new storage device that is aimed at the business and enterprise user called the TS-559 II Turbo NAS. This device is a storage platform that will work with just about any platform including Windows, Mac, Linux, and Unix operating systems. It acts as a centralized backup point and allows for printer sharing, FTP download, and video surveillance recording.

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Europe edits some episodes of The Simpsons

Europe edits some episodes of The Simpsons

The tragedy in Japan is no laughing matter and to be sure that no jokes are made that might be seen to poke fun at the nuclear crisis in Japan after the earthquake and resulting tsunami, episodes of the Simpsons are being editing in some parts of Europe. Censors are removing references to any nuclear disasters or radiation from episodes and simply keeping some episodes from airing.

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Kindle NY Times subscribers to get paywall pass

Kindle NY Times subscribers to get paywall pass

Amazon has confirmed that digital subscribers to the New York Times Kindle edition will get free access to the newspaper's website as part of their bundled content.  The NY Times paywall - announced earlier this month and in operation since yesterday - is priced from $15 per month for web and smartphone access, but if you have a $19.99 per month Kindle subscription you'll also be able to access the main site.

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Sony Ericsson to release Android bootloader unlock tool (but not for everybody)

Sony Ericsson to release Android bootloader unlock tool (but not for everybody)

Sony Ericsson has confirmed that it will be offering an official bootloader unlock for certain Android handsets in its 2011 range, following developer and owner requests for more flexible access to third-party ROMs and modifications. According to the company, only SIM-unlocked handsets will be eligible (as well as certain other limitations based on market and phone pre-configuration) but the XPERIA Play, Arc, Neo and Pro will all be included in at least some form.

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Amazon Cloud Player online storage streams your music to PC/Mac/Android

Amazon Cloud Player online storage streams your music to PC/Mac/Android

As expected, Amazon has officially announced its online digital media locker, Amazon Cloud Drive, along with its streaming service, Amazon Cloud Player for Web and Amazon Cloud Player for Android. The Cloud Drive system allows music, video, documents and photos to be uploaded to Amazon's storage, with 5GB available free (and 20GB if you buy an album from Amazon MP3); Cloud Player then streams MP3 and AAC (including DRM-free iTunes tracks) to PC/Mac, mobile devices and tablets.

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T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound Unboxing and Hands-On [With Symbian^3!]

T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound Unboxing and Hands-On [With Symbian^3!]

We had what seemed like only a few moments with this shiny little pebble back at CTIA 2011, and now we've got it for an extended period, all to ourselves! This is the Nokia C7 Astound, a Symbian^3 device that will be carried by T-Mobile exclusively in the very near future (April 6th for $79.99 with a 2-year contract,) has a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a physical home, call, and end-call buttons, metal chassis, and is supported by T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network for data. Let us inbox this little treasure.

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