Archive for March, 2011

Amazon Cloud Player prompts streaming spat as labels explore “legal options”

Amazon Cloud Player prompts streaming spat as labels explore “legal options”

Amazon's Cloud Drive and streaming Cloud Player services dropped earlier than expected; the rumors had only really begun to coalesce a few days before, claiming the online retailer was struggling with the same content owner licensing issues that were plaguing Google and Apple. Instead, it seems, Amazon pushed ahead with the launch and simply expected the labels to fall into line. That, unsurprisingly, isn't going down well, and despite Amazon's protestations, it looks like the labels are readying themselves for a legal fight.

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Bose Bluetooth Headset Review

Bose Bluetooth Headset Review

The following is a review that, for any other product, might be considered short, but for this bluetooth headset, there's just really not that much to be said. And it's not just a pumped up yelling and screaming "I LOVE IT" situation either, though there is a little bit of screaming in the story. This is a review of a product that essentially does one thing, and it does it well. What this product presents is noise cancellation and comfort for a premium talking and listening experience both to and from your ear and mouth and via Bluetooth to and from your handset.

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EA Takedown Orders Sent to Ultima IV Servers Preceding 2011 Reboot

EA Takedown Orders Sent to Ultima IV Servers Preceding 2011 Reboot

Are you familiar with the game Ultima? It's one of the most insanely popular video game series of all time. It has several games in several different genres of gameplay, including a game by the name of Ultima Online - one of the longest running and most successful MMORPGs in the time MMORPGs have been in existence. There've been no new Ultima Games since 1994, but it appears that one of the earlier versions: Ultima IV (1985) is still available and running relatively strong (considering its a 26 year old game) on two dedicated servers - and EA has just now asked them to cease and desist.

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Nintendo 3DS Sets One Day Sales Record

Nintendo 3DS Sets One Day Sales Record

Nintendo has said that the new 3DS handheld game system has set a day-one sales record. Specifically, the company said day one sales were "the highest of any Nintendo hand-held system in our history." They have not provided specific sales figures at this time, saying they reveal first-week sales figures for the system on April 14th. The 3DS seems to be avoiding the shortages which occurred with the Wii, and there are plenty of 3DS handhelds in stock at Toys R Us, Target, and other retailers.

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Verizon USB551L 4G LTE Modem Available March 31st

Verizon USB551L 4G LTE Modem Available March 31st

The Verizon USB551L 4G LTE USB modem, made by Novatel Wireless, which the company states is "the smallest LTE USB modem available today", will be available in Verizon stores and online this Thursday, March 31st. According to Verizon, the device is up to fifty percent smaller than competing products.

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iMobot Intelligent, Reconfigurable Modular Robots

iMobot Intelligent, Reconfigurable Modular Robots

iMobot modular robots, developed by researchers at UC Davis, are small modules that link together like a chain to form larger robotic modules. The modules have two joints at the center which can rotate 180 degrees. The robots have four degrees of freedom, so they can stand themselves up, roll end over end, stack themselves, and inch along like a caterpillar. They can even carry cameras. And the researchers are looking to make them available commercially soon. Read more, and see a video of the iMobot in action after the break.

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Discovr App Offers Interesting Way to Find New Music

Discovr App Offers Interesting Way to Find New Music

There is no shortage of iOS apps to help you find new music; based on friend's recommendations, or what your friends have downloaded. But what if you are looking for a specific sound? You don't necessarily want to know what everyone else is listening to, you want to find a certain sound or style. That's what the Discovr music app hopes to help with.

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