Archive for April, 2011

Pioneer AppRadio connects your iPhone to your car radio

Pioneer AppRadio connects your iPhone to your car radio

There are bunches of people that just don't like the radio that comes in their vehicle. For these people there are hoards of aftermarket radios that they can replace their factory offerings with. Pioneer is a big name in the aftermarket radio scene and has been for a long time. A new Pioneer radio for your car has surfaced and the thing appears to have very tight iPhone integration.

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Sharp develops massive 156-screen immersion system

Sharp develops massive 156-screen immersion system

When it comes to being more immersed in any sort of content the larger the screen the easier it is. This is why a flick on a gigantic IMAX screen is so much cooler than a similar flick on a smaller screen in your local theater. Sharp has developed a new and very cool multi screen display system that makes the whole room into a giant display. The screen is installed in a theme park called Huis Ten Bosch Co. Ltd.

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Banned Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles getting a reprieve?

Banned Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles getting a reprieve?

If you have been around SlashGear for a few years, you might recall back in 2007 when we first started to talk about Microsoft banning Xbox 360 consoles from the Xbox Live network for violating the terms of service with hacks of all sorts. The owners of those consoles would boot their machines up and when trying to access the Xbox Live network they would get messages similar to the lovely you see in the image below.

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New PS3 models hit FCC, no word on changes

New PS3 models hit FCC, no word on changes

There has been a lot of talk over the last few days about the breach of the PSN that took the PS3 network down and left players unable to play anything online. Even worse than not being able to play any online games is that Sony has finally admitted just about every detail that could have been stolen on the users of the PSN was grabbed. With all the bad stuff about the PS3 being talked about heavily, it's cool to see something that may be good surface from Sony.

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User agent profile gives up some details on the HTC Doubleshot

User agent profile gives up some details on the HTC Doubleshot

We have talked about the HTC Doubleshot Android smartphone in the past. The device was thought to be coming in time for CTIA 2011, but that didn't happen .The smartphone was tipped back in March to be an Android 2.3 smartphone that was heading to the T-Mobile network. We have a few more facts to go on today thanks to the smartphones user agent profile being dug up and shown to the public.

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Sony defends sluggish PSN leak warnings; Some PSN services back “within a week”

Sony defends sluggish PSN leak warnings; Some PSN services back “within a week”

After admitting that the personal details of the 42m+ PlayStation Network users have been leaked, Sony has argued that it couldn't warn subscribers of potential data loss when the system was first taken down because it took "outside experts" to confirm it. According to Nick Caplin, SCEE's head of comms, the delay involved in "forensic analysis" explains why it took the company so long to warn users that their information had been compromised.

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Nokia axes 4,000 jobs; Gives Symbian to Accenture

Nokia axes 4,000 jobs; Gives Symbian to Accenture

Nokia warned that the shift to Windows Phone would result in "substantial reductions in employment" and now the first significant signs of those job losses are being seen. Around 4,000 employees worldwide - though predominantly in Denmark, Finland and the UK - will be axed by the end of 2012, while around 3,000 will be shunted over to Accenture as part of a new deal to transfer Symbian software development there. Accenture will become a "preferred provider" of mobility software and other services for Nokia's Windows Phone range.

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Sony Freestyle Hybrid PC and “Ultimate” ultraportable notebook previewed

Sony Freestyle Hybrid PC and “Ultimate” ultraportable notebook previewed

Sony's two Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, the S1 and S2, aren't the only new ultraportable devices the company teased earlier in the week. Slotted neatly at the tail-end of the presentation were teasers for a further two models, PC Watch reports, the Sony Freestyle Hybrid PC - with a slide-and-tilt form-factor, similar to Samsung's Sliding PC 7 - and a super-slimline notebook, the Sony Ultimate Mobile PC.

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Nintendo 3DS sales “weaker than expected” admits CEO

Nintendo 3DS sales “weaker than expected” admits CEO

Nintendo may have described the launch of the 3DS as having "a smooth start in sales at its launch" in its recent financial results, but company president Satoru Iwata made no disguise of his disappointment with the 3D handheld's market success when speaking to investors. "Sales of the 3DS have been weaker than expected since the second week of launch in the US and Europe" he said at a briefing, the WSJ reports, dipping after satisfactory first week sales.

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Qik Video Connect lets iPhone and Android users taunt each other by video

Qik Video Connect lets iPhone and Android users taunt each other by video

Qik has updated its video calling app, Qik Video Connect, to support cross-platform calls between iOS and Android devices. The new version - a free download for both platforms, though the premium Qik Video Connect Plus is also available for iOS - allows the front and rear cameras to be used on the iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, iPad 2 and Android 2.1+ devices for two-way video chat and video mail.

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