Archive for April, 2011

Pepsi Unveils A Social Vending Machine, Gift Drinks To Friends or Strangers Via Touchscreen

Pepsi Unveils A Social Vending Machine, Gift Drinks To Friends or Strangers Via Touchscreen

To be in the game these days, companies are all going social. From Google's many attempts and continued attempts in the online social platform realm to now Pepsi applying the social model to their physical vending machines. Pepsi has just unveiled its Social Vending Machine today at a trade show in Chicago that will let users gift drinks to friends and even strangers.

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Sony PSN Outage To Face Its First Class-Action Lawsuit

Sony PSN Outage To Face Its First Class-Action Lawsuit

The Sony PlayStation Network has been down for just about an entire week now with the latest update bringing more alarming news for frustrated customers. Sony admitted to not only an externally hacked network but that possibly over 42 million of its user's personal details have been leaked. Their apologies and explanations for the delayed response in warning customers will do little to prevent the likely onslaught of legal backlash. In fact, the first class-action lawsuit has already been filed.

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Rogers To Roll Out LTE Network In Canada By Year End

Rogers To Roll Out LTE Network In Canada By Year End

Rogers Communications Inc. is rolling out the first LTE network in four cities in Canada this year; Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottowa. LTE is the favorite of the 4th Generation wireless protocols as its speeds have been demonstrated to be 6-12 Mbps. Much of the world has committed infrastructure to WiMax, which is the technical underdog, but it has a head start deployment. Sprint is considering the leap.

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NEW CONTEST! Win an Aire LED Black Monitor from SlashGear!

NEW CONTEST! Win an Aire LED Black Monitor from SlashGear!

Because we love you, our readers, so much, we have got yet another contest for you! You'll have a chance to win a fabulous Aire LED Black Monitor, thanks to AOC! This monitor features one of the world's thinnest displays, only 12.7mm throughout, with a sleek, piano black finish. We are giving away the 22" version of this HD screen. The monitor can be placed on a desktop, or you can tilt the stand with the press of a button and mount this puppy on the wall. All you have to do is head on over to our Facebook page and be our friend. Read on for all the details.

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Flapping Toasters – Kinect, Meet 1989

Flapping Toasters – Kinect, Meet 1989

Clever hackers put together an interactive piece of art that is reminiscent of the old Flying Toasters screensaver. The artists call it a kitschy "absurdist reconstruction of the classic screensaver Flying Toasters." Become one with the winged toaster, flap your arms to flap the wings and tilt to flip your tiny silver box to roll away from danger. First off, this looks really fun. Secondly, they're already talking about turning it into a game. This is an early look into something that's going to be super fun.

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Epix Movie Streaming Expands Apps To Android, Google TV, Roku, PlayBook, And More

Epix Movie Streaming Expands Apps To Android, Google TV, Roku, PlayBook, And More

Epix announced today that it will be expanding its availability across hundreds of devices. In case you're not familiar, Epix is a video streaming service that has over 3000 movies and original programming. It was initially launched as an online portal at EpixHD.com but has now readied apps for over one hundred devices including smartphones, tablets, TVs, and more.

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White iPhone Needed Sunscreen – Challenges Explained

White iPhone Needed Sunscreen – Challenges Explained

Color goes more than skin deep, at least for the iPhone. Apple has explained some of the challenges that caused delay after delay for the device. Apple had announced plans to make the iPhone 4 in both black and white, and in fact had the white phone on hand at the product announcement, but found the white color a challenge. The color effected the internal components, as well as needing more protection from the sun. The company has said that the modifications they made for the white device will benefit them with the iPad as well.

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iPad 2, HARMAN OnBeat, Upgrade Bracket Free Promo Code

iPad 2, HARMAN OnBeat, Upgrade Bracket Free Promo Code

Free stuff is always nice. We just got this tip that you can get an upgrade bracket that will allow you to fit your iPad2 into your HARMAN OnBeat. The old model was too loose to accomadate the slimmer tablet. If you have been running into this problem, JBL has your back. They're offering to ship free brackets to anyone who has this problem. All of the details are after the break.

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