Archive for Jul 25, 2011

Netflix To Land DreamWorks Movie Streaming Exclusive

Netflix To Land DreamWorks Movie Streaming Exclusive

Netflix may soon be getting an exclusive deal with DreamWorks for movie streaming. According to a Bloomberg source, the two companies have been in talks and are ready to finalize the deal as soon as this week. It's believed that they are waiting for both companies to announce their quarterly earnings results before they announce the partnership.

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Bang & Olufsen Debut BeoSound 5 Encore Luxury Media Hub

Bang & Olufsen Debut BeoSound 5 Encore Luxury Media Hub

Bang & Olufsen, known for their upscale electronics, has today debuted a new media hub called the BeoSound 5 Encore. The device works like a networked media hub and is a more affordable follow-up to their BeoSound 5 introduced in 2009, which was known for its internet radio and an included hard drive. The new Encore edition eschews the hard drive opting for connectivity with a variety of external devices.

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HTC Chief Innovation Officer Horace Luke Resigns for Personal Reasons

HTC Chief Innovation Officer Horace Luke Resigns for Personal Reasons

It was let known today that on the date of April 30th, 2011, HTC's Chief Innovation Officer Horace Luke resigned from the company for personal reasons. Luke had been with the company since November of 2006 at which time he had just left his position as Creative Director at Microsoft. At that time, HTC was little more than a newly emerging Taiwan-based smartphone vendor - now it's one of the most prominent names in the smartphone business worldwide, tending to both Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform and Google's mobile operating system Android. A statement was sent out in which "personal reasons" have been cited as the cause for Luke's parting ways with the business.

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Facebook for iPad Leak Access Blocked

Facebook for iPad Leak Access Blocked

Remember all the way back this morning when we reported on the leaked version of the official Facebook app for iPad? Turns out the folks at Facebook were none too happy about that leak and have taken some action. This leaked version was available to jailbroken iPad units (jailbroken being the iOS version of "rooted" for those of you on the other side of the spectrum, all of these terms essentially meaning "hacked.") This Monday afternoon, however, the fun was fully over (at least for the time being) as Facebook officials blocked logins through the app, so says CPU Engineering Undergrad Marvin Bernal.

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HTC Bliss Leaked In First Blurry Image

HTC Bliss Leaked In First Blurry Image

The HTC Bliss was first rumored back in May to be an attempt at targeting females, a demographic that Android devices haven't been as popular with. Some renderings and details were first revealed by Thisismynext, who speculated that the device was to sport a "Sea Foam" green among many other supposedly feminine features. Today, the very first blurry cam image of the HTC Bliss has leaked and supports previous rumors.

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider Passes Through FCC

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Passes Through FCC

ASUS had great success with the Eee Pad Transformer tablet/notebook hybrid that's surely a good sign for its upcoming Eee Pad Slider. Both devices re-imagine the basic tablet form factor with unique keyboard components that boost functionality and productivity without sacrificing the portability that tablets are known for. The Eee Pad Slider has experienced several delays, but today's FCC documents show that it should be on its way for fall.

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Tabletpalooza Week 3 Acer Iconia Tab A500 Giveaway Final Countdown!

Tabletpalooza Week 3 Acer Iconia Tab A500 Giveaway Final Countdown!

Can you feel yourself getting pumped up? It's the final countdown - and like the rest of this giveaway, this giveaway is good in Europe! In the UK, at least, just because we love Britain and our hero Chris Davies lives there of course. Of course this giveaway exists in the USA, so it's time to get pumped up! It's the last leg of our monstrous Tabletpalooza giveaway this month, this week's prize being an Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android tablet, stocked sweet with a brand new NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor! Get in before it's too late!

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AT&T Confirms Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update For 2011 Lineup

AT&T Confirms Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update For 2011 Lineup

AT&T had some good news today for its Android phone customers who have been eagerly awaiting a platform update. The carrier confirmed that all of its 2011 Android handsets will soon be getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which has so far only been available on the recently launched HTC Status. The updates, however, will not be rolled out altogether, with one kicking off today and others within the coming weeks.

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