Archive for Dec 28, 2011

Netflix users spend twice as much time viewing compared to Hulu viewers

Netflix users spend twice as much time viewing compared to Hulu viewers

I have both Netflix and Hulu accounts. I rarely watch Hulu Plus anymore, the shows it has and the content just isn't that great. Even when I do try to watch the videos just don't stream as well for me as they do on Netflix. Hulu ends up constantly buffering and the video quality isn't as good. I keep reminding myself to cancel the subscription but keep forgetting to do it. Apparently, I am not the only one that likes Netflix better than Hulu.

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YouTube Slam is like battle of the videos

YouTube Slam is like battle of the videos

YouTube is the place that hoards of people go to find videos of whatever they are into at a particular time. Some of the videos end up going viral because they are cute or weird or for a variety of other reasons. Those viral videos can rack up huge numbers of viewers as well. YouTube has rolled out a new video experiment that it calls YouTube Slam.

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Apple to possibly debut completely redesigned iPhone in Fall 2012

Apple to possibly debut completely redesigned iPhone in Fall 2012

BGR has just reported that Apple is possibly debuting a completely redesigned iPhone in the fall of 2012, following the trend first set by the iPhone 4S, of new Apple products being launched later in the year, instead of mid-year releases. According to the report, the new iPhone will incorporate an aluminum back panel (similar to that of the iPad 2) rather than the glass found on the current iPhone models, the iPhone 4 and 4S.

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Google+ passes 62 million users, adding 625,000 new users daily

Google+ passes 62 million users, adding 625,000 new users daily

It may be because of the brand appeal, the TV commercials, the Android 4.0 release, or the general holiday spirit (or rather, blatant commercialism) that Christmas brings, or an amalgamation of all these factors, but there is no doubt that the number of new user signups for Google+ each day has grown rather rapidly in the past several weeks. Google+ has apparently just passed the 62 million user mark, and adds about 625,000 new users daily, according to unofficial Google statistician Paul Allen.

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Dropbox adds photo and video import support directly from your camera

Dropbox adds photo and video import support directly from your camera

Dropbox has just introduced a new feature with their new “Experimental Forum Build” beta app for Windows, Mac and Linux, which now essentially enables users to automatically import photos and videos directly from your camera. The system starts the uploading process when a camera, phone, or memory card is connected to your computer. Your photos and videos will then be sent off to the cloud, or rather, the DropBox servers, becoming accessible by all your other Dropbox-supported devices.

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Why Video Games Topped My Holiday Wish List

Why Video Games Topped My Holiday Wish List

What did you get this holiday season? Was it a brand new iPad? How about a shiny new Android smartphone? Maybe you were really lucky and got your hands on a new HDTV.

As for me? Well, my holiday wish list was dominated by one entertainment option: video games.

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Samsung, Sharp, and other LCD makers paying $553 million to settle price fixing claims

Samsung, Sharp, and other LCD makers paying $553 million to settle price fixing claims

LCD makers Samsung, Sharp and five other manufacturers have agreed to pay $553 million to settle a multi-state class action lawsuit accusing the companies of price fixing. The lawsuit alleged that the companies conspired to inflate prices for LCD displays used in TVs, notebook computers, and computer monitors between 1996 and 2006.

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Apple wins another crucial multitouch patent

Apple wins another crucial multitouch patent

Apple has won another crucial patent for its multitouch technology, as Patently Apple finds, that will add to its already deadly legal arsenal against Android competitors. The patent approved today involves oscillating signals and is one of the "200+ Patents for new inventions" that Steve Jobs first alluded to when the first iPhone debuted.

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Android and iOS see record breaking activations on Christmas day

Android and iOS see record breaking activations on Christmas day

According to analytics company Flurry, Android and iOS saw a record breaking number of device activations on Christmas. The combined total reached 6.8 million devices on that single day, a 353 percent increase over the rest of the month, which averaged 1.5 million activations a day for the first 20 days of December.

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Airtight app brings Apple’s AirPlay to Google TV

Airtight app brings Apple’s AirPlay to Google TV

A new app called Airtight has just been released to the Android Market that promises to enable your Google TV to receive content via Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming technology. This appears to be the first time that a Google device is able to receive video streams via AirPlay rather than just transmitting content to other AirPlay enabled hardware.

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Intel 32nm Medfield SoC leaks with specs and benchmarks

Intel 32nm Medfield SoC leaks with specs and benchmarks

There's something about the brains of the machines we work with that makes us think really hard about how long it'll be before they take over the earth - today we get to peek at Intel's newest effort moving that plan forward with their 32nm process Medfield System on Chip, leaked here in both specifications and benchmarks. What you'll be seeing here is the next processor set made for the mobile market, here made for smartphones and tablets galore more than likely inside 2012. You'll find, thanks to VR-Zone, that this Medfield SoC takes the competition in NVIDIA's Tegra 2 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon MSM8260 and slams their faces into the wall - of course that's not all that happens in the fight.

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Gameloft to offer $0.99 sale on all titles for New Year’s weekend

Gameloft to offer $0.99 sale on all titles for New Year’s weekend

If you're an Android gamer you should be happy to know that Gameloft will be offering a special sale during New Year's weekend. All of its paid titles in the Android Market will go on sale for only $0.99, including its latest release Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation.

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