Archive for January, 2012

Sony Cyber-shot TX200V and WX70/WX50 eye your pocket

Sony Cyber-shot TX200V and WX70/WX50 eye your pocket

Sonyhas outed a trio of new Cyber-shot digital cameras, including a slimline flagship, the DSC-TX200V, and a pair of affordable point-and-shoots, the DSC-WX70 and WX50. The TX200V measures in at a pocket-friendly 95.5 x 58.3 x 16 mm but still manages to fit in an 18.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor, 26mm 5x optical zoom and a 3.3-inch Xtra Fine TruBlack OLED touchscreen.

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Motorola takes on Google Nexus with RAZR Developer Edition

Motorola takes on Google Nexus with RAZR Developer Edition

Motorola is taking on Google's Galaxy Nexus at its own game, courting Android coders with a Developer Edition variant of its own RAZR smartphone. The RAZR XT910 Developer Edition is functionally identical to the existing GSM RAZR, but will come supplied with an unlocked bootloader so as to make installing unofficial firmware builds possible. However, in return, Motorola will withhold the warranty, so if users brick their phone they're on their own.

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MegaUpload data faces deletion from Thursday

MegaUpload data faces deletion from Thursday

Data stored on seized file-sharing site MegaUpload could be deleted from as early as Thursday this week, Federal prosecutors in the US have confirmed, after the company's frozen assets stopped paying for the site's hosting. MegaUpload's attorney, Ira Rothken, has warned that the site has no way of continuing to maintain the data of around 50m users, The Guardian reports, while a US government letter regarding the case confirmed that data expected to be cited during the prosecution of Kim Dotcom, MegaUpload's CEO, and his team was merely copied from the servers rather than the computers themselves being among the grabbed assets.

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I’m switching to iPhone 4S for a week

I’m switching to iPhone 4S for a week

This week I will be embarking on a journey which includes me giving up the Android smartphones I've been using essentially exclusively over the past several years and picking up an iPhone 4S. Apple's own smartphone hero is the most well-known smartphone hardware/software combination on Earth, and since it is my job to bring you, the readers, a well-rounded set of coverage on the gadget and technology world, the opportunity to work with the newest version, iPhone 4S, was one I could not pass up. This whole week will be filled with accounts of what it means to not only switch to iOS, but what it means to use the one device with the biggest global following on the planet.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 4 2012

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 4 2012

This week started with a total restructuring of the heads at RIM while they consider licensing BlackBerry 10 and Chris Davies assures us that RIM's new CEO is a Placeholder, not a prophet. Of course other than that there's just a brand new Year of the Dragon in China and a radiation storm hitting the Earth courtesy of the Sun. Auroras and full video documentation from NASA intact. And HP's webOS is now open source including its good pal Enyo - and John Rubinstein is gone!

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Sony’s MLB 12 The Show will have cloud support on PS3, Vita

Sony’s MLB 12 The Show will have cloud support on PS3, Vita

Whenever there's a new MLB The Show game, PS3-toting baseball fans are excited. They can't wait to get their hands on the latest roster, the always-improved graphics and control system, and the surprisingly fluid voice-over commentary. But this year, there's another reason to be interested in the new entry, and it has to do with the fact that the game is due out on two systems.

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Apple iPhone robbery thwarted by tech-savvy cop

Apple iPhone robbery thwarted by tech-savvy cop

How do you solve a crime in 30 minutes or less? All you need is a cop who knows his tech. Police Officer Robert Garland was able to successfully track down an iPhone thief and return the device to its rightful owner thanks to his quick thinking and his knowledge of the app "Find My iPhone." It all went down yesterday in New York City.

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Activision says PS3 Call of Duty Elite confusion is not its fault

Activision says PS3 Call of Duty Elite confusion is not its fault

If you thought that signing up for the premium Call of Duty Elite service on your PS3 would get you access to DLC the same time as your Xbox 360 counterparts, well, Activision has no sympathy for you. The publisher says it never made any claims to that effect, and says anyone who thought that was the case "convinced themselves that it would happen because they wanted it to happen."

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Urology journal finds robotic prostate surgery not meeting expectations

Urology journal finds robotic prostate surgery not meeting expectations

It was perhaps one of the biggest hopes in the advancement of robot-assisted medical surgery, but expectations have been too high, according to a new report from the research journal Urology. We're talking about surgery for prostate removal, for those afflicted with prostate cancer. The study shows outcomes of the robotic procedure are not that different than those done by human hands.

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