Archive for May, 2012

Xbox 360 adds Amazon Instant Video

Xbox 360 adds Amazon Instant Video

After first launching on the PS3, Amazon's Netflix clone is making its way to the Xbox 360. The Amazon Instant Video app launched today over Xbox Live, allowing customers to have instant access to the library of movies and TV shows they've already purchased from Amazon, as well as the full span of streaming videos available to Amazon Prime members.

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Rightware Android benchmark lists “Google Asus Nexus 7″ device

Rightware Android benchmark lists “Google Asus Nexus 7″ device

In one inconspicuous little benchmark table, two previously unconfirmed rumors seem to be more than likely as though they're the real deal - first, that Google is in fact working on putting its stamp of approval an an Android tablet, and second that the tablet in question will be manufactured by Asus. Rightware's Power Board now lists a "Google Asus Nexus 7" device with an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 720p resolution that sure looks like what we've been expecting.

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BMW ActiveHybrid 7 launches

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 launches

The latest entry in BMW's line-up of hybrid vehicles has arrived. The automaker has lifted the veil off the ActiveHybrid 7 as part of a larger unveiling of the entire new 7 Series product line. The ActiveHybrid 7 is noteworthy out of the pack, though, because of its attempts to make the hybrid cool again. With a 55-horsepower synchronous electric motor and hybrid-spec 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, it might do the trick.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 29, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Did you all have a great holiday weekend? Well, it's time to settle back into the normal routine, just like all the tech companies are doing to provie us with today's big news stories; like this one - RIM to writedown unsold Blackberry Playbook inventory. And speaking of companies that may have bungled this, Facebook's Face.com buy confirmed. And now a solution to a problem - Diablo III summer patches and hotfixes announced.

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Volvo completes first self-driving convoy in Spain

Volvo completes first self-driving convoy in Spain

Volvo recently unleashed a convoy of self-driving cars on a public motorway in Barcelona, Spain during normal traffic. The convoy successfully completed a 125-mile trip in what is considered the world's first public test of this kind. The endeavor is part of the Sartre project (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) that believes vehicle convoys can reduce fuel consumption and accidents.

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iFrogz iPad 3rd Gen Summit Case Review

iFrogz iPad 3rd Gen Summit Case Review

This week we've gotten our hands on an iPad case that's made to take what iFrogz did with the iPad 2 Summit Case and bump it up to a whole new generation for a whole net slate! This new case is also called the Summit, but here it's made for the iPad 3rd Generation (see our iPad 3 review here) and has spots for both a stylus and your business card. This case is not only ready to be your one and only iPad case and stand combo, it's also on sale (for an extremely limited amount of time!) Have a look at why you've just gotta grab it now!

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NuForce launches 2-inch Cube all-in-one speaker

NuForce launches 2-inch Cube all-in-one speaker

NuForce, makers of consumer and professional audio solutions, has launched a new all-in-one portable speaker called the Cube. The tiny device measures only 2-inches tall and manages to pack in three functions. It offers great sound and acts as a headphone amplifier as well as a USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC).

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Dell shows off its first ARM-based servers

Dell shows off its first ARM-based servers

Need a server for your small business, but don't want the huge, expensive and power-hungry x86 models that have been all the rage for decades? Then Dell would like a word. Today they've introduced their first server blades built on the ubiquitous ARM platform, better known for smartphones and tablets than enterprise hardware. The Copper-class C500 3U units can fit a dozen into a chassis, and only draw 15 watts of power each.

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Facebook’s Face.com buy confirmed

Facebook’s Face.com buy confirmed

Facebook is definitely buying Face.com, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Rumors of the deal quickly spread following Facebook's IPO and it's believed that the two companies have been in talks for quite some time. Sources expect the deal to be around $100 million and that lawyers are currently hammering out the details.

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