Archive for Sep 28, 2012

Dish Network in talks with Viacom to offer Internet-based channels

Dish Network in talks with Viacom to offer Internet-based channels

With the massive adoption of Internet streaming for movies and TV shows many cable companies are worrying that changes may spell doom for the industry. While many mainstream cable companies don't like the thought of streaming Internet content or smaller channel bundles, Dish Network is said to be talking to networks about offering channels over the Internet. Dish Network is said to be in talks with networks, including Viacom.

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Instagram beats twitter for the first time in daily mobile user metric

Instagram beats twitter for the first time in daily mobile user metric

Unless you live under a rock, you know what twitter and Instagram are. Twitter is a microblogging platform and Instagram is the photo taking and sharing application that allows users to apply all sorts of filters to their pictures. Recent data from a comScore mobile measurement report has shown that Instagram has beat twitter in daily mobile users for the first time ever.

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Microsoft says lack of tech workers is reaching a crisis

Microsoft says lack of tech workers is reaching a crisis

According to software giant Microsoft, the lack of applicants qualified for high-skill technology jobs is reaching the point of being a "genuine crisis." Microsoft has announced a lobbying push this week in an attempt to produce more applicants with skills to fill thousands of vacant technology and engineering jobs within the company. Microsoft wants to boost the number of visas available for foreign workers with technology skills to fill its vacant positions.

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Onset HOBO Wireless Temp/RH Monitoring Kit costs $899

Onset HOBO Wireless Temp/RH Monitoring Kit costs $899

There are a number of reasons why it might be nice to know the temperature of in a location without having to walk there and check. Wireless temperature monitoring is particularly important for geeks who are in charge of a server room where excessive heat can cause serious damage. Onset has announced a wireless temperature and humidity monitoring kit that keeps watch on critical infrastructure.

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Wicked Lasers kills iPhone 5 with lasers and a flashlight

Wicked Lasers kills iPhone 5 with lasers and a flashlight

Every time a new gadget launches with lots of pomp and fanfare, there is always someone out there that buys one just to break it. Geeks are good tearing stuff up and over the years it's become a bit of an art form to come up with the craziest way to destroy the cool gadgets most of us lust after. We have seen gadgets ground up in blenders and smashed up in just about any way imaginable.

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Ford working on natural fiber materials for automotive applications

Ford working on natural fiber materials for automotive applications

Ford has announced that it has teamed up with Weyerhaeuser to develop automotive applications for natural fiber materials. Ford is looking into the use of tree fibers called cellulose in some of the plastic composites used to produce its automobiles. Ford says that the use of cellulose in automotive applications has the potential to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and weight.

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ZTE Engage to be a Cricket Wireless exclusive

ZTE Engage to be a Cricket Wireless exclusive

ZTE has unveiled a new smartphone running the Android 4.0 operating system that will be exclusively available at Cricket Wireless. The new smartphone is called the ZTE Engage and will be available on Cricket Wireless starting October 2. The smartphone promises to be a full-featured multimedia device running Android 4.0 and sporting a four-inch capacitive touchscreen.

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$640m gets Sony 11% of Olympus: New 4K medical camera company formed

$640m gets Sony 11% of Olympus: New 4K medical camera company formed

Sony has squirted $640m into ailing Olympus, collaborating on imaging sensors for new digital cameras, and forming a new medical business for surgical cameras and more. The alliance will "combine Olympus’s lens and optical technologies, as well as the strength of its brand and R&D, with Sony’s broad range of technologies including digital imaging technologies and apply them in the rapidly growing medical market" the pair say [pdf link], in addition to Sony providing image sensors for future Olympus cameras, in exchange for lenses and mirror cells.

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HTC One X+ leaks with blink-and-you-miss-it changes [Update: Single 64GB partition]

HTC One X+ leaks with blink-and-you-miss-it changes [Update: Single 64GB partition]

What does a "+" get you? If it's the HTC One X+, freshly leaked once more today, then it doesn't seem like a huge amount; new photos show minor aesthetic changes - when you're most excited about a new Beats Audio logo, you know it's time for the weekend - with Pocket-lint's sneaky pre-announcement images otherwise confirming only that the One X+ will look much like its One X predecessor.

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iPhone 5 spreads: US regional carriers plus 22 new countries today

iPhone 5 spreads: US regional carriers plus 22 new countries today

Availability for Apple's iPhone 5 increases today, as select regional carriers across the US release the iOS 6 smartphone, as well as 22 new countries across the globe. Appalachian Wireless, Cellcom, Cricket, C Spire, GCI, and nTelos all follow AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint to offer the coveted LTE Apple smartphone, PC Mag reports, including the US's first no-contract option at $499.99.

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BlackBerry 10 demo video gives first glimpse of QWERTY hero device

BlackBerry 10 demo video gives first glimpse of QWERTY hero device

If you're looking to get a rather early look at the next generation of RIM devices in the BlackBerry 10 universe, you're in luck - a video has surfaced - leaked, rather - with a great first peek at the system. You'll be able to see the BlackBerry L Series and the BlackBerry N Series in all their glory. The L Series is something you may have glimpsed before, it having a full touchscreen interface, while the N Series has what you might recognize as a more classic BlackBerry look, complete with a lovely full physical QWERTY keyboard - minus the massive trackball, of course.

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