Archive for Oct 30, 2012

Analyst predicts massive iPad sales

Analyst predicts massive iPad sales

So far, the tablet market has yet to produce a tablet running any operating system that has offered stiff competition to Apple and its dominating iPad. Apple may have introduced the stiffest competition to its own iPad with the new iPad mini. There are plenty of Android-powered tablet on the market, and some such as the Kindle Fire HD are selling very well.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 live-action trailer features Robert Downey Jr

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 live-action trailer features Robert Downey Jr

Hordes of gamers around the United States and the world are waiting with anticipation for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 launch. The official launch of the game is set for November 13, which is only a couple weeks away now. A new live-action launch trailer aired officially for the first time yesterday. The new live-action trailer was directed by Guy Ritchie and features Robert Downey Jr. piloting a fighter jet.

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Pandora 4.0 service launches for Android and iOS

Pandora 4.0 service launches for Android and iOS

Pandora has announced that it has launched version 4.0 of its music streaming service for Android and iOS users. The company says that version 4.0 is the biggest redesign since the launch of Pandora on the two major smartphone platforms. Pandora promises that version 4.0 will offer a better music experience with expanded listening functionality and a detailed personal music profile.

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Pantech secures next-generation Android devices with Mocana

Pantech secures next-generation Android devices with Mocana

Pantech has announced that it will be securing its next-generation Android smartphones and tablets using software from a security firm called Mocana. Mocana's VeloDAR solution will be used to integrate FIPS 140-2 certified encryption capability into new Pantech devices. The VeloDAR software protects data at rest on the internal memory of the Pantech smartphone.

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EE lights up 4G LTE and fiber in UK

EE lights up 4G LTE and fiber in UK

LTE has gone live in the UK, with EE opening up its 4G doors to subscribers hoping for a little extra boost in their smartphone or mobile hotspot. The launch - which has hardly left rival UK carriers happy, waiting as they are for more spectrum before they stage their own LTE deployment in mid-2013 - sees smartphone plans from £36 per month with a device, while EE is also offering fiber broadband for homes and businesses.

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Roku video search tool lands in the US

Roku video search tool lands in the US

If you own a Roku set-top box for streaming your favorite TV shows from various services, a new feature has been added that will make it much easier to find what you want watch. In the past if you were looking for a specific show, the only thing you could do was browse through your favorite channels to find what you want to watch. Roku has now added a new search feature that will do all of that browsing for you.

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Sky+ adds BBC iPlayer for on-demand entertainment

Sky+ adds BBC iPlayer for on-demand entertainment

Sky UK has added the BBC's iPlayer video-on-demand service to Sky+, the first time the VoD system has been enabled on the satellite provider's boxes. Requiring a Sky+ HD set-top box, and with content showing up in the Sky On Demand section of the DVR, the new iPlayer addition uses roughly the same interface as its browser-based version, only now no longer requires a laptop be hooked up to the TV.

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Sony unveils F5 and F55 CineAlto 4k camcorders

Sony unveils F5 and F55 CineAlto 4k camcorders

Sony has announced the arrival of its two new high-end 4k camcorders, the PMW-F5 and the PMW-F55, which it says is to fill the gap between its PMW-F3 and F65 cameras. These camcorders are aimed at the professional market, and are obvious competitors to the likes of RED. No price yet, but considering that the F65 costs $65,000, it's safe to assume these camcorders are beyond most budgets.

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