Archive for December, 2012

Report claims most smart TVs are not used to full capacity

Report claims most smart TVs are not used to full capacity

When smart TVs were first entering the market many TV manufacturers believe that the technology would push a massive number of users to upgrade. That massive upgrade to adopt smart TV technology didn't take place the way TV manufacturers had hoped. A new report published by NPD Group claims that most people who own smart TV aren't using their smart TV to its full capacity.

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RIM to pay Nokia $65m in first patent settlement

RIM to pay Nokia $65m in first patent settlement

RIM will pay Nokia around $65m in a one-off patent royalty payment, newly filed SEC paperwork confirms, though subsequent payments could amount to nearly enough if analyst predictions bear out. The deal to settle ongoing litigation between the companies was announced last week, though at the time neither would say how much the "one-time payment and on-going payments" would involve. A new Securities and Exchange Commission 6-K filing, however, spills the beans on the actual amount.

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Facebook Poke and Snapchat bug saves “deleted” videos

Facebook Poke and Snapchat bug saves “deleted” videos

A security flaw that quietly saves private videos in Snapchat and Facebook Poke for future recovery, when the sender expects them to be deleted after a few seconds, has been identified in the new "sexting" apps. Both apps promise a simple way to share photos and video temporarily, with the promise that they'll be deleted shortly after viewing; however, BuzzFeed discovered, a simple third-party file browser can pull the video files from a cached store on your iPhone or iPad, allowing the clips to be archived and shared.

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Sony stops shipping the PS2 in Japan

Sony stops shipping the PS2 in Japan

We all knew that eventually Sony would have to kill the PS2 despite the fact that it still had a decent sales numbers. The original Sony PlayStation 2 launched in March of 2000 and quickly became one of the most popular game consoles ever built. It looks like the PS2 is ready to head into the sunset.

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