Archive for August, 2013

Amazon to alter price policy banning third parties from selling cheaper elsewhere

Amazon to alter price policy banning third parties from selling cheaper elsewhere

Amazon is undoubtedly keeping an eye on the legal drama surrounding Apple and price-fixing when it comes to digital books. Amazon has reportedly altered its pricing policy for third-party traders amid investigations being conducted in the UK and Germany. Amazon will be dropping a clause that prevents traders that are registered for its Marketplace platform from offering their goods at cheaper prices elsewhere.

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Crytek Warface to hit Xbox 360 in 2014

Crytek Warface to hit Xbox 360 in 2014

Crytek is the company behind some of the most popular PC and console games ever launched including hits such as Crysis. Another of the popular games that Crytek offers is the free to play title Warface. The downside for Xbox 360 gamers in the past was that the game was not available on consoles.

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World’s fastest train resumes testing in Japan

World’s fastest train resumes testing in Japan

Japan is already home to some of the fastest trains in the world with a fleet of bullet trains crisscrossing the country at incredibly high speeds. However, the current crop of bullet trains isn't fast enough for Japan and Central Japan Railway has resume trials of its incredibly high-speed maglev train. The train is expected to begin operating commercially by 2027.

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Chinese Xiaomi Red Rice smartphone has $85 BOM

Chinese Xiaomi Red Rice smartphone has $85 BOM

China is definitely one of the biggest growth markets in all of the mobile phone and smartphone world. While Europe and the US are very developed when it comes to the smartphone market, China is still growing rapidly. A low-cost smartphone from a Chinese company called Xiaomi has taken China by storm and has an impressively low bill of materials.

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Galaxy S4 Zoom LTE edition lands in Europe

Galaxy S4 Zoom LTE edition lands in Europe

If you're a European fan of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, a new and faster version of the smartphone is now available. Samsung has announced the launch of the galaxy S4 Zoom LTE edition within Europe providing significantly faster data connectivity than available in previous versions of the device. Other than the added LTE connectivity, the new version is basically the same as the older version.

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Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle images and details surface via FCC

Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle images and details surface via FCC

The gang over the FCC has done us a solid and offered up some images and details of the Sony NSZ-GU1 TV dongle. The first details about this device surfaced earlier in the month and the FCC filing has now been updated with more details and pictures. The Sony TV dongle is the first new Google TV hardware seen since Chromecast launched.

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Mac hack offers super user status by resetting the clock

Mac hack offers super user status by resetting the clock

Security researchers have discovered a way that hackers can gain super user access to Mac computer systems by exploiting a security flaw that has remained unpatched by Apple for the last five months. If the flaw is exploited, users can gain root access to Mac computers that they already have limited control over. This particular authentication bypass vulnerability was first reported back in March.

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