Archive for September, 2013

IKEA brings solar panels to the UK, aiming for mainstream

IKEA brings solar panels to the UK, aiming for mainstream

Though they've made clear that the decision to sell solar panels to the masses on a market-by-market basis, the results are already clear: IKEA is aiming to make solar energy mainstream. If there's one company that can take this green push to the market in a way that's not-quite-cheap but certainly not overpriced, it's IKEA. And here with the IKEA Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard speaking on the subject with the AP this week, "It's the right time to go for the consumers."

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Windows 8.1 makes cloud storage viable SkyDrive “smart files” search from desktop

Windows 8.1 makes cloud storage viable SkyDrive “smart files” search from desktop

If you've been rather hesitant to use the likes of cloud storage - that is, using something like SkyDrive to hold your files online - the folks at Microsoft may have a solution that'll turn your head. While working with cloud storage often means you'll have to either have a copy of each of your files on your local computer OR that you'll be unable to work with a single search source, SkyDrive "smart files" attempts to solve all that nonsense. Here you'll be able to have a single search bar on your desktop that'll allow you to search and see both local files and all of your files in the cloud all at once.

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Microsoft prototypes cloud gaming, takes on Sony’s Gaikai

Microsoft prototypes cloud gaming, takes on Sony’s Gaikai

Microsoft insiders have revealed that the company is developing a cloud gaming system capable of streaming a high-quality interactive experience to a range of systems. The revelation comes just three months after Sony bought Gaikai, signaling the onset of a popcorn-worthy battle of the cloud gaming Titans that should keep us entertained for years to come. Sony is looking to roll out cloud gaming to PS3 and PS4 in 2014.

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Moto X budget model “DVX” appears at FCC

Moto X budget model “DVX” appears at FCC

It is inevitable - it is Moto X's destiny. Here we're seeing - again - the likes of the low-cost iteration of what Motorola presented earlier this year with the Moto X. This model has appeared more than once in leaked casing photos in a variety of colors and is now - for the second time - being called the Motorola DVX. This version is said to bring on many of the features of the Moto X in a model that'll cost downwards of $200 USD off-contract.

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Gold iPhone 5s madness reaches fever pitch: China turns to stickers

Gold iPhone 5s madness reaches fever pitch: China turns to stickers

Desperation has nearly set in for seekers of the gold iPhone 5s in China - and it's not just Apple that's cashing in. What's appearing now are massive amounts of standardized shiny gold stickers for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5, each of them made to make the non-gold editions of the device look a bit more up-to-speed. Retailers have begun selling gold iPhone stickers "in the thousands" according to some reports, with no end in sight as China's obsession with the color strikes hard.

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AT&T Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear release set for October 4th

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear release set for October 4th

The next wave of Samsung smart devices are headed to the United States on several carriers, and here with an announcement on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch comes AT&T first and foremost. What you'll see with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the third generation in the mid-sized device lineup, not quite a tablet but more than a smartphone, fully packed with a hugely dense display and Samsung's own S Pen technology. Meanwhile the Galaxy Gear acts as a wrist-based accompaniment for your Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy S 4, also working with its own camera.

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Curiosity Rover finds no evidence of methane on Mars

Curiosity Rover finds no evidence of methane on Mars

One of the main goals of putting the rover Curiosity on the surface of Mars was to help determine if the planet could've harbored life in the past, or perhaps still has life on its surface or under. Prior to putting Curiosity on the surface of the red planet, measurements taken from Earth and by orbiting satellites and sensors suggested that methane might be present on the surface of Mars.

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PlayStation 4 preferred over Xbox One according to US poll

PlayStation 4 preferred over Xbox One according to US poll

The latest battle in the console wars is definitely brewing. With both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One set to launch later this year, the fight is on to win market share in the next generation console wars. The Xbox 360 typically sold better than the PlayStation 3 but that might not be the case with new generation consoles. A recent survey in the US look at which of the next generation consoles gamers were most likely to purchase.

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