Archive for November, 2013

PlayStation 4 availability in-store and online turning up bleak

PlayStation 4 availability in-store and online turning up bleak

This week folks just beginning to seek out a PlayStation 4 gaming console are finding themselves in for a world of disappointment as stores across the United States have turned up empty in the wake of Black Friday. While initial sales of the device have proven Sony to be pushing what may be their most successful console to date, it would seem that production levels so far haven't been able to keep up with monstrous demand.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster shows Green Goblin, Rhino, Electro face-off in NYC

Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster shows Green Goblin, Rhino, Electro face-off in NYC

Everyone knows that the Amazing Spider-Man does battle in New York, but up until today, we've not really gotten that excellent a glimpse at the newest couple of villains (of three) appearing in the next big film. While the next big trailer is set to reveal one whole heck of a lot more information on the film before its May 2nd, 2014 theater release, today we're having a peek at the next best thing, straight from a movie theater in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review

Lenovo has launched a new addition to its X-Series of laptops, the business-chic X240. This small laptop features a 12.5-inch display and some new perks in the lineup, among them being a very large trackpad, new cover paint, and some Windows 8-related keys. Despite its small size, the X240 makes some big claims, and we've put it through the rounds to see how it fairs compared to its older siblings. Read our full SlashGear review to find out how it held up.

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Leaf EV could power your employer Nissan research suggests

Leaf EV could power your employer Nissan research suggests

Plugging in an EV to recharge while you're at work is commonplace for electric car drivers, but Nissan wants to take things the opposite way with its Leaf, with a "Vehicle-To-Building" system that can turn a small fleet of cars into a power source for business infrastructure. The feature, currently in early field testing, sees up to six of Nissan's Leaf - which it's now calling the best-selling electric vehicle in history - connected to a building's power distribution board, and able to feed energy back in when peak supply rates make traditional sources inefficient.

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Adidas Climawarm+ tech combines Thermolite and hollow yarn for light warmth

Adidas Climawarm+ tech combines Thermolite and hollow yarn for light warmth

This winter there's an Adidas-branded technology out there by the name of Climawarm+, one that will allow wearers to retain heat in their garments without an overly abundant amount of weight. While most users will see the branding and take the obvious for granted, those of you wanting to know a bit more about how the company makes this simple combination work are in luck - we've done just a bit more digging, with some firsthand experience for good measure.

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Apple blasts ebook price fix monitor for fee extortion

Apple blasts ebook price fix monitor for fee extortion

Apple is protesting against the court-appointed antitrust monitor it was forced to pay for as part of the guilty ebook price-fixing verdict, arguing that the lawyer selected is extortionate in his fees. Former US Justice Department inspector general Michael Bromwich was elected by the US District Court to track Apple's compliance around avoiding potential antitrust behaviors, after the Cupertino firm was ruled to have colluded with publishers to drive up ebook pricing. Ironically now, however, Apple says Bromwich is himself taking advantage of missing competition to gouge with fees that amount to $1,100 per hour.

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