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News Corp drops bid to purchase BSkyB

News Corp drops bid to purchase BSkyB

News Corp has been working to purchase the British pay-TV company BSkyB since last year. New Corp has now dropped its bid to purchase the British company after all three main political parties in Britain teamed up to call on Rupert Murdoch's company to cease its bid to buy the company. The loss of the deal is seen as a major blow to News Corps plans for expansion in the UK.

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Skype adds video calling support to Android app

Skype adds video calling support to Android app

If you are an Android packing Skype fan, a new update for the Android app is available now. The update adds in a key feature that a lot of people have been wanting for a while now. The new feature is video calling. The app will let Android smartphone users make video calls between Android devices, between Android and iPhone users, and directly to PCs, Macs, and TVs. The app also supports all the other features you expect from Skype.

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Samsung D9500 75-inch Smart TV eyes-on

Samsung D9500 75-inch Smart TV eyes-on

How big is too big? When you're Samsung and you're thinking about making a splash in the world of 3D Smart TVs, then 75-inches is a good place to aim for. The company announced its D9500 earlier this week, and we spent some time playing with the super-set at the Korea World IT Show today. Make no mistake, this is a big TV with some big abilities.

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Microsoft Bought Skype for the Brand

Microsoft Bought Skype for the Brand

The fact that Skype has been in sale mode hasn't been a total secret. When Ebay sold off a massive chunk of the company, and the IPO kept being delayed, it was evident Skype was in need of a suitor. I was quoted quite a bit on the news that Ebay bought Skype in 2005, and many of comments questioned the value of Skype to Ebay. Here we are nearly 6 years later and it seems Skype is now in the right hands.

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Samsung UN55D8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED Smart TV

Samsung UN55D8000 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D LED Smart TV

Ever since CES back in January, we've been hearing that 2011 will be "the year of 3D." Happily, Samsung isn't focusing entirely on the third-dimension with its new D8000 Series HDTVs: the 55-inch UN55D8000 also promises superlative 2D performance and Smart TV functionality including network streaming, all wrapped up in a wafer-thin bezel. Still, with a list price of $3,599.99, the D8000 will have to deliver in spades to justify the cost. Check out how this 3D behemoth copes in the full SlashGear review.

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Meat and Greet over Skype

Meat and Greet over Skype

My favorite piece of artwork of all time was at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. It's also my favorite museum, and this piece probably cinched it. I was walking through the exhibit halls, when I happened to bump into an older woman. I said "excuse me" without making eye contact, and I kept perusing the art. Then I noticed a bench in the middle of the room. It was too far to be a seat for pondering the wall hangings, but it was clearly meant for observation. So, I sat down. I watched the crowd. It took me a few minutes to notice that the old woman was still standing there, where I had bumped into her. She was slightly hunched, perhaps in her seventies. She carried a shopping bag, and was wrapped in average clothes for a cold New York day. But the most interesting thing about her was that she was not real.

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SlashGear 101: What is 3D TV?

SlashGear 101: What is 3D TV?

When it comes to home entertainment, 3D is the buzzword of 2011. Listen to what the manufacturers and retailers are saying, and you'd believe your living room simply isn't up to scratch if it doesn't have a 3D-capable set taking pride of place. SlashGear 101 goes back to basics to figure out exactly what 3D is, how it works in the home, and what considerations you'll need to take into account if you want to join the third-dimension.

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Pathpartner Skype 720p and Ittiam 4-way video chat get TI OMAP4 demo

Pathpartner Skype 720p and Ittiam 4-way video chat get TI OMAP4 demo

Texas Instruments told us they were more interested in showing what their OMAP processors could do than telling us, and the TI booth at MWC 2011 was bristling with vendors showing what they'd coaxed out of OMAP4 chipsets. Video conferencing companies Pathpartner and Ittiam shared a stand with their offerings, the former pushing 720p HD Skype calls, the latter four-way video calls in which only a single participant need have an OMAP4-based device.

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