This past week's Google I/O developer conference brought lots of Google news involving Android, Google Music Beta, Google TV, Android Market, and Chromebooks. The keynotes for both days of the event were live casted, but just in case you weren't following along, we've highlighted them again. Various bits of news and videos were released this week from manufacturers Samsung, LG, and HTC, while a surprise announcement came late Saturday from Sony announcing that they've begun restoring the PlayStation Network.
Once again, we attempt to bring you a roundup of the week's tech news in under 6 minutes. The chaos of the Sony PlayStation Network breach continued into this past week. Apple unleashed an iOS update that addressed most of the location tracking concerns. Intel made their biggest announcement of the year with a new 22-nm 3D Tri-Gate transistor technology that really puts it ahead of the competition. Other major announcements came from the BlackBerry World conference as well as from a Samsung event. For the full list and video continue after the cut.
This week was heavy on developments in the smartphone location tracking controversy that now involves not only Apple and Google, but all six major players in mobile platforms including Microsoft, Nokia, HP, and RIM. Not only are there class-action lawsuits, but Congress is also stepping in with the House Committee on Privacy seeking some answers. Another topic heavy with new developments was Sony's PlayStation network outage, which continues to leave its over 70 million subscribers without service and possibly with compromised personal information and credit card data. For the full list and video, continue after the cut.
This week's tech news roundup highlights the Apple and Samsung legal battle, our Samsung Galaxy SII extreme unboxing, cloud computing problems for both Amazon and the PlayStation Network, Apple's Q2 earnings, the white iPhone 4, the iPhone 5, and details on various smartphones and tablets including the BlackBerry Playbook, G-Slate, G2x, HTC Flyer, and the Acer Iconia Tab.
For this week's tech news roundup video, we highlight the launch of the HTC Sensation smartphone and their HTC Sense 3.0 UI along with several news items involving Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7 Mango update. Continue after the jump for the video and the full list.
For this week's video we have a slightly different format, highlighting 5 news topics of the week rather than our usual 10. We wanted to talk more about each while keeping our videos nice and short. Also, product reviews and featured columns of the week are grouped together towards the end. And, we have a special giveaway to announce, so continue after the cut to find out what it is!
This week we had a fun filled April Fools Day which brought with it lots of tech news pranks and hijinks. We also had several product reviews that you don't want to miss including the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play, the HTC Desire S, and the HTC Arrive. Perhaps most notable of the week is Google's push towards anti-fragmentation of its Android platform. Continue after the cut for the video review and the full top ten list.
We had several new smartphone and tablet announcements from CTIA Wireless that took place this week in Orlando Florida. There has also been some interesting developments having to do with Android with the launch of Amazon's Appstore and RIM's big announcement that their BlackBerry Playbook tablets will support Android apps. Read on for the full top ten list.
This week's tech news is topped by our HTC Thunderbolt review along with product announcements from Samsung, new pricing and availability for the Motorola XOOM WiFi-only version, subscription service changes with the New York Times and The Daily, a new live TV streaming Time Warner Cable iPad app, BlackBerry 6 security problem, rumored G2X and G-Slate dates, review of the Infinity Blade iPad 2 game, and unboxing of the HTC Arrive.
This week packs some more Apple news with the iPad 2 going on sale this past Friday, March 11th. We have an early hands-on review of the iPad 2 along with timely analysis on its position and future direction in the market. Other news include rumors on the upcoming iPhone 5, HP's WebOS plans, an Iomega product review, and some product launches and update releases from Adobe, Lenovo, NVIDIA, Sony, and Samsung. Also, find out how you can help in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake.