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CES 2012: USB 3.0 Coming to Tablets And Smartphones This Year CES 2012: USB 3.0 Coming to Tablets And Smartphones This Year

The USB 3.0 standard has been around for several years now, but most smartphone and tablet devices have remained stuck with the older, slower USB 2.0. According to Rahman Ismail, chief technology officer for the USB Implementers Forum, that is …

Nest Learning Thermostat Brings The Cool At CES 2012 Nest Learning Thermostat Brings The Cool At CES 2012
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Amid the barrage of technological wonders sure to stream out of CES this week, one device that deserves your attention (especially if winter ever belatedly arrives) is the Nest Learning Thermostat, the thermostat that learns from your dwelling habits. In …

Acer announces world’s thinnest Ultrabook at CES Acer announces world’s thinnest Ultrabook at CES

Ultrabooks are the new norm for consumers looking for powerful yet sleek laptops and Acer just upped the game. Acer unveiled the world’s thinnest Ultrabook at CES with the Aspire S5. The device measures only 15 mm at its largest …

SolarKindle: Solar-Powered Kindle Cover, CES 2012 SolarKindle: Solar-Powered Kindle Cover, CES 2012
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When the first iPad debuted in 2010 it caught the fledgling e-reader market off guard. The iPad was a device that allowed users to do everything they could do on their Kindles or NOOKs, and a whole lot more. As …

Tom Hanks’ “Electric City” Set To Debut This Spring On Yahoo Tom Hanks’ “Electric City” Set To Debut This Spring On Yahoo

As Yahoo takes the plunge into original scripted content, they probably couldn’t have picked a better person to hold their hand. That’s because the first series the company will distribute comes from Hollywood favorite Tom Hanks. According to the AP, …

Typo Means Mitt Romney Lost Iowa? Typo Means Mitt Romney Lost Iowa?
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For all the advances in technology that grace our lives in the 21st century, we still are susceptible to that age-old nuisance: the typo. We’ve thrown our greatest minds at the problem over the years. We have had spelling and …

Facebook Launches In-App Currency Facebook Launches In-App Currency

Just as everybody was likely leaning toward the weekend a little early this past Friday afternoon, Facebook snuck in a pretty significant announcement before the start of the weekend. Around 4PM that day, a post in their developer blog went …

CES 2012: Acer Announces New Cloud Storage Service CES 2012: Acer Announces New Cloud Storage Service
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Cloud storage is everywhere, and one of the biggest PC manufacturers just threw their name in the ring. Acer announced at CES the AcerCloud service which will connect personal smart devices and PCs across their network. The service’s main feature …

CES 2012: Toshiba Excite X10, The Thinnest Tablet Ever CES 2012: Toshiba Excite X10, The Thinnest Tablet Ever

The Consumer Electronics Show is upon us, and the world’s top tech companies are unveiling their newest and best products. One of the early entries is Toshiba’s new Excite X10 tablet. The tablet is set to go on sale in …

Netflix Now Available in the UK, Ireland Netflix Now Available in the UK, Ireland

After announcing the expansion last October, Netflix has finally pulled the trigger and launched its service in the U.K. and Ireland today. According to a blog post, the service will work just like the North American service – a once-a-month …

CES: A Historical Timeline [Infographic] CES: A Historical Timeline [Infographic]

The Consumer Electronics Show is getting ready to start (January 10). Get ready for a whole lot of news about gadgets. Some will probably blow our minds (at least some of the concept presentations), and some will be lackluster. That’s …

Thinking Of Canceling Your Cable In 2012? You’re Not Alone Thinking Of Canceling Your Cable In 2012? You’re Not Alone
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Were you one of the cable subscribers that “cut the cord” last year? Despite the disturbing umbilical metaphor, it’s actually a growing trend in the United States as more people are canceling their subscription to cable because, as everybody knows, …

Poor Email Management Could Put Companies at Legal Risk, Report Says Poor Email Management Could Put Companies at Legal Risk, Report Says

A study from Oasys Software found that many businesses are lacking in their email management systems, which could potentially put them in legal trouble. Through a survey of its customers, Oasys found that 96 percent of employees believe their companies are already in legal hot water. What’s more is those surveyed consisted of lawyers, accountants, and many other professions that have very confidential information.

AfterShokz Headphones Rock Your Bones AfterShokz Headphones Rock Your Bones

I frequently talk about events or products that seem to herald this long-awaited concept appropriately called The Future. In The Future, exceptional yet everyday people may colonize space or we may all be trained to fortify our minds against the …

Google’s Latest Algorithm Changes (They Don’t Include Panda) Google’s Latest Algorithm Changes (They Don’t Include Panda)
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As you may know, Google has been putting out a monthly list of algorithm changes it has been making, as part of the company’s initiative to be “more transparent”. Google will never put out the entire secret sauce of its …

Facebook And Depression: A Closer Look [Infographic] Facebook And Depression: A Closer Look [Infographic]
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Facebook can tell us a lot about people thanks to status updates, comments, photos, videos, and everything else people share. It’s been used more than once to look at the genaral mood of society. Now, there’s an interesting look at …

Righthaven Domain Sold In Auction Righthaven Domain Sold In Auction

We recently reported that Righthaven.com was up for auction on Snapnames, and it has now sold. And not for much. It ended up going for $3,300. That’s unfortunate for Righthaven, seeing as how they’ve been ordered to pay about $60,000 …

Charles Addams And Addams Family Celebrated With Google Doodle Charles Addams And Addams Family Celebrated With Google Doodle
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There’s a new Google doodle up today, and you may recognize the characters in it as Gomez, Morticia, Cousin It, Lurch, Wednesday, Pugsley and Uncle Fester, collectively known as The Addams Family. It’s the hundred birthday of creator Charles Addams, …

NewsRight: Newspapers Band Together To Seek Money From Aggregators NewsRight: Newspapers Band Together To Seek Money From Aggregators
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29 news organizations have teamed up to change the face of online news – or at least to attempt to get paid more for their work. Basically, they’re hoping aggregators will put up the money for content if they make …

No More World Wide Web in Iran?

Iran may be in the process of switching off the Internet as we know it and switching over to an nationwide “intranet” that is controlled and approved by their cleric-run government. Farnaz Fassihi reported in the WallStreet Journal today that …

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: The Saga on Twitter Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: The Saga on Twitter
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Nick Cannon, husband of Mariah Carey and host of Fox’s America’s Got Talent has just released the latest tweet in the ongoing Mariah-Nick drama that began earlier this winter: @NickCannonNick CannonJust left the operating table and I was awake during …

Mac App Store Turns One Mac App Store Turns One

One year ago today, on January 6th, 2011, Apple release version an update to their then-current Snow Leopard Mac operating system. The update was in many ways unremarkable, except that users who upgraded got access to Apple’s newest marketplace: the …

SOPA Necessary To Protect Our Safety, According To RIAA VP SOPA Necessary To Protect Our Safety, According To RIAA VP
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As staunch supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act, it comes as no surprise that the RIAA would scoff at the OPEN Act, a measure proposed by Congressman Darrell Issa and Senator Ron Wyden. It’s just the argument that is …

Mobile Video Not Doing So Hot Mobile Video Not Doing So Hot

Mobile video communication was once the hot ticket item among mobile providers, but now it’s just doing okay. ABI Research’s Mobile Services Research Center ran a study that showed mobile video services were used by a little less than 47 …