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[ 29 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Apple issues invitations to iPad 3 media event ]

Apple officially confirmed that it will introduced the next gen iPad March 7 at 1 p.m. EST in San Francisco. Will it be called iPad 3?
The Cupertino, CA., based company issued media invites for the Yerba Buena Center. It’s widely expected that the new device will feature a “retina” screen like the one found on the iPhone 4 and 4S.
The tag line on the invitation reads: “We have something you really have to see. And …

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[ 29 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Would you accept an broadband internet cap in exchange for a price decrease? Time Warner hopes so ]

Time Warner Cable is planning a new approach to pricing for its broadband customers: price by usage, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Of course, many folks would love to see them do this with their pay-cable TV offerings.
Under the plan, being rolled out in south Texas markets first, customers can get a reduction in their bill of $5 per month if they agree to a cap of five gigabytes monthly. If you go over, and be …

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[ 28 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Is Smart TV the future of television? ]

If you were watching the Oscars Sunday night you may have caught Samsung’s commercial for its intriguing new Smart TV. If you haven’t heard of this next generation of television sets yet, you will.
Smart TV is the baby your computer, smartphone and television set would make if they all hooked up–without the HDMI, DVI or VGA cables. It’s the traditional broadcast box we all know and love, tricked out with Internet capability, apps, gaming, streaming …

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[ 21 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Angry Birds Space plans launch with NASA, National Geographic ]
Angry Birds Space

We love Angry Birds. We also love outer space. So naturally we were stoked when developer Rovio announced Friday they are shooting the 4th installment of their ticked off birds and smirking pigs into the stratosphere. Yes–Angry Birds Space is coming. And if those piercing bird eyes glaring at us from the promo photos are any indication, this time it’s personal.
On its company website, Rovio declared the latest version of its addictive, swine-flu inspired slingshot …

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[ 16 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Apple unveils new computer operating system: Mountain Lion ]

For a company known for big announcements via grand press “events,” Apple sent a few shock waves around the tech industry with a simple online press release this week for Mountain Lion, its latest Mac computer operating system (OS).
Like the current Lion and other previous systems, the new Mountain Lion continues the Mac OS feline theme. It’ll be available for purchase from the online Mac App Store in late summer. Pricing? We’re guessing it’ll be …

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[ 14 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Five things we’d like to see in iPad 3 ]

With all the hot news of the iPad 3 being announced March 7, it got us to thinking, what features would we like to see Apple include in its latest tablet? We’re skipping the improved screen, since it seems very likely the next iPad will have a super resolution “Retina Display” similar to the iPhone 4 and 4S.
So here’s our list:
1. USER SWITCHING: Yes, we know Apple would love to have households where there is …

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[ 14 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on iPad 3 to be announced March 7 and will be 4G/LTE ]

The Wall Street Journal has added the most credible weight to the rumors of something we kind of knew was coming all along.
The newspaper and web outlets were abuzz today when credible sources began to say that we can expect Apple to unveil iPad 3 at a media event March 7. The WSJ said the new iPad, expected to carry a super high resolution screen, will also operate on AT&T’s and Verizon’s high speed 4G/LTE …

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[ 10 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Google plans home entertainment system ]

The Wall Street Journal dropped an interesting news item today that Google is planning a new wireless home entertainment solution that will stream music throughout the home.
Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company’s own brand, according to people briefed on the company’s plans.
The effort marks a sharp shift in strategy for Google, which for the first time would design and market …

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[ 10 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Apple to introduce iPad 3 in March ]

AllThingsD reports today that Apple plans to introduce iPad 3 during the first week in March. The news conference will be held in San Francisco.
Most reports peg the iPad 3 (or whatever Apple chooses to name it) will feature a high-definition screen similar to the screen on the iPhone 4 and 4S. Those screens were a huge jump in clarity over previous iterations of the popular smartphone.
The new iPad is also expected to use a …

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[ 10 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Acura debuts updated Acura RDX at Chicago auto show ]

Chicago kicked off the media portion of its auto show yesterday and will open up to the public with a charity fundraiser tonight. Some of the debuts, such as Acura’s ILX and revamped RDX, were concepts at last month’s Detroit show and are now in production trim. Here’s some good stuff so far:
Acura’s RDX concept is now the real thing and looks much like the concept vehicle shown here. Ironically, the RDX replaces the turbo …