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Poll Results - What are you most likely to buy? (new CES 2013 products)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:28 am

Our latest poll had over 4,300 people who answered, "What are you most likely to buy? (new CES 2013 products)".

 

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We saw rather mixed results with the most votes by a small margin going to the option of a new 4k UHD television. In second place, again by a small margin, was Valve's upcoming Steam Box.

 

In a split third place, we saw a new desktop computer and new upcoming smartphone, were also popular options.

 

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we ask you... "Which excites you most? (Xbox 720 or PS4)" Let us know! Go here to vote!

LG Display seeking resolution "through an amicable negotiation" with South Korean rival, Samsung

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:35 am

It looks like South Korean electronic giants LG and Samsung are solving their disputes out of court, after a patent battle between the companies started last year with Samsung filing a lawsuit claiming that LG had stolen technology secrets from within their OLED production.

 

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LG fired back, threatening their own injunctions, but it looks like everything has calmed down and a few expensive drinks have been shared between the companies. Samsung Display have come out saying that they've dropped their injunction request, and LG have responded with the same respect - after dropping the request for an injunction seeking to ban the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 in South Korea, LG have said they're now seeking resolution "through an amicable negotiation".

 

I'm glad we have companies solving things nicely, and not pushing it all through a court - all in the public eye.

Crytek at it again, say that it is "impossible" for next-gen consoles to compete with PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:27 am

The flip-flopping developers of Crysis are at it again, with Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli under an NDA from both Microsoft and Sony, where he can't reveal the details of next-gen consoles from the respective companies.

 

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Yerli has still come out and spilled at least a couple of beans on the next-gen gaming powerhouses, saying that the hardware gap between PCs and next-gen consoles makes it "impossible" for the next-gen consoles to match, or beat current-gen PCs. Yerli says:

 

It's impossible to package $2,000-$3,000 worth of hardware into a mainstream-let's say $500-console. I'm not saying they are $500 consoles. They may launch a console at $2,000, but the consumer pricing is usually much lower than that. So, given consumer pricing, and given the cost of production of a gamer PC and the amount of wattage and power it needs, which is like a fridge, it's impossible.

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LSI announces their new AXM5500 family of products, partnered up with ARM-based hardware

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Networking | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:11 am

LSI have come out today announcing their latest AXM5500 family of products, which feature the first high-end ARM-based multicore for mobile networking equipment. This new family of products from LSI will help mobile companies and service providers get out of the mess they're in right now with the ever-increasing mobile market.

 

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The growing trends in the mobile market right now are expanding quickly with the 4G LTE adoption, and as this grows, LSI's help is going to get noticed more and more. Better network intelligence will bump heads with big data, and this needs to have a product to help it - enter the AXM5500 family.

 

It might not seem like we need it, but streaming video, music, games, social networks and the countless other things we do over mobile networks is always increasing - but network bandwidth and server hardware needs to continuously be upgraded in order to not be congested.

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Apple hacked by same people who hacked Facebook, issues Mac software update

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 2:01 am

Reports surfaced today stating that a small number of Apple's systems were hacked through the same zero-day Java exploit that Facebook's systems fell victim to in January. The source of the exploit is said to be the same as the one that managed to infect some of Facebook's systems. In the case of Apple, there is no evidence that any data was transmitted from Apple's systems.

 

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"Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers," the company said in a statement. "The malware was employed in an attack against Apple and other companies, and was spread through a website for software developers. We identified a small number of systems within Apple that were infected and isolated them from our network."

 

Apple has released an update to Mac OS X that will help protect customers from the malware. The update can be installed from the Software Update panel in the Mac App Store or downloaded directly from Apple's website.

 

The source of the Facebook and Apple hacks is said to be a mobile development website known as iPhoneDevSDK. It's likely that the site didn't know that they were infected as it is a fairly reputable site when it comes to mobile development.

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Samsung planning Wi-Fi only Galaxy Camera

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Cameras | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 1:33 am

Many of us have probably heard of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Camera that comes on Verizon's and AT&T's LTE networks, and numerous others around the world. A subset of us probably thought, "Why does my camera need LTE?" Apparently Samsung was listening, because they have just announced the aptly named Galaxy Camera (Wi-Fi).

 

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The new model will be identical to the currently available Galaxy Camera, save for the fact it won't come with an LTE modem. Samsung hasn't spilled all of the details, so we can't tell you when it will be released or how much it will cost, though the tech giant has promised it will come with a smaller price tag.

ReportTT: PlayStation 4 to be released this November, set you back $429

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 1:10 am

According to Kotaku's sources, the PlayStation 4 will be released for purchase in the United States sometime this November. According to their source, there are currently two SKUs--or models--planned for the PS4 and they will retail at $429 and $529, though those prices are subject to change.

 

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The $429 price lines up with an earlier rumor that we brought you regarding the PlayStation 4, so it seems as though it is a likely price point for the entry PS4. We are expecting to see the official release of the console tomorrow evening at a press conference in New York, so hopefully more details will be shared then.

 

The source added that the PlayStation 4 will be able to be controlled from your cell phone or tablet. The mobile devices will be able to chat with PlayStation friends and purchase games, which will then automatically be downloaded to the console.

Survey says 10% of Netflix subscribers have watched House of Cards, average 6 episodes watched

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 12:31 am

It looks like House of Cards has been a success with Netflix, at least according to data from Cowen and Company. According to their survey of 1,200 people, 28 percent were paying Netflix customers with an additional 18 percent having access to a Netflix account. Their data shows that 10 percent of those users have watched at least one episode of House of Cards during its first week.

 

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On average, six episodes were watched by a user. Most people--80 percent--responded that the series was "good" or "exceptional." Netflix releasing all 13 episodes at once was also received positively, with 90 percent watching more than one episode per sitting.

 

The data suggests that Arrested Development could be even better for the company, with the largest group of users being aware Netflix is bringing the show back. 19 percent of the 1,200 surveyed were aware of House of Cards. 34 percent were aware of Netflix's original content plans.

 

Here's the good news for Netflix: 86 percent surveyed said they would be less likely to cancel after watching House of Cards. It looks like original programming might just pay off. Have you seen House of Cards? Are you more likely to keep your Netflix subscription because of it? Let us know!

RumorTT: Apple to debut MacBook Air with Retina display in Q3

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Laptops | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 12:03 am

One of the latest rumors out of the Apple rumor mill is that Apple is planning to release a MacBook Air that is equipped with a Retina display. The rumor says that Apple is planning on releasing this new MacBook Air sometime in the third quarter of this year. Previous rumors have said that the Air would get the Retina treatment in June.

 

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Of course, if the Air gets a Retina display, it's going to need more horsepower to drive those pixels and a bigger battery to power the display. It's not clear if Apple will be able to pack all of the extras required into the Air's tiny chassis, though Apple has done other engineering marvels before.

 

EMSOne says that the update will be arriving in the coming months, so it may be worth holding off if you were thinking of getting a new MacBook Air.

Apple's iPad mini supply catches up to demand, device now 'In Stock' in most countries

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:02 pm

It looks like the iPad mini's constrained supply has finally caught up to the high demand. The device is now showing as "In Stock" in most countries around the world, showing that Apple's supply has either increased to meet the high demand, or the high demand has dropped off slightly.

 

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In all reality, it's probably the latter option. People are probably seeing the rumors of a new iPhone 5S and are starting to think that an updated iPad mini could also be just around the corner. There have also been rumors of an iPad mini with Retina display coming soon and this could be contributing to a decrease in demand.

 

European customers are still seeing 1-3 days as the quoted shipping time, but those should soon change to "In Stock." If you want to pick up a new iPad mini, now is definitely a good time as you shouldn't have to wait for them to ship out.

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