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  • OnePlus One heading to Amazon in India, OnePlus store opening in China

    25 November 2014, 8:58 pm

    OnePlus is seemingly trying to make acquiring its smartphone and accessories easier to acquire in some markets, both online and offline. The company is apparently planning to allow OnePlus One invitation holders in India to buy the smartphone through Amazon's…
  • Apple gadgets, accessories dominate Time's top 10 for 2014

    25 November 2014, 7:55 pm

    Time magazine has picked out its top 10 Gadgets list (among other Top 10s such as Video Games and Toys) for holiday season shoppers, and unsurprisingly Apple devices or accessories dominate the selection, taking four out of the 10 slots -- the most of any…
  • Briefly: Korean LG G3 gains Lollipop, More apps support Chromecast

    25 November 2014, 7:43 pm

    LG has continued its roll out the Android 5.0 update for the G3 smartphone, albeit just in South Korea. Following an initial rollout in Poland, the Lollipop firmware update in the company's home country is a good sign for the update's overall progress, though…
  • Sony to pay, issue credit to PS Vita buyers to settle FTC claim

    25 November 2014, 4:09 pm

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Sony Computer Entertainment America reached a settlement today over advertising promises that were made for the PlayStation Vita leading up to its launch in February 2012. According to the FTC, Sony and advertising agency…
  • DealNN: LG 34-inch monitor, storage and 3D printer

    25 November 2014, 3:35 pm

    Save $490 on the LG 34-inch UltraWide LED backlight LCD monitor right now at Newegg.com. It carries a retail price of $1,299, but has been slashed to $899. Use coupon code EMCWWHE25 to drop the price further to $809, making this the lowest price we have seen…
  • Yahoo, Microsoft vying to become default search option in Safari

    25 November 2014, 3:23 pm

    Yahoo and Microsoft are courting Apple in hopes of becoming the default search provider for the Safari web browser, a report says. Apple renewed a mapping and search partnership with Google in 2010, but that contract is set to expire next year, which could…
  • BlackBerry Trade Up program offers Passport buyers cash for iPhones

    25 November 2014, 1:12 pm

    Beginning on December 1st, BlackBerry will be offering up to $550 for people willing to trade in an iPhone towards the purchase of a Passport. Shoppers will be able to trade anything from an iPhone 4S through to an iPhone 6, and receive a $150 "top-up" in…
  • SolidRun commences pre-orders for CuBoxTV XBMC media center

    25 November 2014, 12:46 pm

    SolidRun has added another device to its CuBox range, one aimed for use as a streaming media set-top box. The CuBoxTV, measuring a compact 2-inches on each side and weighing 9.9 ounces, works as an XBMC streaming device straight out of the box with the use of…
  • Sony reducing smartphone, TV product ranges to lower costs

    25 November 2014, 10:58 am

    Sony is reducing the number of different products it will be shipping in the future, following poor quarterly financial results. The $1.2 billion loss in November has prompted the company to make a similar change as a recent Samsung announcement, but rather…
  • Google adds Devices and Activity dashboard to improve account security

    25 November 2014, 9:38 am

    Google is helping owners of devices running its operating systems to secure their accounts and their units, with a new dashboard. A Devices and Activity dashboard has been introduced to show what devices have accessed the Google account recently, while a new…
  • Amazon adds more UK collection points, offers installation in US

    25 November 2014, 7:19 am

    Amazon has made two announcements relating to services provided to its customers, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In the United Kingdom, the retailer is increasing the number of delivery pick-up locations in time for the holidays, while customers buying…
  • Sony Xperia Z4, Z4 Ultra rumored to have CES launch

    25 November 2014, 6:05 am

    Sony's next iteration of the Xperia mobile device line could be unveiled as early as January, according to a rumor. It is claimed the Xperia Z4 and a larger Xperia Z4 Ultra will be shown off during CES at the start of next year, barely four months after the…
  • Microsoft sues IRS to get attorney agreement information on tax probe

    24 November 2014, 10:50 pm

    Microsoft filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Monday, seeking information relating to the agency's probe into the software giant's tax records. The suit, filed with the US District Court for the District of Columbia, accuses the IRS…
  • T-Mobile, FCC reach agreement to help inform data-throttled customers

    24 November 2014, 8:57 pm

    US carrier T-Mobile and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an agreement today that changes the way T-Mobile handles customers that go over their data caps in any given month. The FCC says T-Mobile will take steps to ensure customers are…
  • Hackers target Sony Pictures; took over computers, stole documents

    24 November 2014, 7:08 pm

    Sony Pictures employees were greeted by a message from hackers when they attempted to log in for work this morning, as a group reportedly seized control of all computers in the company. According to the images appearing on the Sony computers, the hacking group…
  • Samsung shipping 4K-capable NX1 mirrorless camera in US this week

    24 November 2014, 6:30 pm

    Samsung is finally releasing the NX1 mirrorless camera in the United States, one which is capable of recording 4K-resolution content. Launched in September, the NX1 has a 28.2-megapixel BSI APS-C sensor, with the updated NX AF System III's autofocus…
  • Study from CMA says music streaming drives sales better than radio

    24 November 2014, 4:46 pm

    Since Taylor Swift kicked off a debate on the artistic merits of the album and the degradation of art by streaming music, numerous parties in the music industry are chiming in on the topic of sales. The latest is the Country Music Association (CMA), which…
  • New iCloud features being held back by 'deep organizational issues'

    24 November 2014, 3:58 pm

    The introduction of new features in iCloud is being hampered by "deep organizational issues" at Apple, claims the sometimes-reliable The Information. The primary example is said to be iCloud Photo Library, which was announced in June and was initially expected…
  • Briefly: Red BlackBerry Passport pre-orders, Redbox rental rises

    24 November 2014, 2:54 pm

    BlackBerry's previously-revealed limited edition versions of the Passport smartphone are available to pre-order today. The red version with black framing and highlights, along with a white model, can be pre-ordered now from BlackBerry directly ready for…
  • Older WordPress sites affected by critical cross-site scripting bug

    24 November 2014, 2:14 pm

    Versions of WordPress from 3.0 up to 3.9.2 were discovered to contain a security vulnerability through the comment features on the site, making a large number of installs and servers vulnerable to attack. The bug was discovered by Jouko Pynnonen of the Finnish…
  • T-Mobile expands Music Freedom roster to cover 14 more services

    24 November 2014, 12:47 pm

    T-Mobile has expanded the range of its Music Freedom scheme to include more streaming services. The program, which allows T-Mobile subscribers to listen to music from specific services without using up any of their mobile data allowance, now has an additional…
  • Monday Deals: reconditioned 27-inch iMacs, Samsung HDTVs

    24 November 2014, 12:21 pm

    Welcome to the second installment of Monday Deals, which we will be running throughout the holiday shopping period. While it is just four more days until shoppers become uncivilized and argue over who gets to buy the last of a heavily-discounted product, we…
  • BT reportedly in talks to acquire O2, EE UK mobile phone networks

    24 November 2014, 11:30 am

    British Telecom (BT) may reacquire O2, a mobile phone network the company originally created, according to reports. BT is said to be in talks with two carriers about a possible acquisition, and while one is the Telefonica-owned O2, the other potential target…
  • Watchmakers issue cease-and-desists to smartwatch face creators

    24 November 2014, 10:38 am

    A number of major watch brands have been sending cease-and-desist notices to websites and individuals claimed to be offering smartwatch copies of trademarked or copyrighted name-brand watch faces without permission, a report says. Some smartwatches --…
  • 'Apps for (RED)' among Apple efforts for World AIDS Day

    24 November 2014, 9:29 am

    To mark the upcoming World AIDS Day on December 1, Apple has launched a trio of initiatives. On the 1st itself, Apple says it will donate "a portion" of its Black Friday sales at its online and retail stores to the Global Fund, which is mainly dedicated to…
  • Alienware ships compact Alpha 'Steam Machine' gaming PC

    24 November 2014, 8:25 am

    Alienware has started to ship its attempt at creating a Steam Machine. Pre-orders for the Alienware Alpha will be heading to customers today, and the computer designed based on Valve Software's concept for console-style PC gaming will also be available to buy…
  • UK government wants IP addresses logged for counter-terrorism purposes

    24 November 2014, 6:08 am

    The UK government is proposing a law which would require Internet service providers (ISPs) to keep records of IP address allocations and provide them to the police. Part of the "Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill," the measure is said to help law enforcement…
  • First Look: Google Nexus 9

    24 November 2014, 5:49 am

    The new Google Nexus 9 is acting as the single replacement for the Google Nexus 7 and the Google Nexus 10, which Google is marketing as being a "just right" compromise between the two sizes. It is also the first tablet from Google to feature a 4:3 aspect ratio…
  • Weekly Game Replay: Double Fine layoffs, $10B Call of Duty franchise

    23 November 2014, 8:20 pm

    Every Sunday, Electronista and MacNN offer up a one-stop article for some of the happenings in the video game industry over the past week. In this week's edition of Weekly Game Replay, we look at Double Fine layoffs, Call of Duty reaching $10 billion in sales…
  • Yahoo acquires photo-aggregation application developer Cooliris

    23 November 2014, 5:06 pm

    Another acquisition by Yahoo was announced late last week, building on a long string of pick-ups under the leadership of CEO Marissa Mayer. The newest company coming into the Yahoo fold is Cooliris, a developer known for its mobile photo-aggregator application…

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