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Redbox Instant Leaving Beta in March, $7.99 for Unlimited Streaming

Redbox Instant has been around for about a month now, at least for the very few who managed to get beta invites. Curious about the service but not able to try it due to limited access at this point? The good news is that the beta is ending.

Samsung Announces Exynos 5 Octa Processor

Qualcomm and Nvidia aren't the only ones showing off new processors. Samsung has also announced a powerful chip of its own, the new Exynos 5 Octa, an 8-core SoC for tablets and high-end smartphones.

Dell Latitude 10 Essentials Windows 8 Tablet Announced, Starts at $499

The good news is $500 (or lower) Windows 8 tablets are starting to emerge, giving consumers both a unique Windows Store experience and the ability to run some of their legacy desktop apps. One such device was announced by Dell at CES today, the Latitude 10 Essentials.

Will Sprint’s Windows Phone 8 Devices be Completely New Hardware?

Samsung and HTC's Sprint handsets will either be refreshes of existing hardware, or they will be brand new hardware and maybe even Sprint exclusives.

RIM Plans to Release Around Six New Blackberry 10 Devices This...

While Blackberry's B10 event isn't until later this month, but that doesn't stop RIM from talking about the future of Blackberry 10 at CES this week. Specifically, the conversation turned to hardware in a recent interview conducted by Fierce Wireless. Yah, we know: there's the BlackBerry Z10 and the Blackberry X10.

Diamond Announces New AMP2000 Android Player with Google TV Support

Remember the Diamond Multimedia AMP1000 Android media player? Well Diamond is back at CES with a sequel, the AMP 2000.

Panasonic Unveils 20-inch 4K Windows 8 Tablet at CES

Panasonic is pulling out all the stops to show off something truly stunning, a 20-inch Windows 8 tablet with an impressive 4K display

Could Apple Be Working on a Cheaper iPhone, Rumors Say Yes

The WSJ and now Bloomberg are both pumping out new rumors suggesting Apple might be working on a lower-tier smartphone to go alongside its flagship (currently iPhone 5) model.

Asus Transformer AiO is both a Windows 8 All-in-One and Android...

What happens when Windows 8 and Android have a baby? Apparently we get the Asus Transformer AiO

Sprint Confirms Windows Phone 8 Handsets Coming In Summer of 2013

Sprint has now confirmed that they are joining the Windows Phone 8 party, partnering with HTC and Samsung to bring out handsets in the summer of 2013.

Windows RT and Microsoft Surface Jailbreak Arrives, Microsoft Applauds the Effort

It seems that Microsoft's Windows RT has got a jailbreak/unlocking solution of its own. The new jailbreak method makes it possible to run unsigned desktop apps on devices like the Microsoft Surface RT.

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 600 and 800 Next-Gen Chips

Move over Snapdragon S4 Pro, you are yesterday's news. Qualcomm has now confirmed two new chips, the Snapdragon 800 and 600, which the company says offers 75 and 40 percent better performance when compared to the S4 Pro.

Xi3 Announces 7 Series Computer, Hints at Valve’s SteamBox Project

Modular computing is here folks, and Xi3 is showing it off at CES with the introduction of their 7 Series modular computers.

Vizio 10-inch Tablet Runs Android 4.1 and Features Tegra 4 Processor

Vizio sure isn't holding back at CES this year. We've heard about their first Windows 8 tablet, their 7-inch Tegra 3 tablet and now a 10-incher that runs on a Tegra 4 processor with Android 4.2 at launch.

Sony Xperia Z Officially Announced

Right on schedule, the Sony Xperia Z was officially announced at the company's CES press conference. For those that don't know the Z, you might better know it as the “Yuga”.

Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch Phablet Confirmed

Huawei sure didn't keep its next-gen smartphones a secret. We've all known about the Huawei Ascend Mate for a while now, but it's good to finally get official confirmation.

Ubitus and Google Bringing Cloud Gaming to Google TV

Ubitus and Google are teaming up with a new partnership to bring cloud gaming over to the Google TV platform. The idea is that this will allow “console and MMO games” to work with these devices.

Alcatel One Touch Tab Series Announced for Q3, Starting at $129

CES 2013 seems to be ushering in a new era of budget-priced tablets, first with the Acer B1-A71 and now with the new Alcatel One Touch Tab family.

Nvidia Tegra 4 Announced, Delivering 6x Times the Graphics Power

Nvidia's Tegra 4 is finally here, which the company claims is the world's fastest mobile chip to date.

Acer Announces Iconia B1-A71 Tablet, Will Cost Less Than $150

Acer has now announced the Iconia B1-A71, featuring a 1.2GHz MediaTek dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and a 7-inch display.

Vizio Announces Windows 8 AMD Tablet

While CES doesn't officially begin until Tuesday, many press announcements and unveils related to the show have already begun. One of this announcements comes from Vizio, who has now announced plans for their first Windows 8 tablet.

MadCatz GameSmart Peripherals to be Shown Off at CES

Accessory maker, MadCatz, is hinting about what it has in store for us when it comes to CES 2013 next week.

Could Locata Eventually Usurp GPS?

GPS is everywhere. Most of us either have a dedicated GPS for our cars or simply carry GPS around with us thanks to our smartphones.

Polaroid Unveils its Own Kid Tablet, Sets You Back $149.99

As the tablet market continues to grow, we continue to see more “kid tablet” efforts arise. None of these have ever taken off all that well, but that doesn't stop companies from trying.

A Look at the Original Android Mascot Design

The mascot. This often simple symbol isn't something we think about all that often, but it really is important.

Could 2013 be the Year that Apple Releases Music Streaming Service?

There have been rumors going on for a while now that Apple is considering its own online radio service. The idea of online streaming as an extension of iTunes isn't surprising and makes a great deal of sense as offerings like Spotify and Pandora continue to grow and expand their services.

Samsung Galaxy S4: What We Know So Far

In today's tech world, we move very quickly. As soon as a new device hits the market, many consumers are already eagerly awaiting the next best thing. This is why it comes as no real surprise that rumors continue to hit the net about the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Introducing Yet Another Unique iPhone Gaming Case, the WynCase

Not too long ago we covered news about Flipside, a unique iPhone case that also doubled as a gaming controller. Now it seems another similar effort has hit Kickstarter, this time under the name “WynCase”.

Had Qualcomm Succeeded in Convincing Apple, Newton Might Have Become a...

While smartphones were around long before Apple, there is no denying that the iPhone had a major influence on the phone market in 2007. What's interesting though is that if history had played out differently, we might have seen the first Apple smartphone roughly a decade earlier.

Samsung Confirms it Will Release Tizen-based Smartphones in 2013

It seems that Samsung has now confirmed it is going to be releasing several handsets running on Tizen in 2013. Samsung isn't providing much details on what the phones might look like or when they will arrive, but they do confirm that Tizen is a focus in 2013.

Sprint Introduces “Sprint as you go” Prepaid Service

Up until now, there were a few ways to get Sprint service. You could go with a contract, or you could use one of Sprint's prepaid carriers (Boost or Virgin Mobile).

HTC Droid DNA’s GSM Cousin, the HTC M7, to Be Unveiled...

Live in the US and wish you could get a hold of the HTC Droid DNA without having to sign up with Verizon? Your wish might soon be coming true. It seems that the HTC M7 is heading to CES, or so rumors say.

Apple Files for Stylus Patent of its Own

When the Samsung Galaxy Note hit the scene, the stylus was all-but extinct when it came to most modern mobile devices. Despite this, the Note brought new interest to touch-pens and even Apple seems to recognize there is a market for such a device.

As Asus and Acer Pull the Plug on Netbooks, An Era...

This probably doesn't come as a surprise to any, but netbooks are officially goners now. This has been a long-time coming. As ultrabooks and tablets have eaten into netbook marketshare, Asus and Acer remained the only two brands that were keeping the netbook market alive.

Ouya Gets Competition: PlayJam Announces GameStick

We've all heard about Ouya, the open-source low-cost Android console that raised a ton via Kickstarter. While this is the best known Android console project, it's not the only one. Now it seems that PlayJam is going beyond the smart TV with its own “GameStick” gaming system.

Canonical Unveils Ubuntu Phone OS, Plans to Show It Off At...

Yesterday we reported that Canonical had a count-down to a new version/feature for Ubuntu. The banner hinted that the news had something to do with touch. Now we have official word, the news is that they will be showing off their Ubuntu phone OS at CES 2013.

Canonical Begins Countdown to New Touch Features for Ubuntu

There tends to be varying opinions about what Canonical has done in the Linux world over the last few years. Some users love the easier to use and more “pretty” design of Unity, the UI behind the popular Ubuntu OS. Others hate what Ubuntu has become with a passion.

Westinghouse Preparing Budget Ultra-HD TVs for CES 2013

New Years Eve, a time for change, even revolution. From the looks of it, 2013 promises major change towards something that is important to almost all of us: our multimedia experience in the living room.

Intel Preparing a Cable-TV Box of Their Own? (Rumor)

For years Google, Apple and Microsoft have been dancing around the idea of revolutionizing the living room with their perspective living room solutions. While devices like the 360, Google TV and Apple TV have helped change the way we watch content in the living room-- they haven't really reached a true revolutionary status either.

A Look at Some of the Best Apps for your New...

Finally received that brand new Kindle Fire or Fire HD for Christmas this year? If Santa brought you one of Amazon's popular tablet devices this holiday season, you might now be wondering “What's next?”

Android mini PC with 2GB of RAM for just $70

The new stick computer has a Rockchip RK3066 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage built right in. Even more impressive, several online stores sell the stick for as little as $70.

Blackberry 10-based X10 Poses For Camera

While I'm personally more excited in Blackberry's all-touch Z10 handset, and its impressive predictive virtual keyboard, there are certainly many RIM Blackberry fans that are still very much into their physical keyboards.

HTC HD2 Smartphone Now Running Windows RT?

When the HTC HD2 originally hit the market it was just an ordinary Windows Mobile 6.5 handset, nothing special or worth gawking at. Now, years later? The HD2 has continued to dodge the Grim Reaper by continuing to live on as a hackable device that allows would-be modders to push modern software onto the device.

Samsung Galaxy Note Getting Jelly Bean and Multi-Window Support

Remember when Samsung first introduced the “Premium Suite” software upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy Note? Back in spring of 2012, the upgrade included a move to Android 4.0 ICS and introduced several new TouchWiz apps. Now Samsung has officially confirmed a second “Premium Suite” upgrade is on its way in the not-too distant future.

Microsoft Switching to Yearly Updates? Windows Blue Said to Be in...

A new leak/rumor claims that the Metro/Start UI will now be more customizable and the interface will have a more flat design.

Could Apple Eventually Release a Smartwatch? (Rumor)

Until the most recent update to the iPod Nano, one of the coolest things about the little iDevice was that it was very easy to turn the phone into a capable smartwatch.

Blackberry L-Series Z10 Handset Will Have 2GB of RAM

While RIM devices have a premium and “business-like” design to them, when it comes to modern features and operating systems, the Blackberry line has certainly fallen behind. It looks like Blackberry 10 is set to change the game, however.

Panasonic P-02E Confirmed via FCC Sighting

Recently we reported on the Panasonic P-02E showing up on server logs. It was believed this could be a Panasonic 1080p handset designed specifically for the Japanese market. Interestingly enough, an FCC sighting now confirms the device.

How to Get 20% off on iTunes Cards Right Now

Looking for an exceptional deal on iTunes gift cards? Deal granted. There are two different ways to get 20% off on cards right now.

RIM Planning to Lower BB7 Handset Pricing

Blackberry 10 is almost on its way, with a launch of January 30th. While BB10 will usher in a new era for RIM, that doesn't mean the company is planning to jump ship from Blackberry 7 completely.