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.
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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.
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.
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.
Remember the Diamond Multimedia AMP1000 Android media player? Well Diamond is back at CES with a sequel, the AMP 2000.
Panasonic is pulling out all the stops to show off something truly stunning, a 20-inch Windows 8 tablet with an impressive 4K display
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.
What happens when Windows 8 and Android have a baby? Apparently we get the Asus Transformer AiO
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.
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.
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.
Modular computing is here folks, and Xi3 is showing it off at CES with the introduction of their 7 Series modular computers.
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.
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.
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’s Tegra 4 is finally here, which the company claims is the world’s fastest mobile chip to date.
Acer has now announced the Iconia B1-A71, featuring a 1.2GHz MediaTek dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and a 7-inch display.
Accessory maker, MadCatz, is hinting about what it has in store for us when it comes to CES 2013 next week.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
A new leak/rumor claims that the Metro/Start UI will now be more customizable and the interface will have a more flat design.
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.
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.