Tech News Today 154
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Recorded: January 8, 2011
Published: January 8, 2011
Tech News Today 154: Now With Less Bezel
We wrap up CES talking about the best and the worst of what we saw at the biggest tech show on the planet, and more.
- Tom Merritt ( )
- Becky Worley ( )
- Sarah Lane ( )
- Veronica Belmont
- Feds subpoena Twitter seeking info on ex-WikiLeaks volunteer
- Tablets - Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook, and then they all kinda run together.
- Superphones Atrix, Bionic, Thunderbolt
- 3D - glasses-free, laptops, Sony headset
- Slingbox announcing an app for Google TV- instead of having the sling hardware attached to your TV, the Sling App and the google TV box ports your video to a website. No app pricing or release date- sometime this year is all we know.
- News from Nintendo, The new 3DS has a fairly limited battery life. Just 3 to 8 hours of play time per charge: that's a third the battery life of the standard def DS which boasts 10 to 14 hours, and the DS Lite has a whopping 15 to 19 hours.
- Apple has removed VLC media player from the App Store, putting an end to the controversy over Apple's inssitence to impose DRM on the open sourced app. The iTunes page for VLC media player has stopped working. VLC developer Rémi Denis-Courmont notes that he is 'not going to pity the owners of iDevices, and not even the MobileVLC developers who doubtless wasted a lot of their time. This end should not have come to a surprise to anyone.
- MyWireless TV is a wireless HDMI transmitter that allows you to stream 1080p video from most any source over 802.11n WiFi to multiple displays (as long as said displays are connected to a MyWireless TV adapter). The system works using Cavium Networks WiVu technology, which is a video streaming protocol that is fully compatible with H.264 encoding, HDCP 2.0 encryption, Dolby surround sound, and can stream 3D video.
- A USPTO filing made public Thursday reveals that Microsoft is seeking a patent for something it calls 'One-Way Public Relationships' in social networks and other online properties, lawyer-speak for what's more commonly known as being a 'fan' of something online. It's unclear whether it's a goof on Apple, but Microsoft curiously used the example of a U2 fan named Steve to explain its 'invention' to the USPTO.
- NEC introduced the LT-W Cloud Communicator, a slate with dual touchscreens that unfolds like a book and runs Android 2.1. NEC reps told PCMag that the tablet would be first introduced in Japan, probably in the next six months, and there are currently no formal plans to take it anywhere else.
- You know what else Droid Does? Stops bullets from killing you. John Garber was exiting Club Halo in Atlanta, were he works as a valet, when he suddenly became caught in a hail of gunfire. Two patrons who had been thrown out of the establishment got into an argument outside the club that ultimately lead to a short shoot-out. Mr. Garber was struck in the chest by a bullet, which penetrated his coat and was ultimately stopped by the battery of his HTC DROID Incredible.
- Hanvon's 10" color touchscreen e-reader will be released in March 2011 exclusively in China. There are currently no companies that have publicly committed to using the new technology for readers in the U.S., so this is currently the only way consumers will be able to see color E ink.
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