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iPad Mini Retina's display is a moving target: Here's why
Successor to Optimus G will sport Snapdragon 800 processor
Rockmelt launches Android app with enhanced navigation
Best Buy recalls MacBook Pro replacement batteries due to 'burn hazards'
Best Buy recalls MacBook Pro batteries due to 'burn hazards'
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Sony to bring PS Move functionality to PCs?
Company may be working to bring the functionality of the PlayStation Move motion controller to PCs. The project is apparently dubbed Move Server. Read More...
01-31-2011 11:47 PM
Tendril app tries to Energize consumer efficiency
Smart grid company Tendril release application that seeks to improve consumer involvement in home energy with personalized energy plans and social networking. Read More...
01-31-2011 11:01 PM
Boxee Box's Netflix app delayed--again
The hangup, Boxee says, is that it hasn't yet been able to meet Netflix's security requirements. Rather than offer another specific deadline, it says now the service is coming "soon." Read More...
01-31-2011 10:27 PM
Nielsen: U.S. smartphone ownership higher among minorities
Among smartphone owners in the U.S., Hispanics and Asians are at the top of the list, as Android surges, the BlackBerry sinks, and the iPhone holds steady. Read More...
01-31-2011 10:14 PM
Fooducate for iPhone: Dude, drop the Twinkies
Free app that scans bar codes and delivers more detailed nutritional information than food labels offer could help Americans follow new dietary guidelines more closely. Read More...
01-31-2011 10:00 PM
Comverge expands energy-efficiency software play
To cut peak-time power, the demand response company is moving beyond air conditioner controllers to handle electric vehicles and wireless thermostats. Read More...
01-31-2011 9:00 PM
Home security packaged with energy and solar
Smart-grid trials are giving consumers more control over home energy, but home security company Vivint is using home automation to offer similar services. Read More...
01-31-2011 9:00 PM
Robots help sick kids go to school
Children too ill to make it to school are still keeping up with their peers--thanks to telepresence technology that transmits lessons from the classroom back to the student. Read More...
01-31-2011 9:00 PM
Poll: Internet 'kill switch'--help or hindrance?
Egypt's Net-disconnect focuses attention on Senate proposals giving president emergency authority, including power to "order the disconnection of" computers and Web sites. Read More...
01-31-2011 8:00 PM
In browser fight, Microsoft's silver lining gets bigger
The versions of IE that Microsoft cares about are increasing in usage, even if it's not enough to outpace falling usage of older browsers. Also: Chrome and Safari still on the rise. Read More...
01-31-2011 7:57 PM
IPv4 Internet addresses: 251 blocks down, 5 to go
A total of 33.6 million Internet addresses are now on their way to their ultimate users on the Net. That means the last blocks of IPv4 addresses will be allocated soon. Read More...
01-31-2011 5:13 PM
Report: Apple clamping down on App Store content
Apple rejected an app submitted by Sony that would have allowed customers to purchase and read e-books sold through the Sony Reader Store, the New York Times reports. Read More...
01-31-2011 2:57 PM
eBay snags Bing's development manager, Facebook scientist
As part of an effort to beef up its search tools, eBay reportedly hires Bing's development manager and a scientist from Facebook. Read More...
01-31-2011 10:06 AM
Blame me: Mozy scraps unlimited backups
EMC's online backup subsidiary concludes it can't afford subscriptions for unlimited data backup. CNET News' Stephen Shankland concludes it's his fault. Read More...
01-31-2011 9:00 AM
Report: Yahoo tied to Windows Phone 7 data slurp
That mysterious phantom data problem affecting some Windows Phone 7 users is now being tied to Yahoo's mail servers sending chubby code over the air. Read More...
01-31-2011 8:51 AM