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Faster Forward: August, 2011

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 08/31/2011

AT&T announces HTC Jetstream LTE tablet, Galaxy S II

AT&T announced that it will carry its first LTE/HPSA+ tablet, the HTC Jetstream

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:22 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Apple not ‘streaming’ iTunes? Mostly a semantics issue

Apple’s iTunes in the Cloud lets you listen to songs without storing them locally — but is it streaming?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, online music, mobile

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 08/30/2011

More $99 HP TouchPad shipments headed your way

Hewlett-Packard is producing one last run of TouchPads.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:26 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, gadgets

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Windows 8 adding ribbon to Explorer

For easier navigation, Microsoft is giving Windows Explorer the Office treatment.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Computers

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Netflix plans to change on Thursday

Netflix users have a choice to make this week, as the company’s deadline for changing its rates hits.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  online video

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Zynga IPO is ‘delayed’

Zynga is reportedly “delaying” its IPO because of a volatile market.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:47 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Report: Apple’s new iPhone screen under 4 inches

Supplier sources have said that Apple’s next iPhone will have, at most, a 3.7-inch screen.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Schmidt: Google Plus is for those who want to use their real names

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said Google Plus is an “identity service”.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:36 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking, Privacy

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 08/26/2011

GameStop to offer $50 certificate for removing coupons

GameStop apologizes for pulling coupons from Deus Ex with a $50 gift card

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:42 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Apple TV, Google TV could be headed for a showdown

Apple and Google are both reportedly poised to shift their efforts to conquering the living room.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene: Protect your pictures, records and other data with a backup

In storm preparations, you should take some time to think about your electronics.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Hacking guru Comex joins Apple as intern

Comex, the hacker known for jailbreaking the iPhone, is now an intern at Apple

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Facebook announces f8 developer conference

The social network could announce one or two big new features after the Sept. 22 gathering.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Report: Verizon won’t carry the Galaxy S II

The Galaxy S II is not headed for the nation’s largest wireless carrier.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:22 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Verizon

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Tim Cook to Apple employees: ‘Apple is not going to change’

In a company-wide e-mail to Apple employees, new CEO Tim Cook promised to stay the course

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 08/25/2011

GameStop pulls copies of ‘Deus Ex’ from shelves

GameStop reportedly removes “Deus Ex” from shelves after OnLive waiver controversy.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:07 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Verizon, Intuit team up for mobile payments

Verizon and Intuit are rolling out a mobile payment inititiative.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Verizon, Mobile

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Steve Wozniak: Steve Jobs had all the business sense

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak credits Steve Jobs with Apple’s success.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:17 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Apple’s new CEO: Who is Tim Cook?

Who is Tim Cook? An Apple veteran who’s pretty used to running the show.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:33 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Steve Jobs resigns: Reactions to the end of an era

Reactions to the announcement that Steve Jobs has resigned as Apple’s chief executive.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:40 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Google links up “plus-one” button with Google Plus

Google explains the “plus-one” button, which has perplexed users since March.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 08/24/2011

WikiLeaks crowdsources to pull gems from latest doc dump

WikiLeaks has asked its Twitter followers to use the #wlfind

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:18 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cybersecurity, Politics and Policy, International

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Facebook offers emergency prep advice from FEMA

Facebook is talking to FEMA, the National Weather Service and the Red Cross about disaster preparation.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:04 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Twitter

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Facebook has 1 trillion page views

According to statistics posted by Google’s ad subsidiary, DoubleClick Wednesday, Facebook tops Google’s list of the 1,000 most-visited sites.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Facebook

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Samsung, Apple IP fight heats up in Europe

A Dutch court has ordered an injunction against Samsung smartphones.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Apple iPhone rumor roundup: August edition

As we inch closer to the expected release date of the iPhone 5, rumors run rampant

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 08/24/2011

WikiLeaks releases thousands of new cables

WikiLeaks has released thousands of new cables dealing with China and Libya.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:06 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and Policy

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Facebook changes privacy controls

The social network will allow users to pre-approve which photos are tagged with their names.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:55 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 08/23/2011

DC Earthquake Twitter account opened immediately

Someone is already tweeting as the DC earthquake

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:53 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, digital culture

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Sprint iPhone could signal the end of unlimited plans

Could Sprint be getting the iPhone?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Apple

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Report: Apple building a cheaper 8GB iPhone4

Apple is reportedly planning on releasing a cheap 8GB iPhone 4

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:04 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Amazon, Google should be happy after online music locker ruling

A N.Y. federal court found that online music lockers have some copyright infringement protection.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:24 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online music

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Report: Apple’s iPhone 5 is GSM/CDMA, test logs show

Apple’s iPhone 5 is likely a dual GSM/CDMA phone, according to app developer logs.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:36 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Facebook launches Miramax eXperience app

Facebook users can now watch full-length Miramax movies online.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:14 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Online Video

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 08/23/2011

HP Touchpad, HP Pre 3 still in high demand despite being discontinued

Customers can’t get enough of the HP TouchPad and HP Pre 3 smartphone, even though the products have been discontinued.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:16 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, gadgets, mobile

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 08/22/2011

TouchPad will live on with Android ports, WebOS developers

The HP tablet, the TouchPad, has sold out and been sold off

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:08 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Hulu bids due this week

Bids for Hulu are due Wednesday, and many major players — Yahoo, Google, Amazon — are said to considering bids

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:58 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online video

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Report: iPhone components surface for new phone

Pictures of a battery, back camera and headphone/earphone jack have surfaced on a supplier Web site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Google Plus launches verified accounts

The new feature is meant to let people become more comfortable including people in their Circles, the company said.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:22 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Welcome back to the Internet, Libya

Libya is back online after 171 days of virtual silence.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:18 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 08/22/2011

GroupMe to be acquired by Skype; text messaging in trouble?

Skype has agreed to acquire GroupMe as the mobile messaing landscape continues to change.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:37 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Skype, Mobile, Digital Culture

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 08/22/2011

TouchPad sales soar after HP discontinues, drops price

The TouchPad is selling out after HP announced that it’s going to discontinue it and all WebOS devices on Thursday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:49 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Report: AT&T veep says iPhone 5 coming in early October

An AT&T vice president has reportedly told employees that the iPhone 5 will go on sale in early October

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:38 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 08/19/2011

OED now includes retweet, sexting and cyberbullying

Woot! New techy terms are now officially a part of the Oxford English Dictionary.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:33 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Facebook ‘Like’ button violates privacy laws, German official rules

Facebook says it firmly believes its “Like” button is in compliance with EU standards.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:44 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Privacy, International

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 08/19/2011

HP, Google actions bolster arguments of post-PC era

Is the PC really dead? Tech business moves this week suggest companies think so.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:44 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets, Mobile

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/19/2011

HP and Apple, Google and Motorola: Let’s chat!

Join us for a 1 p.m. chat about this week’s major tech developments.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Apple, Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/19/2011

‘Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’ on sale Nov. 20

The next installment of the Zelda franchise, “Skyward Sword,” will be on shelves Nov. 20.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 08/19/2011

AT&T streamlines text messaging plans, will eliminate $10 plan

AT&T is cutting its $10, 1000-message plan, citing consumer preference for unlimited texts.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:33 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 08/19/2011

NBA 2K12 announces full lineup of legends

Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon and Scottie Pippen are among those joining 2K12’s lineup of legends.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:47 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 08/18/2011

HP CEO: Shutting down WebOS ‘difficult but necessary’

HP Chief Executive Leo Apotheker said that WebOS operations will end by the Q4 2011.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:18 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 08/18/2011

HP kills WebOS devices after poor sales

HP will end production of the TouchPad and other WebOS devices.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:11 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Tablet, Gadgets

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Google adds weather to maps

Google has added weather conditions to Google Maps.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 08/18/2011

San Francisco BART leak highlights hacker ethics split

A hacker has posted information about BART transit officers — and at least one member of the Anonymous hacker collective isn’t happy about it..

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:19 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cybersecurity

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Report: Hewlett-Packard to spin off PC business, buy software company

Hewlett-Packard is planning to spin off its PC business and acquire software company Autonomy Corp in a $10 billion acquisition, Bloomberg reports.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:13 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Computers

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Report: Android users use apps more than Web

A Nielsen report shows that smartphone owners turn more often to apps than smartphone browsers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Digital Culture

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Google Magnifier has music downloads and reviews

Google has launched an online music magazine, Google Magnifier, that will let beta users of its Google Music service find new songs and free tracks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:52 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online music

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011

T-Mobile joins the BlackBerry Bold 9900 party

T-Mobile announced it will carry the BlackBerry 9900, its first BlackBerry 4G smartphone

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  07:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, RIM

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 08/17/2011

New Apple store? Glass storefront proposed in Santa Monica

A report filed with the City of Santa Monica, Calif., features a building that looks a lot like an Apple store.

By Jessica Sabbah and Hayley Tsukayama  |  07:11 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Skype WiFi now available on iOS devices

Skype over WiFi is now officially available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:49 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Skype

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Apple’s new HQ is not bigger than the Pentagon

A report that Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino will be bigger than the Pentagon appears to be wrong, says Fortune’s Phillip Elmer-DeWitt.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/17/2011

StumbleUpon takes a more targeted approach

StumbleUpon is launching the “Explore Box” to let users better tailor their Web wanderings.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital culture, social networking

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Jackie Chan death hoax hits Twitter again

Facebook page follows the first hoax that was reported on Twitter, but the martial arts movie star seems to be alive, as usual.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital culture

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Apple lawsuits continue as judge relaxes Samsung Galaxy ban in Europe

A German court has partially lifted a ban it placed on imports of the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, which Apple contends copies its iPad.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:09 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IP, Apple, International

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Google Plus members value their privacy

A selling point of Google Plus proves to be true — 48 percent of users reportedly haven’t made a public post

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:05 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Sony cutting PlayStation 3 price to $249

Sony’s price cut makes the PS3 more competitive with the Xbox.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:08 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/16/2011

President Obama can now be ‘mayor’ on Foursquare, too

The White House announced on its blog Monday night that it has joined the check-in service Foursquare.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Politics and policy

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Verizon selling BlackBerry Bold 9930

You can nab the BlackBerry Bold 9930 on Verizon’s Web site for $249.99 with a two-year contract

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:01 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/16/2011

AT&T’s first LTE devices to launch Aug. 21

AT&T is releasing LTE-capable devices on Aug. 21, though LTE availability is limited.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Gadgets

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Report: Apple’s next iPad won’t debut before Christmas

A report from Apple’s supply chain says that the tablet’s release has been delayed

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Apple releases OSX Lion thumb drive

Apple has started selling thumb drives loaded with OS X Lion.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:15 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Computers

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Microsoft starts Windows 8 blog with a dose of humility

Microsoft is humble as its starts its blog about the development of its next operating system.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:04 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Computers

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Microsoft: We welcome all device partners

Microsoft says it now has the only equal opportunity platform

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Google, Microsoft

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Americans use cell phones to stave off boredom, avoid each other

A new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project in cellphone use has some interesting results

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:18 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Digital culture

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Microsoft is discontinuing the glossy Xbox

Microsoft is moving back to a matte finish on the Xbox in the next few weeks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:10 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Why the Google - Motorola deal makes sense...and why it doesn’t

Google and Motorola Mobility announced they’re joining forces in a $12.5 billion deal that could have a whole lot of impact on the tech industry.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:55 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Mobile

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Firefox 6 available for download

Ahead of its official release, Firefox 6 is already finding its way onto the computers of eager Mozilla fans.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:08 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mozilla

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Google agrees to acquire Motorola Mobility

In Google’s largest acquisition to date, the company has agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Mobile

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Airbnb launches promised insurance, security programs

Short-term rental site Airbnb launches its $50,000 insurance program and 24-hour hotline

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:46 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Report: Apple will not hold a Sept. 7 event, after all

A trusted Apple blogger reports his sources deny Apple will hold a Sept. 7 event

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  07:45 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Low-priced plans for data-hungry families

Verizon and Comcast both have new plans that get you ’net access for $20 a month.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:43 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Target offers another 3DS trade-in deal

Target is running a promotion for those who want to trade-in their old Nintendo handhelds

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:15 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Report: Apple announcing the iPhone 5 on Sept. 7

Coming to us from the Japanese blog Kodawarisan is the speculation that Apple’s big event will take place Sept. 7.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:02 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Samsung Galaxy S II launch expected this month

Samsung has scheduled a media event this month that may be the announcement of the U.S. launch of the Galaxy S II.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Report: Rovio seeking $1.2 billion valuation

Can the “Angry Birds” creator keep up its momentum?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:27 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Google Plus adds games

Google announced that it’s adding games to its Google Plus social network

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:54 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Social Networking, Google, Facebook

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Shortmail: A new approach to e-mail

Shortmail is a messaging service that caps messages at 500 characters

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:20 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E-mail

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Weekend Nintendo 3DS sale: $99 for GameStop rewards members

GameStop Rewards members can trade-in an old DSi, DSiXL or DSLite for a $99 3DS this weekend

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:40 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Report: Apple researching projectors in their devices?

Patently Apple reports that Apple is researching the idea of putting projectors in their devices

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile, Computers

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/11/2011

HTC invests $300 million in Beats by Dr. Dre

HTC announced that it’s investing $300 million in Beats Electronics, with plans to bring a line of HTC devices with the audio technology.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Facebook faces down phone number rumors

Facebook had to address user worry about how the site displays phone numbers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Privacy

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Sony and LG settle patent disputes

Both companies settle 24 intellectual property disputes, agreeing to cross-license patents.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IP

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Should Nintendo jump on mobile?

Investors are reportedly pressuring Nintendo to make the jump to mobile platforms

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming, Mobile

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Twitter makes photo-sharing a snap

Twitter has launched its own photo-sharing tool, now available to everyone on the site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:42 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Social Networking

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Facebook ‘operation’ shows off Anonymous’s cracks

The mainstream Anonymous Twitter said that ‘OpFacebook’ comes from a smaller group.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Security

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Apple valued higher than Exxon Mobil as markets close

Apple passed Exxon Mobil in market value for the first time Tuesday, but took the crown Wednesday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Charges filed over iPhone 4 leak, Gizmodo employees cleared

A California judge charged two people with “misappropriation of lost property” for taking an iPhone 4 prototype

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:55 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Facebook messaging goes mobile (with a hidden surprise?)

Facebook Messenger, an app to let you chat with FB friends on the go is available for Android and iOS

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 imports banned in most of Europe

Imports of Samsung’s slim tablet are temporarily halted due to Apple suit.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Nintendo announces ‘Flame Red’ 3DS

Nintendo will launch a red 3DS on Sept. 9, to coincide the release of StarFox 64 3D

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Anonymous says it will take down Facebook on Nov. 5

Hacktivist group Anonymous says it will target Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day on Nov. 5.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Privacy

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Apple releases downloadable Lion boot disk

Apple has released a downloadable boot disk for its latest operating system.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:41 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Computers

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Tottenham MP calls for suspension of BlackBerry Messenger

David Lammy, who represents Tottenham, has called on RIM to suspend its messaging service, which has been used by rioters.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International, RIM, Mobile, Social Networking

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Facebook adds mobile security features

Facebook has added a couple of key security features to its mobile app.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  07:21 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Spotify has 1.4 million U.S. customers

Less than a month since its U.S. debut, Spotify reportedly has 1.4 million customers in the United States.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:24 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online music

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Entrepreneur wants your input on his future

Entrepreneur Mike Moradian is deciding between Harvard Business School and his start-up, and he wants your input.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Skype adds Mac HD video calling, support for Lion

Skype has added support for OS Lion and HD calls for the Mac.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/08/2011

New social network deals with cancer through digital connections

I Had Cancer, a new social network for cancer fighters, survivors and those who support them, lets users search for people by location, age and type of cancer.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Apple offers a $999 iMac, just for educational institutions

Apple offers a $999 iMac, just for educational institutions.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/08/2011

AT&T changes its voicemail policy following hacking scandals

AT&T, spurred by the hacking scandal in Britain, has made changes to its voicemail systems, setting a password on voicemail by default.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Security

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Anonymous strikes again, takes over Syrian Defense Ministry Web site

Anonymous has struck again, this time accessing the Web site of the Syrian Ministry of Defense and posting a statement Monday decrying the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Data caps, mobile surfing and expectations

Mobile surfing is on the rise, but what do we expect from it?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:02 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Study: Android popular in the South, iPhones in the North

A study from Jumptap shows U.S. regional tastes in cellphones

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apple, google, mobile

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Facebook’s ‘spam king’ indicted

Alleged Facebook spammer Sandford Wallace has been charged with fraud.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Security

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Scammers home in on ‘Harry Potter’ fans

There’s only one way to get into Pottermore early, and it’s not by clicking on suspicious links.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 08/05/2011

HP slashes TouchPad price for the weekend

Just a month into its time on the market, the HP TouchPad is getting a one-weekend price cut to $399

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:39 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Google, Microsoft continue patent slapfight

Microsoft’s Frank Shaw sends another volley in the verbal patent spat with Google.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, IP

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Google trading more blows in patent fight

Google hits back at Microsoft’s taunting over patents.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:40 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, IP

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Report: China Telecom prepping for two iPhones

China Telecom is preparing for two iPhones this fall — a high-end model and a ‘simplified’ one.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:24 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Sony: PlayStation Vita won’t hit U.S. stores for the holidays

Sony’s Executive Deputy President Kazuo Hirai said that the Vita will hit the U.S. early next year

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:52 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Skype adds video call support for most Android devices

Skype said video calls should now work on a host of Android devices.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Skype

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/04/2011

NBA 2K12 adds more legendary players, new mode

2K Games announced that it’s adding a mode that will let you play some of the NBA’s most historic games in NBA 2K12.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Google: Microsoft, Apple in an ‘organized campaign’ against Android

Google is speaking out against its competitors’ patent tactics

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:56 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gioogle, Microsoft, IP

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Report: Randi Zuckerberg to leave Facebook

Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s director of marketing and sister of its CEO and co-founder, may be striking out on her own.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:38 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Network Solutions agrees to be purchased by Web.com

Herndon, Va.- based Network Solutions has agreed to be purchased by Web.com.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:03 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Apple’s iPhone 5 release rumors bounce back toward September

Supplier report says the iPhone will ship in September. No, really.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Yahoo Mail deals with another outage

Yahoo Mail suffered an outage, but the company has reportedly resolved the issues.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:47 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Gmail Calls: Now in 38 languages

Google has added some international support to make it easier for Gmail users to call from within their browsers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Five touch-screen BlackBerrys will hit shelves this month

Research in Motion will have five new touch-screen BlackBerrys this month.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Google Plus could be the fastest-growing site in history

A new report from comScore indicates that Google+ now has 25 million users

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:50 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social Networking

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Twitter getting rid of old format

Twitter is ditching its old format, months after giving users the option to switch

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:57 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Nexus S is free at Best Buy today

All models of Google’s Nexus S are free at Best Buy today

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:35 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Google acquires The DealMap, where Maps meets Offers

The DealMap, a local deals mapping site, said Tuesday that it had been acquired by Google.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:21 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online shopping, Google

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Skype for iPad officially (re-)released

Skype officially released its iPad app Tuesday after an accidental early release

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:53 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Tablets, Mobile

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Newt Gingrich’s Twitter follower count under scrutiny

An anonymous source says that the presidential hopeful has paid for his Twitter followers, but others — and Gingrich -- disagree

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy, Twitter, Social networking

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Pentagon puts out a call for the socially savvy

The Defense Dept. is looking for people who know their way around social networks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Airbnb announces insurance program as details on burglary suspect emerge

Airbnb moved to mend consumer ties as the San Francisco Police identified burglary suspect.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture, Security

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Zediva faces shut down order

U.S. judge says Zediva, the video service that played physical DVDs online, has to close down.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:41 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online video

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Apple iCloud pricing revealed in developer beta

Apple revealed additional tiers of iCloud pricing in a developer beta launch.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:10 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 08/01/2011

FAQ: AT&T unlimited plan changes

AT&T announced that it’s holding some of its unlimited data users back.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:23 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Wordpress slowdown not a hack, company says

A slowdown at Wordpress affected several sites that rely on the service.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cybersecurity

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Diablo 3 auction house to charge real money for in-game goods

Game developer Blizzard is introducing an auction house in its Diablo 3 game that only accepts real money.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:29 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Logitech Revue price cut goes into effect

The Logitech Revue, a Google TV set-top box, is now on sale for $99, with an update slated for this summer.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:07 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Televisions

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Apple iPhone 5 set for October?

A new report suggests the iPhone 5 will launch in October, not September as widely expected.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:07 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Report: Apple partner Foxconn adding 1 million robots to workforce

Foxconn, which produces Apple iPhones and iPads, is reportedly adding 1 million robots over the next three years

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:50 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Tablets, Mobile, Gadgets

 

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