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Faster Forward: September, 2011

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 09/30/2011

RIM denies rumors it’s dropping the PlayBook

Best Buy has slashed the price of RIM’s tablet.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:07 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Google launches real-time analytics tool

How many people are on your site at this very second?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:29 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Staples, Best Buy to get the Amazon Kindle Fire

Staples and Best Buy have both announced they will sell Amazon’s new line of Kindles.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:31 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Amazon Kindle: Everything you need to know in one post

Amazon introduced three readers, an Android tablet called the Kindle Fire and a new Web browser

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:46 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Toshiba offers 7-inch Thrive

Toshiba’s new tablet is a more portable version of its versatile sibling

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:14 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, Gadgets

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Amazon’s Kindle Fire: The Twitter-verse reacts

Here’s what Twitter users are saying about the latest entrant into the tablet computer market.

By Sarah Halzack  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/28/2011

How are you watching video?

This glut of choices has created an interesting new dynamic in American living rooms.

By Sarah Halzack  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Mojang, Bethesda are going to court over similarly named games

Game developers Mojang and Bethesda are going to court over games that seem too similarly named.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:14 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Apple wants to ‘Talk iPhone’ Oct. 4

The invitation doesn’t mention the iPhone 5 by name and or whether Apple will launch a revamped iPhone 4, an iPhone 5, or both

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Share your ‘circles’ with other Google Plus users

Google Plus users will be able to share “circles” with others (but without names).

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 09/26/2011

HTC Amaze 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II are T-Mo’s newest 4G phones

T-Mobile’s adding two more smartphones to its fastest HSPA+ network

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:07 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Netflix, DreamWorks sign a deal

Netflix and DreamWorks

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:12 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online video

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Bing introduces Daily Deals

Bing announced Friday that it’s dipping its toe into the daily deals space an aggregator.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:56 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online shopping

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Dish, Blockbuster introduce Movie Pass

Blockbuster introduces a streaming video and disc-by-mail service for Dish subscribers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:51 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online Video

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Can Meg Whitman save Hewlett-Packard?

There is some uncertainty about the company’s board and whether Whitman will be able to turn the company around.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HP

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Facebook changes: Share more, do more

Facebook is trying to be your one-stop shop for the Web

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:40 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011

f8: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg introduces Timeline

Facebook is revamping the user profile in a complete “Timeline,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg says, and The Post has an app.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social networking

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Report: Whitman to replace Apotheker as HP’s CEO

Former head of eBay will reportedly replace Leo Apotheker as CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:38 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HP

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011

f8: Facebook redesign, new features expected

Facebook is expected to have a few more features up its sleeve.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Networking, Facebook

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Pandora redesigns its site, ditches listening caps

The company has done away with the listening caps that prompted some users to pay up for the site

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:40 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online Music

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/21/2011

S. Korea leads the world in download speeds

South Korea smokes the rest of the world in download speeds; one U.S. city cracks the top 10.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Digital Culture

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Report: Apple’s iPhone event will be Oct. 4

Apple’s iPhone event is expected in the first week of October.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:48 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 09/20/2011

HTC Rhyme: On Verizon, for $199

The 3.7-inch smartphone costs $199 with a two-year contract from Verizon.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:56 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Microsoft, Comcast try to bridge the digital divide

Microsoft and Comcast launch programs to help lower-income families

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:44 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Google Plus, now for everyone

Google is throwing open the G+ doors as it moves into beta

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Social networking

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Google officially rolls out Google Wallet

Google is sending its Wallet app to Sprint Nexus S 4G phones in an over-the-air update.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:33 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Mobile

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Netflix to split into two businesses

Netflix will split into two businesses, one for streaming and one for DVDs.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Netflix

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Reports: Google works on ‘Propeller,’ a Flipboard competitor

Google is reportedly working on its own magazine-style news reader

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:19 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/16/2011

MeriTalk awards honor good, simple IT ideas

MeriTalk announced the winner of its Merit Awards.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 09/16/2011

ITC to review HTC, Apple ruling

The International Trade Commission will review decision that found HTC violated two Apple patents.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:29 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tablets, mobile, Apple, Google, HTC

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 09/15/2011

AmazonLocal headed to Kindle with ads

Amazon’s Kindle with Special Offers is now also a coupon portal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:03 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E-Books

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 09/15/2011

PlayStation Vita’s U.S. launch: Dec. 31?

Two major retailers are now listing the handheld’s debut as Dec. 31.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:27 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 09/15/2011

YouTube offers new editing tools

YouTube is now offering a basic suite of editing tools on its site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:56 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, online video

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/15/2011

United Nations to launch app for education, action

The UN is launching its first education and outreach app for the iPhone on Thursday in an effort to streamline its mobile presence and encourage users to take action on key global issues.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Digital Culture

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Microsoft's Ballmer: Windows 8 has seen 500,000 downloads

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise appearance at the BUILD developer conference on Wednesday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:59 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  microsoft, tablets, mobile

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Sony announces PlayStation Vita launch for Japan

Sony announced at the Tokyo Game Show that it will launch its next-generation handheld, the Vita, in Japan.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Google unveils flight search tool

Google Flight Search challenges sites such as Kayak and Orbitz.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:08 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Target site down as Missoni collection launches

A new line of clothing from the fashion house Missoni brought down Target’s Web site as eager shoppers flocked to get the high-fashion duds.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online Shopping

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Living Social offers half-off deal at Whole Foods

Living Social is offering another huge half-off deal, this time at Whole Foods.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:08 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online Shopping

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Nintendo 3DS will record in 3D

Nintendo announced Tuesday that the 3DS will be able to record video in 3D starting this November.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Gowalla revamps, launches a new site

Gowalla has launched a new site with a new purpose.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mobile

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Should HTC buy webOS?

HTC is reportedly considering snapping up HP’s webOS operating system.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Nintendo confirms right thumbstick coming to 3DS

Nintendo confirmed that it is adding a right thumbstick attachment to the 3DS

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaming

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Amazon aims for book rental service, report says

Amazon is reportedly in talks with publishers to launch a book rental service.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  e-Books

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Twitter hits 100 million active users

Twitter says it has 100 million active users and about about 50 million log in every day.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  07:22 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social networking

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Flash content will run on your iPhone

Adobe has modified its Flash player to work on iOS devices.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:15 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile, Tablets

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Windows 8 boot time will be much faster, Microsoft says

Microsoft showed off a super-fast boot time for Windows 8

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:24 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Michael J. Fox Foundation gets matching grant from Google’s Brin

Sergey Brin is matching up to $50 million in donations, including money raised by Nike’s auction of the Mag shoes

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Google discloses energy use

One 60-watt bulb left running for three hours — that’s how much energy Google said its servers use per user, per month.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:10 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Facebook remembers 9/11 anniversary with app, concert coverage

Facebook is livestreaming tonight’s Kennedy Center memorial concert and letting people share their memories

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Digital Culture

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Amazon, California lawmakers strike a tax deal

Amazon.com struck a deal with California legislative leaders to ward off an online sales tax for up to a year. No word yet on whether Gov. Jerry Brown agrees.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics and policy, Online shopping

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Google Docs suffers outage

Google Docs was hit with an outage Wednesday evening.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:35 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Shared links have a short lifespan

How long is the Facebook and Twitter news cycle? About three hours.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:12 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Twitter, Facebook, Digital Culture

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Nokia taking entries for signature tune makeover

Nokia is asking users across the globe to submit their variations on the company’s famous theme.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:19 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Droid Bionic will be available Sept. 8 for $299.99

Verizon announced the Motorola Droid Bionic is hitting shelves Sept. 8

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:20 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Gadgets

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Droid Bionic scavenger hunt kicks into full gear

Motorola and Verizon are sending smartphone buyers on a scavenger hunt across the Web for one of fall’s hottest new devices, the Droid Bionic.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:11 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Google

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Over a quarter of American adults use mobile location-based services

Americans are slow to adopt checking-in, but many look for directions and recommendations.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:04 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Digital Culture

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Apple Hong Kong store shows company zeroing in on Asian market

Apple is reportedly planning to build its first-ever store in Hong Kong, as the company turns its focus to a ripe market in Asia.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile, International

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 09/02/2011

‘Modern Warfare 3’ multiplayer preview released

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:59 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gaming

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Google’s Schmidt misquoted, said he couldn’t ‘stay’ on Apple’s board

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt had been falsely quoted as saying he couldn’t stand Apple’s board of directors.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:50 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Google, Microsoft

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 09/02/2011

iPhone 4 prototype theft suspects say they’re not guilty

Brian Hogan and Sage Wallower did not appear in court, but pleaded not guilty to all charges.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:50 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Mobile

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Starz cuts ties with Netflix

Faster Forward: Starz is pulling out of Netflix, leaving streaming much less worthwhile

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:38 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online video

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Chrome turns 3, Google celebrates Web’s history

Google’s Chrome browser marked its third birthday Thursday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Digital Culture

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 09/01/2011

IFA 2011: Samsung Note wants to be your one and only

Samsung has released new smartphones, new tablets and now the Galaxy Note that’s a strange combination of both.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:52 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Gadgets, Tablets

 

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