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March of Technology Could Trample US Audio Heritage

From fragile early wax recordings to today's podcasts, the nation's audio heritage is at peril, a report from the Library of Congress has concluded. The report, an outgrowth of a 2000 law mandating the Library of Congress to put together a national media preservation plan, found that efforts to pres...

Kindle Breaks Into Browsers

Amazon on Tuesday cracked the cover of its new book-in-a-browser service designed to make it easier for readers to discover new reads. "Kindle for the Web," as the service is called, doesn't allow customers of Amazon's e-bookstore to read their purchases within a browser window -- Amazon already has...

Sharp Launches Kindle/iPad Competitor in Japan

Electronics manufacturer Sharp said Monday that it will offer a Japan-only media service with an apparent focus on periodicals as well as e-books. In addition, Sharp will make two Android-based tablet devices that link to the service. "Galapagos," as the service will be called, will launch in Decemb...

Netflix’s Stream Flows North With New Canadian Service

Netflix said Wednesday that it has launched its video-streaming-only service for Canada, a plan it first publicly revealed last July. At about $7.76 a month for unlimited streaming, the service is more than a dollar cheaper than the most inexpensive U.S. unlimited streaming option, which goes for U...

Computer Brands Get High Votes From Satisfied Customers

American consumers seem to be generally happier with their recent computer purchases lately than in years past, but it appears buyers of some brands are happier than others. The spring launch of Apple's iPad helped the Cuptertino company boost its already formidable customer satisfaction rating in t...

MetroPCS Beats the Big Boys to LTE

Texas-based wireless provider MetroPCS announced Monday that it has turned on the first LTE network in the U.S., beating upmarket rivals Verizon and AT&T in deploying what is widely expected to be the next generation of wireless network technology. The company also announced a new Samsung LTE-en...

Facebook Phone, No – Facebookish Phone, Maybe

Facebook on Monday denied a weekend report that it is preparing to launch a branded phone designed to make the mobile phone experience more social, Facebook style. Although rumors spread following an anonymously sourced report that first appeared on TechCrunch purporting that such a phone is coming,...

IE9 Aims to Out-Chrome Chrome

Microsoft on Wednesday released the open beta version of Internet Explorer 9, a browser tightly integrated with Windows 7 and designed to fend off the rising threat of Google's Chrome browser and other competitors. The version unveiled Wednesday is by far the most complete look most people will have...

HTC Gives Sense UI a Facelift in New Desire Phones

HTC rolled out two new Android phones for the European and Asian markets on Wednesday, as well as an update to its Sense user interface and a new online service featuring remote phone locate and wipe services. The Desire HD is similar to the Evo model the company released in North America this year....

Verizon to Peddle Android Apps

Following the lead of one of its parent companies, Verizon Wireless is preparing to launch an Android app store under its V Cast label. More information about the launch will become available next week at the company's developer conference, Verizon spokesperson Debi Lewis said, but she added it's be...

Nokia Delivers Solid Symbian Smartphone Trio

Nokia added three new siblings to its upcoming family of smartphone offerings at Nokia World on Tuesday, adding a business-oriented handset and two consumer-oriented devices to its previously announced flagship N8 phone. The E7, C7 and C6 are expected to roll out before the end of the year, but it's...

YouTube Gives Live Streaming a Spin

YouTube began a limited two-day test of live streamed video on Monday, partially fulfilling years of rumors that the Google-owned service would enter the live market currently dominated by players such as Livestream, UStream and Justin.tv. The experiement began on Monday with shows from Rocketboom, ...

Did Google Just Cross Over?

Sellout. Unprincipled. Evil. These aren't the sort of adjectives Google executives are used to hearing applied to their little startup, now a $150 billion company that has grown from a simple search engine into a dominating corporate powerhouse that even has its own foreign policy challenges. Howeve...

Netflix Widens Its Movie Stream With $1B Epix Deal

Netflix said Tuesday that it has reached a deal with a movie-studio owned pay-tv and streaming service that will make recent theatrical releases available to its customers 90 days after they begin to appear on premium cable and on-demand channels. Neither Netflix nor Epix, the pay-tv and streaming s...

Will HTC ‘Glacier’ Trigger Fastphone Wars?

A tech enthusiast site says it has uncovered evidence of a dual-core HTC phone called the "Glacier" that may be headed for T-Mobile. The report by AlienBabelTech.com details a since-removed entry on benchmarking site GLBenchmark showing a phone called "HTC Glacier" being tested by a user whose Linke...

RIM Carries BlackBerry Torch Into Smartphone Fray

It has not been a great year for RIM, the Canadian maker of the BlackBerry device simultaneously loved and hated by millions of corporate employees. The company has seen its stock price slip by more than a third and its market share among new smartphone customers dwindle from 45 percent in the sprin...

Outlook Friends Facebook

Facebook has joined the list of social networking sites available in the in-boxes of Outlook users, thanks to Microsoft's Outlook Social Connector. Outlook users have been expecting Tuesday's announcement since November, when Microsoft said the service would be included in its Office 2010 suite. The...

HP Sends New Mini Netbook to School

HP stepped into the world of classroom computing Wednesday with the debut of its Mini 100e Education Edition, a netbook designed specifically for elementary-level classrooms. The 3.19-pound clamshell device is powered by a low-power Intel Atom N455 processor using the NM10 Express chipset. It comes ...

Obama Administration Launches Offensive Against IP Pirates

The White House on Tuesday released its plan to fight intellectual property theft, including more than 30 recommendations designed to encourage all branches of government to take a more aggressive stand against piracy. The Joint Strategic Plan, which was required by the 2008 PRO-IP Act, creates a ju...

Texting While Driving: Everyone’s Doing it

Adults are at least as likely as teenagers to text and engage in other distracting behavior behind the wheel, according to a survey released Friday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Twenty-seven percent of adult survey respondents said they have sent or read text messages while drivin...

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