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Comcast Snags Fandango, Plans Online Video Search Site

Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, is acquiring movie ticket sales portal Fandango and launching a new Web site to help people locate online video content. The new site, to be called "Fancast," will complement Fandango, which will continue to sell movie tickets, said Comcast. Both will be ...

Dash Recruits Road Testers for Web-Enabled GPS System

Mountain View, Calif.-based Dash Navigation is recruiting 2,000 drivers to "road test" the company's Dash Express automotive GPS, a unit that automatically connects to the Internet to provide real-time traffic conditions and other information for motorists. Dash just finished a six-month field trial...

HP Got Game?

Hewlett-Packard's purchase last year of high-end gaming PC maker VoodooPC is beginning to bear fruit as the computing and printing giant is now offering previews of advanced game technologies it might soon bring to market. These are likely to include groundbreaking devices and applications such as a...

New Google Map App Lets Users Chart Their Own Course

Google has unveiled a way for users of its popular Maps application to create and share maps they make themselves, creations that can include all sorts of digital content including videos, text and photos. The new Google My Maps tab, found on the Google Maps page, simplifies the process known as a m...

Sony Shaves $30 Off PSP Price

In a move framed as an anniversary celebration, not a reaction to competition, Sony Computer Entertainment America is cutting the price of the PlayStation Portable game console by $30. Sony said the units will now sell for $169.99, "delivering a significant $30 savings to consumers." That's about th...

IBM Designs New Web Browser for the Blind

IBM is close to unveiling a new Internet browsing technology that will help the visually impaired enjoy streaming video and animation. Code named "A-browser," which stands for "Accessibility Browser," the application uses and augments some of the technology found in IBM's Easy Web Browser, the softw...

Sirius TV Climbs Into Chrysler Back Seats

Digital television broadcasts targeted for children will soon be available in Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles, starting with the 2008 Chrysler and Dodge minivans. The service, coming from Sirius Satellite Radio, will be called "Sirius Backseat TV." While the name implies it will be available only ...

Microsoft Pumps Up Storage in New Xbox 360 Elite

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the upcoming release of the long-rumored new version of the Xbox 360 gaming console, a system with beefed-up storage capacity, a high-definition port, a black case and more. The unit, called the "Xbox 360 Elite," will sell for about $480 and be in stores April 29, Mi...

Sprint Slashes Music Download Fee to 99 Cents

Over-the-air music downloads just got less expensive, at least for Sprint customers. As part of a number of moves to boost its music download business, Sprint announced it will charge 99 cents for all songs purchased from its Sprint Music Store. The price cut, slated to begin early next month, will ...

Helio Promises Smooth Sailing With ‘Ocean’ Smartphone

Helio, the mobile communication joint venture of SK Telecom and Earthlink, has introduced a new device called "Ocean," asserting it is the world's first dual-slider with both a numeric keypad and a separate full QWERTY keyboard. The unit is being billed by Helio as "the ultimate social networking to...

Borders Dumps Amazon, Heads for Web

Borders Group is severing its alignment with Amazon.com and will be unveiling its own book-selling Web site as part of a major company restructuring designed to "revitalize, refocus, and ultimately reinvent the company." Borders' arrangement with Amazon, initiated seven years ago as a seemingly good...

Social Engineering Blamed for Xbox Live Hacks

Ill-willed players on the Microsoft Xbox Live system managed to gain access to other players' accounts by using pretexting and other forms of social engineering to trick customer service staffers into revealing private information. By making numerous calls to the Xbox Live customer support center, t...

MySpace Aims to ‘Impact’ Presidential Race

Vowing to play a "powerful role" in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, MySpace.com has introduced a portal featuring candidate-created profiles as well as voter-registration tools, job listings, videos, "friends" pages and other political content. MySpace expects the new portal, dubbed "The Impact...

Is OLPC Putting a Band-Aid on a Gaping Wound?

Originally billed as the "$100 laptop," the novel notebooks designed for the One Laptop per Child effort are now going to cost about $140. Quanta Computer, a Chinese company that is building the devices, said it received an order last month for the first million, but it remains unclear which nation ...

PS3 Update Bolsters Stanford Research Efforts

A new software update for Sony's PlayStation 3 consoles includes Bluetooth support, enhanced downloading and the ability to help a Stanford University distributed-computing program hoping to cure protein-related diseases. Dubbed "Firmware 1.60," the upgrade can be installed directly to Internet-conn...

Nintendo’s Still the One

Mario must be feeling super today. The latest game console sales figures for America, compiled by NPD Group, show his creator, Nintendo, outdistancing the competition by thousands of units. There were 485,000 Nintendo DS units sold in February and 335,000 sales of Nintendo's newest console, Wii, acc...

Study: U.S. Latinos on Far Side of Digital Divide

While the Internet has become a daily part of most American lives, Hispanics with lower levels of education and English proficiency are lagging, according to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Seventy-one percent of the non-Hispanic, white adult population in the United St...

Vista Gamers to Get Xbox Experience

Coming closer to founder Bill Gates' goal of providing gamers the chance to play online almost anywhere, Microsoft Wednesday said its Games for Windows Live will be activated May 8. When that happens, people playing PC games on computers running the new Windows Vista operating system will enjoy many...

Intel Joins Flash Memory Hard Drive Fray

The days of the spinning disk hard drive seem to be numbered as Intel Tuesday joined the growing field of companies offering solid state flash memory drives that are faster, quieter and more power efficient. The new Intel unit, named the "Z-U130 Value Solid-State Drive," is based on NAND flash memor...

CBS Doubles Bandwidth for March Madness

To help meet demand for online streaming video of the upcoming NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship, CBS SportsLine is doubling its bandwidth reserves and offering preregistration. The company, part of CBS Interactive, expects "an even greater audience" for the March Madness games than it e...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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