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Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb for tablets revealed in new video

Major news from Google just hit at CES: Android 3.0, dubbed Honeycomb, has been revealed. It might be a leak, but the video is very well made and looks quite solid. While a new Android version is always a big deal, this leak is made all the more significant by the platform's apparent shift in focus. It's all about the tablets now. While Android for phones is certainly not going away, the Hone...

Skype for iPhone probably getting video calling in January

Skype for iPhone may be getting video calling very soon, if a Skype help document posted on Engadget is any indication. The document, called "How do I make video calls with Skype for iPhone?" actually walks users through video calling steps that aren't part of the app ... yet. That should change in early January, when Skype hits CES for a panel called "Video Calling Gets Ready for Primtime." Th...

Windows for ARM processors is coming; but is it 7, 8, or something else?

Microsoft is to announce a new version of Windows designed to run on ARM processors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. It is not yet known whether this will simply be a port of Windows 7 to the ARM architecture, or an entirely new species of Windows OS. ARM chips, due to their lower power consumption and smaller footprints, are used in almost every mobile phone and tablet on th...

No Windows 8 demo at CES in January?

Thanks to a single sentence in a New York Times article, a number of blogs are trumpeting the first public demonstration of Windows 8 at CES in January. It was already known that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would be on stage to showcase a handful of slates, but would they really be running the first builds of Windows.next already? According to the Times, a source "with knowledge of Microsoft's...

Pandora wants to go beyond the web to any Internet-connected device

Pandora, the popular music streaming service, is finally making a profit. The ten-year-old company is no stranger to problems and hurdles to overcome in the music industry, but is finally making a turn for the better. So what does Pandora want to do with this renewed success? They want to become a household name and be found on any device they can put themselves on. To keep their success alive,...

Your App Shop competes with the App Store, brings X-Rated apps to the iPhone

Steve Sheraton, a magician and software developer, has reportedly pulled off the neat trick of legally selling iPhone apps without going through Apple's iTunes App Store. Sheraton's product, Your App Shop, allows iPhone developers to create their own branded shops which deliver software to customers with none of the restrictions of Apple's store. In fact, one of the first shops to start using You...

DivX launches Internet TV platform

DivX, the popular multimedia codec, is branching out at CES this year! They've just announced the launch of DivX TV. But what is it? DivX TV is a way to bring content from the Internet directly to your television without the need for a PC. DivX TV just needs a name-brand TV or Blu-ray player and gives you immediate access to web videos, television shows, movies and even social networking servi...

Windows 7 Beta gets official this Friday

During his keynote address at CES tonight, Steve Ballmer made it official. The Windows 7 public beta will be made available for download on Friday, January 9th, 2009. If you've been leery of downloading the version that's been all over the torrent trackers since last week, get your download manager ready and keep your browser tuned to Microsoft's Windows 7 page for the genuine article. Technet,...

Battle of the keynotes: Jobs vs. Gates

We all saw Bill Gates sell something no one was buying, and Steve Jobs selling many things people really want in their respective keynotes this week. I am always the kind of person trying to find the meaning in it all. So, what do you think? I think Microsoft is putting out some decent software (Vista, Office, etc) but I think they have largely missed the boat on the digital lifestyle. Apple has t...

IBM attends CES after 10 years away

IBM has been out of the Consumer Electronic Show for ten years, and is now about to resurface again with an insurgence of new technologies to get their buzz going again. The last show they were at was in 1997, and now they have to prove again that they are heavy hitters in the industry. For the upcoming show, IBM is said to be planning to demonstrate how its technology, components, and top level b...

Rumor alert: Google to sell Google PCs at Wal-Mart

The LA Times' Sallie Hofmeister has published her business predictions for the new year, and there's a lot of interesting speculation among them, but most interesting is this tidbit: "Sources say Google has been in negotiations with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., among other retailers, to sell a Google PC." Of course this isn't the first talk of a Google-branded computer, and if anyone could pul...