Category Archives: Entertainment

Video: Floating 3D video shows ‘Star Wars’ holograms are closer than we think

Thanks to Princess Leia’s famous Star Wars plea, true holograms rank just behind flying cars as tech we want, nay deserve to have in our lifetimes — and Tupac-style flimflam won’t cut it.

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Video: Have You Always Wanted To Be A Jedi? Come September, You’ll Be One With The Force.

After Star Wars was released, everybody wanted to control the force. Who wouldn’t after watching Vader force-choke Imperial officer Conan Antonio Motti or Yoda moving Luke’s X-Wing from the swamp? While we’re not even remotely close to that kind of force … Continue reading

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Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life

The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed. In a 6–3 ruling, the court found that Aereo’s service violates the Copyright Act … Continue reading

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Video: Anki Drive iPhone-controlled, weaponized cars with killer AI

Slot-car racing games aren’t just for little kids anymore, especially if your cars look as good as Anki Drive’s iPhone-compatible models. Faster, smarter and sleeker than your familiar, old school Hot Wheels, each one of Anki Drive’s tiny artificially-intelligent mini … Continue reading

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The Copyright Alert System: How the New “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Program Works

This week marks the rollout of the long delayed “Copyright Alert System” aka the six strike anti-piracy program. It’s a bit confusing at a glance, but it’s not nearly as powerful as you’d think. Here’s how the system works, how … Continue reading

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Next Kinect Sensor Spec’s

Launched in November 2010, the Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor set a world record for the fastest selling consumer electronic device, selling ten million units in its first four months alone. Natural user interface (NUI) experiences using Kinect have proved a … Continue reading

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Angry Birds Malware arrives on Android watch you BILL.

A firm has been fined £50,000 ($77,055) after Trojan versions of popular Android apps secretly sent expensive SMS messages to premium rate numbers. 

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Nintendo 3DS firmware update on the way.

Nintendo is preparing a new upgrade to its 3DS gaming system. Now that the 3DS has a healthy selection of varied apps and games for users to download, Nintendo will be doling out a software update for the system that … Continue reading

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Verizon and Redbox Teaming for DVD and Streaming services

A bold move to directly compete with Netflix, Verizon and Rebox announced their plans to  allowing anyone with broadband service to rent DVDs and stream movies via the Internet.

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Tivo settles for $215 Million from AT&T in Patent Settlement

Tivo will receive the minimum sum of $215 million over six years — more if AT&T DVR subscribers go above a certain level. This settles a patent dispute going back to 2009 and has been covered here with some side … Continue reading

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