Will it be the all-in-one box or separate devices? That's the debate raging around here at ZDTV and in the industry. Some think that in a few years we'll be watching TV, surfing the Net, hanging with our instant-messaging buddies and selecting our digital groove tunes all from a single box. This is the true essence of convergence, where "lean forward activities" (e-mail, data navigation and browsing, chat, etc.) and "lean backwards activities" (couch potato type stuff like watching ZDTV) are done on a single enhanced TV device. One box, lots of watching and interacting activities. Others say that instead we'll end up with a range of specialized devices. The TV will remain essentially unchanged, but we'll add-on Internet and other digital appliances specialized by task. Imagine a Webpad with barcode reader, touch screen and perhaps keyboard that would be ideal for the kitchen. A wireless Webpad, with touch screen, might be carried around for checking e-mail, chatting and … [Read more...] about Will it be the all-in-one box or separate devices?
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Good news Android tablet owners who also happen to like BBC programming. The BBC iPlayer app will also be available to you! It was reported yesterday that BBC iPlayer would be coming to iPads in the United Kingdom by Thursday, with the U.S. iTunes Store to receive the app in June. Now the Beeb has confirmed that it would be available for tablets running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher. Note that Flash Player 10.1 is needed, and just like with the iPad version, playback is only available via Wi-Fi connections. However, simple browsing is allowed over 3G. In all likelihood, this should be the same case for Android users when the BBC iPlayer app drops in America this summer. Just don't forget about that subscription fee. Related coverage on ZDNet: … [Read more...] about BBC iPlayer app will also be available on Android tablets
posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:53 0 1. Stuntman (Posts: 841; Member since: 01 Aug 2011) I have an issue with apps that when you install them, remove your pin or pattern lock. posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:55 4 2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013) It's a strange thing that the Facebook Home for HTC only supports the One and the One X right now. What about HTC Butterfly/Droid DNA and the One X+, these phones are last years flagships too. They should've make it available at the same time. posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:42 5 13. MikeG77 (Posts: 424; Member since: 24 Nov 2008) You make a valid point and then you get a thumbs down. Why is HTC not inclduing the J Butterfly/DNA as a Facebook Home elegible device???. I swear HTC needs to sit down and figure out what they really want to do as a company because if not there done in the next 2 yrs. posted on 10 Apr 2013, 12:58 1 17. joseg81 (Posts: 203; Member since: 15 Jul 2011) this is how they … [Read more...] about Comments for : Facebook Home will be available for these HTC and Samsung phones in 2 days
December 11, 2017 - Written By Kristijan Lucic LG had introduced a new, premium smartphone on December 7, the LG Signature Edition, and the company has just confirmed to us that the device will not be available outside of South Korea. The LG Signature Edition is a limited edition smartphone which was announced in LG’s homeland a couple of days ago, and LG confirmed back then that it will manufacture only 300 units of the LG Signature Edition. That fact alone suggested that the phone will not become available outside of Korea, though nothing has been confirmed, until now. The LG Signature Edition is priced at 2 million won in South Korea, which translates to around $1,800, and LG says that a market for such pricey phones is very limited, so that could be the reason why the company is not planning to release it outside of Korea, even though some people would probably be interested in getting this handset. The LG Signature Edition is a very sleek-looking smartphone, it’s … [Read more...] about LG Signature Edition Will Not Be Available Outside Of Korea
With the demand for Bitcoin increasing in Switzerland, the country is taking steps to allow its citizens to easily obtain the digital currency.Starting Nov. 11, customers on the Swiss railway will be able to trade their Swiss francs for Bitcoins on ticket machines. While people will be able to buy Bitcoin, train tickets will not be available for purchase using the digital money.The SBB, Switzerland’s national rail service, told the BBC it had been testing demand for Bitcoin across the country, resulting in a decision to launch the service, which will serve as a two-year pilot project to start. While purchase of Bitcoins will be relatively simple, buyers would have to enter their cell phone number for security and identification purchases, and people will only be able to spend 500 Swiss Francs per transaction.“One Bitcoin currently equals around 708.64 Swiss Francs, but it is possible to buy fractions of the currency,” the BBC said.The BBC reported that SweePay, a … [Read more...] about Bitcoin will soon be available for purchase on Swiss railway ticket machines
Dodge may have stunned the automotive world with all the facts and figures related to its new Challenger SRT Demon, but there's a big mystery number that will be key to its marketplace performance: Price. At the street/strip star's Tuesday night unveil, there was no mention of cost of entry, and officials have remained mum on pricing throughout the New York Auto Show's press days. And while we still have no idea what the Demon will cost, we do have a good idea of when we'll know more, as well as how and where you'll be able to buy it.In my Wednesday interview with Tim Kuniskis, Dodge's head of passenger car brands, shed some light on when the company will divulge the car's asking price: "I think probably in about two months. Our goal is by June to have the distribution system out -- how we're going to allocate the vehicles to the dealers, and the pricing, all at the same time." Just 3,300 units are planned for the Demon's one-year production run, with 3,000 units coming to the US and … [Read more...] about Dodge Challenger SRT Demon pricing: When will it be available?
Microsoft's decision to stop patching older versions of Internet Explorer (IE) in 17 months may not be as much of a show-stopper as many assume, according to an analysis by Computerworld.A week ago, Microsoft abruptly announced that it would give customers until Jan. 12, 2016, to stop using older versions of IE. After that date, Microsoft will support IE9 only on Windows Vista, IE10 only on Windows Server 2012, and IE11 on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.IE7 and IE8 will drop off support completely, and IE9 and IE10 will also fall off the list for Windows 7 users. The browsers will continue working, but Microsoft will halt both technical support and security updates for the banned versions.Because of the large number of critical vulnerabilities Microsoft patches in its browser -- 111 in the last three months -- it will be extremely risky running an unsupported version.Or will it?While there will be risk, running an outdated version of IE is actually a safer bet than running a current edition … [Read more...] about How Risky Will it Be to Run Old IE after Microsoft’s 2016 Patch Stoppage?
Maybe it's just that there's been a ton of cloud news recently. Amazon announced its Relational Data Service based on MySQL, adding to its already significant lead with cloud-based storage and compute capabilities. Microsoft had its PDC with new announcements on Azure's availability next year. And Salesforce.com hosted a cloud conference with dozens of partners offering applications that run on Salesforce's cloud infrastructure. It seems a week doesn't go by without a multitude of cloud announcements.After VMware announced its acquisition of SpringSource, it seemed like cloud computing would emerge as "clash of the titans" with billion-dollar players Amazon, Microsoft, VMware, and so on duking it out and leaving little room for smaller companies. Now I'm not so sure. [ InfoWorld's Test Center examines cloud offerings from Amazon, Google, AppNexus, and GoGrid | Stay up to speed with the open source community via InfoWorld's Technology: Open Source newsletter. ]In a post called "The War … [Read more...] about Will it be a winner-take-all market for the cloud?
Shipments of new Symbian smartphones from Nokia are rapidly dying, less than three years after the last time it topped the list of the world's most-used mobile platforms.The rapid and stark decline of Symbian serves as a warning about what can happen to top smartphone operating systems, even iOS and Android, in a volatile market, analysts said.In another decade, pray tell, where will the iPhone stand?Despite Symbian's recent place among the ranks of the tech greats, there won't be many tears shed for its demise, or many fond remembrances. There won't be a short epitaph on a tombstone somewhere in Espoo, Finland, Nokia's hometown.The company is now focused on making Windows Phone-based smartphones like the Lumia line as well as the low-cost Asha phones that run a variant of Symbian."For many people, Nokia phones on Symbian were [once] the epitome of a smartphone," said Yankee Group analyst Boris Metodiev in a blog post this week. "That time is long gone. No one is going to miss Symbian. … [Read more...] about As Once-Mighty Symbian Enters Hospice, Will it be Missed?
Hanvon Technology, which is based in Beijing, is expected to unveil the first color E Ink reading device at the FPD International 2010 trade show in Tokyo tomorrow, according to the New York Times. The thus-far unnamed device features a 9.6-inch color E Ink display, Wi-Fi, and 3G connectivity; and will hit the market in March 2011 for the equivalent of US$440 -- roughly $150 less than the iPad's price in China.Hanvon's founder and chairman, Liu Yingjian, told the New York Times that "It's possible that we'll sell this in the U.S. as well."Up until now, E Ink technology has been solely in high-contrast black and white. Most companies have adhered to this colorless technology, but with the iPad's growing popularity as an e-reader -- and Barnes and Noble's -- it looks as though others will need to adopt color E Ink or risk becoming obsolete. (I'm looking at you, Amazon.)Amazon has been clinging to E Ink since inception, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said that while the company has plans to … [Read more...] about Color E Ink Coming Soon — But When will it Arrive in US?