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17 min ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

Cell phone store burglary suspect charged in more cases

Police say Carter, along with Michael Muckle and Robert Amos, broke into the T-Mobile store at 7613 Shelbyville Road on July 4 and Aug. 12 by throwing a large object through the front glass door.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, T-Mobile

3 hrs ago | Hudson Hub-Times

Capital News: Another day, another knucklehead texting while driving

I was driving across town from the Statehouse to a press conference promoting a new initiative to convince teens to stop texting while behind the wheel when I ended behind some knucklehead who was texting behind the wheel. I couldn't tell his age -- I maneuvered around him as quickly and safely as possible to get away from his zigzagging vehicle.


Related Topix: Ohio, Ohio Government, Cell Phones, Opinion

7 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Samsung Launches Industry's First 28-Megapixel Aps-C Cmos Image Sensor for Digital Cameras

Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its new 28 megapixel APS-C* CMOS image sensor for digital cameras. Currently in mass production, the new S5KVB2 is designed into Samsung's new compact system camera, the NX1, and will be showcased along with the camera at Photokina 2014 held in Cologne, Germany, September 16 to 21. Utilizing Samsung's advanced BSI pixel technology, the new S5KVB2 sensor offers superior light absorption.


Related Topix: Digital Cameras, World News, Germany, Marketing

11 hrs ago | ABC News

Sony Forecasts $2 Billion Loss, Cites Weak Mobile

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business as phone sales were battered by brutal competition. The Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate said Wednesday it anticipates a net loss of 230 billion yen for the fiscal year that ends March 31, 2015.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones

11 hrs ago | Business Times

Sony warns of US$2.14b annual loss, over four times forecast

Sony on Wednesday raised its forecast annual loss more than fourfold to US$2.14 billion, blaming its struggling mobile phone business. [TOKYO] Sony on Wednesday raised its forecast annual loss more than fourfold to US$2.14 billion, blaming its struggling mobile phone business.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones

Tue Sep 16, 2014


N.Y. court asked to freeze Turkish family's assets in UAE bank

An attorney for a Motorola subsidiary has asked New York's top state court on Tuesday to allow it to freeze the assets of a Turkish family held by branch of an international bank in the United Arab Emirates. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan in 2003 ruled that the Uzan family owed Motorola Credit Corp more than $2 billion and tacked on $1 billion in punitive damages in 2006.


Related Topix: World News, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Cell Phones, Cellphones, New York

Steuben Courier

Why Is NBC Reviving the Critically Trashed Problem Child As a TV Series?

There are many movies from the 1990s that would make great television shows: Goodfellas , Se7en... heck, even Boogie Nights comes to mind. Way, way, way down that list would be the 1990 critically maligned comedy Problem Child , a movie that most would want to forget they ever saw.


Related Topix: Family, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Problem Child, TV

Digital Post Production

Steve Pederson Picks Penteo 4 Pro for "The Equalizer"

DMN Newswire--2014-9-16--Academy Award-winning re-recording mixer Steve Pederson recently employed the new Penteo 4 Pro stereo-to-5.1 upmixer plug-in for the current film "Into the Storm" and upcoming, "The Equalizer." Pederson used Penteo to create multichannel surround mixes from stereo recordings by Moby and Eminem.


Related Topix: Audio and Video, Arts, Theater

News Times

Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?

In this Jan. 29, 2008 file photo, a salesperson helps a customer with information on big screen televisions at a Best Buy store in Nashville, Tenn. Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or smartphone.


Related Topix: TV, Startups, SquareTrade, Marketing

R & D

"Squid skin" metamaterials project yields vivid color display

The quest to create artificial "squid skin"-camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background-is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled by Rice Univ.' s Laboratory for Nanophotonics .


Related Topix: TV


Is Panasonic's CM1 a Camera or a Smartphone?

You'd be forgiven for thinking Panasonic's latest gadget is a smartphone. It's a slim rectangle with a touchscreen and LTE connectivity.


Related Topix: Cameras, Digital Cameras, World News, Germany, Photography, Arts, CPU, Science / Technology

JK on the run

Gigaom: Watch movies from Google Drive with Chromebook to Chromecast video streaming

Add Google Drive to the growing number of cloud services that can stream video to a Chromecast. The latest developer version of Chrome OS brings direct Drive to Chromecast streaming to your TV so that even low-cost Chromebooks can use the function.


Related Topix: TV

Mon Sep 15, 2014


UK's Phones 4u administration puts 5,596 jobs at risk

British mobile phone retailer Phones 4u [PHONE.UL] is seeking administrators, putting 5,596 jobs in jeopardy, after the country's biggest mobile operator EE joined Vodafone in not renewing its network agreement. The contract with EE, which comprises T-Mobile and Orange, was crucial to Phones 4u's future after it lost Vodafone's contract earlier this month, leaving the company with EE as its only partner.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Vodafone, T-Mobile

The Washington Post

Visteon Breakup Opens Door for Electronics Unit Deal: Real M&A

The $4.7 billion company is exploring options for splitting in two, including selling or spinning off its electronics business, people familiar with the matter said last week. For potential buyers interested in Visteon, a breakup may be preferable because it would let them bid directly on the faster- growing electronics division without having to take on its climate-control venture, said UBS AG.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Automakers, Visteon, Investment Banking, UBS Financial Services, Investment Services, UBS Investment Bank, Financial Services, Gabelli Asset Management, Harman International Ind, Electronics, Rye, NY

South China Morning Post

Watch your step! Mobile phone-lane opens in Chongqing for smartphone addicts

A dedicated pedestrian lane for people on their mobile phones has been opened in Chongqing, offering a path for those too engrossed in texting or gaming to watch where they're going. The property manager responsible said the walkway is intended to be ironic - to remind people that it's dangerous to tweet while walking the street.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Cell Phones, Marketing, National Geographic


5G Rise Slowed by Cost, Regulation

Governments around the world must agree to release spectrum in harmonized millimeter wave bands for 5G cellular services, according to a leading researcher in the field. The US has taken some, but not enough, steps in this direction, said Theodore Rappaport, director of NYU Wireless here.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Cell Phones, Cellphones

WTOP-FM Washington

Options abound for selling used mobile phones

This Sept. 9, 2014 file photo shows the iPhone 6, at left, and iPhone 6 plus during a new product release in Cupertino, Calif.


Related Topix: eBay, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA

Darien News-Review


According to BCC Research, in 2012 alone consumers around the world purchased 238.5 million televisions, 444.4 million computers and tablets and a whopping 1.75 billion mobile phones. Most of us discard such items within three years of purchase.


Related Topix: BCC Research, TV, Cellphones, New Bern, NC


LG Execs 'Destroyed' Samsung Washing Machines

Samsung has demanded an investigation after it accused senior executives at LG Electronics of deliberately "destroying" high-end washing machines at stores in Germany. The company claims its rival vandalised machines in Berlin, with one of the alleged incidents taking place before the massive IFA consumer electronics show earlier this month.


Related Topix: LG Electronics, Electronics, World News, Germany, Business News


Altera FPGAs Enable Dolby Vision for Ultra-HD TVs

The Dolby Vision value proposition is to deliver a dramatically different visual experience to TV displays, enabling content creators and television manufacturers to deliver greater brightness while also providing much deeper, more nuanced darks, and a fuller palette of colors. Dolby Laboratories reports that Dolby Vision can deliver signals that offer 40 times brighter highlights than today's TVs, along with up to 1,000 times greater contrast.


Related Topix: Startups, Altera, TV