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2 hrs ago | CIO

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

6 hrs ago | 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

South Yorkshire Times

Doncaster drug dealing dad is jailed

A father-of-two has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after police uncovered his drug dealing operation. Brian Waugh, aged 24, of Staveley Street, Edlington, was snared by officers who stopped him in the street and discovered he had 18 bags of cocaine.


Related Topix: Drugs, United Kingdom, Cumbria County, England, Cell Phones


Netflix launches in France, partners with third-largest telco

Netflix launched its video streaming service in France on Monday and teamed up with Bouygues to offer its content on France's third-largest telecom operator's set-top boxes. California-based Netflix said in a statement its subscriptions would start at 7.99 euros a month and give access to films, series and documentaries on television, computers but also tablets, smartphones and game consoles.


Related Topix: TV

Sun Sep 14, 2014

South China Morning Post

Scandal-plagued Asahi Shimbun admits fabricating interview

The Asahi Shimbun , under fire for erroneous reports on Japan's wartime military brothels and the testimony of the late chief of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, revealed yesterday yet another scandal, saying it fabricated an interview with the president of Nintendo. In a statement yesterday, the newspaper said it produced a story in June 2012 that appeared to be an interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, though the paper actually compiled remarks he had posted on Nintendo's website.


Related Topix: Publishing, Media, Asahi Shimbun, Nintendo Co, Electronics

West Australian

UK-based Phones 4u seeks administrator after EE contract loss

UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u said it is seeking the appointment of administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers after its key partner EE notified the company that it would not be renewing its network agreement. The contract, which ends in September next year with the UK's biggest mobile operator EE - which comprises T-Mobile and Orange, was crucial to the business for Phones 4u after it lost a similar contract with Vodafone Group Plc earlier this month.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Financial Services, Accounting, T-Mobile, Vodafone Group, Telecom, Vodafone

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Inside Israel, 10:44 PMSynagogue Attendance for Rosh Hashana Expected to Grow

27, after the Shabbat following the festival has concluded. than at the park over those three days, according to the chairman of the Association of Synagogues in Israel, Eliezer Sheffer.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Life, Holidays, Rosh Hashana, TV

Bad connection: Prison phone seizures rise

Annual seizures of mobile phones from federal prisoners have more than doubled in recent years as correctional officials try to prevent their clandestine use in drug trafficking and organized crime. Officials confiscated 137 phones from inmates across the country through the first 10 months of the fiscal year, according to the latest numbers from the Correctional Service of Canada.


Related Topix: Prison, Cell Phones

Don't Believe President Obama's Hype About An Engineer 'Shortage'

The original computer cost over $1 million, flat-screen televisions were once priced in the $20,000+ range, and then the first hand-held cellphone that was the size of a brick could be had for the gargantuan sum of $3,995. Based on the prices of all three, it's apparent that there was once a costly 'shortage' of useable computers, high resolution televisions, and workable cellphones.


Related Topix: TV, Cellphones


Samsung accuses LG execs of damaging its products

Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives of domestic rival LG Electronics Inc. of intentionally vandalizing its washing machines at retail stores in Germany and has asked for an official investigation.


Related Topix: Electronics, Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics Co, LG Electronics

Ambot ah!

Nikon CoolPix S6900, a selfie-friendly digicam for A 199

In addition to the D750 , Nikon has also introduced its new digital camera, the CoolPix S6900 , which is primarily geared towards consumers who love taking selfies. In a nutshell, the S6900 doesn't actually differ much from your typical point-and-shoot camera as far as its shooting capability is concern .


Related Topix: Digital Cameras

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Swinging on your phone just isn't amazing in Gameloft's 'Spider-Man Unlimted'

The highly anticipated mobile phone game " Spider-Man Unlimited" was released yesterday for Android, Apple and Windows phones. Game developer Gameloft has produced mobile Spider-Man games based off the film franchise starring Andrew Garfield in recent years, but this is the first original game featuring various Spider-Men from the comics.


Related Topix: Spider-Man, Activision, Beenox, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Cell Phones, Game., Marvel, Pop/Rock, Run!