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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 review: A high watermark in tablet performance and value - CNET

MSRP: $229.00<p><b>The Good</b> <b>Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7</b> is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI pages at a frantic pace. The screen is impressively sharp and the small light design is comfy for reading books. Mayday is personal and near-instant customer service. Some small but smart …

Gear & Gadgets

My simple Kindle Fire HDX review: What’s to like and not to like

A new holiday shopping season is upon us and that means a long parade of new consumer electronics, including, what else: tablets. With personal …

Panasonic 65-inch Smart VIERA WT600 Ultra HD TV (eyes-on)

Panasonic's 65-inch Smart VIERA WT600 UHD TV may have hit the market as a "me too" 4K TV, but it sure does look nice -- even when placed right next to some of the competition. Thanks to its embedded H.264 decoder, we saw it run 4K content straight off an SDXC card and streamed from the internet …

Paper Partners With Moleskine To Bring Your iPad Drawings To Life

What do you get when you combine everyone’s favorite drawing app for the iPad with everyone’s favorite paper journal? You get an awesome partnership with Paper by FiftyThree and Moleskine.<p>FiftyThree and Moleskine have created an easy way to take a digital creation and make it a frozen moment in …

Internet proves that only four things are better than kittens

For over a decade, designers and artists have used the internet to share and seek critique of their work. Be it on DeviantArt, or, more recently, sites like Dribbble or Behance, submitting work online is a useful way for creatives to gain vital feedback. However, a new site puts designs up against …

Bulgarians trade free will for free beer

Dutch brewery Amstel has launched an innovative new advertising campaign that rewards people for standing still. The Bulgarian advertiser Next Digital Creative Agency has installed an interactive advert called <i>Amstel Still</i> in cities throughout the country that gives away free beer to anyone willing …

Latest Raspbmc update brings speed boost, bug fixes and more (video)

Two months have passed since we last saw an update to the Raspberry Pi port of XBMC, but the tail end of September finally delivered some fresh code. Chief among the changes is a speed boost that makes browsing media libraries on Raspbmc much smoother and snappier. With the new software onboard, …

Cube 3D printer goes on sale at Currys & PC World

Currys and PC World have announced that the Cube 3D printer is now available to buy online for £1,195.<p>The Cube works by enabling the user to design a three-dimensional product, and then send that design's instruction to the printer, either via Wi-Fi from their computer or by plugging in a USB stick.<p>…

EyeQuant gets funding to expand eye-tracking simulation tech to mobile and retail

EyeQuant, a Berlin firm that helps companies such as Google(s goog), Spotify and Barnes & Noble(s bks) figure out where their users are most likely …

It’s Over For Paid Apps, With A Few Exceptions

Is it over for paid mobile apps? That’s the general thinking these days, as the App Stores fill up with “good enough” alternatives to paid apps, while major publishers game the charts with free offerings that make millions which can then be used for their ongoing user acquisition efforts. That’s …

Lucidpress Launches Web-Based Design And Publishing App For Print And Online

Lucid Software, the company behind the popular Lucidchart online flow chart and diagramming service, announced a new product in its lineup today. Lucidpress, as the name indicates, is a web-based publishing app for creating print and online content that takes on the established design and desktop …

Flea Market App Stuffle Raises Seven-Figure Cash And “Media For Equity” Funding

Flea market-style mobile apps are both a dime a dozen and refreshingly straightforward. Upload a photo of the item for sale, write a description, set a price, and wait for nearby interested buyers to make a purchase. That level of simplicity and transparency, however, isn’t to be found in Stuffle‘s …

Xbox One, PlayStation 4 to help console market rebound

Game console sales are predicted to rebound this year after a four-year slide, according to new data from research firm IDC.<p>Lewis Ward, IDC's research manager, said console shipments for 2013 will hit 34 million. That's up from the roughly 33 million units that hit store shelves in 2012, according …

Xi3's Piston will ship with Windows, sans controller (update)

When the Xi3 Piston modular PC / game console ships this November, it'll ship like most PCs do: without a gamepad. Sadly, the in-house controller from Piston will be sold separately for a separate, undisclosed price. "There will be a future announcement about our plans for controllers," was the …

Ebooks gone global: Report suggests less resistance, more legal sales and importance of Apple

The growth of the ebook market outside the U.S. and U.K. has been slow — but 2013 may be a turning point, according to a new report on the global …

August smart lock delayed until Q1 2014, available for pre-order now

The August smart lock was set to ship to customers beginning later this year, but for reasons unknown, it's now delayed. The $199 Yves Behar-designed deadbolt, which can be controlled via a smartphone app connected over Bluetooth, is available for pre-orders beginning today, and will now debut with …

People Are Sharing Almost As Much Content On Pinterest As They Do Via E-Mail

In this case, sharing is defined as the use of those buttons you often find above stories on the web, which automate your ability to send or share content to others.<p>Content sharing on the Pinterest increased a whopping 15% in the month of August, ShareThis said. The news comes just over a month …

Google Fiber sign-ups begin in Provo, but only for a lucky few

Provo citizens who've been craving Google Fiber can finally sign up for service -- some of them, anyway. Google is now accepting early registrations from Veracity Networks' residential customers, whose internet access is already linked to the former iProvo network that Fiber will use. Qualifying …

Acer, Asus Picked To Pioneer Windows 8.1 Devices

Acer and Asustek Computer, Taiwanese PC giants that were among the first to release netbooks and ultrabooks, are expected to come out early with tablet-like tools using Microsoft’s answer to criticism of its Windows 8 operating system, a gambit to capture consumers before powerful competitors move …

Facebook Announces Free WiFi Program

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Not content to just be where you go once you've logged onto the internet, Facebook has begun rolling …

Remembering a friendship with Nintendo's reclusive boss

Ex-president of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, died in September. Mysterious, imperious, and more than a little scary, Yamauchi earned a semi-mythical status in the games industry for his bold decision making and shrewd judgement — judgement that turned Nintendo into one of the world's foremost …

Microsoft explains how it built a better Kinect, boosted accuracy without sacrificing performance (video)

The Xbox One's improved Kinect device is looking like an enormous leap ahead of its predecessor, but getting it there wasn't easy. Designing it took a joint-effort between Microsoft's research division and the Architecture and Silicon Management (ASM) shop, according to Redmond's <i>TechNet</i> blog. It …

Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review: Sony's camera in a can frustrating to use - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Sony Cyber-shot QX10</b> at its core is a good point-and-shoot camera with photo quality that's better than you'd get with most smartphones. Connects easily with Android devices with NFC. Available platform-agnostic API allows app developers to add support.<p><b>The Bad</b> The camera has a very …

Tablets Becoming Must-Have Device For Kids Of All Ages, Ofcom Research Finds

Research by U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom has found that tablet usage among children is on the rise, with growing numbers of younger kids, especially, turning to tablets to watch videos, play games and access the Internet.<p>The annual report into children’s media consumption habits also records a …

British highway to become internet-connected 'network of sensors' over 50-mile stretch

In a team-up between the UK's Department of Transport, BT and Cambridge start-up Neul, the A14 (which connects Felixstowe to Birmingham) will be transformed into the country's first internet-connected road, with the aim of preparing the country for future tech from wireless toll chargers to …

iTunes Radio: Sleek, but Not the Best DJ

Apple has never been a company to rush a product to market just to be first, or because a competitor is doing it. Instead, the company has a long …

Music

Google applies for patent on gesture-based car controls

So far, in-car gestures aren't useful for much more than raging at the driver that just cut you off. Google wants these gestures to be more productive, however, and has applied for a patent that uses hand motion to control the car itself. Its proposed system relies on both a ceiling-mounted depth …

Amazon trademark filings reveal something called Firetube

What is Firetube? So far it's a name that Amazon has filed to trademark. But it may also provide a clue to a possible set-top box from the retail giant.<p>Tipped off about the recent US and Canadian trademark filings, 9to5Mac's Seth Weintraub speculates that Firetube could be Amazon's much-rumored TV …

Facebook Is Building A $120 Million Town For Its Employees

Facebook is partnering with a Sacramento-based development company to build a 394-unit housing complex within walking distance of both its Menlo Park HQ and its new West Campus, which is under construction. Aside from 15 low income units required under agreements with local government, the rest of …