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  • Apple’s Mac App Store Goes Live

    Apple’s Mac App Store Goes Live | BLOG ENTRY

    Apple’s Mac App Store is now live and bursting with over 1000 apps, closing the iOS App Store’s predictable evolutionary loop. Available today to Snow Leopard users via the Mac OS X v10.6.6 software update, Macintosh...

    January 6, 2011 12:00 PM ET
  • Five Biggest High-Tech Trends at CES 2011

    Five Biggest High-Tech Trends at CES 2011 | BLOG ENTRY

    Awash in glittering gadgets, billboard-sized monitors and 3D everything, consumer electronics extravaganza CES provides a perennial weathervane for the high-tech business. Offering telltale signs of where 2011 promises to take...

    January 6, 2011 9:14 AM ET
  • Get Connected: 2011's Top Tech Trends Revealed

    Get Connected: 2011's Top Tech Trends Revealed | BLOG ENTRY

    Like celebrity tweets and YouTube parodies of Justin Bieber, technology’s an indelible part of our daily multimedia diet. But between eReaders, 3D TVs, tablet PCs and other assorted high-tech advancements, it’s easy to get mixed signals about...

    January 5, 2011 4:50 PM ET
  • Top Toy: 4G EVO Shift Slashes Price, Adds Keyboard

    Top Toy: 4G EVO Shift Slashes Price, Adds Keyboard | BLOG ENTRY

    HTC’s new EVO Shift smartphone, arriving January 9 via Sprint, offers the same brisk 4G wireless speeds as its predecessor, the HTC EVO, albeit in a tighter package, complete with slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Features include a 3.6-inch...

    January 5, 2011 8:20 AM ET
  • Apps for Quick Music-Making

    Apps for Quick Music-Making | BLOG ENTRY

    Once upon a time (e.g. the halcyon days of 2006) crafting classic tracks required instruments, studio time and a modicum of talent. Now all it takes is a smartphone or digital music player, a little spare change...

    December 29, 2010 5:25 PM ET
  • iPhone Typing Headache ... Solved!

    iPhone Typing Headache ... Solved! | BLOG ENTRY

    From music to movies, downloadable apps to Web surfing, iPhone beats BlackBerry on most counts. But if you've ever tried banging out texts to your BFF or frantically typing URLs with one hand while heeling the dog...

    December 29, 2010 10:20 AM ET
  • Still Playing: Daft Punk's 'TRON' Headphones

    Still Playing: Daft Punk's 'TRON' Headphones | BLOG ENTRY

    Just in case the new TRON movie, soundtrack, video games and iPhone app weren’t enough, high-end audio manufacturer Monster (Beats by Dre) and Disney are also offering custom Daft Punk TRON edition...

    December 28, 2010 9:30 AM ET
  • Big Spender: Cut Your Own Records

    Big Spender: Cut Your Own Records | BLOG ENTRY

    With vinyl records growing in popularity and still renowned for their warm sound, it’s only natural that DJs and producers would want the option to cut their own. For almost $14,000, Vestax’s VRX 2000 lets industrious (and...

    December 27, 2010 9:30 AM ET
  • Top Toy: The Next-Generation Boombox

    Top Toy: The Next-Generation Boombox | BLOG ENTRY

      Rewinding the clock to the era of boomboxes and mixtapes, former cassette maker TDK’s new Two-Speaker Boombox and Three-Speaker Boombox models invite you to party like it’s 1989. Due out in early 2011 for $399 and...

    December 23, 2010 9:05 AM ET
  • Three New Reasons to Love Your Television

    Three New Reasons to Love Your Television | BLOG ENTRY

    Once the home’s clear entertainment leader, the humble TV has recently bowed before more interactive devices like smartphones, laptops and gaming systems. But these recent enhancements promise to help it regain its crown, and completely redefine how...

    December 22, 2010 3:50 PM ET
  • Cricket Wireless to Fold Unlimited Music Downloads Into Regular Cell Service

    Cricket Wireless to Fold Unlimited Music Downloads Into Regular Cell Service | BLOG ENTRY

    Budget cell phone provider Cricket Wireless, which specializes in no-contract plans, isn’t the fastest, most widespread carrier, or the top name that springs to mind when shopping for a new handset. But it is among the...

    December 22, 2010 9:35 AM ET
  • Cheap Thrills: Online Coupon Clearinghouses

    Cheap Thrills: Online Coupon Clearinghouses | BLOG ENTRY

    Savvy shoppers hoping to save on nightlife and entertainment already scour daily deal sites like Groupon, LivingSocial and Tippr, which offer steep and/or growing discounts the more online coupons (good for local retailers) users buy. But countless...

    December 21, 2010 1:15 PM ET
  • Holiday Gadgets We'd Return

    Holiday Gadgets We'd Return | BLOG ENTRY

    Sickeningly adorable automatons, computer-powered drink chillers, shirts with built-in synthesizers: Today’s range of high-tech stocking suffers is almost bizarre. Play it smart this season, and delete the following presents from your list. Grayscale and Budget...

    December 21, 2010 9:15 AM ET
  • 'Tap Tap Revenge' Takes iPhone Gaming to the Next Level

    'Tap Tap Revenge' Takes iPhone Gaming to the Next Level | BLOG ENTRY

    Hoping to buck music gaming’s downward trajectory, free mobile app Tap Tap Revenge 4 is getting the party started, effectively immediately, on the iPhone and iPod Touch....

    December 20, 2010 5:35 PM ET
  • Play Nice:  Four Sure-Shot Music Games

    Play Nice: Four Sure-Shot Music Games | BLOG ENTRY

    Between interactive odes to Katy Perry, socially-networked karaoke challenges and Facebook-friendly indie record store simulations, there’s been no shortage of rollicking music and rhythm games in 2010. But if you're looking for an entry-level,...

    December 15, 2010 10:25 AM ET
  • Nexus S, the Latest Google Phone, Makes Nice With Its Environment

    Nexus S, the Latest Google Phone, Makes Nice With Its Environment | BLOG ENTRY

    Get excited, phone nerds: Samsung and Google's new Nexus S, the first smartphone supporting the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) mobile operating system, arrives December 16th, and it features what's known as near field communications (NFC) wireless technology,...

    December 13, 2010 11:10 AM ET
  • Play Nice: No Escaping the 'TRON' Movie, Music, Apps and Video Game

    Play Nice: No Escaping the 'TRON' Movie, Music, Apps and Video Game | BLOG ENTRY

    TRON, the 1982 cult classic that committed arcade culture to the big screen, lives again not only in the forthcoming flick TRON:...

    December 10, 2010 10:05 AM ET
  • iTunes (Finally) Adds 90-Second Song Previews

    iTunes (Finally) Adds 90-Second Song Previews | BLOG ENTRY

    Music fans browsing iTunes' virtual aisles can now enjoy longer song previews: Apple has extended sample clips from 30 to 90 seconds on select tracks...

    December 9, 2010 4:40 PM ET
  • Introducing: The Social Network Stock Exchange

    Introducing: The Social Network Stock Exchange | BLOG ENTRY

    The online stock exchange Empire Avenue has made a game of social networking. Celebrity and other users and businesses can connect Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr accounts...

    December 8, 2010 7:05 PM ET
  • The MP3 Vending Machine Lives

    The MP3 Vending Machine Lives | BLOG ENTRY

    You can buy anything from a vending machine, from shoes to iPods and earthworms — and now that includes DRM-free digital music, too. Starting today at...

    December 8, 2010 12:10 PM ET
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