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FCC may launch investigations into AT&T’s FaceTime blocking

09/25/2012, When Apple released iPhone 5 with the option of using FaceTime over cellular networks, iPhone users were rejoiced. They finally didn’t have to limit their FaceTime calls to WiFi connectivity and could finally make them truly on the go. But AT&T...

The Avengers is biggest pre-ordered movie on Amazon ever

09/25/2012, The Avengers was certainly one of the summer blockbusters to beat, and while it will not win any Oscars for its story, the entire movie made the comic book characters come alive. If you want to relive the magic of The Avengers in the comfort of your own...

Wearable sensors map out surroundings in real time

09/25/2012, The idea of a map being covered in “fog of war” has been toyed around enough in video games, and I clearly remember how maps in Doom came in handy whenever one got stuck. RTS titles too, had maps that cleared up as you explored new areas, and in the...

eyeSight gesture control can code motion control into any camera

09/24/2012, One of the most widely-used and commercially successful motion-sensing pieces of hardware has been Microsoft’s Kinect. Microsoft bundled it up with its Xbox game console and since then, Kinect has been flying right off the shelves. However, until...

TiVo gets $250.4 million in settlement with Verizon

09/24/2012, TiVo has been a pioneer in the technology which enables users to record TV shows. On that front, it has a number of important DVR patents to its name. Back in 2009, the company sued both AT&T and Verizon over alleged infringement of three of its DVR...

The Sound Taxi converts traffic noise pollution into relaxing tunes

09/24/2012, Hate noise pollution? Ever wished that you could turn the sound of traffic into something a little more tasteful? Well this is what the Sound Taxi set out to do. Pictured above is the vehicle itself which is a collaboration between headphone manufacturer...

Apple wants more more money from Samsung in patent case settlement

09/23/2012, We know that Apple and Samsung are not exactly bosom buddies in the corporate environment, and here we are with word that the Cupertino-based company is looking for more dough (as if they do not have enough cash in their reserves already), knocking on...

Facebook disables facial recognition in the European Union

09/21/2012, Social networking giant Facebook has turned off facial recognition in the European Union, although they did receive the all-clear from Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) with regard to several points concerning its review. Just to recap, there...

French Central Bank password was 123456 (really)

09/20/2012, A French citizen has unintentionally breached the security of the French central bank (Banque de France) over the phone and was freed by French authorities after being accused of “hacking” the central bank’s and triggering a 48-hours...

AT&T rolls out 4G LTE support in ten more U.S. cities

09/20/2012, AT&T is among the official carriers of Apple’s iPhone 5 in the U.S. The new iPhone comes with 4G LTE support which would enable users for high-speed data sharing. However, LTE isn’t yet available as a connectivity option as widely as 3G in...