MWC 2012: Winners Of 4th Annual La Fiesta Hackathon Announced

MWC 2012: Winners Of 4th Annual La Fiesta Hackathon Announced

While the chief buzz of MWC 2012 is the awesome gadgets and technologies that are being unveiled by the leading companies of the tech world, many organizations have also taken the opportunity to announce winners of different contests. La Fiesta Hackathon is an international competition where mobile developers present their apps for iOS, Windows Phone, Android and Blaast platforms. Now, during the event at Barcelona, the winners of the contest have been announced.

By On March 2, 2012 Respond
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Apple VS Amazon – The Legal Battles Continue

Apple VS Amazon – The Legal Battles Continue

It seems like filing patent violation cases against rival companies is the favorite pastime of tech giants. And everyone, from Apple to Microsoft to Motorola, Samsung and Google is deep into this business. The fresh episode comes from a case filed by Apple against Amazon accusing the latter of illegally using the term ‘Appstore.’

By On November 21, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Increased Prime Instant Video Selection

Amazon Increased Prime Instant Video Selection

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that it has expanded its licensing agreement with PBS to let members of its Amazon Prime premium shipping program watch current and older PBS programs and Amazon said this will bring the total number of instant videos available to Prime members, who pay $79 a year for discounted shipping costs to 12,000. Naturally that means lots of episodes of NOVA and Antiques Roadshow and for the first time on digital video, 200 episodes of The French Chef with Julia Child. It still has a ways to go to match Netflix, but with a lower yearly price, sweet shipping deal and now the ability to teach you how to make an omelet……………..

By On October 22, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Announces Press Conference

Amazon Announces Press Conference

Amazon company has called a press conference next Wednesday in New York and holds its new Kindle unveilings in the Big Apple. This year may just include the fabled Amazon tablet and Amazon is said to be targeting a $250 price point for the device, half that of Apple’s entry-level iPad…………………

By On September 24, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Kindle Books Now Available At Local Libraries

Amazon Kindle Books Now Available At Local Libraries

Amazon lets you check out Kindle books from library websites, asks you to shush yourself at home and you can download copies to your Kindle or Kindle app-enable device via WiFi or USB. As e-books have taken off with readers, libraries have been building their e-book collections to meet demand and successfully persuading many publishers to sell their titles to libraries in e-book format……………..

By On September 23, 2011 Respond
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Parallels Desktop 7 For Mac

Parallels Desktop 7 For Mac

Parallels Desktop has always been a great way to switch seamlessly between operating systems without the need to reboot your Mac and this new version, regardless of which system you’re running at the time, when you open a file type that’s for another operating system, Parallels Desktop automatically recognizes the file type and launches it in its native OS for you. You Will enjoy knowing that it resumes Windows 60 percent faster than Parallels 6 and gamers will notice a 40 percent bump in 3D graphics rendering and video-chatters will find that Windows can now access your Mac while it’s being dictated by OS X. Low end users who don’t have Windows 7. Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac will be available as an upgrade for current Parallels Desktop version 5 and 6 users for $49.99. Full price will be $79.99 with student version at $39.99. Parallels 7 will be available for download and retail starting on September 6th……………

By On September 2, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Web Services Launches GovCloud

Amazon Web Services Launches GovCloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a new dedicated cloud offering for the U.S. government, known as AWS GovCloud and the new service is compliant with strict government regulations. The service makes use of FISMA, FIPS 140-2 compliant end points, SAS-70, ISO 27001 and PCI DSS Level 1 security controls with providing a secure host environment that adheres to stringent regulatory and compliance requirements and restricts physical access to the US-only. AWS GovCloud initiative is a great idea and AWS leave every other provider in the dust not just in terms of technical innovation but also in the business of cloud services……………

By On August 18, 2011 Respond
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Amazon CEO Patents Mini Airbags For Protect Dropped Phones

Amazon CEO Patents Mini Airbags For Protect Dropped Phones

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and VP Greg Heart believe they have the answer to reducing the amount of damage caused when you drop your phone in the future with filing a patent for a damage avoidance system that uses mini-airbags and jets of gas to better protect your mobile should it unintentionally strike a surface. It starts with a safety monitoring system that would use a gyroscope, camera, infrared beam, radar or other sensors to detect such things as motion, orientation and distance from other objects, then determine in a split second if the device is at risk of damage from impact and if the device is at risk of damage from a fall, the airbags would instantly inflate via an embedded cartridge of compressed air or carbon dioxide…………..

By On August 13, 2011 Respond
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Resistance 3 – PlayStation 3 Game Available For Pre-Order Now

Resistance 3 – PlayStation 3 Game Available For Pre-Order Now

Resistance 3 is a full-featured adventure shooter based in a brutal alternative universe in which humanity is faced with a struggle for survival against a relentless alien race in a decimated America. Resistance 3 is the 2011 release in Sony’s flagship Resistance First-Person Shooter game franchise for play exclusively on PlayStation 3. Picking up right where Resistance 2 left off, players follow the adventures of Joseph Capelli introduced in the previous game in a desperate effort to turn the tide against the ever-strengthening Chimeran horde. This game is up for pre-order now in Amazon.com.

By On August 9, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Estimateting 3 Million Tablets This Fall

Amazon Estimateting 3 Million Tablets This Fall

New information emanating from China and Taiwan point out there might be about 3 million Amazon tablets for the taking during fall and production at Quanta Computers Inc. is already on at full steam and it has been so since the beginning of July with production figures pointing out eight hundred thousand to a million of the Amazon tablets being churned out on a monthly basis. Little is currently known about the mooted Amazon tablet with recent rumours suggesting the online retailer was planning to launch both 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets, both of which are likely to run Google’s tablet centric Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS and it is widely predicted that any 10-inch Amazon tablet would boast an LCD display…………..

By On August 7, 2011 Respond
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VIZIO 8-Inch Tablet With WiFi Review

VIZIO 8-Inch Tablet With WiFi Review

VIZIO’s New 8-Inch Tablet with WiFi Keep entertainment freedom at your fingertips with WiFi support. Featuring a high definition 8″ touchscreen -it’s your movies, TV shows and music in a thin, ultra-light design. Stay ahead of the game with hundreds of thousands of apps from the Android Market. Part of the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus experience, the VIZIO Tablet offers an elegant, easy-to-use user interface.

By On July 25, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Instant Video Adds CBS TV Shows

Amazon Instant Video Adds CBS TV Shows

Amazon Prime Instant Video is adding CBS TV shows with including all of Star Trek and Amazon Prime customers will be able to instantly watch thousands of episodes from the CBS library at no additional cost to their membership. CBS content will be added to Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that offers customers more than 90,000 movies and the deal is interesting because it’s one of the first formal media partnerships for Amazon in content streaming……………

By On July 21, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Kindle Textbook Rental

Amazon Kindle Textbook Rental

Amazon rolls out textbook rentals for Kindle, promises discounts up to 80 percent and that discount varies depending on the rental period, which can be anywhere from 30 to 360 days and the option is already available on tens of thousands of textbooks from a number of publishers including John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier and Taylor & Francis. Once the rental period is up for a textbook, students can choose to purchase books or rent them again for a period of as little as one extra day and students will be able to take notes and highlight text……………..

By On July 19, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Reduced Hp’s Veer Pricing

Amazon Reduced Hp’s Veer Pricing

The HP Veer launched last month, many of us here at PreCentral had concerns about the lack of advertising and the price point. HP’s latest (and certainly smallest) smartphone, has so far been fairly subdued. But now Amazon is going to change that in the most effective way is by making the phone cheap.

By On June 15, 2011 Respond
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HP TouchPad Coming To AT&T US

HP TouchPad Coming To AT&T US

HP TouchPad ships July 1st in US, 3G model coming to AT&T this summer and a phased rollout will take it to Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore and Spain later this year. It’ll be on sale pretty much everywhere for $499.99 (16GB) ; $599.99 (32GB) or £399/£479 across the pond with pre-orders starting at your favorite e-tailer just ten days from today…………

By On June 10, 2011 Respond
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