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Kindle Fire suffers decline in popularity: survey

Kindle Fire suffers decline in popularity: survey

When online retailer Amazon introduced its Kindle Fire tablet PC in November 2011, analysts looked at it as smaller, cheaper answer to the dominant player – the iPad. But, a fresh survey by research firm ChangeWave revealed that Kindle Fire couldn’t make any noticeable dent in the iPad’s popularity.

ChangeWave questioned a total of 2,893 North American consumers, and found 7 per cent of the respondents had plans to buy a new tablet PC in the next 90 days.

Infinitec starts accepting pre-orders for Pocket TV

Infinitec starts accepting pre-orders for Pocket TV

Three-year old hardware startup Infinitec has started accepting pre-orders for its thumb-sized Android-powered Pocket TV, which was fully funded within a week on Kickstarter.

Infinitec is marketing the small device as a mobile smart television platform that can transform any simple TV into a smart TV. As per the startup’s claims, it is capable of handling 1080p video and casual games.

It is 3.4 by 1.2 by 0.6-inch in dimensions and resembles a USB flash drive. The small dongle runs Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features an HDMI connector on its end.

Bowers & Wilkins announces Apple-compatible P3 headphones

Bowers & Wilkins announces Apple-compatible P3 headphones

High-end audio manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) on Thursday expanded its product line by announcing new on-ear P3 headphones.

The new Apple-compatible P3 headphones comes in two hues- black and white. The headphones ship with an option of two cables, one of which features a remote or microphone attachment for use with Apple’s popular iPhone.

The cable enables users to make & receive calls and control music without removing their handset from pocket or bag.

Featuring aluminum and durable rubber, the P3 can be folded up to be carried in a hard-shell case or a jacket pocket.

BioWare releases Mass Effect 3 “Take Earth Back” trailer

BioWare releases Mass Effect 3 “Take Earth Back” trailer

BioWare, a label of Electronic Arts, newly released Mass Effect 3 “Take Earth Back” trailer featuring cinematic demo for those who missed its premiere during The Walking Dead last Sunday.

To begin with, the trailer shows a young girl running through a field of sunflowers. The girl has a tiny model of a spaceship, which will be only thing left behind after Reapers- zombie-like creatures- land on Earth and destroy everything that comes in their path, including the young girl.

Samsung plans to spin off its LCD business

Samsung plans to spin off its LCD business

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has plans to spin off its liquid-crystal display (LCD) operations into a separate business in an attempt to breathe life into its unprofitable flat-panel business.

Samsung is now focusing on a more advanced technology called organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) as sharp declines in the prices of the conventional displays dragged Samsung’s LCD operations into the red in the recent years

iPad surpasses Android based devices in browser usage

iPad surpasses Android based devices in browser usage

Computer tablet, iPad from Apple has surpassed android based devices to have a higher monthly browser usage share, according to monthly browser usage data from a research firm.

Apple's iPad now holds a 0.17 percent share in Web browser traffic analyzed by Net Applications. In the month of June, iPad surpassed android based devices which represented 0.14 percent web traffic.

Apple iPod touc came third with accounting for 0.12 percent of the Web browser share, as per the analysis of Net Applications.

Belkin expands portfolio with Routers, Wi-Fi Products

Leading global computer hardware manufacturer, Belkin has expanded its offering with the launch of its new series of next generation routers and Wi-Fi products.

The company has launched the new NetNext routers in different structures named Basic, Surf, Share and Play Max for both professional and home users. The new routers allows users to perform various functions like play games, HD, videos, sharing photos and print without the need to be connected through wires. Belkin has also showcased its modem routers and USB client.

Three Million Ipads sold!

Apple

To all those who doubted the Apple iPad and thought that sales of the same would slow down after the initial hype, here are some rather astonishing facts.

On June 22nd, barely after a mere 80 days after its launch, Apple made an official announcement more than three million iPads have been sold. Since the beginning of sales around months back (3rd April) the iPad has become another breakaway success for the Cupertino based toymaker.