With the Gingerbread barely cooled on the Android 2.3 SDK, Google has now pushed another iteration to developers. In Android 2.3.3, it’s all about expanding support for near-field communications — that non-Packers NFC business we’ve been hearing so much about. In Android 2.3.3, Google has added a full-featured NFC read and write...

The online movie business has been booming in recent years thanks to everyone and their mom either starting up their own services or signing contracts with the major players. Despite so many entrants into the market, Apple has still managed to retain its dominance when it comes to delivering feature-length films to customers, though it has lost...

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By now, you know how HP’s new slate compares to the crowd — now, see how it looks up close and personal. We just got our hands on that dual-core Palm webOS tablet here in San Francisco, and it’s a beaut, with a slim black profile that highlights the brilliant 9.7-inch screen. We’ll be back in a jiffy with some impressions...

Sim racing keeps on moving toward higher-end accessories, while there have always been top-shelf components available to the hardcore, games like Gran Turismo 5 are encouraging more and more people to want a more and more realistic driving experience. Fanatec has been delivering that experience for years and its $250 Porsche 911 GT2 is the company’s latest and highest-end...

Xperia Play to land on all five major UK mobile networks. Three has become the final of the UK’s big five mobile network providers to announce it will offer the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play handset, formerly known as the PSP Phone. Following in the footsteps of O2, Orange and T-mobile which announced their intentions for the Xperia Play in the...

Greenwave Reality CEO Greg Memo shows off how a grid-aware home energy system can be controlled and monitored either from a smart phone, PC, or Sony TV. Devices are connected to a home network by using smart plugs, seen on left, and a smart meter. The company is testing its system with utilities in Europe. Soulra radios from Eton can charge are...

The Google executives were still on stage at the Android Honeycomb event yesterday when a reader of our live coverage chimed in to respond to some chatter about Honeycomb not offering anything to make it better than the iPad. His comment was simple but it stuck with me. He wrote: If it’s as good and not Apple, I’m fine with it. Clearly,...

Kat Hannaford and Jason Chen — A flurry of rumors circulated today about HTC launching Facebook-branded phones. Let’s talk about this! Updated. Why this rumor doesn’t make sense What CityAM is saying about the facebook phone might be right. But it seems off. CityAM didn’t quote any sources, instead relying on old favorites...

A few weeks ago, NVIDIA released the GTX 560 Ti; a graphics card that has proven to be just the right fit for a large cross-section of the current market. AMD did their best to rain on the parade with their own HD 6950 1GB and did succeed to a certain extent even though availability has been a bit spotty and selection is limited. Nonetheless,...