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“The Adventures of Captain Underpants” App released for Apple iPad

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:29:34 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The popular children book series published by Scholastic has now been released as an app for the Apple iPad tablet. “The Adventures of Captain Underpants,” is available exclusively on the Apple App Store. This week, author Dav Pilkey also published his tenth book in the series -- Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers.

The popular Captain Underpants book series has been around for over 15 years. Since the first book, which was published in September 1997, over 50 million books in the series have been printed for distribution in North America. The Captain Underpants series feature silly illustrations, which add to the superhero’s antics that saves the day.

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Amazon adds Streaming Video Service for Nintendo Wii Game Console

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:03:52 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has launched support for their Amazon Instant Video app on the Nintendo Wii game console. On November 18, 2012, Amazon released the app for the Nintendo Wii U game console and this latest support is for the previous model.

Amazon Instant Video has over 145,000 movies and TV shows available to watch. The app allows Amazon Prime subscribers to watch over 33,000 movies and TV shows on the Nintendo Wii game console. The Prime membership ($79 per year) gives upgrades on shipping and unlimited viewing of specific movies and TV shows.

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Dell introduces new Latitude 10 Essentials Configuration Tablet

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:22:44 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) introduced a new Latitude 10 tablet with essential configurations that run on Windows 8. The new tablet was designed for schools and small businesses in mind. The first Latitude 10 launched in October 2012, but today the company announced the Latitude 10 tablet configured as an enterprise-ready solution priced below $500.

The Dell Latitude 10 tablet was designed for entertainment as well as work. The Intel Atom powered device uses the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system and is compatible with Adobe Flash. Multiple users can share the same tablet and configure it the way they like. The tablet case is made of magnesium alloy and has soft-touch paint to improve grip and toughness. The display is made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass, which is designed for intensive use.

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Panasonic shows off new 20-inch 4K Tablet at 2103 CES

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 04:59:19 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) is showing off their new 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD panel tablet at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas. The company plans to turn the large format prototype tablet into a commercial product later this year. The model is capable of delivering full 4K (3840 x 2560) high-definition resolution.

The tablet resolution is over double the resolution of full HD (1920 x 1080) and has 230 pixels per inch density. The aspect ratio is 15:10 enabling the tablet to display an A3 paper in almost full size. This larger format could be used to read newspapers or magazines.

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Lenovo introduces new IdeaPhone Smartphones

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:59:00 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Lenovo (HKSE: 992 (ADR: LNVGY) announced their new IdeaPhone line of smartphones today at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The K900 is their flagship smartphone, but they are also introducing the S890, S720, P770, A800, and the A690 models.

Lenovo will start shipping the smartphones in January 2013 in China and some other global markets. They are offering a variety of phones with different price points. All of Lenovo’s smartphones will have dual-SIM slots, and larger, higher resolution displays.

Their consumer model, the S-series smartphones, has entertainment in mind. These phones will have multimedia and entertainment features available to the user. The target market will be young, urban professionals.

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Canon introduces new PowerShot N Digital Camera

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 04:04:49 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Canon U.S.A., Inc., (NYSE:CAJ) revealed their new PowerShot N digital camera that features a Creative Shot mode and new connectivity for sharing images on the go.

Being artistic is automated with the new PowerShot N. In Creative Shot mode, the camera analyzes a photo and creates five artistic photos of the original with varying composition, lighting, and color. Sharing the photo is simple with wireless transmission of the photos that can be sent to various mobile devices. This allows the photos to be uploaded online without delay.

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Panasonic introduces two new Streaming Players -- MST60 and MS10

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:42:03 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Panasonic is launching two new streaming media players that do not have a disc player. The compact players are the DMP-MST60 and the DMP-MS10. Panasonic’s new set-top boxes are similar to the Roku player or Apple TV.

The DMP-MST60 streaming player features VIERA Connect, Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform which uses an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet. This model will allow for 3D streaming video and has a suggested retail price of $99.99. To get that price, buyers will need to preorder through their online store. The streaming player allows users to browse the Internet with a web browser. With an Android smart device, users can watch movies, see images, and listen to music with Miracast on a TV set. The user can participate in online video games, music, social networking, sports, and other Video-on-demand (VOD) applications.

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Cloud Video Game Play coming to Google TV

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 06:22:43 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Ubitus Inc. announced that they would be bringing console and MMO video games to play through Google TV. The company will be demonstrating their cloud gaming technology for the Google TV platform at the 2013 Consumers Electronics Show (CES) this week.

As bandwidth quality continually improves, Ubitus sees the potential for delivering video games over the Internet directly to TV sets, which the company considers a central component for home entertainment. Lags in streaming intensive video games smoothly have hindered full integration of cloud gaming services to TV sets. Ubitus claims to have overcome this problem.

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Chevy introduces TuneIn Radio App for MyLink

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 05:19:02 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) – The Chevrolet Spark and Sonic cars with MyLink will now have TuneIn Radio support, which has over 70,000 stations available to listen to. The TuneIn Radio app will be demonstrated at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week by General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). TuneIn and two other apps are being added to MyLink to enhance the entertainment and connectivity options.

A 2014 Spark EV vehicle will be on display at CES and Chevrolet reps will be on scene to demonstrate the new features. TuneIn radio works with a smartphone app on a mobile device and connects with the MyLink Radio via Bluetooth. The 2013 Spark LT, 2013 Sonic RS, and 2013 Sonic LTZ models come standard with the MyLink Radio. The 2014 Spark EV, which is expected to be available this summer, will also have MyLink as a standard feature.

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LG Electronics taking pre-orders for 55-inch WRGB OLED TV

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 02:34:23 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - LG Electronics (LG) is taking pre-orders for their 55-inch WRGB Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) TV in South Korea. The OLED TV will start being delivered in February 2013 to South Korea customers.

Over 1,400 retail stores selling LG TV sets in South Korea will be taking pre-orders for the 55EM9700 TV set on January 3, 2013. Deliveries should start the first week of February. The price is estimated at around US $10,000.

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DIRECTV Customers can now watch STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY Online

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 19:15:38 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Starz Entertainment launched STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY online support for DIRECTV customers on December 21, 2012. DIRECTV customers who subscribe to STARZ and ENCORE will be able to enjoy the online service at no additional cost.

The service was previously only available to COX and AT&T U-verse TV subscribers. Dish Network, Verizon, and Xfinity presently have other online-viewing options available for STARZ or ENCORE.

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Two Million Apple iPhone 5 units sold in three Days after China Launch

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:33:48 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), announced today that their launch on December 14, 2012 of their Apple iPhone 5 in China has generated over two million units sold in just three days. By the end of the month, the Apple iPhone 5 mobile phones will have been made available in over 100 countries.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said that the demand for their iPhone 5 in China is incredible. It has set a new record for the company selling in China. He reiterated how important the Chinese market is for Apple.

The United States launch of the Apple iPhone 5 was also a record setter. The company reported they have sold over 5 million iPhone 5 devices in just three days after the launched on September 21, 2012.

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Amazon Cloud Player now supported on Roku boxes and Samsung SmartTVs

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 05:42:24 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced new support for their latest Cloud Player service that will allow customers to play their music collection on Samsung SmartTVs and through Roku boxes. Amazon Cloud Player is also supported on the Amazon Kindle Fire, Sonos Music Players, Google Android OS mobile phones and tablets, Apple iPhones, and Apple iPod Touch players.

The Roku box connects to the Internet to stream video and music to the TV set. Amazon Instant Video is also currently supported on the Roku. To use the Amazon Cloud Player, Roku users can add it to their channels by browsing either the featured channels or Music category in the Roku Channel Store. The Amazon Cloud Player channel is free to add on the Roku. The Roku supported with the Amazon Cloud Player are the Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2 XS, Roku LT, and the Roku Streaming Stick.

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KODAK collaborates with On Demand Books

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:27:04 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Eastman Kodak Company announced in September, a new collaboration with On Demand Books and ReaderLink. The partnership will have in-store On Demand Books’ Espresso Book Machine deployed at retail locations that have the KODAK Picture Kiosks. The combination of services will offer consumers a full-service digital-to-print media. With the partnership, consumers will be able to get photo books and custom/local self-published titles, educational supplements, and more at retail locations.

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Vision-Impaired accessibility features to be on more Amazon Kindle Fire devices

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:22:07 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon announced that they will be adding “Voice Guide,” and “Explore by Touch” to their Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD 7” models early next year. The two accessibility features for the visually impaired and the learning disabled are already available on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9” model.

In addition to the newly added features supported on the Kindle Fire devices, Amazon has already incorporated text-to-speech and font size and color adjustments. However, with the new features, it will make it easier for visually-challenged people to navigate menus. It will also help them to enjoy books, audiobooks, and music.

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Online Holiday Sales increase over Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 04:01:20 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - While many Americans opted to go shopping at traditional brick-and-mortar stores last week, the number of people shopping online during Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday is increasing. U.S. retail e-commerce spending for the first 23 days of November totaled $13.7 billion, according to report by comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR). The National Retail Federation also found a trend in online shopping during this holiday weekend.

On Black Friday, online shoppers spent 1.042 billion, comScore found. This was a 26 percent increase in spending compared to Black Friday 2011. Online Thanksgiving Day sales increased 26 percent compared to the previous year's figures. Put side-by-side, online Thanksgiving Day sales totaled only $633 million, much smaller than Black Friday sales.

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Samsung and LG receive Awards for Most Efficient HDTV Sets

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:29:52 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Samsung and LG HDTV sets have been recognized for being the most energy efficient units currently on the market. The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) awarded the first-ever SEAD Global Efficiency Medal to Samsung and LG for some of their HDTV sets.

SEAD is an initiative to encourage governments and the private sector to develop and deploy energy efficient products. On their website, SEAD states that they were first introduced at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change - a December 2009 conference held in Copenhagen - by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Indian Environmental Minister Jairam Ramesh.

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Cyber Monday Safety Tips for Shopping Online Securely

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:07:01 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), an Internet virus protection and security software provider, offered tips to ensure secure online shopping, especially on Cyber Monday. Unfortunately, Cyber Monday is also an opportunity for online thieves to steal personal information from consumers.

Identity theft is a real concern. In 2010, around 11.1 million American adults were victims of identity theft, according to the 2012 Identity Fraud Survey Report (Javelin Strategy & Research). The average time spent clearing up identity theft is estimated to be around 330 hours.

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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ launch generates over $500 Million in Sales

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:34:24 +0000

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(Best Syndication News ) - Over $500 million in sales were generated during the first 24 hours after the release of Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Activision Publishing, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), made the announcement based on Chart-Track information and internal company estimates.

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, Inc., said that they believe Call of Duty is the largest entertainment launch of the year, and also the largest over the last four years. Kotick points out that the Call of Duty franchise exceeded box office sales of movie like Harry Potter and Star Wars. Despite the successful launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Kotick said due to the challenging macro-economic environment that the company is still cautious for the rest of 2012 and 2013.

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Microsoft introduces new Windows Phone 8 OS for Smartphones

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:48:25 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) revealed their Windows Phone 8 operating system in San Francisco Monday. The new operating system complements the new Windows 8 operating system for computers.

The Windows Phone 8 mobile smartphones will go on sale starting in November. Nokia, Samsung, and HTC will offer the operating system on some of their smartphones. The major carriers, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, along with others, will supply the Windows Phone-8 supported devices.

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