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Ikea ends sale of incandescent light bulbs

Jan 5, 2011
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 mandated that all US retailers stop selling incandescent light bulbs by 2012. If you're like most...
Posted In: government, Ikea, Law, manufacturing

Google's Chrome app store is a dud

Jan 5, 2011
Google launched this store for apps that can be used out of its Chrome browser last month amid at least a modicum of hoopla. But the sales figures...
Posted In: apps, business, Chrome, Google, search, Web Culture

Tablet boom, tablet consolidation at CES

Jan 5, 2011
The big Consumer Electronics Show officially kicks off tomorrow (though unofficially it's more like today) and around 100 new tablet computers are...
Posted In: business, gadgets, Hp, iPad, manufacturing, Microsoft, samsung, tablets

Kindle coming to Android and Windows tablets

Jan 4, 2011
Eventually, Amazon will make a Kindle that operates inside a different Kindle. It'll be like Russian Nesting Kindles. Joining the array of Kindle...
Posted In: Amazon, android, business, gadgets, iPad, Kindle, manufacturing, tablets, Web Culture

Kinect for PC

Jan 4, 2011
Asus has licensed Kinect technology from Microsoft and will debut a version of Kinect to run on PCs. It's called WAVI Xtion (catchy name, guys!)...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, gadgets, kinect, manufacturing, Microsoft, Web Culture

Company that makes Rock Band sold for the price of a copy of Rock Band

Jan 4, 2011
$49.99 was all it took for a group of investors to buy the videogame maker Harmonix, makers of the popular, but perhaps not as popular as they used...
Posted In: business, games, rock band

Netflix button to appear on remote controls

Jan 4, 2011
And as long as we're fixated on watching TV this morning, it's about to get even easier to get on Netflix. Starting this spring, remote controls...
Posted In: Entertainment, gadgets, manufacturing, netflix, tv, Web Culture

Microsoft to announce set top box

Jan 4, 2011
This is kind of a weird one. Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is giving the first big speech of CES and will apparently announce a set top box with...
Posted In: apple, Entertainment, gadgets, itunes, kin, manufacturing, Microsoft, tv, windows phone 7, xbox

3D TVs bomb, smart TVs are the next big thing. Or the next bomb.

Jan 4, 2011
So at last year's CES, 3D TV was the hot item. Tons of new sets got rolled out, the revolution was upon us. But the revolution didn't happen. The...
Posted In: 3-d, apps, business, Google, manufacturing, social media

Hotmail emails vanish

Jan 3, 2011
Usually the only time I think about Hotmail is when I'm admonishing my wife to drop her clunky old Hotmail account and switch over to something...
Posted In: hotmail, Microsoft, privacy, Web Culture

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