Monthly Archives: July 2011

Logitech cut the price on Sunday of its Logitech Revue set-top box by 60 per cent to $99.99 from $249.99 in another sign that Google TV has failed to catch on with consumers.

There are no indications that, as is often the case, the price cut presages a new Google TV unit from Logitech, which is the only company currently offering a standalone Google TV box. The Revue was launched last October at $300, but suffered “negative” sales in Logitech’s June quarter.

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Chris Nuttall

Logitech has cut the price of its Logitech Revue set-top box by 60 per cent to $99.99 from $249.99 in another sign that Google TV has failed to catch on with consumers. There are no indications that, as is often the case, the price cut presages a new Google TV unit from Logitech, which is the only company currently offering a standalone Google TV box. The Revue was launched last October at $300. Read more

“Can I play a game on it?” Any parent with a smartphone or tablet has heard his or her child ask this. With all that mobile devices are capable of doing, smartphones and tablets are also driving the rise in mobile gaming.

This week, new research revealed growing revenue in mobile gaming. The shift in consumer behaviour has had a negative impact on console maker Nintendo, which cut its profit outlook for the year. Read more

Joseph Menn

A London court granted a warrant on Friday for the extended detention of a teenager suspected of being a leader and spokesman for the hacking group Lulz SecurityRead more

Apple’s Lion operating system and its incarnation in the new MacBook Air are the subject of this week’s Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section, which can be read here.

It wasn’t possible to cover all of the 250 new Lion features in the column, Apple has a full list here and there’s a rundown of some of the main ones I tried after the jump.

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I felt a bit of a simpleton for loving the kickstand on the HTC Evo 4G more than many of its far more sophisticated features, but such love is more justified with the new Motorola Photon.

You see, rather than just propping up the device to watch video on an airline tray table, this 4G Android smartphone has an “intelligent” kickstand, which means it can do rather more.

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Chris Nuttall

I felt a bit of a simpleton for loving the kickstand on the HTC Evo 4G more than many of its far more sophisticated features, but such love is more justified with the new Motorola Photon. You see, rather than just propping up the device to watch video on an airline tray table, this 4G Android smartphone has an “intelligent” kickstand, which means it can do rather more. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

Google’s Android operating system now claims the largest share of the US consumer smartphone market with 39 per cent, according to June figures from market researchers Nielsen. Apple’s iOS is in second place with 28 per cent, while RIM Blackberry is at 20 per cent. Apple, however,  is the top smartphone manufacturer in the US. HTC, meanwhile, holds a 14 per cent share of the market. Read more

Chris Nuttall

Apple’s Lion operating system and its incarnation in the new MacBook Air are the subject of this week’s Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section, which can be read here. It wasn’t possible to cover all of the 250 new Lion features in the column, Apple has a full list here and there’s a rundown of some of the main ones I tried after the jump. Read more

Joseph Menn

South Korean regulators said they are investigating the most massive loss of user data ever in the most wired country on earth. Read more