CNN 24 Hour iPhone News Streaming Is Now Available

There’s news happening right now, and you may be missing it. CNN is well aware of the amount of time its viewers waste on inconsequential activities like sleep and is now acting to curtail them by offering a 24-hour news stream. For now, only subscribers of AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink or Verizon may tune in, however.

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AMD Says Xbox 720 Graphics Will Look Like Cameron’s Avatar

It’s that time of the home console life cycle, folks. We’ve already seen the first contender unveiled, now all manner of baseless conjecture about the next two ones is going to be rolling downhill, as these things will. It doesn’t help that one of the peddlers of the tidbits of non-news is AMD, who in a bid to raise its flagging profile has come out with the following scintillating scoops.

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Assassin’s Creed For Wii U Not Revelations

Nintendo fans rejoicing at the thought that the Nintendo Wii U might finally mean a Nintendo console that welcomes third party blockbusters in lockstep with competing consoles might want to reel it in. The Wii version of Assassin’s Creed, for instance, is not going to be the Xbox360/PS3 Revelations with tablet support slapped on. Or without tablet support, for that matter.

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EA Sports Brings 300 Jobs To Austin

EA? This right here, you need to do it more often. You and every other major publisher. Finally, some news about industry employment that we can report on without it driving us to drink. “We’re going to be adding 300 jobs to our operations here in Austin,” according to EA’s Frank Gibeau.

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ZTE Skate Smartphone Gets Priced for UK

If you are in the market for a new Android smartphone and happen to live in the UK, a bargain offering is coming soon from ZTE. The smartphone is called the Skate and the device has a giant screen that reminds me a lot of the HTC Desire HD in size. The Skate has a 4.3-inch screen.

ZTE Skate

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Amazon Starts Renting Textbooks To Students Via Kindle

Amazon has this week introduced a new rental system  for students allowing them to now rent textbooks via Kindle devices rather than purchasing them and carrying the heavy textbooks about campus. Amazon rental service now allows students to rent books for a minimum of thirty days and save up to 80% off the print list price.

If you need to rent the books for longer you can add additional days and pay the additional cost. The rental scheme is available on Kindle devices and devices capable of running Amazon’s Kindle including: PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android device, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry.

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Apple To Launch Budget iPhone For $350?

As well as all the iPhone 5 rumors over the last few months, we have also heard a couple of rumors that Apple will launch a budget version of the iPhone in order to cash in on the budget smartphone market.

Now according to the BGR’s Jonathan Geller, Apple are getting ready to launch a budget pre-paid iPhone which is expected to retail for $350 and will not need to to sign up to a monthly contract with any of the mobile carriers.

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Ideum Unveils Its Platform MT-55 Multitouch $18,000 Table (video)

Ideum have today unveiled details of their new MT-55 Platform multitouch table which they say is the largest and thinnest multitouch table currently available. The MT-55 is equipped with a 55″ 1920×1080 HD  low-iron 5mm tempered glass surface display that has a 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio multitouch screen with a wide 178-degree viewing angle.

Its been designed to allow multiple users to collaborate and use the table at the same time, supporting 32 simultaneous touch points and running Windows 7 64-bit professional edition. Watch the video after the jump to see the Ideum MT-55 table in action and dont forget to add it to your gadget wish list.

Ideum Platform MT-55 Multitouch Table

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Apple Testing Out HD Displays For iPad HD?

We have been hearing rumors that Apple will launch its third generation iPad later this year, although from what we have heard it is expected to be sold along side the existing iPad 2 and is not designed to be a replacement for the iPad 2.

There have been a number of rumors that the iPad HD will feature a high resolution display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and not according to recent reports Apple is currently testing out HD displays for the iPad HD from a number of manufacturers which include Samsung and LG.

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Valve Updates Steam With Download Friendly Features

Over the weekend Valve has announced a new update to its Steam gaming application which has brought some much needed new features to the way game downloads are handles by the system. The new update has been designed to provide users with improved download rates in more places around the world, together with simplifying and streamlining the publishing process on Steam.

Bandwidth within the system has been increased to allow for spikes on game launches and downloads will be issued from more locations around the world via a new firewall friendly method that will automatically take advantage of web-caching proxies installed at ISPs.


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