Link to Netflix clues viewers in on Christmas Eve service outage

Netflix clues viewers in on Christmas Eve service outage

Still wondering what the heck happened with Netflix on Christmas Eve? Cloud architect Adrian Cockroft has returned to fill in the details with an official blog post. As we already knew, Amazon Web Services was to blame for the issue — the company issued an...

Link to Fisker sues insurance company over 338 cars, $33M, lost in Sandy

Fisker sues insurance company over 338 cars, $33M, lost in Sandy

Electric car startup Fisker Automotive has filed a lawsuit charging insurance company XL Insurance America with breach of contract for denying coverage of its claim after 338 of its Karma cars were destroyed due to flooding in Superstorm Sandy. The cars were valued by Fisker...

Link to Editorial: Media 'release windows' are increasingly archaic, futile and hostile

Editorial: Media 'release windows' are increasingly archaic, futile and hostile

Last week’s Downton Abbey broadcast debacle, while not representative of the world’s most acute problems, unnervingly illustrated one of the many ways that media companies fail to understand markets, technology and day-to-day consumer realities. The hit show ended its third season on December 25th with...

Link to AirDroid: The free app every Android owner should install in 2013

AirDroid: The free app every Android owner should install in 2013

If hard pressed to pick an Android app of the year, I’d have to go with AirDroid. We can debate if there’s a better choice, but every Android owner that wants an easy way to manage their Android phone from any computer should take a...

Link to Engadget's top posts for 2012

Engadget's top posts for 2012

So, are sugar plum fairies dancing in your head yet? Us neither, so how about those always-popular year-end lists? It’s time to re-raise a toast to that tradition here at Engadget with a look at the top articles over the last 12 months as voted...

Link to Google’s Project Glass in NYC to watch the ball drop?

Google’s Project Glass in NYC to watch the ball drop?

According to the official Times Square website, more than 1 million will flock to New York City to watch the ball drop at the end of 2012. At least one of those people could be wearing a prototype of Google’s Project Glass spectacles based on...

Link to ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Touch review: new touchscreen, same solid performance

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A Touch review: new touchscreen, same solid performance

While Windows 8 inspired plenty of crazy new form factors, it also gave laptop makers a good reason to circle back and tweak their tried-and-true products to bring them into the touch-optimized era. One example is ASUS’ Zenbook Prime line of Ultrabooks. We’ve seen quite...

Link to Shocker: Samsung introducing new HDTV at CES, albeit with 'unprecedented new shape'

Shocker: Samsung introducing new HDTV at CES, albeit with 'unprecedented new shape'

How do you break the silence on one of the slowest news days of the year? Well, if you’re Samsung, you tease the obvious. The Korean company has been counting down the days till CES with mini-previews of upcoming HD products — first hinting at...

Link to Velocity Micro unveils three new NoteMagix Ultrabooks for $800 and up

Velocity Micro unveils three new NoteMagix Ultrabooks for $800 and up

Velocity Micro is refreshing its NoteMagix line of laptops with three 14-inch Ultrabooks: the U430, U450 and U470. These models aren’t the thinnest machines in their category — the aluminum design tips in at four pounds — but all three have enough room for a...

Link to Slickdeals' best in tech for December 31st: Sony Pulse headset, UE 500 earbuds and Pentax K-5

Slickdeals' best in tech for December 31st: Sony Pulse headset, UE 500 earbuds and Pentax K-5

Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we’ll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You’ll want to act fast, though, as many of these...

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