Sony stops making PlayStation 2

Sony has ended production of its best-selling PlayStation 2 console and will no longer supply them to shops in Japan Powered by WPeMatico

Pakistan briefly lifts YouTube block

Pakistan lifts then re-imposes a blanket ban on video site YouTube as filters prove ineffective at keeping out blasphemous clips. Powered by WPeMatico

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Intel rumored to launch set-top box, 'virtual cable TV service' at CES

With CES 2013 just days away, TechCrunch has posted a juicy rumor that chipmaker Intel will announce a major plunge into TV, choosing to go it alone after several failed partnerships in an effort to “do it right” this time. Claiming an unnamed source in...

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How would you change the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display?

Many will bristle at the implication, but as the MacBook Air inspired the Ultrabook, mainstream laptops will likely seek to ape the Retina Display MacBook Pro, sorry, MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The clunky name aside, it seems that the next generation of devices will...

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Refresh Roundup: week of December 24th, 2012

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it’s easy for a...

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The Weekly Roundup for 12.24.2012

You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 7 days —...

Link to Switched On: The 2012 Switchies, Part 2

Switched On: The 2012 Switchies, Part 2

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The last Switched On covered some of the major Switchie awards for the year, but there are many other products to recognize: The “Category’s Meow” Award for Best New Category Creation goes to...

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IRL: Wacom Bamboo Splash, Triggertrap Mobile and the iPad 3

Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. We’ve got a mixed bag this week. Billy, who’s reviewed a...

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Mystery BlackBerry 10 device hits the FCC with AT&T-capable LTE

RIM’s January unveiling isn’t going anywhere without federal approval, and it seems the FCC is happy to oblige. Regulators put an unnamed BlackBerry device with a RFF91LW model number through the standard tests, giving it the green light for AT&T’s LTE and GSM bands, as...

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Foursquare to display full user names, share more data with local businesses

Fond of your family name? Good — it’s about to get a bit more visible. Foursquare is planning to display full user names on profile pages, explaining in a recent community email that the old policy has become confusing. “If you search for a friend...

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