James Cameron: Oculus Rift Is Kind Of A Yawner

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Technology obsessed director isn't all that impressed By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Avatar Director James Cameron, who has built a career on pushing the edge of the cinematic technological envelope has a very different view when it comes to Facebook's Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset. … [Read more...]

Apple’s Tim Cook says ‘proud to be gay’

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(Reuters) Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek. Cook has never previously acknowledged his sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook … [Read more...]

Lenovo closes $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola unit from Google

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BEIJING (Reuters) China's Lenovo Group Ltd said Thursday it has closed its $2.91 billion acquisition of the Motorola handset unit from Google Inc, paving the way for a fresh assault on the U.S. smartphone market. The purchase comes as Lenovo, the world's leading PC maker, ramps up its effort to … [Read more...]

HitFilm 3 Announced With Special Upgrade Offer


NLE offers redesigned features including visual effects proxy By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There are some who haven't bought into Adobe's cloud based video editing offers, but who still are skittish about what the future holds for Apple Final Cut Pro X. And for those just looking to cut their … [Read more...]

Did the FCC Just Pave The Way For The Apple Television?


New Proposed rules allow for live broadcast streaming on the Internet, Could be Aereo's Salvation By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's the rumor that just refuses to die. Even though the Apple television (sometimes called 'iTV') had all but turned into vaporware, this hasn't been from technical … [Read more...]

BlackBerry CEO pens open letter ahead of Classic launch


TORONTO (Reuters) BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen penned an open letter to current and former BlackBerry users on Wednesday in a push to create some buzz for the company's new BlackBerry Classic device, which is set to debut later this year. The Classic, which bears striking similarities … [Read more...]

Dow Jones asks court to deny GT Advanced, Apple’s secrecy motion

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(Reuters) Dow Jones & Co Inc, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, has asked a court to deny a request by Apple Inc and GT Advanced Technology Inc to keep under seal some documents relating to GT Advanced's bankruptcy. Dow Jones, owned by News Corp, said keeping the documents under seal … [Read more...]

Electronic Arts revenue and profit rises in second quarter

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for its fiscal second quarter on Tuesday, driven by strong digital sales from titles such as "FIFA" and by cost controls. For the three months ended Sept. 30, the company posted … [Read more...]

Aereo Loses Quest to Become Labeled Cable Company


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In hopes of keeping their dying business model on life support, Aereo went to court in the quest to be reclassified as a cable company in order to skirt around this past summer's crushing legal defeat that all but ended their broadcast-leaching TV service. Last … [Read more...]

doddleTALKS Tech – Crashing the Super Bowl


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) 2014 was a life changing year for Ryan Thomas Anderson, as his Crash the Super Bowl commercial "Time Machine" took first prize. In addition to the $1 million prize, he also spent two weeks working on the set of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. And he did it with a … [Read more...]

IMAX Sends You To Saturn with Interstellar Oculus Event

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Special Weekend Event Gives Fans Weightless Experience By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It was a craft bit of PR genius, and it was also the closest I will ever come to experiencing the Zero G feeling of being in outer space. That was the experience this past weekend as IMAX, Paramount Pictures' … [Read more...]

Rite Aid becomes latest retailer to shut off Apple Pay

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CHICAGO (Reuters) U.S. drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp will ban Apple Pay, Apple Inc's new electronic payments service in its 4,572 stores as it commits to joining a consortium of other large retailers developing a rival payments system. Retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp, Kohl's … [Read more...]

Canon quarterly profit slides on weak camera demand but full-year forecast lifted

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By Sophie Knight - TOKYO (Reuters) Japan's Canon Inc said quarterly operating profit fell by a fifth as demand for digital cameras slumped and it spent more on developing new businesses, but it nudged up its full-year earnings estimates on a sharply weaker yen. The consumer shift to smartphones … [Read more...]

America Movil says not in talks over T-Mobile US

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) America Movil is not talking to anybody at this stage about a possible purchase of T-Mobile US, Chief Executive Daniel Hajj told a conference call on Friday. Germany's Monthly Manager Magazin on Thursday said America Movil was a possible buyer of the company, citing people … [Read more...]

Fandor Invests In Filmmakers With Initiative


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The online distribution platform Fandor has decided to go beyond featuring independent content to funding it, with a new initiative designed to build a community of filmmakers, connect them with their audiences, and to finance their projects through crowdfunding. … [Read more...]

Avengers Hulkbuster Is Subject Of Serious Cosplay Construction


Fan uses 3D printing to help build custom Iron Man Hulkbuster costume By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) By now, you've probably seen the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that was released yesterday, after being leaked online in the UK. Blaming HYDRA via Twitter for its early release (as part of … [Read more...]

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