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How Will Amazon Roll Out Its App Store on Tuesday?

All signs point to Amazon launching its Android App Store this Tuesday, but how will people get the app on their handsets?


Nintendo 3DS Launches in Japan, but Kamen Rider also Draws Crowd

Analysis: Initial shipments of the newest gaming handheld sell out, but buyers were after several hot items.

News Corp.'s The Daily Headed to Android

When the app launched, Rupert Murdoch seemed to imply it would be exclusive to the iPad for the duration of this year and next.


Sony's Music Unlimited Service: Hands-On

Analysis: It's a decent music streaming service, but will people be willing to pay a few bucks every month for it?


Google Teases with Android 3 Video

Analysis: Take a peek at next-gen Android "Honeycomb" for tablets.


How the Android Stole Christmas

Analysis: A holiday tale of the missing tablets (despite a promising start in January 2010).


Streaming Game Services in the News: OnLive, Gaikai, Gamestring

It's the time of the year to talk about video games--especially streaming video games.

Video: Is it the Playstation Phone?

Leaked, blurry cam video might show Playstation Phone.


Patent Applications Hint of Future PSP

Analysis: The rear touch pad rumor is bolstered by Sony's description of upcoming designs.


Microsoft: Swastikas Will Remain Banned from Xbox Live

The Swastika may have a long and storied history as a good symbol, but it's still associated with the Nazis.

Playstation Phone: Coming February?

Sony Ericsson CEO hints that the PSP(hone) will make a lot of noise at the Mobile World Congress in February.


NOOKcolor Ships Early; Gets Positive Reviews

The overall take-away from the reviews seems to be that the hardware is decent, if a little heavy but that the software needs some polishing, with several complaints about user interface sluggishness.


Hulu Plus Now Available to All: What You Need to Know Before Signing Up

Before you bite the bullet and get Hulu Plus--read this.

Would You Believe...Get Smart's Cone of Silence is Real

British pizza chain Pizza Express plans to install science fiction-like cones of silence (okay, soundproof domes) in iPizzeria stores.