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  • Adobe Buys Satellite For Tag Management Technology, Makes Deeper Move Into Marketing And Ad Tech

    Adobe Buys Satellite For Tag Management Technology, Makes Deeper Move Into Marketing And Ad Tech

    Following on from its $600 million purchase of marketing platform Neolane, which closed earlier this month, Adobe today made its fourth acquisition of 2013. To strengthen its marketing and analytics business, Adobe has bought Satellite, a tag management technology that helps marketers with analytics and media tracking across web sites. Satellite is part of a larger interactive marketing… Read More

  • Remember When: Your Commodore 64 Was A Satellite Descrambler?

    Back in the old days, in Europe, TV selection was pretty limited. When they started offering satellite, you had a few free channels and a few paid channels but enterprising hackers figured out how to decode all of the channels using a breakout cart and the C64’s super processor. The resulting solution cost about $120 way back when and saved a bunch of Euro-hackers quite a bit of money. Read More

  • Citizen Satellite Eco-Drive Watch Is Accurate Planet-Wide

    Atomic clock radio signal syncing watches are so last year. Citizen just decimated the coolness factor of those watches with the Satellite Eco-Drive watch. This timepiece isn’t just a concept, but will actually be produced as a limited edition later this year – and may have its tech show up in later watches. In a nutshell, the watch keeps its time super accurate from syncing with… Read More

  • PSA: Toshiba Recalls 41,000 Laptops For Overheating

    Bad news if you own a Toshiba Satellite T130 notebook. It’s got a flaw. In fact, the CPSC (Consumer Protection Safety Comission) just issued a recall for about 41,000 notebook computers, siting a flaw in the plastic casing around the AC adapter plug. Apparently there’s a problem with the DC-in harness that can cause the plastic to melt, causing minor burns. Apparently Toshiba… Read More

  • Toshiba Japan starts selling 3D notebook, follows up with three new 2D notebooks

    After unveiling the TX/98MBL last month (the world’s first Blu-ray-playing 3D notebook), Toshiba Japan showed [JP] another three (2D) notebooks today. The 15.6-inch 3D model is now on sale in Toshiba Japan’s online store for $2,860, while the three 2D models of the RX3W series (which all come with a 13.3-inch screen) will follow soon. Read More

  • CubeSat XI-V: Japan gets tweeting satellite

    As if the Akiba Pulse Box (the Twitter heart beat posting device) or the Bowlingual (the iPhone Twitter app for dogs) weren’t enough: Japan now boasts the world’s first tweeting satellite, the CubeSat XI-V. Developed by the Nakasuka Lab at the University of Tokyo, the pico satellite (four inches) is currently orbiting Earth and keeps posting [JP] various data to its followers… Read More

  • Turns out you really, really, like your television provider

    Last year, overall satisfaction with television providers was at the lowest level in 5 years. It seems however, that when J.D. Power tells the providers that they suck, they listen. And now, they seem to have actually turned it around. Read More

  • AT&T launching Genus satellite smartphone with TerreStar

    AT&T announced today that they are teaming up with Terrestar to release a smartphone with satellite capabilities. Previously, satellite phones were limited to just voice calls, or the occasional tethering (that didn’t work very well). Read More

  • They now use solar technology to propel satellites

    Japan is getting more active in the solar energy field in recent months, and now, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed a plan under which solar photons will be used to propel satellites in outer space [JP, PDF]. The aim is to make satellites in general more energy-efficient. Read More

  • Japan to flood outer space with 100 mini satellites

    Japan wants to become a new force in space. The country is currently planning to launch a swarm of up to 100 mini-satellites, each costing between $3 million and $4 million. Sized at around 50cm, the cubicle-shaped satellites are supposedly not bigger than school backpacks. The 50kg-satellites will be used to track natural disasters, the weather and traffic jams. This initiative is part of… Read More

  • Fail: Indian W2M satellite


    W2M, the first satellite to come out of a European/Indian joint venture signed in February 2006, was launched on December 20 for Paris-based Eutelsat. On the evening of January 22, a major malfunction occurred with the power system, prompting the Indian Space Research Organization to declare the satellite a failure. Engineers will continue to try to revive some portion of the satellite… Read More

  • Students develop satellites, which will launch next month


    In cooperation with private businesses, Japanese students from various universities have developed a total of four small-sized satellites that are ready for launch in January on Japan’s H-2A rocket. The satellites were unveiled yesterday at a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency facility in Osaka. Read More

  • DISH Network rolling out big 1080p update tomorrow

    I’ll be honest. I’ve never met anyone in real life who subscribes to DISH Network, but I’m fairly convinced that the company does exist and probably turns a profit. If you happen to be a DISH subscriber and you have one of the HD packages, then you, my friend, are in for what appears to be some sort of treat. Tomorrow, DISH will start rolling out a big, fat update to all of… Read More

  • Toshiba announces plethora of new laptops

    Okay, here we go. Toshiba has just announced a small army of new laptops today, from the budget-friendly, to the business-savvy, to the entertainment-centric. I’ve already run out of buzzwords so let’s hit the jump and take a gander at them all. Read More

  • DirecTV ramping up to offer on-demand features

    In the coming months, DirecTV subscribers will finally have access to on-demand content. Popular movies will automatically get pushed to set-top DVR boxes via satellite and everything else will be downloaded as it’s requested using the boxes’ built-in Ethernet ports. It’s not a perfect solution, as automatically pushed content can take up precious hard drive space… Read More

  • Military plans to shoot rogue satellite out of the sky

    [photopress:satshoot.jpg,full,center] We’re gonna shoot that rogue satellite out of the sky. How clutch is that? Yup, the president just gave the go-ahead to knock that now-broken satellite right out of the sky. The satellite, which the military hasn’t had control of since its launch in December 2006, is predicted to fall back to Earth the first week of March. Rather than risk… Read More

  • Toshiba's new laptop goes both ways; It's a candy mint and a breath mint

    I know at least two people who’ve recently bought laptops with Windows Vista pre-installed who returned them that very day. When we realized what a PITA installing XP can be on some of these new laptops (with new hardware and unknown drivers, etc.), it was the only thing left to do. Toshiba, it seems, feels our pain, as the new Satellite T31 laptop that just debuted comes with recovery… Read More

  • XM, Sirius shareholders vote on proposed merger today, await "OK" from gov't regulators


    Yes, the painfully original XM-Sirius “logo” strikes again Judging by a number posts from earlier in the year, I can tell that a few of you are fans of, or at least followers of, of satellite radio. It may interest you to know that today is the day when shareholders of both XM and Sirius vote the proposed merger up or down. It’s expected that both groups will give the merger… Read More

  • DirecTV To Offer Internet Over Power Lines

    Not a lot of info here, but the WSJ is reporting that DirecTV will FINALLY start offering broadband Internet access via power line distribution. The service is possible through a deal with Current Group, who provides broadband communications over power lines. How much would you pay for broadband ‘net from DirecTV? With $20 satellite TV available, this could make up part of a wicked… Read More

  • Toshiba Releases Several Laptops, One of Which Has HD DVD Drive

    I love it when companies release a bunch of products simultaneously. That either means 1) they want to flood the airwaves with news of their products or 2) none of the products are all that hot, so they release them all at the same time to dull the pain. My opinion, not anyone else’s here. Right, so, Toshiba just announced an HD DVD-having Qosmio and a few new Satellites. The Qosmio… Read More