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AV Rant #243: Stuck on Stuff

Part two of Liz’s Soup to Nuts on streaming this week is about storage. More than you ever wanted to know about servers, clouds, and NAS (links below). Tom has a few things to say about the entire “modular design” idea. Velodyne starts…

Podcasts

Facebook mulling news feed changes that benefit advertisers

If you think the Facebook news feed is overrun with useless information now, wait until the social network rolls out the unfiltered news feed. Facebook is testing a more expansive news feed with a small group of users.

Social Media

End of road for Starbucks laptop loungers?

According to reports, several Starbucks stores in New York are covering up their AC outlets, preventing some customers from using their laptops for long periods of time while sipping on a single coffee.

Computing

Microsoft about to deliver some security love with 13 patches

The company conspicuously leaves XP out of part of the update party.

Computing

Google News now features Editor’s Picks

Without highlighting specific stories for users, Google News often seems like a giant repository of stories that doesn't have a curator. Today, Google is changing that with the roll-out of publisher picks.

Web

Apple patent: Inductive device chargers using earphones

A new Apple patent has surfaced, showing the company is looking at induction charging using earphones for Apple devices

Apple

New tool tells you when your ISP is slowing you down

Dan Kaminsky's N00ter tells users if they're getting the squeeze.

Cool Tech

Apple lawsuit targets fake retail stores

Apple appears to be in the process of taking legal action targeting fake retail stores spotted around the world.

Apple

Toshiba 32TL515U Review

Review: Toshiba's 32TL515U comes with passive 3D and LED edge lighting. The set also has excellent picture and comes at an affordable price.

  • Pros: Terrific, sharp picture , Better than average black level…
  • Cons: Significant light bleeding around edges , Poor onboard sound…

Short Circuit remake nabs Chipmunks director

Can director Tim Hill bring Johnny 5 back to life in a remake of the 1986 classic?

Movies & TV

Toshiba 42TL515U Review

Review: Toshiba's 42TL515U has LED edge lighting with an excellent picture at an affordable price level. Plus, passive 3D.

  • Pros: Terrific, sharp picture , Better than average black level…
  • Cons: Significant light bleeding around edges , Poor onboard sound…

Toshiba 47TL515U Review

Review: With the Toshiba 47TL515U you get LED edge lighting, excellent picture and passive 3D all at an exceptionally affordable price.

  • Pros: Terrific, sharp picture , Better than average black level…
  • Cons: Significant light bleeding around edges , Poor onboard sound…

NASA probe reveals evidence of flowing water on Mars

New evidence points to the existence of flowing water just beneath the surface of Mars, which increases the possibility that life exists on the Red Planet.

Cool Tech

Yet another possible iPhone 5 image surfaces

Check out what may be the latest look at the next iPhone.

Apple