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A blog and column with news on new technology, innovations and gaming, brought to you by Steven Setser.

Apple announces new iPad sans Siri

This week we have some Verizon phone leaks, a possible console coming from Steam, and the iPad 3. Verizon accidently let slip the release dates of two unannounced phones, the LG Cayman and Droid Fighter. There were no specs with this story, but these phones will be on store shelves at the end of March and the beginning of April. ...

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SpecTech: New smartphones hit the market, Windows 8 Beta debuts

Welcome to the first day of March! Only one week left until spring break! This edition will introduce you to a ton of phones, the Windows 8 Beta, and the countdown to the iPad 3. The Mobile World Congress event started with a bang as Nokia announced the Nokia 808 PureView; a phone unlike any other. Although it runs the ...

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SpecTech: Amazon kindles bigger Fire

This issue of Spec Tech is all about new phones, BlackBerry’s OS 2.0 update, and E-reader tablets. Companies are still announcing smartphones, even though the Mobile World Congress isn’t until next week. Samsung announced the Galaxy Ace 2 as well as the Galaxy Mini 2. The Galaxy Ace 2 has a 3.8-inch WVGA screen, 800MHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, front facing ...

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SpecTech: Redbox, Verizon team up against Netflix

This week Netflix should start getting worried, iPhone classes, and say goodbye to the PlayStation Network name. In an interesting move, Verizon and Redbox have teamed up to have a new streaming service and even possible downloading of movies. The standard DVD kiosks will remain, but you will be able to stream movies to your smartphones, TV sets and maybe ...

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SpecTech: Sonic, Tails, Amy travel through time

When Sonic CD was released in 1993, I was so excited. But, I did not have a SEGA CD console, so I never got the game. In the end of 2011, Sonic Team released an enhanced port of Sonic CD on pretty much anything that can connect to the internet. Is this enhanced port worth your time and money? The ...

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SpecTech: Verizon suffers leak, Facebook forces Timeline

This week is a slow week for tech news, but we have leaked phone information, more rumors of the next Xbox and a new Alienware desktop. Although Verizon announced the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx at CES last week, there have been some updates. This device has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED HD screen, 4G LTE ...

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SpecTech: Microsoft scams and freemium fun

I hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving and a safe Black Friday. In this issue, announcements from Microsoft, EA wants to give you free stuff and more iPhone 5 and iPad 3 rumors. Microsoft announced that thousands of users’ Xbox LIVE email accounts had been sent a scam email. The email promised free Microsoft Points for a small survey; those ...

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SpecTech: New tablets, e-readers hit market; Revue canceled

This week is all about tablets: HTC’s makes plans to release a new tablet, Barnes & Noble and Amazon fight for the e-reader tablet market and even more tablet news in this issue of Spec Tech. Amazon launched the Amazon Kindle Fire earlier this week, a day earlier than announced. Many critics have praised the Fire for having a low ...

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SpecTech: Classic Sonic meets his modern counterpart in Sonic Generations

It is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Sonic the Hedgehog appeared and took everyone by surprise. In the past 10 years SEGA has had trouble finding out who they are marketing these games to. SEGA is celebrating the 20th anniversary with Sonic Generations; a game that takes the best from the last 20 years and ...

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