Gear4 speaker dock supports USB audio for Jelly Bean at Google I/O 2012 (hands-on video)

By Myriam Joire posted Jun 30th 2012 9:10AM Another day, another speaker dock. We initially dismissed Gear4’s latest accessory at Google I/O 2012 until we noticed that the attached Nexus 7 was playing audio digitally via the USB port instead of simply through the headphone jack (or wirelessly over Bluetooth for that matter). It turns out that Jelly Bean supports USB audio, a software feature that’s bound to spearhead a...

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Weekly Wrap: MacBook Air tests, tons of reviews, and five years of iPhone

This week, Macworld offered some advice, a slew of reviews, and a look back at five years of iPhone. Let’s dive in. The explainer We like explaining things. So this week, we explained precisely what green can do for you. We offered up three quick browser tips. If you expect that last one to include advice like “eat lots of mushrooms” and “try using fireballs,” you misread; these are not quick Bowser tips....

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Users reporting BBM down, joins Instagram in being less social

By James Trew posted Jun 30th 2012 9:54AM First Netflix, then Instagram, now BBM? We’re getting reports along with plenty of Twitter noise that the popular BlackBerry service has headed south. This makes for one heck of an anti-social weekend if you’re a photo-sharing, BBM-er for sure. Let us know if you’ve been affected by the service, in the meantime why not read up on some tech news? We’ve plenty! Read more:...

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Apple Introduces All-New MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple today unveiled an all-new 15-inch MacBook Pro, featuring a stunning Retina display with over 5 million pixels, all-flash storage architecture, and quad-core processors in a radically thin and light design. Measuring a mere 0.71 inch high and weighing only 4.46 pounds, the completely redesigned MacBook Pro is the lightest MacBook Pro ever and nearly as thin as a MacBook Air. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is...

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BAE Systems’ NAVSOP does positioning without GPS, makes sure the only jammin’ going on is yours

By Jon Fingas posted Jun 30th 2012 10:29AM Just in case GPS and GLONASS didn’t make for enough of an acronym soup, BAE Systems wants to add one more to the navigation broth. NAVSOP (Navigation via Signals of Opportunity) uses some of the basic concepts we know from cell tower triangulation and WiFi location-finding to lock down a position, but goes much further to geolocate from nearly anything that pushes out a signal, such as...

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