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VTech refreshes its MobiGo and InnoTab lines, keeps things affordable

VTech's kid-friendly slab may not sport Google's dessert-themed OS , but it does carry a lower sticker price than its Android - based competitors . The InnoTab 2 Learning App Tablet keeps its predecessor's $80 price tag while packing in 2GB of onboard storage (expandable up to 32GB with an SD card) and a rotating camera for taking stills, videos and playing AR games. The slate's vanilla configuration will hit shelves this fall, but a WiFi-equipped version can be had this holiday season for a $20 premium

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So, Tesco buys Peter Gabriel’s WE7 music service for $16.7 million

British Supermarket behemoth Tesco has snapped up WE7 , a streaming music service co-founded by Peter Gabriel that offers personalized radio stations to users, for £10.8 million ($16.7 million).

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Dropbox confirms Galaxy S III on AT&T and Verizon won’t include 50GB storage

If that extra Dropbox storage helped swing the Galaxy S III pendulum in your favor, and you're a customer of AT&T or Verizon , it's not good news. Droid Life reports that one such expectant customer was asking Dropbox, via its forums, where their storage was. The cloud-space provider informed them that not all carriers are offering the deal, with those two big hitters being among them.

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Visualized: Swiss newspaper goes digital, prints front page in binary

Those newspaper types, give them an idea and they don't half run with it .

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Disney troubled over early offering of John Carter DVD by Netflix and Redbox

Well, well, the warrior from Mars seems to have stirred some problems over in the US of A. According to the LA Times , Disney isn't exactly happy with Netflix and Redbox , mainly because they're both offering the hot-off-the-press John Carter DVD ahead of that 28-day rental window -- granted, the parties never agreed to a deal in the first place, and thus it shouldn't cause any legal troubles. The conundrum started after Walt's movie studio couldn't close a pact with Netflix and Redbox that'd see them offer new rentals after the aforementioned time frame .

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Metro-style Hotmail turns up in leaked screenshots

It certainly wouldn't come as much of a surprise that Microsoft would finally bring Hotmail into the Metro fold, but until now we haven't had much evidence that such a change was actually in the works. If a set of leaked screenshots obtained by WinFuture are any indication, however, it looks like the nearly sixteen-year-old email service could soon be getting one of its biggest redesigns to date.

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Apple alternative to UDID may come soon, track app use without pesky privacy issues

Apple has already provided a few clues as to what it's going to put on the plate for developers at WWDC . One change that's unlikely to be touted at the keynote, or even the entire conference, could prove to be the most important for app writers: an alternative to the UDID (Unique Device Identifier) that Apple started phasing out a year ago

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NHK lays out Olympic broadcast plans, Super Hi-Vision test viewing locations in Japan

We've already run down Olympic broadcast plans in the US and UK , and now Japanese broadcaster NHK has unveiled some information. Similar to the others there is not only the TV production including data about ongoing competition, but also an online component complete with live video access on mobile devices, but also support for the acTVila video on-demand portal. The other notable information is that it's locked down locations and details for those trial Super Hi-Vision broadcasts , listing four spots where people can get their eyes on some sweet 8K UHDTV action

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ComScore: Android’s US share dips ever so slightly, iPhone slowly marching up

Here's a minor surprise: Android slipping at all in US market share .

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Google Shopping to change formats, charge merchants

It's just about closing time for Google Shopping's free merchant listings. The iconic search engine has traditionally shown us products regardless of a commercial relationship with sellers, but they'll be required to fork over some coin if they want to join the party after the fall.

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