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New York (AirGuide - Travel Technology News Asia / Pacific) Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Chromebooks top holiday sales on Amazon Google-powered Chromebooks took the lead in pre-holiday sales on Amazon, with Acer and Asus reporting the most U.S. sales, according to analysts. DigiTimes Research is also predicting that Acer and Dell will launch their respective 15.6-inch Chromebooks for under $300 in the new year, which will create more competition within the market. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

Samsung's Tizen OS will star on Web-connected sets Samsung Electronics' homegrown operating system, Tizen, will power all of the South Korean electronics-maker's Internet-connected smart TVs, the company announced. The TVs will sync with mobile devices for multi-screen viewing. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

Sony execs turned to old BlackBerrys after attack BlackBerry earned some positive press after reports emerged that Sony executives turned to the encrypted smartphones after the studio's communications system was compromised following the December cyberattack reputedly linked to its production of the film "The Interview." Fri, Jan 2, 2015

LG to debut "UltraWide" gaming monitor with AMD's FreeSync tech LG Electronics will introduce a 34-inch curved-screen gaming monitor at next week's International CES that employs Advanced Micro Devices' FreeSync technology. The UltraWide Gaming Monitor will have an aspect ratio of 21:9, LG says, wider than 16:9 monitors. Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Nintendo's rare Amiibo figures fetch high auction prices While the Amiibo figures for Nintendo's Wii U console games retail for $13, several scarce ones are commanding prices of $100 or more on auction websites such as eBay. A Marth figure for the "Fire Emblem" game sold Tuesday for $122.50, for example. Nintendo is partly driving the resale pricing by announcing that it will discontinue some Amiibos, without specifying which ones. Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Apple's iOS dominated holiday device activations More than half of the devices activated during Christmas week were iOS-powered Apple products, application analytics firm Flurry said. Globally, 51.3% of the activated devices came from Apple, compared to 17.7% from Samsung Electronics and 5.8% from Microsoft. Flurry noted that the holiday is not celebrated in Asian markets where other brands are popular. Tue, Dec 30, 2014

PlayStation Network still recovering from cyberattack Sony reported Sunday that its PlayStation Network was still experiencing connection problems, three...

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