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Netflix is bringing enough bandwidth to France to take on many ISPs

Netflix has learned a thing or two from its U.S. online movie streaming business, and the company will apparently bring an impressive infrastructure in the new European markets it plans to serve starting with this September. GigaOm reports the company is coming to France … [Read Entire Article]

Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 is its fastest selling tablet yet

Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday afternoon. While the company missed Wall Street's consensus mainly due to poor performance out of its newly acquired Nokia smartphone division, all in all it was a fairly solid quarter with operating income … [Read Entire Article]

It turns out illegal downloads in the U.K. will remain illegal

After a report on Tuesday detailing a new legal initiative on online piracy in the U.K. claimed that the local government has decriminalized illegal downloads, TorrentFreak has set the record straight on the matter, saying that torrenting movies, music, games and any other … [Read Entire Article]

Apple faces huge class-action lawsuit over labor violations

Four former retail and corporate Apple employees who filed a lawsuit against the company in December 2011 over alleged labor violations managed to “upgrade” their lawsuit to class-action status, TechCrunch reports, with some 20,000 current and former Apple employees … [Read Entire Article]

It turns out illegal downloads in the U.K. will remain illegal

After a report on Tuesday detailing a new legal initiative on online piracy in the U.K. claimed that the local government has decriminalized illegal … [Read Entire Article]

Apple faces huge class-action lawsuit over labor violations

Four former retail and corporate Apple employees who filed a lawsuit against the company in December 2011 over alleged labor violations managed to … [Read Entire Article]

Reviews

An Iconic Speaker That’s Re-Engineered for Streaming Music

Forty years after it debuted in Sweden, Teenage Engineering has given Stig Carlsson's classic OD-11 speaker a modern overhaul. … [Read Entire Article]

Moisture Minder

Wally is a sensor network you install yourself. It can detect water leaks, small changes in moisture, and temperature fluctuations anywhere in the … [Read Entire Article]

Home Theater Systems

The Future of 3D Animation

Next Generation of Home Theater Systems: Bring 3D Home

Watching films in 3-D is clearly the future of the film industry, as it gives the viewer a new, immersive media experience when watching a movie that could never be attained through the classic two-dimensional experience. This has created a whole new market for movie theaters, where 3-D is meant to be seen with high-end [...]

Gaming

Great Edo BlackSmith teaser site opened

Nippon Ichi Software has launched the teaser site for Great Edo BlackSmith, its newly announced PS Vita game about earning both money and a woman’s love. The full site is set to launch next … [Read Entire Article]

PlayStation 4 system update 1.75 to add 3D Blu-ray playback next week

PlayStation 4 firmware update 1.75 is coming next week and will add support for 3D Blu-ray playback, Sony announced. “Out next week! PS4 system software update 1.75 will add Blu-ray 3D … [Read Entire Article]

Cell Phones

Samsung’s leaked Galaxy Alpha looks like a smaller, prettier S5

Many have assumed that Samsung's fabled metal smartphone would be a very high-end device, but … [Read Entire Article]

LG wants you to play games through your phone case

Are you an impulsive gamer? So impulsive that you can't even wait to unlock your phone before … [Read Entire Article]

Playstation

Hohokum: New Trailer, Out 8/12 on PS4, PS3, Vita

Hello! Well, we have finished making Hohokum. I still can’t quite believe it. I feel tired … [Read Entire Article]

Begin Transmission: CounterSpy Comes to PS4, PS3, Vita 8/19

Hey budding C.O.U.N.T.E.R agents! David Nottingham, (Dynamighty Creative Director) here with … [Read Entire Article]

New on Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited

Featured Releases Now Available, Week of 7/22/14: Check out what’s new on Sony Entertainment … [Read Entire Article]

Samurai Warriors 4, Special Anime Pack Coming to PS4 10/21

Greetings! Hisashi Koinuma here with the first of several Samurai Warriors 4 news posts for … [Read Entire Article]

Science & SciFi

A Lego Pirate Is Sacrificed To A Colossal Wave In The Name of Science

Rogue waves are a little-understood phenomenon of ocean … [Read Entire Article]

At Last, an Official Ant-Man Movie Poster!

It's weird to see Paul Rudd looking all noble like that, but … [Read Entire Article]

Apple

Want to download old iPhone firmware? Here’s where to find it

Do you miss your old firmware? Do you have an old device that for some reason you want to run … [Read Entire Article]

Say goodbye to Foursquare check-ins tomorrow

OK, I'm depressed. For years, I've enjoyed using Foursquare to check in at restaurants, airport … [Read Entire Article]

The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for July 23, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get … [Read Entire Article]

Felix FlipBook Air is a delightfully different iPad case/stand

So many of the iPad cases and stands that I review here at TUAW are so alike in looks and … [Read Entire Article]