AOL has announced last week that they would be shutting down Winamp, the popular Windows-based 16-year-old media player. Winamp said that Winamp.com and the associated software will be shutting down on December 20, 2013.
Apple has partnered with GN ReSound to build hearing aids. The first “Made for iPhone” hearing aid is called LiNX. The LiNX uses Bluetooth-like technology. The hearing devices connects directly to the iPhone and is the smallest wireless device GN has ever made.
Hellman & Friedman is going to buy insurance software company Applied Systems from Bain Capital for $1.8 billion. JMI Equity, a private equity company focused on building software and other technology businesses will be investing in Applied Systems along with Hellman & Friedman. This transaction is expected to be completed in early 2014.
Sony has sent out a password reset message due to suspicious activity on PlayStation Network accounts, according to a moderator post from the PlayStation Community forums. PSN users that receive a warning that their account password is incorrect will need to rest it through PlayStation change and reset password page.
QuizUp is a new iPhone game that was released on the Apple App Store earlier this month. The app hit 2 million users, but they may have been leaking private information that was stored on your phone. That information was sent to other users, according to Kyle Richter, developer of a competing trivia app called Trivium.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has received a patent for a camera system that has a micro lens adaptor to enable refocusing on an image after that initial photo is taken just like the Lytro light-field camera does. Apple received U.S. patent number No. 8,593,564, which is for a “Digital camera including refocusable imaging mode adaptor.” This lets a user take a photo at a certain resolution and refocus the image afterwards. This technology could eventually be integrated into the iPhone.
Motorola is going to start selling the Moto G in the U.S. about a month ahead of schedule. Motorola was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than expected. The phone was expected to launch in January, but it went for sale today. The Moto G starts at $179 without a contract. Contract-less phones generally run for about $600 so this is a good deal.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has invested millions of dollars to build five Supercharger stations for connecting the “Texas Triangle.” That project is now complete. Tesla Model S drivers can now drive freely between Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) said that they are also opening two Supercharger stations in Huntsville and Corsicana on November 26. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) also said that these stations will complement other stations in San Marcos, Waco, and Columbus. It takes around 20 minutes to recharge half the battery of a Model S. The Model S has a range of 265 miles.