The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the most anticipated smart phones of 2012.

BATTLESHIP video game is now available


As the big-budget movie “BATTLESHIP” is about to hit theaters, Hasbro and Activision Publishing are giving gamers some action with BATTLESHIP the video game, which is available today in stores. The game is described as “combining military strategy and fast-paced…

If, like me, you’re an Amazon Prime member who’s been underwhelmed by the service’s streaming video offerings, there’s some good news. The company just reached a deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios that will add hundreds of classic movies and TV shows to its catalog. This MGM deal comes on the heels of Amazon’s announcement that the Amazon Cloud Player App for iPhone and iPod Touch is now available on the App Store, enabling users of those devices to stream or download music stored in Cloud Player

Consumers may be excited by the new Auto Hop ad-skipping feature in Dish Network’s new DVRs, but it appears the major networks aren’t as thrilled. Yesterday, CBS, Fox, and NBCUniversal each filed a lawsuit against the service, claiming it violates copyrights and breaches network transmission agreements. Dish, however, responded with a lawsuit suit of its own against all four major networks—including ABC—hoping to get its new service declared legal.

If you’re a Dish subscriber who finds using the service’s 30-second commercial-skip feature just a bit too taxing, your tired fingers are about to get some relief: The company has just added an automatic ad-skipping capability called Auto Hop to its kangaroo-themed Hopper multi-room DVR platform. Auto Hop works in conjunction with the Hopper’s Prime Time Anytime programming feature that allows one-click recording of all the prime-time TV programming from the four major broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC

The HTC One S, available on T-Mobile for $200 on April 25th, is the carrier’s new flagship phone.

Camera manufacturers continue to push the envelope in developing long zoom lenses for point-and-shoots. Case in point is the pricey but feature-packed 16-megapixel Nikon Coolpix P510 (about $430), a basic camera with the longest zoom lens on the market: a 42x optical zoom lens, which goes from 24mm wide angle to 1,000mm telephoto. To see how this looks through the lens, check out my test shots of my son playing baseball (below)

With the increase in texting, apps, sophisticated cameras, and more, improving smart-phone voice quality has been a low priority for manufacturers and carriers, as demonstrated by the generally ho-hum scores for that attribute in our Ratings. But Sprint promises to change this with an impressive technology called HD Voice The company demonstrated HD Voice this week at a preview for its upcoming smart phone, the HTC Evo 4G LTE, available sometime in Q2 for $200 with a two-year contract.

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Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to use cell phones and other electronics behind the wheel, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The study used in-car video footage to capture various driver distractions