Qualcomm announced at CES on Monday a new technology standard called AllPlay to allow gadgets to wirelessly link up to let listeners control entertainment in any room in the house via an app. The company is starting with home audio, but will branch out to include video and other media.
Spending on gadgets such as cameras, media players and laptops set to decline in 2014, according to forecasts issued by the Consumer Electronics Association ahead of its annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Google has removed Rap Genius' site from its search results following disclosures that the New York lyrics site has tried to game the search engine with a backlink scheme. The scheme, detailed in a blog post earlier this week by John Marbach, involved getting bloggers to insert backlinks to Rap Genius' lyrics for the new Justin Bieber album, "Journals."
Beyoncé's new album, which has zoomed to the top of the Billboard sales charts, appears to also be popular on the file sharing charts as well -- with nearly a quarter million copies pirated within the first week of its Dec. 13 debut, according to Musicmetric.