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Razer Unveils Remarkably Thin Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro Gaming Notebooks

Razer Unveils Remarkably Thin Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro Gaming Notebooks

Typically, one of the caveats of a gaming notebook with incredibly powerful components inside is that the chassis is large and the whole system is quite heavy. Razer is trying to break out of that mold with its new Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro gaming notebooks. (So that's what they were teasing.) The bigger brother of the two is the Razer...

NVIDIA Tweaks Kepler; Launches GTX 700M Series

NVIDIA Tweaks Kepler; Launches GTX 700M Series

It's Computex time again in Taipei, which means it's time for a whole lot of companies to unveil/launch a whole lot of products, all at once. With Haswell waiting in the wings, NVIDIA has jumped all over that bandwagon -- the GTX 770 launched earlier today, the 780 launched last week, and the company is taking the wraps off its new 700M series...

Fanhattan 'Fan TV' Set-Top Box Debuts, Competition for Apple, Google, Roku, and Microsoft

Fanhattan 'Fan TV' Set-Top Box Debuts, Competition for Apple, Google, Roku, and Microsoft

There’s a major evolutionary step that the television needs to take in order to become as svelte, powerful, immediate, and simple as most other consumer technology is these days. Major players including Apple, Google, and Microsoft, in addition to smaller though no less potent competitors such as Roku, are knocking on the door. Another...

Lowest price ever on Inspiron 15z Ultrabook & Cheap Dell XPS 8500 Core i7 Desktop

Lowest price ever on Inspiron 15z Ultrabook & Cheap Dell XPS 8500 Core i7 Desktop

Welcome back to another installment of the hottest deals from across the web; and we've got some killer-lower prices for you today. First up is the lowest price ever on a 15-inch ultrabook, the Dell Inspiron 15z complete with backlit keyboard and DVD drive for just $549.99. We also found the XPS 8500 quad-core desktop marked down to just $649.99,...

HTC One Unlocked with Android Nexus User Experience Coming in June

HTC One Unlocked with Android Nexus User Experience Coming in June

We're sure hoping that this is a trend. Just a few weeks after Google ushered in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with a stock build of Android, the company has taken the wraps off of a virgin HTC One. One of the best Android phones on the market will soon ship with Google's own take on Android. It's not called a Nexus device, but that is essentially...

Google Supports 7-Day Deadline For Critical Exploit Reports

Google Supports 7-Day Deadline For Critical Exploit Reports

Google security researchers learn about exploits and zero-day vulnerabilities in third-party software all the time, and for years the company has immediately notified the affected vendors about the issues, worked with them closely to fix the problems, and both notified the public within 60 days of discovering the vulnerabilities and also encouraged...

Retailers Report Xbox One Pre-Orders Coming in Fast and Furious

Retailers Report Xbox One Pre-Orders Coming in Fast and Furious

After months of waiting, Microsoft finally unveiled its next generation game console, the Xbox One, though not without a bit of controversy. Always-on DRM was a hot topic leading up to its launch, and after Microsoft squashed the rumors that you wouldn't be able to use the console if your Internet was out, the attention quickly turned to the...

Microsoft Details Windows 8.1 Features, Start Button Returns Without Start Menu As We Knew It

Microsoft Details Windows 8.1 Features, Start Button Returns Without Start Menu As We Knew It

Many have been quite vocal about the fact that Windows 8 and Windows RT could use a little work, and apparently Microsoft agrees, which is why the company is planning a major update to both versions of its new OS. Windows 8.1 is coming sometime this year as a free update, and for those hoping that it will fix all of Windows 8’s problems...

Motorola Taps Texas to Make Moto X, First Smartphone Built in the U.S.

Motorola Taps Texas to Make Moto X, First Smartphone Built in the U.S.

Out of the 130 million smartphones floating around the U.S., can you guess how many of them were assembled stateside? If you said anything higher than "zero," you guessed too many. There's not a single smartphone factory in the U.S., though Motorola is determined to change that and plans to open the first such facility in Fort Worth, Texas....

Facebook Protects Celebrities with Verified Pages and Profiles

Facebook Protects Celebrities with Verified Pages and Profiles

Don’t you just hate it when random people spoof you on Facebook and your fans mistake the fake profile for yours? What, that doesn’t happen to you? No worries: Facebook’s latest announcement still applies to you. Sure, you won’t setting up a new “Verified” page or profile, but as a fan, you can now look...

Apple Seeks Flex Display with Force Detection Patent for GarageBand

Apple Seeks Flex Display with Force Detection Patent for GarageBand

Flexible, bendable display technology spend a lot of time in the headlines these days, and even Apple is getting swept by the fad, though not in the traditional sense. Rather than focus on display technologies that can fold, roll, or wrap around an object, one of Apple's newest patents is for a flex screen feature with force detection that...

Samsung Finally Unveils Rumored Galaxy S4 Mini Smartphone

Samsung Finally Unveils Rumored Galaxy S4 Mini Smartphone

Samsung has a penchant for going big, like its Note phablet line and its generously sized Galaxy S smartphones, but the South Korean handset maker is also aware that there's a market for smaller, less expensive mobile phones. Enter the Galaxy S4 mini, a slightly larger follow-up to the S3 mini. It's best if you think of it that way rather...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review With Gigabyte & MSI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Review With Gigabyte & MSI

It was just last week that NVIDIA launched the excellent GeForce GTX 780, which is essentially a scaled-back GeForce GTX Titan, at much more palatable—but still relatively high—price. NVIDIA is not quite done making news, however. As is typically the case when NVIDIA launches a graphics card in a new product family, derivatives...

Apple Quietly Launches 16GB iPod Touch Without a Rear Camera for $229

Apple Quietly Launches 16GB iPod Touch Without a Rear Camera for $229

If you've been holding out for a price drop on Apple's fifth generation iPod touch line, perhaps today's newest addition will be of interest. It's a 16GB model that Apple quietly slipped into the lineup, and not only is it the least capacious, it's also the least expensive with a $229 price tag. Where was this SKU during last year's holiday...

WD Debuts New Sentinel Rack-Mount Storage Server for SMBs

WD Debuts New Sentinel Rack-Mount Storage Server for SMBs

WD has added to its SMB storage server line with the WD Sentinel RX4100, a 1U rack-mount server designed for ease of installation and setup as well as affordability. The server joins the Sentinel DX4000 in WD’s lineup. The Sentinel RX4100 is available in capacities of 16TB (4 x 4TB), 12TB (4 x 3TB), or 8TB (4 x 2TB) with 4GB of DDR3-800...

Alcatel One Touch Offers Mid-Range Android Specs For $299 Unlocked

Alcatel One Touch Offers Mid-Range Android Specs For $299 Unlocked

Many would associate the Alcatel name with telecommunications, but few would guess that the company has just launched a smartphone in the United States. But sure enough, it has. The Alcatel One Touch was just released this week, boasting a 4.7" panel, support for GSM networks, and a wildly cheap price tag. It'll sell for just $299, and that's...

August Smart Lock Allows You To Let People In From Afar

August Smart Lock Allows You To Let People In From Afar

What Nest did for the thermostat, August will do for the conventional door lock. The door lock is one of those things that has largely gone untouched over the years. Sure, there are very expensive editions out there that support wireless home automation and remote unlock systems, but the vast majority of people are using a typical key-lock...

NVIDIA Graphics Processors Power Breakthrough In HIV Research

NVIDIA Graphics Processors Power Breakthrough In HIV Research

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in collaboration with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have taken a step forward in HIV research by running simulations on the Blue Waters Supercomputer, which is comprised of 32 Cray XK7 supercomputer cabinets and is powered by 3,000...

Updated Gmail Will Sort Your Email

Updated Gmail Will Sort Your Email

Gmail users are getting a new inbox soon, and whether you’re going to like the update depends a lot on your habits. If you own a label maker or ogle closet organizer catalogs, you’re going to love the new layout.  The new Gmail can automatically sort your emails by “tabs,” like Promotions, Social, Updates, and...

Intel Acquires Navigation Chip Business From ST-Ericsson, Sharpening Focus On Mobile

Intel Acquires Navigation Chip Business From ST-Ericsson, Sharpening Focus On Mobile

It’s no secret that Intel doesn’t exactly have the same batting average in the mobile market as it does on the PC side, but the company is working towards changing that. To that end, the company purchased the satellite navigation chip business unit of ST-Ericsson, according to AllThingsD. ST-Ericsson is a joint venture between...

Mageia Linux Launched, Free and Open Source For Desktops and Servers

Mageia Linux Launched, Free and Open Source For Desktops and Servers

Two and half years ago, Mageia was forked off of Mandriva Linux, and the group behind it put out stable releases in June 2011 and May 2012; now, Mageia 3 is available for download for desktops and servers. Mageia 3 is the work of more than 100 people worldwide, and the distro’s features include kernel 3.8, GRUB as the default bootloader,...

Supply Sources Indicate Apple To Release Two New iPhones in Q3 2013

Supply Sources Indicate Apple To Release Two New iPhones in Q3 2013

The Apple rumor mill is at full bore today, and the latest rumor surrounds Apple’s upcoming iPhones. According to Digitimes, industry sources in the supply chain (from Taiwan) indicate that a pair of new Apple phones are in the offing for 2013. Apple has reportedly told its supply chain partners to prepare for about 20 million units...

Lowest prices of the year on Alienware M14x & M17x Gaming Laptops; 27" Dell UltraSharp U2713HM under $650

Lowest prices of the year on Alienware M14x & M17x Gaming Laptops; 27" Dell UltraSharp U2713HM under $650

Thanks for checking in on another edition of of our hottest deals on electronic components and computers. Leading our list today are some great deals on base configurations of both Alienware M14x and M17x Gaming Laptops. For a limited time, you can also get 27" 2560x1440 Monitor under $650 and a high-back Bonded Leather Chair in sub-$100 budget. ...

Google Chromebook Pixel Review

Google Chromebook Pixel Review

Earlier this year, Google did something almost ground-breaking when it introduced the Chromebook Pixel. Sure, the Chromebook line as a whole has existed for years, but the entire premise of such a range of notebooks revolved around only a couple of design goals. One of those was accessibility, and almost by default, the other was affordability....

YouTube Enables Slomo Video Feature Enhancement Tool

YouTube Enables Slomo Video Feature Enhancement Tool

What’s better than a video of your cat yodeling? A slow-motion video of your cat yodeling, of course – and YouTube wants to help you do it. As of today, you can find the slomo tool in the YouTube Editor, alongside the stabilization tool and other effects. The slomo tool lets you adjust the speed by percentages, giving you some...

Google+ iOS App Updated with Photo and Commenting Enhancements

Google+ iOS App Updated with Photo and Commenting Enhancements

If you're rocking an iPhone or iPad device and use Google+, head over to the App Store and grab the latest update. Version 4.4.0 brings about a bevy of new features, though the primary focus was placed on enhancing and managing photos, including a new feature that's quite literally Awesome. No joking, that's what Google is calling it (as you...

Rumored 13-inch Apple ‘iPad Maxi’ Coming in 2014

Rumored 13-inch Apple ‘iPad Maxi’ Coming in 2014

Remember when Steve Jobs thrashed the concept of a 7-inch tablet, calling it a tweener device that sits between a smartphone and what he viewed as a traditionally sized slate (9.7 inches)? At the time, it seemed unlikely Apple would ever launch an iPad smaller than 9.7 inches, but then came the iPad mini, which is giving its bigger brother...

Microsoft Releasing 256GB Surface Pro in Japan

Microsoft Releasing 256GB Surface Pro in Japan

Microsoft is expanding its Surface Pro offerings by releasing a 256GB Surface Pro in Japan on June 7th. That’s a fairly impressive amount of storage capacity, and coupled with the fact that the Surface Pro runs Windows 8 Pro (and with the Type Cover as an accessory), the device sounds a lot more like a super-thin notebook than a tablet....

Reddit User Posts Pictures of "Exploded" Samsung Galaxy S III Device

Reddit User Posts Pictures of "Exploded" Samsung Galaxy S III Device

A Reddit forum user is claiming that his Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone overheated and caught on fire in the wee hours of the morning, burning a hole in his mattress and filling his two-story home with the foul stench of burning plastic and electronics. It was a "loud noise and a weird squeaking sound" that originally awoke Reddit user "vizionx1208"...

Amazon Greenlights Five Test Pilots For Full Production, Including Nerd-Centric 'Betas'

Amazon Greenlights Five Test Pilots For Full Production, Including Nerd-Centric 'Betas'

Three cheers for democracy! The voting public has done their duty, and now Amazon is making known which of its original series will remain on the air. After a month or so of broadcasting via Amazon Instant, five pilots were chosen as the top-rated, and only those five will see production beyond the initial pilot episode. It was a highly unique...

Americans Spend Nearly an Hour a Day Using Smartphones

Americans Spend Nearly an Hour a Day Using Smartphones

Before smartphones became virtually ubiquitous there were feature phones, and prior to that pagers ruled the day. And before that? It's hard to remember how we ever got along without today's technological wonders, especially when you examine how dependent we've become to certain devices. To wit, a new study by Experian reveals that the average...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Deems Google Glass a "Difficult" Sell to Consumers

Apple CEO Tim Cook Deems Google Glass a "Difficult" Sell to Consumers

Maybe sometime in the future, Google Glass will find a market among the masses and we'll be walking around with wearable computers on our heads. It's Google's vision to one day get to that place where a head mounted display (HMD) could replace many of the functions we all use our smartphones for, from snapping pictures and recording videos...

Vizio Adds Pricing And Ship Dates To M-Series HDTV Range

Vizio Adds Pricing And Ship Dates To M-Series HDTV Range

After all of these years, Vizio's still cranking out low-cost HDTVs. But these days, quality seems to be higher on the priority list. The company's new M-Series is a cut above some of the older models, rivaling flagship sets from LG, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba. This week, pricing and availability details were launched for that range, which includes...

AMD Launches X-Series Family Of Opteron Processors

AMD Launches X-Series Family Of Opteron Processors

AMD's launching a new chip tonight, but it's probably not one you'll soon find in a consumer machine. Instead, the workstation-focused Opteron line is gaining a new member with the X-Series family. It's said to be the industry's highest performance small-core x86 server chip, and they'll go by the codename Kyoto. AMD says they're the highest...

Lowest prices on 27" Dell UltraSharp U2713H Monitor, Samsung Smart TV & Inspiron 15R Touchscreen Laptop

Lowest prices on 27" Dell UltraSharp U2713H Monitor, Samsung Smart TV & Inspiron 15R Touchscreen Laptop

Today's edition of hottest deals includes a Inspiron 15R Core i5 Touchscreen Laptop under $650. You can also get a 40" Samsung Smart TV for effective final price for $347.99 only. And if you're in the market for a professional-grade 27" WQHD monitor, Dell has discounted its 2013 model U2713H by 15% (for a limited time only). Browse the list...

The PC Market Isn’t Dying, It Just Needs to be Redefined

The PC Market Isn’t Dying, It Just Needs to be Redefined

Earlier this year, the IDC forecasted a 1.3% decline in PC shipments, which was supposed to be followed by a gradual increase, but now the research firm has adjusted its predictions dramatically: The IDC expects the PC market to drop 7.8% this year and another 1.2% in 2014; it won’t bounce back up until 2015, and even then, it will only...

Razer to Unveil Dime-Sized “Future of Gaming” at Exclusive Event on May 30th, Could Be the Switchblade

Razer to Unveil Dime-Sized “Future of Gaming” at Exclusive Event on May 30th, Could Be the Switchblade

Razer says that it will introduce a new product for “serious gamers” at an event in San Francisco on Thursday, May 30th, and the subject of the announcement is shrouded in mystery. Razer’s teaser line for the event is, “What’s Thinner Than a Dime?”; an accompanying teaser trailer for the event is just as...

Chromium-Driven 'Opera Next' Browser Now Available For Windows and Mac

Chromium-Driven 'Opera Next' Browser Now Available For Windows and Mac

The Opera browser has been a beloved alternative in the web browser market, although statistically speaking it’s been an also-ran in terms of market share. The company is working to change that with its latest Opera browser release, Opera Next 15. This version of Opera is a major one, as instead of tweaking the existing version the team...

Jacked-Up: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX Cooling Reviewed

Jacked-Up: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX Cooling Reviewed

We’re only a few days removed from the launch of the new GeForce GTX 780 and one of NVIDIA’s key add-in board partners is already set to release a custom version of the card with higher clock speeds and enhanced cooling. The EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SuperClocked Edition with ACX cooling we’ll be showing you here today, takes...

Patent Suggests Future iPhone Could Adjust its Volume Based on Proximity

Patent Suggests Future iPhone Could Adjust its Volume Based on Proximity

Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved an Apple patent that enables the utilization of various phone sensors to automatically adjust the output volume and turn on the device's other speakers. Sensors used could include a front-facing infrared sensor (which is already available on most phones to turn the display on when it's...

Hon Hai Precision and Mozilla to Tag Team a Firefox Tablet

Hon Hai Precision and Mozilla to Tag Team a Firefox Tablet

If you thought the mobile wars were interesting now, just wait until Mozilla enters the fray with its Firefox operating system. Firefox, as you know, enjoys a rather large following in the browser market, and though the smartphone and tablet categories are both dominated by Android and iOS (in that order), Mozilla may have what it takes to...

Despite Xbox One and PS4, EA Confirms Support For Existing Consoles Through At Least 2017

Despite Xbox One and PS4, EA Confirms Support For Existing Consoles Through At Least 2017

Console gamers haven’t had to think about the issue of backwards compatibility much in recent years, as both Microsoft and Sony haven’t bothered to release new consoles for a long time. With the impending releases of the new Xbox One and PS4, though, several years of titles on the previous-gen consoles could suddenly be relegated...

Chinese Cybercriminals Breach Top U.S. Weapons System Designs

Chinese Cybercriminals Breach Top U.S. Weapons System Designs

When it comes to some of the most sensational cyberattacks against the U.S., security researchers have often pointed to Chinese hackers as suspects. China has repeatedly denied such charges, but a new report by The Washington Post suggests that Chinese hackers have accessed weapon system designs by targeting U.S. defense contractors. Because...

Verizon Brings Blue RAZR HD And RAZR M To Market

Verizon Brings Blue RAZR HD And RAZR M To Market

Over the years, U.S. carriers have begun grasping for straws when it comes to "exclusives." In more recent days, coloring has been the in-thing. AT&T just announced that it would be the exclusive home to a red version of the Galaxy S4, and now Verizon is going to be home to a blue version of the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR M. Both handsets...

ROCCAT Unveils Limited Edition Kone Pure Color Gaming Mice

ROCCAT Unveils Limited Edition Kone Pure Color Gaming Mice

Need a new mouse to handle the insane hours of FPS abuse you're putting in at night? There's no shame in that, partner. ROCCAT has just launched a new, limited edition line of its Kone Pure Color mice, and the whole bunch is available now. The launch celebrates the five-year anniversary of the Kone series being available, with Inferno Orange,...

Re-Mission 2 Video Games Designed To Help Kids Battling Cancer

Re-Mission 2 Video Games Designed To Help Kids Battling Cancer

Slogging through years of difficult treatments, it’s easy for a cancer patient to lose hope, or even the motivation to keep up with the complicated medicine schedule. It’s hard to have a sense of control when the next lab test holds important answers to your future. To help kids battling cancer maintain perspective and a sense...

PayPal Shafts Teenager Out of Bug-Bounty Reward

PayPal Shafts Teenager Out of Bug-Bounty Reward

Bug bounties are a great way for budding programmers and developers to earn a bit of extra cash. Companies that offer them pay hundreds and even thousands of dollars per bug, depending on the severity of the security vulnerability that was discovered, resulting in a more secure product by the vendor and a little more jingle in the pocket of...

Minecraft Developer's Scrolls Title Hits Open Beta on June 3 for PC and Mac

Minecraft Developer's Scrolls Title Hits Open Beta on June 3 for PC and Mac

Mojang, the developer that brought Minecraft to the masses, originally wanted to launch Scrolls, a card collecting strategy game, at the end of April. That didn't happen, though Mojang has committed itself to a release date, announcing that Scrolls will launch in "Open Beta" on June 3 for Windows and Mac OS X. Ahead of the launch, Mojang has...

LG Launches White Nexus 4, May Not Build a Nexus 5 for Google

LG Launches White Nexus 4, May Not Build a Nexus 5 for Google

There's talk that LG Electronics isn't interested in building a next generation Nexus handset for Google (more on that in a moment), but while the two sides may be parting ways on the manufacturing side of things, they have one more product to unveil. Today LG announced the launch of the Nexus 4 White, the newest version of the popular smartphone...

Western Digital Launches Enterprise-class "WD Se" HDD Series for Bulk Storage Environments

Western Digital Launches Enterprise-class "WD Se" HDD Series for Bulk Storage Environments

We all know that solid state storage is the sexy option these days, but a lower cost per gigabyte and higher overall capacities have kept mechanical hard disk drives (HDDs) from becoming irrelevant or otherwise obsolete, especially in datacenter environments. It's no surprise, then, that Western Digital continues to devote time and resources...

50% off ZAGG; Cheap Dell IN2030M LCD Monitor and Inspiron 15R Core i5 Laptop

50% off ZAGG; Cheap Dell IN2030M LCD Monitor and Inspiron 15R Core i5 Laptop

Save 50% off most ZAGG products including screen protectors, cases, and other accessories as part of special Memorial Day Sale. Also find a decent Dell 20" LED-backlit LCD Monitor under $100 and loaded Inspiron 15R Core i5 Laptop for just $549.99. Scroll below to see rest of the deals. Deals: 1-day Sale: 50% off ZAGG invisibleSHIELDs, Cases,...

US Copyright Group Recommends Legalizing Rootkits To Fight IP Theft

US Copyright Group Recommends Legalizing Rootkits To Fight IP Theft

On any given day in the United States you will find a number of really, really terrible ideas being floated as smart decisions. Flying to Hawaii to give birth in the ocean surrounded by dolphins. A drunk man repeatedly directing traffic in midtown Manhattan. And, today, from the USA Intellectual Property Theft Commission, a 90 page report...

Peter Molyneux and DeNA To Bring "God Game" To Mobile Devices

Peter Molyneux and DeNA To Bring "God Game" To Mobile Devices

Peter Molyneux has become a staple of the gaming industry, most famously (at least recently) known for his stint at Microsoft as the Xbox 360 catapulted itself into stardom. Now, he's focused more on the mobile side, feeling that the future of gaming will be held within the palms of one's hand. This month, he announced a partnership with Japan's...

Yahoo! Enters The Fray In Bid To Acquire Hulu

Yahoo! Enters The Fray In Bid To Acquire Hulu

Remember what it was like to be the cool kid in class? Or, perhaps you remember wishing you were the cool kid in class? Either way, it seems that Hulu knows exactly what it's like to be in high demand. The video streaming service has been the token streaming service up for acquisition over the past year or so, and while a lot of rumors have...

Samsung to Debut New Galaxy Android and ATIV Windows 8 Devices June 20th in London

Samsung to Debut New Galaxy Android and ATIV Windows 8 Devices June 20th in London

Samsung has a few new products up its sleeve that it's planning to unveil at its upcoming "Premiere 2013" event in London on June 20th. What exactly Samsung has in store remains to be seen, though the company did provide a few teaser shots and mention that it will entail new Galaxy and ATIV devices. There are three partial product photos to...

Stealth Unveils a Powerful and Rugged Mini PC Without Cooling Fans

Stealth Unveils a Powerful and Rugged Mini PC Without Cooling Fans

Stealth specializes in the industrial computer and peripherals market, and its newest product, the LPC-480FS, fits right in with that mold. It's a rugged mini PC that doesn't have any cooling fans, so other than any electrical noise that might possibly emanate from the system, it's silent rig designed for a variety of demanding applications,...

PlayStation 4 Rumored to Use DRM to Control Used Game Market

PlayStation 4 Rumored to Use DRM to Control Used Game Market

While both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are a ways off from their release, I can already tell you one thing to expect: neither console is going to be fun as the previous-generation. Why? It's simple: consoles used to be about gaming, plain and simple. Today, consoles are becoming more like PCs; they're being infused with TV, movies, music...

Memory Maker G.Skill Readies Line of PC Peripherals, Teases Gaming Headset

Memory Maker G.Skill Readies Line of PC Peripherals, Teases Gaming Headset

You know G.Skill as a maker of memory products, including system memory and solid state drives (SSDs). The company is also active in the overclocking scene where its modules have set frequency records. All of that is fine and dandy and will continue to be a focus, but moving forward, G.Skill also wants to be recognized as a maker of PC peripherals....

Gigabyte Offers Sneak Peak of New Z87 Motherboards

Gigabyte Offers Sneak Peak of New Z87 Motherboards

Gigabyte had us out to their L.A. offices to show off their latest line of motherboards packing the Intel Z87 chipset, and as usual, the company has a whole lot of SKUs coming down the pike. Clearly, the most work went into Gigabyte’s OC and gaming lines, but there are plenty of welcome surprises and new features in this launch. Extreme...

Fairphone Android Smartphone Designs In Free Trade, Eco-Friendly, and Open Technologies, Manufacturing

Fairphone Android Smartphone Designs In Free Trade, Eco-Friendly, and Open Technologies, Manufacturing

Here's something you don't see everyday: a smartphone that's sourced "ethically." With all of the hubbub surrounding Foxconn, sweatshop labor and questionable working conditions for the people producing the electronics we buy on a regular basis, Fairphone is hoping to do for phones what has already been done in the world of diamond mining...

Microsoft Files Dispute Against Current Owner of XboxOne.com

Microsoft Files Dispute Against Current Owner of XboxOne.com

Microsoft might have one of the most talked-about products at the moment with the Xbox One, but would you believe it doesn't own the rights to the most obvious domain name to accompany it? Domain squatting is a real issue for companies about to launch a new product. If they register a domain before the official launch, people can find that...

Israeli Scientists Develop Biological Computer Capable of Manipulating Genetic Code

Israeli Scientists Develop Biological Computer Capable of Manipulating Genetic Code

Most days, we're content just hearing about a new operating system or tablet. But when you really think about it, it's raw science that delivers that kind of stuff to consumers. Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are digging deep into that science, and have developed a new biological computer. Specifically, they've engineered...

3D Printed Shotgun Shells Now A Reality

3D Printed Shotgun Shells Now A Reality

Where 3D printers are concerned, two things are certain: prices are continuing to plummet, and people are going to continue creating some amazing stuff. Just yesterday, we talked about how a 3D printed splint was created to help save a baby's life, and I'm certain that won't be the last time we hear of such a thing. This past December, a 3D...

Alleged Gmail Mobile Re-Design Screen Shots Leak at Google I/O

Alleged Gmail Mobile Re-Design Screen Shots Leak at Google I/O

At Google's I/O conference held a couple of weeks ago, a session called "Structure in Android App Design" was held that talked about creating more efficient, cleaner-looking apps. Within, a screenshot of Google's Gmail mobile app was shown, and the eagle-eyed folks at Android Police happened to notice a couple of differences. While some believe...

Google’s Schmidt Cautions Teen Mistakes Are Memorialized Forever On The Internet

Google’s Schmidt Cautions Teen Mistakes Are Memorialized Forever On The Internet

To be honest, we’ve laid awake at night thanking the stars that Facebook wasn’t created until well after we hit adulthood, because some of us were really stupid, immature, and inappropriate our entire lives up until we were into our twenties. (And sometimes, far beyond that.) Younger generations growing up today simply do not have...

Apple’s iWatch Smart Watch May Arrive in 2014 with Biometric Technology

Apple’s iWatch Smart Watch May Arrive in 2014 with Biometric Technology

Rumors abound about Apple’s expected smart watch, but the latest goes so far as to peg a release date of Q3 2014. The latest rumor about the iWatch (as the public has taken to calling it) comes courtesy of a KGI Securities analyst, who also expects the device to have biometric sensors. Are the likes of FitBit and Nike+ FuelBand getting...

New 'Arrested Development' Episodes Available Today, Watch Netflix Disrupt Another Entertainment Market

New 'Arrested Development' Episodes Available Today, Watch Netflix Disrupt Another Entertainment Market

If you’re a fan of the cancelled Fox cult smash “Arrested Development”, today is the day you’ve been awaiting for years: the show is back. Netflix has followed through on its promise to deliver new episodes, and you can stream all 15 episodes today in HD. However, today’s premier is about much more than just a...

Microsoft Gives College Students an Extra 3GB of Storage on SkyDrive for a Year

Microsoft Gives College Students an Extra 3GB of Storage on SkyDrive for a Year

Most of us get 7GB of free cloud storage space on SkyDrive with a free Microsoft account, which includes free web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. It’s frankly a pretty good deal, but Microsoft is hooking up college students with a slightly better one. College students can get free 3GB of additional SkyDrive storage...

Nintendo’s Wii U In Serious Trouble Versus PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Nintendo’s Wii U In Serious Trouble Versus PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

As Nokia and Microsoft know all too well, stellar hardware is nothing without stellar software. And in the case of the Wii U, even the hardware is lacking. The last time a batch of new game consoles were launching, pundits doubted the Wii's staying power. It was weak, it was odd, and it used a new control paradigm that was unproven. But lo...

Lambda Labs Develops Facial Recognition App for Google Glass

Lambda Labs Develops Facial Recognition App for Google Glass

When you first see Google Glass, your imagination runs wild with all of the possibilities. Sure, the obvious ones come to mind: looking at navigation routes and incoming e-mail right on your face, but what about an even more obvious one? We're talking about using Glass to recognize the face that's staring at you. Lambda Labs is getting ready...

Amazon "Kindle Worlds" To Offer Aspiring Writers A Chance To Contribute To Book, TV, Movie and Game Content

Amazon "Kindle Worlds" To Offer Aspiring Writers A Chance To Contribute To Book, TV, Movie and Game Content

Despite Amazon being a mega-marketplace for just about anything, it's the company's reading-centric initiatives that are largely defining it these days. And now, Amazon Publishing is introducing yet another product in that category with Kindle Worlds. It's a new publishing model for independent authors, and it's described as the first commercial...

Google Planning To Build Wireless Networks In Emerging Markets

Google Planning To Build Wireless Networks In Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are called that for a reason, and Google has certainly had a hand in bringing a lot of said markets to the spotlight over the years. As the Internet expands into becoming a full-fledged force across the globe, Google realizes that it may need to lend a hand in developing some of the infrastructure. In places like the U.S.,...

Rare Apple-1 Computer Auctioned Off For $671,400 - 520,000 Euro

Rare Apple-1 Computer Auctioned Off For $671,400 - 520,000 Euro

The auction price for one of the original (and still working) Apple-1 computers started at $116,000 and was expected to fetch somewhere between $260,000 and $400,000 when Christie’s put it on the block in Germany. Instead, it set a record: $671,400, or about $520,000 euros. The previous record, according to the New York Times, was set...

Doctors Use 3D-Printed, Bioresorbable Tracheal Splint to Save Baby’s Life

Doctors Use 3D-Printed, Bioresorbable Tracheal Splint to Save Baby’s Life

Little Kaiba Gionfriddo was born with a condition where his bronchus would collapse and cut off airflow to his lungs. He would stop breathing from time to time, and eventually he was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with tracheobronchomalacia. His parents were told that he had a low chance of survival. Baby Kaiba’s doctors reached...

Spendthrift Yahoo Now Turns Attention to Potential Hulu Acquisition

Spendthrift Yahoo Now Turns Attention to Potential Hulu Acquisition

Don't accuse Yahoo of being afraid to spend, and spend big, on acquisitions it thinks will give it an edge against the competition. Enter into evidence exhibit A, Yahoo's recent $1.1 billion acquisition of blogging service Tumblr that has a few industry analysts scratching their heads. Now less than a week later Yahoo is reportedly setting...

Refurbished 4th Generation iPad and iPad Mini See Price Drops

Refurbished 4th Generation iPad and iPad Mini See Price Drops

You can always tell when Apple is getting ready to refresh a product line. For one, there are all the rumors, speculation, and leaked information that precede events like Apple's upcoming World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), which will take place this year on June 10. But even more telling is when the Cupertino company lowers prices on...

Turtle Beach Producing Headsets For Xbox One

Turtle Beach Producing Headsets For Xbox One

Microsoft's Xbox One is set to ship at some point this year, and we all know what that means: accessories and peripherals galore. Turtle Beach, a known name in the audio sector, has confirmed that it'll be amongst the first third-party companies to reveal accessories to suit the next-gen console. The Ear Force X12 is already the best-selling...

Gigabyte's BRIX PC Is Majorly Tiny, Could Be Your Next HTPC

Gigabyte's BRIX PC Is Majorly Tiny, Could Be Your Next HTPC

Big, boxy, beige tower PCs aren't nearly as common as they once were, but oddly, neither are mini PCs. Instead, the notebook world has been eating into the desktop share, but that doesn't mean that there are no companies cranking out boxes for the niche. Gigabyte has just introduced the BRIX PC, a super small desktop with some pretty potent...

LG Expects Sales of Google TV-Infused HDTVs To Rise Sharply

LG Expects Sales of Google TV-Infused HDTVs To Rise Sharply

Well, well -- the fight for the living room continues. With Microsoft marketing the Xbox One not as a game console, but as an "all-in-one" living room product, it's clear that consumer companies are intently interested in claiming the eyeballs of those plopped down in front of the television. Google TV was Google's own effort to accomplish...

Rumor: Apple’s Jony Ive to Make His Mark on iOS 7 with a Complete Redesign

Rumor: Apple’s Jony Ive to Make His Mark on iOS 7 with a Complete Redesign

Apple has not been the same since the passing of Steve Jobs, and frankly, the company needs to get back to its Jobs-era (part two) drive to innovate while employing artistic, cutting-edge designs. Whether Apple can do the former remains to be seen, but rumors continue to circle concerning the latter. It sounds as though Apple’s Jony...

EVGA Touts Latest Version of its Precision X Overclocking Software

EVGA Touts Latest Version of its Precision X Overclocking Software

There’s a new NVIDIA GPU in town, not to mention a new spate of motherboards on the way, so it’s not terribly surprising that EVGA has updated its overclocking software accordingly--EVGA Precision X (4.2.0) is now available and free to download. The latest Precision X enjoys a bit of a facelift and as always lets users overclock...

Google In Talks with Israeli Satellite Navigation Start-Up Waze For Reported $1B Acquisition

Google In Talks with Israeli Satellite Navigation Start-Up Waze For Reported $1B Acquisition

Google looks to be playing some expensive defense against Facebook, as the two companies are vying to buy Israeli satellite mapping startup Waze, reports Reuters. Facebook is reportedly offering $1 billion for Waze, so if Google wants to try and block Facebook from getting into the mobile mapping game, it’s going to cost them. According...

Rare discount on High-end Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop and Dell ST2240L Multi-touch Monitor

Rare discount on High-end Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop and Dell ST2240L Multi-touch Monitor

Today's deal roundup include 22% off high-end 14" Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop, rare 15% discount on just-released Dell ST2240T 10-point Multi-touch Monitor and lowest price ever on 10.1-inch Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 32GB Android Tablet bundled with Keyboard Dock. Deals: 14" Alienware m14x r2 Core i7 900p Gaming Laptop w/2GB GeForce GT 650M, 750GB...

Microsoft Xbox One Will Render Some of Its Graphics Workload in the Cloud

Microsoft Xbox One Will Render Some of Its Graphics Workload in the Cloud

Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console (and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink entertainment hub) has been partially revealed, and some of the burning questions around it haven’t fully been answered yet, but one that many have wondered about has been settled: You do not need an always-on Internet connection. However, access to the cloud...

Service Outage Puts Crimp in Flickr Upgrade

Service Outage Puts Crimp in Flickr Upgrade

Yahoo! is scrambling to solve a major service outage for Flickr, the photo-sharing site that received a major revamp just a few days ago. The stumble comes at a particularly bad time, given the high marks Yahoo! was receiving from pundits and customers for opening a full terabyte of free storage to shutterbugs. The company announced the outage...

Intel Claims Haswell Architecture Offers 50% Longer Battery Life Versus Ivy Bridge

Intel Claims Haswell Architecture Offers 50% Longer Battery Life Versus Ivy Bridge

With its soon-to-be-released Haswell microarchitecture, coming to us in the form of the 4th generation Core CPUs, Intel hopes to reaffirm our belief that it's the leader in processor technology. Haswell's launch comes at a time when the company is trying its hardest to make a major impact in the non-notebook mobile markets, and as this...

Microsoft Xbox One Used Games Market to Offer Publishers a Cut

Microsoft Xbox One Used Games Market to Offer Publishers a Cut

The always-on controversy surrounding what we now know as the Xbox One has quickly taken a backseat to a semi-related topic: Used games. Specifically, how is Microsoft planning to approach the used games market since titles will be installed directly to the hard drive, and just as important, will a used game market even exist? The answer to...

Microsoft’s “Sculpt Comfort Mouse” Has Built in Windows Start Button

Microsoft’s “Sculpt Comfort Mouse” Has Built in Windows Start Button

On the lookout for the ultimate Windows mouse? Well, given that's how Microsoft touts its Sculpt Comfort Mouse, the company looks to have you covered. Microsoft calls the mouse "Sculpt" because it's designed to fit perfectly in your hand, with a contoured left side - unfortunately, lefties are once again ignored. Also on the left side is what...

Lenovo's Quarterly Profit Swelled 90 Percent on Record PC Sales

Lenovo's Quarterly Profit Swelled 90 Percent on Record PC Sales

Don't tell Lenovo the PC market is in a slump. The OEM apparently hasn't gotten the memo, and as they say, ignorance is bliss. In this case, it's also quite lucrative. Lenovo this week announced record full-year sales of $34 billion, up 15 percent year-over-year, and record earnings of $635 million, up more than a third compared to last year....

Microsoft Ad Uses Siri to Poke Fun at iPad

Microsoft Ad Uses Siri to Poke Fun at iPad

As much as I've wanted Microsoft to hit a homerun with its advertising efforts, I haven't been super impressed its commercials the past few years. I didn't really care to see Seinfeld shopping for shoes or Bill Gates talking about churros, neither of which were worthy retorts to Apple's Mac vs PC ad spots. And let's not even talk about Microsoft's...

Nickels and Dimes: AT&T to Charge Wireless Customers $0.61 Administrative Fee

Nickels and Dimes: AT&T to Charge Wireless Customers $0.61 Administrative Fee

The sly bean counters at AT&T figured out that by charging its wireless customers a nominal monthly administrative fee, it could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue per year. Such is the power of numbers and how quickly they add up, assuming customers stick around for the ride. The ones that do will be charged...

Upcoming Apple I Computer Auction Will Open at $116,000

Upcoming Apple I Computer Auction Will Open at $116,000

History tells us that when the next Apple I (or Apple-1, if you prefer) goes up for sale this weekend at an auction house in Germany, it will fetch an obscene amount of money for what amounts to an obsolete system. It's not that anyone is buying these things to run legacy software, mind you, they're doing it to own a piece of history, and...

Google Sends Street View Cameras To The Galapagos Islands

Google Sends Street View Cameras To The Galapagos Islands

You may have not been there, but The Galapagos Islands are known around the world as being some of the most unique, precious islands on the planet. From a biological standpoint, you'll find ecosystems here that you won't find anywhere else, and in fact, it's becoming a bit more difficult for average folks to visit because of efforts that are...

Hisense Bringing Low-Cost Android Tablets To Walmart Starting Today

Hisense Bringing Low-Cost Android Tablets To Walmart Starting Today

Wondering if tablets have officially become a mainstream commodity? Well, here's your answer: they're flooding Walmart. While iPads and select Android tablets have been around on Walmart shelves for a bit, you know these things are getting popular once a brand like Hisense gets approved. It's spectacularly diffcult to convince Walmart to give...

Best deals on PNY 120GB SSD, Dell S2440L 24" LED monitor & more

Best deals on PNY 120GB SSD, Dell S2440L 24" LED monitor & more

Upcoming Memorial Day has brought some exciting deals in the form of $88 PNY 120GB SSD, cheapest HP Core i5 Ivy Bridge Desktop from any brand and a quality 24-inch Dell S2440L 1080p LED-backlit LCD Monitor under $200. Scroll below to check out a few more hot deals and don't forget to tune into tomorrow's edition for another collection of super...

Sears Turns Closed Retail Locations Into Data Centers

Sears Turns Closed Retail Locations Into Data Centers

If there’s been a more resourceful use of assets to bring profitability back to a huge company like Sears, we’d like to hear about it, because the company is looking to completely reinvent itself as a data center provider as its retail locations close. Sears Holdings has created a new unit called Ubiquity Critical Environments...

Activision and Bungie Release Impressive "Law of The Jungle" Destiny Trailer

Activision and Bungie Release Impressive "Law of The Jungle" Destiny Trailer

We got a taste of “Destiny”, a new MMO being developed by Activision and Bungie, back in February, and now the companies are teasing the game even more with a trailer called “Law of the Jungle”. Directed by Jon Favreau and featuring Giancarlo Esposito, the trailer teases what appear to be cut shots interspersed with...

Google Gets Into Power, Acquires Makani Wind Power

Google Gets Into Power, Acquires Makani Wind Power

Google is officially a technology empire, as it expands its domain into an ever-increasing number of markets. The latest area that Google is toying with is renewable energy, as the company has acquired Makani Power, a company that Google has apparently been investing in since 2007. To be more specific, the wing of Google that bought Makani...

More Indication That Google Glass Will Ship to Consumers by End of 2013

More Indication That Google Glass Will Ship to Consumers by End of 2013

Although the exclusive pre-mass production versions of Google Glass, dubbed the “Explorer Edition”, have been in the hands of 2,000 lucky early adopters--well, 1,999 of them now--for about a month, the average joe consumer can’t buy a pair. In fact, Google wasn’t going to be producing a consumer version of the specs...

Mailbox Lands on the iPad, Thriving Under Dropbox's Wing

Mailbox Lands on the iPad, Thriving Under Dropbox's Wing

When cloud storage service Dropbox snapped up a hot new mail app called Mailbox back in March, the match seemed like a good one, and indeed the Mailbox team appears to be steadily cranking out updates for its iOS app. Now, the team has released Mailbox for the iPad, as well. There’s a sense that the Mailbox folks barely took a breath...

NVIDIA "ShadowPlay” Records Your Mad Gameplay Skillz with the Touch of a Button

NVIDIA "ShadowPlay” Records Your Mad Gameplay Skillz with the Touch of a Button

With the release of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780, there’s a flurry of features to discuss (which we’ve done), but one intriguing new addition worth mentioning is NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience software, including ShadowPlay. Simply put, ShadowPlay lets users easily record and save game footage, which you can then share on YouTube...

AT&T Lands Exclusive Deal to Carry Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aurora Red

AT&T Lands Exclusive Deal to Carry Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aurora Red

Exclusive deals can leave competitors red with rage, and so it's with a touch of irony that AT&T, once the exclusive carry of Apple's iPhone device, hammered out an agreement with Samsung to be the only wireless carrier offering its flagship Galaxy S4 device in Aurora Red. The new color with 16GB of built-in storage will be available to...

OCZ Vertex 450 Solid State Drive Review, and That's a Hat Trick For The Day

OCZ Vertex 450 Solid State Drive Review, and That's a Hat Trick For The Day

In Boston Bruins-like fashion, we have our third, yes third full performance review for the day. And that's what you call a "geek hat trick."  OCZ already offers a wide array of popular, high performance SSDs, but to the company’s credit, it’s not resting on its laurels. After employing SandForce controllers on some of the...

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V Collector's Editions Stuffed with Extras, Up for Pre-Order

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V Collector's Editions Stuffed with Extras, Up for Pre-Order

Consider Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto franchise a guilty pleasure, and we're willing to admit we're looking forward to the next major installment, Grand Theft Auto V. Unless something went terribly wrong in the design phase, you can expect more in-game violence and blatantly illicit jobs set in the franchise's biggest open world to date,...

CyberPowerPC Summons New Zeus EVO Storm Series Gaming PCs

CyberPowerPC Summons New Zeus EVO Storm Series Gaming PCs

Lessons in Greek mythology made it clear that you shouldn't mess with Zeus, the big daddy of deities. He carried around a thunderbolt, for Pete's sake. Or, at least he used to. Boutique system builder CyberPowerPC has called upon the ancient child of Cronus and Rhea to serve as the god of its gaming line, and instead of a thunderbolt, the...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Review

When NVIDIA introduced the GeForce GTX Titan a few months back, the company created a huge gap in its single-GPU product line-up. With its GK110 GPU and massive 6GB frame buffer, the GeForce GTX Titan was easily able to outrun the GK104-based GeForce GTX 680 and it hung with the dual-GPU powered GeForce GTX 690 as well. That gap between the...

Maingear Now Offering GeForce GTX 780 Graphics Cards in Gaming Rigs

Maingear Now Offering GeForce GTX 780 Graphics Cards in Gaming Rigs

More often than not, boutique system build Maingear is on the ball with new product releases, and today's launch of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 graphics card is no exception. No sooner had NVIDIA announced its new card, Maingear tugged on our ear to let us know it's offering the new part in its lineup of gaming systems, including the popular...

From Desktop to Tabletop, HP's ENVY Rove 20 is a Portable All-In-One

From Desktop to Tabletop, HP's ENVY Rove 20 is a Portable All-In-One

In case you haven't noticed, the line is becoming increasingly blurred between varying types of PCs that used to have a single purpose. Not anymore. Following the introduction of Windows 8, we've seen several hybrid convertibles, including some funky designs, and that flexible approach to computing is being extended wherever OEMs feel there's...

Google Drive App Updated For Android: Smoother, More Robust

Google Drive App Updated For Android: Smoother, More Robust

In the grand scheme of things, Google Drive is a relatively new product in the company's portfolio. And on Android, things are getting a little smoother today. This week, the Android Drive app got several enhancements to make creating and viewing cloud-hosting material even easier. To help you find the content you care about, Drive files will...

AMD 2013 A and E-Series Kabini and Temash Mobile APUs

AMD 2013 A and E-Series Kabini and Temash Mobile APUs

AMD has been pretty open about discussing certain product in the roadmap. In fact, we've disclosed a number of details regarding the main products we'll be talking about in this article, Kabini, Temash, and Richland over the last few months. It was all the way back at CES that we first showed you Kabini, Temash, and Richland-based products...

Innodisk Reveals New nanoSSD With Sizes Ranging From 4GB to 64GB

Innodisk Reveals New nanoSSD With Sizes Ranging From 4GB to 64GB

It's pretty amazing how much we can store digitally on miniscule flash devices. Just look at Innodisk's latest creation, touted as the planet's first industrial-embedded industry's first SATA device in accordance to SATA µSSD standards – nanoSSD. Through the integration of a control chip, flash memory and peripheral power components...

Samsung Sells 10 Million Galaxy S4 Handsets In Less Than 1 Month

Samsung Sells 10 Million Galaxy S4 Handsets In Less Than 1 Month

10 million is a nice, round number. And if you sell 10 million units of anything, you've certainly earned yourself a pat on the back. Earlier this year, LG announced that it had sold 10 million LTE-enabled phones across all of its lines, but that's still not as spectacular as Samsung selling 10 million Galaxy S3 units in under two months....

Twitter Fends Off Security Breaches with Two-Factor Login Authentication

Twitter Fends Off Security Breaches with Two-Factor Login Authentication

Twitter has had more than its share of security breaches on its accounts of late, from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times to CBS to Burger King and Jeep, and now the social platform is addressing security by rolling out login authentication. In a blog post, Twitter’s product security team said, “We occasionally hear from...

Cheapest Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition Laptop, HP Slate 7 Android Tablet

Cheapest Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition Laptop, HP Slate 7 Android Tablet

Today's best deal is an amazingly good price on a loaded Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop equipped with Core i5, 1080p display, 2GB Radeon 7730M graphics, and backlit keyboard, for an all time low $650 with free shipping, after a rare $250 coupon code. Next up is a massive 4TB Seagate ST400DM000 3.5-inch Hard Drive for also an all...

Google "Conversational Search" Natural Speech Interface Now Available In Chrome Browser

Google "Conversational Search" Natural Speech Interface Now Available In Chrome Browser

Google’s original search engine is very old in terms of tech time, although of course the company has continuously upgraded and tweaked it over the years, improving this algorithm or adding that feature. It’s fitting, then, that Google would roll out a voice search feature that uses conversational dialogue to help you search for...

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Apologizes for Accidental Pro Photographer Diss

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Apologizes for Accidental Pro Photographer Diss

If we're being honest, we can all admit to at one time or another suffering from foot-in-mouth disease. Unintentionally saying the wrong thing can happen whether you have the gift of gab or not, and those in the public eye are especially prone to such incidents when every word is scrutinized. Hence Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is asking for forgiveness...

Apple Targets Samsung and Google For Patent Infringement of Siri Technology

Apple Targets Samsung and Google For Patent Infringement of Siri Technology

Apple has made its bed, and now it’s lying it in. The bed in this case is the decision to compete in the marketplace through litigation, particularly as it pertains to patent violations. Since heading down that path, Apple has certainly won some major victories, but it has also spent a huge amount of resources in the courts instead of,...

HGST Launches Highest Density 2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive with 1.5 Terabyte Capacity

HGST Launches Highest Density 2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive with 1.5 Terabyte Capacity

HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital) claims that its latest mobile hard drive, the Travelstar 5K1500, offers the--and we quote--“highest storage density of any hard disk drive today”. Those are strong words, but HGST may have something there. They crammed 1.5TB...

Agent Smartwatch Breaks Out As Latest Kickstarter Craze

Agent Smartwatch Breaks Out As Latest Kickstarter Craze

There’s just something about smartwatches and Kickstarter, isn’t there? The latest smartwatch to whip up crowdsourced funds fast is the Agent Smartwatch, which is designed for fashion as well as function. The device is compatible with Android 2.3 and up, the iPhone 4S and newer, and Windows Phone 8 devices. Inside, it has a dual-processor...

Early Adopter Loses $1,500 Google Glass at Airport

Early Adopter Loses $1,500 Google Glass at Airport

It's not always desirable to be first. Luke Wroblewski, a digital product design and strategy guy living in Silicon Valley knows this as well as anyone. Poor Luke managed to misplace his Google Glass, earning him the distinction of being the first to do so, according to Google. "So according to @googleglass support, I have the dubious honor...

Toshiba Begins Mass Producing World's Smallest 64-gigabit NAND Memory Chips

Toshiba Begins Mass Producing World's Smallest 64-gigabit NAND Memory Chips

Continuing its advancements into smaller manufacturing processes, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced this week that it has developed second generation 19 nanometer process technology that will be used in the mass production of 2-bit-per-cell 64-gigabit NAND memory chips. Toshiba's already used the technology the develop...

GIF Creator Wins Webby Lifetime Achievement Award, Clarifies Pronunciation

GIF Creator Wins Webby Lifetime Achievement Award, Clarifies Pronunciation

If Louis Armstrong was still alive, he'd have another verse to add to "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," because as it turns out, some of us, and perhaps even most of us, have been pronouncing "GIF" wrong. Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), recently stated it should be pronounced with a soft G, and that's...

Most Teens Take Online Privacy Seriously, But Still Share Personal Info on Facebook

Most Teens Take Online Privacy Seriously, But Still Share Personal Info on Facebook

Are teens using social media responsibly? A new study conducted by the Pew Research Center sheds light on how teenagers are using sites like Facebook and Twitter, as well as how they view their online privacy both in terms of managing their settings and the level of concern over third-party access to their data. As you might expect, the study...

Xbox One Used Games: Microsoft Searches For Someone To Screw [Editorial]

Xbox One Used Games: Microsoft Searches For Someone To Screw [Editorial]

In a world in which its corporate communication team wasn't apparently being run by two monkeys and a sack of hammers, Microsoft executives would've taken the stage yesterday and delivered a concise, official explanation as to whether or not used games will run on the console. In point of fact, everyone thought they did. Wired's exclusive...

Nokia Adds Sight Recognition To HERE Maps

Nokia Adds Sight Recognition To HERE Maps

One could easily argue that the company who manages to perfect human-to-computer voice communications will have the future at their fingertips. While talking to a computer (or your car, or Siri) isn't new, it's not exactly ironed-out. Many folks won't even use Siri because the results are so spotty. Not even Google has managed to nail it;...

Pandora Premieres Lets You Listen In Before An Album Drops

Pandora Premieres Lets You Listen In Before An Album Drops

If you're tired of waiting for an album to ship to actually hear what has already been mixed and mastered, you're in luck. If you're a Pandora user, that is. Pandora Premieres launched this week, giving listeners the chance to hear select albums up to seven days before those albums are destined to hit store shelves. With Internet radio, music...

Activision Teases Call of Duty Ghosts with Reveal Trailer

Activision Teases Call of Duty Ghosts with Reveal Trailer

Microsoft's Xbox One is shaping up to be one of the highlights of the holiday season, assuming they do indeed get the system ready to ship by then. But, of course, consoles are made only in part by the hardware. The other part is the software, and Microsoft has seemingly lined up a pretty outstanding array of partners to ensure a star-studded...

Cheapest 1TB Hard Drive, HP ENVY 6t Core i5 Ultrabook and XPS 8500 Core i7 Desktop Bundle

Cheapest 1TB Hard Drive, HP ENVY 6t Core i5 Ultrabook and XPS 8500 Core i7 Desktop Bundle

Today's hot deals include Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard drive for a super low $50 with free shipping, HP Envy 6t-1200 Ultrabook for only $550 with free shipping, and a loaded Dell XPS 8500 Desktop bundled with 23" UltraSharp Monitor for only $850. Deals:  1TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 3.5" SATA III Internal Hard Drive for $49.99 with...

MSI Drops a Pair of AMD Richland A10-Powered Gaming Notebooks on the Market

MSI Drops a Pair of AMD Richland A10-Powered Gaming Notebooks on the Market

MSI announced two new G-series gaming notebooks that it claims are the world’s first to run AMD’s A10 (Richland) chips--specifically the A10-5750M, with up to Radeon HD 8970M graphics. The company says that the GX70 and GX60 notebooks boast a 40% increase in visual performance over previous generations as well as a boost in battery...

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile Both Stoked to Carry Samsung Galaxy S III

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile Both Stoked to Carry Samsung Galaxy S III

In Samsung's world, the talk of the Galaxy is all about the recently unveiled S4 with its plethora of fancy new features and hardware enhancements, but don't go hating on its predecessor. The Galaxy S III is still a capable smartphone, which is why Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are so excited to announce that they're now carrying Samsung's...

Long-awaited Xbox One Makes Its Debut, Microsoft Aims for All-in-One Entertainment Center

Long-awaited Xbox One Makes Its Debut, Microsoft Aims for All-in-One Entertainment Center

Because “Xbox 720” was ultimately kind of a dumb name, Microsoft wisely went with something different for its new console: Xbox One. At Microsoft headquarters today, the Xbox crew debuted Xbox One, showed off its new features, and promised to give us more at E3 next month. The most impressive feature of the Xbox One, at least at...

Report Suggests Samsung Will Use Intel Processors In Next Galaxy Tab

Report Suggests Samsung Will Use Intel Processors In Next Galaxy Tab

Although Samsung’s Galaxy Tab devices are generally very fine products, the sheer number of SKUs in the line make individual Tabs less interesting. However, there’s a rumor that the upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will be packing an Intel chip instead of a homegrown Samsung Exynos or other mobile processor. According to Android Authority,...

The Original Killer App Killed. Lotus 1-2-3 Goes EOL

The Original Killer App Killed. Lotus 1-2-3 Goes EOL

Say your goodbyes, folks, Lotus 1-2-3 is being forced into retirement. For those of you old enough to remember Lotus 1-2-3, you might be shocked to learn that it was still on the market after all this time. Many people got their introduction to spreadsheets courtesy of IBM's legacy software, though Lotus 1-2-3 wasn't actually the first spreadsheet...

Samsung’s Next Android Tablet To Have Intel Atom Inside

Samsung’s Next Android Tablet To Have Intel Atom Inside

The mobile market is a bitter one for Intel at the moment, as up to this point, it's been unable to secure any major design wins using its Atom-based SoCs. There have been a couple of phone releases, but they've been far and few between, and mostly targeted at Europe. A couple of months ago, one win came in the form of ASUS' Fonepad, a 7-inch...

Apple to Begin Producing Significantly Lighter Fifth Generation iPad Model

Apple to Begin Producing Significantly Lighter Fifth Generation iPad Model

Apple is said to be finalizing the design of its 5th generation 9.7-inch iPad tablet and will begin trial production within the coming weeks, if not days. Assuming all goes well with the trial run, Apple's manufacturing partners will kick things into high gear and begin volume production in July, according to chatter bugs within Taiwan's supply...

Survey Reflects Rising Satisfaction Among Samsung Device Owners

Survey Reflects Rising Satisfaction Among Samsung Device Owners

Survey results from the latest American Customer Satisfaction (ACSI) Index reveal a growing affinity towards Samsung handsets, as if that's any surprise. Samsung scored a 76 on ACSI's survey, which is an independent national benchmark of customer satisfaction that reports scores on a scale of 0 to 100, up 7 percent from last year. That represents...

Seagate's Video 3.5 HDD Built To Handle Stream After Stream

Seagate's Video 3.5 HDD Built To Handle Stream After Stream

Sure, you love video. You love streaming it, and you love storing it. But have you ever stopped to wonder where all of that digital goodness is stored? Seagate is thinking about that, hence the introduction of the industry's first purpose-built 4TB Video HDD. The Seagate Video 3.5 HDD has been built specifically for use in video applications...

SanDisk Announces Sampling of 1Ynm Process Technology

SanDisk Announces Sampling of 1Ynm Process Technology

When it comes to raw horsepower within the devices that make our lives tick, it can get pretty nerdy... real fast. Take process technology, for example. Everyone loves speed, but it's companies like SanDisk who care about the nuts and bolts that make our gizmos tick. The company has just announced the commencement of customer sampling of flash...

NVIDIA's Impressive "Digital Ira" FaceWorks Demo App Now Available For Download

NVIDIA's Impressive "Digital Ira" FaceWorks Demo App Now Available For Download

NVIDIA’s new FaceWorks technology is a leap forward in making computer-generated images look more lifelike. In an onstage presentation, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang prefaced the amazing demo with a brief discussion about the evolution of realistic face imaging and the “uncanny valley”--or those occasions where an artificial...

Discounted Dell UltraSharp U2413 Monitor & Inspiron 13z Core i3 Laptop

Discounted Dell UltraSharp U2413 Monitor & Inspiron 13z Core i3 Laptop

HotHardware's best deals today powered by LogicBuy. Dell's brand new 2013 model UltraSharp U2413 LCD monitor is on sale today with $100 instant savings, dropping it to $499.99 with free shipping. This is one of the lowest price for this flagship monitor. It's equipped with PremierColor, which makes colors calibrated to support 99% AdobeRGB...

Apple's Retail Revenue Hits Record High of $58 Per Visitor, Credit the iPad?

Apple's Retail Revenue Hits Record High of $58 Per Visitor, Credit the iPad?

Apple's financial figures have a way of defying logic time and again. The company's iconic co-founder, Steve Jobs, passed away at a relatively early age due to pancreatic cancer, leaving the company in the hands of Tim Cook, a smart man in his own right but with gigantic shoes to fill. Then there was the iPhone 5 release and the all the criticisms...

Former Electronic Arts CEO Cautions Sony and MS To Remember Their Core Audience

Former Electronic Arts CEO Cautions Sony and MS To Remember Their Core Audience

John Riccitiello is the former CEO of EA, and after all the recent chaos that led to him leaving his post, you’d think he’d keep a low profile for a while. However, he’s resurfaced again with an op-ed at Kotaku concerning the upcoming Xbox and PlayStation consoles wherein he cautions Microsoft and Sony about maintaining a...

Costco UK Selling Full-Size Formula 1 Race Car Simulator

Costco UK Selling Full-Size Formula 1 Race Car Simulator

For racing fans desiring a more realistic gaming experience, two things are a must: a steering wheel and a trio of larger monitors. Past that, some have even opted for a legit racing seat - some with built in vibrations. Of course, this is all expensive, but it's the price that some pay to get an experience that's just not realistic in real-life...

Sony's 13.3-inch e-Ink Digital Paper Notepad Tablet Hands-On Demo

Sony's 13.3-inch e-Ink Digital Paper Notepad Tablet Hands-On Demo

Sony and E Ink have collaborated on a brilliant digital paper 13.3-inch notepad tablet that’s designed as an A4 size equivalent. The flexible-display device uses E Ink Mobius technology, and Sony’s part appears to be primarily on the mass production side. DigInfo.Tv shot a demo video of the tablet in action, and the device is impressive....

Pintrest Introduces More Useful, Detailed Pins

Pintrest Introduces More Useful, Detailed Pins

Of all the social networks that one might have expected to flop, Pinterest is probably in that list. But, what is lacks in convention it makes up for in uniqueness, and obviously the user base is just exploding. Now, those who use the service will find it to be even more useful. The company has today launched "more useful pins," and it's also...

Sony Launches Sleek But Rugged Xperia UL Android Smartphone

Sony Launches Sleek But Rugged Xperia UL Android Smartphone

In some aspects, Sony's Xperia line is beginning to feel like BlackBerry's line of products a few years ago: we're seeing a new model number, but honestly, everything looks largely the same. Sony's design chops are certainly laudable, but the Xperia UL sure looks just like every other Xperia smartphone to ship in the past year or so. That...

Samsung Showcases Dizzying Array Of High-Res Panels At SID 2013

Samsung Showcases Dizzying Array Of High-Res Panels At SID 2013

Remember than 1366x768 was "good enough," even for flagship notebooks? No longer, and we couldn't be more pleased about the raised expectations. Consumers far and wide are growing used to seeing high-res panels, with "Retina-level" quality becoming more of the norm and less of the exception. Toshiba's Kirabook is one of the first Windows-based...

Sony's PS4 Teaser Trailer is a Whole Lot of Nothing, But We'll Watch Anyway

Sony's PS4 Teaser Trailer is a Whole Lot of Nothing, But We'll Watch Anyway

We knew that Sony had a PlayStation 4 brewing, and we knew a little something about the upcoming gaming console’s specifications, but now we know when we’ll know all the juicy details. In a teaser trailer for the PS4, Sony indicated that the big reveal will take place on June 10th at 6pm PDT at E3. The trailer itself leaves something...

HOT Raspberry Pi DIY Mini Desktop PC Build

HOT Raspberry Pi DIY Mini Desktop PC Build

We recently set out to design mini desktop computer with the wildly popular Raspberry Pi single board computer. The Raspberry Pi is a Linux-driven, ARM processor-based micro computer that is known for its low cost and small size. People use the device for a variety of projects, from micro-servers to low cost media players. Basically our goal...

IT Departments Resist Deploying Windows 8, Advantages Not Worth Investment Currently

IT Departments Resist Deploying Windows 8, Advantages Not Worth Investment Currently

For some critics of Microsoft's latest OS, this should come as no surprise: IT departments are wary of adopting Windows 8. This information comes from a new Forrester report which sourced its results from interviewing nearly 10,000 IT employees. Interestingly, while IT managers themselves have little interest in rolling-out Windows 8 for various...

Police Investigating Three More Apparent Suicides at Foxconn Factories

Police Investigating Three More Apparent Suicides at Foxconn Factories

It's been awhile since we've heard about worker suicides taking place at Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision) and we hoped it would stay that way. Unfortunately, it appears that three more individuals may have decided to end their lives, something that has been an ongoing problem at Foxconn amid reports of poor working conditions. These are three separate...

LG to Unveil 5-inch Bendable OLED Smartphone Display at SID

LG to Unveil 5-inch Bendable OLED Smartphone Display at SID

LG Display, a division of LG Electronics, is getting ready to offer up a glimpse of its future TV, mobile, and other products at the Society for Information Display's (SID) Display Week 2013 convention. Among the products LG plans to demo is a 5-inch plastic OLED panel that's flexible and nearly "unbreakable" (nothing is truly indestructible,...

Acer's Finland Website Reveals 8-inch Iconia W3 Tablet Running Windows 8

Acer's Finland Website Reveals 8-inch Iconia W3 Tablet Running Windows 8

Acer President Jim Wong earlier this month stated he doesn't see the value proposition in Windows RT tablets, but that doesn't mean Acer wants nothing to do with Windows 8. Need definitive proof of that? Just head over to Acer's Finnish website and spy a new entry for its upcoming Iconia W3, an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet that optionally snaps...

Sailfish OS Enters Mobile Waters Aboard Jolla Smartphone, Now Available to Pre-Order

Sailfish OS Enters Mobile Waters Aboard Jolla Smartphone, Now Available to Pre-Order

Did you find yourself tossing and turning all night long wishing the mobile market had another operating system to choose from? Neither did we, but we have one anyway, along with a new handset from a Finnish phone maker. No, not Nokia -- though the startup is comprised of ex-Nokia employees -- but Jolla, which announced the Jolla handset running...

Yahoo! Board Approves $1.1 Billion Acquisition of Tumblr

Yahoo! Board Approves $1.1 Billion Acquisition of Tumblr

When Marissa Mayer left Google last year to head-up Yahoo! is its CEO, it seemed likely that one of her main orders of business would be acquisitions. After all, acquisitions are the heart and soul of companies that yearn for noticeable growth, and it's why a day doesn't seem to go by where we don't learn of Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google or other...

Logitech Adds 'Linux Compatible' Option to Product Site; Sign of Good Things to Come?

Logitech Adds 'Linux Compatible' Option to Product Site; Sign of Good Things to Come?

As rich as the Linux OS is, one of its sticking-points is that a lot of companies don't properly support their products for it. Your Logitech mouse might work just fine under the OS, of course, but it wouldn't be the company to thank; rather, the support comes from the efforts of developers who share the same passion for the OS as you do....

German Researchers Set 40Gb Per Second WiFi Network Speed Record

German Researchers Set 40Gb Per Second WiFi Network Speed Record

At a time when some of us are finding our home Gigabit lines a bit constrictive comes some Germans from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to help make our setups feel even more inadequate. The folks there have created a Wi-Fi solution that uses "better hardware" along with a high radio frequency of 240GHz to produce a constant...

California Teen's Supercapacitor Invention Could Charge Cell Phones In 20 Seconds

California Teen's Supercapacitor Invention Could Charge Cell Phones In 20 Seconds

Batteries--specifically, their lack of longevity and long recharge cycles--have been one of the most annoying bottlenecks to mobile innovation, but a California teenager has developed a technology that could significantly relieve some of that burden. 18-year-old Eesha Kare developed a supercapacitor that could fit inside a battery and charge...

Dell Android PC On USB Stick, Project Ophelia Ready For Release This Summer

Dell Android PC On USB Stick, Project Ophelia Ready For Release This Summer

Dell’s Project Ophelia has quietly been under development, and now word has emerged that the USB stick-sized PC that you can connect to essentially any display or screen will ship to developers in July and cost about $100. Thereafter, it will head off to cable and telecom companies who may want to bundle it, and then it will hit the...

Adobe Photoshop Express Now Available on Windows Store for Windows 8 and RT

Adobe Photoshop Express Now Available on Windows Store for Windows 8 and RT

There's no reason for Windows 8 and Windows RT to be treated like second class citizens, so why isn't Adobe's free Photoshop Express program available for either platform when you can grab it on iOS or Android? That would have been a good question a week ago, but is no longer valid, as you can now find the freebie photo editing app in Microsoft's...

Dwindling MacBook Air Inventory Hints at Retina-Class Refresh

Dwindling MacBook Air Inventory Hints at Retina-Class Refresh

A telltale sign that Apple is about to refresh a product category is when inventory of the current crop of products starts disappearing. So it is with Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air model, the popular lightweight notebook that's out of stock at several major retailers, including Amazon, B&H, MacMall, and J&R's online site. Some of the...

Valve Team Fortress 2 Community Launch “Robotic Boogaloo”

Valve Team Fortress 2 Community Launch “Robotic Boogaloo”

Is there a gaming company hotter than Valve right now? That's a debate that could last for hours, but here's something that's pretty universally understood: Steam has completely transformed the idea of game delivery, and now that it's spreading to other platforms, it's giving gamers even easier access to even more titles. One of those famed...

Sprint Acquires U.S. Cellular Spectrum In Chicago, St. Louis And More

Sprint Acquires U.S. Cellular Spectrum In Chicago, St. Louis And More

These days, it's a spectrum turf war for carriers. The more spectrum they have, the more power and coverage they have... so they'll do anything to acquire it. It's a highly limited asset, and Sprint is a carrier that needs more spectrum in the worst way. So, they're acquiring certain bits of U.S. Cellular spectrum to bolster their coverage....

Google H840 Media Streaming Device Arrives at FCC

Google H840 Media Streaming Device Arrives at FCC

Google I/O has come and gone, and while the company certainly made waves, those waves were a lot calmer than in past years. Many were wondering in particular about the ill-fated Nexus Q. The glowing, spinning, streaming orb was a major part of last year's keynote, but it shortly went out of stock and hasn't been heard from since. Google didn't...

Microsoft’s New Xbox Will Cater To Much More Than Gamers

Microsoft’s New Xbox Will Cater To Much More Than Gamers

When Microsoft launched its Xbox 360 in late 2005, it had one target audience in mind: gamers. Back then, it would have been appropriate to call the Xbox a "game console", but at the present, it's less so. Today, you can stream or purchase TV shows, movies, music and in some cases, watch a TV feed. Over the course of the 8 years that it's...

Google Glass Creeping Out Friends and Family, Gadget Etiquette A Must

Google Glass Creeping Out Friends and Family, Gadget Etiquette A Must

The verdict remains out on whether or not Google Glass is going to change our lives forever, but one thing's for certain: it's done a splendid job of drumming up lots of conversation. With its growing featureset, Glass has the capabilities of offering an unparalleled level of convenience to its wearers, but there's one side-effect feature...

Nintendo Demanding Copyright Royalties For All YouTube Videos Using Its Game Content

Nintendo Demanding Copyright Royalties For All YouTube Videos Using Its Game Content

Oh, Nintendo. At a time when the company should be doing everything in its power to capture a greater audience - heck, the audience it once had - it pulls a stunt that leaves its most devout fans upset. This week, some folks who produce "Let's Play" videos on YouTube began suffering a "Content ID" match on their content, courtesy of Nintendo,...

Satellite Provider DirecTV Shows Interest in Streaming, Mulls Making a Bid for Hulu

Satellite Provider DirecTV Shows Interest in Streaming, Mulls Making a Bid for Hulu

DirecTV is reportedly giving some serious thought to making an offer for Hulu, the six-year-old video streaming site. Should DirecTV make a formal bid, it's not a foregone conclusion that Hulu would accept it, as the site's owners -- Walt Disney Co., News Corp., and Comcast -- are looking at various options, including bids from other interested...

Watch YouTube Videos and Shop Haircare Products in One Fell Swoop

Watch YouTube Videos and Shop Haircare Products in One Fell Swoop

Get ready for what could be a barrage of infomercials and home shopping-type channels on YouTube. That's because the Google-owned video sharing site is introducing a new channel gadget that will enable companies to set up shop and connect viewers with their wares, allowing them to look up prices and compare various retailers all from within...

Lenovo Ships Intel-Based K900 Smartphone In Home Market Of China

Lenovo Ships Intel-Based K900 Smartphone In Home Market Of China

Intel may have missed its chance to power Apple's iPhone range, but Lenovo's not going to let the chipmaker skip over yet another flagship device. The company's K900 smartphone, which was initially shown at CES 2013, is finally on sale this week. It's actually one of the most powerful smartphones on the planet, equipped with a dual-core 2GHz...

Fitbit Adds Sync Support With Galaxy S 4, More Phones Coming Soon

Fitbit Adds Sync Support With Galaxy S 4, More Phones Coming Soon

Some would argue that the modern day cellular phone killed the watch. After all, who needs a wristwatch when you can just glance at the time on a display that never leaves your side? But on the other side of the equation, the phone revolution has seemingly jump-started fitness. While a certain segment of the population has been (and will always...

Apple's iOS Devices Now Cleared For Use By U.S. Defense Department

Apple's iOS Devices Now Cleared For Use By U.S. Defense Department

Cha-ching! That's the sound of approval, and also the sound of impending purchases of even more Apple products. The Pentagon this week cleared Apple devices for use on its highly secured networks -- a move that follows similar approvals given to BlackBerry 10 and the latest Android-based Samsung products. The Defense Department has now given...

Intel Rolls Out ‘Beacon Mountain’ Android Developer Environment For Atom-Based Devices

Intel Rolls Out ‘Beacon Mountain’ Android Developer Environment For Atom-Based Devices

In an effort to coax developers to begin taking Atom seriously as an Android platform, Intel has just released a complete suite of tools that should help ease them into things - especially since it can be used for ARM development as well. It's called Beacon Mountain, named after the highest peak outside of Beacon, New York, and it currently...

New Dell Latitude 3330 Laptop & Lowest price on Wireless Windows 8 Touchpad

New Dell Latitude 3330 Laptop & Lowest price on Wireless Windows 8 Touchpad

Welcome to the weekend edition of the best deals from across the web. Leading today's deals is a new, ultra-durable business laptop from Dell. Not only is it ultraportable and loaded with features, we found it with an impressive 34% discount. Gamers take note of the Thermaltake mechanical keyboard, designed just for your fragging sessions,...

Google Launches All Access Unlimited Music Streaming Service

Google Launches All Access Unlimited Music Streaming Service

Google’s new music subscription service, Google Play Music All Access, is live. You can head over to the Google Play store and sign up today for one of two plans--the unlimited “All Access” service or the free “Standard” option. Both versions offer you an online “locker” where you can store up to 20,000...

Mozilla Holds Off Third-Party Cookie Blocking For Firefox

Mozilla Holds Off Third-Party Cookie Blocking For Firefox

As we reported back in February, Mozilla had plans to introduce cookie-blocking by default in version 22 of its Firefox Web browser. Well, it seems that the company has realized that it might have been a bit hasty in wanting to implement the change so quickly, so now, it's decided to hold off as it needs more time to analyze the outcome of...

Bill Gates Once Again World's Wealthiest Man

Bill Gates Once Again World's Wealthiest Man

How the time flies. I remember a time when Bill Gates' fortunate was valued at a mere $40 billion. It seemed like no one could touch him, until a certain business magnate Carlos Slim came along and surpassed him in 2007. Since then, the fortunes of both men have continued to increase, and this week, Bloomberg's Billionaires Index has put Mr....

Whoops! Intel Passed On The Original iPhone Design

Whoops! Intel Passed On The Original iPhone Design

Today is outgoing Intel CEO Paul Otellini’s last day at the company, and although he’s left the company better off than when he found it, in an interview with The Atlantic he let slip one regret he had from his tenure--Intel could have made the chips for the iPhone. Apparently, Apple approached Intel about making chips for the...

Amtrak Upgrading W-iFi Service on Its Trains, Acela Trains Already Enjoying Speed Boost

Amtrak Upgrading W-iFi Service on Its Trains, Acela Trains Already Enjoying Speed Boost

It only makes sense that a high-speed train would provide wireless service that's also high-speed right? In that case, all aboard! Amtrak this week announced an upgrade to its AmtrakConnect cellular-based Wi-Fi service to take advantage of 4G technologies. Amtrak says the 4G upgrade is already in place on Acela Express and California-supported...

Dell Profits Slip 79%, Factions Fight For Control of Company's Future

Dell Profits Slip 79%, Factions Fight For Control of Company's Future

Dell has been in the news quite a bit of late as major investors like Michael Dell and Carl Icahn battle over the plan to take the company private. The contested plan company CEO Michael Dell proposed several months ago was a reaction to weakness in the PC market, and that weakness has manifested as a nasty drop in Dell's product sales. Dell...

Otellini Steps Down, Intel’s New CEO Takes Over

Otellini Steps Down, Intel’s New CEO Takes Over

All good things come to an end, and as of yesterday, Paul Otellini's fast and furious ride in the driver's seat as Intel's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) officially came to a halt. The 45-year-old face of Intel retired as chief, just as he announced he would back in November of last year, and handed the reins over to Brian M. Krzanich, the...

Internal Components of the Next iPhone Revealed

Internal Components of the Next iPhone Revealed

Apple's in a bit of pickle. The Cupertino company has to figure out how to regain its mojo in the mobile space by releasing a smartphone with fancy new features, but not go so far overboard that it ends up alienating its rabid fan base. If you recall, the initial reaction to the iPhone 5 was somewhat subdued, not because it wasn't a great...

EA Isn't Currently Developing Titles for Nintendo's Wii U Console

EA Isn't Currently Developing Titles for Nintendo's Wii U Console

During the Wii U's big unveil, Electronic Arts (EA) talked a big game about the console's graphics and how it can't wait to pump out titles for the platform. There was an air of excitement from the publisher, who at the time seemed to be dreaming big. Well, not quite two years later, what a pipe dream that turned out to be. Sure, EA tossed...

Antsy Pants NVIDIA Starts Accepting SHIELD Pre-orders Ahead of Schedule

Antsy Pants NVIDIA Starts Accepting SHIELD Pre-orders Ahead of Schedule

NVIDIA's like a little kid at grade school who just received a new toy and can't wait to bring it to class for show-and-tell. The only difference is that what NVIDIA's peddling is much cooler than a yo-yo or a Tonka truck, it's a portable game system stocked with Android Jelly Bean and outfitted with a Tegra 4 SoC (System-on-Chip). If you're...

Archos Hits The $200 Spot With 8-Inch 80 Xenon Android Tablet

Archos Hits The $200 Spot With 8-Inch 80 Xenon Android Tablet

Archos has made a bit of a living out of producing low-end, super affordable gadgets. Namely, audio players and tablets. While they hardly ever impress anyone from a benchmarking standpoint, it's tough to overlook the latest. It's the Archos 80 Xenon, the company's latest and greatest 3G tablet in the Elements range.  It's a 8-inch unit,...

Amazon Prime Gains Major Exclusive With NBCUniversal Show Access

Amazon Prime Gains Major Exclusive With NBCUniversal Show Access

Ah, the war on conventional television networks rages on. With Netflix scooping up exclusive, Internet-first programs on a regular basis now, Amazon is doing its best to keep pace. After all, it has to give users even more reason to spend $79 on an annual Prime membership, right? This week, Amazon's streaming video service (Prime Instant Video)...

Razer Brings Atrox Arcade Stick To Xbox 360 Gamers For $200

Razer Brings Atrox Arcade Stick To Xbox 360 Gamers For $200

Looking to get in a bit of Street Fighter action with your Xbox 360? Razer's got you covered. The accessory company has just launched the new Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox 360. Razer's been beta testing thing quite a bit, and it's seemingly launching just days before Microsoft is set to reveal to next-generation of Xbox.  The device features...

ASUS’ Z87 Motherboards Break Cover, Sort Of

ASUS’ Z87 Motherboards Break Cover, Sort Of

Although there are still details such as specifications and pricing being kept under wraps, ASUS has announced its line of Intel Z87-based motherboards--many of which are sporting the new gold-and-black color scheme. There are a lot of them. The main group of consumer-level boards includes the Z87 Deluxe, Z87 A, Z87 Pro, Z87 Plus, and even...

NEC Medias X: The First Smartphone With Liquid Cooling

NEC Medias X: The First Smartphone With Liquid Cooling

Japan’s NEC has created a smartphone that actually uses liquid cooling, which is a development that is either awesome or stupid, and we’re not decided as to which it is yet. In any case, the NEC Medias X N-06E smartphone indeed has a water-filled heatpipe that pulls heat away from the device’s processor, apparently dispelling...

Lowest Price Ever on Dell Inspiron 14z Core i5 Ultrabook & Loaded Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop

Lowest Price Ever on Dell Inspiron 14z Core i5 Ultrabook & Loaded Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop

Topping our list of the hottest deals from across the web, is a slim ultrabook with a big 14" screen for a record low price of $549.99. This is a smoking-hot offer on Dell's popular Inspiron 14z ultrabook complete with SSD, so be sure to scroll down and snag this one before it disappears. You can also grab some HDMI cables for a super-low...

Sony's Gran Turismo 6 Races to PlayStation 3 in Holiday 2013

Sony's Gran Turismo 6 Races to PlayStation 3 in Holiday 2013

Grab your racing gloves and get ready for the newest installment of Sony's popular Gran Turismo series, the best-selling franchise across all PlayStation consoles. Sony announced that Gran Turismo 6 will skid into view this holiday season for the PlayStation 3, though curiously missing is an explicit confirmation that it will also be available...

Google and NASA Invest In Quantum Computing, Machine Learning Technology

Google and NASA Invest In Quantum Computing, Machine Learning Technology

Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association have announced that they'll collaborate in purchasing the second $10 million dollar D-Wave Two quantum computing system on the market. The system will deploy to NASA's Ames Research Center, and should be online by the fall of this year, where it'll be put to work solving particular...

Microsoft Reportedly Targeting June for 8-inch Surface Tablet

Microsoft Reportedly Targeting June for 8-inch Surface Tablet

Acer tried warning Microsoft that it's not easy competing in the hardware space. Nevertheless, the Redmond outfit threw caution to the wind and introduced the world to its Surface RT and Pro devices, neither of which has shaken up the industry. We can speculate that the cost of entry -- $499 and up -- is a large reason why, and if that's the...

Lenovo's Horizon Table PC Gets Decorated As A Treehouse

Lenovo's Horizon Table PC Gets Decorated As A Treehouse

At first, we had to double check our calendars to ensure that it wasn't the dawn of April. Nope -- this one's the real deal. Lenovo's Horizon Table PC is already a pretty unique take on the tablet + oversized sit-down desktop, but it's about to get even more so. Lenovo today introduced three new table concepts that are meant to house the Horizon...

EA Discontinues Online Pass Program on Negative Player Feedback

EA Discontinues Online Pass Program on Negative Player Feedback

Game publishers have been looking for ways to get in on the second-hand game market, but none have found a way that sits well with gamers just yet. Electronic Arts is throwing in the towel on its latest attempt, Online Pass, which generally charged gamers a fee to activate a game’s multiplayer content when they bought the game used....

Apple App Store Tops 50 Billion Downloads

Apple App Store Tops 50 Billion Downloads

Apple on Thursday announced that over 50 billion apps have been downloaded from its App Store to date. The way things are going now, Apple says it sees 800 apps downloaded per second, and over 2 billion per month. Talk about growth -- the App Store opened its virtual doors in July 2008 with just 500 apps; today there are more than 850,000...

Google Demands Microsoft Pull YouTube App From Windows Phone Due to Lack of Advertising

Google Demands Microsoft Pull YouTube App From Windows Phone Due to Lack of Advertising

Google isn't the least bit happy with Microsoft for creating a custom YouTube app for its Windows Phone platform that circumvents ads from playing. As a result, Redmond's been hit with a cease and desist letter that takes the company to task for depriving Google and third-party content creators of revenue that they would otherwise receive...

Intel Core i7-3970X Sandy Bridge-E CPU Review: Intel's Flagship 6-Core

Intel Core i7-3970X Sandy Bridge-E CPU Review: Intel's Flagship 6-Core

It’s no secret that Intel is readying processors based in its Haswell microarchitecture. The new chips are due to be released in the not too distant future and feature a number of noteworthy enhancements, including a much more powerful integrated graphics core. When Haswell arrives though, it will supplant current Ivy Bridge-based processors,...

Windows Phone Surpasses BlackBerry, Third Place in Market Share After Android and iOS

Windows Phone Surpasses BlackBerry, Third Place in Market Share After Android and iOS

Small victories are victories nonetheless, and if Microsoft is in a celebratory mood, it can pop the top on a bottle of champagne and toast having jumped ahead of BlackBerry in smartphone platform penetration. According to newly published data by International Data Corporation (IDC), Windows Phone wiggled its way onto 7 million smartphones...

ASUS Goes for the Gold With New Z87 Motherboards

ASUS Goes for the Gold With New Z87 Motherboards

There’s gold in them thar motherboards, or so the saying (sort of) goes. ASUS announced that its upcoming line of Intel Z87-based motherboards will sport a decidedly gold color scheme, from the heatsinks to the DIMM slots. The boards will also feature black PCBs and silver accents. For the record, we’re talking nearly the whole...

Sony Gets Official With Pricey BRAVIA X9 4K HDTV Range

Sony Gets Official With Pricey BRAVIA X9 4K HDTV Range

4K HDTVs are slowly but surely finding their way to production lines. While we've seen early price estimates ranging from outrageous to outrageously affordable (at least, comparatively), and Sony's newest sets land somewhere in the middle. The company has just gone official with pricing and release dates for the BRAVIA X9 4K HDTV range, with...

Google Announces Impending Bluetooth Smart Ready Support for Android

Google Announces Impending Bluetooth Smart Ready Support for Android

Lots and lots of news coming out of San Francisco this week, mostly from Google. And in case you're hungry for more, there's yet another tidbit that could make waves. Google today announced that in the coming months, Android will include native support for Bluetooth Smart Ready and Bluetooth Smart devices. Phones and tablets with a dual-mode...

Dell Announces Precision Workstations, Including SFF and High Performance Versions

Dell Announces Precision Workstations, Including SFF and High Performance Versions

Dell announced a pair of new entries into its workstation line, the small form factor Dell Precision T1700 and the Dell Precision R7610. The former is an SFF workstation and the latter is 2U rackmount number, and together they show off two ends of Dell’s workstation spectrum. There’s also a new T1700 mini tower available. The T1700...

Gmail Gains Action Buttons And Improved Flight Confirmation Management

Gmail Gains Action Buttons And Improved Flight Confirmation Management

Google introduced a lot of new features and gear today at I/O, but one other thing snuck in outside of that: an update to Gmail. E-Mail is obviously vital to Google's core services, and today it's revealing a few new features that'll make using Gmail even better. The two newcomers are quick button actions, as well as a few travel-related improvements....

Surface Pro Shipping On May 23 To UK

Surface Pro Shipping On May 23 To UK

If you're living in the UK, and have been holding out for a Microsoft Surface, the wait is almost over. After launching months ago in the U.S. and Canada, the Surface Pro will make the journey across the pond starting May 23rd. The Windows 8-based unit will ship for £719 in the 64GB configuration, and £799 for the 128 GB configuration....

Microsoft Teases Next Generation Xbox Being Announced May 21

Microsoft Teases Next Generation Xbox Being Announced May 21

After all the speculation and rumors, in less than a week from now Microsoft will officially unveil its next generation Xbox game console. The Xbox 720 (codenamed Durango), or whatever it ends up being called, will be introduced via a live stream on May 21, 2013 at 10 AM PDT (that's 1 PM for folks on the East coast) on Xbox Live, Xbox.com,...

HP SlateBook x2 Powered by Android and Tegra 4, Split x2 Windows 8 Hybrid Notebooks Unveiled

HP SlateBook x2 Powered by Android and Tegra 4, Split x2 Windows 8 Hybrid Notebooks Unveiled

Companies continue to toy with new ways of building mobile PCs by tweaking form factors and working with different hardware, and today’s announcement from HP is more of the same, as the company announced the HP Slatebook x2 and the HP Split x2. Both devices are essentially Windows 8 notebooks with removable screens that convert them...

Google I/O: Updates to Google Play, Android, Google Maps, Google+, and More

Google I/O: Updates to Google Play, Android, Google Maps, Google+, and More

We’ve been eagerly anticipating the Google I/O conference because of course Google saved up lots of goodies for its annual event, and the company did not disappoint. Google unloaded with a ton of updates and new products, so let’s dig in. Android First off, the Android platform is enjoying a number of new upgrades. Google announced...

Lowest price on Dell Inspiron Core i3 Desktop, Core i5 Laptop & 27" UltraSharp WQHD Monitor

Lowest price on Dell Inspiron Core i3 Desktop, Core i5 Laptop & 27" UltraSharp WQHD Monitor

Welcome back to our collection of today's hottest deals. Leading today's best offers is a super-low price on a Core i3 desktop complete with WiFi and on-site warranty, just $374.99 after coupon. Feed some speed to your PC without losing storage space with our deal on the Samsung 840 500GB SSD, marked down to $324.99. We also found a deal that...

Google to Launch Subscription-Based Streaming Music Service

Google to Launch Subscription-Based Streaming Music Service

The world needs another paid streaming music service like it needs, well, another paid streaming music service, but let's not be pessimistic about a possible newcomer in Google, as is rumored to be the case. We'll know more as Google I/O progresses, though for now, word on the web is that Google is throwing its trombone into the paid streaming...

Wikipedia's Recent Changes Map Shows Real-Time Anonymous Edits in Action

Wikipedia's Recent Changes Map Shows Real-Time Anonymous Edits in Action

Wikipedia's greatest strength is also it's inherent weakness. We're of course referring to the ability of anyone and nearly everyone being able to hop into an article and edit its contents, assuming it's not locked, creating a collective treasure trove of information that may not always be accurate. Wikipedia gets a bit of a bad rap by its...

Angry iPhone 4 Owners Sue Apple Claiming Faulty Power Button

Angry iPhone 4 Owners Sue Apple Claiming Faulty Power Button

Apple's fairly well mastered the art of planned obsolescence, whereby the company leaves out certain desirable features on new devices so that it can introduce them on a later model and entice users to upgrade (think the lack of a rear-facing camera on the original iPad), but to suggest the Cupertino outfit sells knowingly faulty products...

Dell Slashes Price of XPS 10 with Windows RT to $300

Dell Slashes Price of XPS 10 with Windows RT to $300

It's probably a bit premature to play Taps whenever the topic turns to Windows RT, but at the rate things are going, someone may want to type up an obituary just in case (Acer would be game). Windows RT is proving a tough sell, as evidenced by its lackluster market share and by deep price cuts, the latest of which comes from Dell. On the bright...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Races to 4 Million Shipments in Five Days

Samsung Galaxy S4 Races to 4 Million Shipments in Five Days

Unofficially speaking, Samsung's Galaxy S4 device boarded a rocket ship and blasted off to four million shipments in just five days, qualifying it as the South Korean handset maker's fastest-selling smartphone to date. Why unofficially? Well, news of the spectacular shipment numbers comes from The Chosun Ilbo, a daily news site in Korea, rather...

Western Digital Delivers My Passport Ultra Portable HDDs

Western Digital Delivers My Passport Ultra Portable HDDs

Western Digital has a new line of portable hard drives on the market, the My Passport Ultra, which adds to the family of My Passport devices and serves as a generational bump for the My Passport Edge. In fact, the Ultra looks exactly like the Edge (and comes in black, silver, red, or blue), but it comes in a greater variety of capacities--500GB,...

Polaroid Rivals GoPro With $130 XS80 Rugged 1080p Camcorder

Polaroid Rivals GoPro With $130 XS80 Rugged 1080p Camcorder

Remember Polaroid? Yeah, that Polaroid. The brand that helped define an entire era of photography has had some ups and downs over the years, with more "downs" in recent years. But now, the company is staging a comeback by producing items that are far more germane in today's society. The latest is the XS80, a mountable HD action camera designed...

Roku Pushes New Grid Interface To Older Streaming Boxes

Roku Pushes New Grid Interface To Older Streaming Boxes

When Roku introduced the Roku 3 range, it also brought a sleek new user interface. But to date, that UI has been reserved for use on the newest hardware only. For those still using an older Roku to stream media, there's a bit of good news on the UI front. Roku has started to roll out the new interface to prior units. You can pull it down manually...

AMD Announces Radeon HD 8970M High-End Mobile GPU

AMD Announces Radeon HD 8970M High-End Mobile GPU

AMD is announcing its Radeon HD 8970M today. We say "announcing" instead of launching because this chip is essentially a rebadged HD 7970. It wasn't initially clear if this would be the case -- the HD 7790, which the company launched back in March, is based on a new design has a few small feature changes that have led it to be unofficially...

Google CEO Larry Page Afflicted with Rare Vocal Cord Paralysis, Responds by Funding Research at the Voice Health Institute

Google CEO Larry Page Afflicted with Rare Vocal Cord Paralysis, Responds by Funding Research at the Voice Health Institute

Google CEO Larry Page is a rare man, having co-created Google with pal Sergey Brin and kept the company constantly evolving into one of the most important tech companies in history, but he also has a rare affliction: His vocal chords are partially paralyzed. In a Google+ post, Page described how after a bad cold some 14 years ago, his voice...

Cheapest Dell XPS 10 Tablet and Rare savings on high-end Alienware M18x Gaming Laptop

Cheapest Dell XPS 10 Tablet and Rare savings on high-end Alienware M18x Gaming Laptop

Today's list of the hottest deals from across the web is kicked off with a massive price drop on the Dell XPS 10 Windows RT tablet. Now you can snag this slick little machine starting at just $299.99, the lowest price we've ever seen. We also found a huge coupon on the fully loaded Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop with 1080p screen and...

Google Fiber Slow March East Continues: Gladstone, Missouri Next

Google Fiber Slow March East Continues: Gladstone, Missouri Next

Google Fiber really seems to be picking up steam. After somewhat unexpectedly lining up Austin, TX and Provo, UT, Google has gradually begun adding fiberhoods adjacent to and near the initial Google Fiber launch site in Kansas City, including Shawnee, Kansas and Grandview, Missouri. Google announced the next fiberhood, which will be in Gladstone,...

Developer Rovio Revs Into Publisher Mode for Third-Party Games

Developer Rovio Revs Into Publisher Mode for Third-Party Games

An angry bird in the hand is better than two in the bush, but what if you could have all three? Rovio is determined to find out. The Angry Birds creator will always have its wildly popular franchise to fall back on, which to date has tasked gamers with battling thieving pigs in space and in galaxies far, far away, but with the creation of...

D-Link Lets Loose With Four New 802.11ac Routers

D-Link Lets Loose With Four New 802.11ac Routers

It’s router time, baby. D-Link has a new quartet of them, and they all sport 802.11ac technology, which is the next generation of WiFi speed, which will enable more flexible options for streaming movies, gaming online, and other activities. "Today's average home now has more than 15 devices, oftentimes with multiple iPads, iPhones, as...

Windows Blue Officially Windows 8.1, Coming As Free Update Via MS App Store

Windows Blue Officially Windows 8.1, Coming As Free Update Via MS App Store

After much speculation and a slew of rumors surrounding the update to Windows 8, Microsoft's Tami Reller told Reuters that it’s official: the update, which had been codenamed “Windows Blue”, will be called “Windows 8.1”. Windows 8.1 is coming later this year, with a preview coming at Microsoft’s BUILD conference...

BlackBerry Shakes Up Messaging: BBM App Coming To iPhone And Android

BlackBerry Shakes Up Messaging: BBM App Coming To iPhone And Android

On one hand, this is huge news for BlackBerry. But on the other, it would've been far, far more monumental if this had happened five years ago. During BlackBerry's annual developer event in Florida today, the company announced that BBM (its proprietary messaging service, similar to iMessage for Apple devices) would finally be available outside...

Square Stand Allows An iPad To Replace The Conventional Cash Register

Square Stand Allows An iPad To Replace The Conventional Cash Register

Square has taken the mobile payments world by storm in the U.S., and evidently there has been demand to help make Apple's iPad an actual cash register. As the conventional POS machine begins to see the end of the line, it's devices like the Square Stand that have a chance to take its place. The new device actually fully converts the iPad into...

BlackBerry Introduces BlackBerry Q5, a Low-Cost and "Fun" Phone for Emerging Markets

BlackBerry Introduces BlackBerry Q5, a Low-Cost and "Fun" Phone for Emerging Markets

If it's something "youthful and fun" you're looking for, book a ticket to Cancun over Spring Break and you're sure to find plenty of both. Alternately, there's BlackBerry's new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone featuring a QWERTY keyboard with discrete keys in a "stunning youthful design that is confident, fun, and bold," according to Canadian handset...

Android's Smartphone Market Share "Unshakable" at 75 Percent

Android's Smartphone Market Share "Unshakable" at 75 Percent

Android's theme song should be "Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer (remember him?), because really, there's no other mobile operating system that comes close to the little green robot in the smartphone space. According to Gartner, 74.4 percent of the smartphones shipped around the globe in the first quarter of 2013 were powered by Android, up...

NVIDIA Finalizes SHIELD's Spec Sheet, Pre-orders Begin May 20

NVIDIA Finalizes SHIELD's Spec Sheet, Pre-orders Begin May 20

We've been excited about NVIDIA's Project SHIELD platform ever since we spent some hands-on time with a pre-production unit earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In case you missed the buzz, Project SHIELD, now simply called SHIELD, is an open platform gaming portable with an integrated 5-inch display. It's...

Nokia Unveils Thinner, Lighter, Aluminum Lumia 925 Smartphone

Nokia Unveils Thinner, Lighter, Aluminum Lumia 925 Smartphone

The rumor mill can stop spinning its wheels this morning following the launch of Nokia's Lumia 925 smartphone, the Finnish phone maker's second handset to make a debut this week. Like the Lumia 928 that preceded it, the 925 has been the topic of speculation, and as previously rumored, it sports an aluminum body, making it the first Lumia device...

SkyDrive Uploads Now Faster, Photos Viewable In Timeline View

SkyDrive Uploads Now Faster, Photos Viewable In Timeline View

With cloud storage apps taking off and becoming more and more important in terms of managing our digital lives, Microsoft is making strides to keep SkyDrive up there with Box, Google Drive and Dropbox when it comes to overall functionality. A new post offered up by the company suggests that photos are the most common file type seen in SkyDrive...

Netflix Updates Player For PS3 Consoles: Better Audio Management, Quicker Scanning

Netflix Updates Player For PS3 Consoles: Better Audio Management, Quicker Scanning

For Netflix users, there's hardly a better way to stream content than on Microsoft's Xbox 360. The user interface is fluid, and the console itself is plenty powerful to churn through the HD streams. But Sony's PlayStation 3 offers a similarly excellent experience -- one that's getting better as of today. Netflix admits that the PS3 is one...

Google Honors 37 Years of Breakout with Web Based Fun

Google Honors 37 Years of Breakout with Web Based Fun

When it comes to major technological anniversaries, we tend to focus on the big ones. 10 years, 25 years, 50 years, etc. But for some reason, Google just can't wait for the big 4-0 when it comes to Atari's legendary Breakout title. On the famed game's 37th birthday, Google has overhauled the image search results for Atari Breakout. For those...

Intel's Haswell Takes A Major Step Forward, Integrates Voltage Regulator

Intel's Haswell Takes A Major Step Forward, Integrates Voltage Regulator

For the past decade, AMD and Intel have been racing each other to incorporate more components into the CPU die. Memory controllers, integrated GPUs, northbridges, and southbridges have all moved closer to a single package, known as SoCs (system-on-a-chip). Now, with Haswell, Intel is set to integrate another important piece of circuitry. When...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Hits Verizon Wireless on May 23rd for $199.99

Samsung Galaxy S4 Hits Verizon Wireless on May 23rd for $199.99

Samsung’s latest and greatest flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4, is gradually landing at various retailers; AT&T was first, and now a host of retailers are selling the phone, including Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Walmart, Staples, Best Buy, and Radioshack. Although it’s a little late to the game, Verizon Wireless is...

Samsung Researchers Test First 5G mmWave Mobile Network, Break 1Gbps

Samsung Researchers Test First 5G mmWave Mobile Network, Break 1Gbps

The race towards gigabit Internet continues as Google Fiber slowly proliferates and other ISPs work to catch up, but Samsung announced that it’s actually looking at gigabit speeds--for mobile devices. Indeed, Samsung says it has been testing a 5G mobile communications system, the eventual successor to 4G LTE that is capable of up to...

Google Copies Microsoft, Lets Users Share 15GB of Free Storage Shared Between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos

Google Copies Microsoft, Lets Users Share 15GB of Free Storage Shared Between Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos

Google’s various free cloud services are tremendous in terms of what you get for what you pay, but now the deal is getting even better. The company announced today that it will unify storage between Drive, Gmail, and Google+, which both gives users a shared pool of storage that they can distribute among those services as they fit and...

Lowest prices on Dell U2413 UltraSharp Monitor, XPS 10 Windows RT Tablet & ENVY 6t Ultrabook

Lowest prices on Dell U2413 UltraSharp Monitor, XPS 10 Windows RT Tablet & ENVY 6t Ultrabook

We hope your weekend has refreshed you enough to handle today's roundup of the hottest deals from across the web. Leading today is a premium Samsung 55" 120Hz HDTV priced at a competitive $849.99, but includes a bonus $200 Dell e-gift card for free! Get easy streaming to your HDTV, like Netflix or any media you have, with the Western Digital...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

The Galaxy Note 8.0 was first introduced at Mobile World Congress as a multifaceted device; it was part tablet, part mobile phone. Indeed, the global variant of the Note 8.0 is equipped with a cellular radio that can handle both data and voice transmission. But the Note 8.0 that shipped in the U.S. market is a simpler device, mostly because...

Intel Haswell Powered Notebooks Arriving End of May

Intel Haswell Powered Notebooks Arriving End of May

If you’ve been waiting to score an Intel Haswell-powered notebook, your wait is nearly over. According to DigiTimes, the notebooks will be on store shelves and other retail channels by the end of the month and in fact have mostly already shipped. The new Haswell laptops will of course come in at a higher price point than older models,...

Kapersky and Qualcomm Join Forces In Android Security

Kapersky and Qualcomm Join Forces In Android Security

Mobile device security is without a doubt a glaring area of weakness for both enterprises and the average Joe, and various security measures are being developed to address it. The latest effort on that front involves a partnership between mobile chipmaker Qualcomm and security firm Kaspersky Labs. According to the Inquirer, Kaspersky security...

HTC First Facebook Phone Is a Flop, Is Reportedly Discontinued

HTC First Facebook Phone Is a Flop, Is Reportedly Discontinued

After several months of rumors, the HTC First emerged as the closest thing there is to a Facebook phone, only it doesn't appear long for this world. The fellas over at Boy Genius Report claim to have it on good authority that AT&T has already decided to flush the First from inventory and discontinue the short-lived experiment, though the...

iPhone 6 Rumored to Have 4.5-inch Retina Display, Edge to Edge Glass

iPhone 6 Rumored to Have 4.5-inch Retina Display, Edge to Edge Glass

With each passing moment, we get closer to Apple's next iPhone launch, which is made even more dramatic by Apple's desperate need for a design win. It's not that Apple will go out of business if the next iPhone is a flop, but with Samsung gaining so much market share and BlackBerry's recent reemergence as a viable platform, along with new...

Windows Phone Store Now Home to 145,000 Apps and Games

Windows Phone Store Now Home to 145,000 Apps and Games

Microsoft continues to flesh out is Windows Phone Store with new apps, though momentum has slowed a bit in recent months. Mentioned as an aside in announcing the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon, the Redmond outfit revealed that there are now 145,000 apps and games in the Windows Phone Store, which is about 25,000 more than it had in October. Most...

Runtastic Launches Its Own Fitness Hardware For U.S. Market

Runtastic Launches Its Own Fitness Hardware For U.S. Market

Not sure if you've noticed, but Spring is here. Which means that you have a crazy short amount of time before your beach body needs to be in tip-top shape. So let us introduce you to a new gadget designed to help you get there: Runtastic's new GPS watch + fitness monitor. One of the best-known names in the fitness app world has just launched...

Zact: Yet Another Interesting Prepaid Carrier Option Using Sprint's Network

Zact: Yet Another Interesting Prepaid Carrier Option Using Sprint's Network

The concept of a mobile carrier is changing drastically. Last week, even AT&T dove into the prepaid arena with AIO Wireless, and T-Mobile USA is attempting to get rid of the conventional contract altogether. Now, there's another player: Zact. The company is billing itself as the industry's first "smart mobile service," that promises to...

Facebook Home Hits 1 Million Downloads, Shows Signs of Fizzling Out

Facebook Home Hits 1 Million Downloads, Shows Signs of Fizzling Out

Facebook Home is forever going to change the social networking scene! It's going to render standard Android launchers obsolete! In time, Facebook Home will be installed on every Android device in the world! The new launcher spells doom for all other social networks! Or maybe, just maybe, it won't become as popular as Mark Zuckerberg and company...

Study: Texting Kills More Teen Drivers Than Drunk Driving

Study: Texting Kills More Teen Drivers Than Drunk Driving

Listen up, teen drivers -- put the mobile phone away and resist the temptation to check for or fire off a text message while operating a vehicle. It doesn't matter that you see parents/adults do it all the time, be the smarter (and safer) driver out there by waiting to text and you'll significantly increase the odds of getting from point A...

Vulnerability Discovered in Skyrim, Fallout 3, Oblivion and Other Bethesda Software Titles

Vulnerability Discovered in Skyrim, Fallout 3, Oblivion and Other Bethesda Software Titles

In the world of software, it's not uncommon to learn of a program that's implemented vulnerable code for over a decade (Java, anyone?), but where gaming's concerned, that's another story. According to a security researcher simply going by "Joe", one such vulnerability has made Bethesda its home. Clearly the sort of guest that overstays...

"Google Play Games" Cloud Gaming Service Slips Out Ahead of Google IO

"Google Play Games" Cloud Gaming Service Slips Out Ahead of Google IO

Ahead of Google's IO conference slated to occur later this week, Android Police has acquired and broken-down the latest APK for Google's "Play Services" and have stumbled on some very interesting game-related findings. The rollout for the latest version (3.1.36) is happening now, but is apparently very slow (none of my devices have received...

AMD Exec Envisions Hybrid Devices Replacing Tablets by 2016

AMD Exec Envisions Hybrid Devices Replacing Tablets by 2016

Consumers are going crazy for tablet devices these days. It started with Apple's iPad, which is still the best selling tablet line out there, and continues with the influx of low-cost Android slates from name-brand vendors like Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Asus, and so forth. Tablets have become so popular that Microsoft went and re-imagined...

Carl Icahn Proposes $21 Billion Package to Keep Dell Public

Carl Icahn Proposes $21 Billion Package to Keep Dell Public

Three months ago, Dell's Board of Directors unanimously approved a merger agreement under which company founder Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners would acquire the PC maker for $24.4 billion. Michael's plan is to take Dell private so he can run the company as he sees fit without the pressure of answering to shareholders...

Here’s a Homemade Life Size Super Mario Fire-Breathing Piranha Plant

Here’s a Homemade Life Size Super Mario Fire-Breathing Piranha Plant

Oy, those fire-breathing piranha plants from Super Mario; lose your concentration while gaming for one second to punch your brother or sneeze or grab a Cheetoh, and you were toast. A man with too much time on his hands, Caleb Kraft, has created a life-sized version that stands around six feet tall and actually spits fireballs. He built the...

Samsung's SideSync Technology Detailed On Video

Samsung's SideSync Technology Detailed On Video

Truth be told, it's kind of astounding to think about how long Android has been around, yet there are very few syncing solutions on the market that have reached critical mass -- perhaps none at all. Backing up and syncing the iPhone is nearly instinctive; just plug it into iTunes and watch the magic happen. Most people tend to use their Android...

Student Creates Smartphone App That Helps Blind Users Take Better Photos

Student Creates Smartphone App That Helps Blind Users Take Better Photos

Technology is a wonderful thing, particularly when it's used to advance the lives of those who would otherwise never be able to enjoy it. Over the years, much has been done to increase the joy in the lives of those who are visually impaired. Screen readers, Braille devices, and even apps have been designed to enable the blind to enjoy certain...

DRM Coming To HTML 5, W3C Confirms In Working Draft

DRM Coming To HTML 5, W3C Confirms In Working Draft

Years ago, DRM was finally kicked out of the digital music scene. And consumers rejoiced heartily. But DRM is still a major, major factor across the entire spectrum of digital content -- be it UltraViolet for movies, or DRM filters embedded onto Blu-ray Discs, and most things in between. Now, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which is responsible...

ESPN Considers Subsidizing Wireless Plans For Heavy Video Users

ESPN Considers Subsidizing Wireless Plans For Heavy Video Users

Does anyone remember Mobile ESPN? Believe it or not, ESPN was actually acting as an MVNO way back in 2006, sending specific sports-related alerts to users on flip-phones and dumb-phones, a year before the iPhone changed everything we know about the mobile arena. That venture didn't last too long, and as smartphones became the norm, ESPN focused...

Tesla's Elon Musk Leaves Immigration and Education Advocacy Group Co-Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Others

Tesla's Elon Musk Leaves Immigration and Education Advocacy Group Co-Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Others

According to a report from Reuters, Tesla chief Elon Musk and his billions of dollars have backed out of FWD.us the political advocacy group co-founded by such tech luminaries as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Dropbox’s Drew Houston, and LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, among others. Musk did not make public his reason for...

Mozilla Handing Out Free Firefox OS Developer Phones To Bolster App Marketplace

Mozilla Handing Out Free Firefox OS Developer Phones To Bolster App Marketplace

Is the world really ready to shift from native apps to HTML5 Web apps? Probably not, at least not in North America, but developing nations may see it differently. That's the hope with Firefox OS, a web-based operating system that's (in theory) a lot more open. Of course, one needs only look at Microsoft's battle to get Windows Phone into a...

Google Nexus 4 Slowly Disappearing, Is a New Phone on the Horizon?

Google Nexus 4 Slowly Disappearing, Is a New Phone on the Horizon?

Google's mighty popular Nexus 4 device is still considered by many to be the best Android smartphone on the market, but it might also soon become old news. The Nexus 4 is becoming slightly less easy to find at various retailers, especially in the U.K. where Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U have both stopped selling the device, leading some...

Olympus Introduces 16MP PEN Lite E-PL6 Micro Four Thirds Camera

Olympus Introduces 16MP PEN Lite E-PL6 Micro Four Thirds Camera

While DSLRs are still quite the rage, it's the interchangeable lens format that's seriously taking off. Olympus' Micro Four Thirds division has been one of the more popular ones, and the company's introducing the new PEN Lite E-PL6 line this week in order to advance that further. Scheduled to go on sale in June, this camera offers a 16MP sensor,...

1stFone is a Mobile Phone for Young Children

1stFone is a Mobile Phone for Young Children

If we're being totally honest, we all knew at some point a company would eventually release a mobile phone aimed at the 4-year-old demographic, right? Kids keep busy schedules these days, juggling weekend play dates and grueling hours at pre-school with visits to grandma's house. What happens if there's an emergency, like spilled milk or what...

Sharp Laying Off 5,000 While Shifting Focus To Smaller Screens

Sharp Laying Off 5,000 While Shifting Focus To Smaller Screens

These aren't easy times for Sharp. The company has been reeling for years now, and this isn't the first occasion where we've heard that Sharp may need to take drastic measures just to remain afloat. The latest report suggests that around 5,000 Sharp employees will soon be heading for the exits, with directors and advisory roles being hit the...

Valve Expands Support for Oculus Rift to Half-Life 2

Valve Expands Support for Oculus Rift to Half-Life 2

Earlier this spring, Valve’s Joe Ludwig announced that the company’s Team Fortress 2 would support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Now, Valve is expanding that support to Half Life 2, as well. In a post on the Oculus Rift developer forums, Ludwig said that Valve “just shipped” a beta for Half-Life 2 that includes...

HotHardware and EVGA Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway Winner!

HotHardware and EVGA Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway Winner!

To usher in the spring season, we teamed up with our friends at EVGA, and along with a little help from the good folks at Intel and Corsair, put together one heck of an gaming system giveaway! This time around you all had a chance to win an Intel Core i7-3770K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 8GB of...

FCC Continues Plan to Make In-Flight WiFi Cheaper and Faster

FCC Continues Plan to Make In-Flight WiFi Cheaper and Faster

Outgoing FCC chairman Julius Genachowski is leaving his post sometime in the near future, but he’s no lame duck; according to the New York Times, Genachowski and the rest of the FCC are working hard on making in-flight WiFi cheaper, faster, and more readily available. The FCC voted to begin the process of using newly-available 500MHz...

Microsoft ‘Xbox TV’ Set-Top Box Future Still Uncertain

Microsoft ‘Xbox TV’ Set-Top Box Future Still Uncertain

Microsoft's "Xbox TV" has been floating around rumorville for quite some time, with the company even reportedly having created a handful of prototypes. The idea is that the product would be released as a step below the Xbox 720/Infinity/Next/Fill-in-the-Blank. Instead of playing games, it'd be solely a media center - and given the way the...

RIAA To Include Digital Streams In Counts Toward Gold & Platinum Albums

RIAA To Include Digital Streams In Counts Toward Gold & Platinum Albums

The RIAA isn't an entity that's looked fondly upon by many consumers, given that they've been pretty bent on making it difficult for consumers looking to purchase music legally in the digital age. Granted, we're (mostly) out of the DRM era, but those memories remain for many. Despite that, the RIAA is still an important association in the...

Volition's Saints Row 4 Video Demo Gets Funky With a "Dubstep Gun"

Volition's Saints Row 4 Video Demo Gets Funky With a "Dubstep Gun"

Volition is showing off a video demo of Saints Row IV, and the new version of the game offers a host of enticing new features designed to enhance the game’s slapstick-level violence more fun. First off, the leader of the Saints is now the President of the United States. And no, he’s not cruising around in a motorcade wearing a...

AT&T Launching Aio Wireless Pre-Paid Mobile Phone Service

AT&T Launching Aio Wireless Pre-Paid Mobile Phone Service

Sick of wireless contracts? Many people are, and major carriers have been looking for ways to keep those customers happy. AT&T’s solution launched today in the form of Aio (pronounced, improbably, “A-O”), a new wireless service that lets customers pay month-to-month. Right now, the service is only available in a few major...

Valve Releases Linux Betas for Half-Life 2 and its Episodes

Valve Releases Linux Betas for Half-Life 2 and its Episodes

Valve's been working hard to pad up its game collection for Linux on Steam, last week having released betas for Portal (not 2... yet) and Left 4 Dead 2. When those were ushered out, the first thing I thought of was, "Where on earth are the Half-Life 2 titles?" I sure didn't need to wait long for the answer to that one, as the company...

Cheap Dell Inspiron 660s Core i5 Desktop, 480GB SanDisk SSD, and HP Coupons

Cheap Dell Inspiron 660s Core i5 Desktop, 480GB SanDisk SSD, and HP Coupons

We hope you're as excited about these deals as you are about the coming weekend! Starting off this bountiful Friday is a super-tiny, super-fast, and super-cheap desktop from Dell, serving you up an Inspiron 660s with Core i5 quad-core processor for just $474.99. Everyone needs a quality monitor, so check out this 29" ultra-wide IPS monitor...

MSI Radeon HD 7790 OC Edition: Mid-Range Graphics Explored

MSI Radeon HD 7790 OC Edition: Mid-Range Graphics Explored

Just before the mid-range AMD Radeon HD 7790 hit store shelves in early April, NVIDIA countered with the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST. NVIDIA’s move also involved pricing changes that were good for mid-range card shoppers, but what matters most is that the card NVIDIA managed to launch coincident with the Radeon HD 7790’s launch, offers...

City of Boston Drops Microsoft Exchange For Gmail and Other Google Apps

City of Boston Drops Microsoft Exchange For Gmail and Other Google Apps

It looks like Microsoft has lost another customer to Google. This time, it’s the city of Boston, which is shifting its roughly 20,000 employees from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps for Business. The Boston Globe reports that mayor Thomas M. Menino has been pushing hard for technological innovation in the city (despite personally being...

High Def Google Nexus 7 with 1920x1200 Display and 5MP Camera Rumors Fly

High Def Google Nexus 7 with 1920x1200 Display and 5MP Camera Rumors Fly

Word on the web is that Asus is building another 7-inch Nexus tablet for Google. That's pretty exciting, considering the original Nexus 7 is viewed by many to be the best Android tablet in its size class that's currently available, yet Asus left a little bit of room for improvement for a follow-up act. Will the next Nexus device sport a rear-facing...

Verizon Officially Announces Nokia Lumia 928, Available May 16

Verizon Officially Announces Nokia Lumia 928, Available May 16

Where there's smoke, there's fire, and there sure were a lot of smoke signals indicating the imminent release of Nokia's Lumia 928, the newest addition to the Lumia family and the company's new flagship device. Now it's official, as Nokia and Verizon both issued press releases announcing the new device, which will be available online and in-stores...

Utah Forensics Company Will Retrieve Expired Snapchat Photos for a Fee

Utah Forensics Company Will Retrieve Expired Snapchat Photos for a Fee

Kids and teens live in a different landscape than the one anybody in their thirties or above grew up in. We didn't have to worry about cyberbullying or having our Facebook posts scrutinized by potential employers, and we sure as hell weren't sending and receiving digital photos of our nude selves to other people. Polaroids, maybe, but even...

Acer Says Microsoft is Receptive to OEM Feedback Regarding Windows 8

Acer Says Microsoft is Receptive to OEM Feedback Regarding Windows 8

Microsoft earlier this week said it's sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses to date, though admitted that figure includes pre-installed copies of the touch-friendly operating system to retailers and OEMs. Perhaps a better gauge of where Windows 8 stands is to look at its market share, which is up slightly in April (around 4-5 percent, depending...

Amazon Phone Could Have a Glasses Free 3D Display

Amazon Phone Could Have a Glasses Free 3D Display

There's been so much chatter regarding an Amazon smartphone that we're more inclined to think it's a matter of "when" and not "if" the mega online retailer will release one. The latest buzz coming from "people familiar with the plans" is that Amazon's handset will feature a 3D display that doesn't require any special glasses. It will use retinal-tracking...

Box Acquires Crocodoc For Enhanced HTML5 Document Viewing

Box Acquires Crocodoc For Enhanced HTML5 Document Viewing

The cloud storage wars are raging on, and while you may think that consolidation would occur, it doesn't really feel that way. Google, Apple and Microsoft are all in play, but so are smaller outfits like Dropbox and Box.net. The last of those has actually just made a major acquisition today by picking up Crocodoc. The company provides technology...

Huawei W1 Brings Windows Phone 8 To Walmart Stores

Huawei W1 Brings Windows Phone 8 To Walmart Stores

Windows Phone is still struggling mightily to make meaningful gains in the U.S. market, and if there's one thing that'll help, it's getting more WP8 phones into more stores. And Walmart is a pretty meaingful store. Huawei isn't a major name in the U.S. arena, at least in terms of consumer devices, but the company is bringing its W1 to U.S....

Huge savings on Alienware X51 Gaming PC, Dell PowerEdge Server & 27" U2713H UltraSharp Monitor

Huge savings on Alienware X51 Gaming PC, Dell PowerEdge Server & 27" U2713H UltraSharp Monitor

Today is another great day for deals and we've found the best offers from across the web. Topping our charts today is a fully loaded Alienware X51, the mini gaming PC no larger than your Xbox but far more powerful with a Core i7, GTX 660 GPU, Blu-ray, and more for 20% off. The brand new Netgear GTV100 media streaming box is now powered by...

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Ads Go From Obnoxious to Down-Right Weird

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Ads Go From Obnoxious to Down-Right Weird

This is just getting awkward, leaving me more convinced than ever that Microsoft needs to tap into its riches to hire some creative folk who's collective task, and only task, is to come up with commercials that don't suck. Remember when Apple blitzed the TV screen with its Mac vs PC ads? Those were funny, even if largely misleading. Microsoft's...

AreYouAHuman Develops Game-Based CAPTCHA Alternative

AreYouAHuman Develops Game-Based CAPTCHA Alternative

Few things on the Internet are both as necessary and annoying as CAPTCHAs, but it’s difficult to otherwise verify that a human being is attempting to access a site or send information. There have been and continue to be plenty of methods to improve CAPTCHAs, including an oddball empathy-based version, a twisted image that requires the...

Barnes & Noble Shares Surge as Microsoft Considers Acquisition of Nook Media Digital Assets

Barnes & Noble Shares Surge as Microsoft Considers Acquisition of Nook Media Digital Assets

It’s no secret that, despite aggressive marketing last holiday season, Barnes and Noble’s Nook business has suffered. Now, rescue may be coming, in the form of Microsoft. TechCrunch recently reported that Microsoft may be seeking to buy the Nook business for as much as $1 billion. Obviously, the thought of Microsoft buying the...

San Francisco Backs Down From Mobile Phone Radiation Label Law

San Francisco Backs Down From Mobile Phone Radiation Label Law

In a one-city crusade, San Francisco attempted to pass an ordinance requiring retailers to post warnings to consumers about the potentially dangerous levels of radiation coming from their cell phones. It didn’t get far, as a judge blocked the 2011 ordinance before it could take effect, and now, Reuters reports that the city has backed...

World of Warcraft Losing Its Luster, 1.3 Million Users Lost in 2013 So Far

World of Warcraft Losing Its Luster, 1.3 Million Users Lost in 2013 So Far

Activision Blizzard has been raking in the dough from its hugely successful subscription-based MMORPG game World of Warcraft for many years, but it appears as though the game is a just past it peak. According to the company’s Q1 2013 earnings report, the game lost 1.3 million subscribers in the last three months alone, dropping the game’s...

Facebook Considering Acquisition of Waze Navigation Start-Up for up to $1 Billion

Facebook Considering Acquisition of Waze Navigation Start-Up for up to $1 Billion

Mark Zuckerberg and the rest of the decision makers at Facebook are in "advanced talks" to acquire Waze, an Israeli start-up that makes a social GPS application with turn-by-turn navigation for GPS-enabled smartphones. Apparently Facebook is really enamored with the app, as the price that's being floated around the web is anywhere from $800...

AT&T Slashes Pricing on HTC First with Facebook Home to One Dollar

AT&T Slashes Pricing on HTC First with Facebook Home to One Dollar

Times are tough all around these days, but shop wisely, and you can stretch a dollar into a double cheeseburger from McDonald's, a song on iTunes, or any number of items from your local dollar store. You can even buy the HTC First, otherwise known as the Facebook phone, with a dollar bill and have a shiny copper penny left over to toss in...

OUYA Raises Another Cool $15M, Launch Delayed to June 25th

OUYA Raises Another Cool $15M, Launch Delayed to June 25th

Following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign in which OUYA was able to raise nearly $8.6 million in funding from over 63,000 backers, the company behind the Android game console announced today that it's secured another $15 million from new investors. That's a total purse of around $23.6 million for a project that originally set out...

Nokia Launches Asha 501 Dual SIM Smartphone with Asha OS

Nokia Launches Asha 501 Dual SIM Smartphone with Asha OS

We're all anxiously awaiting Nokia's next Lumia unveiling next week in London, but for now, the Finnish phone maker is in New Delhi unwrapping another device, and it's not running on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. It's the Nokia Asha 501, the first of a new family of Asha smartphones and also the first to run on the new Asha platform,...

Origin PC Bundles Gaming Accessories with Ready-To-Ship EON17-SLX SLI Laptops

Origin PC Bundles Gaming Accessories with Ready-To-Ship EON17-SLX SLI Laptops

Buy yourself a high-end, boutique gaming system, and you’re sure to find some swag in the box. It may be a slick mousepad or T-shirt, or you might even score a few free games. But if your next system is an EON17-SLX laptop from Origin, you’ll be getting $500 worth of gaming gear, including a mouse, a headset, and an Origin PC messenger...

Microsoft Appoints Amy Hood As New Chief Financial Officer

Microsoft Appoints Amy Hood As New Chief Financial Officer

What do you do as a major, billion dollar corporation when your chief financial officer steps away? You find another one, preferably one you're familiar with. That's what Microsoft has done, after announcing during its Q3 2013 earnings report that existing CFO Peter Klein would be stepping away after June. So, Microsoft is filling his shoes...

Slacker Picks Up Six Million New Users Since Relaunching In February

Slacker Picks Up Six Million New Users Since Relaunching In February

In the ever-changing world of streaming music, Slacker has made a name for itself. And that name is getting bigger. Since re-launching in February, the music service has revealed its latest audience growth figures, adding over six million new users in that span. Here are a few tidbits from the company. Since mid-February, new users are coming,...

Fusion-io Loses CEO And Co-Founder, With Shane Robison Stepping In

Fusion-io Loses CEO And Co-Founder, With Shane Robison Stepping In

Some pretty meaningful changes are afoot at one of the world's most innovative suppliers of flash storage, Fusion-io. Announced this week, the company's president and the co-founder both stepped aside, leaving big holes in a company that's struggling to get solid footing for growth. David Flynn is leaving his post at CES, as is CMO Rick White....

Samsung Galaxy S4 Now At a Staples Near You

Samsung Galaxy S4 Now At a Staples Near You

Staples is perhaps not the first place you think of when you’re looking to nab a new phone (and re-up for another two-year mobile contract), but the office supply big box retailer is indeed a place you can pick up a Samsung Galaxy S4. According to a press release, the hot new handset is available at 500 mobile phone store locations across...

Blizzard Slams Door On Gold Dupe Bug After Trillions Pumped Into D3 Economy

Blizzard Slams Door On Gold Dupe Bug After Trillions Pumped Into D3 Economy

Blizzard released Patch 1.0.8 for Diablo III yesterday, but the only topic of conversation has been a gold dupe bug that was inadvertently introduced into the game. The problem was devious -- cancel a gold auction, and you received double your gold back. Did we mention that the patch also increased the maximum amount of gold auctionable, from...

Verizon Could Offer $100 Off iPhone 5 Starting This Month

Verizon Could Offer $100 Off iPhone 5 Starting This Month

No matter how badly you need a new phone, if you're considering the iPhone 5 on Verizon Wireless, it may be in your best financial interest to wait just a little bit longer. In exchange for your patience, you might pocket $100, which is the amount Big Red is rumored to be reducing Apple's flagship phone device. News of the impending price...

Microsoft Knocks Adobe For Discontinuing Packaged Software

Microsoft Knocks Adobe For Discontinuing Packaged Software

When it comes to distributing software, Microsoft and Adobe are certainly on the same page insofar as they both believe that software-as-a-service is the future; it’s only a matter of time before boxed software is a thing of the past. However, the two companies apparently differ sharply on the timing of the move. Earlier this week, Adobe...

Best Dell Coupons, Lowest ever price on HP ENVY 14 Spectre Ultrabook & Free gift card on Samsung WB800F Smart Camera

Best Dell Coupons, Lowest ever price on HP ENVY 14 Spectre Ultrabook & Free gift card on Samsung WB800F Smart Camera

Thanks for tuning in to our list of today's hottest deals from across the web! Leading our deal headlines today is a smoking hot offer on the popular Samsung 840 250GB SSD with upgrade kit, marked down to just $179.99. If you want a powerful desktop without the hassle of building your own, check out the $225 savings on Dell's XPS 8500 Core...

Nokia Boasts Low-Light Camera Performance of Lumia 928 vs iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3

Nokia Boasts Low-Light Camera Performance of Lumia 928 vs iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3

For many of us, the camera on our phone is becoming the camera we use most – or even the only camera we own – so it’s not surprising that smartphone manufacturers see their phone cameras as a way to compete with the iPhone. Nokia is taking that approach with a new video that pits the Lumia 928’s low-light video recording...

Grandview, MO Next To Get Lit-Up by Google Fiber

Grandview, MO Next To Get Lit-Up by Google Fiber

Suburb by suburb, the area surrounding Kansas City, Mo. is lighting up with gigabit Internet, thanks to the Google Fiber project. Downtown Kansas City has been enjoying super-fast Internet connectivity for a while, now, but many suburbs are still waiting to be lit up. Google announced on its blog that Grandview, Mo. will be soon be joining...

 HTC One Smartphone Review: Android Empowered

HTC One Smartphone Review: Android Empowered

After some delays in manufacturing, the highly anticipated HTC One smartphone is officially here.  Although this high-end smartphone has not received the same amount of buzz as Samsung’s much-hyped Galaxy S 4, the One has many compelling features that will give Samsung some serious competition among savvy consumers. The HTC One...

Toshiba Claims Microsoft "Confused" Tablet Buyers with Windows 8

Toshiba Claims Microsoft "Confused" Tablet Buyers with Windows 8

As we noted earlier, Windows 8's reception to date has been tepid at best. As much of a train-wreck that many considered Vista to be, even it had greater adoption six months after launch. There are multiple factors that can be blamed here, with one at the forefront being Microsoft's new-fangled Start screen. Many have considered...

Samsung's Sitting on a Post-Debt Mountain of Cash Worth $28.5 Billion

Samsung's Sitting on a Post-Debt Mountain of Cash Worth $28.5 Billion

Many working stiffs find themselves with too much month at the end of the money and staring at a pile of debt, but how nice would it be to have that work in reverse? If you really want to know the answer to that question, just ask Samsung, which is generating more money than it can spend each month. Of course, that's what a business is supposed...

Windows 8 Market Share Up Slightly in April, Still Trails Vista

Windows 8 Market Share Up Slightly in April, Still Trails Vista

Microsoft is staying the course with Windows 8, the most drastic change to the Windows ecosystem since the introduction of XP, and though Windows Blue will introduce a few changes (and maybe even bring back the Start button), the touch-friendly design doesn't look like it's going anywhere. That's led to some negative reactions and press --...

Watch Out Skype, Viber Climbs to 200 Million Users and Launches Desktop App

Watch Out Skype, Viber Climbs to 200 Million Users and Launches Desktop App

Third-party messaging services are proving ultra-popular. Just ask Viber, the latest free messaging and VoIP app to skip past the 200 million users mark. Viber, which allows free calls, text messaging, and picture sharing, has been playing it smart by supporting a variety of platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry, Nokia, and...

Apple iPhone Fuels T-Mobile's First Branded Customer Growth in Four Years

Apple iPhone Fuels T-Mobile's First Branded Customer Growth in Four Years

T-Mobile USA began selling Apple's iPhone 5 device on April 12, 2013, becoming the last of the four major wireless carriers in the U.S. to splash the iPhone party. Despite the late start, or perhaps as a result of it, T-Mobile wasted no time moving iPhone 5 models off of store shelves, selling approximately 500,000 units to new and existing...

Xi3 Brings Style and Substance to the Data Center with FreeForm dataCENT3R Project

Xi3 Brings Style and Substance to the Data Center with FreeForm dataCENT3R Project

Xi3’s modular computers are intriguing to say the least, and now the company is expanding to the data center with a unique take on drive clusters in the FreeForm dataCENT3R. The structure features two vertical steel support posts with seven horizontal curved steel bars perched atop a metal base that has wheels. Attached to the horizontal...

Windows Blue To Be Officially Shown In June

Windows Blue To Be Officially Shown In June

It's official: Windows Blue is real, and it's coming soon. For weeks now, Windows 8.1 (Blue) has been rumored and talked about, and now Microsoft has confirmed that there is indeed a major version of Windows about to grace us. Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President for Windows, has just announced that Microsoft's BUILD event will be...

Foursquare's Windows Phone 8 App Gets Major Update

Foursquare's Windows Phone 8 App Gets Major Update

Microsoft is still playing a game of catch-up when it comes to providing users with top-tier apps that iOS and Android users have had access to for months, but it's more than just availability. It's about app quality, and Microsoft is trying to bolster that by working with its major partners. Foursquare is a huge app name, and while the company's...

Nest Acquires MyEnergy To Bolster Power Management Offerings

Nest Acquires MyEnergy To Bolster Power Management Offerings

It's still pretty impressive to think that Nest makes only a thermostat, yet the design and engineering has garnered praise from all over. Soon, however, it looks as if Nest will move to the next level as a company. Today, it acquired MyEnergy, a company that will reportedly help Nest "help people understand and address home-energy consumption."...

AMD Announces New, Enthusiast-Oriented Radeon 2133 RAM

AMD Announces New, Enthusiast-Oriented Radeon 2133 RAM

AMD has been marketing its own brand of memory for several months, and selling its own Ramdisk software as a performance-boosting option to customers to boot. That program has apparently been at least modestly successful, as the company is stepping up the campaign with a new type of Radeon memory and a new enthusiast class of product. The...

Bill Gates Claims "iPad-Type Device Users are Frustrated," Windows 8 to the Rescue

Bill Gates Claims "iPad-Type Device Users are Frustrated," Windows 8 to the Rescue

Bill Gates as long since removed himself from the day-to-day workings of Microsoft, but that’s not to say he won’t pinch hit for the software giant from time to time. In an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” this week (in which he sat alongside Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffett), Gates took a swipe...

New Star Wars Games, Battlefield Titles Won't Come To Wii U

New Star Wars Games, Battlefield Titles Won't Come To Wii U

One of the apparent casualties of Disney's decision to hand EA the reins of Star Wars development is the Wii U. DICE is one of the studios that EA confirmed would be working on Star Wars property, alongside Bioware and Visceral. The Battlefield developer has previously stated that the next generation of the Frostbite engine wouldn't run on...

Seagate Steps Up With Line of Client-Side and Enterprise SSDs

Seagate Steps Up With Line of Client-Side and Enterprise SSDs

As it turns out, Seagate isn’t going “all-hybrid” after all; the company announced today that it’s releasing an entire lineup of SSDs, including its first client side SSD and updates to its enterprise SSDs. Previously, Seagate had made a niche for itself with hybrid drives (SSHDs), offering the slim, faster-than-HDD...

Bethesda Announces New, Alternate-History Wolfenstein title For Holidays 2013

Bethesda Announces New, Alternate-History Wolfenstein title For Holidays 2013

Bethesda Softworks is prepping a new title in the Wolfenstein series that pits the franchise's hero, B.J. Blazkowicz, against an alternate-history version of the post World War II era in which the Nazis, not the Allies, were ultimately victorious. BJ, apparently on ice for more than a decade, awakens in this nightmare version of the future...

Western Digital and SanDisk Put Their Heads Together, Come Up With Ultra-Thin 2.5-inch WD Black SSHD

Western Digital and SanDisk Put Their Heads Together, Come Up With Ultra-Thin 2.5-inch WD Black SSHD

Western Digital and SanDisk are teaming up to produce a 2.5-inch SSHD that essentially puts a SanDisk iSSD with a WD Black SSHD. Perhaps its obvious that two companies could bring their respective expertise to the same table to develop a single product with the best of both, but this sort of thing doesn’t happen every day. WD obviously...

Best deals on Dell U3014 UltraSharp IPS Monitor, Inspiron 15R Touchscreen Laptop & Inspiron 660s Budget Desktop

Best deals on Dell U3014 UltraSharp IPS Monitor, Inspiron 15R Touchscreen Laptop & Inspiron 660s Budget Desktop

It's another day of the hottest deals from across the web and we've got a killer offer for you. Right now you can save 15% on Dell's brand new flagship UltraSharp U3014 monitor, a very rare discount on this 30-inch beast with 2560x1600 resolution and a gorgeous IPS LCD. Also of note is the acclaimed Nokia Lumia 920 LTE Windows 8 Phone, available...

Asus Expects Windows 8 Tablet Pricing to Fall Below $300

Asus Expects Windows 8 Tablet Pricing to Fall Below $300

Raise your hand if you own a Windows 8 tablet. If we were to say that in a crowd of 100 tablet owners, less than 8 people would raise their hands, based on recent data supplied by Strategy Analytics, which figures Windows owns a 7.4 share of the global branded tablet OS market. One reason why Windows 8 slates may be having a tough time carving...

Dropbox Sets Itself Apart With First-Ever DBX Developer Conference

Dropbox Sets Itself Apart With First-Ever DBX Developer Conference

Cloud storage provider Dropbox has grown from just a cool startup with a clever idea to a major player in the consumer and business cloud storage market. The service has some 100 million users and recently has made aggressive moves including acquiring the Mailbox iOS app and targeting businesses with its rebranded Dropbox for Business. Now,...

SkyDrive Hits 250-Million Users Mark

SkyDrive Hits 250-Million Users Mark

Microsoft announced a new milestone for its online storage service today: SkyDrive now has more than 250 million users. The company is pointing to Windows 8, which launched in the second half of 2012, as playing a key role in the recent rush of user signups. Microsoft took the opportunity to highlight important changes, such as better uploading...

Sony Unveils VAIO Fit Line of Entry-Level Laptops

Sony Unveils VAIO Fit Line of Entry-Level Laptops

Sony has a new line of entry-level notebooks bearing the VAIO Fit moniker, and they’re aimed at both businesses and students. Models include the VAIO Fit 14 and 15 and the VAIO Fit 14E and 15E; all are designed to be “super” thin and light with tough aluminum shells for better durability. The Fit 14 model has an LED-backlit...

MSI Launches Industry's First Fanless All-in-One System

MSI Launches Industry's First Fanless All-in-One System

Believe it or not, MSI's AE1941 all-in-one (AIO) PC has less fans than Vanilla Ice at a bluegrass festival to benefit modern musicians and singers. That's to say it's entirely fanless, a design that MSI claims is an industry first in the AIO category, and we'd be weary of that decision if not for the inclusion of an Intel Celeron 874 processor,...

Production of Retina iPad Mini Reportedly Right Around the Corner

Production of Retina iPad Mini Reportedly Right Around the Corner

There's been so much hype, speculation, and rumors in regards to the next iPad mini release featuring a Retina-class display that if Apple doesn't include one, there's probably going to be a pretty big backlash, especially in the media. Fortunately for Apple, it's an easy situation to avoid, and according to NPD DisplaySearch, mass production...

Saturday Night Live Skit Pokes Fun at Google Glass

Saturday Night Live Skit Pokes Fun at Google Glass

By now you've undoubtedly heard about Google Glass, the wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) that will allow you to interact with the environment in a smartphone-like manner, but without using your hands. You speak commands and it responds, so you want to take a picture of what you're seeing, you simply tell Google Glass to...

Nokia Teases First Official Image of Upcoming Lumia 928 Smartphone

Nokia Teases First Official Image of Upcoming Lumia 928 Smartphone

Go ahead and consider the impending launch of Nokia's rumored Lumia 928 device as confirmed. The Finnish phone maker let the cat out of the bag today, if ever so slightly, by posting the first official image of the Lumia 928 on a teaser website named after the device. Beyond the single shot, the site is woefully short on details, but at least...

Samsung Acquires MOVL To Bolster Smart TV / Apps Ecosystem

Samsung Acquires MOVL To Bolster Smart TV / Apps Ecosystem

The battle for the living room has become a war, and if Apple really does introduce a television-style product, you can bet that grenades are going to be lobbed from every direction. Samsung isn't wasting any time stocking up on munitions, with a TechCrunch report suggesting that it has just purchased MOVL in order to build out superior multi-screen...

Jon Rubinstein Ends Up On Qualcomm's Board Of Directors

Jon Rubinstein Ends Up On Qualcomm's Board Of Directors

Shining stars rarely fade away; they just appear in difference places. Such is life for on Jon Rubinstein, which floated from Palm to HP, and now, to Qualcomm. The man largely connected with defining webOS during Palm's comeback days feel out of the public's view lately, but now he's back in a big way. Qualcomm has announced the election of...

AT&T Beam USB LTE Modem Includes Integrated LCD

AT&T Beam USB LTE Modem Includes Integrated LCD

These days, being an LTE modem just isn't enough. Obviously, any LTE modem worth its salt needs an LCD screen, too. Such is the life of AT&T's Beam, a Sierra Wireless-sourced LTE modem that plugs into a laptop's USB port and shots vital signs on the embedded display. Beginning May 10th, customers can pick-up the AT&T Beam from AT&T...

EA Signs Exclusive Deal With Disney To Publish Star Wars Games

EA Signs Exclusive Deal With Disney To Publish Star Wars Games

When Disney closed LucasArts earlier this year and canceled all of the games under development, it left the future of video games within Star Wars franchise in serious doubt. Now we know what that future is going to look like -- it's got a giant EA logo stamped on it. According to the joint press release, EA now has the exclusive rights to...

New HP ProBooks Targeted at SMBs, Intel Haswell and AMD APUs Inside

New HP ProBooks Targeted at SMBs, Intel Haswell and AMD APUs Inside

HP announced a new lineup of inexpensive devices aimed at the SMB market, including 6 new HP ProBook 400 Series and HP 200 Series notebooks. The laptops are designed to offer solid performance at a low price point with business-friendly features such as reliable print solutions and physical durability. There aren’t yet detailed specifications...

Adobe Confirms PDF Information Leakage Flaw, Promises Fix 5/14

Adobe Confirms PDF Information Leakage Flaw, Promises Fix 5/14

Adobe is getting the word out that a flaw related to its Acrobat and Reader software can cause some data leakage from PDFs. The company’s Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) noted the issue on its blog and promised to solve the problem with the next security update to Adobe Reader and Acrobat, which is slated for May 14th....

Apple’s Curved Battery Patent Filing Hints At New Mobile Designs

Apple’s Curved Battery Patent Filing Hints At New Mobile Designs

Battery technology is one of the things holding back further innovation in the mobile space; batteries have certainly improved over the last few years, but they can barely keep pace with the power demands of increasingly power mobile devices. For example, many people can’t make it through a whole day with their smartphones or tablets...

Huge savings on Dell XPS Desktop, 27" Dell S2740L IPS monitor & HP ENVY dv6t Quad Edition Laptop

Huge savings on Dell XPS Desktop, 27" Dell S2740L IPS monitor & HP ENVY dv6t Quad Edition Laptop

It's a new week and we've got a host of new deals for you. If you've been on the hunt for a new well-loaded PC, be sure to check out the Dell XPS 8500 desktop complete with Core i7 processor, Radeon HD graphics, and gorgeous 21.5" UltraSharp monitor. If you've gotten a laptop recently, you can snag the Netgear Push2TV box for $29.99 and stream...

TED and PBS Television Join Forces For "TED Talks Education" TV Special

TED and PBS Television Join Forces For "TED Talks Education" TV Special

It’s perhaps as perfect a marriage as two educationally-minded can have: PBS and TED (of the famous TED Talks) are teaming up to produce a one-hour special on the public network called “TED Talks Education”, which airs Tuesday evening at 10/9 central. Although TED Talks tend to be fascinating, PBS and partner WNET (a New...

Cyanogenmod Offering Nightly Builds For Samsung Galaxy S4 Owners

Cyanogenmod Offering Nightly Builds For Samsung Galaxy S4 Owners

Are you the sort of person who, despite owning one of the newest and hottest smartphones on the market, would prefer to waste no time in modding it? Well, if you're a Canadian owner of Samsung's Galaxy S4 or a US owner with the phone through T-Mobile, you're in luck. The Cyanogenmod team have begun releasing nightly builds for these specific...

Intel's 22nm Atom: Silvermont, Bay Trail Break Cover

Intel's 22nm Atom: Silvermont, Bay Trail Break Cover

For the past five years -- and it'll have been nearly six years by the time these new Atom CPUs come to market -- Intel has focused on improving power consumption, improving power consumption, and improving power consumption. Dual-core variants appeared on the desktop in fairly short order, and clock speed nudges have only bumped performance...

The Dust Finally Settles: Next-Gen Xbox Will NOT Require Permanent Internet Connection

The Dust Finally Settles: Next-Gen Xbox Will NOT Require Permanent Internet Connection

One of the most persistent and frustrating rumors about the upcoming Xbox from Microsoft is that the console would require an always-on Internet connection to play games. Such a move would severely damage the used games market for the Xbox 720 / Durango, and would prevent users with spotty connections or limited service from taking full advantage...

DisplaySearch Predicts Tablet Shipments Will Surpass Notebooks This Year

DisplaySearch Predicts Tablet Shipments Will Surpass Notebooks This Year

Ready for a bold prediction? This is the year that tablet PC shipments outnumber notebook shipments, a trend that will continue indefinitely. That's according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, which states that the mobile PC market is expected to increase from 367.7 million units shipped in 2012 to...

Samsung Announces Galaxy Core Midrange Android Smartphone

Samsung Announces Galaxy Core Midrange Android Smartphone

With so much attention being paid to the high-end smartphone market, is anyone paying attention to mid-range and entry-level devices? You betcha. Samsung on Monday introduced the Galaxy Core, a lower-end (by today's standards) handset with a 4.3-inch TFT LCD display (480x800) and 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Other features include 1GB of RAM,...

Youtube To Start Offering Video Subscription Service This Week

Youtube To Start Offering Video Subscription Service This Week

You had to have expected this, right? With YouTube investing millions of dollars to equip producers with the tools necessary to create actual channels on the service that people would bother to subscribe to, Google was simply laying the foundation for YouTube to become something greater than a repository for weird cat videos and low-quality...

Steam's Mega Star Wars Sale Ends Soon, Still Time to Save

Steam's Mega Star Wars Sale Ends Soon, Still Time to Save

May 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars Day (May the Fourth/Force be with you) has come and gone, and if you were too busy geeking out to Iron Man 3's opening weekend or celebrating Cinco de Mayo, you might have missed out on Steam's weekend-long Star Wars sale. If that's the case, toss another cup of coffee at that hangover and head over to...

Nokia Lumia 925 (Catwalk) Rumors Circulate, Possible Launch May 14

Nokia Lumia 925 (Catwalk) Rumors Circulate, Possible Launch May 14

Nokia previously sent out invitations to a press event in London scheduled for May 14, 2013, telling recipients on the invitations that "The Nokia Lumia story continues." There's also a section of faded text that reads, "See what's next." Nokia's teaser led some to speculate that the big reveal will be for its rumored Catwalk smartphone, and...

Better Round Up Those PS2 Titles, GameStop Won't Accept Them After May

Better Round Up Those PS2 Titles, GameStop Won't Accept Them After May

It's never easy to say goodbye, but if you're still sitting on a mountain of PlayStation 2 games, you're quickly running out of time to cash in one final time on the titles you may have grown up playing, at least at GameStop. As of June 1, 2013, GameStop will longer accept PS2 trade-ins of any kind, including games, accessories, or systems....

Microsoft Discovers Zero-Day Exploit In IE8

Microsoft Discovers Zero-Day Exploit In IE8

Being the most commonly used browser in the universe has its positives, but there's also a downside: when an exploit is found, it needs to be patched in a hurry. Otherwise, a huge, huge amount of people sit at risk, and your brand could suffer. Microsoft is no stranger to issuing patches, and Internet Explorer has certainly seen its fair share...

Facebook Blocks Path “Find Friends” Access Due To Spam Activity

Facebook Blocks Path “Find Friends” Access Due To Spam Activity

Nothing quite like a good, old-fashioned cat-fight between social networks, huh? That's evidently what's ongoing between Facebook and Path. If you haven't been watching, Path has been taking a lot of heat recently for spamming contact lists with invites to join. Essentially, Path users inadvertently spammed just about everyone in their address...

Eternal Darkness Sequel, Shadow of the Eternals Seeks $1.5M in Seed Funding

Eternal Darkness Sequel, Shadow of the Eternals Seeks $1.5M in Seed Funding

Great news for fans of Eternal Darkness; it looks as if the game's spiritual successor 'Shadow of the Eternals' will be a reality -- well, if it can secure a whopping $1.5 million in crowdfunding. As sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter completely revolutionize the way companies receive seed funding, even the arts are turning to that method...

Are Social Networks Making You A Little Crazy?

Are Social Networks Making You A Little Crazy?

Do I look a little crazy to you? If I do, it's probably Facebook to thank, since I, and apparently many others, have "Internet addiction". Well, truth be told, I don't have an addiction to the extent that some do, as Dr. Uri Nitzan exposed in a paper published to the Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences this past fall. Some can...

Best deal on Dell Inspiron Laptop, UltraSharp U2410 IPS Monitor and cheapest Alienware PC

Best deal on Dell Inspiron Laptop, UltraSharp U2410 IPS Monitor and cheapest Alienware PC

Welcome to the Friday edition of our best deals from across the web. We found a bunch of hot new offers that will keep you rolling in the goods all weekend, so let's dive right in. Topping today's list is a Dell Inspiron 17R 17.3" Core i5 laptop; don't let the large screen fool you, this thing was recently redesigned to be super thin &...

Barnes & Noble Drops Nook HD and Nook HD+ Prices, Could Be More Than a Mother's Day Sale

Barnes & Noble Drops Nook HD and Nook HD+ Prices, Could Be More Than a Mother's Day Sale

Mother’s Day sales are already upon us, and predictably, some tablets and ereaders are on sale to entice buyers to make their moms really, really happy this year. Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, for example, is on sale through next weekend for $179 (down from $199) with a special checkout code, but Barnes & Noble will not be outdone....

Google Fiber to Light Up Shawnee, Kansas

Google Fiber to Light Up Shawnee, Kansas

After starting out in Kansas City, Google has looked to grow its gigabit Google Fiber networks sometimes in leaps (Austin, TX and Provo, UT) and sometimes in steps (adding Kansas City, MO to Kansas City, KS). The latest announcement that Google is planning to light up Shawnee, KS is the latter. In a blog post, Google announced that the Shawnee...

Left 4 Dead 2 Linux Beta is Now Available

Left 4 Dead 2 Linux Beta is Now Available

Valve has been making a concerted effort towards promoting Linux as a viable gaming platform, in part because it still fears Microsoft may eventually take a walled garden approach to Windows. Whether or not that fear is founded, it's full Steam ahead into open source territory, with the latest achievement toward that end being the release...

Acer President Sees "No Value" in Windows RT Tablets

Acer President Sees "No Value" in Windows RT Tablets

If there's one company that isn't afraid to speak its mind and be totally blunt, it's definitely Acer, especially when the topic revolves around Windows-based tablets. Acer, after all, is the company that warned Microsoft to "think twice" about its Surface strategy, both because of the potential to "create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem"...

Rovio Relaunches Angry Birds For Windows Phone With New Levels

Rovio Relaunches Angry Birds For Windows Phone With New Levels

Microsoft is pushing hard to get as many top-tier apps as possible ported to Windows Phone, and sure enough, Rovio is playing nice. One of the world's most popular mobile games is coming back to Windows Phone in a major way. Rovio is re-launching the original Angry Birds for Windows Phone, adding over 400 levels and being free to download...

Samsung Knox Approved For Use In U.S. Government

Samsung Knox Approved For Use In U.S. Government

Security sure has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. Samsung's not getting left out, either, as it recently introduced Knox (like Fort Knox, get it?) in order to bring additional security measures to its phones and tablets. And now, Knox has a major stamp of approval. In a first for Android powered devices, Samsung smartphones...

Google Glass Will Eventually Play Nice With The iPhone

Google Glass Will Eventually Play Nice With The iPhone

As of right now, Google Glass really isn't a rock-star device for those who aren't carrying an Android phone. As you'd expect, Glass is most compatible with Android, and while it'll pair with an iPhone over Bluetooth, functionality is quite limited. But it looks like that's going to change. According to a report from TechCrunch, the Glass...

Google Targets Its Sights On Gaming, Hires Noah Falstein As Chief Game Designer

Google Targets Its Sights On Gaming, Hires Noah Falstein As Chief Game Designer

Google has its hands in every other aspect of the tech industry, so why not gaming, too? It appears as though the company is eyeing a run at the gaming market by hiring Noah Falstein as its “Chief Game Designer”. Falstein’s LinkedIn profile has been updated to reflect his new title, which is the latest in a long career. He...

Datawind Delivers Final Shipment of Sub-$50 Android Tablets in India, Completes Aakash 2 Project

Datawind Delivers Final Shipment of Sub-$50 Android Tablets in India, Completes Aakash 2 Project

Back in 2011, the Indian government in collaboration with Datawind and IIT Rajasthan developed a low-cost tablet for the masses dubbed the “Aakash”. That was followed by the Aakash 2 (commercially known as the UbiSlate 7Ci), which was designed to offer substantial upgrades over the previous version. Datawind promised to deliver...

Amazon Listing Tips Upcoming 8.1-inch Windows 8 Tablet From Acer

Amazon Listing Tips Upcoming 8.1-inch Windows 8 Tablet From Acer

Amazon appears to be excited to show off Acer's upcoming Iconia W3 tablet, an unannounced Windows 8 slate with an 8.1-inch display (1280x800). Acer has yet to offer up a press release or otherwise unveil the 8.1-inch Windows 8 offering, but unless Amazon is getting a head start on April Fool's Day and is really good at Photoshop, the tablet...

The Road to 50 Billion Apple App Store Downloads is Littered with Games

The Road to 50 Billion Apple App Store Downloads is Littered with Games

Apple's popular App Store is fast approaching 50 billion downloads, and to preemptively celebrate the occasion, the Cupertino outfit posted lists of the top 25 all-time free and paid apps on the iPhone and iPad. As you can imagine, the journey to 50 billion app downloads is one that winds through game after game, with Rovio's original Angry...

Defense Distributed to Release 3D-Printable Handgun Blueprints, Lawmakers Already On It

Defense Distributed to Release 3D-Printable Handgun Blueprints, Lawmakers Already On It

Last year, we caught wind of a one-man operation called Defense Distributed run by Texas law student Cody Wilson that was developing a 3D-printable handgun. At the time he was thwarted from prototyping the weapon as the company that leased him the necessary 3D printer, Stratasys, promptly reclaimed the printer. Even so, plans for 3D-printable...

Acer Iconia A1: A 7.9" Android Tablet For Under $200

Acer Iconia A1: A 7.9" Android Tablet For Under $200

Look, it's the Nexus 7. Look closer, and you'll see that it's not. No, this is Acer's attempt to one-up Asus' Nexus 7, and it's called the Iconia A1 Tablet. Marketed as a "one-handed tablet," this 7" Android slate offers up a 7.9" LED-backlit (IPS) display with a 1024x768 screen resolution, a 5MP camera, 7-hour battery life, MediaTek Quad...

Yes, US Cellular Will Carry The iPhone "Later This Year"

Yes, US Cellular Will Carry The iPhone "Later This Year"

It's about time, isn't it? U.S. Cellular customers have waited six long, grueling years, and while other carriers have slowly but surely slid the iPhone into their lineups, USCC remained silent. Sure, it expanded coverage, gained LTE and offered up plenty of Android superphones, but yet, no iPhone. It was no doubt a gaping hole in the product...

Acer Revamps Aspire V5 And V7 Notebook Lines

Acer Revamps Aspire V5 And V7 Notebook Lines

New notebooks seem to be hitting store shelves on the regular these days, and Acer's making sure it's not left out of the trending party. The companies Aspire V Series was updated this week, with the V5 and V7 lines getting pretty nice overhauls for those in the market for a new ultraportable or standard-sized laptop. Starting at just $499,...

Google Patent Application Reveals Glass Smartwatch In Development

Google Patent Application Reveals Glass Smartwatch In Development

For whatever reason, the smartwatch “craze” has been more of a low-level buzz than one might expect, but plenty of companies are getting in the game nevertheless. Google is no exception, and after a hearty helping of rumors to that end, Google has filed a patent application that indicates that the company might have one of its...

Acer Announces Aspire R7 Convertible Laptop With Movable Screen

Acer Announces Aspire R7 Convertible Laptop With Movable Screen

After teasing the Aspire R7 in a Star Trek-themed ad, the PC maker has finally made the convertible laptop official. And it’s released a new YouTube video – one that goes into a little more detail about what the R7 is meant to be. Whether or not this laptop succeeds, the R7 is a bold move by Acer. As the video’s narrator...

Cube 3D Printers Now Available At Your Local Staples Stores

Cube 3D Printers Now Available At Your Local Staples Stores

It’s a beautiful thing to watch a technology emerge before your very eyes, and that’s exactly what’s happening in the field of 3D printing. In fact, it was just recently that we first put any 3D printers on the test bench, and now you can buy the things at your local Staples store. Staples said today that it now offers the...

Borderlands 2 DLC Coming With Dungeons and Dragons Tiny Tina

Borderlands 2 DLC Coming With Dungeons and Dragons Tiny Tina

It's hard to tell if this is a semi-elaborate publicity stunt, or if it's a warning to those who decide to catch a few Zs at work. Gearbox's Steve Gibson was allegedly found sleeping on a couch by a co-worker who quickly snapped-up a photo and posted it to Twitter. As far as Gibbie is concerned, we hope that Gearbox assumes his nap...

This Will End Well:  Lehman Bros Sues Intel Over Bad Business Deal

This Will End Well: Lehman Bros Sues Intel Over Bad Business Deal

Back in 2008, Lehman Brothers -- once the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States -- tanked in September of 2008 as part of the subprime lending crisis. Its collapse kicked off the Dow's worst performance in a decade and the data that emerged in the aftermath made it clear that LB was over-leveraged and hugely arrogant. Its CEO...

LG to Build Next Nexus Phone, Maybe Other Google Devices, Too

LG to Build Next Nexus Phone, Maybe Other Google Devices, Too

Google's Nexus 4 is one of the most popular Android phones available. There are a number of reasons why, starting with that fact that it offers a sparkly clean version of Jelly Bean without any third-party overlays or carrier bloatware. What's also enticing is that there's no waiting for months on end for new Android builds to be rolled out....

Rovio Flings Angry Birds Friends to Android and iOS, is Free to Download

Rovio Flings Angry Birds Friends to Android and iOS, is Free to Download

Can't get enough Angry Birds? We find that hard to believe with all the options out there, but if that's indeed the case, you'll be happy to know that the Facebook-centric Angry Birds Friends game made a mad dash to mobile and is now available to download on both iOS and Android. It's a free download, and like the Facebook version, it mixes...

Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and HD+ Suddenly More Attractive with Google Play Access

Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and HD+ Suddenly More Attractive with Google Play Access

Barnes & Noble's 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch Nook HD+ have kind of gotten lost in the shuffle of what's now a sea of affordable tablets and glorified e-book readers. It's with great timing, then, that B&N was able to hammer out an agreement with Google to allow access to Google Play on the aforementioned devices. In addition, both tablets...

Outlook.com Tops 400 Million Active Accounts Following Hotmail Upgrade

Outlook.com Tops 400 Million Active Accounts Following Hotmail Upgrade

One way to boost your numbers is to migrate users of an older service over to a newer one. Such was the scenario with Outlook.com, Microsoft's new webmail service that was built to scale to over a billion active customers (with the occasional hiccup). Over the past six weeks, Microsoft has been busy porting Hotmail accounts over to Outlook.com,...

Instagram Adds "Photos Of You" Feature To Encourage Tagging

Instagram Adds "Photos Of You" Feature To Encourage Tagging

Guess what? Instagram is getting more social. Hardly a surprise given that Facebook is the current parent, and there's hardly a better way to see that a piece of shared media goes viral than by enabling tagging. Once someone sees that they're tagged, they're more likely to interact with that content, and perhaps even share it once again to...

Google Allows Gmail To Prompt Calendar Invites From Body Text

Google Allows Gmail To Prompt Calendar Invites From Body Text

Great news for avid users of Google's communications suite. At long last, Google has added the ability for Gmail bodies to trigger Google Calendar invites. Starting today, dates and times within emails are lightly underlined: click them to schedule that conference call or lunch date without ever leaving Gmail. When you click on one of these...

BlackBerry 10 Devices Get U.S. Department of Defense Clearance

BlackBerry 10 Devices Get U.S. Department of Defense Clearance

Just as Apple and Samsung are pushing to get their phones cleared for high-security use within the U.S. government, a staple is announcing the expected. BlackBerry just announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has cleared BlackBerry 10 phones (and the PlayBook tablet as well, strangely) for use on DoD networks. Working with the Defense...

Best deals on HP ENVY dv7t Quad Edition Laptop, 24" U2413 UltraSharp IPS monitor and more.

Best deals on HP ENVY dv7t Quad Edition Laptop, 24" U2413 UltraSharp IPS monitor and more.

Welcome back to another collection of the hottest deals from across the web. Today we have a collection of big discounts on some of the newest pieces of tech currently available. Kicking things off is the new Dell UltraSharp U2413, a 24" WUXGA monitor that uses gorgeous IPS LCD technology and is backed by a 3 year warranty for just $499.99....

Apple Finally Adds (Pricey) SSD Upgrade Option to iMacs

Apple Finally Adds (Pricey) SSD Upgrade Option to iMacs

Let's start with the good news. If you want to configure your 21.5-inch or 27-inch iMac with a solid state drive at the time of purchase, there's now an option to do that on Apple's website. Depending on which baseline configuration you choose, you can swap out the mechanical hard drive for an SSD that ranges in size from 128GB to 768GB. Groovy,...

Google Glass Dev Creates 'Winky', Snap a Photo and Look Creepy Doing It

Google Glass Dev Creates 'Winky', Snap a Photo and Look Creepy Doing It

Time was, a lecherous fellow could make strangers on the street feel uncomfortable by making eye contact and offering a little wink and a smile. Now, they can crank the creep-o-meter up several notches, because soon Google Glass wearers will be able to snap photos with that same saucy wink. Google Glass developer Mike Giovanni announced that...

Locked Yourself Out of Facebook? Get Back in with New Trusted Contacts Feature

Locked Yourself Out of Facebook? Get Back in with New Trusted Contacts Feature

Facebook is making it easier to recover your Facebook account in the event that you ever forget your password (which, let’s be honest, we’ve all done once or twice). Instead of going through the rigamarole of resetting your password and answering a bunch of security questions to do so, the social network announced the new Trusted...

Researchers Develop New Digital Camera Technology Inspired By Insect Eyes

Researchers Develop New Digital Camera Technology Inspired By Insect Eyes

Love 'em or hate 'em, security cameras are everywhere, and given the world we live in, it's unlikely that they'll ever go away. Instead, they're more likely to grow in numbers, especially once technology like the following takes hold. One of the greatest limitations of the traditional camera lens is its limited field-of-view. In...

Facebook Sales Surge as Mobile Ad Business Helps to Beat Forecast

Facebook Sales Surge as Mobile Ad Business Helps to Beat Forecast

Just last summer, Facebook seemed to be flailing for a solution to its biggest revenue threat: Facebook users were moving their usage to mobile devices in droves. In August, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called mobile “A huge opportunity for Facebook,” and unveiled a new mobile ad platform intended to turn around Facebook’s...

MediaTek's MT6572, First Dual-Core ARM SoC with Integrated WiFi, FM, GPS, and Bluetooth For Low Cost Smartphones

MediaTek's MT6572, First Dual-Core ARM SoC with Integrated WiFi, FM, GPS, and Bluetooth For Low Cost Smartphones

Just days ago, the IDC reported that smartphone shipments outpaced those of feature phones for the first time, and although feature phones offer an extremely low-cost option for those needing basic mobile communication, it’s clear that more people are hungry for the amenities of smartphones. Fortunately, low-end smartphones are proliferating,...

Intel Names Brian Krzanich Next CEO Succeeding Otellini

Intel Names Brian Krzanich Next CEO Succeeding Otellini

The time has come for Paul Otellini to step aside and make way for new blood. Serving as only the fifth Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in Intel's history, the 45-year-old face of the world's largest semiconductor company said several months ago that he planned on retiring in May 2013, so now there will be a sixth CEO. His name is Brian Krzanich....

A Tale of Two Tablets: ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10 and VivoTab Smart Compared

A Tale of Two Tablets: ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10 and VivoTab Smart Compared

There are some interesting things happening in the tablet world. Perhaps the biggest development of all is that Apple's iPad family is finally starting to yield market share to the competition, and that's primarily due to the increasing number of affordable Android slates being pumped out by name brand manufactures. At first, pedestrian price...

Global Tablet Shipments Grow 142 Percent Year on Year, Apple Still Way Ahead

Global Tablet Shipments Grow 142 Percent Year on Year, Apple Still Way Ahead

Generally speaking, tablet sales are booming and showing no signs of slowing down. Not tomorrow, not next week, and maybe not even in five years from now, no matter what the crystal ball says that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins is peering into. According to the latest figures provided by International Data Corporation, worldwide tablet shipments...

Survey Suggests Repairability of Electronics Gadgets Affects Brand Loyalty

Survey Suggests Repairability of Electronics Gadgets Affects Brand Loyalty

Electronics break all the time, it happens. The question is, are you able to repair a broken gadget, assuming it's out of warranty? Some devices are a bear to service, like the Pebble Smartwatch, which the folks at iFixIt deemed damn near impossible to open up without destroying or at least compromising its waterproofing capabilities. That's...

Gartner Sees Enterprise Shifting to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

Gartner Sees Enterprise Shifting to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

Tired of having to use work-issued hardware day after day when your own gear is better suited to the task? Don't sweat it, bring your own device (BYOD) programs are growing in popularity in the enterprise, and by 2016, 38 percent of companies expect to stop providing devices to workers, according to a recent global survey of CIOs conducted...

Micron Announces P420m PCI Express Solid State Drive For Enterprise and Data Center Applications

Micron Announces P420m PCI Express Solid State Drive For Enterprise and Data Center Applications

When it comes to solid state storage, or just about any type of storage technology for that matter, there are two things you can never get enough of -- capacity and speed.  SATA-based Solid State Drives offer a good balance of both currently, as NAND Flash density continues to scale, but they can't compete with PCI Express-based SSDs,...

AT&T Grabs 5.5" LG Optimus G Pro Android Smartphone For $200

AT&T Grabs 5.5" LG Optimus G Pro Android Smartphone For $200

To date, Samsung's Galaxy Note phablet line has seen little competition in the U.S. market. But that's about to change. LG has just announced that its Optimus G Pro will ship Stateside, but only on AT&T. That's sure to hurts LG's chances at matching Galaxy Note sales, given that the Note and Note II have emerged on just about every U.S....

Samsung And Apple Nearing Government Security Clearance

Samsung And Apple Nearing Government Security Clearance

When does a company know they've "made it?" We'd say that differs for each company and situation, but when you're Apple and Samsung, this might just be it. While both phone makers have amassed a huge following of consumers, there's one area where secure handsets like BlackBerrys still rule: government. But according to a new Wall Street Journal...

Yahoo Acquires Astrid Task Management App

Yahoo Acquires Astrid Task Management App

How do you make a serious splash? You either invent something amazing, or you acquire something that you believe to be amazing. Yahoo has been on a serious spending spree of late, recently picking up Summly and now plunking down for Astrid. Astrid is a fairly popular app that aims to help people become "happier, healthier and more productive."...

Intel Lifts Veil on Haswell Graphics Branding and Performance

Intel Lifts Veil on Haswell Graphics Branding and Performance

Intel is finally offering up details on its Haswell integrated graphics offerings after teasing it at CES 2013, including branding and some performance metrics. With the release of the company’s 4th generation Core processors, Intel’s new integrated graphics will go by the “Iris” moniker. Meanwhile, Intel’s baseline...

Activision Continues Legendary Series With ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’

Activision Continues Legendary Series With ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’

It’s official: the next iteration of Activision’s Call of Duty series is nigh, and far from being just another entry into the Modern Warfare series, it’s an all-new game with new characters, new setting, and even a new engine. Activision is calling it a “leap forward” for the franchise. You can preorder your copy...

IBM Releases "A Boy and His Atom," Guinness World Record World's Smallest Movie

IBM Releases "A Boy and His Atom," Guinness World Record World's Smallest Movie

Bored nerds create some of the most entertaining and amazing stuff out there, but when those nerds are nanophysicists, they screw around with things at the atomic level. And when those nanophysicists work for IBM, they get paid to make things like the world’s smallest movie. If you don’t catch what’s happening in this one-minute...

China Takes Top Spot in PC Market for First Time

China Takes Top Spot in PC Market for First Time

No other country shipped more PCs last year than China, which propelled it ahead of the United States to take pole position for the first time ever on an annual basis, according to data provided IHS iSuppli. China shipped 69 million computers, edging out the U.S. by 3 million units. Interestingly, IHS iSuppli says China's market was equally...

Google Fiber, Eat Your Heart Out: CenturyLink is Upgrading Omaha to Gigabit Internet

Google Fiber, Eat Your Heart Out: CenturyLink is Upgrading Omaha to Gigabit Internet

Make all the jokes you want about Nebraska, but that state knows college football, beef, corn, and living the good life, and now its largest city (which is a rapidly growing area, by the way) will be one of the precious few metropolitan areas in the country with gigabit Internet. ISP CenturyLink announced today that it will be piloting a fiber...

Falcon Northwest FragBox Gaming PC Breaks Cover with GTX Titans in SLI

Falcon Northwest FragBox Gaming PC Breaks Cover with GTX Titans in SLI

Most computer enthusiasts know Falcon Northwest for its screaming-fast systems and high-end PC paint jobs, but LAN-party goers will tell you that Falcon Northwest pioneered the LAN-party system with its portable-but-ultra-powerful FragBox computer. The venerable gaming system took a hiatus while the Tiki micro tower enjoyed the limelight,...

Hot Deal of The Day: Lowest price on Dell UltraSharp U2713HM Monitor, Inspiron 15R Special Edition Laptop & 4K LED HDTV

Hot Deal of The Day: Lowest price on Dell UltraSharp U2713HM Monitor, Inspiron 15R Special Edition Laptop & 4K LED HDTV

Welcome readers to a new daily segment where we work with our friends at LogicBuy to round up the hottest deals across the web and share them with you here. Leading today's hottest offers is a huge today-only discount on Dell's sexy U2713HM 27" 2560x1440 IPS monitor, giving us the second lowest price ever on it. You can also save bigger...

Promate Lumitab, An Android Jelly Bean Slate with Built-In Projector Debuts

Promate Lumitab, An Android Jelly Bean Slate with Built-In Projector Debuts

Well, here's an idea I hadn't considered before. Because most tablets don't offer the ability to plug in an external display, sharing what's on your screen with others usually involves passing the tablet around. Obviously, this isn't too ideal for something like an office meeting, where slides are being shown. But what if all of your documents...

High End Case Roundup: In Win, Lian-Li, & SilverStone

High End Case Roundup: In Win, Lian-Li, & SilverStone

If you love building computers, you probably appreciate a good case or chassis. While there are plenty of excellent products available for a song, there’s also an upper echelon of models that cost quite a bit and offer all the premiere features you could hope for. While it seems as though there’s a lot of similarity between low-end...

T-Mobile Merges with MetroPCS To Ignite “Wireless Revolution”

T-Mobile Merges with MetroPCS To Ignite “Wireless Revolution”

So T-Mobile didn't get to merge with AT&T as the two companies tried, in vain, to make happen in what now seems like an eternity ago. However, T-Mobile has found itself a partner. Parent company Deutsche Telekom announced today that T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS have united, and the combined company will begin trading on the New York Stock...

Amazon Injects Accessibility Features Into Kindle App for iOS

Amazon Injects Accessibility Features Into Kindle App for iOS

Amazon on Wednesday announced new accessibility features for the Kindle reading app that will make it easier for blind and visually impaired users to navigate the Kindle libraries, read and interact with their books, and more. Those rocking an iOS device get first crack at the new features, which are available starting today on Kindle for...

Google Creeps Into the Kiosk Space with Chromebooks and Chromeboxes

Google Creeps Into the Kiosk Space with Chromebooks and Chromeboxes

Google’s Chromebook and Chromebox devices offer an interesting if not quite fully satisfying desktop experience, but perhaps the computers and their Chrome OS have found their true calling as public kiosks. Google announced a new Managed Public Sessions feature for the devices that allows companies (or organizations such as libraries)...

Nvidia Replaces Tegra Business Leader With Former Head Of TI OMAP, Faces off With Qualcomm

Nvidia Replaces Tegra Business Leader With Former Head Of TI OMAP, Faces off With Qualcomm

Nvidia announced today that Phil Carmack, the head of Tegra development since the project's inception, has left Team Green to take a position as CEO "of one of our [Nvidia's] partner companies." He'll be succeeded by Deepu Talla. Talla joined Nvidia earlier this year, after more than a decade at Texas Instruments, as general manager of its...

Comcast Adds 583,000 Subscribers and Pushes Revenue to $15.3 Billion

Comcast Adds 583,000 Subscribers and Pushes Revenue to $15.3 Billion

Don't be fooled by the lukewarm reception to Comcast's share price following the company's first quarter 2013 financial results. The cable outfit killed it in Q1, posting a profit of $1.44 billion, or 54 cents a share, on combined revenues totaling $15.3 billion, up 2.9 percent compared to the same quarter a year. The cable company said it...

Asus Jumping on the Chromebook Bandwagon, Acer Preps New Models

Asus Jumping on the Chromebook Bandwagon, Acer Preps New Models

Surprise, surprise, Google's Chromebook platform is enjoying a bit of popularity of these days. Perhaps it's because of the price drops or maybe the market simply needs a netbook replacement. Whatever the reason, Asus is confident about the long-term outlook and is reportedly planning to launch its first Chromebook model in the second half...

Lenovo Reveals ThinkPad S431, Ships In June For $699

Lenovo Reveals ThinkPad S431, Ships In June For $699

Looking to swing into Spring with a new notebook? If so, Lenovo has you covered. The laptop giant has just introduced its newest machine, the ThinkPad S431. As the PC industry as a whole dwindles in the face of mounting competition from tablets and smartphones, Lenovo is managing to keep things relatively flat -- viewed as a plus when everyone...

Netflix Launching Next Original Content Series On July 11th

Netflix Launching Next Original Content Series On July 11th

If you're a conventional TV channel, there's no question that Netflix has your attention. In fact, Amazon as well. Streaming video services the world over are stepping their games up, acting as more than just dumb pipes that channel content made elsewhere. In order to bolster their appeal, they're now diving into the art of content creation....

Google Showcases "Getting Started" Video For Early Glass Buyers

Google Showcases "Getting Started" Video For Early Glass Buyers

Google's consumer version of Glass has yet to even ship -- in fact, many of those who registered to order one at Google I/O 2012 have yet to receive their order form. But that's not stopping the search giant from getting as much information on Glass out there as possible. Wearable computing is likely to have a massive impact on consumers at...