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All News for September 2013

Latest Snowden Leaks Detail NSA Mapping Social Connections of US Citizens

Latest Snowden Leaks Detail NSA Mapping Social Connections of US Citizens

Information about the NSA's data gathering efforts continues, with newly-released information of the agency's efforts on the social networking front. It's already been revealed that the NSA gathers information from many different sources, but this latest information gives us a clear idea as to the extent that this data can be used and interpreted....

Sony PS4 Preferred Over Xbox One in Online Shopping Poll

Sony PS4 Preferred Over Xbox One in Online Shopping Poll

In a couple of months, the next generation of console wars will officially kick off as both Sony and Microsoft enter the fray with their respective PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems (meanwhile, Nintendo lies in wait with its Wii U). Which one will prove more popular? That's tough to say at this early stage, though there are some early signs...

Prominent US Engineers Join Forces With Elon Musk For Hyperloop Development

Prominent US Engineers Join Forces With Elon Musk For Hyperloop Development

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a dreamer, but he also has a lot of money, some serious brain power of his own, and now he also has the support of the crowdsourced JumpStartFund and two engineers with impressive resumes that are going to help him create his Hyperloop transportation system. The project will be headed up by Drs. Marco Villa and Patricia...

Microsoft Discloses Details of Over 37K Surveillance Data Requests In First Six Months of 2013

Microsoft Discloses Details of Over 37K Surveillance Data Requests In First Six Months of 2013

If there’s anything positive to take away from this summer’s NSA spying scandal, it might be the increased transparency of major tech companies, as Microsoft has its latest Law Enforcement Requests report for the first 6 months of 2013. Of course, a downside is that these companies still aren’t allowed to report requests...

Nokia Tablet Outed By FCC Filing, Shipping Soon With LTE Onboard

Nokia Tablet Outed By FCC Filing, Shipping Soon With LTE Onboard

Nokia may be under Microsoft's rule in the near future, but it'll be expanding its hardware reach at least once more before that deal is officially signed off on. According to a new FCC filing that surfaced over the weekend, Nokia has a tablet en route. The codenamed RX-114 is tucked away in a massive document, detailing all sorts of measurements...

Microsoft's #timetoswitch Trade-Up Program Offers $200 For Old iPhones

Microsoft's #timetoswitch Trade-Up Program Offers $200 For Old iPhones

Rumblings earlier this week suggested Microsoft was going to make a full court press on Apple, offering a buy-back incentive program for old iPhone users to trade-up for a new Windows Phone 8 device. The move makes sense.  Lots of iPhone users were probably disappointed with Apple's recent iPhone 5S and 5C unveiling, wishing instead the...

Man Blames Grand Theft Auto After Ramming Nine Vehicles and Kidnapping Woman

Man Blames Grand Theft Auto After Ramming Nine Vehicles and Kidnapping Woman

It should come as a surprise to no one that video games often get the blame when certain crimes are committed - much more so than movies or TV shows ever do. A child beat up another child? Video games. A man go on a massacre in a shopping center? Of course, video games. While most logically thinking people are likely to realize that it takes...

EU Committee Votes to Make All Smartphone Vendors Utilize a Standard Charger

EU Committee Votes to Make All Smartphone Vendors Utilize a Standard Charger

The EU has been known to make a lot of odd decisions when it comes to tech, such as forcing Microsoft's hand at including a "browser wheel" with its Windows OS, but this latest decision is one I think most people will agree with. One thing that's frustrating about different smartphones is the occasional requirement to use a different charger....

Apple Partners With MLB To Enhance Gameday Experience With iOS's iBeacon

Apple Partners With MLB To Enhance Gameday Experience With iOS's iBeacon

Apple has a new indoor mapping feature in iOS 7 called iBeacon, and Major League Baseball has wasted no time in leveraging the feature to enhance the gameday experience at ballparks. The MLB’s At the Ballpark app will use the feature to create “micro-locations” within stadiums and offer information on points of interest as...

Evernote And Post-it Notes Are A Match Made In Heaven

Evernote And Post-it Notes Are A Match Made In Heaven

3M’s Post-it Notes are legendary; they’re omnipresent in every office and have kind of achieved iconic status for their brilliant simplicity. Arguably, the 21st century digital age version is Evernote, a tool that makes it simple for mobile users to jot down a note, record a quick audio clip, or snap a photo and stash it away for...

Xi3 Teases Piston Console Unveil Scheduled for Monday, September 30

Xi3 Teases Piston Console Unveil Scheduled for Monday, September 30

Valve earlier this week announced there will be several so-called "Steam Machines" in 2014, the official name for what the media was calling Steam Box. These Steam Machines are intended to run Valve's Linux-based SteamOS, and it's Valve's hope that users will interact with these machines using an official Steam Controller, the last of Valve's...

Ohio Doctor Confirms iOS 7 Can Make You Sick

Ohio Doctor Confirms iOS 7 Can Make You Sick

Apple's update to iOS 7 is the most drastic change to its mobile platform in a long time, and for some users, it's downright sickening. Literally. If you've noticed that any of your iPhone wielding friends are looking green around the gills lately, it could be due to the subtle movements and zoom effects introduced in iOS 7, which some users...

Microsoft Raises Roaming App Limit For Windows and Windows 8.1

Microsoft Raises Roaming App Limit For Windows and Windows 8.1

Here's an interesting one. You may (or may not) realize that when Microsoft launched Windows 8, it enabled customers to roam their apps on up to 5 devices. According to Microsoft, "this gave customers who embraced the new OS the flexibility to run their apps on all Windows 8 devices they owned, while protecting the app builders' investment...

Apple Hires Ben Shaffer, Top Nike Fuel Band Designer, For Wearable Ideas

Apple Hires Ben Shaffer, Top Nike Fuel Band Designer, For Wearable Ideas

It doesn't quite answer all of the lingering questions, but it sure sheds a lot of light on what Apple's doing behind the scenes. As the wearables market explodes, fitness gadgets have found themselves in the spotlight. Startups are coming out of the woodwork to sell health-minded bands, while Google has found a market for an expensive computer...

Cheapest Dell Inspiron 14R Haswell Core i3 Touch Laptop, HP ENVY 27 IPS Monitor and More.

Cheapest Dell Inspiron 14R Haswell Core i3 Touch Laptop, HP ENVY 27 IPS Monitor and More.

Thanks for tuning in to our weekend edition of the web's hottest deals. Topping this weekend's offers is a 14" Inspiron 14R Touchscreen Laptop powered by 4th-generation Intel Core i3 "Haswell" platform from Dell. We also found HP ENVY 27 1080p IPS Monitor marked down to just $419.99! Don't miss a limited-time Groupon offer on Olympus SP-810UZ...

Behold, The Valve Steam Controller

Behold, The Valve Steam Controller

First, Valve announced SteamOS; then they announced the Steam Machines beta project, which in due time will bring a Valve-made gaming device as well as a host of others; and the third and final announcement of the week is the Steam Controller, which Valve bills as a “different kind of gamepad”. As part of Valve’s major play...

BlackBerry Chief "Very Disappointed" with $965 Million Loss in Q2, Major Changes Ahead

BlackBerry Chief "Very Disappointed" with $965 Million Loss in Q2, Major Changes Ahead

You have to wonder how much of a beating BlackBerry can take. After another period of struggling to compete with not only Android and iOS, but also having fallen behind Microsoft's Windows Phone platform in mobile market share, BlackBerry on Friday reported a loss of $965 million on revenue of $1.6 billion for its second quarter ended August...

Intel Looks To Partner With Samsung or Amazon For Web TV Project

Intel Looks To Partner With Samsung or Amazon For Web TV Project

Intel is looking for help in its endeavor to bring forth an Internet-based TV service that would ostensibly challenge the status quo in the industry. The chipmaker has been working on an “OnCue” brand with some 300 employees under the leadership of Erik Huggers, but things have only progressed so far; the company has been talking...

Patent Troll Pisses Off Martha Stewart, Hell Hath No Fury

Patent Troll Pisses Off Martha Stewart, Hell Hath No Fury

It's been said that prison changes a person, and it takes a foolhardy person to go messing around with an ex-convict. That's true even if that ex-convict is Martha Stewart. Perhaps especially if she's Martha Stewart. Behind that charismatic smile and underneath the persona that's obsessed with cooking and homemaking is a woman who became known...

Ballmer Makes An Emotional, Grand Exit At Last Microsoft Employee Meeting

Ballmer Makes An Emotional, Grand Exit At Last Microsoft Employee Meeting

Whatever you may think about Steve Ballmer and his tenure in the big chair at Microsoft, you have to admit that the man’s good for a show. At his final companywide meeting before he retires in August, which took place in Seattle’s KeyArena, Ballmer reportedly brought them to their feet during his tearful farewell while the Michael...

New York Governor Turns Rest Stops Into "Texting Zones" for Distracted Drivers

New York Governor Turns Rest Stops Into "Texting Zones" for Distracted Drivers

Get used to hearing the term "Text Stop" because it's a real thing now. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the creation of special "Texting Zones" where motorists can pull off the road and safely respond to that all-important text message that just can't wait. The initiative is an ambitious effort to reduce the prominence of distracted...

Apple Releases iOS 7.0.2 Update to Prevent Lock Screen Breaches

Apple Releases iOS 7.0.2 Update to Prevent Lock Screen Breaches

Apple has issued an update to iOS 7 to stomp out a bug that could allow intruders to effectively bypass the iPhone's Lock screen passcode and snoop around recently used applications, a user's photo gallery, and more. Also rolled into the iOS 7.0.2 update is the reintroduction of a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry. The Lock screen bug...

Microsoft Working To Unify Windows App Store Across Platforms

Microsoft Working To Unify Windows App Store Across Platforms

Say what you will about the power of the ecosystem, but one of Microsoft's biggest hurdles to overcome in the mobile arena isn't quality hardware nor software. Nokia makes killer phones, and most of the AAA-level apps in the Windows Phone store are of high quality (just look at Evernote, for example). But there's a reason that the iPad and...

Dead on Arrival 2 Comes to Life on Google Play and TegraZone

Dead on Arrival 2 Comes to Life on Google Play and TegraZone

Given that Halloween is upon us, it seems quite fitting that Dead of Arrival 2 has landed on a platform that could be very near and dear to your heart. And your limbs, for that matter. DoA has become something of an icon in the PC gaming world, and as the universe shifts and mobile gaming platforms become more crucial, the game's second iteration...

Google Hummingbird Search Algorithm Update Now Features Conversational Search

Google Hummingbird Search Algorithm Update Now Features Conversational Search

In celebration of its 15th birthday, Google announced that it has overhauled its search algorithm. The new tool is called Hummingbird, and its chief feature is conversational search; in other words, when you make a search query, instead of merely looking at keywords and popping out results that seem to match them the best, Hummingbird is designed...

Huge savings on Dell XPS 8700 Haswell Core i7 Desktop with 27-inch UltraSharp Monitor, Belkin Range Extender and More

Huge savings on Dell XPS 8700 Haswell Core i7 Desktop with 27-inch UltraSharp Monitor, Belkin Range Extender and More

Every day is a good day for deals, but our deal hunters found some extraordinary offers today. Topping the charts is an unheard of bundle from Dell, offering a fully-loaded Haswell-powered desktop with a premium 27" WQHD monitor for only $1299. We also found a 14" Core i5 Ultrabook running Windows 7 from Dell for under $500. Finally, don't...

Lagging Sales Get BlackBerry Phones The Boot From T-Mobile Stores

Lagging Sales Get BlackBerry Phones The Boot From T-Mobile Stores

It’s no secret that BlackBerry as a company is a shadow of its former self, but things are getting objectively, measurably worse. Days after the company announced that it’s expecting a $950 million to $990 million loss in its Q4 earnings report and will likely have to cut up to 4,500 jobs in the coming months, T-Mobile let leak...

Bill Gates Admits He Made Mistakes, Ctrl-Alt-Delete Was One of Them

Bill Gates Admits He Made Mistakes, Ctrl-Alt-Delete Was One of Them

Bill Gates was and is a genius, and his brilliance and leadership brought to life the juggernaut that is Microsoft, but of course, he and his company made some missteps along the way. (And continue to do so.) Some of them were large, some were tiny, but something that millions of users had to live with every day was the Ctrl+Alt+Del keyboard...

Google Hangouts GTalk Bug Could Be Painfully Embarrassing With Messages Sent to Wrong Contact

Google Hangouts GTalk Bug Could Be Painfully Embarrassing With Messages Sent to Wrong Contact

Imagine complaining to Cathy in accounting about what a jerk your boss Bob has been lately, but instead of Cathy receiving the inflammatory message on Google Talk, it gets delivered to Bob instead. Situations like that are why you should always double and even triple check the intended recipient. Unfortunately, a bug in Google's GTalk service...

Grand Theft Auto V Review: A Triple Dose of Satirical Fun

Grand Theft Auto V Review: A Triple Dose of Satirical Fun

You're undoubtedly familiar with the GTA franchise, if not from having hands-on experience with previous titles, then by the frequent media outcries about in-game violence. Developer Rockstar Games is often the recipient of criticism and moral outrage whenever a politician or media figure covers a real-world tragedy and tries to connect the...

Nokia Expected To Launch Several New Phones And A Tablet At October Event

Nokia Expected To Launch Several New Phones And A Tablet At October Event

Nokia is hosting a launch event in Abu Dhabi on October 22nd, and the company is expected to announce a lineup of six new devices, including an accessory that’s “pretty special”, according The Verge’s sources. Among the expected new devices is the purported Nokia Lumia 1520 (Bandit), a six-inch device that will boast...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Lands on U.S. Shores October 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Lands on U.S. Shores October 10

It looks as though Samsung is making a bid for the tablet with the longest name, hence the Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 Edition that's set to land on U.S. shores on October 10. If you're intrigued by it, you can place your pre-order for a Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 Edition beginning midnight tomorrow, September 27. It runs $550 for the 16GB model...

32 Percent of Non-Users Think the Internet is Irrelevant, 15 Percent of Adults Still Not On

32 Percent of Non-Users Think the Internet is Irrelevant, 15 Percent of Adults Still Not On

In this day an age, the Internet is so easy to use, even your grandmother can do it. Heck, she probably has a Facebook page that she updates using her Kindle Fire. Despite how easy it is to hop online, as well as convenient thanks to the mobile boom that has nearly every man, woman, and child wielding a smartphone or tablet, 15 percent of...

PayPal Acquires Braintree Payment Solutions For In-App Purchasing Mojo

PayPal Acquires Braintree Payment Solutions For In-App Purchasing Mojo

In an attempt to bolster its online payment system, eBay today announced that it has agreed to buy Braintree, a full-stack payments platform that allows companies to accept payments in mobile apps and websites. The deal will cost eBay $800 million in cash, and once completed, the online auction site plans to integrate Braintree with its PayPal...

Asus Announces World's Fastest Wireless Dual-Band Router

Asus Announces World's Fastest Wireless Dual-Band Router

Throw "world's fastest" into the mix, and you'll catch our attention. Asus has done just that today, announcing that the planet's most speedy router is now available for pre-order. Usually, you probably wouldn't go out of your way to get in line early for a networking product, but the world's fastest router may be impressive enough to justify...

Samsung and Others Form Consortium To Unify Hardware Benchmarking On Mobile Devices

Samsung and Others Form Consortium To Unify Hardware Benchmarking On Mobile Devices

The benchmarking world is a highly fluid one, with comparisons changing by the month and cutting-edge innovations rendering once-reliable tests as archaic. The third-party world usually doesn't have much trouble keeping pace, but today, an interesting announcement shows that OEMs themselves are watching the numbers... perhaps even more than...

AMD and DICE Bring Low-Level, High-Performance Graphics API To PCs With "Mantle"

AMD and DICE Bring Low-Level, High-Performance Graphics API To PCs With "Mantle"

The hits have been coming (and coming, and coming) from AMD’s Hawaiian press event today, and here’s one more.  AMD has also announced Mantle, a “low-level high-performance console-style” graphics API for the PC. Mantle will ostensibly allow developers to work “closer to the metal”, like they do with...

AMD and Raptr Take on NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience with New AMD Gaming Evolved Utility

AMD and Raptr Take on NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience with New AMD Gaming Evolved Utility

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so we suspect some of the folks at NVIDIA are feeling extremely flattered right now. Today, at GPU14 Tech Day, AMD unveiled the AMD Gaming Evolved App Powered by Raptr. Like NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience tool, the AMD Gaming Evolved utility gives AMD graphics card owners the ability...

AMD Unveils New Family of GPUs: Radeon R7 and R9, With Exclusive Battlefield 4 Preorder

AMD Unveils New Family of GPUs: Radeon R7 and R9, With Exclusive Battlefield 4 Preorder

At a press event today, AMD announced a full suite of new GPUs based on a new, evolved version of its Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. The Radeon R7 and R9 families are the new product lines aimed at mainstream, performance, and high-end gaming, respectively. Specs on the new cards are still limited, but we know that the highest-end...

AMD Radeon R9 290X Sneak Peek: Update Watch AMD's GPU14 Tech Day Live Stream Here

AMD Radeon R9 290X Sneak Peek: Update Watch AMD's GPU14 Tech Day Live Stream Here

Update -  3:18PM EST- We've updated this page to include AMD's GPU14 Tech Day Live Stream. Slide down to the bottom of this post to catch it live! We’re attending AMD’s GPU14 Tech Day Event currently taking place in Hawaii and have some interesting pictures to show you. During a dinner event last night at the Missouri...

Cheapest Dell Inspiron Core i5 Desktop, Newegg site-wide coupon and More.

Cheapest Dell Inspiron Core i5 Desktop, Newegg site-wide coupon and More.

Welcome back to another installment of the best deals on the web today. Topping our charts today is a sub-$450 price on Core i5 Desktop from Dell. We also found a super-low price on a touchscreen laptop, Dell's Inspiron 14R with Core i5, marked down to just $549.99 with free shipping. You can get a free premium soundbar on purchase of 65"...

It Would Cost Apple Over $4 Billion Extra to Build iPhones in the U.S.

It Would Cost Apple Over $4 Billion Extra to Build iPhones in the U.S.

Boy, math sure can be a buzz kill sometimes. For example, what a boon to the U.S. economy it would be if Apple suddenly decided to start building its iPhones stateside rather than outsourcing production to China. Unfortunately, if you crunch the numbers, such a move is cost prohibitive, even for a company that makes as much money as Apple....

Valve Unveils Beta For Long-Awaited Steam Machines

Valve Unveils Beta For Long-Awaited Steam Machines

Earlier this week when we covered Valve’s huge SteamOS announcement, it seemed that the company was being coy by calling the hardware “Steam machines”, but as it turns out, that’s exactly what Valve is calling any hardware that will run SteamOS. There will be multiple Steam Machines available starting in 2014 from a...

Time To Cut Microsoft Some Slack, Surface 2 Shows They Understand Mobile

Time To Cut Microsoft Some Slack, Surface 2 Shows They Understand Mobile

Let's stop harping on it. We've already discussed Microsoft's failures and shortcomings with their first generation of Surface and Surface RT devices. The company's $900 million dollar mistake has been bounced around along with Steve Ballmer's tenure ad nauseam and so it's probably no surprise that more than a few pundits and analysts are...

Grand Theft Auto V's Online Micro-transaction Money Pack Prices Revealed

Grand Theft Auto V's Online Micro-transaction Money Pack Prices Revealed

Well, this seems rather un-Rockstar-like. Grand Theft Auto Online, which will be free to owners of the ultra-successful GTA V, has been in closed beta testing since just after the main game's release. Of course, just because it's closed doesn't mean that we won't learn all about it before its public release. So far, one of the most interesting...

Don't Be Shocked if T-Mobile Dumps Its Unlimited Data Plan

Don't Be Shocked if T-Mobile Dumps Its Unlimited Data Plan

Nobody panic, T-Mobile hasn't said it's planning to yank its unlimited data plan. At the same time, don't get too comfortable thinking that the nation's 4th largest carrier never would make such a move. Mike Sievert, T-Mobile's Chief Marketing Officer, had some interesting things to say about unlimited data, which the company views as a "part...

Roku Refreshes Lineup, Promises Faster New Movie Releases With M-GO Service

Roku Refreshes Lineup, Promises Faster New Movie Releases With M-GO Service

Roku’s family of streaming media boxes have proven as popular as anything in that market, and the company is rolling out a refreshed lineup with new names: the Roku 1 and Roku 2 (which are more in line moniker-wise with the Roku 3, launched earlier this year), as well as an entry-level offering called the Roku LT. The Roku LT will run...

Apple Fanatic 'Wins' eBay Auction for Unlocked Gold iPhone 5S by Bidding $10,100

Apple Fanatic 'Wins' eBay Auction for Unlocked Gold iPhone 5S by Bidding $10,100

Even after listing fees and various commissions are factored in, eBay user "papakar" just scored a big payday, assuming the buyer of his unlocked Gold iPhone 5S 16GB ponies up the cash. The winning bid came out to $10,000 plus an additional $44.95 for one-day shipping (seems like at that price, the seller could foot the bill for shipping,...

Samsung To Launch Curved OLED Smartphone In Korea

Samsung To Launch Curved OLED Smartphone In Korea

Curved screens are nothing new, as we’ve seen curved TV screens from the likes of LG and Samsung, but the technology isn’t exactly common at this point. That may be starting to change, as a Samsung executive said that the company would be launching a curved-display smartphone in South Korea this October. "We plan to introduce a...

Microsoft Ponders Smaller Surface Mini to Compete with Apple, Google, and Amazon

Microsoft Ponders Smaller Surface Mini to Compete with Apple, Google, and Amazon

Microsoft recently unveiled its Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro products, both of which feel like premium upgrades over the original (we were on hand at the event and got to play with these devices). They're leaner, faster, and generally better equipped than the original Surface tablets, but if there's one area consumers will inevitably knock,...

AT&T Gives Customers Free Access To Fon's International Hotspots

AT&T Gives Customers Free Access To Fon's International Hotspots

Maintaining a connection can be tough even in the United States, but things become monumentally more challenging once you head overseas. High-priced roaming rates, incompatible 3G/4G bands, and unreliable rental SIMs can cause all sorts of headaches for those just looking to send one or two e-mails upon arrival, but thankfully, things are...

The Future is Fiber: C Spire Readies Google Fiber Competitive Service

The Future is Fiber: C Spire Readies Google Fiber Competitive Service

Google Fiber was far from being the first fiber-to-the-home Internet provider in the United States, but it has no doubt garnered attention in ways that earlier, smaller, more local fiber outfits simply could not. Google Fiber has made the notion of widespread fiber across the U.S. one that isn't so far-fetched, and by developing an ISP that...

Kindle Fire HDX Launches Alongside Revised Fire HD Tablet, Plus Mayday Tech Support Button

Kindle Fire HDX Launches Alongside Revised Fire HD Tablet, Plus Mayday Tech Support Button

The tablet wars rage on, and believe it or not, what used to be an online book seller is now at the forefront of the slate battle. Amazon has just unleashed a bevy of new products this evening, designed to tempt your wallet just as the holidays draw near. Let's take a look at what's on offer: The all-new Kindle Fire HDX was announced with...

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Plays 6K RAW Video Footage From RED Camera With Ease

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Plays 6K RAW Video Footage From RED Camera With Ease

Microsoft's Corporate VP of Surface, Panos Panay had his work cut out for him at the company's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 launch event on Monday. Microsoft needed compelling product demos to showcase their new hardware against the current backdrop of stiff competition of alternative platforms and products from Google and Apple.  So,...

AMD Hints At Improved Software, Development Tools, and Linux Support In Hawaii

AMD Hints At Improved Software, Development Tools, and Linux Support In Hawaii

A few months back, AMD announced that it had lured Raja Koduri back from Apple and installed him as the new Corporate Vice President of its Visual Computing division. Koduri was a long time AMD employee who left for Apple, but came back to AMD at a relatively tumultuous time. Why someone as prominent as Mr. Koduri would leave the most...

EA Rolls Out FIFA 14 Free to Play for iOS and Android

EA Rolls Out FIFA 14 Free to Play for iOS and Android

Good news, soccer fans -- you can practice your "Gooooooooooaaaaal!" celebration because FIFA 14 from Electronic Arts is now available for iOS and Android devices. Even better, it's a free download, though if you're insistent on lighting the load in your wallet, you can make in-app purchases for FIFA points. One thing to keep in mind is that...

Lowest Price on Dell P2714H 27" Monitor and HP TouchSmart 14z Quad-Core Sleekbook

Lowest Price on Dell P2714H 27" Monitor and HP TouchSmart 14z Quad-Core Sleekbook

Today's hottest deals from across the web include a huge monitor, afforable touch ultra-portable laptop, and a rare discount on Saints Row IV Select Edition. Dell has discounted their newest 27" P2714H Full HD IPS Monitor with Anti-glare screen for just $309.99 - the lowest price we've seen yet. We also found a limited-time discount on Sony...

Google Updates Android Device Manager With Remote Lockdown

Google Updates Android Device Manager With Remote Lockdown

Solutions that enable access to remote devices for security purposes are far from uncommon, but what is uncommon is having the functionality built right into the device, and especially with a solution that's simple to take advantage of. With a recent update to its Android Device Manager, Google has added the ability to remote lock, and remote...

Verizon Chief Claims Unlimited Data Plans Defy Physics

Verizon Chief Claims Unlimited Data Plans Defy Physics

When my contract with Verizon Wireless expired a few months ago, I hightailed it over to Sprint, lured to the nation's third largest carrier by its guarantee of unlimited data for life. I could have had something similar with Verizon, as I had been grandfathered into the carrier's unlimited data plan, but that meant paying full price for a...

iPhone 5s Review: The Smartphone Goes 64-bit

iPhone 5s Review: The Smartphone Goes 64-bit

The iPhone 5c is little more than a repackaged iPhone 5; the internals are essentially the same as those found in last year's flagship, while the rear is constructed from plastic instead of aluminum. The iPhone 5s, on the other hand, cements a consistent pattern for Apple. The company has shown no intentions of reinventing the wheel (or, the...

OCZ Adds To Enterprise Storage Family With Deneva 2 SSDs

OCZ Adds To Enterprise Storage Family With Deneva 2 SSDs

OCZ’s now three-year-old line of Deneva enterprise-class SSDs is getting a refresh with new models in the Deneva 2 series. The company announced three new versions in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. The new 2.5-inch SSDs feature a SATA 6Gbps interface and 19nm NAND MLC flash and utilize the LSI SandForce SF-2281 processor. OCZ says...

GTA V Garage Bug Parks In Blockbuster Game Title

GTA V Garage Bug Parks In Blockbuster Game Title

Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V has been an unmitigated success, generating $800 million in sales on its first day and clearing a cool billion in three, but it’s apparently not without its problems. Well, “problem”, singular. Multiple users have complained that after upgrading a vehicle or completing a mission and...

Marshall Stanmore Wireless Speaker Channels Hendrix, Goes To Eleven

Marshall Stanmore Wireless Speaker Channels Hendrix, Goes To Eleven

Marshall needs no introduction among musicians, but in case you're not familiar, Marshall is a British company that makes high-end amps, speaker cabinets, and other audio equipment. The company's newest product is the Stanmore, a modern wireless loudspeaker with a retro aesthetic that looks like one of Marshall's older amp heads. Stanmore...

Samsung ICOCELL Image Sensor Promises Better Camera Performance In Low Light For Mobile Devices

Samsung ICOCELL Image Sensor Promises Better Camera Performance In Low Light For Mobile Devices

The days when camera phones were novelties that shot blurry, low-res photos seem so far away that it’s ridiculous. Innovation in that space has exploded, and Samsung is pushing the envelope even more with a new advanced pixel technology for CMOS sensors in cameras called ISOCELL. ISOCELL is designed to increase the light sensitivity...

Gmail Goes Down, Over 200 Million Users Go Dark

Gmail Goes Down, Over 200 Million Users Go Dark

We're not sure if misery truly loves company, but if you found that your Gmail accounts weren't working yesterday, take solace in the fact that the problem probably wasn't something on your end. Apparently someone at Google tripped over the power cord (our unofficial diagnosis), because Gmail went down pretty hard yesterday. "Between 0554...

Apple Refreshes iMac Lineup With Intel Haswell 4th Generation Core Processors

Apple Refreshes iMac Lineup With Intel Haswell 4th Generation Core Processors

Apple may be smitten with mobile products like its iPad and fancy new iPhones, but it hasn't completely turned its back on systems. Just the opposite, the Cupertino company today announced that it updated its iMac line with Intel's 4th Generation Core processors (Haswell), new graphics, the latest Wi-Fi technology, and faster PCI-E flash storage...

BlackBerry To Sell Itself to Consortium For $4.7 Billion

BlackBerry To Sell Itself to Consortium For $4.7 Billion

The days of BlackBerry could be coming to an end... or, at least the BlackBerry that we all know today. As the company begins to deal with the reality of its situation -- a reality that shows massive declines in sales, a lack of interest from consumers, and highly formidable opponents in the smartphone arena -- it has decided this week to...

LG Vu 3 To Take On Galaxy Note 3 As Phablet Wars Continue

LG Vu 3 To Take On Galaxy Note 3 As Phablet Wars Continue

While pundits may have doubted their long-term viability just a few years ago, the phablet is proving to be more than just a passing fad. Samsung's Galaxy Note line has been an all-out force in the market, and demand for large-screen phones is impacting designs across the board. Samsung and LG have had an ongoing rivalry for years, so it's...

Valve’s SteamOS Announcement Screams New Hardware

Valve’s SteamOS Announcement Screams New Hardware

Valve is doing that thing it does where it trickles out a series of big announcements over the course of a week, and these announcements promise to be very big indeed. The first of a trio from Valve is that the company is producing SteamOS, a free, Linux-based, standalone operating system that will run on “living room machines”....

Microsoft Takes Another Stab at Tablets, Unveils Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro [Live Event Coverage]

Microsoft Takes Another Stab at Tablets, Unveils Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro [Live Event Coverage]

There's really no arguing the fact that Microsoft slipped with its first generation Surface strategy, but rather than wave the white flag, the Redmond outfit picked itself up, dusted off its britches and listened to user feedback.  Today, in New York, Microsoft held a press event unveiling its new Surface 2 products and the usual superlatives...

Great offers on Dell E2414H 24" Monitor, Logitech G700s Wireless Gaming Mouse & More

Great offers on Dell E2414H 24" Monitor, Logitech G700s Wireless Gaming Mouse & More

It's a new week and we've got some killer deals to kick things off. Our top pick is the 24-inch Dell E2414H Monitor bundled with $100 Gift card for $199.99 - this deal has an effective final price just under $100! You can also save 25 percent on the Logitech G700s Wireless Gaming Mouse. Finally, don't miss out on 5-15% coupon codes on...

LinkedIn Denies Accusation That It Hacked Customer Email Accounts

LinkedIn Denies Accusation That It Hacked Customer Email Accounts

Forget the usual, “We can’t comment on pending litigation” line that companies often employ when accused of wrongdoing. LinkedIn took to its blog this weekend to rebut claims by some of its users that the company broke into their personal email accounts and accessed their contact lists without permission. LinkedIn's offices...

Nintendo's eShop Listing for EA's FIFA 14 Highlights Absolute Lack of Change Over FIFA 13

Nintendo's eShop Listing for EA's FIFA 14 Highlights Absolute Lack of Change Over FIFA 13

It's reasons like what we're about to talk about why it's truly sad to see Nintendo struggling so much in the console market, because it seems to care a lot more about its customers than the other guys. A couple of years ago, when EA announced FIFA 13 for the Wii, it was quickly established that the differences between it and FIFA 12 were...

Nokia’s Recent Jab at Apple on Twitter Becomes Most Retweeted Brand Tweet

Nokia’s Recent Jab at Apple on Twitter Becomes Most Retweeted Brand Tweet

Not long after Apple unveiled its iPhone 5c, which is available in a variety of attractive colors, Nokia took to Twitter to give a shout-out. On top of a picture showing off its own recent Lumia line, which also comes in a variety of attractive colors, it says, "Imitation Is The Best Form of Flattery". Shots were fired, and for the most part,...

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 And Galaxy Gear Coming To Sprint October 4th With Unlimited Data Guarantee

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 And Galaxy Gear Coming To Sprint October 4th With Unlimited Data Guarantee

The 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available on Sprint as of October 4th, as will its companion device, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Customers can also take advantage of Sprint’s My Way or My All-in wireless plans, which offer unlimited talk, text, and data for the life of the line of of service. My Way starts at $65 per month....

U.K. Retailer Tesco Challenges Amazon with Hudl, an Affordable 7-inch Android Jellybean Tablet

U.K. Retailer Tesco Challenges Amazon with Hudl, an Affordable 7-inch Android Jellybean Tablet

If you're not familiar with the name Tesco, you soon will be. Tesco is the leading grocery store in the U.K. and the second largest retailer in the world (in terms of profits) behind Wal-Mart. It also has locations in the U.S. under its Fresh & Easy brand, but the real reason why Tesco is getting media exposure is because it's jumping...

Apple TV 6.0 Software Update Bricking Some Devices, Users Report

Apple TV 6.0 Software Update Bricking Some Devices, Users Report

Friday was the day that Apple made a software update (version 6.0) available to its Apple TV customers, but over the weekend users reported that installing the update was causing a host of problems, from networking issues to actually bricking Apple TVs. In response, it appears that Apple has pulled the update, but the company has otherwise...

LG Vu 3 Waddles Into View Rocking a Wide 5.2-inch Display

LG Vu 3 Waddles Into View Rocking a Wide 5.2-inch Display

LG's trying something a little new with its third generation of Vu devices. The newly announced Vu 3 features a big size 5.2-inch IPS display, but unlike other similarly sized smartphones (or phablets, if you prefer to call it that), this one has a funky shape. It's shorter and wider and than most phones in the 5-inch range, and is almost...

Apple Enjoys Record Weekend as iPhone 5S and 5C Sales Surpass 9 Million Units

Apple Enjoys Record Weekend as iPhone 5S and 5C Sales Surpass 9 Million Units

Even though Apple didn't increase the screen size on the iPhone 5S like many hoped it would, the device along with its polycarbonate sibling, iPhone 5C, sold like gangbusters over the weekend to the tune of over 9 million units, Apple announced today. On top of that, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running iOS 7, making it the fastest...

FireFox For Android To Add Guest Browsing

FireFox For Android To Add Guest Browsing

There aren't too many software sectors that are changing, tweaking, and innovating as fast as the browser sector. Mozilla's Firefox is fighting for mindshare and marketshare against the likes of Safari, Internet Explorer and Google's Chrome, and given that the true future of the Web is likely on the mobile, it's hardly a surprise to see a...

BlackBerry Sees Massive Demand For Leaked BBM For Android App, Delays Rollout

BlackBerry Sees Massive Demand For Leaked BBM For Android App, Delays Rollout

BlackBerry has a problem: it just can't get enough attention from the consumer market. In fact, it's actually planning an exit from selling smartphones primarily to consumers in order to focus on lucrative enterprise contracts. But oddly enough, BlackBerry's latest problem has nothing to do with being unable to get attention; in fact, it's...

Microsoft Readying New Surface Tablets, Possibly Surface Phones For Monday Launch

Microsoft Readying New Surface Tablets, Possibly Surface Phones For Monday Launch

It should come as a surprise to no one that Microsoft hasn't been pleased with how smartphones equipped with its mobile OS have been selling, with many speculating that a solution could only come about if the company took things into its own hands. Well, with its announced acquisition of Nokia, it's clear that Microsoft believes the same thing...

Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7

Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7

Apple’s walled-garden approach to mobile is legendary, and rarely was the company’s control over the entire iPhone/iPad, iOS, and apps ecosystem more evident than when it changed its proprietary 30-pin connector to the new Lightning interface and effectively punched an entire industry of iOS accessory makers (and customers who...

Dish Network’s Hopper Ad Skipping DVR Lives To See Another Day

Dish Network’s Hopper Ad Skipping DVR Lives To See Another Day

Those commercials for the Dish Network Hopper, the monster whole-home DVR service that lets users record up to 6 channels simultaneously and store up to 2,000 hours of content, make the whole thing seem too good to be true. In reality, it’s not, but the major networks certainly feel like it should be. Multiple networks have sued Dish...

Toy R Us Offers 20 Percent Discount on Games This Weekend, GTA V Hold-Outs Get Busy

Toy R Us Offers 20 Percent Discount on Games This Weekend, GTA V Hold-Outs Get Busy

Remember how excited you would get as a kid when you ended up at Toys R Us? When you're young, it's a paradise of play things filled with an assortment of toys at every corner. As you grow older, the excitement wanes, though there's still a reason why you might want to visit your local Toys R Us store. There are two printable coupons available,...

Stephen Elop Scores $25.4 Million Payday From Nokia Sale

Stephen Elop Scores $25.4 Million Payday From Nokia Sale

There are many reasons why Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services division could be a good thing for all involved. Nokia, which has had a tough time competing in the mobile handset market next to Android and iOS, gets to bow out of the business with significantly more cash, though if Microsoft turns things around...

Latest iOS 7 Bug Lets You Call Anywhere From A Screen Locked iPhone

Latest iOS 7 Bug Lets You Call Anywhere From A Screen Locked iPhone

While perhaps a bit unnerving, let's not act like this hasn't happened before. While Apple's engineering team is no doubt massive, there's only so much a fixed group can find. We're talking about bugs in particular; while iOS 7's final build squashed a ton of quirks, a couple of security issues have presented themselves now that the operating...

Xbox One's HDMI Pass-Through Will Connect To PlayStation 4, PCs and More

Xbox One's HDMI Pass-Through Will Connect To PlayStation 4, PCs and More

This is one of those announcements that's so odd, I'm still trying to figure out if it works out to a positive. I'm fairly certain it does. So as you likely know, the Xbox One has both HDMI-in and HDMI-out capability. The point of HDMI-in is to allow you to hook up a cable box, with output then running from the Xbox One to your television....

Report: Apple’s A7 Processor Built By Its Largest Competitor, Samsung

Report: Apple’s A7 Processor Built By Its Largest Competitor, Samsung

Have you ever been in a relationship that you just know is bad news, but you can't help but stay? Some call that being a glutton for punishment; for Apple, it's called smart business. Prior to the launch of the iPhone 5s, it was rumored that Apple was going to make the shift from Samsung to Taiwan's TSMC for chip production, but thanks to...

Valve Launches Teaser Site For What Could Be Steam Box Announcement On Monday

Valve Launches Teaser Site For What Could Be Steam Box Announcement On Monday

We’ve all been eagerly anticipating the presumed launch of Valve’s Steam Box gaming console since last spring and especially after there was some buzz (and ultimately, misinformation) about the device at CES this year, but now it appears as though Valve is finally going to debut the device on Monday. The company put up a teaser...

Grand Theft Auto V Sales Zoom Past $1 Billion in Just Three Days

Grand Theft Auto V Sales Zoom Past $1 Billion in Just Three Days

For one reason or another, it's fair to say that the majority of people in real life would never cross the moral lines that Rockstar Games presents in Grand Theft Auto V. Some would (and do), but by and large, we're not all running around jacking cars, robbing jewelery stores, trafficking drugs and weapons, beating up random pedestrians, and...

Moto X GSM Unlocked Developer Edition Comes To AT&T and T-Mobile

Moto X GSM Unlocked Developer Edition Comes To AT&T and T-Mobile

Motorola announced that the Moto X Developer Edition (for GSM networks, i.e. AT&T and T-Mobile) is now available. The phone’s unlocked bootloader is the prime feature here, and having that luxury will cost you a cool $649. The device sports 32GB of memory and features a two-tone design with a white woven back and a black front; the...

Mozilla Unwraps Preview of Firefox Designed for Windows 8 Tablets

Mozilla Unwraps Preview of Firefox Designed for Windows 8 Tablets

Mozilla's touch-friendly version of Firefox intended for Windows 8 tablets has graduated out of the Nightly development channel and is now available to download from the browser maker's Aurora channel. The next step is to release a beta build before a final coat of polish is applied to a stable release. In the meantime, Mozilla is asking Windows...

Microsoft Drops Support For Skype In Windows Phone 7

Microsoft Drops Support For Skype In Windows Phone 7

In the hardware world, even the best-selling devices eventually reach EOL (end-of-life) status. And, as fate would have it, it seems that the software world follows suit. But every now and again, a product is killed that leaves us scratching our heads. While Windows Phone 8 is clearly the premier mobile product for Microsoft, it sure doesn't...

Blackberry Stares Down $950 Million Loss, Forecasts 4,500 Job Cuts

Blackberry Stares Down $950 Million Loss, Forecasts 4,500 Job Cuts

BlackBerry may be on the way to the grave, and we aren't saying that with any sarcasm in the background. The company formerly known as RIM has been slipping in a major way of late, with the new BlackBerry 10 devices doing little to rekindle interest in a waning brand. It's tough to know what BlackBerry could've done to prevent such a massive...

Cheapest Dell Inspiron 15R Core i5 Haswell Touch Laptop, U2413 UltraSharp Monitor deals.

Cheapest Dell Inspiron 15R Core i5 Haswell Touch Laptop, U2413 UltraSharp Monitor deals.

Welcome to the weekend edition of the best deals from across the web. Leading today's deals is Dell's latest Inspiron 15R Touch Laptop - powered by 4th-generation Core i5 "Haswell" processor and has a killer price tag. Those looking to buy a budget SSD to improve the performance of your laptop/desktop - you would be pleased to find out that...

iPhone 5S Teardown Shows Moderately Repairable, Elegant Design

iPhone 5S Teardown Shows Moderately Repairable, Elegant Design

Apple devices have never really been known as being particularly easy to service and repair on your own at home. In fact, Apple sometimes goes to great lengths to prevent device owners from tinkering around inside their hardware, such as using liberal amounts of adhesive and locking the chassis together with pentalobe screws. Is the new iPhone...

Android 4.4 KitKat Launch Date Unveiled By German Nestle Facebook Page

Android 4.4 KitKat Launch Date Unveiled By German Nestle Facebook Page

Leaks are all-too-common in the tech industry, and really, they can come from virtually anywhere. Sometimes, people at the source of the product manufacturing could spill the beans, and other times, people at the company's HQ can feel a little mischievous. Sometimes, it could even be a completely unrelated party, such as a company related...

Google Translate For iOS Revamped With Handwriting Support

Google Translate For iOS Revamped With Handwriting Support

If you travel, you’re probably already familiar with Google Translate, an app that can come in very handy when you’re abroad. Type “That’s not my monkey,” into the app, select the language you need, and you just might get through customs after all. Google updated its app yesterday with a new feature that makes...

Sprint Confirms 'One Up' Upgrade Program, Share Additional Details

Sprint Confirms 'One Up' Upgrade Program, Share Additional Details

The cat was out of the bag at the beginning of the week, but lest there be any doubt, Sprint today officially unveiled its "Sprint One Up" early upgrade program. Rather than play out a two-year service agreement for a subsidized smartphone, the Sprint One Up program allows you to break up the full price of a smartphone over 24 monthly installments...

Ultimaker Debuts Ultimaker 2 3D Printer With Open Source Cura Software and YouMagine Website

Ultimaker Debuts Ultimaker 2 3D Printer With Open Source Cura Software and YouMagine Website

Ultimaker is releasing its latest 3D printer, the Ultimaker 2, and the new machine features significant redesigns from the first iteration of the Ultimaker. The company says that the new version is more accurate, more efficient, and it’s even quieter at 49dB. Specifically, the Ultimaker 2 has a new CNC-milled case (that’s all white...

Latest SimCity DLC ‘Cities of Tomorrow’ Takes You 50 Years Into the Future

Latest SimCity DLC ‘Cities of Tomorrow’ Takes You 50 Years Into the Future

If you've ever been to Disneyland or Disney World (or any of the five theme parks around the world, then you've seen at least a glimpse of Tomorrowland. Maybe you thought to yourself, "That's not how I envision the future." Well, what does your version of the future look like? One way you can show it is with the upcoming SimCity Cities of...

Upstart $200 Rubicon 3D Scanner Looks To Compete With MakerBot

Upstart $200 Rubicon 3D Scanner Looks To Compete With MakerBot

MakerBot debuted its Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, an intriguing machine that costs $1,400, but an upstart competitor is working on a device called the Rubicon 3D Scanner that will cost a mere $200. The Rubicon uses a webcam (which is not actually included with the scanner) that takes a series of photos with the device’s lasers on and...

Republic Wireless Scores Major Coup By Snagging Moto X

Republic Wireless Scores Major Coup By Snagging Moto X

Republic Wireless made waves with its $19 per month unlimited everything wireless plan, but the catch was that you had to buy the phone outright--a decent but decidedly midrange Motorola Defy XT, which cost $249. Now, the company has scored a high-end handset with the Moto X (review here) for just $299, and in doing so, it’s seriously...

Ballmer Bids Farewell to Wall Street, Regrets Missing Mobile Phone Opportunity

Ballmer Bids Farewell to Wall Street, Regrets Missing Mobile Phone Opportunity

As he's done every year since taking over for Bill Gates as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft back in 2000, Steve Ballmer met with investors and analysts for an annual meeting. Having announced his impending retirement last month, this would be the last of those meetings he would conduct, offering a rare opportunity to offer up candid...

Phone 5S and iPhone 5C Available for Sale From Apple Online with AT&T, Verizon and Sprint

Phone 5S and iPhone 5C Available for Sale From Apple Online with AT&T, Verizon and Sprint

Today is launch day for Apple's new flagship iPhone 5S and its less expensive sibling, the iPhone 5C. Since Apple opted not to allow pre-orders for the higher-end version, the only way to get one today is to march into a brick-and-mortar store and hope they have one in stock (word on the web is that Radio Shack might be your best bet). Alternately,...

As Cloud-Based Document Editor War Heats Up, Google Makes Quickoffice Free

As Cloud-Based Document Editor War Heats Up, Google Makes Quickoffice Free

Even the casual observer would recognize that the cloud wars are only just beginning, but there's also a related war that has been quietly ongoing beneath the surface, and it's just now starting to gain traction in the mainstream. The tried-and-true Office suite, built-up by Microsoft, has shifted online. From Office 365 to Google Docs to...

Google Wallet Makes The Jump To iPhone, No NFC Required

Google Wallet Makes The Jump To iPhone, No NFC Required

Google has killed its fair share of projects, from Google Health to Orkut to Google Buzz to Google Reader. But one item it seems adament on keeping around is Google Wallet. Despite a relative sigh from the industry at large on the issue of NFC, Google has decided to pursue its payment technology from a different angle -- one that focuses on...

iOS 7 Bug Leaves Lockscreen Vulnerable For Access

iOS 7 Bug Leaves Lockscreen Vulnerable For Access

Hot on the heels of news that a crowdfunded competition aims to figure out if the fingerprint security implementation on Apple's iPhone 5s can be exploited comes news of a proven security risk, squarely involving iOS 7. The exploit specifically involves the lockscreen, the most common piece of security that stops some unauthorized individual...

Cheapest Dell Inspiron 14z Core i5 Ultrabook, Loaded Alienware X51 mini Gaming PC and More.

Cheapest Dell Inspiron 14z Core i5 Ultrabook, Loaded Alienware X51 mini Gaming PC and More.

Today's list of the hottest deals from across the web is kicked off with a massive price drop on Inspiron 14z Core i5 Ultrabook running Windows 7. Now you can snag this slick little laptop for just $499.99, the lowest price we've ever seen. We also found a $200 gift card with purchase on powerful Alienware X51 mini Gaming PC with 4th-gen Intel...

Hackers Offer Crowdfunded Bounty To Crack Apple's TouchID For The iPhone 5S

Hackers Offer Crowdfunded Bounty To Crack Apple's TouchID For The iPhone 5S

When Apple unveiled its iPhone 5C and 5S last week, one of the standout features belonged to the latter: Fingerprint security. In effect, instead of having to type in a quick password to gain access to your phone, the built-in fingerprint reader would allow you to press your thumb or finger against the phone's main button and then gain access...

Gartner Projects Mobile App Downloads Will Top 102 Billion in 2013

Gartner Projects Mobile App Downloads Will Top 102 Billion in 2013

Looking to learn a new skill? Perhaps you should considering learning how to build mobile apps. It's a booming business that's only going to get bigger in the coming years, that is unless users at large suddenly find themselves disinterested in smartphone and tablet devices (unlikely). How big? According to market research firm Gartner, mobile...

NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 Processor Powers New HP Tablets

NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 Processor Powers New HP Tablets

NVIDIA may have its own reference platform to market to tablet makers, but its quad-core Tegra 4 chip is showing up in plenty of places, as well. NVIDIA and HP announced two new tablets running the processor, the HP Slate 7 Extreme and HP Slate 8 Pro, which follow two previous Tegra 4 devices, the HP SlateBook X2 and HP Slate All-In-One. HP...

HP Bakes Leap Motion Controller Into Intel Haswell Notebook

HP Bakes Leap Motion Controller Into Intel Haswell Notebook

Months after promising to embed Leap Motion technology into select PCs, HP has delivered with the HP Envy 17 Leap Motion Special Edition (SE). Leap Motion developed technology that lets the user control the computer with two hands and ten fingers moving through the air. You can buy a Leap Motion controller outright, but this is the first time...

Tesla Planning Self-Driving Cars Allowing Auto-Pilot For Human Passengers

Tesla Planning Self-Driving Cars Allowing Auto-Pilot For Human Passengers

There’s a bit of a race to roll out fleets of cars that can either drive themselves with minimal input from a human driver or are completely autonomous, and Tesla is a company that believes it can make that a reality in 3 years. Although allowing that a fully autonomous car was not likely anytime soon, Tesla CEO and futurist Elon Musk...

CyanogenMod Raises $7M in Venture Funding for Mobile OS Customization Business

CyanogenMod Raises $7M in Venture Funding for Mobile OS Customization Business

Google's open source Android operating system has grown up and matured right before our very eyes in the past several years, and the same can be said for Steve Kondik, otherwise known by his online handle Cyanogen, developer of the immensely popular CyanogenMod line of ROMs. He posted his first ROM on the XDA Developers forum back in May 2009....

Samsung ATIV Book 6 Notebook Review

Samsung ATIV Book 6 Notebook Review

Despite some fierce competition, Samsung has experienced an impressive level of success in the mobile space and has managed to nurture the Galaxy brand into a household name. Part of that success was due to the company unifying its ultra mobile products (phones, tablets, phablets, etc.) under the Galaxy brand, and thus, Samsung decided to...

Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi Passes Away at 85

Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi Passes Away at 85

Those who are part of the Nintendo family, as well as fans of the iconic gaming company, are carrying around heavy hearts today after learning of the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi, the third president of the family run business and perhaps most influential Nintendo figure of all time. It was under his leadership that Nintendo made a successful...

iBuypower Joins Ultrathin Gaming Notebook Competition With 17-inch Battalion M1771

iBuypower Joins Ultrathin Gaming Notebook Competition With 17-inch Battalion M1771

Technically, iBuypower could claim co-ownership of the “world’s thinnest 17-inch gaming notebook” with CyberPowerPC; the latter’s ZeusBook Ultimate series measure just 0.85 inches, as does the former’s new Battalion Ultra-thin M1771 series. Both are a hair thinner than Razer’s slim gaming machine. The portable...

Sony Expects to Sell 5 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles This Year and That Might Be Conservative

Sony Expects to Sell 5 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles This Year and That Might Be Conservative

Say what you will about Sony, the company is nothing if not ambitious. Certainly that's the best way to describe the console maker's expectations of how well its upcoming PlayStation 4 system is going to sell in the next few months. While speaking at Tokyo Game Show 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House said that his company...

Amazon Updates Kindle for iOS App Now Optimized for iOS 7

Amazon Updates Kindle for iOS App Now Optimized for iOS 7

Yesterday was a big day for Apple device owners. The Cupertino company released its much anticipated iOS 7 update, and if you managed to update your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad device, hopefully it went smoother for you than it did for Conan. Apple wasn't the only one dishing out new software, however. Coinciding with iOS 7, Amazon revamped...

Too Close For Comfort: Staples and RadioShack Remove Amazon Lockers From Stores

Too Close For Comfort: Staples and RadioShack Remove Amazon Lockers From Stores

Friendly gestures evidently only get you so far, and in the cutthroat world known as technology, it appears that RadioShack and Staples are tossing a cold shoulder in the direction of Amazon. As retail locations selling consumer electronics begin to fade, same-day delivery icons like Google and Amazon are beginning to gain major traction....

Nikon's AW1 Is The World's First Waterproof Interchangeable Lens Camera

Nikon's AW1 Is The World's First Waterproof Interchangeable Lens Camera

Numbers aren't liars, and sales figures from typical point-and-shoot cameras are confirming one thing in particular: that industry is dying. Impressive upgrades in smartphone camera technology has enabled the iPhone to become the most popular camera listed on Flickr, and phones in general are taking the place of conventional P&S shooters....

Conan’s On-Air iOS 7 Update Causes Biblical Plagues

Conan’s On-Air iOS 7 Update Causes Biblical Plagues

Conan O’Brien is developing a taste for tech-based humor, and on tonight’s show he (gently) sent up iOS 7. Today of course is the day that Apple’s latest major overhaul to its mobile operating is available for public download, and Conan decided to update his iPhone on the air, against the advice of his faithful sidekick,...

Grand Theft Auto V Underscores Market Opportunity With Gamers, $800 Million In A Single Day

Grand Theft Auto V Underscores Market Opportunity With Gamers, $800 Million In A Single Day

Crime might not pay -- but video games about crime certainly do, particularly when they're the follow-up to one of the biggest franchises in gaming. Grand Theft Auto V -- easily one of the biggest titles left for the Xbox 360 and PS3 -- went on sale today and cleared $800M in revenue in just 24 hours. That's not just a record for Grand Theft...

Best offers on GTA V Video Game, Dell XPS 18 All-in-one Mobile Desktop and More.

Best offers on GTA V Video Game, Dell XPS 18 All-in-one Mobile Desktop and More.

It's finally hump day and we've got some glorious deals to report. If you've been waiting for the best offer to order GTA V, look no further - for a limited time Dell is offering free $25 gift card on both Xbox 360 and PS3 copies. We also found a killer deal on top-end Dell XPS 18 Mobile Desktop complete with Core i7 CPU and bundled stand....

Rumors On Upcoming AMD Radeon Point To Enhanced Specs, Much Larger Core

Rumors On Upcoming AMD Radeon Point To Enhanced Specs, Much Larger Core

AMD's next-generation Radeon is set to debut later this fall and rumors about the upcoming chip have begun to leak out into the wild. While unconfirmed, the specs are in line with our expectations and what AMD has previously said about the chip. Hawaii won't be a fundamentally new architecture, but a refined approach to the technology already...

Pandora Gives iPad App a Makeover as iTunes Radio Shows Its Face in iOS 7

Pandora Gives iPad App a Makeover as iTunes Radio Shows Its Face in iOS 7

While console gamers called in sick to work today so they could stay home and steal cars in Grand Theft Auto V, Pandora chose to put its nose to the grindstone and revamp its mobile app for the iPad, and perhaps perform a little thievery of its own, such as stealing some thunder away from Apple's iTunes Radio debut in iOS 7. Some have dubbed...

YouTube Buffs Out Mobile App With Offline Viewing Mode

YouTube Buffs Out Mobile App With Offline Viewing Mode

YouTube announced that this November, it will launch an offline viewing option for mobile that will allow users to stash a video for later. Simply put, if you’re in the middle of watching a video on your mobile device and are going to lose your Internet (or just need to do something else for the moment and want to finish the video later),...

Obama Administration Directs FCC To Force Carriers To Unlock All Mobile Devices

Obama Administration Directs FCC To Force Carriers To Unlock All Mobile Devices

Carrier lock-in has long been the bane (well, a bane) of the mobile user’s life. Being unable to switch between carriers at will because of lengthy contracts and the need to buy a new phone and throw the old, now-useless one in a ditch somewhere* even though it’s a perfectly fine piece of hardware when you opt for a different provider...

HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks 9/18/2013: Oculus Rift, IDF13 Highlights, Intel Bay Trail, AMD Kaveri, iPhone 5S/C and More

HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks 9/18/2013: Oculus Rift, IDF13 Highlights, Intel Bay Trail, AMD Kaveri, iPhone 5S/C and More

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss our hands and eyes-on time with the Oculus Rift, highlights from our Intel Developer's Forum coverage, Intel's Bay Trail Atom SoC, Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c announcements, give a sneak peek at a Haswell-based Intel NUC small form factor PC...

NVIDIA Unveils Tegra Note Tablet Reference Design Starting At $199

NVIDIA Unveils Tegra Note Tablet Reference Design Starting At $199

Ah, there it is. The rumored NVIDIA Tab device is the NVIDIA Tegra Note--not a device per se, but a platform. NVIDIA is essentially providing a reference platform other companies can use to released branded tablets. (This appears to be in the spirit of a continuation of NVIDIA’s Project KAI, which provided a reference design for Tegra...

CyberPowerPC Offers Smaller 15.6-inch Gaming Notebook

CyberPowerPC Offers Smaller 15.6-inch Gaming Notebook

Most manufacturers, CyberPowerPC included, tend to build gaming notebooks primarily with 17-inch displays. That only makes sense, as even gamers on the go want as much screen real estate as possible, but the downside is that the larger screen makes for a larger chassis, and a larger chassis is of course less conducive to actual portability....

Change.Org Petitions Rockstar for GTA V Release on the PC

Change.Org Petitions Rockstar for GTA V Release on the PC

Is there a bigger tease in the world than Rockstar Games? Not if you're a PC gamer. Again and again, Rockstar Games gropes the console community right in front of PC players by slow rolling game updates, screenshots, trailers, and other tantalizing tidbits for their platform right up until the launch of whichever Grand Theft Auto title it's...

Another Android Exec Leaves Google This Time for Yahoo!

Another Android Exec Leaves Google This Time for Yahoo!

Google just lost another one of its Android rock stars, while Yahoo gains a beloved figure in the open source space. We're talking about Jean-Baptiste Quéru, former Technical Lead of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), who's relationship with Google soured beyond the point of reconciliation last month when he announced he was stepping...

BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone Swings a 5-inch Display, Encroaches Phablet Territory

BlackBerry Z30 Smartphone Swings a 5-inch Display, Encroaches Phablet Territory

It's fair to say that BlackBerry's back is against the wall at this point. By most counts, it's been surpassed in market share by Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, and the gap between it and iOS and/or Android is rather enormous. Rather than throw in the towel, however, BlackBerry opted to launch the Z30, it's biggest, fastest, and most...

Adobe Boasts 1 Million CC Subscribers, Kicks-off $10/mo Photoshop & Lightroom Promotion

Adobe Boasts 1 Million CC Subscribers, Kicks-off $10/mo Photoshop & Lightroom Promotion

Adobe had much to boast about during its third-quarter earnings call this week, and not surprisingly, much of that revolved around its Creative Cloud service. On that front, the company has said that it's just reached the 1 million subscriber milestone; most notable for the fact that these are not cheap subscriptions, starting out at $20 for...

IBM Willing To Pony Up $1 Billion Investment In Linux

IBM Willing To Pony Up $1 Billion Investment In Linux

Out of seemingly nowhere, Linux is becoming a hot topic. Major technology players ranging from Google to IBM are coming forward in support of the open-source OS, and at LinuxCon 2013, IBM announced plans to invest one billion dollars in new Linux and open source technologies for IBM's Power Systems servers. As IBM puts it: "the investment...

Steiger Dynamics Shows Off Classy LEET Monochrome Limited Edition Gaming PC

Steiger Dynamics Shows Off Classy LEET Monochrome Limited Edition Gaming PC

Stumbled upon a bit of free cash? Looking to replace that aging gaming PC? Not up to building a DIY rig yourself? If you've managed to answer "yes" to all three, Steiger Dynamics has a machine that you should ponder. The custom PC builder has just unleashed the LEET Monochrome, a limited edition gaming / home theater PC, and it's a looker....

Microsoft Announces Pricing and Packages For Windows 8.1 With 'Full Version Software'

Microsoft Announces Pricing and Packages For Windows 8.1 With 'Full Version Software'

With as much as we've been talking about Windows 8.1 these past few months, you'd almost swear that the OS has already launched - but not so. What might be even harder to believe is that we're still learning things about it, preparing ourselves ever better for its October 17th launch. On the official Windows blog, Microsoft highlights a couple...

Blizzard Puts Fun Before Profit, Kills Diablo 3's Auction Houses

Blizzard Puts Fun Before Profit, Kills Diablo 3's Auction Houses

When Blizzard launched Diablo III, one of the game's most controversial features was the inclusion of a real money and standard auction house. This was an optional component of the game that allowed players to purchase items and equipment for real money. It ran concurrently with the game's traditional auction system and no one was required...

Best deal ever on Dell U3014 UltraSharp Monitor, Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Windows 8 Tablet & More.

Best deal ever on Dell U3014 UltraSharp Monitor, Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Windows 8 Tablet & More.

Thanks for tuning in to another edition of hot deals from across the web. Leading today's top deals is the best deal we've ever seen on Dell's flagship 30" U3014 2560x1600 Monitor. Also find rare coupon on 11.6-inch Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Windows 8 Tablet and Inspiron 15 Core i3 Multi-touch Laptop under $450. Scroll down to check out these and...

Nokia Puts the Brakes on Phablet Launch Following Acquisition by Microsoft

Nokia Puts the Brakes on Phablet Launch Following Acquisition by Microsoft

Ever imagined what a phablet based on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform might be like? For the time being, you'll have to keep imagining because those plans by Nokia are now on the back burner. Nokia had originally planned to launch a Windows Phone phablet by the end of this month, but with the company's handset business changing hands to...

Microsoft Pulls Nokia Name From Lumia 520 Smartphone

Microsoft Pulls Nokia Name From Lumia 520 Smartphone

Microsoft is acquiring Nokia’s mobile business, effectively ending any possibility that Nokia Lumia phones might someday run Android, and the Redmond-based company is wasting no time in rebranding the line of handsets currently bearing the name “Nokia”. According to a photo dug up by IBtimes, a UK advertisement from Microsoft...

EA's Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer Will Leave You Drooling

EA's Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer Will Leave You Drooling

We love a good gameplay trailer around here, and the latest one from EA showing off Battlefield 4’s multiplayer play looks fantastic. We already saw a lengthy (17 minutes) demo earlier this year that gave us a look at the fluid and detailed visuals as well as the storyline with a mix of scripted scenes and actual gameplay, and this latest...

NVIDIA Appoints Former Cisco and Microsoft Exec as New CFO

NVIDIA Appoints Former Cisco and Microsoft Exec as New CFO

NVIDIA's more than two-year long search for a Chief Financial Officer has finally ended with the hiring of Colette Kress, a 24-year veteran of the tech industry who will serve both as CFO and executive vice president of the GPU maker, the company announced. Kress, 46, will report directly to NVIDIA presdient and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. "We have...

Sources Say Barnes and Noble To Launch A New Nook Tablet In October

Sources Say Barnes and Noble To Launch A New Nook Tablet In October

Barnes and Noble recently indicated that it was planning to launch at least one new Nook device in time for the holidays, with more in the pipeline, and according to The Digital Reader’s sources, that time may well be in early October. The sources indicate that B&N is likely releasing both a tablet and an ereader. There’s little...

Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4 Smartphone Spotted Again in the Wild

Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4 Smartphone Spotted Again in the Wild

More photos of Google's rumored Nexus 5 smartphone running Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) have popped up on the web. This is the second major appearance of the supposed Nexus 5, which many believe first showed itself in some FCC filings earlier this month. In both cases, identifying markings have been covered up, but if it walks like a duck and quacks...

Amazon Instant Video App for iOS Now Supports Apple AirPlay

Amazon Instant Video App for iOS Now Supports Apple AirPlay

Amazon's Instant Video service may have started out as a side benefit to its Prime membership, but it's quickly becoming the main focus and a worthy contender to Netflix. The service is now home to over 40,000 movies and TV episodes available for unlimited streaming, and over 140,000 videos available to rent or purchase, which you can then...

Blast from the Past: Sales of Music on Vinyl Skyrockets on Amazon Since 2004

Blast from the Past: Sales of Music on Vinyl Skyrockets on Amazon Since 2004

What's that sound? It might just be the millions of people uttering "hipster" after reading the title of this post. With a new infographic published by Amazon, it's become strikingly clear that vinyl is hot, even though physical media as a whole is on the decline, and has been for quite some time. Clearly - vinyl can't offer the overall fidelity...

Valve's Gabe Newell Hints at Possible Steam Box Reveal Next Week

Valve's Gabe Newell Hints at Possible Steam Box Reveal Next Week

The question no longer seems to be whether or not Valve will release a Linux-based console of its own -- the so-called Steam Box -- but when will it debut? Based on some comments Valve co-founder Gabe Newell made during a keynote at LinuxCon 2013, the company could launch a Steam Box as early as next week, or at least offer up some additional...

Nearly One in Four US Cellphone Users Get Their Internet Fix Primarily Via Mobile

Nearly One in Four US Cellphone Users Get Their Internet Fix Primarily Via Mobile

Last year, it was announced that half of all mobile phone owners in the United States were opting for smartphones. Now, we're really starting to see what kind of impact that's having. While the Internet is still young, the overall experience has changed dramatically over the years. Years ago, people were exposed to the internet at schools,...

Bump, The Mobile Sharing App, Gets Acquired By Google

Bump, The Mobile Sharing App, Gets Acquired By Google

Another week, another app acquisition. A bit ago, Yahoo snapped up Astrid, a task management program. Now, crosstown rival Google is buying Bump. Bump, a cross-platform sharing app, made waves a year or so ago by providing an elegant, secure, and easy way to transfer just about anything from one mobile to another, and even from mobile-to-desktop....

Great deals on Dell S2440L 24" Monitor, Wireless Touchpad and Samsung Smart TVs

Great deals on Dell S2440L 24" Monitor, Wireless Touchpad and Samsung Smart TVs

It's a new week and we've some great deals to report. First up is Dell's 24-inch S2440L 1080p LED-backlit Monitor bunlded with $100 eGift card for under $199 (effective final price is a shade under $99 assuming you use the gift card entirely). You can also get a 32" Samsung Series 5 LCD bundled with $125 eGift card for just $347.99! Don't...

Major US Tech Companies Google, Microsoft and Facebook No Worse for Wear After NSA Leaks

Major US Tech Companies Google, Microsoft and Facebook No Worse for Wear After NSA Leaks

Following the initial leaks against the NSA by Edward Snowden this past summer, there was speculation that what was being exposed would end up hurting the business of US-based tech companies overseas. It's easy to understand why - when it's discovered that a country has been literally spying on those in friendly countries, no one is going...

Developers Claim Xbox One Much Weaker Than PS4, We Evaluate The Evidence

Developers Claim Xbox One Much Weaker Than PS4, We Evaluate The Evidence

One of the ongoing debates between the Xbox One and PS4 revolves around the expected performance difference between the two consoles -- or lack thereof. According to Edge, developers have privately stated that the PS4 is significantly faster. A console agnostic game can, according to their sources, run at 30 FPS in 1920x1080 on the PS4, but...

Amazon's Early Shipments of Grand Theft Auto V in the U.K. is Another Kick in Rockstar's Gonads

Amazon's Early Shipments of Grand Theft Auto V in the U.K. is Another Kick in Rockstar's Gonads

For better or worse, the Internet has made it nearly impossible to keep a secret these days. Just ask Rockstar Games, the developer of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Despite a brilliant marketing strategy consisting of frequent but limited updates on the progress of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V), arguably the most anticipated game of 2013, spoilers...

Sprint Plans to Launch 'One Up' Early Upgrade Program for Smartphone Enthusiasts

Sprint Plans to Launch 'One Up' Early Upgrade Program for Smartphone Enthusiasts

Two years is an eternity in technology, especially when you're dealing with the fast moving mobile world in which today's smartphones are obsolete almost as quickly as you unwrap them. Nevertheless, two year service agreements in exchange for subsidized pricing are the norm, though more recently, wireless carriers in the U.S. have begun offering...

Nokia 108 Dual Sim Camera Phone Costs Just $29

Nokia 108 Dual Sim Camera Phone Costs Just $29

At a time when drool-worthy superphones are hitting the market, there’s also a trend toward very affordable handsets, as well. Nokia has most definitely been working in the former space, but it hasn’t forgotten the latter. The Nokia 108, which is also available with dual-SIM, is designed for people getting their first camera phone...

Garmin Forerunner Smartwatch Tells You When You're Doggin' It, When To Get It In Gear

Garmin Forerunner Smartwatch Tells You When You're Doggin' It, When To Get It In Gear

Speaking of smartwatches, there are already plenty of them out there (albeit not necessarily Android-based devices that answer your phone calls), and Garmin has a couple of new ones for athletes. The Forerunner 620 offers a host of features, including those that offer granular data about your runs, pace, heart rate, estimated volume of oxygen...

Hands and Eyes On The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality System

Hands and Eyes On The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality System

A year ago at PAX Prime 2012, the Oculus Rift was a fusion of electronics, barely more than an idea and literally held together with duct tape. Even then it delivered an impressive demo running a VR-optimized, playable version Id Software’s Doom 3. What a difference a year makes. This year PAX Prime 2013 Oculus VR had an entire booth...

Peter Molyneux's 'Godus' God Game Now On Steam Early Access

Peter Molyneux's 'Godus' God Game Now On Steam Early Access

Old school gamers can remember playing the part of God in the game Populous, a classic title developed by Peter Molyneux for Bullfrog way back in 1989. Sequels would follow and Molyneux would eventually win over a new generation of gamers to the god genre with the release of Black & White in 2001. Continuing with a favorite theme of his,...

Box Takes On Evernote and Google Docs With Box Notes

Box Takes On Evernote and Google Docs With Box Notes

Cloud storage provider Box has figured out a few things. Early on, it targeted businesses with its user-friendly service as well as consumers, and even as it continues to develop business-facing features, it hasn’t lost the appeal that makes the average consumer sign up for an account, as well. Box has also figured out that branching...

Leaked Photo Offers First Glimpse of Next Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

Leaked Photo Offers First Glimpse of Next Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet

Rumors of a new generation of Kindle Fire tablets are starting to heat up, and it's probably no coincidence that Amazon recently lowered the price of its popular tablet family. Amid all the chatter is the first real glimpse of what the next generation slate will look like. What's been leaked to the web is in all likelihood a press photo of...

What Microsoft’s ‘Cortana’ Needs To Do Better Than Siri

What Microsoft’s ‘Cortana’ Needs To Do Better Than Siri

With the introduction of iOS 7 later this week (at least into public hands), Siri is poised to exit "Beta." Finally, right? Of course, language learning takes time, and Siri has been ingesting queries for a long time now in order to improve her understanding of the human voice. Meanwhile, Google Now shipped for Jelly Bean devices, and arguably...

Microsoft Bans Consoles Running Leaked GTA V

Microsoft Bans Consoles Running Leaked GTA V

When Vine emerged in order to give digital junkies the ability to share their lives six seconds at a time, we knew some strange videos would eventually surface. But, we can't say we ever expected anyone to have so much ample time that they'd sit around recording clips of an unreleased video game, and then spewing them all over the Internet....

Netflix Uses Pirate Sites To Help Curate Popular Movies and TV Shows

Netflix Uses Pirate Sites To Help Curate Popular Movies and TV Shows

If you're in charge of figuring out what's popular in a given market, regardless of what topic you're dealing with, you're likely to go to a place where you know you'll easily accomplish that goal. Take for example the latest video games - if you own a store need to gauge how many copies of a particular title you should be bringing in, the...

EA Reveals Dates for Battlefield 4 Open Beta, Release on Next-gen Consoles

EA Reveals Dates for Battlefield 4 Open Beta, Release on Next-gen Consoles

Battlefield fans, rejoice: EA has just announced a couple of dates worth paying attention to. On October 1, the company will launch the game's open beta, affecting the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. By all appearances, no pre-order is required to gain access. As previously planned, the game will launch on October 29. Along with this news,...

Starting Soon, All Windows 8 Ultrabooks Will Have Touch Screen Displays

Starting Soon, All Windows 8 Ultrabooks Will Have Touch Screen Displays

Intel and Microsoft appear to be on the same page when it comes to touchscreen computing. With the launch of Windows 8 for x86 and Windows RT for ARM architectures, Microsoft made it crystal clear that touch navigation is the preferred method of getting around Windows, and rather than fight it, Intel jumped in Microsoft's corner and told its...

Grand Theft Auto V Set to Light Up Consoles Next Week, New Screen Shots

Grand Theft Auto V Set to Light Up Consoles Next Week, New Screen Shots

The biggest, most expansive installment of the hugely popular Grand Theft Auto series is set to debut next week on September 17th, 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game consoles. This is easily one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year and could end up being the biggest entertainment launch of 2013. One of the numbers floating...

Wrap That Rascal With A USB Condom

Wrap That Rascal With A USB Condom

Yep, a USB condom. That term is mostly a dose of marketing brilliance, which is to say that grabs your attention while also serving as an apt description of the product. A little company called int3.cc has developed a product—a USB condom—that blocks the data pins in your USB device while leaving the power pins free. Thus,...

CSS-Based Image Orientation Comes To Firefox 26

CSS-Based Image Orientation Comes To Firefox 26

The final build of Firefox 26 isn't yet available to the public, but those interested in Nightlies can tap into one interesting piece of code right now. Firefox 26 is set to support CSS Image Orientation -- a feature already supported by rival browsers Chrome and Safari, but only when the image is the top-level document, but not in HTML documents....

Sony's BRAVIA Smart Stick Offers Google TV In A Dongle

Sony's BRAVIA Smart Stick Offers Google TV In A Dongle

Don't look now, but Sony may be in the early stages of a renaissance. We wouldn't feel comfortable calling it a "comeback," but Sony definitely has fallen from its highest points of relevance. In the past few years, the company has taken full control over its mobile unit (producing a number of high-quality Xperia units), shown prowess in the...

Outlook.com Adds IMAP Support For Faster Synching

Outlook.com Adds IMAP Support For Faster Synching

It's hard to believe that this is a headline in 2013, given IMAP has been around for decades and is extremely useful, but when the company in question is wrapped into its own email protocol, it becomes a little less surprising. Simply put: If you use Outlook.com as your email provider, you now have the option of using IMAP, a protocol that...

Intel Acquires Natural Language Processing Startup Indisys To Bolster Perceptual Computing Efforts

Intel Acquires Natural Language Processing Startup Indisys To Bolster Perceptual Computing Efforts

When you think Intel, you probably think "CPU." You might also think "USB." But in truth, Intel does a lot more than invest in interconnectors and microprocessors, and increasingly, it is having to look towards entirely new pathways to success. The chip market just isn't as huge as it once was. Dell knows first-hand how tough it is to survive...

HTC America Lays Off 20 Percent of Workforce

HTC America Lays Off 20 Percent of Workforce

In the early days of Android, HTC practically had a license to print money. We don't mean that literally, mind you, but quarter after quarter, HTC's revenues and profits continued to soar as it capitalized on what was fast becoming the most popular mobile operating system the world had ever seen. Certainly the landscape is different now, and...

T-Mobile Stretches 4G LTE Network to 154 Markets, Leapfrogs Ahead of Sprint

T-Mobile Stretches 4G LTE Network to 154 Markets, Leapfrogs Ahead of Sprint

T-Mobile showed up a wee bit late to the 4G LTE party, having first launched its LTE network in barely more than half a dozen markets six months ago. Making up for lost time, the fourth largest wireless carrier in the U.S. announced that its 4G LTE network now reaches 180 million people in 154 metro areas across the country.. This is on top...

Sixense Developing STEM Wireless Modular Motion Tracking System, VR Continues To Trend

Sixense Developing STEM Wireless Modular Motion Tracking System, VR Continues To Trend

We feel like we’ve said it recently, but this has been a good year for virtual reality and gaming. For example, the Oculus Rift is rolling, and we’ve seen additional innovations from the likes of Omni, with its omni-directional treadmill and Atlas, a project designed to use Oculus Rift to turn any room into a holodeck....

Coder Makes It Easy To Create "Web Stuff" For Raspberry Pi

Coder Makes It Easy To Create "Web Stuff" For Raspberry Pi

Anything that helps those of all ages learn a new skill without spending a lot of cash is great; anything that helps people learn a skill such as coding is extraordinary. Such is Coder, a project developed by a small group of Googlers that offers a simple way to turn a Raspberry Pi into a little web server and also build apps on it, within...

Free $200 Gift Card with Dell Inspiron 15R & 17R Haswell Laptops

Free $200 Gift Card with Dell Inspiron 15R & 17R Haswell Laptops

Thanks for tuning in to our weekend edition of the web's hottest deals. Topping this weekend's offers is free $200 gift card offer on latest Dell Inspiron 15R/17R Laptops powered by 4th-generation Core i7 "Haswell" chips. Each priced at $939.99, effective final price is just $739.99 assuming you use the gift card entirely towards a future...

Intel Shows 14nm Broadwell Consuming 30% Less Power Than 22nm Haswell

Intel Shows 14nm Broadwell Consuming 30% Less Power Than 22nm Haswell

As expected, IDF13’s day two keynote was mostly about Bay Trail and Intel’s continued push into thinner, lighter, and smaller, mobile devices. The keynote was handled by a trio of execs, Douglas Fisher, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Software and Services Group. Herman Eul, Corporate Vice President and...

NSA Allegedly Ran Spoofs To Disguise Itself As Google To Spy On People

NSA Allegedly Ran Spoofs To Disguise Itself As Google To Spy On People

The train carrying a vast amount of NSA confidential information continues to trek along today, with a revelation that the government agency conducted man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks involving a couple of the Web's largest companies. Falling under the guise of "FLYING PIG", one of the main traffic sources to intercept was Google, and the...

Samsung Has Big Plans for Tizen OS, Including TVs in 2014

Samsung Has Big Plans for Tizen OS, Including TVs in 2014

Given the success Samsung has had with Android, it's not really surprising that it isn't pushing its own Tizen operating system (co-developed with Intel) as aggressively as it could be. This might even be the first you've heard of Tizen, which is a Linux-based OS designed for a range of devices, including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, in-vehicle...

SanDisk Develops World's First 256GB CompactFlash Memory Card Optimized for 4K Video

SanDisk Develops World's First 256GB CompactFlash Memory Card Optimized for 4K Video

Fair warning to penny pinching shoppers and budget buyers, continuing to read beyond this point could put your wallet in a state of shock and/or cause you to fall out of your chair. Disclaimer aside, SanDisk this week announced the availability of its 256GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash memory card, purportedly the world's first high-capacity,...

Microsoft To Tap Halo Franchise With 'Cortana' Siri Competitive Assistant For Windows Phone

Microsoft To Tap Halo Franchise With 'Cortana' Siri Competitive Assistant For Windows Phone

After a leaked screenshot of a Nokia Lumia 920 running Windows Phone 8.1 showed, among other things, an app called “zCortana”, many speculated that Microsoft was developing a personal digital assistant in the vein of Siri. Nothing has happened since then to change that perception, and in fact whispers, rumors, and photos indicate...

Rewind: Cassette Tape Turns 50 Years Old Today, Still Enjoying Retirement

Rewind: Cassette Tape Turns 50 Years Old Today, Still Enjoying Retirement

Historians can argue the exact date of the compact cassette tape's birth, but as far as Philips is concerned, it was on this day in 1963 when the company first launched the format at its headquarters in Amsterdam. It's hard to believe it's been that long, but that makes the compact cassette 50 years old today. "This month, Philips, the innovator...

Crowdfunding Paradigm Breaks PayPal, Company Vows To Adjust

Crowdfunding Paradigm Breaks PayPal, Company Vows To Adjust

If you’ve read this site even casually lately, you know that crowdfunding is here in force. Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo offer entrepreneurs, startups, and otherwise unfunded techies with a prototype and a dream the chance to engage the world and excite backers to front some money for their projects. It’s a powerful, grassroots...

Apple iPhone 5C Now Available to Pre-Order, iPhone 5S Next Week

Apple iPhone 5C Now Available to Pre-Order, iPhone 5S Next Week

Night owls got first dibs on Apple's newly launched iPhone 5C smartphone, which became available to pre-order at 12:01 AM PT  (3:01 AM ET). As of the time of this writing, there's no shortage of iPhone 5C devices to go around; Apple's still quoting a delivery a date of September 20, 2013, the same day you'll be able to waltz into an Apple...

Gold Rush? HTC One May Come In Gold To Match iPhone 5S

Gold Rush? HTC One May Come In Gold To Match iPhone 5S

The HTC One is a nice-looking phone (our review here), and it’s shown up in black, red, blue, and sexy silver, but now HTC’s flagship phone may be donning a more audacious gown. According to leaked photos from Sina Weibo (it’s behind a login screen), there may be a gold-colored HTC One in the works, as well. Yes, gold, just...

Microsoft Wants You to Trade in Your iPad for Big Discounts on Surface

Microsoft Wants You to Trade in Your iPad for Big Discounts on Surface

Microsoft is banking on disgruntled iPad owners to help the company clear out its stockpile of unsold Surface tablets before the launch of Surface 2. How so, you ask? By offering to buy your Apple tablet. Bring your "gently used" iPad 2, iPad 3, or iPad 4 to one of Microsoft's brick-and-mortar retail locations and trade it in for a minimum...

Google Releases Comprehensive Report Detailing Its Anti-Piracy Fight:  RIAA Promptly Dismisses It

Google Releases Comprehensive Report Detailing Its Anti-Piracy Fight: RIAA Promptly Dismisses It

Google has released a 26-page report detailing how it strives to balance the rights of copyright owners against fair use policies and individual users. The search giant has come under increasing fire from copyright owners over the past few years, and faced repeated accusations that it earns enormous amounts of money from the ads that run on...

AT&T Reveals iPhone 5s & 5c Pricing  for 2-year Contracts and its 'Next' Service

AT&T Reveals iPhone 5s & 5c Pricing for 2-year Contracts and its 'Next' Service

Just in the nick of time, AT&T has unveiled its iPhone 5c & 5s pricing, both for a 2-year contract and the company's 'Next' service. For the most part, the pricing seen here is expected, although a mention of the 4S being available under contract for $0.99 does contrast a bit with the "FREE" mention on Apple's own site - though we'd...

Surround Sound And Noise Cancelling Pioneer Ray Dolby, Passes Away At 80

Surround Sound And Noise Cancelling Pioneer Ray Dolby, Passes Away At 80

In the world of high-profile audio, you can easily count the names that everyone knows: Bose, Shure, Pioneer, Sony, Dolby, and perhaps just a handful of others. Sadly, a pioneer in the world of audio has passed away this week, with Ray Dolby leaving behind his wife and two sons at the age of 80. Ray Dolby fired up Dolby Laboratories in 1965,...

Twitter Follows Facebook Down Wall Street, Announces IPO Plans

Twitter Follows Facebook Down Wall Street, Announces IPO Plans

Another week, another tech-related IPO. While Facebook's stock has been on a long, mostly downward ride since its IPO, it recently surged past its initial offering price. Soon after, its archrival in the social networking space has decided to pull the trigger as well. Recently valued at over $10 billion, Twitter has announced today that it...

Price Drops on Dell XPS 12 Convertible Tablet, Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop & More

Price Drops on Dell XPS 12 Convertible Tablet, Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop & More

It's another great day for deals on hot tech, fresh from the LogicBuy labs. Starting things off is the lowest price yet on previous-gen Dell XPS 12 Core i5 1080p convertible tablet as part of a clearance sale, marked down to just $939.99. You can also get the very capable Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G phone on Virgin Mobile with no contract for...

Walmart Selling iPhone 5S for $189, iPhone 5C For $79

Walmart Selling iPhone 5S for $189, iPhone 5C For $79

Not feeling Apple's suggested pricing for its latest iPhones? If you can stomach a trip to Walmart, you'll be able to score the 5C for $79 (-$20 SRP) and the 5S for $189 (-$10 SRP). This pricing is of course made possible thanks to contracts; going with either Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, you'll be locked-in for 2 years. Already in a contract?...

Yahoo Soars to 800 Million Active Users Under Marissa Mayer's Leadership

Yahoo Soars to 800 Million Active Users Under Marissa Mayer's Leadership

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer has proven to be a spark plug for the site and brand. Before she accepted the position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yahoo, the site was struggling to stay relevant and trying to figure out how best to market to its brand. Now two years later, Yahoo monthly active users are up 20 percent to 800 million around...

botObjects Demos Amazing Full-Color 3D Printer Prototype

botObjects Demos Amazing Full-Color 3D Printer Prototype

Back in April, botObjects sent word that it was developing a full-color 3D printer called the ProDesk3D, a device that would use a 5-color PLA cartridge to print mulitcolored items and offer a huge array of color options. At the time, there wasn’t apparently a working prototype, and preorders weren’t even available for two months...

Tablet Shipments Expected to Skip Past Desktop and Notebook PCs Combined in Q4 and Beyond

Tablet Shipments Expected to Skip Past Desktop and Notebook PCs Combined in Q4 and Beyond

If Old MacDonald really did own a farm, there would be a tap-tap here, a tap-tap there, here a tap, there a tap, everywhere a tap-tap, because quite frankly, you can't escape the tablet frenzy. That doesn't mean the desktop is dead by any means -- try doing high-level CAD work on an iPad, for instance -- but demand is so high for these portable...

Dell Approves $24.9 Billion Buyout, Hands Reigns Back To Founder Michael Dell

Dell Approves $24.9 Billion Buyout, Hands Reigns Back To Founder Michael Dell

After a drawn-out struggle that saw billionaire investor Carl Icahn fight against it (a struggle he eventually gave up on earlier this week), Michael Dell will buy out Dell for $24.9 billion. The company’s founder has now successfully taken his company private again. The deal will be for $13.75 per share with a 13-cent-per-share dividend,...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Updates Supposed to Fix 14 Flaws, Causes Headaches Instead

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Updates Supposed to Fix 14 Flaws, Causes Headaches Instead

Microsoft may need to take yet another mulligan on more Patch Tuesday updates that, for some, are causing more problems than they purport to fix. The latest round of updates were supposed to address 14 security flaws, though some users are complaining that certain patches are causing weird and frustrating problems. According to InfoWorld,...

4K Blu-ray Optical Disc Technology to Support 100GB Capacities

4K Blu-ray Optical Disc Technology to Support 100GB Capacities

It seems like the tech industry at large has its collective head stuck in the cloud these days, but don't forget about optical storage. Though there hasn't yet been an official announcement, there's reason to believe that the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is close to revealing the next generation 4K Blu-ray Disc format, which could hold at...

Conan Takes Hilarious Poke At Gold iPhone – Gold Is Best

Conan Takes Hilarious Poke At Gold iPhone – Gold Is Best

When Apple announced its new iPhones and produced a gold-colored version of the iPhone 5S, We were pretty sure we weren’t the only ones who cringed. Gold? Really? We’re going to have to see people walking around with gold-colored iPhones, pretending to be rich and classy from now on? (It’s a virtual certainty, for instance,...

Samsung Planning 64-bit Competitive Chip to Apple A7 But Do You Believe the 64-bit Hype?

Samsung Planning 64-bit Competitive Chip to Apple A7 But Do You Believe the 64-bit Hype?

Go ahead and credit Apple with blazing a trail to 64-bit processing in the smartphone sector -- that's fair, considering the recently announced iPhone 5S is the first smartphone to boast a 64-bit System-on-Chip (SoC) -- just don't expect its competitors to sit idly by. Just the opposite, Samsung confirmed it's also planning to make the leap...

AMD Shows Off New APU Powered Devices and Kaveri System With Oculus Rift Attached

AMD Shows Off New APU Powered Devices and Kaveri System With Oculus Rift Attached

Although IDF13 is a decidedly Intel-centric event each year (obviously), it doesn’t stop numerous companies from camping out at nearby venues to steal away travelling tech journalists for a few moments of face time. Traditionally, AMD is one of those companies, and as you have probably guessed by now, we stopped in to see what AMD...

Asus Interview at IDF13, Rampage IV Extreme – Black X79 Motherboard Revealed

Asus Interview at IDF13, Rampage IV Extreme – Black X79 Motherboard Revealed

Asus, Corsair, and Intel held a joint event in the Four Seasons hotel yesterday, near the Moscone Center in San Francisco where IDF13 is currently taking place. During the event, the three companies outlined the many advances they’ve all made over the last few years and some well-known overclockers took products from each company—namely...

TiVo Shifts The DVR Experience Into The Cloud

TiVo Shifts The DVR Experience Into The Cloud

Like it or not, the cloud is the future. So, you best get an Internet connection (and perhaps a data plan) to deal with it. While local storage will always have its place, being instantly accessible anywhere where there's an Internet connection obviously has its benefits. Now, the biggest name in recording television has debuted its Network...

Alienware Aurora Now Powered by Intel's Ivy Bridge-E CPU Range

Alienware Aurora Now Powered by Intel's Ivy Bridge-E CPU Range

Are the days of the desktop numbered? Perhaps, but if there's one group that'll keep it alive, it's the hardcore gaming crowd. For those who simply cannot be without the latest and greatest pushing the newest titles out of their Steam library, Alienware has updated its Aurora gaming desktop this week. Starting now, gamers can build one with...

Meet the Asus Transformer Book T100, a Two-in-One Ultraportable Traversing Intel's Bay Trail Platform

Meet the Asus Transformer Book T100, a Two-in-One Ultraportable Traversing Intel's Bay Trail Platform

Asus is certainly making its presence known at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco this week. One of the more exciting announcements to come out of the Asus camp is that of the company's new mobile products built around Intel's Bay Trail platform, including the Transformer Book T100 with detachable display. "The Asus Transformer...

Sights From The IDF13 Tech Showcase: DDR4 Galore, Gigabyte BRIX, and More

Sights From The IDF13 Tech Showcase: DDR4 Galore, Gigabyte BRIX, and More

We spent a little time checking out the Technology Showcase at IDF13 and spotted a number of cool pieces of hardware on the show floor we thought you’d like to check out. It seemed a number of popular memory manufacturers all got the same memo, as Crucial, Kingston and G.SKILL were all showing off DDR4 memory modules in their...

Here Come The Chromebooks: Intel Haswell Chips Power Offerings From Acer, ASUS, HP, And Toshiba

Here Come The Chromebooks: Intel Haswell Chips Power Offerings From Acer, ASUS, HP, And Toshiba

News from Intel (and Google) today includes an announcement that more Chromebooks on on their way to market packing Intel’s Haswell processors. The new chips are designed to consume less power, thus preserving battery life for an all-day charge, while still offering better overall performance. Google notes that there are schools in over...

Huge savings on Logitech Harmony Touch Remote, Dell P2714H IPS Monitor, and More

Huge savings on Logitech Harmony Touch Remote, Dell P2714H IPS Monitor, and More

Thanks for tuning in to another edition of HOTHardware deals from across the web. Leading today's top deals is one of the lowest prices on Logitech's Harmony Touch remote (manufacturer refurbished). You'll also find a great deal on the 27-inch Dell P2714H IPS Monitor and a rare stackable $50 coupon on the newest Alienware Gaming Laptop. Deals:...

Valve Announces Steam Family Sharing For Game Libraries

Valve Announces Steam Family Sharing For Game Libraries

Steam has taken the gaming world by storm, and in more ways than one, has shaped how the digital distribution model impacts our lives. Gamers in particular have a lot to appreciate about Steam, but there's been one major point of trouble: sharing. Now, Steam is addressing it, with the introduction of Family Sharing. The service claims that...

Jimmy Kimmel Pranks the Public by Presenting iPad Mini as the New iPhone

Jimmy Kimmel Pranks the Public by Presenting iPad Mini as the New iPhone

There were rumors Apple would release a larger size iPhone during yesterday's press event, and it would make sense for Apple to offer a bigger model to compete with all the Android devices wielding screens between 4.5 inches and 5 inches, give or take a fraction of an inch. Well, Apple stuck with the 4-inch form factor yet again for both its...

Apple TV Software Update Reportedly Launching Same Day As iOS 7

Apple TV Software Update Reportedly Launching Same Day As iOS 7

Although it went unmentioned in yesterday’s Apple hoopla, there’s reportedly an Apple TV software update coming from Cupertino, and it will land the same day as iOS 7, on September 18th. Of all of Apple’s products, Apple TV probably gets the least attention, but according to AllThingsD, this update will bring with it some...

Betting On Bay Trail: Intel's Atom Overhaul Tested

Betting On Bay Trail: Intel's Atom Overhaul Tested

Today, for the first time since Atom first debuted, Intel is launching an updated version of the Atom core that does more than integrate additional function blocks and lower power consumption. The tablet iteration of the new SoC is called Bay Trail, and it's aimed at the red-hot tablet and handheld market currently occupied by various chips...

Phonebloks Portends An Enthusiast-Class Modular Hardware Future For Smartphones

Phonebloks Portends An Enthusiast-Class Modular Hardware Future For Smartphones

The maker space has seen its share of modular hardware projects, to be sure, (including ones pertaining to handsets), but one Dave Hakkens is looking to push things even further with Phonebloks, which is essentially a set of modules that create a complete smartphone when combined. The idea is that a handset can be broken down into individual...

A Look Inside Motorola's Texas Moto X Plant With Google Street View

A Look Inside Motorola's Texas Moto X Plant With Google Street View

It’s just a publicity stunt, but like any great publicity stunt, this one is worth buying into: Google used Street View to map out the Moto X factory in Texas, offering a long look at the facility in lovely, full screen glory. The plant, which officially launched yesterday, promises that it can crank out up to tens of millions of units...

Trading Up to the iPhone 5S? Walmart Will Pay $300 for Your iPhone 5

Trading Up to the iPhone 5S? Walmart Will Pay $300 for Your iPhone 5

Apple's yearly release cycle makes it expensive to always have the latest and greatest iOS smartphone available when you're trying to juggle a two-year service agreement, but you're not totally out of luck. If you're tempted to upgrade to the iPhone 5S because of its 64-bit A7 processor but are stuck with an iPhone 5, you can go the usual...

Toys R Us Starts Taking Pre-orders on $150 Tabeo e2 Android Tablet for Kids

Toys R Us Starts Taking Pre-orders on $150 Tabeo e2 Android Tablet for Kids

Android tablet prices have fallen considerably in the past year, and we're at the point where a low price tag doesn't automatically denote a crappy slate. Such is the case with the Tabeo e2, a new 8-inch tablet designed for kids that costs just $150. Toys R Us is taking pre-orders on the device right now and will start shipping out orders...

Motorola Says Moto X is Profitable, Shipping 100,000 Units a Week Out of Texas Plant

Motorola Says Moto X is Profitable, Shipping 100,000 Units a Week Out of Texas Plant

The Moto X is the first smartphone to be produced in a manufacturing facility located in the U.S., which means there are certain implications to how well it does or does not sell. It's still early, but according to Motorola, it's making a profit on the modest number of Moto X handset it produces and sells from its Texas plant. In an interview...

Cota Wireless Charging Technology Charges Your Device In A 30 Foot Radius

Cota Wireless Charging Technology Charges Your Device In A 30 Foot Radius

I think it's safe to say that a generally agreed-upon thing in tech is that cords suck. You might have way too many of them to deal with, or you might be tired of plugging one in the wrong way all the time (I'm looking at you, USB). It's for these reasons that wireless power is an interesting topic, and while there have been some solutions...

Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops Get Down to Business with Better Battery Life, Thinner Designs, High Res Displays

Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops Get Down to Business with Better Battery Life, Thinner Designs, High Res Displays

It was a long road to the top for Lenovo, the world's largest PC maker in terms of market share, and it got there by focusing on features customers want. If Lenovo's going to retain its crown, it will have to continue listening to its customers, and in fact that's exactly what the company claims inspired new enhancements to its ThinkPad performance...

HP Merges Ultrabook And Workstation In ZBook Laptop

HP Merges Ultrabook And Workstation In ZBook Laptop

What do you get when you combine an Ultrabook and a mobile workstation? HP's newest laptop, that's what. The new ZBook 14 is an interesting mix -- a clash of cultures, if you will. The three new ZBook's (there's a 15" and 17" model available as well) feature Haswell CPUs, graphics chips from AMD and NVIDIA, and rugged shells. Plus, the ZBook...

AT&T Completes $1.9 Billion Spectrum Purchase From Verizon To Improve LTE Service

AT&T Completes $1.9 Billion Spectrum Purchase From Verizon To Improve LTE Service

By and large, AT&T's LTE expansion efforts have lagged behind those put forth by Verizon Wireless. But when it all comes down, a lot of has to do with spectrum. Those who have plenty of it, have plenty of opportunities to blanket areas. Those without it, starve. Now, AT&T has announced that it has made final a $1.9 billion spectrum...

Best deals on Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p Gaming Laptop, Samsung 840 EVO SSD, More

Best deals on Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p Gaming Laptop, Samsung 840 EVO SSD, More

Welcome to the latest installment of our collection of best deals. Topping our big discount chart today is a huge coupon for cheapest Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p Gaming Laptop. We also found a super-hot deal on Dell's 29" Panoramic LCD monitor under $535! Don't miss the price drop on the 500GB Samsung 840 EVO Solid State Drive. Scroll down to check...

Head-Shot: Call of Duty Ghosts Single Player Game Play Trailer Breaks Cover

Head-Shot: Call of Duty Ghosts Single Player Game Play Trailer Breaks Cover

As nutty as it may seem, the thing I get most excited about whenever the latest Call of Duty drops is the single-player campaign. I know - I should be ashamed. While many consider the story to be the weakest part of any CoD, I eat it up, and given the fact that no CoD has failed to keep me engaged, I have rather high expectations for Ghosts....

Intel Demos 14nm Broadwell Processor, World's First 22nm Smartphone and Unveils Quark X1000 SoC Open Architecture at IDF13

Intel Demos 14nm Broadwell Processor, World's First 22nm Smartphone and Unveils Quark X1000 SoC Open Architecture at IDF13

You might be also interested in: Betting On Bay Trail: Intel's Atom Overhaul Tested Intel’s newly appointed CEO, Brian Krzanich and President Renee James kicked off this year’s Intel Developers Forum with an opening keynote that laid out the company’s plans for 2014 and beyond. They spoke of industry trends in general, about...

Apple Officially Unwraps Plastic iPhone 5C, Aluminum iPhone 5S, and iOS 7

Apple Officially Unwraps Plastic iPhone 5C, Aluminum iPhone 5S, and iOS 7

Whether it's intentional or not, Apple's pretty bad about keeping secrets related to new product releases, so much of what you read here will essentially boil down to recaps and confirmation of past rumors and speculation. That said, the Cupertino outfit today announced two new iPhone models, the high-end iPhone 5S made of anodized aluminum,...

Is Verizon Trying to Kill Net Neutrality?

Is Verizon Trying to Kill Net Neutrality?

As hard as it is to believe that such a fight could even exist, it looks like the courts are beginning to side with the likes of Verizon in the belief that ISPs should have the right to discriminate against websites. Net neutrality, a simple principle that states that the Internet should be "open" is at risk of becoming a moot point, nothing...

PengPod Announces Dual-Booting Linux Tablet, Crowdfunding To Take Next Step

PengPod Announces Dual-Booting Linux Tablet, Crowdfunding To Take Next Step

We’ve heard from PengPod before, and we’ve seen that the company has tried to raise funds for its products via Indiegogo before. The company is back (and is renamed “PengPod” after its flagship product) with a new dual-booting tablet, the PengPod 1040. The PengPod 1040 is a 9.7-inch device that boasts a 2048x1536 IPS...

Google to Thwart NSA Data Spying with Better Encryption Methods

Google to Thwart NSA Data Spying with Better Encryption Methods

It was bad enough to find out about the NSA's PRISM program and all the companies that are involved, but in another blow to privacy, it was recently revealed that the NSA has cracked key encryption algorithms that formerly protected the Internet at large. It's part of the reason why Google is busy building better encryption methods. Google's...

Study Finds Heavy Facebook Users and Women More Subject To Spam and Phishing Exploits

Study Finds Heavy Facebook Users and Women More Subject To Spam and Phishing Exploits

A study from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University examining the factors that cause people to be more susceptible to phishing attacks found strong correlations between gender, certain personality traits, and openness orientation to social networking and being more vulnerable to such an attack. The three authors of the study, which...

Cisco to Acquire Flash Storage Player Whiptail for $415 Million

Cisco to Acquire Flash Storage Player Whiptail for $415 Million

Cisco has never been bashful about acquiring companies even though it doesn't always work out (after acquiring Linksys, it was later sold to Belkin, for example). In it's latest move to beef up its portfolio, Cisco today announced its intention to acquire Whiptail for $415 million in cash. Whiptail primarily focuses on software to manage cloud-based...

Top Investors Urge Microsoft to Consider Ford Co-CEO Alan Mulally and CSC CEO Mike Lawrie as Ballmer’s Replacement

Top Investors Urge Microsoft to Consider Ford Co-CEO Alan Mulally and CSC CEO Mike Lawrie as Ballmer’s Replacement

Former Nokia chief Stephen Elop has emerged as the odds-on frontrunner to replace Steve Ballmer at Microsoft, and while that may very well come to fruition, there are other candidates worth considering. Two of them include Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences Corp's (CSC) CEO Mike Lawrie. Citing "several sources familiar with...

Review: Zotac ZBOX ID89 Plus Mini PC with Intel's Core i5

Review: Zotac ZBOX ID89 Plus Mini PC with Intel's Core i5

Desktops are evolving, getting smaller and less intrusive. Zotac is a company that's been at the forefront of this evolution by offering up a constantly expanding line of small form factor (SFF) mini PCs that have grown more powerful with each new generation. The compromise between raw performance and power efficiency lessens with each advance...

Sony Unveils PlayStation Vita TV Low-Cost Mini Console Streamer

Sony Unveils PlayStation Vita TV Low-Cost Mini Console Streamer

Sony made several announcements about new and updated products, including confirming that the U.S. release of the PlayStation 4 is November 15th and that the mobile PlayStation Vita is getting a refreshed look, but the big news concerned a small streaming micro console called the PlayStation Vita TV. The device has several roles in the home...

Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa Set to Utilize All Eight Cores Simultaneously with HMP

Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa Set to Utilize All Eight Cores Simultaneously with HMP

Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa processor is the first eight-core chip for smartphones, but it's always been a little deceiving to refer to it as a true eight-core part. That's because not all eight cores fire up at the same time. Instead, the more powerful quad-core ARM Cortex A15 cores handle CPU intensive tasks while the less powerful (and more...

Latest Industry Report Suggests Console Gaming Is Virtually Doomed

Latest Industry Report Suggests Console Gaming Is Virtually Doomed

It's common knowledge that game console and game sales have been in a serious slump this year. According to conventional wisdom, this is part of the console refresh cycle -- sales of older hardware falls off as customers await new products, even when manufacturers are publicly committed to long life cycles for current generation hardware....

Yahoo Screen App Brings More Content To Your Fingertips

Yahoo Screen App Brings More Content To Your Fingertips

While Yahoo's logo didn't draw too much (any?) applause, the company's refined mobile apps have been nearly universally praised. Now, it's branching out into yet another sector: the second screen. Yahoo Screen is a new iOS app, which Yahoo says is designed to bring a "simple, intuitive experience that turns your finger into a remote control....

Microsoft Not Giving Up On Surface, Plans Launch Event For September 23 in NYC

Microsoft Not Giving Up On Surface, Plans Launch Event For September 23 in NYC

Despite taking a monumental $900 million inventory charge for unsold Surface RT units, Microsoft is committed to seeing the Surface plan through... at least for one more generation. It's not news that the original Surface has had quite a time gaining traction with the iPad still soaking up market share, but unlike the Kin, Microsoft's not...

Free gift cards on Dell U3014 & P2314T Monitors, XPS 12 Coupon, and More

Free gift cards on Dell U3014 & P2314T Monitors, XPS 12 Coupon, and More

It's a new week and that means we have a collection of hot deals to start your week off. Leading today's compilation are some great deals on Dell Monitors - free $300 gift card on Dell U3014 UltraSharp Monitor and $150 gift card on 23" P2314T Multi-touch Monitor. We also found a rare $60 coupon on base configuration of just-refreshed XPS 12...

Microsoft Caves and Releases Windows 8.1 to Developers

Microsoft Caves and Releases Windows 8.1 to Developers

Given the fact that one of the key components of potential success for Microsoft's Windows 8 app store is developers, you'd think that the company would be giving them as early access to its next major update as possible. Somehow, the company didn't see it that way, and thus severely limited access to the release candidate build of 8.1. After...

NVIDIA Tegra TAB Device Passes Through FCC Packing Stylus And Tegra 4 Chip

NVIDIA Tegra TAB Device Passes Through FCC Packing Stylus And Tegra 4 Chip

The NVIDIA P1640 tablet appears to have a real product name--the NVIDIA Tegra TAB--and it’s made an appearance at the FCC. Documents show that the 7-inch device sports a variant of the Tegra 4 chip (T4OS-A2) and comes with a stylus--or at least, the “Premium Model” will. The Tegra TAB also comes loaded with the standard spate...

Futuremark’s 3DMark Now Available For Both iOS And Android, Compare Performance Across Mobile Devices

Futuremark’s 3DMark Now Available For Both iOS And Android, Compare Performance Across Mobile Devices

Earlier this year, Futuremark launched a version of its 3DMark benchmark that would run on PCs, notebooks, and mobile devices alike. Some mobile users could run the tests using 3Dmark for Android, and now there’s an iOS app, as well. 3Dmark for iOS lets users test and directly compare performance on iPads, iPhones, and even iPod touches....

Several Non-Blurry Photos Purportedly Show 5th Generation iPad Chassis

Several Non-Blurry Photos Purportedly Show 5th Generation iPad Chassis

In just a couple of days, Apple will unveil its next generation iPhone products. Rumor has it Apple is planning to launch a faster flagship phone with an upgraded processor, improved camera, and fingerprint reader for security, plus a lower-cost iPhone model made of polycarbonate plastic. We'll find out soon enough, but in the meantime, frequent...

HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks 9/9/2013: Ivy Bridge-E, Samsung's Galaxy Gear, Note 3, SSD Overclocking, External Storage Round-Up and More!

HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks 9/9/2013: Ivy Bridge-E, Samsung's Galaxy Gear, Note 3, SSD Overclocking, External Storage Round-Up and More!

In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss our External Storage Round-Up, Intel's new Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E flagship processor, Samsung's Unpacked event with the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1, Intel SSD Overclocking and yep, you guessed it -- more! 1:02 --...

CyberPowerPC Lays Claim To Thinnest 17-Inch Gaming Notebook

CyberPowerPC Lays Claim To Thinnest 17-Inch Gaming Notebook

We’re used to seeing gaming notebooks that resemble a portable device only insofar as they have a lid that closes, as all those killer components tend to make the units heavy and bulky, but we’re starting to see gaming notebooks that somehow pack in impressive specs in a svelte form factor. Such is the case with CyberPowerPC’s...

Google Revises Settlement Offer in EU Antitrust Probe, Hopes to Avoid $5 Billion Fine

Google Revises Settlement Offer in EU Antitrust Probe, Hopes to Avoid $5 Billion Fine

Google may have more money than it knows what to do with, but that doesn't mean it's willing to pay a potential $5 billion fine without putting up a fight. That's the upper amount the Mountain View company faces as European Union regulators continue their antitrust probe into how Google operates its search services. In an attempt to settle...

Carl Icahn Waves the White Flag, Will Stop Wrestling for Control of Dell

Carl Icahn Waves the White Flag, Will Stop Wrestling for Control of Dell

Barring anything unexpected, Michael Dell is almost assured to gain control of the company he founded and take it private following a shareholder vote later this week. Michael had originally proposed a $24.4 billion buyout offer for the world's third largest PC maker, but things hit a snag when some began to question Dell's overall value....

Dell Brings QHD+ Panel And WiGig Docking Station Support To New Precision Notebooks

Dell Brings QHD+ Panel And WiGig Docking Station Support To New Precision Notebooks

While some consumers are passing right over the laptop en route to their next tablet, Dell realizes that the world still has plenty of professionals who need high-specced machines in order to get real work done on the go. Hence, the introduction of the new Precision M4800 and M6800. With these new mobile workstations, Dell becomes the first...

LG Display Embeds Intel WiDi Tech Directly Into 23.8-Inch LCD Monitor

LG Display Embeds Intel WiDi Tech Directly Into 23.8-Inch LCD Monitor

Intel's Wireless Display technology, also known as WiDi, hasn't exactly taken off the way Bluetooth has, but it's still a blossoming protocol that has the chance to eliminate wire usage in the display market. More and more laptops are shipping with WiDi support from the factory, and now, LG Display has developed the world's first WiDi-enabled...

Intel Announces New Business-Oriented SSD Pro 1500 Family, Supports New DevSleep Power Saving Mode

Intel Announces New Business-Oriented SSD Pro 1500 Family, Supports New DevSleep Power Saving Mode

Intel has announced a new family of SSD hardware aimed at business deployments with support for 256-bit AES encryption, the Trusted Computing Group's Opal management specification, and support for the vPro features inside Haswell. This last is a bit of an inaccuracy -- while the new drives do apparently support some vPro capabilities for remote...

Amazon Addresses Free Smartphone Rumor, Says Nothing Planned for 2013

Amazon Addresses Free Smartphone Rumor, Says Nothing Planned for 2013

Every so often a rumor pops up suggesting Amazon is working on its own brand smartphone, and one of these times, it's likely to be true. After all, the online retailer has had tremendous success in tablets, and though the smartphone sector is arguably more competitive, a company like Amazon has the savvy to pull it off, especially if it were...

Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD Kit Paves a Path to 500GB Android Tablets

Seagate Ultra Mobile HDD Kit Paves a Path to 500GB Android Tablets

Tablets are crazy popular, there's no arguing that. At the same time, they're also incredibly gimped in terms of storage capacity when compared to full fledged desktops and notebooks, and though putting data in the cloud helps address this discrepancy, that won't do you a lick of good during an Internet outage. At some point, tablets have...

No, Smartwatches Aren't Going To Displace Smartphones -- Or Anything Else

No, Smartwatches Aren't Going To Displace Smartphones -- Or Anything Else

Last week, Samsung and Qualcomm both launched their own smartwatch products -- Samsung with its Galaxy Gear, and Qualcomm with the Toq. Early coverage on the hardware has been mixed, but that hasn't stopped an explosion of hyperbole, including the laughable idea that smart watches are going to replace smartphones. At first glance, there seems...

Plug-in Free Professional Quality Video and Audio Coming to IE11 via HTML5

Plug-in Free Professional Quality Video and Audio Coming to IE11 via HTML5

Internet Explorer 11 is being packed into and rolled out with Windows 8.1, though you can already check out a pre-release version in the Windows 8.1 Developer Preview as well as on Windows 7. Should you do that, you'll discover that IE11 is capable of plug-in free audio and video streaming based on the latest HTML5 code, which Microsoft claims...

Microsoft to Drop Xbox 360 Support in 3 Years

Microsoft to Drop Xbox 360 Support in 3 Years

The Xbox One looks on paper to be a worthy successor to the Xbox 360, though some may find the console cost prohibitive with a starting price tag of $500. That's especially true if you just dropped a chunk a change on an Xbox 360 bundle. That's fine, you don't need to rush out and buy an Xbox One on day of release if you don't want to, though...

Ballmer Takes A Header At Nokia Deal Meeting, Coffee Table Ejected From Conference Room

Ballmer Takes A Header At Nokia Deal Meeting, Coffee Table Ejected From Conference Room

On Labor Day, Microsoft and Nokia issued a press release confirming that Nokia's devices division was being wholly acquired by Microsoft. It was a fairly short release, and just like that, it was done. But here's the thing: while it was easy to announce, it took a ton of work to get where we are today. The New York Times has a report outlining...

Amidst User Feedback, Facebook Delays Privacy Policy Update

Amidst User Feedback, Facebook Delays Privacy Policy Update

Years ago, privacy never stuck me as being a truly hot topic online, and if there's a reason for that, it's likely because many of us didn't realize the extent that some companies go to, to make it almost nonexistent. As has been proven time and time again, your privacy online is almost nil if you make use of any social networking site, but...

Google Attorneys Argue For Right To Continue Scanning Your Email, Yahoo! Wants In Too

Google Attorneys Argue For Right To Continue Scanning Your Email, Yahoo! Wants In Too

Google has continued to fight for its right to party continue scanning user email in a Californian court this week, with it seeming rather obvious that it's doing little to sway public opinion. The company, as you might recall, has been trying to prove its case that it must scan user email - it's all part of its ability to serve email. Of...

Flowton Technologies Looks To Revolutionize Home Automation With Motion Gestures, Needs Cash

Flowton Technologies Looks To Revolutionize Home Automation With Motion Gestures, Needs Cash

The likes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become the land where dreams are born (or are crushed), and yet another intrepid group of techies-come-entrepreneurs is looking to raise money via crowdfunding. Flowton Technologies is a group that makes a “natural interface” controller for the home that allows users to control things...

Gigabyte’s BRIX Palm-Sized PC Sports Intel’s Haswell with 4K Video Support

Gigabyte’s BRIX Palm-Sized PC Sports Intel’s Haswell with 4K Video Support

You may find that your next PC is a pint-sized model about the size of an optical drive, or even smaller. Mini PCs are becoming more powerful, making them viable options for people who really just need a daily driver for getting around on the web and productivity chores, or even some light gaming. Underscoring that point is Gigabyte's upgraded...

Yahoo Releases First Global Law Enforcement Data Request Transparency Report

Yahoo Releases First Global Law Enforcement Data Request Transparency Report

Yahoo, new logo and all, it turning over a new leaf when it comes to privacy, reporting, and what the public is allowed to know. In the wake of the NSA / PRISM scandal, which is honestly still ongoing, Yahoo has followed Facebook in issuing a public transparency report. Facebook did likewise last month, and now Yahoo has published the company's...

Nokia Lumia 1020 Price Cut to $199, Now We’re Talking

Nokia Lumia 1020 Price Cut to $199, Now We’re Talking

If you've made the decision to swim in Windows Phone waters, you may have been eyeballing Nokia's Lumia 1020 and been turned on by its 41-megapixel rear-facing camera. That's pretty beastly, but a glance at the $299 price tag may have turned you off just as quickly. Would you be interested again if it was $100 cheaper? Whether or not you would...

Amazon Considers Introducing A Free Android Smartphone For The Masses

Amazon Considers Introducing A Free Android Smartphone For The Masses

Free phones are everywhere, really. For years now, downmarket handsets have been given away for $0.00 with a new two-year agreement, as a means to milk customers for subscription fees while enticing them with a gratis handset. Even smartphones, if aged enough, can fall to that magical free price point, but this is different. A new report suggests...

Best deals on Office365 + Xbox LIVE Combo, HP Core i5 Desktop & Dell Inspiron 17 Core i3 Laptop

Best deals on Office365 + Xbox LIVE Combo, HP Core i5 Desktop & Dell Inspiron 17 Core i3 Laptop

We know you're ready for the weekend and to help kick things off right we've got a slew of hot deals. Let's start things off with the Dell UltraSharp U2413, a gorgeous 24-inch pro-grade monitor marked down to just $422.99 from $599.99. Next deal we have ranks high in the value department - a bundle of Microsoft Office 365, 1 year Xbox Live...

eBay Snaps Up Price Comparison Site Decide.com

eBay Snaps Up Price Comparison Site Decide.com

The world's largest online auction site (that would be eBay) has acquired Seattle startup Decide.com, a shopping research site that's helps users find the lowest prices. At the end of the month, Decide.com will cease to function as a separate site, making good on price guarantees for past purchases. As of today, however, Decide.com will not...

Apple Hit With eBooks Price Fixing Penalty

Apple Hit With eBooks Price Fixing Penalty

It could have been worse. U.S. District Judge Denise Cole, the judge who found Apple guilty of conspiring with publishers to fix ebooks prices, has laid out the company’s punishment. Apple is not to enter into any deals with the five major U.S. publishers that would “impede its ability to reduce ebook retail prices or offer price...

External Storage Roundup: LaCie, Toshiba, and WD

External Storage Roundup: LaCie, Toshiba, and WD

You have to appreciate a good external hard drive that faithfully ferries important data from one place to another, while safely stashed on a drive that’s wrapped inside a slick-looking, durable chassis. These days, the storage capacity on a typical and relatively inexpensive external hard drive is large; 1TB is a standard size, and...

Apple’s New Friend: Japan's DoCoMo To Start Selling iPhones

Apple’s New Friend: Japan's DoCoMo To Start Selling iPhones

As far as Apple rumors go, usually it’s all about new products that the Cupertino company is trying to keep under wraps (but is also glad that people are rumor-mongering about), but this one pertains to yet another carrier that will soon carry the iPhone. According to Reuters, the Nikkei says that Japan’s NTT DoCoMo will start...

Former Nokia Designer Notes Innovation Pitfalls, Warns Apple of the Same

Former Nokia Designer Notes Innovation Pitfalls, Warns Apple of the Same

Under Steve Jobs, Apple could seemingly do no wrong, at least towards his latter years. There was the introduction of the iPhone, the iPod touch, and the iPad, each of which were must-have devices for a period of time (some would argue they still are, though Samsung would certainly dispute that). When Jobs passed away, Tim Cook inherited a...

Elon Musk Unveils His Vision For 'The Future of Design' With Hand Manipulated Holographic Technology

Elon Musk Unveils His Vision For 'The Future of Design' With Hand Manipulated Holographic Technology

Tesla CEO Elon Musk (who we could safely call a futurist at this, can’t we?) has more on his mind that just cars and 4,000 MPH Hyperloop transportation systems. He also tweeted his intention of developing a hand-manipulated hologram design engine and promised to post a video of designing a rocket part with only hand gestures and printing...

Oyster App for iOS Offers Up All-You-Can-Eat eBooks for $9.95 a Month

Oyster App for iOS Offers Up All-You-Can-Eat eBooks for $9.95 a Month

Twilight Zone fans might remember poor Henry Bemis (played by Burgess Meredith). Bemis loved books more than most but could never quite find the time to read them. That is, until a nuclear war breaks out and he finds himself all alone, except for a library full of books. There's a twist (isn't there always in the Twilight Zone?) that turns...

Google Chrome Apps Set to Give Microsoft a Run for Its Money on Your Desktop

Google Chrome Apps Set to Give Microsoft a Run for Its Money on Your Desktop

Following up on the Chrome browser's 5th birthday celebration, Google announced a new kind of Chrome app, which the company says "brings together the speed, security, and flexibility of the modern web with the powerful functionality previously only available with software installed on your devices." Put another away, these apps run in a Chrome...

New Details Reveal NSA Has Cracked Fundamental Internet Encryption Standards

New Details Reveal NSA Has Cracked Fundamental Internet Encryption Standards

Over the past few months, as the Snowden leaks have exposed increasing levels of detail about the scope and nature of the NSA's "oversight" of the Internet, there's been a great deal of discussion on how users can protect themselves. The latest leaks from the Guardian, New York Times, and Pro Publica shed light on just how futile such efforts...

Google's Nexus 5 Gets Potential Cameo at the FCC

Google's Nexus 5 Gets Potential Cameo at the FCC

Something that's become rather clear over the past year or so is that when some info trickles out about a new Google Nexus product, the Web jumps all over it like wild savages. It kind of - just kind of - reminds me of how things used to be whenever a new piece of info leaked out about Apple's upcoming iPhones. While Google's sure to hate...

Moto X Arriving On Sprint With Unlimited Data Starting September 6

Moto X Arriving On Sprint With Unlimited Data Starting September 6

Sprint may not be the lead dog in the carrier pack any longer, but it still holds an ace in its sleeve: unlimited data for life, for those who want it. While every other major rival postpaid carrier has switched over to tiered data plans, Sprint's offering the Moto X with unlimited talk, text and data for $80/month. The device itself will...

Apple Testing An iPhone Phablet With Screen As Large as 6-Inches

Apple Testing An iPhone Phablet With Screen As Large as 6-Inches

It's a rumor that has been going around for some time now, but it's gaining steam. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is testing larger-screened iPhones, which would add a meaningful fragmentation to the iOS universe. Apple stuck with the 3.5-inch screen size for as long as it could, and eventually upped things to 4-inches with...

Xiaomi Mi3 Is The First NVIDIA Tegra 4 Powered Android Super Phone

Xiaomi Mi3 Is The First NVIDIA Tegra 4 Powered Android Super Phone

As if things weren't buzzing enough out in Berlin this week, the folks at NVIDIA continue the relentless barrage of announcements in the mobile arena, with a joint unveiling and some kudos by way of a design win for their new Tegra 4 SoC. Tegra 4 is destined for devices well beyond NVIDIA's own SHIELD gaming handheld.  In fact, ASUS stepped...

Rare coupon on Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop, Samsung 840 EVO SSD, More.

Rare coupon on Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop, Samsung 840 EVO SSD, More.

Today's edition of hottest deals includes lowest price yet on just-released 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD. If you're in the market for a powerful gaming Laptop, you'd be happy to know you can save an additional $50 on configurations over $1,499 (stacks on top of instant savings). Alienware 14 is powered by 4th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU and...

Sony Unveils ‘Honami’ Experia Z1 Water Resistant Smartphone with 20MP Camera

Sony Unveils ‘Honami’ Experia Z1 Water Resistant Smartphone with 20MP Camera

Sony wants to move up the ladder in the mobile phone industry, and it plans to do with a new smartphone that boasts a 20.7 megapixel camera. The company is taking aim at third place (behind Apple and Samsung, which represents a healthy share of the market. Can a high-end camera make that sort of difference for a smartphone and its maker? On...

AT&T to Sell LG G2 Online Starting September 6 for $200, In Stores a Week Later

AT&T to Sell LG G2 Online Starting September 6 for $200, In Stores a Week Later

AT&T subscribers will soon be able to purchase the LG G2, the first U.S. smartphone to feature Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 800 System-on-Chip (SoC). How soon? Try tomorrow, at least if you're willing to purchase the device online. Otherwise, the LG G2 will land in AT&T stores a week later on September 13. Either way, the phone will sell...

Toshiba’s Detachable Satellite Click Laptop, Windows 8.1 Tablet, and Small Satellite Laptop Debut

Toshiba’s Detachable Satellite Click Laptop, Windows 8.1 Tablet, and Small Satellite Laptop Debut

Like many companies, Toshiba is busily launching products at IFA this week, and among the company’s new devices is a detachable laptop, an 8-inch tablet running Windows 8.1, and a petite Satellite notebook. Toshiba Satellite Click The Satellite Click continues a trend we’ve been seeing toward devices that are built to be laptops...

Qualcomm Enters Smartwatch Fray With Oddball Toq, Boasts Mirasol Display Tech

Qualcomm Enters Smartwatch Fray With Oddball Toq, Boasts Mirasol Display Tech

The smartwatch market appears to be getting a bit saturated, even as most of the entrants haven’t yet actually released a real device. Still, as Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, so did Qualcomm surprisingly announce its own bit of wrist hardware with a curious device called Toq. The Qualcomm Toq will rock the Mirasol reflective...

FTC Issues Warning of Insecure TRENDnet Home Surveillance IP Cameras

FTC Issues Warning of Insecure TRENDnet Home Surveillance IP Cameras

TRENDnet, a maker of home networking and security products, has agreed to settle charges brought on by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that its "lax security practices" left consumers susceptible to remote viewing by hackers. Specifically, the FTC took issue with TRENDnet's SecurView line of cameras and the fact that they were...

Sony VAIO Tap 11 Claims World’s Thinnest Windows 8 Tablet PC, Takes On Surface Pro

Sony VAIO Tap 11 Claims World’s Thinnest Windows 8 Tablet PC, Takes On Surface Pro

There’s a deluge of tantalizing mobile products pouring out of IFA in Berlin this year--see our recent coverage for more--and here’s another: Sony announced the VAIO Tap 11, the “world’s thinnest” Windows 8 tablet PC, which measures 9.9mm in depth without its keyboard dock. For comparison, the Microsoft Surface...

Philips Joins the 4K Display Party with 9000 Series UHD TVs in Tow

Philips Joins the 4K Display Party with 9000 Series UHD TVs in Tow

You don't have to worry if you just plunked down a wad of cash on a swank Full HD 1080 large screen television, it will serve you well for years to come. At the same time, the transition to 4K might be a little more swift than most anticipated. More and more TV makers are launching 4K sets (albeit comparatively expensive ones), including Philips,...

SolidRun CuBox-i Mini PC Runs Linux and Android Starting at $45

SolidRun CuBox-i Mini PC Runs Linux and Android Starting at $45

When the Raspberry Pi first hit the scene, the appeal and demand couldn't be avoided. But that being said, I personally didn't forsee the absolute explosion of mini-PCs that would follow. Simply put, if you are in the market to build a quaint little PC, you sure do have a great selection to peruse, with SolidRun adding more quality offerings...

Steam Hardware Survey Reveals Love Affair with NVIDIA Graphics, Intel CPUs

Steam Hardware Survey Reveals Love Affair with NVIDIA Graphics, Intel CPUs

For school age kids and college bound adults, August represented the last month of freedom to hunker down in the bedroom or basement with the shades drawn so that the sun and its pesky glare wouldn't get in the way of gaming. Those same PCs are now turning their attention to school work as research reports and other types of homework are on...

Lenovo Vibe X Android Smartphone Packs 5-Inch 1080p Display at 440 PPI

Lenovo Vibe X Android Smartphone Packs 5-Inch 1080p Display at 440 PPI

There was once a saying that size matters, and another suggesting that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We suspect that both apply to the blooming world of phablets, which got yet another boost yesterday with the introduction of the Galaxy Note 3. Now, Lenovo is stepping outside of its own comfort zone by introducing a large smartphone...

Lenovo Showcases Frameless Flex 20 All-in-One, Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook at IFA

Lenovo Showcases Frameless Flex 20 All-in-One, Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook at IFA

You don't become the world's largest PC player by standing idly by, and certainly no one can accuse Lenovo of doing so at IFA. On the contrary, Lenovo announced a number of new products today, including the Yoga 2 Pro, a 13.3-inch touchscreen laptop with an eye-popping 3200x1800 resolution. That's four times the visual clarity of the original...

Google Authenticator Update for iPhone Misfires, Causes Login Headaches

Google Authenticator Update for iPhone Misfires, Causes Login Headaches

If you’ve been avoiding signing up for Google’s two-token authentication system because you thought the inconvenience outweighed the extra security for your Google account, you’re probably feeling pretty smug about now. An update today for the Google Authenticator iPhone app wiped out user data for two-token authentication,...

Adobe Moves Closer To The Cloud With $10/Month Photoshop And Lightroom Package

Adobe Moves Closer To The Cloud With $10/Month Photoshop And Lightroom Package

The digital world is here, and there's really no getting around it. In the gaming sector, physical media still rules, and in the movie realm, Blu-ray Discs are still selling. But the digital creep is happening. Netflix and streaming outfits are dominating, and even software outfits such as Steam are doing quite well in moving software over...

Best deals on Dell 15R Core i5 Haswell Touchscreen Laptop, 70-inch Vizio LED TV, and more.

Best deals on Dell 15R Core i5 Haswell Touchscreen Laptop, 70-inch Vizio LED TV, and more.

Welcome back to the latest hot deals from across the web. Today's leading offer is this Dell Inspiron 15R 4th-gen Core i5 Touchscren Laptop for just $550.99! Dell's Vostro 270s Core i5 Slim Desktop with pre-installed Windows 7 Professional is also available now at a ridiculously competitive price. Also don't miss this super hot deal on 70-inch...

Intel Announces New High-Efficiency Atom C2000, Demoes Silicon Photonic Interconnect

Intel Announces New High-Efficiency Atom C2000, Demoes Silicon Photonic Interconnect

Intel announced a pair of new products today designed to boost data center efficiency, shrink footprints, and allow for faster deployments. The first are new microservers based on the C2000 (codename: Avoton) Atom architecture. We've discussed the Bay Trail Atom core several times and Intel's plans for the technology in the mobile space, but...

Samsung Finally Takes The Wraps Off Of The Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Samsung Finally Takes The Wraps Off Of The Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

The smartwatch race heated up today in a big way, as Samsung showed its Galaxy Gear smartwatch at the Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin. Among the many, many smartwatches currently on the market or soon to be hitting the market, Samsung’s take on such a device has been eagerly anticipated. Now that we’ve been given the details,...

Samsung's Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) and Galaxy Note 3 Released As Partners To Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Samsung's Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) and Galaxy Note 3 Released As Partners To Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Samsung's "Unpacked" Event kicked off today, and the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch wasn't the only new toy trotted out. Those hoping for a refreshed tablet also have something to peer at, as the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) has been revealed. It's quite the odd name, given that it's not even 2014 yet, but we recognize the challenge in ushering...

RSA Says Hand of Thief Linux Trojan Is a Non-Threat, Easy To Defeat

RSA Says Hand of Thief Linux Trojan Is a Non-Threat, Easy To Defeat

The Hand of Thief Trojan made waves among security experts when RSA first announced the for-sale malware. But now that RSA has had a chance to run additional analysis, the security arm of EMC is toning down its alert. It seems that the Hand of Thief is basically a prototype. The only people getting swindled at the moment is the would-be evil...

Android Refined: Moto X Smartphone Review

Android Refined: Moto X Smartphone Review

Now owned by Google, Motorola Mobility is conjoined with one of the world's most innovative companies. And, as it happens, it's the company that makes the world's most prolific mobile operating system: Android. Google promised long ago to not play favorites with Motorola, and the Moto X is proof of that. It's not exactly a Nexus phone, but...

Walmart Slashes iPhone 5 and iPad Prices Ahead of Apple's September 10 Press Event

Walmart Slashes iPhone 5 and iPad Prices Ahead of Apple's September 10 Press Event

If you like living on the bleeding edge of technology, now is a terrible time to pick up an iPhone or iPad device. Apple has begun inviting members of the press to its headquarters on September 10, presumably to announce the next iPhone, and you have to think a tablet refresh can't be far behind. So, if you snatch up an iPhone 5 today, you'll...

ASUS Unloads At IFA 2013: 3-in-1 Tablet/PC, Transformers, Zenbooks, Tablets, and Phablets, Oh My

ASUS Unloads At IFA 2013: 3-in-1 Tablet/PC, Transformers, Zenbooks, Tablets, and Phablets, Oh My

ASUS brought the whole kit and caboodle to IFA 2013 in Berlin this year, using the occasion to unveil a slew of mobile devices that cut across a number of markets and include plenty of different form factors. ASUS Transformer Book Trio First up is the Transformer Book Trio, a 3-in-1 ultraportable that dual boots Windows 8 and Android 4.2 and...

Samsung Gets Serious About Mobile Malware, Partners With Lookout Mobile Security

Samsung Gets Serious About Mobile Malware, Partners With Lookout Mobile Security

Samsung has previously rolled out a mobile security solution with KNOX, which is for Android devices and has been marketed to enterprises, primarily aimed at enhancing security amidst the BYOD trend. Earlier this year, KNOX was deemed a strong enough solution on Samsung mobile devices that the U.S. government approved it for use in governmental...

Mark Your Calendars, Xbox One Launches November 22nd in 13 Territories

Mark Your Calendars, Xbox One Launches November 22nd in 13 Territories

Microsoft this morning attached a release date to its Xbox One console, announcing that it will launch on November 22, 2013 in more than a dozen markets, including the United States. Sony previously announced that it's competing PlayStation 4 console will launch on November 15, 2013, a full week ahead of the Xbox One. In addition to the U.S.,...

Sony Expected to Announce Oculus Rift-Like VR Head Set for PlayStation 4

Sony Expected to Announce Oculus Rift-Like VR Head Set for PlayStation 4

Get ready for a war in wearable computing. Word on the web is that Sony is planning to reveal its own brand virtual reality head-mounted display intended for its upcoming PlayStation 4 console. Sony originally wanted to debut the headset at Gamescom but scrapped those plans at the last minute as it wrestles with whether to market the device...

HDMI 2.0 Standard Announced, 4K Video, 60fps with 32-Channel Audio

HDMI 2.0 Standard Announced, 4K Video, 60fps with 32-Channel Audio

Call it a year delayed or fashionably late, either way we now have an official HDMI Version 2.0 specification. It's the first HDMI specification to be developed by the HDMI Forum and it offers a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18Gbps, compared to 10Gbps for HDMI 1.4) so that it can support features like the emerging 4K video standard...

Microsoft in Full Production With Xbox One At Higher Clock Speed

Microsoft in Full Production With Xbox One At Higher Clock Speed

A few weeks ago, we covered the news that Microsoft's Xbox One would feature a slightly faster GPU than originally planned, with a boost from 800MHz to something in the 845-855MHz range. Now, it seems the company is giving its CPUs a kick as well. Xbox Chief Marketing Officer Yusef Mehdi spoke at the Citi Global Technology Conference, and...

Intel Demonstrates Overclocking SSDs At PAX Prime 2013 But Is It Worth It?

Intel Demonstrates Overclocking SSDs At PAX Prime 2013 But Is It Worth It?

Are you willing to sacrifice a little data security to squeeze every last drop of performance out of your solid state drive? Intel wants to know. At PAX Prime 2013, Intel hosted a short hands-on workshop showcasing their latest bleeding edge idea: overclocking SSDs. The demonstration was simple: run an Intel 480GB (6Gb/s SATA) SSD at stock...

Apple Sets A Date For Next iPhone: September 10th At Company's Headquarters

Apple Sets A Date For Next iPhone: September 10th At Company's Headquarters

The fall product launch season is officially underway, and yes, that'll soon include Apple. Despite having a fairly quiet launch year compared to 2012, Apple is due a new iPhone. Or, if you believe the rumors, a couple of new iPhones. While it doesn't feel as if very much remains a secret, Apple has confirmed that it is holding a special event...

Android's Next Release To Be Called Kit Kat... Yes, Like the Candy Bar

Android's Next Release To Be Called Kit Kat... Yes, Like the Candy Bar

It's true: another Android build is coming. Jelly Bean has been aging quite nicely, but it's about time for another desert to take top billing. And now, based on a new lawn ornament in Mountain View, it looks as if it has a name: Kit Kat. Yes, that Kit Kat -- the candy bar. In what can be described as one of the weirdest partnerships in the...

Samsung's Hardware-Based Knox Security Platform Slides From Enterprise To Consumers

Samsung's Hardware-Based Knox Security Platform Slides From Enterprise To Consumers

Many times, we'll see a consumer-based product repurposed for enterprise uses. But, occasionally, it works the other way around. Cloud services were largely an enterprise project for years, but now, cloud services dominate the consumer landscape. Samsung's Knox was built for enterprise, but this week it is being ushered into the consumer realm,...

Great deals on Dell XPS 18 Mobile PC, Roku 2 XD Media Player & More.

Great deals on Dell XPS 18 Mobile PC, Roku 2 XD Media Player & More.

Welcome back to another collection of the hottest deals from across the web. Kicking things off is the brand-new XPS 18 Core i3 Mobile Desktop for $899.99 with included $100 gift card (effective final price just $799.99). You can also snag a mini-ITX case for your next HTPC build for just $35! Also don't miss the massive $500 discount on flagship...

Google Bids Farewell to Sold Out 8GB Nexus 4, Doesn't Plan to Restock Google Play

Google Bids Farewell to Sold Out 8GB Nexus 4, Doesn't Plan to Restock Google Play

Google's hugely popular 8GB Nexus 4 smartphone has left the Google Play building, and like Elvis, it's never coming back. It didn't take long for the unlocked handset to sell out after Google slashed $100 off the price, knocking down the cost of ownership to $199 (outright, not subsidized). The 16GB Nexus 4 is still in stock and available...

Amazon Lets Slip New Kindle Paperwhite, Starts Taking Pre-Orders

Amazon Lets Slip New Kindle Paperwhite, Starts Taking Pre-Orders

Amazon may have inadvertently let the cat out of the bag about its new model Kindle Paperwhite. Prior to any official announcement, a user on a Croatian web forum noticed that Amazon listed the second generation Kindle Paperwhite device on its website, though it was pulled offline as news began to spread. Not only is the site back up, but...

Rupert Murdoch’s AP Computer Science MOOC Now Live, Learn How to Code in Java

Rupert Murdoch’s AP Computer Science MOOC Now Live, Learn How to Code in Java

Massive Open Online Courses, better known as MOOCs, are getting some traction in the education community - and we’re not just saying that because Oxford Dictionaries online added the term last week. The challenge to creating true MOOCs has been in the Open part of Massive Open Online Course: making all aspects of the course are freely...

Microsoft Unveils Interactive ESPN and NFL Apps for Xbox One

Microsoft Unveils Interactive ESPN and NFL Apps for Xbox One

Microsoft has always worked hard to pitch its Xbox 360 console as more than just a gaming box, but a legitimate media center, and those efforts continue with its upcoming Xbox One due out in November. Putting its money where its mouth is at, Microsoft in May announced a multi-year partnership with the NFL to bring exclusive interactive football...

Is This The Nokia 'Bandit' Home Screen At 1080p?

Is This The Nokia 'Bandit' Home Screen At 1080p?

More leaks are emerging regarding the rumored Nokia Lumia 1520, codenamed “Bandit”, this time in the form of what purports to be the device’s home screen. Among the clues that this is a shot of the 1520 is the time in the upper right corner, which Nokia typically uses to indicate the model number. The image is from evleaks,...

Western Digital Expands Line of WD RED NAS Drives With 4TB and 2.5-Inch Options

Western Digital Expands Line of WD RED NAS Drives With 4TB and 2.5-Inch Options

Roughly a year ago, Western Digital launched its 3.5-inch WD Red NAS hard drives in 1TB, 2TB, and 3TB capacities, and now the company has added to the Red family with a 4TB 3.5-inch drive as well as a couple of 2.5-inch options. The 2.5-inch WD Red NAS drives, like the 3.5-inch versions, are also purpose-built for SOHO NAS storage with 1 to...

Windows 8 Finally Getting Traction In Market Adoption

Windows 8 Finally Getting Traction In Market Adoption

Microsoft’s Windows operating systems have held a relatively consistent market share for the last year--91.67% in October 2012 and 91.19% in August 2013--but there’s been a good bit of shakeup as it pertains to the various versions of Windows. According to data compiled by NetMarketShare, Windows 8 has climbed to 7.41% market share,...

Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Ultrabooks with Slimmer Profiles, Hot Swappable Batteries

Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Ultrabooks with Slimmer Profiles, Hot Swappable Batteries

Lenovo on Tuesday announced a new batch of thinner and lighter ThinkPad Ultrabooks with longer battery life. According to Lenovo, the latest ThinkPads feature 20 percent thinner form factors, a vareity of panel options, and up to 45 percent larger trackpads with improved click functionality supporting Windows 8 gestures. "Constant improvements...

CBS and Time Warner Call Truce, Reach Deal to Lift Blackout

CBS and Time Warner Call Truce, Reach Deal to Lift Blackout

Good news for Time Warner Cable subscribers. You can put away those unsightly rabbit ears on top of your television for local programming because CBS Corp. hammered out a deal with the world's second largest cable company to end what had become a month-long blackout to millions of subscribers in Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas, the Los Angeles...

Google Play Services Aims To Help Android Fragmentation

Google Play Services Aims To Help Android Fragmentation

For years, Google laughed off the notion of "fragmentation," at least in public. It turned a blind eye to those awful statistics, which proved that a huge, huge chunk of Android users were still using a version of the operating system that was -- in technology terms -- just plain ancient. But recently, Android development has slowed somewhat....

Mass Effect DLC For Minecraft Coming September 4th

Mass Effect DLC For Minecraft Coming September 4th

The more that things change, the more things stay the same. It's not always true, but funnily enough, it has a way of continuing to be a solid adage. Despite incredible advances in graphical technology, one of the world's most popular games at the moment involves precious little resources: Minecraft. It's a pixelated masterpiece, and it has...

Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition Ivy Bridge-E CPU Review

Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition Ivy Bridge-E CPU Review

This most recent metamorphosis of the PC hasn’t been kind to the high-end desktop processor segment. While the industry as a whole continues to focus on the steadily growing ultra-mobile market, and releases new products in rapid succession, there have only been two major flagship desktop processors released since the Intel Core i7-3960X...

Microsoft To Acquire Nokia Mobile Phone Unit

Microsoft To Acquire Nokia Mobile Phone Unit

One has to wonder why Microsoft has been doing everything it can to bury big news over the past couple of weeks. Ballmer's retirement plan was unveiled in a hush-hush fashion, and a few days ago, Microsoft decided to give a board seat to an activist investor for the first time in the company's history. As if that weren't enough change for...

More Than the Sum of Its Parts, Google's Moto X Breaks Ground For Smartphone Functionality [Video]

More Than the Sum of Its Parts, Google's Moto X Breaks Ground For Smartphone Functionality [Video]

Designed and assembled here in the good ol' USA, Google's Motorola Mobility division definitely made headlines with the introduction of the Moto X smartphone.  This device is the fruits of the first joint effort between the two companies since Google snapped up the division last year in an effort to drive a deeper stake securing a foothold...

Google's Chrome Web Browser Turns 5, And There's No Slowing it Down

Google's Chrome Web Browser Turns 5, And There's No Slowing it Down

Isn't it amazing how fast time can fly, sometimes? It sure doesn't feel like five full years ago (at least, to me) when Google took the veil off of its own vision of a Web browser, but what a five years it has been. Today, Google Chrome enjoys a healthy 17% of the marketshare's pie, and it seems certain that its success will only continue,...

NASA Exploring Space Manufacturing With 3D Printing Spider Bots

NASA Exploring Space Manufacturing With 3D Printing Spider Bots

The way spacecraft are built is about to change. Tethers Unlimited just received a $500,000  Phase II contract from NASA to continue its plans for robots that will use 3D printing to create spacecraft in space. If it succeeds, squeezing satellites and other spacecraft into rockets could become a thing of the past. NASA has helped fund...

Facebook, Twitter and Google Crawl Links in Private Email and Messages

Facebook, Twitter and Google Crawl Links in Private Email and Messages

Data privacy is fast becoming a running joke, and users are the punchline. Following the hoopla surrounding NSA's PRISM program, there's evidence to suggest that even link crawling robots can (and do) violate user privacy by sniffing out URLs included in private messages and emails. Not all sites are guilty of this behavior, but of the few...

Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 for PC Races Past $900,000 Kickstarter Goal in 3 Days

Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9 for PC Races Past $900,000 Kickstarter Goal in 3 Days

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune did it. He raised more than his stated goal of $900,000 in a Kickstarter campaign to fund Mighty No. 9, a classic Japanese side-scrolling title evolved for the modern era on the PC platform. It's been dubbed by media outlets as the spiritual successor to Mega Man, and certainly the game in progress looks like...

Microsoft Revamps Xbox Live Rewards Program, Punchcards, Gold Memberships, Surveys

Microsoft Revamps Xbox Live Rewards Program, Punchcards, Gold Memberships, Surveys

Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on its transition away from Microsoft Points for the Xbox ecosystem. One of those touches is bringing back the Xbox Live Rewards program, which was temporarily put on hold while Microsoft stopped the Points program. As of yesterday, the system is up and running – with Rewards Credits, rather...

Sony Creates New Company Division In Support of Third Party Games

Sony Creates New Company Division In Support of Third Party Games

In preparation for the next generation console wars that's getting ready to kick off, Sony went and created a new division within itself called Third Party Production. This new group will work closely with Sony's publishing partners to bring their IPs to PlayStation platforms, Sony announced in a blog post. "I’m really excited for our...

Sony PlayStation 4 To Support Voice Control And Facial Recognition

Sony PlayStation 4 To Support Voice Control And Facial Recognition

Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 will support voice commands and facial recognition through its PlayStation 4 Camera peripheral. Unlike the Microsoft’s Kinect camera, which is standard issue with the Xbox One, Sony’s camera will be sold separately--or taken another way, optionally. A Sony Entertainment spokesperson told Polygon,...

iPhone 5C Photos Leak Showing Packaging And Colors

iPhone 5C Photos Leak Showing Packaging And Colors

As far as leaked Apple devices go, the upcoming plastic so-called iPhone 5C isn’t quite as compelling as a hot next-gen device would be, but because the rumored device represents Apple’s first foray into selling a non-premium iPhone, everyone wants a peak. Chinese site iApps.im first posted photos showing a pile of pink iPhone...

BlackBerry Director Says Smartphone Maker Should Consider Becoming a Niche Company

BlackBerry Director Says Smartphone Maker Should Consider Becoming a Niche Company

It didn't take long for BlackBerry's newly appointed board director to make media headlines. In a recent interview in Stockhold, Nordberg talked in depth about BlackBerry's current situation, saying there are "subsets" within the company that can be sold off. But the thing he said that sticks out most is in regards to BlackBerry's ambition...

Acer All-In-One PC Runs Android, Powered By NVIDIA's Tegra 3

Acer All-In-One PC Runs Android, Powered By NVIDIA's Tegra 3

This isn't your average all-in-one PC. Launching this week at IFA in Berlin, Germany is the DA241HL: the first Android-based all-in-one PC that's capable of multi-tasking, web browsing, gaming, and video playback. It's a new unit from Acer, and it's powered by NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 processor. It's boasting a 24-inch Full HD (1080p) display,...

LG's Artistic Masterpiece: The 55-inch "Gallery" Flat OLED HDTV

LG's Artistic Masterpiece: The 55-inch "Gallery" Flat OLED HDTV

A work of art? You may mistake it as one, and according to LG, that's precisely the point. The company's latest HDTV is a real stunner, and with a name like "Gallery," it's clear that this one is meant to blend into your wall -- not stick out on it. The 55EA8800 Gallery OLED TV is launching this week at the IFA Trade Show in Berlin, Germany,...

Acer's Liquid S2 6-Inch Phone Promises 4K Video Recording

Acer's Liquid S2 6-Inch Phone Promises 4K Video Recording

Smartphones are getting ridiculous, in a good way. Some of the latest crop offer specs and features that make whatever most of us currently have on hand look like second-rate toys. To wit, Acer announced a phone called the Liquid S2 that promises to capture 4K video. The handset boasts a 6-inch full HD IPS display with a curved glass surface...

Acer Introduces Budget Priced 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Tablet

Acer Introduces Budget Priced 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Tablet

Generally speaking, tablet prices have fallen off a cliff in the past year, a trend that was started by growing competition in the 7-inch market. However, larger size slates have also fallen in price now that Google's hardware partners have figured out that most consumers don't want to spend $499+ on a 10-inch slate. One company that's answering...

Target Readies Target Ticket Online Video Rental Service

Target Readies Target Ticket Online Video Rental Service

Target is launching its own online video rental service called Target Ticket to compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, and more direct retailer-come-content servers Walmart (Vudu) and Best Buy (CinemaNow). The service is still in beta, but it appears that some employees as well as REDcard holders have been able to participate...

Plants vs Zombies 2 Downloaded Nearly 25 Million Times, Underscores Appeal of Freemium Model

Plants vs Zombies 2 Downloaded Nearly 25 Million Times, Underscores Appeal of Freemium Model

Not a fan of the freemium game model? Unfortunately for you, there's plenty of incentive for developers of casual games to go this route. PopCap Games, for example, found nearly 25 million reasons with the release of Plants vs. Zombies 2, the sequel to the highly popular Plants vs. Zombies tower defense game. "Plants vs. Zombies 2 has smashed...

Borderlands 2 Patch Upgrades Backpack Storage, Squashes Tons of Bugs

Borderlands 2 Patch Upgrades Backpack Storage, Squashes Tons of Bugs

If it's been a long time since you fired up Borderlands 2, get ready for a host of changes to the game play experience. That's because Gearbox Software issued a large software update with a bunch of alterations, including several made to Crazy Earl's Eridium Black market. One of the most notable changes is that you'll be able to carry more...

LG Adds To Premium Lineup With LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet

LG Adds To Premium Lineup With LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet

LG wants to be considered a maker of premium mobile devices, and to that end the company is following up its LG G2 superphone with the LG G Pad 8.3, a device that features an 8.3-inch (1920x1200) display and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (1.7GHz) processor. “Complementing our G Series smartphones, the introduction of the LG G Pad...

A Rebranding: 'Xbox Live Marketplace' Now 'Xbox Games Store'

A Rebranding: 'Xbox Live Marketplace' Now 'Xbox Games Store'

Henceforth, it appears that the Xbox Live Marketplace will be known as the Xbox Games Store. The Games page on the homepage reflects the change, and a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed what’s happening to Joystiq. “That's right, [Xbox Live Marketplace] is now called the Xbox Games Store, and will sit alongside the Xbox Music Store...

Asus Teases Transformer Pad Release Powered By NVIDIA Tegra 4

Asus Teases Transformer Pad Release Powered By NVIDIA Tegra 4

Don't look now, but IFA is about to kick off in Berlin, Germany. As has happened in past years, Asus is expected to have quite the unveiling at the show, and the famed Transformer Pad is ripe for an update. According to a new teaser posted up on the outfit's Facebook portal, a new Transformer Pad is set to be released at IFA on September 4,...

Moto X Rumored For $100 Price Cut In Q4, Wooden Backing $50

Moto X Rumored For $100 Price Cut In Q4, Wooden Backing $50

While the Moto X has largely been praised, there's one thing that almost every critic has nitpicked: the price. Sure, $200 on contract for a sleek, Android-powered smartphone isn't terrible, but it's not exactly brimming with high-end internals. That said, it is built in the United States, which certainly adds to the price premium. Still,...