Terminated Yahoo! COO Nets A Cool $58 Million Along With His Pink Slip

Terminated Yahoo! COO Nets A Cool $58 Million Along With His Pink Slip

Not to self: Yahoo isn't a bad place to work for. Second note to self: Yahoo is an even better placed to be fired from. We know, that sounds insanely crazy, and typically speaking, that's a bunch of hogwash (the part about being fired from Yahoo, that is), But it turned out to be true for Henrique de Castro, Yahoo's former Chief Operating...

Apple To Fully Integrate Shazam Into iOS For Melodic Identification Of Your Groove

Apple To Fully Integrate Shazam Into iOS For Melodic Identification Of Your Groove

Apple is reportedly working with Shazam to integrate a song-discovery feature into iOS. This would allow iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners to be able to identify a song and artist that they hear blaring over the radio or on television, just as iOS, Android, and Windows Phone users can currently do using the official Shazam app. According...

Microsoft Introduces Wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard To Control Your Man-Woman Cave

Microsoft Introduces Wireless All-in-One Media Keyboard To Control Your Man-Woman Cave

Microsoft has a new wireless All-In-One Media Keyboard that offers solid functionality for not a lot of cash, and it looks like an ideal accessory for anyone with a multimedia setup in a rec room or simply anyone who wants a smoother way to control a smart TV. In addition to a full-size set of typical keys, the device offers an integrated...

Microsoft's Cortana Gets Her Bing On For More Personal Searches

Microsoft's Cortana Gets Her Bing On For More Personal Searches

With Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft’s Siri-like personal digital assistant Cortana becomes a crucial part of the user experience. She’s powered by Bing, and between the two, the system is designed to learn about you in order to anticipate your needs and deliver pertinent information to you while filtering out the clutter. The video...

Shocking: Nokia Halts Lumia 2520 Sales In Europe, UK Due To Power Brick Issues

Shocking: Nokia Halts Lumia 2520 Sales In Europe, UK Due To Power Brick Issues

Shortly after Sony had to recall its very last Viao Fit notebook due to a potential battery issue, Nokia has today issued a product advisory notice of its own. The notice impacts the  European and UK variant of the AC-300 charger, which is used exclusively with the Lumia 2520 tablet. Consumers in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia,...

Sony PlayStation 4 Sales Exceed 7 Million Mark, PS4 System Software Update Coming

Sony PlayStation 4 Sales Exceed 7 Million Mark, PS4 System Software Update Coming

Gaming is alive and thriving. Not that it was ever in question, but in case anyone's wondering what the market is like for the new era of consoles, Sony this week announced cumulative sales of more than 7 million PlayStation 4 systems as of April 6, 2014. That's an impressive feat and it comes barely more than a month since Sony announced...

LG’s G3 Smartphone Coming This Summer With 2560X1440 Display And Super Thin Bezel

LG’s G3 Smartphone Coming This Summer With 2560X1440 Display And Super Thin Bezel

At the beginning of the week, word spread that Sprint had inadvertently leaked LG's spec sheet for its forthcoming G3 smartphone. The highlight of that leak is the revelation of a 5.5-inch qHD (2560x1440) display, which works out to about 530 densely packed pixels per inch (ppi). Following up on that leak, Twitter user "@evleaks" posted a...

AT&T Threatens To Take Its Ball, Sit Out Spectrum Auction If FCC Doesn't Kowtow To Its Whining

AT&T Threatens To Take Its Ball, Sit Out Spectrum Auction If FCC Doesn't Kowtow To Its Whining

Ever since terrestrial broadcasters shut down their stations and went off the air, the FCC has been mulling what to do with sections of spectrum and how that wireless space should be allocated between wireless broadcasters and other types of use. It's a complicated issue, in that much of the frequency in question is in the valuable 1GHz band....

Price Drop On WD Black2 Dual Drive, Latitude 10 Tablet & More

Price Drop On WD Black2 Dual Drive, Latitude 10 Tablet & More

Solid deals here today on solid state and other bleeding-edge tech, from tablets to speakers and headphones.  So, we'll get right to it without further delay... Ends soon! WD Black² Dual Drive 2.5" 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Kit for $194.67 with free shipping (normally $229). Dell Latitude 10 Windows 8 Pro Tablet w/ 10.1" IPS Gorilla Glass...

Coincidence Or Accident? Microsoft Security Essentials Bug Rendering XP Machines Hamstrung Like A Virus

Coincidence Or Accident? Microsoft Security Essentials Bug Rendering XP Machines Hamstrung Like A Virus

Since its release back in 2009, Microsoft Security Essentials has become a respected anti-virus / anti-malware solution. Even I, someone who never went out of their way to run such a solution, used it from the get-go due to its solid design and effective scanning. The fact that it was a cost-free solution sure didn't hurt, either. As it is...

Intel Says Earnings Are Up To $12.8B, Mobile Down, Servers, Software, And Services Up

Intel Says Earnings Are Up To $12.8B, Mobile Down, Servers, Software, And Services Up

Intel’s first quarter earnings report shows some uneven results across the company’s market segments and vast product portfolio, with a particular drop on the mobile side. Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group had a revenue of $156 million, but that was 52% from last quarter and down 61% year-over-year. In fact, sequentially,...

Seagate's LaCie Admits To Customer Data Breach Lasting A Year

Seagate's LaCie Admits To Customer Data Breach Lasting A Year

LaCie is in the process of informing its customers that any purchases made on the company's website within the last year could be compromised. The even scarier part about this is that the suspected data breach could have went on longer -- maybe much longer -- if the FBI didn't inform LaCie last month that it had reason to believe a person...

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet: Windows 8.1 And A Gorgeous Display

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet: Windows 8.1 And A Gorgeous Display

Lenovo is targeting its ThinkPad 8 at business users, which makes sense. Everyone values portability and power, but it’s the business user who’s most likely to say “I need my tablet to be capable of doing everything that my main PC can do.” With a full 32-bit version of Windows 8.1 and a 1920 x 1200 display, the Lenovo...

Samsung’s Tizen Phone Cometh In Q2, Galaxy S5 To Outsell S4

Samsung’s Tizen Phone Cometh In Q2, Galaxy S5 To Outsell S4

Remember Tizen, the Linux-based mobile operating system that's backed by Samsung and Intel, among others? There hasn't been much noise about Tizen lately, but rest assured, if you're hoping for another player in the mobile software space, Samsung still has plans of launching Tizen-based handsets later this year. Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president...

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