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It's time for a change, according to today's post on the Microsoft Outlook blog, and that change is a new personal email service that will eventually replace Hotmail. The Outlook.com Preview is designed to better incorporate social networking than... Read more...
Ever wondered what a modern, interactive map of the Internet would look like? Here's your chance to find out. The appropriately (if somewhat unimaginatively) named Internet Map site has drawn the top 350,000 websites in relation to each other, with... Read more...
Valve's Gabe Newell is one of at least two talking heads in the game developer arena that believes Microsoft's Windows 8 platform is bad for PC gaming (Blizzard is the other), and so he's put into motion a strategy to port the Steam platform over to... Read more...
The Ouya project on Kickstarter isn't without its skeptics, but don't count Square Enix among them. In an update posted today, Ouya's developers announced a partnership with game developer Square Enix that will see Final Fantasy III among the... Read more...
To be clear, it’s not exactly the same thing as Instapaper, but Facebook has reportedly added a “save for later” feature to its iOS app and desktop versions, and the new capability doesn’t bode well for Instapaper or other... Read more...
It looks like Pandora, and smells like Pandora, and tastes like Pandora, but it’s not Pandora--it’s Spotify. The music streaming service, which already offered free streaming and the ability to create Pandora-like radio stations on... Read more...
Everyone has heard of patent trolls or copyright trolls like Righthaven, but the rapid evolution of the new porn troll has scientists puzzled. This new species of lawyer has emerged in the past two years as an intriguing example of how natural... Read more...
Verizon Wireless and Pantech are targeting first-time smartphone customers with the new Pantech Marauder. This smartphone features 4G LTE connectivity as well as a dual-interface option that is designed to make it easier for customers to transition... Read more...
Crucial today announced its new v4 solid state drive (SSD), taking aim at mainstream computer users looking to keep things modest all around. By modest, we're talking about capacity (ranges from 32GB to 256GB), price (ranges from $50 to $190), and... Read more...
ZTE may not be a well-known brand in the US yet, but the company is definitely beginning to gain traction as it introduces more and more devices. While we've seen some low-cost ZTE phones in the past with entry-level specs, the latest leak shows a... Read more...
Online shopping is one of the many things made more convenient with a tablet, which allows owners to sit back on their couch or recliner, or sunbathe by the pool and surf the Web's many e-commerce destinations. And as it turns out, nearly two-thirds... Read more...
With zip, zero, and zilch ballyhooing from Apple, Hulu today made its premium Hulu Plus app available on Apple TV. Hulu Plus joins the likes of Netflix, YouTube, and other popular streaming services already available on Apple TV, adding the hardware device to its portfolio of supported products that include Roku... Read more...
Remember when it felt weird to print your airline boarding pass and walk around with a plain old 8x11 sheet of paper instead of an official-looking ticket? Even folded, it just didn't feel the same. But now that Amtrak is going the same route as the airlines, ticket-wise, this should be old hat. That's right:... Read more...
You've heard of Energy Star, sure, but it's not often that a wireless operator takes time from its busy life to support eco-friendly anything. We've heard of companies like Apple and Dell offering recycling programs, but AT&T is actually... Read more...
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