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The next-generation console bar has been set... at least as it pertains to opening day sales, anyway. With just 24 hours under its belt, the new PlayStation 4 console has surpassed one million units sold in North America. The console became available to the masses on November 15, and while that tally obviously was... Read more...
Rumors have been flying (har!) for nearly a year that the Federal Aviation Administration would at long last enable carriers to relax the archaic rules that barred passengers from using electronic devices during take-off and landing. The spiel has always been that those devices and their mysterious frequencies could... Read more...
The 4K revolution is on, and not just in the HDTV department. ASUS got things going with its 31.5" PQ321 Ultra HD monitor, and now EIZO is stepping up to the plate with an equally impressive panel. While it's not boasting a 4K resolution, it does claim to be the world's first 240Hz gaming monitor. If you're... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation 4 is so close that most gamers can almost taste it, but if the PS2's lifecycle is any indication of how the PS3 will be treated even after it's not the top dog, we're guessing it'll be around for a very long while. The PlayStation 3 is no slouch, even today, and it's one incredible media machine... Read more...
BlackBerry's plan for saving itself involves spending much, much less on the consumer market, where it has given up nearly all of its gains to stalwarts like Apple and Samsung. Instead, it'll be focusing primarily on the enterprise and software sectors going forward, but there are still quite a few consumer products... Read more...
NVIDIA's on a bit of a rampage today, and in this particular situation, a rampage is something to look forward to. The company's gaming-focused SHIELD was already pretty incredible (our review is here), but it's getting even better today, and if you've been holding off and waiting to see if the SHIELD would turn into... Read more...
As the Internet has grown up before our very eyes, a bevy of security protocols have taken shape to protect its users from ill-willed computers and those who program them. It may sound a bit dystopian, but Google has been one of the companies on a mission to make security easier and more foolproof for the masses. As... Read more...
Believe it or not, it's earning seasons again, and a company that always seems to make things interesting in this regard is Amazon. While it's stock price is soaring, the past few quarters have shown tremendous revenue with next to no profit. This quarter, however, Amazon didn't manage to make a dime. While Q3 2013... Read more...
A lot of companies in the technology realm make a lot of promises, but few live up to their claims. T-Mobile is not one of those companies. After changing its stance and coming out as the "Uncarrier," T-Mobile has made one groundbreaking move after another. First, by enabling phone swaps every six months in its JUMP program; next, by making... Read more...
Times are changing, and so is BlackBerry. The company that was once the envy of the mobile world has fallen on hard times, largely due to the fact that it never truly kept pace with change after the iPhone's reveal in 2007. Today, its market share is at a low point, and it's wondering how it's going to soldier on, and... Read more...
Dell's workstation line has been a popular choice for enterprise customers, and we've some pretty fond memories of older models that we've reviewed in the past. Today, the Precision line is taking a major leap, looking a lot less like a stereotypical "business machine" and a lot more like a sturdy, albeit sleek... Read more...
If you're looking for the world's best boss, he may be at Facebook. But, of course, that all depends on your definition of "best." In Facebook's early days, when competition was fierce and Facebook was still proving itself, Mark Zuckerberg would occasionally order a "lockdown." As you may imagine, such a thing was... Read more...
If you've listened to Apple CEO Tim Cook over the years, you've probably heard him focus on one thing more than any other: customer satisfaction. It's the data point that drives him, and in many ways, Apple itself. It's hardly about revenue, profit margin, or market share. In his view, if customers are in love with a... Read more...
Typically, Fridays on Wall Street are comparatively quiet, and often, they sag a bit lower than other weekdays. It's the end of the work week, volume is lower, and hardly any company announces spectacular, can't-miss news on a Friday. But if you're Google, you're pretty pleased with how Friday treated you. Google's... Read more...
If you listen closely, you can hear those bells ringing already... particularly if you're in a sales department. With the holiday shopping season creeping up on us, companies far and wide are refreshing product lines in order to entice you. Dell's one of those, and this week it announced that the new Venue tablets and XPS 15 laptop were available... Read more...
For years now, U.S.-based Google users have been able to fire up Gmail in a web browser on their computer and phone friends in both the U.S. and Canada at no charge. To boot, that's regardless of location; so long as you have a stable Internet connection, your Gmail window can act as your telephone. Unfortunately, the... Read more...
Don't look now, but Asus and NVIDIA just tied another knot. The two have quite the storied history of working together, and today, they've announced that Asus will be adopting NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology. It'll be primary used in Asus' next-gen monitor lineup, and if you aren't familiar with G-SYNC, take a listen. It's... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed, it's pretty tough sledding out there in the semiconductor space. Margins are thin, suppliers are demanding, consumers are finicky, and we're living in a world that constantly demands more power for less money. It's a story that's familiar to AMD, which has been in some state of turmoil for years it seems. Ups and... Read more...
Windows 8 is a curious beast, particularly if you're looking at the software through the lenses of Wall Street. It has sold millions and millions of copies, but a lot of those were either automatic corporate upgrades or sales via new machines. The consumer response to Windows 8 itself has been decent, but far short of... Read more...
Motorola's best shot at unseating the iPhone, the Moto X, will soon launch on AT&T, and now the details are finally official. Starting on August 23, the standard black and white versions of the Android-powered smartphone will hit shelves, and customers will also be able to build and design their own customized... Read more...
Looking for a new Android smartphone, but aren't in the mood to trust a microSD card to hold your data? Verizon Wireless is now offering up a higher-capacity model of the famed Galaxy S4, with a 32GB model selling for $299 on a two-year contract. That's a full $100 over the standard 16GB model, but 32GB of flash... Read more...
These days, it's getting fairly tough to even keep up with the editions of new browsers. Mozilla's Firefox, for example, is already up to v23 in the Beta channel. For those who are fine installing a product that hasn't been fully tested, Firefox 23 (Beta) offers up support for the new scrollbar style in Mac OS X 10.7... Read more...
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