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The times, they say, are a-changing. Even for Apple, it seems. The company has relied heavily on a deal with Samsung to power famed products like the iPhone and iPad, but due to spats in court over designs and theft of said designs, Apple and Samsung haven't exactly been on outstanding terms. Relying on someone that... Read more...
Intel has a new CEO, and he also has plans to make some meaningful changes going forward. Brian Krzanich, the newly implemented CEO, had this to say: "We believe we have a great user interface and the compression-decompression technology is fantastic. But in the end, if we want to provide that service it comes down to... Read more...
3D HDTVs didn't have a very successful run, but the television industry as a whole sure hopes that 4K HDTVs have better luck. The same technology that has wowed movie-goers in select, higher-end cinemas is headed to living rooms across the world soon. Toshiba announced the L9300U Series of 4K Ultra HD TVs will be available for purchase in... Read more...
It's pretty great when companies in the technology space make a pact to work together, and it's even greater when those two companies are Microsoft and Unity Technologies. If you aren't aware, the latter provides the Unity multi-platform game engine and development tools, and it has entered into an agreement with... Read more...
While the cloud is great at times, there's still a need for physical file transfers to be quick, easy, and seamless. That's where Leef Technology comes in, this week introducing the Leef Bridge. It's described as the first USB flash drive for file sharing between Android phones and tablets, Macs and PCs. The product allows for easy transfers... Read more...
HTC has been struggling of late, but the One has been slowly but surely gaining plenty of steam. Positive reviews abound, and for those who love the hardware but aren't fond of skinned Android, today's the day to have a look at your new favorite smartphone. The HTC One with stock Android is now available to order in the Google Play store.... Read more...
Square has done an exceptional job of making it easier for small businesses to accept credit card payments, but what if you're looking to move product in more places than your current city? The company's looking to expand a bit, taking a local idea global. Square Market is the answer, described as an online marketplace for businesses to sell... Read more...
Look out, Internet -- the government's moving in on your wild, wild west territory. The Federal Trade Commission has just announced new guidelines for online advertisers, hoping to ensure that search results and ads are distinguished from each other. The entity has found that in recent years, paid search results have... Read more...
Not content with just a smartwatch? How about a phone to pair with it? Sony's going all out today, also launching the new Xperia Z Ultra, which is said to boast the world's slimmest and largest Full HD smartphone display. Blurring the line between phone and tablet, and pushing the size envelope altogether, this 6.4"... Read more...
Your move, Apple. Sony has just ushered out what could become the company's most important consumer electronic launch of this decade: the SmartWatch 2. Despite the "2" in the name, most in this era aren't apt to recall the original -- it was a timepiece that shipped a bit before its time. But now, watches are all the... Read more...
Phablet? Tablet? Phone? Perhaps the designation doesn't even matter any longer. With phones like the Note 8.0 and Note II blurring the edges of what's too large to make a phone call, Huawei is introducing a mondo phone of its own. The MediaPad 7 Vogue is a 7" device, sized up similarly to the Nexus 7, but it offers a voice radio as well as... Read more...
Ah, the digital world. Sometimes, it's easy to realize we're living in it. Things like digital boarding passes and cars that drive themselves are prime examples. But other times, we're wondering what the hold-up is. Now, in the banking world, Wells Fargo is finally answering the call on an issue that seems super obvious. The company announced... Read more...
Two of the world's largest enterprise companies may be about to shake hands in a deal that'll have massive implications across the entire cloud (er, industry). A new report suggests that Microsoft and Oracle are ready to "link their fortunes in the cloud," announcing at its upcoming BUILD conference a new partnership... Read more...
For some, spending a billion bucks comes easy. Just this week, Yahoo closed its deal to acquire Tumblr with next to no fuss from regulators. But when it comes to Google, it seems that the feds are constantly casting glances. The company recently announced its intentions to acquire rival mapping firm Waze for over a billion dollars, but now... Read more...
When it comes to Apple products, discounts are few and far between. The company just doesn't offer up coupons and price slashings on any sort of regular basis, and in fact, most of the retailers certified to sell genuine Apple products don't offer any discounts, either. Walmart has typically shaved a few dollars from... Read more...
Microsoft has made no bones about the importance of music within both Windows Phone and Windows 8, and this week's update proves as much. The latest update to the Music app for Windows 8 brings an in-app search button at the top right that allows you to search directly within the app for music on your PC, or in the... Read more...
If YouTube is inching towards becoming a TV channel, this has to be worth at least a few inches. One of the world's most famed tennis tournaments will be broadcast live on YouTube starting Monday, giving people across the world the ability to witness one of sporting's most hallowed spectacles. Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, David... Read more...
Don't look now, but there will soon be yet another place to get your iPhone fix: Virgin Mobile. As Apple's phone has grown in importance, its availability has spread as well. The initial version was only available on AT&T, and now, hundreds of carriers offer it. On the prepaid side, the roll-out has been a bit slower, but now Virgin is... Read more...
It doesn't make the issue any easier to swallow if you hastily updated your PlayStation 3 console to the latest software a few days back, but Sony has just issued a notice informing its customers that a fix is en route. Here's the quote: "We have identified the issue related to the PlayStation 3 software update (version 4.45) that impacted... Read more...
It would probably take most of us a few lifetimes to earn a billion dollars, but it evidently only takes a few days to officially spend it. The extravagant purchase of Tumblr by Yahoo has officially closed this week, making the site formally a Yahoo property. CEO Marissa Mayer is once again assuring users that Tumblr will continue to function... Read more...
Universal remotes were all the rage for some time, but these days, it's clear that the phones most of us already carry are fully equipped to handle remote duties. Logitech has announced the Harmony Ultimate Hub, an "appcessory" that fully converts your phone into a remote. And it'll soon be available as a standalone... Read more...
Great news for gamers who love saving money: NVIDIA's SHIELD handheld gaming machine now has a new, lower price. It's actually the second instance in as many days where a major gaming company has reversed course (or at least made a change) based strictly on user feedback. Shortly after Microsoft decided against its... Read more...
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