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One of the popular sayings Google adopted early on was "Don't be evil." However, with a new initiative with Google Shopping, Microsoft feels the company is being less than honest. It's likely some consumers will agree. Instead of displaying truly relevant search results when people search for a product using Google Shopping, the company is... Read more...
Apple's iPhone has taken over as the top company-purchased smartphone knocking off the longtime leader, BlackBerry. An updated forecast from IDC predicts iPhones and Android phones will replace BlackBerry as the top smartphones used by workers in 2012. IDC notes businesses are buying iPhones "in droves." Part of the... Read more...
Good news for Verizon Wireless subscribers hoping to score a Galaxy Note II this holiday shopping season. Your time has come -- Samsung's hybrid phone/tablet device is available for pre-order at Verizon right this very moment for $300 (with a two-year service contract), and will be available for purchase in stores and... Read more...
We get it, choosing a baby name is tough. There are books to help with the task, and this thing called the Internet. The list of names is literally endless, since you can choose to name your baby however you wish -- unfortunately not everyone uses sound judgement when doing so. Sure, it's bad form to diss on a baby's name, so we'll direct... Read more...
It’s never a good sign when a company is trying to raise money using strategies that don’t include selling its products for a profit, but that’s where AMD is these days. The chipmaker is reportedly looking to sell off its Austin, Texas facility to generate cash; the plan is apparently to lease the facility back from the new... Read more...
For major players like Apple, Google, and Microsoft, the ongoing race to lock customers into their online services is intensifying. One benefit of the competition is that services are working to make their own tools work better together, and a recent example of that is Gmail’s new support for sharing files from Google Drive. Until recently,... Read more...
Don't kick yourself if you missed out on the Black Friday madness or slept through Cyber Monday without snagging a single deal to brag about. There are still juicy sales items to be had, one of which is Nokia's Lumia 920 smartphone for $70 at Amazon (with a qualifying data plan and 2-year service agreement with AT&T, of course). That's... Read more...
Way back in the old days, phones were used for making voice-to-voice calls. That's even true of the first cell phones. How rudimentary we were back then! Today, almost every mobile phone owner uses their cell phone to take picture and send or receive text messages, while at least half also access the Internet to send or receive email. Pew... Read more...
With so much at stake in the mobile sector, companies seem to be suing each other left right over various technology patents. The newest lawsuit comes from Nokia, which is seeking a BlackBerry sales ban in the U.S. and U.K. over Wi-Fi related patents. The Finnish handset maker wants Research In Motion (RIM) to pay royalties on sales of any... Read more...
Razer's not one to let a huge chunk of time fly by without introducing a new mouse. This week, it's introducing the updated Razer Orochi mobile gaming mouse, which boasts a 6400dpi sensor. Moreover, it relies on Bluetooth 3.0, and gets powered by two AA batteries that are optimized for extended life, doubling the battery life of its predecessor... Read more...
What if you sold 40 million of something in a month? If you're Microsoft, that's not just a hypothetical question. With Windows 8 on store shelves for just over a month now, the company has today announced that 40 million licenses have been sold, up from four million that it announced four days after launch. Yes, it... Read more...
Dell is looking to make its Wyse PocketCloud app even more useful by expanding the ways people can access their cloud-based files. Today, Dell announced the new PocketCloud Explore for iPad and Windows RT. The new releases of these apps will complement the existing versions of PocketCloud apps for iOS and Android devices. PocketCloud Explore... Read more...
Microsoft launched Outlook.com in July. In just four short months, the company has enjoyed tremendous success with the site. In addition to being named to Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2012, the site has also reached over 25 million users. Microsoft discovered about a third of those 25 million users are active... Read more...
The Wii U launched last week, to general acclaim and positive responses; Nintendo sold some 400,000 Wii U's in North America. That's not quite equal to the Wii, which moved over 600,000 units in 2006, but it puts the next-generation console well ahead of the PS3 and Xbox 360 when those consoles debuted. Nintendo is... Read more...
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