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A long, drawn out legal battle with Apple notwithstanding, Samsung has been on a roll lately. It's Galaxy S III recently jumped past 30 million units sold to become the top selling smartphone, surpassing the mighty iPhone. More recently, Samsung said it shipped 5 million Galaxy Note II phone/tablet (phablet) hybrid... Read more...
At the risk of inundating you with Cyber Monday deals that we know you're capable of digging up on your own (our readers are tech savvy, after all), here's another heads up on a bargain that seemed too good to sweep under the rug. Presumably for today only, AT&T is offering the HTC One X for just $0.99 with a qualifying data plan and two-year... Read more...
"But does it run Minecraft?" Yes - it's the tamer version of the age-old Crysis question, but it's an important one given Minecraft's amazing success. While mobile gamers have access to Minecraft: Pocket Edition, those who own DIY Raspberry Pi boards have been out of luck. But, thanks to the hard work by the... Read more...
You're more than welcome to feign surprise if you really wish, but Apple's popular iPad tablet was one of the most sought after tablets on Black Friday. It was also the main vehicle for mobile online shoppers, according to IBM. Big Blue said that early promotions this holiday shopping season pushed online sales up 17.4 percent on Thanksgiving... Read more...
What with disease, hunger, poverty, war, and other immediate threats that the world is grappling with, studying the risk of yet-undeveloped killer robots might seem like a waste of resources. Not so, says Cambridge University. The British college is launching a center to study the risks posed by climate change... Read more...
For those of you who celebrate the holiday, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and extended weekend. It was certainly a busy one for Instagram users, who uploaded more than 10 million photos mentioning Thanksgiving-themed words on Turkey Day, peaking at 226 photo uploads per second. The day broke all Instagram records thus far, the company... Read more...
Cyber Monday is here, and if you managed to survive the craziness that is Black Friday (or skipped it altogether), this is the time to find some killer deals online. To get you started, here's a heads up that, for today only, Amazon is selling its original Kindle Fire device for $129, a savings of $30 over its normal... Read more...
Black Friday always leaves something of a black mark on Americans, and consumers in general. It's really a weird, tragic event to celebrate. We usually spend all of Thanksgiving recognizing all that we have to be thankful for, and perhaps not even 24 hours later, some consumers head to big box shops to trounce one... Read more...
If you were wondering how Samsung's Galaxy Note II would hold up under the intense pressures of the smartphone world, maybe this will give you some sort of idea. Samsung Korea just announced that five million Note II units have been shipped since launch all around the globe, which is up from three million just a few... Read more...
The greater technology world has lost a true pioneer this week. Bryce Bayer, the Eastman Kodak scientist who is largely credited with inventing much of what we currently know to be digital image, passed away at the age of 83. In fact, he created the color filter using in digital photographer that still bears his name. Even today, the Bayer... Read more...
Is there really any place to go after you've put your phone into a new James Bond film? If you're Sony, the answer is obviously "yes." The company has just revealed the latest Xperia P, and it's not for the everyman. It's the Project: 24K Gold Xperia P, and according to Sony, it's simply a fun project to "experiment... Read more...
Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should...because someone might sue you over it. Lots of folks are excited about software or browser extensions that will block ads on websites, such as the add-on Adblock Plus, but it’s possible that ad blocking could incite a legal battle. The issue here is fairly straightforward:... Read more...
The Northside Independent School District (NISD) in San Antonio sparked a controversy earlier this year when it rolled out its "Student Locator Project," an initiative that requires students to wear ID badges with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) chips. NISD's website is down today, and a member of the... Read more...
As with any new console launch, the recently launched Wii U system is in short supply. It's shaping up to be this holiday season's hot item, but it might not be the only console Nintendo launches before the end of the year. Rumor has it there's a Wii Mini slated for a December launch. Citing a release schedule from a "major retailer," Nintendo... Read more...
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