Latest News - August 2012
- Waste Time Faster with Bing’s Facebook Friend Photo Search
- Microsoft Announces Portfolio of Xbox Live Games for Windows 8
- ORIGIN PC EON Gaming Laptop Gets A Graphics Boost With Virtu MVP Mobile
- Guild Wars 2 Developer Slows Digital Sales, Takes High Road As Server Load Affects Player Experience
- Samsung Joins The HSA Foundation, Your Next Galaxy with AMD Inside?
- Spotify Gets Jiggy with Gift Cards, Only Available in Target
- iPhone 5 Production Could Be Delayed, Display Supplier Sharp Reportedly To Blame
- Android Jelly Bean Update for Galaxy S3 Coming In September
- Linux A Target Rich Environment for Malware after All, Wirenet Trojan in the Wild
- AT&T Opens Retail Store on the Magnificent Mile, Takes a Page from the Apple Playbook
- Google Will Start Reminding You of Your Friends’ Birthdays, Like Facebook
- Razer's BlackShark Gaming Headset Tickles Your Inner Pilot
- HBO Nordic Brings Streaming Programming To Users Without Pay-TV Subscription
- Atari and Microsoft Bring Favorite Arcade Classics To Your Web Browser
All News for August 2012
Hot on the heels of Google adding birthday reminders to Google+, Bing has announced another feature you didn’t know you can’t live without: Bing can now help you quickly find photos of your Facebook friends. Because you know, when you’re kicking around Facebook, speed is everything. All kidding aside, Friends’... Read more...
As addictive as it was in the ‘90s, Solitaire isn’t going to cut it as the flagship game for Windows 8. In fact, no one game really will: Microsoft is making tons of games available. The plan is to bring Xbox Live games to Windows 8, so users can get their game on whether they’re using a... Read more...
For gamers, the quest for better graphics never ends – you’re always keeping an eye out for something that will give you a better experience or better gaming performance. With LucidLogix Virtu MVP Mobile coming standard on its EON gaming laptops, ORIGIN PC hopes to give you both. Announcing the... Read more...
Guild Wars 2 Developer Slows Digital Sales, Takes High Road As Server Load Affects Player Experience
It takes real guts to pull the plug on your game sales when you're concerned about server stability, but that's exactly what Arena.net has done with its just-launched game, Guild Wars 2. According to company spokesperson Rubi Bayer, "Ensuring the best possible play experience for our fans is our highest priority... Read more...
Earlier this summer, AMD launched its HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) foundation with a number of core partners. Now Samsung has joined the collaborative effort as well. This could be the beginning of an unprecedented level of cooperation between the APU designer and massive smartphone/tablet developer. The... Read more...
From a consumer's perspective, free radio is rad, provided you're willing to put up with ads and arbitrary restrictions. But on the other side of the equation, the real money is in subscriptions. To help encourage music lovers to open up their wallets, streaming music provider Spotify is now selling gift cards, though... Read more...
Where's the fun in a high profile product release without a few bumps in the road along the way? It doesn't look like Apple is going to find out. New reports suggest Sharp is having a tough time keeping up with production requirements for displays that will be used in the iPhone 5, which Apple is expected to announced... Read more...
Despite Samsung losing a billion dollar patent case to Apple, the company's Galaxy S III smartphone isn't among the list of infringing products and, for the time being, appears safe from potential sales bans in the U.S. Regardless of whether or not that changes, current owners will reportedly be able to grab an Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)... Read more...
No one is arguing that Windows isn’t the biggest target for malware writers, but it’s starting to look like Microsoft’s OS isn’t alone. Threats for the Mac have made the occasional headline, and a new Trojan is making the rounds on both Mac and Linux. That’s right: a cross-platform... Read more...
Apple has done brisk business with its retail stores, selling attractively-designed products inside of facilities that match the wares with hip individuals manning the counters. AT&T has plenty of its own retail stores around the country, but they don’t exactly have the same pizzazz as an Apple store. In an... Read more...
Everyone appreciates a little love on their birthdays, and nothing in human history has done a better job of reminding your friends and family to wish you well on your big day than Facebook (whether you like it or not). Now, Google is adding birthday reminders to your daily Web searching via Google+, too. That’s... Read more...
Well, don't these just look cozy? Perhaps more outlandish than cozy, but we'd sure wrap 'em around our ears. Razer has introduced its newest gaming headset, the BlackShark. It's a stereo gaming headset that's said to be inspired by tactical aviator headsets, and the design similarities are fairly obvious. It comes as a Razer-branded version... Read more...
In America, you can't have your cake and eat it to, but in Scandinavia, you can. Allow us to explain. Throngs of HBO content lovers have requested that HBO allow its HBO Go services to be paid for on a per-user basis, but in America, HBO forces you to have a pay-TV subscription to HBO before it's ever an option. It's... Read more...
If you have a hard time picturing what your childhood would have been like without blasting asteroids to smithereens or battling your friends in Pong, you’re in for a treat. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, you’re still in for a lot of fun, thanks to Atari. The venerable game maker is... Read more...