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It looks like Facebook is starting to find its way as a publicly traded company. The social networking site posted its fourth quarter financial results, which showed a 40 percent jump in revenue to $1.59 billion, compared to $1.13 billion in the same quarter one year ago. Facebook also noted its strongest quarter ever in terms of advertising... Read more...
Twitter has been evolving fairly rapidly of late, likely because it's moving closer and closer to a legitimate business model with sponsored tweets and the like. This week, the social networking outfit has rolled out several enhancements that make it easier to view photos and videos on Twitter — in particular... Read more...
The wait has been long, but Futuremark has finally announced a release date for its latest 3DMark benchmark: February 4th. Unlike previous 3DMarks, this one foregoes a suffix - it's not "3DMark 13", but simply "3DMark". This simplification might be due to the fact that for the first time, this software isn't exclusive to Windows.... Read more...
Google Fiber is, in a word, awesome. In addition to bringing unprecedented Internet speeds to a few lucky areas in Kansas City (at an attractive price point no less), the presence of the service has apparently been attracting startups to the area and has people calling it the “Silicon Prairie”. Google is... Read more...
There’s just something about high-end, custom graphics cards that makes us a little giddy. Perhaps it’s their menacing appearance--even the fastest, most powerful processors just look like their lower-end counterparts when sitting side-by-side. But a hulking custom graphics card, with an elaborate, oversized cooler and fierce heat... Read more...
Like an unexpected kick to the groin (as if those unfortunate incidents are ever expected), Rockstar Games today announced that its highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V game won't ship in Spring as originally intended. Instead, it's being delayed about four months and, barring any further setbacks, will debut on... Read more...
Google Maps has changed the way we navigate the world, whether it’s planning out a trip (or adjusting on the fly), using your smartphone to figure out where the dang ballet studio is, having a Street View look at the town you’re about to move to, and so on, and the service just keeps getting better. This... Read more...
Apple's Siri voice recognition software gets around, and later this year, it will be integrated into 2013 model Honda Accord, Acura RDX, and ILX models as a dealer installed option, American Honda announced. Using Eyes Free mode, drivers with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 will be able to chat with Siri without... Read more...
Looking to go Pro? As in, Surface Pro? You'll have your chance to purchase Microsoft's high-powered tablet beginning February 9, 2013, when Surface Pro goes on sale to the general public starting at $899, but you won't be the first. Select guests have been invited to an evening reception and midnight launch event at... Read more...
Microsoft will offer a discounted version of Windows 8 Pro to students beginning February 1, 2013, the company announced. It's the upgrade edition, and it will be available for students online at the Microsoft Store for $70 in the U.S., with more countries being added on February 21st, March 7th, and March 19th. "For students, Windows 8 offers... Read more...
Before reading on, we must warn you that your next 20 minutes should be free, because once you discover the Flash tool "Scale of the Universe", that's just about the amount of time you'll need before you'll be able to focus on other things. Its goal is to help put the universe into perspective, size-wise, from... Read more...
With the "Big Game" happening in just a couple of days, many of us have a bunch of last-minute things to tackle. There's the beer, snacks, extra chairs if you're hosting the party, beer, an address in case you're going out for a party, a clean jersey and of course, that one little thing every Super Bowl party needs: beer. With all of this... Read more...
Many have chided Apple for the lack of ports available on its high-end laptops. If you want, you can spec out a $3k+ MacBook Pro laptop... but you can't get more than two USB ports on it, no matter what sum you're ready to shell out. For hardcore power users, the limitations can become something of an annoyance, but... Read more...
Without question, NVIDIA's introduction of Project SHIELD was one of the highlight moments from CES 2013. Out of nowhere, a company that has been delving into GPUs for years comes out with a new piece of hardware -- it's tough to not get somewhat excited about it. But naturally, most of the nuts-and-bolts have been kept under wraps. NVIDIA's... Read more...
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