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All News for March 2013

Don't look now, but in the near future, it's possible we'll see a smaller size Windows 8 tablet designed to compete with Apple's iPad mini and all those 7-inch slates, like the Nexus 7 (Google) and Kindle Fire HD (Amazon). Maybe Microsoft will take the reins and build a smaller Surface. As Kevin Garnett famously said... Read more...
Have you ever dropped a smartphone and had the rear cover pop off when it hit the ground? Well, that's not something you'll have to worry about with the HTC One, a durable handset that's incredibly hard to crack open even if you're specifically trying to do so. The wonderfully sadistic tech surgeons at iFixIt put the HTC One on its operating... Read more...
What's the company that owns the Kindle brand to do? Why, buy a social reading engine, of course! Some deals just don't make sense (anyone recall HP buying Palm?), but others -- like this one -- couldn't be more perfect. Amazon's reading ecosystem has grown into its own monster, with the Kindle brand becoming nearly... Read more...
The start-up universe has bloomed into something that even the mainstream is paying attention to, and as if Silicon Valley wasn't churning out enough new stuff, Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made it possible for companies all over the world to bring their ideas to life in a major way. But there's also a entity that... Read more...
Even though Google is a bastion of open source technologies (a statement some may disagree with), the company holds a king’s ransom in patents, and therefore, the power to sue the bejesus out of other people and companies should it see fit. (The search giant also has the deep pockets necessary to outlast most... Read more...
If you've had a difficult time connecting to select websites over the past few days, there's a very good chance that an on-going attack against spam-prevention agency Spamhaus is to blame. Spamhaus, based in London and Geneva, helps e-mail providers filter spam, and to do this, it manages a blocklist that includes any... Read more...
There’s no doubt that gaming on the Web has improved dramatically in recent years, but Mozilla believes it has developed new technology that will deliver a big leap in what browser-based gaming can become. The company developed a highly-optimized version of Javascript that’s designed to... Read more...
The annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco isn't typically a launching-pad for a graphics card, but it's clear that AMD is excited about what it has in store. As Marco tackled in his detailed AMD round-up yesterday, the company is set to launch its Radeon HD 7990 in the very near-future, with more solid... Read more...
You'd have to live in the middle of the earth not to notice the trend towards thinner mobile devices, and even that's not a guarantee you'd miss it. Ultrabooks, ultrathins, tablets, and hybrid PCs are all sporting slimmer designs that emphasize portability, and while there are tangible benefits to building thinner... Read more...
It’s perhaps an obvious partnership though nonetheless pleasing to see: Valve’s Steam software will ship on board Razer Edge gaming tablets. That means that right out of the box, eager gamers will be able to fire up the PC/tablet hybrid and log into their steam accounts to access their library of games... Read more...
Intel used the backdrop of the Game Developer’s Conference to announce some new developer tools, graphics drivers, and features available in the graphics engine of upcoming, Haswell-based 4th Gen Core processors, which are due to launch later sometime this year. Over and above the DirectX 11.1 support present in... Read more...
Google Maps just keeps getting more powerful and more comprehensive. The latest enhancement to the tool is live transit information, which will be incredibly helpful to the masses of people who rely on public transportation to get around. Google says that it now offers information for 100 million miles of daily public... Read more...
Yesterday, we posted a video preview of Battlefield 4, and although that game footage was fast-paced, intense, and violent, this Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer from Konami is a cut above. More to the point, the MGS trailer is substantially more confusing and creepy. The timeline of events is certainly... Read more...
Are business oriented tablets such as the Dell Latitude 10 better suited for the workplace than popular mainstream tablets such as the iPad? Dell believes their solutions are. Last month, Dell issued a press release in which it claimed its Latitude 10 Enhanced Security tablet is "up to 17 times faster and 94 percent... Read more...
One social site that doesn't receive nearly as much recognition as it perhaps deserves is Tumblr. Facebook, Google+, and Twitter dominate the headlines at times, while Tumblr quietly grows its userbase and post count to new heights. The latest milestone Tumblr crossed is that of 100 million blogs, up 100 percent from April of last year. Tumblr... Read more...
Text happy teens aren't the only ones putting themselves and others at risk by sending and receiving electronic messages while driving. Adults do it too, and surprisingly, the more experienced and supposedly wiser demographic is the worst offender. Hard to believe, isn't it? Well, believe it, says USA Today, which commissioned a study by AT&T.... Read more...
One of the ways Facebook generates revenue is by dipping into the pocketbooks of social game developers. Not only is it lucrative, but it's a surging business, with the number of gamers willing to pay to play having risen 24 percent compared to a year ago, the social networking site claims. In an emailed statement to Bloomberg, Facebook revealed... Read more...
BlackBerry surprised Wall Street on Thursday by reporting a profit for its most recent quarter, posting a net gain of $94 million on revenue of $2.7 billion. Compare that to the previous quarter, during which time the company formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM) lost $18 million. Indeed, a name change now seems entirely appropriate.... Read more...
While Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is unlikely to ever get a proper Gmail app (nor Windows 8, for that matter), those who use Google's archrival OS continue to see a flow of updates. Those who use Gmail for iPhone and iPad were treated to a version update this week (v2.1), which allows users to swipe left or right to move between conversations... Read more...
Google Glass has suddenly become a runaway hit for the company, and it hasn't even shipped yet. Even the mainstream media has found itself enamored by the thought of wearing a computer on one's face, and the split of people who adore and detest the idea make it all the more TV-worthy. And now, there's even more to talk about. A new Financial... Read more...
Sony shared more details on the PS4 today, including CPU specs, controller design decisions, and advanced information on the platform's API. We've known that the PS4 used an AMD Jaguar-derived core for months, but the new information today points to a standard implementation of AMD's reference design. The PS4 has two four-core Jaguar blocks.... Read more...
It’s the little things that make the biggest differences, isn’t it? Google announced the latest release of its Chrome browser, and the premiere new feature is spell check. (Google, cleaning up typos on the Web one person at a time.) The new spell checking feature is actually powered by the same stuff... Read more...
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