News

Search 2022
January February March April May June July August September October November December

All News for March 2013

The sultan of search (Google, who else?) wants the Institute of Electronics Inc. (IEEE) to implement a variable-speed Ethernet standard that would make it more efficient to transfer data between data centers and ultimately cut costs. It's a move IEEE has so far been reluctant to take on. Ron Johnson, a director of... Read more...
When the Xbox 360 and PS3 first debuted, one of the major differences between them was how easy it was to access the underlying hardware. Kaz Hirai, then President of Sony Computer Entertainment, confirmed that the PS3 was far more difficult to program -- and that this was intentional. "We don't provide the 'easy to... Read more...
If you're of the opinion that it's better to show up late than the never, then kudos to the Windows Phone platform for finally getting Temple Run, an endless running game that falls into the "Just one more time..." category. Before you know it, you've wasted half the day trying to unlock characters, special powers, and knock out various objectives.... Read more...
Oracle is launching a new set of SPARC processors it hopes will staunch its market share losses, even as revenue continues to slip. The new T5 chips are built on a 2nm process and refine the T4 core that Oracle debuted two years ago. Like the T4, the T5 emphasized improving single-thread performance and clock speeds... Read more...
The future of television may not rest in the hands of typical content creators. Or, perhaps not directly in the hands of the same distribution channels that we're used to. While ISPs have typically been the ultimate gatekeepers for content, smaller firms like Amazon and Netflix are quietly paving the way for a new type of distribution that... Read more...
Battlefield 4 isn’t going to be available until this fall, but EA is throwing us a bone (or does this count as teasing?) by posting a 17-minute video of the game’s “Fishing in Baku” mission. There’s a healthy mix of scripted scenes and more open gameplay, but in both cases the action moves very quickly. The visuals... Read more...
Flipboard, the mobile app that pulls news from multiple sources into a customized magazine, has turned 2.0, and it’s celebrating with some features that give users more control over their content. Now you can create your own magazines and share them with your friends. The user-generated Flipboard magazines are designed to link back to... Read more...
PopCap Games, a division of Electronic Arts, confirmed on Wednesday that a sequel to its hugely popular (and highly addicting) Plants vs. Zombies tower defense game is in the works and slated to launch in "early summer." Details are sparse, with the only thing PopCap Games willing to divulge at this point is the... Read more...
Walmart hopes to put the hurt on Amazon by taking a page from its online rival and using in-store lockers to holder items ordered on the Internet. In doing so, customers will be able to get their hands on their purchased goods much faster than waiting for delivery. The mega chain said it will put lockers in about a... Read more...
As the world shifts to mobile, hackers are adapting their strategies. According to Kaspersky Labs, the security firm just discovered a successful campaign by unknown hackers to target malware at a group of Android phone users. The target: Tibetan activists. The Conference app is malware. Image credit: Forbes The key to getting the attack off... Read more...
Corsair today announced the release of a free software driver update that infuses its Vengeance 2000 Gaming Headset with Dolby Headphone 2.0 and Dolby Pro Logic IIx support, improving both surround sound quality and game capability. In other words, a stellar headset just got better, a statement we're qualified to... Read more...
Apple has filed paperwork seeking a new trial against Samsung claiming patent violations on 14 products for which a U.S. judge saw fit to overturn a jury patent-infringement award earlier this month. It's the next logical step for Apple in what's been a long, drawn out legal process that initially saw the Cupertino company awarded $1.05 billion... Read more...
On the list of places to acquire a MAINGEAR gaming rig, here’s a notable addition: all of Microsoft’s retail stores nationwide. Microsoft now offers the MAINGEAR Potenza Super Stock small form factor gaming PC in both its brick-and-mortar locations and through its online store, which is a development... Read more...
AMD made a number of interesting announcements today at the Game Developers Conference, currently taking place in San Francisco, CA. In addition to talking about a new strategy centered on gaming, AMD revealed some new products and previewed another that we’ve been hearing about for quite some time. During... Read more...
Here's a question: does the world need a giant Windows 8 PC? Something tells us the answer must be "yes," and that something is the InFocus BigTouch. It's a giant 55" all-in-one Windows PC, built for huge conference rooms, educational spaces, and working event spaces. Or, the home office of someone who firmly believes that bigger is truly... Read more...
Intel is getting into the TV business, that much we already knew. But how soon? That's a question that's seemingly close to being answered. According to a new Bloomberg report, Intel -- the chip-making giant -- is "making progress in talks with Time Warner, NBC Universal and Viacom to obtain TV shows and films for a... Read more...
We have a pretty strong sense of how the relationship works between the media and companies that make the products that get reviewed, but according to Dan Whitehead of Games Industry, that relationship has become rather strained when it comes to news outlets and video game companies. Whitehead wrote a piece discussing... Read more...
It happened. It finally happened. Apple's iPhone has arrived on the last major carrier in the "Big 4" discussion. Well over a year after Sprint finally joined AT&T (first) and Verizon (second) in the march to have the iPhone within one's phone portfolio, T-Mobile announced today in New York City that one of the biggest voids in its lineup... Read more...
Facebook is expanding its advertising business by allowing different kinds of ads in your Newsfeed. Specifically, this is all part of the Facebook Exchange program (FBX), which allows advertisers to “show ads to people on Facebook based on their online browsing interests”. Previously, FBX ads would only... Read more...
A couple of days ago we called Windows Blue the worst-kept secret in tech; Microsoft apparently understands that, as an executive’s blog post today revealed that Windows Blue is a Real Thing so casually and with so little context that he probably assumes everyone knows what he’s talking about. Lap dog- and wine-loving Microsoft... Read more...
We know that Windows 8 is getting a facelift with Windows Blue sometime soon, but in the meantime, Microsoft is busily updating its apps with tweaks to make them work better and give users enhanced features. Starting today, you can download updates from the Windows Store for its Mail, Calendar, and People apps. The Mail app now lets you filter... Read more...
Amazon just greenlit an original TV series pilot based on the 2009 cult-comedy Zombieland, which is one of 13 pilots that will be made into full-season productions for its Prime Instant Video service. If that doesn't excite you, then you've obviously never seen Zombieland, or you're one of the infected and dead inside. Sadly, there's no cure... Read more...
Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next ... Last