Latest News - April 2013
- Microsoft Dashes Illumiroom Hopes; Next-Gen Technology Won't Appear With Next-Gen Xbox
- Original iPhone About to Become Officially Obsolete
- BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins Predicts Tablets Will Be Pointless in 5 Years
- eBay and Retail Partner to Launch NYC Store with Touchscreen Window
- The Public Internet Turns 20 Today!
- Easter Egg in Pirated Version of 'Game Dev Tycoon' Exposes Harmful Effects of Piracy
- AMD Intros Two New Additions To FX Processor Lineup
- Samsung Begins Producing Industry's First Four Gigabit LPDDR3 Mobile DRAM
- Avast Acquires Secure.me, Facebook's Top Security App
- Apple's Upcoming iOS 7 Refresh Will Look Familiar but Flat
- Nintendo Selling Refurbished 3DS and DSi XL Consoles Below GameStop Pricing
- Samsung Waits on Google's Approval to Build Octa-Core Nexus 11
- Samsung Reveals 7" Galaxy Tab 3 With 1.2GHz Dual-Core CPU
- Kodak Announces Plan To Hopefully Help Exit From Chapter 11
All News for April 2013
Yesterday, we discussed a further demonstration of Microsoft's impressive IllumiRoom technology. This method of "expanded" rendering combines a Kinect and a projector to draw a much wider field of vision. Games can theoretically take advantage of this by mapping certain effects on to / around furniture, tracing... Read more...
It’s been six years since Apple unveiled the original iPhone. In tech time, that’s an eon, and the device has been discontinued for a while now in favor of several generations of newer, better models. Of course, a lot of folks use old iPhones, whether it’s a hand-me-down to the kids or just someone in need of a basic smartphone... Read more...
In recent years, BlackBerry has had a rough time recovering the major success it once experienced in the mobile market, but it hasn't been afraid to try new things and see what sticks. Take the PlayBook, for example, the company's first tablet, released at a time when the market seemed to be exploding with them... Read more...
We hear the phrase "the future is mobile" a lot, but just what does that mean? Most of us are equipped with smartphones, and some of us tablets... just how much more mobile can we get? With devices that we don't own, but still use, of course. Case in point: an installation eBay is planning to kick-off with a major... Read more...
It’s hard to believe, but 20 years ago yesterday, there was no publicly available World Wide Web. Sure, the Internet existed (and had for many years), but it wasn’t until Tim Berners-Lee (pictured), working at CERN, developed the software necessary to make the Web the information superhighway that it is today. (When’s the... Read more...
Whether it's software, games, movies or even books, piracy is rampant. There's no denying that, and there's no one that understands the harmful effects of it better than the content creators themselves. Over the years, we've seen some humorous attempts at trying to sway the pirate towards becoming a paying customer... Read more...
AMD announced a pair of new FX-series processors, the AMD FX-4350 and AMD FX-6350, which will serve to add a couple of new SKUs to the Piledriver/Vishera mix. Previously, AMD’s latest crop of high-end desktop chips consisted of the 8-core FX-8350 and FX-8320, the 6-core FX-6300, and the 4-core FX-4300. The FX-4350 (four cores, 4.3GHz... Read more...
With all the attention paid to smartphones and tablets, it's sometimes easy to forget that Samsung also produces some of the parts that end up in these mobile devices. In fact, the South Korean company announced that it's begun pumping out what it claims is the industry's first ultra high-speed, 4Gb (gigabit), LPDDR3... Read more...
Avast, makers of the popular free antivirus software of the same name, today announced that it has acquired Secure.me, a privacy protection company that's mostly focused on social network security and helping users to keep sensitive information private. Secure.me's Facebook security app, which uses sophisticated algorithms to analyze and alert... Read more...
The world isn't flat (no matter what The Flat Earth Society says), but the next major version of Apple's iOS platform might be. Those who have glimpsed iOS 7 say it features a redesigned user interface (UI) that new users will probably like, but note it could also be a little off putting to long-time users who are used to the way iOS currently... Read more...
Generally you don't bite the hand the feeds you, but apparently Nintendo doesn't feel GameStop provides all that much financial sustenance, hence the console maker isn't thinking twice about competing against the new and used games retailer with lower priced refurbished consoles. That's right, Nintendo is now selling... Read more...
Samsung is reportedly itching to release a Nexus 11 tablet built around its Exynos 5410 Octa-Core SoC (System-on-Chip) architecture. All that's needed at this point is the green light from Google and then Samsung can begin producing a successor to the Nexus 10 and what would technically be the world's first eight-core... Read more...
At this point, one has to wonder if the Galaxy family is simply becoming diluted. It's honestly difficult for even those who follow consumer technology to tell you without hesitation where the Galaxy range is at right now when it comes to phones, phablets, tablets, computers, and even more tablets. That said, it seems that Samsung's trying... Read more...
Onward and upward, isn't that right? For Kodak, it sure hopes so. After falling from grace as one of the premier names in photography and printing, right into Chapter 11, the company has finally announced a new plan and settlement that will hopefully push it towards an exit from bankruptcy. Eastman Kodak Company today announced a comprehensive... Read more...