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All News for April 2013

Quick, someone give Alanis Morissette a ring and see if she's still adding lyrics to her song Ironic, because of she is, she's going to want to include some recent findings by Soluto, a cloud-based PC management service. In particular, we'd like to share with her Saluto's ranking of a mid-2012 model Apple MacBoo Pro... Read more...
With the highest of over 50 bids now at $180,000, someone is going to win a charity auction for what will undoubtedly be the most expensive cup of coffee ever. Those bidding aren't in it for the coffee, of course, but what comes with it -- one-on-one time with Apple CEO Tim Cook at his company headquarters in... Read more...
As expected, the Provo Municipal Council unanimously approved the measure regarding bringing Google to town to take over the city’s struggling iProvo fiber network. Google will retrofit the network for its Google Fiber service, which will make the relatively small town of Provo just the third locale with the... Read more...
Apple's enjoyed market dominance in the tablet space ever since it released its original iPad, which fine tuned and popularized the form factor on a consumer level. Going up against the open source nature of Android, however, is no easy task, and now that Google's hardware partners aren't trying to compete exclusively... Read more...
Do you think Best Buy and Samsung might be excited about the launch of Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy locations across the nation? To celebrate the launch of the Samsung Experience Shop, the two companies hired Bruno Mars to attend the grand opening of their newest location in New York's Union Square Best Buy... Read more...
Well, that's one way to grab some attention! As Yahoo looks to reinvent itself under a new CEO, it's trying a few new tricks. And one of those, it seems, it grabbing exclusive rights to provide online access for Saturday Night Live archives. The famed comedy show has been online in various places over the years, but... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 is being pushed out to a lot of carriers. A lot. A whole lot -- and if you had any doubts about just how many partners would be getting these things in the coming weeks, listen up: even U.S Cellular has announced that it'll join the Big Guys. On April 30th, USCC customers will be able to pick up a... Read more...
It sounds like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is doing it again--playing the disrupter by using Amazon's massive resources to surgically invade a new market segment--and this time, the company is focused on the hardware side of the video streaming market. Bloomberg, citing “people with knowledge of the matter”... Read more...
Microsoft has begun sending out invitations to members of the media for a press event at its Redmond campus in Washington. The event will kick off at 10:00 AM on May 21, 2013, at which point Microsoft is expected to announce its next generation Xbox game console, lest its invitation is grossly misleading. "On Tuesday May 21st, we’ll... Read more...
If you were one of those people who thought that 3D printing would take off in a big way, you have plenty of evidence to back you up these days. The printers have been used to create the things you'd expect, like guns and phone cases, but they've also been used to create an exoskeleton that helped a toddler with a rare disease use her arms.... Read more...
PC enthusiasts have long discussed the logic of buying a pre-built gaming system when one could be put together by oneself using off the shelf parts for less money and with more personal satisfaction. Of course, there are merits to both ways of doing things, but Digital Storm believes that it’s essentially laid... Read more...
We've sure come a long way from playing Pong and other primitive games on the Atari 2600, haven't we? Not only are graphics and the level of immersion leaps and bounds ahead of those primitive times, but unlike back then, today's consoles are home entertainment hubs that offer so much more than just gaming. Heck, you... Read more...
AT&T said it sold a record 6 million smartphones during is first fiscal quarter, while adding 1.2 million postpaid smartphone subscribers. By the end of the quarter, 72 percent, or 48.3 million of AT&T's postpaid phone subscribers were rocking smartphones, the wireless carrier announced. That's up 61 percent... Read more...
Apple announced that it will hold it annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 10-14 in San Francisco, and at the event, the company will detail all the latest and greatest concerning iOS and OS X, as well as conduct more than 100 technical sessions for developers. “Our developers have had the most prolific and profitable year... Read more...
Akamai Technologies, an Internet content delivery network headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, released its "The State of the Internet Report" for the fourth quarter of 2012. One of the findings in the report is that the average connection speed in the U.S. is now 7.4Mbps, representing a 2.3 percent jump... Read more...
Microsoft mentioned weeks ago that its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets would see wider worldwide available, and now the company has further clarified its rollout plans for its homegrown Windows RT and Windows 8 devices. The Surface RT tablet is already available in over two dozen markets, including Australia... Read more...
Nintendo Co. on Wednesday is back in black after reporting its first full-year loss in the history of the company last year. This time around, Nintendo's financial report reflects a profit of 7.1 billion yen (around $71.7 million) for its fiscal year ended in March, up from a loss of 43.2 billion yen ($436 million) in... Read more...
As carrier networks gravitate more and more towards data (and less towards pure voice services), Sprint has announced a bolstering that'll position it to serve its future customers -- folks who will no doubt be clamoring for plenty of IP-based information. The operator this week launched Sprint Data Link and Static IP... Read more...
Whoa. That's the first word that comes to mind when taking a peek at these: Sony's new Digital Recording Binoculars. They honestly look more like something out of a sci-fi film (or a Call of Duty video game) than a consumer offering, but they'll soon be on sale for average citizens nonetheless. These new specs... Read more...
It's a connected world, and we're just living in it. While the point-and-shoot camera was chalked up as dead a few years back by some -- folks who thought the evolution of the smartphone camera would do the category in -- companies are now learning to innovate the space in a way that could squeeze a few more years of life from it. Panasonic... Read more...
Today marks one of those funky occasions when you’ve probably been aware of the “new” product we’re going to show you for quite some time. And we’re not talking about a few days or weeks here either. In fact, it was all the way back in December of 2011, when AMD introduced the original Radeon HD 7970, that we... Read more...
Samsung has done an exceptional job the past few years building interest and recognition for their Galaxy-branded smartphones. The fervor isn’t quite on the level of Apple's iPhone launches, but if the attendance of their “Samsung Unpacked” event at Radio City Music Hall and the buzz on-line for today’s introduction... Read more...
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