Latest News - August 2013
- Apple Expected to Launch iPhone Trade-In Program in September
- Nokia's Stephen Elop Favored As Microsoft's Next CEO
- Google Android VP Hugo Barra Punches Out, Headed for Chinese Smartphone Company Xiaomi
- T-Mobile Sues AT&T, Says Aio Wireless Brand Stole Its Magenta
- Nintendo Hacks $50 From Wii U Price Amidst Poor Sales, As PS4 and Xbox One Launches Loom Large
- Nintendo 2DS Gaming Handheld Announced, Plays 3DS Games in 2D, But Why?
- Outrage: NJ Court Rules Texting To Someone That Is Driving Could Make You Liable
- Doc Uses Google Glass to Live Stream ACL Knee Surgery
- Study Finds Americans are Most Apt to Lose Their Smartphone, Consequences Heavier for Women
- Google Makes Chromecast iOS App Official
- Researchers Reverse Engineer and Hack Dropbox, 'Heavily Obfuscated Python App'
- New York Times and Twitter Reportedly Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army
- Michael Dell Debunks Rumors He Would Pull Dell Out of the PC Business
- Mebotics Microfactory Etches, Mills, and 3D Prints All In One Machine
All News for August 2013
Apple is getting ready to announce a new iPhone model at a press event next month (reportedly September 10th), and if you're already chomping at the bit (or "champing" at the bit, if you prefer) but find yourself stuck with an older iPhone model, you have options. One of them is to trade it in at an Apple Retail... Read more...
Now that Steve Ballmer is retiring as chief of Microsoft, the Redmond software giant is need of a new CEO. The company needs someone who can navigate through mobile waters without sinking below the Surface, and if that person happens to have experience in the mobile arena, all the better. So goes the conventional wisdom in gambling circles... Read more...
Google is losing one of its major figure heads for the Android the platform. After nearly five years at Google and almost three and a half years serving the Android team, Hugo Barra tendered his resignation as he embarks on a "new career chapter" in China, Barra announced on his Google+ page late last night. "In a few... Read more...
Well, this is... odd. T-Mobile's newly-installed CEO has been quite the character, going off in press events and calling rival carriers all sorts of crazy names. He's off the walls, and in an industry that's as suited as they come, it's quite refreshing. But, strangely enough, he isn't beyond the lawsuit. T-Mobile... Read more...
We really wanted to love the Wii U. Everyone did, really. The original Wii was a huge product, and in a lot of ways, it shaped the future of the home console. Both Sony and Microsoft followed the motion gaming trail with Move and Kinect, but the original Wii Remote was what pioneered that. The Wii U, sadly, missed the... Read more...
While Nintendo gets left behind in this year's next-generation console war, it's doing something a little different. Granted, Nintendo has always operated a little differently. It was the first to truly embrace motion controls on its Wii, and the Wii U shipped with a GamePad that's most definitely a first in the... Read more...
A statement made by the New Jersey Appeals Court this week has a number of people in an uproar, and after learning the details, it's not hard to understand why. To be fair to the story, it's best to understand where the ruling stems from. In 2009, a girl texted a friend who happened to be driving his truck at the... Read more...
There's been a ton of hoopla surrounding Google Glass and the potential privacy issues the platform raises, but lost in all the negatively about the search giant's wearable computing device is the potential it offers for learning and innovation. Serving as a reminder of why technology rocks, a surgeon at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical... Read more...
The typical smartphone contains a wealth of information, including contacts, photos, text messages, and more. They also serve as portals to cloud services, so you can imagine how stressful it would be to misplace one of these devices. Plus, they're expensive to replace. Be that as it may, security outfit Avast claims... Read more...
We’ve covered the Google Chromecast in some detail, including our full review, and we’ve found that using the device is incredibly easy, including with the Chromecast app for Android. Google has now expanded app availablity by introducing an official Chromecast app for iOS, as well. Like the Android version, Chromecast on iOS is... Read more...
Another day, another thing-that-is-hacked. This time it was popular cloud storage service Dropbox, but fortunately, the hackers were security researchers. Two of them, actually, named Dhiru Kholia and Przemyslaw Wegrzyn, who found a way to reverse engineer Dropbox, which the SD Times calls a heavily obfuscated Python... Read more...
The New York Times’ website is having a rough month. Only a couple weeks after maintenance troubles caused several hours of downtime, the iconic paper has again experienced a major disruption. This time, the outage is clearly the result of an attack. The hacker group known as SyrianElectronicArmy claimed... Read more...
Michael Dell is in the midst of trying to take over the company he founded long ago, and if he succeeds in his bid, he'll take Dell private, giving himself complete control without having to answer to a board of directors or shareholders. He'll then be able to run the company however he sees fit, and with the market... Read more...
Distributed manufacturing is most definitely evolving thanks in large part to innovations in the 3D printing world, and a company called Mebotics is looking to take things a step further with the Microfactory, an all-in-one machine that etches, 3D prints, and mills. The unit is small and light enough to rest on a... Read more...