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All News for August 2013

So called smart watches might be the next frontier in mobile. Sony is already there, we've heard Apple is working on an iWatch design, and not to be forgotten, Samsung is planning to join the fray as well. The South Korean electronics company is reportedly gearing up to show off its first smart watch design in Berlin, Germany next week, just... Read more...
It remains to be seen what the history books will say about Steve Ballmer, the man who led Microsoft for the past 13 years after company co-founder Bill Gates entered into retirement. Now it's Ballmer who's retiring, and he's doing it at a time when Microsoft is struggling to find how best to transition to mobile... Read more...
Many have pinned Google's meteoric success in the online search business to one primary thing: speed. The engineers at Google obsess over milliseconds, and it's because of that obsession that Google's products are generally top-shelf. Now, the company has announced that in its latest efforts to make searching and... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation 4 is scheduled to land in the United States on 11/15 for $399. But, believe it or not, there's still a big market out there for the PlayStation 3, and Sony realizes it still has a few months to milk its existing console before the new one comes to town. That's the only logical reason we can muster for the emergence of this... Read more...
At some point, the world is probably going to begin to suffer from a mental overload concerning Call of Duty titles. Even now, it's becoming fairly tough to keep track of them all across all of the various platforms. That said, it's still a premier franchise, and we doubt the wind will be taken out of the sails in the... Read more...
VMworld 2013 kicked off yesterday in San Francisco, and some big names in big data are taking the opportunity to announce new products. Today, Kingston is touting its new SSDNow E50 SSDs, which are meant to be a more affordable alternative to the SSDNow E100 line. The SATA 3.0 solid-state drives come in 100GB, 240GB... Read more...
It's easy for the majority of American adults ages 18 and older to take broadband access for granted because most adults have it at home. Not all, however, as 3 out of 10 are still without broadband at their place of residence, according to a new study by Pew Research Center. Furthermore, 2 out of 10 American adults lack both a home broadband... Read more...
We've been following Google's Chromecast device ever since it was first announced earlier this month, and it didn't take us long to pick one up for review. At just $35, we concluded that Chromecast is easily worth every penny. It's cheap, easy to configure, and for the most part, it just works. It's a no-brainer... Read more...
Dell has updated its Alienware series of gaming notebooks with the refreshed Alienware 18, and what an update it is. In addition to a new generation of hardware, with both Intel's Haswell and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780M rumbling under the hood, Alienware has completely redesigned the look of the chassis, keyboard, and... Read more...
An app from BuyCode, Inc. called “Pounce” lets you point your smartphone camera at a photo of a product in a print circular, newspaper, or magazine and then buy the item from that retail outlet with just a couple of taps. When you click “Buy Now”, the retailer ships the item directly to you... Read more...
Internet TV is fast becoming a crowded field, but Intel’s not letting a little competition slow it down. The chip maker is opening offices in Los Angeles and New York so it is better placed to make deals with TV networks. Internet TV players like Roku have a multi-year jump on Intel, but that doesn't seem to be... Read more...
Some people are just gluttons for punishment. A pair of self-professed online distraction addicts, Robert R. Morris and Dan McDuff, have created a tool called “Pavlov Poke” that will zap them if they spend too much time on Facebook and not enough time working on their dissertations. The Pavlov Poke works... Read more...
Life is a lot easier when you have second chances. Golfers can take mulligans if they shank the ball and land it in the drink, and if you fault a serve in tennis, you're given a second attempt to get it right before it counts against you. Unfortunately, everyday life doesn't have a "do-over" button, but using a little... Read more...
Samsung has a strong presence in the mobile and home entertainment markets, and to that effect the company has decided that it needs its own developers conference to make sure that devs have the full spate of tools and detailed knowledge of how to create, adapt, and innovate for Samsung devices and platforms. “As convergence of user... Read more...
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