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Disney wants to make its theme parks more interactive and more intimate. To try and accomplish that, the company plans to introduce a new program called MyMagic+ that will track your current location and spending habits in the park to monitor behavior. Sound a little excessive and creepy? Stay with [...]Read More »
When Sony ceased shipping the PlayStation 2 in Japan late last year, we all saw this coming — Sony has confirmed that production of the PlayStation 2 is now over worldwide. Once the current stocks of consoles on store shelves are sold, they will no longer be replaced with more [...]Read More »
NVIDIA has unveiled the Tegra 4, which it’s dubbing the ‘world’s fastest mobile processor.’ Like previous generations of the Tegra chipset, the Tegra 4 is designed for use in notebooks and perhaps more notably, in tablets and smartphones.
The previously codenamed “Wayne” brings with it a similar setup to the [...]Read More »
Are you unsatisfied with the current speeds that your USB 3.0 devices give you? Worry not, as the organization has announced a new upgraded specification that will bring higher speeds using the current connections.
The new enhanced SuperSpeed USB 3.0 spec will double the current transfer speeds of 5Gbps to [...]Read More »
If you’ve never used Apple’s Find My iPhone app, then good for you — I’m glad you’ve never needed to. But for those of us who’ve used it to locate a misplaced or even stolen phone, it’s a godsend. A musician named Nadav Nirenberg, however, shows us how to really [...]Read More »
First of all, I’m not sure I’ll be able to ever get over that title. Formerly titled, ‘Jobs. Get Inspired,’ the ‘jOBS’ title isn’t much better — it’s a lot worse, actually. But that’s beside the point. The movie chronicling the life of the late former Apple CEO is due [...]Read More »
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is planning to make a trip this month to a very interesting destination — North Korea. Reports reveal that he’ll be making the trip with former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson but not details about their exact itinerary have been made public.
North Korea is of [...]Read More »
R2 Studios, a startup that focuses on home automation technology, made the news recently due to the high-profile companies trying to acquire them – namely, Apple, Microsoft and Google.
It looks like Microsoft is the one of the three that was able to seal the deal, although the price for [...]Read More »
Polaroid has done some pretty questionable things in the past — like making Lady Gaga the face of their company, for example. It’s understandable given the situation of the company, which is way past its prime and is arguably now just a niche product in the photography market. It seems [...]Read More »
The mobile OS market has a new challenger — Canonical has unveiled the mobile version of Ubuntu, with plans to launch devices in early 2014. Ubuntu for phones is “Mobile industry ready,” meaning it will be easy for Android makers to adapt the OS and run it on their Android [...]Read More »
Many kids received new game systems this past Christmas morning, but one kid got another surprise along with his Nintendo 3DS — porn. When Mark Giles from Colorado purchased this gift for his son, this was definitely something he didn’t expect his son to see.
How did this happen? It [...]Read More »
The South Korean government is taking censorship to the next level — for teenagers at least. In an attempt to prevent cyber-bullying, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has plans to install software on teenagers’ phones that will block swear words and “illegal and harmful information.”
The government also [...]Read More »
For the first time in 20 years, New York City’s annual crime rate is about to go up. Who does NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg believe is responsible for this? Why, Apple of course.
Well, not Apple directly but some people who really really want their Apple products. There has been [...]Read More »
Foxconn’s factories have long been criticized for poor working conditions, dragging its associated companies like Apple along with them. A New York Times report published a year ago detailed the poor conditions at Foxconn, and a follow-up report has revealed that things have improved since then.
In an effort to [...]Read More »
While everyone in Paris (and the rest of the world) was celebrating the new year, some thieves decided that it was the perfect time to rob an Apple Store. But not just any ordinary robbery, this one involved masked men, guns, a getaway truck and over $1 million worth of [...]Read More »
Samsung’s going to be unveiling a new TV at this year’s CES, and it’s Samsung Tomorrow blog has posted this image in relation to that. Besides the vague image, Samsung says that, “A true innovation of TV design is coming up with a unprecedented new TV shape and timeless design.”[...]Read More »
The Tizen OS has been around for quite some time but has never had its own official phone. That might change this year if rumors prove to be true, as Samsung is reportedly working on building a phone with the Linux-based operating system.
According to the Daily Yomiuri, Samsung [...]Read More »
It seems like every computer-focused tech company is moving into the living room these days — rumors of an Apple television have been on and off for quite awhile now, and now we’re hearing that Intel might get in on the action as well.
While Apple is supposedly going with [...]Read More »
Were you one of the tens of thousands that backed the Pebble Watch (pictured above) on Kickstarter? Well, congrats because it looks like Apple and Intel have taken the hint.
With more than $10,000,000 pledged over the initial asking price of $100,000, it’s not secret now that there’s an untapped [...]Read More »
Looks like warrantless wiretapping in the name of counter-terrorism in the US isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. After a Senate vote last Thursday that saw the bill passed by a vote of 73 to 23, it looks like the proverbial nail is in the coffin on this one.
President Obama [...]Read More »
Have you ever taken a picture and wished that you focused on something else for the shot? You could always get a Lytro. But if you’re hoping for that same kind of awesome technology in your smartphone, Toshiba’s got you covered.
The company plans to introduce a new lens module [...]Read More »
Privacy advocates are gonna love Verizon after this one. The company has filed a patent application for a set-top box that is similarly equipped as Microsoft’s Kinect — cameras, microphones and motion sensors, everything you would need to track movements in a room. What room, you ask? Why, you’re living [...]Read More »
We’ve all heard this before — Apple is planning on releasing a television set that will supposedly revolutionize the way we watch television. But the news about what used to be pure speculation at one point is becoming more tangible every time we hear about it. Now Taiwan’s Central News [...]Read More »
Another Apple patent is rejected by United States Patent and Trademark Office — this time it is “pinch-to-zoom”
Apple just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to patents, as another one of its most important patents has been rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is the second in recent months, following the company’s patent for the “rubber band” effect being temporarily [...]Read More »
After almost 14 years of being on top in the cellphone industry, Nokia has finally been unseated in 2012 by Samsung. Nokia has held the top spot in terms of cellphone shipments since the year 1998, but is now forced to be content with being number 2. (Note: This is [...]Read More »
It seems that the news we always hear out of supply chains is negative — the most recent being underage workers and in the past even suicides. For a good change, I’m happy to report on good news regarding an electronics manufacturer’s supply chain.
Apple has updated its Supplier Responsibility [...]Read More »
Samsung had injunction requests against Apple for patent infringement in the UK, France, Germany Italy and the Netherlands. The keyword here is ‘had’, as Samsung has announced that it is dropping some lawsuits against Apple in Europe. The key thing to note is ‘some’ because Samsung has not thrown in [...]Read More »
IBM has published their ‘Next 5 in 5′, an annual report that contains 5 articles written by IBM’s research experts. As you might have guessed from the title, the report features 5 areas of technology that their experts believe will be making significant advances in the next five years. As [...]Read More »
According to the China Labor Watch, there were “definitely at least three underaged girls working for Samsung supplier HTNS Shenzen Co.” This follows prior allegations of child labor, and an audit that proved otherwise. Samsung is of course, again denying these claims.
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“We have confirmed that there are no underage
Location privacy is something that many in today’s connected world worry about, especially when it seems like every app you use wants information on your whereabouts. Many off these are perfectly understandable of course, such as mapping applications, but there are some that don’t need to be anywhere near your [...]Read More »
In an interesting turn of events, it seems that it is Apple now that finds themselves infringing on patents. A federal jury that deliberated on the issue for four hours has found Apple guilty of infringing three patents held by MobileMedia Ideas, a patent-licensing firm owned by MPEG-LA. Apple has [...]Read More »
If there’s one thing I wanted to take home from Japan, it’s the toilets. It seemed like every toilet I saw had its own quirky little feature. Most of the toilets have the ability to play ambient waterfall sounds to help get you going, while some even let you play [...]Read More »
What’s popular these days? Tablets, tablets, tablets! How do you get people’s attention? Why, weird mascots of course! One particular Japanese tech company has decided to quite literally put those two things together and the result is, well, see for yourself.
Toshiba has announced TabletMan, their new global communication character! [...]Read More »
Time has released their annual list of the best of the best in games, apps, tweets, ads and gadgets. Love or hate Apple, it’s hard to deny that the iPhone 5, even with its little hiccups, is a really solid device.
Time believes that it’s the best of the year, [...]Read More »
The European Parliament has voted for a unified patent system that, if ratified, would take effect beginning 2014. Members have voted in favor of the new system in three separate votes but ratification is needed by at 13 states and must include France, Germany and the UK.
The new method [...]Read More »