Sony announces its first net profit in five years at $458 million, expects to sell 42 million phones this year
It looks like things may finally be looking up for Sony after suffering massive losses in recent years. The company has announced its latest financial results for the 2012 financial year, and the once-dominant electronics company has now posted its first net profit in five years.
Sony’s net income was [...]Read More »
Here’s a rather unorthodox way to propose. A young lad named Ben actually proposed to his fiancé Melissa through the mobile game Angry Birds. Yep, that’s right! The very same game that has you fling angry fowl at pesky green piggies.
Ben is such a fan of Angry Birds[...]Read More »
What if you could just put on a mask and gain superman senses, like enhanced hearing or augmented sight? Students at the Royal College of Art in London have created two such masks. The project is named Eidos, and is manned by Tim Bouckley, Millie Clive-Smith, Mi Eun Kim [...]Read More »
We may be paranoid about the government watching us closely here in the States and elsewhere in the world, but we certainly don’t have it as bad as India. A brand new monitoring system launched in India that will allow government officials to keep an eye on public network channels. [...]Read More »
The Mars One mission is only a one way trip, and some may even say it’s a death sentence. That’s not stopping anyone from applying to be one of the first pioneers on Mars, though. Just a mere two weeks after the application process was opened up to potential space [...]Read More »
According to some new developments, Sony may actually adapt existing Playstation 3 titles to help treat lazy eye issues with children. It seems kind of hard to believe that a video game, which uses hand eye coordination and simple motor skills to interact with- can help an issue such as [...]Read More »
The Delta Six gaming controller is back. You may not understand right away why I say “back,” but that’s okay. It was first listed on Kickstarter last year but the project leader David Kotkin pulled it off the site because he didn’t think there would be enough support.
Now, the [...]Read More »
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 has been passed by the US Senate. The bill gives states the authority to collect sales tax from online sellers — meaning sales-free online purchases could soon come to an end.
While the bill only applies to online businesses that make at least $1 [...]Read More »
The Liberator is like any other gun out there — except for the fact that you can download it off the internet and print it out using a 3D printer. Defense Distributed revealed the 3D-printed gun last week, and has now released a video showing its first test-fire. Doing the [...]Read More »
Corporate Vice President for Windows, Julie Larson-Green, spoke at the Wired Business Conference and reiterated on previous comments by Microsoft regarding their approach to improving Windows 8 and incorporating user feedback. But she also confirmed that you’ll be able to try those improvements yourself when Microsoft releases a public preview [...]Read More »
BitTorrent has been busy this year. First they introduced SoShare in February, BitTorrent Live in March and BitTorrent Surf just last month. Now they’ve announced a new file format called the BitTorrent bundle. I’d try and describe it for you, but it’s probably best if I let the guys behind [...]Read More »
We’ve all seen what it looks like to be using Google Glass at this point. Google showed us, and the lucky few who got their hands on the $1500 Explorer Edition have showed us as well. But those were either videos with a UI overlay designed by Google to show [...]Read More »
Coca-Cola’s new promotional video for Diet Coke is probably the most fitting thing they could do for the popular sugar-free soft-drink. In collaboration with Ogilvy & Mather Paris, they’ve built the Slender Vender. They claim that it’s the world’s thinnest vending machine — and I believe them, just look at [...]Read More »
Google’s “Here’s to the Moms” tribute is the best way to remind yourself Mother’s Day is coming up [Video]
Admit it, you forgot. Mother’s Day is this weekend and you completely forgot. Now you’re scrambling for gift ideas and the pressure is mounting — why can’t you think of anything?!
Oh, just me? Oh well. I’ll admit that I completely forgot about Mother’s Day until a couple of days [...]Read More »
Microsoft officially confirms Windows Blue, announces that 100 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold
It’s an interesting thing hearing all the complaints and disregard towards Windows 8, then finding out that Microsoft has already sold 100 million licenses since its debut back in October of last year. That puts it at around 6 months before reaching the 100 million mark. To put things in [...]Read More »
Adobe has announced that it’s now going to focus its efforts on the subscription-based Creative Cloud service. However, instead of offering Creative Cloud alongside its traditional (and physical media-based) Creative Suite, it will be replacing it instead.
That means there will be no Creative Suite 7. Professionals that want the [...]Read More »
An internal email that was sent to employees that are currently working on Microsoft’s upcoming next-generation Xbox has revealed something that will cause gamers worldwide to breathe a sigh of relief: The console will not require a constant online connection to function.
Previous rumors have stated that the console would [...]Read More »
Alleged Chinese spy’s laptop found to contain porn and pirated movies, not classified information from NASA
Bo Jiang used to work for NASA. He was let go by his employer because congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia claimed that he and other Chinese engineers were a security risk. This was a statement in a press release issued by the congressman:
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A new Galaxy phone is out, so you know what that means… that’s right! The return of Samsung’s iPhone-bashing commercials.
This latest ad takes place in a graduation pool party where all the adults have “outdated” iPhones and all the hip kids have brand new Galaxy S4′s. All the new [...]Read More »
Saturday Night Live makes fun of Google Glass, shows how stupid you’ll look when it “doesn’t work” [Video]
Every time Google has shown off Google Glass, it’s looked amazing. Of course. They don’t wanna show you what happens if voice recognition doesn’t work, or how silly you might look using it sometimes. They wanna sell you on their vision for the future.
Now Saturday Night Live’s Google Glass [...]Read More »
Google has announced that “the Shawnee City Council voted to bring Google Fiber to their city.” If only we could all just vote to get Google Fiber installed in our cities.
Shawnee is located southwest of Kansas City, and is home to around 60,000 people. Google describes it as a [...]Read More »
This is getting interesting. First we heard rumors that Google’s next Nexus phone would once again me made by LG. Then after some time, the fabled X Phone from Motorola, which is running stock Android, shows up on camera. Now, there is word that LG is indeed working with Google [...]Read More »
Ever had the desire to go off the grid? No, I’m not talking about turning off your electronic gadgets and disappearing into the world. I’m talking about building a house that uses renewable energy and doesn’t consume traditional power. The idea has probably crossed all of our minds at least [...]Read More »
Disney and Electronic Arts (EA) announced an agreement that delivers exclusive rights to future Stars Wars based games to EA. Disney actually retains the rights to titles in the “mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.” More specifically, EA gets the rights to “new Star Wars titles for a core [...]Read More »
Like Android smartphones and tablets, Google Glass comes equipped with Google’s voice-to-text translation engine; in other words, you can dictate to Google Glass and, using voice recognition, it will type what you want to say. It turns out Google pulled an Apple on everyone and decided to implement a filter [...]Read More »
Sunflower seeds are pretty yummy, but they come with a lot of waste. Unless you buy a bag of them that are just the seeds, you often have a huge pile of broken and decrepit shells to go along with them. As it would turn out, if you collect enough [...]Read More »
Netflix says people pirate due to lack of access to content, piracy is lower in countries Netflix operates in
One of the major arguments of why people pirate is due to lack of access. It is said (most) people aren’t inherently dishonest; rather, people pirate because they don’t have legitimate access to the content they want to view. How accurate this assessment is, the jury is still out, but, [...]Read More »
Since the debut of Windows Phone, people have been predicting the only way for Windows Phone to gain a foothold is to target the low-end market. In other words, price the competition — notably Android — out of the game. For the most part Microsoft and Nokia, the premier Windows [...]Read More »
Last week we shared with you photos of what is most likely going to be the Google X Phone for AT&T. While those images were nice, they showed the X Phone (or ‘XFON’ as it is labeled) in a case… so we couldn’t really get a good look at it. [...]Read More »
13-year-old Alaskan middle school students hack classroom computers by using phishing on their teachers
In Ketchikan, Alaska a group of 18 students (aged 12 to 13 years) attending Schoenbar Middle School were able to hack into various computers after exploiting teachers to gain admin access. After taking control of various computers remotely, the hackers played pranks on other students.
Teachers were alerted about the [...]Read More »
Looking through a person’s browsing history will probably tell you a lot about them. So could looking at Google search autocompletes tell you a lot about everybody? I’m not sure I can answer that for sure — but who knows, maybe it can.
YouTube user Marius B. has created a [...]Read More »
Do you love movies? Have you ever wanted to own a private theater or screening room? Well it turns out now you can have more than just that, if you’ve got the cash that is. It’s now possible to build your very own IMAX private theater. That’s right folks. You [...]Read More »
Princeton University team develops a 3D-printed cybernetic ear, makes a bionic future closer than ever
You know all those silly movies and cartoons about bionic humans with cybernetic body parts? Yeah well, apparently it wasn’t too far off from the truth.
A team at Princeton University has created a unique ear that can “hear” various radio frequencies, which means the technology could add to our [...]Read More »
It’s kind of hard to deny that the HTC One hardware is one of the most beautiful available today. To a number of people in the industry, it matches the quality build of the iPhone, maybe even surpass it. So a releasing a video about the phone is made is [...]Read More »