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Contactless Mobile Payments to Hit $10 Billion by 2018 Contactless Mobile Payments to Hit $10 Billion by 2018

Though the mobile payment industry has been slow to emerge for a variety of reasons, the deals and technology are now in place for the industry to take off. Market research firm Juniper Research today released a report predicting that …

‘Hearthstone’ is Officially Out of Beta

Just hours after issuing the latest patch for Hearthstone, Blizzard announced that its online collectible card game (CCG) is officially out of beta in the U.S. Hearthstone is a free-to-play card game similar (but different in significant ways) from popular …

Tesla Sales Jeopardized in New Jersey Tesla Sales Jeopardized in New Jersey

It’s clear now that Tesla Motors is a threat to traditional automakers. The company’s luxury Tesla Model S receive the highest safety rating ever from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was recently named Consumer Reports top car of …

FDA Approves Cefaly Migraine Treatment Marketing

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the marketing of Cefaly, a device marketed to provide drug-free preventative treatment for migraine headaches. Cefaly is a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device that provides electrical stimulation to a user’s …

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Functional Following Computer Swap

NASA today confirmed that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is still functional following a reboot into safe mode on March 9. According to the agency the orbiter rebooted itself after an unscheduled swap of its main computer to a backup. In …

Jawbone UP 3.0 App Released For Android Jawbone UP 3.0 App Released For Android

Jawbone, the company behind one of the most popular and well-reviewed fitness bands currently on the market, today officially launched its UP 3.0 app for the Android mobile platform. The UP app now syncs via bluetooth with Jawbone’s latest UP24 …

‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ Delayed to 2015

Last year’s PlayStation 4 announcement event and E3 provided gamers with a wealth of new wonderful-looking games for the next generation of video game consoles. As seen in the delay of Watch Dogs, however, many of these games are likely …

Mobile Market to Follow Apple’s 64-bit A7 Processor Mobile Market to Follow Apple’s 64-bit A7 Processor

The iPhone 5S was a disappointment for many Apple fans. Though the device undoubtedly contains better hardware than the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S was more of an incremental improvement than the yearly leap iPhone lovers had become accustomed to. …

Cocaine Use Down, Weed Smoking Up in U.S.

The marijuana industry in the U.S. is ramping up and the legalization movement for the plant seems to have reached a tipping point. Washington and Colorado have already legalized the drug in a small way and other states appear to …

U.S. Uninsured Rate Still Falling Fast

Though Republicans in the U.S. House are still dreaming up ways to get rid of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act, ACA), they will now have to contend will millions of Americans who have health insurance as a result of the …

Chinese Tech Shipments Falling as Subsidies Cease Chinese Tech Shipments Falling as Subsidies Cease

Earlier this week an analyst report predicted that over half of all mobile phone shipments in the year 2015 will come from from Chinese brands. As the Chinese mobile industry rises, however, the country’s overall tech market may be seeing …

Sony, Panasonic Announce Blu-ray Successor Sony, Panasonic Announce Blu-ray Successor

Though cloud storage has become the preferred data storage and backup method for many consumers, the speed and convenience of a physical disc is still sometimes necessary. In that respect the Blu-ray format has been moderately successful as a storage …

Over Half of Mobile Phones Will Come From China Next Year Over Half of Mobile Phones Will Come From China Next Year

The mobile industry, including the smartphone segment, has begun to in established markets begins. Device manufacturers are now focusing on emerging markets as the source for mobile growth in the coming years. Manufacturers such as Apple, BlackBerry, and Samsung have …

‘Gone Home’ Coming to Consoles This Fall

To the surprise of many (and consternation of some), a small indie PC game called Gone Home appeared widely in many game-of-2013 discussions and lists. Now developer The Fullbright Company and publisher Midnight City (the indie publishing arm of Majesco) …

Gigantic Bosses, Death Previewed in ‘Dark Souls II’ Launch Trailer

Tomorrow is one of the biggest video game launch days in recent history. In addition to the intensely hyped Titanfall for Xbox One and PC, the sequel to beloved hardcore action RPG Dark Souls will launch tomorrow, gluing gamers to …

AT&T Drops Price For Individual Mobile Plans AT&T Drops Price For Individual Mobile Plans

The Sprint/T-Mobile merger talk is dying down, and with good reason: competition in the U.S. mobile space is now benefiting consumers immensely. Led by T-Mobile, U.S. mobile providers are now dropping prices and introducing new pricing schemes with an eye …

Samsung Rolls Out Milk, A Streaming Radio Service Samsung Rolls Out Milk, A Streaming Radio Service

Now that even Beats has its own streaming music service, Samsung is bringing its own streaming audio app to the world. The Korean company, which dominates the Android smartphone landscape, has announced Milk, a streaming radio app. Milk will provide …

Windows Phone Gaining Traction in Emerging Markets Windows Phone Gaining Traction in Emerging Markets

In terms of the overall smartphone market, Windows Phone holds only a tiny fraction of the world’s market share. Android and iOS continue to dominate smartphone shipments, as Apple’s brand continues to draw customers in mature markets and Samsung floods …

Samsung Leads U.S. Smart TV Market, LG on the Rise Samsung Leads U.S. Smart TV Market, LG on the Rise

The data from 2013 is in and it is now clear that smart TVs are the future of living room displays. Whether this is due to consumer demand or simply manufacturers including smart TV technology in new TV sets is …

T-Mobile Raises Data Caps For Simple Choice Plans T-Mobile Raises Data Caps For Simple Choice Plans

For the past year T-Mobile has been putting pressure on its mobile competitors through low prices and a variety of innovative pricing schemes and service offerings. More recently the largest mobile carriers in the U.S. have begun to respond directly …

Tablet Growth to Slow as Markets Saturate Tablet Growth to Slow as Markets Saturate

The tablet segment is seeing explosive growth in emerging markets, heralding an even greater slowdown for the PC market in the coming years. Even with tablets flying off shelves in newer markets, though, the overall tablet market may have already …

No “Planet X” Found in WISE Data

For decades before Pluto, Eris, and other distant objects in our solar system were discovered, astronomers had posited that there must be another planet beyond Neptune that would make observed orbital calculations for Neptune and Uranus add up. This planet …

NASA to Conduct Twin Astronaut Studies

The physics behind spaceflight are well understood, but what exactly being in orbit does to the human body is still being uncovered. To help out with this research NASA today announced that it now has plans to study the physiological …

Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers

Holiday season 2013 capped off another record year for tablet shipments, but market watchers are now beginning to see the rapid growth of the smartphone market reach saturation points in established markets. As these mature markets reach their peaks, the …