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Smartphones Outsold Feature Phones Last Year Smartphones Outsold Feature Phones Last Year

Though feature phones have passed out of style in western markets, the low-cost devices are still very popular in many parts of the world. Even that is set to change in the near future, however, as consumers in emerging markets …

Smart Thermostats to Become Billion-Dollar Market Smart Thermostats to Become Billion-Dollar Market

There was quite a bit of confusion surrounding Google’s recent acquisition of smart thermostat company Nest. As usual, privacy concerns about Google “spying” on people in their own homes were brought up, but an even larger question was what exactly …

Mobile Gambling Hit $10 Billion Last Year Mobile Gambling Hit $10 Billion Last Year

As more video game publishers focus on the large smartphone and tablet install base, monetization schemes on mobile platforms has begun to evolve grow. Microtransactions are now normal for new mobile game releases, encouraging players to pay small amounts of …

Quitting Smoking Linked to Improved Mental Health Quitting Smoking Linked to Improved Mental Health

The benefits of not smoking are well-known and heavily publicized in the U.S. In addition to all of the physical health improvements, though, a new study has now shown that quitting smoking may actually lead to improved mental health. The …

‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Finally Coming in April ‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Finally Coming in April

Kinect Sports Rivals was supposed to be the Wii Sports of the Xbox One. The launch title that could somewhat justify the mandatory use of the Kinect peripheral and bring something less bloody to the Xbox One’s launch lineup. Like …

Mars Rover Curiosity Successfully Surmounted a Sand Dune Mars Rover Curiosity Successfully Surmounted a Sand Dune

NASA this week revealed that Mars rover Curiosity has successfully crossed over a Martian sand dune and is now continuing on its way. The rover drove a total of 41.1 meters on Sunday, February 9. This puts Curiosity’s total distance …

Millions of Smart Watches/Bands Shipping This Year Millions of Smart Watches/Bands Shipping This Year
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With smartphone and tablet markets beginning to saturate in established markets, tech manufacturers are now hoping that wearable computing will lift mobile sales and revenue. Smart watches and wrist bands are the first wave of wearable computing to hit the …

‘Titanfall’ Beta Starts on Valentine’s Day ‘Titanfall’ Beta Starts on Valentine’s Day

EA and Respawn teased Titanfall fans last month by announcing the highly-anticipated shooter would be getting a beta before launch. Now, one month before the game’s release, EA has officially announced that beta will begin on Valentine’s Day. Fans can …

Need a Job? Head For North Dakota Need a Job? Head For North Dakota

With the U.S. economy slowly recovering throughout much of the country, jobs have been a bit easier to come by during the past few years – but only a bit. Job creation throughout much of the U.S. is still stagnant, …

Cloud Computing to See Revenues Surge Cloud Computing to See Revenues Surge

The cloud may be the buzzword that businesses use to signal a forward-thinking approach to investors, but the concept is quickly becoming one of the most important in enterprise. Companies large and small will soon invest billions in cloud computing …

NASA, CNES Team Up For Mars Lander Project NASA, CNES Team Up For Mars Lander Project

This week NASA and the Centre national d’├ętudes spatiales (the French space agency, CNES) signed an agreement to work towards a future Mars lander set to launch in 2016. The mission is known as the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, …

New ‘Dead Rising 3′ DLC Released Today New ‘Dead Rising 3′ DLC Released Today

Less than one month ago Capcom released the first DLC pack for Dead Rising 3. The add-on contained new weapons, a new vehicle, and a new short campaign story involving a “Spec Ops” commander trying to locate the President of …

Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness

Tablet and smartphone gaming has become a billion-dollar industry in just a few short years. With the massive install base these devices represent, game publishers are now targeting mobile users with a wide variety of monetization schemes. The only problem …

‘GTA Online’ Valentine’s Day Massacre Update Announced ‘GTA Online’ Valentine’s Day Massacre Update Announced

Rockstar corrected an economy-breaking Grand Theft Auto Online exploit back in January and has now returned to what it should be doing – developing more content for GTA multiplayer. The developer today announced that the next GTA Online content update …

Former Sub Sailor Sentenced For Espionage Former Sub Sailor Sentenced For Espionage

Former Navy sailor Robert Patrick Hoffmann II was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison. Hoffmann, 40, was convicted last fall of attempted espionage. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Hoffmann had attempted to pass on top secret …

Dell Announces its Google Chromebox For Meetings Dell Announces its Google Chromebox For Meetings
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Last week Google announced the Chromebox for meetings, a new device for video conferencing. The concept is aimed at businesses that need a simple solution for their video-conferencing and long-distance meeting needs. To that end, the Chromebox for meetings comes …

Microsoft Details Upcoming Xbox One Party System Update Microsoft Details Upcoming Xbox One Party System Update
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Today Microsoft’s Xbox One console is getting a large update, one of two coming within the next month. Today’s update includes support for storage management, allowing Xbox One owners to see and adjust exactly what is on their 500GB hard …

New ‘Evolve’ Trailer Previews Laser Guns, Massive Monsters New ‘Evolve’ Trailer Previews Laser Guns, Massive Monsters

One month ago 2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios officially announced Evolve, a cooperative/competitive multiplayer shooter that combines elements of the Left 4 Dead and Monster Hunter games. The concept puts four players in control of a team of human …

Software Security Coming Soon to Vehicles Software Security Coming Soon to Vehicles

The future looks fantastic for drivers. Electric cars are set to begin reducing driving costs and helping manufacturers meet emissions requirements within the next two decades. At the same time, driverless car technology will be slowly making its way into …

Ubisoft’s Rabbids Are Getting Their Own Movie Ubisoft’s Rabbids Are Getting Their Own Movie

Though Ubisoft is best known for more mature game series such as Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, the publisher has carried on the Rayman series as a mild success throughout the years. As such, the series’ Rabbid characters have become …

Mobile Video Viewing Continues to Grow Mobile Video Viewing Continues to Grow

With an increased focus on streaming media boxes, all-in-one entertainment devices, and smart TVs, tech manufacturers are now more focused on dominating the living room than ever before. The war may already have been lost, however, as it now appears …

Apple’s iTunes Radio Now Out in Australia Apple’s iTunes Radio Now Out in Australia

Apple today announced that iTunes Radio is officially out in Australia. Australian music fans who are also Apple iOS device owners can now use the software on their mobile device or through iTunes on PC or Mac. iTunes Radio was …

Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Recalled Over Food Poisoning Concerns Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Recalled Over Food Poisoning Concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Mars Foodservices today issued a recall of all Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice. The recall pertains to both five- and 25-pound bags of such rice. Other types of Uncle Ben rice, including Ready …

Operation Angry Birds Leads to Huge Cockfighting Bust Operation Angry Birds Leads to Huge Cockfighting Bust

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman this week announced a huge cockfighting bust that has led to the arrests of nine people on felony cockfighting charges. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Angry Birds,” was led by the New York Organized Crime …