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BlackBerry U.S. Market Share Dropped to Zero in Q4 BlackBerry U.S. Market Share Dropped to Zero in Q4

One year on from a name change and the launch of its BlackBerry 10 smartphone platform, BlackBerry has now all but disappeared from the high-end mobile market. Market research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) this week released its estimates …

‘Shadowrun Returns’ Expansion Coming February 27 ‘Shadowrun Returns’ Expansion Coming February 27

As one of the earliest Kickstarter video game campaigns, Shadowrun Returns has been quite a success story. Developer Harebrained Schemes managed to more than quadruple its Kickstarter goal and then finish the solid strategy RPG in a timely fashion. The …

90 Million Wearable Devices to Ship This Year 90 Million Wearable Devices to Ship This Year
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This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was full of new wearable computing products from a wide variety of tech companies. It’s clear that those companies are banking on devices such as smart watches as being the next big growth segment …

Mars Rover Curiosity Has Now Driven Over 3 Miles Mars Rover Curiosity Has Now Driven Over 3 Miles
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Following a few hiccups and a software upgrade during the holiday season, Mars rover Curiosity is now back to doing what it does best. NASA today revealed that Curiosity is currently on its way to drill another rock sample. The …

‘Tropico 5′ Announced for PlayStation 4 ‘Tropico 5′ Announced for PlayStation 4

As hyped as it was, SimCity ended up disappointing nearly everyone. The game’s small city sizes required players to engage in multiplayer or build multiple cities rather than create the large, complex cities fans of the genre enjoy. Though small, …

The Future of Wearable Electronics Predicted in White Paper The Future of Wearable Electronics Predicted in White Paper

For almost one year now, tech companies and clothing companies alike have been debuting their new smart watches or wristbands. These companies are betting on wrist-wear as the next big growth market in tech. At the same time, industry watchers …

Man Found Guilty of Importing Illegal Piranhas Man Found Guilty of Importing Illegal Piranhas

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that a New York man has pled guilty to illegally importing piranhas. Joel Rakower, the owner of a Queens-based fish importer named Transship Discounts, was charged with mislabeling piranhas imported into the U.S. …

AT&T Offers $100 For Adding Devices to Plans AT&T Offers $100 For Adding Devices to Plans

AT&T’s recent quarterly earnings were solid, but it’s clear that the mobile provider is shaken by recent competitive moves from T-Mobile. AT&T last year was forced to adopt service plan offerings similar to T-Mobile’s “JUMP!” program. More recently AT&T tried …

Google-less Android Smartphone Segment Growing Google-less Android Smartphone Segment Growing

The openness of Google’s Android platform has been both a blessing and a curse for the mobile industry. The software is free for manufacturers to use, allowing them to focus on hardware while decreasing development costs for mobile device software. …

Tablet Market Growth Slowing, Shows Report Tablet Market Growth Slowing, Shows Report

As seen in reports last week, the tablet market rose nearly 30% year-over-year during 2013′s holiday season. This growth was expected and welcome for the burgeoning segment, but now some market watchers are bracing for a slowdown in tablet market …

U.S. Could Block Rumored Sprint & T-Mobile Merger U.S. Could Block Rumored Sprint & T-Mobile Merger

With T-Mobile now adding hundreds of thousands of customers per quarter and Sprint struggling to keep its subscriber numbers up, the rumored merger between the third- and fourth-largest mobile providers in the U.S. still appears to be in the works. …

‘Elder Scrolls Online’ Collector’s Edition Announced ‘Elder Scrolls Online’ Collector’s Edition Announced

The April release of The Elder Scrolls Online is getting nearer, and Bethesda’s Tamriel-based MMO is beginning to take on its final form. The publisher today announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will, unsurprisingly, get a collector’s edition. The Elder …

Small Number of Pringles Chip Cans Recalled Small Number of Pringles Chip Cans Recalled

Cylindrical cans of Pringles are a mainstay of American grocery store snack food aisles, but some Pringles chips will soon be pulled from store shelves before customers can even get a chance to pop them. Kellogg’s today announced a recall …

AT&T Logs Q4 Profits, 500K New Subscribers AT&T Logs Q4 Profits, 500K New Subscribers

AT&T today released its fourth-quarter earnings, reporting a net income of $6.9 billion – a significant increase over the company’s net $3.9 billion loss during the fourth quarter of 2012. These earnings came on revenue of $33.2 billion, up 1.8% …

‘Angry Birds’ Doesn’t Share Data With the NSA, Says Rovio ‘Angry Birds’ Doesn’t Share Data With the NSA, Says Rovio

Revelations of the extent of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) spy programs were an ongoing story during 2013, creating rifts between politically-aligned nations and creating a mess for diplomats around the globe. The situation doesn’t look to be dying down …

Labeling Obesity a Disease Could Undermine Health, Shows Study Labeling Obesity a Disease Could Undermine Health, Shows Study

Last summer the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to officially define obesity as a disease. The AMA’s members hope that the reclassification will require medical professionals to more directly intervene with obese patients. The group’s intentions were to encourage a …

Global Over-the-Top Video Revenue Hit $11 Billion in 2013 Global Over-the-Top Video Revenue Hit $11 Billion in 2013

As physical media has become more antiquated, content companies are turning more and more to streaming and IPTV solutions. This has led to a relatively competitive streaming service market, at least for the portion of the market that Netflix does …

New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress New Nokia Phones Rumored For Mobile World Congress

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with a wide array of tablet, smartphone, and TV announcements and reveals. Manufacturers will get a second world stage to debut products at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and it …

Nearly Half of Online Americans Now Own Tablets Nearly Half of Online Americans Now Own Tablets

As predicted, tablets were some of the hottest items this holiday shopping season. Over 78 million tablets shipped during the fourth quarter 2013 and Apple is set to lead another year of huge tablet market growth in 2014. The Consumer …

New ‘BioShock Infinite’ DLC Previewed New ‘BioShock Infinite’ DLC Previewed

It has been nearly one year since the release of BioShock Infinite. Since that time the game has received numerous mentions on game-of-the-year lists and just this month was one of the free games features through Sony’s PlayStation Plus service. …

Smartphone Shipments Hit 1 Billion in 2013 Smartphone Shipments Hit 1 Billion in 2013

Though the tablet market grew at a stunning pace last year, the smartphone market is still finding new customers and growing at a steady pace. Market research firm IDC has released a new report estimating that global smartphone shipments hit …

Apple Posts Record Holiday iPhone, iPad Sales Apple Posts Record Holiday iPhone, iPad Sales

Apple today released its first quarter 2014 earnings, revealing that the company has once again set holiday sales records. Apple took in $13.1 billion in earnings during the holiday quarter on $57.6 billion revenue. The company’s earnings match the $13.1 …

Android App Groups Charged For Piracy Android App Groups Charged For Piracy

The openness of the Android platform has many advantages, but it also makes the platform more of a gamble for developers. Apple’s iOS is still the leading platform for many app releases (especially games) and apps can often sell on …

‘InFamous: Second Son’ Art Previewed in New Video ‘InFamous: Second Son’ Art Previewed in New Video

February is almost here, which will kick off two months packed with enough big releases to break the wallet of any self-respecting gamer. One of the biggest releases of March will be InFamous: Second Son, the next big exclusive for …