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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 …

Notifications, Caller ID Most Important For Smart Watch Buyers Notifications, Caller ID Most Important For Smart Watch Buyers

Signs show that smart watches are catching on in the consumer market, but the devices themselves still have a long way to go. Samsung’s first Galaxy Gear, for example, sold well despite a distinct lack of features and support for …

Consumers Hungry For More In-Car Tech Consumers Hungry For More In-Car Tech

As this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) demonstrated, tech companies and car manufacturers are both ready to push in-car technology to the next level with 4G connections, monitoring software, and implementation of precursor self-driving technology. Luckily for those companies, it …

Android, Windows Butt Heads on Dual OS Tablets Android, Windows Butt Heads on Dual OS Tablets

The Android mobile OS and Windows OS have co-existed peacefully for years, dominating their respective tech realms. As the tech industry moves toward the true internet-of-things, however, Android is increasingly becoming the OS of choice for a variety of new …

Radars Might Be Used to Predict Sinkholes

One month ago a 40 foot-wide hole in the ground opened up underneath a showroom floor at National Corvette Museum and swallowed eight cars including a black 1962 Corvette and a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder (which was recently recovered, mostly intact). …

“Epic” Angry Birds Game Teased by Rovio

Despite the rise of games such as Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga, the Angry Birds franchise still remains one of the biggest brands in mobile gaming. Rovio last year kept the avian train running with the release of …

‘Titanfall’ Launch Trailer Released

Last week EA released its expected live-action trailer for its upcoming Titanfall. The game is positioned to draw gamers from the same pool as the Call of Duty fanbase, so it isn’t surprising that the publisher would copy Activision’s successful …

‘The Last of Us’ Movie Being Produced

It’s clear that Ubisoft has Hollywood dreams for its properties. Over the past two years Ubisoft Motion Pictures has attached big names such as Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy to its Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell movie adaptations. Even EA …

‘Forza 5′ Now Free With Every Xbox One

It’s clear now that sales of Microsoft’s Xbox One are quickly falling behind those of Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft was leaning heavily on the Xbox One’s TV and Kinect capabilities in its early marketing but has now shifted gears into …

Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Over Teacher’s Beard

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia over a religious discrimination claim. According to the Justice Department, the school district violated Title VII of the Civil Rights …

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Devastation DLC Previewed

Activision and Infinity Ward today revealed the content coming in the next Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC. As with previous Ghosts map packs, the new “Devastation” DLC will contain four new multiplayer maps, another chapter for the “Extinction” co-op mode, …

‘Dark Souls II’ Coming to PC on April 25

Despite From Software referring to the PC as the lead platform for Dark Souls II, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version of the game will still be launching first, on March 11. Now From has revealed just how long …

Distant Black Hole Spin Measured by Astronomers

Astronomers this week revealed that the spin of a very distant black hole has been directly measured. The new measurement is part of a new report published this week in the journal Nature and should help cosmologists further investigate the …

‘Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition’ Announced

Almost one year ago, Guacamelee! hit PlayStation consoles. The game recieved praise for its side-scrolling open-world action beat ‘em up gameplay and an unforgiving difficulty curve. Since that time the game has gone on to sell well on PC too …

Most Customers Ignore New Food Menu Items Most Customers Ignore New Food Menu Items

With the constant variety of new foods to try in fast food restaurants across the country and the major ad campaigns touting the quality of inventive new sandwiches, it would be easy to conclude that new menu items attract customers …

Consumers Union Speaks Out Against Comcast/Time Warner Merger Consumers Union Speaks Out Against Comcast/Time Warner Merger

There are plenty of reasons to be opposed to the proposed merger of Time Warner and Comcast. The deal would see the two largest cable companies in the U.S. combined into one giant cable company covering much of the country. …

OnLive Debuts a Different Kind of Cloud Gaming

When OnLive launched in 2010 the company was one of the first to deliver on the promise of cloud gaming. Instead of PC gamers with rigs costing hundreds or thousands of dollars, gamers could instead stream the best versions of …

$458 Million of Former Nigerian Dictator’s Funds Frozen

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that it has frozen over $458 million in funds linked to the corrupt Sani Abacha leadership of Nigeria. The department is referring to the seizure as the “largest kleptocracy forfeiture action” in the …

‘Child of Light’ Co-op Previewed in New Video

Once this month’s big game releases are out of the way (Dark Souls II, Titanfall, Infamous: Second Son, and more) April brings with it a few smaller game releases. One of these games is Ubisoft’s Child of Light, a downloadable …

IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant

IBM this week announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Cloudant, a formerly private cloud database company based in Boston. The purchase price and other details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Cloudant provides database-as-a-service to developers …

Home Energy Management Market to Take Off Home Energy Management Market to Take Off

As technology and connectivity improves, more and more commonplace items and appliances are becoming connected. The eventuality of this trend is what tech market watchers call the “internet of things,” a term meant to convey our lives when nearly every …

Apple Reportedly Retiring Older MacBook Pro Apple Reportedly Retiring Older MacBook Pro

Last October Apple unveiled its latest MacBook Pro line. The newer laptops feature “Retina” displays and are thinner, lighter, more powerful, and all-around better than previous models. It’s no surprise, then, that DigiTimes is reporting Apple will be ceasing production …

Xbox One Update Brings Party Chat, Friends List Improvements

A major Xbox One update rolled out on schedule this week, bringing with it tons of changes meant to bring a better multiplayer experience for Xbox One owners. The update was an important one for Microsoft as it comes just …

‘Peggle 2′ Coming to Xbox 360 in May

After a bombastic announcement at last year’s EA press conference at E3, Peggle 2 was quietly released as an Xbox One exclusive in December. It is now only a matter of time before the popular Peggle sequel makes its way …