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BlackBerry Looks Set to be Acquired by Fairfax Financial for $4.7b

BlackBerry Looks Set to be Acquired by Fairfax Financial for $4.7b

What a way to start the week! BlackBerry announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with a group led by Fairfax Financial, a shareholder with a 10 pe... »

Hands on with the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Hands on with the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Ilan Nass is the Chief Marketing Strategist at Fueled, an award-winning mobile app design and development firm in New York City.  Microsoft today unveiled its n... »

Google Glass Update Adds photo/screenshot Vignettes Feature and YouTube Videos in Search Results

Google Glass Update Adds photo/screenshot Vignettes Feature and YouTube Videos in Search Results

Google today announced the latest monthly update (XE9) to its Glass project, adding new features for the lucky few that got the devices before their initial rel... »

Sony Drops the Price of the PlayStation Vita to $199 in the US and €199 Across Europe

Sony Drops the Price of the PlayStation Vita to $199 in the US and €199 Across Europe

Sony is dropping the price of its struggling PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console to $199 in the US and €199 across Europe. The PlayStation Vita is an incre... »

Google Announces Chrome Dev Summit, a two-day developer event

Google Announces Chrome Dev Summit, a two-day developer event

Google today announced the Chrome Dev Summit, a two-day event for Web developers to discuss new APIs, multi-device workflows, performance tips, andBlink with Ch... »

Skype Enables HD-quality Video-calling for 4th Generation iPads

Skype Enables HD-quality Video-calling for 4th Generation iPads

Skype has enabled HD-quality video calls from its iPad app for those with a 4th generation device, five months after Microsoft’s own Windows Phone 8 Skype app g... »

Samsung Confirms that It Has Appealed US ITC Ruling on 3 Other Patent Claims Against Apple

Samsung Confirms that It Has Appealed US ITC Ruling on 3 Other Patent Claims Against Apple

Samsung is continuing its patent war against Apple, even after US President Barack Obama stepped in over the weekend to prevent a US sales ban on a number of ol... »

This Intelligent Housesitter May Render Old Security Systems Homeless

This Intelligent Housesitter May Render Old Security Systems Homeless

Canary may be the self-described “first smart home security device,” but the gadget-and-app duo actually behaves more like an efficient and reassuring house sit... »

Google’s free Netflix promotion for Chromecast sells out in a day

Google’s free Netflix promotion for Chromecast sells out in a day

That escalated quickly. When Google unveiled its Chromecast dongle for streaming YouTube, Netflix and Chrome tabs, it announced a promotion for three free month... »

This Week in Tech: Is an iPad Giant Coming?

This Week in Tech: Is an iPad Giant Coming?

Fresh off the tech rumor mill: a much bigger iPad may be in the works, and other hot gadget news you should know. Each Monday, I’ll cover the tech trends,... »

Researcher Claims He Told Apple of Developer Center Vulnerability; Didn’t Maliciously Steal Data

Researcher Claims He Told Apple of Developer Center Vulnerability; Didn’t Maliciously Steal Data

Apple revealed Sunday that its Developer Center suffered a lengthy outage this week following a security breach that may have compromised data, but a security r... »

Microsoft Details SkyDrive in Windows 8.1

Microsoft Details SkyDrive in Windows 8.1

Microsoft today outlined more details regarding the improvements coming to SkyDrive in Windows 8.1, including placeholder files, offline access, and file picker... »

Second-generation Nexus 7 Will Launch in July, Says an ASUS Staffer Who Also Leaked the Specs

Second-generation Nexus 7 Will Launch in July, Says an ASUS Staffer Who Also Leaked the Specs

An Asus support executive has apparently been extremely liberal with information on the next-generation Nexus 7, a tablet co-produced with Google, revealing tha... »

Sony’s PlayStation 4 May Triumph Over Xbox One on the Strength of its Launch Title Demand

Sony’s PlayStation 4 May Triumph Over Xbox One on the Strength of its Launch Title Demand

Sony already struck a clear win against Microsoft in their next-gen console faceoff at E3, and now interest in the PlayStation 4′s launch title lineup appears t... »

Apple Signs TSMC Deal for 20nm iPhone, iPad Chips After Finally Meeting Speed and Power Standards

Apple Signs TSMC Deal for 20nm iPhone, iPad Chips After Finally Meeting Speed and Power Standards

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple signed a deal with chip maker TSMC this month that had long been in the offing. The deal was closed af... »

Google Takes Street View to the Top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the World’s Tallest Manmade Structure

Google Takes Street View to the Top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the World’s Tallest Manmade Structure

Google has taken Street View to the top of its very first skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa which just happens to be the world’s largest manmade structure. Officiall... »

iZettle Takes Card Payment Service to Mexico and Brings a New Chip and Magstripe Reader with It

iZettle Takes Card Payment Service to Mexico and Brings a New Chip and Magstripe Reader with It

The Swedish mobile payment service iZettle has expanded its operations to Mexico, marking its first foray into a market outside of Europe. The company announced... »

Apple TV gets HBO GO, ESPN, Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello

Apple TV gets HBO GO, ESPN, Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello

Apple TV has been updated today with direct acess to content from HBO GO and WatchESPN, as well as Sky News, anime and Asian drama streaming service Crunchyroll... »

ParaShoot is a Wearable HD Video Device that Takes Lifelogging Beyond Snapping Photos

ParaShoot is a Wearable HD Video Device that Takes Lifelogging Beyond Snapping Photos

Wearable computing is developing into a key focus for the next-generation of gadget lovers, and the ranks could soon include ParaShoot, a device that aims to ma... »

Microsoft starts clearing first-generation Surface units with giveaways.

Microsoft starts clearing first-generation Surface units with giveaways.

Let’s play the ‘clear the channel’ game: Teachers that attended the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference areeligible to receive a... »

Another Winner from Google’s Waze Acquisition: Israeli Charity Tmura

Another Winner from Google’s Waze Acquisition: Israeli Charity Tmura

There’s something I haven’t seen mentioned in any of the articles about Google buying the Israeli startup Waze for a supposed $1.1 – 1.3 billion. Aside from the... »

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