The world is going wild for wearables (at least that's what we were told ad nauseam at CES this year). But as companies like Google, Samsung, Nike, and Pebble hone their pitches for ways we can strap their latest offerings to ourselves, Apple has remained deafeningly silent on the question of an iWatch or some other iWearable.
Angry Birds maker Rovio found itself in the middle of another NSA kerfuffle on Monday, leaving the company on Tuesday to try and clear the air.
Several reports cropped up on Monday, saying that popular mobile apps, like Rovio's Angry Birds, are being used by the NSA and other intelligence agencies to cull user data. The agencies are, in some cases, using "leaky" data collected via ad networks to obtain information from the programs, papers leaked by Edward Snowden and reported on by The Guardian and The New York Times on Monday, suggest.
Yet another company is getting into the console space sometime this year, according to a new report.
Amazon will launch a console later this year that will run on Android and allow for both streaming and downloading games, gaming news/reviews site VG247.com reported, citing multiple sources. It's not clear what kind of games will come to the console, but VG247 says that Amazon has been showing publishers popular Android and iOS games as demos for the console.
Although VG247's sources don't say for sure when the console will launch, those folks confirm that it will … Read more
The velociraptors from "Jurassic Park" may not be entirely accurate, but they certainly made an impression. In fact, they are the single most terrifying reptile we've ever seen in a film (including Godzilla). Now you can buy your very own piece of velociraptor prehistory -- if you have around $100,000 to spare.
The original prop used in the opening scene of the 1993 film is apparently up for sale on eBay from a seller called Theme Park Connection, which specializes in purchasing and reselling original film props.
The crate itself comes with a full-size velociraptor prop, according to the item's condition report, which notes that the set is in a state of disrepair and would make for a great restoration project. … Read more
Why teach your child the alphabet with boring images of ponies and apples when you could introduce your younglings to all the coolest geek icons in science, video games, movies, comics, and more? That's exactly what Canada-based nerd dad Jonathan M. Guberman thought when he created these geektastic alphabet blocks.
The 36 blocks -- which include the English alphabet, plus numbers -- use geeky icons and characters like Ada Lovelace and Zelda to teach the alphabet and numbers. … Read more
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, one of the most popular titles in the franchise series, has made its way to Windows Phone just a month after it arrived on Android and iOS.
Rockstar Games launched GTA: San Andreas to Windows Phone on Monday for $7. The game follows the same storyline as the console versions that launched years ago. In addition to downloading the game, players will also need to download an additional 2.5GB to get the full title onto their devices.
For now, GTA: San Andreas is available on just a handful of Windows Phone devices, including the … Read more
The Walkman is -- quite rightly -- held up as one of history's most groundbreaking gadgets. But did you know that Sony's greatest invention was actually a barely-modified version of an existing product?
You do now! Hit play to see "Adventures in Tech" explain the exciting and surprising origins of the chunky Walkman, with the aid of the original TPS-L2, the sequel WM2 and the Pressman prequel that started it all.
You might have heard a slight collective inhalation on your Twitter account over the last 24 hours.
It seems that Tom Perkins, the Perkins Of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (and now merely partner emeritus), believes that expressions of concern, distaste, or protest toward the 1 percent who have a lot more money than the 99 percent is akin to Nazism.
In a letter to the Wall Street Journal headlined "Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?", Perkins said, oh just read the whole thing:Regarding your editorial "Censors on Campus" (Jan. 18): Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San … Read more
A sense of priorities is always helpful in life. As is a sense of passion.
The two miraculously came together for one Kansas man and, miraculously, he survived to tell the tale.
As ABC15 reports, the man's Olathe, Kan., home was on fire.
He woke up during the night to discover this phenomenon. He made it outside before the fire engulfed him.
However, what engulfed him shortly afterward was a burning desire not to be parted from his Xbox.
So, as if it were a scene from one of his favorite games, he rushed back inside to rescue his … Read more
Meridian Audio may be one of Britain's oldest high-end audio brands. It was founded in the late 1970s, but it was always exploring new technologies. It introduced the world's first high-end CD player in 1984, advanced the state of the art in self-powered speakers, and pioneered digital loudspeakers. The company also developed the lossless compression technology used in many Blu-ray Discs.
So when I heard Meridian was introducing a high-end headphone amplifier, I immediately requested a review sample. When the box arrived, I thought they had sent the wrong piece, it was too small to be a contender, … Read more