A Reuters reporter recently took a trip out to one of HTC's factories near Taipei, Taiwan; instead of finding full-scale smartphone production, the reporter found shuttered loading docks and a note tacked on a locked lobby door that read, "Lobby is temporarily closed for use. Thank you for your cooperation."
After inquiring with some inside sources, Reuters reports that HTC is most likely shutting down one of its smartphone production lines. If true, this could be another walloping blow to the beleaguered phone maker.
When contacted by CNET, an HTC spokesperson said that the company is not … Read more
You may not know the technique by name, but you've most likely seen the results of bullet-time photography. Popularized by movies like "The Matrix," it involves a rig of cameras in a circular configuration that are fired simultaneously, capturing the same shot of a subject from multiple angles.
Sony's PlayStation 4 controller, the DualShock 4, could have taken a few cues from Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller, the company revealed in a recent interview.
Before Sony settled on the DualShock 4 controller, the company flirted with the idea of moving the left analog stick to mimic the design of the Xbox 360 controller, according to Sony product planning manager Toshimasa Aoki.
The tide has turned, dragging in new supersize smartphones with screens larger than 5 inches. Nokia's Lumia 1520, HTC's One Max, and Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 are the three top extra-large handsets sold through US carriers.
Each has its share of strengths and weaknesses that will either line up with your preferences, or disqualify it from your list.
I compare the specs and what it's like to use each phone out in the wild.
Nokia Lumia 1520 HTC One Max Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Dimensions 6.4 x 3.4 x 0.34 in.; 7.4 … Read more
Grand Theft Auto V's record-breaking billion-dollar plus run last month made the video game industry's health a front and center topic, putting both the game's now-standard controversial content and the role of video games as an influential entertainment medium up for debate in media outlets small and large. And NPD Group's recent round of sales stats proves that even one title, albeit one that cost nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to make, can jump-start an entire market.
But an interesting statistic found buried in NPD's report is more telling of how the industry'… Read more
T-Mobile on Wednesday announced pricing and availability for a number of new products, including three smartphones and a mobile hot spot.
Starting today, T-Mobile customers can purchase the entry-level Alcatel One Touch Evolve at T-Mobile stores and retail partners. Priced at $27.99 down with 24 monthly device payments of $3, the net cost of the phone is $99. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Evolve features a 4-inch display and 5-megapixel back camera with fixed focus. Powered by a single-core 1GHz processor, the smartphone received low marks in the CNET review.
Also available today, the Samsung LTE … Read more
A video game delay is nothing new in this business. But five weeks out from launch? That's a bit disconcerting.
Nevertheless, Ubisoft's open-world hacking game, the same title that made a huge splash all the way back at E3 2012, now won't see the light of day until the spring of 2014 -- April 1 at the earliest. All this according to a post by GameSpot, which also details the statement direct from Ubisoft:"Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the … Read more