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'Watch Dogs' Becomes Ubisoft's Fastest Selling Game Despite Xbox Issues

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the first day of its release, <i>Watch Dogs</i> sold more copies than any other Ubisoft game ever. It …

At E3 2014, Microsoft Played Catch-Up While Sony Leapt Ahead

Sony and Microsoft, the two biggest current home console makers (Nintendo is today, but the Wii U hardly compares anymore), have both had their chance to impress via splashy E3 conference keynotes, and both came out with very distinct shows. Sony actually discussed hardware, for instance, and …

Sony presses console lead with exclusives, extras

Sony looked to capitalize on its early sales lead in the console wars at its Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing on Monday, repeating the mantras of "first," "better" and "only on" as selling points for its PlayStation 4.<p>Hours earlier, rival Microsoft stuck strictly to games for the Xbox …

Apple patent hints at iWatch-enabled weightlifting tracker

Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a patent for a “shoe wear-out sensor, body-bar sensing system, unitless activity assessment and associated methods” that could be used with the rumored iWatch.<p>The patent describes multiple embodiments of this new sensor. One is a sensor …

iOS 8 features split-screen apps support, developer says

The company didn't announce the feature at WWDC, but a developer has discovered the feature in code.<p>iOS 8, the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, may come with side-by-side app support after all.<p>App developer Steve Troughton-Smith tweeted Monday that Apple's iOS 8 software …

Apps

Apple's iOS 8 Could Help You Find Your Car

One of the more obscure discoveries reveals that Apple has been working on a way to make it easier to find your parked car.<p>Assets nestled within the iOS 8 beta show purple parking pin icons for both iPhone and iPad, suggesting that Apple will drop a parking pin when you park you car, enabling you …

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Sony’s new $99 PlayStation TV box could be key to its TV service plans

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Sony<p>Sony (S SNE) announced a new $99 gadget at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles Monday that could play an interesting role …

Google Glass Update Brings World Cup Features And More

Google has released a new Google Glass update, the latest version of the Glass software adds in some new features, including some features for World …

Android News

Sony's PlayStation hardware at E3 2014 (pictures)

PlayStation

NPD: 315 Million Tablets Will Ship in 2014, 65% of All Mobile PCs

In 2013, tablets were expected and estimated to have overtaken PC shipments. More than a month into 2014, the predictions for this year are already here: tablet shipments will rise to 315 million this year, comprising more than 65 percent of the market.<p>Those latest numbers come from NPD, which …

6 Gorgeous Concept Photos Of The Big-Screen iPhone 6

A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple plans to release two new iPhones with bigger screens this year.<p>The first device will have just under a 5-inch screen, likely 4.7 inches to keep the same size ratio the 4-inch iPhone 5S has. The second phone will have a very large screen, …

iPhone

10 Samsung devices in line for Android 4.4 KitKat updates?

One report names a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets awaiting updates in the "near future," including phones in the Galaxy Note and S4 families.<p>At least ten Samsung devices are in line to pick up their Android 4.4 KitKat update, according to Android blog Phandroid.<p>Phandroid, citing an …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple currently plans to release iOS 7.1 in March

While recent reports are pegging a launch sooner than later, reliable sources say that Apple is currently planning to ship iOS 7.1, the first significant update to iOS 7, in March. The iOS 7.1 update is said to not have any “secret features,” and it will basically be what we have been told to …

LG special event Feb. 13: Will the G Pro 2 be unveiled?

The device has been the subject of countless rumors over the last few weeks, which might prompt LG to show it off sooner than expected.<p>LG is slated to host a press event on February 13 where it's expected to show off the follow-up to its Optimus G Pro.<p>The company sent out invites to Korea-based …

Mobile Technology

2013's Most Amazing Sports Photos

2013 was a year of impossibilities come true — from a 64-year-old’s swim to Florida from Cuba to a football win fought out in eight inches of snow. Elsewhere, a bitter rivalry plays out, and the World Series brings a community together after tragedy. Ahead, find out top 10 sports moments of</i> …

Mandela memorial service interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

The man who sparked an international furor by offering bogus sign language interpretation at a major memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment.<p>The Star newspaper reported that Thamsanqa Jantjie was admitted …

NATE SILVER: The US Actually Has A Decent Chance In The Group Of Death

They're with Ghana, Germany, and Portugal.<p>It's probably the most difficult group in the entire tournament. Germany is one of the best teams in the world. Portugal has Cristiano Ronaldo. Ghana has eliminated the U.S. from the last two World Cups.<p>But according to a model created ESPN's Nate Silver, …

Why 2014 World Cup Victory Is Critical to Messi's Legacy

Lionel Messi transcends what it means to be a megastar.<p>He's won the Ballon d'Or, awarded to the world's best player, four years in a row on top of his laundry list of other awards and achievements.<p>Because of his exploits, Messi is the topic of heated discussion surrounding the profound question of …

Soccer

PS4: 1 million sold in first day on sale in the US

New console, released on Friday in the US, comes ahead of European launch at end of month.<p>Sony has sold 1m units of its new PlayStation 4 gaming console in the first 24 hours that it was available in the US and Canada.<p>The console, which Sony is counting on to kick-start a revival of its consumer …

Gameplay

One reason to get a PS4 or Xbox One: The sports games

Cynics say wait to buy a next-gen game console. But new versions of games like FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, and NBA 2K14 may give you a reason to upgrade.<p>With the PS4 and Xbox One launching over the next couple of weeks, I've been asking my fellow editors whether they're getting one, and if so, which …

EA Sports

PlayStation Network friends list's massive boost available now

If you've been brushing up against the PlayStation 3's 100 friend limit for awhile, Sony has good news for you: You can add up to 2,000 friends to your PlayStation Network account right now, almost a week ahead of the PS4's launch. However, until November 15th you can only view your expanded social …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

Boston celebrates World Series title

Jubilant Red Sox fans cheered, chanted and caroused in the streets Wednesday, celebrating the first time the Red Sox have captured a World Series title at home since Babe Ruth was in the lineup.<p>Fans spilled out of Fenway Park and nearby bars after Boston vanquished the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Which Is The Fairest Console Of Them All?

<i>To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.</i><p><b>On Fanboyism (or Fandom)</b><p>As part of my ongoing Xbox One vs. PS4 series, I wrote recently that console games aren’t really about high-end graphics and that if that’s your priority you should just fork over the cash for a …

Little boy joins Pope Francis on stage, refuses to leave

A young boy joined Pope Francis on stage in front of an estimated crowd of 150,000 people on Saturday, and liked his moment in the limelight so much that he decided to stick around.<p>The boy hugged the pope's legs as he made his address at an event titled Family, Live the Joy of Faith!<p>Aides …

After the iPhone 5s launch, it’s time to let the iPhone 6 concepts roll …

The iPhone 6 concepts of course started appearing even before the iPhone 5s was launched, but now that the new handsets are old news, the concept bandwagon is gathering speed.<p>Apple is known to be testing a variety of handset sizes, but has always said a phone should be usable with one hand, which …

Experts Predict Larger 5-Inch Display For iPhone 6… Again

If you switched from an iPhone to an Android-powered smartphone because you felt a 4-inch display was just too small, then Apple may give you a reason to switch back next year. Several industry experts are predicting that the Cupertino company will step up its pursuit of high-end Android …

Mobile Technology