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The Fairphone, World’s First Ethically Sourced Smartphone, Opens Pre-Sales To General Public

Netherlands-based hardware initiative Fairphone began around three years ago as a project designed to highlight the use of conflict minerals in the construction of consumer electronics, and then evolved three years later into a full-fledged hardware startup, with the aim of turning its knowledge …

Sony and Lego research leads to DualShock-controlled minibots

Worried it might lose younger block-buying customers to video games and computers, Lego has teamed up with Sony to bring the two closer together. <i>PCWorld</i> reports that researchers at Sony's Computer Science Laboratories in Tokyo have already started working on a number of experimental Lego products — …

Call of Duty: Ghosts has Kinect voice commands

Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Ghosts will feature Kinect-enabled voice commands, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg has confirmed with VentureBeat.<p>The executive explained that the updates Microsoft has made to the Kinect 2.0 sensor will lead to a level of "responsiveness and detail" that was …

Kinect

Xbox One box art style unveiled with Forza Motorsport 5

<i>Forza Motorsport 5</i> was the first Xbox One-exclusive title showcased during the console's reveal event this week, and publisher Microsoft Studios released the game's box art today to show off what Xbox One cases will look like.<p>Although the console itself is a black box with a glossy, half matte …

Hands On with the Xbox One Controller

The controller of the Xbox One is a refinement of the 360’s controller on pretty much every cosmetic vector. But there are also a few changes that go more than skin deep and we got a chance to chat with some of the Microsoft folks about the update.<p>The new controller has been slimmed along all axes, …

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Back to the Future

New Xbox Fails To Excite Investors As Microsoft, AMD Stocks Stays Flat While Sony Shoots Up 9%

Wall Street apparently wanted something more revolutionary out of the Xbox One that launched today, as Microsoft’s stock is down 0.66 percent. In turn, investors on news of a potential spin off, pushed Sony shares up 9 percent, coincidentally just after Microsoft announced its answer to the Sony …

Here's what we know about Xbox One games

Here's a roundup of the Xbox One games announced at the Xbox Reveal event for Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>The wait is over. Microsoft's new console is called the Xbox One, and it will be a machine that will wear many hats. But what did we learn about the games?<p>First off, Microsoft tells CNET that the Xbox …

EA Sports

iam8bit’s video game-themed art show returns to L.A. June 7

The video game-inspired art exhibition iam8bit returns to Los Angeles, Calif. next month, highlighting the work of more than 80 international artists who will translate fond memories of classic 8-bit and 16-bit games into fine art.<p>Like previous exhibitions, this year's iam8bit show, titled iam8bit …

10 things we ABSOLUTELY know about the Xbox One

We actually know plenty of stuff<p>We've spent the last few days discussing the newly-announced Xbox One, Microsoft's entry into the next-generation of …

See the future of games at E3 2013

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Electronic Entertainment Expo.</i><p>In three weeks, the video game industry will descend on Los Angeles to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013 to see the future of the video game industry. Will you be there?<p>Be the first to experience new technologies, demo …

AT&T nabs Samsung Galaxy S4 exclusively in red

AT&T, and only AT&T, will sell the premium Android smartphone in a shade that's zingier than black or white.<p>AT&T's rivals could start seeing red over the carrier's exclusive lock on the Samsung Galaxy S4's latest hue.<p>The Aurora Red shade of the 16GB Galaxy S4 goes on sale to AT&T customers starting …

Phones

Apple Looks to Double the Amount They Spend on Lobbying of Politicians

Apple is reportedly on track to double the amount of money that it spends lobbying politicians this year. The increase in spending comes as the iOS …

Bondsy for iPhone: Trade Just About Anything With Friends

Three months after launching in beta, TechStars grad Bondsy is releasing its self-titled iPhone app to the public with the goal of helping friends “trade things you can’t put a price on.”<p>Bondsy first made its debut on stage last year during TechStars NY’s demo day. At the time, the startup was …

Zone out with 'Blip Blup,' a minimalist puzzle game for iOS and Android

Don't let the goofy name fool you: <i>Blip Blup</i> is a clever and challenging puzzle game with a slick minimalist look and feel. In each level you're presented with a screen of grey squares, and the goal is to fill them with color. All this requires is a touch of your finger, which will send out a pulse …

AT&T adds 'administrative fee' to wireless bills, stands to rake in hundreds of millions from unwitting customers

AT&T has introduced a new "Mobility Administrative Fee" to its postpaid contracts. The $0.61 monthly fee ($7.32 per year) is being categorized "below the line" alongside tax and fees as an administrative surcharge. The fee came into effect on May 1st, and applies to all consumer contracts as well …

Microsoft says new Kinect for Windows launching next year

In addition to launching its new generation Kinect alongside the Xbox One, Microsoft also plans to again release a version of the powerful sensor that's geared for Windows. A post on the company's Kinect blog today confirms the product will be released next year, meaning it will trail behind its …

Loom Is Building A Better iCloud

Barely a month or two after launching the Y Combinator-backed photo-sharing service Popset, the team realized they were solving the wrong problem. Users weren’t struggling to share their photos with groups; they needed tools to help them organize and manage their photo libraries across a variety of …

The Return of the Mac-vs.-PC Ad Wars, Siri Edition

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After taking a little break from the classic Mac-vs- PC wars to punch a little lower (at Samsung), …

Kindle Fire HD spreads to 170 countries

Starting in June, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD tablets will be available in over 170 countries worldwide.<p>Amazon plans to begin shipping the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets next month to over 170 countries.<p>In an announcement Thursday, the Internet giant said that the Kindle Fire tablets are …

Kindle Fire

Apple’s $1.1 billion worth of tax breaks it doesn’t expect to get away with

Apple was under scrutiny this week for allegedly dodging corporate income taxes on big chunks of its profits in recent years, much of it through controversial but perfectly legal maneuvers involving overseas subsidiaries.<p>But the company freely admits that it hopes to benefit from hundreds of …

Taxes

Broadcom unveils new 5G Wi-Fi chips for PCs, tablets, phones

Designed for 802.11ac wireless, the new 5G chips are being targeted for entry-level devices.<p>Broadcom is ramping up more chips designed to support 5G Wi-Fi, aka 802.11ac.<p>The chipmaker today announced its first 5G Wi-Fi combo chips designed specifically for entry-level consumer devices, meaning PCs, …

Samsung Galaxy

Jawbone Hires Microsoft’s Mindy Mount as President to Turbocharge Ops

In a key hire, Jawbone said today that it had hired Mindy Mount, a top corporate VP at Microsoft, as its president.<p>The move by the San …

Online Life

Microsoft to take Bing deeper into Windows Blue, Xbox One

Microsoft's Bing is morphing from a "mere" search engine into more of a service that will power next-generation devices -- Windows Blue PCs and tablets, as well as the Xbox One.<p>In all the talk about Microsoft's makeover into a devices and services company, one service many forget the company has in …

Apps

Galaxy S4 Shipments Top 10 Million in First Month

Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 handset has become the company’s “bestselling” smartphone, just as co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun predicted it would last week. The …

Mobile

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EU plans $6.4 billion effort to boost chip manufacturing

The European Commission is spending 5 billion euros to coordinate and advance the processor industry in Europe. The goal: a fifth of worldwide manufacturing.<p>The European Commission announced plans to spend 5 billion euros ($6.4 million) over the next seven years to try to spur microprocessor …

European Union

Google Adds Notification Center And Rich Notifications To Chrome Beta 28, Will Work Even When The Browser Is Closed

This isn’t exactly the launch of Google Now for the desktop, which many of us have been patiently waiting for, but Google today announced that it is bringing a richer notifications experience to Chrome, starting with the latest beta. This definitely feels like it brings Google Now yet another step …

Netflix Still Says “House of Cards” Did Great, but Still Won’t Talk Ratings

Before Netflix launched “House of Cards,” its much-publicized foray into original programming, the video service announced that it wouldn’t be …

Televisions

HTC First’s Trip to Europe on Hold as Facebook Works to Improve Its Home

The plan was for the HTC First to launch at AT&T, then also quickly go on sale in France and the United Kingdom.<p>But that plan is now on hold.<p>“While …

Mobile