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The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

PS4 Exclusive 'Deep Down' Has Amazing Looking Magic, Dragon Flame

<i>Capcom’s online RPG has some surprises up its sleeve.</i><p><i>Deep Down</i> is a free-to-play dungeon crawler coming to the PS4 next year.<p>I’m still not entirely sure how to feel about the game.<p>Its first announcement made me think we were in for a more story-driven, single-player experience, but it turned out …

Steam Controller Gets A Demo

Valve has released a demo of the Steam Controller in action, and it looks great.<p>However, a demo of a controller can only tell us so much. I’m still extremely curious to see how those track-pads work. Right now it looks a bit like an amputee.<p>The demo covers several games, ranging from strategy to …

The iOS 7 Masterstroke? Developers Are Updating The Third Party Apps

The changing of the UI in iOS continues to intrigue me, not least because this change, and the underlying changes in the SDK, is already having an interesting effect in the development of apps for Apple‘s mobile devices. With so much focus on apps in the current climate, it’s not enough for the UI …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

Elon Musk Will Start Developing It Himself

Elon Musk just finished a phone call with reporters explaining a little more about his Hyperloop idea. Before the call he posted the link to a 57-page outline describing what it might entail. You can read the whole thing here.<p>Here are a few other things Musk mentioned and clarified while on the …

Apple will reportedly unveil the next iPhone on Sept. 10

According to a report by AllThingsD, Apple will debut its latest iPhone lineup during a special event on September 10th, just a month from today. The report doesn’t specify as to which models will be announced at the event, but if rumors are to be believed, we may see the highly anticipated iPhone …

Call Of The Battlefields: 'Battlefield 4' Vs. 'Call Of Duty: Ghosts'

I’ve written a bit this week on both the enormous success of Activision’s first-person shooter franchise <i>Call of Duty</i> and on the newly revealed, gender-balanced <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> multiplayer.<p>Now EA and DICE have released a series of videos of <i>Battlefield 4</i> player “testimonials” accompanied by …

What Is The Right Age To Introduce Your Kids To Mobile Technology?

My boys love to play with their iPad. My oldest who is 4 ½ spends an average of about 45 minutes each day playing a variety of games. Some like Endless Alphabet are educational while others like Fruit Ninja, are not so much. Like many in the preschool age bracket, Angry Birds has become this …

Fascinating Number: Google Is Now 40% Of The Internet

It’s obviously fairly difficult to work out exactly how much of the internet and the traffic across it any one company is responsible for. We can’t just look at who is paying for traffic as there are so many people with their own fibre infrastructures and thus that traffic doesn’t come out into the …

Apple Supplier To Ship Less Expensive iPhone In September: WSJ

It's not official yet, but it's getting closer.<p>Apple supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. will start shipping two new iPhones in "early September" sources close to the matter told The Wall Street Journal. As previously thought, one of the two iPhones is most likely a less expensive one.<p>Hon Hai …

Tel Aviv latest city to consider futuristic 'maglev' personal transport system

A futuristic transportation system developed by NASA's Ames Research Center could finally be coming to fruition in Tel Aviv — should the project clear all the necessary regulatory hurdles, of course. Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai told <i>Bloomberg News</i> earlier this week that the SkyTran system, which uses …

Apple's Gold iPhone Joins The New Smartphone Battlefield of Color And Customization

Well, it looks like Apple‘s push into the lower reaches of the smartphone market with the provisional iPhone 5c is going to stand out with five bright colors, while the higher end 5S will have a muted gold handset stocked alongside the traditional black and white options (as always with Apple, this …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars And The Attack Of The Fans

Xbox One is by far the best video game console of all time and everyone should buy it.<p>On the other hand, the PlayStation 4 is the greatest piece of video game machinery ever constructed and everyone should buy it.<p>Don’t even get me started on the Wii U. Or my PC. Or the Sega Master System….<p>Here’s …

First Impressions Review Of The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Following on from the launch of the Galaxy S4, Samsung has based a number of handsets on the S4 design. This week I’m looking at the smaller version of the Android family, namely the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Does the smaller size deliver a great Android experience, or has Samsung cut one too many …

Apple Testing Out In-Store Trade-In Program For iPhones

Existing iPhone users may soon be able to trade in their existing phone for a newer model, if a pilot scheme currently in selected Apple Stores proves successful. The scheme, which allows customers to trade up from, say an iPhone 4 to the 5S, already exists with other retailers and on mobile …

Samsung Launches A Tablet For Kids

If there’s anything more surprising that the rapid rise of tablets in the workplace, it’s the way children have taken to swiping and tapping their way around iPads and Android tablets too. Seeing an obvious opportunity, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a colorful tablet pre-loaded with …

Five Ways Apple Can Deliver A Better iPhone Camera

The rumor mill surrounding an Apple iPhone launch is in full swing. Earlier this month, AllThingsD reported a September 10 launch date and The Wall Street Journal cited sources claiming Apple is preparing to ship both a standard and lower cost model, a new approach for the Cupertino company. One …

Monoprice's Stealthy Transition Into PC Gaming Peripherals Is Worth Paying Attention To

It wasn’t long ago that when a friend asked where to purchase audio or video cables online at a <i>reasonable</i> price (I’m looking at you, Monster Cable), my answer was always Monoprice. That response remains, but the online retailer has stealthily expanded into several new product categories including …

Workaround restores PlexConnect after Apple TV update broke it

While Apple pushed out a lot of nice goodies in yesterday’s Apple TV update, not everyone was happy. Those who use the Trailers hack PlexConnect to run the Plex media server on their Apple TVs found that it no longer worked.<p>Fortunately, a fix didn’t take long. Developer Paul Kehrer has posted an …

3% Of Americans Still Use Dial-Up Internet

Not all Internet access is equal.<p>The ring of an Internet dial-up connection reminds many people of their favorite ’90s-era web portal, but millions of Americans still connect by phone today, according to recently released study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life project.<p>About …

High-res photos claim to show iPad 5 front panel

Sonny Dickson has posted decent-sized photos of what is claimed to be the front panel of the iPad 5.<p>The photos are consistent with what we’re all expecting: essentially a scaled-up iPad Mini, with thinner bezels on the sides. The refresh is also expected to use the same film-based touch panel as …

Google's new Nexus 7 is now available internationally

As previously rumored, the new Nexus 7 is now available to purchase from Google in the UK and beyond. After expanding from the US to Canada a few weeks ago, Google today took its new tablet to the France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and the UK, with Australia, India, and South Korea to follow shortly. …

Kúla Deeper Is A Hardware Add-On For Your SLR That Lets You Create 3D Photos & Video

Iceland-based startup Kúla has devised a hardware extension for digital SLR cameras that lets you create 3D photos and videos. The 3D images are viewable (after converting them with its dedicated software) on a 3D TV or other stereoviewer. They can also be converted to anaglyphs and viewed using a …

Whoa: Parallels Access “turns” Windows, Mac apps into iPad apps

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Well known for its virtualization software, Parallels has a new product that effectively lets iPad owners use full Windows(s …

Apple to Open New Retail Store in Tokyo's Omotesando District in March 2014

An Apple retail store is set to open within Tokyo’s famed Omotesandō district in March 2014, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. The store will be Apple's first new one to open in the city in nine years and the first anywhere in Japan since the Sapporo store opened in June 2006. The new store will reportedly span …