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Sony built the PlayStation 4's controller with VR in mind

You may think that Sony built its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset to accommodate the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller, but it turns out that the opposite is true -- the gamepad was designed for VR from the start. The company's Jed Ashforth tells <i>TechRadar</i> that the Morpheus team …

IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that's up to 275 times faster than your SSD - ExtremeTech

IBM demonstrates next-gen phase-change memory that’s up to 275 times faster than your SSD<p>By on May 8, 2014 at 9:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Samsung, Nokia join 5G trials in Japan, but crazy speeds still far away

We hope you're happy with 4G, because 5G's magical land of unicorns and 10Gbps speeds still isn't coming until 2020 or so. However, Japanese carrier DoCoMo is still hard at work developing the tech and has now begun trials with some formidable hardware allies. Those include Samsung (who already …

Pay a $300 fine or else your Android phone will be locked

Ars Technica<p>Ars Technica alerts us to research that has uncovered Android-based malware that disables infected handsets until the users pay a cash payment to for their viewing of illegal pornography:<p><i>“The malware is automatically downloaded when people visit certain pornography sites using an</i> …

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Sony Wasn't Allowed to Tell You What the PS4's Light Bar Is Really For

To date, the PlayStation 4 controller’s light bar has caused two accidental marriage proposals, a minor earthquake, and aliens to avoid contact with …

​Sprint is ready to throttle its unlimited data plans, but only in 'congested' areas

It was a big promise: unlimited data, without quotes, throttling or restrictions. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has repeatedly defended the company's pledge to offer a true unlimited plan, but now the company is quietly eating its words. Customers on Sprint, Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile have all …

Apple is reportedly close to buying Beats for $3.2 billion

The days of Apple limiting itself to (relatively) small acquisitions may soon be over. The <i>Financial Times</i> hears from sources that the folks at 1 Infinite Loop are close to buying Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. It's not clear exactly why the company would splurge on such a deal, although there …

AT&T Launches $500M Joint Venture To Invest In The Next Netflix

There’s a new $500 million pool of potential capital floating around earmarked for the creation of over-the-top video services, thanks to AT&T and Chernin Group, who have collaborated on the new venture (via GigaOM). The team-up aims to pool resources from the two companies to “acquire, invest in …

5G Will Change the Game Again

Remember when we had 1G back in the 1980s? No? That's because back then so few thought there would ever be something faster and better. And it took a long time to get to 2G, which finally occurred in the 1990s. It took the better part of yet another decade to get up to 3G. For those of you who …

Leaked Memo Reveals Nokia Will Rebrand as Microsoft Mobile

A recently leaked memo indicates that as part of its acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft plans to rename Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile Oy.<p>The memo, …

The Three Ways Forward For Microsoft And The Xbox One

My colleague Mark Rogowsky recently published a piece that contained a rather worrying chart, which showed the growing disparity between PS4 and Xbox One sales. Though the gap was a million consoles a few months ago in favor of Sony, now the gulf has widened, with Microsoft more or less refusing to …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Review

Sony: Don't Send Us Your Broken PS4 If It's Full Of Insects

While the early reports of failing PS4s now seem a little overblown - there are issues, but only for 1% or less of machines - spare a thought for …

High School Football Player Tony Picard May Be 'Biggest Running Back In The World' At 6'4, 400 Lbs.

Billed as "The Biggest Running Back In The World" in the description of a YouTube video of his highlights, high school football player Tony Picard seems to be part myth, part viral video sensation and part college scout's dream but he is entirely a nightmare for opposing defenses.<p>According to …

PlayStation 4 problems: Crashing, no video, and instability on launch day

The PlayStation 4 is out. It’s in people’s homes, and they’re playing it right now. But not everyone is having fun with their new next-gen consoles.<p>Some early adopters are reporting that the PlayStation 4 hardware isn’t working or is faulty. That includes a few fans that won early units through a …

Oppo’s First Cyanogen-Modded Smartphone Will Launch In December

As much as I love stock Android sometimes you just need something <i>different</i>, and that’s essentially been the guiding mission of the folks over at Cyanogen Inc.<p>They’ve made plenty of strides with their customized version of Android over the past few months, but now they’re on the verge of a big …

Tesla shares fall after latest fire

For the third time in six weeks, a Tesla Motors Model S sedan has caught on fire following a traffic accident.<p>Car fires aren't that unusual, happening an average of 17 times per hour nationwide. But analysts fear fires in electric cars could scare drivers away from the new technology.<p>The latest …

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AT&T is closing in on Verizon in LTE network coverage

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: AT&T<p>AT&T(s t) announced another a new batch of 14 LTE market launches on Wednesday, which puts its total at 461 cities …

Blockbuster exiting US retail market, closing its last 300 stores

The writing is finally on the wall for Blockbuster: the video rental chain, ubiquitous for years across the US, is finally closing its last 300 retail stores across the country. With that, the company has effectively exited the US retail market — in addition to closing its stores, the company's …

Nokia passed Motorola to become the fourth largest US smartphone brand in Q3 2013

According to a new report from research firm Counterpoint, Nokia became the fourth largest OEM to ship smartphones in the US for Q3 2013. The Finnish company came in at fourth place with 4.4 percent, behind HTC which held 8.6 percent. There’s a big gap after that though, with Samsung and Apple …

Android snags record 81 percent of smartphone market

More than 204 million Android phones shipped around the world during the third quarter, says Strategy Analytics.<p>Android continues to gobble up more of the smartphone market.<p>Google's mobile OS won a global market share of 81.3 percent last quarter, up from 75 percent in the prior year's quarter, …

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Every HTC One in North America will have Android KitKat within 90 days

Google says that Android 4.4 will come to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition devices "in the coming weeks," but what if you bought your device from a cellular carrier instead? If you own an HTC One in North America, you should see an update within the next 90 days. In an …

How Modern Warfare's writer wound up writing Battlefield 4

Jesse Stern, who wrote <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare</i> and <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2</i>, left his job as a writer and co-executive producer at <i>NCIS</i> and started "actively looking for video game gigs," he told Paul Semel in a recent interview.<p>He met with David Cage and discussed writing for <i>Beyond: Two</i> …

Grand Theft Auto V accounted for 50% of all games software sold last month—and that’s bad news

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Two sets of numbers out this week show just how quickly the ground is shifting in the videogame industry. Figures from the NPD Group, released monthly and watched closely, show a bumper September for videogame retail sales. Total US sales came in at $1.08 billion across …

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Battlefield 4 Battlelog features explained

A new post on <i>Battlefield 4</i>'s official site fully details the game's second-screen application, the Battlelog.<p>Announced in July, Battlelog allows players to use a PC or mobile device for maps, leaderboards and more. As detailed by the lengthy post, Battlelog will also enable players to track how …

Microsoft on Xbox One vertical orientation: "Do it at your own risk"

The Xbox One won't support vertical orientation, and could damage the console, according to Albert Panello, senior director of product management and planning at Xbox.<p>Panello revealed to GameSpot at the Tokyo Game Show, "We don't support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk." He clarified …

Sony’s new Smart TV stick combines Google TV apps with live TV, Hulu Plus

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>After previously popping up in FCC filings, Sony (s SNE) teased its new smart TV dongle late Friday afternoon (hat tip to …