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Back To Basics: Screen technology explained

This week’s edition of Back To Basics is going to focus on the part of your device that you’re spending almost all your time looking at. It’s time to talk screen technology.<p>No two displays are the same, but there are a few guidelines that can help you choose the right screen for you. From the …

Video games can help improve mental cognition in the elderly, study says

A recent study suggests that video games can help improve the cognitive abilities of elderly patients, WebMD reports.<p>The study, published in journal PLoS ONE earlier this month, analyzed 681 patients ages 50 and up. Participants were required to identify vehicles in a "Road Tour" video game. The …

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One: A clash of two Android titans

If you're in the market for a new smartphone this year, chances are good you're seriously considering the two best Android handsets: the<p>Samsung Galaxy S4and theHTC One.<p>Both offer tempting helpings of powerful components, advanced features, and cutting-edge software.<p>So which device should you go …

Splinter Cell: Blacklist trailer shows Sam's silent skillset

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for <i>Splinter Cell: Blacklist</i> showing Sam Fisher's stealth combat capabilities in action.<p>The old operative still has his old moves and more, clinging to ceilings and shooting out lights as he stalks, strikes, and silences his enemies.<p><i>Splinter Cell: Blacklist</i> hits …

Five Lessons Learned from BioShock Infinite's Success

Though it’s only April, it’s already clear that BioShock Infinite will indeed be regarded as one of the best games of the year, if not <i>the</i> best in many player’s eyes by the time 2014 rolls around.<p>It was an anticipated title to be sure, but few expected the quality we saw from the final product. Most …

Persona 4 is the JRPG I’ve Always Wanted, But Never Knew Existed

A breath of fresh air in an all-too stale genre.<p>In recent years I feel like I’ve developed this weird love/hate relationship with the JRPG genre. I …

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Destroyer

"It's always been about graphics driving gameplay." Cevat Yerli's sentiment echoes a belief that many within this industry hold dear. From boardroom executives focused on marketing strategies to forum-goers obsessed with benchmarks, a strong contingent of individuals advocate cutting-edge visuals …

Graphics make up 60 percent of a game, says Crytek CEO

A video game's visuals not only help drive gameplay, but are "60 percent of the game," Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli told X360 magazine during a recent interview.<p>Yerli said that people will say that graphics aren't important, but urges people to "play <i>Crysis</i> and tell me they don't matter."<p>"It's always been …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 May Boast Metal Galaxy S4 Design

The Samsung Galaxy S4’s plastic design can’t compete with the beautiful all metal design of the HTC One, and based on the latest leak consumers may …

During Home Launch, Facebook Updated Its Main Android App with Permission to Collect Data on What Apps You Use

Facebook on Friday released its Android launcher called Home. The company also updated its Facebook app, adding in new permissions to allow it to collect data about the apps you are running, as pointed out on Hacker News.<p><b>Updated below with statement from Facebook</b><p>We don't shill.Check out TNW's Hard …

Smartphone innovation: Where we're going next (Smartphones Unlocked)

The HTC One has a gorgeous chassis and a ton of camera tricks, the Samsung's Galaxy S4 pauses and unpauses video when you avert your gaze, and in the Lumia 920, Nokia was one of the first to introduce wireless charging and an ultrasensitive screen you can control while wearing gloves.<p>Yet compared …

Samsung Worried About Its Build Quality and Design, Galaxy Note III To Be A Major Revamp?

Despite of how much we’d like this to become reality we should treat this with a large dose of skepticism right from the start. Now that we’ve got …

Gadgets - DGiT

Choosing the right iPad in 2018<p>Frederick Blichert3 days ago<p>Each iPad has different features that help it stand out. Want to make sure you're picking …

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How to Turn Off In-App Purchases on iOS and Android Devices

Whether you need saving from kids or yourself, we've got you covered.<p>The issue of in-app purchases isn’t a new one but, given today’s announcement …

UK government investigating free-to-play games, in-app purchases for misleading tactics

The UK's Office of Fair Trading says it launched an investigation into free-to-play web and mobile games to determine whether children who play them are being "unfairly pressured or encouraged to pay for additional content" through in-app purchases.<p>"We are concerned that children and their parents …

BlackBerry 10 Sales Not Going Well For BlackBerry

BlackBerry 10 is BlackBerry’s big effort to make itself relevant in the mobile space again, but analysts say the launch isn’t going very well.<p>A <i>Wall</i> …

Apple Offers $53 Million Settlement to Customers Accused of Water Damaging Their iOS Devices

<i>Wired</i> is reporting that Apple has agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class action lawsuit, which originated in 2010, that accuses them of failing to honor warranties on certain models of iPhones or iPod Touches.<p>The settlement, which should be filed in San Francisco federal court in the next …

Adam Orth leaves Microsoft following 'always-on' console controversy

Adam Orth, the Microsoft Studios creative director who came under fire for controversial comments on "always-on" consoles, has left the company. The news was first reported by <i>Game Informer</i>, and <i>Polygon</i> has independently confirmed his departure with two sources. It's unclear, however, whether Orth …

The next Xbox and your cable box are about to become best friends

The next Xbox is due to come out later this year, but we still don’t know a whole lot about ‘Durango’. One thing revealed today by <i>The Verge</i> is how …

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Office for iOS, Android Might Be Seriously Delayed

Microsoft Office has been threatening to expand to new mobile platforms for what seems like forever. Images purporting to show Office on the iPad …

Microsoft roadmap pegs launch of Office for iOS, Android for fall 2014

By<p>The debut of Microsoft's Office suite for mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad may be later than previously anticipated, with a new report …

Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 620 firmware rolling out globally, gets detailed in changelog

Those fixes include:<p>Improved touch screen functions, including corrections in multi-touch actions<br>• Better voice quality with Bluetooth headsets that …