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Samsung drops Xbox influences from redesigned Smartphone GamePad

The first iteration of Samsung's mobile gaming controller took a lot of inspiration from Microsoft's Xbox gamepad design, but this second coming has managed to trim almost all of it out. The Smartphone GamePad switches to a black color scheme, swaps the convex analog sticks for concave ones, and …

Pinball Arcade hits PS4 today

FarSight Studios' <i>The Pinball Arcade</i> is launching today on PlayStation 4, the developer announced today in a post on the PlayStation Blog.<p>The PS4 version will launch with all Season One content from the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions — 20 tables including nine of the world's top 14 …

Tydlig: A Beauiful Calculator App for iOS

Okay okay, the prospect of a new calculator app might not set your saliva glands into overdrive, but when it’s as nicely designed as Tydlig it’s certainly worth your while checking out.<p>The app has actually been live in the App Store for a few weeks already, but with the latest update it’s now …

Windows Phone 8.1 includes notification center and Siri-like personal assistant

Microsoft is preparing to ship its Windows Phone 8.1 update with two significant changes: a notification center and a Siri-like personal assistant. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the company is currently beta testing copies of Windows Phone 8.1 internally, …

Beyoncé's surprise new release is the fastest-selling album on iTunes ever

Beyoncé's surprise album release on iTunes this past Friday has, unsurprisingly, been a huge hit. Apple just announced that the self-titled video and song collection sold a whopping 828,773 copies in only three days, making it the fastest-selling album on iTunes ever. 617,213 copies were sold in …

Yahoo Weather rains down gorgeous pics on iPad

It could be a beautiful day or an overcast downpour and I wouldn’t care: The weather looks great on my iPad now that Yahoo Weather is available. The …

How to Take Your Publishing Brand International in 2014

<i>Mick Rigby is the CEO Yodel Mobile, where he brings more than 20 years of experience as a strategist in advertising and marketing.</i><p>We’ve almost reached the tablet-to-PC tipping point where the cheaper, more portable tablet form factor is becoming the de facto device for browsing and consuming online …

7 reasons Alan Mulally should be Microsoft’s new CEO

As the Microsoft CEO succession story drags on and on — much to the chagrin of folks in Redmond, Ford CEO Alan Mulally either A) remains the leading …

TiVo co-founders about to release new TV streaming box called QPlay

TiVo co-founders Michael Ramsay and Jim Barton are about to release a new TV companion device that aims to combine video discovery and curation with …

Pebble launches education project, donates over 4,000 smartwatches to STEM programs

Pebble wants its popular smartwatch to have a place in computer science classrooms across the country. The company has announced that it will be donating over 4,000 Pebble watches to STEM-focused education programs "that encourage excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics." …

Google reportedly testing smart thermostats in 'EnergySense' program

Google called it quits on a smart thermostat two years ago, but it looks like the company couldn't resist circling back to the idea. According to two of <i>The Information's</i> sources and a document reviewed by the outlet, Mountain View has been conducting a trial of Internet-connected thermostats to …

Yahoo Signs Deal with NBC to Live-Stream the 2014 Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are set to take place early next year, and Yahoo is getting in on some of the broadcast action. The company revealed today that it has extended its partnership with NBC in order to gain access to all of the network’s digital rights for next year’s Games.<p>In …

Apple's Biggest Compromise With The iPhone 5c Over The iPhone 5s Is Life Expectancy

Having reviewed both of Apple’s latest smartphones here on Forbes (read the reviews of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s here) the dividing line between the two handsets is far more than the $100 difference in price. Both the 5s and the 5c are competent today, but over the life of a two-year contract …

Samsung Launches Android Gamepad

Apple began allowing third-party gamepads on the iPhone with iOS 7, and Samsung is also upping its presence in the space after announcing its own gamepad (the not-so-creatively named ‘Smartphone GamePad’) for Android 4.1 phones.<p>Unlike the iPhone gamepads which attach themselves to the device, …

Candy Crush is Most Download iPhone App in 2013

Apple has revealed its top apps for 2013, which sees cult game Candy Crush Saga — from developer King.com — sitting pretty on top of the pile as the most downloaded iPhone app in the US, USA Today reports.<p>The best of 2013 page (which is not available in all countries worldwide) details the top free …

LG's 5-5inch Gx launched in Korea

<b>A new 5.5-inch LG smartphone has been launched in Korea. The Gx transplants the specs and features from the 5.2-inch G2 into a 5.5-inch shell.</b><p>The LG …