Shane Girodat

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WSJ: Google Is Building An Android Game Console And Smartwatch

Google may be working on an Android-based game console, smartwatch, and an updated version of the Nexus Q, if reports are to be believed. According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), the Mountain View-based company is looking to develop these products as a means to combat anything Apple has been …

Why AT&T And Verizon May Start Charging You More Fees

Don't be surprised if you start seeing more and more fees on your wireless bill.<p>That's one of the takeaways from a new report of the U.S. mobile market, according to Tero Kuittinen, a mobile analyst and vice president at Alekstra, a firm that works to reduce companies' phone bills.<p>Because fewer new …

PRISM paranoia is officially Google’s worst nightmare

Reports of widespread government surveillance aren’t a problem for just you– they’re a nightmare for Google as well.<p>Since the initial PRISM reports dropped earlier this month, Google and other tech companies have struggled to distance themselves from the claims that they give government agencies …

Google Fiber Has Brought A Surge Of Startups To Kansas City

When people think of tech startups, two places typically come to mind: the Silicon Valley and New York City. The average person probably can't think of a major tech company from anywhere else.<p>That's why it's such a surprise to see the huge startup community blossoming in Kansas City, Kansas. …

Logitech ships Harmony Ultimate Hub in August for $100, remote not required

To date, home theater mavens who've wanted Logitech's Harmony Ultimate Hub have had to buy it as part of a Harmony Ultimate or Harmony Smart Control bundle -- neither kit being a bargain for viewers with existing gear. They'll have a better option soon, as Logitech now expects to ship its promised …

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

Imagine a computer so small it could slip through the human bloodstream. At just a millimeter in width, a new battery built by a Harvard University …

Broadcom brings Gigabit and Wi-Fi to power line networking

Power line networking -- the technology that enables electrical wiring to transfer data -- is about to get a lot faster.<p>Broadcom announced on Monday what it claims to be the industry's first HomePlug AV2 power line system-on-a-chips (SoCs) that deliver up to 1.5Gbps data speed. That's about three …

Passwords on Your Skin and in Your Stomach: Inside Google’s Wild Motorola Research Projects

Asa Mathat | D: All Things Digital Motorola’s Dennis Woodside and Regina Dugan<p>Entering a password is so irritating and clumsy that only about half of …

Xbox to Combat Used Games Market

If you hadn’t already heard, the Xbox One – Microsoft’s next console – was announced last Tuesday. For a while now there were rumors that the system …

Microsoft aiming for 1bn next-gen console sales

<b>It might be a little early for Microsoft to call the Xbox One a commercial success just yet, but the company is certainly feeling bullish about its</b> …