Timothy McLaughlin

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Iwata Reiterates Nintendo's Mystery Pledge To Move Beyond Video Games

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata left a lot of heads spinning when he said in January that Nintendo would “expand into a new business area” over the next ten years with products that increase “quality of life” that aren’t necessarily games.<p>We’ve heard next to nothing about that idea since then, with …

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What Apple Versus Samsung Means For The Future Of Innovation

On November 21, 2013, a jury ruled that Samsung owed Apple more than $290 million in additional damages in its patent infringement lawsuit. This case–one in an ongoing series of trials–brought the total awards to Apple to about $930 million. A jury last year had already ruled that Samsung had …

Apple iPad Air launches with slimmer design and faster performance

Apple has updated its tablet range by announcing the new iPad Air, a thinner and lighter device with a much faster processor.<p>The first significant redesign of the 9.7in Apple tablet since its launch in 2010, the iPad Air mimics the exterior design of the iPad mini, which was launched in 2012.<p>It is …

Google And Android: Powering The Next Generation Of Internet Connected Things

When thinking about the future of technology, it’s hard to imagine a future where most things aren’t connected to the Internet. Not because it’s fashionable, or because many of the largest technology companies are spending big money promoting the concept. Call it a fundamental law of things; if it …

Nexus 5 appears in Google Play store for $349

As if the cacophony of leaks around the Nexus 5 weren't enough, here's the most official yet: Google's latest flagship phone has appeared on the Play store. The listing appears to have been made in error, as the phone cannot be bought and no details are available but the most important — a starting …

Google Tests Prompting Gmail Users to Sign Into Chrome

Google has started testing a new “Sign in to Chrome” prompt that shows up when users of the company’s browser sign into Gmail. Google has confirmed this is a test, but wouldn’t go into any details. A Google spokesperson instead gave TNW a boilerplate statement: “We’re always experimenting with new …

Facebook, Google and other online brands could face fines of up to €100m

Some of the Web’s biggest properties, like Google, Facebook and Yahoo, could face being slapped with steep fines if they breach newly proposed European Data Protection laws, providing they are adopted.<p>Under the proposed new regulations, companies that blatantly flout the rules could be hit by fines …

Microsoft reportedly testing its own Google Glass-like eyewear

Microsoft may be preparing to launch its own glasses.<i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the software giant is testing prototypes for what it describes as “internet-connected eyewear” that’s similar to Google Glass. There’s little details on how the glasses would work in reality, but the eyewear …

Microsoft’s testing its own answer to Google Glass (but will it ship on time?)

Smartglasses might be the first hardware category in a long time that Microsoft isn’t arriving late to.<p>Echoing Google Glass, Microsoft has already started testing prototypes for its own Internet-connected glasses, sources in the know tell the Wall Street Journal.<p>Microsoft is also rumored to be …

Microsoft reportedly testing its own version of Google Glass

Microsoft could have its eye on a rival to Google Glass.<p>The company is testing prototypes for Internet-connected glasses similar to Google's high-tech specs, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Citing the usual "people familiar with the matter," the journal revealed no details about the …