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Sony SmartWatch vs. Samsung Galaxy Gear: The first big battle in the wearable tech war

Two electronics titans target each other, waging war over your wrist.<p>Sony's latest wearable tech creation, the SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is attractively styled, water-resistant, and sports plenty of apps and watch faces. The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a strong contender too, running a specially tweaked …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft planning Xbox event for May

Microsoft had originally been planning to unveil its next-generation Xbox details at an event in April, but <i>The Verge</i> has learned that the company has pushed this back to May. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott revealed recently that Microsoft is planning an Xbox event for May 21st, and we understand …

HopStop Live brings real-time crowdsourced transit information to the iPhone

Popular transit app HopStop today announced the launch of HopStop Live, a crowdsourced platform for reporting and seeing when trains, subways, and buses are delayed. While a couple of apps like NextTrain have tried crowdsourced transit delays before, none have the scale of HopStop: over two million …

Fast and Furious: Showdown won't be getting a Wii U release in Australia

<i>Fast and Furious: Showdown</i>, the video game tie-in for the upcoming <i>Fast and Furious 6</i> film, will not release to Wii U consoles in Australia, CVG reports.<p>The game's Wii U version, which is scheduled to launch in North America on May 21 — a few weeks shy of the film's June 6 release — was missing from …

Anonymous Hits Israel with a Massive Cyber Attack, Israel Attacks Back

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>To ring in this year's Holocaust Memorial Day, the classy hackers at Anonymous took down a bunch of …

How can Hollywood make texting look exciting?

The proliferation of smartphones may have made life more convenient, but it's come at a cost — conversations just don't look as dramatic when one participant is reduced to tiny text on a screen. That's a problem for Hollywood, which often has to walk the fine line between a dramatic viewing …

From strip clubs to theaters, Google Glass won’t be welcome everywhere

If an establishment prohibits cameras, it won't welcome Google Glass.<p>Google's futuristic Glass headgear will be available before year's end. The device may well be the final step before human-machine interaction moves under our skin — but its wearers may trigger some undesired social reactions from …

Google Glass

Windows XP putting businesses at risk

Firms are leaving it too late to upgrade from Windows XP, which Microsoft will cease to support just a year from today, IT specialists have warned.<p>Microsoft will stop offering technical support for Windows XP from April 8 next year, but many firms have not made sufficient plans to move to a newer …