Brad Summers

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E3 2014: Civilization Beyond Earth – shock, awe and space war

The name of the game in the Civilization series has always been "conquest". While players build up their burgeoning society through research, farming, road-building and architectural endeavour, the core goal in each of Sid Meier’s great strategy games has been ultimately to subjugate the …

Sunrise is the first great calendar app for Android and web

Another startup beats Google at its own game<p>The search results for "calendar" in the Google Play Store leave a lot to be desired.<p>You'll find Agenda and Cal, two decent free apps, and Business Calendar, a pricey app with lots of features but no sense of style. Today Calendar goes further, boasting a …

Samsung could go head-to-head with Oculus Rift VR headset

Samsung could be the first company to go all "Lawnmower Man" on us with reports of a virtual reality headset that could pip Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift to our eyeballs.<p>The rumoured virtual reality headset, which would strap on your head with screens in front of your eyes that make it feel like …

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Shake your moneymaker: PlayStation 4 is already profitable for Sony

While Sony is struggling as a corporation, its gaming division is doing what it can to bring in the cash.<p>The PlayStation 4 is already making money for the Japanese company after only half a year on the market. Sony chief executive officer Kazuo Hirai revealed that the latest console is booming and …

The state of Google+: The whole is not worth the sum of its parts

Google+ is in a tough spot: Vic Gundotra, the Google (s goog) executive who has run the platform since it debuted in 2011, announced on Thursday that …

Google initiative will lease solar panels to consumers

Google has just announced another major investment in renewable energy -- not to power its own vast data centers this time, but rather to bring cheaper electricity to the homes of ordinary Americans. Alongside solar cell manufacturer SunPower, the internet giant is starting a $250 million fund …

Samsung explains new tech in the gorgeous Galaxy S5 display

We’ve already know all the specs on Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S5 and that includes its gorgeous 1920 x 1080, 5.1” FHD Super AMOLED with a pixel density of 432 ppi. It’s definitely a step up from any Samsung smartphone before it, and today the company took some time to explain exactly what it’s …

Samsung bought two patents specifically for use in Apple trial, say attorneys

In the ongoing patent trial where Apple is claiming Samsung infringed five of its patents, and Samsung is claiming Apple did the same to two of its patents, it has been suggested that Samsung bought the two patents concerned specifically to sue Apple. The allegation was made by Apple’s attorneys, …

Samsung patents multitouch fingerprint authentication, gesture control

With new fingerprint scanning features, smartphones are starting to offer better security for authentication and online transactions. Apple incorporated a touch-based fingerprint scanner in its flagship iPhone 5S in 2013. Samsung has also included a fingerprint scanner in its latest hero phone, the …

Pure Storage puts away $225M to deliver data super-fast

The flash-storage mob has returned.<p>Investors have dropped $225 million into Pure Storage, a company that sells fast-acting flash-storage boxes for data centers. And now Pure carries a pre-money valuation in excess of $3 billion, the company said in a release it issued tonight.<p>The new funding could …