Clint Thompson

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Nokia Finds Potential Profits in Mobile Market’s Low End

For all the attention on the high-end smartphone market, there are still profits to be made way down on the opposite end of the spectrum: The simple, …

Why Chinese telecom giant Huawei could buy BlackBerry

Better learn how to pronounce that (nearly) unpronounceable Chinese telecommunications company’s name, and quickly. (It’s HWA- WAY.) Huawei has hinted in recent weeks that it might be interested in making a bid for BlackBerry, the smartphone developer-manufacturer. For Huawei, that would mark a …

Microsoft's secrecy is a growing problem for Xbox One apps

The next-gen console might run Windows, but devs aren't being told how<p>For four years now, Microsoft has been telling us that the future would be Windows, running across "three screens and a cloud." Now that Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the Xbox One are all being built on top of the same common …

Hands on with Windows 8.1, Microsoft's refitted vision for the future of computing

Today Microsoft further further unveiled Windows 8.1, a major update to the Windows 8 operating system that it released in late 2012. This post is not an attempt to recount what Windows 8.1 contains. For that, TNW’s previous coverage is your guide.<p>Instead, this post is an attempt to place …

Microsoft pumps $678M into massive Iowa data center

Microsoft is reportedly investing $678 million to expand its data center in West De Moines, Iowa.<p>The expansion is expected to create 29 new jobs in the local area and has already been awarded $20 million in tax benefits. The plan, dubbed Project Mountain, was revealed by the board of the Iowa …

Sony and Disney begin streaming movies still in theaters in a bold move against piracy

In a bid to limit movie piracy in Asia, Disney and Sony have quietly begun testing a bold new on-demand service in South Korea which offers movies to rent while they are still playing in theaters. As noted by the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the two companies are the first US studios to provide consumers …

Device Shipments Up 6% To 2.4B In 2013, Driven By Android Smartphones, Tablets Amid More PC Decline

Gartner today has released its latest figures charting its overall predictions for how IT devices — from PCs to mobile handsets — are going to perform this year and in 2014. As in years before, numbers will continue to climb: in 2013, total shipments will rise 5.9% to 2.35 billion, and will rise …

PC sales to plunge again

Tablet takeover to continue as Gartner forecasts 10 per cent decline in traditional PC sales.<p>While combined tablet, PC and smartphone sales are forecast to rise 5.9 per cent in 2013, the respected analysts claim that traditional PC shipments will decline 10.6 per cent while tablets will gain 67.9 …

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Apple TV Finally Gets HBO GO And WatchESPN, iTunes Shoppers Now Buying 800K TV Shows Per Day

Apple has added two major new content sources to Apple TV today, via HBO GO and WatchESPN integration. The new streaming services adds a considerable selection of content to the company’s streaming content device, bringing the HBO GO library to the platform, which offers HBO’s entire content …

Ford tests a wireless brake light that can be ‘seen’ around corners

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Gravicapa<p>What if cars had brake lights that other cars could sense even if their drivers couldn’t …