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Android Dominated Apple At CES

Yet everywhere you went, people were using large-format Android phones instead of Apple's iPhones, which are generally smaller.<p>There is an assumption that most tech bloggers are Apple fanboys and girls. Yet when I got in line to see the big Samsung keynote address on Day 1 of the show, the crew …

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It's Time To Admit Apple Knows Exactly What It's Doing With Its iPhone Business

In 2013, Apple's stock was in a tail spin, analysts were slashing EPS targets, and there were daily reports of Apple cutting its iPhone production (or it felt that way).<p>At the same time, Samsung was the most beloved company in the tech media. It was praised for its innovation and its forthcoming …

New Apple Ad Touts the iPad as a Creative Powerhouse, Inspires Artists Everywhere

Say what you will about Apple — and there are many people who have a lot of not-so-nice things to say — but the company knows how to put together an …

Apple Taps UK Engineer for New Optical Image Stabilization System for iOS Device Cameras

In line with yesterday's report claiming that the iPhone 6 will retain an 8-megapixel rear camera while focusing on other aspects such as image stabilization to improve performance, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday published an Apple patent application (via <i>Unwired View</i>) outlining a …

Apple Continues Hiring for Oregon Data Center as Solar Farm Plans Take Shape

Apple has posted three new job listings for the data center the company is constructing in Prineville, Oregon. Apple is seeking two Data Center Maintenance Technicians, along with a Data Center Chief Engineer, a position the company has been trying to fill since early 2013.<p>While the chief engineer …

Apple's iBeacon Technology Brings New Possibilities for Location-Based Gaming

Apple's iBeacons have a lot of potential for inclusion in location-based games, according to The Tap Lab CEO Dave Bisceglia, who spoke to <i>Re/code</i> in an interview. Currently, iOS game developers who want to incorporate location into gameplay are limited to determining location via Apple's internal …

Why Apple Is Losing Ground To The Samsung Brand

Samsung is gaining fast on Apple in terms of brand affection – but we seem reluctant to admit it.<p>In Interbrand’s 2013 brand index, a benchmark measure of brand value, Apple came out on top, ending a 13 year run by Coca Cola. The signs are though that Samsung, which has been investing heavily in …

Nintendo Announces Massive 45% Increase In 3DS Game Sales In 2013

While the Wii U is still the “console who must not be named” in terms of sales at this point, Nintendo is more than happy to boast about its other piece of hardware, the 3DS. The handheld has exploded in popularity this year, even competing against a smartphone market that was supposed to doom the …

Apple Has A New, Super Serious Ad For The iPad That Premiered During NFL Games And The Golden Globes

During this afternoon's football game, Apple debuted a new iPad ad. (It also aired during the Golden Globes.)<p>The ad has an excerpt of Robin Williams from Dead Poets Society talking about poetry, and life.<p>Here, via Re/Code is the transcript of what Williams says:<p>We don't read and write poetry …

Petros Media's FlipSquare is a deceptively simple puzzle game

For years, Petros Media has made apps for different clients. Now, it has taken a turn at making its own original game. The result is FlipSquare, and it’s a deceptively simple puzzle experience.<p>Kenny McCann, co-founder of Stockton, Calif.-based Petros Media, showed it off at the Eureka Park startup …

What's Going On With Lara Croft's New Look In Her PS4/Xbox One Revamp?

There will likely be many current-gen games reformatted for the next generation of consoles when all is said and done, but precious few have been announced to date. One of them is 2013′s Tomb Raider, which is getting an update release for Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One later this …

How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself

Once players learn what ANGELINA is, Michael Cook knows they'll never be fooled. After being outed as an AI, the program's creations can’t be mistaken for a human’s — and that's what makes them compelling.<p>Cook, a researcher at Goldsmiths College and a PhD student from Imperial College London, …

SimCity modding rules detailed by Maxis

<i>SimCity</i> modders cannot sell their content, affect multiplayer features or modify executable files when creating new content, Maxis announced via the game's website.<p>According to the post, guidelines are in place to maintain the "safety and integrity" of the game while still being clear about modder …

Biblical role-playing game turns to Kickstarter for funding

Phoenix Interactive Studios is currently collecting funds via Kickstarter for single-player role-playing game <i>Bible Chronicles: The Call of Abraham</i>.<p><i>The Call of Abraham</i> is rooted in Biblical stories and was created with the help of an advisory team made of pastor and ministry leaders. Players take on …

The Nintendo Network is Inferior to the Competition… Or is it?

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