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Sony's PlayStation Vue online TV service launches at $50 a month | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50.<p>Sony Corp's President and CEO Kazuo Hirai attends a corporate strategy meeting at the company's …

Televisions

Xiaomi details Microsoft’s experimental program to test Windows 10 on Mi 4 devices

When Microsoft announced plans yesterday to launch Windows 10 this summer in 190 countries, the company also revealed plans to test Windows 10 on Xiaomi’s Mi 4 devices, which ship with Google’s Android. Details were scarce, however, as Microsoft only shared two sentences about the experimental …

Windows 10

Smartphone-maker OnePlus hints at a gaming device

Is the Chinese handset maker prepping a standalone gaming product, or is it just another accessory for its One smartphone?<p>Chinese smartphone-maker OnePlus is ready to move into the mobile gaming space, if we're reading this teaser post right.<p>The company recently began promoting its next device, "a …

Mobile Technology

Steve Jobs' high school yearbook is being auctioned off on eBay

The seller, known only as"bcwright77," was friends with Jobs' sister and the sellers' brother had classes with Jobs, the person told Cult of Mac.<p>The seller describes Jobs as a class clown type who didn't seem serious about school and even goofed off a lot in an electronics class they shared. Jobs …

This factory robot is small, precise and human-friendly

Picture a typical factory robot in your head and you'll probably see a cold, unsympathetic arm performing relatively simple tasks. You may want to shake that image soon, though. Rethink Robotics has taken the wraps off of Sawyer, a smaller sibling to its earlier Baxter model that's built for …

Microsoft's Lumia 430 is the cheapest route to Windows 10

If your budget is tight but you still want the new notifications and other stuff coming with Windows 10, Microsoft has your back -- depending on where you live. It just revealed the 4-inch Lumia 430 Dual SIM model that's Windows 10-ready for around 70 bucks. For such a price, you'll get about what …

Sony finally launched PlayStation in China, but it's missing some of the console's most popular games

China last year authorised the domestic sale of game consoles through its first free-trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, ending a 2000 ban that authorities argued was aimed at protecting the country's youth.<p>The start of Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles, originally planned for January, makes it the second …

China

20 best Android apps and games this week

The weekly Android apps roundup has been on hiatus since the end of 2014 in favour of a monthly collection, but there’ve been plenty of comments on related apps articles requesting a return to a more regular column.<p>Well, here it is: the revived best Android apps of the week (and the same for iOS) – …

Apps

Google Chromebook Pixel review

Pros<p>Solidly built, powerful processor, great screen, good battery life<p>Cons<p>On the bulky side, not cheap<p>Price<p>£799<p>8 / 10<p>The Chromebook Pixel was always …

Google’s new Android Wear commercial has lots of fancy finger work

Google just released the full version of the Android Wear commercial launched just hours ahead Apple’s big Watch event from March 9.<p>While that clip was a quick 17 seconds, the full version extends over a minute and showcases Android Wear devices from Sony, Motorola, LG, Asus, and Samsung. Because …

Wear OS

Where to buy Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in the UK

Another year, another MWC trade show, another flagship model added to Samsung's Galaxy line-up. Actually, make that two, with the new Galaxy S6 joined by a curved-screen doppelgänger, the S6 edge. Aside from the sloping sides of the S6 edge's display, both are cut from the same, premium cloth. …

Windows 10 upgrade arrives this summer – even for pirated copies

A free Windows 10 upgrade will arrive this summer, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Operating Systems group, wrote in a blog post this week.<p>And that includes pirated copies.<p>That’s because Microsoft is trying to penetrate the Chinese consumer market, which is rife with illegal …

Windows Phone

When Steve Jobs Returned To Apple, Jony Ive Thought His Job Was Toast

But of course, the Apple boss loved him. “You know Jony,” said Jobs. “He’s kind of a cherub.”<p>When Steve Jobs came back to Apple in 1997 as part of the acquisition of NeXT, he had one goal: to scorch the earth and rebuild Apple into the gilded computing powerhouse it once was. Of course, that meant …

This Is What Happened When Neil Young Tried To Make Peace With Steve Jobs

Young has been a vocal critic of digital music his whole career—and that didn’t sit well with Jobs.<p>In January, the musician Neil Young revealed a device called the PonoPlayer, a portable high-fidelity music player that looks like a Toblerone. His obsession with sound quality stretches back over two …

Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband

What if you could take your temperature without a thermometer?<p>Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a wearable device that can continuously monitor a patient's temperature – and sound an alarm when a fever develops to alert a nurse or caretaker. Wireless and imperceptibly thin, the …

Wearable Tech

Drones Could Use Lasers To Find Unexploded Bombs

The opposite of bombing<p>Long after the rifles of war are silent, danger still lurks in old battlefields. Some unexploded bombs are left behind deliberately, in minefields that once had tactical importance but were later rendered strategically irrelevant by shifting front lines. Others result from …

Drones

Look up! FLiCC iPhone case warns you of obstacles ahead

If you can't stop from walking and using your iPhone at the same time, you should check out the mirror-equipped FLiCC case that lets you see potential danger in your path.<p>Walking while staring at a smartphone screen is an all-too-common activity. While many people miraculously dodge danger, others …

iPhone 5

Apple discontinues Boot Camp support for Windows 7 on latest MacBook models

Apple’s latest MacBook Pro and the upcoming MacBook will not support running Windows 7 through Boot Camp according to a support document for the software. Starting on the newest machines, users will need to upgrade to Windows 8 or later in order to take advantage of the Mac’s dual-boot capabilities.<p>…

Software