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Microsoft developing “Cortana” as its own voice-powered assistant

Apple has Siri. Google has Google Now. So where’s Microsoft’s voice-controlled virtual assistant? It turns out the answer may have been right under …

Verizon Confirms Plans to Carry Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear From...

Verizon tweeted out its plan to carry both, the <b>Galaxy Note 3</b> and <b>Galaxy Gear</b> on its network, with pre-orders coming “soon.” There is no word on if …

Microsoft acquires Nokia devices and services for €5B

Microsoft has acquired Nokia devices and services in a deal worth €3.79 billion (approximately $5 billion) along with an agreement to licence Nokia's patents for €1.65 billion ($2.17 billion), for a total of €5.44 billion in cash, the corporation announced today.<p>Approximately 32,000 Nokia employees …

Microsoft to acquire Nokia's devices & services business for around $5 billion (Update: due early 2014)

Whoa. Big news from the middle of the night. According to Nokia, Microsoft <i>will</i> purchase "substantially" all of Nokia's device and service arms as well as licensing the phone maker's patents and mapping know-how. The Redmond company will pay Nokia a cool 3.79 billion euros ($4.99 billion) for the …

Android VP Hugo Barra has left Google for Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi

Google’s VP in charge of Android product management is reportedly leaving the company for Chinese cellphone maker Xiaomi. <i>All Things D</i> reports that Hugo Barra recently tendered his resignation at the company he joined in 2008. <i>All Things D'</i>s report suggests that Barra had been in a relationship with …

Why Android-powered game consoles are better in theory than in practice

Some of us here at Pocketnow enjoy a nice summer’s afternoon slaving over a smartphone or tablet, trying to beat the last level in some new game. A …

Why does Google hate your SD card?

A long time ago in a smartphone not terribly far away lived a slot that you could fill with a storage card. Most phones even came with a card, albeit …

Here's How To Enable A Brand New, Totally Different New Tab Page UI In Chrome Beta For Android

The cool thing about rocking the beta version of a product is getting to experience all the shiny new things before anyone else, and the new tab page …

What Does Steve Ballmer's Retirement Mean For Gaming?

The announcement that Steve Ballmer intends to retire within the next twelve months, and possibly significantly earlier than that, could be said to be a surprise, in the sense that the hour of Ballmer’s going was uncertain, and the departure of a big beast – and they don’t come <i>much</i> bigger than the …

CyanogenMod Set To Bring About 'The Death Of Power Widgets' In Favor Of Quick Access Ribbon

In a post to Google+, CyanogenMod has announced "the death of Power Widgets," offering up an explanation of CM's new solution: a Quick Access …

2D fighter Yatagarasu coming to PS Vita as Legend of Raven

<i>Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm</i>, the 2D fighting game created by former SNK and King of Fighters developers over the past six years, is coming to PlayStation Vita, publisher Nicalis announced today. The game will come to Sony's portable with a new name, <i>Legend of Raven</i>.<p>The game was originally planned …

Trolls, Fire, And Impaled Corpses.

<b>Trolls, Fire, And Impaled Corpses.</b> In other words, video games!These new Gamescom screenshots of <i>The Witcher 3</i> are looking lovely. Check them out …

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

What the next iPad Mini can learn from the Nexus 7

It's August, and Apple hasn't released a new iPad or iPhone in 2013. That should change soon, but to what degree? Yes, we're expecting at least one new iPhone, and maybe a redesigned Retina iPad...but what about the iPad Mini?<p>For the past week, I've been using a Google Nexus 7. Until that point, …

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2K will officially announce XCOM: Enemy Within this month

Now that listings for <i>XCOM: Enemy Within</i> are out in the wild, 2K has come out to confirm that an announcement will be happening soon.<p>The reveal is set …

IGN News - Carmack Says Xbox One and PS4 Hardware Essentially the Same

Videogames vs. Real Life (Part 2)

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Chromecast Tips & Tricks (video)

Are you one of the lucky people to have gotten a Chromecast before they sold out? In that case, we’ve got an article full of tips and tricks to get a little bit more out of your new device, but first, I’m going to answer some questions that were asked on my Chromecast review.<p>Does Chromecast stream …

Samsung blames ad agency for trying to bribe developers

Samsung has admitted that developers were offered money to mention its developer competition on the popular developer community Stack Overflow. In a statement issued to <i>The Verge</i>, the company condemns the actions, noting that they were "clearly against Samsung Electronics corporate policy." The …

Microsoft boosts Xbox One graphics performance ahead of PS4 console war

Microsoft is increasing the graphics performance of its Xbox One console ahead of its release in November. In a Major Nelson podcast published on Friday, Xbox Live VP Marc Whitten outlines the changes the company has made to its upcoming console since its unveiling in May. An internal beta of the …

Appsi Adds Plugins And Customization To The Holo-Style Swipe-Out Sidebar Launcher

The latest trend in Android user interface modifications is the gesture-based meta-launcher, a way of quickly launching and switching between huge …

Reserve your Morokei Dragon Priest statue today

Announced today, you can pre-order the limited (250 total) Dragonborn – Morokei Dragon Priest statue for $370 at store.bethsoft.com. Designed by …

Facebook Adds Cover Feed to Standard App, FB Home No Longer That...

Remember the <b>HTC First</b>? Just four months ago, HTC and Facebook got together to launch a unique phone powered by stock Android that looked like it had …

Netflix Announces Family Member Profiles, Coming To Android "Soon"

Netflix profiles have been showing up intermittently on some streaming devices, but now the feature is officially launching. Profiles will start …

SwiftKey Cloud Beta Updates To Version 4.2.0.94, Improves Prediction Quality And Multiple Language Support

SwiftKey needs no introduction at this point. It's widely considered by many to be the premier keyboard available for Android, if not any mobile …

'Online only' PS4 title Deep Down gets teaser, info

Did you notice the "Capcom Online Games" logo at the advent of this <i>Deep Down</i> trailer? It might seem familiar, also showing up in conjunction with the …

Square Enix confirms next-gen Tomb Raider is in the works

A next-gen sequel to <i>Tomb Raider</i> is "well into development," Square Enix CEO for the Americas and Europe Phil Rogers confirmed today. The announcement …

How to stream content from Android devices to a HDTV, sans Chromecast

There are a few apps for Android that will allow you to do this, but we'll focus on Twonky Beam, which requires Android 4.0 or higher, and …

Moto X "touchless" Android phone unveiled at exclusive New York event

I was invited to the official New York City unveiling to be among the first to lay hands on the Moto X on behalf of Gizmag. A full review and hands …

Motorola Connect and Migrate Go Live in Chrome and Play Stores...

Hours before the official reveal of the <b>Moto X</b>, two new Motorola-powered apps have popped up in both Chrome and Google Play stores with ties to the …