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Here's the retail packaging for PlayStation 4 and its many accessories

You probably could've guessed, but the retail box for the PlayStation 4 rocks the same blue and white color scheme Sony's been employing for some time now. That box and the packaging for the DualShock 4, its charger, the PlayStation 4 Eye, and the console's vertical stand (yes, seriously) were all …

WSJ: Netflix could come to US cable boxes soon, Comcast and Suddenlink in talks

Over the last few years cable providers have begun rolling out cable boxes with extra features and internet hookups, but almost all of them -- even TiVo, when provided by a cable service -- have been missing access to subscription video apps like Netflix. That could change soon according to a <i>Wall</i> …

Chrome rises from 1.5% to 3% of iOS use since June 2012 launch

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>After stagnating for months, usage of Google’s(s goog) Chrome browser for iOS(s aapl) in North America is on the rise. …

Apple’s plastic iPhone experiment looks like it’s failing

Well that didn’t take long. Just 30 days after rolling out a cheaper, plastic-cased version of its flagship smartphone, Apple is reportedly backtracking.<p>Apple is cutting production of its new iPhone 5C in half, according to a report released by Chinese tech site C Technology (link in Chinese). The …

Mobile Technology

Facebook Users Can No Longer Hide From Search

There was a time when Facebook users could make themselves “unsearchable” by changing a privacy setting called “Who can search for me by name?” Their accounts would still be visible to people who clicked their names in a News Feed story or on a mutual friends’ timeline, but the random person who …

Vivian Schiller Is a Lock as Twitter’s Head of News

Vivian Schiller, NBC News’ SVP and chief digital officer, is being tapped for Twitter’s head of news position, according to sources familiar with the …

The best iPad apps for note-taking

If you have a need to take a lot of notes, you’re probably very happy with the advent of the iPad. Rather than filling notebooks with pages of …

U.S. Intelligence Chief Defends Attempts to Break Tor Anonymity Network

The National Security Agency may have attempted to penetrate and compromise a widely used network designed to protect the anonymity of its users, but …

iPad rumors: Mini with Retina display, thinner, lighter full-size iPad

The iPad Mini got lots of praise for its 7.9-inch screen size, but many felt it was a mistake by Apple not to include a Retina display, similar to the one in the full-size iPad.<p>Maybe you're pining for an iPad Mini with a Retina display, or perhaps you're due for a fifth-generation, full-size iPad. …

Google is Bringing Chrome OS to Windows 8

Google’s recent launch of Chrome packaged apps turned Chrome from being merely a browser into a Web-based platform, but the company isn’t done yet. It’s working on a new version of Chrome that replicates the functionality of Chrome OS within Windows 8.<p>The Verge reports that the latest developer …

Bitcoin Is Biggest Loser In Silk Road Meltdown---IRS Wins Big

The biggest loser in the Silk Road arrest? Probably Bitcoin. The biggest winner may be the IRS, although right now the FBI must be feeling pretty good too. For the last two years, an alleged drug kingpin who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts could do what he wanted in secret. Now he is in …

Best fantasy football apps for iPhone

What’s more gratifying than watching Monday Night Football, you ask? Well, it’s having YOUR TEAM win the tournament you and your buddies just made …

GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

iPhone 5s vs. Moto X (spec comparison)

Once again, Gadget Review takes the newly released iPhone 5S and pits it against an Android-based competitor, this time… the Motorola Moto X.<p>The …

Filing Says Sleep- And Health-Tracking Startup Lark Is Raising Another $3.6M

Lark, which launched a wearable silent alarm onstage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference back in 2010, has raised $3.1 million of an intended $3.6 million round of funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>I’ve emailed the company and its CEO Julia Hu for …

The voice behind Siri

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Walmart Drops iPhone 5c Pricing to $45 On Contract Through the Holidays

Following announcements from Best Buy and RadioShack that they will be offering $50 gift cards to iPhone 5c customers that will bring the prices down to $50 for a 16 GB model with a two-year contract, Walmart will be undercutting even those offers starting today by dropping its pricing to $45, …

Facebook Says Its Mobile App Ads Work, So It’s Making More of Them

One big reason that investors like Facebook again: The company looks like it has figured out how to make money — a lot of money — on mobile.<p>One big …

FTC won't interfere with Google's $1 billon purchase of Waze

Google purchased Waze, one of the more popular mobile mapping and navigation apps around, back in June — and the FTC quickly indicated that it would review the purchase for potential antitrust violations. However, it's now looking like the purchase should go through as planned without any …

Alleged Logitech game controller could turn your iPhone into a Vita

Back in June we learned that iOS 7 would include standardized support for game controllers, but since then we've seen little of the gamepads themselves. New images posted on the @evleaks Twitter account could change that, however, showing off what appears to be a press photo of a Logitech …

Facebook Graph Search gets more useful with comments and statuses

Facebook is about to make Graph Search a lot more powerful. Though the service has been able to query fixtures of your social graph — including likes, personal details, and photos — until now it hasn't been able to index what you or your friends wrote in comments or status update. But Facebook is …

Dropbox update adds screenshot sharing and one-click import for iPhoto libraries

Dropbox will now upload any and all screenshots you take on PC or Mac to the cloud for immediate sharing. It's an extremely simple but long-awaited feature that, in lieu of official support, has largely been handled by third-party apps like puush — until today. But now you can do away with the …

John McAfee’s plan to build a million tiny darknets, foil the NSA, & give everyone free music

From the mind of eccentric playboy John McAfee — founder of McAfee Antivirus — comes a “new and revolutionary technology” that will reclaim our lost privacy, he says, and restore the capability of college students to get all the free movies and music they want.<p>“I cannot imagine any college student …

Google Launches Web Designer, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And Ads

Google today announced the launch of Web Designer, a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads. The company first hinted at this launch in June, but had been quiet about it ever since. Web Designer, which Google calls a “professional-quality design tool,” is now officially in public …

Tech Names Dominate List of World’s Most Valued Brands as Apple and Google Top the List

Valuing brands isn’t necessarily an exact science, but each year the folks at Interbrand do their level best to engage in this sort of alchemy.<p>The …

The iPhone face-off: Watch every model in a speed test

The<p>iPhone 5s is the fastest smartphone Apple has built so far -- unless you're trying to shut down the device.<p>A video posted this past weekend shows how every version of the iPhone compares in a speed test. Surprisingly, some of the older devices still do well when it comes to certain tasks.<p>If …

Apple's brand now more valuable than Coca-Cola as tech consumes pop culture

Cupertino and Mountain View end Coca-Cola's 13-year reign at the top<p>The latest edition of an influential annual report sees technology companies further staking their claim to some of the world's most important brands. Interbrand now names Apple as the most valuable brand in the world, with Google …

Facebook is telling TV networks how many people chat about their shows

Facebook is trying to prove to major television networks that it's home to the best viewership data around — or at the very least, viewership data that's better than Twitter's. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Facebook is beginning to deliver reports to ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, and a small number of …