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Analyst: iPhone 5S Will Have Larger Camera, New Fingerprint Technology, Same Screen Size

Topeka analyst Brian White today issued a new research note summarizing his thoughts on the phone he calls the iPhone 5S, expected to be released this summer. Most notably, he seems to have reversed his prior assertion that the next iPhone will have multiple screen sizes, noting that at a trade …

Boot up: Apple iWatch hints, mobile in China, PC slowdown explained and more

A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Apple's 'Coach' Campbell sees Google Glass starting era of intimate objects …

Windows 8.1 'boot to desktop' rumor: Wishful thinking?

A weekend rumor would lead us to believe that Microsoft is working on an option in Windows 8.1 that allows a direct boot to desktop.<p>A Windows 8.1 option to boot to desktop? That seductive rumor has been making the rounds over the weekend.<p>What could be a reflection of wishful thinking, a post at …

Microsoft Windows

So If The PC Is Dying, What Happens With Microsoft Next?

Is the death of the PC imminent and if so what does it mean for the key players? The “death of the PC” debate began with Dell‘s SEC filings, where the company at the heart of the PC business declared that PC decline is a way of life, and an IDC report that showed a 14% decline in shipments, year …

Electronic Arts shutting down three Facebook games

In what is most likely one of the steps in Electronic Arts‘ pan to do some re-organization, the game publisher has announced that they will be …

Plants vs. Zombies

As player numbers crater, EA will shut SimCity Social, other Facebook games

Yet another sign that the social gaming bubble has well and truly burst.<p>When EA paid over $300 million for social gaming powerhouse Playfish in late …

Mozilla Will Debut Firefox OS in Five Countries in June

Mozilla, the nonprofit foundation behind the Firefox browser, is bringing its engineering acumen to bear on a new mobile operating system, Firefox …

Software

Netflix switching to HTML5 video from Silverlight

When Microsoft announced that Silverlight would be coming to an end in 2021, it gave companies that utilize the video technology less than a decade …

Televisions

Logitech unveils two new do-it-all Harmony remotes ahead of division sale

Despite announcing that it would be looking to sell its Harmony remote division early this year, Logitech has announced two new universal remote controls, the Harmony Ultimate and the Harmony Smart Control. Both remotes connect to Logitech's new Harmony Hub which is capable of controlling your home …

Windows 8.1 will include boot to desktop option to bypass 'Metro' interface

Microsoft is planning to change the way its Start Screen operates with the release of Windows 8.1. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the company is currently testing builds of Windows 8.1, known as codename Windows Blue, that include an option to boot directly …

Windows 8, take 2? Let's see Start button, boot to desktop

Microsoft may be moving toward bringing back the Start button and allowing users to boot straight to the desktop with its coming Windows 8.1 release later this year.<p>What if Microsoft relented and granted users who are lukewarm about Windows 8 two of their biggest requests: Allow those who want to …

Microsoft Windows

Dell avoids hostile takeover from Carl Icahn, hopes for better deal

The wheeling and dealing as Dell continues its plan to go private continues. Today, the company announced that it struck a deal with investor Carl Icahn that will avoid the chance of a hostile takeover while also signaling that it will take his rival bid more seriously. Icahn and his team have …

Google’s Next Group of Gadgets Will Blow You Away, Says Eric Schmidt

Google chairman Eric Schmidt is spending a lot of time on the road right now — he’s got a new book to promote — but he has popped into Google’s …

Here’s The Next iPad, According To A Mess Of Leaked Images

Yet again, third-party accessory makers have revealed an upcoming iPad design. Alibaba.com is awash in cases for a redesigned iPad. Nearly every case is for a device that has a thinner bezel and slimmer profile. In short, the next iPad will look like the iPad mini — except, you know, just not …

If You Pre-Ordered Google Glass, Here’s What To Expect Once Your Number Is Called

If you were one of the people who signed up last year at Google’s I/O conference to be a part of the “Glass Explorer” program, you might be getting your instructions on how to actually…purchase the thing and get it into your geeky little hands.<p>In case you weren’t sure, Google Glass is real, and …

Comcast confirms: Yes, we’re encrypting basic cable now

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Comcast (s CMCSK) customers, get ready for yet another TV transition: The cable provider has started to alert its customers …

Google Glass Packaging Looks a Lot Like Apple iPhone Packaging

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The first few hundred Google Glass headsets are now in the hands of the luck "Explorers" who coughed …

Gigabyte Aivia Uranium gaming mouse breaks cover

When it comes to computer gaming one of the most important peripherals for the gamer is the mouse. A mouse with too much or too little sensitivity …

PC Gaming

These Are the First Videos Being Shot With Google Glass

It's been a long wait, but the very first videos shot with Google Glass out in the wild are finally starting to pop up on the Internet. Some of them …

Intel CEO promises future Windows tablets running Atom processors will start at $200

Microsoft is taking a beating in the computer and tablet market right now. The Windows 8 operating system for desktop and notebook computers has …

Computers

Microsoft's Xbox team testing smartwatch prototypes with a Surface connector

Microsoft is prototyping its own wrist-worn device. A reliable source familiar with Microsoft's Xbox plans has revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the company has been developing a wrist-worn device for just over a year. We understand that Microsoft had originally planned to release a "Joule" heart rate …

Lenovo’s Really Ridiculously Big-Looking Table PC to Ship in Late June

Remember this guy — the giant “table PC” Lenovo showed off at International CES this year?<p>It’s now this much closer to your coffee table — or, …

Intel Corporation

New 'Star Wars' films to be released every summer, beginning with 'Episode VII' in 2015

Are you ready for a barrage of <i>Star Wars</i> films? Disney hopes so: according to multiple outlets, the company has just announced at CinemaCon that it will be releasing a new film in the universe every summer, starting in 2015. We had previously heard that <i>Episode VII</i> was destined for a 2015 release, …

Google Fiber might be coming to Provo

Although the Provo, Utah, mayor's office refused to confirm or deny the rumor, one site is reporting that the town will be announcing Google Fiber later today.<p>The next American city to land the gigabit speeds of Google Fiber will be Provo, Utah, according to one rumor.<p>The mayor of Provo has been …

LG aims to start selling curved OLED TVs this year

Having unveiled its curved OLED TV at CES in January, LG has finally confirmed that the set will go on sale, suggesting a retail launch by the end of this year. Speaking to <i>TrustedReviews</i>, LG VP Thomas Lee said "curved TVs are coming in the second half of this year." An LG spokesperson confirmed to</i> …

Elastic touchscreen prototype lets you pinch and zoom in '2.5D'

Touchscreen technology may have evolved over the years to offer true multi-touch and give us control of our digital workspaces, but flat glass displays largely lack any type of tactile feedback. A new prototype designed by Dhairya Dand and Rob Hemsley of MIT's Media Lab, called Obake, looks to …

Google Glass not fully compatible with iOS

Google began shipping Google Glass a few days ago, and many developers have received their units, spurring anticipation on we’ll see from these devs. …

Google Glass

BlackBerry 10.1 update beta shows the future of the future of BlackBerry

HDR photos top a long list of minor changes.<p>BlackBerry Z10 owners (and future BlackBerry Q10 owners) take notice: BlackBerry has issued a beta …

BlackBerry Q10 release set for April 26th in UK

While the official release of the BlackBerry Q10 has still not been confirmed for any USA-based mobile carriers, the UK-based Vodafone has made it …

Mobile

Image leaks of lower-cost iPhone with plastic case

The alleged image shows a white iPhone with a plastic backing, following earlier reports that Apple might try to sell a cheaper handset without the aluminum finish in its previous devices.<p>A plastic, cheaper iPhone might be a reality, after all.<p>After rumors surfaced recently suggesting Apple would …

Mobile Technology