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Wii U Exclusive Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Got Another Change of Clothes to Hide the Heroine's Cleavage

In the latest Nintendo Direct, Bill Trinen from Nintendo Treehouse and Satoru Shibata from Nintendo Europe (depending on which version you watched) …

Anime

iPad usage in North America rises slightly in September over third quarter

The latest numbers from advertising company Chitika Insights show that iPad web usage in North America rose nearly 2% in September, marking a slight increase over the third quarter. Chitika found the iPad to have a 79.9% share of tablet web traffic in the United States and Canada during the month, …

Google Nexus 9 tablet review: can't match Samsung or Apple

The Nexus 9 is Google’s new 8.9in tablet that is designed to show off the best the new Android 5 Lollipop in a full-size tablet with a new 64-bit processor.<p>Google again has partnered with a manufacturer, this time HTC, to create its Nexus range of devices to demonstrate how it thinks Android should …

Samsung made a rap video about corporate diversity

Every so often, Samsung goes off its very focused, formal path and does something truly bizarre. The Galaxy S4 unveiling at Radio City Music Hall still ranks as the company's strangest, most surreal moment; we're not sure that can ever be topped. But dammit, Samsung's going to try. As <i>9to5Google</i> …

Snapchat now warns you if another app saves your photo

Snapchat is taking a small step toward actually taking your privacy seriously.<p>Starting this week, the photo-sharing app will warn you if another app on your phone is saving your pictures. Snapchatters using third-party apps will be forced to change their password. If they refuse, their accounts …

Coming Soon: Autocomplete For Programmers

DARPA wants to find a way to avoid writing the same code over and over.<p>Technology often seems to anticipate our needs: your phone offers to complete your words before you've finished typing it, for example, or Google tries to figure out what you want to search for after just a word or two. It's …

Android 5.0 Lollipop Review: Tablet Edition

Google’s new mobile operating system is now available to consumers, as new Nexus hardware (starting with the Nexus 9) begins to make its way into the hands of pre-order customers. Version 5.0 of Android continues the candy naming tradition with “Lollipop,” and despite the fact that ‘L’ is just next …

James Franco shows off the Motorola Droid Turbo in mildly unsettling viral ad

Actor uses the unannounced smartphone to photograph some fans<p>Motorola hasn't officially announced the existence of its upcoming Droid Turbo smartphone yet, but the Kevlar-coated device has appeared all over the internet, with leaked images showing the Android phone's red and black variants. With …

15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

Pixelmator for iPad is an Elegant Rendition of the Desktop App

Pixelmator has long been a favorite among artists and photographers seeking an alternative to the subscription-based Adobe Photoshop. The company’s appearance onstage at Apple’s most recent event, to introduce its eagerly awaited iPad app, has certainly given Pixelmator’s profile a boost.<p>Now that …

How 21 Big Tech Companies Got Their Names

Tech company names<p>The expression ‘what’s in a name’ – or the slightly more poetic ‘a rose by any other name’ – means, essentially, that a name doesn’t matter. It suggests that it’s the attributes of a person or object that will dictate what it truly is and how it is seen by the world.<p>However, in …

Mobile games to overtake console revenues in 2015 — and Apple's revenue could double Nintendo's

The console business has ruled gaming for years. But its reign may officially end next year.<p>The mobile game business is expected to surpass console games in revenue in 2015, according to Newzoo. The market-research firm said that mobile games will hit $30.3 billion in 2015, up from $25 billion in …

This is first trailer for Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and it looks amazing

Comicbook Resources got the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, apparently leaked early by Movieweb, and now it appears it has leaked everywhere. …

How to Open Any File on iOS

As more and more people start to use their iPad as a real work machine and their iPhone as a primary way of managing emails on the move, we need iOS …

Apps

Apple Beats On iPhone Sales, But iPads Aren't Looking So Great

Apple earnings for the third quarter of 2014 are out.<p>The big number everyone has been waiting for: iPhone sales, especially since these numbers reflect the first few weeks of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales. This is Apple's most important and profitable business.<p>Apple sold 39.3 million iPhones last …

Have People Stopped Upgrading Their iPads?

The reason why sales are shrinking appears to be pretty obvious. There isn't a good reason to own three Apple gadgets — a Mac, iPhone, and iPad — when a combination of just two of them will do. And now that iPhones come with larger screens, there's even less of a reason to buy an iPad along with it.<p>…

IPad Air

iPad Air 2 Up to 55% Faster Than iPhone 6, Up to 68% Faster Than iPad Air

A short time ago, we highlighted a new benchmark appearing to show an iPad Air 2 device carrying an A8X chip with a triple-core 1.5 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM.<p>While we mentioned that the enhanced specs have led to huge performance gains compared to the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, …

Samsung's mobile phone sales decline

<b>Samsung Electronics has reported a 4% fall in sales at its mobile phone unit.</b><p>Revenues in the sector fell to 33.4 trillion won ($32.3bn; £23.3bn) in the January-to-March period.<p>But the South Korean company said operating profit for its mobile phone unit rose 18% from the previous three months, in …

Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Looking at a bunch of code for the first time can be something of a daunting affair. All those strings and symbols can simply look like a mess to the …

Open Source Software

Webee: A home hub that’s all about the algorithms

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Webee<p>The smart home is fine, but I’m still waiting for the anticipatory home. A home that not only accepts programs …

The 4 Ways You'll Get Hacked

Amid all the news that hackers gave gotten their hands on millions of credit card numbers and contact information from at least five retailers – …

Samsung reportedly testing new phone interface with light fonts and pastel gradients

Samsung's interface aesthetic seems to morph with every iteration of its flagship Galaxy, and if a set of leaked screenshots are to be believed, the upcoming Galaxy S5 is to be no exception. Renowned leaker Evleaks tweeted a trio of images depicting a Samsung user interface unlike any we've seen …

Samsung announces a batch of sharing-focused SMART cameras, including a dual-grip beast with 60x zoom

They don't run Android, and we're not sure if they even run Tizen OS, but a lineup of new smart cameras at CES represents Sammy's best efforts to elevate point-and-shoots to a higher state of technological being. (Hopefully before the entire genre of the "cheap camera" is wiped out by smartphones.) …

Samsung NotePro, TabPro slates merge PC experiences with post-PC devices

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>I think the folks at Samsung might finally agree with me. I’ve been writing that PC activities are filtering down into tablets …

Samsung’s entire new tablet lineup leaks ahead of CES debut

Samsung’s early 2014 tablet lineup won’t be official until Monday afternoon when Samsung is scheduled to show off all of its new gadgets during the …