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Microsoft Is Losing Xbox One Momentum Due To 343's 'Halo: Master Chief Collection' Misdeeds

Earlier this month, I wrote a piece saying that there was a never better time to buy an Xbox One than now. That was in the wake of Microsoft announcing a price cut of many of their most popular bundles from $400 down to $350, which, factoring the cost of a game you’d buy anyway, made the effective …

Welcome To Mars. Here's Where You'll Be Staying

In a fun competition to design a 3-D-printed Martian habitat, three designs are finalists.<p>NASA has plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s or 2040s, and the private company Mars One is already interviewing applicants to for its one-way trip to the Red Planet. But a couple of crucial questions …

Habitats

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Details Leaked [PICS]

The folks over at <i>GSM Arena</i> have got their hands on a purported Samsung Galaxy Note 4 device, the Korean company’s forthcoming phablet planned for …

Phones

Sony sells more than 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles | News Home | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said on Wednesday it sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 videogame consoles in just over four months to April 6, double the number of the older version, PlayStation 3, sold in about the same time frame after its launch.<p>A staff at the PlayStation 4 launch event …

PlayStation

Samsung licenses 3D chip manufacturing tech to GlobalFoundries to win more orders | News Home | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc.<p>Customers attend a workshop about …

Android’s Pattern Lock Screen Uses Apple’s Gesture-Based Technology

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published two Apple patent applications, both titled “Gesture entry techniques”, which have revealed that …

Today’s Xbox One update helps Kinect tell the difference between a gesture command and a swig of beer

Microsoft already has another update ready for the Xbox One as the company continues with its rapidly improving its latest gaming machine.<p>The company started sending out an Xbox One update last night after testing many of its new features as part of its beta program. The new features and fixes …

PS4 firmware 1.7 to launch next week, friends list stability and game sorting may be included - rumor - PlayStation Universe

The latest PlayStation 4 firmware (1.7) – which is set to include options to turn off HDCP and export captures to USB devices – may be launching as …

Rumor: PSN Name Change Option in the Works; Upcoming PS4 Update Made With the Help of Sony Vegas Devs

Looks like some interesting things are on the horizon for PS4 users, at least according to Tidux, an industry insider that is known for having leaked …

Alleged iPhone 6 Case Shows Relocated Power Button and Rectangular Volume Controls

After some blurry photos and the first metal iPhone 6 mock-ups and cases, here is the first clear image allegedly showing an iPhone 6 case, as …

Mobile Technology

Apple iWatch Circuit Boards Delivered Ahead of September Launch [Digitimes]

Are we one step closer to the launch of Apple’s iWatch? Taiwanese publication <i>Digitimes</i> reports suppliers Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology …

Apple Testing New Notification Feature in iOS Maps App?

According to a <i>MacRumors</i> report based on some screenshots captured by a blog reader, Apple is currently testing a new notification feature in its iOS …

Maps

New Renders Imagine the ‘iPhone 6’ Based on Leaked Schematics [PICS]

Last month we saw supposedly leaked iPhone 6 schematics hit the web and designers were quick to release their renders of what the next iPhone might …

Mobile Technology

Xbox One finally lets you share game clips on YouTube

Sharing epic <i>Titanfall</i> moments is about to get a lot easier for Xbox One owners.<p>A new YouTube app headed to the console tomorrow will finally enable gamers to upload recorded gameplay clips directly to their YouTube accounts, Microsoft announced today.<p>Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 record game …

Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown proves it's a lot more than just a bigger S4

You would be forgiven for mistaking the Galaxy S5 for a minor upgrade over last year’s S4. It’s only slightly bigger, nominally faster (on paper, at …

iOS 7 bug Allows Anyone to Bypass Activation Lock

One of the key security features of iOS 7 was Activation Lock, a feature hailed by US officials New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom leak shows thinner body, higher-resolution sensor

If last year was any indication, Samsung is set to release a number of variations on the flagship Galaxy S5. In 2013, we saw not only the GS4, but …

Water detected on Saturn’s geyser moon raises hopes of finding alien life

<b>THE FIND</b><p>Scientists working with NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found the strongest evidence yet for an extensive liquid-water ocean beneath the frozen surface of Enceladus, a small, icy moon of Saturn. The moon is believed to have a rocky core, so the ocean would sit atop that core, centred under …

Apple Patent Reveals Infrared Light to Determine Applied Touchscreen Force

Discerning hard presses from soft ones is the next big development for touchscreen devices, and Apple already has a patented solution for it (via</i> …

Fingerprint Scanners Compared: iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S5

Back in February, Samsung announced their new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which unsurprisingly also …

Phones

Officials praise Samsung's Galaxy S5 antitheft features | News Home | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A move by Samsung to include free anti-theft features on its Galaxy S5 smartphones sold by Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular won praise on Friday by two U.S. members of an international coalition aimed at combating robberies involving smartphones.<p>Samsung flags are set up at …

Apple Designer Reveals How The iPhone’s Slide-to-Unlock Feature Was Created

While testifying at the Apple-Samsung patent trial, Apple’s human-interface head Greg Christie reveals how Apple created the slide-to-unlock feature …

Apple Has Ordered Sample iTV Displays for Mass Production Next Year [Rumour]

Apple’s rumoured iTV could be mass produced next year, at least according to a source close a Korean company that will allegedly manufacture display …

OLEDs

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets reset lock to deter thieves

Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices.<p>The world's largest …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft considering official Xbox 360 emulation for Xbox One (update)

Microsoft is looking at plans to introduce an emulator to run Xbox 360 titles on Xbox One systems, partner development lead Frank Savage revealed during a session on the Xbox One and Windows technology at Microsoft's Build developer conference last week.<p>"There are, but we're not done thinking them …

Kinect Sports Rivals review: second string

Kinect Sports Rivals is too loose and inconsistent<p><i>Kinect Sports Rivals</i> emphasizes character and story — a novel idea for a motion-based sports game, but one that developer Rare commits to completely.<p>Story isn't the real draw, though. The well-designed events and core progression system pulled me …

Microsoft Still "Thinking Through" Xbox 360 Emulation on Xbox One - IGN Video

Microsoft still has plans to make Xbox 360 games playable on your Xbox One.

'Kinect Sports Rivals' review: get your head in the game

I was inches away from head-butting my television.<p>It wasn't because I just watched the finale of <i>How I Met Your Mother</i>, or because of the Maple Leafs' most recent crushing loss — I just really needed a goal. After a back-and-forth game of soccer, it was overtime, and I needed the next goal to win. I …

This ‘iPhone 6’ Concept Shows a Thinner 4.7-Inch Edge to Edge Display

You may be tired of iPhone concepts, but it’s always interesting to see the creativity of designers and how they turn rumours into ‘real life’. The …

Check Out This iPod Nano-Like iPhone 6 Concept [PICS]

Designer Martin Hajek has partnered with iCulture to create a stunning concept of the next generation iPhone. Recent rumours have suggested that the …