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Sony sells over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in just 24 hours

Sony’s next-gen PlayStation 4 console is off to a good start. The company announced today that it has sold over 1 million consoles in just 24 hours. Sony’s PlayStation 4 only launched on Friday in the US and Canada, so it's an impressive start for just two regions. "We are thrilled that consumer …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

Samsung CEO promises to deliver devices with 'folding displays' in 2015

At Samsung's Analyst Day, alongside talking serious financial numbers, forward looking statements and such, the company has announced that it will bring fully-foldable screens to willing customers some time in 2015. The screen tech (which we've seen an incremental nudge towards with the Galaxy …

Transporter Sync turns your external hard drive into a personal, secure cloud locker

The folks at Connected Data made a splash back in May with Transporter v2.0, and they've just announced their second foray into the wonderful world of cloud storage with the Transporter Sync. Like its slightly larger predecessor, Sync offers Dropbox-like functionality without users having to …

Microsoft launches Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS

Microsoft has quietly rolled out its Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS, allowing PC users to access their Windows desktop from their phone or tablet.<p>The Remote Desktop app, which can be downloaded for free from Google Play and Apple’s App Store, lets users connect to a remote PC while on the …

Microsoft Is Researching Earbuds That Play Music Based On Your Mood

Stressed during your commute? Time for "Livin' on a Prayer." Or at least it will be if Microsoft develops the headphones one of its researchers is currently working on. Called "Septimu," these new headphones would take your standard earbuds to a whole new level -- by playing music suited to your …

Hands-on with NVIDIA's Gamestream, the evolution of Shield's PC streaming tech (video)

NVIDIA Shield's PC streaming tech is impressive, but NVIDIA's Gamestream tech is <i>even more</i> impressive: employing the Shield's HDMI-out port, games can not only be streamed to the Shield, but also to your living room TV. The functionality goes live on October 28th and officially takes PC streaming on …

Nexus 5 listing appears in the Play Store, teases 16GB for $349

We still haven't heard anything official about Google's next Nexus phone, but tonight some people are already seeing the Nexus 5 as an option in the Play Store. Just among our editors, some see the outgoing Nexus 4 while others get the result shown after the break, with a 16GB (from the link in the …

The 'Watch Dogs' Delay And What Investors Don't Get About Video Games

At this point, it’s a familiar story. A major release intended as a tent-pole franchise is delayed, and the publisher’s shares go tumbling. It happened with GTA 5, Bioshock Infinite, and now Watch Dogs. Ubisoft Stock fell more than 26 percent when the French company announced it would be delaying …

Siri just started a beef with Google Glass

Apple's virtual personal assistant Siri has been known to have a quirky personality for a long time, offering off the cuff responses to a variety of unconventional requests. Now it appears that Siri is eager to take some jabs at Google Glass, as it responds with subtle and not-so-subtle putdowns on …

Asus hints at 5-inch 'MemoFone' smartphone

Asus has a new smartphone in the works, it seems.<p>The company recently presented its smartphone strategy, and in a leaked slide obtained by Engadget, a previously unknown device, the MemoFone HD 5 was unveiled.<p>Asus didn't provide any details on the handset or when it might launch. However, the …

Crowdfunded Ubuntu Phone Will Be A Big Success, Even If It Never Happens

Another day, another healthy dose of press attention for the Ubuntu Edge. This non-existent smartphone is still just a glint in the eye of its originator, billionaire and Forbes disruptor Mark Shuttleworth, but it’s back in the headlines after receiving an $80,000 crowdfunding investment from …

BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 get the green light from the Department of Defense

Some good news for the phone makers in Waterloo: the US Defense Information System Agency is OK-ing BlackBerry's first two BB10 handsets for use on Department of Defense networks, confirming that the phones have all the necessary security measures in place. With the governmental go-ahead, the …

Transfer data from iPhone to HTC One using HTC Sync Manager

Transferring data from an iPhone to an Android device isn't all that straightforward in most cases. Granted, users are likely to use iCloud, Google, or another cloud service to store personal information such as contacts and calendars. But what about those who don't use a cloud service, or those …

HTC One

Apple Planning New R&D Facility in Taiwan?

According to <i>VR-Zone Chinese</i> [Google Translation] (via <i>BGR</i>) Apple is currently recruiting a development team in Taiwan, in order to establish a new research and development facility.<p>The Taiwan R&D center will supposedly focus its efforts on future iPhones, but may also work on other future products …

Google’s New Maps App Now Showing Local Ads Related To Users’ Searches

Google AdWords customers can now better target mobile device owners via an updated ad experience within the Google Maps app on Android, iPhone, and iPad, Google announced today. This news follows a recent update to the Google Maps app, which previously saw a number of changes and additions, …

Rise alarm clock named iOS App of the Week, available for free download

If for whatever reason the default alarm clock in iOS isn't doing it for you, Rise happens to be one of our favorite third-party substitutes. And this week, Apple is giving away the app — normally $1.99 — at no charge as part of its revolving App of the Week promotion. Rise's dead-simple interface …

Android And Chrome OS Could Reap Big Windfalls From Slowing Worldwide PC Economy

The global PC market is shrinking, and continues to trend downward according to recent numbers, which means there are a lot of concerned device-makers looking around for what to do next. Acer is one of those companies, and the firm is looking to pin the blame on Windows and find a better option, …

HTC One Max is 5.9 inches of power in new leaked photos

New leaked photos of HTC's first monster-screened phablet have leaked online, showing what looks like an HTC One -- after it's eaten a mega mushroom. …

Phones

Unofficial Amber ROMs emerge for Nokia Lumia 820 and 920

If you're a Nokia Lumia 820 or 920 owner, you now have a chance to try the Amber update a little early. <i>WindowsMania.pl</i> has posted unofficial ROMs (820, 920) that upgrade international versions of the Windows Phones to the Amber release ahead of Microsoft's rollout. Both ROMs are relatively easy to …

Nokia developing phone that recharges itself without mains electricity

Standby mode is often accused of being the scourge of the planet, insidiously draining resources while offering little benefit other than a small red light and extra convenience for couch potatos. But now Nokia reckons a mobile phone that is always left in standby mode could be just what the …

Video Pioneers OK GO Team With Saatchi & Saatchi, Possibly You, For Next Video

The band has also been deeply involved in the creative concepts for their videos. Frontman Damian Kulash took on directorial duties for …

Music Videos

Microsoft files patent for augmented reality glasses

Microsoft may be working on a pair of augmented reality glasses for Xbox gaming, according to a patent application published last week.<p>In an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office, dated 1 August 2013, Microsoft describes “a system and related methods for inviting a potential player to …

Augmented Reality

Move over Galaxy Note 3, the HTC Max might need some room in September

It’s already a near-certainty that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will debut on September 4 but it may not be the only large phone / small tablet to …

Mark Zuckerberg Has A 27-Year Plan For Adding Another 5 Billion Users On Facebook

It should not have.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg has, refreshingly, spoken in plain English about exactly how Facebook's revenue will grow, and where its new users will come from, for months now. The company has been very clear that its user base is switching from desktop to mobile, and that is where growth …

Social Media

BlackBerry Q5 Review: Too Much Function, Not Enough Fashion

Following on rapidly from the release of the BlackBerry Q10, here comes the BlackBerry Q5. Running the new operating system (BlackBerry 10), the Q5 is aimed towards a younger market and for many this is the last major push for BlackBerry launch of BB10. The Z10 was aimed at the geekerati and the …

Messaging app Line passes 200 million users

Two-year-old messaging application Line said Tuesday that it now has more than 200 million registered users, which puts it alongside WhatsApp and Viber in the top tier of mobile messaging and VoIP services amassing massive audiences.<p>Japan-based Line launched in June 2011 and initially developed a …

Nexus 7 teardown for 2013: Wireless charging, easy repairs

iFixit said the the 2013 Nexus 7 is pretty easy to repair. And inside it found a rarity in tablets: an inductive charging coil.<p>The new 7-inch Google tablet received a "Repairability Score" of 7 out of 10 (10 being the easiest to repair), according to iFixit's teardown.<p>"The rear case is very easy to …