Jeff Jewell

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Wii U's quick-boot update is finally here, takes you straight to the games

If you're planning to play <i>Mario Kart 8</i> in the near future, you may have a wait ahead of you thanks to the latest Wii U update. Ironically enough, though, this should speed up the process of playing games from here on out. The patch (version 5.0.0 U) most notably adds a quick start menu to the …

Teeny GPU targets wearables, Things

This GPU isn't going to get Bitcoin enthusiasts worked up, but from a “wow that's small” point of view it's interesting: Vivante is shipping a range …

Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 in desktop OS arena

Friendlier to PC users than its prececessor, Windows 8.1 continues to eke out a higher share while Windows 8 slips downward.<p>Windows 8.1 is now more dominant than its predecessor, at least based on all desktop OS traffic seen by Net Applications.<p>For the month of May, Windows 8.1's share inched up to …

Microsoft Windows

Valve's simplified VR prototype ditches the QR code-laden room

We're pretty excited about Valve getting into the virtual reality game. What we weren't excited about, was the cumbersome solution used by the original prototype to track head movement. Basically it required you sit in a special room painted with QR codes since cameras mounted directly on the unit …

iOS 8 is a major under-the-hood update, Apple provides no hint of a bigger iPhone

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>As expected, Apple(s appl) announced the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, at its annual WWDC event in San …

Asus goes all-in with Intel-powered tablets and phones

The company shows off its new 8-inch Fonepad, the new Transformer Book V powered by both Android and Windows and the super-slim Transformer Book T300 Chi -- all powered by Intel processors.<p>TAIPEI, Taiwan -- If you want a sign of Intel's ambitions in the mobile space, look no further than the …

Android Phones

Did Apple just iTune-ize your personal health data?

Apple announced a new health app (called “Health”) today. And, far more interestingly, it also rolled out a new health data repository called “HealthKit.”<p>We may have just witnessed the birth of a new Apple ecosystem that follows a similar model to that of iTunes.<p>“They definitely planted some seeds …

HoverSkate: 'It makes me feel like I am flying like Ironman'

An inventor's mini-hoverboard with skateboard wheels may be as close to "Back to the Future" as we'll ever get.<p>Jim Pitts is one of the most determined tinkerers you'll every come across. He's the mind behind the HoverSkater, an unusual Kickstarter project that aims to fund the production of a …

Skateboarding