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HTC forecasts recovery: but is the One the cure-all or just a bandaid?

Credit: HTC<p>No one can deny that it’s been a tough year for HTC; dwindling profits, component shortages, and a slump in market share are leading many to wonder about the future of the Taiwanese manufacturer. It seems like the company’s success could well be tied to the fate of the HTC One, so I’m …

Is Google Glass Bad for Your Eyes?

Google Glass is capable of some amazing things. Just look at this first crop of videos shot wearing a them. But given how much damage you do to your …

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New 'Grand Theft Auto V' Screenshots Show Off Rockstar's Big, Beautiful Open-World Video Game

<i>Will Grand Theft Auto V place Rockstar back on the throne of sandbox-style open-world gaming?</i><p>A whole treasure trove of new images from Rockstar’s upcoming <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> have hit the internet (see them all in the gallery below.)<p>What we see is a world filled with scuba-divers, masked vagabonds, …

Apple Nears 50 Billion App Store Downloads, Plans Giveaway

Apple said on Thursday that it is approaching 50 billion downloads from its App Store.<p>As has become customary for such events, Apple is prepping a …

Google Glass Will Soon Also Let iPhone Users Access Navigation And Text Messages

To use text messaging and navigation on Google Glass, users currently have to pair it with an Android phone and install the Glass companion app on their phones. This will change very soon, however, one of the Google representatives in its New York office told me when I picked up my own unit …

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

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Thanks To Intel, Your Next MacBook Air Could Run 'BioShock Infinite' On A 4K UltraHD Display

Can you imagine the next version of Microsoft‘s Surface Pro running the latest first-person shooter on the highest quality settings? What about Apple‘s MacBook Air playing <i>BioShock Infinite</i> while powering a 4K UltraHD external display? While I can’t speak to the hardware roadmap of the …

My First Look At Firefox OS And The Keon Smartphone

The last week has seen countless eager web and mobile developers around the world receiving the first publicly available hardware running Mozilla’s Firefox OS. Announced earlier in the year, the Keon handset from Geeksphone sold out almost immediately. What exactly is the Keon handset, and how will …

The Demise and Rebirth of Compact Cameras

Compact point-and-shoot cameras are rapidly becoming something of a rare phenomenon in our society. Attend any sort of significant public gathering, such as a music concert, wedding or large sporting event, and you will notice a sweeping change in the way that people document it.<p>A plethora of …

Meet The Guy Who Helped Google Beat Apple's Siri

For all the attention lavished on Siri, the often-clever voice-driven virtual assistant on Apple’s iPhone, Google’s mobile search app lately has impressed a lot more people. That’s partly thanks to Google Now, its own virtual assistant that’s part of that app, which some observers think is more …