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PS4 doubles Xbox One sales, hasn't even launched in Japan - ExtremeTech

PS4 doubles Xbox One sales, hasn’t even launched in Japan<p>By on February 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

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5 more great Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

Last week, we wrote about five Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone just can’t. There are countless clear benefits to owning a smartphone …

Beautiful iOS puzzle-adventure hybrid ‘Shardlands’ arrives to Android

Shardlands has been available to iOS users since October, where the gorgeous puzzle-adventure hybrid has seen quite a bit of positive attention from iUsers and critics alike. Now the game has finally arrived to Android as well!<p>If you have never heard of Shardlands, the story centers around a …

Facebook Earnings: Mobile Momentum And Massive Mojo

It’s a 22 minute drive from Sunnyvale to Menlo Park, but Yahoo and Facebook might as well exist on different planets.<p>A day after Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer tried to explain to investors exactly how selling more ads for less money constitutes “a strong foundation for growth,” her counterpart, Mark …

Facebook Shares Jump 16 Percent After Good Earnings And Paper Announcement

Facebook shares (NASDAQ:FB) have already been on the rise for the past few months, which makes today’s performance even more impressive — shares opened at $62.12, sixteen percent above yesterday’s closing price of $53.53 a share.<p>In other words, Facebook’s market capitalization gained more than $20 …

Obama announces six high-tech hubs in bid to win the future of manufacturing

President plans to launch new centers this year in push to spur domestic job growth<p>President Barack Obama last night announced plans to create six high-tech manufacturing hubs in the US, as part of his administration's push to spur domestic job growth. The president outlined the proposal during his …

Facebook earnings beat expectations on back of strong mobile ads

More than half the company's revenue now comes from mobile advertising<p>Facebook has released its results for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the numbers are strong. It posted $2.59 billion in revenue and earnings of 31 cents a share. Analysts were looking for Facebook to pull in $2.33 billion in …

Google to keep Motorola's Advanced Technology group, including Project Ara modular phone

The best part of Motorola is moving to the Android team<p>Google's blockbuster $2.9 billion sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo won't include the Advanced Technology and Projects group led by former DARPA director Regina Dugan. The news was confirmed today on a conference call with Lenovo, and sources …

Google retains Motorola's Advanced Technology and Projects group

While Lenovo will take ownership of Motorola Mobility, Google has actually kept one of the most interesting pieces of Motorola in this deal. The …

Motorola may not have hurt Google's bottom line quite as badly as it seems

After selling different business units and holding onto an array of patents, Google made a seemingly-sound business decision<p>Google selling off …

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What’s the true motivation behind Google’s sale of Motorola?

To say that this has been an interesting week for Android fans would be probably the biggest understatement ever written. Over the weekend, Google and Samsung announced a 10-year cross-license patent agreement, effectively bringing the two companies’ relationships closer together than ever before. …

Lenovo buying Motorola's handset business from Google for nearly $3 billion

According to several sources (update: and now confirmed by Google) Lenovo is nearing a rather stunning deal that would put Motorola's cellphone business in its back pocket for roughly $3 billion. Google snatched up Motorola in 2011 for $12.5 billion. Since then it's slowly broken the company up, …

Lenovo gets Motorola, but Google gets to keep its skunkworks

Lenovo may be buying a brand to help it sell smartphones across the world, but it's not getting everything that was under Motorola's umbrella. In addition to the "vast majority" of Motorola's patents, Google will also hold onto the Advanced Technology and Projects division and fold it into its …

Study shows yet another way Galaxy S4’s ‘useless’ features are bad for users

When you buy a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4, keep in mind that you’re actually getting something closer to an 8.5GB device. British consumer product …

Samsung Profit Growth Slows As Galaxy Faces Heat From iPhone And Cheaper Rivals

Samsung’s latest financial results underscored slowing growth in the smartphone business and its increased rivalry with Apple, which seems to be closing the gap, at least in the U.S.<p>Samsung reported its first decline in quarterly profit in two years for the December quarter. Fourth quarter net …

Microsoft reports better-than-expected earnings

<b>Microsoft, the world's largest software firm, has posted better-than-expected earnings for the October-to-December quarter.</b><p>The firm reported a net income of $6.56bn (£3.94bn) for the quarter, up from $6.38bn a year earlier.<p>Its earnings were boosted by strong sales of its new Xbox game console and …

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In pictures: The 30th Anniversary of Apple Macintosh computers - Telegraph

Microsoft's Q2: record $24.52 billion revenue and 3.9 million Xbox One sales

Microsoft has published its Q2 2014 earnings report, and the company has made $6.56 billion in net income on $24.52 billion in revenue. Revenue has increased by 14 percent from the same period last year, and net income increased by 2.8 percent.<p>For consumer-related revenues, all eyes are on four …

Samsung says smartphone sales aren't to blame for reduced Q4 profits

As expected, Samsung's profits took a bit of a dip today, reporting a reduced operating profit of 8.3 trillion won (roughly $7.7 billion) on a record 59.28 trillion won ($54.95 billion) of revenue. That's an 18 percent profit decline since last quarter. However, according to Samsung, the dip wasn't …

Microsoft Rocks Expectations With FQ2 Revenue Of $24.52B, EPS Of $0.78, Surface Top Line Of $893M

Today after the bell Microsoft reported its fiscal second quarter performance for the calendar fourth quarter period, including revenue of $24.52 billion and earnings per share of $0.78.<p>The company also reported net income of $6.56 billion on operating income of $7.97 billion.<p>Investors had expected …

Facebook Hilariously Debunks Princeton Study Saying It Will Lose 80% Of Users

Last week Princeton researchers released a widely covered study saying Facebook would lose 80% of its users by 2015-2017. But now Facebook’s data scientists have turned the study’s silly “correlation equals causation” methodology of tracking Google search volume against it to show Princeton would …

13 of the worst Galaxy S3 problems users complain about

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been selling steadily since it first hit the market back in May 2012. Samsung sold 20 million Galaxy S3 handsets in its …

Microsoft Is Going To Try And Save The Imploding PC Market With Another New Version Of Windows

That's because Paul Thurrott, an independent reporter who mostly covers Microsoft, published a report saying Microsoft is working on a new version of Windows that addresses problems people have with Windows 8. That new operating system will likely be called Windows 9 and ship in 2015. (For now, …

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CES 2014 Proves That Wearables Are Still A Work In Progress

Before this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, I issued a challenge: I wanted makers of wearable tech to prove to me that the time had come for this category of gadgets. What I was seeking was irrefutable proof there was wearable technology out there demonstrating enough clear and immediate benefit …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

NSA 'developing code-cracking quantum computer'

<b>The US National Security Agency is building a quantum computer to break the encryption that keeps messages secure, reports the Washington Post.</b><p>The NSA project came to light in documents passed to the newspaper by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.<p>The spying agency hopes to harness the special qualities …

Quantum Computing

Researchers defy gravity with sound waves

With every new year comes change, and change can be scary.<p>Thankfully, we know that there's at least one way 2014 will be like every year that came …

The best cameras of 2013

2013 was a great year for new cameras. There were full frame mirrorless shooters which can rival all but the very best DSLRs, compacts good enough to …

10 Best iPhone Apps of 2013

Best iPhone Apps of 2013<p>1. Afterlight<p>2. Duolingo<p>3. Pocket Light Meter<p>4. <i>Temple Run 2</i><p>5. Venmo<p>6. Over<p>7. ThirdLove<p>8. Vine<p>9. <i>Proust</i><p>10. Mextures<p>There are …