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Apple's low-cost iPhone won't be cheap, says Pegatron CEO

The head of one of Apple's suppliers says the phone will be more of a midrange product with a relatively high price tag.<p>Has one of Apple's major suppliers just outted the much-rumored low-cost iPhone?<p>At a shareholders meeting on Thursday, Pegatron CEO T.H. Tung served up one intriguing comment …

Wall Street

TripIt brings its headache-saving team-travel planning to iPhone and iPad

For frequent travelers, TripIt’s apps can be life-saving.<p>The company pulls together all of your travel documents into one place — things like your flight itineraries and hotel confirmations — so you’re never left fumbling while you’re supposed to be enjoying your vacation. And its premium features, …

Microsoft thinks buying Nokia is a bad idea

Microsoft came close to buying Nokia, but decided against it. The two companies, entwined by Windows Phone software, reached "advanced talks" and …

Windows Phone

Samsung user manual confirms Galaxy S 4 variant with Snapdragon 800 chip

Welcome to Samsung Day, 2013. While we wait on some big (and little) product launches this afternoon, here's a quick bite to keep us going: an interesting processor spec mentioned in the user manual for the SHV-E330S, which we think will be the new LTE-Advanced variant of the Galaxy S 4 intended …

Sony appeals for time on Loeb spin-off plan

Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai has appealed to shareholders for more time to consider a call from billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb to partially spin off the group's profitable film and music business.<p>Mr Loeb's Third Point fund is Sony's largest shareholder. It wants the electronics …

Profit

Need for Speed film teaser offers a glimpse at the making of high-speed races

A teaser for Dreamwork's upcoming <i>Need for Speed</i> film adaptation offers a glimpse into the making of the video game-turned-cinema release.<p>The teaser was first shown off during last week's E3 and looks briefly at the technology behind filming high-speed races and inevitable crashes.<p><i>Need for Speed</i> is …

Xbox One passes PS4 on Amazon chart

The Xbox One has overtaken the PlayStation 4 on Amazon's video game best-seller chart, one day after Microsoft announced a dramatic policy reversal.<p>The Xbox One was tracking ahead of the PS4 earlier this month, MCV points out, though it fell behind after Sony's E3 announcements of pricing ($400) …

Xbox

Nvidia lowers Shield price to $299 ahead of June 27th release date

Nvidia's experiment in democratic product design continues as it cuts Shield price in response to gamer feedback<p>Since its unveiling at CES 2013, Nvidia's Shield portable console has undergone quite a few revisions. When the company put its Tegra 4-powered Android device in gamers' hands at PAX East …

TFTW: Top Ten E3 2013 Announcements

NVIDIA's SHIELD Console Sheds $50 For June 27 Launch

Microsoft isn’t the only company allowing the collective voice of gamers to influence its decisions this week. Later today, NVIDIA will announce that their SHIELD handheld — a hybrid PC and Android game console — will shed $50 from its price tag when it launches on Thursday, June 27.<p>“Feedback from …

Microsoft ditching Xbox One family sharing plan

Microsoft's previously announced Xbox One family sharing plan is no longer in the works, chief product officer Marc Whitten told sister site CNET in a new interview.<p>"We won't be delivering that," Whitten said.<p>The plan was short-lived, having been announced just two weeks ago on June 6. It was to …

Xbox

Nvidia Shield gets price drop, release date

The upcoming portable gaming device Nvidia Shield will launch June 27 for $300, the company announced today. Previously, the portable was slated to be released for $350.<p>"We've heard from thousands of gamers that if the price was $299, we'd have a home run," project manager Jason Paul said in a …

Gaming

GameStop shares surge on Xbox One news

GameStop shares surged today after Microsoft announced a new Xbox One policy that lifts all limitations on used games for the platform.<p>At press time, GameStop shares are up 5.32 percent (+2.39) to $40.57.<p>Microsoft's new terms state players are free to trade in, lend, resell, gift, and rent …

Gaming