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This Valve demo shows the Steam Controller in action

In creating the Steam Controller, gaming development company Valve has its work cut out: The hardware needed to be intuitive enough for traditional …

SteamOS: could Valve's game console challenge Windows?

The Steam Box should have Microsoft worried<p>On Monday, the developer responsible for possibly the most critically acclaimed video games of the modern era — <i>Half-Life</i> and <i>Half-Life 2</i> — announced that it was building its own Linux-based operating system to deliver PC games to the living room. Sooner or …

Apple May Be Working With Quanta Computer on Larger iPad

Apple is continuing development of its rumored larger-sized iPad and working with supplier Quanta Computer, reports Chinese site <i>United Daily News</i> (via <i>Mac Otakara</i>) [Google Translation]. The report from <i>United Daily News</i> refers to the larger tablet as a 12-inch device, but rumors from <i>The Wall Street</i> …

BlackBerry joins other technological turkeys

The recent history of tech innovation is littered with gadgets that seemed a great idea – on paper, at least.<p><b>Apple Newton</b><p><b>Launched</b> 1993<p><b>Killed off</b> February 1998<p><b>Why?</b> An A5-sized "personal digital assistant" with handwriting recognition, the Newton didn't assist much and couldn't read writing well. It …

Porn, knives and drugs websites accessible on most public Wi-Fi

More than half the UK's public Wi-Fi services allow access to pornography and adult content with no age verification, researchers have found.<p>One third of the UK's cafes and restaurants have no safety filters to prevent children viewing inappropriate content, according to research by security firm …

ZTE planning bigger, better Firefox OS phone for US release next year

ZTE is one of the few companies making a sly side-bet on Firefox OS, and next year it's planning to double-down on that initial wager with the launch of a second handset running Mozilla's smartphone platform. Speaking with IDG's Michael Kan at Expo Comm China 2013, ZTE's Executive VP He Shiyou …

Latest PS4 screenshots show gradual evolution, new mobile app

It was shortly after Sony's February announcement of the PlayStation 4 that the company provided a first look at the user interface of its next-gen console. Since then, Sony's been iterating steadily, making small changes here and there, but the latest batch of screenshots reveals a reassuringly …

Samsung counters iPhone 5S with a golden Galaxy S4

Two weeks after Apple's September 10th reveal of a champagne-colored iPhone, Samsung is launching its own golden phone in the shape of a new Gold Edition Galaxy S4. There are two options, Gold Pink or Gold Brown, which Samsung is proudly showing off on its United Arab Emirates social media outlets. …

Samsung Galaxy F super-phone could have curved screen

Two little tidbits of Samsung news could combine to become a fabulous new phone. The Korean giant is reportedly working on an even more expensive …

Phones

Samsung Opens Up Mobile Devices to Developers to Make Them More Attractive to Businesses

Aiming to further its pitch to businesses, Samsung is looking to create an ecosystem of developers building specialized products and services around …

Mobile

HTC Butterfly s revealed: 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, UltraPixel camera sensor (video)

HTC's just pulled back the proverbial curtains on the Butterfly s at its Taiwan launch event. It'll arrive boasting a familiar-sounding 5-inch 1080p display, front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers and Sense 5 as expected. When it comes to internals, the Butterfly s runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review: small in size, but not worth the mega price

Despite how the saying goes, bigger isn't always better -- and that's especially true in the mobile industry, where companies have produced smartphones with larger and larger screens. While that does seem to be the latest trend, a few manufacturers haven't forgotten that there are a ton of …

Nokia was testing Android on Lumias before Microsoft sale

Before Nokia bet its smartphone ambitions on Windows Phone, the idea of an Android-powered Nokia device was not so hard to believe. Now, according to a new report from <i>The New York Times</i>, it turns out Nokia engineers did develop Lumia phones that ran Google's Android operating system. The report, …

Nokia's upcoming Windows RT tablet pictured alongside other new hardware

Nokia has long been rumored to have a full-size Windows RT tablet in the works, and now it looks like that is becoming a reality. Paul Thurrott at <i>WinSuperSite</i> has published an image of the 10.1-inch device, which is expected to have a 1080p display and be powered by quad-core Qualcomm processor. It …

Samsung: “Our next smartphones will have 64-bit processing functionality”

In a move that probably surprises no one, Samsung’s mobile business chief Shin Jong-kyun revealed that the company is working on a 64-bit smartphone. …

BUSTED: Recent Microsoft Windows Phone Spokesperson Jessica Alba Caught With An iPhone At Fashion Week

Last November, Jessica Alba was doing ads for Microsoft's Windows Phone.<p>Looks like she wasn't that into the Windows Phone, because she was photographed using an iPhone at New York's Fashion Week.<p>A Microsoft spokesperson reached tells us her contract expired in May, and that she still uses her Lumia …

Alleged iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 pictured together for the first time

Earlier this week we saw images of the alleged iPad 5 pictured with the fourth-generation tablet. Now images have leaked showing the purported …