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HTC Narrowly Avoids Another Quarterly Loss, Thanks To Beats Audio Stake Sale

Back in October, in its Q3 results, HTC reported its first ever quarterly loss — of around $102 million. Now, in unaudited consolidated results for its Q4, released quietly Sunday as the tech press’ gaze is focused on Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, HTC revealed it has narrowly …

Mobile Watch List - Deus Ex: The Fall, Tiny Thief and The Walking Dead: 400 Days

Can <i>Deus Ex</i> make the transition to mobile? Can a thief really be that tiny? We're here to answer those questions.<p><b>Deus Ex: The Fall (</b>iOS<b>)</b><p>Even though everyone is clamoring for a full-fledged sequel to <i>Human Revolution,</i> <i>The Fall</i> does an admirable job of bringing the charms of Deus Ex to a mobile …

What Console Features are Important to PS4 Early Adopters?

Graphics, exclusive games and hardware specs top the list.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>According to a survey of 30,000 IGN users that was conducted on June 25 …

Make Skyrim a whole new game with these mods

Makeover central<p>Ever wonder why your buddy insists that playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on PC is the <i>only</i> way to play Skyrim? Well, aside from the …

U.S. digital game revenue drops 1% from last year to $841M in June

U.S. digital game sales grew to $841 million in June, up 4 percent compared to May but down 1 percent from a year ago, according to market researcher SuperData Research.<p>The data measures the full range of the game market, including boxed PC and console games, free-to-play games, and paid digital …

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection Review Round-Up

I hear it’s pretty solid. (Sorry.)<p>Last week, Konami released Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection exclusively on PlayStation 3. Within it, you’ll …

Trade in your trophies for rare PlayStation memorabilia

BidForGreatness.com launched today, offering bidders an auction house filled with "ultra-rare PlayStation memorabilia," according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Players will be able to bid on the items based on the number of gold trophies in their collection.<p>"Here's how it works", social media …

Forza Motorsport 5 will require a one-off connection

Xbox One launch title <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i> will require a one-off connection to Xbox Live in order to play it, Turn 10 Studios head Dan Greenawalt told IGN.<p>"So when you first boot up the game, we're going to ask you to log in," he told IGN. "And when you log in you're going to get the Drivatars and …

Microsoft responds to National Security Agency user data sharing claims

Microsoft has responded to reports regarding its role in intercepting private Skype and email transmissions to assist the National Security Agency.<p>Posting on TechNet, Microsoft legal and corporate affairs general counsel and executive vice president Brad Smith detailed the nature of cooperation …

Kinect used in sign-language recognition and translation

In a collaboration with Microsoft Research Asia and the Institute of Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) researchers tested how the Kinect's body-tracking features can be used in sign-language recognition, according to the official Inside Microsoft Research …

The pain and power of loss in The Last of Us

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><i>Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Last of Us.</i><p>Loss produces heavy emotion; losing someone close to you tugs at your heart and can be a …

Best Buy throwing in $50 gift card with the purchase of two games

Best Buy is offering a free $50 gift card with the purchase of any two games from a selection of PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Wii U and Xbox 360 titles, including <i>Tomb Raider, Deadpool, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i> and <i>Dead Island: Riptide</i>.<p>Consumers are granted the free gift card when they check out with …

GameStop no longer accepting PlayStation 4 pre-orders

GameStop has ceased taking pre-orders for Sony's next-generation console, PlayStation 4, the retailer confirmed with GameInformer.<p>"Due to high demand for the system, GameStop is not currently taking additional store reservations for the PlayStation 4," the GameStop spokesperson told GameInformer. A …

Apple Giving Away Top-Shelf Apps And Games For Five Year App Store Anniversary

Apple‘s App Store celebrates its fifth anniversary this week, and Apple has some nice rewards for anyone that happens to be searching through the app store today. The company has put a suite of top-shelf apps and games on the ultimate sale today, knocking them down to free.<p>Unsurprisingly, all of …

Sony ships more than 3.4M copies of The Last of Us

Sony is closing out its PlayStation 3 console generation with a big hit: The Last of Us has shipped more than 3.4 million copies.<p>The Japanese company announced today that the title is the fastest-selling in the history of the PS3, which has been on sale since 2006. As of July 3, Sony had shipped …

If you can’t beat ’em, support ’em: Garmin launches a smartphone HUD for cars

Facing the rise of smartphones that can take the place of dedicated navigation systems, Garmin’s(s grmn) got a new device: and this one works <i>with</i> …

Students create smartphone-powered driverless car

The driverless car is already on the road, and there's a lot to look forward to, especially as the technology is refined and improved.<p>A team of information and communications technology students from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, may have found one way already -- using smartphone …

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13 Expensive Side Projects Keeping The Biggest Names In Tech Busy

Few seem to heed the spirit of this message like the founders, CEOs, and other inventive souls of the tech community.<p>Elon Musk famously runs SpaceX, his private rocket company, alongside Tesla, his electric car company. Two other notable technology figureheads each have their own private rocket …

iPad 5 sooner, Mini Retina later: Suppliers sing similar tune

A distinct theme has emerged about the timing of upcoming Apple tablets: The iPad 5 is on track, while the Retina Mini is up in the air.<p>The next-generation 9.7-inch iPad -- let's call it the iPad 5 -- is on track for a September debut, according to a report at Digitimes on Monday, citing sources at …

Press Start: Xbox One to hit Tokyo Game Show, Ubisoft explains The Division and more

A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.<p>It looks like Microsoft will be exhibiting the Xbox One at this year's Tokyo Game …

BlackBerry's future not looking rosy

<b>Thorsten Heins doesn't suffer from a lack of enthusiasm.</b> During the run up to the March release of its BlackBerry 10 operating system, RIM's CEO …

Ouya Is a Compact Bundle of Fun, but Not a Be-All Game Console

Let me put this right out there: I’m not a big gamer.Sure, some 20-plus years ago I blew some money on Nintendo game cartridges and played hours of …

Apple and Samsung -- the odd couple of the tech world

Apple and Samsung are arch-rivals in the mobile market and in the courtroom but they still need each other to do business.<p>A story from Monday's Wall Street Journal highlights the co-dependency between the two competitors, pointing out that neither company can truly afford to upset that tenuous …

Apple applies for 'iWatch' trademark around the world

Following months of reports about Apple’s upcoming foray into wearable electronics, the company is now seeking to trademark "iWatch" in Japan, reports <i>Bloomberg</i><i>.</i> Many are convinced that Apple is working on a smartwatch product, but so far Cupertino has kept more or less quiet — save for Tim Cook’s …

HP says smartphones are in its 'long term' plans, but has no launch timeline

Despite the fact that HP spent $1.2 billion on Palm and then subsequently dismantled the mobile OS and its hardware without ever giving it much of a shot at survival, the company has hinted recently that it's ready to get back into the smartphone game. Last September, CEO Meg Whitman said that "we …

Google reportedly building Android game console and smartwatch

Google is moving full speed ahead into the world of hardware with plans to develop an Android-powered gaming console and wristwatch, according to a …

Surgically implanted headphones are literally 'in-ear'

Headphones can be so easy to lose -- but not when you have them implanted in your ears.<p>That's what Rich Lee decided to do. Inspired by an Instructables tutorial on how to make invisible headphones using magnets and a coil necklace with an attached amplifier, the 34-year-old entrepreneur went a step …

This Full Immersion Racing Sim Can be Yours For $65,000 (video)

Got $65,000 to kick around? If so you can be the proud owner of this racing simulator from Hammacher (which we first saw last year here).<p>Beyond …

Take a First Look at Sony's PS4 Interface in this Short Video (video)

So, will you be buying a PS4 or an Xbox One? The PS4 is cheaper, yet it doesn’t ship with a “camera”, much like the Xbox One. The Xbox One is …